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  • Amendment 4 will save taxpayer money, give felons a second chance

    09/21/2018 7:05:55 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 38 replies
    TC Palm ^ | Sept. 21, 2018 | Reggie Garcia
    Florida’s 13 million voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help convicted felons who have paid their debt to society earn the right to vote, and to a second chance. Called the “Voting Restoration Amendment,” a proposed constitutional amendment will grant most of the 1.7 million convicted felons the right to vote and help select their leaders for local, state and federal offices. That is a good thing. It makes sense. To be eligible, these felons must complete “all terms of sentence including parole or probation.“ That means they would have paid restitution, court costs and fees, and completed community service,...
  • Kavanaugh, DeSantis and the Human Cost of Fake News

    09/21/2018 4:17:00 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | September 21, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media’s lies have a price.Politico, the media outlet of choice for flacks and hacks, has declared that Ron DeSantis, the conservative Republican running for Governor of Florida, against the media’s favorite new socialist, suffered his “fifth race-related” controversy.  That fifth “controversy” is about something that somebody who isn’t DeSantis tweeted. The fourth controversy also involved a DeSantis donor. The third controversy falsely smeared the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Restoration Weekend attended by DeSantis (and Medal of Honor winner Clinton Romesha). The second involved a GOP official who also isn’t DeSantis. And the first was that DeSantis had been added...
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Spanish Ballot Ruling Drives Democrat Votes For Midterms

    09/20/2018 12:09:57 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 16 replies
    A federal judge in Florida has decreed that 32 large county election officials must provide Spanish-language ballots, sample ballots and polling places with posted notices — a decision that will drive up the Democratic vote and perhaps provide the difference in close Midterms, including for Congress. The order by Chief Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee is in response to the tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria last year. He wrote that not providing Spanish-language ballots to eligible voters would be a violation of the Voting Rights Act. “Puerto Ricans are American citizens,” Walker...
  • Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor race

    09/19/2018 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/18 | 9/19/18
    Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 6-point lead over Ron DeSantis (R) in the hotly contested gubernatorial campaign in Florida, according to a new poll. The Reuters–Ipsos–UVA Center for Politics poll found that 50 percent of voters surveyed support Gillum, compared to 44 percent who back DeSantis. The remaining percentage of voters said they support a different candidate or did not indicate support for any candidate. Gillum and DeSantis are running to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is term-limited and running for Senate. The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, rates the gubernatorial contest a “toss-up.” The Reuters...
  • Co-Founder Of March For Our Lives Cameron Kasky Explains The Mistakes He’s Made

    09/19/2018 7:59:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    & Why He Left March For Our Lives Co-Founder of March For Our Lives Cameron Kasky joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to talk about his decision to step away from March For Our Lives. On going after Senator Rubio at the town hall: I'm very regretful of a lot of the mistakes that I've made along the way. One of the things I never really did was watch myself. If I was on a screen I kind of tried to run away from it. I'm not entirely sure why. But, looking back on that it's...
  • Giant marijuana bundles wash up on Florida beaches, but don’t try to keep them

    09/19/2018 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | September 18 2018 | Tom Jackman
    It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe “Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven.” Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped five-kilo bricks, have been washing up on the shores of Florida since the approach of Hurricane Florence last week, possibly from a boat that was either capsized by the storm or an airplane drop that went awry.
  • HEAVILY ARMED INDIVIDUALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ENTERING COUNTRY ILLEGALLY THROUGH AZ RANCH

    09/18/2018 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bitt · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/2018 | John Wellington
    Video footage from a ranch in Arizona shows thousands of illegal aliens marching into the United States uninterrupted because there is no border wall, nor border patrol, to stop them.
  • Red Tide & Blaming Farmers & Global Warming Yet it Conforms to Pi

    09/17/2018 5:51:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis
    armstrong economics ^ | Sep 17, 2018 | Martin Armstrong
    If you ever live at the shore, one thing that crops up in 13-year cycles is what they call Red Tide. The traditional explanation I have always heard is that is caused by farming and the runoff of their pesticides that contaminate the water. I use to hear that in New Jersey and the same thing in Florida. It seems to be linked to the same people who promote Global Warming who want us to starve and stop driving to work. I would ask, where is the runoff from farmers when there are none in this area? It would go...
  • Gillum Wants 40 Percent Increase to Florida Corporate Tax

    09/17/2018 6:10:00 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    The Democratic nominee for governor in Florida who ran a primary campaign claiming he was the only "true progressive" in the race is proposing a 40 percent hike in the state's corporate taxes, and is selling the idea in-part by comparing his proposed tax rates to California, one of the highest states for corporate taxation in the nation. "By adjusting our state corporate tax level to a modest 7.75%, which allows our richest corporations to receive a tax cut and keeps our corporate tax rate more than 1% lower than California, we'll be able to recoup at least $1 billion...
  • Taco Bell employee fired for refusing to serve English-speaking customer

    09/15/2018 5:03:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell employee in Florida was let go by the fast food chain after a video circulating on social media this week showed her refusing to serve an English-speaking customer. The video shows the employee at the restaurantÂ’s Hialeah location appearing to become annoyed when customer Alexandria Montgomery tried placing her order in English, the Miami Herald reported. WSVN 7 News âś” @wsvn "No habla ingles!" Hialeah Taco Bell employee fired for refusing to take order from customer who doesn't speak Spanish. Watch full video here: After getting nowhere, Montgomery asks to speak with a manager. The employee,...
  • Florida Governor Gillum (D) 48%, DeSantis (R) 42%

    09/15/2018 4:42:34 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 190 replies
    Rassmussen ^ | 09/11/18 Poll | Rasmussen
    Friday, September 14, 2018 Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a six-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the race to be Florida’s next governor. The first Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of the race finds that Gillum earns 48% support to DeSantis’ 42% among Likely Florida Voters. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Among voters who say they are certain to vote in the upcoming election, Gillum leads 49% to 44%.
  • Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month

    09/14/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 9/13/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-national-hispanic-heritage-month-2018/ White House PROCLAMATIONS Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018 Issued on: September 13, 2018 During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor all American citizens of Hispanic descent and celebrate their rich and vibrant traditions of faith, family, hard work, and patriotism. We are grateful for the innumerable contributions they make to our society, which are vital to our thriving Nation. We are especially grateful for the 1.2 million Hispanic-American men and women who have answered the call to serve in our Armed Forces, demonstrating remarkable loyalty, bravery, and dedication to duty. My...
  • ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban in Florida… Anti-Gun Groups Join Forces to Put it on the Ballot

    09/14/2018 6:38:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    gunsamerica.com ^ | 9/12/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    Two Florida-based anti-gun groups have joined forces to put a constitutional amendment on the state’s 2020 general election ballot to ban “assault weapons” in the Gunshine State. The organizations – Americans for Gun Safety Now (AFGSN) and Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) – must gather 766,200 petition signatures from registered Florida voters to place the amendment on Florida’s 2020 ballot. Once on the ballot, a Florida constitutional amendment must gain 60 percent of the vote to become law. “The assault rifle, and its ability to fire approximately one hundred rounds a minute, can be purchased legally with no proof of...
  • Fact Check: Trump is Right About Puerto Rico, Critics Manipulating Hurricane Maria Death ‘Estimates’

    09/13/2018 12:31:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sep 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats and the media have been pounding President Donald Trump over the past few days, as Hurricane Florence nears the Carolinas, over his alleged insensitivity to deaths in Puerto Rico last year from Hurricane Maria. On Thursday morning, President Trump pushed back on Twitter, alleging that Democrats had inflated the death toll “in order to make me look as bad as possible.” That led to more criticism, with the Associated Press accusing Trump of making claims “without evidence.” But Trump is correct. His opponents — including the media — have strained for more than a year to turn Hurricane Maria...
  • Jeb Bush weighs in on Trump’s Puerto Rico tweets: ‘Incredibly disheartening’

    09/13/2018 6:19:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 141 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Megan Keller
    Jeb Bush criticized President Trump's controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. "Incredibly disheartening comments from our President," Bush tweeted Thursday. Trump beat the former Florida governor for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Trump sparked controversy earlier Thursday when he tweeted that the estimated 3,000 death toll was intentionally inflated by Democrats. The 3,000 approximation comes from a George Washington University study that tried to total how many "excess deaths" occurred because of Hurricane Maria and would not have happened in the absence of the cyclone. Those involved with the study have emphasized...
  • Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis softly criticize Trump for Puerto Rico conspiracy theory

    09/13/2018 12:30:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/13/18
    President Trump appears to be alone in his baseless assertion that Hurricane Maria's death toll was inflated "by the Democrats in order to make [him] look as bad as possible."[cut] Rick Scott ✔ @ScottforFlorida I disagree with @POTUS– an independent study said thousands were lost and Gov. Rosselló agreed. I've been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw devastation firsthand. The loss of any life is tragic; the extent of lives lost as a result of Maria is heart wrenching. I'll continue to help PR 11:45 AM - Sep 13, 2018 11.4K 4,804 people are talking about this Additionally, the...
  • TIA: Unruly JetBlue passenger arrested in terminal

    09/13/2018 2:20:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | 9/12/18 | Haley Hinds
    TAMPA (FOX 13) - A passenger scheduled to board a JetBlue plane to San Juan, Puerto Rico Wednesday caused a scene and was arrested in the terminal, according to officials with Tampa International Airport. A witness took video of the outburst, including the moment the man took down his pants, and later had to be restrained by officers. Airport officials said the man, identified by TIA officials as Ralph Rodriguez Hernandez, became upset around 2 p.m. because his flight was delayed. TIA said during the tantrum, Hernandez threatened to kill a gate agent from JetBlue.
  • Coins worth $4.5m recovered from shipwreck

    08/22/2015 9:11:40 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 24 replies
    MIAMI: Treasure hunters off Florida have found $4.5 million in gold coins from a Spanish ship that sunk during a hurricane in the 18th century , the sal vage company said on Wednesday. The ship 'Ten Galleons' traveling from Havana to Spain... "Over 350 gold coins, including 9 Royals were recovered on July 30 & 31 on the actual 300th anniversary of the wreck,"
  • Vanity of vanities; The Sun of a Beach Mouse

    09/12/2018 6:42:16 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 13 replies
    9/12/18 | Street Lawyer
    If you own a house on the beach on Perdido Key you just got screwed to the wall by Escambia County in sunny Florida, sometimes referred to as LA (Lower Alabama). It’s a shame how the liberals have begun to pollute a once conservative enclave in Sunny Florida. Escambia County is proposing a non-ad valorem (NAV) levy on the rich residents of Perdido Key for the protection of the Perdido Key Beach Mouse. It’s basically a soak the rich levy and it’s illegal. They could use tax revenue but in Florida local governments have a cap on taxes for all...