Jimmy Patronis: Elon Musk deserves Nobel Peace Prize
Elon Musk's Twitter has become more political — and Florida is at the forefront.

'Musk’s beliefs shine as a beacon of progress.'

Elon Musk’s free speech advocacy and use of Starlink satellites to help hurricane victims in Florida mean he should receive the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.

Patronis wrote to the Sweden-based Nobel Foundation on Friday to throw his support behind Musk’s nomination, which Norwegian lawmaker Marius Nilsen floated earlier in the week.

“As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal, I felt compelled to share my enthusiasm for the work of Elon Musk and give him my wholehearted endorsement for the Nobel Peace Prize,” Patronis wrote.

“His tireless advocacy for two essential ideals, including free speech and universal internet access, has forever changed the world for the better. In a world increasingly caught up in censorship, cancel culture and digital divides, Musk’s beliefs shine as a beacon of progress, creating a path toward a brighter, more connected future for humanity.”

Musk, 52, is a businessman who has founded or led a slew of companies that made technological advances in the 21st Century, including PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla. He bought Twitter in 2022 after criticizing the way it censored and curated content. He has since rebranded the social media site as X.

Musk has styled himself as a “free speech absolutist” but has also threatened to sue journalists who alleged “hate speech” had increased since he bought Twitter. He also endorsed an antisemitic tweet in November 2023.

“First, imagine a world where every voice, no matter how seemingly insignificant, can find a platform to resonate,” Patronis wrote. “This is the dream Elon Musk championed with the purchase and overhaul of Twitter. The X platform is now on its way to fulfilling Musk’s vision of becoming a digital public square where the marketplace of ideas thrives.”

The deployment of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites in areas under duress, however, has drawn plaudits. Starlink was used in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in 2022, and was used to help Ukrainians fight back against a Russian invasion earlier that year.

“By providing immediate Starlink satellite access to Florida’s first responders and communities as they worked to recover, Musk gave hope to Floridians at their darkest moments and helped them rebuild faster,” Patronis wrote. “We also saw his commitment to open access for all during the War in Ukraine, giving the Ukrainians vital access to open communication, particularly during the chaotic fog of war.”

The help to Ukraine, however, was complicated by the news that Musk refused to allow the Ukrainian military to use Starlink to launch an attack on Russian forces in Crimea.

A shortlist of candidates will be made from the nominations next month.

Gray Rohrer


  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    February 23, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    Good evening America,
    Jimmy called and asked if I, Earl Pitts Anerican, would accept the Nobel Peace Prize (just like the one 0bama got BTW) and I said “Jimmy, Jimster, Jim-meister I, Earl Pitts American, work my Sage Political Majic best Behind The Sceens. So lets give it to Elon”.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “Earl Dont Need No Prize” American

  • ScienceBLVR

    February 23, 2024 at 7:49 pm

    Gee Jimmy, nothing else better to do than lick Elon’s coattails? This is how you spend your day?
    Floridians deserve better service and when I think of world peace? Musk is pretty far down the list.. way down.

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      February 23, 2024 at 7:58 pm

      Sorry Science Nerd,
      But I, Earl Pitts American, am placing you under a painfull “Entire Weekend Chastizement” for your Dis-Respect to my buddy Jimmy, Jimster, The Jim-Meister.
      Due to the egreagous level of your disrespect I’m also including a masturbation ban for your entire weekend. So no spanking the monkey until Monday mornting for your miss-deads.
      Thank you, Science Nerd,
      Earl Pitts American

    • Simp Qanon Cucks Are Floridians

      February 24, 2024 at 5:19 am

      Qanon simp Cucks are gonna cuck.


      • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

        February 24, 2024 at 1:28 pm

        Sorry Simpelton,
        But you are getting the exact same Chastizenent/Masturbation Ban which I imposed upon your boyfriend “Science Nerd” above. So if you’re “Spanking IT Right Now” you are obiligated to stop and wait until Monday mornting to drain your *alls.

        • Rick Whitaker

          February 27, 2024 at 11:34 am


  • KathrynA

    February 23, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    All I see from Elon Musk is hate and chaos! Peace, never!

    • Simp Qanon Cucks Are Floridians

      February 24, 2024 at 5:18 am

      He is a blood-diamond heir who hates POC and anything he cannot enslave.

      A candidate for florida residency.

  • Simp Qanon Cucks Are Floridians

    February 24, 2024 at 5:17 am

    You poor Qanons have been cucked again;

    Newsmax host Carl Higbie punctuated a speech by former President Donald Trump in South Carolina by stating it is his network’s position that the results of the 2020 election were “legal and final.”

    Speaking in Rock Hill the day before Saturday’s South Carolina primary, Trump played his greatest hits, including his false claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Trump accused the Department of Justice of refusing “to investigate egregious acts of voting irregularities and frauds.”

    Abashed, relieved of $787,000,000 and cuckolded for all to see.




    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      February 24, 2024 at 8:04 pm

      Double Chastizement on you, Dook 4 Brains Leftist Simpleton. You better quit your “Leftist Talking Points” while I, Earl Pitts American, am still in a relatively good mood.
      Thank you Simpllton.
      Now please just go away as you are stressing out all the other Dook 4 Brains Leftys who are leaning Republican just to keep the Chinks and Ruskies and the bearded Muzzies from starting WWIII. You are a clear and present danger who needs to chill out at our Country Club Resort in Tropical Guantanamio Bay.
      Thank you, Simpliton, for shutting up your pie-hole and going back to the security of your Mom’s Basement Apartment.
      Other than that, have a great and restfull nights sleep by Relaxing Your Sohincter.
      Thanks again Simpleton,
      Earl Pitts American

      • Rick Whitaker

        February 27, 2024 at 11:21 am

        earl, sphincter sphincter sphincter sphincter spinhcter sphincter sphincter. is that All you care about? i said it so many times in a row that it may hold you for a while.

  • Michael K

    February 24, 2024 at 8:17 am

    Sorry, Jimmy. Elon only cares about monetizing everything he snaps up. Not Nobel Peace Prize material by a stretch. Someone like Jose Andres and World Kitchen is truly deserving.

    • Tom

      February 24, 2024 at 12:35 pm

      I met Jose Andres in DC last December. He’s the real deal and would be a great candidate. Elmo? Not so much. I think Mr. Jimmy might be an early neuralink experiment gone awry which, come to think of it, would explain a lot.

  • Impotent Qanon QOP Musk

    February 24, 2024 at 9:37 am

    Elon is only rich bc Peter Thiel made him so.

    Lost money on Tesla (he bought, didn’t create)

    Lost money on Twitter

    Never collected a penny from the satellite thing

    Tunnel company???

    SpaceX is fun but honestly, Mars?!?

  • PeterH

    February 24, 2024 at 10:40 am

    Speaking at CPAC, Jack Posobiec, a champion of the Republican arm of right wing flank made the Republican Party’s agenda perfectly clear to the American electorate:

    “Our goal is to totally end Democracy!”

    Republicans are America’s worst enemy!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    • Matt Gaetz Babysitting Services

      February 24, 2024 at 3:07 pm

      Vote them off Earth, in whatever way you interpret that.

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    February 24, 2024 at 1:38 pm

    Good afternoon Dook 4 Brains Leftist Posters,
    Please read the strict terms of The Sage Chastizements which I, Earl Pitts American, have imposed on your 2 bunky hole buddies above.
    Earl Pitts American

  • Dont Say FLA

    February 24, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    There will be some merit in this idea once the destruction of Twitter becomes final. Ending that interweb cesspool will deserve some kind of award. It might as well be a Nobel Peace Prize. They don’t mean much of anything at all, so why not!

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      February 24, 2024 at 8:10 pm

      Love you Beautiful Son/Daughter,
      Please dont get mad at your Pops for being so stern to that Simpleton Dude. He’s kind of a nasty fellow and likely smells bad too.
      Thanks again Love you,
      Hugs and Kisses, Dad

      • Rick Whitaker

        February 27, 2024 at 11:37 am


  • tom palmer

    February 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm

    Patronis is a party hack. I find it difficult to take anything he spouts seriously

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