By Roger Stone
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has garnered national publicity by trumpeting his bold move to ban the masking of children in the Florida public schools. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with Governor DeSantis, the reality of what is happening today in Florida is much different. In fact, today approximately 1,642,700 students are still required to wear masks – the use of which is illegal, unscientific, and medically meaningless. School Boards in Lake County, Polk County, Volusia County, Lee County, Orange County, Miami-Dade County, Hillsborough County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Duval County, are thumbing their noses at the Governor and forcing school children to wear masks.
While it is true that some of these counties have a opt-out for high school students, children in elementary schools and middle school are still required to wear masks.
While it is true that Governor DeSantis has fined these counties for their refusal to obey State law, those fines are beginning to be paid for by the Biden Administration! Why hasn’t the Governor fired these recalcitrant School Board members?
DeSantis fired Sheriff Scott Israel who had not been convicted of a crime but whom the Governor concluded was guilty of gross mismanagement that resulted in the death of the kids at Parkland. He fired several Board of Elections supervisors but whether his replacements are any better is still an open question. In fact, Wendy Sartory Link, the woman Governor DeSantis appointed as Supervisor Of Elections in Palm Beach County took $6.8 million to cook the last election from Mark Zuckerberg. DeSantis appointee Link never announced this payoff. Thanks, Ron!
As Governor of the Sunshine State, Ron DeSantis has the absolute authority to fire any school board member guilty of misconduct- in this case violation of State law but while Ron DeSantis talks the talk; he rarely walks the walk.
After I challenged the Governor to put his presidential campaign on hold and focus on the important issues facing Florida, and specifically called on him to audit and purge the current Florida voters list of the at least one million phantom voters currently on the rolls, Governor DeSantis responded by announcing the creation of a new department to “investigate election fraud and prosecute it,” in the Governor’s announcement, he also said that he would oppose drop boxes where voters could drop off their absentee ballots or early votes.
Those jackals in the media who say that I called on the Governor to audit the last election, a election Donald Trump won, misrepresent my demand. I am concerned about the next election not the last one.
PolitiFact, a fake news media site, claims that I am incorrect regarding the existence of one million phantom voters on the Florida rolls. That would only be true for someone who didn’t believe in the laws of mathematical probability. Prior to my Soviet-style showtrial, PolitiFact accurately reported that there was no evidence of my collusion with the Russians, only to retract that factual statement after hordes of deranged leftists blasted them on Twitter. They were wrong and have to be fact-checked.
In fact on November 3, 2020, only by court order Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s last remaining redacted section of his final report, released only because of a lawsuit against the DOJ by Buzzfeed, could not sugarcoat the fact that he had “found no factual evidence” of my involvement in Russian collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration or involvement in the phishing and publication of John podesta’s e-mails. Needless to say, this proves PolitiFact’s claim to the contrary was false and that, based on this revelation, there was never any motive for me to lie to Congress. This information was specifically withheld from my defense attorneys by the judge in my case. Needless to say, the Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Washington Post and the New York Times have all failed to report this troubling detail. Roger Stone did nothing wrong!
PolitiFact has no credibility and reporter Amy Sherman, is, shall we say, way past her prime. Jim Defede of CBS tried this bullshit on me as well and I had to bitch-slap him on air. There were over two million votes cast by mail in the last election. A sample of 10,000 of them, in which 20% were found to be nonexistent, would accurately predict a total of 1.6 million counterfeit “registrants.” Evidently the people who deny science when they claim Hydroxychloroquine is not effective in treating Covid-19 now also deny the existence of mathematics. The ability of “news outlets” like PolitiFact and CBS to lie with a straight face is as Maggie Haberman of The New York Times would say, “really something.”
The rant against drop boxes by Governor Ron DeSantis, who appears to be getting dietary advice from Chris Christie, is particularly ironic given that DeSantis himself signed them into law when he authorized a 2019 election law package (SB 7066), and then signed a subsequent measure in May to regulate the very drobox voting that he authorized but railed about last week.
This is yet another example of Ron DeSantis being quick with the press release but slow on delivering on his promises.
How ironic that the very same day DeSantis once again grabbed the headline with the creation of his new department to crackdown on voter fraud, it was revealed again by investigative journalist Laura Loomer, that Secretary of State, Laurel M Lee – who was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019 – attended a meeting with 67 other supervisors of election that violated Florida’s Sunshine laws as the meeting was neither made public nor was open to the public. This illegal meeting included the top official of the Dominion voting machine company. That’s your Secretary of State, Ron, operating in secret.
How much time Governor DeSantis is actually spending on the job, and how many days he is spending outside the state fundraising for his prospective presidential campaign, is a question that is difficult to answer. Ron DeSantis is the first Governor since Lawton Chiles who does not publish his daily schedule in the morning, and when he does publish it, it only includes his official duties or travels in the state of Florida. I believe that an accurate analysis may show that he is spending more time out of state to raise money to run for President than he is as Governor.
DeSantis would not endorse Donald Trump for President in 2016 even after Trump had secured the Presidential nomination! In fact, Ron endorsed Trump only after Trump was elected President, then scurried to defend Trump in the Russian collusion hoax on FOX to supercharge his run for Governor. As a Trump loyalist, I am certain of the facts.
President Donald Trump’s endorsement for Governor in the Republican primary propelled DeSantis to the Republican nomination . Given that Ron DeSantis really owes his election to President Donald Trump – who literally dragged DeSantis over the finish line after Desantis lost two debates to Democrat challenger Andrew Gillum – DeSantis’ refusal to commit to serving all four years of his second term and his obvious plan to abandon the State of Florida to challenge Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination marks him as both the opportunist and ingrate that he is.
If DeSantis doesn’t eliminate the current fraud that permeates the Florida voter rolls and fire and replace those school board members who are violating state law regarding the ban on mask mandate and commit to fulfill serve all four years of a second term, he may not win one.
Note- Counties defying the Governor’s ban on mask mandates: Lake County Schools- 42,000. Polk- 106,000. Volusia-61,400. Lee-90,000. Orange- 206,000. Miami-Dade- 347,300. Hillsborough- 223,300. Palm Beach- 176,700. Broward- 261,000. Duval- 129,000. Total: 1,642,700 estimated students.