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  • Terrorist Linked CAIR Hack Compares ISIS to Fox News

    09/15/2014 5:34:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Executive Director of a Florida Council on Islamic Relations [CAIR] office, Hassan Shilby, took to Twitter last week to rant about how ISIS and Fox News are pretty much the same thing.  #FoxNews and ISIS have something in common: they don't tolerate anything different & their rhetoric invites calls for violence @megynkelly— Hassan Shibly (@HassanShibly) September 12, 2014 #FoxNews claims Islam & Muslims are a threat yet the ones making death threats in America and calling for violence appear to be Fox viewers— Hassan Shibly (@HassanShibly) September 14, 2014 ISIS is beheading people and has slaughtered thousands but sure, lets...
  • Florida spends billions on toll lanes, but public has little input into how money is spent

    09/15/2014 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 14, 2014 | Eric Barton
    In the next decade, Floridas biggest cities will add toll lanes to the states busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that. Whats clear is that when the toll lanes across the state are complete, they will become one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history. Theres little debate that the toll lanes, also called express lanes or managed lanes, make commutes quicker for those willing to pay as much as $10 to use them. But there has been little debate about the need for the projects ...
  • Charlie Crist Talks Faith And Florida, Says Gods Not Happy

    09/16/2014 4:23:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ...Crist spoke to over 1,000 voters on Saturday night, in Downtown Orlando about his faith and vision for the future of Florida.... The group in attendance came in the bus loads, and the venue was at capacity. They leaned to the left as they cheered Crists pledge to raise the minimum wage, healthcare, and supporting policies popular with the dreamers. I did all of this as a Republican Crist said Imagine what Ill do as a Democrat!. "....I was raised a Methodist. Raised with three sisters. It makes you appreciate women more and their rights. This I know about God....
  • Florida mom lets her kids try booze in controlled setting, gets arrested...

    09/15/2014 10:32:40 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2014 | 1:49 pm | T. Becket Adams
    Someone is going to get unfriended on Facebook real soon. From WKMG-TV in Orlando, Fla.: According to police, Patricia Denault poured herself a shot of Fireball cinnamon whiskey and took a picture of her son taking a sip. She posted that picture on Facebook, but someone saw that picture and called the police. "Me taking a picture and putting it on Facebook, I thought it was funny," Denault said. Denault was arrested on Wednesday, charged with child neglect after she said three uniformed officers and Child Protective Services came to her house and interviewed her kids. (snip)
  • Obama to visit Centcom in Tampa on Wednesday

    09/15/2014 5:37:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 9/12/14 | Howard Altman
    ...Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. ....White House officials made it clear that there would also be no U.S. military forces on the ground in Syria to coordinate airstrikes, nor have any done so in Iraq. But as the President continues to coalesce U.S. and international efforts to degrade and ultimately defeat IS, and Pentagon officials say they are making headway against IS in Iraq, two former Centcom commanders offer mixed reviews of his plans. I...
  • Charlie Crist sides with teachers union over black clergy in school choice program lawsuit

    09/15/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/10/14 | Marc Caputo
    Charlie Crist is siding with the teachers union not African-American ministers over a new lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the states major school-choice program..... Crist made his choice clear Wednesday when he refused to heed the request of a major Panhandle civil-rights leader, the Rev. H.K. Matthews, who asked the Democrat to publicly denounce a new teacher union-led lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the major school-choice program. You cannot stay silent on this lawsuit, Matthews wrote. These families deserve to know if you support or oppose the lawsuit to evict 70,000 poor and mostly minority children...
  • Will George Zimmerman kill again?

    09/14/2014 4:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 13, 2014 | Chelsea Hoffman
    George Zimmerman is in the news again, and to no surprise it's not in a positive way. This Saturday news report shares that the man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin was recently involved in a road rage incident. Lake Mary Police said that the unidentified victim called 911 before and during the incident. He said that Zimmerman pulled up to him and said "Why are you pointing a finger at me?" When the man pulled into a parking lot, Zimmerman allegedly followed him as he was calling police, but left before the cops showed up on the scene. The man...
  • Marco Rubio: Lets Reject The Veiled Isolationism Of Obama And Clinton

    09/14/2014 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2014 | Marco Rubio
    Marco Rubio: Lets Reject The Veiled Isolationism Of Obama And Clinton Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google PlusShare via EmailMore Options By Marco Rubio September 12 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. President Obamas call on Wednesday for the United States to lead an international military campaign in the Middle East has the potential to begin a departure from the isolationism that he and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton have advocated during their years in office. There is a risk, however, that the...
  • Illegal alien children being quietly dumped into schools across the country

    09/12/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Avoiding another Murrieta is the driving reason behind the Obama Administration secretly inserting thousands of illegal children (UACs) into school districts nationwide as a new school year begins. The fact that many districts are hard pressed to handle their own children is of no particular concern to the Regime. Four states TX, CA, FL, and VA show up on a Numbers USA code map as having received the brunt of the 37,477 UACs so far this year. (1) Transparency, an empty campaign word Obama used way back in 08 to vault into Americas White House, is a joke. Children entering...
  • Pictures: Evidence photos released in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin

    09/12/2014 10:08:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    (93-PHOTOS-AT-LINK) Evidence photos released by the Fourth Circuit Court State Attorney's Office and the lawyers for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin. Sanford resident Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder...
  • Doctors warn EV-D68 could affect Florida kids

    09/09/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    cfnews13 ^ | 9-9-2014 | Jeff Allen
    ORLANDO -- Health officials say theres only been about 100 confirmed cases of the upper-respiratory Enterovirus D68 since it was identified in the 1960s. But in the past few weeks, hundreds of children in at least 12 states have been hospitalized with a serious respiratory infection, and doctors believe its a resurgence of the virus. The early symptoms of EV-D68 are much like the common cold. Doctors said this virus can last longer, and cause major breathing problems, especially in children with asthma. Even patients with no prior respiratory illnesses, this virus has caused some asthma-like symptoms, said Dr. Federico...
  • #BREAKING: A potential case of #Ebola is being treated at a Miami-area hospital...@CDCgov confirmed

    09/08/2014 10:36:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 145 replies
    #BREAKING: A potential case of #Ebola is being treated at a Miami-area hospital, officials from @CDCgov confirmed. http://on.nbc6.com/A1i24K6
  • John Morgans potty mouth (Florida)

    09/05/2014 10:07:03 AM PDT · by shortstop · 11 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 09/05/14 | Tribune Staff
    Attorney John Morgans exuberantly profane comments to Amendment 2 supporters in a Lakeland bar puts a lie to the claim that the measure is aimed solely at legalizing medical marijuana. Morgan showed up at Lakelands Boots n Buckles Saloon after a debate with Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd about Amendment 2 last week. He continually used four-letter words to rouse the frantic pro-amendment crowd. And although he does say he is speaking on behalf of medical marijuana, Morgan, holding a drink, also jokes, I didnt smoke a piece of grass all the way here. But Ill tell you this, once...
  • Cops: 10-year-old boy riding bike hit by stray bullet in Sanford

    09/04/2014 9:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 4, 2014 | Gal Tziperman Lotan
    Daquan Butts, who is also known as Bobo, has been identified by witnesses as the possible shooter, according to Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the police department. (Sanford Police Department / September 4, 2014) A 10-year-old boy riding his bike Thursday night in Sanford was hit by a stray bullet after a fight escalated between two men, officials said. The child who was shot in the abdomen lost a lot of blood and was airlifted to Winnie Palmer Hospital For Women & Babies, where he underwent surgery late Thursday night, according to Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the police department. The boy's...
  • Orlando police shopping for new $230,000 armored vehicle (At least their fifth one)

    09/04/2014 3:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 5, 2014 | Mark Schlueb
    <p>While some law enforcement agencies are snatching up free military surplus vehicles, Orlando police plan to spend $230,000 for a new armored personnel carrier for the department's SWAT unit.</p> <p>It's not the Orlando Police Department's first armored vehicle it already has three. But the new one will replace an 8-year-old model, and the city's original one is an older piece of military surplus that hasn't been used in years.</p>
  • Springs cop charged with stealing from police union

    09/04/2014 3:18:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 4, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    A Coral Springs police officer turned himself in at the Broward Main Jail early Thursday on charges of pilfering more than $1,500 from a police union and spending it at the supermarket, home improvement store and several restaurants. Doug Williams, former president of the city's police union, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 87, was charged with a grand theft, a third-degree felony. Williams, 56, began his career in Coral Springs in 1981 as an investigator, retired in September 2009 to collect his pension and was re-hired the same day as a part-time police officer. He has been suspended from...
  • Holder: Civil rights probe into Trayvon Martin shooting still active

    09/04/2014 2:35:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the federal civil rights investigation into the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin remains active, noting recent developments in the case. The Justice Department is weighing charges against George Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Martin in an incident that captured national interest. Zimmerman was acquitted of murder charges more than a year ago, but the Justice Department is still running down leads as part of its civil rights probe, Holder said. That matter is ongoing, said Holder, who was asked about the case during a news conference announcing the...
  • Inaction in Martins civil rights case called disappointing (Traydmark)

    09/04/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Florida Courier - Sharing Black Life, Statewide ^ | September 4, 2014 | Hazel Trice Edney, Trice Edney Newswire
    Activists say Holder dropped the ball on investigation of Sanford shooting. The NAACP delivered 1.7 million signatures to the U. S. Department of Justice a year ago, requesting a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford. Despite the outrage and demands for justice after Zimmerman was acquitted of manslaughter, Attorney General Eric Holder has yet to announce a clear answer on his findings in the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old who quickly became a household name across America. Ben Jealous, the NAACP President who collected and electronically delivered the signatures says...
  • Florida: Muslim threatens to kidnap an American and behead him

    09/02/2014 2:31:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/1/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Faisal Albagdadi and Ahmed Hindi started the brawl after they walked into the bar already drunk. Drinking alcohol is, of course, forbidden in Islam, and so it may be surmised that Albagdadi and Hindi are not particularly devout. But when Albagdadi threatened to kidnap an American and behead him, once hes released from jail, he was falling back on deeply ingrained cultural and religious touchstones: when you meet the unbelievers, strike at the necks (Quran 47:4). People start bar fights all the time, and threaten to kill people all the time but when one brings in beheading, one reveals...
  • Discarded Children Still Bring in Subsidy Checks for the Adoptive Parents Who Tossed Them Aside

    09/02/2014 12:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Nick Nehamas
    Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old.They gave up on their hard-to-place" adopted kids but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids care. Hundreds of adoptive parents across the five boroughs who've sent their children to live elsewhere are continuing to pull in monthly checks of up to $1,700 per child while the city, state and feds look the other way, the Daily...
  • Finding justice on racial issues through the ballot

    09/01/2014 8:33:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 1, 2014 | Ebynn Hanna, state coordinator of Florida Black Youth Vote.
    The eyes of America remain focused on Ferguson, Missouri, gripped by the aftermath of Michael Browns death. The anguish of Ferguson from the murder of an unarmed young person of color, to the lack of accountability fueled by a sheer disregard for black lives is all too familiar for Florida. Our state has been the backdrop for a number of high-profile stories that have similarly illuminated Americas tragic legacy of killing unarmed people of color. There was Trayvon Martin, 17, who was walking down the street in Sanford in 2012 when he was followed and killed by George...
  • Israeli woman refused service at Florida gas station; called killer by attendant

    09/01/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    the Jewish journal ^ | 8/25/14 | Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
    An Israeli woman, a resident of Coral Springs, Fla., for 15 years, was recently denied service and asked not to return again to a gas station ("On the Move Texaco" owned by J&L Services of Florida Inc.) that she had frequented over the years. On her most recent visit, a Palestinian employee of the gas station told her: You guys are killers and your money is not welcome here." While the employee was not on the corporate side of the company, this incident, nonetheless, is another call for alarm among the Jewish population. Because of my concern about the statement,...
  • Marco Rubio Tries To Convince Conservatives He Hasn't Been Duped

    04/30/2013 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2013 | Greg Allen
    In the current debate over revamping the nation's immigration laws, there may be no elected official with more on the line than Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio, a Republican and Cuban-American from Miami, was elected to the Senate with strong support from the Tea Party and other conservatives. Rubio's challenge is to convince conservative skeptics that by supporting an immigration overhaul, he hasn't betrayed them. Among other things, the Senate immigration bill tightens security on the borders and creates a pathway for immigrants who came to the country illegally to become citizens. Eight senators four Democrats and four Republicans...
  • Rubio Flips Again, Helps Sink Biometric Visa Tracking Amendment

    06/18/2013 7:56:01 PM PDT · by paltz · 85 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6/18/13 | Kerry Picket
    The Senate voted down an amendment to the upper chamber's immigration bill proposed by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) that would require a full biometric visa tracking system placed at every land, sea, and air port of entry in the United States before legalized immigrants could receive green cards. The measure, which was also called for by the 9/11 Commission in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, would establish a biometric exit-entry system. Gang of Eight member Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Breitbart News last week that the tracking system was the "lynchpin to the whole bill." In May, he...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list wont run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyre not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Prison system is failing America by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones

    05/21/2014 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2014 | Newt Gingrich and Van Jones
    The numbers are arresting. If Americans under correctional supervision counted as a city of their own, they would form the largest city in the United States after New York. The number of people in prison, on parole or on probation, 6.9 million Americans, exceeds the populations of the second- and third-largest cities, Los Angeles and Chicago, combined. Or the size of the next four -- Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Antonio -- put together. Thirty-eight U.S. states are home to fewer people than live under the corrections system in this country. There are about as many people behind bars as...
  • Alleged Anti-White Bias in the Context of the Trayvon Martin Matter = hostile work environment

    08/30/2014 4:51:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28 | Eugene Volokh
    Speech at work complaining about alleged anti-white bias in the context of the Trayvon Martin matter = hostile work environment harassmentHeres an excerpt from an administrative decision I just read, DeMay v. Richmond County Dept of Social Servs., 2014 WL 4206296 (N.C. Office of Admin. Hearings); it was filed July 2, 2014, but just posted on Westlaw on Wednesday. The petitioner was demoted because of a statement she made at a meeting, and the administrative decision upheld the demotion: SNIP 6. At a momentary pause between topics discussed at the meeting, Petitioner announced that she had a FaceBook post that...
  • Mapping the path for Charlie Crist to be elected Florida governor again [Team Obama Managing]

    08/30/2014 5:39:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Adam C Smith
    .....How does the former Republican governor make history by getting elected governor again as a Democrat? The plan essentially boils down to matching Sink's performance the former chief financial officer lost to Scott by 1.2 percentage points, less than 62,000 votes and then, through sophisticated computer modelling, analytics and voter targeting, to modestly improve on her showing among various voter groups that make up Florida's complicated electoral mosaic. "We know the universe we have to turn out," said Omar Khan, Crist's campaign manager and one of many Obama campaign veterans helping Crist. "Every decision we make and everything...
  • GOP ad blasts Charlie Crist for previous ties to Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein

    08/30/2014 4:57:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/29/14
    JUST DAYS AFTER THE PRIMARY SOME BARE-KNUCKLE, HARD HITTING ADS ARE ALREADY HITTING THE AIRWAVES IN THE GOVERNOR'S RACE. ONE OF THOSE ADS FROM THE FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY BLASTS DEMOCRATIC CHARLIE CRIST FOR HIS ONE CLOSE TIES TO CONVICTED PONZI SCHEMER SCOTT ROTH TEEN.
  • Charlie Crist calls on Rick Scott to stop Fla's defense of gay marriage ban

    08/29/2014 8:57:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Adam C. Smith, political editor
    A letter released by the Charlie Crist campaign: Dear Governor Scott: Four years ago, a district court of appeals ruled Floridas ban on gay and lesbian adoption unconstitutional. When the ruling came down, I believed it was my job as Governor to exercise the authority vested in me by the people and our Constitution. The day the judge ruled, I declared Floridas adoption ban over. Gay and lesbian parents began adopting the children they loved immediately. It is one of my proudest moments as an elected official. Last Thursday Federal District Judge Robert Hinkle gave you the same chance to...
  • SunTrust to shutter Orlando fraud unit, lay off 105

    08/28/2014 5:49:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 27, 2014 | Richard Burnett
    SunTrust Banks Inc. is shuttering its fraud-response call center group in Orlando and shedding more than 100 jobs, the bank confirmed Wednesday. Atlanta-based SunTrust, the largest bank in Central Florida, handed out pink slips to 105 employees on Tuesday. The effective layoff date is Oct. 31, according to documents filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. "Difficult decisions must be made to increase operational efficiencies and decrease expenses to better position the company for the future," SunTrust told employees in the layoff notice. The bank posted a $400 million profit on revenue of $2.2 billion in the second quarter,...
  • Crist: I Was On The Democrats Side When I Was A Republican

    08/27/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 38 replies
    tampa.cbslocal.com ^ | August 27,2014 | tampa.cbslocal.com
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office.
  • Charlie Crist cruises in Democratic primary win, but race against Rick Scott is tough toss-up

    08/27/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/26/14 | Marc Caputo
    In the Democratic primary, there was never any doubt Charlie Crist was going to beat former state senator Nan Rich. The next campaign against Gov. Rick Scott will be a tight race.
  • Florida: Easy Primary Wins for Charlie Crist and Rick Scott

    08/26/2014 7:06:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/26/2014
    MIAMI Gov. Rick Scott and his chief opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, both handily defeated opponents in their parties primaries on Tuesday. Mr. Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, faced the tougher challenge, against Nan Rich, a former state senator who calls herself the real Democrat in the race. But he easily defeated her, The Associated Press reported. With little statewide name recognition, Ms. Rich did not gain much traction in her efforts to sideline Mr. Crist. But political analysts were keeping an eye on Democratic turnout to see how much enthusiasm Mr. Crist, a moderate, has engendered among Democrats, who once...
  • Florida school district replaces football chaplains with "life coaches"

    08/26/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Todd Starnes
    Troy Schmidts jaw dropped. A few minutes before, he had been preparing to start his seventh year as chaplain for the Olympia High School football team in Florida. But now, those plans had been changed radically changed. I received a call from the coach, Schmidt told me. He said Orange County Public Schools is no longer allowed to have chaplains as a part of the football program. Schmidt, who is a campus pastor of the First Baptist Church of Windermere, Florida, listened as the football coach explained the districts decision to cleanse Christianity from its ranks. I could no...
  • Florida developer rethinks ISIS condos

    08/26/2014 8:27:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 8/26/14 | Jeff Kunerth
    On second thought...A West Palm Beach developer has decided to call his new condo development something other than ISIS Downtown, so that it won't be mistaken as high-end housing for Islamic terrorists......
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    08/25/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mike Clary and Wayne K. Roustan,
    HILLSBORO BEACH The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said Frank Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, referring to a spike in the number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.
  • (Tropical Storm)Cristobal Will Bring Rough Surf To US Eastern Beaches

    08/24/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    Accuweather.com ^ | 8-24-2014 | Kristina Pydynowski, Senior Meteorologist
    Kristina Pydynowski, Senior MeteorologistAugust 24, 2014 Tropical Storm Cristobal has taken shape and is expected to become a hurricane and impact the Atlantic beaches of the United States with hazardous conditions. Tropical Depression Four strengthened into Tropical Storm Cristobal at 6:20 a.m. EDT Sunday. Cristobal was churning near the southern Bahamas at that time. Cristobal is forecast to stay east of the U.S. this week. However the Atlantic coast will not be free of impacts from the tropical system. "Even if a tropical storm or hurricane was to stay east of the Atlantic coast of the U.S., a strong system...
  • Step into Congress and strike it rich

    08/24/2014 8:59:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/24/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As soft television advertisements now hypocritically portray US House of Representatives Democrat incumbent Patrick Murphy as the best friend a Treasure Coast family ever had, an outstanding analysis of the young single man presents an appalling revelation of who and what he really is. A staggering statistic shows that after taking office, Murphys yearly net worth jumped from $205,682 to $3,185,011, an unbelievable increase of 1,449% while in comparison, the American citizens median yearly income features a net worth decline of MINUS-0.94%. According to outstanding research and source work done by ballotpedia.org, Murphy now ranks as the 102nd wealthiest representative...
  • Florida Judge Deals a Blow to Democrats on Districting

    08/22/2014 11:33:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | August 22, 2014 | IZETTE ALVAREZ
    Florida Judge Deals a Blow to Democrats on Districting By LIZETTE ALVAREZ AUG. 22, 2014 MIAMI In a blow to Florida Democrats, a state judge on Friday approved a slightly modified congressional map drawn by the Republican-dominated Legislature and decided that the 2014 election could proceed under the old map, which he had ruled unconstitutional. Two days after a sharply partisan hearing on the new map, Terry P. Lewis, a state judge in Leon County, concluded that the rejiggered boundaries for seven districts, while not perfect, sufficiently addressed his constitutional concerns. A coalition of Democratic-leaning voter rights groups had...
  • Federal Judge Uses 'Wrong Side of History' Argument in Striking Down Florida Marriage Law

    08/22/2014 6:12:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/22/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Even though the citizens of Florida voted in a 2008 referendum to define marriage as between one man and one woman in their state's constitution, yet another federal district judge has ruled that amendment is unconstitutional because it does not let Floridians marry someone of their same gender. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle came to the same conclusion Thursday as judges from four other districts in Florida previously found. Hinkle ruled that labeling marriage as only "between a man and a woman" was in violation of 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as it does not provide a guarantee...
  • Sahara Dust Cloud heads for Florida!

    07/23/2005 10:27:21 AM PDT · by luknskill · 24 replies · 2,115+ views
    The cloud heading this way is almost as big as the United States, Lushine said. Thought this was out of the ordinary. The size anyhow. http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nationworld/story/5040423p-4596815c.html
  • Parents Attach Camera to Son to Capture First Day of School

    08/21/2014 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Altariel · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | August 21, 2014 | Good Morning America
    For the parents of a first-grader in Florida, simply asking their son what he did on his first day of school this year was not enough.
  • Second suspect arrested in drive-by shooting of pregnant woman in Miami Gardens

    08/19/2014 6:47:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 18, 2014 | Lance Dixon
    Miami Gardens police have charged a second suspect in the death of Qualecia James, a pregnant woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this year. Police charged Gregory Medy, 18, with one count of first-degree murder of James. James, 21, was shot March 30 as she sat in the back seat of a car at Northwest 182nd Street and 32nd Avenue. Doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital delivered her baby, but he died five days later.
  • Ferguson response shows libertarian divide between Paul and Cruz

    08/17/2014 1:55:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | August 17, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Rand Paul and Ted Cruzs differing tone in response to the Ferguson riots could provide clues for the divergent trails they're forging to woo libertarian voters in 2016. Both the Kentucky and Texas Senate Republicans urged that civil liberties be protected in statements following unrest in Ferguson, Mo.. After an officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18 year old African American teen, last weekend, riots have erupted and police have been criticized for using overly-aggressive force against protesters and reporters calling for answers. Strategists say Paul struck a more provocative tone against in his TIME op-ed, calling for the...
  • No comparison between Sanford and Ferguson

    08/16/2014 3:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 15, 2014 | Beth Kassab, Local News Columnist
    I watched the images of police in riot gear and protesters looting stores or running from tear gas in Ferguson, Mo., this week and thought: That could have been us. What happened to Trayvon Martin isn't anything for Florida to be proud of. Neither is the state's "stand your ground" law that received so much attention in the wake of Trayvon's shooting death. But Central Florida, specifically Sanford, can take a little satisfaction in knowing that during the tense days after Trayvon was shot, this was a place where protesters peacefully demonstrated and police didn't stand in their way. People...
  • Video: Hillary: When Im President Again

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNNs The Situation Room Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Not #Ferguson: Elderly White Woman Hospitalized After Brutal Robbery in Ocoee

    08/16/2014 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    WFTV in Orlando, Florida reported Friday about a callous, violent robbery of an elderly white woman by three young black men that left the woman hospitalized with a serious brain injury and a broken clavicle. The Publix surveillance videos released to the media show rare, clear before, during and after video of the victim, the perps and the robbery. There will be no protests, no candlelight vigils, no statement by President Barack Obama, no Justice Department investigation, no visits by Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. The race healers wont descend on Ocoee like they are doing in Ferguson this week...
  • Trayvon Martin Autopsy Doctor Says Prosecutors Hoped To Lose Case Against Zimmerman

    08/15/2014 1:55:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    <p>The doctor who conducted the autopsy on Trayvon Martin, and who later raised eyebrows with his uneven testimony during the trial of George Zimmerman, has released a 37-page e-book in which he argues prosecutors hoped to lose the case.</p> <p>Despite that claim, Dead Men Cant Lie, e-book by Dr. Shiping Bao, offers no proof.</p>
  • Charlie Crist To Feds: Dont Kick The Undocumented Off Obamacare Coverage

    08/15/2014 6:07:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
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