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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto

    05/26/2018 8:59:39 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 38 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 5/26/2018 | NHC/NOAA
    The 2018 Atlantic Tropical Storm season is off to an early start with Subtropical Storm Alberto. Gradual strengthening is forecast until the system reaches the northern Gulf Coast by Monday night. Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches with maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible along the track of Alberto from eastern Louisiana, across much of Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida panhandle. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches with maximum totals of 8 inches possible from the southern Appalachians into the coastal southeast. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar...
  • Publix halts political contributions in face of protestor "die-in"

    05/25/2018 3:56:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    See BS News ^ | 5/25/18 | K Gibson
    Publix is backing down in a standoff with survivors of this year's mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school, saying it has suspended political contributions. The regional supermarket chain, which is based in Florida, announced its decision amid a "die-in" at several Publix stores in the state to protest the supermarket chain's financial support for a gubernatorial candidate who opposes gun control. Publix said Friday in a statement that it will "suspend corporate-funded political contributions as we reevaluate our giving processes."
  • Investigators Explain Focus On Pre-Collapse Cracking In Florida Bridge

    05/25/2018 3:05:49 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 30 replies
    The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on the fatal collapse in March of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Sweetwater focuses attention on the widely discussed pre-collapse cracking in the main span. The report also confirms accounts about what the construction crew working on the bridge was doing before the structure fell. But the report contains no definitive explanation of what occurred and months and possibly years more will be needed to determine the probable cause of the failure, which killed five motorists and one project worker.
  • Parkland Dad Calls For Probe Into Broward Sheriff's Office ( Florida )

    05/25/2018 6:43:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | May 17, 2018 | Paul Scicchitano
    'Iron Man's' father wants a 2014 battery case involving Sheriff Scott Israel's son to be investigated by the state. — The father of a survivor of the Parkland school shooting rampage .. called for an investigation into the handling of a 2014 incident involving one of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel's children. The alleged incident occurred exactly four years before the deadly massacre on Valentine's Day. ... Royer Borges said that a then 17-year-old son of the sheriff was involved in an incident with former Deputy Scot Peterson, the former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resource officer. Peterson was the...
  • Wait–Did A Broward County Deputy Cover Up A Sexual Assault Committed By Sheriff Israel's Son?

    05/25/2018 6:37:41 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/25/18 | Matt Vespa
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has seen better days. After the horrific Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last February, the law enforcement department has been under siege. First, there’s former Officer Scot Peterson, who was assigned to the school. He was the school resource officer, but never went into the building to confront shooter Nikolas Cruz, who was gunning down faculty and students. Video footage confirmed Peterson never went in, prompting outrage. He resigned after he was placed on unpaid leave. Then, after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman, another sheriff’s deputy is suspended for falling asleep...
  • Parkland Survivors to Participate in "Die-In" at South Florida Publix...Over Political Donations

    05/25/2018 5:30:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/25/18 | Jamie Guirola and Andrea Cruz
    One of the leading voices in the movement, David Hogg, called for the “die-in” protests Friday afternoon at Publix They are protesting Publix’s donations to conservative gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, who has been a staunch gun supporter.
  • Parkland student David Hogg calls for 'die-in' protest at Publix supermarkets

    05/24/2018 1:02:02 PM PDT · by detective · 62 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Anne Geggis
    One of the most visible Parkland activists is calling for a "die-in" at Publix supermarkets Friday to protest its donations to Florida gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, whose pro-gun stance gets him a top rating from the National Rifle Association. David Hogg, who helped galvanize the "March for Our Lives" movement after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told his 799,000 Twitter followers on Wednesday they should "die in" at Publix stores. It entails lying on the ground inside supermarkets for 12 minutes at 4 p.m. Friday.
  • The NO Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 24-28,2018

    05/24/2018 8:19:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 24, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGAHaveAGood,Blessed,Safe,And Wonderful MemorialDayWeekend.Thank-youToThoseWhoGaveAllDITTOS!
  • Video Shows Suspects In Man’s Robbery, Murder In Lauderhill [Illegal Aliens? MEDIA SILENT!]

    05/23/2018 2:41:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    See BS "News" Miami ^ | 5/23/18 | Joan Murray
    It has been nearly four months since her husband’s mysterious murder, but a grieving widow is working with Lauderhill Police to bring his killers to justice. “I made this trip here today because I wanted the opportunity to plea....
  • Meanwhile, where is Imran Awan and the DNC server?

    05/23/2018 9:45:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | staff
    Former House IT aide Imran Awan remains in a “High Intensity Supervision Program” as he awaits trial on charges of bank fraud. Official Washington, with the exception of President Donald Trump, seems oblivious to the man’s existence despite the fact that he was hired by former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and enjoyed access to the digital records and emails of an alarming and still unspecified number of Democratic members of Congress No major media organizations are asking obvious questions about his role in the Trump investigation and his possible ties to the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 23,2018

    05/23/2018 8:56:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Shoppers begin Publix boycott as chain continues supporting Adam Putnam for governor [NRA]

    05/23/2018 5:07:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/23/18 | S DiNatale
    Publix has been Florida’s favorite grocery chain for decades — but some shoppers are turning their backs on the store after learning it donated more than half a million dollars to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. A handful of state advocacy groups have gone to social media — Twitter in particular — urging shoppers to "#BoycottPublix" this Memorial Day weekend. Some people have decided to boycott the store indefinitely, or until it withdraws $670,000 it has given to Putnam, a longtime Republican politician who drew ire after he called himself "a proud NRA sellout" and opposed Florida’s new, stricter gun purchasing...
  • Florida city warns residents of power outage, zombies

    05/22/2018 5:03:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    ABC Tulsa ^ | 5-22-18 | unattributed
    Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. That's right — zombies. The Palm Beach Post reports that Lake Worth residents received the message during a power outage Sunday. The alert warned that more than 7,000 customers lost power "due to extreme zombie activity."
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,May 22,2018,WOR AM

    05/22/2018 9:06:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAGetReadyForOneWeekRushThreadsAfterMemorialDayWeekendDITTOS!
  • Amb. Faith Whittlesey, Reagan Revolutionary and Conservative Pioneer, Dead at 79

    05/21/2018 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21, 2018 | Staff
    Faith Whittlesey, President Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to Switzerland, who helped popularize the message of the “Reagan Revolution” and advocated for a staunch, traditional conservatism for decades, passed away Monday at 79. Whittlesey, lately of Delray Beach, Florida, succumbed to a long bout with cancer in Washington, DC, surrounded by family and friends.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 21,2018

    05/21/2018 8:23:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAHOPERushDoesNotStartNewWeekOfBroadcastExcellenceTalkingAboutRoyalWeddingDITTOS!
  • Glenn Beck Sours on Cruz: I Should Have Backed Rubio

    09/26/2016 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    In a long and often rambling discussion following a contentious interview on Monday with Senator Ted Cruz, radio host Glenn Beck criticized the Texas Senator’s justifications for finally endorsing Republican nominee Donald Trump. The radio talker even declared at one point that he should have backed Senator Marco Rubio for president, instead of throwing his full support to Cruz in the GOP primary. Beck grilled Cruz over his decision to back Trump after declining to do so on principle when he suspended his campaign and when he addressed the RNC convention in Cleveland. “This weekend, you wouldn’t answer the question...
  • Glenn Beck Turns on Ted Cruz, Says He Should Have Backed Marco Rubio Instead

    09/26/2016 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 26, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    After enthusiastically endorsing and campaigning for Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, radio talk show host Glenn Beck admitted he made an error and said he should have supported Marco Rubio instead. Beck had just finished a contentious interview with Cruz, in which he quizzed the Texas Senator about supporting Donald Trump after making a public show of not endorsing him. “For the very first time I heard Ted Cruz calculate,” he said after the commercial break. “And when that happened, the whole thing fell apart for me,” he continued. “And it’s my fault. It’s my fault for...
  • Florida judge rules ballots were illegally destroyed in Wasserman Schultz race

    05/20/2018 8:31:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    **SNIP** Circuit Judge Raag Singhal decided that the records were wrongly destroyed because the laws require elections offices to keep the ballots in federal elections for 22 months. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes destroyed the ballots just after 12 months, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The judge also noted that because the ballots were subject to a lawsuit, only a court order should have allowed their destruction. Snipes “has not presented any evidence refuting that the public records sought were destroyed while this case was pending before this court,” Singhal said.
  • Attention Florida voters: Do you know who this man is?

    05/19/2018 7:07:16 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 18, 2018
    Does Bill Nelson's understated public persona and record in the U.S. Senate help or hurt him as he faces a barrage of TV ads by his opponent, Gov. Rick Scott, that aims to define who Nelson is? You've probably heard: Bill Nelson flew to space. Thirty-two years ago. To this day, that's how many people identify the Florida Democrat — now a three-term Senator, he blasted off on space shuttle Columbia as a 43-year-old Congressman — underscoring that for all the flamboyance of the mission, Nelson has been long grounded in the vanilla center of politics. "He's like the old...