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  • Mike Bloomberg Raises $16 Million to Pay Fines of Black, Hispanic Felons to Vote in Florida

    09/22/2020 8:04:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his team have raised more than $16 million to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic Florida voters with felony convictions, an effort aimed at boosting turnout for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The money will go to fund a program organized by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to pay the fines, fees and restitution costs for former prisoners who are already registered to vote in Florida but barred by law from participating in the election because of those outstanding debts. Bloomberg, who has committed at least $100...
  • DeSantis seeks to cut funding to cities that defund police, increase penalties for protesters

    09/21/2020 11:55:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WFTV ^ | September 21, 2020 | Sarah Wilson
    Florida counties and cities that cut funding from their police departments could lose out on state funding and grants. Gov. Ron DeSantis put forward a proposal for the Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act on Monday, which in part targets communities looking to take part in the “Defund the Police” movement. The act “prohibits state grants or aid to any local government that slashes the budget for law enforcement services.” If passed, it would also increase possible criminal penalties for protestors if gatherings turn violent, result in property damage or cause road blockage. The proposal states...
  • Republican Governor (De Santis of Florida) Pushes Crackdown on Rioting That Would Allow Drivers to Run Over ‘a Mob’ without Liability

    09/22/2020 5:14:36 AM PDT · by karpov · 42 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | September 21, 2020 | Matt Naham
    Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed legislation that he described as “bold” on Monday. Judging by the plain text of the proposal and the responses to it, bold is an understatement. Under the “new criminal offenses” section established by the would-be Combatting Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act, DeSantis declared it a third-degree felony to obstruct traffic during an “unpermitted protest, demonstration or violent or disorderly assembly.” Notably, the next clause purports to remove liability for injury or death a driver causes if that driver is “fleeing for safety from a mob. Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum...
  • DeSantis Will Not Allow Florida To Fall To Criminals. His Latest Presser.

    09/21/2020 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    WFLA ^ | 09/21/20
    Finally we have some LEADERSHIP out of the State of Florida! This is what needs to happen nation wide. https://youtu.be/6A9YU-WSh0Y    
  • From door knockers to flotillas: Donald Trump campaign claims high energy in Florida

    09/19/2020 12:07:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 9/19/20 | Scott Powers
    The Florida campaign brain trust for President Donald Trump‘s reelection bid say they’re seeing supporters’ enthusiasm riding high, as reflected in crowds, canvassing efforts, volunteers, turnouts, and even in boat parades. Susie Wiles, Florida senior adviser to the campaign and a longtime go-to for Republicans’ Sunshine State must-win efforts, says she’s perhaps seeing more enthusiasm than in 2016 when tens of thousands of volunteers, all zealous to help, turned out to drive Trump’s surprise victory. “It could be a bigger number than in 2016. That was the most I had ever seen, but it is more than it was then,”...
  • Ridiculously Hilarious Video of Joe Biden Waving At No One

    09/19/2020 12:27:17 PM PDT · by wrrock · 36 replies
    TG ^ | 9/19/2020 | Evan
    Joe Biden launched what his campaign is calling the ‘invisible campaign‘ last week in Michigan. This could be why he’s waving at no one when he deplanes. Or he’s waving at the ghost voters he’ll likely use for ballot harvesting. Either way, this video is ridiculously funny because of the woman laughing and giving the play by play analysis . It’s absolute PERFECTION. I’m rolling on the floor laughing! WATCH NOW....
  • Trump spars with Bloomberg over $100M Biden boost in Florida battleground

    09/18/2020 11:15:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 18 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    President Trump took to Twitter on Friday to slam former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s pledge to spend $100 million on helping Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden win the battleground state of Florida in November’s general election. Using a derogatory nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Trump charged that “Mini Mike Bloomberg, after making a total fool of himself as he got badly beaten up by Pocahontas and the Democrats in the Primaries, is at it again. He tried to buy an Election and went away with a major case of Depression. Now he’s throwing money at the Dems, looking...
  • Florida WWII statue to stay at Sarasota Bayfront after GOP congressman intervenes

    09/17/2020 2:28:32 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.17.2020 | Michael Ruiz
    25-foot 'Unconditional Surrender' sculpture depicts an iconic photograph taken in Times Square in Aug. 14, 1945 A controversial statue of a Navy sailor kissing a dental assistant to celebrate the Allies' World War II victory over Japan can stay in a Florida city where officials considered removing it. “Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin just told me the ‘Unconditional Surrender’ statue will remain at the Bayfront,” Florida GOP congressman Vern Buchanan said in a statement Tuesday. “That’s what the people of our community wanted overwhelmingly.” Buchanan urged local officials to leave the statue last week, as they mulled either moving it...
  • Marco Rubio Flexes his DC Swamp Muscle

    09/15/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    As if we needed another example of Senate Republican mendacity, we got one yesterday. – The Washington Examiner reported Monday that Marco Rubio, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), is refusing to share information from the SSCI’s “Russia Collusion” investigation with his fellow committee chairmen. Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Chuck Grassley, who will re-take the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January from the worthless Lindsey Graham, had requested via a letter to Rubio and SSCI ranking Democrat Mark Warner that SSCI share some of its records with their committees...
  • Univision Hides Protesters At Kamala Harris Visit To Florida Restaurant

    09/13/2020 9:38:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9/11/2020 | Kathleen Krumhansl
    Within the space of one hour, Univision chose to omit mention of a protest (yet again), while giving the Democratic vice-presidential candidate celebrity treatment during a PR stint that included an "unannounced" visit to a Venezuelan restaurant in an effort to attract Latino voters. As you can see from the following video that compares the Telemundo and Univision reports on Harris's trip to South Florida, Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart did acknowledge that “outside, there were also protesters with pro President Trump posters.” What he did not say was that the group, from Latinos for Trump, was there on behalf of...
  • Rick Scott Torpedoes Mike Lee’s S.386 H-1B Outsourcing Bill

    09/01/2020 10:33:52 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced his strong opposition to Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s S.386 outsourcing bill, likely sinking the Utah Republican’s bill for the rest of the year. Lee’s S.386 bill aids the tech industry and visa workers from India and China “at the expense of American workers, highly skilled immigrants, workers from Latin America and Europe, as well as Florida’s most important industries,” Scott wrote in the August 31 op-ed in the Miami Herald.He continued: I’ve heard from many constituents about how this bill would impact people in Florida, especially those who came to Florida from Latin America. Florida’s...
  • TS Laura and Marco

    08/22/2020 1:57:34 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 285 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 21 August 2020 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season continues to heat up as we are two weeks shy of average season peak activity. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the Gulf of Mexico concurrently. Tropical Storm Laura has formed east of the Leeward Islands. Marco is approaching the Yucatan Peninsula. There is a possibility we may see the amazing Fujiwhara Effect, where two storms within 870 miles of each other will dance around each other. If one storm is significantly stronger, the weaker storm will be absorbed into the stronger storm. If the two storms are similar in size, they can gravitate...
  • First ever double hurricane could hit the Gulf of Mexico

    08/21/2020 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Ben Dover · 57 replies
    There have never been two hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time before. Next week for the first time on record, two hurricanes could hit the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. Twice before, in 1959 and 1933, two tropical storms have entered the Gulf at the same time. But never before have both been hurricanes.
  • Byron Donalds Wins in GOP Primary for Open Southwest Florida Congressional Seat

    08/18/2020 11:35:51 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 8 replies
    Florida Daily ^ | August 18, 2020 | Kevin Derby
    State Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, won the crowded Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., on Tuesday. With all votes in, Donalds had 22.6 percent of the Republican primary vote, giving him a narrow win over state House Majority Leader Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, who took 21.9 percent of the vote. Businessman Casey Askar garnered 20 percent followed by urologist Dr. William Figlesthaler with 18.4 percent of the vote. The rest of the field pulled in the single digits. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson took 7.6 percent followed by activist Christy McLaughlin at 4.1 percent, former Minnesota...
  • Primary Night, Florida & Wyoming (open thread)

    08/18/2020 1:30:49 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 98 replies
    Self | August 18, 2020 | Self
    8-18 primaries Poll closing times below in thread WYoming US SEnate Cynthia Lummis (R) Robert Short (R) . Florida CD-15 Candidate Candidate Raised Ross Spano (R) • Incumbent $893,151 Scott Franklin (R) raised $505,906 . Florida CD-19, safe GOP, open Candidate Candidate Raised William Figlesthaler (R) $1,986,020 Dane Eagle (R) $707,727 Ford O’Connell (R) $160,371 Randy Henderson (R) $233,054 Byron Donalds (R) $773,083 Casey Askar (R) $3,656,256
  • WATCHL: Trump Boat Parade 2020 in Clearwater, FL - Largest Boat Parade Ever? A New World Record?

    Now This Is A Rally! #Trump2020 – More energy than 2016! CLEARWATER, FL — “It’ll be nice to be in the open air, sunshine, maintain distance and support what we believe is the proper presidential choice,” Cliff Gehart, one of the organizers. More than 1,181 Trump supporters were expected Saturday morning, the organizing website states. That would break the Guinness World Record for largest boat parade, which was 1,180 in Malaysia on Sept. 13, 2014.
  • Trump Boat Parade - World Record Attempted

    08/15/2020 2:07:04 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | 08/15/20 | Donald Trump
    Today in Clearwater, FL Trump Supporters organized a boat parade. They were attempting to break a Guinness Book World Record of 1180 boats. Check out the Video from today, I don't know about a world record but that's a lot of boats and the MSM tells us Trump is losing..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2mHPsiNIaU
  • Tampa General continues hydroxychloroquine study on healthcare workers

    08/08/2020 10:24:41 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 20 replies
    Fox News Tampa ^ | Aug 8 2020 | Briona Arradondo
    <p>Since launching in the spring, a nationwide clinical trial hopes to answer whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID-19 in healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients on the front lines.</p> <p>Tampa General Hospital is participating, signing up nearly 190 people in May.</p> <p>“We don’t have many studies that look into does it really do a good job in preventing, and we actually need good studies to answer that question,” Dr. Seetha Lakshmi of TGH and USF Health said.</p>
  • Senate bans TIKTOK on government devices by Unanimous Consent

    08/06/2020 10:46:50 AM PDT · by RandFan · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 6 | Sen. Josh Hawley
    @SenHawleyPressBREAKING — Sen. Josh Hawley and @SenRickScott's legislation to ban @tiktok_us on U.S. government devices has just unanimously passed the U.S. Senate! TikTok is a major security risk and has no place on government devices.
  • DOJ: Entrepreneur spent PPP loans on Lamborghini, Rolex, strip clubs

    08/05/2020 12:00:32 PM PDT · by RandFan · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/20 02:40 PM EDT | BY J. EDWARD MORENO
    A Texas entrepreneur has been accused of misusing $1.6 million from the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Lee Price III, a 29-year-old from Houston, spent the money on luxury items, such as real estate, a Lamborghini sports car, a Rolex watch and strip clubs, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Price is facing charges of making false statements to a financial institution, wire fraud, bank fraud and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions. He allegedly applied to the PPP for two businesses that he claimed had several employees, receiving $900,000 and $700,000 in stimulus funding. Prosecutors found that Price...