Final Name — A major-time learn of what’s taking place in Florida politics.
The pandemic could have dominated the headlines in 2020, however Florida Man was lurking just below the fold.
The so-called “World’s Worst Superhero” added some all-timers to his listing this yr, as did his compatriot, Florida Lady.
Sachs Media dug by means of numerous headlines from all through 2020 to create a curated best-of Florida Man (and Lady) listing for the seventh yr operating.
Among the many “Best Florida Man Stories Of 2020” you’ll discover a Volusia County Department Jail inmate who impersonated a prosecutor and tried, unsuccessfully, to drop prison costs in opposition to himself.
The listing additionally consists of one of many extra egregious resume stretches ever, by the use of a Melbourne Seaside man who claimed to be a warfare hero, MIT professor and Bitcoin millionaire with a top-secret clearance. He acquired the job.
There are superstar appearances, too.
Foxborough-turned-Florida Man Tom Brady made headlines earlier this yr when he walked right into a stranger’s kitchen considering it was his coach’s home. And Carole Baskin grew to become a “Tiger Queen” when she snagged the deed to Joe Unique’s zoo.
Take a look at the total top-10 listing — every accompanied by a Samuel Cartoons illustration — on Sachs Media’s website.
— 1,300,528 FL residents (+16,827 since Wednesday)
— 22,787 Non-FL residents (+365 since Wednesday)
— 11,082 Journey associated
— 495,645 Contact with a confirmed case
— 14,055 Each
— 779,746 Beneath investigation
— 62,868 in FL
— 21,990 in FL
“Death transformed a year, and what may lie ahead” by way of William McDonald of The New York Occasions
“Only one covid-19 treatment is designed to keep people out of the hospital. Many overburdened hospitals are not offering it.” by way of Laurie McGinley of The Washington Submit
“China OKs 1st homegrown vaccine as COVID-19 surges globally” by way of Huizhong Wu and Ken Moritsugu of The Related Press
“Shots are slow to reach arms as Trump administration leaves final steps of mass vaccination to beleaguered states” by way of Isaac Stanley-Becker of The Washington Submit
“Their finances ravaged, customers fear banks will withhold stimulus checks” by way of Emily Flitter of The New York Occasions
“America has not fixed its deadliest pandemic errors” by way of Robinson Meyer and Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic
“‘No realistic path’ for quick vote on $2,000 stimulus checks, Mitch McConnell says” by way of Catie Edmondson of The New York Occasions
“Will the debate over $2,000 stimulus checks help Democrats in Georgia?” by way of Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight
“Lessons from a crazy year in financial markets” by way of Akane Otani of The Wall Avenue Journal
“Republicans call Nikki Fried’s COVID letter ‘ill-informed, irresponsible’” by way of Scott Powers of Florida Politics
“Eighteen Florida cops died in the line of duty this year. Almost all of them got COVID-19.” by way of Austen Erblat of the South Florida Solar-Sentinel
“Jimmy Patronis looks back on busy 2020” by way of Florida Politics
“As Florida manatees try to recuperate, we humans act like wild animals” by way of Craig Pittman of the Florida Phoenix
Quote of the Day
“If Commissioner Fried truly cared about what is going on, she would take a lesson on management from Gov. DeSantis to assist unify and coordinate assets to realize outcomes for Floridians.” — RPOF govt director Helen Aguirre Ferre, responding to Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s letter to the Governor.
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