Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

TFS+ – A walking tour of a Pelican Island NWR trail

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is the nation’s original National Wildlife Refuge. It was designated in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt to help protect Egrets and other birds being hunted to obtain feathers for stylish hats. The refugee is located in Indian River County just south of Sebastian Inlet. VIDEO PHOTOS This video will be […]

JetBlue counters Spirit rejection: They up the ante and launch information war

Governor Ron DeSantis made an issue of Twitter’s board letting down its shareholders while initially rejecting Elon Musk’s offer. Twitter is based in California. Yet DeSantis stayed silent while Spirit, a Florida-based corporation had a board which very clearly and deliberately rejected what most analysts see as a better merger offer from jetBlue in favor […]

Delta resuming Orlando-Amsterdam amid lots of cuts elsewhere

Delta will resume Amsterdam-Orlando service in winter, a seasonal route that will operate through March 2023. The route is targeted toward European visitors to Central Florida, particularly British visitors who can conveniently avoid London’s messy Heathrow by jumping on a KLM flight from a secondary UK point and then transferring to Delta’s service. KLM and […]

Cord Byrd appointment a dangerous escalation of the war on voting and cultural programs

Rep. Cord Byrd (R-Neptune Beach) has been appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis as Secretary of State replacing Laurel Lee who resigned apparently to seek the new Tampa Bay-area Congressional seat that is anchored in eastern Hillsborough County. Secretary Lee, has from my vantage point done a good job maintaining the Department of State’s commitment to […]

Green Mountain scenic overlook

No we don’t have mountains in Florida, but we do have some decent scenic overlooks from 200 ft or so high, like this one in Lake County.

Kat Cammack joins the House Scoundrel Caucus

Despite her right-wing politics and MAGA positions, I thought Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-Gainesville), who after all worked in both Congress and political campaigns was too sophisticated to begin behaving like Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Green, Andy Biggs or Paul Gosar. Well, I was wrong. Nothing is too low for this generation of GOPers. Keep in […]

DeSantis loses in court again – court to order a new Congressional Map

While much of the focus on Governor DeSantis brazen and unprecedented foray into Congressional Redistricting had to do with potential violations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his plan as we repeatedly discussed on this site ran terribly afoul of the Fair Districts Amendment to the Constitution. Leon County Circuit Court Judge Layne Smith, […]

Governor DeSantis career of attacks on reproductive freedom

Governor DeSantis loves to use “freedom” as some sort of cheap tag line to project when he bans books or prohibits businesses from regulating their workplaces for health and safety as they see fit. On the issue of reproductive freedom, DeSantis has been particularly bad through the years, both as a member of Congress and […]

Lincoln Project targets DeSantis book ban in new Ad

The American Revolution in West Florida front

In our latest edition of the Albion Florida series of The Florida History Podcast, we focus on the the push to liberate West Florida. For years it was ignored by history books, but recently scholars of the revolution have begun to emphasize the importance of fighting along the Gulf Coast of North America in discussions […]