Governor DeSantis Ready to Rumble

 

Governor Ron Desantis official RumbleGovernor Ron DeSantis is ready to Rumble* with the radical Democrat regime and their social media wing. In April, Google/YouTube discriminated against his viewpoint and sought to silence a governor and real medical experts competing opinions by deleting a video conference recording. Governor Desantis did not engage in phony posturing.

Instead, he had his staff establish an official Rumble channel and change all video links in official press releases to point to Rumble. This means that the governor’s office of Florida is directing traffic away from YouTube toward a newer platform, Rumble. Governor Desantis shows what an aggressive, informed executive looks and sounds like.

INFRASTRUCTURE RHETORIC AND RESULTS:

Contrast the federal government and Florida government in the first week of August 2021. Senate RepubliCAN’Ts colluded with the Democrats in a massive expansion of federal control over our society, including pieces of the Green New Deal, in the false name of “bipartisanship” and “infrastructure.” Meanwhile, the eviction moratorium expired on their watch, while tens of billions of money appropriated and thrown at multiple federal agencies failed to trickle down to actually pay back rent and mortgages. The CDC, a health bureaucracy, broke the law, issuing a false extension on housing evictions, while everyone acknowledged this was prohibited by a Supreme Court decision. So the CDC broke the law and violated the Constitution, while Treasury, HUD, and a slew of other agencies all were allowed to coast on not actually disbursing over 20 billion dollars that would match the $20 billion estimated delinquent rent and mortgage payments.

The president also called on state and local courts to pause eviction proceedings until tenants and landlords gain access to Emergency Rental Assistance funds allocated by Congress as part of the American Rescue Plan. So far only $3 billion out of $46 billion has been disbursed, so Biden directed federal agencies to find out why funds have not been distributed and to “press the states and localities to make these distributions.”

Responding to the White House, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the actions were “welcome,” saying, “For the good of families on the verge of eviction, my Democratic House colleagues and I are hopeful that this initiative to extend the moratorium will be successful as soon as possible.”

According to the Aspen Institute and COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, more than 15 million people across 6.5 million homes are behind on rent, and they collectively owe upwards of $20 billion to their landlords.

Contrast the speed with which President Trump and his team drove delivery of the first COVID-19 relief payments. Of course, the funds should have been approved as part of the first COVID-19 relief package in 2021, since the effects of government-imposed economic shutdowns were obvious. But Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, and their RepubliCAN’T gangs were hardly going to help all those small business owners, small property owners, and uppity Americans who were supporting all those deplorable America First candidates.

While the federal government flailed and posed, Gov. DeSsantis showed seriousness of purpose on both real infrastructure and real public health, while taking real action against the social media wing of the socialist Democrats. On August 3, he held a ceremony on camera in front of a completed Everglades restoration project, where an old road that cut off freshwater was removed, restoring flow into the Everglades. DeSantis, like President Trump, acted as master of ceremonies, having one player after another step up to take some credit and get camera time. These were local and local, private, and public representatives. Even an Army Corps of Engineers representative spoke. The point made time and again was that this project had been talked to death for decades, but Desantis had lit a fire under the bureaucracy, making results the safest course of action. See the video at the Rumble link:

Gov. DeSantis Announces Completion of Old Tamiami Trail Removal Project 6 Months Ahead of Schedule

On August 4, 2021, Governor DeSantis hosted a COVID-19 response roundtable with Simone Marstiller, Secretary, Agency for Health Care Administration, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, and Floriday hospital CEOs. Notice the link goes to Rumble, where the radical left tech lords can not silence him.

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Simone Marstiller and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry for a roundtable conversation with hospital leadership from major hospital systems in Florida regarding the effectiveness of vaccines, the success with COVID-19 treatments and hospital capacity. 

Hospital executives who participated in the roundtable included:

  • John Couris, President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital
  • Carlos Migoya, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Health System
  • Shane Strum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health
  • David Strong, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orlando Health 
  • Dr. George Ralls, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Orlando Health

The full video of the roundtable can be found HERE.

That same day, DeSantis announced more than $58 million in awards to communities impacted by Hurricane Michael through a state revitalization program. Again, he had people come up to speak their piece on camera. Again, we saw real infrastructure, bricks and mortar, concrete and steel, benefiting real local communities. The piece you saw on other platforms was from the last four minutes or so, during which DeSantis dropped truth bombs all over the Biden regime, which has greatly endangered real public health with its lawless subversion of the Constitution and American sovereignty.

SPEAKING TRUTH AGAINST POWER, DEFENDING REAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND SCIENCE:

On April 12, DeSantis had real medical experts on a video conference, in which he hurt the leftists’ feelings with some sharply worded truth. Google/YouTube were evil and deleted the video that dared contradict their partisan narrative. A local NBC affiliate, WPTV Channel 5, already had a Rumble channel, to their great credit, so we have the unedited, complete video at “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hosts COVID-19 roundtable discussion.”

Gov. DeSantis took immediate action, not just empty gestures on FauxNews or talk radio. WFTS, an ABC affiliate, had its own Rumble channel up and immediately reported “Gov. DeSantis blasts YouTube for video removal.” Three days later, Florida deleted Google/YouTube, going live on Rumble with the verified, official Ron Desantis channel. The first video: “Gov DeSantis Fights back Against Big Tech Censorship.” After that date, any “conservative” public official not on Rumble, BitChute, or similar platform was exposed as a conserative.**


* Rumble video embeds nicely in Ricochet groups but does not yet translate into embedded video in Ricochet posts.

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  1. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    I especially liked his references to the number of COVID positive illegals (pardon me; undocumenteds) coming in.  (Ex. McAllen, TX; 1,000 in one week.)

    If the Republicans had any cojones, they’d be setting up scoreboards showing the number of COVID positive migrants coming in each day.

    There I go again; silly me.  Republicans having cojones?  Only in my dreams.

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  2. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Shameless self-promotion, but also an agreement with the post and the importance of alternatives to the Big Tech censors:

    My YouTube channel TeacherOfPhilosophy has over 3,000 subscribers, and I’m happy to keep it going.  But you better believe I’m setting up on Rumble.

    It’s not easy; sometimes I can’t even figure out how to give a URL for my whole account, but here are some of the Rumble channels (like YouTube playlists) I’ve got going:
    “The Philosophy of William James,”
    –some moral and political philosophy stuff,
    –Thomas Reid’s common-sense philosophy videos,
    “Christian Perspectives in Ethics,”
    –and the one on Thomas Kuhn’s philosophy of science.

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  3. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    CACrabtree (View Comment):
    If the Republicans had any cojones, they’d be setting up scoreboards showing the number of COVID positive migrants coming in each day.

    The Republican Party is like a lobotomized transsexual – no brains, no balls.

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  4. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    NeverTrump weighs in.

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  5. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    NeverTrump weighs in.

    Do people still listen to him?

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  6. Jules PA Inactive
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble. 

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip. 

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  7. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube?  Or Facebook/MeWe?  Or Twitter/Gettr?

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  8. Jules PA Inactive
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube? Or Facebook/MeWe? Or Twitter/Gettr?

    The owner of the profile has a dashboard that shows subscribers, and like on videos/posts. 

    Could all be a sham distorted by bots, just like the CDC covid and flu data?

    But I do think the monetized accounts have analytics in the background. 

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  9. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube? Or Facebook/MeWe? Or Twitter/Gettr?

    The owner of the profile has a dashboard that shows subscribers, and like on videos/posts.

    Could all be a sham distorted by bots, just like the CDC covid and flu data?

    But I do think the monetized accounts have analytics in the background.

    It is an interesting data point, but I’m curious about how many people are using it altogether.

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  10. Judge Mental Member
    Judge Mental
    @JudgeMental

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube? Or Facebook/MeWe? Or Twitter/Gettr?

    The owner of the profile has a dashboard that shows subscribers, and like on videos/posts.

    Could all be a sham distorted by bots, just like the CDC covid and flu data?

    But I do think the monetized accounts have analytics in the background.

    It is an interesting data point, but I’m curious about how many people are using it altogether.

    Compared to YouTube, probably tiny.  Wouldn’t surprise me if it was less than 1%.  But YouTube is what, 15 or maybe 20 years old?  Their volume took time.

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  11. Kevin Schulte Member
    Kevin Schulte
    @KevinSchulte

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube? Or Facebook/MeWe? Or Twitter/Gettr?

    The owner of the profile has a dashboard that shows subscribers, and like on videos/posts.

    Could all be a sham distorted by bots, just like the CDC covid and flu data?

    But I do think the monetized accounts have analytics in the background.

    It is an interesting data point, but I’m curious about how many people are using it altogether.

    Compared to YouTube, probably tiny. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was less than 1%. But YouTube is what, 15 or maybe 20 years old? Their volume took time.

    Their search is not very good. Do a search for anything other than politics or cats and animals and you may get 1 or 2 relevant and stuff that’s not even close. 

    I give them a pass on this because they are so new. 

    The search’s I have done bring back very little. Tells me very few have migrated. I sure hope that changes and rivals YouTube soon.  

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  12. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Good for DeSantis! It’s great to have someone who has a fairly high profile starting an account on Rumble. Someone has to get things going. I know that Caroline Glick, my go-to person on Israel, is now posting her video/podcasts on both, and people can choose. When people have a choice, I hope they’ll go to Rumble; I know they have a ways to go to compete, but if enough people support them, they have a chance to compete.

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  13. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube? Or Facebook/MeWe? Or Twitter/Gettr?

    The owner of the profile has a dashboard that shows subscribers, and like on videos/posts.

    Could all be a sham distorted by bots, just like the CDC covid and flu data?

    But I do think the monetized accounts have analytics in the background.

    It is an interesting data point, but I’m curious about how many people are using it altogether.

    Compared to YouTube, probably tiny. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was less than 1%. But YouTube is what, 15 or maybe 20 years old? Their volume took time.

    Exactly so. And a major state governor moving his office’s official video hosting off of YouTube, linking to the new platform in all official statements, has potential to drive eyeballs and decisions to register for a free account. A friend suggests that Rumble likely requires registration to generate and share embedded video links (an unrestricted feature in YouTube) in order to drive up membership over the short term.

    I remember when Netscape Navigator was the dominant browser, and when Microsoft was supposed to control our lives with Internet Explorer. There is nothing inevitable about current social media platforms remaining dominant. That is why they are actively colluding with the deep state and the uniparty in the Swamp, seeking protection for market dominance through government favor in law and regulation.

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  14. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube? Or Facebook/MeWe? Or Twitter/Gettr?

    The owner of the profile has a dashboard that shows subscribers, and like on videos/posts.

    Could all be a sham distorted by bots, just like the CDC covid and flu data?

    But I do think the monetized accounts have analytics in the background.

    It is an interesting data point, but I’m curious about how many people are using it altogether.

    Compared to YouTube, probably tiny. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was less than 1%. But YouTube is what, 15 or maybe 20 years old? Their volume took time.

    Their search is not very good. Do a search for anything other than politics or cats and animals and you may get 1 or 2 relevant and stuff that’s not even close.

    I give them a pass on this because they are so new.

    The search’s I have done bring back very little. Tells me very few have migrated. I sure hope that changes and rivals YouTube soon.

    Yes, and their How To/ FAQ is very poor. They need to make very obvious how to sign up and to add a picture/avatar. I figured out the photo piece, but it was not obvious and I was not guided/ prompted towards doing so as I signed up. That is an obvious flaw that can be easily fixed. They also lack the basic bio/tag line feature we expect, an About tab or space at the top of the channel page.

    At the same time, it is easy to share a video pagewhich can include a brief narrative below the video, so sharing content is easy for anyone, while sharing embedded video on other platforms requires the effort of signing up for a free account.

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  15. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Their search is not very good. Do a search for anything other than politics or cats and animals and you may get 1 or 2 relevant and stuff that’s not even close. 

    I give them a pass on this because they are so new. 

    The search’s I have done bring back very little. Tells me very few have migrated. I sure hope that changes and rivals YouTube soon.  

    I’ve been on Rumble almost a year and have been disappointed that there has been very little sign of improvements. The video quality is poor compared to other sites, and as you say, the search is poor. The information that is provided about each video when you’re looking at a list of them is scanty. (YouTube is worse on that than it used to be, too.) 

    I don’t mind slow progress from a smaller competitor trying to play with the big boys, but I’d like to see some indication that there are plans for the future.

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  16. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube? Or Facebook/MeWe? Or Twitter/Gettr?

    The owner of the profile has a dashboard that shows subscribers, and like on videos/posts.

    Could all be a sham distorted by bots, just like the CDC covid and flu data?

    But I do think the monetized accounts have analytics in the background.

    It is an interesting data point, but I’m curious about how many people are using it altogether.

    Bitchute and Rumble are  gaining a larger audience because so many viewpoints that Youtube considers to be offensive are then de-monetized by Youtube.

    For instance, after years on the number one social platform, James Corbett has been de-monetized on Youtube. So he then went off  to Bitchute and he took his followers with him. 

    Other choices for those that Youtube would cut off would be Brighteon and Rumble.

    If a person is seeking to promote standard philosophical discussions, or history, or tours of various locales, et al, Youtube is a good choice as such subjects do not in general provoke Youtube’s wrath. Plus right now, Youtube does have the much  larger audience.

    But those people who promote political stances Youtube does not care for do have to watch their P’s and Q’s. (Donald Trump, Candace Owen, deSantis et al.)

    I am hearing even lefty Joe Rogan was de-monetized, as lately he has been stepping just a tiny bit outside his usual liberal ideology and somewhat seeing the rationale about some “Right wing” policies.

    In any event, it is always a good idea to have backups of every one of your videos, just in case Youtube takes you to task, rightly or wrongly. 

    And there is nothing that says you cannot be on several of the platforms at once. I like Rumble right now as too many of the people I am into were deemed too controversial for Youtube. I have nothing against Bitchute, except either my computer system doesn’t like to play its videos or its videos refuse to play for me.

     

     

     

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  17. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):
    I am hearing even lefty Joe Rogan was de-monetized, as lately he has been stepping just a tiny bit outside his usual liberal ideology and somewhat seeing the rationale about some “Right wing” policies.

    Joe Rogan has translated his massive YouTube popularity, clicks, into a $100 million contract to provide his original content to Spotify. Spotify then deleted about 40 of his prior episodes with, in part, Owen Benjamin, Gavin McInnes, Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos. On the other hand, Spotify refused to delete a JRE episode with Abigail Shrier, rejecting the demands of GenY/Z staff and a Twitter mob. The Spotify episode guest introduction reads:

    Abigail Shrier is an author, journalist, and writer for the Wall Street Journal. Her new book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” is available now.

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  18. Jules PA Inactive
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Surprised he only has 222,000+ followers on rumble.

    15 days should fix that. Thanks for the tip.

    Which reminds me: How does one get an estimate for how many people use Rumble and how many use YouTube? Or Facebook/MeWe? Or Twitter/Gettr?

    The owner of the profile has a dashboard that shows subscribers, and like on videos/posts.

    Could all be a sham distorted by bots, just like the CDC covid and flu data?

    But I do think the monetized accounts have analytics in the background.

    It is an interesting data point, but I’m curious about how many people are using it altogether.

    Well, I can say that i use rumble for watching some things. I noticed rumble is where banned people, or censored people no to keep sharing their point of view. 

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  19. Jules PA Inactive
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Interesting data point

    On rumble, i followed diSantis,

    BUT he does not show up on my subscription list or icons. 

    I can only watch him if I look him up on the search to reveal his account and then select a video.

    Kind of weird. 

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  20. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    I learned from a Glenn Greenwald e-mail today that he is moving his video content to Rumble. Some others are, too.

    https://rumble.com/vl29vn-online-censorship-and-the-washington-posts-propaganda-tactics.html

     

     

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  21. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I learned from a Glenn Greenwald e-mail today that he is moving his video content to Rumble. Some others are, too.

    https://rumble.com/vl29vn-online-censorship-and-the-washington-posts-propaganda-tactics.html

    Wasn’t he some sort of major leftist the day before yesterday?

    And he’s not now a Rumbler (like Tulsi Gabbard, let’s remember) and a guy who thinks the FBI might have had a major hand in January 6.

    Did I get all that right?

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  22. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator
    @TheReticulator

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I learned from a Glenn Greenwald e-mail today that he is moving his video content to Rumble. Some others are, too.

    https://rumble.com/vl29vn-online-censorship-and-the-washington-posts-propaganda-tactics.html

    Wasn’t he some sort of major leftist the day before yesterday?

    And he’s not a Rumbler (like Tulsi Gabbard, let’s remember) and a guy who thinks the FBI might have had a major hand in January 6.

    Did I get all that right?

    As far as I know he’s still a leftist. A liberal, free-speech leftist. I don’t know what he has said about January 6.

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  23. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Scott Adams, Babylon Bee, and I are Rumblers too.  One of those has got to be important.

    (It’s the one in the middle.)

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  24. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I learned from a Glenn Greenwald e-mail today that he is moving his video content to Rumble. Some others are, too.

    https://rumble.com/vl29vn-online-censorship-and-the-washington-posts-propaganda-tactics.html

    https://newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/alec-schemmel/2021/08/12/growing-free-speech-oriented-rumble-welcomes-gabbard

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