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  • New Polls Show Democrats Have All The Momentum In Georgia Senate Race

    10/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 10/24/14
    A new CNN/ORC Poll is the latest in a long line of polls to show Democrat Michelle Nunn leading David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race. More importantly, the CNN poll shows that Nunn would win a runoff between the two candidates. CNN reported, “Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday…Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford is pulling 5% of the vote in Georgia, keeping Nunn and Perdue from reaching the 50% threshold….In a hypothetical runoff, Nunn still holds...
  • Police search for teacher suspected of sexual abuse [Islamic School]

    10/25/2014 5:21:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/24/14 | Erika Pesantes
    Police are searching for a teacher suspected of sexually abusing students who attended a private Cooper City school. The investigation centers on accusations against Tariq Ahmad.... ...a former teacher at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy in Cooper City, school officials said. ....After a parent caught one of the girls in a late night phone conversation with Ahmed, the parent confronted school officials about the inappropriate behavior, but got no response, the lawsuit said. The school "maintained Tariq Ahmad in his capacity as a teacher and continued to cloak him with the authority and prestige as being the head of its high school, and...
  • Florida Governor’s Race Still Deadlocked

    10/24/2014 9:37:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Republicans Bondi, Putnam, Atwater Lead Down Ballot Races 46% Floridians Concerned About Contracting Ebola The Florida governor’s election between former Gov. Charlie Crist and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is statistically tied, according to a new poll from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. With less than two weeks before the election, Crist leads, 43-40 percent, with Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie pulling 8 percent, and 9 percent of likely voters saying they are undecided. Crist’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error, and the race can be described as a statistical tie.
  • Ferguson protest at Missouri State homecoming elicits slurs

    10/24/2014 7:44:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Demonstrators at Missouri State University who were met with racial slurs and gun gestures during a silent march protesting fatal police shootings are receiving apologies and support from the school. University officials said in a statement Tuesday that the school does not condone or tolerate the harassment of people who were exercising their free speech rights during the protest through Saturday's homecoming festivities, The Springfield News-Leader reported.
  • Democrat Gary Peters is pulling way ahead in Michigan's vital Senate race

    10/24/2014 6:52:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/23/14 | Jon Terbush
    ....In the poll, Peters leads Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land 53 percent to 39 percent among registered voters. That spread is roughly in line with the findings from other recent polls....
  • Black Bus Tour Guide Goes On Racist Rant Against Chinese [Video]

    10/24/2014 6:16:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 10/24/14 | Javier Manjarres
    Yo! Yo! Yo! Who says black on white or black on Asian racism isn’t alive and well in America? A bus tour guide in the liberal Mecca known as San Francisco, California, recently went on a racist rant against the Chinese people and the Chinatown district of that city. In a 2:30 minute video that was shot by one of the tourist along for the ride, the guide, who just so happens to be a black woman, is seen wielding what appears to be a bottle of booze while sharing her hate for Chinatown and its residents.
  • Bristol Palin Has Had It With Media Bias: ‘Let Me Tell You What Actually Happened’

    10/24/2014 5:34:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | 10/24/14
    ...In response to the recent coverage of what has come to be commonly called the “Palin Brawl,” that occurred last month in Alaska, former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, has taken to her blog to set the record straight. ....[Bristol said] "Violence against women is never okay… Even if that violence occurs against conservative women. Imagine for a second the outrage that would happen if Chelsea Clinton had gotten pushed by some guy. Had she tried to defend herself, the liberal media would’ve held her up as some feminist hero. But it wasn’t Chelsea. It wasn’t Hillary. It...
  • Are Colorado Polls Underestimating Democratic Turnout?

    10/24/2014 5:19:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/24/14 | Mark Murray
    Is it possible that pollsters are underestimating the size and composition of Colorado's electorate in the upcoming Nov. 4 -- given that the state now mails ballots to its voters? Democrats...certainly hope that's the case. And now they have data backing it up, according to a new poll....
  • Us and Them

    10/23/2014 2:17:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/1/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    It certainly is, comparatively speaking, a subplot. But it is plenty important. As God’s Word describes the power of God’s words in creation, we ought to be astonished. God speaks, and there is light. He speaks and the whole of the universe comes into existence. Creation ex nihilo—the doctrine that God did not merely rearrange preexisting “stuff” to form our universe but spoke it into being—is true, however mind-boggling it may be. God did, however, arrange what He created. Included in the creation account is not just creation, but also division. God divided the earth from sky, dry land from...
  • New Information Released on Michael Brown Case [Autopsy Shows Hands NOT Up]

    10/22/2014 7:29:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    CBS ST LOUIS ^ | 10/20/14
    .... the official autopsy supports Ferguson officer Darren Wilson’s claim that Michael Brown struggled with him in his patrol vehicle, and that Brown did not have his hands up when he was shot Aug. 9.
  • Did Fremont, N.H. Just Have Its First Homicide Ever?

    10/22/2014 5:34:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    boston.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Chris Caesar
    The town of Fremont went 250 years without a single reported murder—until today. Police are investigating an “apparent homicide” in a home at 269 Main St. after a body was found there early Friday morning. Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim or a man they are seeking in connection with the investigation.
  • Richest people in each U.S. state: See who represents Florida

    10/22/2014 5:27:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | 10/17/14 | Megen Ribbens
    Wealth-X this week released its list of the richest person in each of the 50 states and ranked them by estimated net worth. Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corp. — the world's largest cruise line, is the wealthiest individual in Florida with an estimated net worth of $6.5 billion.....
  • FERGUSON PROTESTERS CHASE CNN NEWS REPORTER OFF LIVE BROADCAST [Video]

    10/22/2014 2:03:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10/21/14 | Kerry Picket
    CNN reporter Sarah Sidener’s on air stand up in Ferguson, Missouri was disrupted on Monday night when supporters of Michael Brown surrounded Sidener and her cameraman and demanded that they leave the area. The video at Ferguson, shot by Bassem Masri a local activist, includes Masri and others accusing CNN of lying about the Michael Brown case and supporting “Zionists.”
  • Toys R Us Is Selling Crystal Meth Toys From Breaking Bad

    10/20/2014 9:53:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 10/20/14 | Brad Tuttle
    Parents aren't happy that the toy store chain is selling drug dealer dolls, complete with bags of crystal meth and sacks of cash. Susan Schrivjer, a mom from Fort Myers, Fla., was a fan of the award-winning AMC show Breaking Bad.... Even so, she thinks it’s not such a great idea to sell action figures based on the show’s notorious crystal meth dealers Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in a store where the customer base is families with young children.
  • Key West men chosen as Fantasy Fest grand marshals

    10/20/2014 5:54:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Two Key West bartenders who won a ruling from a Monroe County judge to be married will serve as grand marshals of the Key West Fantasy Fest parade....
  • Military to deploy Ebola response team within U.S. [Martial Law Precursor?]

    10/20/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | 10/19/14 | Meghan Lopez
    In response to fears of Ebola spreading within the U.S., the Pentagon is forming a “quick strike team” consisting of 30 people. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Sunday that the medical support team will feature 20 critical care nurses, five doctors and five trainers who specialize in infectious disease protocols. The team is composed of civilian health care providers though no names have been released at this point. The team was created in response.....
  • American Conservatives of Color

    10/19/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    The principles of conservatism – personal empowerment, less government intrusion into private lives, a strong national defense, greater individual freedom & liberty, fiscal responsibility from our elected officials – make sense and work for all people, regardless of race or ethnicity. The chasm between black (and brown) and conservative America is unhealthy for both sides, and at B&C.com we are dedicated to helping bridge that gap. Our deepest desire is to aid in bringing both sides to a place of mutual understanding and respect. Black America, we have got to change the way we operate. Automatically running to one political...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama

    10/19/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning. “All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in...
  • Traditional marriage supporters urge Utahns to keep fighting [Black Pastors]

    10/18/2014 6:55:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Good 4 Utah ^ | 10/15/14 | Nadia Crow
    Two groups fighting for traditional marriage say they'll continue to speak up for the majority of Utahns who agree marriage is only between a man and a woman. The Coalition of African-American Pastors and the American Leadership Fund went to Utah's State Capitol asking them to fight with them....
  • Barbra Streisand Calls on Democrats to Donate Cash to Midterm Campaigns

    10/18/2014 5:57:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/18/14 | Tina Daunt
    Barbra Streisand sent out an email Saturday asking Democrats to donate money immediately to candidates facing stiff opposition in the November midterm elections... "Whether you know it or not, in the past six years we have seen huge progress under President Obama. Unemployment is at the lowest level since before President Obama took office, before the Great Recession started. The deficit is rapidly dropping and is just 2.8% of GDP -- the lowest since 2007," she wrote. "And thank God for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which has helped millions of people around the country gain access to health care....
  • Obama hits the links with ESPN host

    10/18/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    ...Obama is hitting the links on Saturday, joined by ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser after a hectic week for the White House in response to the Ebola outbreak.... ...golfing at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, according to a White House pool report.
  • Florida unemployment falls to new multi-year low of 6.1 percent [99% of media ignores]

    10/18/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/17/14 | Jeff Harrington
    After being stuck in the same range all year, Florida's unemployment rate finally broke through in September to fall to a fresh, multiyear, post-recession low. At 6.1 percent, Florida's jobless rate is now at its lowest point since June 2008.... Florida added 13,400 jobs over the month with trade, transportation and utilities, a broad category that includes retail jobs, leading the way.... In a news release, Gov. Rick Scott emphasized the addition of 12,800 private-sector jobs last month... "Together since December 2010, Florida job creators have created 651,300 private-sector jobs," Scott said in a statement. "Our policies are working in...
  • Retail Checkout Promotes Obesity: CSPI Report

    10/18/2014 5:55:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    90 Percent of Checkout Food Options Unhealthy; 60 Percent of Drink Options Sugar-Sweetened A study of checkout aisles at a wide variety of supermarket and non-food retailers found that 90 percent of food options for sale were for candy, energy bars, chips, cookies, and other junk foods, and 60 percent of the beverage options were for soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Researchers at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public characterized only eight percent of food items as "healthier," and just two percent of foods as actually "healthy," such as nuts and fruit. Their assessment of drinks for sale...
  • Blame the victim? Federal officials rile health care workers with Ebola claims

    10/18/2014 4:34:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/18/14 | Barnini Chakraborty
    While federal and local officials rethink their Ebola containment strategy, they've also riled front-line health care workers by repeatedly pointing the finger at nurses as new infections surface. Most recently, federal sources even suggested the second Dallas nurse to test positive for the virus "lied" to the CDC about her symptoms.
  • Analysts: Islamic State Will Be Hard to Defeat [Obama Excuse For Failure Begins]

    10/18/2014 4:11:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 10/17/14 | Sharon Behn
    As U.S. and coalition partners repeatedly bomb Islamic State fighters trying to capture the Syrian city of Kobani, analysts in the United States warn that the IS organization is an experienced and resilient force that will be hard to defeat. Despite days of punishing airstrikes in and around the Syrian city of Kobani and inside Iraq, the black and white flag of the Islamic State still stubbornly flies above rooftops from the Turkish border in the west to within miles of Baghdad.
  • Michelle Obama rallies for Charlie Crist in Orlando, but no sign of president

    10/17/2014 7:15:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/17/14 | Katie Sanders and Adam C. Smith
    ...Barack Obama is increasingly unpopular among Floridians, but that did not stop Charlie Crist from happily campaigning alongside first lady Michelle Obama on Friday to boost his bid to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Scott. "There's a reason why Charlie is known as the people's governor here in Florida," Mrs. Obama told the predominantly black and Hispanic crowd of about 700 people inside a park gymnasium. "It's because Charlie gets it." The nearly 20-minute speech was reminiscent of the playbook for her husband's 2012 re-election campaign, especially its focus on the country's economic gains from when President Obama took office in...
  • Loving Your Neighbors by Praying for Their Churches

    10/17/2014 3:26:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/17/14 | Eric Bancroft
    Loving Your Neighbors by Praying for Their Churches by Eric Bancroft “What’s wrong with that church?” she asked me in a hushed voice as she leaned in close. There I stood in the lobby of our church in 2008 with one of the members looking for insider information. “Which church are you talking about?” I responded, genuinely confused.“The one you prayed for this morning during worship,” she said.Then it clicked. She was so taken back by the fact that I had prayed for another church in our city that she assumed, based on practices many Christians learn in “prayer meetings,” my prayer was...
  • If I don't cash a "Class Action" Lawsuit Check from Toyota, Who Gets the Money?

    10/17/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Please be advised that all appeals to the Settlement have been resolved in favor of the settlement and that the Settlement is now final.
  • Boko Haram, Nigeria Government Agree to Cease-fire

    10/17/2014 7:55:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have agreed to a cease-fire. Nigerian Chief of Defense Staff Alex Badeh issued an order Friday, telling all service chiefs "to comply with the cease-fire agreement between Nigeria and Boko Haram in all theaters of operations." The text went out after Danladi Ahmadu, who calls himself the secretary-general of Boko Haram, told VOA that a cease-fire agreement had been reached.
  • Obama: Boots on the ground for unseen Ebola, not for ISIS

    10/17/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    10/17/14
    Don't know where else to express this frustration, so I put it in chat. The Oval Office occupant is sending boots on the ground to fight UNSEEN virus Ebola....but won't commit to eradicating ISIS.
  • The truth of #fangate and why Charlie Crist absolutely hates to sweat

    10/17/2014 5:40:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/16/14 | Terrence McCoy
    To understand why Florida gubernatorial candidate Democrat Charlie Crist insisted on having a fan blowing on him during the yesterday’s debate with Republican Rick Scott, which almost stopped the whole show in its tracks, thus earning the hashtag #fangate, you need to know something about Crist and sweat. One of the stranger moments of my reporting career arrived at 6 a.m. on a day in late 2012 in St. Petersburg, Fla. I was doing a lengthy profile of Florida governor Charlie Crist.... ....Charlie Crist, burdened with an almost pathological disdain for humanity’s untidiness, hates to sweat. This trait runs deep,...
  • First lady to headline Charlie Crist rally [Friday, 10/17]

    10/17/2014 4:16:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/14/14 | Anthony Man
    ....ama is headlining a South Florida rally on Friday to gin up enthusiasm for Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist. She's the latest top tier political celebrity to come to the Sunshine State to boost Crist is his campaign to unseat Gov. Rick Scott. Doors open for the event, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Gymnasium, 3000 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens, at 2:45 p.m. The event doesn't start for another two hours.
  • Question: Is Obama deploying national guards and troops so they cannot vote?

    10/16/2014 3:55:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    I am just asking.....
  • Florida TV: Crist ads ALL MORNING are right after Scott ads. By design?

    10/16/2014 5:43:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    10/16/14
    Yesterday was the governor's debate....Today I tune in to local Miami TV....and though I haven't been watching all morning and every channel all the time (I have a life), I am noticing something new. Every Rick Scott commercial I have seen has been IMMEDIATELY followed by a Charlie Crist commercial....as if the Crist campaign has arranged for special "rebuttal" time after every Rick Scott ad. Am I being kooky?
  • Man Won't Take Down Obama Tombstone

    10/15/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    abc ^ | 10/14/14 | John Fischer
    An Oklahoma man doesn't think he'll remove a mock-bloody gravestone for President Obama from his Halloween lawn exhibit despite an offended neighbor and online anger. The uproar over Dwayne Dockens' Obama tombstone went public after Jamilla Phillips, a neighbor who moved to Edmond, Oklahoma, less than a year ago, complained to a local TV station, ABC News affiliate KOCO in Oklahoma City.
  • Watch Michelle Obama Dance With a Turnip

    10/15/2014 4:56:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/14/14 | Devin Dwyer
    Fresh off the fall harvest in her White House garden, first lady Michelle Obama got down with a turnip. Her moves appeared in a Vine video posted to the @FLOTUS Twitter account....
  • Elementary School Students Join Michelle Obama for Fall Harvest of White House Garden

    10/15/2014 3:07:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NBC WASHINGTON ^ | 10/14/14 | Michelle Chavez
    Elementary school students joined first lady Michelle Obama for the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden Tuesday afternoon. Students from D.C.'s Harriet Tubman and Bancroft elementary schools, who often help with the garden, joined in, as did children from Arizona, California and Ohio schools. The students were selected because they attend schools that teach students about healthy eating through their school gardens and provide local prduce in school meals.
  • Dealing with Doubt

    10/14/2014 2:46:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/14/14 | Randy Alcorn
    by Randy Alcorn In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, as it sometimes feels, even unheard?If you or someone you love has been there, these questions may be far more personal than theoretical. You might ask questions like these: Is God good? Is He sovereign? Does He care?When we’re assailed by trials, we need perspective for our minds and relief...
  • Douglas Butzier, Libertarian Senate Candidate from Iowa, Dies in Plane Crash

    10/14/2014 10:59:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    reason.com ^ | 10/14/14 | Brian Doherty
    Sad news via Radio Iowa regarding the passing of Libertarian Party Senate candidate Douglas Butzier: The pilot who died in a plane crash near Dubuque late last night was the Libertarian candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat. The family of Douglas Butzier has confirmed Butzier was piloting the plane that crashed near the Dubuque Regional Airport at about 11 p.m. Monday. No one else was in the plane. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine plane took off from the Ankeny Regional Airport at about 10 p.m. and crashed at about 11 p.m., about a mile north of the...
  • Rick Scott invites Obama to campaign in Florida for Charlie Crist

    10/14/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Florida's race for governor may be heading deeply into the if you vote for Charlie Crist you are voting for President Obama territory. With the President deep into the barrel of public disaprroval, turning him into a surrogate candidate has been a popular ploy in House and Senate races around the country.
  • Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2 absorption [IOW, Al Gore is still wrong]

    10/14/2014 5:15:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/14/14 | Matt McGrath
    Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research. Scientists say that between 1901 and 2010, living things absorbed 16% more of the gas than previously thought.
  • Pam Bondi Asks Florida Supreme Court to Rule on Gay Marriage

    10/14/2014 4:26:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/14/14 | Allison Nielson
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking the Florida Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage in the Sunshine State. On Monday, Bondi filed an appeal with the 3rd District Court of Appeal asking them to consider ruling on allowing gay couples to marry in Florida.... "Until recently, the issue was squarely before the United States Supreme Court, and it appeared that a definitive answer was coming," wrote Bondi. "Several certi-orari petitions from several states asked that court to take up the issue and rule. Even those who had prevailed below sought Supreme Court review. The United States Supreme Court...
  • Hillary Clinton gets heckled

    10/13/2014 8:50:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/13/14 | Rebecca Kaplan
    ....During an address to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics Sunday in San Diego, someone in the 3,000 person crowd began to goad her using a bullhorn.
  • Alaska Will Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

    10/13/2014 6:52:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/13/14 | Mark Thiessan
    Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage — the nation's first such prohibition approved by voters. The decision late Sunday afternoon caught many people off guard. No rallies were immediately planned, but some plaintiffs celebrated over drinks at an Anchorage bar. Matthew Hamby, who with his husband, Christopher Shelden, was one of five couples to sue, was "just having drinks with friends, enjoying it."
  • Bishops acknowledging reality of Catholic families [Homosexual Propaganda? Or Accurate Reporting?]

    10/13/2014 5:30:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    chron.com ^ | 10/13/14 | Nicole Winfield
    Catholic bishops are... saying gays have gifts to offer the church and that there are "positive" aspects of a couple living together with being married....
  • Federal judge strikes down Alaska same-sex marriage ban

    10/12/2014 5:02:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    KTUU-TV ^ | 10/12/14 | Chris Klint
    U.S. District Court Judge Tim Burgess issued a summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs arguing that Alaska's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, days after their case began to be heard in court. In his decision for Matthew Hamby and Christopher Shelden, Burgess found that previous Supreme Court decisions have shown that “rights not explicitly mentioned in the Bill of Rights can be protected by substantive due process.” He likened his decision to a ruling by the high court allowing interracial marriage, in which justices relied on inherent characteristics of marriage to allow interracial unions instead of decreeing them to be...
  • Miami Beach cops to overhaul vehicle shooting rules [Thugs Now Allowed to Run Cops Over]

    10/12/2014 5:23:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/10/14 | CHARLES RABIN AND JOEY FLECHAS
    Miami Beach police officers will no longer treat a moving car as a deadly weapon — meaning officers won’t be allowed to shoot at one unless someone inside displays a weapon or opens fire first. The deadly force policy change — expected to be unveiled by Police Chief Dan Oates next week — comes more than three years after the high-profile Memorial Day weekend shooting of motorist Raymond Herisse. He died in a bullet-riddled blue Hyundai targeted by 116 police rounds, which also wounded four innocent bystanders.
  • Claws Come Out in First Debate Between Scott and Crist

    10/11/2014 6:33:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/10/14 | Allison Nielson
    ...Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist arrived at WSCV-Telemundo 51 in Miramar Friday for their first of three televised debates.... ....Scott criticized Crist for "sitting on his hands" and "doing nothing" while he was governor as well as making decisions based on "political expediency." When it came to Medicaid, Crist said he’d support its expansion -- a promise he has made repeatedly on the campaign trail. Scott, on the other hand, said he’d oppose such an expansion, saying the state couldn’t afford it, but vowed he was committed to helping Floridians get jobs -- a step he says...
  • North Miami mayoral runoff beset by campaign sign vandalism, theft [White Candidate Targeted]

    10/11/2014 6:06:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | 10/10/14
    A candidate in North Miami's mayoral runoff election is claiming he's the victim of dirty politics after, he said, dozens of his campaign signs were either defaced or stolen. Block after block, Kevin Burns' signs have been slashed, and in some cases, are completely gone. "Most likely [they used] a box-cutter, and they just, it takes two seconds. It's only corrugated plastic," he said.
  • 2 arrested, accused of making threats at Coral Springs schools

    10/11/2014 5:19:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 10/10/14 | Amanda Batchelor
    Two students have been arrested after threats on social media were made against Coral Glades High School and Sawgrass Springs Middle School. The students arrested were identified as a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl.... ..... post similar threats with one stating, "I'm a white boy. I've been bullied a lot, and I'm posting on Instagram that people don't go to school tomorrow because I'm going to shoot up the school with an AK-47."