It is hard to imagine anyone willingly wanting to go to Florida at this time. Not that I pay much attention to basketball. It was only when the Toronto Raptors won the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship that the wife and I noticed them. Sure, we had attended a game, once. The tickets were a gift from an old friend—directly behind the Raptors bench. That was when we, laughingly, started to refer to Raptor Kyle Lowry as ‘cousin’ Kyle.
We not only share the same last name but we were really impressed with Kyle’s skill and determination. The guy lacks the height of many basketball players but he sure makes up for it. He is a classy player.
But there is more than the ‘Heat’ going on in Miami these days. From Sunny Florida to the Land of the Pariahs, the state has fallen into a state of disgrace. That governor, Ron DeSantis, comes across as a republican idiot. He and his pal Donald Trump are giving the state a bad rap.
The current COVID stats in the state are staggering. Donald Trump did not understand the pandemic and so, he ignored it as much as possible. For DeSantis to follow in the steps of his mentor, Trump, is a disgrace. Now that the vaccines are available to vaccinate the entire population of the state, it is setting astonishing new records in infections and deaths.
But there will be no coronavirus inconveniences for Governor DeSantis. While the state’s hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of cases of the Delta variance of COVID-19, he is busy deregulating state employment and business regulations. He is a true republican and if his hero Donald Trump does not run for president again in 2024, DeSantis is ready to step into the breech and run for the republican team.
All I know is that ‘cousin’ Kyle is never going to feel so welcome and appreciated in Miami as he has been by all those Canadians in Toronto. He will be missed.
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