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  • Fla. Sheriff: 'If You Need to Shoot Somebody, Shoot Them a Lot'

    06/23/2017 4:14:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/23/2017 | Michael Chapman
    Given radical Islamic terrorist attacks and people's concern about safety, Florida's Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd advised that people who are not afraid of a gun should get one, "and if you need to shoot somebody, shoot them a lot." He also advised gun owners to "get a concealed firearms license and carry it." Sheriff Grady made his remarks to ABC Action News (WFTS) this week. “If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one," said the sheriff. "Become proficient. Get a concealed firearms license and carry it." {..snip..}
  • Florida Democratic Party Chair: ‘They’re Like Children, These Black Lawmakers’

    06/20/2017 2:34:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 80 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/20/2017 | Conor Beck
    Florida Democratic Party chairman Stephen Bittel is considering resigning following backlash from racially charged comments he made toward members of the legislative black caucus. The tension started at a Saturday fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party, the Miami Herald reports. Bittel shortened the program by removing a segment in which state legislators would be recognized. Bittel referred to the anger from lawmakers over the snub as "childish." Bittel also said State Sen. Oscar Braynon (D.), a black legislator who expressed lawmakers' unhappiness to the chairman, was acting "like a three year old." After the dinner, white State Sen. Lauren Book...
  • Tropical Storm Cindy Forms in Gulf of Mexico

    06/20/2017 1:29:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 06-20-2017 | Staff
  • Federal Judge Rules Cross Violates Law and Must Be Removed

    06/20/2017 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies ^ | June 20, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atheists across the fruited plain are rejoicing after a federal judge declared that a cross erected in a Florida park violated the law and must come down. “I am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola to keep the cross as is, and I understand and I understand and respect that point of view,” U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson wrote in his ruling. “But, the law is the law.” The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by the notorious Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association on behalf of four Pensacola citizens The judge pointed out...
  • Snortable Chocolate Arrives in U.S. Stores

    06/16/2017 12:55:58 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 49 replies
    One of the first things you notice after opening a jar of Coco Loko is that it looks like hot chocolate mix. Snorting a line of the brown powder with specks of white confirms its familiar flavor, followed by a rush of energy. Americans are beginning to see the product alongside candy bars and energy pills at local shops as the Florida company Legal Lean moves to take a European club-drug trend mainstream. “I can see it taking off, as long as it doesn't get too controversial,” says Nick Anderson, director of marketing for the five-person Orlando company. "We feel...
  • In Miami, Trump Applauds Cuban Victims of Communism: ‘Now We Hold the Cards’

    06/16/2017 12:29:12 PM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2017 | Frances Martel
    In Miami, the heart of America’s Cuban exile community, President Donald Trump sounded the death knell of predecessor Barack Obama’s “normalization” policy towards Cuba, vowing,” we will not be silent in the face of communist oppression any longer.” Opening with a recognition of recent victims of leftist violence – U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier, recently released by Cuba ally North Korea, and Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) – Trump called for the audience to pray for them and all the American and Cuban people. He then listed some of the Cuban dissidents present for his speech in Florida, including Jorge Luis García...
  • President Trump Calls on Gov. Scott to Run for US Senate

    06/16/2017 12:04:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    President Donald Trump says he wants Florida Gov. Rick Scott to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in next year's elections. Trump on Friday told a crowd gathered in Miami that "I hope he runs" for the U.S. Senate. Scott has already said he is considering running for the seat held by Nelson in 2018. Nelson, the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, has already said he plans to run for a fourth term. Scott was sitting near Trump when he made his comments. Trump looked over at the Republican governor and asked "Rick? Are you running?" Scott and other...
  • Matt Drudge Issues Rare Tweets to Mark President Trump Hitting 50% Approval In Rasmussen Poll

    06/16/2017 8:47:38 AM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/17 09:53 AM EDT | By Joe Concha -
    Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge posted a rare tweet on Friday touting President Trump hitting 50 percent in a daily tracking poll by Rasmussen Reports. "Sound of the atom splitting... coming from Rasmussen, most accurate poll of '16," Drudge wrote to his followers.Drudge citing Rasmussen being the "most accurate of 2016" is in reference to the 2016 election, when the polling firm says it was the closest of all major pollsters in predicting the presidential election’s popular vote, pointing to final results posted by RealClearPolitics. On its final poll released Nov. 7, the day before Election Day, Rasmussen had Hillary...
  • NBC2 Investigators: Tolls won't be used for Cape Coral Bridge project

    06/16/2017 5:17:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    NBC 2 ^ | May 26, 2017 | Delia D'Ambra
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The entire westbound span of the Cape Coral Bridge will be replaced in about 11 years. That overhaul will be an expensive project costing $88 million. At the rate you're paying the $2 toll right now, the money could be saved and ready to pay for it in half that time. However, that’s not happening, and NBC2 investigated to find out why. More than 20,000 vehicles pass over the Cape Coral Bridge in a single day. Drivers headed to the Cape from Fort Myers have to pay $2 before jumping on the westbound span. "Living on...
  • Hillsborough leaders vote to go forward with TBX's toll lane successor, Tampa Bay Next

    06/16/2017 4:12:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 13, 2017 | Caitlin Johnston
    TAMPA — Hillsborough County leaders voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan to add 90 miles of toll lanes to Tampa Bay's interstates despite continued opposition from the people whose neighborhoods would be impacted the most by the project. The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization — a 16-person board which approves transportation projects — listened to more than 3½- hours of public comment on its Transportation Improvement Program, which lists the county's priorities for the next five years. The TIP includes dozens of projects, from road maintenance to bike paths. But the evening's debate centered around only one project:...
  • Martin Luther King III visits Dolphins minicamp for voting initiative

    06/16/2017 3:11:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    CBS 12 ^ | 6/15/17
    .....Last year, four Dolphins protested police violence against African-Americans, by kneeling during the national anthem. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood up for his players, saying they had the right to do it. ....Martin Luther King III was at Dolphins minicamp Thursday as part of Ross's RISE Initiative. King was helping the players register....
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • One Man Killed, Four People Wounded As Neighbors Brawl In Palm River

    06/15/2017 11:57:08 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 28 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 14, 2017 | Anastasia Dawson
    TAMPA — Early Wednesday, during a brawl among neighbors wielding knives and machetes, Belinda Heard watched her oldest son die in the gutter outside her home. A large fight with her next-door neighbors, brewing since the day she and her sons moved into their Palm River home nine months ago, had finally erupted. They started fighting with fists, Heard said, but when someone cried out "they stabbed him," Heard turned to see Johnny Bernard Morris Jr., 23, reach for his neck as blood gushed from a large cut to his jugular. "I started running but fell down and skinned up...
  • GOP Shooter Posted Cartoons About Steve Scalise

    06/14/2017 10:30:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Illinois liberal who shot and wounded Rep. Steve Scalise Wednesday morning during a GOP baseball practice blasted the Louisiana congressman in a Facebook post. “Here’s a Republican that should Lose His Job, but they Gave Him a Raise,” James Hodgkinson posted in January 2015, along with a political cartoon depicting Scalise.
  • Sheriff: Get a Gun, Police Respond in Minutes But Criminals Take Lives in Seconds

    06/13/2017 6:41:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/13/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday, Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey doubled down on last week’s pro-self-defense comments by making clear that police respond to 911 calls in minutes but criminals take lives in mere seconds. On June 9 Breitbart News reported Ivey’s earlier comments, wherein he urged citizens to get a gun, get mentally prepared, and let terrorists scratch and claw to defend their own lives for a change.
  • Fla. Sheriff Wayne Ivey urges citizens to arm themselves: ‘This is war’

    06/12/2017 11:57:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/12/2017 | Jessica chasmar
    A Florida sheriff is calling on citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights and arm themselves in preparation for a potential attack. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, who described himself as “one of the most politically incorrect sheriffs in the country,” posted a six-minute video on Facebook last week after a disgruntled ex-employee fatally shot five people at an Orlando business. “This is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family and those around you if attacked,” Sheriff Ivey said in the video. “I am firmly convinced that as Americans we can no longer...
  • Vero Beach High Class President Candidate Disqualified For Satirical Speech

    06/11/2017 5:54:57 AM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 06/07/2017 | Staff
    A Vero Beach High School student running for senior class president was disqualified from the race and received detention after delivering an impromptu, 90-second satirical speech that his principal didn't find funny. JP Krause was running for senior class president back in April and was in class when his peers started chanting "speech, speech!" and his teacher gave him the opportunity to speak, Krause told NBC affiliate WPTV. While referring to his opponent in the election, Krause joked, "She will expand the government so you will not be able to do anything" and "she will raise taxes 80 percent."
  • Trump, in Miami speech, set to roll back Obama's Cuba policy

    06/10/2017 5:08:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 10, 2017 | Serafin Gomez
    President Trump will head to Miami on Friday, home to a large and influential Cuban-American community, to unveil his administration’s new Cuba policy -- which will roll back central parts of his predecessor’s efforts to normalize ties with the Communist island nation, according to a senior administration official and other sources.  While details on the changes to the policy have yet to be fully revealed, a U.S. official suggested that Trump would call for Cuban President Raul Castro to push for more political freedom and to release democratic activists in Cuban prisons, among other initiatives. Trump is at the same...
  • Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as ‘Catch and Release’ Continues

    06/10/2017 11:39:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 10 Jun 2017 | Bob Price
    The apprehension of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month. The jump follows a six-month decline in apprehensions after the election of President Donald Trump. The increase comes as Border Patrol agents report “catch and release” programs are quietly continuing. ... Border Patrol agents believe the resurgence can be attributed to the Trump Administration’s quiet continuation of the Obama “catch and release” program ... “Obama’s catch and release is definitely continuing and our government is releasing illegal aliens into U.S. communities,” Border Patrol agent Brandon Judd ... make no mistake, ICE...
  • Anti-military, anti-gay church threatens protests at Eglin [Westboro]

    06/09/2017 2:09:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    NW Florida Daily News ^ | 6/8/17 | Kelly Humphrey
    A church notorious for protesting at military service members’ funerals has announced that it plans to picket Eglin Air Force Base and several local churches next week. According to its website, Westboro Baptist Church, which is headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, will picket outside Eglin from 6 to 6:30 p.m. June 17. The protest is part of the church’s “God Hates Your Idols” tour. The church, which was founded in 1955, preaches that the deaths of service members are the direct result of God’s retribution for what it calls “America’s wickedness.” The church is particularly opposed to homosexuality and believes God...