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  • Florida GOP Primary Big Win for Rand Paul, Political 'Outsiders'

    04/24/2014 11:37:27 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 3 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04-23-2014 | John Gizzi
    Businessman Curt Clawson's easy win on Tuesday for the GOP nomination in Florida's 19th Congressional District resonated beyond the borders of the upscale, safely Republican district. With results nearly final, first-time candidate Clawson rolled up 38 percent of the vote to 26 percent for state Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto and 25 percent for former state Rep. Paige Kreegel. Along with fueling the candidacies elsewhere of fellow businesspeople-candidates and "anti-politicians," Clawson's primary win in the district vacated by GOP Rep. Trey Radel — who resigned after pleading guilty to cocaine possession — is also a boost for a likely presidential...
  • Bill would allow illegal immigrants brought to U.S. as children to practice law

    04/24/2014 4:57:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Tampa Tribune (FL) ^ | April 24, 2014 | BY JAMES L. ROSICA
    People in the country illegally could become licensed to practice law under bill language approved Thursday by the Florida Senate. The change, if eventually passed by both chambers and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, could immediately benefit a Tampa Bay man who entered the country as a child and stayed long beyond his family’s tourist visa. Senators passed the language on close voice votes as amendments to a family law bill. The vote came after more than an hour of debate, including supporters quoting from the Bible and reading aloud the “Give me your tired, your poor” poem...
  • Florida Blue: Health Law Enrollments 'Exceeded Expectations' But Premiums May Rise In 2015

    04/24/2014 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 23, 2014 | By Daniel Chang and Patricia Borns, Miami Herald
    Most of the consumers who bought a private health plan from Florida Blue through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges between October and April were previously uninsured — one of many factors potentially leading to higher premium rates in 2015, according to a senior executive. Jason Altmire, senior vice president of public policy for Florida Blue, cited familiar reasons for a likely rise in rates next year. Altmire said “most” Florida Blue consumers who signed up for exchange plans have paid their first month’s premium, which is required to activate a plan. But he said many consumers remain uneducated about...
  • Trayvon Martin's dad speaks about son in NY

    04/24/2014 10:06:43 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 30 replies
    WFTV.com ^ | April 24,2014 | Associated Press
    According to Newsday, Martin said he would like to see his son's name "in the history books of modern days, taking his place beside Emmett Till." Martin's son was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who later was acquitted of second-degree murder under Florida's "stand your ground" law.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 24,2014

    04/24/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 119 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 24, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like ThisAND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable...
  • Woman who killed ex now convicted of trying to murder son

    04/24/2014 7:00:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Suth Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 23, 2014 | Rafael Olmeda
    A woman who was found not guilty of murdering her husband in Palm Beach County 22 years ago has now been convicted of trying to kill her son in Las Vegas, prosecutors there said Wednesday. Linda Cooney, 64, faces between three and 65 years in prison when she is sentenced June 23 after being convicted of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, intimidating a witness and stalking, said Michael Staudaher, chief deputy district attorney for Clark County, Nev.
  • Fl Congressman Bill Young's widow says she won't support Jolly

    04/24/2014 5:38:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 21 replies
    WFLA ^ | 04/23/2014 | Lauren Layk
    The widow of Congressman C.W. Bill Young says she no longer supports the man who campaigned as a “Bill Young Republican” and was elected to her husband’s seat in the House of Representatives. “No, I won’t support him,” Beverly Young said in an interview with News Channel 8. It’s quite a switch for Young, who appeared in a Jolly commercial and with him at the rally to announce his candidacy for Congress. But Young is disappointed and upset that Jolly did not hire more of her husband’s staff to carry on what they started under the 22-term congressman, who died...
  • Trayvon Martin's father wants son's death to renew civil rights movement(New "Emmett Till")

    04/23/2014 8:38:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | April 23, 2014 | Joan Gralla
    Tracy Martin wants his son, Trayvon, to be remembered as this century's Emmett Till, and have his death reawaken the nation's lagging civil rights movement. "We want him to be known as that child of central Florida who galvanized the country," said Martin, who was a guest speaker at Nassau Community College on Wednesday. "We would like to see his name in the history books of modern days, taking his place beside Emmett Till [though] Emmett Till has a legacy I don't think any African-American child will surpass." Till, 14, was killed in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of...
  • WaPo's Rubin: Wanted: Jeb Bush or another grown-up

    04/23/2014 2:18:12 PM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    Jeb Bush once again told a group he is thinking of running for president. The reason interest is high in an undeclared candidate with loud (if not numerous) opponents within the GOP is not hard to figure out. With each passing week it becomes more apparent that there is a gap in the GOP field, which Jeb or some other candidate needs to fill in order for the GOP to win the White House. That candidate may be among the group of governors who are considering a run, but we haven’t seen anyone step forward in commanding style to fill...
  • Learn More. Go Further. [Pro-Common Core Propaganda Web Site. Know Thy Enemy!]

    04/23/2014 1:49:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Learnmoregofurther.org ^ | A bunch of central planners
    ...The National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), among other organizations were instrumental in bringing together teachers to provide specific, constructive feedback on the standards.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 23,2014

    04/23/2014 8:14:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 108 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Crist Gives Full Support To Affordable Care Act

    04/23/2014 2:13:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 4/22/14
    Former Governor Charlie Crist went where few Democrats dare, a full endorsement of Obamacare Democratic gubernatorial candidate is doing something with his campaign that almost no other Democrat in America is willing to do: give a full-throated endorsement of the Affordable Care Act. Crist made an appearance at the Capital Tiger Bay Club and repeatedly called the ACA “great” during his lunch speech. Crist also took aim at attack ads against him being run by a political action committee backing Republican Governor Rick Scott.
  • Curt Clawson wins Republican nomination in Florida special election

    04/22/2014 5:39:12 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 77 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 22 at 8:08 pm | SEAN SULLIVAN
    Businessman Curt Clawson won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Florida's 19th district Tuesday, a giant step toward becoming a member of Congress in the heavily conservative district. Clawson, who loaned his campaign nearly $2.7 million of his own money through early April, defeated three other candidates in a special primary election: State Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, businessman Michael Dreikorn and former state representative Paige Kreegel.
  • Rep. Eagle on DUI Arrest: Not 'Complete and Accurate Picture' (Drunken Taco Bell Run)

    04/22/2014 3:13:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Naples News ^ | April 22, 2014
    A Southwest Florida lawmaker who advocated for a new state law to drug test all elected officials was arrested early Monday and accused of drunken driving, Tallahassee Police Department officials say. State Rep. Dane Eagle, 30, R-Cape Coral, was arrested around 2 a.m. after hitting a curb and running a red light near the campus of Florida State University, police say. Tallahassee police say Eagle’s vehicle was first noticed after leaving a Taco Bell near the university campus. “When the defendant exited, he stumbled to his left and fell against the rear passenger door of his vehicle,” the police report...
  • New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home.

    04/22/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 80 replies
    WFLA ^ | Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:58 AM CST | Shannon Behnken
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Sharkey and his wife are now living in Hawaii where he is currently stationed. They plan to move back into their New Port Richey home someday. But, right now they are fighting to get their house back. They say strangers broke in, changed the locks, moved in and they refuse to leave. "I want the people out," said Sharkey. "They're criminals living in my house." Sharkey was shocked to find out...
  • Self-funder poised to win GOP nod for Trey Radel seat [Special Election primary today]

    04/22/2014 9:39:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/22/2014 | ELIZABETH TITUS
    Republican voters in a southwest Florida congressional district will go to the polls Tuesday to pick a likely successor to former Rep. Trey Radel, the freshman Republican who resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. Without stark policy disagreements among the GOP candidates — and without the bellwether status of the Sunshine State’s 13th District, where a closely contested special election last month riveted national political watchers — Tuesday’s primary vote in the 19th District will test the sway of campaign cash and endorsements from political heavyweights such as Rand Paul and Sarah Palin. The four-way Republican race...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,Erik Erickson,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 22,2014

    04/22/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 153 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 22, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    WELCOME To The NO Rush Limbaugh Show, Erick Erickson Subs!
  • MDC professor beaten — was it a ‘hit’ over a grade? [Head bashed in concrete; sound familiar?]

    04/22/2014 5:48:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/21/14 | MICHAEL VASQUEZ AND GREGORY CASTILLO
    ...police continue to investigate a brutal attack against music professor Marc Magellan. The professor appears to have been specifically targeted, and it was not a robbery — none of his personal items were taken. As Magellan was leaving campus last week, a man called out “Professor Marc,”...When Magellan turned around, he was sucker-punched in the face. That unexpected blow knocked Magellan, 31, to the ground of the campus parking garage. From there, the attacker continued beating the professor “unmercifully,” according to police. At one point, Magellan says, the assailant “was powerfully punching the side of my head against the concrete...
  • CAIR Fighting Removal of Text Books Promoting Muslims as Unfair, Biased

    04/22/2014 4:33:00 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies
    conservativeinfidel.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Rick Wells
    Once again the Council on American-Islamic Relations is injecting themselves into a debate as advocates in opposition to traditional American Christian values. The Florida chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood front organization said on Monday that they oppose a bill currently being debated on the grounds that it unfairly burdens school boards with the approval of textbooks. CAIR contends that it creates an unfunded mandate and opens the door to biased learning materials. The motivations behind the bill are presented as an effort to correct a bias which already exists, a pro-Muslim, anti-Christian bias. The system as it presently functions involves...
  • Report: Jeb Bush on Board of Directors of Pro-Obamacare Company

    04/21/2014 8:40:46 PM PDT · by This Just In · 48 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wanted to cash out after he left office, but those business entanglements may hurt him if he chooses to run for the GOP nomination in a party that is increasingly becoming opposed to crony capitalism. According to a report in The New York Times, "Bush left public office seven years ago with a net worth of $1.3 million and an unapologetic determination to expand his wealth, telling friends that his finances had suffered during his time in government."
  • Two killed, Two Injured In Tampa Park Shooting

    04/21/2014 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 20 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 20, 2014 | Caitlin Johnston
    Bullet casings and plastic Easter eggs lay scattered in the grass after a gunfight broke out Sunday in a park crowded with families and children celebrating the holiday. When police arrived at Alfred "Al" Barnes Jr. Park around 5 p.m., two young men were dead and two others were rushed to Tampa General Hospital with serious injuries. A person dressed as the Easter bunny, who had been entertaining families earlier, joined children behind crime scene tape as investigators combed the scene. "It was a family day," said Lt. Ronald McMullen, a spokesman for Tampa police. "We had been in and...
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,Mark Belling,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 21,2014

    04/21/2014 8:24:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 73 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like This
  • The Rise of the Crazy Ants

    04/21/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.scientificamerican.com ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | By Dina Fine Maron
    The English had the longbow. The Spanish had steel. Tawny crazy ants have their own formidable weapon—a protective acid sheath—that protects them against fire ant enemies. The revelation comes from a new study published this week. Named for their butterscotch color and erratic movements, tawny crazy ants are the newest insect invaders sprawling throughout Texas and the Gulf states, unseating the reigning imported fire ants that have infested the region. Teeming out of electrical outlets and short-circuiting electronics, the tiny reddish-brown crazy ants have been making headlines as their numbers climb in the southeastern U.S. In some locales they can...
  • Florida communities prepare for rising seas

    04/21/2014 5:03:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | April 20, 2014 | William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — While the nation looks for solutions to the problem of rising sea levels, some coastal communities in Florida are taking action to save themselves from sinking into the ocean. Hallandale Beach is preparing to pump excess groundwater into an aquifer. Fort Lauderdale has raised a coastal roadbed and is installing one-way "tidal valves" that flush water down storm drains but block seawater from rising back up. And coastal communities farther north, from Palm Beach County to the Space Coast, are developing plans that would concentrate housing, businesses, water plants and wells on higher ground, less vulnerable to the...
  • Iconic South Beach David’s Cafe To Close Sunday [2 locations victims of Obamanomics]

    04/21/2014 4:46:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 4/20/14
    Less than two years after closing its Lincoln Road location, David’s Cafe on Collins Avenue stopped brewing Cuban cafecito for good. The South Beach staple closed its doors for the final time at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 April 2014

    04/20/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows April 20th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s prime minister; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Devil Patrick, D-Mass.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont.; Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States; Kim Beazley, Australia’s...
  • Michele Bachmann Endorses in Florida Special Election

    04/19/2014 3:54:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has endorsed businessman Curt Clawson with days to go in the Republican primary race to replace former Florida Rep. Trey Radel. Clawson’s announcement of the endorsement offered no statement from the retiring congresswoman, but the candidate heaped praise on Bachmann, the founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.
  • (Illegal) Immigrant Tuition Bill Opens Rift in Republican Party (Florida)

    04/19/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Friday, April 18, 2014 | Marc Caputo
    Gov. Rick Scott was just about to kick into gear his Hispanic outreach campaign when two top Republicans in the Florida Senate complicated the effort by unexpectedly blocking a priority bill that would give in-state tuition rates to some undocumented immigrants. The abrupt procedural move by Senate President Don Gaetz and Senate budget chairman Joe Negron on Thursday caught Scott unaware along with fellow House Republicans and the party’s most respected former governor, Gov. Jeb Bush, who had privately asked some senators to hear the measure. In a rare joint public statement, Bush, Scott and another former Republican governor, Bob...
  • Lakeland (FL) SWAT Team Puts New Ride Into Action (Blow out windows on house no one was in)

    04/19/2014 6:19:28 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 78 replies
    THE LEDGER ^ | Saturday, April 19, 2014 | Stephanie Allen
    Lakeland Police SWAT team officers looking for stolen motorcycles tried out their newest technologies Friday evening while serving a search warrant on a house in South Lakeland. Police said detectives have been investigating motorcycle thefts in Polk, Hillsborough and Orange counties. After conducting surveillance and gathering information for a judge to sign a search warrant, LPD called in its SWAT team to execute the warrant at a house on Empress Way in the neighborhood near Kelly Recreation Center, Sgt. Mike Lewis said. "We did not know if anyone was inside and we had information that the persons involved were armed,"...
  • Rubio on immigration: I think GOP have reached a point of “irreconcilable differences” with Obama

    04/18/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18,2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here’s what he told the Texas Tribune yesterday, via Spiering. Skip to 41:30 of the clip below for the key bit. “I think this administration has probably reached the point of irreconcilable differences with regards to trust, particularly among Republicans,” Rubio explained during a conversation at a Texas Tribune event on Tuesday. Rubio pointed out that Obama’s abuse of executive power, particularly in the decision not to enforce immigration laws, was a crucial error. He characterized it as “extremely problematic” to any consensus. Rubio admitted that the comprehensive approach to immigration reform had failed, stating that in the current political...
  • US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

    04/18/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | April 17, 2014 | Juliette Michel
    A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The culprit? The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, which causes fruit to taste bitter and fall from trees too soon.
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 18,2014

    04/18/2014 8:32:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 113 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Republican Killers: Blaming Republicans for deaths could be a sign of a tactics to come

    04/17/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | April 17, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    As the 2014 midterm elections ramp up, liberal media have are pinning the death of a Florida woman on Republicans.Literally."Democrats Need to Start Blaming the GOP for the Death of Charlene Dill" is the title of a recent piece by Brian Beutler at the New Republic, and others are agreeing with him.
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,Mark Steyn,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 17,2014

    04/17/2014 8:08:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon and 3PM Eastern Time at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show 1270 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join this Ping List! Image by Cool Text: Free Logos and Buttons - Create An Image Just Like ThisAND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable...
  • Nancy Pelosi Works To Enlist Republicans In Amnesty Push

    04/17/2014 7:23:34 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is working to to enlist 30 specific House Republicans on a mission to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. In a memorandum from the chief cosponsors of the Democratic House comprehensive immigration bill to “interested parties” published on Pelosi’s House website and pushed to press by her communications team, Pelosi specifically targets 30 Republicans she says aren’t working hard enough for amnesty. “It’s Time for [Insert name of GOP House member here] to Walk the Walk on Immigration Reform,” the memo, from Democrat Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO), Judy Chu (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Joe Garcia (D-FL)...
  • Fort Lauderdale May Limit Homeless' Ability To Urinate In Public

    04/16/2014 1:30:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    wlrn.org ^ | 4/15/14 | Wilson Sayre
    How does a city strike a balance between the needs of the homeless and the needs of those around them? Those questions will be put to the Fort Lauderdale City Commission as they consider two provisions on the agenda at Tuesday’s commission meeting. At the beginning of this year, the Fort Lauderdale City commission sat down to discuss how the city could address the issue of homelessness better. Out of that came ideas about ways to protect non-homeless residents’ quality of life. One of the ordinances up for consideration would prevent homeless people from urinating or defecating in public. The...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 16,2014

    04/16/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 181 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • WTVJ, First Station to Sponsor and March in the Miami Beach Pride Parade

    04/16/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 4/15/14
    Over the weekend Miami Beach Pride 2014 took place and just one station (ahem) was there. WTVJ it turns out is the first local television station to sponsor and officially march in the parade. You’d be forgiven if you thought WSVN held that honor, I did as well, but as it turns out that is not case. Or maybe I’m thinking of Fort Lauderdale. Team 6 showed up in full force, decked out in purple and dressed up for the occasion with plenty of signage promoting the station NBC 6 anchors Jackie Nespral, Jawan Strader, Adam Kuperstein, and WTVJ assistant...
  • Immigration Overhaul: Democrats Look to Flip 30 House Republicans

    04/15/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 4/15/14 | Matt Fuller
    Democrats are holding out hope that their discharge petition on a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill can still work — or at least be used as election-year ammo. House Democrats held a conference call Tuesday to announce their intention to distribute a memo in the districts of 30 House Republicans who have signaled support for an immigration overhaul previously. Democrats are calling on these Republicans, and others, to “put their pen where their mouth is,” as Colorado Democrat Jared Polis put it, and sign the discharge petition for HR 15, the companion bill to the Senate-passed immigration bill. The discharge petition...
  • Florida Rep. Thurston Failed to Disclose Gambling Company Donations

    04/15/2014 10:20:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | April 14, 2014 | Tom Lauder
    Florida Rep. Perry Thurston failed to disclose $11,000 in donations from gambling interests when he blasted Gov. Rick Scott last week on gaming issues. A subsidiary of a Malaysian-based casino company donated the money to a political action committee listing Thurston as its sole “associated legislator.” Thurston, a Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General, issued a scathing press release Thursday attacking Scott for failing to finalize a new gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Scott and other Republican lawmakers have said a new agreement with the Seminoles must be completed before passing new gambling legislation that might allow...
  • Woman living in luxury sentenced for stealing up to $377,000 in government benefits

    04/15/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Palm Beach Post via WPXI ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jane Musgrave
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — With a round pool in the backyard, a Mercedes and a boat in the driveway and a greenhouse and an aviary nearby, the Florida house doesn’t look like it was owned by someone who qualified for public assistance. But it was. While living the life of luxury on a 1-acre manicured lot, Gloria Valle-Clas collected between $305,000 and $377,000 in food stamps, housing assistance and Medicaid benefits. Using two separate Social Security numbers and as many as 12 aliases, she duped government agencies into sending her monthly assistance checks and picking up her medical bills...
  • Liberty City shooting leaves one dead, two injured [Team Obama apparently not "horrified"]

    04/15/2014 5:34:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | JACQUELINE CHARLES AND DAVID OVALLE
    A young man with two handguns walked up to a group of people in front of a Liberty City market on Monday evening and opened fire, killing a 52-year-old woman and wounding two men, Miami police said
  • Allen West Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting an ‘Outrage’ and Endorses Federal Investigation

    03/22/2012 9:03:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 464 replies · 10+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
    Ever since his CPAC Keynote Address in 2010, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has been one of the gold standards of modern American political conservatism. He has also been widely hailed as a political model for conservative African American politicians. And now, following recent revelations surrounding the highly suspicious shooting of Trayvon Martin, Rep. West has joined a growing bipartisan consensus calling for the case to be reopened, possibly even with Federal assistance. West’s statement, put out today by Talking Points Memo, resonates with controlled fury (emphasis added): itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of...
  • Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

    04/14/2014 11:40:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 2:44 PM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation’s largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year’s midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot use. Polls show the measure has widespread public support, and it’s particularly popular among young voters—a critical part of the Democratic coalition with historically weak turnout in non-presidential election years. “I wish that it didn’t take medical marijuana on the ballot to motivate our young voters,”...
  • Jeb Bush's Amnesty Comments Booed at Freedom Summit

    04/14/2014 5:48:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014, 7:09 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    The mention of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was resoundingly booed when Donald Trump brought up Bush's comments about illegal immigration being "an act of love." Speaking at the inaugural Freedom Summit in New Hampshire on Saturday, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Trump said he has heard a lot of crazy things but that Bush's comment was “out there.”“And he was talking about people that come into this country illegally, they do it for love,” he said, according to The Hill. “And I said, say it again I didn’t get — that’s one I’ve never heard before…...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,April 14, 2014

    04/14/2014 8:24:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 198 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | April 14, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • SpaceX to Attempt Daring Reusable Rocket Test During Dragon Launch Today(4:58pm EDT/1:58pm PDT)

    04/14/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Space.com ^ | 14APR2014 | Tariq Malik
    It's an audacious plan, the odds of success are low, but SpaceX is going to do it anyway: The private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk will launch a rocket with landing legs into orbit today, then try to bring part of it back and park it in the ocean. The chances of success? Maybe between 30 and 40 percent, said SpaceX vice president of mission assurance Hans Koenigsmann. "If we can pull this off … we'll be super-thrilled," Koenigsmann told reporters yesterday (April 13). You can watch the SpaceX's Dragon launch live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV....
  • 6th Annual Gay Pride Parade Takes Over South Beach [NBC Sponsors Sodomite Celebration]

    04/14/2014 4:52:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 4/13/14 | Laura Rodriguez
    ..."It's all about the party, celebrating life, culture [and being] proud to be who you are," said Pride board member Hernan Valverde. Drag queens and people aboard floats didn't fail to put on a show as crowds along the parade route shouted in support of gay pride.
  • How Lending A Friend Your Car, Then Going to Bed Can Land You a Life Prison Sentence

    04/14/2014 12:19:11 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    The Nation ^ | 03-24-2014 | Charles Grodin
    Several years ago I read a piece in The New York Times by Adam Liptak about Ryan Holle. Ryan, who had no prior record, is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole in Florida. He was convicted of pre-meditated murder, even though no one, including the prosecutor, disputes that Ryan was asleep in his bed at home at the time of the crime. This could only happen in America, because we are the only country that retains the Felony Murder Rule. What the Felony Murder Rule essentially says is if anyone has anything to do with a felony...
  • Black Bear Mauls Florida Woman, Drags Her Out of Garage

    04/13/2014 8:17:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 56 replies
    Yahoo/Good Morning America ^ | 4-13-14 | LIZ FIELDS
    The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches to the head. Terri Frana of Lake Mary, Fla., went to her garage Saturday evening to grab bicycles for her children to ride down to their neighbor's house when the attack happened, according to her husband, Frank Frana. As soon as the children left, Frana, 45, saw two bears in the driveway. She walked to the patio area where there were...