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Get em Jenny! Joe Gruters is the WORST!

He knew exactly what Frank Artiles was doing. His CPA Firm runs hundreds of PACs that the money moved through, including paying himself as CPA. He is rotten to the core. #Sarasota
Gruters knows Joel Greenberg's contracted Cryptocurrency Legislative consultant too.
This thread gives a pretty good rundown of the Gruters Mafia.

P.S. Joe Gruters is like 4th or 5th Generation Ringling Brothers.
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There is a local battle for parents' rights that needs to get a lot more attention. Because the School Board of Sarasota County underestimated our community. We will win, and we can show others how to win, too. #sarasota #libertysrq
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The call to stop shifting the burden of covid mitigation onto kids is growing. I have only a small window on this effort, so I ask folks like @kksheld, @annbauerwriter, @MdTeryn, @ebennett74, @VPrasadMDMPH to take notice and share. You are a voice of reason to many.
Let's begin: everyone knows Florida has taken several steps to prevent school boards from forcing restrictive interventions on children without the consent of their families. We passed a Parents' Bill of Rights (we didn't have one before?!) The Governor did an Executive Order.
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Read this story today from @ChrisA0213 in the #Sarasota @HeraldTribune about former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, who helps fund Big Lie audit done by Sarasota-based Cyber Ninjas in Maricopa County, AZ. 1/
Remember Patrick Byrne? As the @NewYorker's @sheelahk reported, the former Overstock CEO dove deep into the world of conspiracy theories after his affair with Russian spy Maria Butina. /2

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/…
Patrick Byrne was part of the group at the White House with #SarasotaSeditionSquad member Mike Flynn, Sidney Powell, etc urging Trump to have US military seize Dominion voting machines, as @axios's @jonathanvswan & @zacharybasu reported /3

axios.com/trump-oval-off…
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Want to know some of the deeper political forces behind the disturbances at so many #Florida school board meetings about masks & COVID? Read my thread & this @JRMcKinnon story 👇 /1

In December 2020, @sarasotaschools member Bridget Ziegler & two former school board members elsewhere created "Moms for Liberty" group for "parental rights" using new FL Parents' Bill of Rights, as @JRMcKinnon explains. It spurred anti-mask protests. /2

heraldtribune.com/story/news/edu…
.@sarasotaschools board member Bridget Ziegler's husband is @SRQCountyGov Commissioner & #Florida @GOP Vice Chair who was in DC for Big Lie Stop the Steal rallies on January 6. /3

wfla.com/news/sarasota-…
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Great article by @JaneMayerNYer that pulls together threads based on reporting from @anelsona & others on CNP, ALEC, etc. One thing national reporters still need is #Florida angle, particularly #SarasotaSeditionSquad. How to tell story of Trumpworld w/o Florida? You can't! /1
#Sarasota @HeraldTribune's @ChrisA0213 shows many local connections in his reporting. Cyber Ninjas based in Sarasota, plus Mike Flynn, not to mention Charlie Kirk, Steve Bannon & Florida GOP Chair Joe Gruters, head of RNC's "election integrity" unit /2

See several Twitter threads I've put together below for more information about the #SarasotaSeditionSquad & local connections to the Jan. 6 #CapitolAttack

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Analyzing June new home sales & pricing figures from our monthly builder survey. As one builder noted: “It’s not fun to be a builder anymore.” Lumber relief is nice but pick your poison on other issues. Market commentary from across the country to follow...
#Richmond builder: “It's not fun to be a builder anymore. Cost pressure is killing us. Not only will builders like myself who take 12-24 months to build a house lose margin from increases, but the affordability is becoming a major issue.”
#Atlanta builder: “Costs have driven up prices & we’re no longer preselling. We will not sell a home until frame stage, so our sales numbers are off for June while awaiting framing stage.”
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New home sales fell in May, Y/Y & M/M. Theme of the month was sales decline by builder design. Few comments on demand slowing or skittish buyers, even w/new home prices +18% Y/Y nationally (survey record). Builder commentary from across the country per our survey to follow...
#Nashville builder: “Gapped out. Sales resume in June as new communities & phases start to open. By moving ability to contract on inventory homes later to finished drywall stage (window installation stage previously), expect sales to show continued decline. Decline by design.”
#Charlotte builder: “Paused sales from mid-May to mid-June in all communities & will selectively release homes for sale in the last 2 weeks of June & coming months. Sales look lower vs. last month but was capped due to limited lot availability & no inventory.”
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Here's May mid-month home builder channel check I hinted at earlier. Builders are pushing prices w/little pushback, though some starting. Some builders are using price escalators & highest/best offer. Many limiting pre-sales, shifting to spec, & pricing home later in build cycle.
#Dallas builder: “Not selling build jobs in May, starting specs only, and not selling until drywall. Costs are too out of control for us to take the inflation risk on build jobs. So sales are way down.”
#SanAntonio builder: “Only selling specs at Sheetrock stage. Last month, it was frame stage.”
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Some interesting housing color from mid-April around the country home builder channel check. Bunch of market commentary to follow...will try to hit most top markets.
#SaltLakeCity home builder mid-April color: “Still have 10x buyers to available homes to buy. Went to 'highest/ best' offer system March 1st & offers over asking price are shocking. Most offers are 10+% over ask, that's after raised base prices $10K to $20K+ with each release.”
#Austin home builder mid-April color: “Super high demand. Volume controlled with release process, otherwise would be unbearable. Some price increases are $100K between releases.”
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Now that #SteveBannon’s recent involvement with Trump is coming to light after the #USCapitol riots, it’s worth reviewing Bannon's local Sarasota connections & his background, along with some other Trump associates. THREAD /1
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
#SteveBannon, former Trump campaign CEO & former Breitbart CEO, has been plotting for radical right for years, exploiting a canny media strategy to co-opt mainstream media while pursuing his own alt-right media projects, as @JoshuaGreen found. /2
bloomberg.com/politics/graph…
#SteveBannon has long been at heart of radical right politics, including in leadership at the secretive Council for National Policy, along with Kellyanne Conway & Mercer family members /3
thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/08…
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Also charged...Andrew Badolato, owner of the house in #Sarasota on Casey Key that Steve Bannon listed as his residence three years ago.

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/b…
Here’s his personal website:
andybadolato.com
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The same thing (or worse) will happen in #Florida if ⁦@GovRonDeSantis⁩ keeps insisting that it’s safe for schools to hold in-person classes. It’s a recipe for disaster in FL, a state with rising numbers of infections and deaths.

#NotMyChild nytimes.com/2020/08/01/us/…
2) Many high schools in #Florida have enrollments higher than 1,000. This illustration estimates how many infected people could show up at school in the first week. Most larger schools in FL could see numbers higher than 10. #NotMyChild Image
3) Here’s a look at enrollment figures for several #Sarasota County high schools. Based on research, each one of these schools could see more than 10 people with #COVID19 coming into the building in the first week of classes. Image
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Hey #Florida! @DickieV recorded this at #SiestaKey in #Sarasota County, where he saw very few masks. He wisely says everyone needs to #WearAMask when visiting public spaces.

Let’s take his excellent advice and help everyone stay safe & healthy.

Spread the word—not the virus.🦠
Please note: @DickieV acknowledged in his next tweet that his mask was not placed properly during the recording. Image
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