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  • O’Rourke says Trump’s ‘shit-eating smirk’ during Florida campaign rally encouraged El Paso shooting

    10/23/2019 2:28:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 23, 2019 | Madison Dibble
    Beto O’Rourke claimed President Trump’s response to a rally attendee who shouted that Americans should “kill” illegal immigrants led to the shooting in El Paso, Texas. During an interview with the Washington Post, O’Rourke was asked about his statements from earlier in the week when he compared the Trump administration to the Third Reich. He claimed that Trump has a pattern of comments that show he is worthy of the comparison. “He’s telling that rally in Florida, ‘What are we going to do about these people who are coming here?’ And someone yells out, ‘shoot them,’” O’Rourke said while retelling...

    10/22/2019 11:00:59 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 28 replies ^ | 10/22/19 | Patricia Mazzei
    MIAMI — The pedestrian bridge that collapsed over a busy Miami street last year, killing six people, was doomed by a fatal design flaw, federal authorities concluded in a scathing review on Tuesday. The errors led to unusually severe cracking in the concrete that should have worried engineers and prompted the closure of the roadway below for safety.
  • Laura Loomer is running for congress in Florida and is leading the field in campaign fundraising

    10/22/2019 6:52:21 PM PDT · by FrankZappaWasRight · 17 replies
    The Alex Jones Show ^ | October 22, 2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Paul Joseph Watson talks to Laura Loomer about her run for congress on today's episode of The Alex Jones Show on Despite being banned from every social media platform, Laura is leading the field in campaign contributions against the incumbent, 4 term congresswoman Democrat Lois Frankel and the Republicans running against her in the Florida 21 primary race. Fast Forward to 6:15 to watch the interview commercial free on
  • Joe Scarborough: Trump Base Secretly Supports Impeachment

    10/22/2019 9:48:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dream on, Joe! On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough floated the fanciful notion that whereas in 2016 Trump supporters were unwilling to publicly admit that they were voting for him, now, despite polling data showing overwhelming Republican opposition to impeachment, the Trump base in fact secretly supports impeachment.,/B> Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Latest weapon against lionfish invasion? Meet the Roomba of the sea.

    10/22/2019 9:07:10 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 35 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 22, 2019 | Chris Iovenko
    ——Why We Wrote This—— How to counter invasive species, a common, and often intractable, problem? One entrepreneur’s clever approach offers lessons in finding solutions in the unlikeliest of places. If you can’t beat them, eat them. That is the common wisdom of many scientists, conservationists, and fishermen who dream of ridding the western Atlantic of invasive lionfish, a stunning aquarium fish that, when introduced in the wild, dominates and destroys reef ecosystems. However, catching lionfish has never been simple; they are not easily targeted by line or net fishing. Now, a surprising new invention may bring lionfish hunting to the...
  • As Parkland families watch, Florida Senate committee recommends upholding Scott Israel’s suspension

    10/22/2019 8:24:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies ^ | 10/21/2019 | Anthony Man
    Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel shouldn’t get his job back, a key Florida Senate committee decided Monday, a powerful indication of the ultimate outcome. The vote was close, with nine senators voting in favor of Israel’s permanent removal and seven favoring his reappointment. Cheers immediately erupted from family members and supporters of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, who were at the committee when it convened at 10:30 a.m. through the vote at about 8:45 p.m. Israel, who also spent the day at the Senate Rules Committee, sat near the back of the...
  • Dangerous but disarmed: How Florida has confiscated thousands of guns

    10/22/2019 7:06:02 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 39 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/22/19 | Sue Carlton
    In a bustling Tampa courtroom, a lawyer is making the case for keeping guns out of the hands of a man named Anthony Ballard. Judge Ron Ficarrotta flips through court paperwork and reads the alarming details: How a friend said Ballard, 30, showed him a violent and graphic video of a gunman shooting down patrons in a bank. Ballard told his friend: “This will be me one day. I’m gonna be the greatest mass shooter. I’m gonna shoot the most people ever and be famous for it.” The file recounts how deputies tracked Ballard down and how he begged them...
  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    The states being blacklisted by San Francisco for their “severe anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • GOP Congressmen Send Letter To CNN’s Jeff Zucker For Refusing To Air Trump Campaign Ads

    10/21/2019 11:22:03 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2019 | Henry Rodgers
    GOP Congressmen Send Letter To CNN’s Jeff Zucker For Refusing To Air Trump Campaign Ads A group of Republican congressmen sent a letter to CNN President Jeff Zucker for refusing to air President Donald Trump’s campaign ads on the network.The letter, spearheaded by South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, was also signed by the following Republicans: North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, Texas Rep. Randy Weber, Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher, Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne and Florida Republican Rep. Greg Steube. They all believe CNN could be breaking the law...
  • Florida Cops Went to Absurd Lengths to Entrap Man Who Showed No Interest in Underage Sex

    10/21/2019 11:10:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    Reason ^ | 10 21 2019 | Lenore Skenazy
    How do you catch a predator in Sarasota, Florida? You create one. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is going to "outrageous lengths" to make law-abiding lonely guys into sex offenders. That's according to Noah Pransky, a fearless journalist who has been covering Florida's addiction to entrapment for years. In September, SCSO arrested 23 men for allegedly soliciting underage girls for sex. Pransky's most recent piece in Florida Politics chronicles the elaborate back and forth between one of those men and a police officer pretending to be a young female. Pransky writes: In one example from a 2017 operation, SCSO...
  • man charged with manslaughter for beating a half-naked, masturbating Muslim peeping Tom to death

    10/21/2019 8:51:44 AM PDT · by robowombat · 37 replies
    FLORIDA man charged with manslaughter for beating a half-naked, masturbating Muslim peeping Tom to death OCTOBER 20, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM Victor Vickery, 30 (right), was arrested Thursday and charged with manslaughter in the July 2, 2018 death of Asaad Akar, 57, a serial peeping Tom. According to Fort Lauderdale police, Akar was partially naked and peeping through the window while Vickery and his girlfriend were having sexual relations. Daily Mail (h/t Larry A) A fight broke out when Vickery confronted Akar, resulting in Akar’s death. More than a year later, Vickery has been arrested and charged and is now being...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 21-25,2019

    10/21/2019 8:44:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 21, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Tulsi Gabbard Declares War on Hillary Clinton and Democrat Party Establishment

    10/20/2019 5:48:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Oct 2019 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is taking the fight to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment after a spat Friday in which the party’s 2016 presidential nominee claimed Gabbard was a Russian puppet. In a video released Sunday on Twitter, Gabbard talks about the origins of her long-simmering feud with Democratic leaders, dating back to her support for the insurgent campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in 2016. Gabbard resigned from her post within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in protest at the way then-chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) was treating Sanders. Her concerns were later vindicated by Wikileaks,...
  • CNN Upset Over Mexican Cooperation with Trump on Border Control

    10/20/2019 3:35:28 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 20, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    CNN is upset because President Donald Trump's border control policies are working so well thanks in large part to the cooperation of the Mexican government. And it is that cooperation with Mexico that also irks Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from whom it is obvious CNN got many of their talking points. Oddly enough, however, CNN while being upset with Mexico, also concedes that Trump's border policies are working well. You can see that suprising concession in the very title of their Sunday story by Catherine Shoichet and Natalie Gallón (with talking points lifted from Jorge Ramos), "Why some say Mexico already...
  • Tucker Carlson: Outrage over Trump's Syria decision shows Washington's perverse priorities

    10/20/2019 3:32:51 PM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 18 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    Finally, some good news from Washington. That doesn't happen very often. Over the weekend, the Trump administration announced plans to withdraw the remaining American troops that are still stationed in Northern Syria. Of countless decisions Donald Trump has announced via Twitter, you'd think this would be the least controversial of all. There's no reason for Americans to remain in Syria. ISIS no longer controls the cities there. We have no plans to overthrow the Assad government either. So, there's no longer a mission, and yet Syria remains a dangerous place. Five Americans have been killed there just this year, and...
  • Syria critic Lindsey Graham reverses stance, says Trump's policy could succeed

    10/20/2019 9:41:39 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    reuters ^ | October 20, 2019
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed “historic solutions” were possible. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fueled his optimism that a solution could be reached where the security of Turkey and the Kurds was guaranteed and fighters from Islamic State contained. “I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have eluded us...
  • Marco Rubio: Withdrawal & endless war weren’t only options in #Syria

    10/20/2019 10:39:20 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Marco Rubio Twitter ^ | 10/20/2019 1hr ago | Marco Rubio
    Withdrawal & endless war weren’t only options in #Syria This wasn’t a withdrawal its a relocation This isn’t end of “endless wars”,14k troops have been sent to region in last 6 months It was hasty decision with no planning & most consequential impact is dishonor & chaos— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 20, 2019
  • For Good: Syrian refugees slowly find new homes in Tampa, faith-based groups step up to help

    10/20/2019 9:14:47 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 14 replies
    83degrees ^ | September 13, 2016 | Michelle Bearden
    Florida accepts the most refugees of any state in the U.S., coming from nearly 60 countries. The number of Florida refugees resettling in the Tampa Bay area is second only to Miami-Dade. Numbers have jumped in recent years, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families Refugee Services, which administers the federal funds for the incoming refugees. In 2011, Florida took in 27,204 refugees; last year, 48,816. In the Tampa Bay area, DCF has contracts with four designated agencies to serve refugee populations with federal funds (each incoming refugee gets $1,125) and services upon arrival: Lutheran Services, Catholic Charities,...
  • Trump scraps plans to host 2020 G-7 summit at Doral resort amid Dem uproar

    10/20/2019 4:37:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2019 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump announced Saturday night that his administration will no longer consider his personal resort in Doral, Fla., to host the 2020 G-7 summit, and suggested he might consider Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland instead. “Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020,” the president tweeted. “We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!” The announcement followed earlier tweets in which he said he thought he “was doing something very...
  • Florida man forced to pay child support despite DNA test proving he is not the father

    10/19/2019 10:10:34 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 100 replies
    10tv wbns ^ | 10/18/19
    Joseph Sinawa feels like he's fighting an uphill battle against the state of Florida. He's being forced to pay child support despite a DNA test proving he is not the biological father. "I signed the birth certificate because at the time I believed I was the biological father," said Sinawa. He says the child's mother is even okay with him not paying child support because she doesn't want anything to do with him, but the state is forcing the issue. "She told the judge she just wants this to be done and over with, and so do I," he says....