He won’t hug the white kid to his left; he will hug the white kid to his right.
Uh oh. Doonesbury is now skewering deSantis. That could mean he’ll be the next Republican presidential nominee.
So we now have politicians (among whom are 6 people wearing black robes) who claim to know more than teachers about education, more than librarians about books, more than environmentalists about the environment, more than Thomas Jefferson about the philosophy the nation was founded on, and more than actual women about the bodies those women are living in.
Sinclair Lewis wrote It Can’t Happen Here in 1935 to show just exactly how it can happen here. Half a century after that, Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid’s Tale to show what results when religious fundamentalists get a good grip on the levers of political power. Both of those dystopian novels were intended as fiction, not as a blueprint for today’s Republican Party, but that’s what they’ve turned into.
It’s been a trite saying for decades now that “This next election is the most important one of our lifetime”, but it keeps coming true. Let’s hope that it doesn’t turn into “the last election of our lifetime”. But don’t just hope, do something!
Very M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E of him.
I live in S. Florida. And I’ll be DEE-LIGHTED to vote that SOB, kisser of Trump’s @$$, out of office!!
How long before Mein Kampf, sorry, Trump: The Art of the Deal, is required reading?
desantis’s newest “policy” is a three-day “civics” workshop expounding the “facts” that slavery was no big deal—TJ and GW were against slavery (leaving out the fact that both owned slaves) and that, actually, the “founding fathers” were not against separation of church and state. He’s also going to be allowed to draw FL’s voting district map this week. This man is beyond dangerous.
Anyone else notice DeScantis is even doing all of DT’s mannerisms during speeches? Watch the hands, his pauses etc. I’ve only seen during news reports, whatever of those we have left.
awwwwww, poor white people
I do wish they’d stop all the social nonsense in education. Teach Math and just math. I hate paying for something where a young kid is behind the counter and can’t handle money without the computer telling him how many of each currency to give me back. And, when I give a little extra so I don’t have a bunch of change in my pocket it throws them into a conniption fit.
They apparently don’t like math books that attempt to deal with many children’s fear of math.
The nazis would be so proud of Florida.
If nothing else we have shown the world that a binary opposing party political system that spawns division rather than consensus is not beneficial to its citizens.
He has no empathy and won’t look anyone in the eye. His whole being exudes unbridled ambition. And, what makes him dangerous, he is a lot smarter than Trump. He won’t stop at Dictator. He wants to be Emperor.
toss up whether his running mate will be Tucks Carlson, MTG or Kyle Rittenhouse
Banning math books? It boggles the mind!
Florida is a state run by cavemen.
No – I can’t say that, because in Florida they don’t believe cavemen existed.
Florida, proving yet again why it deserves the title of “America’s Wang”
You don’t need math to count ballots, so its no big deal
I hang around TruthSocial. It is very frightening.
Very likely our next president.
Hypocrite Republicans want to decide what books kids can read, what math and history they can learn, which words they can use, which sports they can play, which sexes are acceptable, and who to vote for, while telling them, “The Libs are coming for your freedom!”
Republicans went from “facts don’t care about your feelings” to “it should be illegal to make white people feel bad”.
No surprise Roland’s having a problem finding anyone on Truth Social.
This morning I was reading about sports and CTE, and then this.
Patton Oswalt was right about Florida.
Amazing how the left bashes DeSantis and Florida, yet the largest groups moving into Florida are from Blue states. They are fleeing the high taxes and regulations imposed on them in their home state, trouble is they then try and change the state to what they left. Can you say Californians and the states of Oregon and Washington? When a large chunk of the state wants to secede and join Idaho, you know how much the left has screwed up the state.
If this were not so true it would be funny. Make no mistake dictator desantis is out to control everything. The only hope for our country, our democracy is total annihilation of the republican party at the ballot box. We the people can do this but it is the last chance we will ever get.
Some adults should not be allowed around children. Or other adults.
(With apologies to Bill Maher) New rule: unless the subject is actually winter weather phenomena, Rudy Giuliani and Marjory Taylor Greene are no longer allowed to use the term “snowflake”.
Florida’s lifeblood is tourism.
Yet the halfwit governor sabotages the State’s biggest attractions because they had the guts to hurt his teeny-weeny feelings.