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Miami-Dade Labor Day Beachgoers, Businesses Face Fines for Mask Violations

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Both individuals and businesses could face hefty fines for violating coronavirus restrictions in Miami-Dade as beachgoers flock to the coast for Labor Day.

Officials in Miami-Dade, one of the areas of Florida hit hardest by the Chinese coronavirus, have warned residents and visitors to adhere to the safety guidelines outlined by the county. Failure to comply with even the most basic face covering requirements could cost hundreds in fines.

“We have fines countywide if you fail to follow the new normal rules,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (R) said. “$100 for individuals, $500 for businesses. Businesses that don’t follow the rules can and will be shut down.”


FL Man Calls For Renaming ‘Boneless Chicken Wings’ at City Council Meeting (Video)


Sometimes you need to stand up for what you believe in, and one Nebraska man did exactly that at a city council meeting where he passionately advocated to change the name of “boneless chicken wings.”

At a Lincoln City Council meeting held on Aug. 31, the man, named Ander Christensen, advocated for “boneless chicken wings” to be given a new name because it’s confusing to children, according to Christensen.

“Lincoln has the opportunity to be a social leader in this country,” Christensen said, in a speech to the council. “We have been casually ignoring a problem that has gotten so out of control, that our children are throwing around names and words, without even understanding their true meaning. Treating things as though they’re normal.”

Fox 35 Orlando

Anti-Trump GOP Group Led by Jeb Bush Aide Will Spend Millions in FL to Help Biden


A group of Republicans who want to rid their party of President Donald Trump is making a hefty investment to turn Florida blue.

And they have help from one of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s former top political strategists.

Officials with Republican Voters Against Trump, a national super PAC, said Monday they would begin a campaign aimed at persuading politically moderate Floridians to back Joe Biden, hopeful that the support of those voters can swing the battleground state — and possibly the presidency — toward the Democratic presidential candidate this fall.

The effort, dubbed “Project Orange Crush,” is expected to spend $8 million to $10 million over the next two months, officials with the group say, and will include TV, social media, and digital ads. It will target nearly a half-million voters in the state, including independents and moderate Republicans who are wary of Trump but have not yet committed to voting for Biden.

Miami Herald

Ron DeSantis: We Will Never Lock Down Again


Former Vice President Joe Biden said that he would lock down America again if he were to win the November election, but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said his state will not shut down again.

Speaking with reporters while visiting Central Florida, DeSantis cited his state’s steep drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations as justifying his position on lockdowns.

“The number of COVID positive patients that are currently hospitalized is down nearly 60 percent statewide from our July peek,” DeSantis said. “We will never do any of these lockdowns again, and I hear people say they’ll shut down the country, and honestly I cringe.”

WPTV reported that “Florida’s new coronavirus cases on Monday dropped below 2,000, the lowest number since June 14.”

Daily Wire

Anti-Trump GOP Group Led by Jeb Bush Aide Will Spend Millions in FL to Help Biden

Tallahassee Police Rule Man Who Pulled Pistol in Viral Protest Confrontation “Lawfully Defended Himself”


No charges have been filed against a Florida man who was pictured in a viral protest video whipping out a gun before being immediately swarmed by police and taken into custody.

In the video, a gang of “peaceful” protesters could be seen pursuing and attacking the man, who was found to be carrying a legal concealed carry permit.

But after reviewing several videos of the incident, investigators with the Tallahasse Police Department ruled that the suspect was carrying a concealed carry permit and that brandishing the weapon was justified given the fact that he was being “attacked”.

The suspect appeared at the Tallahassee protest over the weekend carrying a sign during a demonstration at the state capital. The man soon attracted a crowd who surrounded him and pelted him with curses, until members of the crowd physically lashed out at him.

While several of the protesters told local media that the suspect threw the first punch, the video tells a different story. And police investigating the incident ruled with that.

Zero Hedge

FL Governor “Comfortable” Expanding Theme Park Capacity


During today’s “One Goal, One Florida” theme park roundtable, which took place at Universal Orlando Resort, Governor Ron DeSantis stated that the state of Florida is “comfortable” with expanding capacity at the Central Florida theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort.

Given the current elevated health and safety measures in place at the theme parks, the state deems it safe to increase the amount of people allowed into the parks. During the roundtable, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort park officials spoke on current reopening progress and staffing at the parks. While the trends are favorable for the parks so far after the massive hit of the pandemic, thousands of workers are still on extended furlough.

The conference ended on a favorable note, with characters appearing from Universal Orlando Resort’s Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, but generally brought few new details besides the possibility of expanded capacity at the parks. Do note that neither resort has issued any announcements regarding upped capacity at any of the parks.


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Former City Councilman With Trump/Pence Sign in His Front Yard Murdered


A former city councilman who had a ‘Trump/Pence’ sign in his yard was murdered in his home by a burglar following a “confrontation” in Cocoa, Florida.

75-year-old James Wallen was found by his wife last Friday afternoon and despite medics arriving within minutes, the man was already deceased.

43-year-old Matthew Inklebarger broke into Wallen’s home before killing him and stealing several items, according to police.

“Police said they believe Inklebarger targeted the single-story home, which sits in the scenic community along the oak and palm tree-lined riverside,” reports Florida Today.


Hundreds of Millions of GMO Mosquitoes to be Released in Texas, Florida


Beginning next year, millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in the Florida Keys and in Houston, Texas in an attempt to battle insect-borne diseases such as Zika and Dengue Fever.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans on starting the project on World Mosquito Day, which is Thursday, August 20.

The EPA approved a British biotechnology company that develops GMO insects to assist in insect control called Oxitec to run the project.

The concept is that the all-male genetically modified mosquitoes, named OX5034, carry a special gene that kills any female offspring produced by the GMO insects.

Because female mosquitoes are the only ones that bite humans for blood, this would hypothetically limit the threat they pose to public health.


750 Million GMO Mosquitoes Approved For Release in FL Keys

Scientists Release Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes

Lab-bred Mosquitoes Unleashed in Miami to Combat Virus-Spreading Bugs

750 Million GMO Mosquitoes Approved For Release in FL Keys


A plan to release over 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys in 2021 and 2022 received final approval from local authorities, against the objection of many local residents and a coalition of environmental advocacy groups. The proposal had already won state and federal approval.”

With all the urgent crises facing our nation and the State of Florida — the Covid-19 pandemic, racial injustice, climate change — the administration has used tax dollars and government resources for a Jurassic Park experiment,” said Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessment and Center for Food Safety, in a statement released Wednesday.

“Now the Monroe County Mosquito Control District has given the final permission needed. What could possibly go wrong? We don’t know, because EPA unlawfully refused to seriously analyze environmental risks, now without further review of the risks, the experiment can proceed,” she added.


Scientists Release Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes

Lab-bred Mosquitoes Unleashed in Miami to Combat Virus-Spreading Bugs