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Florida Gov DeSantis to visit Japan on Monday

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Their is nothing special about Israel

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He is just trying to look Presidential. That's the only reason he is traveling overseas. Terrible.

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DeSantis has sought to transform Florida into a laboratory of conservative policy -- easing restrictions on guns, tightening access to abortion, …

More guns, less choice. No thank you.

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Objectively speaking, this will be an interesting opportunity for Japan to learn from Ron and his achievements, namely his stance on educational freedom, increased funding for teacher pay, record funding for mental health, a strong record on nature conservation, tougher stance on crime, overturning a ban on smokeable medical marijuana and flexibility for families during the pandemic. Regardless of the brushes some political factions try to paint him with, Ron seems, by and large, a moderate who appears to let his actions speak louder than his words.

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The 44-year-old Marine veteran

He was a lawyer in the navy, not a Marine.

Infamous for playing the good cop, bad cop game at Guantanamo with detainees. Told them he was there to ensure they were treated fairly and to tell him if they had problems or trouble. Then took their their complaints that they were being sleep deprived and upped the sleep deprivation. Was told they didn’t eat meat and wanted other food, then were fed meat more, which they didn’t eat.

He oversaw torture and was known to grin while watching. That being told by people who were subsequently released because the accusations were false.

Obviously, excellent training and experience to be a politician.

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The 44-year-old Marine veteran has sought to transform Florida into a laboratory of conservative policy -- easing restrictions on guns, tightening access to abortion, and waging culture wars spanning education policy and LGBTQ rights.

Welcome to the Florida Man!

Hopefully the Japanese public will gain from the governor's visit that culture warring is a smokescreen for the corporate crony looting of the public treasury.

https://perfectunion.us/ron-desantis-corporate-corruption-scandal-exposed/

Which is extremely prevalent in Japan as well.

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The most autocratic governor Florida has had in decades.

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Take him to Shinjuku 2-chome for dinner and drinks.

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Maybe the Japanese can teach him a thing or two about not biting the hand that feeds you! DeSantis really needs to back off from his stance on Disney, they are going to be around a hell of a lot longer than he is, and antagonizing your state's largest employer is not a great way to get things done!

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He might want to read dine like a local thread. Some great tips for the fly-ins!!!

https://blog.gaijinpot.com/dine-like-a-local-5-tips-for-eating-out-in-japan/

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Just another floater in the septic tank of politicians lining up for the 2024 election. I wouldn’t vote for a single one of them of either party.

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This is the GOP’s alternate candidate? How’s he going to govern, he got beat by Mickey Mouse.

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Jay  07:07 am JST

Objectively speaking, …

That’s a highly subjective batch of opinion for “objective speech.”

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What a great state Florida is!

Be nice to have a better relationship with it and the people

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Take him to Disneyland and Disney Sea.

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Hopefully the Japanese public will gain from the governor's visit that culture warring is a smokescreen for the corporate crony looting of the public treasury. 

I don’t think that will even be remotely close on the minds of the Japanese.

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Aww, crooked little Ron is coming to Japan to cosplay as a US President. How cute!

Complete waste of time when Trump is going to rip him to shreds in the GOP Primaries. Wait until the murky background of little Ron is exposed by Trump.

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But he has not yet tested his mettle on the national stage, critics say, and Trump still polls ahead of the governor nationally.

If you want to take a peak at the fertile ground for culture warrior-ism in Japan as well as in other nations take a peek at the next article about LGBTQ in Japan.

It ias really very simple minded and Ron and Trump tap into it for their corporate backers: exploit native prejudices among certain influential segments of the populace and AstroTurf the rest to distract from environmental degradation and corporate looting and crimes of the .01%.

A classic formula used in many countries adapted for modern times.

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That’s a highly subjective batch of opinion for “objective speech.”

What part of my comment was subjective?

My outline of his political achievements are completely factual, and that he has has traditionally conservative stances on some issues and adopts a traditionally liberal stance on others make him, by definition, a moderate.

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so he will come and so what?

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Obviously, excellent training and experience to be a politician.

Obviously, excellent training and experience to be a Republican politician.

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Great man.

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Looking forward to meeting him. Great governor fighting for sanity.

All he is doing is pandering to fear and bigotry. That has been the MO of Republicans since Barry Goldwater ran for President. Anyone who is afraid of an immigrant, drag queen or a homosexual has bigger problems in their head than any problem created by the immigrant, aforementioned drag queen or homosexual. Ron DeSantis is a detestable person to stoop as low as he does appealing to the most vile bigotries of the Republican electorate. That is not leadership. Leaders don't appeal to fear, they appeal to what is good in people.

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And if there is anything the country needs, it’s someone to unite and inspire people to the bigger things, instead of divide people intentionally with distractions.

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Ron seems, by and large, a moderate who appears to let his actions speak louder than his words.

His actions include targeting vulnerable children and their families with despicable attacks for political gain, just because they were not born 100% male or female. These children already have the highest suicide rates in the US, partly because they experience so much bullying. And Ron is giving the green light to bully them MORE, under the cover of government authority. He is whitewashing the teaching of history, perversely turning the real problem of racism into an Orwellian formulation where it's supposedly Whites who suffer from unacceptable discrimination. He is banning books, forcing women to give birth against their will, and picking fights with private enterprises because he doesn't like their 'woke' politics. So much for freedom. So much for "moderation."

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Why is the governor of any state even visiting a foreign nation? Who's paying for it? Will he visit Disney World? Hope to see some LGBTQ protests.

Happy I sold our Florida family condo recently.

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I believe there are a hundred thousand people who own restaurants, nail salons, accounting businesses, machine shops, good CEO’s who manage all kinds of businesses who would be better than the crop of lawyers angling to be president.

I’d rather see Chauncey Gardener as president.

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And the Great Desanctimonious arrives....

The guy that Trump says is a "phony, RINO Globalist, groomer of HS girls"...

But I liked Trump's latest broadside;

"Ron DeSanctimonious got outplayed, outsmarted, and embarrassed by Mickey Mouse and Disney," wrote Trump on his Truth Social account. Disney's next move will be the announcement that no more money will be invested in Florida because of the Governor — In fact, they could even announce a slow withdrawal or sale of certain properties, or the whole thing. Watch! That could be a killer," Trump posted on his Truth Social platform.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-desantis-outplayed-disney-mickey-mouse-president-2024-florida-1794573

My goodness, Trump sure slammed who some here believe is a "rockstar" - a rockstar who got played and embarrassed by Disney for his "political stunt"...

Trump never lies so I'm sure all the MAGA-fans here agree with him...

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The general public exists shallowly, not even caring or knowing about World affairs. They went ecstatic for Trump at the basho, so why not invite with open arms another right wing idiot?

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NCIS RerunsToday  07:37 am JST

Take him to Shinjuku 2-chome for dinner and drinks.

....and leave him there.

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He can’t beat Trump. And Trump can’t beat Democrats.

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It ias really very simple minded and Ron and Trump tap into it for their corporate backers: exploit native prejudices among certain influential segments of the populace and AstroTurf the rest to distract from environmental degradation and corporate looting and crimes of the .01%. 

No, but I think they have the right to talk about their societal beliefs just like anyone else. Remember, DeSantis is not here to make policy.

A classic formula used in many countries adapted for modern times.

Uh-huh….

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Their is nothing special about Israel

Its a key "battleground state" if you're running for POTUS, especially if you're trying to win Florida.

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In the battle for the 2024 Republican nomination, DeSantis is the biggest threat to former President Donald Trump, in both polls and media attention.

Pfff…, Trump is gonna eat him alive.

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DeSantis is a Harvard elite, an authoritarian who's having books banned, and cannot see the irony in wanting "1984" banned. But Orwell was not an American, he was a foreigner and DeSantis hates foreigners. And DeSantis continues to attack private businesses that do not want to have the state of Florida dictate to them how to conduct their private business.

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I would say the Japanese are incredibly adept at hosting swaggering, cocksure Americans.

He will be complimented on his one word of Japanese and his use of chopsticks, if he tries either. His looks will be coquettishly compared to Tom Cruise, although they will remain diplomatically silent about the height similarity.

To avoid embarrassing him, he will be treated to a steak dinner and maybe taken to a baseball game.

If he attempts to address anything he considers of substance, he will be complimented on his one word of Japanese and his use of chopsticks etc. and repeat.

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