# Culture war
'Opinion': Proctor finds fuel for the culture war by creeping on social media
Recently, Representative Pat Proctor posted a question on X (formerly Twitter) while sharing a post from Tom Alonzo, Equality Kansas, and Equality Kansas Northeast, of which none appear to be affiliated with Proctor.
Taxpayer Burdens Increase As Governor Ron DeSantis' Court Cases Multiply.
How much money is Governor Ron DeSantis' culture war costing Florida taxpayers? . . . #rondesantis #desantis #taxes #culturewar #constitution #desantis2024 #taxpayer #governor #floridagovernor
After decades of having a monopoly on American Football, Anheuser-Busch is no longer the King.
As America entered its first full week-end of college football, the commercial breaks and sponsors revealed yet another interesting chapter to the Bud Light Boycott: Where was Anheuser-Busch?
Oliver Anthony rejects multi-million dollar offers, reveals the inspiration behind his music
Overnight sensation Oliver Anthony, who went from virtual unknown to chart-topping artist with his new song "Rich Men North of Richmond", provided the world with a more formal introduction to who he is and what inspires his music, in a Facebook post Thursday.
Travel Advisories – 3 Groups Warn Tourists to Avoid Florida.
Groups Protest DeSantis' Racist Policies.Photo byPublic Use. Florida is “openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals,” according to a travel advisory issued by the NAACP. Two other groups issued similar warnings about travel to Florida, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a Latino civil rights organization, and a gay rights advocacy group, Equality Florida.
Disney Closes $1 Billion Hotel and May Scuttle an Additional $17 Billion Investment in Orlando.
Disney's StarCruiser HotelPhoto byPhoto Mock-up Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) is currently engaged in a lawsuit with Florida’s Republican governor and possible 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis over theme parks district control.
Balancing Free Inquiry and Censorship: Florida's Attempt to Control University Teaching
Florida's legislature proposes rehaul of higher education in the State.Photo byBreaking Through News. Tallahassee, FL - Recently introduced bills in Florida have caught national attention, with potential consequences for out-of-state residents. In HB999, the state aims to exert control over university teaching by facilitating the revocation of tenure and banning certain areas of study. In particular, the prohibition of gender and women's studies and the support for diversity, equity, and inclusion have sparked concerns among students and faculty, according to NBC 6.
Child Labor on the Horizon: Arkansas' Youth Hiring Act Sparks Controversy
The United States has a sordid history with child labor, and some lawmakers in Arkansas hope to ease regulations.Photo byBreaking Through News. Child labor is at the center of a controversial petition in Arkansas, backed by Representatives Burkes, Underwood, and Long, as well as Senators C. Penzo, J. Bryant, and M. McKee. They are promoting the initiative as the "Youth Hiring Act of 2023." The proposed legislation seeks to eliminate the state's requirement for children under 16 to obtain permission from the Division of Labor before being employed. Advocates argue that this would restore decision-making power to parents and simplify the hiring process for minors.
DeSantis' Immigration Plan: Florida State Troopers as ICE Officers and Felony Charges for Those Who Help Migrants
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing for a stringent immigration enforcement package.Photo byBreaking Through News. Orlando, FL - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing for a stringent immigration enforcement package, which, if passed, would be the state's most aggressive crackdown on undocumented immigrants in over a decade. The proposed legislation, supported by the Republican-dominated state legislature, is a response to what DeSantis perceives as President Biden's "open borders agenda." The governor's proposals have ignited controversy, with critics warning of potential racial profiling, economic harm, and fear within the immigrant community.
Trans Rights Under Attack: Florida Bill Aims to Grant Emergency Custody of Children
Florida Department of Children and Families would be able to remove trans kids from their parents under a new Florida bill.Photo byBreaking Through News. Tallahassee, FL - Lawmakers in Florida have proposed a bill that has raised concerns among citizens. Bill 254, introduced by Senator Yarborough, aims to provide temporary emergency jurisdiction to state courts in the presence of a transgender individual. The bill is designed to protect children from being pressured into undergoing sex-reassignment procedures or being prescribed related medication. According to the bill's language, "if a child, sibling, or parent is being mistreated, abused, or at risk of such treatment, or at risk of receiving sex-reassignment procedures or prescriptions, a Florida court can take emergency custody of the child."
Florida Bill Would Ban Menstrual Education for Young Girls
Florida Legislature Debates Bill to Ban Educators From Sharing Information About Menstruation to Female StudentsPhoto byBreaking Through News. Tallahassee, FL - A proposed bill in Florida would prohibit young girls from learning about their menstrual cycles before experiencing them. The bill aims to ban children below the sixth grade from learning about human sexuality, reproduction, and sexually transmitted diseases. The controversial bill, HB1609, proposed by Florida Representative Stan McClain, raises concerns as most developing girls experience their menstrual cycles as early as nine years old, typically in fourth or fifth grade. When questioned by Representative Ashley Gantt about whether the bill would prevent conversations about menstruation, McClain confirmed that it would.
DeSantis Doubles Down on His Spat with Disney, How Much Will It Cost Florida Taxpayers?
It is being reported that Florida lawmakers are working on plans to reverse a move that would strip Disney of its right to operate the Reedy Creek Improvement District (a private government) around its theme parks, potentially resolving the fallout from the “Don’t Say Gay” controversy that dragged the entertainment giant into the culture wars, and ignited DeSantis' hissy fit against the entertainment giant.