It would be laughable were there not rampant devastation just off our shores, but the press is content to hammer away at President Trump over his supposed gaffe involving Hurricane Dorian and the state of Alabama. While the storm has moved on, the press has not. And all kinds of left-leaning reporters insist on beating the tortured horse that Trump made a most egregious error on hurricane notification.
The debate in Tallahassee over the deregulation of Florida's power supply market is largely flying under the radar. But it's a very big deal.
There's an effort to get the utility deregulation amendment on the ballot for the 2020 election, and those behind it are having some trouble both legally and in sparking interest. Polling data has shown a stark resistance to the idea from voters. While the ballot issue against assault weapons grabbed most of the press last week, lawyers on both sides were before the state Supreme Court to argue the ballot initiative on energy.
Florida Democrats Think Trump Deportations Will Earn Them Cuban Voters ... Never Mind Those Pesky Details
While things have calmed somewhat regarding President Trump and immigration (I mean, his Sharpie pen on a hurricane map IS vastly important), Florida Democrats are trying to build the importance of that issue back up, and it's with an eye on the demographic map. Thinking they've found a wedge to finally strip away the dependable Cuban vote from the red team, Democratic pols and their pals in the press are loudly crowing about "the GOP deportations" to Cuba.
The HBO football-based comedy “Ballers” was a production tailor-made for Florida. The sunny locales played into the high-flying living of the players, members of the Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins franchises. The star of the show, Dwayne Johnson, is not a mere celebrity in the area, as he has a history as a former player on the UM Hurricanes roster.
Yet, after two seasons the storyline, and Johnson, shifted entirely and abruptly to California.
Prominent Second Amendment lobbyist Marion Hammer, with a long career of working in Florida, has been heavily occupied of late. A proposed constitutional amendment to the 2020 ballot requires her attention. Thanks to a recent administrative ruling, she's been freed up from a lingering ethics issue and can finally attend to that heady piece of electoral content.
Curses, say state Democratic leaders. They're still in a tizzy.
Twice-failed congressional candidate Pam Keith appears intent on making a name for herself as a firebrand personality in Florida, since she can't manage to do so in the political arena. In a state known for its lunacies, Keith manages to rise above those tales and serve as an embarrassment for residents.
If You Thought Football Was Done with Activism, the NFL and Miami Dolphins Will Remind You Otherwise
The owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, has made it a particular cause of his to work intently on social justice programs. His own organization, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) addresses a number of issues in the community.
Along with that, Ross began a franchise effort with team players to start a fund for various social programs, with the added work of highlighting various groups and organizations at Dolphin home games.
The governors of New York and Florida got into a bit of a squabble a few months ago. Andrew Cuomo complained, in amusing fashion, that Florida was “stealing” residents away from his state. The larger complaint, of course -- Cuomo's actual concern -- was that billions of dollars are FLEEING his state.
To which newly installed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a pithy retort: “I'm not stealing anybody -- you are driving people away."
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has long been something of a lightning rod on the news networks, vocal proponent of the Trump administration that he is. In recent weeks, however, he has become more than just an engaging mouthpiece on cable news appearances, showing himself to be a formidable force in D.C.
For over a year now the Homestead immigrant housing facility has been a target of leftist outrage. As the immigration narrative was ramping up last summer, the politicization in Homestead began.