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cato potatoe:
It seems catfish was right about Nikki Haley.  White knighting for a bunch of woke executives.     Eew.


--- Quote from: Hoodat on April 25, 2023, 10:09:42 am ---I'll take the guy who has balanced the budget of his own State over the guy who has declared bankruptcy four times and who had a track record of running up more debt in a four year period than any other President in US history any day of the week.

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--- Quote from: cato potatoe on April 26, 2023, 10:03:58 pm ---It seems catfish was right about Nikki Haley.  White knighting for a bunch of woke executives.     Eew.

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Eww is right. No worries though, I don't think she has any chance whatsoever of becoming the nominee. 


--- Quote ---Disney Files First Amendment Lawsuit Against Ron DeSantis Over Florida Theme Park Takeover
Variety, Apr 26, 2023

The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for orchestrating a “campaign of government retaliation” for the company’s opposition to the “Don’t Say Gay” legislation.

The lawsuit marks an escalation in the yearlong battle between DeSantis and Disney, and comes as the governor’s allies are engaged in renewed efforts to assert control over Disney’s Orlando theme parks.

Disney filed the suit in federal court in Florida. It asks a judge to declare that the state takeover of the Reedy Creek Improvement District is “unlawful and unenforceable” because the purpose was “retaliation for Disney’s political speech in violation of the First Amendment.”

In the lawsuit, Disney said it regretted that it could not reach a resolution with the governor and had to go to court.

“Disney finds itself in this regrettable position because it expressed a viewpoint the Governor and his allies did not like. Disney wishes that things could have been resolved a different way,” the lawsuit states. “But Disney also knows that it is fortunate to have the resources to take a stand against the State’s retaliation—a stand smaller businesses and individuals might not be able to take when the State comes after them for expressing their own views. In America, the government cannot punish you for speaking your mind.”

In response, DeSantis’ spokesperson said that Disney is seeking to “undermine the will of the Florida voters.”

The suit also quotes DeSantis’ recent comments in which he mused about further potential retaliatory steps, including taxes on Disney’s hotels, tolls on the roads, and building a state prison adjacent to the Disney parks.

“Who knows?” the governor said. “I just think the possibilities are endless.”

"Disney has never wanted a fight with the Florida government,” the lawsuit states. “The Company sought to de-escalate the matter for nearly a year, trying several times to spark a productive dialogue with the DeSantis Administration. To no avail.”

Disney plans to invest $17 billion in Walt Disney World over the next decade, which the company said will generate 13,000 jobs. The lawsuit defends Disney’s decision, in January, to implement its comprehensive plan by entering into the contracts with the Disney-controlled Reedy Creek board.

The suit argues that the contracts were not a surprise, because they were publicly noticed, and do not undermine the authority of the new board. The new board still has power over building permits, taxes, roads, bonds and eminent domain, the suit states.

The suit asks the court to uphold the contracts, and overturn the new board’s effort to void them as an unlawful taking and a violation of the Constitution’s contracts clause.

The state Senate is also considering a bill that would give state regulators the power to regulate Disney’s monorails.

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