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  • ‘I Was Not Going to Cower,’ Says Homeowner Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Teen

    08/06/2014 1:08:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 5, 2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    In November 2013, 54-year-old Theodore Wafer was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and possession of a firearm for fatally shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride on the front porch of his suburban Detroit home. McBride, who had been drinking heavily and smoking pot that night, wound up at Wafer's door after wandering away from the scene of a late-night car accident several hours before. (Witnesses said she appeared "disoriented.") Prosecutors and McBride's family say she was clearly looking for help. Wafer said that he acted in self-defense, having taken the noise McBride was making outside for a sign that someone was trying...
  • Homeowner who shot dead drunk and disorientated car crash victim...WILL stand trial for murder

    12/20/2013 5:07:52 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 20, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Judge David Turfe said Detroit-area man, Theodore Wafer, made a 'bad choice' when he shot dead Renisha McBride through the screen of his front door in the early hours of November 2 Wafer, said he feared for his life and acted in self-defense but the judge rejected this argument Thursday He will now stand trial for second-degree murder and manslaughter .... Victim's family cried in court as the ruling was announced Wafer, 54, called 911 around 4:30 a.m. and said he had shot someone who was banging on his door Three hours earlier, McBride had crashed her car into a...
  • Bang! Editor fired after publishing gun-owner map

    08/08/2013 11:04:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/08/2013
    The editor of the New York newspaper that created a furor by publishing the names and addresses of gun-permit owners suddenly is out of a job. According to the Rockland Times, a competitor to the Gannett-owned Rockland County Journal News, editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of a recent purge at the Journal News. The report said 17 journalists were among a total of 26 staff members at the Journal News who were let go. It was the Journal News that in 2012 published the names and addresses of all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties under the...
  • Phoenix nun excommunicated over abortion decision speaks out (honored by CTA)

    11/07/2011 10:44:21 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 5, 2011
    PHOENIX — The hospital official who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church last year is speaking out for the first time.Sister Margaret McBride, who was targeted by Bishop Thomas Olmsted for her role in a lifesaving medical procedure that the bishop deemed an abortion, will be honored this weekend by Call to Action, a national group that supports a married priesthood, women priests, gay marriage and other positions that the church opposes.“Call To Action recognizes Sister Margaret’s careful work with a complex issue, her courage in a time of censorship and public pressure, and her witness to the need to...
  • UK: Top Aide to Gordon Brown forced to quit over 'sex smear scandal'

    04/19/2009 4:44:21 AM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 9 replies · 718+ views
    The Observer ^ | Apr 11, 2009 | Gaby Hinsliff
    Gordon Brown is today engulfed in crisis after a key aide resigned and the Tories threatened legal action over explosive leaked emails discussing how to smear senior Conservatives, including David Cameron's wife, Samantha, with rumours about their private lives. Damian McBride, one of the prime minister's closest advisers, quit over his exchange with the Labour blogger Derek Draper, in which the two discussed setting up a website to air scurrilous allegations about opponents, including unfounded allegations about affairs between leading opposition MPs. The idea was still being actively discussed until a fortnight ago, the Observer has learned. ..... Among the...
  • Judge allows civil suit over co-worker's perfume

    11/28/2008 3:50:26 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 187 replies · 2,692+ views ^ | 11/27/08
    DETROIT—A federal judge says a Detroit city employee can proceed with a civil suit claiming she couldn't work because of a co-worker's strong perfume. The Detroit News says U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff determined Susan McBride has a potential claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city is asking to have the suit dismissed. McBride says she's severely sensitive to perfumes and other cosmetics. She says the perfume worn by a co-worker in the city's Planning Department made it difficult for her to breathe. She says the co-worker also used a plugged in room deodorizer. The suit says the...
  • Florida Primary auto dialling Hell!!Vanity

    09/04/2006 5:55:10 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 31 replies · 577+ views
    Political automated phone calls are the most cost-effective way to reach your constituents. The cost is minimal compared to other media, and the effectiveness is unsurpassed. Automated calling will allow your campaign to target your message to your constituents, give them valuable information, and help you capture valuable data to win your election. Also, unlike other media, you will be able to reach your constituents exactly at the time of day of your choosing. You can place your calls in the middle of the day to target answering
  • Will McBride: 'in striking distance' (Florida GOP Senate Primary)

    09/04/2006 7:18:27 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 48 replies · 974+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 9-2-06 | Anita Kuman
    WEST PALM BEACH — A few weeks ago, on the last day that candidates could get their names removed from the ballot, U.S. Senate candidate Will McBride called two opponents, urging them to get out of the race. McBride, 34, an Orlando lawyer, said he could beat front-runner Katherine Harris in Tuesday’s GOP primary in a two-way race. His rivals refused to quit, but McBride still thinks he has the best shot at defeating Harris, a congresswoman from the Sarasota area whose campaign has encountered a series of problems. “It’s been a response that I’ve just been like 'Wow’ and...
  • Too divisive Our position: Harris is not who Republicans need. McBride is

    08/27/2006 10:24:28 AM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 20 replies · 512+ views
    orlando sentinel ^ | August 27, 2006 | EDITORIAL
    Snip... Of the three Republican candidates who belatedly jumped into the race to challenge Ms. Harris, Windermere lawyer Will McBride is the best choice to represent his party. Mr. McBride also takes conservative positions on most issues. But he has shown admirable independence in calling for a more balanced approach to immigration reform than the security-only plan that Ms. Harris voted for in the U.S. House. He is proudly touting his Hispanic heritage in his campaign. Mr. McBride's declared commitment to ethics and lobbying reform also is welcome, given the ethical questions swirling around Ms. Harris. And he recognizes the...
  • National Right to Life Endorses Will McBride (Florida Senate Race).

    08/24/2006 10:08:40 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 57 replies · 961+ views
    The National Right to Life Committee PAC announced today its endorsement of Will McBride for the U.S. Senate. In a letter from David O’ Steen, Executive Director, and Karen Cross, Political Director, National Right to Life wrote to McBride “The endorsement reflects your commitment to renewing a culture of life, not only in Florida, but throughout the nation. We look forward to working with you in the Senate to restore legal protection for innocent life”. Commenting on the news, Will McBride said, “It is extremely gratifying for me to have been endorsed by National Right to Life. I have been...
  • "Cannibal" : New Spanglish Comedy Musical about Florida's '06 Republican Primary!

    08/19/2006 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies · 258+ views
    08/19/06 | Recovering_Democrat
    Come to Free Republic and SEE!"Cannibal", featuring a bunch of angry FREEPers, eating each other alive over who gets to run against former goofball "Astro-NAUGHT" Bill Nelson! SEE!Bill Nelson and his sorry Michael-Moore-supporting ARSE laugh his way to re-election as conservatives ignore the issues and argue over whether someone is entitled to run for the Senate! Bill Nelson gives "Cannibal" a BIG THUMBS UP!"Cannibal" is almost as good as Fahren-Fraud 9-11!"--Bill Nelson
  • Backing Harris? Her list shortens.

    08/17/2006 7:22:38 AM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 195 replies · 2,233+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 17, 2006 | ANITA KUMAR
    In the U.S. Senate primary, Rep. Katherine Harris has been touting key political endorsements from fellow Republican lawmakers. The problem is, some of them never endorsed her. Several members of the U.S. House called the Harris campaign to complain Wednesday after the St. Petersburg Times notified them of the endorsements listed on Harris' Web site. Minutes later, their names were removed. The list of politicians whose names came down includes Reps. Ginny Brown-Waite of Brooksville, Cliff Stearns of Ocala, Mark Foley of West Palm Beach and Jeff Miller of the Panhandle. "The congressman has not made an endorsement in the...
  • McBride wants Harris apology

    08/12/2006 6:40:34 AM PDT · by aynrandfreak · 39 replies · 1,150+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | 8/12/06 | Anita Kumar
    U.S. Senate candidate Will McBride demanded an apology from Republican rival Katherine Harris Friday after learning that the person who asked him a racially charged question at a debate works for Harris. Jackie Brownhill, identified as a co-chairwoman for the Harris campaign in the Tampa Bay area, asked McBride why he changed his name from Rodriguez in front of a crowd last week at a Pinellas County Republican club forum. McBride, who has grandmothers from Mexico and the Dominican Republic, denied he had changed his name. It "is more compelling proof that Ms. Harris should apologize clearly and sincerely for...
  • McBride Beats Harris & Nelson (Winter Haven, Fl COC Hob Nob)

    08/11/2006 3:06:06 PM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 11 replies · 692+ views
    In the latest pre-primary straw poll, Will McBride beat Katherine Harris, his primary opponent for the Republican nomination, and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. The outcome of the ballots cast at the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob was 72 votes for McBride and 51 for both Harris and Nelson. Two other candidates for the GOP nomination, LeRoy Collins Jr. and Peter Monroe, received 12 and 2 votes respectively. “This is the sixth significant straw poll in a row, in which we have virtually equaled or run ahead of Katherine Harris, making it very clear that a strong trend is...
  • Rival urges [Katherine] Harris to quit

    08/05/2006 7:32:16 AM PDT · by dukeman · 66 replies · 1,208+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 8/5/06 | JEREMY WALLACE
    NORTH REDINGTON BEACH -- LeRoy Collins Jr. walked slowly to the podium and politely praised the tenacity of Katherine Harris, one of his competitors for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Then, in nearly the same breath, Collins let her have it: "On this occasion, I would like to suggest that she withdraw from the race," Collins said. "I think for the benefit of the country, the state and her own self-respect." The crowd of 100 people at the Belleair Women's Republican Club fell silent, and a few in the audience chuckled. Collins didn't crack a smile, and it took...
  • 2006 YR Hob Nob (Orange County Young Republicans Fl Straw Poll Results)

    08/04/2006 4:30:36 PM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 7 replies · 914+ views
    2006 YR Hob Nob This 2006 YR Hob Nob was a great success. Thanks to all of the candidates, campaigns, and volunteers that made the event possible. A very special thank you goes to Suzanne Delaney and Kathy Reid. Suzanne and Kathy spent countless hours preparing for the event and did a great job! The results YR Hob Nob straw poll are as follows: Governor Austin Brooks 2 Charlie Crist 117 Richard Paul Dembinsky 0 Tom Gallagher 48 Vernon A. Palmer 0 Berthram B. Samuel 0 Joseph Smith 0 Michael W. St. Jean 0 U.S. Senate LeRoy Collins 26 Katherine...
  • Polls show Katherine Harris losing GOP voters

    07/26/2006 8:19:08 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 62 replies · 1,280+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 26, 2006 | Marc Caputo
    In the latest poll on the U.S. Senate race, Republican Katherine Harris remained far behind incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, indicating that her prospects of beating him are slim. In only three months, U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris has lost almost half of the Republicans who planned to vote for her, according to a new poll that suggests the congresswoman has little chance of unseating Sen. Bill Nelson. "This candidacy was an uphill battle to begin with. But it can't even climb now. It just loses ground," Brad Coker, director for Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., said Tuesday. Were the election...
  • Harris foe switches campaign managers (Will McBride - viable opponent against Nelson D-FL?)

    07/01/2006 3:45:27 PM PDT · by big time major leaguer · 19 replies · 537+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 1, 2006 | Jim Stratton
    Will McBride, a political newcomer running in the GOP primary, has switched campaign managers after only two weeks. Gerry Scimeca left the campaign a month after McBride announced he would take on Harris in the primary. ... McBride's new campaign manager is Jack St. Martin, a political operative who has worked for the Christian Coalition and the Republican National Committee. In 1998, he ran a losing Senate race in Washington state and later served as executive director of Americans of Faith, a group that sought to add churchgoers to the voting rolls. Most recently, St. Martin was campaign manager for...
  • McBride running for Senate(Well-connected newcomer tries to defeat Harris for nomination)

    06/12/2006 4:51:27 AM PDT · by rirepublican · 123 replies · 1,370+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 06/12/2006 | Jim Stratton
    Republican Senate candidate Will McBride may be unknown to Florida voters, but the guy sure rides in style. McBride hits campaign stops in a customized touring bus plastered with a picture of his face and an American flag. Three video screens on the outside of the bus run images from his life. Inside, there's a shower and a small satellite dish. The top opens, exposing a platform where McBride barks to voters in an attempt to convince them that he -- and not U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris -- has the best chance to knock off Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. "That...
  • Will McBride Campaign Gaining Momentum

    05/30/2006 1:07:46 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 58 replies · 932+ views
    LATEST NEWS FROM MCBRIDE FOR U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN Will McBride Campaign Gaining Momentum ORLANDO-Republican United States Senate candidate Will McBride announced today that he is in the process of assembling a campaign team, and will soon be announcing his campaign staff. “I have been talking to some of the top Republican political operatives from across Florida and the country,” McBride said, “and I look forward to presenting a strong campaign team in the coming days.” Will McBride stated that he has been receiving encouragement and support from across Florida and looks forward to getting on the campaign trail. “Republicans from...
  • Gov't: Bookseller tried to help terrorists

    02/08/2006 9:41:46 PM PST · by LouAvul · 10 replies · 569+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-8-06
    NEW YORK (AP) - A bookstore owner and a jazz musician agreed soon after the Sept. 11 attacks to try to help terrorists in Afghanistan buy weapons and communications equipment to fight American soldiers, the government charged Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Victor Hou said Abdulrahman Farhane, 51, and the musician, Tarik Shah, 42, spoke with an FBI informant about the plot in Farhane's bookstore in December 2001 "while the ruins of 9/11 were still smoldering." The prosecutor asked that Farhane be held without bail on charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and trying to cover up his...
  • High and Low: Old Times There Are Not Forgotten

    07/01/2005 7:39:31 AM PDT · by bourbon · 48 replies · 729+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 06/26/05 | Charles Taylor
    Sunday, June 26, 2005 In his 1974 song "Rednecks," Randy Newman lays a trap for the listener. Calling up the most boorish images of white Southerners ("We talk real funny down here/ We drink too much and we laugh too loud/ We're too dumb to make it in no northern town"), Newman invites the superior laughter of northern white liberals, the folks who'd bristle at pickaninny dolls but smile at Bubba jokes. And then he unsheathes his knife. His proclamation that good old boys are "too ignorant to realize" that the North has given blacks their freedom is followed by...
  • Tyson/McBride: Round-by-Round (TYSON LOSES THE FIGHT!)

    06/11/2005 8:23:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 119 replies · 3,792+ views
    A round-by-round account of Kevin McBride's victory over Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 knockouts) in a heavyweight bout Saturday night at the MCI Center in Washington. McBride improved to 33-4-1, 27 KOs. Unofficial scorecard Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Tyson 10 9 10 10 9 8 56 McBride 9 10 9 9 10 9 56 McBride comes out throwing the first punches as both fighters take measure of each other. The taller McBride is able to keep his distance, throwing a diet of lefts. Tyson gets in several body shots in the final minute...
  • Myrtle Beach mayor wants bike events nixed - McBride stands by comments about Bikefest attendees

    05/25/2005 9:50:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies · 2,277+ views
    The Sun News ^ | 5/25/05 | Emma Ritch
    MB mayor wants bike events nixed McBride stands by comments about Bikefest attendees By Emma Ritch The Sun News Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride refused to apologize Tuesday for comments about black bikers and asked council members to cancel Saturday's Atlantic Beach Bikefest events at the convention center. Mickey James, president of the Myrtle Beach branch of the NAACP, criticized McBride at Tuesday's City Council meeting and asked the mayor to apologize publicly for statements in an October deposition that have been highlighted by national and local leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. "Council shouldn't...
  • Sean Hannity Question

    07/16/2004 12:21:15 PM PDT · by Abbeville Conservative · 157 replies · 3,377+ views
    Why on earth does Sean Hannity use Independence Day as his theme song? Each day he leads off his show the line that sticks in my mind is "let the right be wrong." ,p> Sean is supposed to be a conservative, does this line not bother him. I know it bothers me. Even if we take the idea of right and left politics out of the equation, many of us, including Sean believe the President is right in his war on terrorism. Well according to the song, this would Bush's "right" actions are "wrong". I just don't get why he...
  • McBride letter continues SCO 's Linux attack

    01/21/2004 7:18:06 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 5 replies · 173+ views
    nwfusion ^ | 01/21/2004 | Robert McMillan
    Continuing its war of words against the Linux community, The SCO Group Wednesday accused free software advocates of threatening the intellectual property protections provided by U.S. and European law. "There is a group of software developers in the United States, and other parts of the world, that do not believe in the approach to copyright protection mandated by Congress," SCO CEO Darl McBride wrote in an open letter posted on SCO's Web site Wednesday. Advertisement: The letter argues that Linux's GPL (GNU General Public License) software license is "exactly opposite in its effect from the 'copyright' laws adopted by the...
  • Bill McBride in fair condition after suffering cardiac arrest

    10/01/2003 10:38:23 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 15 replies · 318+ views
    AP ^ | 10-02-03 | By DIRK LAMMERS
    TAMPA — Former gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride remained hospitalized in fair condition Wednesday, one day after he suffered sudden cardiac arrest while jogging and had his heart restarted with electric shock. McBride, who lost to Gov. Jeb Bush last November, just completed a workout on a treadmill at Harbor Island Health Club when he passed out on a nearby stretching mat. Longtime friend Bob Bolt said doctors were still trying to determine what caused McBride's heart to stop. Initial tests showed no abnormalities and McBride, 58, was in good spirits Wednesday at Tampa General Hospital, Bolt said. "He was sitting...
  • (Bill) McBride's Collapse Not Related To Heart (

    09/30/2003 7:05:13 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 7 replies · 294+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Oct 1, 2003 | VALERIE KALFRIN and WILLIAM MARCH
    McBride's Collapse Not Related To HeartBy VALERIE KALFRIN and WILLIAM MARCH The Tampa TribunePublished: Oct 1, 2003 TAMPA - Three employees of the Harbor Island Athletic Club resuscitated former gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride on Tuesday after he collapsed while exercising, officials said. McBride, 58, was recovering at Tampa General Hospital Tuesday evening after undergoing a series of tests including an electrocardiogram and enzyme tests, said Bob Bolt, managing partner of Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride, the law firm where McBride recently started working. Those tests showed ``no damage to the heart, no evidence of a heart attack or...
  • SCO Preparing Legal Action Against (AIX/Dynix/Linux) Customer

    08/20/2003 10:45:23 AM PDT · by Liberal Classic · 18 replies · 357+ views
    Computer Business Review Onlins ^ | 08/20/2003 | Matthew Aslett
    SCO Preparing Legal Action Against CustomerBy Matthew Aslett SCO Group Inc is preparing to take a Linux user to court to speed up the legal process in its claim Unix code has been illegally copied into Linux, and also encourage Linux users to take out a license for its intellectual property. The company has signed one large customer up to its Intellectual Property License for Linux, but faces opposition from many more who believe SCO must prove its claims in a court of law before they will hand over the $700 per CPU for the license. Speaking at SCO's Forum...
  • GOP Redistricting Map Stirs Uprising in Heavily Republican West Texas

    07/10/2003 7:13:52 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 331+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 07-10-03 | Kitche, Sebastian
    GOP's new map stirs uprising in West Texas By SEBASTIAN KITCHEN AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Many West Texas entities appear to be leading a charge and a public information campaign against congressional redistricting plans before the Legislature. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce believes the Republican-backed plan would hurt business and representation in West Texas and all of rural Texas. Plains Cotton Growers also is opposed to the plan based on the loss of representation in agriculture and loss of rural representation. State Rep. Delwin Jones, R-Lubbock, voted against the plan this week because his constituents, Republican and Democrat, were against it and believe...
  • TV ad blitz for McBride under scrutiny [McBride and teachers union may face multi-millions in fines]

    06/07/2003 6:06:15 AM PDT · by summer · 52 replies · 277+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Jun. 07, 2003 | PETER WALLSTEN AND LESLEY CLARK
    Posted on Sat, Jun. 07, 2003 TV ad blitz for McBride under scrutiny BY PETER WALLSTEN AND LESLEY CLARK TALLAHASSEE - Florida elections regulators say there is good reason to believe that former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill McBride and the state's teachers union broke the law last year with a massive TV ad blitz that many believe led to McBride's stunning primary victory over former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. The state's elections commission voted late last month to proceed with an investigation that could result in multimillion-dollar fines for McBride and a special company formed by the union...
  • Hollings tells party to solicit other candidates

    05/21/2003 9:59:54 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 175+ views
    The State ^ | 5/21/03 | Lauren Markos
    Washington U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings will not run for re-election if his party can find another strong candidate, the 81-year-old Democrat indicated Tuesday. "I'd love to have a candidate that would run, a Democrat candidate," said Hollings, who was first elected to the Senate in 1966. "I've been trying my best for 10 years to find one that will run." Hollings has given S.C. Democratic Party chairman Joe Erwin permission to shop for another Senate candidate. "I told him, 'You go ahead and look,'" Hollings said Tuesday outside the Senate chamber. Asked whether his talk with Erwin and his hope...
  • DeMint tops $380,000 for Senate bid

    04/07/2003 2:06:28 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 6 replies · 779+ views
    <p>Greenville Congressman Jim DeMint said Friday he has raised "over $380,000" for his 2004 U.S. Senate race. The third-term Republican U.S. House member from Greenville released the overall figure after filing his first-quarter campaign finance report with the Federal Election Commission. The FEC will make reports, including donor lists, public on April 15.</p>
  • Condon plans to run for U.S. Senate seat [SC - Harrell won't]

    04/04/2003 1:23:45 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 9 replies · 769+ views
    The Sun News ^ | 4/4/2003 | from wire reports
    Condon plans to run for U.S. Senate seatThe chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says he won't challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings in 2004, but a fellow Lowcountry Republican says he will. Rep. Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, said Wednesday that family concerns and his senior position on the powerful budget-writing committee led him to decide against a run for the U.S. Senate. Harrell, who has served in the General Assembly since 1992, did not rule out seeking high office sometime later. Former S.C. Attorney General Charlie Condon, however, said he expects to declare his candidacy officially...
  • The Bubba Diaries

    11/17/2002 11:28:17 AM PST · by TheExploited · 5 replies · 180+ views
    November 17, 2002 | Self`
    I can’t believe it. We were so close to getting him. All we had to was beat Jeb in Florida and pick up one or two Senate seats and some Governors. We could have played it as a huge defeat for Bush. I worked so hard. I flew all over the place night and day. I gave up all this money from speeches and everything. All for nothing. The problem was we had such bad candidates. I had nothing to work with at all. McBride. He had to be the worst candidate I ever saw in my life. How could...
  • Inside Politics (Tidbits from all around: Washington Times Column)

    11/16/2002 8:44:35 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 19 replies · 227+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/15/2002 | Greg Pierce
    <p>"Looks like the Bill Clinton era is over," the New York Post's Deborah Orin writes.</p> <p>"Democrats led by Clinton's handpicked chairman, Terry McAuliffe, decided [Wednesday] to take their 2004 national convention to Boston instead of New York — where Bill and Hillary Clinton could relive their 1992 glory days and be the stars of the show," Miss Orin said.</p>
  • Bush-McBride vote count shows nice guys finish last

    11/12/2002 4:33:19 PM PST · by visitor · 50 replies · 432+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | November 7, 2002 | Ron Littlepage
    <p>The concession speech -- the biggest crock in politics.</p> <p>Take the one delivered by Bill McBride Tuesday evening, for example.</p> <p>Having just been trounced by a down-and-dirty Republican campaign, McBride congratulated Jeb Bush on his win, said Florida was one big family and Bush had been chosen as the family's head, and made a pitch for consensus.</p>
  • Turnout of black voters too low to boost McBride

    11/08/2002 12:26:25 PM PST · by zingzang · 32 replies · 272+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 11/08/02 | Andrea Robinson
    BY ANDREA ROBINSON Florida Democrats, who were counting on an overwhelming turnout of black voters Tuesday, fell far short of the black turnout needed to help propel Bill McBride into the governor's mansion, according to a Herald analysis of results in key precincts. The analysis, conducted for The Herald and the St. Petersburg Times, found that voters in predominantly black precincts favored McBride by 94 percent to 6 percent over Gov. Jeb Bush. But while black voters' support for McBride was overwhelming, their turnout was far lower than what any Democrat would need to help achieve statewide victory. Indeed,...
  • Why McBride REALLY lost in FLorida!

    11/07/2002 12:37:28 PM PST · by steplock · 10 replies · 784+ views
    Clinton Campaigned in Florida with Roving Eye Ex-President Bill Clinton wasn't able to fulfill his goal on Tuesday of "humiliating the Bushes" by ousting first brother Jeb from the Florida governor's mansion, but maybe that's because he allowed himself to get distracted by other pursuits. "Clinton was campaigning in Florida last week for failed gubernatorial hopeful Bill McBride when the duo - accompanied by two others - stopped at [the] Bice eatery in Palm Beach and caused a patron to lose his temper," reports Chicago Sun-Times gossip maven Michael Sneed. Upon entering the restaurant McBride is said to have waved...
  • Big relief as polling day in Florida is fiasco free (NOTE TO DEMS: KEEP YOUR CHADS TO YOURSELF)

    11/05/2002 5:07:05 PM PST · by MadIvan · 3 replies · 182+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 6, 2002 | Marcus Warren
    Florida's big day got off to an ominous start outside one polling station yesterday morning - with foldable chairs for use by the elderly being passed down a long queue of voters. Voting had not even begun and already the authorities were preparing for the worst: lengthy delays, short tempers and pensioners - a sizable part of the population - fainting in the heat. If this was how the state planned to throw off its "banana republic" image, gained during the battle of the chads and legal shenanigans of the election two years ago, Florida and its voters were in...
  • Early birds, long lines: Crowds, complex ballot slow the process(Florida)

    11/04/2002 12:19:16 PM PST · by finnman69 · 54 replies · 513+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/4/02 | SOFIA SANTANA, EVAN S. BENN AND MARTIN MERZER
    Early birds, long lines: Crowds, complex ballot slow the process `I didn't think I'd have to wait an hour' BY SOFIA SANTANA, EVAN S. BENN AND MARTIN MERZER Election officials call it ''convenience voting,'' but it didn't seem all that convenient Friday. Thousands of voters hoping to avoid long lines on Election Day found themselves enmeshed in long lines four days before Election Day. Many advance voting sites were jammed Friday as early birds confronted lengthy, complex ballots and relatively few machines at six locations in Broward County and 14 in Miami-Dade County. Was it a harbinger of things...
  • Inside the Beltway: Flocking to Florida [Congressional oversight at the polls - watch Reno holler]

    11/04/2002 6:43:44 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 14 replies · 230+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2002 | John McCaslin
    Inside the Beltway John McCaslin Political tidbits and other shenanigans from around the nation's capital.     Flocking to Florida      We told you last week that an international democratic delegation that usually monitors political elections in Third World countries has arrived to observe the ballot-challenged masses in sunny Florida.     Now Rep. Mark Foley, Florida Republican, has handed us a letter from House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney, Ohio Republican, outlining his committee's efforts to observe "certain problematic precincts" in Florida on Election Day tomorrow.     Two months ago, as this column reported, Mr. Foley requested that Mr. Ney dispatch a bipartisan team to the Sunshine State. The...
  • Statements of McBride and Jeb Bush on Homeschooling

    11/03/2002 8:25:15 PM PST · by I still care · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Home Education Foundation | November 3, 2002 | Bush and McBride Campaigns
    The following information came from Brenda Dickenson with Home Education Foundation. HEF represents Florida homeschoolers in Tallahassee. They are our lobbyist and voice on the state level. Please review the following statements from both Bush and McBride carefully. Also, please VOTE in Tuesday's election. This is a critical election for us as Floridians and as homeschoolers. Let's PRAY for our state and our nation at this election time, too. HEF has been in personal contact with both the Bush-Brogan and McBride campaigns regarding their candidate's position on homeschooling. Bill McBride's Issues Director told us that "Bill will concentrate on public...
  • Caption Bubbah/McBride moment...

    11/03/2002 3:24:45 PM PST · by Caipirabob · 33 replies · 210+ views
    11/03/02 | Me
    Saw the photo on another thread and felt it deserved some more attention: "So I told my buddy McBride; 'If you're going to hire and intern, look for one with...' "
  • Gore visits black churches in central Florida to help McBride

    11/03/2002 2:36:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies · 658+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-3-02 | MIKE BRANOM
    EATONVILLE, Fla. - Former Vice President Al Gore on Sunday urged black voters "to walk through fire" to cast their ballots, testifying to his experience during the Florida recount of 2000. "If anybody ever tells you that one vote doesn't make a difference, ask them to come talk to me," said Gore, who two years ago lost the presidential election to George W. Bush in part because of the electoral debacle in Florida. That line, repeated at three Orlando-area black churches, was met every time with applause and cries of approval. Democrats have long regarded black voters as a crucial...
  • McBride Now Calls Jeb 'Liar'

    11/02/2002 9:05:03 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 197+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/2/02 | Limbacher
    Ignoring the time-tested rule that candidates should never call their opponents liars, in a desperate last minute attempt to save his rapidly disintegrating effort to defeat Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Bill McBride has done exactly that. In a press release headed "The Campaign of Lies - Bush Runs the Most Dishonest Campaign in Modern Florida History" McBride charged that "On television and radio and in mail pieces, Jeb Bush brazenly presents falsehoods to the voters of Florida about Bill McBride." With Bush surging ahead in the polls, widening his lead to 51 points to McBride's 43, the Democrat candidate's campaign...
  • Democrats' dream becoming nightmare [McBride in Florida]

    11/02/2002 8:21:59 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 78 replies · 415+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 2, 2002 | Buddy Nevins
    You just had to attend Bill McBride's rally for Hispanics in Broward County this week to see what is happening to his campaign. There were maybe two dozen discouraged McBride supporters inside a Southwest Ranches restaurant -- and a flood of Bush supporters waving signs outside. Even in this Democratic stronghold, McBride has trouble. The panic among Democratic insiders is so thick you can cut it with a knife. They see victory slipping away ... not only in the governor's race, but everywhere. Democrats are working overtime to make sure McBride's sinking campaign doesn't drag down the whole ticket.
  • SUN POLL Bush has lead over McBride [49-43]

    11/02/2002 7:21:08 AM PST · by BlackRazor · 19 replies · 187+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | 11/2/02 | Lloyd Dunkelberger & Bill Rufty
    SUN POLL Bush has lead over McBride By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER and BILL RUFTY New York Times Regional Newspaper Group Voters who were surveyed say education is the most pressing issue. LAKELAND - With Tuesday's election looming, Republican Gov. Jeb Bush holds a modest lead over Democrat Bill McBride in a governor's race where education is foremost on the minds of voters, according to a new Florida Poll. The survey, conducted by The New York Times Regional Newspapers, shows Bush with 49 percent of the vote to McBride's 43 percent. Six percent were undecided and 2 percent said they would vote...
  • McBride Web Site appears to be crashing

    11/01/2002 4:48:36 PM PST · by topher · 13 replies · 203+ views
    Matt Drudge had a link to McBride's Website about an article that McBride was running about Jeb Bush "running the nastiest campaign" in Florida history. Turns out that web page and that web site is not currently accessable (may be crashing). Sounds like a fun task for this weekend -- bang on critical Democrat websites to keep the enemy out -- if possible. Appears to be happening in Florida just because Matt Drudge mentioned this article... Sounds like a job for Freepers...
  • New poll shows Bush lead growing [JEB-McBride 51-43 split in NEW Mason-Dixon poll]

    10/30/2002 6:44:35 PM PST · by seraphMTH · 37 replies · 328+ views
    New poll shows Bush lead growing As Gov. Jeb Bush and Democrat Bill McBride head into a nonstop long weekend of campaigning, the governor scored a 51-43 percent lead in a Mason-Dixon Florida Poll released today. The survey of 800 registered voters was conducted for the Tallahassee Democrat and several other Florida newspapers and broadcasters. It has an error margin of 3.5 percent. For the full story, see tomorrow's edition of the Tallahassee Democrat and Tallahassee Democrat Online.