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  • Record turnouts for early voting lift Obama campaign's hopes in Florida

    10/27/2012 8:42:44 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 41 replies
    The Obama campaign seems quite happy after record turnouts were reported in counties across Florida today, the first day of early voting. The Times' Adam Smith reported on Twitter, "More than 20k pple voted eary today so far in Hillsborough Co...In 08 biggest single day (11/1/08) was 18,736. The Miami Herald's Marc Caputo tweeted, "Miami-Dade early voting so heavy that by 3 pm 14,745 people voted -- more than ENTIRE first day of 08 EV (12,000). 12-hour total: 22,625." Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, "Leon County - a Democratic stronghold in Fla - had a record turnout for early...
  • Allen West in Close, Down and Dirty Florida Race

    10/27/2012 7:07:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/27/2012 | Andra Varin
    As freshman congressman Allen West fights for a second term, he’s facing a surprisingly strong challenge from a Democratic newcomer in one of the most vicious races in the country. West, a tea party favorite, currently represents Florida’s 22nd District., which covers parts of coastal Palm Beach and Broward counties. But after redistricting he’s moved north to run in the 18th District, which includes Martin and St. Lucie counties and parts of northern Palm Beach County. The 51-year-old veteran of Desert Storm and the Iraq war is facing Democrat Patrick Murphy, a 29-year-old businessman who works for his family's environmental...
  • HUGE Early Voting Line In Florida Today

    10/27/2012 3:36:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Self | October 2012 | PJ-Comix
    I went to vote via Early Voting at the local library here in Broward County Florida today as I had planned but the line was HUGE. I mean I saw cars from two blocks away parked on the street. I have never seen such a large crowd for early voting before. Any ideas on what that means? BTW, I decided not to vote today. Partly because I don't like to wait on long lines and also because I have had a really upset stomach the past few days to the extent that I was bedridden all day Thursday. Anyway, I'll...
  • Watch Live: Romney campaigns in Kissimmee

    10/27/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 10-27-2012 | WFTV
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  • Mitt Romney Tops 50 Percent in Florida to Lead President Obama by 5 Clear Points

    10/26/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | October 26, 2012 3:55 AM | Jim Turner
    Florida and its important 29 electoral votes are all but in the Romney camp, according to Sunshine State News poll of likely voters taken mostly following the third and final presidential debate. But the parties still have a big challenge ahead in their ground games. Early voting begins Saturday in Florida. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pushed above the 50 percent mark in the poll conducted between Oct. 22 and Oct. 24 by Harrisburg, Pa.-based Voter Survey Service. Of 1,001 likely Florida voters, 51 percent were ready to vote for Romney to 46 percent for President Obama. Only 12 percent...
  • Time running out for Palm Beach County voters waiting to get absentee ballots...

    10/26/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 23 Oct 2012 | Jane Musgrave
    RIVIERA BEACH — At age 20, Nicole Shibley is ready to vote in her first presidential election. The Yale University junior has her candidates selected. She understands the importance of making sure her ballot arrives at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office by Nov. 6. The only problem: No ballot. The ballot she said she ordered Sept. 18 still hasn’t arrived. Each time she calls the elections office she said she gets a different explanation for the delay. Last week, officials promised her it would arrive on Saturday. It didn’t. “I would really like to vote for president...
  • Seattle postmark on bogus Florida voter mail [voter intimidation by rats]

    10/25/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 8 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | October 23, 2012 | unknown
    Official-looking but bogus letters telling mostly Republican voters that their citizenship is in question are turning up in Florida, where GOP officials have led efforts to purge noncitizens from registration rolls. The phony letters have been reported in 23 counties so far in an apparent attempt to intimidate voters, Department of State spokesman Chris Cate said Tuesday. --SNIP-- The letters purport to come from various Florida county supervisors of elections but all were postmarked from Seattle. The markings were traced to the Seattle Sectional Facility. They tell voters that information received from the state Division of Elections indicates their citizenship...
  • Tickets still available for Obama campaign appearance

    10/24/2012 2:07:52 PM PDT · by FightforFreedomCA · 31 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | None Listed
    Tickets are still available for President Barack Obama's campaign appearance in Tampa on Thursday, campaign officials said today.
  • Florida Republicans receiving fake ineligibility letters aimed at suppressing their vote

    10/23/2012 7:11:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2012 | Caroline May
    The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections is investigating a number of fraudulent letters sent to voters in the state questioning their citizenship and voter eligibility, in a possible attempt to keep them home on Election Day. “The Florida Department of State unequivocally opposes all attempts at voter fraud or intimidation and will pursue every avenue to ensure free, fair and open elections for all eligible voters,” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in a statement. “Voter fraud and intimidation can deny voters their voice in government and will not be tolerated.” The statement alerted the public of...
  • Voter suppression efforts in Fla - against Republicans

    10/22/2012 4:00:46 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 4 replies
    The Florida Division of elections and state law enforcement officials are investigating "multiple" bogus letters sent to Florida voters to inform them that they have been flagged as suspected illegal, non-citizen voters. "I sat there and actually had to read it a couple times because I didn't understand what it said at first," Republican Charles Callaghan of Ponte Vedra recounted to Buzz about the letter he opened Saturday. It claimed to be from the St. Johns County elections supervisor, informing him that elections officials had been informed he may be ineligible to vote and "registering to vote under fraudulent conditions...
  • Allen West Dominating Democratic Opponent in Florida

    10/21/2012 10:01:17 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 17 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Rep. Allen West is beating his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy in the race for a newly drawn Florida congressional district by nine points according to a new poll released yesterday. Among likely voters surveyed, 51 percent support West and 42 percent back Murphy. Eight percent are undecided. The same poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), found Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama in District 18 by a 50 percent to 45 percent margin. The battle for the 18 th congressional district, which includes Martin, St. Lucie and northern Palm Beach counties, is one of the closest watched races in...
  • Despite Obama's Claims, Al Qaeda Making Comeback in Afghanistan

    10/22/2012 3:28:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 22, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Since the death of former al Qaeda ring leader Osama bin Laden, President Obama has told America over and over again that the terrorist group has been defeated and severely damaged. Even a day after the 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Obama said, "al Qaeda is on it's way to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead." Until just last week, "al Qaeda is on the run," was part of Obama's campaign trail stump speech. Not only was 9/11 a harsh reminder the terrorist group is alive and well, after all they did rip down the U.S....
  • Biden delivers donuts

    10/21/2012 9:19:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    instagram ^ | 10-20-12 | rodneyhawkins
    Biden walked into a FL field office with his aviators on, Dunkin Donuts coffee in one hand, and boxes of donuts in the other...
  • Obama Media Abandoning Obama

    10/21/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT · by morethanright · 25 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-21 10:57:12 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Here in battleground Florida, Obama received something of a shock. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper, which happily endorsed him for president in 2008, announced it is backing his Republican challenger in 2012."Economic growth, three years into the recovery, is anemic. Family incomes are down, poverty is up. Obama's Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, highlighted these and other hard truths in this week's second debate," said the Sentinel in its lead editorial on Friday, "We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy and the budget in the next four years."The newspaper even engaged in a little...
  • Computer model predicts bad news for Obama in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    10/21/2012 7:40:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 21, 2012 | Anthony Man
    Computer modeling of economic and political factors by the research firm Moody's Analytics predicts President Barack Obama will perform so badly in the Democratic strongholds of Broward and Palm Beach counties that he'll lose the state's 29 electoral votes on Nov. 6. Democrats and Republicans agree Obama must run up big margins in the three big South Florida counties if he has any hope of offsetting Republican territory elsewhere and winning statewide. That won't happen, according to the Moody's Analytics forecast, which projects Obama winning 56.3 percent of the vote in Broward, 50.8 percent in Palm Beach County and 58.7...
  • Mainstream Conventional Wisdom Catching Up With Blogosphere: Romney Will Win Florida

    10/20/2012 9:33:48 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 3 replies
    Over the past few days, the mainstream media is finally catching up with what the blogosphere knew since last week: Barack Obama is not going to win Florida. Noted liberal statistician Nate Silver admits it in his latest, “After Romney Gains, Should Obama Concede Florida?” He answers in the affirmative...
  • Obama leads in Florida by 1 point (SurveyUSA)

    10/20/2012 5:25:33 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 47 replies
    Survey USA ^ | 10/20/2012
    In an election for President of the United States in Florida today, 10/19/12, Barack Obama is a nominal, statistically insignificant, single point ahead of Mitt Romney, 47% to 46%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WFLA-TV in Tampa. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll 5 weeks ago, Romney is up 2 points, Obama is down 1 point. Florida's critical 29 electoral votes remain up for grabs, 18 days till votes are counted. Romney has gained ground in each of 3 SurveyUSA tracking polls going back to 07/20/12. Obama's once 12-point lead among Florida women has been reduced to 4...
  • Glenn Beck teams with artists, musicians to deliver inspiring speech at FreePAC Florida

    10/20/2012 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Errant · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 20, 2012
    Check out video from Glenn’s speech above – he begins at the 51 minute mark Friday night at Osceola Heritage Park in Orlando, Florida, Glenn Beck once again delivered the keynote speech for FreedomWork’s FreePAC. Working with a dedicated staff from his company Mercury Radio Arts as well as a mix of musicians and artists, Glenn experimented with a new type of live event that would inspire and entertain the attendees.
  • PICKET: (RAT) Alan Grayson faces tight race and accusation of $2.1 million tax fraud

    10/20/2012 11:06:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/16/12 | Kerry Picket
    PICKET: Alan Grayson faces tight race and accusation of $2.1 million tax fraudBy Kerry Picket - The Washington Times October 16, 2012, 08:07AM **SNIP** Grayson is not just facing a tight race but also an accusation from a former client, who filed a claim with the IRS charging Mr. Grayson with $2.1 million in tax fraud. According to a press release from Mr. Ubl, who campaigned for Grayson in 2008, Grayson’s senior partner Victor Kubli, a convicted felon, is also named in the complaint. “I have fought fraud in the federal sector and military industrial complex for over 20 years....
  • Can this Latino voter find a home?

    10/20/2012 5:56:43 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/20/2012 | By Catherine E. Shoichet
    Maria Lopez Reeves stares out the minivan window at a series of unfamiliar storefronts. "I hope we're going the right way," she tells her husband, David. He shrugs and replies in Spanish, "Si no es por aqui, es por alla." If it isn't this way, it's the other way. They're trying to find a Pentecostal church, where the service is scheduled to start in a matter of minutes. Maria is anxious. She grew up with people who were more laid back about punctuality. But here, other churchgoers might stare if they're late, and Maria wants to make a good first...
  • The Orlando Sentinel’s Brutal Endorsement of Mitt Romney

    10/20/2012 2:38:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 19, 2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As interesting as the Orlando Sentinel’s choosing to endorse Mitt Romney is, what the editorial actually says is more so. It is fair, but fair is brutal. As Shakespeare put it, “I must be cruel only to be kind. Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.” On the economy: If that were the only metric that mattered, the president might credibly argue that the U.S. economy was finally on the right track. Unfortunately for him, and for the American people, he can’t. On the next four years: We have little confidence that Obama would be more successful managing the economy...
  • Judge rules Zimmerman lawyers can access Trayvon Martin's school records

    10/20/2012 12:25:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 19, 2012 | Kari Huus
    A judge ruled on Friday that attorneys for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch leader charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, can have access to the dead teen's school records and social media accounts. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who is the new presiding judge in this highly publicized and emotional case, said that Zimmerman's attorneys can subpoena Trayvon Martin's schools for his discipline records but must keep anything they obtain private. "I think that you're entitled to those records," Nelson said during the hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla. The judge also granted...
  • “Massive”/”Huge” Crowds for Romney-Ryan Rally in Daytona, Beach, Florida

    10/19/2012 6:53:46 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 85 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | October 19, 2012 – 9:24 pm | Battleground Watch
    A consensus seems to be forming in the press about tonight’s crowd at the Romney-Ryan Rally in Daytona, Beach, Florida (no #s released yet): Huge crowd for Romney and Ryan in Daytona Beach tonight — (Washington Post) Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) October 20, 2012 Massive crowd for Romney and Ryan in Daytona Beach.… — (ABC) Shushannah Walshe (@shushwalshe) October 20, 2012 And traveling press secretary Rick Gorka is doing some of my style of campaigning with a little trash talk: Florida is Romney/Ryan country and it’s the next state Obama leaves. #romneyryan2012 — Rick Gorka (@Rick_Gorka) October 20, 2012...
  • Florida: Romney 51%, Obama 46%

    10/19/2012 9:16:57 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    Mitt Romney has taken his biggest lead of the year in Florida and now outpaces President Obama by five points in the key swing state following Tuesday night's debate. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Romney with 51% support to Obama’s 46%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Florida now moves from a Toss-Up to Leans Romney in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.
  • Allen West, Patrick Murphy congressional race: West has 9 point lead over Murphy in new poll

    10/19/2012 7:05:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    WPTV ^ | 10/19/2012 | Nora McAlvanah
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is leading his Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by nine points, according to a new FLDemocracy/WPTV/ TCPalm poll released Thursday. Among likely voters surveyed, 51 percent support West and 42 percent back Murphy. Eight percent are undecided. The same poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP), found Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama in District 18 by a 50 percent to 45 percent margin. The battle for the 18 th congressional district, which includes Martin, St. Lucie and northern Palm Beach counties, is one of the closest watched races in the country. The race has been characterized...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • President Obama declares parts of Florida a disaster area for damage in Tropical Storm Isaac

    10/18/2012 11:30:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 19, 2012 | staff
    President Obama on Thursday declared 11 Florida counties a disaster area for damage sustained in August from Tropical Storm Isaac. The declaration makes federal funding available to state and local governments. In September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency refused Gov. Rick Scott's request for a presidential declaration of disaster for damages caused by Isaac. FEMA director Craig Fugate... basically argued that Florida could handle the costs on its own. ....It was unclear late Thursday why the decision about the declaration was reversed...
  • NewsmaxZogby Poll: Obama Losing Women, Union Voters in Florida

    10/18/2012 7:54:42 PM PDT · by mancini · 16 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | David Alliot
    Barack Obama is sharply falling out of favor with two segments he has relied heavily upon — women and union voters, according to data from the second of three NewsmaxZogby Tracking Polls for Florida. Read More...
  • Karen Harrington Outraises Debbie Wasserman Schultz By 2-1 Margin [AMAZING!!]

    10/18/2012 11:11:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 10/18/12 | Javier Manjarres
    It appears that Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in deeper trouble than we once thought- Wasserman Schultz’s Republican congressional opponent Karen Harrington has just doubled her up in the 7/26-9/30 fundraising period. According to the latest FEC reports that had to be filed by 10/15, Harrington raised $712,197.57, and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was only able to raise $369,033.65. These numbers come on the heels of a head-to-head poll released last week that had Harrington a mere 4.5% behind Wasserman Schultz. Wasserman Schultz faced off with Harrington in 2010 and beat her by 22% points. But this is 2012, and...
  • Nelson, Mack meet in bitter Fla. Senate debate

    10/18/2012 6:55:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies ^ | October 17, 2012 | Brendan Farrington
    The first and only debate between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack IV Wednesday came across almost like the old school-yard taunt, "I know you are, but what am I?" Both candidates accused each other of lying about the other's records, both used the "there you go again" line made famous three decades ago by President Ronald Reagan and both strayed from the subject of questions to take shots at the other.
  • Report: Obama campaign turning grim on Florida, Virginia, North Carolina — and Colorado?

    10/17/2012 3:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 17, 2012 | Allahpundit
    You need to read way, way, way down into this National Journal piece to find the key bit, but it’s worth it. Says Jay Cost, “I’ve never seen anybody bury a lede like Major Garrett here.” Let’s bring this treasure chest up to the surface: What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss...
  • CDC says another 19 people diagnosed with meningitis in U.S. outbreak (over 230 cases now)

    10/16/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Another 19 people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 231. The CDC said there were two additional cases of infection in joints after a steroid injection but these were not confirmed as meningitis, bringing the total of infections nationwide to 233. The death toll from the unprecedented outbreak was unchanged at 15, the CDC said.
  • Will We See a Florida Recount Rematch in Ohio? (If election is close, real winners will be lawyers)

    10/16/2012 7:03:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/16/2012 | Paula Bolyard
    Could we see a repeat of the 2000 Florida recount mayhem in Ohio this year? Unfortunately, the stage is being set in such a way that a close election could be settled by lawyers and judges. Despite the efforts of Republicans to standardize the elections process, several issues remain unresolved, which could cause serious problems on Election Day and in the aftermath if the election is close enough for a recount.One major pending issue is that the question of weekend voting for both military and non-military voters remains unresolved less than a month before Election Day. Last week, the...
  • PPP Poll: Romney pulling ahead in Florida

    10/15/2012 3:26:04 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | October 15, 2012 | Scott Powers
    A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney grabbing a one-point lead over President Barack Obama after trailing by four in the previous PPP poll. “The race in Florida’s about as close as it could be right now,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling. “Mitt Romney has the momentum after his strong debate performance last week, but Barack Obama’s still very much in it.” The poll, taken Oct. 12-14 of 791 likely voters, shows Romney ahead in Florida 49-48, after trailing 50-46 in late September...
  • Does This Explain Something? UPDATE: What a Cover-Up Looks Like (Florida and Ohio news)

    10/15/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 15, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Why is Obama still leading Mitt Romney in Ohio, but trailing in Florida? This puzzle might be explained by the early blitz of attack ads the Obama campaign laid down against Romney in Ohio back in May and June, which created a sort of “opinion deficit” that Romney has had to try to make up during the past four months. Yet Obama also hit Mitt early in Florida, and Romney has bounced back pretty strong there in the past two weeks. Is it Libya? And is it possible that the deadly Bungle in Benghazi has raised concerns about the administration’s...
  • Chuck Todd: We’re seeing a structural change in the race toward Romney

    10/15/2012 11:27:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Bear in mind that Chuck Todd is using the WaPo/ABC poll from this morning for part of his analysis, and you can see just how bad things are going for Team Obama. While I agree with Todd on the momentum shift, I’m not as sure it’s recent, but I do think the debate was indeed the big inflection point for the toplines of the polls. Even before that debate, Mitt Romney routinely led among independents in polling outside the margin of error — and in a cycle where Republican enthusiasm outstrips that of the Democrats, that’s a powerful indicator how...
  • On Drunk Armadillos, Adam C. Smith,The Tampa Bay Times and Florida Senate Race

    10/14/2012 7:59:59 PM PDT · by BloggyBayou · 1 replies
    PracticalState ^ | 10/14/2012 | E. R. White
    In Florida, Connie Mack is in an uphill struggle to unseat Senator Bill Nelson. While he has been slowly inching up against Ol’ Bill (last Poll 47-42), most of his progress can be directly tied to Romney’s incredible first debate performance (and possibly the MSM coming to grips with the realization that they'd better start having more realistic poll samples in order to salvage, post November 6, what little reputation they’ll have left)
  • Poll to FREEP-Should Florida be setting education achievement goals by race?

    10/14/2012 4:46:19 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 20 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 10/14/2012 | Bay News 9
    Should Florida be setting education achievement goals by race? Yes(8%) No(83%) Need more information(9%) This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those internet users who have chosen to participate.
  • Yet Another CEO Asks Employees to Vote Romney for Sake of the Company (And Their Jobs)

    10/14/2012 3:16:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 14, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes reported Sunday that Arthur Allen, the founder, president, and CEO of ASG Software Solutions, recently emailed his employees asking them to vote for Mitt Romney for the sake of the company– and their jobs. The subject line for the September 30 email was, “Will the US Presidential election directly impact your future jobs at ASG? Please read below.” Just last week, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts David Siegel made a similar move, telling employees he’d have “no choice” but to reduce the size of the company if Obama wins. Allen’s letter read, according to MSNBC: We...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Poses for NOH8 Campaign on National Coming Out Day (CAPTION!)

    10/14/2012 5:25:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Broward Palm Beach ^ | 10/11/12 | Chris Joseph
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Poses for NOH8 Campaign on National Coming Out DayBy Chris Joseph Thu., Oct. 11 2012 at 2:49 PM Categories: The Gays Today is National Coming Out Day, and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is all about it. **SNIP** She also added this on the group's website: "Marriage equality and equal opportunity are one of the most important issues of our time, and this campaign is an important step toward this goal." NOH8 is a silent-protest photo campaign that got started to oppose the bullcrappy California Proposition 8, passed in November of 2008, which...
  • Meningitis Death Toll Rises To 15

    10/14/2012 3:45:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    WBUR/AP ^ | Oct 13, 2012
    -excerpt- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has now sickened 197 people in a 13 states.
  • Wasserman Schultz: GOP 'un-American' for seeking answers to Benghazi attack

    10/13/2012 4:28:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10/11/12 | Joe Newby
    Wasserman Schultz: GOP 'un-American' for seeking answers to Benghazi attackBy: Joe Newby October 11, 2012 According to Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Republicans are "un-American" for seeking answers to the terror attack in Benghazi on September 11, the Washington Post reported Thursday. ”It is irresponsible and un-American, quite frankly, for my Republican colleagues in Congress to be jumping on this immediately as a political opportunity,” she told CNN's Piers Morgan. **SNIP** "Piers, it is not, it is not OK for you to be saying that the administration was putting out completely false statements. They put out information that they had at...
  • In Radio Interview Obama Weighs in on Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj, Biden, and Debate Performance

    10/13/2012 6:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 13, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama appeared on the Miami radio station Y100 Friday, where he weighed in on the Mariah Carey v. Nicki Minaj feud, was asked whether Vice President Joe Biden should shave his head to look more authoritative, and said he should have brought up Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video tape during the presidential debate because “the media’s attention span is fairly short.” The president spoke with DJ Michael “Yo” Simmons, the self-billed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother” who also does stand-up and serves as a celebrity correspondent on E! News. “If you want to get out the vote, the...
  • Strange door-to-door election request - anyone else heard of this? (vanity)

    10/13/2012 6:15:17 PM PDT · by AUJenn · 55 replies
    This morning, we had a nice gentleman from the Florida GOP come by our home to greet us and ask if we had any questions about voting (we have a Romney sign in our yard and are registered Republicans). He was visiting all GOPers in the neighborhood and making sure everyone was familiar with voting precincts and offering absentee ballots. I was very impressed with his well-dressed appearance and kind manners. We saw nothing like this in 2008 and were very happy to see it. Later this afternoon...a young man, probably around 20, came to the door and said he...
  • Too good to check: Romney leading among Hispanics in Florida?

    10/13/2012 2:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Could Mitt Romney be riding a preference cascade in Florida that includes Hispanic voters? A new survey shows Barack Obama’s support rapidly eroding in a key Democratic constituency --- and this isn't a Republican internal poll, either: An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 statewide poll shows many Hispanic voters dropping their support for Obama.Last month, 52 percent of Hispanic voters polled said they would vote for the president. That has now dropped to 44 percent.Romney picked up some ground among Hispanics, from 43 percent to 46 percent. And the number of undecided Hispanic voters has doubled from 5 to...
  • Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll: Sen. Bill Nelson continues to lead Connie Mack, 47-42 percent

    10/13/2012 3:00:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 12, 2012 | Mary Ellen Klas with Brittany Alana Davis and Tia Mitchell
    Independent voters and party switchers are providing the edge for Democrat Bill Nelson as he maintains his lead over Republican challenger Connie Mack in the U.S. Senate race..... Mack narrowed the margin to 47 to 42 percent, three points tighter than it was last month, but the Fort Myers congressman didn’t seem to benefit from the eight-point surge of support for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Florida. Nelson continues to lead among voters who are not affiliated with any party, getting 51 percent support among independent voters to Mack’s 37 percent. The Orlando Democrat also enjoys some crossover appeal,...
  • Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

    10/12/2012 10:06:14 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 21 replies
    CBS TAMPA ^ | Oct. 12th, 2012 | CBS Tampa
    Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also...
  • Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals

    10/12/2012 10:06:07 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 11 replies
    CBS TAMPA ^ | Oct. 12th, 2012 | CBS Tampa
    Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also...
  • Giant Eyeball the Size of a Softball Washes Ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.

    10/12/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2012 | David Fleshler,
    Huge eyeball turns up in Pompano Beach Taking his usual morning stroll along the surf in Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen. The blue, softball-sized orb he found Wednesday was a departure from the shells, cigarette butts and seaweed he usually sees. He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator. "It was very, very fresh," he said Thursday. "It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag." He...
  • Wasserman Schultz Preparing to Oust Pelosi

    10/12/2012 9:16:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 11, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz may be President Barack Obama's worst surrogate, at least according to the Obama campaign's internal polls. But Wasserman Schultz may be campaigning for herself to win an under-the-radar race for a leadership position in her party that may allow her to succeed Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who could retire from Congress next spring. The Democratic Caucus Vice Chair -- the no. 5 leadership post -- is opening up and the National Journal reports Wasserman Schultz may be actively campaigning for the spot. DWS has been soliciting votes from Democrats who could potentially unseat...