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Happy Thursday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. I think Dante may have been a few circles short.

I hope everyone had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day. I forgot to wish you all a happy one yesterday because I was still a little loopy from Pfizer Round One. For the record, none of us with Irish ancestry care that so many appropriate our culture every March 17th. Usually because we’re too drunk to.

My corned beef and cabbage were perhaps my best ever this year. I thought that even before the Guinness and Jameson started to kick in. It was just a harmonic convergence of taste bud perfection. I have no idea how I’m single.

It has been about a month since I last led the Briefing with some righteous Ron DeSantis praise. At the rate the Florida governor is going, I may have to make it a recurring weekly segment. The youngest governor in America is on a seemingly unstoppable roll these days.

This is a most opportune time to reflect upon what DeSantis has accomplished this past year since it’s the first anniversary of the world’s plunge into the COVID madness. For much of that year, the American mainstream media regaled us with stories about their Holy Trinity of American governors: Democrats Andrew Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer, and Gavin Newsom. Per the MSM, virtually every move each made was redefining real leadership. When they did write about DeSantis, it was to say that he had blood on his hands for keeping his state open.

A year later, both Cuomo and and Newsom are facing bipartisan calls for them to either be recalled or resign, and a special prosecutor is going to start looking into Whitmer’s mishandling of the COVID crisis.

It’s not just that any of the three weren’t doing their jobs well while they were being feted by the media, it’s that each was doing them as poorly as they possibly could. Cuomo was groping every woman within arm’s reach on top of that.

Meanwhile, Gov. “Blood On His Hands” was actually doing things so well that CNN just wrote a glowing profile — by their standards — of him, which you know had to hurt.

Now DeSantis has let it be known that Florida won’t be playing nice with the anti-American critical race theory pimps who are trying to indoctrinate our children.

Stacey has more:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has taken to the state level what parents in many states are fighting at the local level with their school boards. With the pandemic forcing many children to take classes remotely, the nationwide protests and riots during the summer of 2020, and the launch of the 1619 Project, parents have become aware of the radical ideas schools are imparting to their children. One of the threats involves content based on critical race theory, which claims that America is fundamentally racist and people are either oppressed or oppressors based solely on their racial identity.

During a press conference in Naples, Florida, DeSantis made clear what schools in Florida would be teaching. It is not any curriculum based on critical race theory.

“Florida’s civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials, and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” DeSantis said at a press conference Wednesday in Naples, calling that and other theories “politicized academic fads.”

“Let me be clear, there’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory,” he said. “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”

He also announced an incentive for teachers to take training in the statewide civics program. Teachers will receive a $3,000 bonus if they get certified. The curriculum supports graduating seniors taking a civics test similar to those taken in the citizenship process. Some of us are old enough to remember when this was required to graduate, even in left-wing California. Governor DeSantis bringing it back to Florida is fantastic news.

Civics classes! Pinch me!

As the Republican Party goes through this identity crisis that the mainstream media loves writing about, it’s important to remember that all of the squish members of the party like Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski are driven by a need for approval from the very same MSM morons who were telling us that Andrew Cuomo was brilliant and Ron DeSantis was a murderer. That should be an automatic disqualification from ever having a say in the direction of the party again.

One thing that the CNN profile of DeSantis doesn’t get into is that they were an integral part of the false narrative about DeSantis. It’s almost as if they’re trying to get in late on backing a winner and hoping that nobody notices that they’re part of the problem.

As are the Republicans who continually buddy up to them.

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I failed my Irish ancestors and spaced on the fact that yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day while writing the MB. In fairness to me, I usually do most of this the night before. So here we are a day late with one of my favorite Irish songs from one of my favorite Irish bands.

I don’t ever want to live anywhere where I need to worry about a coat check.

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PJ Media Senior Columnist and Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear twice a week.