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  • Bogus Editorial Goes After Gun Owners(FL)

    09/28/2016 7:05:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/27/2016 | Beth Baumann
    Last Friday, the Tampa Bay Times published an absolutely asinine editorial in which it claimed the NRA and companies like Delta Defense are prepping gun owners for the legal ramifications of shooting someone. The state has created such a Wild West atmosphere that gun owners are signing up for coaching and legal help so they can be prepared when they shoot someone. …An emerging industry that offers instructions to members for responding to police after they shoot someone, liability coverage and legal advice fuels a shoot-first mentality.
  • Florida Early Vote Analysis, 9/27/2016 (long)

    09/27/2016 10:12:32 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 12 replies
    9/27/2016 | Self
    Florida early voting consists of 2 components: Vote by Mail (absentee voting) and In Person Early Voting. 2012 Election results show the following. In Person Voting (ballots cast, not counted though): DEM - 1,109,262, REP - 862,277, IND - 440,133, TOTAL - 2,411,672 Absentee vote: REP - 885,675, DEM - 806,310, IND - 365,736, TOTAL - 2,057,721 Combined: DEM - 1,915,572, REP - 1,747,952, IND - 805,869, TOTAL 4,469,393 (source: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/11/day-before-election-day-outlook-45-have-voted-ds-lead-rs-by-167000-ballots.html) So REPs won the Absentee Vote in 2012 by 79,000. The DEMs won the In Person Early Voting in 2012 by 247,000. Combined, the DEMs won total Early Voting...
  • BREAKING: Trump the FIRST Republican EVER to win early votes in FL!

    09/23/2016 3:21:25 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/23/2016
    BREAKING: Trump the FIRST Republican EVER to win early votes in FL!
  • Suffolk University Poll Shows a Statistical Tie in Florida (Trump up 45%-44%)

    Republican Donald Trump has a razor-thin 1-point lead over Hillary Clinton in Florida—a statistical tie and a reversal from last month—according to a new Suffolk University poll of likely general-election voters in a state some consider the tipping point for the 2016 presidential election. Trump (45 percent) led Clinton (44 percent) with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 3 percent, the Green Party’s Jill Stein at 1 percent, and 7 percent undecided. Six candidates for president are listed on the Florida ballot, including Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party and Roque De La Fuente of the Reform Party, neither of whom received...
  • Florida Voter Registration Statistics (9/19/16 vs 10/1/12 vs 10/1/08 vs 10/1/04

    09/20/2016 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    9/19/16 Florida registered voters: D-4,744,790; R-4,469,148; I-3,302,288 10/1/12 Florida registered voters: D-4,814,412; R-4,261,823; I-2,930,000 10/1/08 Florida registered voters: D-4,791,642; R-4,100,209; I-2,496,000 10/1/04 Florida registered voters: D-4,291,769; R-3,917,788; I-2,175,000
  • Florida Crowd Laughs At Charlie Crist Claim Hillary Clinton Is ‘Honest’

    09/20/2016 6:26:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2016 | Caroline May
    A Florida audience offered Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) an uncomfortable reminder of what many Americans think of the Hillary Clinton — namely, that to call Democratic nominee for president “honest” is laughable. Crist, who is challenging Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) for Florida’s 13th Congressional District seat, debated the incumbent Monday night. During the debate, Crist elicited laughter when he praised Clinton and specifically called her “honest.”
  • BLOWOUT CROWD FOR TRUMP'S MASSIVE FLORIDA RALLY!

    09/20/2016 5:31:50 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 83 replies
    truth feed ^ | September 19, 201 | Amy Moreno 6
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt2QVtWtdjQ There’s no doubt about it…… Florida LOVES Donald Trump! …and Trump loves Florida – it's his second home. So, it was no surprise that within hours of announcing his Fort Myers event at the Germain Arena, tickets for the 8k venue were sold out in a flash. Scalpers were selling tickets to the event for $100-$400 dollars a pop! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zW66rb4D6I
  • Followup: Stand Your Ground Defense in Doyle/Gonzalez Shooting from July of 2015

    09/19/2016 7:37:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The shooting scene: Driveway with car and truck is Doyle's. Truck and trailer are Gonzalez'. On July 23 of 2015, in Citrus County Florida, Robert Doyle and Candelario Gonzalez had a very bad day.  Both made intemperate statements.  Gonzalez had his wife and two child relatives in the car with him.  He followed Doyle and Doyle's wife to their home.  Gonzalez' wife reported to 911 that "My husband wants to go whoop his (expletive),".  Gonzalez can be heard in the background: “He just flipped me off, I’m going to kick him right in his (expletive). … I’m going to...
  • September 19, 2016: Live:Donald J. Trump rally in Fort Myers, FL at Germain Arena.3:00 PM ET.

    09/19/2016 3:00:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 544 replies
    Monday, September 19, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Fort Myers, FL at Germain Arena. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET. Population 65,724 (2065 people per square mile) Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Fort Myers, FL at Germain Arena
  • Hillary Clinton Struggles to Gain Traction in Florida, Despite Spending

    09/17/2016 2:23:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Hillary Clinton has vastly outspent Donald J. Trump on TV ads in Florida. Her 57 campaign offices dwarf Mr. Trump’s afterthought of a ground game. And Mr. Trump is deeply unpopular among Hispanics, who account for nearly one in five Florida voters. Despite these advantages, Mrs. Clinton is struggling in the Sunshine State, unable to assemble the coalition that gave Barack Obama two victories here, and offering Mr. Trump a broad opening in a road to the White House that not long ago seemed closed to him. Mr. Trump is pressing down hard to win the state, campaigning in Miami...
  • LIVE STREAM:Trump in Pensacola, FL 9/09/2016 in Pensacola Bay Center @ 7pm CT

    09/09/2016 5:15:44 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 959 replies
    Friday, September 9, 2016: Live stream of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Pensacola, FL at the Pensacola Bay Center beginning at 7:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Do you think he can fill this stadium?
  • Presidential Race Up for Grabs in Florida

    09/07/2016 8:27:50 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 33 replies
    PPP's newest Florida poll finds a very tight race for President in the state. In the full field Donald Trump gets 44% to 43% for Hillary Clinton, with Gary Johnson at 5%, and Jill Stein and Evan McMullin each at 1%. But in a head to head between Clinton and Trump, the nominal lead flips to Clinton at 47/46. That's because voters who support one of the minor candidates or are undecided in the full field pick Clinton by 12 points over Trump if they had to choose just between the two major candidates. Much has been made about how...
  • Man shot the mother of his child 13 times in front of her kids, family says (Miami, FL)

    09/06/2016 3:40:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 6, 2016 | Alex Harris
    A Little River woman was shot 13 times by the father of one of her children — a man who was arrested seven years ago for beating her while she was pregnant and who had recently texted her that he was going to shoot and kill her, family members said. Shaqueenia Hanna, 35, was in critical condition Tuesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Her ex-boyfriend Terrell Robinson, 31, and who police and family believed committed the crime, is still on the run.
  • FL: Man Shoots Large Gator near Horses; Gator Attacks, Shooter Charged

    08/27/2016 5:33:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Sumter County Sheriff's Office About 6:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016, a 8.5-9 foot, 300 lb alligator was discovered near some agitated horses that belonged to Reginald Blanton, 74 years old. Blanton shot the reptile with a 9mm handgun, reportedly hitting it two or three times.  Where he hit it is not clear, but the shots would likely have been  mortal, because the alligator was still there, lying in the grass, when the authorities "euthanized it". While the story is two months old, there are important lessons to learn. After the shots, Blanton's stepson, Jack Hildreth, 58,...
  • Elderly Florida Man Shoots Fleeing Thief And May Have Ruined His Own Life

    08/23/2016 9:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Bob Owens
    The homeowner asked the suspect what he was doing and then the suspect ran across the street, officials said. The homeowner opened fire and shot the suspect several times, Kvalheim said, adding the injuries appeared non-life threatening.
  • Trump to begin TV ads in Florida as campaign staff gets a jolt

    08/17/2016 10:46:25 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 20 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 17, 2016 | Alex Leary
    Donald Trump’s campaign got another shakeup this morning, part of a reset that includes the first TV advertising in Florida and other battlegrounds. Trump has brought on Breitbart News’ Stephen Bannon as CEO, a man the campaign heralded for his combative style, and elevated Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. Paul Manafort will remain as chairman. Conway is a former pollster for the Tampa Bay Times. “I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win,” Trump said in a statement. “I believe we’re adding...
  • Trump to Open Up 24 Field Offices in Must-Win Florida (Trump gearing up)

    08/12/2016 2:44:26 PM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 12 Aug 2016 05:10 PM
    A new field office for Donald Trump's campaign to win Florida has been quietly readied in Orlando. Breaking News at Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Trump-Open-Field-Offices/2016/08/12/id/743418/#ixzz4H9n0lBt7
  • Florida 2016 General Election Poll

    08/11/2016 12:31:09 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 24 replies
    Fox 13 Tampa Bay ^ | 8/11/16 | Opinion Savvy
    If the election to determine the next President of the United States were held today and your choices were …
  • Convicted road rager killed in apparent road-rage shooting

    08/10/2016 11:42:12 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 57 replies
    Fox 13 Tampa ^ | August 10 2016 | FOX 13 News staff
    PLANT CITY (FOX 13) - A driver with a history of road rage violence was shot and killed this morning in what deputies say was an apparent road rage altercation. The exchange happened on Dr. MLK Jr. Boulevard at Forbes Road in the Plant City area around 6:30 a.m. Investigators said that two drivers, 40-year-old Gary Durham and 42-year-old Robert Padgett, were involved in a confrontation. According to deputies, Padgett pulled out a gun and fatally shot Durham.
  • Licenses To Build Guns Skyrocket In Florida

    08/08/2016 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 20 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | August 7, 2016 | Arek Sarkissian
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida has more gun manufacturers than any other state except Texas, after a surge of nearly 350 percent in licenses for gun makers fueled by the nation's growing demand for firearms. The increase in gun manufacturing licenses since 2009 has strained the resources of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — the federal law enforcement agency that monitors the nation's gun sales and distribution. As the number of licenses to make firearms grew nationally by nearly 250 percent from 3,040 licenses in 2009 to 10,503 last year, the number of special agents watching manufacturers has increased...
  • Doublespeak: Columnist Claims Protecting the Second Amendment Diminishes the First

    07/30/2016 6:04:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In a column In the Tampa Bay Times, a writer makes the claim that a law to protect the Second Amendment diminishes the First Amendment.  It is a stretch.  The statute, passed by the Florida legislature in 2011, makes it illegal for local governments to pass regulations and ordinances dealing with guns, gun possession, anything to  do with guns. The law was passed because politicians in large urban centers persistently ignored the previous preemption law.  Local ordinances and regulations created a patchwork of firearms law to entrap any Floridians who exercised their Second Amendment rights. The columnist referred to...
  • Pasco teen accused of raping child, 3, at home daycare (Florida; warning: graphic references)

    07/15/2016 7:16:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WFLA ^ | July 13, 2016 | Melanie Michael
    The alleged abuse happened during nap time, documents from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office show. The details of the case are so disturbing and so unthinkable, that those who hear the facts have a visceral reaction. They wince. They make faces. Some look down and sigh.
  • Florida Islamist Threatened to Blow Up Tampa Bay Bridge & Sheriff’s Office (Video)

    03/15/2014 1:27:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 14,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sami Osmakac toyed with the idea of blowing up Tampa Bay bridges or the sheriff’s office. The defense is arguing that Sami suffers from mental illness. The Tampa Tribune reportedL Sami Osmakac toyed with the idea of blowing up the bridges crossing Tampa Bay or detonating bombs at the sheriff’s office and police departments before settling on a plan to plant explosives in Tampa’s Hyde Park party district and then spraying first responders with automatic gunfire, according to recently released court documents. The planned January 2012 attack, Osmakac said in a “martyrdom video,” would be “payback for Sheikh Osama Bin...
  • 22 Months in Jail, Judge Rules Shooter Justified, all Charges Dropped

    07/12/2016 6:30:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Stuart Prescott, 48, of Suwannee Florida shot and killed Tyler Snellgrove, 18, also of Suwannee.  The shooting occurred on 13 September, 2014.  Deputies interviewed witnesses and obtained a warrant to search Prescott's house. Prescott was arrested and placed in Jail on the 14th or 15th of September, 2014. He was charged with 1st degree murder.  The only news at the time stated that Prescott come out onto the porch and had a confrontation with Snellgrove.  He went back inside, got a shotgun, came out and shot the younger man.  From wcjb.com: Sonja Reed says her grandson has known Prescott...
  • FL: Open Carry March Draws Hundreds of Second Amendment Supporters

    07/11/2016 5:22:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Hundreds of men women and children participated in an open carry march in Florida on the 4th of July.  On video posted on facebook, you can see the march stretching into the distance in front of and in back of the camera. You can also see the wfla video posted on wfla.com.  It is taken at a corner. That perspective makes the march look much smaller. From wfla.com: INVERNESS, FL (WFLA) – More than 300 people marched through the streets of Inverness in Citrus County to show their support for the Second Amendment on the morning of Fourth of...
  • LIVE:Donald Trump’s policy speech in Miami, FL @ Royal Poinciana Ballroom. 2:30 PM EDT.

    07/08/2016 3:20:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 171 replies
    Friday, July 8, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s policy speech in Miami, FL at the Royal Poinciana Ballroom. Coverage will begin at 2:30 PM EDT. Miami, FL Watch the LIVE stream of the event below beginning at 2:30 PM EDT Royal Poinciana Ballroom
  • Obama endorses Charlie Crist for Congress

    06/20/2016 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/20/16 | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama has endorsed former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who held office as a Republican but switched parties after losing the 2010 Senate race, in a bid to pick off a GOP-held congressional seat. "Gov. Charlie Crist has always put people above politics — and we need more of that in Washington," Obama said in a statement released by the Crist campaign. "I know he'll bring the people's voice to Congress, and I've got his back." The Democratic National Committee confirmed the endorsement to the Washington Examiner.
  • Florida: America's Jihad Playground

    06/15/2016 9:47:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 6/15/16 | Michelle Malkin
    The home of the “Happiest Place on Earth” has been breeding killer jihadists and Muslim zealots for years. Omar Mateen, the cold-blooded mass murderer who gunned down 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub and wounded 53 more before police took him out late Sunday, may have worked alone. But he operated in the larger context of a teeming, terror-coddling paradise. While tourists from around the world soak up sunshine and dreams at Disney World, Islamic extremism festers around them. Schools: The Muslim Students Association, founded by the radical Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood whose stated purpose is to wage “grand jihad”...
  • Rubio says he will reconsider running for reelection

    06/15/2016 2:42:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will reconsider his decision not to run for reelection, he told reporters Wednesday. Rubio reopened the door to running after speaking with Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera, a close friend of his who is running to replace him. Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead made him rethink his decision, Rubio said. “Obviously, I take very seriously everything that’s going on — not just Orlando, but in our country,” he said. “I enjoy my service here a lot. So I’ll go home later this week, and I’ll have some time with my...
  • Finally: A Realistic Plan For Fighting The Jihad And Protecting Americans

    06/14/2016 4:11:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    We’ve gotten so used to politically correct obfuscation about Islam being a religion of peace that preaches tolerance and non-violence that Donald Trump’s words in his address Monday were startling: “Many of the principles of radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions. Remember this, radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American. I refuse to allow America to become a place where gay people, Christian people, Jewish people are targets of persecution and intimation by radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence.”
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Florida League of Women Voters Rushes to Control the Narrative

    06/12/2016 7:29:28 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 56 replies
    Florida League of Women Voters | 6/12/16 | Florida LWV
  • Florida Pulse Gay Bar Mass Shooting was in a Gun Free Zone

    06/12/2016 7:02:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 95 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Yet another terrorist mass killing takes place in a gun free zone, this time in Florida. The mass public killing that took place in Florida this morning at the self described “Olando’s hottest gay bar”. From the pulseorlandoclub.com:  Experience Pulse, a world of fun and fantasy. Orlando’s hottest gay bar located in the heart of downtown. Step inside Pulse and savor the taste of three unique worlds: The Lounge, Ultra Bar and The Adonis Room. Since 2004, Pulse has been serving up unmatched live entertainment and tantalizing liquid libations, courtesy of our renowned staff and entertainers. Check out our upcoming...
  • Prayer Thread - SWAMPSNIPER [Sad Update # 322]

    05/20/2016 8:50:01 AM PDT · by null and void · 476 replies
    Private communication | 5/20/16 | nully
    Mary Litwin.....Hey guys. Steve and Gerry and I met with the Social Services Doc at Flagler today, and she was so kind. It could have been a very difficult conversation, but that old fart know's his own mind, as well as anyone within listening distance all the time. The doctors agree that there is no chance that continued Life Support will get him any closer to ever coming off of the mechanically controlled assistance to live his life the way he wants to.They have assured me that he is not aware of what he is going through. Today, I signed...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: "We Have A Process Set Up That Is Eminently Fair"

    05/18/2016 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) reacted to news that Nevada State Democratic chairwoman Roberta Lange had been harassed by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign who have alleged the process of delegate allotment has been unfair.
  • AL: Cheap Gun is Enough Gun for Homeowner

    05/18/2016 4:29:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from wkrg.com The RG 23 is the quintessential cheap handgun.   It never had a good reputation.  Many have claimed a lack of reliability, so I suspect that quality control was not in the same class as the old Smith & Wesson revolvers. The rough trigger makes accuracy difficult, even for experienced shooters.  The steel inserts in ZAMAK alloy construction are corrosion cells waiting to happen.  The revolvers are so inexpensive, they are not economically worth repairing.  They sold, in 1969, for 19.95.  The current price on the used market is about $50. But, they are a gun.  They...
  • Hacking of Florida elections websites brings criminal charges

    05/05/2016 3:11:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    Herald Times / Tallahassee bureau ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steve Bousquet
    The young cybersleuth says he exposed security lapses on Florida elections websites, but the state says he committed a crime. David Levin, 31, of Estero, a political consultant and owner of a computer security firm, was booked Wednesday on three felony charges of unauthorized access to computer systems. Each count carries a maximum five-year prison sentence. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Levin illegally gained internal access to websites of the state Division of Elections and the Lee County elections office, which together hold data on more than 12 million Florida voters. FDLE said that after Levin gained access...
  • This man could destroy New Jersey — by moving to Florida

    04/10/2016 6:13:49 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 90 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 4/10/2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    One man could cause a budget crisis in New Jersey — by moving out of the state. Billionaire David Tepper has moved from New Jersey to Florida, and the loss of his income tax could leave a $140 million hole. The 58-year-old founder of the hedge fund Appaloosa Management — who Forbes estimates is worth $11.4 billion — registered to vote in Florida in October, listing a Miami Beach condo as his permanent address, and he filed a court document in December declaring himself a resident of the tax-friendly state. He also opened a branch of ­Appaloosa in South Beach,...
  • RNC Rules Member: Expect ‘Tweaks’ To Rules At Upcoming Florida Meeting

    04/08/2016 3:20:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/7/16 | Kerry Picket
    Rules changes to the Republican National Convention could happen as soon as two weeks from now. The Republican National Committee is gathering in Hollywood, Florida, for its spring meeting later this month. This quarterly gathering includes a, Contest Committee meeting, Debates Committee meeting, and Standing Committee meeting on the rules. This is the last time RNC members will gather before the party’s convention in Cleveland later in July. Ross Little Jr., a Republican National Committeeman from Louisiana and Convention Rules Committee member, told Fox News Channel’s Gretchen Carlson Thursday that “small tweaks” to the convention rules could happen at the...
  • N.J. has lost its wealthiest resident to Florida, report says (David Tepper)

    04/06/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM, updated March 17, 2016 at 7:17 AM | By Craig McCarthy
    New Jersey's wealthiest man may be making a common Northeast move: a relocation to the tax-friendly state of Florida, a report says. According to Bloomberg, David Tepper has shifted the base of his Appaloosa Management to the Sunshine State as of Jan. 1 after registering to vote and declaring citizenship in Miami at the end of 2015. Taxes were reportedly an important part of the 58-year-old's decision, but also, quality-of-life played big part in his choice to move, according to the article. Tepper has been a resident of the Garden State for more than two decades and has continually appeared...
  • Florida dropping CCW costs for its 1.5 million carriers

    03/31/2016 8:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | Chris Eger
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a measure into law that, among other changes, drops the fees for Florida concealed weapon licenses. The 80-page appropriations bill dealing with Commerce and Tourism for the state was crammed with everything from exempting water-related amusement rides to authorizing tax collector offices and passed the state legislature without a single “nay” vote in either chamber. Relating to concealed carry permits, it reduced the license fee from $70 to $60 on the initial application and from $60 to $50 for renewals.
  • FL: Relatives of Dead Teen Burglar Defend his Actions

    03/17/2016 5:36:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    It is common for the relatives of young criminals to find ways to justify their criminal actions, while at the same time criticizing as illegitimate, the actions of the person who shot them.  We see a clear example of this in the shooting of 17-year-old Trevon Slick Johnson in Florida, 10 March, at about 5:30 p.m.The 54-year-old homeowner had been repeatedly burglarized.  She was alerted by the alarm system that she had installed.  Police say the woman shot the young burglar after a confrontation outside the home.  She observed him crawling out of a window before he was shot. ...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Endorses Donald Trump

    03/16/2016 9:43:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | PAOLA CHAVEZ
    Just a day after his state rendered its judgment in the Republican primary -- handing over all of its 99 GOP delegates to Donald Trump -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged his fellow Republicans to “coalesce” behind the New York businessman. Scott, 63, called on Republicans to "come together" in a Facebook post today. "With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump," he wrote. The Florida governor said voters spoke clearly in last night's contest. "This has been a hard fought primary,...
  • Donald Trump Takes 3 States, John Kasich Wins Ohio

    03/15/2016 9:28:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 15, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Donald J. Trump routed Senator Marco Rubio in Florida on Tuesday, driving him from the Republican presidential race, and easily won the primaries in Illinois and North Carolina, amassing a formidable delegate advantage that will be exceedingly difficult for any rival to overcome. But with a victory in Ohio, his home state, Gov. John Kasich denied Mr. Trump one of the night’s biggest prizes and made it considerably harder for him to clinch the nomination outright. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas finished second in Illinois and North Carolina and was locked in a tight race with Mr. Trump in Missouri,...
  • Florida Police: Armed Employee Confronts ‘Active Shooter,’ Stops Him ‘in His Tracks

    03/15/2016 7:10:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/14/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 9, an employee at a Florida business ran out to his car, grabbed his gun, then re-entered the business and confronted an alleged “active shooter,” stopping him “in his tracks.” The incident occurred at B&L Landscaping in Jacksonville, where police say the alleged “active shooter” is “not a US citizen.” According to CBS 47, 24-year-old Ezequiel Lopez allegedly opened fire on 55-year-old Andrew Little because he thought “Little disrespected him.” Police indicate that Lopez told them he allegedly planned the shooting because he felt Little “treated him differently that other employees.”
  • March 15 GOP Primary Primer (FL, IL, MO, MP, NC, OH) - Closing Times, Polling, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday March 15, 2016367 of 2,472 delegates at stake
  • FLORIDA: TRUMP WIDENS LEAD OVER RUBIO (Trump 44, Rubio 27, Cruz 17)

    03/14/2016 10:28:58 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 46 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 03/14/2016 | Patrick Murray
    Donald Trump has doubled his lead over Marco Rubio in the U.S. senator’s home state of Florida, according to the latest Monmouth University Poll. Trump now has a 17 point advantage compared to an 8 point lead just last week. Many voters who approve of the job Rubio has done in his current position are backing Trump for president. Trump has the support of 44% of likely primary voters in Florida, which is up from 38% one week ago. Rubio has the backing of 27% of his fellow Sunshine State Republicans, which is down from his 30% vote share last...
  • Poll: Trump and Kasich neck-and-neck in Ohio; Trump leads in Florida (OH-Tie, FL T+20, IL T+4)

    03/13/2016 6:35:19 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 68 replies
    CBS News/YouGov ^ | 3/13/2016 | Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Jennifer De Pinto, Sarah Dutton
    Donald Trump keeps his lead in winner-take-all Florida, at 44 percent over Ted Cruz's 24 percent and Marco Rubio's 21 percent. In Ohio, Governor John Kasich is tied with Trump 33 percent to 33 percent, in two of the big winner-take-all delegate prizes up on Tuesday. In Florida, home-state Sen. Marco Rubio has been trying to get traction against Trump, but still trails. Sen. Ted Cruz has overtaken Rubio in Florida. In Illinois Trump also leads, 38 percent to 34 percent over Cruz, who is in striking distance, with Kasich back at 16 percent. The findings across the three states...
  • Polls: Trump Ahead in Florida, Illinois; Kasich Leads in Ohio (FL T+21, IL T+9, OH K+6)

    03/13/2016 6:26:59 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 35 replies
    In Florida, Trump holds a 2-to-1 advantage among likely GOP voters over Marco Rubio, the state's U.S. senator, 43 percent to 22 percent. They're followed by Ted Cruz at 21 percent and John Kasich at 9 percent. In Illinois, Trump gets the support of 34 percent of likely GOP primary voters, Cruz gets 25 percent, Kasich gets 21 percent and Rubio gets 16 percent. But in Ohio, Kasich, the state's incumbent governor, holds a six-point lead over Trump, 39 percent to 33 percent - followed by Cruz at 19 percent and Rubio at 6 percent.
  • Divide growing between Florida governor, other Republicans

    03/06/2016 10:04:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2016 9:03 AM EST | Gary Fineout
    Gov. Rick Scott is getting handed a string of defeats this year that could render his final 2˝ years in office nearly irrelevant. Republican legislators have already rejected Scott's pitch for steep tax cuts and $250 million for business incentives. They are poised to scuttle a major gambling deal he negotiated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida and may reject his hand-picked leader for the state's health department. And there is growing talk that if Scott vetoes parts of this year's budget, lawmakers will override him. ...