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Florida | May 14, 2021

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Pardon Anyone Charged with Breaking Covid Rules

Florida | May 14, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said this week he will issue pardons to anyone in his state who is facing criminal penalties for not following Covid-19 health restrictions. DeSantis made the comments Wednesday to Fox News host Laura Ingraham while addressing the high-profile case of Mike and Jillian Carnevale, gym owners who refused last year to enforce local mask mandates. They were arrested. DeSantis called the arrests “government overreach.”..

(Excerpts from Christian Headlines)

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Florida | May 14, 2021

Rep. Donalds Co-Sponsors Legislation to Combat Critical Race Theory

Florida | May 14, 2021

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) joined several of his Republican House colleagues in co-sponsoring two pieces of legislation introduced by Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT). Both pieces of legislation address the Biden Administration’s proposal to fund education programs informed by Critical Race Theory (CRT).

The paired legislation, which includes a bill that would restrict the teaching of Critical Race Theory within federal institutions and a resolution that highlights the dangers of teaching CRT in U.S. schools, underlines the systemic racism and damaging philosophy within this prejudicial ideological tool.

Upon introduction, Rep. Donalds said:

“Critical Race Theory is a warped ideology that seeks to divide Americans and relitigate the sins of the past by pinning White Americans against Black Americans, which is counterproductive and doesn’t belong anywhere near our children.

“America’s history regarding race is troublesome and deserves the proper attention, but we cannot allow for the degradation of American values and culture through so-called equity training. In the 21st century, we must teach and learn from our history and swear never to repeat it, but we cannot use our past to divide us, which Critical Race Theory will undoubtedly do…..

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Burgess Owens To Introduce Legislation Combating Biden’s Rollback Of Trump-Era Critical Race Theory Ban

(Excerpts from Congressman Byron Donalds Webpage)

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Florida | May 14, 2021

DeSantis: Florida Won’t Cave to Pressure to Remove Ban on ‘Vaccine Passports’

Florida | May 14, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the state will not rescind a recent ban on COVID-19 “vaccine passports” despite pressure from cruise companies which are seeking an exemption from the policy.

Speaking Thursday in Ormond Beach, the Republican governor said the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) requires that 95 percent of cruise passengers and 98 percent of crew members be vaccinated, saying that cruise ships have to embark on 60 to 90 days worth of preparation…

(Excerpts from Epoch Times)

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Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia | May 14, 2021

Running on Fumes: Gas Station Outages Soar as Crisis Spreads

Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia | May 14, 2021

Gas stations across the South Eastern U.S. are have run out of gasoline, according to data from GasBuddy.com.

Sixty-five percent of gas stations in North Carolina are out of gasoline, the data show, making it the hardest-hit state.

Here are the current outages reported by GasBuddy, as of 12:37 Eastern time.

  • Georgia – 42%
  • Alabama – 6%
  • Tennessee – 14%
  • South Carolina – 42%
  • North Carolina – 65%
  • Florida – 10%
  • Virginia – 42%
  • Maryland – 9%
  • Mississippi – 5%
  • West Virginia – 4%
  • Kentucky – 2%
  • Washington, D.C. – 8%

(Excerpts from BreitBart)

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Florida | May 14, 2021

KISS frontman Gene Simmons takes on Tim Tebow critics who attack player’s faith

Florida | May 14, 2021

Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, well known for his devotion to his faith and willingness to share his beliefs, received serious props this week from a big name in one of the most secular sectors of American culture. KISS frontman Gene Simmons took to social media to declare what a “shame” it is that Tebow’s critics would stoop so low and mock the man for holding to his Christian convictions…

“I support @TimTebow,” Simmons tweeted Tuesday evening. “He was widely criticized and made fun of, simply because he is a man of faith, who believed in his Christian values. Shame on the NFL and the rest of the world for stooping so low.” Gene Simmons

 

(Excerpts from the Blaze)

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Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia | May 13, 2021

Over 15,000 Gas Stations Out of Fuel Nationwide

Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia | May 13, 2021

Gas shortages eased slightly overnight in some states but worsened in others as Colonial Pipeline works to bring one of the nation’s major fuel conduits back online.

More stations were out of gas in Florida, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi early Thursday compared to Wednesday night, according to GasBuddy.

In Florida, 30 percent of 7,564 stations were out of fuel as of 6 a.m. Central Time. In Maryland, 34 percent of the state’s 1,869 stations could no longer serve customers. Over half of South Carolina’s 3,084 stations ran out of gas, along with 34 percent of Tennessee’s stations. Seven percent of Mississippi’s stations are out of gas, compared to six percent the night prior.

At the same time, shortages eased in several of the states most impacted by the current situations, including by 3 percent in North Carolina. About seven in 10 stations in the worst-hit state, which has 5,373 stations, remain out of gas, according to GasBuddy, an app that tracks prices and availability.

Shortages also eased in Virginia, where 55 percent of stations are out of fuel, and Georgia, where approximately 50 percent were, and remained the same in a number of states, including West Virginia, Alabama, and Delaware…

(Excerpts from the Epoch Times)

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