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  • Le Pen thrives among French poor, vote analysis shows

    04/25/2017 3:09:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 4/25/17 | Leigh Thomas
    Marine Le Pen's...message resonated most in parts of France with lower incomes...a Reuters analysis of voting in Sunday's first round shows....

    04/25/2017 10:44:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies ^ | 4/25/17 | Joe Ruble
    Barbara Poma, owner of Pulse nightclub, plans to reveal what she envisions as a permanent memorial to the 49 people killed there in June 2016. “Pulse has always been a part of me, but after this tragedy which took 49 lives, it became a part of this community and the world,” Poma said in a press release.
  • 7 dead, 31 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings [Obama's Homecoming]

    04/24/2017 8:27:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    even people were killed and at least 31 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The violence brought the city’s toll to at least 980 people shot, 170 fatally, since the start of the year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.
  • Florida senator resigns amid outcry over racist remarks

    04/21/2017 9:10:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    An alcohol-fueled obscenity and racial slur-laced tirade have cost a Miami senator his job. CBS Miami reports Republican Sen. Frank Artiles officially submitted his letter of resignation on Friday. ...Artiles was chastised for using a form of the “n-word” during an exchange with two African-American colleagues Monday night. It happened when he was out with fellow Senators Audrey Gibson from Jacksonville and Perry Thurston from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Report: Pam Bondi suggests Frank Artiles step down over disparaging remarks

    04/21/2017 2:29:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies ^ | 4/20/17 | Michael Moline
    Attorney General Pam Bondi has joined Sen. Frank Artiles’ chorus of critics, suggesting her fellow Republican leave office for directing slurs, including a version of the N-word, at colleagues. “There is simply no room for racial, hurtful language spoken to your colleagues or anyone else,” Bondi
  • Constituents call on Artiles to resign after racial slur

    04/21/2017 1:48:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    wplg-TV ^ | 4/20/17 | Peter Burke
    Several dozen protesters gathered Thursday morning outside a state senator's South Florida district office, calling on him to resign. "Resign now," protesters chanted while holding signs aimed at Florida Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami. ....he used a variation of the "n-word" during a Monday night conversation....
  • Calls grow for Miami state senator who made racist and sexist comments to resign [Barf]

    04/20/2017 9:38:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4/19/17 | Dan Sweeney
    Sen. Frank Artiles (R-Miami) , faces a cacophony of calls for him to resign or be thrown out of office after he made racist and sexist remarks while arguing with black lawmakers Monday... [He] and called several Republican senators “n------,” though he explained that he actually said “niggas” and thought the slang word was not insulting. He also referred to state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, as a “b-----” and a “girl” and called Sen. President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, “a p----.”
  • All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing

    04/19/2017 2:16:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/23/17 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of the world’s largest Christian retailers. More than two years ago, suppliers forgave Family Christian Stores $127 million in debt so that it could remain open. Today, the chain—which bills itself as “the world’s largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise”—announced it is closing all of its stores after 85 years in business. Family Christian, which employed more than 3,000 people in more than 240 stores across 36 states, blamed “changing consumer behavior and declining sales.” “We had two very difficult years post-bankruptcy,” stated president Chuck...
  • House Democrat introduces bill to amend presidential removal procedures [Let former Prezs decide]

    04/18/2017 3:47:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/17 | Christina Marcos
    ....Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) filed the bill during the House's two-week April recess to empower former presidents and vice presidents of both parties, in coordination with the sitting vice president, to determine if a president is fit for office. “It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the...
  • Rumors about whereabouts of Facebook shooting suspect...[Unarmed Black man shot, no riots]

    04/17/2017 6:28:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Cleveland 5 ^ | 4/17/17 | Courtney Dasner
    ..... police received hundreds of tips Sunday, speculating on the possible whereabouts of the suspect accused of shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. and posting the video on....
  • ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’: The Netflix model leaves Bill Nye out to dry

    04/17/2017 5:36:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Entertainment WEAKly ^ | Kevin P Sullivan
    .....defenders of science education and policy like Bill Nye, née The Science Guy, are more important than ever, dropping knowledge on children and Tucker Carlson alike. So the timing of his new Netflix series could.... ...Bill Nye Saves the World most closely resembles a late-night talk show. There are funny-ish demonstrations from the host, panel discussions... ....that’s all well and good, but Bill Nye Saves the World is first and foremost an entertainment, and on that level, it’s less successful. The show’s major issues stem directly out of the format, which leans heavily on Nye to be both an educator...
  • Bogus Headlines on Bloomberg and Chinese Media Risk Starting WWIII

    04/15/2017 11:31:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    mediaite ^ | 4/15/17 | Jon Levine
    The world was on a knife’s edge last night as North Korea celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of their founding leader Kim il-Sung. Tensions between the reclusive Communist nation and the United States have never been lower, and rumors were swirling that the U.S. would launch a pre-emptive strike if North Korea seemed ready to demonstrate any of their nuclear capabilities. So it was in that context that the Chinese State media agency Xinhua and Bloomberg made a potentially world altering headline error, Friday night.
  • "Trump and GOP leaders have not responded to Spicer's remarks"-- latest media GARBAGE

    04/12/2017 4:26:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    4/12/17 | sff
    Miami media is increasingly hostile to every Republican except those who bash Trump... so I JUST HEARD the latest line of fire on DJT since Spicer did a mea culpa. NOW that the nothing burger is being recognized by most, the liberals are trying to keep the fake outrage alive by saying this: "President Trump and senior Republican leaders have refused to comment on Sean Spicer's controversial remarks... but here is what Debbie Blabbermouth had to say....."
  • Hillary Clinton to receive ‘Champion of the Century’ honor by Planned Parenthood

    04/11/2017 2:27:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/11/17 | Douglas Ernst
    Hillary Clinton will be honored next month in New York City with a “Champion of the Century Award” by Planned Parenthood as it celebrates 100 years of operation. The U.S. presidential election may have went to Donald Trump, but his Democratic Party challenger is still a “Champion of the Century” to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards. Mrs. Clinton will be honored by the abortion and health services provider on May 2 for “her 40 years of service to women and girls.”
  • Why No Poison Gas? [History Lesson for Handwringers, Mainstream Media & Democrats]

    04/11/2017 2:07:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    HistoryNet (Link only!) | 12/13/09 | Robert Citino
    Why No Poison Gas? We cannot post on FR due to copyright complaint. This is just a link to the story...informing readers as to why Hitler didn't use poison gas in battle.
  • Suffer the children

    04/10/2017 11:56:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    World News ^ | issue dated 4/15/17 | Jamie Dean
    Some say the growing rush to label children ‘transgender’ promotes physician-approved child abuse. But speaking out against the practice provokes ire. Who will defend the vulnerable? When Cari Stella recounts her transgender experience in a series of YouTube videos, she doesn’t shed tears, but she does talk about pain. As a teenage girl, Stella felt a strong desire to live as a man. A therapist...prescribed testosterone. Stella was 17. A few years later, she underwent a double mastectomy. Stella says her family was supportive, and her workplace included transgender leadership. Her transition seemed like a success. Except it wasn’t. Soon,...
  • Weren’t Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed? It’s Complicated [NY Times Covering For Obama]

    04/08/2017 9:16:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Failing NY Times ^ | 4/7/17 | Scott Obamacultist Shane
    When the Syrian government carried out a gruesome chemical attack on civilians this week, many people had a question: Didn’t the Obama administration, working with Russia and international experts, destroy Syria’s chemical weapons stocks in 2014? In his State of the Union address that year, President Barack Obama declared, “American diplomacy, backed by the threat of force, is why Syria’s chemical weapons are being eliminated.” Months later, in July, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Secretary of State John Kerry essentially declared the mission accomplished: “We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out.”
  • Film Review: ‘The Case for Christ’

    04/08/2017 9:07:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies ^ | 4/6/17 | Joe Leydon
    An intriguing faith-based detective story in which an investigative reporter becomes a true believer. Although it sporadically errs on the side of sentimentality and simplification, “The Case for Christ” sustains interest, and even generates mild suspense, while offering a faith-based spin on the template of an investigative-journalism drama. Director Jon Gunn and screenwriter Brian Bird have shrewdly reconstituted Lee Strobel’s best-selling book about his road-to-Damascus transition from outspoken atheist to devout Christian as a kind of theological detective story. Of course, there’s never any real doubt as to how the story will be resolved.
  • Barry Manilow...I Thought I Would ‘Disappoint’ Fans If They Knew I Was Gay

    04/05/2017 7:43:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 151 replies
    People ^ | 4/5/17 | Jeff Nelson
    For decades Barry Manilow gave the world timeless hits, while keeping his own world a total secret. Now at 73 years old, the music legend is opening up about his life, struggles and, for the first time, his sexuality.
  • SCOTUS Debate -- What if McConnell & Company *FORCED* the Dems to just do a REAL filibuster?

    04/04/2017 1:46:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    4/4/17 | sff
    Hey, I know we are all willing to nuke the Demon Rats if possible. But what if the Republicans FORCED the Demon Rats to just do A REAL filibuster?! Make them talk and talk. Every day Mitch could remind people that the Democrats are obstructing a SCOTUS nominee that an overwhelming majority of the American people think should be approved. Make Schumer stay up all night.