Ron DeSantis doesn’t have any asylum-seekers of his own? Florida flies migrants from Texas to California


I continue to be mystified that Florida sees fit to send asylum-seekers from Texas, not Florida—this would apparently make entirely too much sense—but Texas,[1] to anywhere. What weird-ass deal is at work with this?

Ruben Vives and Connor Sheets, “Second plane carrying migrants lands in California, with officials blaming Florida,” Los Angeles Times, June 5, 2023,



Fig. 1. Yeah, this is me. The sign says, “If you’re whining about a labor shortage, STOP ignoring my job applications!” And the QR-code leads here. Photograph by author, January 16, 2023.

Marjorie Cohn, “Supreme Court Slashed Legal Protections for Striking. Only Jackson Dissented,” Truthout, June 5, 2023,

Gabriel T. Rubin and Christine Mai-Duc, “West Coast States Rode the Tech Boom. Now They Face Higher Unemployment, Falling Wages,” Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2023,


Donald Trump

Coup attempt

Fig. 2. “Jake Angeli (Qanon Shaman), seen holding a Qanon sign at the intersection of Bell Rd and 75th Ave in Peoria, Arizona, on 2020 October 15.” Photography by TheUnseen011101 [pseud.], October 15, 2020, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Jacqueline Alemany et al., “Trump lawyers meeting with Justice Dept. on classified documents case,” Washington Post, June 5, 2023,

Josh Dawsey and Amy Gardner, “Trump-funded studies disputing election fraud are focus in two probes,” Washington Post, June 5, 2023,

Rozina Sabur, “Flood at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort raises suspicions in classified documents case,” Telegraph, June 5, 2023,

Chris Walker, “Trump’s Lawyers Have 2-Hour Meeting With DOJ Over Mar-a-Lago Documents Case,” Truthout, June 5, 2023,




Fig. 3. Post-collapse scene at the Fern Hollow Bridge, photograph by National Transportation Safety Board, January 29, 2022, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

Madyson Cioni, “Dead & Company fans rant on social media about traffic at Star Lake,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 6, 2023,




Fig. 4. “Destroyed Russian military vehicles located on the main street Khreshchatyk are seen as part of the celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine in Kyiv, August 24.” Photograph by Gleb Garanich for Reuters, August 24, 2022,[2] fair use.

Samuel Granados and Ruby Mellen, “Maps show how damaged Kakhovka dam hurts both Ukraine and Russia,” Washington Post, June 6, 2023,

  1. [1]Connor Sheets and Ruben Vives, “Migrants’ trip to Sacramento aboard private jet appears to have been arranged by state of Florida, officials say,” Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2023,; Ruben Vives and Connor Sheets, “Second plane carrying migrants lands in California, with officials blaming Florida,” Los Angeles Times, June 5, 2023,
  2. [2]Reuters, “Ukraine puts destroyed Russian tanks on display in Kyiv,” August 25, 2022,

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