Ron DeSantis To Launch Presidential Campaign On Twitter With Elon Musk While Facing Off With Hamburger Mary’s

Posted May 23, 2023 by with 3 comments

In an alternate universe somewhere, one might read the headline above and interpret it to mean that Ron DeSantis is running to become the President of Twitter, with Elon Musk joining him as Vice President and Hamburger Mary entering the race as his opponent. Twitter would be a fine place for DeSantis and Musk to stay and rot, while Mary deserves better. The reality is that Pudding Fingers is launching his run for the White House tomorrow, and he’s making the announcement on the diseased social media site known for platforming psychotic racists and anti-vaxxers. While real candidates launch their presidential campaigns at rallies surrounded by thousands of Americans (and hundreds of cameras broadcasting that candidate’s message into households around the country), DeSantis will be launching his in an “audio chat” with a white supremacist apartheid-era emerald mine heir on something called “Twitter Spaces.” What’s so funny (and humiliating) is that by this time next year, DeSantis will have lost all the Republican primaries, and will be preparing his RNC speech to endorse Trump. And yet, we’re all going to spend the next 9-12 months pretending that any of this even matters. Joke’s on us, I guess. Via NBC:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce he is running for president during a discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, three sources familiar with the plans told NBC News.

Musk and DeSantis will host an event on Twitter Spaces, the site’s platform for audio chats, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET. It will be moderated by David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur who is a Musk confidant and DeSantis supporter.

That same evening, the campaign will release a launch video, and DeSantis will begin visiting several early states after Memorial Day.

I almost forgot the Hamburger Mary’s news. The gay burger joint and nightclub known for its drag shows (especially their brunches) is suing DeSantis. Via CNN:

The owner of Hamburger Mary’s Orlando says their First Amendment rights were violated when DeSantis last week signed a bill, SB 1438, restricting the attendance of children at certain performances, according to the lawsuit. The restaurant is asking the court to block the implementation of the law.

“This bill has nothing to do with children, and everything to do with the continued oppression of the LGBTQ+ community,” a statement posted Monday on the restaurant’s Facebook page reads.

“Anytime our legislators want to demonize a group, they say they are coming for your children. In this case, creating a false narrative that drag queens are grooming and recruiting your children with no factual basis or history to back up these accusations AT ALL!” the Hamburger Mary’s Orlando statement reads.

While the law does not specifically mention drag shows, it is so broad “as to include this art form in the state’s interpretation,” the lawsuit alleges.


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