Emoji-Meter: Ron DeSantis, Leon County, NASCAR, and more!

by | Jun 26, 2020


🔥 EMOJI-METER 🔥

Sometimes words just aren’t enough.

Ron DeSantis

Despite the media’s non-stop tunnel vision on new cases, the governor is focused on the metric that matters most: hospitalizations. So far, despite the massive increase in cases, only a small fraction of them are serious, and hospitals aren’t even close to reaching capacity. In a statement, DeSantis insisted that “prosecuting people” was not an effective way to combat the spread of coronavirus. DeSantis is right to trust the people of his state to make the best decisions for themselves.

Leon County Commissioners

While DeSantis has chosen to not overreach during the pandemic, commissioners in Leon County decided this week that a failure to wear a mask in public would result in a healthy fine — and possibly jail time. The county’s mandate mirrors other ordinances implemented by counties across the state.


Anthony Sabatini

The outspoken conservative representative has made waves in the media lately, filing several lawsuits against counties that are requiring their residents to wear masks inside places of business. On Wednesday, the Howey-in-the-Hills Republican took the fight to Leon County, suing the county for penalizing people who fail to adhere to the face-covering mandate.

NOOSECAR

After making the right call and banning Confederate flags at races, the stock-car racing giant took it a step too far, rushing to judgment after the No. 43 team reported they found a “noose” in Bubba Wallace’s garage before the Talladega race. Instead of doing their due diligence, NASCAR jumped on the emotion-train and wasted the time of 15 FBI agents only to find out that the alleged “racist” symbol had been there since at least last October (video from two years ago show similar rope “nooses” in other garages, too). Turns out they are actually nothing more than pull-down ropes used to open the garage door.

Bubba Wallace

While NASCAR is largely responsible for the messaging that led to a media whirlwind condemning white people everywhere, Wallace’s complicit behavior did not help the situation. Instead of verifying the truth and actually examining the rope, NASCAR’s only full-time black driver decided to fuel the outrage and appear on numerous interviews to paint himself as a victim. While there’s no doubt he’s carrying a lot of weight on his shoulders, it’s hard to feel sorry for someone who chooses feelings over facts in the face of adversity.

 

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