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THE FLORIDIAN – Florida's morning political read – 4.30.2019 – "Proud Capitalist" Defends 'New' Socialism - Hating The NRA - DeSantis' Water Fight

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
April 30, 2019


Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to "filter" out the toxic algae blooms that have devastated Lake Okeechobee communities. Now the popular gov is beefing up his clean water spec ops task force by appointing five new researchers to help clean up Florida's waterways. READ MORE

BERNIE vs JOE - Self-style Socialist Democrat Bernie Sanders is trying to contrast himself with 2020 Democratic primary frontrunner VP Joe Biden. He's going to have to now that it appears as if the Democratic establishment and Big Unions are backing a Biden bid.

Biden's $6.3 million raised in his first 24 hours of campaigning was a shot across Sanders' political bow.

Sanders and the rest of the field will have to out-left each other and hope to get within striking distance of Biden, but that won't be easy with the likable "Sleepy Joe" Biden

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D), Sen. Kamala Harris, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren,among others, are still pushing congress to conduct an investigation into the Mueller report findings, call for Mueller and others involved to testify before Congress.

SOCIALISM IS NOT SO BAD, RIGHT?“Proud Capitolist” Murphy defends Ocasio-Cortez’s “socialism” by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres:Florida Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D) appears to be walking back her remark where she states her offense to the “whole conversation about socialism.” READ MORE

GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM – "New York Times fails to apologize for anti-Semitic cartoon," by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres:The New York Times didn’t apologize for its “lack of judgement” for publishing an anti-Semitic caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump, but did call the image and its complimenting tropes “offensive.” Read More

IT REALLY IS A SMALL WORLD – Trump: Illegal Immigration is “Like Disneyland now” by The Floridian's Daniel Molina:As tension rises in the border security debate between Republicans and Democrats, the problem becomes an even bigger priority in the upcoming 2020 Presidential election. And, much like his platform in the 2016 Presidential election, President Trump is making a push for immigration reform. READ MORE

MORE DRUGS – "Scott: Drug Trafficking “not only a Colombian problem”by The Floridian's Daniel Molina:In an op-ed for the Miami Herald, Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R) details that Colombian President Ivan Duque sees that his country wants to usher in a new era of conservatism.READ MORE

ALL OVER THE AIRWAVES - Human smugglers are paying for ads that coach potential migrants on how to come to the US. They are making a boatload of cash doing it: by HISPOLITICA READ MORE

WINNING - Japanese automakers are saying that they will invest in US plants. US GDP is way up. by HISPOLITICA READ MORE

HATING THE NRA - Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really hates the NRA, and will not hold her tongue about expressing her true feelings. ByHISPOLITICA READ MORE

YES, YOUR HONOR - "Court argument set in medical marijuana battle" by News Service of Florida:A Tallahassee-based appeals court will hear arguments June 11 in a battle about whether lawmakers and the Florida Department of Health violated a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. The 1st District Court of Appeal issued an order Monday scheduling the oral argumentsREAD MORE

MORE DRUGS, AY - "Canadian drug imports could get go-ahead" by News Service of Florida:TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to allow the state to import prescription drugs from Canada inched closer to passage Friday in the Senate.

The Senate positioned a bill (HB 19) for a vote after adding amendments by Sen. Aaron Bean, a Fernandina Beach Republican who told senators they have two choices: “We can do nothing and next year we will continue to pay the highest prices for drugs on the planet, or we can do something.”READ MORE

FL Senate approves deregulation easing hospital requirements, allowing imported drugs by Miami Herald:The Florida Senate passed a series of healthcare bills Monday that would ease regulations on building or expanding hospitals, allow the state to pursue importing foreign drugs and set standards for insurers to provide some medical services online, setting up the Republican priorities for full passage in the final week of the legislative session. READ MORE

Brevard man indicted for Hurricane Irma fraud, authorities say" by Orlando Sentinel READ MORE

Florida Legislature passes anti-Semitism bill for public schools by Orlando Sentinel READ MORE


If the Democrats don’t give us the votes to change our weak, ineffective and dangerous Immigration Laws, we must fight hard for these votes in the 2020 Election!

-President Donald Trump

Eric Swalwell @ericswalwell

What @realDonaldTrump said this weekend about women and their right to choose was disgusting and dangerous. I will always support a woman's right over her own body, @NARAL and @PPFA.

“-Rep. Eric Swalwell (

"Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts.

Fully funding the VA & hiring to fill the *49k vacancies* is a clear path to improving it - not auctioning off our vet care systems to for-profit companies."-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Unfortunately, all "public systems" have either failed or are failing, including the VA. Maybe she should ask a veteran about his or her's experience with the VA. My father is a vet and has to wait months on end for a single follow up appointment. The VA is broken,needs to be replace, at the very least, streamlined,

More Ocasio-Cortez

AOC supports Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, but maybe not for long. Maduro just announced that his government has just reactivated a Mineral coal mine in his country. Sooooo not very "Green New Deal"

OAS wants more sanctions and use of force against Maduro's regime by El Nuevo Herald

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, on Wednesday called for more economic sanctions and an eventual use of force to resolve the situation in Venezuela, a process he considered "difficult".

Venezuela, plunged into an economic crisis unprecedented in the recent history of the region, since January has been a pulse for power between the interim president Juan Guaidó, recognized by the United States and more than 50 countries, and the ruling Nicolás Maduro, clinging to the charge with support from the military, Russia and China.




 Mario Diaz-Balart @MarioDB

Mario Diaz-Balart Retweeted Steve Scalise

I’m beyond proud of my staffer, Enrique Padron, for sharing his personal story of the horrors he faced while living under #socialism in #Cuba.


Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell @RepDMP

During my health care tour of #FL26, I saw how high drug prices are hurting families in my community. Today I spoke of the importance of lowering drug prices for all Americans to make our country healthier and help Americans keep more of their paychecks. #ProtectOurCare


Boca boating bash - 14 arrested

A year after a man drowned at the annual Boca Bash on Lake Boca, boatloads of revelers returned Sunday for this year’s installment of the party on the water. There was plenty of sun, plenty of water and plenty of alcohol.

Boca Raton police reported 14 arrests by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at the event, including 12 for boating under the influence, one for a drug-related charge and one for a domestic matter.

FWC had no additional information regarding the arrests.

“FWC officers are constantly on the lookout for impaired operators and these operators will face arrest if found to be operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” spokeswoman Carol Lyn Parrish said. READ MORE

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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