Posted On: Monday - February 22nd 2021 1:41PM MST
In Topics:   Liberty/Libertarianism  US Feral Government  Kung Flu Stupidity  Zhou Bai Dien
That above is supposed to be a reference to the NY Daily News headline Ford to City "Drop Dead" from 45 years back, in reference to New York City's request for bail-out money from the US Government.
Now, on this one, I was so excited to read what I'll post below that it made my week! OTOH, it's hard to find out whether this phone conversation really went like this or not. I don't go for the "it's too good not to be true, so we'll publish it anyway" bit. It's not really that we could get sued [STFU!! PS Legal Dept.] I don't want to purposefully spread false information. Look to the bottom for more on this.*
We get this short post about a conference call conversation between Florida Governor Rick DeSantis on the one side and the President, his people, and a bunch of medical muckety-mucks on the other from Real Raw News. Written by one Michael Baxter, this great read (only 1 to 2 minutes) is something I'd like to paste in whole. However, I'll just give a brief background. The background is that the State of Florida has one of the few anti-Panic Governors. Because the next panic season, "New Strains!", in 3-D, is coming out to a school, playground, or small business near you, the medical experts, backed up by China-puppet Zhou Bai Dien, are on Florida's case.
There is obviously a strong partisan political component of this conflict. DeSantis is a Republican and was a Trump supporter. The panickers of the US Feral Gov't don't like how Florida has taken this all kind of easy. They don't like the results, which don't match the experts' finely-tuned models. The results, healthy people living their lives pretty normally (in a State with an extraordinary number of old people, no less!) must be wrong. The Feral officials want to make an example out of Florida, and they know that tourism is a big part of Florida's economy. Therefore, they want to implement some extra-Constitutional restrictions (more than we have now? Unpossible!) These involve travel into or out of the State of Florida. We pick up the conversation from there:
Florida had arrested the spread of Covid-19, DeSantis argued, and accused Biden of targeting Republican states that supported Donald Trump.[My bolding, for a bold man.]
“Florida absolutely will not comply,” DeSantis repeated. “Instituting a travel ban or restriction of movement would be a gross example of federal overreach with no grounding in law or science. We have Covid-19 in check, and you’re trying to exert unlawful authority over our state and its people,” he chided Biden.
Biden then tacitly threatened to withhold federal funding and to deny Florida access to Covid-19 vaccinations.
“C’mon, man, Florida needs our help, and you need vaccines, which are hard to come by, isn’t that right, Dr. Fauci,” Biden said.
The “Deep State” doctor replied in the affirmative, telling DeSantis that he expects the prevalence of the UK variant to double or triple every week to 10 days.
“Governor, do you want to be responsible for reinfecting the nation? Truth is, we don’t even know how effective current vaccines are against the UK strain.”
DeSantis told Dr. Fauci he trusted his own state health authorities over financially incentivized federal officials.
“How much do you stand to earn from these vaccines, Dr. Fauci? And, Joe, if you continue with this course of action, I will authorize the state National Guard to protect the movement of Floridians,” DeSantis said.
“Address me as Mr. President or President Biden,” Biden said.
“I will not, and you can go fuck yourself,”DeSantis said before hanging up.
OK, let me make this clear: It should not be the most exciting thing in the world hearing about a guy talking back to the President, as if the President were the King. He's just the elected, honestly or NOT, head of the Federal Gov't Executive Branch. That not respecting him in person*** is a big deal is how it does seem to be going though, as we noted recently in The Farewell to Kings didn't take.
Because of one of the many evils of Constitutional Amendment XVI**, the flow of the money, local and State officials bow to the whims of our Feral officials. Now, with Governor DeSantis getting direct threats from the Feral Gov't to the economy of Florida, he is arranging to fight them. Telling the President to go fuck himself is a great start.
I am not exaggerating when I say this news made my week. I've not had a man-crush on anyone ever, as far as I can recall, but this is as close as it gets.
PS: Unless I find out that this conversation did not happen beforehand, I'll be looking up the office of the Governor of Florida later and writing possibly even a snail-mail letter in thanks - something he could hang in his office.
* Here is the text from just under the post on that Real Raw News site (their bolding, all the way):
Addendum: We are aware that various so-called fact checking agencies are disputing our account of the telephone call, claiming that the governor’s office has denied the event happened. These so-called fact checking parties are run by the Democratic Deep State. Real Raw News stands by our story and its source, and we would love to see DeSantis comment on it personally.Theses "agencies" in question may be Snopes or a few others I checked out. None of them have had any quotations from officials denying this conversation. I found this story from Mr. Hail's comment under his most recent blog post, and before that, he got it from the Kunstler blog. (We discussed a post from Mr. Kunstler's blog before called Cluster-Fuck Nation****.) Mr. Hail added:
Michael Baxter, editor of Real Raw News, has now repeatedly said he believes it is authentic, stands by his source, source has provided him correct info in the past.If Peak Stupidity learns that this is surely made up, we will note that at the top of this post and maybe make a quick correction post.
** See # 1, top of the list of evils, and, for more background on Amendment XVI, Part 1 and Part 2.
*** Though this somehow didn't apply to Donald Trump.
**** We've already ruined the family-friendliness of this particular post, so the rest are free, as they say!