Fuming at Palestine moves, Randy Fine wants ban on investments in Ireland, Spain, Norway
Randy Fine pushes another story that might not be true. Image via AP.

Randy fine
'In Florida, if you support Muslim terror, you will be treated like a Muslim terrorist.'

Florida has a list of countries it doesn’t do business with: North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Sudan and Iran. Now, Rep. Randy Fine wants to add three European countries to the list: Ireland, Spain and Norway.

That’s because those countries are moving to recognize Palestine as a country.

In a post on X, the Brevard County Republican pledged to file a bill during next year’s Legislative Session to add those countries to Florida’s “scrutinized companies” list.

“In Florida, if you support Muslim terror, you will be treated like a Muslim terrorist,” Fine wrote.

“Next session, I will introduce legislation that adds any country that recognizes ‘Palestine’ to Florida’s list of scrutinized countries, with severe limitations on entities from those countries doing business with and in Florida. Spain, Ireland, and Norway will join Iran, North Korea, Cuba, and Syria, among others, on that list. Govern yourselves accordingly.”

Fine is the only Jewish Republican in the Legislature and has been a staunch supporter of Israel, especially after the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas and the subsequent war in the Gaza Strip. He is term-limited in the House, but is running for the Senate, and would have to file his bill in that chamber should he win the election.

The specifics of the bill, if it passes, could carry major implications for Florida’s investments, including the 646,277 active members of the Florida Retirement System. If the measure is drafted so that Florida must divest from any entity doing business in Ireland, Spain and Norway, and stop contracting with such companies, it could have major ramifications.

Ireland’s low corporate tax rate has made it an attractive haven for many large global corporations, including Accenture and Google, both of which have major contracts with the state over the years.

Gray Rohrer


  • Ocean Joe

    May 22, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    I’m sure Norway will be crippled by this. Otherwise it’s good we get our potatoes from the Aryan farms in Idaho.

  • Jay Smif

    May 22, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    Randy Fine should be barred from all restaurants in Florida, what a little chooch he is.

  • Michael K

    May 22, 2024 at 12:32 pm

    Such a blowhard and bully. He should go back to being a casino mobster.

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 22, 2024 at 1:17 pm

    How does Randy Fine feel about the USA built pier that was intended to receive aid for the millions of regular everyday Palestinians who are suffering famine as a result of the IDF and Hamas teaming up against them?

    I bet he it very upset about it. I recommend self immolation for him.

  • Bwj

    May 22, 2024 at 1:23 pm

    There is a difference between recognizing Palestine and Hamas. Hamas is a terrorist organization funded by Iran Palestine is not. Apparently Fine doesn’t believe in a two state solution.

  • It’s ridiculous

    May 22, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    Sadly on brand for him

  • My Take

    May 22, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    Fine, a ludicrous clown.
    Give him a horn to honk.
    It will be less obnoxious.

    A goofy panderer.
    “Abjure sunshine! For it shines also on Palestinians.”

  • Impeach Biden

    May 22, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    Three more countries that do not fear Slo Joe. He is a disgrace and an embarrassment. The Howler Monkeys like him though, lead by Rafiki himself, Pee Wee Whitaker.

    • rick whitaker

      May 22, 2024 at 3:09 pm

      18 YEAR OLD GIRL, the 3 countries you are referring to are taking an anti trump/maga stance. you have no clue. your post made no sense at all. what’s up with you? trump is pro russia, not pro nato. if you are going to post on current events, you should have your facts straight. so is 18 too high of a number or did i hit it right?

      • Dick Whittaker

        May 22, 2024 at 5:59 pm

        No one respects Joe Biden. It’s obvious to everyone that watches and listens to him that he is cognitively gone. Only the kool-aid drinking zombies like you don’t see it.

        • Asleep In Court

          May 22, 2024 at 7:47 pm


          Who is impaired?


          • Dick Whittaker

            May 22, 2024 at 8:49 pm

            You obviously do not watch the news. So where are the press conferences? Where is the one on one interviews? What happened on Super Bowl Sunday? Biden can’t function without cheat sheets, teleprompters, pre arranged questions, etc. He is the laughingstock of the world.

        • Dont Say FLA

          May 24, 2024 at 10:11 am

          Careful what you wish for. The first debate is coming up. What will you say after a strong performance from Biden? Oh the same thing as after the SOTU. “He’s on drugs!” LOL

          Rather than pretending Biden is on drugs, just admit to yourself that your preferred infotainment stream/outlet lies to you to keep you watching and buying generic blue or yellow pills for 82 cents each

    • TJC

      May 26, 2024 at 1:19 pm


  • My Take

    May 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    How does Porky Fine feel about BDS?
    That’s much the same isn’t it?

  • J. V.

    May 22, 2024 at 3:03 pm

    Now the junior varsity of international relations wants to call the plays. Why not? Coach Brandon is pukin’ up his false teeth in the back corner of the equipment room.

  • Phil Morton

    May 22, 2024 at 3:04 pm

    Hopefully Fine won’t be around to file his bill. In a three way Republican primary his chances are really quite slim. And then there’s the Democrat in the General.

    • My Take

      May 22, 2024 at 3:09 pm

      Please let him lose.
      He won’t even get a university from DeSlantis now.

  • My Take

    May 22, 2024 at 3:06 pm

    BDS — If you support settler terror, you will be treated like a settler terrorist.

    Pretty parallel.
    “Terror” could be replaced with “colonialism” or “theft” to make the same argument.

    We uninvolved US innocents are caught in the crossfire.

  • Linwood Wright

    May 22, 2024 at 3:12 pm

    It’s none of your business Randy.

    Also, f**k Isreal.

    • Nazi Floridians Hate Jews

      May 22, 2024 at 7:48 pm

      That’s our Qristian Qanon Comment Of The Day

    • Dick Whittaker

      May 22, 2024 at 8:33 pm

      Hey Linwood. F**k Gaza. To the victors go the spoils of war. Raise the Israeli flag in Gaza and annex it as part of Israel. Hamas started this and Israel will finish it.

      • My Take

        May 22, 2024 at 8:42 pm

        Yeah, add several million Gaza Palestinians as voting (and birthing) Israeli new citizens. And free to move anywhere in Israel.

        • rick whitaker

          May 23, 2024 at 1:28 pm

          how can floridians with a government handcrafted by ron desantis the mini-trump, criticize either side in the israeli domination of Palestinians in their own country. maga is dominating the good people of usa with lies and bogus campaigns against democracy. similar to nutinyahoo’s actions in Palestine. if israel doesn’t kick the right-wing out, it will pay dearly.

  • ScienceBLVR

    May 22, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    Awww come on Randy. I am one of the 600K+ whose monthly income depends on the whims of these snowflake cancel culture claim to be Republicans crybabies. Norway? Ireland? Ok Spain, yeah, the old Conquistadors, well maybe, but just knock it off! And bring back BlackRock, too. To think the US can isolate itself from other countries and operate in some cocoon of socially correct consciousness is ridiculous.

  • My Take

    May 22, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    Tell him it is going to be the
    Democratic Muslim Peoples Republic of Greater Palestine
    and really set him off.

    • Ocean Joe

      May 23, 2024 at 5:27 am

      A place where instead of building a decent electric grid, water supply, sewage system, those in control spent billions in foreign aid on tunnels, rockets, weapons, $10,000 awards to anybody who kills a Jew, and best of all by stashing away millions in the bank accounts of a few of their leaders, including at least one billionaire, while the people live on the edge.
      While I get your reference, there is nothing democratic about the entire Arab world, and very little democratic about the entire Islamic controlled world from Morocco to Indonesia.

      Aside from that, Randy Fine is a corpulent moron and foreign policy is the province of the federal government not some little potentate from a backwater like Brevard county.

      • My Take

        May 23, 2024 at 11:15 am

        We as individuals can do nothing about the mediaval mideast, but we can maybe occasionally mock and irritate foul Fine.
        “Peoples Palestine” would presumably primarily include the West Bank where the officials’ corruption is reporteedly worse, but the diversions more to pockets, not rockets.

      • rick whitaker

        May 23, 2024 at 3:43 pm

        OJ, israel claims to be democratic, but that’s not what i see. a coalition of 2 or more factions joined for the purpose of defeating a more majority faction, is not my idea of democracy. it’s using the pretense of democracy to do a minority deed.

        • Jojo

          May 25, 2024 at 12:07 pm

          Israel is about as much of a democracy as India.
          Good points

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 24, 2024 at 10:19 am

        Great points OJ. Hamas was indeed democratically elected by the Palestinian folks in Gaza in the late 1900s, but then what had happened was, Hamas terminated the constitution and stayed in power beyond the end of their term.

        Can you imagine that happening anywhere? It’s nuts! Hamas claimed election fraud and stayed and then did what they wanted to do for their own benefit. It’s shameful.

        And yes, some Palestinians voted for them back in the late 1900s, so maybe some folks feel justified in exploding them for having voted that way. But the number of Palestinians who voted for Hamas is just not very many considering the average lifespan in Gaza is about 35.

        Come 2024 should all MAGA voters be exploded for whatever shit Don Jr gets up to if Donaldzzzzzzzz gets back in and claims election fraud yet again and stays in power beyond the end of his term like he tried to do last time but this time it works and then he does whatever he wants for own benefit like maybe a deal with the Saudis that brings PGA tour events back to his golf courses Wait no that one already happened maybe he’ll want casinos that don’t go bankrupt lol

  • Memorial Day Vacationers

    May 23, 2024 at 12:24 pm

    Will someone please gather a group of beach goers this weekend and assist Mr Perfectly Fine back into the water?

    • My Take

      May 23, 2024 at 4:40 pm

      Or, like the waddling Penguin, back into the sewer’

  • My Take

    May 23, 2024 at 5:46 pm

    Maybe aid shouldn’t be in money but in “stuff.”
    Medicine, food, cots, tents, trucks, cranes, concrete, welders, pipes, I-beams,, roofing, pumps, water-treatment equipment and chemicals, wire, manuals, , sheet rock, windows, etc. etc, etc (to quote a Thai king).

  • Jojo

    May 25, 2024 at 12:05 pm

    What a blowhard! Randy Fine, like so many mindless ideologues, is confusing being against the wholesale slaughter and maiming of Gaza civilians with being pro Hamas.
    Maybe if his butt was stuck in the middle of all the Israeli shelling, the camps where people are starving, the hospitals where people are dying of treatable illnesses because the medications are not allowed in, maybe then he might change his tune.

  • My Take

    May 26, 2024 at 6:10 pm

    BDS BDS !
    Fine’s apparently fine now
    With BDS

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