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  • White man charged with fatally shooting black man in Florida despite 'stand your ground' claim

    08/14/2018 12:01:18 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 107 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | Associated Presstitutes
    Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, Pinellas County State Atty. Bernie McCabe said. Drejka was being held at the county jail on $100,000 bail. It was unknown whether he had an attorney. At a news conference Monday afternoon, relatives of McGlockton said they were pleased with the charge.
  • Parkland Bombshells from Top Cop: Staff Should’ve Been Armed, Shooter Used 5-round Magazines

    08/14/2018 5:09:45 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 23 replies
    AllOutdoor ^ | 8/13/18 | Jon Stokes
    There are two bombshells dropped in New York Times editor Patricia Mazzei’s Twitter feed this morning, one of which has me rethinking some things and the other of which should cause gun controllers to rethink some things. First, though, the Twitter thread in question: "Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County, head of Florida's state-appointed commission investigating the Parkland shooting, said today that video from inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed the gunman, Nikolas Cruz, had to reload his AR-15 assault rifle several times." — Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) August 9, 2018 The first tweet in that thread that caused my...
  • 'A little too late': Parents of Florida tourist, 35, who died after being punched in the face in...

    08/11/2018 8:41:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 112 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 11, 2018 | Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: 'A little too late': Parents of Florida tourist, 35, who died after being punched in the face in New York, reject 'condolences' from the Wake Forest basketball coach charged in the assault The parents of a Florida tourist who died after being punched in the face have rejected condolences from Jamill Jones, the Wake Forest assistant basketball coach charged over the fatal assault. Bob and Donna Kent appeared on the Today show Friday and said that Jones should have tried to save their son Sandor Szabo's life after punching him early Sunday. 'If you're this good father, son,...
  • Florida House candidate accused of lying about college degree apologizes for 'mistake'

    08/14/2018 4:35:10 AM PDT · by ToxicMich · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2018-08-14
    Melissa Howard, the GOP candidate for a Florida state House seat who was accused of lying about her college degree and NRA rating apologized on Monday, pledging to stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.” After questions arose about Howard’s academic credentials, the state House candidate posted a photo of what she said was a copy of her transcripts to Facebook. She also sent photos of what she said was her diploma to media outlets, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
  • Sen. Bill Nelson Pushes to Ban Guns that Were Banned in 1988

    08/02/2018 8:25:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/2/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is pushing to ban guns that have been illegal since the 1988 passage of the Undetectable Firearms Act. He is seeking to ban them all over again as part of the Democrat onslaught against 3D gun print files. The Miami Herald quotes Nelson saying, “Just think of the billions of dollars we spend trying to protect national security. And now, suddenly there is going to be published on the internet the plans for making a gun that can evade the detection systems in airports and seaports and all of these governmental buildings as well as some...
  • Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems

    08/08/2018 7:25:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 8, 2018 | Alex Leary, Steve Bousquet and Kirby Wilson
    Russian operatives have "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking. The state, however, said it has received "zero information" supporting his claim. "They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about," Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa. He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate. "That's classified," the Democrat said Tuesday. He is facing a re-election challenge in November from Gov. Rick...
  • Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

    08/13/2018 3:54:17 PM PDT · by oblomov · 56 replies
    Hot Air / Journal of American Greatness ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Michael Walsh
    The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them, beside the point—because Trump neither represents nor embodies “movement” conservatism. And therein, for them, lies the problem. Movements are, almost by definition, attractive to the young and the emotionally immature. Followers love to follow; even more, they love to memorize catechisms and rote talking points, which they...
  • Bill Nelson goes silent amid charges of fabricating Russian hacking claim

    08/13/2018 4:22:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | James Varney
    With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections. In the hotly contested race, Democratic Sen. Nelson’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections —international shenanigans many in the American intelligence community have concluded were real. But Mr. Nelson’s pointed remarks triggered a storm of protest not only from his Republican challenger, Mr. Scott, but from other Florida officials, too. Mr....
  • Blue Ebb Tide In Florida: Dem Registration Edge Drops Ahead Of Midterms

    08/13/2018 3:52:26 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 13 Auug 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Floridians go to the polls for their midterm primaries in two weeks, and the electorate looks surprisingly the same as it did two or four years ago. Despite predictions of a “blue wave” in this purple state based on reaction to Donald Trump and the disaster response in Puerto Rico, Democrats didn’t make any gains in their share of the electorate. In fact, as Politico’s Marc Caputo reports, they lost ground: Last week we wondered “where’s the blue wave?” when Democratic absentee ballot returns weren’t as proportionately high as they were at this time of the election in 2014, the...
  • SEIU Rallies Supporters Against Kavanaugh Nomination

    08/13/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    One of the nation's most powerful labor unions is rallying supporters to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. On Friday, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) began circulating a petition online for its allies to send to their home state lawmakers. The union letter calls Kavanaugh a "narrow-minded extremist" and accuses the D.C. Circuit Court judge of undermining workers' rights and opposing abortion. "Kavanaugh is a narrow-minded extremist who will chip away at our rights in the workplace, the doctor's office and the ballot box," the letter says. "If Kavanaugh is confirmed he...
  • Florida is registering more and more Democratic voters, right? Wrong.

    08/13/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 08/12/2018 | Langston Taylor
    That long-awaited blue wave Florida Democrats hope will lift them to sweeping victories in the U.S. Congress, Legislature and governor’s mansion has yet to appear in the state’s voter rolls. In fact, with less than 100 days before the Nov. 6 election, Democrats are actually seeing their share of the Florida electorate shrink. The percentage of Democratic voters slipped in Florida, according to final voter registration numbers for the Aug. 28 primary released over the weekend by the state’s Division of Elections
  • Manslaughter Charges Filed in Florida Handicap Parking Spot Shooting

    08/13/2018 12:33:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 184 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 8-13-2018 | Andrew Branca
    Michael Drejka, the 47-year old shooter of 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton over a July 19 dispute about a handicap parking spot, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, reports the Tampa Bay Times and other news sources. He is being held on $100,000 bail in Pinellas County Jail.We previously covered this case immediately after it occurred here:Law of Self Defense VIDEO: Just because it's lawful to present the gun doesn't mean it's lawful to press the triggerand here:Law of Self Defense: VIDEO: Shove-Shoot Case Sheriff's StatementDrejak has a potential, if marginal, justification claim of self-defense here. The key issue is whether...
  • Florida 'stand your ground' shooter Michael Drejka charged with manslaughter

    The Florida man who invoked the "stand your ground" self-defense after shooting a black man in a dispute over a parking space was charged Monday with manslaughter, officials said. Michael Drejka, 47, was arrested Monday morning in the fatal shooting in July of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater, Florida.
  • The Day Andrew Cuomo Got Religion

    08/12/2018 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Who could have predicted back in 1928 that Al Smith's successor as governor of New York would be explaining his advancement of legislation by his "solidarity" with the pope?  Back then, poor Governor Smith was defeated in his run for president in part by anti-Catholic fears that he represented a "Romish Peril," not least by way of a transatlantic tunnel between Washington and the Vatican.  A vote for Al Smith would put America under the dictatorship of the pope. So when Governor Andrew Cuomo, literally on the same day Pope Francis declared that the death penalty is "inadmissible" in all cases, introduced...
  • Cuomo to Catholics: You’re Not Welcome in NY

    01/19/2014 6:34:38 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 19, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    Editor’s Note: On Sundays we usually try to focus on spiritual matters, but this column deals with such a direct and serious threat that we thought it urgent to bring it to you today. – Robert Royal    I was born in New York State and have lived here for more than 61 years. During that time I have paid plenty in state and local taxes and have served the public in a number of capacities including two terms as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.I am also a Catholic and a member of...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Cut All Spending on Defense!

    08/12/2018 10:45:36 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 74 replies
    http://imgur.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bon Mots
    Ocasio-Cortez is a gift to the Republican party. The jokes just write themselves!
  • Florida construction workers unearth prehistoric bone fragment, likely from mammoth

    08/12/2018 10:53:25 AM PDT · by ETL · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Aug 11, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    A construction crew in Cape Coral, Fla., in June discovered what is believed to be a bone fragment from a mastodon or mammoth, a report released Friday said.  The fragment was discovered underground by  crews working on the city’s utilities expansion project, The Fort Myers News-Press reported. It is believed to be a part of the animal’s humerus bone, according to The Cape Coral Daily Breeze.  It is not entirely clear how old the find is; The News-Press reported it could be more than two million years old, while NBC2 put it at somewhere between 12,000 and 250,000 years. What’s more, archaeologists think there could...
  • AWAN WALKS

    08/11/2018 2:24:32 AM PDT · by Rabin · 34 replies
    power line ^ | JULY 3, 2018 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Debbys’ Awan, & Robs’ magnificent nine. Free… snipp HTTP://DAILYCALLER.COM/2018/06/04/WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ-AWAN-ISLAMOPHOBE/ WASSERMAN SCHULTZ SCREAMED AT HOUSE OFFICIALS TO KILL HACKING PROBE, INTERVENED IN PAKISTANI CRIMINAL MATTER // snipp // https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cyber/iranian-mabna-hackers On February 7, 2018, a grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, indicted nine (non DWS) Iranian nationals for their alleged involvement in computer intrusion, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft offenses. //snipp// State-Sponsored Cyber Theft Nine (non DWS)Iranians Charged in Massive Hacking Campaign on Behalf of Iran Government https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/nine-iranians-charged-in-hacking-scheme-032318
  • Candidate Arrested After Exposing Opponent’s Ties To Terrorist Group

    08/11/2018 6:52:38 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    Central Florida Post ^ | August 7, 2018 | Jacob Engels
    Gulf War veteran Chris Crowley turned himself in to authorities yesterday after a politically tainted warrant was issued for his arrest. By Jacob Engels South Florida is buzzing after State’s Attorney candidate Chris Crowley turned himself in on charges of running an illegal raffle during his campaign for the 20th judicial circuit . . .. The arrest comes just weeks after Crowley exposed his opponent for having deep family ties to the radical terrorist organization known as the Palestinian Liberation Organization or PLO. The PLO has murdered thousands of innocent civilians and is recognized as one of the most deadly...
  • Florida restaurant cancels NFL package over national anthem protests

    08/08/2018 8:03:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/18 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Florida restaurant decided to cancel its DirecTV NFL package over the controversy about players kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustices. Curtis West, who co-owns Beef O’Brady’s in Brooksville with his wife Janet, told FOX13 Tampa Bay on Monday there will be no NFL games shown because of the “disrespect” the players have shown. “Last year, with the kneeling and the disrespect to our veterans and our flag and our country, I was very upset,” West told the station. The restaurant will save more than $5,000 by canceling its package and instead will offer veterans 40 percent...