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  • Obama in surprise visit to Cuban community church in Miami [Betrays Cubans, Rubs it in their face]

    05/29/2015 2:24:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    ....Obama paid a surprise visit yesterday to a Miami religious shrine popular with Cuban exiles.... "The president is visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami to pay his respects to the Cuban-American diaspora that worships there," said Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council spokeswoman. "He will honour the sacrifices that Cuban-Americans have made in their pursuit of liberty and opportunity, as well as their extraordinary contributions to our country." ...Cuba is due to be taken off the US list of state sponsors of terrorism
  • ‘Extra double standards’: This pitiful pro-Hillary spin means somebody owes Romney an apology

    05/28/2015 1:20:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Matt Bai, for Yahoo "news"
    Bill and Hillary Clinton have become incredibly wealthy, but the campaign is trying to make Hillary appear to be “one of us.” That’s a tough sell, and maybe it’s not even necessary. Yahoo! News national political columnist Matt Bai shows the rest of the MSM how it’s done in case the public doesn’t buy the “she’s one of us” approach:
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fired cop in racist photo: 'Good riddance'

    05/28/2015 8:51:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/27/15 | Fran Spielman
    .....Chicago Police Officers Jerome Finnigan, left, and Timothy McDermott with an unknown man in a photo believed to be taken between 1999 and 2003. | Court file photo Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday had two choice words for the now-fired Chicago Police officer who joined another former officer in posing with rifles as they stood over a black man lying on his belly with deer antlers on his head. “Good riddance.” “Let me be clear: That photo does not represent the values of the city of Chicago that we all share in common. It doesn’t represent the values of the...
  • George Pataki joins GOP race for president

    05/28/2015 7:27:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/28/15 | Danielle Hayes
    ....search George Pataki joins GOP race for president By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author May 28, 2015 at 9:44 AM Former New York Gov. George Pataki speaks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, in New York, Thursday, May 15, 2014. File Photo by UPI/Richard Drew NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced he's joining the race for president in 2016 with a video message on his website Thursday. The 69-year-old was governor of New York for three consecutive terms, leading the state through the...
  • About Florida Immigration Coalition [Illegal aliens have their own web site]

    05/27/2015 4:48:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    The Florida Immigrant Coalition is a statewide alliance of more than 50 member organizations, including farmworkers, students, service providers, grassroots organizations and legal advocates, who come together for the fair treatment of all people, including immigrants.We accomplish our mission through coordination of immigrant organizations and community education, organizing and advocacy.
  • FIFA Officials, Including 2 VPs, Arrested on Corruption Charge [Obama Targets FIFA, not ISIS]

    05/27/2015 3:52:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | 5/27/15
    .....FIFA, the powerful and polarizing governing body for soccer, came under prosecutorial assault from two fronts Wednesday. Acting on an indictment by the U.S. Justice Department, Swiss police arrested several top FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, during an overnight raid in Zurich on charges of corruption Wednesday. The U.S. investigation targets alleged wrongdoing that spans 24 years. U.S. prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people, on charges ranging from money laundering to fraud and racketeering.
  • Obama + Clinton + Florida = fundraisers [Greed and the 1% Democrats]

    05/27/2015 3:25:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/15 | Jennifer Harper
    ...it’s time to rev up Air Force One...Obama has a pair of fundraisers to attend in Florida. On Wednesday he’s off to Miami to raise money for the Democratic National Committee...in the home of a local real estate kingpin, priced up to $33,400 a plate. Then it’s on to one of those private “roundtable discussions,” this at the home of a mortgage broker, fetching $33,400 a person... ...Hillary Rodham Clinton is bound for Florida as well, and yes, the two will be in Miami on the very same day. On Thursday, Mrs. Clinton attends a pair of “Conversations with Hillary”...
  • Ravi Zacharias Q&A 2015, 'Is America Really Christian?'

    05/26/2015 4:05:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    youtube/Ravi Zacharias International Ministries ^ | 5/16/15 | Ravi Zacharias, et al
    Jeff Foxworthy hosts a question and answer time with Ravi Zacharias and Michael Ramsden following Ravi's lecture "Is America Really Christian?"
  • China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

    05/26/2015 12:21:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 5/22/15 | June Cheng
    One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of churches in Zhejiang province, even drafting regulations banning crosses from the cityscape. Dozens of churches in Lishui city had their crosses removed in May, with one cross burning up as the cutting machinery malfunctioned, according to ChinaAid. The demolitions come after a months-long break in the Zhejiang campaign that saw more than 425 churches lose their crosses or have their entire buildings destroyed.
  • When seas rise, will your home be under water? Website helps Miami...

    05/26/2015 4:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center have developed a web app, known as the Sea Level Rise Toolbox, which helps Miami-Dade residents visualize the possible impact of rising seas in South Florida on their neighborhoods. ...."Our goal with our app is to inform residents of South Florida about the potential impact of sea level rise where they live,”–­­ said Susan Jacobson, assistant professor of journalism at FIU and the web app project manager. “We want to help our fellow Floridians understand sea level rise and how it may affect...
  • New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser

    05/24/2015 6:52:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/24/15
    A New Orleans police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car this morning, city officials said. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The victim's car rolled forward and struck a curb after the shooting. The officer's name has not been released, but the New Orleans police identified the victim as a 45-year-old man who worked as a Housing Authority police officer.
  • Heads LGBTs Win, Tails Christians Lose

    05/23/2015 9:26:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 5/21/15 | Rod Dreher
    So, a Canadian Christian jeweler custom-made a pair of engagement rings for a lesbian couple, Nicole White and Pam Renouf, at their request. Later, when they found out that the jeweler personally opposes same-sex marriage, they went to pieces and demanded their money back.
  • The Clinton team praises Monica Langley [WSJ "Journalist" Wants to Sit on Hillary's Lap. No Joke]

    05/23/2015 8:12:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/22/15 | Dylan Byers
    From the newly released batch of Hillary Clinton emails, here is correspondence from Oct. 11, 2012... HRC. Monica, have a seat ::HRC motions toward a chair situated an appropriate distance from her preferred spot on the couch:: Monica: ll!!Sure!!! ::Monica proceeds to drag her chair within inches of the Secretary --leaning in even further:: Interview proceeds... and about midway. Monica: Oh Hillary...2016 '16 '16 ::Monica grabs HRO's knee:: HRC laughs awkwardly — glances at Philippe Monica: ::leaning in further:: Oh Hillary...what do you eat? drink? dream about when you sleep? ::Monica again touches HRC's leg:: ::Everybody laughs awkwardly — Philippe...
  • ...way Hillary Clinton’s book is displayed...is the funniest thing you’ll see tonight [photo]

    05/22/2015 4:50:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/22/15
    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner noticed the rather curious way Hillary Clinton’s book “Hard Choices” is being displayed in the window of Kramerbooks in Washington, D.C.:
  • Stonegate in Fla. Confirms Plan to Open Account for Cuban Government [Obama Dupes]

    05/22/2015 11:10:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Stonegate Bank in Pompano Beach, Fla., has confirmed that it will provide a bank account to the Cuban government...
  • DUTCH SEA LEVEL RISE EXPERT: MIAMI WILL BE "THE NEW ATLANTIS," A CITY IN THE SEA

    05/22/2015 3:49:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 5/21/15 | Jessica Weis
    ...after Hurricane Sandy bared down on New York, killing over 150 people and wreaking $65 billion in damage, federal leaders cried for help to make the Northeast more flood-proof. Dutch expert Henk Ovink answered..... ... there's good cause to be worried when the Dutch expert says there’s no place in worse shape today than Miami. He’s begun calling the city “the new Atlantis,” after the legendary and beautiful island subcontinent that was submerged by the sea in one night. “If we look around the world and take into account sea level rise and the increase of water related disasters, among...
  • Vigil Held for Teen Caught in the Crossfire [Unarmed Black Teen, Witnesses Silent]

    05/20/2015 4:22:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/19/15 | Laura Rodriguez
    ....Joewuan Coles, 15, got caught in the crossfire Monday night. He was shot while standing outside the apartment complex.... ....one of at least three teenagers shot to death over the last few months -- many of those cases still unsolved. Coles' mother hopes her son's story will be different and urges the community in Northwest Miami-Dade to break the silence.
  • Obama Recasts Climate Change as a More Far-Reaching Peril

    05/20/2015 3:40:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/20/15 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    .....Obama will use a commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday to cast his push for urgent action to combat climate change as a national security imperative, arguing that the warming of the planet poses an “immediate risk” to the United States....
  • ...Michelle Obama Joins the Elizabeth Dole Foundation at the 2015 Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit...

    ....Michelle Obama, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald, Tom Hanks, and Pastor Joel Osteen will all play a part in a special week devoted to military and veteran caregivers, hosted by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, May 19 – 21, in Washington, DC.
  • 35 years later, residents remember Mount St. Helens eruption [May 18, 1980]

    05/19/2015 10:51:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Thirty-five years have passed since Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington, killing 57 people and raining ash throughout the state. Lisa Rainey shared a photo of jarred ash with Seattle's KIRO-TV, writing: "Ashes and a newspaper from Mount St. Helen's blast from 1980 ... my grandma and grandpa scooped up ashes in their yard from the blast.” When the photo was shared on Facebook, many viewers began to share their memories of that day – May 18, 1980.
  • Kerry's "setback" remark: Think how far Islamists would be if he had won in 2004!

    05/19/2015 5:56:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    npr.org/sff ^ | 5/19/15 | sff
    ...Obama administration downplays the self-proclaimed Islamic State takeover of the important Iraqi city of Ramadi as Iraq emerges again.... John Kerry says the battle against ISIS or Daesh, its Arabic acronym, will be a long one with many setbacks.
  • Florida Cop Hit With Felony After Being Caught on Camera Stealing Gas

    05/19/2015 5:02:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 116 replies
    MIAMI — Miami-Dade Police Employee Officer Emil Lugo has been charged with felony fraud for stealing the county fuel. He hs allegedly been stealing the gas for months. He was arrested after undercover cameras caught him in the act. (Video below) A statement released by the State Attorney’s Office reads in part, “This investigation arose from concerns that Sergeant Lugo was improperly using his Miami-Dade County access during the period from January 2015 through March 2015. Not only was Sergeant Lugo fueling his vehicle at a fuel station rarely used by police officers, (the 7900 SW 107 Avenue site was...
  • Boy 13 killed, four others wounded in Miami-Dade shooting [Unarmed black child, no marches?]

    05/19/2015 4:24:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5/19/15 | Doug Phillips
    A teenage boy was fatally shot after apparently getting caught in crossfire outside an apartment complex in Miami-Dade County..... ....several males were sitting in the open area of an apartment complex when two unknown subjects armed with what appeared to be high-powered rifles.... The 13-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The condition of the four other shooting victims was not immediately known.
  • The Dark Side of Islam, Part 1 [Broadcast Audio, Conversation w/Former Muslim]

    05/18/2015 4:03:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Renewing Your Mind/Ligonier ^ | 2002 | RC Sproul, Abdul Saleeb
    In this interview, Dr. R.C. Sproul and Abdul Saleeb discuss the differences between Islam and Christianity. Saleeb, a former Muslim from the Middle East, is the co-author of Answering Islam and is a Christian missionary to Muslims in the United States. As Saleeb exposes the true teachings of Islam, he explains why fundamentalist Muslims are so aggressive in their attempt to wipe out all other religions. This interview is especially helpful for those who are witnessing to Muslims in their communities.
  • Obama congratulates Morsi on winning Egyptian presidency [Flashback to June 2012]

    05/16/2015 6:54:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/24/12 | Dave Boyer, Ashish Kumar Sen
    ...Obama called Mr. Morsi...the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood [party] defeated Mr. Shafiq, the last prime minister of former President Hosni Mubarak, by 51.7 percent to 48.3 percent in the election held one week ago. Mr. Obama “underscored that the United States will continue to support Egypt’s transition to democracy and stand by the Egyptian people as they fulfill the promise of their revolution,” the White House said in a readout of the call...
  • Security camera captures woman's terrifying attack during home invasion

    05/15/2015 6:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    KCTV-TV ^ | 5/14/15 | Heather Staggers
    A 21-year-old woman says she was attacked in her Overland Park home and her security system caught it on camera. Katie O'Connor is too frightened to go back to her own apartment and feels partly responsible because she trusted a friend.
  • Squatters hold California bedroom hostage [Woman cannot remove deadbeats--per California law]

    05/15/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | 5/15/15
    Poonam Sandhu rented out the master bedroom of her Watsonville, California home to a couple through Airbnb. Now they refuse to leave or pay rent. Sandhu says she's been forced from her own home by some terrible tenants.
  • Flashback 1996: Why ABC shouldn't hire Stephanopoulos

    05/15/2015 6:19:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/15 | Byron York
    ....Stephanopoulos was one of the most partisan of partisan warriors ever — just look at "The War Room," the documentary from the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. So it was something of a surprise in 1996 when ABC News hired Stephanopoulos, fresh out of the Clinton White House. And there was some confusion about what the deeply partisan Stephanopoulos' role would be: Analyst? Pundit? Straight news reporter? At the time, I asked ABC about it and was assured Stephanopoulos would be a pundit — like William Kristol, who was then with ABC News — and would not do any news reporting....
  • Chief: Miami Beach police officers sent hundreds of offensive racial, porn emails

    05/15/2015 5:32:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/15
    ...handful of Miami Beach police officers sent hundreds of racially offensive and pornographic emails and possibly jeopardized dozens of criminal cases in which they are witnesses.... 540 cases in which the officers were witnesses are being reviewed to determine if they are tainted racially. Some charges could be dropped as a result or prisoners freed from jail.... One officer also emailed an autopsy photo of a man fatally shot by police in 2011, possibly in violation of Florida law. One officer also emailed an autopsy photo of a man fatally shot by police in 2011, possibly in violation of Florida...
  • 2 Girls Shot Riding School Bus Home in Florida; No Arrests

    05/15/2015 3:24:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/15/15
    Two students are recovering from injuries suffered in a shooting on their school bus in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officials say two males shot into the bus.... at least one [of the girls] was shot in the face. Police didn't release their names but said the girls are 14 and 15. No one else was injured. Police say the bus was stopped by two suspects when they apparently tried to fight with someone on board.
  • Miami Beach Police Officers Exchanged Racist Emails: State Attorney

    05/14/2015 6:06:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    WTVJ-TV, official sponsor of annual homosexual parade in Miami Beach ^ | 5/14/15 | Willard Shepard, Jamie Guirola and Brian Hamacher
    More than a dozen Miami Beach Police officers exchanged hundreds of racist, homophobic and pornographic emails, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Thursday.... "Minorities and women were being demeaned in these emails that were sent between the officers, nude photographs were passed around and emails portraying offensive sexual acts were disseminated," Fernandez Rundle said. The images included jokes about President Barack Obama and golfer Tiger Woods. One image depicted a "Black Monopoly" board game where every square said "go to jail."
  • AP Interview: Pelosi predicts GOP ruin on health care case

    05/14/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    myway.com ^ | 5/13/15
    .... Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Wednesday that Republicans will "rue the day" if the Supreme Court buys their arguments and invalidates tax subsidies for millions of people under President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans have said they will try to ensure people don't lose insurance if the high court rules this summer against tax subsidies for health care coverage in certain states. But they haven't said how they would do it.
  • Who Is the College Student Who Told Jeb Bush, ‘Your Brother Created ISIS?’

    Jeb Bush found himself on defense after his town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada yesterday after a young voter told him, “your brother created ISIS.” Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at University of Nevada who said she was a registered Democrat, approached Bush after the event and told the likely presidential candidate he was wrong about the origins of the terror group... Ziedrich said she is a member of the Young Democrats at her university although in an interview with ABC News yesterday she said she was not speaking as a representative of the group. She said she likes to...
  • Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy

    05/14/2015 2:42:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/13/15 | Tim Mak
    Marco Rubio proved he can hang with the big hawks in his first foreign policy speech since he declared his run for president. The student has now become the teacher. Sen. Marco Rubio, once viewed as a protege of presidential competitor Jeb Bush, schooled the former Florida governor Wednesday evening in the first national security address of his national campaign. As compared to Jeb Bush, who fumbled and stumbled through his first major national security address, Marco Rubio delivered a master class on foreign policy that spoke to the soul of the right’s hawkish neoconservatives. In New York City, before...
  • Want to remove Huffington Post from your Google search results? Here’s how.

    05/13/2015 2:42:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/24/11 | Patrick Ishmael
    I do my best to avoid giving Huffington Post traffic, even when it’s linked here at Hot Air. There are a few reasons, a lot of it having to do with not wanting to underwrite Arianna Huffington’s politics. But one thing I really, really disagree with is HuffPo’s business model, which is to serve as an SEO — “search engine optimized” — pass-through to original content elsewhere on the Internet. Ed wrote a great post explaining the HuffPo/content/traffic tension after AOL acquired the site, and if you’re unfamiliar with how SEO works, check this out. In short, some of the...
  • Simple Equation, Profound Implications

    05/13/2015 6:40:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    liberate.org ^ | Megan Fowler, Tullian Tchvidijian
    photo credit: TripAdvisor.com In January of 2012, Megan Fowler of byFaith, the online magazine of the Presbyterian Church in America, interviewed Pastor Tullian about his then-new book Jesus + Nothing = Everything. Here’s their conversation:In 2009, the Rev. Tullian Tchividjian transitioned from pastor of a church plant in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian, a church whose only other pastor had been Dr . D. James Kennedy. The task proved challenging. Not long after his arrival, Tchividjian encountered opposition. After a petition for his removal gathered enough signatures, Tchividjian and the church’s session were forced to...
  • OBAMA RIPS FOX: ‘WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE HOW THE MEDIA REPORTS

    05/13/2015 4:24:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5/12/15 | John Nolte
    .....Speaking of Fox News, the poor, and the way GOP leaders think, Obama said, [W]e’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues.” Here is the full transcript: I think that the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me...
  • WBAL Doesn’t Give Whole Story in Report About Freddie Gray Case

    05/12/2015 3:58:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    TV Spy ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL did a report Friday night about the attorneys of the six cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray wanting the court to either dismiss the case or recuse Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby over what they call ‘numerous’ conflict of interest charges.... ...but failed to mention the relationship between WBAL reporter Jayne Miller, who covered the story for the station in the heat of the riots, and deputy state’s attorney Janice Bledsoe.
  • Anchor Tweets Ted Cruz Story That Wasn’t True

    05/12/2015 3:51:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Adweek.com ^ | 5/11/15 | Kevin Eck
    KWQC anchor David Nelson fell for a fake story that first appeared on the website National Report saying presidential candidate Ted Cruz thought the office of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon should be like the Girl Scouts and sell cookies for funding.He deleted the tweet, but not before Amanda Carpenter, communications director for Cruz saw it and called him out.
  • Inside the Univision-Clinton network

    05/12/2015 12:36:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/15 | By HADAS GOLD and MARC CAPUTO
    The ties between the Clintons and the Spanish language television network run deep When former President Bill Clinton took center stage at Univision’s upfront presentation for advertisers and the media on Tuesday, it marked more than just one of his many paid appearances. The relationship between the Clintons and Univision is deep — from owner Haim Saban’s unabashed support for Hillary Clinton’s election effort to a partnership between Univision and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, to the network’s newscasts that have bashed Republicans and, most recently, praised Hillary’s new position on immigration — putting her squarely in line...
  • 'Grace And Frankie' Looks At Life Unexpectedly Alone [TV: More Homosexuality & Broken Marriages]

    05/12/2015 7:47:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    npr.org ^ | 5/8/15 | Linda Holmes
    The opening credits of the new Netflix comedy (maybe comedy-drama) Grace And Frankie lay out the show's high concept using the song "Stuck In The Middle With You" and a set of wedding cake toppers. You see two couples, then two couples with kids, then the husbands kissing, then the abandoned women falling through the broken cake. ....two women with a tense acquaintanceship who find out that their husbands — played by Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen! — have been in love with each other for decades and want to take advantage of the age of same-sex marriage by getting...
  • Natalie Portman to star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in new movie

    05/12/2015 6:01:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    ...Portman will star as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new film. “On the Basis of Sex” will follow Ginsburg’s obstacles-filled career on the road to becoming the second female justice and the first Jewish female justice on the high court, Deadline Hollywood reported. President Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993.
  • Shelton superintendent addresses concerns after students create petition against prom dress code

    05/12/2015 5:30:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Fox Connecticut ^ | 5/11/15 | Marcus Haran, et al
    .....Shelton High School students were shocked and upset with what they heard in school on Friday. In an announcement over the school’s PA system, students were told that prom dresses with slits, open backs and revealing low cuts would not be allowed at this weekend’s junior/senior prom. Shelton’s high school headmaster Beth Smith is threatening to turn students away at the door, though students say Smith encouraged them to show her a photo of the dress they were planning to wear so that she could approve it or deny it. “I’m not showing her because I know it will be...
  • Exclusive: Teen Accuses FIU Police Chief of Choking Him

    05/12/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 5/8/15
    A police chief’s encounter with three teenage boys led to a serious allegation. It began as a warning over trespassing but ended in a physical confrontation.... Surveillance video, released to CBS4 shows three teenage boys with skateboards speaking with Chief.... What it doesn’t show, is what happened in between.... Matthew Carrillo says while ordering them to leave the property Chief Casas choked him, unprovoked. He says when the chief let him go, he recorded the rest of the encounter on his phone. “Once I started taking the video, his tone immediately changed” said Carrillo. Chief Casas appears very calm in...
  • Rulers Snub Arab Summit, Clouding U.S. Bid for Iran Deal

    05/11/2015 6:42:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/11/15 | Jay Solomon, et al
    Saudi monarch’s decision signals that the Arab states aren’t on board with nuclear accord Saudi Arabia’s monarch pulled out of a summit to be hosted by President Barack Obama on Thursday, in a blow to the White House’s efforts to build Arab support for a nuclear accord with Iran. King Salman’s decision appeared to ripple across the Persian Gulf. Bahrain said on Sunday that its ruler, King Hamad bin Isaa Al Khalifa, had opted not to travel to Washington. The only two monarchs from the six countries confirmed to attend the summit at the White House and the presidential retreat...
  • 30 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury Releases His Solo Debut, 'Mr. Bad Guy'

    05/11/2015 5:55:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    ....Mercury‘s debut was the perfect solo album, in that it became a outlet for his inclination toward non-rock music away from Queen and never threatened his group’s integrity. In fact, it may have gotten Queen back on track. Released on April 29, 1985, Mr. Bad Guy.... Mr. Bad Guy became a labor of love, as Mercury took almost two years to pick and choose which portions of his Queen legacy intrigued him most.
  • ...Obama Surprises Moms for Mother's Day [ABC plays Pravda for Valerie's Man Child]

    05/11/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/10/15 | Erin Dooley
    ..... Obama decided to make this Mother's Day a holiday three American moms would never forget. All three women had written letters to Obama and were reportedly told to expect a call on from a White House official. When they heard the president’s voice on the line Wednesday, they could hardly believe their ears. “No way!” exclaimed Patricia Church, a 50-year-old single mother of four. “Way,” Obama chuckled.
  • Video: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen congratulates transgender son for winning SAVE award

    05/11/2015 5:04:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/9/15 | Steve Rothaus
    U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Friday sent video congratulations to her transgender son, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, recipient of SAVE’s 2015 Champions of Equality award..... “Rigo, I’m so very proud of you, not just for this wonderful award, but also for living an authentic life that makes you happy,” Ros-Lehtinen said... Heng-Lehtinen, who grew up in Miami as Amanda, transitioned more than five years ago.
  • Did...AP botch headline...‘Governor Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse’?

    05/11/2015 3:50:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    twitchy ^ | 5/8/15
    ....today we have a possible egregious distortion of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s views on Medicaid. Here’s the headline from the AP that looks to be in error: Gov. Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse.... ...But is it true? Politico’s Marc Caputo reports: ...I'm a fan of @AP, but I think a line editor screwed this up. Scott never explicitly said his Medicaid support was a "ruse"
  • The grass IS greener in Hollywood: Aerial photos expose how [J Lo and Streisand] waste water...

    05/10/2015 4:56:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/10/15 | Ashley Collman
    Experts estimate there will be less than a year's worth of drinking water in California reservoir's at the end of 2015 Yet the rich and famous of Los Angeles continue to water their lawns with apparently no concern for conservation Photographer John Chapple recently went out in a helicopter to photography the ever-green lawns of Kim Kardashian, Barbara Streisand and Petra Eccelstone among others