35 Burst results for "Governor Desantis"
Why Did DeSantis Do so Well in Florida
"Why did governor desantis and Republicans in Florida do so well? Well, a couple of reasons, I think, first off, Florida is now red state. I think COVID changed Florida 5 foot over the top in terms of more Republicans registered now than Democrats and a lot of the migration that happened during COVID since a lot of successful people to Florida who are Republicans. Secondly, governors have done a good job. In Florida and ran a good campaign as did Marco Rubio. And so, but that's not kid ourselves. As Florida's not Wisconsin anymore. As far as not Michigan anymore, Florida is not Nevada anymore. Those are purple states. Florida is a red state now. And according to San Francisco's credit for being a good governor and we're ready to break the race for reelection. And Marco ran a very good race for reelection to the Senate.
Kayleigh McEnany Makes Curious Comments About President Trump
"McEnany, what is she doing? Didn't she work for president Trump? I do think she did on Fox today. She said something unfortunate about president Trump and about Georgia, play cut. No, no, no, no, no. 2022 is not over. Three point. Every Republican energy needs to go to grinding the Biden agenda to a halt. And that could go straight through the state of Georgia. And is that include Trump? I think he needs to put on pause. Absolutely. Look, he'll make that decision. We'll make his own decision, but does he go to crime advising any contender? Desantis, Trump, whomever, no one announces 2024 until we get through December 6th. Do you see the former president? A need for him to go to Georgia? I think we've got to make strategic calculations. Governor desantis, I think he should be welcome to the state given what happened last night. You've got to look at the realities on the ground and Herschel Walker. We've got to win the Senate. That's it, guys. So we got to win the Senate, but the man who got 70 more 74 million votes shouldn't go to Georgia. What's the logic there Caylee? I'm curious, I might have to text you for you to explain that to me.
Florida Passed Voter Reforms, Other States Should, Too
"What has to change this time There needs to be bipartisan outrage at this absurdity At .2 my state of Florida again We used to be the joke of the country you know it And finally after 2018 and governor desantis was a big part of it Said enough is enough We got rid of two corrupt election supervisors and we passed a series of modernization policies By the way one of the big ones Every vote has a paper backup We have modern modernization systems so everything's computerized but we also have paper ballots to back up every single vote Election supervisors are allowed to tabulate vote by mail ballots ahead of election day When the big problems you're having and these states that are still counting ballots that don't allow them to start counting on a balance until election day the vote by mail ballots That's stupid If you're going to have vote by mail ballots let them do it ahead of time And for what we can do to up to 40 days ahead of time We also have a state run election integrity office as well Reforms matter The whole reason Florida went from being a joke as recently as 2018 To running the most efficient elections of any state and were the third largest Is because we enacted smart reforms It's not hard These states absolutely need to do that
Mark Morgan Reflects on DeSantis' Migrant Transfer
"Because I haven't asked you in the beginning, mister G and I who has a very good political sense. We looked at the abbot desantis busing migrants thing as a kind of cheap stunt, what difference does it make when you've got millions flooding across the border? But when it arrived in Martha's Vineyard and he saw the national God being mobilized to get him off and get him into a camp, what did you think of that little political play? So I thought, so I was kind of in the dissented opinion when first governor Abbott had it. I actually said it was genius. Oh, you did? I did. Because look, his goal was he knew that wasn't going to change what was happening in southwest border. But what he knew was that it was going to keep it in the top fold. And it was going to show the left that their hypocrisy. And just when I thought governor Abbott had done a good job, and then governor desantis goes, he just kind of won the ups him, right? By sending Martha vineyard. An area probably one of the most richest enclaves and the face of the planet, right? And part of their, they actually billboards as part of their mission statement saying, we welcome and everybody. They have it right there in the harbor. We welcome all immigrants. They couldn't, they couldn't corral them up fast enough and get them out of there so fast. Would have been a camp. Military. Military camp. So one, just a hypocrisy, but I tell you what. I did more interviews. And the 30 days following that, then I had probably 60 days. Sorry, what? If you got people to talk about the border. Even the mainstream media. So
Politico: Florida Republicans, Trump Defy DeSantis
"Is reporting there is some bad blood brewing between desantis and Trump and its over a rally that president Trump is holding for senator Marco Rubio. This is going to be held in Florida and apparently no one in the desantis team was told about this. Nobody said that nobody told the governor gave the governor's team a heads up that Trump is going to be going to Miami just two days before the midterms and keep in mind desantis is in a pretty significant battle for his job as governor going up against Charlie Crist. Now I think the governor is going to be able to pull out a big win here. But you just don't know. And so you would think that the Trump team would have invited governor desantis to come and be a part of the rally. The governor's name was not on any of the announcements. And apparently the governor is not going to be attending the rally with president Trump and senator Marco Rubio. Reading from the political article here, the apparent snub angered some within desantis orbit who complained that Florida governors team was not informed of the rally prior to Trump announcing it. The timing of the Trump and Rubio event means any campaign event desantis holds that day will not get as much attention during the final stretch of the 2022 midterms. Quote, you've got the Sunday before election day totally hijacked by Trump parachuting in on Trump force one. Taking up the whole day, a longtime Republican consultant who is close to the governor said.
Joe Biden Politicizes Hurricane Ian, Blaming Damage to Climate Change
"Here was Joe Biden yesterday speaking of Florida hurricane assistance. And it was, I admit, it was a nice moment to see governor desantis and President Biden together pledging to help the people of Florida, but then Biden had to politicize it. Incidentally, desantis didn't, in any way, shape or form. Listen to here's cut number one. Listen to Joe Biden. And what he said about climate change, we're in a situation where the Colorado River looks more like a stream. There's a lot going on. And I think the one thing this is finally ended is the discussion about whether or not there's climate change we should do something about it. You know, I'm not I don't consider myself a bad person. I think I'm a pretty decent guy. And I did want to say, wow, that's great to see. Biden and desantis there. And then there's Biden obsessing about climate change and global warming, and he couldn't help himself. This is what Democrats do. A hurricane hits a state and they want to preach their climate change doctrine. Here's cut three. Listen to Biden being asked by a reporter about his visit to Florida with governor desantis. What the governor's done is pretty remarkable. In terms of, you know, it's first of all the biggest thing the governor's John and some of the others have done. They'd recognize this thing called global warming. The world is changing. It's changing. That's sickens me.
As Floridians recover from Ian, most do so without flood insurance
"Nearly half a million Florida residents wait for utilities to be restored in the aftermath of hurricane Ian in Florida rescuers continued to search for victims or people who want to leave their flooded homes But for many like John gunter the mayor of hard hit Cape Coral job one after hurricane Ian is restoring utilities Our priority focus right now is water sewer and electricity Florida power and light says the utility expects to have power restored to 95% of its service areas by the end of Friday The storm washed away bridges and roads at a news conference on Monday night governor desantis said the state is working on temporary bridges More than a 130 F tracks deployed to begin working
Ed Ryan: Why Some People Did Not Evacuate for Hurricane Ian
"Of the reasons for that was back when Irma hit everybody in the barrier islands Fort Myers beach sanibel pine island, and they were all told that the storm surge was going to be so bad that it was going to have the potential to destroy buildings. And what happened was there was no storm surge. So I think there was a false sense of security this time around where they said, watch out, watch out for the storm surge, and people decided if they had a two story building, they were just going to move up or if they had an addict, they were just going to move up. And what happened was it was so high. Mike, when I tell you that, we looked at some of the buildings during the storm where there were cameras set up on high rises. The buildings were underwater. I mean, some of the houses on fort Mars beach are so old, the cottages. They were just, they were just broken into tiny little pieces. There was no chance for people to survive if there were something like that. Mobile home parks, same thing. They're at least two or three on four Mars beach. They just totally destroyed all of those, all those facilities. So, you know, there was a mandatory evacuation. I think governor desantis did a great job. I think the county leaders and Lee county did a great job giving people enough time to get out. I mean, how much time and how many times do you need to be told to get out before you, you know, in your mind you're thinking, I'm staying. I mean, the traffic wasn't bad enough during the initial evacuation where they had to open the shoulder of I 75 or any of the busy roads. They were ready to do that. And so, you know, the people on those islands that decided to stay, they were going to stay. It wasn't like it was the last minute, 15 minutes you have to get out. They knew they were going to try and stay with their with their property. And it looks like you shot pictures now. I believe that's the four Mars beach beer. It was.
"governor desantis" Discussed on WTOP
"Had tremendous political consequences because people look to the political leadership. What did you do? Everything that went wrong attributable to mistakes made by government and public officials. So this is what President Biden at the national level and governor desantis in Florida are dealing with now and already there are a lot of questions being asked. One question, for instance, was the evacuation in Lee county, Florida, done too late. So this is the kind of questions that are going to come up and it's a matter of holding officials accountable. And you know, it's understandable. People are hurting people are suffering and wondering what went wrong and could have been handled better. This is the political situation now that politicians are going to have to handle in the sense of who's accountable for this. And was it handled properly? And do you think they're actually going to do any kind of appearances together once President Biden goes to Florida on Wednesday? I do. That's been an interesting dynamic here. Governor desantis has been very critical of the Biden administration. Of course, he's thought to be a possible presidential candidate in the next cycle. So he has backed off from that now in talking about we need harmony to work together to help people who are suffering from the hurricane. But so I do think they probably will appear together. It'll be awkward for both of them because they've been sort of tangling a lot, but they seem to have suspended the hostilities now for a while. I don't know how long that'll last. That's one thing we'll be looking at this week. But so far there, handing it in quite a harmonious way. And that's good for the people who are affected by this. Ken Walsh is veteran White House and political analyst for U.S. news and World Report. Coming up on WTO P NFL and MLB recaps when we check sports next. Hey ladies ready to order appetizers? I don't think I should. I'm trying to cut back on spending lately. Didn't you download that upside app I told you about? The one that gets you cash back, huh? No
"governor desantis" Discussed on WTOP
"News and World Report. Can we know that there are political impacts now because of hurricanes like Ian, what are your thoughts on this? Because we know the president's headed to Florida this week. Right. Well, President Biden and governor desantis really have the most at stake here. After a natural disaster like this and we've seen this many times over the years, Hurricane Katrina, we all remember from 2005, had tremendous political consequences because people look to the political leadership, what did you do? What is everything that went wrong is that we attributable to mistakes made by government and public officials. So this is what President Biden at the national level and governor desantis in Florida are dealing with now and already there are a lot of questions being asked. One question, for instance, was the evacuation in Lee county, Florida, done too late. So this is the kind of questions that are going to come up. And it's a matter of holding officials accountable. And you know, it's understandable. People are hurting people are suffering and wondering what went wrong and could have been handled better. This is the political situation now that politicians are going to have to handle in the sense of who's accountable for this. And was it handled properly? And do you think they're actually going to do any kind of appearances together once President Biden goes to Florida on Wednesday? I do. That's been an interesting dynamic here. Governor desantis has been very critical of the Biden administration. Of course, he's thought to be a possible presidential candidate in this next cycle. So he has backed off from that now in talking about we need harmony. We need to work together to help people who are suffering from the hurricane. But so I do think they probably will appear together. It'll be awkward for both of them because they've been sort of tangling a lot, but they seem to have suspended the hostilities now for a while. I don't know how long that'll last. That's one thing we'll be looking at this week. But so far there, the handing it in quite a harmonious way. And that's good for the people who are affected by this. So we will wait and see. Thank you, Ken Walsh veteran White House and political analyst for U.S. news and World Report. It's ten 45
Tudor Dixon: Gretchen Whitmer Wants to Get out of Michigan
"Know these states tutor their competitive now I'm broadcasting from Florida I love I've lived in three states New York Maryland and Florida This is my home It will always be my home Governor desantis down here he just gets it I mean he's made a priority out of making people's lives better by bringing high paying prosperous jobs down here I mean we have defense industry moving down here The place is just exploding I mean almost so much so that it's hard to find property They're building on every piece of dry land down here but we've still managed to maintain a Second Amendment rights good voter integrity down here that does Gretchen Whitmer not get that that people are just going to leave if you hiked their taxes and make it hard to do business What is she just not care I don't think she's planning on staying in Michigan I think she's planning on running for president and getting out of Michigan And like I said she was trying to get out of Michigan during the pandemic But you also have a great advantage over Michigan You have a governor that's honest You have a governor that comes out and says I'm going to have a tax holiday And then actually does it We had a governor who came out and said we should have a school supplies tax holiday Announced it And that did nothing A governor who ran on fixing the roads and they've actually gotten worse while she was in office A governor who told people whatever you do don't go to Florida and she had actually just gotten home from Florida That's why we're in this situation People don't trust scratch and Whitmer and she doesn't have a good economic plan for the future That's why companies aren't coming here and we're losing population What she's done to Michigan has been devastating And I can't even imagine what another four years without a reelection in her future could mean for the state of Michigan
"governor desantis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Biden says Ian could be one of the deadliest storms in Florida's history. The numbers of still are still unclear, but we're hearing early reports of what may be substantial loss of life. President Biden says he's been in touch with Florida governor Ron DeSantis, the governor says it will take time to confirm casualties, but rescuers have been busy. There have been more than 700 confirmed rescues and there's likely many more than that that will be confirmed as more data comes in. Governor desantis says the state is trucking in supplies to those in need, but blackouts could last for days. Well, we'll keep you posted on the latest damage and disruption from the storm, but first Nathan, we turn back to the markets. It's the last day of the third quarter and stocks begin the session at a 22 month low. So far this quarter, $1.3 trillion has been wiped off the value of the S&P 500 and CFR chief investment strategist Sam stovall says October could be even worse. Even though September does have a reputation of being volatile, 21% of the trading days in September typically see a 1% move either up or down, but we've had two and a half times that number this year. And if you think September is bad, just wait till October because that traditionally sees 36% more volatility than the average for the other 11 months of the year. The cfr a Sam stovall expects stocks to soon retest their lows. Hawkish talk from the fed has been weighing on markets, Karen, San Francisco, president Mary Daly says the Central Bank is committed to raising interest rates until it restores price stability. Navigating the economy toward a more sustainable path necessitates higher interest rates in a downshift in the pace of economic activity and the labor market. But for now, inducing a deep recession, the kind we had back in the 1980s or some would even think of the Great Recession. That is not warranted. San Francisco fed president Mary Daly says she is worried about possibly tightening policy too much. If it is keeping its eye on economic data, Nathan, including another report on sentiment this morning. We get September's reading from the University of Michigan at 10 a.m. Wall Street time, and we get a preview from Bloomberg's of any del giudice. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment index has been recovering after setting a record low in June. Gasoline prices have eased somewhat. Dangerous persists though. There's talk recession with the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to fight inflation. Moreover, Bloomberg economic says Americans are wary of the inflation outlook with uncertainty about the cost of living running at the highest in 40 years. They break. If any, thank you. In Europe this morning, the pound is rally back to levels last seen before the government announced controversial tax cuts last week. Let's go to London and get the latest with Bloomberg's UN pots. Good morning, Ewan. Good morning, Nathan and Karen the pound higher for a fourth day today. This is traders speculate that the government will be forced to backtrack from his big package of unfunded tax cuts, the batter, the currency, and bond markets earlier this week. The move caps an extremely volatile week for UK markets, which saw the dramatic intervention of the Bank of England's new prime minister Liz truss is at the Conservative Party conference this weekend, and one fascia pina Paul puts a 33 points behind the opposition Labor Party in London, I'm you and Potts Bloomberg daybreak. Right, you and thank you. We're also getting inflation data out of Europe this morning for the first time ever inflation has hit double digits in the Eurozone. Consumer prices for September rose 10% from a year earlier, that topped estimates in March the 5th straight month that Euro area inflation came in above consensus. Back here in the U.S., Karen, we have some corporate news of note, including the end of an era at Facebook parent meta. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has outlined plans to reorganize teams and reduce headcount for the first time ever. Bloomberg technology reporter Kurt Wagner broke the news late yesterday. In some cases, when someone leaves a team, they're just not going to fill that role again. Some people are going to be moving from team to team. And then in some cases, they're going to be kicking out low performers, right? Which is a pretty drastic thing that we haven't seen at Facebook in a long time or ever. And so this really just feels like a moment, right? This company that has been growing and expanding for 18 years finally hitting a bit of an issue here. My Bloomberg skirt Wagner says metal will likely be a smaller company in 2023 than it was this year. The shares are up. 1% in early trading. Well, on the flip side, Nathan cheers of Nike air down more than 9%, the company reported a surge in inventory and is pushing through discounts at her profitability, higher freight costs and foreign exchange effects are also hurting Nike. And micron is slashing production because of a steep plunge in demand the biggest U.S. chip maker is forecasting quarterly sales almost $2 billion below estimates. Still, the stock is higher on news that Japan will subsidize microns push to produce its new advanced chips in Hiroshima. Futures this morning on the rise S&P futures up 29 points down futures up 191 and NASDAQ futures up 83, the ten year treasury of 24 30 seconds yield 3.68% and the yield on the two year 4.14% Bitcoin is at $19,500. And straight ahead your latest local headlines, plus a check of sports and this is Bloomberg. All right Karen, thank you 6 O 7 on Wall Street where 53° in Central Park and dealing with two accidents on both ways on the
"governor desantis" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Can I got your tongue Call for a ball and call 877-381-3811 right now for Mike Levin. All right, that governor desantis started his briefing. We're going to go live right to it. That's the only way on Santa bell and captiva island. So the operations to help people there have been mostly by air. In all told search and rescue operations, it started in the wee hours of the morning. As soon as the winds died down enough to where it was safe, you had coast guard assets. You had urban search and rescue teams. We've had the National Guard out assisting people. There have been more than 700 confirmed rescues and there's likely many more than that that will be confirmed as more data comes in. People have been rescued from places like Fort Myers, Fort Myers beach, sanibel, Marco island, as well as the barrier islands in Charlotte, county, obviously there was a lot of calls coming in as the storm was really raging yesterday. People who did not evacuate were hunkered down. There was storm surge, there was a lot of apprehension, understandably when initially the first responders came this morning. People would wave them down, whether they were by helicopter boat or high water vehicle. Now what they're finding is on places like sanibel, most of the residents are just waving. Thank you for coming, but they say that they're fine. And that they're staying put now. I think that there's going to be issues with being on some of those islands because they're not going to have services like we expect for quite some time given the limitations of transportation, but nevertheless, that's a sign that some of the folks who did ride it out are stabilized in their home. They are first responders are doing targeted searches, just going home by home, checking to see if people are okay and then responding to specific reports if they're missing loved ones. There will, of course, be many more rescues that are added to the tiller. Now we absolutely expect to have mortality from this hurricane that are just caution people. There's a process by where that is confirmed and I know the people have said certain things in terms of confirmed that will be made a parent over the coming days. But I think the things that have been said out there, that is not something that has been confirmed at this juncture. Of course, we have thousands and thousands of people on the ground working to restore power, opening the roads, bringing in food and water and restoring communications, talking with local folks and Lee county, probably the biggest immediate hurdle that they're facing is their county water utility, had a big water main break. That is necessary to be fixed in order to provide basic water services for the residents of the county, so they have been working to troubleshoot it. They requested the state to enlist federal support to help diagnose and potentially fix the problem. So we worked with fema and Gracia and the Army Corps of engineers came in. I mean, they came in pretty early. I think Kevin called them maybe like three in the morning. They were in Southwest Florida from Jacksonville by early this afternoon. And so they're helping to diagnose and hopefully be able to remedy that. But that's going to be something that's very, very important for the county to get fixed. In the meantime, we are assisting healthcare facilities to provide working water because they need that to be able to take care of their patients. So we're shuttling water from Lakeland into healthcare facilities. Right now they're about 20 trucks en route with 60,000 gallons of water for a total of 1.2 million gallons of water. And I think they have been able to fix some of the water ish one of the three hospitals has actually been able to fix the water problem there. So that's good news. Poor Tampa port Everglades. The fuel is flowing in to some of our major ports. And so you're seeing a lot of fuel now flowing throughout the state, more than 330 thousand gallons of fuel have already been moved into southwest Florida. I actually saw a couple of the gas stations open in the Fort Myers area when we were there today with this fuel, the state of Florida. Efforts, and we think the remaining you can put it back up in Florida will open between sometime tomorrow and sometime on Saturday. There's been a massive amount of supply staged. We're also bringing more into the region, more ambulances, more food water and ice, more generators, more actually we're bringing in two full service mechanical shops to help to repair and maintain emergency vehicles, which they're in rugged conditions when you're going through water and others, bringing in more tarps, bringing in kits for parents of infants and toddlers to give them ten days worth of support and bring in more high water ladders. Now as of 6 p.m., there are 2.6 million approximately reported power outages through throughout the state of Florida, and that was anticipated so far compared to this morning, 200,000 accounts have been restored in Southwest Florida, 28,000 in Lee, 62,000 in Sarasota, 14,000 in Collier, 33,000 in manatee, 12,000 in Charlotte and 44,000 in hillsborough, have been restored of course. The pre staging for this was over 42,000 linemen. So they're there on the ground really in different parts of the state, but particularly in Southwest Florida. When they first got in there, of course, they're looking to see what is the damage. How much of our infrastructure has been has been destroyed, how much of it has held up and I can tell you when we were in Charlotte, the reports were generally positive that a lot of that infrastructure had been able to weather the storm. You still have to work, obviously, to reconnect the power, but in some areas you may need to rebuild from the ground up and other areas where the infrastructure maintained integrity, you would be more just trying to re hook everything. So that's a 24/7 process. So if anybody sees some of the utility trucks pulled over somewhere and maybe someone getting rest understand they're working constant shifts and everyone's on the clock the whole time and they don't actually ever have a time where people are not working. So we really appreciate that because we understand how important it is for folks to have those basic services resume. Of course, damages to cell phone towers, a particularly in places like Lee county, the telecom companies have brought in, they earmarked a hundred cell phone towers being set up and many of those are being set up in Southwest Florida. I've been able to speak with CEOs of both AT&T and T mobile while there have been damages. A lot of their infrastructure has weathered the storm fairly well. So while there may need to be repairs, they feel good about getting up service. And I know some people do have service in those areas and we were able to see that. F dot had more than 1200 personnel in the ground and I'm happy to report the road situation is by and large really good. I think if I was just talking with Kevin before we came out here, if we were here yesterday at like noon thinking about what the road situation would look like, I think we thought that there would have been way, way more roads that were blocked by debris, of course we did have the sanibel. I mean, there are issues, but there is also a lot of roads where the traffic is flowing on I 75 without a problem. And most of the other roads are doing really well. Sunshine skyway bridge has reopened. And so we were happy to see that. Most school districts throughout the state will be reopening either Friday or Monday. Obviously Lee and some of those areas may be a little bit different calculation for them. We're thankful that fema has activated individual assistance for floridians who have been affected by this storm if you are in need of help recovering, visit disaster assistance dot gov or call
Gov. DeSantis: Water Levels May Continue to Rise, Even After the Storm
"Governor desantis earlier today had this to say cut three mister producer go Right now if you look in Central Florida you're looking at potential major flooding and orange and seminal counties St. John's river all the way up potentially into northeast Florida and Jacksonville the amount of water that's been rising and will likely continue to rise today even as the storm is passing Is basically a 500 year flood event And I know Seminole county has done evacuations I know they've opened shelters but we're going to see a lot of images about the destruction that was done in Southwest Florida And obviously we have massive assets there but people should just understand this storm is having broad impacts across the state and some of the flooding you're going to see in areas hundreds of miles from where this made landfall are going to set records And that's going to obviously be things that will need to be responded to So that is a really unfortunate but they're very lucky to have a hands on smart governor there I know governor desantis quite well He's a personal friend I knew him before He was governor when he was at congressman And I've decided at least for the time being not the contact him To come on the program I know others are having them on their programs And I think that's a good thing So we can get the message out But I've just decided to let him do his work and not to be one of those lining up to try and bring him on the program I hope you'll continue to be generous in helping the people of Florida who need our help The Florida disaster fund dot org Florida disaster fund dot org
Roger Schulman: Lee County Sheriff Doesn't Have Reason to Lie
"Roger, that's peculiar that the league county sheriff would make that statement today and it sounds like governor desantis was a little bit more cautious about the assertion that hundreds of people have been killed. Yeah, it was interesting. He also made that comment to the hillsborough county sheriff in a phone call last night on a satellite phone while he was standing on top of the roof of a bearcat vehicle trying to do some rescuing. It looks pretty bad down there and he has no reason to inflate things. I think we are going to have some pretty gruesome discoveries there. And hopefully he is wrong. But I don't think he is inflating a carbon arsinoe is a pretty level headed guy. That seems like a vision. That seems like, but governor desantis seems to suggest that might have been based on the 9-1-1 calls, but nonetheless. That's hundreds of people. There's a big difference between one to two confirmed fatalities as of this moment and hundreds. Well, we're going to find out soon. They are going in as we speak to check on these people through the water and we'll know more probably in the next few hours.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Cannot Confirm 'Hundreds of Deaths' in Lee Conuty
"Here's governor desantis responding to that report from the Lee county sheriff that hundreds of fatalities occurred. Here's what governor desantis said about that. Reports that maybe there were hundreds of fatalities in Lake county of any clarification on health. So none of that is confirmed, I think what that is is there were 9-1-1 calls for people saying, hey, the water is rising in my home. I'm going to go up in the attic, but I'm really worried. Of course, those folks are now going to be going to be checked on. And so I think you'll have more clarity about that in the next day or so as they're able to go to those locations and determine whether people need services or are able to be rescued. Now, I don't want to be critical of law enforcement. I'm just hoping, well, I'm hoping the league county sheriff misspoke when he told Good Morning America today that hundreds of fatalities happened in Lee county, but I also have got to say, what a pretty. Loose thing to say.
Politico Launches Attack on Gov. DeSantis Amid Hurricane Ian Response
"You look at Politico Politico started this morning Going after Ron DeSantis Again this is what I mean These are the most irresponsible Useless sights And as they say it right scoop Politico already trying to use hurricane Ian to hurt governor desantis but ends up with egg on its face It put out this today released an article taking a dig at desantis claiming he never faced a hurricane calling that his toughest challenge today Governor desantis spent his first turn being one of the most influenced Republicans in the country but he still has to face one of the toughest challenges of Florida leader can encounter A hurricane So his press person wrote back and she is a Tiger She's great Christina Pasha read that tweet again and ask yourself where you went wrong and life to end up doing this kind of journalism And they didn't delete the tweet They made a false claim And they're already trying to claim a frame desantis is doing a poor job They say through Monday descent is held three briefings at the emergency operations center regular venue for governors managing storm responses He is not however put himself out into the public as much as Scott who oversaw statewide responses to four hurricanes during his 8 years as governor Now remember they've been trashing Rick Scott On behalf of Mitch McConnell now for months Now they're trashing desantis by building up Scott
Roger Schulman: It's Too Late to Evacuate
"I was talking, we were asking, I was asking you about evacuation, I know governor desantis said it's essentially too late now to evacuate. Why is that? Is it just because of the rapidly deteriorating conditions? That's exactly it. If somebody gets stuck, there's no way to safely rescue them. The flooding can be bad. They've shut down the skyway bridge, which is the main bridge between the Tampa Bay Area and Sarasota manatee, which means people can't get over that. The winds are much higher now and around noon we're expecting this thing to actually hit with the very high winds. So if somebody gets out there, gets stuck, they're going to be in the middle of it, so better to stay where they are as dangerous as it is to be outside in the elements themselves.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Warns of Flooding, Encourages Evacuation
"Governor desantis at a press conference today cut one go There will be catastrophic flooding and life threatening storm surge And so if you're on Florida's Gulf Coast from Naples all the way through the Tampa Bay Area and some of the counties north of that that could be something that happens If you're under an evacuation order is evacuate to higher ground that is going to be safe from the type of surge and flooding And now it appears it's going to hit a little more south and a little bit more east Cut two go And our recommendation is to heed those evacuation orders What those evacuation orders are doing is identifying people that live in areas that are vulnerable to major storm surge And that storm surge can be life threatening There's certain things we can protect against in terms of the wind and the structures and we've got great building codes But when you have 5 to ten feet of storm surge that is not something that you want to be a part of And mother nature is a very fearsome adversary So please heed those warnings You do not need to evacuate to another state You don't need to go hundreds of miles away Their shelters that are open and all of these counties at this point the important part of if you're under an evacuation order is evacuate to higher ground that is going to be safe from the type of surge and flooding that we're fearing with this storm
Roger Schulman: It Will Not Be a Sunny Day Tomorrow
"Mandatory evacuations have still been ordered in a lot of areas of hillsborough and pinellas county. And governor desantis this morning urging people to heed those evacuations, roger. Absolutely. We are not going to have a bright sunny day tomorrow. This is not going to be a pleasant experience for us, no matter where that hits within 50 miles down there. It is definitely about 70 miles south of the immediate Tampa Bay Area, but hurricanes are wide events. It's not like a pencil thin tornado. This is a very wide area of very disturbed, high intensity weather. So we are not out of the Woods yet in the immediate Tampa Bay Area. And those evacuations are still in effect, the airports are still closing, schools are still closing. It is a modification. It is a glimmer of hope for us, but it is certainly not happy days again.
"governor desantis" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Forecasters are out with their latest predictions about Ian, the tropical storm churning in the central Caribbean right now, but set to become a major hurricane that moves into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday. Best guess on where Ian goes from there is that it'll make landfall in the lightly populated big bend area of Florida on Friday morning, but governor desantis warns Ian could still move way west or east of that track. There are some models that want to tug this thing more deep into the Florida Panhandle. There are also some that want to bring it for landfall in the Tampa Bay region. So from the Tampa Bay Area all the way up to a scampia county along Florida's Gulf Coast, you could potentially see it make landfall. No matter how Ian tracks, Florida's Gulf Coast can expect some amount of impact in the form of rain and wind. President Biden is okay governor desantis state of emergency declaration and has ordered Homeland Security and fema to start coordinating disaster relief efforts with Florida. Floridians wasting no time getting ready for hurricane Ian, they're already reports statewide of empty shelves at grocery and home improvement stores, one Clearwater Lowe's is struggling to keep up with everything storm related. It's more about 7 30 in the mornings when the rush hit. Selling through generators, tarps, gas cans were big. A lot of people buying pre mixed true fuel for their generators, things like that. There's still time to stock up on supplies you'll need during the storm, get non perishable food and water for three days, plus any medication you might need, Tampa mayor, Jane castor says you better help yourself now because there may be no one to help later. Everyone is gonna be on their own for a number of hours. So you have to make sure that you take care of the issues you can control right now. Go to Florida health dot
Grant Stinchfield Details the Mexican-American Border Crisis
"About immigration, we've got a crisis on our hands. We've been saying this now for the last two years, president Trump had us moving in the right direction by no means do I try to tell you that we didn't have an immigration problem, even when president Trump was in office. We most certainly did. But we were on our way to correcting that problem between building the wall between remain and Mexico between getting Mexico to help us with the immigration and stem the flow coming out of that country. We were on our way. And we had made great strides. Now, kiss it all goodbye. And so to make a point and I think they've gone above and beyond making their point. Governor desantis and governor avid in Texas, desantis and Florida has sent these migrants to Martha's Vineyard to Chicago to Philadelphia, these left wing liberals, limousine liberals, as I call them, cry foul, they say that it's a chaotic scene that there's a crisis, do you know what it's like and Del Rio, Texas? These are little tiny towns. They can't handle this. Oh wait, Martha's Vineyard's a little tiny town too. Apparently they couldn't handle 50 migrants compared to the 15,000 every day that we see in Del Rio, Texas.
Axios: Lawyers for Illegals Urge Feds to Open Criminal Probe
"Up. Do you realize, here's a story from axios, lawyers representing illegals are asking the Massachusetts attorney general and the federal government to open criminal investigations into what they call a political stunt. Now, let that sink in. The illegals broke the law to begin with to get into the country. They snuck across the border illegally and broke our laws to arrive here. They've got lawyers representing them, how did that work? How does an illegal find a lawyer to represent them for their unlawful activity and want to sue governor desantis or governor Abbott? How does that even work? I mean, there are people listening to me right now, give their right arm to have a good lawyer. But illegals have legal representation. I'm telling you, the whole country is upside down.
"governor desantis" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"These radio 6 time W IOD. No word how many are aware they are from, but another makeshift boat full of migrants is in U.S. coast guard custody after being intercepted off dania beach this morning. Governor desantis defenses decision to send 50 illegal South American immigrants to Massachusetts instead of letting them stay in Florida where they have relatives in France and he denies they were forced to go without telling them where. The firms that are contracting not only do the people do they give them a release form to sign, they actually give them a packet and in that packet included a map of Martha's Vineyard. So it was obvious that that's what you were going. Where does those migrants are now in military base housing and Cape Cod desantis says he will likely order more illegals that come to Florida to sanctuary states. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is blasting governor desantis handling of those 50 South American migrants. Their escaping oppression, they're trying to seek a better life and freedom. And this is how he responds to it. Like their cattle, I mean, it's reprehensible. Chris is using Florida's sunshine law to demand all communication at the governor's office having to do with this migrant relocation. Fiona set to move up Florida's Atlantic coast as a category one hurricane early next week, the question is how far off the coast For now, tropical storm Fiona is moving west into the Caribbean, but is expected to turn north late this weekend. Florida unemployment still just 2.7% about what it was when the pandemic hit and closed many sunshine state businesses. State officials aren't sure the jobless rate can get much lower. As Florida continues to grow as people continue to come into the labor force, we're just going to start to see growth in all areas of the layer market employed and unemployed alike as long as that unemployment rate stays low. I don't see that as a negative sign. Monroe county continues to have Florida's lowest jobless rate at just 1.7%
"governor desantis" Discussed on WTOP
"Campaign 2022 on WTO, the results are in in some key primary races in Florida and New York and other states, CBS Scott McFarland has more on the outcomes in the sunshine state. Democrats are putting their bets on Charlie Crist, a man who served as a Republican governor before switching sides a decade ago. Governor desantis only cares about The White House. He doesn't care about your house. They're hoping he can take on Florida GOP governor Ron DeSantis, who's been on the national stage taking on public school agendas and going up against Disney, leading up to a potential 2024 presidential run. In New York, congresswoman Carolyn maloney lost the democratic primary battle with her longtime colleague, congressman Jerry Nadler, both House members chair powerful committees, and they've spent three decades representing Manhattan districts, redistricting put maloney and Nadler and the same district with each other on the same seat. The chair of the House Democrats campaign arm, Sean Patrick maloney survived a primary challenge of his own from a progressive. Where will the new FBI headquarters go? Well, the issue has been on the back burner for a while, but a decision could come soon. Capitol Hill lawmakers representing Maryland, like prince George's county, specifically sites in green belt and landover. But Maryland senator Ben cardin says there's a lot of politics over the matter, according to our news partners at Maryland matters, carden says FBI director Christopher wray doesn't really want to move, preferring to stand D.C.. Meanwhile, Capitol Hill lawmakers representing Virginia are high on a site in Springfield. However, it shakes out the GSA is expected to ID the location of a new FBI headquarters as soon as next month. Matt's small WTO news. Coming up, some people around here are feeling good about the economy. 1236. Are you ready for your palm reading my dear? Yeah, let's do this. I sense that you crave something. More reliable. Right. You know you deserve better, and want out of a relationship. Yes. With my big name wireless carrier. You're who now? My big name wireless carrier. That's why I switched to Xfinity mobile. Now I get unlimited with 5G for $30 per month. On the most reliable 5G network. Let's talk about your aura. It's so and get this. They can even save you hundreds a year on your wireless Bill over T mobile, AT&T and Verizon. Wow, that's actually really impressive. Yep, but you already knew that, didn't you? Oh yeah, I definitely saw this
"governor desantis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"U.S. congressman Charlie Crist has won the democratic nomination for governor in Florida, putting him in a position to challenge Republican incumbent governor Ron DeSantis this fall. Chris defeated Mickey free the state agriculture commissioner 60% to 35%. Chris, during his victory speech called out his opponent's rhetoric, he won't condemn hate or extremism. Like the Nazis running around our state waving his flags and spreading anti semitic hate. Are you kidding me? Meanwhile, governor desantis promised to fight for conservative policies. At the end of the day, we are not going to let this state be overrun by woke ideology. Governor desantis spoke had a key Florida free event in Miami dade last night. In New York's congressional primaries, redistricting led to representative Jerry Nadler beating another powerful democratic committee chair Carolyn maloney, 55 to 24%. In the litmus test of the overturning of roe V wade, Democrat pat Ryan won a special election in the 19th district to replace Democrat Antonio Delgado, who became New York's lieutenant governor, Ryan, with 52% beat Republican Mark molinaro, who got 48%. The White House asked president Joe Biden will make the long awaited announcement on student debt relief today. Bloomberg's at Baxter reports. It has been something the president has been planning for quite a while now, and The White House was keeping the cars very close to the vest. The president has been grappling with targeted relief while at the same time counteracting any fallout, such as contributing to inflation. Now, advocates and allies expect a pause on loans for an additional four months through the end of the year, as well as some form of partial forgiveness. We should know today. In San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter Bloomberg radio. Live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios. This is global news. 24 hours a day on air, and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than a 120 countries. I'm Michael Barr and this is Bloomberg. Progressive notes that most people don't get to experience making a game winning touchdown, or a walk off home run. So we're going to talk to you like you did something great. So you can bask in
"governor desantis" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Be a genuine pursuit of the truth? This is from Ron's press secretary. They called Ron DeSantis a fascist and a bigot in June in August of 2021, joy behar called him a, quote, homicidal sociopath in love with his white supremacist base. But oh yeah, governor desantis should totally show up to have these abject morons all just got squawk at him and yell at him. Freak out at him at the same time. Absolutely not. Remember what Ron dealt when Bon had the CBS that slimy underhanded CBS attack they entered him. Oh, he's getting money from public. He doesn't care about the old people talking from COVID when it comes to vaccine distribution. Remember how he handled that? They calculated that 90% of their seniors live within a mile and a half of a public. And they said, we think that would be the easiest thing for our residents. So we did that. And what ended up happening was yet 65 publics in Palm Beach, Palm Beach is one of the biggest counties, one of the most elderly counties. We've done almost 75% of the seniors in Palm Beach. And the reason is because you have the strong retail footprint. So our way has been multifaceted, it is worked, and we're also now very much expanding CVS and Walgreens now that they've completed the long-term care mission. Yes. And it's wrong. It's wrong. It's a fake narrative. I just disabused you of the narrative, and you don't care about the facts, because obviously I laid it out for you in a way that is irrefutable. And so it's clearly not. No, no, no, you're wrong Ronnie D with the roundhouse kick. You gotta love it. You gotta love it. That's how you live media is dishonest and they're pushing an agenda and to treat them as though, just because they call themselves media in the case of the view. I don't even know what that is. It's media. I don't know if it's supposed to be news or politics commentary. It's a conversational show. Don't play their game. Don't give them what they want. This is we've seen this with the debates, too. This is a big thing. Republicans have realized, why are we letting CNN libs who hate Republicans moderate our debates? It's moronic. It's changing. Thankfully. Clay Travis sent buck Sexton on the front lines of freedom and truth. Whether any storm would use radio 6 ten, wi OD. Like you, I've heard about relief factor. It's been on
"governor desantis" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"NPR news I'm rob Schmidt And Mary Louise Kelly in Florida voting rights groups are challenging new congressional maps maps drawn to favor Republicans and eliminate two districts designed to help elect black lawmakers The maps were submitted by Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis and approved last week by Florida's legislature Democrats and other critics say they violate provisions in the state constitution And Pierre's Greg Allen is following all this hey there Greg Hi Mary please Okay so voting rights groups have gone to court Talk us through the how How do they say these maps violate the constitution Well you know about ten years ago Florida voters adopted amendments to the constitution that now govern the redistricting process here One of the provisions that they were adopted say that lawmakers can't draw maps that favor any incumbents or political parties And under the new map Republicans are likely to win 20 of the state's now 28 congressional districts That leaves Democrats with a good chance of winning just 8 of those districts And here's the rub Florida is a state that's almost evenly divided between Republican and democratic voters So you got that 20 to 8 disparity In court Republicans will have to answer questions about why the maps give their party so many more seats almost double the number of the Democrats get Another part of Florida's constitution says that lawmakers can't adopt maps that diminish the voting strength of minorities and this map from the governor eliminates two voting districts established under court order to protect the ability of voters to elect black candidates And that sparked an outcry from by voting rights groups and Democrats Here's state senator Chevron Jones It's a governor desantis I'm not going to be called what you're doing a culture war anymore I'm a call it just what he is It's a racist tactic We've heard that from many other lawmakers and activists as well Desantis is a possible 2024 Republican presidential candidate and Democrats say this is part of his effort to raise his profile in the party Well and I'm trying to figure out why is governor desantis submitting this map anyway Isn't that usually the state legislature's job to draw and adopt new congressional maps Right exactly Well Republicans did drop districts district maps that are first made relatively modest changes from the ones that were adopted several years ago that were approved by the courts but governor desantis told them he was going to veto them and he did He vetoed those maps He then called lawmakers back for a special session where they took up his maps and speedily approved them with no changes really Republican lawmakers felt like they had little choice but to give into the governor's strong arm tactics Here is Republican state senator Kelly stargel who was on the floor speaking about this last week These are constitutional maps I think they're very thoughtful I don't think any of us who vote for them today are racist or following the direct will of the governor But Republican lawmakers know that this is setting the table for a long and expensive series of lawsuits and put aside $1 million to start paying for this litigation And how are they responding Just when asked about these charges that these maps according to Democrats and others violate federal and state protections for minority voters Well the saddest claims that times have changed and that discrimination against black people at the polls is no longer the problem that it once was He gets some support for his position from federal court rulings in recent years that have weakened the federal Voting Rights Act But it's a controversial stance of course I asked Cecile schoon about that She's a black civil rights attorney in the head of Florida's league of women voters That's one of the groups that's challenging the new maps She cited a recent decision by federal judge Mark walker He struck down new voting restrictions and found that there had been part of a pattern here in Florida Judge walker literally found that the Republican Party for the last 20 years has intentionally discriminated against African American voters The judge ordered that because of this past pattern Florida would have to get quarter approval for any new voting laws for the next ten years here in Florida And then that order has been appealed It's been appealed All right well so I was going to ask what's next We just have about 30 seconds but could a court overturn all this order new maps Well that's what the voting rights groups are hoping for with this lawsuit but the clock's ticking we have a mid June filing deadline for Congress here in Florida The lawsuit was filed in state court It will eventually be heard by the state Supreme Court It could then be appealed to the federal courts and could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court and in another case recently the Supreme Court said that a map being challenged in Alabama would be used in this election because drawing new ones would cause chaos and confusion That is and piers Greg Allen in Miami Thank you Greg You're welcome For the you pick ending up people of Alaska a spelling bee is more than a friendly competition As Alaska public media is Katie and asked his reports spelling bees are a way for kids to connect to their culture and make sure native languages live on At this year's yupik and a Newbie act spelling bees 16 students from all over Alaska took the stage Frida Dan organized the ubi competition She also served as a judge who read aloud the words and gave students the definition He is sweeping it He is sweeping it That's megyn Karl getting it right Dan says the spelling bee lets students read and write in a language they might only speak or hear spoken by elders This might be the only time they'll never get to learn how to spell Maybe afterward it never happens ever again So this is a really big opportunity Dan set up the first group expelling B ten years ago She came up with a list of words and created study guides for coaches and students around the state Feels like they're reaching for their reaching to have this say take it upon themselves to do this And that's what keeps me going here Feeling the enthusiasm of the spellers More recently she worked with volunteers to set up in a Newbie act spelling bee Spectators weren't allowed last year's competition because of COVID And only one school signed up to participate in the inupiat bee last year But for Dan that was okay The pandemic made me realize that it was really okay just to have one schooling because their effort was so inspiring and there were so brave the winner of this year's yupik competition was 7th grader Elena canoe I'm a big shot And I was just a little bit scared But mostly confident there was one word she found really difficult to spell It means sock and it spelled C U K IQ I just forgot when you The inupiat spelling bee winner was 5th grader Caitlin alston Suzuki Mary Huntington coordinated that competition She says promoting literacy in native languages is vital Almost any place in our language learning journey of second language learners of our heritage languages Have so many structures built in that shut us down and make us feel inferior and incapable The spelling bee she says is a place where students can make mistakes ask questions and take pride in their culture Any opportunity to eliminate the judgment and the inadequacy factors they're not just helpful They're 100% needed This year's participants are part of a new generation making.
"governor desantis" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"And try to radio a he is her currently and I'm Gary McNamara 8 6 6 90 red eye So yeah just to important to bring up that Bill because again it's something that is completely and totally exaggerated by the media out there the Florida And you're not going to win it you know the thing is is that the one thing that in this mislabeling of the bill By the activists in the media and on the left You know don't say gay The one thing they didn't approach was the parents And the reason is they know They know they wanted this to be on you know governor desantis They want to they're looking to do everything they can to scandalize him Which is a given That's fine I mean that's what they do And he's fully prepared at every turn especially and including on this But it is the one thing that they don't do is and they know it's a loser Is going after the parents The parents who back this the parents who wanted this and the parents who more and more calling from more and more control of what their kids are hearing and experiencing in public schools And that is a good thing It's a greater level of parental involvement and awareness is always Always a positive And when they take action if you believe for a minute you're going to scandalize them and get away with it You're wrong.
"governor desantis" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Governor desantis condemns Biden administration's haphazard decision to revoke authorization of lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatments. Governor Ron DeSantis is demanding that the Biden administration reversed its sudden and reckless decision to revoke emergency use authorization. For Regeneron, an Eli Lilly monoclonal antibody treatments. This abrupt and unilateral action by the Biden regime will prevent access to lifesaving treatments for floridians and Americans. The story is this FDA restricts use of two monoclonal antibody treatments. I know people's lives who are saved by monoclonal antibodies. Now, their argument is like, well, it's not working that well against all Macron. Well, if not working that well as the standard for revoking, emergency use authorization, then maybe you should pull some EUA permits for vaccines. Not working that well. First of all, there's no clinical data to support that. Second of all, there is massive momentum amongst doctors action on the front lines of how monoclonal antibodies help condition the response and help with Regeneron regenerating white blood cell treatment and they are lifesaving in some cases. Not all the antibodies are effective. It doesn't work all the time, which is why you need to throw the kitchen sink at it. With all the other treatments, but now the federal government is coming out and they're saying nope, not happening. You are not allowed to use monoclonal antibodies. We are going to get in the way of what doctors are able to do with their patients. Now, we've already used all the words on this show. We know that Joe Biden has no concern whatsoever for the mounting deaths preventable deaths of people that have died from COVID-19 isn't care about the 100,000 plus overdose deaths. But what does he care about then? What is the explanation for this? Well, the FDA justification is they say, well, it's unlikely to be active against the Alma cron variant. Oh, unlikely. Not that it doesn't work, not that they have clinical data to show that monoclonal antibodies are doing harm. No, just that it's
"governor desantis" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"W i. O D. Governor DeSantis vowing to fight President Biden on his new vaccine requirements. We have a responsibility to stand up for the Constitution and to fight back. We think that this is important Friday, the first District Court of appeal, but his ban on mask mandates back in place, which means the governor could resume withholding funds from schools. Defying the ban. Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez spoke to NBC six right now, as it stands, only Broward and a La Chua have gone through the process. They are the only two school districts in the state that the state has withheld funds. To date, Nunes says Other schools in violation will not be immune to penalties. Late Saturday, the FBI releasing a newly declassified 16 page document related to the 9 11 attacks. The release following an executive order from President Biden. His order came after 1600 people affected by the attacks sent the president a letter asking him not to attend ground zero ceremonies unless he released the files. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said canines are recovering after being shot by a Carjacking suspect 21 year old Cedric Singleton. Those canines took bullets that were meant for my deputies. There is no doubt in my mind that the first deputy who put hands on our suspect Singleton would have been shot. Singleton was critically wounded when deputies returned fire Canines and one X are expected to fully recover the NFL paying tribute to victims of the 9 11 attacks during its opening weekend, with players wearing 9 11 ribbon helmet decals and coaches wearing special lapel pins. A video airing on TV and in stadiums before the Finns take on the Patriots in Foxboro at 4 25. This afternoon Jacksonville Jaguars also on the road for their season opener. Linebacker Myles Jack is the longest tenured player on the Jags defense and was named one of the seven captains. Hopefully, you know, your six we can start to kind of turn that Jaguar name around and we've we've Checking up the whole building from top to bottom, So it's gonna be really exciting game time is at one with Florida's news. I'm Kimba Tyler. For more information about contests on this station, go to w i o d dot com slash rules. By now, you've heard that medical health care is changing its name to preferred care network new name, But with all the same.
"governor desantis" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Annum. Kim singer is the most obnoxious republican in the entire congress. And that's saying something. He was one of ten republicans who voted to impeach president trump. In the second impeachment he was one of only republicans in the entire house to vote to create a select committee to investigate the january sixth protests. He's the one who bald and put on the the Presumably emmy award winning show recently where he cried about january sixth. I do not like the guy. And i'm hoping to do something about it and that's why we're talking to jack lombardi. Who's running against him. Jack lombardi welcome to the show. Sir thank you sir. Thank you for having me on and thank you to your listeners. Appreciate all of you. I think you stole my material. And no no. Because let's let's start with this before we get to kim singer. And what a bad guy he is. Let's talk about you and why you want to do this. It's a big deal to run for office. You have to put your life on. Hold your family and everybody else has to make a lot of sacrifices. Let's start with who you are and why you're running. Well it it is true. Okay what you said is absolutely true. Who i am. I'm a chicago native. My mom's from the south though so she's very happy. Then i'm on a texas radio we I spent time in texas city. Texas ingles side corpus christi. That's most of my childhood My grandmother lived down in corpus christi. So we spent on there with her and You know water burger anytime. i'm in texas. i definitely stopped to get a wider burger and Yeah definitely know that. His w up here and w down there. So why am i running. I you know let's be honest. What are we doing to our children to our grandchildren. Look what's happening. This is it's generational theft of what's happening. I mean the democrats are unhinged. They're spending money. You know the running the bill up on purpose. They know they're doing they know what they're doing You got someone like adam. Kim singer who voted to impeach president trump. Who is possibly the most patriotic president. This country's ever known and that's just wrong. I mean it's just wrong. And he's not representing the people sixteen district. That's not how they believe. Now let me tell you. Texas folks a little fact about illinois. We are red state. We are a very red state. We just have one county. And some of the collar counties that bolt blue not because those people are bad people. They just spend indoctrinated with you. Know the leftist ideas for very long and many of the union members vote read but their unions. Tom the vote blue. Because that's where the money's coming from for these you know projects that they have. But we're actually a red state it's a little known Unknown fact that that other other states don't know about illinois. But you know what's interesting. Jack i see this in new york. We're on an upstate. New york and a lot of people in new york are conservative. God fearing country serving flag-waving people but they can't overcome the boroughs the big new york city. I look at oregon. Where you've got to oregon's it's like a donut. In the hole in the middle is portland and and that county multnomah county is is sort of up against the rest of the state that our farmers in in lumber guys and and good solid folks. You see this in so many places where you've just got that big city and i know that that's what happens in in illinois as well talk a bit the sixteenth congressional district. Kim singers been in there since i guess two thousand ten. Talk a little bit about the demographics where this is what the people like you know. It's rural america. it's texas just you know it's flat just not as hot. It's rural america. It's just good people. God fearing people just wanna go to work. Get their paycheck and be left alone and enjoy family. You know on the weekend i mean. Mid westerners we all share the same family values. we share Table top economics. I mean that's the type of people these are other not fancy people They're just could good honest people that i mean. That's the best way. I could describe the sixteen district of illinois. The sixteenth district runs like backwards. J. around the collar counties of of shadowland k. And it goes all the way up from rock for you know which is You know small city in illinois all the way loops around to indiana in goes out the central illinois. yea it makes that loop These are farm these farm town. Small town usa Everyone knows everyone's business. There's you know they all go to the same church That's that's the best way. I could describe it. I'm good hard working american folk. I'm looking at kim singers numbers. And this guy's gotta go. He happens to be a republican. But he's a liz cheney republican so in two thousand twelve he wins sixty two percents of the district in the general election. In fourteen he wins seventy one in sixteen. He wins ninety nine in eighteen. He wins sixty in twenty. He wins sixty five percent. So you need this. This is a district. That's been carried by the republican. Every year in november except for two thousand eight when obama barely beat mccain. So you got to win the primary. How do you convince republican primary voters in the sixteenth. That we're going to toss out a republican which voter everybody wants term limits. But they keep they keep voting for their. They've been voting for this guy for a while. How do you beat him in the republican primary. Because that's what you gotta win it's real. You're right that is the race. And that's you know that's what i tell you. Know potential donors. It's not people. Try to stay out of the primary so no this is the race because there's really no democrat involved. It is really oppose any threat right. So is the race you to be honest with you. They most of the county's essentially him. They don't want him anymore. They've the see him from what he is. And now you know. He voted like a liberal the beginning then he votes in line with president trump ninety nine percent one hundred fifteen then. He voted like ninety was ninety percent. One hundred sixteen in some change. Don't quote me on that. And then all of a sudden he turns his back. I mean my tweet. Today was if it wasn't for bad character and him kim zinger would have no character. I mean stay who you are. Stay who you are fundamentally. But he's a typical politician a career politician. And yeah i mean this is why so many americans. I think it's eighty three percent of americans support term limits because they identified this. They see that what these people do. I call him say anything democrat even though he supposedly republican. I don't see it but you don't. That's why i call them. I call them a say anything. You know political Lifer tha- that's what he is. He'll say whatever he has to say to get voted he's he's come back here now he's been going around trying to test you know areas to see if he has any You know support and there are some areas he actually does because some of the voters You know they they don't. He's.
"governor desantis" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"I mean we've got to realize that. And he had nothing to say about obama's birthday party and he had nothing to say about lollapalooza. And you know why they don't question him because fao. She's been a position to hand out. Research grants to other doctors and other institutions fao cheese. The man who handed millions to the wuhan virology lab and never forget folks never forget. They started this wildfire the cova the delta variant all of it originates in china. It all originates in china. This didn't naturally occur. This was a gain of function research. Disaster i'm not sure if the chinese unleashed this upon us because they're winning from all this make no mistake or if it accidentally got loose. It.
"governor desantis" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"I despise barack obama. This man has spent his entire life trashing america and look how well he's lived look how much money he's made doing it. This is a guy who's good for nothing. Dad in kenya knocks up his mother and then has nothing to do with raising the child so his dad is a complete third and as often happens barack obama spends his entire life seeking out his good for nothing layabout communist. Dad's attention so that already you. You learn a lot about people. This is a guy who wrote books about his daddy who never loved him and his desperate craving for his daddy's love and as a result he takes up a hatred for everything about america when america was nothing but good to him. You know our younger viewers are younger. Listeners may not know but barack obama's good for nothin' communist daddy was part of a group that were engaged in what is known as the alma rebellion in kenya. These are people who beat and encases killed the british. Who were there. These were violent people and his dad is known to have engaged in this violence toward the english who were in africa. This is a guy who desperately wanted to be something. His daddy would be proud of a white hater even though his own mother is white. This is a guy who talked about his own. Grandmother locking the doors when she pulled up to the red light when someone black across the street the same grandmother that when he was dumped by his mother and his father who was never around the same grandmother who sent him to punahou one of the most exclusive schools in the world. It's the most expensive private school in hawaii and there's a lot of money in hawaii. Punahou is extraordinarily exclusive and expensive and his grandmother and grandfather sent him there. And what does he do talks about her being a racist. How about this. You think barack obama would walk the streets of harlem without a security detail and if not why not does that make him a racist would he walked the streets of detroit. If he wasn't famous would he or his daughter just walked through any street in detroit or atlanta or chicago. I hope not because they'd get killed. And i don't wish that forum so barack obama turn sixty years old and the media couldn't wait. Oh they were so excited barracks having a party. Who will be there. Kristie teagan john legend. Don don cheadle be there. John stewart all hold. The luminaries of left will be there. It's going to be the greatest party ever well in the middle of all this frothing up. Oh house obama. Going to have such a big party when i thought these were super spreader events over scaling back. Well they didn't scale it back at his fourteen million dollar mansion coastal property. They had over a thousand people. The money they spent on the tents alone is more than your house cost and that's how he lives because he's famous and rich for hating this country that's made him so rich. And so what happens when a white house correspondent for the new york. Times is on jim acosta. Show on cnn and is asked about the fact that they didn't wear masks and you know what they didn't wear masks. Erica abihu took a video of barack obama hugging people in the crowd. He's not wearing a mask. They're not wearing a mask she. She's not wearing a mask and she was made to put that to delete that. The dj at the event posted video. He's excited he's it's former president. He's he's the dj of the event. They made him pull the video down. Because we can't have the commoner's know how the elite are partying. So what does the white house correspondent for the new york times. Does she say that was really reckless. Does she stay consistent with the new york times. Message that you know. The corona virus is going to kill us all. Oh no no no no. This is a sophisticated vaccinated crowd. Listen to this other. People said you know. This is really being over blonde hair quality. All the safety precautions people are going to sporting events that are bigger than this. This is going to be safe. This is a sophisticated vaccinated crowd. And and this is just about optics. It's not about safety. Alright any carney. Thanks so much. We'll see how it plays out. What do you mean size plays out. How's it playing out. Barack obama had his party. He had all the fun while the rest of us have buried our loved ones on zoom call while the ladies and little old men sat alone in a hospital bed where we were not allowed to go and be there and hold their hand as they left this earth. What do you mean. we'll see how it plays out. Barack obama can do whatever the hell he wants and no one's even going to criticize. They're gonna tell us that. His crowd is sophisticated vaccinated. So it's okay but the rest of you you're not sophisticated and even if you are vaccinated. You're not sophisticated. You have to wear a mask. And so how about dr chee fao. She is on your mind you last weekend lollapalooza in chicago over one hundred thousand people in chicago. The mayor came out. Beetlejuice came out and spoke at the event fao. She didn't have a problem with over one hundred thousand people at that event. But if you went to sturgis oh then you're a super spreader listened to him. We brought up regionally the south but out in the planes and the great plains. We have started. South dakota is going to be. There's a gathering right now of some seven hundred thousand people last year. It was a smaller turnout and it was over about one hundred and fifty thousand people and it led to a massive outbreak in the dakotas where they became number one and number two For essentially the rest of the calendar year of cases. What do you expect this rally to do to that part of the country well. I'm very concerned chuck that we're going to see another surge related to that rally. I mean to me. It's it's it's. It's understandable that people want to do the kinds of things they wanna do. They want their freedom to do that. But there comes a time when you're dealing with a public health crisis that could involve you your family and everyone else. That's something supersedes. That need to do exactly what she wanted to do. I mean you're going to ultimately be able to do that in the future but let's get this pandemic under control before we start acting like nothing is going on. I mean something bad is going on..
"governor desantis" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"One too many but the picture you have a zero point zero zero zero seven percent chance of dying from co but if you're faxed low risk. There is an understatement. You have a bigger chance of dying from a car. Crash whose death rate is point zero zero zero nine percent but we still get in the car every day. Don't we but the left's hysterical. There's this being absolute karen's about all this and they can sub yelling about how some people aren't getting vexed so there are just deciding to punish everybody. The left keeps talking about kobe. Cases are up but they're not talking about the low number of deaths. The average is just a couple of hundred deaths a day in the us. This is the least deadly month since the pandemic began talking about cases. Now because are so low. The left overreacts. Because that's what they do. It's not possible for the country to function if americans aren't willing to put up with the tiniest amount of risk but again back to masks they want you to be like secretary of defense. Lloyd austin here. Can you believe that wearing a face shield and the mask. How embarrassing is he right. is he right. You know you look at the data. He seems to be right about the issue of deaths. The argument is debts. Take there's a lagging indicator to three or four weeks. I know that apparently hospitalizations in florida reached the highest level since july of twenty twenty according to one statistician that seems to be neutral. At the current rate in florida. Hospitalizations will reach the all time high within four days and of course. The left loves that to look at that. Look at that rod to santa's look at him. I mean listen to chris. Cuomo cut three on cnn. Listen to him sort of gloating over rising hospitalizations and incidentally that is a figment of anybody's imagination. The hospitals are being challenged right now in florida as they are in many hostile many counties and cities and counties and states around the country had a friend in orlando the celebration. Florida area. Wife had a spider bite. Look pretty bad. They wanted to take her to the er and they were told they called. they said. please don't come. This is a covert hotspot r. e. r. here in celebration. Florida is overrun right now. Which of course always leads me to wonder about other medical conditions and other procedures and other things that people are able to get to because of covert but here was cnn anchor. Chris cuomo ripping into governor ron to santa's accusing him of holding the whole country hostage to covert question becomes as a policy perspective is. How long do you allow the majority of this country. Republicans democrats independents south-north majority of every group and demographic we have gotten vaccinated. How long do you allow them to be held hostage in states. Let's say like florida where you have the governor saying. Yeah i know it's breaking out. We're going the other way this florida. No mask mandates. I let the parents decide i mean. Where's that message gonna get you. How long do we allow florida to hold the country hostage. We've got a lot more questions than answers but again we got this. We're gonna get through it all. It's monday the second day of august. Twenty twenty one in the relief factor dot com studios once more in the upstate of south carolina and the studios of ninety four five. The answer our dear friends here in the f. state has been great reconnecting with old friends and had lunch with betsy. Basan the the head director hunt show over the south carolina children's theatre along with the new guy giles vets. And i were talking anne because to shave my head and play daddy warbucks again on stage between thanksgiving and christmas at the brand new south carolina children's theatre which is spectacular theater. No tickets available yet. Don't call them. Tickets go on sale till september. But it's going to be a lot of fun real excited about that production that'll happen right after we return from the holy land with our stand with israel tour. We got a lot to cover here. But i your voice one eight hundred six five five mike and one of the things. I wanna revisit. We shared with you. The story of the restaurant owner in illinois northern illinois was being fined.