News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Ron DeSantis

(Undated File Photo)

To blog about Meatball*, er, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, and other members of the Florida executive cabinet or legislature you must register with the state of Floriduh or face fines:

[Florida Sen. Jason Brodeur (R-Lake Mary)] proposal, Senate Bill 1316: Information Dissemination, would require any blogger writing about government officials to register with the Florida Office of Legislative Services or the Commission on Ethics.

In the bill, Brodeur wrote that those who write “an article, a story, or a series of stories,” about “the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, a Cabinet officer, or any member of the Legislature,” and receives or will receive payment for doing so, must register with state offices within five days after the publication of an article that mentions an elected state official.

If another blog post is added to a blog, the blogger would then be required to submit monthly reports on the 10th of each month with the appropriate state office. They would not have to submit a report on months when no content is published.

So much for the First Amendment and possibly the freedom of the press if this thing passes, but it also shows that whole bit about conservative voices being silenced for the sham that it is.

Last word: I don’t agree with Rick Wilson on much, but he’s spot-on here:

* Hair Füror’s name for DeSantis, not mine.

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14 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. OOH! OOH! I got a new verse!

    (Credit for most of it goes to on the hairy Hefalump collective)

    first they came for black and native people, but i didn’t care, because that’s how it’s always been and anyway we’ve come so far haven’t we

    then they came for the immigrants, but i didn’t care, because those people cause a lot of problems and they’re unclean and strange

    then they came for the sex workers, but i didn’t care, because it’s their own fault to work that job and i mustn’t be associated with that kind of people

    then they came for the homeless, but i didn’t care, because i like my cities clean and they could just get a job, really what’s so hard about that

    then they came for the pregnant, but i didn’t care, because men like me can always get their girlfriends an abortion if needed

    then they came for the trans people, but i didn’t care, because frankly they’re sort of weird and just a fad and we’re just indulging them and their wacko doctors

    then they came for the permanently disabled, but i didn’t care, because i was in good health and they should just stay at home or eat healthier

    then they came for the bloggers, but I didn’t care because they’re uncouth, shrill and disrespectful of their betters likereal journalists who work for respectable outlets

    then they came for the journalists, and i wrote an op-ed titled “first they came for the journalists”
    — liberal journalists

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    Yeah Ten Grain just keep posting about this miserable excuse for a human being. I can’t wait until the State of Washington laughs them out of court, and they will…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. gruaud says:

    If he so much as flinches in the first debate, he is toast on the floor, butter side down.

    He is praying for a Trump indictment, whenever the effyouseekay THAT happens.

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  4. Spocko says:

    I see a loophole! BLOGGERS WHO GET PAID!
    That leaves me wide open to blog away!

    Liked by 1 person

    • tengrain says:

      Spocko –

      Yeah, that loophole is pretty glaring.

      I would still like to see them try to enforce this across the country. It would be funny.

      In the meanwhile, MEATBALL!!1!



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  5. “Hair Füror’s name for DeSantis, not mine.”

    TFG is a fucking racist, and that’s a fucking racist nickname for Italians.

    I see no reason to repeat his shit, even if it is on DeSantis 😦

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  6. Sir Nigel says:

    Ron DeSanus


  7. Redhand says:

    There needs to be a first amendment. preliminary injunction complaint filed in federal court the day this “law” gets on the books. It’s insanely illegal.

    The fact that this fascist got reelected by a wide margin horrifies me.


  8. sos says:

    The Florida House, let us mock the farce wrapped in a sham of travesty. Let us laugh at the absurd caricature of low comedy.


  9. roket says:

    Oops. My reply to TG should have been a stand alone comment. I apologize for the error. I’m not good with my phone and my desktop died.


  10. Mrs BDR just found this on the twittwat machine


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