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Wednesday, September 06, 2023

A Florida Panhandle lawmaker has filed the "Right to Rock Act," for the 2024 session of the Legislature. Rep. Joel Rudman, R-Navarre, wants to prohibit the cancellation of performances because of an artist's social media comments or their political affiliation. HB 15 would forbid entertainment venues that have accepted taxpayer funding to cancel contracts for a live presentation by a singer, musicians, dancers, comedians, and actors for their social media behavior and/or politics. Rudman is a Mississippi born physician who became politically active during the COVID-19 pandemic. He took to Facebook Live presentations to argue against masks and other government mandates and testified before legislative committees on behalf of a proposal to protect practitioners' speech.

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"I didn't go into politics; politics went into medicine," Rudman told the Pensacola News Journal when he announced his campaign for the state house in 2022.

Rudman won the GOP 2022 primary for an open seat with 16,000 votes, faced no Democratic opposition, and is a candidate for re-election next year.

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This man is a nut.

No surprise garbage like this appeals to losers like "gracie".

#1 | Posted by Angrydad at 2023-09-06 09:07 PM | Reply

Where did I say I was supporting the man? I do support the act. The answer is very simple. If you want to run your venue as you see fit, then don't take tax dollars that I contribute to. See how easy that is m? A win-win for everybody!

#2 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2023-09-06 09:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why is so much of the article about him being an antivaxxer?

Seems like it's his entire identity.

This article reads like desperation to be noticed by someone with bigger aspirations in politics.

Especially considering he won an open seat and was unopposed. I doubt anyone knew who he was.

He wants to pass a law banning public venues from breaking contracts?

YeeHaw! You're in the news! Go do it congressman!

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-09-06 09:37 PM | Reply

More free market capitalist republicans telling private business what they can do with their businesses based on political positions.

If republicans weren't hypocrites they'd be nothing at all.

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-09-06 09:41 PM | Reply

they should call this the "Can't Cancel Nazi's Act"

Republicans are scum.

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-09-06 09:44 PM | Reply

It's nice to see the posters that failed reading comprehension. If they want to be a private company, then don't take tax dollars to help run it.

#6 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2023-09-06 09:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Easy fix, don't hire them in the first place.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-09-06 09:50 PM | Reply

It's nice to see the posters that failed reading comprehension. If they want to be a private company, then don't take tax dollars to help run it.

#6 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Just so your clear, when nazis use these facilities, you know, like college campuses and the facilities are no longer able to deny said nazis from performing, you, being a Florida resident, will be subsidizing nazis. You get that right? that the objectively abhorrent people being denied access to private venues are being denied access because they are abhorrent. People like Milo Yiannopolis who advocates for pedophilia or Nick Fuentes who was "canceled" at CPAC.

You understand that the impact of this law would be to fund these abhorrent people, right? By not permitting vendors to deny them engagements.

That will be YOUR money.

Of course, YOU don't have a problem with that, but then again conservatives really don't have a problem with pedophilia.

#8 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-09-06 09:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Easy fix, don't hire them in the first place.

#7 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Not always easy to identify the nazis.

Take Pearl Davis, she is a conservative anti-feminist "influencer"-your basic right wing hate filled nutjob. But, welllll, one day she posts on twitter a tweet of herself singing a song defending hitler and nazi conspiracy theories.

Shouldn't a vendor be able to take that into consideration into whether or not to cancel her appearance at a subsequent event she was scheduled to appear at? I mean she is posting nazi ----. Shouldn't, say a public school with a significant jewish population have the ability to say, you know, you're not permitted to come here since you are singing nazi songs in public. Don't you think that is reasonable?

#9 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-09-06 10:03 PM | Reply

All they need is for a few contracted performers to go full flaming woke on them and they'll take this bill out and shoot it in the head.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-09-06 10:08 PM | Reply

"If they want to be a private company, then don't take tax dollars to help run it."

Every Republican Senator on line #1.

Every Democratic Senator on line #2.

Bernie on line #3

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2023-09-06 10:11 PM | Reply

you ... will be subsidizing nazis.

What, "will be"?

She already does.

Through her campaign contributions.

American Nazis are part of the Republican Party.

Some more openly than others.

Considering knowing there are Nazis in the Republican Party hasn't convinced them to leave the party yet.

You can bet they support Nazis.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-09-06 10:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I do support the act. The answer is very simple. If you want to run your venue as you see fit, then don't take tax dollars that I contribute to."

#2 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Congratulations on supporting a proposal that is in clear violation of freedom of association by compelling businesses to associate with certain acts they may discover a distaste for.
But hey, as long as we are going to violate the rights of businesses that accept tax incentives or does business with the government then let's ban political donations and government lobbying by them.

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-09-06 10:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"you, being a Florida resident, will be subsidizing nazis. You get that right?"

GracieAmazed do you get that?

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-09-06 11:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Nazis gonna nazi

#15 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-09-06 11:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If they want to be a private company, then don't take tax dollars to help run it.
#6 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Does your morality distinguish between getting tax breaks, which means more money in the bank, vs. getting tax dollars, which means more money in the bank?

Or is a law that gives business more money in the bank morally different than a law that gives business more money in the bank?

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-09-06 11:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Time to start booking shows in some of these mega churches.

#17 | Posted by memyselfini at 2023-09-07 11:25 AM | Reply

"If they want to be a private company, then don't take tax dollars to help run it."

Using that logic, government should have control over Exxon and Amazon.

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2023-09-07 11:30 AM | Reply

The questions got too hard for GracieAmazed. But she did flag my question about her morals as "funny" because she has none.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-09-07 12:17 PM | Reply

Gracie is doing a victory lap on the nooner claiming everyone on this thread is either a paid poster or a SockPuppet.

She is emblematic of today's Trump ------- Republican who has to live in an imaginary world in order to maintain their worldview.
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#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-09-07 12:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Remember the good old days where you got a vacation for bringing the Nooner to a thread? Right about the time you had to sign up to join the Nooner when the Google ads were removed from the Nooner. Clown left out the third class, the post content protected, which is where he falls into outside the Nooner. What a crybaby.

#21 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2023-09-07 12:30 PM | Reply

What a crybaby.
#21 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

You referring to your own post #21?

Cause, what a cry baby you are.

Posted more wahh wahh than responses to this thread you created and ran from.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-09-07 12:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And poof.

Disappeared into the wind, like the smelly fart she is.

#23 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-09-07 12:37 PM | Reply

... HB 15 would forbid entertainment venues that have accepted taxpayer funding to cancel contracts for a live presentation by a singer, musicians, dancers, comedians, and actors for their social media behavior and/or politics. ...

What if the person or persons have espoused hateful speech and/or violence towards others on their social media accounts?

Would the venues be required to allow them to perform?




#24 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-09-07 12:51 PM | Reply

It's the Right to be a Racist ------- Act.

#25 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-09-08 01:09 PM | Reply

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