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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis doubted the validity of a news article reporting that Florida requested hundreds of ventilators from the federal government amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state.

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The Florida Department of Health indicated in a statement to the Washington Examiner it was responsible for the ventilator request.

"The Florida Department of Health reviews health care needs statewide on a consistent basis as part of [the National Strategic Stockpile] program, which is under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services," an agency spokesperson said in a statement. "The Department routinely works with the federal government to ensure adequate resources are available and ready to be distributed at all times, as done with this recent request."


After all, DeSantis has to keep up his image as someone who doesn't need to ask for help from other states or the federal government, and that he only does things his way.

OCU

#1 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-08-10 11:53 PM | Reply

We have a lot of stuff that we stockpiled over the last year and a half through the department of emergency management.

Now why would you go and do something like that, DeSantis?

Wouldn't be surprised if his next EO was banning hospitals from accepting out of state assistance. Cuz FreDumZ!

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-11 12:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

His next EO is to ban hospitals from using masks. In the operating room. "Infection is just a myth!"

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-11 12:30 AM | Reply

Honestly, the stupidity has gotten so deep he might just do that and Florida would probably follow along.

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-11 12:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

DeSantis certainly checks the GQP "sociopath" qualifications box.

#5 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-08-11 07:42 AM | Reply

... I haven't been notified of that. ...

Could it be that Florida health officials are keeping Gov DeSantis out of the loop because they know of his apparent lack of concern about the health of the good citizens of Florida?


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-11 09:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Why republicans think they need to help the virus kill more Americans is beyond me.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-08-11 11:43 AM | Reply

Meanwhile, there's a mass exodus from California and New York to red states. Stupid red states.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-11 11:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

www.foxbusiness.com

#9 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-11 11:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#8 - wow was that ever the most pathetic and obvious deflection EVER! LMAO!

------' DeSantis - We'd be so much better off if he'd just get out of the way. You know it's bad when the frikken Washington Examiner is the source on a story about Republican DeSantis.

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-11 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

California Exodus Myth

#11 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2021-08-11 12:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

www.theladders.com

Disney becomes just the latest in a long series of businesses abandoning California for greener pastures. The California Policy Center has documented an extensive list of celebrities and enterprises to leave the state due to its high taxes and unfriendly business climate. This includes major corporations like Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Palantir, Dole Food, Nestle, Toyota, and many others, moving thousands of jobs out of California. Notable celebrities and entrepreneurs including Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, and Ben Shapiro have all left the state in recent years as well.
In fact, California's population declined in 2020 for the first time in years. The 2,000 Disney employees relocated to Florida will likely meet many other ex-Californians there.
There's simply no denying the fact that wealth, businesses, and people are pouring out of California. And there's not much mystery around what's motivating the exodus, either. California has the 8th-highest state and local tax burden, according to the Tax Foundation. And it's ranked as having the 2nd-worst " yes, seriously " business tax climate.

But yeah, let's focus on ventilators.

#12 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-11 12:00 PM | Reply

But yeah, let's focus on ventilators.

#12 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Well done! Here is your deflection cookie!

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-08-11 12:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Well done! Here is your deflection cookie!

#13 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2021-08-11 12:01 PM

Looks like Florida is in high demand. You can have the cookie, you'll be needing it more than me.

#14 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-11 12:04 PM | Reply

@#8 ... there's a mass exodus from California and New York to red states. ...

The much-discussed California exodus' isn't real, study finds
www.theguardian.com


#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-11 12:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Looks like Florida is in high demand. "

You see what you want to see I guess. I still prefer California as do many others (40 million?) who prefer not to have to burn our furniture in order to stay warm.

Red staters love predicting the demise of California.

And Californians love proving them wrong.

Our freaking budget surplus is nearly as big as Florida's entire budget.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-08-11 12:20 PM | Reply

@#14 ... Looks like Florida is in high demand. ...

With all those people you assert are moving to Florida from blue states, and with Gov DeSantis killing off the Republicans in Florida, could Florida turn blue in the near future?



#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-11 12:20 PM | Reply

Another viewpoint...

Hospitals run low on nurses as they get swamped with COVID
apnews.com

...The rapidly escalating surge in COVID-19 infections across the U.S. has caused a shortage of nurses and other front-line staff in virus hot spots that can no longer keep up with the flood of unvaccinated patients and are losing workers to burnout and lucrative out-of-state temporary gigs.

Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oregon all have more people hospitalized with COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic, and nursing staffs are badly strained.

In Florida, virus cases have filled so many hospital beds that ambulance services and fire departments are straining to respond to emergencies. Some patients wait inside ambulances for up to an hour before hospitals in St. Petersburg, Florida, can admit them -- a process that usually takes about 15 minutes, Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton said....

[emphasis mine]


#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-11 12:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Coronavirus Doesn't Care What Party Your Lungs Belong To (March 2020)
www.psychologytoday.com

#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-11 12:35 PM | Reply

Meanwhile, there's a mass exodus from California and New York to red states. Stupid red states.

#8 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Largely a myth for CA.

In any case, the last laugh will be ours.

Without wealthy blue states give states like FL money to pay their bills, "C-c-conservative" governance is a failure.

Which is why we're seeing massive failures in Texas and Florida right now with COVID spikes where they're, surprise surprise, demanding help from a government they do nothing but deride.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-11 12:36 PM | Reply

Biden should hold a press conference to call the governor's office and ask if he wants the damn ventilator handout or not.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-11 01:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Let me be clear, I don't know anything about any ventilators."

*forklifts with pallets of boxes marked "ventilator" pass by in background*

#22 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2021-08-11 01:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

Meanwhile, there's a mass exodus from California and New York to red states. Stupid red states.

#8 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

You people have been crying "mass exodus!" and "fleeing!" for decades. These places would have been empty by now yet their populations remain roughly the same or higher.

#23 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2021-08-11 01:10 PM | Reply

Well, in terms of retired people, it is no myth that people are leaving California at a very high rate. Our money goes twice or three times as far in --------- like Florida and Texas. Of course people who will be living on a fixed income are looking for cheapo locations to re-settle. The age old sacrifice of quality of life for better economic security. And for those of you with any brains it should be obvious that this is both a criticism and a sad commentary on places like Florida and Texas, - not praise by any standard sense of the word.

#24 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-08-11 01:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Governor DeathSquad doesn't know about the ventilator request, but I'll wager he knows the count of dead snakes in this year's just-ended python hunt. He's got his priorities, and keeping Floridians alive is not among them...

#25 | Posted by catdog at 2021-08-11 01:53 PM | Reply

Jesus wept...this crap is just stupid.

#26 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-08-11 02:21 PM | Reply

"There's simply no denying the fact that wealth, businesses, and people are pouring out of California."

California recently set its record for revenue.
www.politico.com

That "denies" the claimed "fact" quite nicely. It also exposes the author as a partisan hack who believes his audience is too stupid to know the truth.

#27 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-11 02:28 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by LampLighter

They are no doubt keeping him in the dark if they really are trying to help people. I mean look at his track record.

Or then again maybe he doesn't want to know? Given his tinkering with the reported cases numbers and such history. #IgnoranceIsBliss

#28 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-08-11 02:50 PM | Reply

Rick Wilson was saying that DeathSentence's assistant posted his schedule for today, no calls to CDC, NIH, Doctors, hospitals, the state health department or anybody else with anything to do with the pandemic, so he is out of the loop. I'm sure somebody requested those vents because there is an obvious need. It's sad old Ron DeathSentence is, like Dotard before him, more concerned about electoral politics than he is about kids in his state dying a horrible death, unnecessary death to pay for run for POTUS.

#29 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-08-11 05:00 PM | Reply

GUNSLINGER

DeSantis really had no choice if he plans to run on the Republican ticket in 2024 ~ either as the nominee (when Trump flames out) or as the V.P. (if Trump is the nominee). The GOP is 100% behind Trump financially. If DeSantis didn't tow the line, he'd be out in the cold.

It's hard to believe but this is what the Republican Party has come to these days. No sacrifice is too big. I'm sure they think 2024 is their golden opportunity to finish the job Trump started. Also, it's not surprising that the Republican members of Congress are in complete agreement, although probably a little more shaky about what they're getting into. If "congress" continues to exist at all, they'll be mere paid bobbleheads for the ruling Republicans.

We might as well accept the fact that the Republican Party is no longer the "Grand Ol' Party" or the party of the people. They're going down a whole 'nuther path in hopes of becoming the ruling party forever. Call it a dictatorship or a Unitary Executive, or whatever, the goal is the same. They want to destroy America as a constitutional republic. Should they succeed the consequences will be horrific. Opposition will not be tolerated ~ such as we see happening in Russia.

#30 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-08-12 06:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

www.foxbusiness.com

#9 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

This is from February.

#31 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-08-12 12:31 PM | Reply

www.theladders.com
Disney becomes just the latest in a long series of businesses abandoning California for greener pastures. The California Policy Center has documented an extensive list of celebrities and enterprises to leave the state due to its high taxes and unfriendly business climate. This includes major corporations like Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Palantir, Dole Food, Nestle, Toyota, and many others, moving thousands of jobs out of California. Notable celebrities and entrepreneurs including Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, and Ben Shapiro have all left the state in recent years as well.
In fact, California's population declined in 2020 for the first time in years. The 2,000 Disney employees relocated to Florida will likely meet many other ex-Californians there.
There's simply no denying the fact that wealth, businesses, and people are pouring out of California. And there's not much mystery around what's motivating the exodus, either. California has the 8th-highest state and local tax burden, according to the Tax Foundation. And it's ranked as having the 2nd-worst " yes, seriously " business tax climate.
But yeah, let's focus on ventilators.

#12 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

And yet the California economy continues to boom... odd.

No. 1 Economy in the country. www.bloomberg.com

The reason we are focusing on ventilators is because this is about Florida hospitals being full and Florida killing its citizens. Lovely job trying to change the subject and still getting the other subject wrong.

#32 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-08-12 12:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Meanwhile, there's a mass exodus from California and New York to red states. Stupid red states.

#8 | Posted by BellRinger

Funny how financial disasters (that occurred under republicans) make people move to cheaper less desirable places.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-12 12:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

But yeah, let's focus on ventilators.

#12 | Posted by BellRinger

Yeah because that's what this thread is about.

Funny that you're desperate to try and argue instead that the world's 5th largest economy is a failure.

Let me know when california elects a con man worshipping moron who bans businesses and schools from protecting children from a pandemic.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-08-12 12:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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