Some of these folks are decent people who did something racist and insensitive, thinking it was funny and harmless. Some are racists who did something racist and insensitive, thinking only it was funny.
Florida’s new Republican governor issued a head-spinning executive order calling for a $2.5 billion hike in environmental funding, including increased water-quality monitoring, a purge of septic tanks, and — hang on — a ban on fracking.
Using a tabloid practice known as “catch and kill,” the National Enquirer would buy the exclusive rights to stories of Trump’s extramarital affairs, effectively silencing the accusers while never publishing a word.
President Donald Trump told the Washington Post: “My gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.” Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen lists some brilliant things Trump’s gut has told him in the past.
The repackaged Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, is now pitching himself as an impassioned environmental crusader, a “Teddy Roosevelt conservationist.” It’s hard not to laugh at the Roosevelt line . . .
Florida voters might remember how Gov. Scott and the Republican Legislature shrunk the Department of Environmental Regulation, pauperized and politicized the water management districts, and allow Big Sugar police its own polluting practices.