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Ron DeSantis’ win vs. Disney

FLORIDA GOV. RON DE SANTIS (Office of the Governor).

In what many consider to be a punishment for opposing the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a bill that will put an end to Disney’s self-governing district.

“Today the corporate kingdom inally comes to an end,” said DeSantis, according to the Associated Press. “There’s a new sheriff in town and accountability will be the order of the day.”

The legislation created a governor-appointed five-member board in charge of government service at the “Reedy Creek Improvement District.” It’s widely believed that DeSantis moved against Disney because the entertainment giant was against a bill limiting the discussion of homosexuality at some public school grades.

DeSantis is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.

Murdoch: Fox News hosts lied about election

Some Fox News commentators promoted the false story that Donald Trump had been cheated out of victory in the 2020 presidential election by widespread voter fraud, Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch admitted in a deposition whose contents were revealed on Monday.

According to The New York Times, he conceded that Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo “endorsed” the allegation despite the absence of evidence.

The deposition was made as part of a Dominion Voting Systems’ lawsuit in which Fox is being sued for defamation for knowingly making false allegations that Dominion’s machines were complicit in the claimed fraud.

Also in the news … The “Dilbert” comic panel famous for satirizing corporate foibles has been pulled from most newspapers because of alleged bigoted comments by creator Scott Adams.

Sports: Ducks beat Blackhawks, 4-2

THE ANAHEIM DUCKS hosted the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday  (Shutterstock).

The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Monday night at Honda Center. 

The Ducks got goals from Isac Lundestrom, Jakob Silfverberg. Max Jones and Troy Terry in the win, which lifted the team’s record to 20-24-7, worth 47 points.

Although the Ducks remain in last place in the NHL Pacific, Monday’s victory was the team’s third straight victory. The Blackhawks are 21-33-5, good for 47 point and last place in the NHL Central

The Ducks are in action next on Wednesday when they host of Washington Capitols.

Weather:  Good variety this week

The West Orange County area will be seeing all kinds of interesting weather this week. The forecast for Tuesday is for showers in the afternoon with a daytime high of 57 and a low of 51. Wednesday will see the showers give way to wind and partly cloudy skies, with a high of 55 and a low of 37.  Winds could gust to 22 miles an hour. However, sunny weather should return on Thursday and Friday with highs of 60 and 62 and lows of 41 and 43.


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