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  • Democrats Caught In Vile Attack On Wife Of Trump’s Florida Co-Chair

    07/23/2018 6:13:01 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 29 replies
    The deteriorating state of the American left and the Democratic Party was on vivid display again in a recent, ugly controversy in Florida that Democrats initiated, then tried to shrug off and finally back-tracked on after media coverage exposed it. A Democrat running for local government office posted on Facebook about an issue facing voters in November. Joe Gruters, the chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota, a state representative and the co-chairman of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Florida, responded to the issue. One of the first responses to his comment was this: “..you never did answer my question...
  • Is this the most ‘DRAMATIC’ tweet yet from David Hogg? You be the judge…

    07/22/2018 4:47:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/22/18 | David Hogg and a cast of thousands
    Parkland survivor and now professional activist David Hogg warned everyone on Sunday the the upcoming election “could be the last election in our lifetime”:
  • In letter to Trump, Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

    07/22/2018 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 22 JULY 2018 | AP
    President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump detailing how he plans to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December so that Mexicans do not feel the need to migrate. "There will be many changes," he promised in the letter. "And in this new atmosphere of progress with well-being, I'm sure we can reach agreements to confront together the migration phenomenon as well as the problem of border insecurity." Lopez Obrador also suggested the two countries draft a development plan backed by public funds and invite...
  • House Republican Proposing Carbon Tax This Week To Replace the Gas Tax

    07/22/2018 7:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo is getting ready to introduce a bill repealing the gas tax in exchange for a carbon tax. It seems rather odd the Miami Republican wants to chart this path, especially after the House GOP overwhelmingly denounced the notion of a carbon tax last week, but Curbelo isn’t backing down from his proposal. He told Miami Herald his proposal is just a “first step” in the discussion. When you ask this question in a vacuum, is any tax detrimental to economic growth? It’s usually going to be yes…But when you put it in context and you...
  • Majority of young people not planning on voting in midterm elections, says survey

    07/22/2018 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 07/22/18 | Adam Sabes
    Only 28 percent of young adults ages 18-29 say they are “absolutely certain” of voting in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new survey. On the other hand, the Public Religion Research Institute (PPRI) and The Atlantic also found that 74 percent of seniors said they are “absolutely certain” about voting in the midterm elections, in what the survey-takers described as a “massive” generational gap in voting intent. Overall, half of Americans are “absolutely certain” about voting in the midterm elections, which is about the same compared to the 2014 midterm elections. According to the poll, young adults are...
  • Marco Rubio says the Carter Page documents don't prove the FBI spied on Trump's campaign

    07/22/2018 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 48 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-22-2018
    President Trump claims the FBI spied on and undermined his presidential campaign in 2016 for partisan purposes. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) does not. Responding to Saturday's publication of the FBI's application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in connection to Russian election interference, Rubio said on CNN Sunday he "has a different view on it."
  • DeSantis Rising: Florida Congressman Now the Sunshine State GOP Gubernatorial Frontrunner

    07/22/2018 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida – With just over a month to go until Florida Republicans vote to select their nominee for the governor’s race, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is pulling ahead of Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, according to recent polling data. Past polling showed DeSantis trailing Putnam by a wide margin. One poll from June 21, conducted by Fox News, had DeSantis down by 15 points. This month’s polling, however, shows the trend is decidedly in DeSantis’ favor. A survey from Remington Research conducted July 2-5 has DeSantis up 17 points. Another survey conducted by pollster Tony Fabrizio has DeSantis up...
  • 97-Year-Old Trainer Bozzo Wins Again at Gulfstream

    07/21/2018 8:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    BloodHorse ^ | July 21, 2018
    When Gusty Wind drew off to win the fifth race at Gulfstream Park July 21 by 3 3/4 lengths, Jerry Bozzo broke his own record as the oldest trainer to win a Thoroughbred race. "It's very gratifying. I wish I could have been there in the winner's circle," said the 97-year-old Bozzo, who watched the victory on his home computer. "That would have pumped me up even more."
  • WaPo Basically Admits That Mexico Is A S***Hole Country

    07/21/2018 7:38:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 21 Jul 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    To their credit, the WaPo’s editors begin by admitting that we do, in fact, have a refugee crisis on our hands. They go one step further, admitting that the Obama administration was “flummoxed” by the unending flow of families and unaccompanied children trying to flee Central and South America and enter the United States, particularly in 2014. But they are dismissive of the one solution being put forward by the Trump administration which might actually make a difference. We’ve had a “safe third country” agreement with Canada since 2004. Under that plan, migrants are to apply for asylum in the...
  • (Florida) ‘Stand your ground’ law protects shooter in deadly fight over parking space: sheriff

    07/21/2018 10:33:56 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 282 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 20, 2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An argument over a handicapped parking spot at a convenience store in Florida led to a fatal shooting and the man who pulled the trigger won’t be arrested under the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law, authorities said. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told reporters during a Friday press conference that Thursday’s shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, a 28-year-old father of three, is “within the bookends of stand your ground and within the bookends of force being justified,” the Tampa Bay Times reports. “I’m not saying I agree with it, but I don’t make that call,” Gualtieri told reporters, adding...
  • Sheriff Bob Gualtieri: Clearwater shooting fits 'Stand Your Ground'

    07/20/2018 4:32:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | July 20, 2018 @5:40 PM | Holly Gregory  | 
    Ali Salous, the owner of the Circle A convenience store, told us Drejka has caused problems at his store before. "This guy -- he did this before," Salous said. "He always hangs out in the parking lot and if he sees someone parking, he just wants to start trouble with people." Gualtieri, however, maintained that Drejka's history didn't matter when it comes to making an arrest. All that matters, according to the sheriff, are the facts of this brief confrontation caught on tape. "He might well be a thorn in people's side. He might be a jerk," Gualtieri explained. "He...
  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • Rubio, Scott Lead Assault on Conservative Judge, Take Down ‘Qualified’ Nominee

    07/20/2018 12:19:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Tim Scott torpedoed a conservative nominee to the Ninth Circuit appeals court on Thursday whom even liberals called qualified for the bench, citing college-era political comments, energizing Democrats, and creating a new line of attack against the confirmations of dozens of other judicial picks, including Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Ryan Bounds, an Oregon federal prosecutor who clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the Ninth Circuit, had an impressive array of credentials that impressed people on the left and the right. Even the left-wing American Bar Association (ABA) unanimously voted to rate Bounds as...
  • Florida Store Owner Arrested for Opening Fire on Fleeing Beer Thief

    07/19/2018 10:49:11 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 99 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 07/19/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Here’s a pro tip: don’t learn the law and the rules of armed self defense the hard way. A Lakeland, Florida gas station owner., Mehedeun Hasan, is in serious legal jeopardy after shooting a fleeing beer thief. An owner of a convenience store in Lakeland has been charged with attempted murder after shooting at a man accused of stealing three cases of beer. Polk County Sheriff’s Office officials said Rennie Defoe, 43, of Plant City, walked out of the Shell gas station on Combee Road North with three 18-packs of Natural Ice Beer without paying Tuesday. The stores owners, Mehedeun...
  • 500-pound goliath grouper eats shark as shocked Florida fishermen watch: 'He just sucked it in'

    07/19/2018 5:20:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    There's a reason goliath groupers are called the garbage disposals of the sea — they eat everything in sight, including sharks apparently. A group of fishermen were able to witness a 500-pound grouper's "rare" meal during a fishing trip off the coast of Everglades City, Florida, last week. Captain Jimmy Wheeler with Everglades Fishing Company watched as someone in his group caught a 3-foot shark. As the fisherman started reeling the creature in, a large shadow appeared. Wheeler instantly knew what was going to happen next.
  • Flesh-eating bacteria in raw oysters kill Florida man, health officials say

    07/18/2018 8:01:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    The 71-year-old man ate the oysters on July 8 at a Sarasota restaurant, which health officials did not identify, and died two days later. "We have an individual that consumed some raw oysters and to the best of our knowledge had no exposure to salt water, became severely ill, and passed away," said Michael Drennon, Disease Intervention Services Program Manager at the Sarasota County Health Dept. "We tell everybody regardless of age or immune status that they should avoid eating raw or undercooked shell fish or seafood or avoid or being in the salt water when they have an open...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the “Abolish ICE” banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • Florida Couple Gets to Keep Home's 'Starry' Paint Job Mayor Must Publicly Apologize for $10,000 Fine

    07/18/2018 10:35:54 AM PDT · by OddLane · 99 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 | Eric Boehm
    The mayor of Mount Dora, Florida, will have to publicly apologize Wednesday afternoon for his city's overzealous code enforcement that targeted a home painted in the likeness of Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece, "Starry Night." More importantly, the city will remove a lien against the property and drop more than $10,000 in fines it had issued to the husband and wife who own the home, according to a settlement approved unanimously by the city council Tuesday night. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the settlement also includes the payment of $15,000 to homeowners Lubomir Jastrzebski and his wife, Nancy Nemhauser. The couple's...
  • Is Ron DeSantis surging over Adam Putnam? Some think so

    07/18/2018 6:01:57 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 35 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Jul 18, 2018 | Mark Skoneki
    The latest independent polls done last month in the Republican race for Florida governor had Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam with a comfortable lead over U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis. But now, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times, there’s a growing feeling that DeSantis is gaining fast on Putnam. If so, the move would be reminiscent of Rick Scott’s overtaking of Bill McCollum in 2010. Like Putnam this year, McCollum was the establishment GOP candidate, only to have Scott soar past him for the nomination. This year, though, the biggest factor in the DeSantis surge seems to be the...
  • Facebook removes page inciting violence against Republicans after lawmaker’s appeal (Gaetz, R-Fla.)

    07/17/2018 3:03:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Facebook on Tuesday removed a page for inciting violence against Republicans after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) brought it up in a hearing. Gaetz said his office previously brought the page to Facebook's attention and the social media giant dismissed concerns. But he presented the page to Facebook's head of global policy management directly during the House Judiciary Committee's hearing examining how social media companies filter content. During the hearing, the Florida Republican highlighted content posted on a page titled "Milkshakes against the Republican Party" that called for "crazed shooters" to target the GOP's congressional baseball team and attack the NRA....