Monthly Archives: August 2021

“The Drag Effect”: Dragging and Discourse in the Digital Age

Editors note: Earlier this week, The Florida Squeeze ran a post on DeSantis and Regeneron. We linked to several tweets about potential donations impacting DeSantis advocacy of the treatment , but the story was more focused on the angle that The Governor was mimicking Mike Lindell’s cheap TV pitches. However, we did mention the potential […]

Recently released TFS nature short videos

The great masking debate just one small element of Florida’s emerging failed-state evolution

Friday was yet another crazy day in Florida’s failing war against COVID and descent into a failed state where the Governor acts as an authoritarian yet allows anarchy to reign in localities all in the name of “freedom.” Here’s what happened in case you missed it. The Florida Board of Education gave Alachua and Broward […]

Did the State Board of Education’s Kangaroo Court embolden other school districts to defy DeSantis mask order?

Tuesday’s performative art-driven Kangaroo Court Board of Education emergency meeting resolved to crush any rebellion against Governor DeSantis’ July Executive Order banning mask mandates in schools. The meeting as we discussed previously on this site was a three-hour demonstration of bullying, misogyny and autocracy. Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran whose hard-edged autocratic style made him […]

Florida politics during the Civil War

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the important Government figures and politics during the Civil War in Florida. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free which enable you to subscribe and listen […]

The Florida Board of Education’s three hours of misogyny and demagoguery should awaken the masses to the creeping autocracy we live in (but it probably won’t)

Tuesday afternoon, The Florida Board of Education met in an “emergency meeting” called by Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. The subject discussed: The temerity of two local school districts (Alachua and Broward) to listen to the parents, children, teachers and staff they represent and impose a mask mandate. Corcoran has taken center stage in the […]

Why is the Governor acting as a cheap pitchman for an antibody treatment (that may not be effective against the Delta variant)?

Governor DeSantis has not spoken once in the last several days publicly (to our knowledge, of course many of Governor’s events aren’t announced to the media so who knows about private get-together’s for right-wing activists) about vaccines and he has continued his war on masking, using preemption and extra-constitutional means to stop local governments, School […]

Lefty Lounge with Brook Hines – Premier episode Kartik Krishnaiyer on Afghanistan and Ron DeSantis

Kartik Krishnaiyer joins Brook Hines to discuss the media’s war fever in the wake of President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal. Also discussed is Kartik’s view as to why Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 handling and creeping authoritarianism makes him most dangerous elected official of his lifetime.

TFS + – War Inc. The US TV news media targets President Biden

The same cable news networks and talking head-driven Sunday public affairs shows that aided and abetted the US march to war in Iraq with uncritical coverage and overt cheer-leading for the Pentagon are back! The Iraq War is today is most often blamed on Dick Cheney, Tony Blair and the late Don Rumsfeld. Sure they […]

Florida Squeeze natural Florida videos

Over on our YouTube page we’ve been featuring videos about natural beauty in Florida over the course of the last few months. Here is a sampling: