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  • READY: I fought the odds, and the odds almost won [Bureaucracy run AMOK]

    07/24/2014 10:15:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Destin Log ^ | Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 17:05 PM. | Mary Ready
    I may regret writing this column. Retaliation by a state agency is an ugly thing. My best hope is that the bureaucrats who have made my life a living hell for these past few months don’t read insignificant little articles written by nobody columnists for a bi-weekly newspaper. It wasn’t bad enough that the cable, phone, credit card, garbage, power, and water companies, along with the Florida Retirement System and bank, gave me major grief after Frank died. Apparently it doesn’t matter that no payment was ever late or not paid in full. Since Frank was the primary, they reasoned...
  • Man Finds Family Living In His Miami Home [After Vacation]

    07/24/2014 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | July 22, 2014 11:55 PM | Gaby Fleischman
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A South Florida renter came home to find people living inside his house but the family illegally squatting inside said they are not leaving. The owner of the property on SW 5th street and 49th Avenue said his friend William Ruiz has been renting the house for the past two years and recently started to move out while the house was listed for short sale. Ruiz went on vacation for two days and said when he came back, he found the locks on the house changed and strangers living inside using his belongings. “They’re using his bed,...
  • Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    07/24/2014 2:25:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    yahoo/AP ^ | 7/23/14
    Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives. In remarks he said were likely to get him criticized as a bigot, the Florida Republican told an audience at Catholic University that a strong America is impossible without Americans who hold strong values. Seeming to seek a debate over those values, he criticized liberals who defend abortion rights for women but not protections for "the unborn."
  • 551-Pound Man Wanted House Arrest Sentence Reduced For Being Too Heavy To Leave Home

    07/23/2014 4:38:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 23, 2014
    A 551-pound man wanted his house arrest sentence to be reduced because he is too heavy to leave his home anyway. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Steven Goodman, 70, received that sentence in August 2012 for supplying more than 1 million oxycodone and other prescription pills to “pain management” clinics rub by Christopher and Jeffrey George Wellington. The Wellington twins are currently serving 14 and 15-and-a-half years respectfully for disbursing illegal pills at clinics in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Wilton Manors. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, who sentenced Goodman, was unmoved by Goodman’s request. Goodman was...
  • (POLL) Did You Think Tony Dungy’s Comments on Michael Sam Were Out of Line???

    07/23/2014 3:37:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | July 21, 2014
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy told the Tampa Tribune that he would NOT have drafted Michael Sam if he were still coaching. “I wouldn’t have taken him,’’ said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. “It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.’ What are your thoughts on Coach Dungy’s statements???
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz goes on TV and embarrasses herself - again (VIDEO)

    07/23/2014 1:59:32 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 23 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Yesterday, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz appeared on Ralston Reports - a regional Nevada talk show which discusses politics and news. As is so often the case, she presented herself as America’s number one ObamaCare cheerleader. Unfortunately, though, she had no idea what she was talking about. While talking about the recent DC Circuit Court ruling, host John Ralston suggested that most Americans believe ObamaCare is a “shaky mess.” Wasserman-Schultz, he claimed had “to be worried.” The chairwoman disagreed, so she tried to make a point. She failed. “Just take a state like Nevada,” she said. “Where you have...
  • Muslims in Miami Scream: 'We Are Hamas'

    07/23/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23 , 2014 | Tom Trento
    “From-the-River-to-the-Sea, Palestine-will-be-Free.”
  • ...Libertarian Confuses Florida Gov Race, Quinnipiac...Finds; Voters Don't Trust Scott Or Crist

    07/23/2014 3:34:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott trails former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, by a narrow 45 - 40 percent margin in a two-way race. When Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie is added to the mix, the race is too close to call, with 39 percent for Crist, 37 percent for Scott and 9 percent for Wyllie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 48 - 38 percent Crist lead in a head-to-head matchup without Wyllie in an April 30 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.
  • ‘Hurricane Tax’ On Insurance Policies To End 18 Months Early

    07/23/2014 3:25:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 7/22/14
    An extra charge on property-insurance and auto-insurance policies to cover claims paid for the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons will end Jan. 1.... The orders make official a decision Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet made last month to end the assessment, Amy Bogner, a spokeswoman for the Office of Insurance Regulation, said in an email. The assessment, which first appeared at 1 percent in 2007...
  • Time to move on, Ms. Bondi [Miami Herald says AG shouldn't defend state constitution]

    07/23/2014 2:48:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/22/14 | "Journalists"
    As attorney general of Florida, it’s a vital part of Pam Bondi’s job to enforce state laws and defend them in court. She can’t pick and choose only those she likes. But she also has a duty to pay attention to changes in the law, and in the public attitudes that support those laws... ....it should be increasingly clear that Ms. Bondi and officials in Tallahassee are swimming against the legal tide on the issue of gay marriage. Laws similar to Florida’s have been swept away in a wave of decisions around the country, with the rulings upheld by federal...
  • (Florida) Rep. David Jolly backs same-sex marriage ruling

    07/22/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT · by rarestia · 19 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Staff
    U.S. Rep. David Jolly said Monday he supports the recent decision striking down a Florida gay marriage ban. A Republican, Jolly said that while he believes in traditional marriage because of his Christian faith, he also thinks government should support gay marriage. In an interview with partner newspaper the Tampa Bay Times, Jolly (R-Indian Shores) described himself as "a 41-year-old less-government conservative," and said same-sex marriage is "an issue of less government and personal liberty." During a Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 televised campaign debate earlier this year, Jolly was asked about the issue and said, "I believe God saw...
  • Key West Gay Couple That Can't Marry: "Love is Love. That's All That Matters."

    07/22/2014 6:30:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    New Times ^ | 7/22/14
    A Monroe County judge yesterday said a Key West couple can't marry despite his ruling that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Chief Judge Luis Garcia said in an appeal by the state of Florida, "The automatic stay, currently in place, shall remain in place until completion of appellate proceedings or until further order of this Court."
  • Republican Rep. David Jolly (Fla.) announces support for gay marriage

    07/22/2014 4:45:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/21/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) announced his support for gay marriage Monday, saying that he believes it is "fully appropriate" for a state to recognize both same-sex marriages and "traditional" ones, even though he, as a Christian, believes in the the latter. When asked by The Washington Post whether he supports gay marriage, in light of a Florida judge's decision last week to overturn the state's ban, Jolly said that his personal views on marriage are that it should be limited to one man and one woman. But, he added, states should not be defining the "sanctity" of marriage.
  • Light Up the Map [Florida Mayors Who Celebrate Homosexuality]

    07/22/2014 4:30:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Lisa Aronson Coconut Creek Russ Barley Freeport Peter Bober Hollywood Craig Cates Key West Joy Cooper Hallandale Beach David Coviello Biscayne Park Daniel Dietch Surfside Rob Downey Melbourne Village Harry Dressler Tamarac Buddy Dyer Orlando Pat Gerard Largo Samuel Henderson Gulfport Richard Kaplan Lauderhill Rick Kriseman St. Petersburg Connie Leon Kreps North Bay Village Cindy Lerner Pinecrest Philip Levine Miami Beach Sue Lynn Anna Maria John Marks Tallahassee Shari McCartney Oakland Park Ashira Mohammed Pembroke Park Lori Moseley Miramar Jeri Muoio West Palm Beach Frank Ortis Pembroke Pines Judy Paul Davie Lesa Peerman Margate Gary Resnick Wilton Manors Michael Ryan...
  • WATCH: Marines Confront a Man Impersonating An Army Sergeant Major (Video)

    07/21/2014 8:34:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 1 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-21-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsAt a military funeral this weekend in Florida, a couple of Marines confronted a man dressed in a U.S. Army dress uniform. The back-and-forth, in West Palm Beach on Sunday, started off well enough, with polite questions about his medals and ribbons.  Then the Marines started to real suspicious of the self-proclaimed “sergeant major.” WATCH:
  • Ex-Wife of Alleged Klansman Cop: Boss Made Us Join the KKK

    07/21/2014 1:59:52 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 21 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    The weird story of the Florida police station with two Klansmen officers just took a weirder-er turn: the ex-wife of one of the officers accused of joining the Ku Klux Klan has turned around, saying his former boss actually told him to go undercover in the first place. Ann Hunnewell, the ex-wife of Officer George Hunnewell, was working as a secretary at the Fruitland Park Police Department when her boss approached her and her husband with an unusual assignment: as she told the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, he wanted the two of them to infiltrate the local Klan to...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,July 21-25,2014

    07/21/2014 8:36:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 273 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 21-25, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 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! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like ThisAND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable...
  • 'ONE GIANT LEAP' Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary

    07/20/2014 12:45:26 PM PDT · by shove_it · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 20 Jul 2014
    The year was 1969. The turbulent time in America saw troops fighting in Vietnam, and a nation dealing with the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, killed in 1963, and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., both murdered in 1968. Then came that one small step. Forty-five years ago today, 500 million people around the world witnessed American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins as they embarked on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and six hours later Armstrong was the first man to step...
  • Florida jury awards $23 billion punitive damages against RJ Reynolds (to widow of chainsmoker)

    07/19/2014 11:24:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 19, 2014 | Barbara Liston
    A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker. The judgment, returned on Friday night, was the largest in Florida history in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a single plaintiff, according to Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the woman's lawyer, Chris Chestnut. After a four-week trial and 11 hours of jury deliberations, the jury returned a verdict granting the widow $7.3 million and the couple's son $9.6 million in compensatory damages....
  • Florida surgeon general asks if immigrant children are public health threat

    TALLAHASSEE — With thousands of immigrant children seeking shelter in a growing humanitarian crisis, Florida's surgeon general on Friday raised the specter that they could pose a threat to public health.
  • I-4 & Central Florida Parkway Protest

    07/19/2014 9:34:07 PM PDT · by Inkyfingers · 10 replies
    Hey there Freepers... I've been reading Free Republic for Years, finally joined. The wife and I were at the Orlando overpass protest today, it sure was hot. Not a huge crowd today, but we slowed down traffic on I-4 for a while. Many honks! I was also at the Ocoee event on Friday. Keep up the good work.
  • [Brevard County, Florida] After Action Report - Illegal Alien Invasion Protests

    07/19/2014 6:16:37 PM PDT · by shove_it · 49 replies
    19 Jul 2014 | shove_it (aka Otter)
    Here are a few fotos from I95 overpass demonstrations in Brevard County, Florida today. The first pic is at the Port St. John overpass ... The other two are at the Pineda overpass where there were about 30 patriots waving and whooping at the high point. There was very positive response from the passing cars but especially from the truckers and bikers. I arrived at 12:30 and made some new friends with like-minded folks from local organizations including: www.SpaceCoastPatriots.com www.ActSpaceCoast.org www.Brevard912.net www.BrevardTeaParty.com FReeper Guenevere was there too but I must have missed her.
  • Illegal Alien Invasion Protest : St. Petersburg, FL : Mystery Survellience Drone Appearance

    07/19/2014 8:21:57 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 23 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-07-19 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2014-07-19 : St. Petersburg, FL We had about 35 Patriots show-up at the Overpass "Anti-Immigration" rally at I-275 and 54th Street. Traffic volume suggests that we reached almost 20,000 drivers with the message, over a three-hour period. Photographs will be published as soon as they're available. The most noteworthy event was the appearance of a "Professional Air Survelliance Drone". The drone was not the typical $ 300 drone that's available at Brookstone. Nor was it a Dragan Flyer series. The drone was a quad-copter, white in color, with a solid structrual interface between the center section (oval shaped) and...
  • Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages (no, that was not a typo)

    07/19/2014 2:06:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    AP ^ | 7/19/2014 | JENNIFER KAY
    A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict. That ruling also said smokers and their families need only prove addiction and that smoking caused their illnesses or deaths. Last year, Florida's highest court re-approved that decision, which made it easier for sick smokers or their survivors to pursue lawsuits against...
  • EXCLUSIVE—Source: Charlie Crist’s $100K Nigerian Donor is Member of Shadowy Republican Oil Trader...

    07/19/2014 6:11:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 7/17/14 | Jose Lambiet
    Democrat Charlie Crist‘s campaign for governor still won’t comment on the Gossip Extra scoop about its mysterious $100,000-donor from Nigeria and his alleged association with an international criminal — but information about donor Onajite Okoloko is starting to bubble up.... A source deep in Florida politics who asked not to be named, however, tells me Okoloko was asked to contribute by one of Crist’s most problematic friends, Delray multi-millionaire Republican oil trader Harry Sargeant! Sargeant, a fraternity brother of Republican-turned-Democrat Crist at Florida State, is considered to be an Iraq War profiteer by some members of the U.S. Congress for...
  • Job Numbers Released; Florida Trending Upward [Media REFUSES to credit Rick Scott]

    07/19/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    wusfnews.com ^ | 7/18/14 | Nathan Powell
    Florida is leading the nation in job growth, adding more than 37,000 jobs this month. The Tampa Bay area has added over 25,000 jobs in the last 12 months, third among metro areas in Florida, according to state officials..
  • Anti Illegal Alien Rally in Altamonte Springs FLA

    07/19/2014 5:19:08 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 9 replies
    7/19/2014 | me
    CNN is planning to film the protest in Altamonte Springs at the Overpass on I-4 and Central Parkway on Saturday morning at 10 AM. Please bring your own signs and dress accordingly. Help get the word out for a HUGE SHOWING! They are housing these illegals right in our own Apopka at the Hope Community Center. They are fundamentally transforming America. It's up to US to STOP them. Time to get in the streets! In Altamonte Springs on Saturday at 10 AM: Orlando, At the Overpass on I-4 and Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Saturday, July 19, at 10:00 am, Traveling...
  • REPORT: Mexican Coyotes Load Up Illegal Alien Girls With Birth Control For Their Rapes (Video)

    07/18/2014 3:34:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Human smugglers in Mexico routinely give young illegal immigrant girls birth control for their trip through Mexico. The odds are they will be raped.
  • Daytona Beach father beats man he found raping child, police say

    07/18/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT · by magellan · 107 replies
    Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | July 18, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    DAYTONA BEACH — A Daytona Beach father who walked in on a man sexually battering his 11-year-old son Friday said he did what he had a right to do and beat the man unconscious leaving him in a puddle of blood, according to a 9-1-1 call. "I just walked in on a grown man molesting ...," the upset father told a dispatcher. "And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer." Police responding to the Daytona Beach home at 1:07 a.m. Friday after the father called them found Raymond Frolander, 18, of Holly Hill lying motionless on the...
  • Florida dad beats the living hell out of man who allegedly sexually assaulted his son,

    07/18/2014 1:14:14 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18 2014 | Allahpundit
    Full Title: Florida dad beats the living hell out of man who allegedly sexually assaulted his son, then calls the cops//// Just passing this along for your edification via Twitter, where people are sharing the link and many virtual high-fives. I use the word “allegedly” in the headline loosely because, per the report, the accused molester ‘fessed up after the cops were done peeling him off the floor. Reminds me of a similar story from Texas two years ago about a dad who caught some degenerate molesting his little girl and beat him literally to death. He was remorseful; the...
  • Florida State Surgeon General Letter to HHS Regarding Unaccompanied Children

    07/18/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 72 replies
    Florida Department of Health ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dr. John H. Armstrong
    July 18, 2014 Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street SW Washington, DC 20472 Secretary Burwell and Administrator Fugate: The Florida Department of Health has received unconfirmed reports that the federal government is bringing unaccompanied minors from the border to Florida today. On July 17, we received unconfirmed information that dozens of children were being brought by plane into Miami on Friday. This same day, ABC news reported that "the federal government is so...
  • More than 100 SW Fla warehouse workers detained

    07/17/2014 7:32:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, Associated Press Writer
    MIAMI (AP) — Florida authorities have arrested more than 100 workers at a Naples vegetable packing plant for allegedly using fake identities to get their jobs. The state's Division of Insurance Fraud led Wednesday's raid, in which at least 105 people were taken to the Collier County jail. A labor attorney said all or nearly all of the workers are immigrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say they are providing support to state investigators in the case.
  • ‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

    07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | July 17, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials. According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books...
  • Florida Reaction to same sex ruling

    07/17/2014 12:35:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/17/14 | Alex Leary
    Attorney General Pam Bondi said she would appeal, and spokeswoman says: "With many similar cases pending throughout the entire country, finality on this constitutional issue must come from the U.S. Supreme Court." Sen. Bill Nelson: "We’ll see whether the state appeals. Meantime, as I’ve said, I believe it's wrong to discriminate against any class of people including on civil marriage.” Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist: "Today was a great step towards equality in Florida. It is my hope that Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi will accept the decision of the judge and allow all Florida adults to marry...
  • Keys judge: Gay couples can marry, but not before Tuesday [Florida Sickness]

    07/17/2014 10:27:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/17/14 | STEVE ROTHAUS
    Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida’s 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban on Thursday, and ordered that two Key West bartenders be allowed to wed but not before Tuesday. Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who met at a gay pride celebration and have been a couple for 11 years, sued Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavilin in April for a marriage....
  • Sources: Crist To Name Running Mate

    07/17/2014 8:49:09 AM PDT · by Politico2isBack · 12 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/17/2014 | Jim DeFede
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist will announce his running mate Thursday, according to sources. A Democratic sources close to the campaign said Crist will select Annette Taddeo-Goldstein as his running mate in his bid for Governor. Taddeo-Goldstein is the head of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and lost in a congressional bid in 2008 against Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Crist’s campaign has said he would make a major announcement but did not specify what it would be. He is scheduled to make the announcement at The LAB Miami located at 400 NW 26th Street.
  • Democrat Charlie Crist turns to South Florida for a running mate [Chairwoman of Miami Rats]

    07/17/2014 8:44:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist turned to voter-rich South Florida Thursday to tap a running mate. Crist's campaign announced he had picked Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, a Colombian-American and chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, to be his lieutenant governor nominee -- provided he wins the primary
  • EXCLUSIVE — Charlie Crist’s Mysterious Nigerian Connection Drops $100K in Florida Governor Campaign!

    07/17/2014 8:25:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 7/16/14 | Jose Lambiet
    A mysterious Nigerian businessman whose empire is under scrutiny for its ties to a jailed, corrupt African politician has emerged as one of Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist‘s biggest campaign donors, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively. Onajite Okoloko, an oil executive turned fertilizer manufacturer with a sprawling property in Boca Raton, has donated $100,000 to Democrat Crist’s campaign so far this year, according to state campaign records.
  • Senators vow to reassert America's rocket power

    07/16/2014 2:12:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    Lawmakers and top military officials on Wednesday expressed fears that friction with Russia could someday leave the United States without the power to launch rockets into space. Reliance on a single Russian engine to launch many critical military satellites could come back to haunt the U.S., officials said, if tensions between the two nations continue to rise. “If you consider space a national security priority, then you absolutely have to consider assured access to space a national security priority,” Gen. William Shelton, commander of the Air Force’s space command, testified in a joint Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. “Given that...
  • GOP: No Appeal on Florida Congressional Map Ruling

    07/16/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/15/2014 | AP
    Florida's Republicans legislative leaders pledged on Tuesday to redraw congressional districts that were found unconstitutional last week, but they warned that doing so before the November election would create "chaos and confusion." Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford said they wouldn't appeal Circuit Judge Terry Lewis' ruling that Florida's congressional districts were drawn to benefit the Republican Party. But attorneys for the Legislature filed a lengthy motion asking Lewis to let this year's election proceed with the existing districts because changing boundaries now would cause problems. Nearly 1.4 million absentee ballots, including ballots headed overseas, have been...
  • Dozens of Disney workers arrested over sex with minors

    07/15/2014 7:50:51 PM PDT · by Salman · 37 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 Jul 2014 | Nick Allen
    At least 35 Disney employees in Florida have been arrested for alleged child sex offences in the last eight years, according to an investigation by CNN. None of the offences involved children or teenagers visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando but were allegedly committed by men who worked there. The crimes involved offences including trying to meet a minor for sex and possession of child pornography. Five employees at a Universal Studios theme park in Florida, and two at Sea World in Florida, have also been arrested during that time, CNN reported after examining police and court records. Of the...
  • GOP Leaders Say They Won't Appeal Ruling That Found Florida Congressional Map Unconstitutional

    07/15/2014 7:32:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/15/14
    GOP leaders say they won't appeal ruling that found Florida congressional map unconstitutional.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, July 14-17,2014

    07/14/2014 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 532 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | July 14-17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 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! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like This
  • NFL Pro Bowl centers Pouncy twin brothers face assault claims

    07/14/2014 5:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Herald Net ^ | 7/12/14 | Omar Kelly
    Police are investigating battery claims made from a South Florida man who alleges twin brothers and NFL Pro Bowl centers, Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, assaulted him during their annual birthday party. No police report is available yet for the alleged incident, which took place at Cameo Night club around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday. But according to Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez, the department's detectives have taken a statement from the alleged victim, Ricky Vasquez, and are gathering all the facts involving the battery claims centering around the pair.
  • Some South Florida docs decline to accept Obamacare

    07/13/2014 6:42:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | DANIEL CHANG
    After being without health insurance for two years, Miranda Childe of Hallandale Beach found a plan she could afford with financial aid from the government using the Affordable Care Act’s exchange. Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, and received a membership card in time for her coverage to kick in on May 1st. But instead of being able to pick a primary care physician to coordinate her healthcare, Childe says she repeatedly ran into closed doors from South Florida doctors who are listed in her plan’s provider network but refused...
  • Woman kicked off plane after argument about Israel conflict (Jewish Woman Forced Off)

    07/13/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT · by equalator · 37 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7-12-2014 | Scott Heins
    Dr. Lisa Rosenberg, a physician from New York, was returning home from vacation boarding a flight from PBIA to John F. Kennedy International Airport. She said she had just finished a phone conversation with a colleague when a woman said she was offended by Rosenberg’s remarks. “I was saying how it was good Israel found the students that killed the Palestinian teenager and how it was exemplary not making them into heroes, but seeking to publicly try them,” Rosenberg said. “I said any other country would have made these students out to be martyrs and celebrating them.” Rosenberg added that...
  • Crist says state should review gun laws

    07/13/2014 4:07:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 42 replies
    AP ^ | July 13, 2014 | MICHAEL J. MISHAK
    On Thursday, Crist recalled the acquittal of George Zimmerman without using his name, saying "the instigator of an event has no punishment for taking a life. There's something wrong with that."
  • Widow of man shot in theater ‘for texting’ hits out at judge after ‘shooter’ released

    07/13/2014 10:21:09 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 260 replies
    UK DailyMail online ^ | 11 July 2014 | By ALEX GREIG and SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Bail was set at $150,000 for the release of Curtis Reeves, 71, accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Chad Oulson, 43 Appeals court ruled that a district judge may have made an error by failing to set bail for Reeves Reeves shot and killed Oulson at a movie theater in January after a dispute over text messaging The former police captain must stay home, wear an ankle monitor, surrender his guns and avoid contact with victim's widow 'We are flooded, we are devastated,' said lawyer representing Nicole Oulson after news of Reeves' impending release
  • Rubio: I can beat Hillary

    07/12/2014 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) believes he can beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 presidency. "Multiple people can beat her. Hillary Clinton is not unbeatable," the GOP presidential hopeful told radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview Friday.
  • A Florida Judge Just Voided the State’s Congressional Districts. Here’s What You Need to Know

    07/12/2014 2:06:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11 | Christopher Ingraham
    Last night a circuit court judge in Florida voided the state's congressional map, citing a "secret, organized campaign" by Republican operatives that "made a mockery of the Legislature's transparent and open process of redistricting." The ruling concluded that District 5, held by Democrat Corrine Brown, and District 10, held by Republican Dan Webster, will need to be redrawn. From a purely practical standpoint, this means redrawing any surrounding districts as well, and possibly many of the state's 27 districts overall. "If one or more districts do not meet constitutional muster, then the entire act is unconstitutional," Judge Terry Lewis wrote....