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‘A Big Milestone’: Ron DeSantis Delivers Encouraging Update on Wife’s Breast Cancer Battle

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Casey DeSantis, who in October told attendees of a political dinner in Florida that she would never give up in her fight to beat breast cancer, says she has completed her final chemotherapy treatment.

Her husband, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, discussed the milestone Thursday during a news conference, according to WJXT-TV.

“It’s, you know, it’s not the most fun thing to see someone go through, but, you know, at the end of the day, you know she’s fought really hard and we think she’s responded very well,” he said.

In a tweet Thursday, Casey DeSantis, 41, thanked her husband for “being by my side from the beginning, but especially yesterday as we celebrated my FINAL Chemo Treatment together. I’m grateful, very humbled and blessed.”

Ron DeSantis praised his wife for clearing a big hurdle.

“I mean, she’s still got more stuff to do,” the governor said. “But that’s a big milestone because it’s nasty stuff, you know, when they’re doing that and so, I just wanted to let everyone know that, you know, she got through that. She ran that gauntlet,” he said, according to WJXT.

“She’s doing well, and we look forward to continue to have good news over the ensuing weeks and months,” he said, reflecting his past comments that he hopes his wife will be free of cancer by the end of this year.

“Our view is that 2022 will be the year where we can say that she is cancer-free, and that’ll be something that’ll be really important,” he said earlier this month, according to the Miami Herald.

He said he and his wife have tried to balance their public roles with their private lives.

“We’ve asked, talked amongst ourselves about, ‘OK, she’s a public figure and a lot of people care about her and a lot of people have been praying for her,’” the governor said. “At the same time, you know, it’s a medical issue for the family, which it’s generally a private thing.”

In late December, Ron DeSantis was attacked by Democrats for not being available for comment during a COVID-19 surge, but it later was revealed he was with his wife when the media was demanding a comment.

“A lot of these people, some in the media, but a lot of these politicians who, you know, are trying to get some traction, they were saying, ‘Oh, he’s out vacationing,’” he said, per the Herald. “It’s not easy to go through for her, and it’s certainly not fun to have to watch somebody have to go through that — to watch your spouse go through that.”

Casey DeSantis made a surprise appearance at the political dinner Oct. 16 in Brooksville and told those in attendance, “I’ll tell you one thing is for sure: I’m sure as hell not giving up,” according to WJXT.

“Never, ever, ever give up the fight, ever,” she said then. “I have only begun to fight.”

Oncologist Scot Ackerman, from the Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, said that having Casey go public with her battle helps inform women about the disease, according to WJXT.

“I think that with our first lady in Florida, Casey DeSantis, being public about this, is very good that she is. I think that many women who have been hesitant to get mammograms will now go out and get mammograms,” Ackerman said.

That was echoed by Susan Brown of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a national nonprofit that was established to lead the fight against breast cancer.

“I think the fact that Mrs. DeSantis has gone public with her diagnosis will demonstrate for one thing that younger women can have breast cancer, that they can share their story and that can inspire others to understand that they also may be at risk,” Brown said.

“Breast cancer in women under 45 is relatively rare. But about 9 percent of cases are under 45. We’re seeing more of that. If you look at numbers over the years, we’re seeing a little more, and part of is that women are getting diagnosed more, and that’s a good thing.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Private Jet Owned by Climate Alarmist Elon Musk Takes Flight of Just 31 Miles

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Stop it! Stop the climate change!

So says offbeat entrepreneur Elon Musk. Bill Gates, too — he’s so alarmed about the climate that he says we need to get rid of cows and eat plastic meat. Or something.

But why believe these guys? Both indulge in what Gates calls a “guilty pleasure.” Despite what they preach, Musk and Gates travel in private jets.

Last week, Musk’s jet was tracked — on Twitter, no less — flying from San Jose, California, to San Francisco. That’s about 31 miles, a flight lasting nine minutes, The Byte reported.

To be fair, there’s no record Musk was on that flight — it might have been moved for maintenance or something. But Gates’ guilty pleasure is extreme — he has four “business jets,” according to Simple Flying.

So while you save the planet chewing on a vegan burger, Gates gets to pollute the skies more than you and I probably will in several lifetimes.

Then there’s John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s go-to guy to fix the climate. He jetted aloft at least 16 times last year, and not in a government plane, but in a jet belonging to his family.

What is it with these people?

Musk’s brilliance is off the charts. And while he has some oddball ideas, Gates, of course, is also smart. But when it comes to hypocrisy and the optics of what they are doing, both are clueless.

To Musk, one of the world’s greatest threats is climate change. A carbon tax will solve that, he once told podcaster Joe Rogan.

We should tax behavior that produces carbon emissions and “the market will react in a sensible way,” Musk said, according to CNBC. “But because we don’t have a price on it, it is behaving badly.”

So rich guys like Musk can freely engage in their climate sins by offsetting their guilt with taxes? If that sounds familiar, you might recall Martin Luther and his thoughts on church sales of indulgences.

Unlike the growing number of neo-feudalists, Musk at least recognizes the potential carbon tax burdens on those who are not wealthy, who inevitably impact the climate in their little ways by heating their homes and by breathing.

Low-income users of large amounts of gas would get a carbon tax rebate, he said. And, by paying the tax, Musk is free to ride his jet. And of course, he’s one of the Good Guys since he’s saving the planet with his electric cars.

Gates, when not pushing to vaccinate everything that moves, worries about climate change, as outlined in his book “How to Avoid Climate Disaster.” Despite dumping 1,600 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere during his 59 private jet flights in 2017, he takes care of his conscience by buying clean aviation fuel and funding carbon-capture technology.

Carbon capture draws carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then stores it until needed for some kind of beneficial economic project. Apparently, no one considers carbon dioxide being converted into oxygen by plants as having economic value.

So the Musks and Gates and Kerrys continue to fly and to buy all their cool stuff. I don’t begrudge them that.

It’s just that some of us are skeptical about human-caused climate change. What we believe has been called “fraud” by Musk, according to Futurism.

But what do you call it when the rich guys get to pour filth in the skies while preaching cleanliness to us?

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Stop it! Stop the climate change! So says offbeat entrepreneur Elon Musk. Bill Gates, too — he’s so alarmed about the climate that he says we need to get rid of cows and eat plastic meat. Or something. But why believe these guys? Both indulge in what Gates calls a “guilty pleasure.” Despite what they preach, Musk and Gates travel in private jets. Last week, Musk’s jet was tracked — on Twitter, no less — flying from San Jose, California, to San Francisco. That’s about 31 miles, a flight lasting nine minutes, The Byte reported. Landed in San Francisco, California, US. Apx. flt. time 9 Mins. pic.twitter.com/8vWvODLEOL — ElonJet (@ElonJet) May 6, 2022 To be fair, there’s no record Musk was on that flight — it might have been moved for maintenance or something. But Gates’ guilty pleasure is extreme — he has four “business jets,” according to Simple Flying. So while you save the planet chewing on a vegan burger, Gates gets to pollute the skies more than you and I probably will in several lifetimes. Then there’s John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s go-to guy to fix the climate. He jetted aloft at least 16 times last year, and not in a government plane, but in a jet belonging to his family. What is it with these people? Musk’s brilliance is off the charts. And while he has some oddball ideas, Gates, of course, is also smart. But when it comes to hypocrisy and the optics of what they are doing, both are clueless. To Musk, one of the world’s greatest threats is climate change. A carbon tax will solve that, he once told podcaster Joe Rogan. We should tax behavior that produces carbon emissions and “the market will react in a sensible way,” Musk said, according to CNBC.…

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Melania Trump Breaks Year-Long Public Silence to Call Out ‘Leadership’ Over ‘Heartbreaking’ Formula Shortage

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Former first lady Melania Trump, who spent her time in the White House calling attention to children the world forgot, said America’s infant formula shortage is “heartbreaking.”

Trump sat down with Pete Hegseth of Fox News for what is being reported as her first interview since leaving the White House, the Washington Examiner reported. The interview will air Sunday. Fox posted a clip of the interview on Friday.

“I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it,” Trump said when asked to assess the state of the country.


“I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see, and I hope it changes fast,” Trump added.

Hegseth then asked about the formula shortage.

“It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling and the food is not available for children in [the] 21st century in the United States of America,” Trump said.

“Why is it happening?” Hegseth asked.

“Leadership,” she said.

“Leadership or lack thereof?” he followed up.

The answer came in a heartbeat: “Yeah.”

President Joe Biden was asked Friday if his administration could have responded faster to the shortage.

“If we’d been better mind readers, I guess we could have,” he told reporters, according to CNN.

In another clip posted by Fox, Trump spoke about the media bias she faced in the White House.


Hegseth noted that Vogue magazine never featured Trump on its cover, a distinction that went to Hillary Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama (three times), Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden.

“They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” Trump said.

“And I think [the] American people and everyone see it. It was their decision, and I have much more important things to do — and I did in the White House — than being on the cover of Vogue.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Former first lady Melania Trump, who spent her time in the White House calling attention to children the world forgot, said America’s infant formula shortage is “heartbreaking.” Trump sat down with Pete Hegseth of Fox News for what is being reported as her first interview since leaving the White House, the Washington Examiner reported. The interview will air Sunday. Fox posted a clip of the interview on Friday. “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it,” Trump said when asked to assess the state of the country. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com “I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see, and I hope it changes fast,” Trump added. Hegseth then asked about the formula shortage. “It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling and the food is not available for children in [the] 21st century in the United States of America,” Trump said. “Why is it happening?” Hegseth asked. “Leadership,” she said. “Leadership or lack thereof?” he followed up. The answer came in a heartbeat: “Yeah.” President Joe Biden was asked Friday if his administration could have responded faster to the shortage. “If we’d been better mind readers, I guess we could have,” he told reporters, according to CNN. In another clip posted by Fox, Trump spoke about the media bias she faced in the White House. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Hegseth noted that Vogue magazine never featured Trump on its cover, a distinction that went to Hillary Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama (three times), Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden. “They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” Trump said. “And I…

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