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  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Launch the FLORIDA Campaign into Warp Drive : Tampa, FL July-18-2015 (RSVP)

    05/04/2015 5:58:35 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 8 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2015-05-04 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Launch the Ted Cruz 2016 FLORIDA Campaign into Warp Drive ! Date: Saturday -- July 18, 2015 Time: 11:00 to 1:00 PM Place: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL) Questions : Ted-Cruz-20165 @ Engineering-Excellence.US .
  • Election 2016: Conservative Review Dings Rubio, Paul In First Presidential Report Card (Not Cruz)

    05/03/2015 10:34:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ginger Gibson
    The Conservative Review hands out its first report card for 2016 Republicans Monday, and two candidates get schooled. According to the group, which was formed last year to score GOP lawmakers' adherence to conservative dogma, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky need improvement. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz earns top grades -- just as he used to at Princeton and Harvard Law. International Business Times got an early look at the ratings of the three Republicans who have officially launched presidential campaigns. The Review graded them on criteria including immigration, foreign policy and "moral issues" like abortion,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 4, 2015

    05/04/2015 8:05:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 4, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Joe Namath Says He Wouldn't Play Football Again

    04/30/2015 7:04:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-30 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an interview with Tiffany Kenney of ABC's West Palm Beach, Florida, affiliate WPBF-TV whether would still play the game, given all he has learned about the effects of concussions. "No," he said. "I hate to say that because if I had a child who wanted to play I'd let them play...
  • Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants a chance to stay.

    05/01/2015 3:20:58 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 42 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2015 | Steve Peoples
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate. "We're a nation of immigrants," Bush said at the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference that brought several hundred Hispanic evangelical leaders to Houston this week. "This is not the time to abandon something that makes us special and unique." A successful immigration overhaul is more than simply strengthening the border, Bush said, referring to "11 million people that should come out from the shadows and receive earned legal status." He...
  • OPD terminates officer who fired 23 times at suspect into parking garage

    05/02/2015 1:22:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 5-1-15 | David Harris
    The Orlando Police officer accused of shooting through a parking garage has been fired, the department announced Friday. Johnston opened fire 23 times on a suspect fleeing from a downtown Orlando apartment complex with nearly 90 feet and closed metal gates separating him from his target, documents said. OPD fires officer who shot 23 times into parking garage OPD Officer David Johnston has been fired after an internal investigation found he violated department policies. (Video from Fox 35) He is facing the following charges: shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a gun in public. The incident started as a...
  • Kalashnikov USA Announces Move To South Florida

    05/01/2015 4:15:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | April 30, 2015
    Tullytown, Pa. (Ammoland.com) – Kalashnikov USA , manufacturer of Kalashnikov style firearms, announces the company will relocate to South Florida. The new facility will include corporate offices and allow for manufacturing, warehousing and shipping functions to occur in one location. The move, which will take place over the next several months, will not affect the projected 2015 second quarter shipping of the new Kalashnikov USA firearms. “With the growth of the company, manufacturing requirements and the rebranding efforts now underway, Kalashnikov USA felt the time was right to move the headquarters where we can incorporate our new manufacturing capabilities,” Thomas...
  • Broward School Choice Registration Draws A Crowd [Tired of failing public education]

    05/02/2015 6:21:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 5/1/15
    A chaotic situation Friday morning as hundreds of parents and guardians showed up at the Broward School District Headquarters to put in applications for reassignments. The first-come-first-served basis had hundreds of caretakers lining up around 7:30 AM Friday. Many said they didn’t expect everyone to show up at the same time and the same date to submit the application.
  • Krauthammer: Rubio The ‘Perfect Antithesis’ To Hillary, Who Dems ‘Fear The Most’

    05/01/2015 2:16:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5-1-15 | Al Weaver
    [VIDEO at source] Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer praised Florida Sen Marco Rubio at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit Friday, saying he is “a very strong candidate.” Ahead of presumed 2016 announcements by Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee, Krauthammer told National Review’s Rich Lowry that Rubio is “the perfect antithesis” to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He said Rubio is the candidate Democrats “fear the most.” “Marco is a very strong candidate,” Krauthammer started. “You can see a route for him, and he’s the perfect antithesis to Hillary. If you ask Democrats who they fear the most, I...
  • Could the Atlantic Hurricane Season Start Early?

    05/01/2015 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.weather.com ^ | 05/01/2015 | By Jon Erdman
    The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June through November. However, the atmosphere doesn't always conform to that. Occasionally a storm develops early, and that could happen off the Southeast coast next week. Enlarge Setup For Potential Low The Setup The potential setup for this begins with a leftover, fading frontal boundary over the southwest Atlantic, the Bahamas and Cuba. This is the same frontal boundary that brought a much-needed soaking to South Florida earlier this week and gave Key West its third-heaviest April day of rain on record Wednesday. This old frontal boundary will be revived by an infusion of...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,"Open Line Fridays" May 1,2015

    05/01/2015 8:48:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Shocking images from cameras on Texas-Mexico border (Shortened)

    04/17/2015 10:34:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15 | Wills Robinson
    Cameras placed along Texas' 1,200-mile border with Mexico have captured the stream of illegal immigrants sneaking into the country on a daily basis. The network of more than 1,000 motion detectors, similar to those used to film wildlife, have been placed strategically in areas that have not been secured - where Mexican citizens can cross and evade capture with ease. They helped border guards apprehend nearly 30,000 suspects and led to 88,400 pounds of drugs being seized in 2014 as part of Operation Drawbridge. The system has also had a significant impact on Mexican cartels and their ability to smuggle...
  • Donna Shalala Honored in Celebration at UM

    05/01/2015 3:51:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    A special celebration was held Thursday honoring University of Miami president Donna Shalala. This past fall, Shalala announced that she is stepping down as president at the end of the 2014 - 2015 university year. ....Shalala says she plans to return to the faculty as a professor of political science and health policy.
  • Conservative senators sandbag McConnell, jeopardizing Iran bill

    04/30/2015 4:05:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/30/15 | Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Two junior conservatives blindsided Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Thursday by attempting to force a vote on an amendment that could derail the bipartisan Iran nuclear review bill. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is running for president, surprised McConnell by leapfrogging ahead of colleagues waiting for chances to get votes on their amendments. They used a procedural maneuver to force McConnell to schedule a vote on an amendment requiring Iran to recognize Israel’s right to exist as part of any nuclear deal. McConnell’s only way of avoiding the controversial amendment would be to file a...
  • Video: Alan Grayson: No to ‘Fast Track,’ No to Trade Treachery

    04/30/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apri. 29, 2015
    I'm sure this will go over like a fart in church, but what the heck, video at link: No to Fast Track, No to Trade Treachery,
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 30,2015

    04/30/2015 8:35:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 30,2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Iran nuclear deal: Obama's desperation is showing. And it's dangerous (Marco Rubio)

    04/29/2015 12:06:45 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2015 | Sen. Marco Rubio
    As the nuclear negotiations with Iran reach their final phase, President Obama increasingly finds himself at odds with reality. Although the United States has worked for years to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons while limiting Tehran’s attempts to be a regional hegemon, the president’s desperation to secure a deal ­- at whatever cost -­ places both of these goals at serious risk. Rather than stand firm against Iran’s regional expansionism and its constantly shifting nuclear redlines, the president has gone to great lengths to avoid alienating Tehran and repeatedly revised his own definition of success. The result is that...
  • Documents show the expensive tastes of Jeb Bush’s low-key wife

    04/29/2015 10:08:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/22/15 | Karen Tumulty and Alice Crites
    In 1999, Columba Bush, the famously private wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo five-day shopping spree in Paris. The incident left the Florida first lady deeply mortified and her husband politically chagrined. Jeb Bush said the first lady had misled customs officials because she did not want him to know that she had spent about $19,000 on the trip. “The embarrassment I felt made me ashamed to face my family and friends,” Columba Bush said in a...
  • The Mugshot of a Man Who Walked Into the Wrong Apartment After He Allegedly Stole $5 From Another

    04/29/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 29, 2015 | Liz Klimas
    A New Jersey man was scratched and bruised by the time the authorities arrived to arrest him after the neighbors of the elderly man he allegedly stole from decided he wasn’t going to get away with it.According to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, 33-year-old Joey Thompson had already stolen $5 and a cellphone from a 77-year-old living in a Pompano Beach, Florida, apartment when he entered another homestead next door. The residents of this second apartment, who were putting their child to sleep at the time, sprung into action, WSVN-TV reported.“He shoved my husband down on my son’s bed and, you know,...
  • Supreme Court Rules States Can Bar Judicial Candidates From Soliciting Donations

    04/29/2015 10:14:46 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 6 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 04/29/2015 | BRENT KENDALL And JESS BRAVIN
    WASHINGTON—A divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can prohibit judicial candidates from soliciting campaign donations, rejecting arguments such bans violate the free-speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court’s majority in a 5-4 opinion, said judges aren’t politicians, even when they join the bench by way of an election. “A state’s decision to elect its judiciary does not compel it to treat judicial candidates like campaigners for political office,” the chief justice wrote. “A state may assure its people that judges will apply the law without fear or favor—and without having personally...
  • Scott Walker’s Strength in Donors

    04/29/2015 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2015 | Derek Willis
    Scott Walker enters the Republican presidential race with far stronger ties to the party’s biggest fund-raisers than any other candidate besides Jeb Bush.Roughly half of the nation’s top 250 Republican donors have given money to Mr. Walker in his campaigns for Wisconsin governor, according to an Upshot analysis of Federal Election Commission records and state records. By comparison, 30 percent have given to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, 20 percent to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and 10 percent to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.A presidential campaign is a chance for candidates to introduce themselves to top fund-raisers, and...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 29,2015

    04/29/2015 8:48:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 29,2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Florida Could Soon Place Limits On Drone Use

    04/29/2015 1:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 4/28/15
    The use of drones to photograph people on their own property could soon be illegal in the Sunshine State. On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that places limits on the use of remote-controlled drones... ....drones could not be used to photograph or record images of people or their property from the air. The restrictions would also apply to state and local governments. The legislation does not call for any criminal penalties...
  • Obama: Too Many Troubling Police Interactions with Blacks

    04/28/2015 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2015 | Newsmax Wires
    As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to engage in senseless violence. Obama said people in Baltimore who stole from businesses and burned buildings and cars should be treated as criminals. "They aren't protesting, they aren't making a statement, they're stealing," Obama said. Obama spoke at a White House press conference with the Japanese prime minister the day after violence broke out 40...
  • Shirt printer that wouldn’t make gay pride shirts vindicated by court

    04/28/2015 6:51:29 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 28 at 1:53 AM | By Justin Wm. Moyer
    The day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a historic same-sex marriage case, a Kentucky court has ruled that a Christian T-shirt company has the right not to print gay pride festival shirts. Hands on Originals (HOO), a Christian T-shirt company in Lexington, Ky., was asked to print shirts by Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) for a 2012 pride festival. When the company turned down the order, the GLSO filed a complaint with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. Though the commission found in favor of the GLSO, Judge James D. Ishmael of the Fayette Circuit...
  • SC: Ted Cruz Sweeps 5 official GOP Straw Polls

    04/28/2015 7:08:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 51 replies
    The South Carolina Conservative ^ | April 28, 2015 | Javan Browder
    The past week was a very good one for Ted Cruz in South Carolina, as he swept the straw polls at four bi-annual Republican county conventions, and one county GOP Executive Committee bi-monthly meeting. The first came as Cruz won the Anderson County GOP convention straw poll as follows: Cruz 27%, Walker 25%, Rubio 15%, Huckabee 9%, Graham and Perry 6% each, Santorum 5%, Bush, Paul and Carson 1% each. But the biggest prizes came for Cruz as he won Greenville, Spartanburg and Aiken GOP convention straw polls all on the same day as follows: Greenville: Cruz 28%, Walker 22%, Carson 8.5%, Rubio...
  • Why Gay Marriage Activists Wish This LGBTQ Voice Would Shut His Mouth

    04/27/2015 5:56:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/27/2015 | LARRY TOMCZAK
    LGBTQ icon Larry Kramer has spent the last 37 years warning of homosexuality's health hazards. He's director of ACT UP whose slogan is: "Silence=Death." Many gay marriage advocates wish Larry would shut his mouth. His message undercuts the image of being "gay and blissful." Folks are uncomfortable adding unsavory elements like this to the conversation. Do you think lawyers who presented arguments to the Supreme Court included the following? "Chief Justice Roberts and esteemed members of the Court, while you will hear our efforts to persuade you to legalize gay marriage today, we must be mindful of serious, elevated health...
  • JEB BUSH ENDORSES PUERTO RICAN STATEHOOD IN SPANISH SPEECH (oy vey...)

    04/28/2015 2:17:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Big Government ^ | 28 Apr 2015 | by BREITBART NEWS
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party’s touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is “an immigrant nation” and value the contribution immigrants make to the country. Immigration is a delicate subject for him in the primacy race, with several potential rivals favoring a harder line on those who come to the U.S. illegally. But he took it up unapologetically in his remarks. “We’re an immigrant nation and we should be proud,” he said, as someone in the audience yelled, “Yes!” “We should create an immigration...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 28,2015

    04/28/2015 8:36:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 28,2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Florida House passes legislation banning fracking bans

    04/28/2015 4:11:06 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 27, 2015 | Associated Press
    Local governments wouldn’t be able to ban fracking under a bill the Florida House passed. The House voted 82-34 for the bill Monday. It calls for a study of hydraulic fracturing and regulation of the drilling practice. Democrats opposed the bill, saying fracking should be banned in Florida because of the potential to contaminate groundwater.
  • The Mystery of a Possible Florida Senate Candidate

    04/27/2015 4:53:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A handful of Republicans are currently being mentioned as possible Senate candidates for the Florida seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination. Former Rep. Bill McCollum, who has run repeatedly (and often unsuccessfully) for statewide office, is mentioned, as are a handful of House members, including Rep. Ron DeSantis, a tea party favorite. Perhaps the most interesting, or at least unusual, candidate for the Republican nomination is the state’s current lieutenant governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a former Florida House member (and majority leader) and Miami-Dade County property appraiser. What makes Lopez-Cantera, who was appointed...
  • White House Teams Up With Soros for Disturbing 2016 Plan

    04/27/2015 9:26:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    wj ^ | April 24, 2015 | Ben Marquis
    Last year, as part of his Imperial decree of amnesty for illegal immigrants, resident Barack Obama created the White House Task Force on New Americans, whose goal is to vastly increase the numbers and rates at which immigrants were naturalized and granted citizenship. This Task Force works hand-in-hand with the George Soros-funded, open borders-promoting Migration Policy Institute, as well as the openly racist group La Raza, a Mexican nationalist organization that has called for the mass murder of white Americans and a return of the western states to Mexico. The Task Force is headed up by one Cecilia Munoz, Obama’s...
  • New Hampshire poll: Ayotte opens up 6-point lead; Walker, others lead Clinton

    04/27/2015 1:06:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | April 27, 2015 | Gravis Insights
    The incumbent Republican senator from New Hampshire opened up a six-point over Gov. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan, her presumptive Democratic challenger in the April 21-22 Townhall/Gravis poll of 1,117 voters. Sen. Kelly A. Ayotte (R.-N.H.), who was endorsed in 2010 by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is building a solid lead over Hassan, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based firm that conducted the poll. Hassan has not announced. Ayotte leads with voters under 50, 52 percent to Hassan’s 40 percent and support of 88 percent of Republicans, he said. Hassan holds the support of 82 percent...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 27, 2015

    04/27/2015 8:54:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Local gay couple heads to DC as Supreme Court mulls same-sex marriage

    04/27/2015 5:21:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 4/26/15
    ...a South Florida couple who helped advocate for a historic change in their state is heading to the nation's capital to witness the debate.... ...For Jeffrey and Todd Delmay, Tuesday's arguments could pave the way for a landmark ruling.. ...they were Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's guests at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. "I'm really looking forward to the Supreme Court finally giving us some clarity," said Todd.
  • 'Clinton Cash' author to take on Jeb Bush next

    04/23/2015 5:28:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 23, 2015 | NICK GASS
    EXCERPT “What we’re doing is a drill-down investigation of Jeb’s finances similar to what we did with the Clintons in terms of looking at financial dealings, cronyism, who he’s been involved with,” Schweizer told Bloomberg Politics. “We’ve found some interesting things.” (snip) Schweizer told Bloomberg that his team of researchers has been poring over financial details from the former Florida governor for about four months.
  • Lee County Deputy Yvan Fernandez Fired For Not Responding to 911 to Eat Lunch (Pizza)

    04/26/2015 3:50:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/25 | Sara Belsole
    A Lee County deputy is off the job after an internal report reveals he didn't respond to a 911 call so he could eat lunch. The investigation surrounds a 911 call from a home on Dryden Circle on March 13th. The caller wasn't speaking, so dispatch alerted Deputy Yvan Fernandez. But instead of responding, reports show Fernandez went to eat lunch instead. The woman caller was having a medical emergency and later died. "He made a decision at that moment of time that his lunch and what he had on his personal plate, pun intended I suppose, was more important...
  • Scott Walker in Iowa: States should be allowed to ban same-sex marriages

    04/26/2015 6:04:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    The Cap Times, Madison ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jessie Opoien
    WAUKEE, Iowa — When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took the stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's spring summit was an hour behind schedule. He promised the crowd of more than 1,000 at the evangelical Point of Grace Church he would keep his remarks brief so everyone could get home, get to bed and get up for church in the morning. He'd be doing just that, he added, back home in Wauwatosa. Wearing a suit — with no mention of whether it was from Kohl's — and pacing the stage, Walker was at ease, peppering...
  • Looking Back: The Doomsayers Were Wrong about the BP Oil Spill; Mother Nature Heals Itself

    04/23/2015 7:08:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & JOEL GRIFFITH Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417345/doomsay
    Five years ago this week, a blowout of BPÂ’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed eleven lives and spilled 3 million barrels of oil from the damaged wellhead into the Gulf. ItÂ’s hard to forget the video images of thick oil gushing, day after day, into the regionÂ’s waters. It was a horrific accident that caused substantial damage to the ecology and commerce of the region. Gulf-area wildlife, portions of the shoreline, tourism, fishers and shrimpers, and energy-sector workers suffered large losses in the aftermath of the spill. BP has paid close to $27...
  • Big Hit For U.S. Oil Production In January

    04/24/2015 5:51:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 23 April 2015 | Arthur Berman
    U.S. crude oil production fell at least 135,000 barrels of oil per day in January 2015 compared to December 2014 according to the EIA (Figure 1). Bakken Shale production fell the most of any play or jurisdiction losing 37,000 barrels per day in North Dakota and 4,000 barrels per day in Montana for a total of 41,000 barrels of oil per day (Figure 2). Production in California, the offshore Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Wyoming also declined significantly. Figure 3 shows Bakken production based on DrillingInfo data. The 42,000 barrels of oil per day drop in January production is completely...
  • University of Florida suspends fraternity over abuse of wounded veterans

    04/25/2015 7:28:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 73 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 4/25/15 | Dearen
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property. The suspension came after the fraternity had already suspended operations itself and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately. "I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has...
  • Greg Cote: NBA blindsides, angers Miami Heat with new Cuba initiative

    04/25/2015 6:27:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/8/15 | Greg Cote
    The NBA developing a relationship with Cuba is not especially big news in 29 of the league’s 30 cities. For all but one franchise.... Heat officials learned of the story via news reports, and were dumbfounded that the league would not have first spoken, at least as a courtesy, to the one franchise actually affected by any NBA/Cuba relationship. .....former NBA commissioner David Stern was extremely active in Democratic politics and a major financial contributor throughout his years in office. New commissioner Adam Silver also was an ardent early supporter of Obama and has donated to the party.....
  • Why Rubio is running away from the most prominent item on his résumé (immigration)

    04/24/2015 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio had changed his mind. It was December 2012. The Senate gym. Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) was making the ask. “You ought to be a part of this,” Durbin told Rubio (R-Fla.), as Rubio rode a stationary bike. Durbin and six other senators wanted to rewrite U.S. immigration laws. In the process, they wanted to give illegal immigrants a way to become legal residents and — eventually — citizens. Just two years earlier, Rubio had been against doing that. “It is unfair,” he had said, as a tea party candidate for Senate, “to create an alternative pathway for...
  • Draft Condi?: In Poll, Only Rice beats Hillary Clinton (43-40%)

    04/23/2015 3:08:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APRIL 23 2015 AST | Paul Bedard -Washington Secrets
    In what would be a first-ever race pitting former secretaries of state, only Condoleezza Rice would beat Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa, according to a new poll that could put fire under a languishing "Draft Condi" movement. A new Townhall/Gravis Marketing poll found that Rice would beat Clinton in the state as every other Republican loses to the first Democrat to officially announce her candidacy. Condoleezza Rice and her successor at State, Hillary Clinton. In the poll, Rice would beat Clinton 43 percent to 40 percent, taking evangelical Protestants, Catholics and voters under 50 years old. "What this tells me...
  • Unraveling: Liberal Common Cause demands Clinton Foundation, Hillary audit (wants books opened)

    04/24/2015 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist
    The financial issues plaguing Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have become too much even for liberal groups, and now Common Cause is calling for an independent audit of donations to the Clinton Foundation. Amid suggestions that foreign governments donated to the foundation in hopes of getting special treatment from President Obama's State Department when Clinton was his top diplomat, the group on Friday said a "thorough review" is needed. "Six years ago, at Mrs. Clinton's confirmation hearing for her appointment as secretary of state, then-Sen. Dick Lugar observed that 'that foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a...
  • Muslim Police Chief Refuses Pledge Of Allegiance, Fellow Officer Takes Action

    04/24/2015 7:51:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 4/24/15
    With the Obama administration increasing the number of Muslim migrants into the U.S. comes the Islamization of the West — an intentional, gradual overthrow of democracy and freedom by using that same democracy and freedom that’s afforded to them. Ironically, Muslims flock to Western countries and demand the laws be changed to implement Islamic laws that are already in place in their own nations. So, why do they feel the need to create yet another Muslim country when they already have over 90 across the globe? Because their allegiance to Islam requires them to hold nothing above it, not only...
  • Rubio raking in big bucks from rich pro-amnesty Republicans by touting his “immigration record”...

    04/24/2015 5:32:46 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 23, 2015 | AllahPundit
    Full title:  Rubio raking in big bucks from rich pro-amnesty Republicans by touting his “immigration record” behind closed doors “Marco gives the same speech with donors that he does in public,” one Rubio advisor assured BuzzFeed. I’m sure he’s right. After all, when has Marco Rubio ever said different things to different audiences about his stance on immigration? I do think it’s safe to say that Rubio’s choosing his words carefully on this subject, even among friends in private settings. All it would take to blow him up for good on the right is a hidden smartphone recorder catching him crowing about amnesty,...
  • Illegals & SDS schedule May Day protest in Tampa against deportations... (WHAT Deportations??)

    04/23/2015 5:55:44 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | 04/23/2014 | SDS
    Where: 7th Avenue | Ybor City, Florida When: May 1st - Friday Time: 6:00 PM Join Raíces en Tampa on International Workers Day also known as May Day. Leading organizations of Tampa will come together to support our undocumented community and to demand #Not1More deportation! Confirmed endorsers of #MayDay: - Tampa Bay SDS - Committee to Stop FBI Repression - Tampa - Student/Farmworker Alliance - Casa Chiapas Tampa More Updates will be coming soon! In the mean time don't forget to order the official May Day shirt: http://teespring.com/L4AMayDay Questions? raicesentampa@gmail.com raicesentampa.wordpress.com
  • Pasco sheriff defends deputy in dog shooting

    04/23/2015 3:25:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 4-23-15 | Josh Solomon
    NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County sheriff's Deputy Kerry Kempink left his patrol car outside the gate at a home on Bellamy Bros. Boulevard in Darby last Friday afternoon and climbed the fence. Kempink walked the quarter-mile up the driveway toward the house, where an alarm company had alerted the Sheriff's Office of a possible intrusion through the back door. But before Kempink could case the house, he was charged at by two 80-pound Rottweilers. Feeling threatened, Kempink unholstered his gun and shot one of the dogs, named Cowboy, when it got too close. The entire incident was captured on...