Posts Tagged ‘Governor Ron DeSantis’

AMERICA LIKE A HAMSTER ON A WHEEL, UGH!

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America is like a hamster on a wheel, round and round it goes and where it stops nobody knows. Covid19, the debt ceiling fight, infrastructure, immigration, Trump. We all know what ails us, but the problems never get solved. Outrage and frustration have become most Americans constant companions and that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast when joining Halli at her table to discuss the latest in politics is her partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

Round and round we go, our so-called leaders fighting the same old battles. Mask mandates or not? Vaccine mandates or not? Raise the debt ceiling or not? Immigration reform? Pass an infrastructure bill? Abolish Roe v. Wade? Arrest Former President Trump for sedition. Wasn’t Matt Gaetz supposed to have been arrested weeks ago? Halli sees America as stuck, Matt has other ideas. Do we expect enough from our leaders, or too much? It’s a spirited conversation. Tune in. It’s always lively on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast with Matthew Cooper.  

America like a hamster on a wheel. Infrastructure, the debt ceiling, Covid-19, Floriduh, Floriduh, Floriduh, Governor Ron DeSantis, Voodoo medicine, build back better, the not so Supreme Court, immigration, Haiti, anti-Semitism. Johnny Mathis is 85 years old, waat? Truly, we cover it all. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

IT’S MOURNING AGAIN IN AMERICA

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It’s mourning again in America as the Covid-19 Pandemic takes it’s toll on America and refrigeration trucks are deployed all across the country as people die unnecessarily from the virus and morgues are overwhelmed. Welcome to the effects of Republican madness and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and that’s just where we begin this week when joining Halli at her table to discuss the latest political news is her partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

IT'S MOURNING AGAIN IN AMERICA

We mourn. We mourn those who have lost their lives to Covid-19 unnecessarily when a simple jab in the arm might have saved their lives. We mourn the loss of Texas women’s right to choose what happens to their bodies as the Supreme Court eviscerates by a shadow vote in the dark of night Roe v. Wade. We mourn for the lives lost twenty years ago, the 2,750 people who were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania when America was attacked by terrorists. But we also celebrate. There is a vaccine to thwart a ruthless virus. American women are strong and will stand up and fight for their rights, and there are a lot of men who will stand up with them. The terrorists hit us hard, but we fought back and though America has lots of demons to fight right here at home, we are still here.

It’s mourning again in America. But we will survive Covid-19, reckless, cynical governors like Ron DeSantis and Gregg Abbott, a Supreme Court that has turned itself into a lowly Night Court. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

DOG DAYS OF RON DESANTIS

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It’s August, and the dog days of Ron DeSantis are upon us. While the Governor of Florida mandates no mask mandates, Florida hospitals crumble under the weight of Covid-19 cases. Schools open and parents anguish, send their kids to public schools or not, a Sophie’s Choice question forced on moms and dads statewide due to the Florida governor’s malfeasance. Welcome to Republican madness and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and that’s just where we begin this week when joining Halli at her table to discuss the latest political news is her partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

Yes, it’s August and the dog days of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are upon us. Remember, what happens in Florida does not stay in Florida. Holding fast to the governor’s mandate of a no mask mandate despite the objections of health officials nationwide, Florida Covid-19 cases surge to their highest levels since the pandemic began, the Delta variant more virulent than earlier strains of the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly twenty-five thousand new cases were reported in one day in Florida, some 15,449 residents hospitalized with only 230 of 261 hospitals reporting their COVID patients and nearly 90 percent of the state’s intensive care unit beds filled. Over 600 Floridians died this week, the total Florida Covid-19 deaths now over 40,000, a catastrophe of one man’s bad judgment, Governor Ron DeSantis. Will he reverse course? Halli and Matt ponder that question and slice and dice the other political news of the week, and there is much. Tune in.

The dog days of Ron DeSantis, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns, the bipartisan passage of Joe Biden’s Infrastructure bill, Matt Gaetz, the Afghanistan tragedy, Rand Paul as squirrel, inflation, and for comic relief a little bit on Rudy Giuliani. But that’s just where we begin. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

THE BIG C’S – COVID, CUOMO, CONMAN TRUMP

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

It’s the week of the Big Cs: Covid, Cuomo and Conman Trump and that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when joining me at my table to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

On this week’s episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast it’s the week of the Big CS: Covid, Cuomo and and Conman Trump. But that’s just where we begin. Let’s get started. It’s Halli and Matt time. Here we go!

Covid-19 is back with a vengeance and the state of Florida is ground zero for the pandemic surge. One out of every 2000 Floridians has been hospitalized with the virus, but the state’s Governor Ron DeSantis is more concerned with playing to his MAGA followers than the well-being of Florida’s residents. He has refused to mandate masks in schools despite the fact that Florida’s school age children are now a key target of the Covid-19 virus. European papers are calling DeSantis “The Pied Piper leading [Florida] off a cliff.” While he should have done it sooner President Biden finally chastised DeSantis telling Republican governors “to get out of the way” of increased state measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. And on another front, an investigation into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, announced state Attorney General Letitia James. Will Cuomo resign or face impeachment? Time will tell. And what about Conman Trump’s attempted coup? There’s more news on that front. Let’s get started.

Covid-19, Conman Trump, the fate of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, this week in Tucker Carlson news, January 6 Commission, infrastructure, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, to mask or not to mask, that is the question and and that’s just where we begin. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

SECRETS AND LIES REPUBLICAN STYLE

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

We’re only as sick as our darkest secrets and our lies takes on a whole new meaning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when joining me at my table to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and in our second half-hour Pulitzer Prize winning author of the extraordinary book WILMINGTON’S LIE, THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, David Zucchino.

Trump, Fox News hosts, the entire Republican Party have been lying to their supporters about Covid-19 and the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine. But now the chickens, as they say, have come home to roost. Thanks to reluctant MAGAs, a virus that could be easily eradicated thanks to the vaccine is infecting the unvaccinated with a vengeance and those who took the vaccine are finding themselves at greater risk due to the recalcitrant Republicans and the new Covid variant. It’s nonsensical. Why are Republican leaders and Fox News hosts lying to their own, when they themselves are vaccinated?  Tune in to hear Halli go off on that subject and more, including the first January 6 Select Committee hearing, where more Republican secrets and lies are being uncovered.

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to Pulitzer Prize winning, North Carolina author DAVID ZUCCHINO. A contributing writer for the New York Times, Zucchino has covered wars and civil conflicts in more than three dozen countries and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for his reporting in Iraq, Lebanon, Africa, and inner-city Philadelphia. And now he has won yet another coveted Pulitzer for his extraordinary non-fiction national bestselling book WILMINGTON’S LIE, THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, a gripping account of one of the most disturbing, though virtually unknown, political events in American history. David writes brilliantly, he is an even better talker. This is an interview you don’t want to miss.

We’re only as sick as our secrets and lies. Covid-19, the January 6 Commission, infrastructure, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, this week in Tucker Carlson, white supremacy and that’s just where we begin. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

SHOT’S IN ARMS, CHECK’S IN MAIL, SHOVEL’S IN GROUND…

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Shot’s in the arms, check’s in the mail, shovel’s in the ground and  that’s where we are in America today and where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice the political news of the week.

SHOT'S IN THE ARM, CHECK'S IN THE MAIL, SHOVEL'S IN THE GROUND...
SHOT’S IN THE ARM, CHECK’S IN THE MAIL, SHOVEL’S IN THE GROUND…

And what a week it has been. Congressman Matt Gaetz and Gaetzgate are at the top of our list of subjects to discuss. The New York Times is reporting that Gaetz asked White House officials for blanket preemptive pardons for himself and other congressional allies of Trump. Is that what an innocent man does? Venerable news magazine 60 Minutes took on another Florida politico, Governor Ron DeSantis, accusing of him participating with Florida’s top supermarket chain, Publix, in a pay for play scheme, giving the large donors to DeSantis’s PAC the exclusive rights to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine. Was it a hit or a miss for 60 Minutes and/or Ron DeSantis? We discuss. And what of Covid-19? President Joe Biden has overseen a nearly flawless roll-out of the vaccine. Following his extraordinary legislative accomplishment with the passing of the stimulus package, Biden might be the least polarizing figure to sit in the most powerful position in Washington, and one of the most surprisingly successful. Can he continue his success with his Infrastructure Bill?

Those stories and the MLB and the moving of the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to Denver, Republican voter suppression efforts, former House Speaker John Boehner’s scintillating new book, does Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu pull together a coalition government? Derek Chauvin, George Floyd…there’s a lot to get to and here we go. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

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Matt Gaetz, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson, oh yeah, and Donald Trump. What do they have in common? They are members of the Trump Cult and a GOP gone bad boys and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice the political news of the week. We bring it all together in our second half-hour when Halli is joined by Dr. Steven Hassan, the author of the eye-opening book THE CULT OF TRUMP in which he expertly takes us through a fascinating, engaging exploration of the coercive control technique Donald Trump used daily as president and continues to deploy in his post presidency.

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS
THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

But in our first half-hour: Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, a member in standing of the Trump Cult, is under investigation by the Department of Justice over an alleged sexual relationship he had with a 17-year-old girl and investigators are examining whether the congressman has violated federal sex trafficking laws. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is accused of fudging the state’s Covid-19 numbers, covering up as many as 14,000 deaths. Gaetz ran to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to defend himself and may have implicated the firebrand anchor his naughty-boy antics, and all three are dyed-in-the-wool Trump cultists, which makes you wonder what’s the criteria for becoming a member of the Trump Cult?

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

We answer that question and take a deep-dive into the cult of Trump in our second half-hour. Calling Republican lawmakers members of a cult has been a favorite moniker of the press, but is there such a thing as a Trump Cult? Steven Hassan, PH.D., a mental health professional who has been helping people leave destructive cults since 1976, after he was deprogrammed from Sun-Myung Moon’s Unification Church, The Moonies, by his family. He has written a must-read book, THE CULT OF TRUMP, and has some shocking things to tell us when he talks with Halli.

The Cult of Trump, Matt Gaetz, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson, Joe Biden, Covid-19, Infrastructure, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin Trial, migrants, Israel’s election we’ve got it all for you.  Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

Biden: No Drama! No Screwups! (So Far)

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President Biden. Are you getting used to our having a new Commander-in-Chief and an administration that prides itself on no drama! Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast and the new normal, where we begin this week when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum Matthew Cooper dissect the political news of the week, and the shenanigans of our lawmakers, too.

This week we take a look at Impeachment 2.0. Who were the winners, who were the losers? Trump was acquitted but more Senators voted him guilty then in any previous impeachment trial. We move on to Covid-19. Halli had her first vaccination. You’ll want to hear her experience. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vs. California Governor Gavin Newsom. Two different styles, but some say they got their states to the same outcomes. Floridian Halli offers a different opinion. Then it’s onto the Middle East. What’s up with President Biden taking so long to phone in to our ally Prime Minister Netanyahu? Is there a more impressive Congressman than Rep. Jamie Raskin? Good riddance to Rush Limbaugh as we say RIP. And what becomes of “the former guy,” as President Biden calls you know who.

President Biden, Rush Limbaugh dead at 70, impeachment, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Covid-19. Tucker Carlson and Fox News. We’re just getting started. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics!

THE COVID STATE OF HOPELESS?

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The Covid state of hopeless? Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show where along with Halli’s partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, they slice and dice all things politics, and some days, Donald Trump, too. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Halli and Matt take a deep dive into the current political landscape in their weekly snap, crackle and pop political conversation. And what a week it has been. Covid-19 is ravaging the United States and Donald Trump is mum. Florida has become the epicenter of the pandemic, and Governor DeSantis is mum. Trump has wrenched control of Covid data from the CDC to Washington, DC, and Congress is mum. Not a lot of talking coming from anyone in power just now and that’s just where they begin. 

As Covid-19 ravages mostly red states, Trump’s re-election bid has begun to look grim. Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden is masterfully playing his hand. The RNC capitulates to the situation on the ground and cuts back its Florida convention. And have you gotten your copy of Trump’s niece Mary’s new book? Dysfunction doesn’t begin to cut it for the Trump family system.

The Covid States of Hopeless? Covid-19, Election 2020, Congress, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, the CDC, Anthony Fauci, RNC Convention, Democratic Party…those stories and more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

DAVID IGNATIUS & MIKE POMPEO’S ANIMAL HOUSE

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David Ignatius is journalism’s treasure and fiction writing’s friend. Today on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show a conversation with the correspondent who broke the Mike Flynn story and the author of a new sure to land on the NY Times fiction bestseller list, THE PALADIN. But that’s just where we begin. In our second half-hour Halli and her partner in politics, journalist and former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too.

David Ignatius

We begin with David Ignatius and an in-depth conversation with one of the great journalists of our day, and one of our great suspense writers as well. The bestselling fiction writer is out with a new suspense thriller, THE PALADIN. A veteran corespondent and prize-winning Washington Post columnist with deep ties to the intelligence community, Ignatius has been covering the CIA for nearly four decades, delving deeply into the crevices few have gone before. Most recently and notably, Mr. Ignatius was instrumental in exposing the magnitude of Russian election interference in 2016, breaking the story of Michael Flynn’s clandestine communication with the Russian Ambassador to the US.

David Ignatius & Mike Pompeo's Animal House

And then it’s Halli and Matt and their weekly take on the political scene. To date there are nearly 95,000 dead American souls, 1.58 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., more than any other country per capita. All 50 states are at least partially reopened, even though as of yesterday, at least 18 of them had recorded a clear upward trend of average new daily cases over the prior week. Some hospitals are already overwhelmed by the new cases. Thirty-eight million Americans are unemployed. Another 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week –– a 2.5 million increase from the prior week. And in case you didn’t hear it, Trump wants to cut-off unemployment insurance for all those unemployed Americans. And that’s just where we begin. Tune in

David Ignatius and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s animal house parties, Flynngate, Obamagate, Russiagate — there’s a lot to discuss. The infected states of America, more Covid-19 deaths, record unemployment, Joe Biden and Election 2020, and Florida, Florida, Florida…tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

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