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  • Florida Committee Assignments Positive for Open and Campus Carry

    12/28/2016 2:49:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida has been flirting with licensed open carry for several legislative sessions. Some of the flirting has become rather provocative, to the point of teasing. Last legislative session, open carry passed the house with large margins, but was blocked in the Senate by Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, a "moderate" Republican committee chair from Miami. Portilla lost his seat in the 2016 election. Some have suggested the Republican leadership was using Portilla to accomplish what they wanted. From a comment by Bob at The Truth About Guns: Miguel Diaz de la Portilla was a Republican for those that...
  • Authorities probing if Florida man has ties to terrorism

    12/22/2016 6:34:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Dec 16 | Unknown
    A joint terrorism task force is investigating whether a 21-year-old man has connections to terrorism after he was arrested at the New Port Richey, Florida home he shares with his parents. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said on Twitter Wednesday it would be foolish for him to say the case is "definitely not connected to terrorism." Paramedics were called to the home Wednesday morning after Sherif Elganainy's father became unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital. His mother called deputies to ask them to check out suspicious fumes she said were in her home. The sheriff's office says "suspicious materials"...
  • Donald Trump Meets With Boeing, Lockheed CEOs (working for the American people holiday)

    12/21/2016 2:30:39 PM PST · by NYer · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 21, 2016 | DOUG CAMERON and Biography @dougcameron DAMIAN PALETTA
    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg leaves after a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. PHOTO: CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS President-elect Donald Trump met on Wednesday with the chief executives of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., the nation’s two largest defense contractors, two weeks after he started publicly berating the cost of some of their military projects.The meetings with Boeing’s Dennis Muilenburg and Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson were held at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., where Mr. Trump is staying for the Christmas holiday.Mr. Muilenburg previously spoke to Mr. Trump via telephone on Dec. 6, shortly...
  • FL: Open Carry Bill Introduced by New Judiciary Committee Chairman

    12/18/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Greg Steube was recently elected to the Florida Senate from the Florida House. In the same 2016 election where Donald Trump won Florida, one of the few Republican losses was Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla of Miami.  Portillia had been the face of opposition to open carry and campus carry in the Florida legislature.  Greg Steube has been a staunch Second Amendment, and open carry, supporter. Steube has been appointed to Portilla's former chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. That was where Portilla stymied open carry and campus carry legislation that had strong support. Stuebe recently introduced open carry...
  • Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history (Jean Ribault's Fleet)

    12/14/2016 6:27:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | Updated: 04:41 EST, 14 December 2016 | Staff
    Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while. The big question is if the shipwreck is that of "La Trinite," the 32-gun flagship of a fleet led by Jean Ribault, a French navigator who tried to establish a Protestant colony in the southeast US under orders from King Charles IX. They probably are, say authorities in Florida, the French government and independent archeologists. And if they in fact are, this is an unparalleled find, said John de Bry,...
  • Inside the VERY flashy Mar-a-Lago resort where Trump is spending the holidays surrounded [tr]

    11/24/2016 5:26:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Donald Trump and his wife Melania are spending the Thanksgiving holiday at the business mogul's Mar-a-Lago resort.  Trump bought the estate for $10million in 1985 for his then wife Ivana. The resort was developed in the 1920s for heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.  After he acquired the resort, Trump redeveloped the main house and created his own private quarters - decked out in gold.
  • Starbucks Calls Cops On "Trump Cup" Customer

    11/21/2016 12:09:10 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    Mark Dice via YouTube ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Mark Dice
    Video at link...2:26 minutes.
  • FL: CCW Permit Holder Shoots Suspect, Saves Officer

    11/20/2016 5:06:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A person with a concealed carry permit shot a man who was attacking a police officer in Florida. The officer had stopped the man for extreme speeding.  One witness said the vehicle was traveling on the shoulder past full lanes of slow moving traffic, at 120 mph.  The chase and shooting occured on 14 November, 2016, at about 9 a.m. After both cars were stopped, the suspect jumped the officer and managed to get on top, beating the officer severely.   From Bardes and the suspect exited their vehicles at the Corkscrew Road exit and a fight started,...
  • Florida Open Carry is Coming: Roadblock Removed

    11/17/2016 9:07:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A primary obstacle to Florida open carry has been removed. The person who was blocking open carry in Florida was Senator Diaz de la Portilla (R) of Miami Dade.  Senator Portilla refused to let the open carry bill out of committee in 2015.  Then he repeated the performance in 2016. The bill had passed the Miami House by an overwhelming margin, and had a large majority support in the Senate. From And yet he singlehandedly has killed in the Legislature this year bills that would allow concealed carry permit holders to openly carry firearms, to carry them on...
  • 2016 General Election: NDN unscientific exit poll results (Naples, FL)

    11/08/2016 1:01:33 PM PST · by America_Right · 41 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | 8 Nov 2016 | Unknown
    The Naples Daily News is asking residents how they voted at polling precincts Tuesday in Collier and south Lee counties.
  • 10,500 More Repub Ballots Cast in Pinellas Co. FL

    11/08/2016 12:06:59 PM PST · by wise_caucasian · 25 replies
    Pinellas County ^ | 11/8/16 | Pinellas Co. Supervisor of Elections
    Obama won Pinellas Co. by 25K votes in 2012.
  • Nate Silver Projects Trump Will Win Florida

    11/06/2016 7:13:23 PM PST · by GilGil · 108 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/06/2016 | Phillip Stucky
    Political statistician Nate Silver officially projected that Republican nominee Donald Trump will win the highly influential swing state of Florida, according to an analysis published Sunday. Trump has a 52 percent chance of winning Florida, compared to only a 48 percent chance for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the polls-only forecast published on 538. Trump made incredible progress in the state, coming up from a 22 percent chance as of Oct. 15. Clinton has fallen from a 78 percent chance of winning the state since Oct. 15.
  • BREAKING: Florida Election Employees Caught Faking 1,000’s of Stolen Absentee Ballots...

    11/06/2016 7:59:02 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 66 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | November 6, 2016
    BREAKING: Florida Election Employees Caught Faking 1,000’s of Stolen Absentee Ballots in Massive Voter Fraud Scheme Broward County is one of the largest swing counties in Florida. It would not take much voter fraud there to flip it. The voter fraud whistle-blower is a former Secretary of Elections Department employee and she has filled out a sworn affidavit: You can read the affidavit here. The affidavit by Chelsey Marie Smith accuses Broward County officials of filling out blank absentee ballots to officials who she saw filling the ballots out at the Supervisor of Elections headquarters. Smith said she was asked...
  • LIVE:3 Trump Rallies in Florida 11/02/2016-Miami @ 12pm, Orlando @ 4pm & Pensicola @ 7pm ET

    11/02/2016 2:24:34 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 910 replies
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, FL at 12:00 PM ET Bayfront Park Amphitheater Wednesday, November 2, 2016: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in the Orlando Amphitheater located at Central Florida Fairgrounds at 4:00 PM ET Orlando Amphitheater Wednesday, November 2, 2016: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Maritime Park’s Hunter Amphitheater in Pensacola, FL at 7:00 PM ET Maritime Park’s Hunter Amphitheater
  • Internal Email: Florida Dems in Panic Mode!

    11/01/2016 12:57:49 PM PDT · by 10mm · 47 replies
    GOTV Florida Internal Email | 11/01/2016 | Sacha Boegem <>
    From: Sacha Boegem Date: November 1, 2016 at 11:35:00 AM EDT To: Cynthia Busch CC: redacted Subject: GOTV - SOUNDING THE ALARM All: We are down in the polls in Florida, and Craig Smith, the Senior Advisor for the Hillary campaign here in Florida, has sounded the alarm about the early vote numbers. WE ARE BEHIND -- the GOP has a 0.4% lead in GOP ballots over Dem ballots; at this point in 2012 Dems had a 1.8 lead. Therefore we NEED EVERYONE TO STEP UP to volunteer to GET OUT THE VOTE! Please help and encourage other...
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Schedule [It's a Farce- A Steal is in the Works]

    11/01/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 65 replies
    HRC Campaign Schedule ^ | November 1, 2016 | Self interpretation of HRC schedule
    >>This is from the HRC Scheduled Events page: Welcome to the redesigned Scheduled Events page. The information displays Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s events, but anyone representing Hillary for America, including Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and other politicians and celebrities appearing on the behalf of HFA.<< [snip] It looks like the electorate is being played by the media in coordination with the Clinton campaign. Her campaign is a hoax of spartan appearances replayed to misrepresent her campaign. Hillary's schedule, her minimal appearances, is all for the headlines and the media willfully complies. The media has begun showing reruns of expired...
  • NYT Florida Poll Showcases Pending Trump Landslide Victory….

    11/01/2016 4:00:50 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies ^ | 30 Oct 2016 | Sundance
    The New York Times presents a Florida poll today that has author Nate Cohen trying desperately to frame hope for Hillary Clinton where no hope exists. Overall the poll presentation shows Donald Trump with a 4 point advantage. However, the real story, reflecting the full scope of what’s happening, is marginally buried in the poll internals: … [ Trump’s ] so strong that Mrs. Clinton has just 55 percent of the vote among white registered Democrats without a degree, compared with Mr. Trump’s 32 percent.Yes, that is correct. Donald Trump is winning 32% of the largest Florida Democrat constituency, registered...
  • A dozen Canadian women head south on a mission: Help Dems defeat Donald Trump

    10/31/2016 9:49:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    680 News ^ | October 31, 2016 | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A dozen Canadian women are heading to Florida on a mission unrelated to sun, surf and sand — they intend to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump. They’re bunking in a pair of houses that will serve as temporary campaign dorms for the travelling Canucks, as they knock on doors and make calls in what’s arguably the most important region of the most important swing state in the U.S. election. ”We didn’t come here to have a holiday — we’re here to work,” said Cheryl Conley-Strange. ”It’s a lot of work.” She knows from experience. The Winnipeg...
  • Interactive Map: (FL) Statewide voter turnout by county

    10/31/2016 10:09:33 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies ^ | Oct 31, 2016 | By Charles Minshew
    More than 3.7 million people have voted in the 2016 election statewide. That's approximately 29 percent of Floridians that are eligible to vote. So far, almost 2 million voters in the state have returned mail ballots. Another 1.7 million Floridians have cast ballots at early voting sites across the state. Sumter County in western Central Florida leads the state in turnout. 29,000 voters have already cast ballots where turnout has surpassed 50 percent. More than half of those voting are registered with the Republican Party.
  • NYT Florida Poll Showcases Pending Trump Landslide Victory….

    10/30/2016 4:20:26 PM PDT · by GilGil · 67 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/30/2016 | Sundance
    Forget the “then” and “now” aspect to Nate Cohen’s protestations, that is purely face-saving nonsense. Florida is in solidly in Trump’s column, and has been since day #1 of his candidacy platform announcement. Fughedaboudit. The current problem for Team Clinton is how to pull out of Florida without putting too much sunlight on the ruse the media has worked so hard to retain on their behalf. The size of the Florida margin will be a 7 to 10 point victory for Donald Trump. It will not be close folks. This election won’t even be close