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  • Bus service suspended in Lake County over bomb threat (Central Florida....again)

    10/02/2014 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 6 replies
    WESH ^ | Oct 02, 2014 | WESH2 News
    LAKE COUNTY, Fla. —A bomb threat shut down LakeXpress bus service Thursday morning over a bomb threat, authorities said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was on scene and searching buses. One bus in South Leesburg was evacuated and passengers were checked out. No devices have been found so far.
  • Michael Dunn guilty of 1st-degree murder in "loud music" case

    10/02/2014 6:05:36 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 33 replies
    Crimesider CBS News ^ | October 1, 2014, 4:10 PM | CRIMESIDER STAFF
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., found Michael Dunn, a white man who fatally shot a black teenager after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store, guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Prosecutors said the 47-year-old Dunn shot with intent to kill when he fired 10 times into a sports utility vehicle carrying 17-year-old Jordan Davis and three of his friends in November 2012. The jury reached its verdict after more than five hours of deliberations. Dunn, who took the stand in his own defense, said he fired in self-defense. He told jurors that he saw Davis...
  • Fla. cop on leave after firing stun gun at woman's back

    10/02/2014 5:38:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    A Tallahassee police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on camera shooting a woman in the back with a stun gun, CBS affiliate WCTV reports. In the video, which was posted Tuesday on the website YouTube, 62-year-old Viola Young can be seen approaching officers who had arrested three people and put them in squad cars.
  • George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin death

    10/01/2014 10:00:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1 2014 at 6:36 PM | Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to three law enforcement officials, despite allegations that the killing was racially motivated. The federal investigation of Zimmerman was opened two years ago by the department’s civil rights division, but officials said there is insufficient evidence to bring federal charges. The investigation technically remains open, but it is all but certain the department will close it. …
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,WOR AM,October 1,2014

    10/01/2014 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 99 replies
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  • newest florida chamber poll...voters continue to support governor scott’s reelection

    10/01/2014 8:29:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    flchamber.com ^ | 9/30/14
    According to the latest Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI) poll released today at the Future of Florida Forum in Orlando, likely voters continue to have a more positive view of the future and favor Governor Rick Scott in the state’s top leadership race. Jobs and the economy (29 percent) continue to be the number one issue among voters, followed by education (19 percent) and healthcare (6 percent). “Florida voters are smart. They continue recognizing Governor Scott is doing what he said he would do,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President of the Florida Chamber Political Institute. “More than 640,000 private-sector...
  • Florida to mail out $200 million in college refunds, week before election

    10/01/2014 6:35:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 9/30/14 | Bill Cotterell
    Just before Election Day, thousands of Florida families who participate in prepaid college savings plans will receive refunds, or major cuts in their monthly payments, and Governor Rick Scott is not shy about taking credit for the windfall. ....political observers say the governor is well within campaign ethics boundaries.... Scott is seeking re-election... A bipartisan higher-education package approved by the state legislature this spring slashed the annual tuition increases at state universities, eliminating them altogether for most colleges. The reductions mean refunds totaling nearly $200 million for about 18,000 families with paid-up tuition plans purchased since 2008, when the differential...
  • Crist says Florida Gov. Scott has no integrity

    09/30/2014 10:42:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 5:23 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington
    Republican-turned-Democrat former Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday that current Republican Gov. Rick Scott “has no integrity” and his policies are driven by “the almighty dollar.” Crist made the remarks while discussing his campaign to seek his old job with his new party during an hour-long interview with Associated Press reporters that covered education, the environment and claims by Scott. The gubernatorial campaign has been one of the most negative in Florida history. …
  • More students eating breakfast, lunch thanks to free-meals-for-all program

    09/30/2014 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Gainesville Sun ^ | September 29, 2014 | By Erin Jester
    On Wednesday, Rose Gordon and her staff served 308 school lunches to all 308 students who came to school at Lake Forest Elementary. Gordon, the food service manager, said she was shocked when she saw the numbers later. Most days, she said, “I maybe miss two or three.” What Gordon saw last week can be attributed, at least in part, to Lake Forest’s membership in a federally funded program that provides free breakfast and lunch to all students at 24 local schools, regardless of ability to pay. In the past, free and reduced-price lunch was dictated by family income. This...
  • Log Cabin Republicans: Can GOP gays win gay South Florida again for Rick Scott?

    09/29/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Steve Rothaus
    An op-ed from Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee: Early voting will begin next week. By Election Day one would presume the demonized homophobic and racist Rick Scott will end up with 95% of the substantial South Florida Gay vote going to Democrat Charlie Crist. Not so, my friends. Sure that's hard to understand when the Florida Agenda perpetually portrays the GOP as virulently and violently homophobic. But Gay Democrats have routinely been stunned to find out that 25-35% of Gay voters routinely vote Republican, according to exit polling.
  • Florida officials want to implement ‘voluntary’ gun-control

    09/29/2014 5:08:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 6/6/14 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Thanks to state preemption law, only the Florida Legislature can enact measures regulating the sale, possession, transfer of firearms in the Gunshine State. But that’s not going to stop some city and county officials from attempting to implement ‘voluntary’ gun-control, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Under a proposal backed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, city and county officials would ask gun shops and ammo suppliers who have sales contracts with law enforcement departments around the state to follow certain “sales and marketing safeguards,” when conducting business. Those safeguards include asking the stores to run background checks on employees, train personnel to...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 29,2014

    09/29/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 153 replies
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  • Bomb threats reported at 2 Lake County schools, cops say (Central Florida)

    09/29/2014 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 21 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | 9/29/2014 | Daniel Dahm
    GROVELAND, Fla. - Another bomb threat has been reported at a Lake County school on Monday morning, according to officials. Lake County Sheriff's Office said a bomb threat was reported at Clermont Middle School. Deputies and Clermont police officers are on scene investigating. It's not clear if evacuations have been ordered at Clermont Middle School. The second bomb threat report comes hours after students and staff were evacuated from South Lake High School in Groveland. School officials said students, who were taken to the school's football field, were not being released from the campus.
  • Republican Sighted in Academe!

    09/29/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 27, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academia is up in arms. The board of trustees at Florida State University (FSU) just named a Republican to be its president. Something called the FSU Progress Coalition just posted its concerns on the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP): “Throughout the presidential search process at Florida State University, students were told that their voices were being heard. But really? Who was listening? The media was listening, the nation was listening, FSU alumni, faculty, and staff were listening. But the corporate/political elite, the 11 members of the Board of Trustees that voted for John Thrasher...
  • Fifteen People Shot at Liberty City Nightclub The Spot

    09/29/2014 8:09:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 9/28/14 | Theo Karantsalis
    Fifteen people were shot at an adult nightclub in Liberty City early Sunday morning, according to Miami police. The injured range in age from age 11 to 25.
  • The Mysterious Case of Charlie Crist

    09/29/2014 6:50:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    This week, all across the state of Florida, absentee ballots are being distributed, signaling the beginning of voting for the 2014 elections. Obviously, the most closely watched race is the one for Florida governor between Republican incumbent Rick Scott and the Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist.
  • MOOCs Expand, Homeschoolers Beware

    09/29/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 26, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The School Reform News, published by the Heartland Institute, found there are over 1,200 massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered by over 200 universities and taken by an estimated ten million K-12 students. homeschooling Florida is the nation’s leader in offering MOOCs, where students watch video lectures recorded online and participate in online discussion boards, which could reduce the cost of higher education for students and state taxpayers. Michael Horn, cofounder of the Clayton Christianson Institute, said, “People would be foolish to overlook it.” Florida state legislators are considering moving the state to MOOCs at the K-12 level, but...
  • Fifteen people shot during party at Miami club

    09/29/2014 6:14:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    miamihearld.com ^ | 9/28/2014 | Carli Teproff
    The party in the new club continued into the wee hours Sunday morning. Strawberry daiquiris flowed. Music from DJ Bay Bay pulsed. Teens were chilling and dancing. Then came the gunfire. Witnesses said they heard dozens of rounds, maybe 100, rip through a storefront Miami nightclub called The Spot, wedged between a furniture store and a smoke shop. When the gunfire stopped, 15 young people were wounded, bloodied and dazed, the youngest of them 11 years old, the oldest 25. “Young people now, throughout the United States — Chicago or Miami or LA or wherever you’re at, even in small...
  • SpaceX chief: Commercial launch sites necessary step to Mars

    09/28/2014 11:45:03 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 24 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | 27SEP2014 | Steve Clark
    It was a surreal moment, listening to the founder and chief designer of SpaceX talk about flying to Mars from Boca Chica beach, but talk about it he did at the Sept. 22 official groundbreaking for the world’s first commercial orbital rocket launch site. From the stage, under a tent set up for the occasion near the actual site where the launch pad will be built, Elon Musk fielded questions from reporters, who couldn’t have been blamed for not quite believing what they were hearing at certain junctures. “I’d like to fly to Mars,” Musk said. “But I think the...
  • Democrats Think Medical Marijuana Will Get "Liberal Thinking Voters" To the Polls

    09/28/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    A ballot issue in Florida this November will be "Amendment 2", a measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Crist and his liberal ally, attorney John Morgan, are proponents of the ballot measure, while current GOP governor Rick Scott is against it. WFTV9 reports: Crist has changed parties and changed stances on gay marriage, abortion and medical marijuana. He said he will vote yes on Amendment 2. “I do support it,” Crist said. “Rick Scott opposes it; I don't know what else to tell you.” Critics think medical marijuana was pushed onto the ballot by Attorney John Morgan...
  • Jeb Bush Suggests Republicans Should Pass Amnesty if They Win Back Senate

    09/26/2014 11:00:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 09/25/2014 | Tony Lee
    Even though Republicans may take back the Senate by running against amnesty, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush pushed amnesty legislation while stumping for North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis on Wednesday. Bush, according to the New York Times, reportedly said that comprehensive immigration reform "will restore and sustain economic growth for this country." And even though a recent Gallup poll found that illegal immigration is now the top concern among Republicans, Bush said that if immigration reform is "framed in that way, I don’t think there’s a big debate in the Republican Party about the need to do this."
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in North Miami Beach drive-by shooting

    09/27/2014 5:43:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/26/14 | Charles Rabin
    A man who police say was likely an unfortunate bystander was shot and killed Friday, and another man was wounded, during a drive-by shooting in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. Police said the man killed was Kyron Richmond Elderly, 49, who some witnesses said appeared to be mowing his lawn across the street from a group of people who may have been targeted.
  • Imprisoned Miami cop gets an extra 1-1/2 years for criminal contempt

    09/26/2014 8:06:41 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09/26/2014 3:25 PM | Jay Weaver -
    An already imprisoned ex-Miami police sergeant implored a judge to give him a break on his new sentence for retaliating against fellow officers who helped the FBI in a corruption probe of his drug-fighting squad.
  • Forum on Ferguson violence highlights mayors’ conference in Sacramento (With Benjamin Crump!)

    09/26/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee's City Beat ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ryan Lillis
    Mayor Kevin Johnson will convene a two-day forum of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend in Sacramento that will include a session discussing the response to the violence in Ferguson, Mo. The attorney representing the family of Michael Brown, the young man killed by police in Ferguson in August, will be part of the panel discussion. Attorney Benjamin Crump also represents the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot in 2012 by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla....
  • Seminole County schools evacuated after bomb threats (Central Florida)

    09/26/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 19 replies
    http://www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Gal Tziperman Lotan
    Elementary schools in Seminole County were evacuated this afternoon after receiving bomb threats, a Seminole County Sheriff's spokeswoman said. Deputies evacuated Casselberry, Winter Springs, Lawton, English Estates, Red Bug, Lake Orienta, Forest City and Spring Lake elementary schools, sheriff's spokeswoman Heather Smith said in a statement. It was not immediately clear whether the threats were valid. Deputies are investigating where the calls came from. Officials are reporting that Winter Springs, Forest City and Lake Orienta have been searched and cleared.
  • Crunch time for Jeb Bush

    09/26/2014 10:04:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ben White
    It’s now or never for Jeb Bush. The former Florida governor flirted with presidential runs in 2008 and 2012 but ultimately demurred, always with the flickering possibility of mounting a campaign down the road. But at 61 years old, the second son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush is now likely facing his last shot at the White House.
  • Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace beheaded

    09/26/2014 9:04:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 179 replies
    WFLA ^ | 9-26-2014
    Police say a woman who was killed by a co-worker at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City was beheaded. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Friday that the woman, who has not been identified, was beheaded by a man who attacked her and another woman Thursday at Vaughan Foods in Moore.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,M-F,WOR AM,September 26,2014,Open Line Friday

    09/26/2014 8:19:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
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  • New Gwen Graham ad blasts Steve Southerland’s role in federal shutdown

    09/25/2014 2:18:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe
    saintpetersblog.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Phil Ammann
    Democratic congressional candidate Gwen Graham released a new ad on Thursday bashing opponent Steve Southerland for his role in both last October’s federal government shutdown and the vote to re-open it. In “Fresh,” the latest 30-second spot, Graham says the Panama City Republican’s vote against re-opening came even as the GOP and Democrats were coming together to find a solution. “Believe me, I can handle Congressman Southerland’s campaign of lies and put-downs,” she says in the ad. “But his vote for the government shutdown? Now, that’s a problem.” Graham points out that the shutdown was a clear example of how...
  • Jacksonville-built Super Tucano — first made in U.S. — rolls off the line

    09/25/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 28 replies
    Jacksonville Business Journal ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Jensen Werley
    The first A29 Super Tucano manufactured in the United States made its debut today in a ceremony at the Embraer facility at Jacksonville International Airport. The light air support defense plane, contracted by the U.S. Air Force from Sierra Nevada Corp. and built by Brazilian-based Embraer, has passed its military certifications and was officially approved for use by the Air Force. The Afghan National Army for light air support will eventually use the plane. "The capability speaks for itself," said Taco Gilbert, vice president of the Sierra Nevada Corp. "It's gotten its air worthiness approval, which is a stamp of...
  • eb Bush Returns to Fray and Finds Going Rough

    09/25/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | Jonathan Martin
    n one of his first public appearances of the 2014 campaign, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida had a vivid preview Wednesday of the challenges he would face with his party’s conservative base should he seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Standing alongside Thom Tillis, the North Carolina House speaker and Republican Senate candidate, Mr. Bush outlined his views on two of the issues he cares most passionately about: immigration policy and education standards. But as Mr. Bush made the case for an immigration overhaul and the Common Core standards, Mr. Tillis gently put distance between himself and...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 25,2014

    09/25/2014 8:54:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 122 replies
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  • Guns confiscated, 4 arrested at Brownsville Middle School

    09/25/2014 5:21:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/24/14 | CHRISTINA VEIGACVEIGA
    Four Brownsville Middle School students were charged Wednesday with having a loaded gun on campus, according to police.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 24,2014

    09/24/2014 8:45:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 185 replies
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  • Poll: Florida governor race a toss-up

    09/24/2014 8:11:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/24/2014 | By STEVEN SHEPARD
    The Florida governor’s race — on pace to be 2014’s most expensive, grueling campaign — is a dead heat with six weeks until Election Day, according to a new poll out Wednesday. Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are neck-and-neck in the new Quinnipiac University poll. Scott is at 44 percent among likely voters, the survey shows, compared with 42 percent for Crist and 8 percent for Libertarian Adrian Wyllie. Scott has a slight edge over Crist among independents, 44 percent to 37 percent. And the gender gap tilts in his favor: He leads Crist by 8...
  • Student 'raped teacher at high school after he body-slammed her and choked her until she passed out'

    09/24/2014 6:00:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/23/14
    Nash left his used condom in the teacher's purse then stole her car, according to detectives Victor Marshall Nash, 18, is charged with attempted first degree murder, sexual battery, robbery and grand theft for the alleged attack on his teacher at South Dade Senior High School on Friday.
  • Baby Found In Trunk During A Traffic Stop, Mother Arrested

    09/24/2014 2:12:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 9/24/14
    A woman is behind bars after a Broward Sheriff’s deputy found her baby in the trunk of her car during a traffic stop. Breona Watkins, 19, is facing a slew of charges including child abuse without great bodily harm, resisting an officer without violence, operating without a valid driver’s license, and no safety belt for a passenger under 18.
  • Student Raped Teacher at High School after he Body Slammed Her

    09/23/2014 6:59:12 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 23, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    A Miami high school student brutally raped at female teacher at his school after choking until she passed out, police say. Victor Marshall Nash, 18, is charged with attempted first degree murder, sexual battery, robbery and grand theft for the alleged attack on his teacher at South Dade Senior High School on Friday. Detectives say two hours after the last class ended, Nash approached the teacher and put his arm around her. When she told him 'No, stop,' he body-slammed her to the ground and smashed her head against the floor.
  • Two Found Dead After Reports of Shooting Near Kissimmee Mall

    09/23/2014 7:13:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 9/23/2014
    A mall in Kissimmee, Florida was evacuated Tuesday after a shooting outside of a Ross store in the shopping center. But, police found more than they were expecting when they found a car that matched the suspect’s vehicle. Kissimmee Police said the shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. at the Ross store on the 3800 block of West Vine Street in Kissimmee. Officers were originally responding to a fight and then shots were fired. Police said two people suffered non-life threatening injuries during the fight outside the Osceola Square Mall. As police responded to the first call, a car fitting the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 23,2014

    09/23/2014 8:54:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
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  • Hillary Clinton to campaign for Charlie Crist

    09/23/2014 2:20:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/22/14 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton will headline a fundraising dinner for Florida Democratic gubernatorial Charlie Crist next month, putting her in a key presidential state in the midterms battle, according to an invitation.
  • Gov. Scott Presents UM With $1M For AIDS Research

    09/22/2014 5:17:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 9/22/14
    Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Rene Garcia presented the University of Miami with a check for $1 million for HIV/AIDS research Monday morning. Scott stopped by the university’s Miller School of Medicine to highlight funding in the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” for HIV/AIDS research.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 22, 2014

    09/22/2014 8:40:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 138 replies
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  • Volusia deputy fatally shoots man in Daytona Beach

    09/21/2014 2:28:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | Sep 21, 2014 | Katie Kustura
    A Volusia County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a Port Orange man who was “brandishing a firearm” Saturday in Daytona Beach, Sheriff Ben Johnson said. Edward P. Miller, 52, died at the scene after being shot by Deputy Joel Hernandez at about 2:30 p.m. Hernandez and another deputy who has not been identified already were at Fryer’s Towing on an unrelated matter when one of them heard a heated argument taking place outside, sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson said. Hernandez went to investigate, and after identifying himself as a deputy, he noticed Miller was armed with a gun, Davidson said. “While...
  • With black vote crucial in Florida governor's race, Charlie Crist hopes to ignite support

    09/20/2014 6:12:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/20/14 | Mary Ellen Klas
    Mary Wilkerson is aware there's a governor's race on the November ballot, but "it's not on my radar,'' says the 60-year-old from Jacksonville. Wilkerson, a black Democrat and reliable supporter of Barack Obama, is the kind of voter who is pivotal to the candidacy of Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor turned Democrat. His campaign has put a premium on building a field operation aimed at turning out the vote in key communities and has crafted a careful message of inclusion that aims to avoid the mistakes that imperiled Alex Sink, the Democrat who lost to Gov. Rick Scott four...
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • Anti-Coal Policies Causing Florida Electricity Rate Hikes

    09/20/2014 6:04:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | August 26, 2014 | James Taylor
    Duke Energy seeks nearly $2 million in Florida electricity rate hikes to pay for a new power plant made necessary by environmental restrictions. The electricity rate hikes became necessary as environmental restrictions force the closing of two coal power plants providing Floridians with inexpensive electricity. ... Aided by $10 million in campaign spending by billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer, the Charlie Crist campaign is hammering Gov. Rick Scott for not imposing still more stringent power plant restrictions, above and beyond those imposed by the federal government. Steyer and Crist say Florida should impose state-specific power plant restrictions that would close...
  • Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

    09/19/2014 11:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 19, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Taught by attorney for the Martin family.A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a focus on the Trayvon Martin case, entitled “Legal Advocacy, Media and the Pursuit of Social Justice.” The first note of interest is that the course is being “taught” by none other than Jasmine Rand, an attorney with the firm of Crump & Park....
  • SpaceX readies Falcon 9 rocket for cargo launch (TONIGHT 11:14pm PDT/2:14 EDT)

    09/19/2014 10:07:55 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 19SEP2014 | Stephen Clark
    The International Space Station is ready to receive more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments packed inside a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral early Saturday. Ground crews loaded last-minute supplies, including a habitat with 20 mice, sensitive research specimens, and other gear, into the Dragon capsule's pressurized cargo cabin Friday before hoisting the Falcon 9 rocket vertical at Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad. The cargo's installation Friday set the stage for a final countdown leading to an instantaneous launch opportunity at 2:14 a.m. EDT (0614 GMT), roughly the moment Earth's rotation puts Cape...
  • Rick Scott's Toll Lanes Definitely Newsworthy ... but an Exposé?

    09/19/2014 12:41:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Nancy Smith
    In August 2011 Gov. Rick Scott first made it plain he likes toll lanes on major highways and wants more of them. They speed up traffic, he said. In October 2011, PolitiFact Florida checked out his assessment, rated it "mostly true." So it was a little surprising to see the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR), whose stated purpose is "to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice," expose Scott's commitment to toll lanes. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great this news is well and truly in front of the public again. And shame on all of us...