Dan Maduri: “Is ‘Blackface’ Ever Acceptable?”

On today’s edition of Florida Live, host Dan Maduri discusses the entirety of Super Bowl LIII, the halftime show with Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi.  Was the game illegitimate since the Los Angeles Rams were there following the NFC Championship uproar in New Orleans?

Add Florida Representative Anthony Sabatini to the blackface list.  He wore “blackface” as a joke since his friend, Brandon Evans, who is black dressed up as Sabatini.  Evans corroborated Sabatini’s story but does this make it okay in this particular instance?

Last week Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was photographed wearing blackface over 30 years ago, next to a KKK Grand Wizard costume, his approval has dropped 41 points in two days.  Dan wants to know why no one is asking about the person in the picture wearing the Klan hood costume.

Breaking news this afternoon, Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax addresses the sexual assault allegations and where they came from?  Was it Governor Ralph Northam’s camp that leaked this information?  Sort of Frank Underwood-esque (from House of Cards)  according to Dan.

What is the future of marijuana here in Florida?  It seems as it’s hazy.  Dan still stands by his belief in the fact it will be fully legalized eventually.  It’s just a matter of time.  “You need to decide when and where you are not allowed to smoke it.  What is the type of potency of THC?”

How ridiculous is the banning of single-use plastic straws?  Well, now there is a bill proposing to ban the ban on plastic straws.  Say that five time fast.  The St. Pete council banned single-use plastic straws but it will not take effect until January 1, 2020.

Listen to Florida Live with Dan Maduri weekdays 3-6pm on AM 820 News and 98.3FM Pinellas County.

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