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  • Roads vs. pristine Florida? Gov. DeSantis signs massive toll road bill

    06/11/2019 3:10:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Florida Phoenix ^ | May 17, 2019 | Michael Moline
    Despite pleas from two former state governors and at least 90 environmental and community groups and businesses, Gov. Ron DeDantis on Friday signed a multibillion-dollar plan to build long stretches of toll roads across undeveloped sections of the state. The legislation has been labeled “the worst environmental bill in twenty years.” And the Florida Sierra Club has warned of pristine areas becoming urban sprawl, where “subdivisions and strip malls will proliferate and the natural resources that bring visitors to the state will be overused and overrun.” DeSantis approved the bill anyway. The announcement came not from the governor’s press office...
  • He always hated women. Then he decided to kill them.

    06/08/2019 12:23:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2019 | Steve Hendrix
    TALLAHASSEE — The first thing Kate Pierson did after unlocking the yoga studio that November afternoon was set the mood, plugging in the soothing waterfall, selecting a cheery lemongrass oil for the scent diffuser. The thermostat was turned up to 98 for the 5:30 class. Hot Yoga Tallahassee was styled as a calming haven for a mostly female clientele. The men who practiced there, Pierson said, were men at ease with the “light and love” mission of the place. But the man who walked in about 5:15 that Friday was different. Pierson was still alone in the lobby when he...
  • Federal subpoena demands records on Andrew Gillum and his campaign for governor

    05/30/2019 3:01:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    tampabay,com ^ | 5/30/2019 | Steve Contorno
    Andrew Gillum is a focal point of a recently issued federal grand jury subpoena that demands information on the former Democratic candidate for governor, his campaign, his political committee, a wealthy donor, a charity he worked for and a former employer. The subpoena, obtained by the Tampa Bay Times and previously unreported, could reflect a new level of federal inquiry into Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee who narrowly lost to Republican Ron DeSantis last year. Throughout his campaign last year, Gillum insisted he was not a target of a sprawling FBI investigation of Tallahassee City Hall, which has taken...
  • Governor signs bill outlawing child-like sex dolls

    05/25/2019 11:44:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Thursday a measure outlawing the sale or possession of child-like sex dolls that lawmakers argue promote sexual urges among pedophiles. However, some groups have argued just the opposite, saying those dolls can help prevent pedophiles from acting on those urges with actual children. The legislation (SB 160) was sponsored by Sen. Lauren Book and was unanimously approved by both houses of the Legislature. Rep. Michael Gottlieb filed a companion measure in the House (HB 1107). “A person may not knowingly sell, lend, give away, distribute, transmit, show, or transmute … an obscene, child-like sex...
  • Florida executes serial killer who murdered 10 women (Amazing survivor story)

    05/25/2019 9:55:13 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    CBS-DFW ^ | May 25, 2019 | CBS/AP
    <p>A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by a woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture. Bobby Joe Long, 65, was pronounced dead... following a lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Long had no last words, simply closing his eyes as the procedure began, witnesses said.</p>
  • Using the Big Lie to Delegitimize Election Results

    05/25/2019 12:33:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2019 | MIchael Barone
    The Big Lie is back in style. Wikipedia tells us that the term was invented by Adolf Hitler to describe what others did -- though he was the biggest liar of all. "The broad masses of a nation," he wrote in "Mein Kampf," "more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie." No one on the political scene in this country or any democratic nation is a monster comparable to Hitler. But some have resorted to the Big Lie in their attempts to override clear decisions of the people, at the risk of delegitimizing the nation's democracy....
  • Change Of Plan: DeSantis Balks, CBP Flies Migrants To California

    05/19/2019 3:15:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Never mind about that plan to send illegal migrants to Florida. Thanks to some strong pushback from Governor Ron DeSantis, a loyal Trump supporter, the city of San Diego became the latest destination. With record numbers of people apprehended at the southern border, the Trump administration decided to relieve the overcrowding of detention centers at the border and fly detainees to other places. First, President Trump threatened to move them into sanctuary cities, which sounded like a reasonable idea to me. Then a plan was discussed to fly migrants, mostly families, to Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida....
  • Florida boy called 911 because he was lonely and wanted a friend, police say

    05/09/2019 4:48:58 AM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 9, 2019 | Brie Stimson | Fox News
    A young Florida boy called 911 this week and asked the responding officer to be his friend because he was lonely, the Tallahassee Police Department wrote on Facebook. After explaining to him that 911 is reserved for emergencies, “Officer White said he’d always be a friend!” the department wrote. The boy also received a stuffed animal from the department, got to sit in a patrol car and spend time with Officer White.
  • State Senate president wants $75M for highway projects

    02/26/2019 1:19:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | John Kennedy, Gatehouse Capitol Bureau
    TALLAHASSEE — In a move that evokes a bygone era in Florida — one of black-and-white TVs, cheap land and undiscovered beaches — state Senate President Bill Galvano is betting big that asphalt is the key to the state’s economic future. Environmentalists and urban planners are alarmed by the Bradenton Republican’s push for lawmakers to launch three ambitious highway projects across swaths of Florida that are now home to plenty of cattle and pine trees, but few people or jobs. Combined, the road projects amount to what could prove the biggest expansion of the state highway network since Florida’s Turnpike...
  • In Senate speech, Fairfax cautions against 'political lynchings' and says 'the truth is on my side'

    02/24/2019 5:31:42 PM PST · by csvset · 17 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 24 Feb 2019 | Patrick Wilson
    In an unexpected speech shortly before the state Senate adjourned its 2019 session, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax cautioned against “political lynchings without any due process” and said “the truth is on my side” in the sexual assault allegations he faces. Referencing Virginia’s history of slavery and lynchings of African-Americans, Fairfax told senators from the dais Sunday that Virginia needs to decide what the next 400 years of state history will look like. “If we go backwards in a rush to judgment, and we allow for political lynchings without any due process, any facts, any evidence being heard, then I think...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis Requests President Trump to Headquarter U.S. Space Command in Florida

    02/20/2019 4:55:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Space Coast Daily ^ | February 20, 2019
    BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday requesting that the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) be headquartered in Florida. “Today, I submitted a request to President Trump formally asking him to headquarter United States Space Command in Florida,” said Governor DeSantis. “As the world’s premier gateway to space, Florida has been the departure point for more cargo and humans to space than any other place in the world, so I believe our state is the logical choice to base this new command. In addition to my request to the President, I...
  • Mayor warns that dissolving the expressway toll board could halt 836 extension, too

    02/07/2019 1:17:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | February 6, 2019 | Douglas Hanks
    Miami-Dade’s mayor flies to Tallahassee this week to fight a state takeover of local toll roads, and he says an early victim of the proposed legislation would likely be a planned extension of the 836 expressway into West Kendall. “One of the major issues I have with that bill is the fact that it may stall that project for some time,” said Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who also serves as the appointed chairman of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority. The toll board of state and county appointees, best known as the MDX, collects tolls on the 836 and four other expressways. “The...
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him 'Hamilton' tickets

    10/25/2018 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were originally reported by the Tampa Bay Times, and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents, according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets came...
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him Hamilton tickets

    10/23/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (Fla.) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were original reported by the Tampa Bay Times and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets...
  • Rick Scott wants DACA, TPS, border fixes in deal

    01/29/2019 8:15:26 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    floridapolitics.com ^ | 01/28/2019 | Scott Powers
    Less than three weeks into office and for Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott Washington is shaping up to be as dysfunctional as he feared. So while pushing for the current Congressional immigration and border security deal to include people in DACA and temporary protected status program, plus a border barrier, Scott is not expressing high hopes. “It’s going to be hard,” Scott said Monday, shortly before meeting with a group of Hispanic political activists. It followed his first address from the floor of the U.S. Senate, which also was about Puerto Rico, and his bill amendment seeking $600 million in...
  • Andrew Gillum joining CNN as political commentator

    01/29/2019 8:05:32 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 51 replies
    WESH-2 News ^ | 1/29/2019 | WESH-2 News
    Former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is joining CNN as a political commentator... [snip]On Friday, Florida’s ethics commission said there is probable cause Gillum violated the state's ethics law. Gillum is accused of accepting gifts from lobbyists and vendors during his time as Tallahassee's mayor.
  • Andrew Gillum’s Florida Ethics Troubles Just Got Worse

    01/26/2019 6:23:32 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    But a Florida ethics probe into Gillum’s conduct as Tallahassee mayor has made his political future cloudier than it once appeared. On Friday, that investigation took a new, serious turn, when a state commission found probable cause that Gillum violated ethics laws by accepting gifts from lobbyists. This latest development, reported in the Tallahassee Democrat, should not be confused with the FBI probe into corruption in Tallahassee, which looks to be uninterested in Gillum.
  • FL Secretary Of State Michael Ertel Resigns After Blackface Photos Surface

    01/25/2019 11:22:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    wercfm.iheart.com ^ | 2019-01-25 | RJ Johnson
    Florida's secretary of state resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained photos of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 Halloween party. The Tallahassee Democrat published photos of Ertel on Thursday reporting that they had been taken at a Halloween party 14 years ago. The photos show the former secretary of state appearing in blackface, while wearing earrings, a New Orleans Saints bandanna, and fake breasts under a purple t-shirt that read "Katrina Victim". The paper says the photos were taken in 2005, two months after the devastating hurricane tore through the Gulf Coast region, killing...
  • New Florida Secretary of State Has Some Bad News for Brenda Snipes

    12/30/2018 10:23:13 AM PST · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Steadfast And Loyal ^ | December 29, 2018 | Steven Ahle
    The new governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis has named Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel as the new Secretary of State, who will be overseeing elections in Florida. Although he is a Republican, he does not endorse candidates nor does he allow corruption from anyone, regardless of political affiliation. He counts the votes and that is all. Seminole County under Ertel has an excellent record of tabulating votes. Snipes has been an embarrassment to the entire state and Florida elections will be much better in 2020 under his leadership. That will likely not be to Snipes liking because if...
  • In Her Own Words: Brenda Snipes Admits to Reporter She Illegally Destroyed Ballots

    11/09/2018 3:35:37 PM PST · by detective · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday Governor Rick Scott from Florida held a press conference to discuss the ongoing ballot production operation in Palm Beach and Broward counties in Florida. Broward County, notorious for voter fraud, continues to produce ballots and votes for Democrats two days after the election.