Monthly Archives: February 2022

DeSantis performative CPAC speech highlighted by immaturity and childish commentary

Ron DeSantis descent into deeply anti-intellectual and non-serious public official reached a new low point Thursday with his speech at CPAC in Orlando. Here are some select childish quotes I have picked out: “Florida has defeated Faucism” ” Florida has rejected the biomedical security state.” ” I refused to let this state descend into some […]

CPAC 2021 flashback – Governor Ron DeSantis kicks off Soviet weekend in Orlando

As we prepare to hear Dear Leader DeSantis remarks at CPAC 2022, a reminder of this 2021 speech in this flashback post… CPAC 2021 opened its first full day Friday morning, with a video about alleged election fraud before turning the stage over to opening remarks from Florida’s GOP Governor Ron DeSantis. The video was […]

Video: Mission San Luis de Apalachee entrance

Today, we air the first of what will be an extensive video series on the Mission San Luis de Apalachee which will accompany our ongoing Florida History Podcast series on colonial Florida, Albion Florida.

CPAC 22: Uniting the pro-Putin right with the pro-Putin left

CPAC 2022 returns to Orlando for a second successive year, as Governor Ron DeSantis along with his media allies have made Florida the epicenter of American “conservatism” which is in reality a rejection of traditional conservatism. The conference will kick off Thursday and in addition to Governor DeSantis, one of the featured speakers will be […]

DeSantis Congressional map makes war on Tallahassee and Leon County

This past week, as I spoke to folks of importance in Tallahassee and Leon County Government, a reality dawned upon me. Governor Ron DeSantis congressional map proposal, an unprecedented foray into the reapportionment process for a Florida Governor, isn’t just about partisanship or race as had been claimed, but about something else – dismembering the […]

Say Gay week at TFS – the DeSantis agenda of dividing Floridians must be countered

Don’t be shy and don’t fall into the trap of the DeSantis Republicans whose goal is to divide Floridians, by turning neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend and family member against family member. As with Covid, where DeSantis’ strategy was to divide people and break our Florida community (which he was successful at doing) and […]

Red Storm Receding – The limits of Putin’s ambitions

While most of the world focuses on Russia and Ukraine a consequential situation is evolving in resource rich Central Asia.  In January 2022, Vladimir Putin’s troops helped crush protestors in Kazakhstan.  His efforts to rebuild the former Soviet Empire may appear unstoppable.  But profound changes in the region mean time and tide are moving against […]

Building the Castillo de San Marcos

On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss the events in the 1600’s that led the Spanish Crown to build a permanent fort in St Augustine after allowing the capital of La Florida to remain vulnerable to attack for over a 100 years. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple […]

Presidents Day – Enjoy TFS Documentaries

For President’s Day 2022, check out our TFS Documentaries on the 1960, 1976 and 1992 Presidential Campaigns as well as some Florida specific documentaries.

Biden’s infrastructure law delivers for Florida commercial airports

Thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, commercial and general aviation airports across Florida will receive a total of $1.2 billion in federal funding over the next five years. In 2022, alone major Florida commercial airports will receive the following financing. $21,711,252 for Tampa International Airport (TPA) $42,461,693 for Miami International Airport (MIA) $44,055,710 for […]