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  • Jeb Bush speaks up for immigrants as Republicans flock to conservative confab in Iowa

    01/24/2015 10:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Bush was one of several likely Republican presidential candidates to avoid an event Saturday hosted by immigration hardliner and Iowa congressman Steve King.When Jeb Bush said that to win the presidential election a Republican candidate might have to lose the primary, he probably had a weekend like this one in mind. In Iowa, a host of second-tier possible presidential candidates — and a few big names — flocked to the first major event of the Republicans’ 2016 cycle: a cattle call of party speakers hosted by western Iowa congressman Steve King. King, whose often personal and derogatory criticism of undocumented...
  • Immigration protesters HECKLE Rick Perry and Chris Christie at conservative political summit in Iowa

    01/24/2015 4:48:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    Illegal immigration jumped to the front of Iowa conservatives' minds on Saturday when a group of protesters heckled two potential presidential candidates for disagreeing with President Barack Obama's recent moves on the subject. 'If you become president, will you deport our families?' the group of eight shouted over and over from the balcony, after former Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke about how he had mobilized his state's National Guard troops to patrol America's southern border. (SNIP) Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman in a shrinking House minority, held a small event across the street from the...
  • Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush as possible presidential candidates at GOP event

    01/24/2015 11:59:23 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Jan 25 2015 | Rich Shapiro
    The Donald doesn’t think much of Mitt or Jeb. Donald Trump came out guns blazing at a high-profile GOP event in Iowa on Saturday — blasting possible presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. “It can’t be Mitt, because Mitt ran and failed. He failed,” Trump bellowed, drawing cheers from the riled-up audience at the Freedom Summit. “He choked. He had that election won.” Trump was equally blunt in assessing former President George W. Bush’s younger brother. “You can’t have Bush,” Trump said. “The last thing we need is another Bush.”
  • Man dies after police-involved shooting in Lauderhill

    01/24/2015 4:47:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 1/23/15
    Lauderhill police was conducting an investigation involving a stolen vehicle. When they confronted Demaris Turner in the stolen Hyundai Genesis he rammed into a marked K-9 cruiser, which had an officer and a K-9 inside.... ...Local 10 News has learned Turner was shot at least 11 times, including twice in the head, sources said. Lauderhill police personnel began lifesaving procedures on Turner until Lauderhill Fire Rescue arrived. Deputies said Turner was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale....
  • FL: Judge rules; Fists are a Deadly Threat

    01/23/2015 8:19:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Jason Kinsey, found justified in self defense shooting. I have written about the concepts of disparity of force before, and of the fact that a punch to the head is a deadly threat.   Disparity of force can come into play in a number of ways.  The assailant can be much younger, stronger, bigger, faster, there can be multiple assailants, the element of surprise, or, an assailant with known martial arts skills.  The concept is that the attacker or attackers are a serious threat to a person's life or bodily integrity because of factors that give them unequal power outside...
  • Jeb Bush hosting education education summit in Tallahassee

    01/23/2015 7:21:25 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Leslie Postal
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush, considering a run for president in 2016, looks to be returning to his political roots -- and a place of political influence -- by helping to host an education conference next month in Tallahassee. The conference is to focus on education policies he pushed while in the Governor's mansion. Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner and Florida House Speaker Steve Crisfulli will take part, too, one of Bush's education foundations announced today. That suggests that conference aims to impact legislation that will be debated in the upcoming session of the Florida Legislature. Bush's Foundation...
  • Holder on the hot seat: Senators demand answers on U.S. fugitives in Cuba

    01/23/2015 11:25:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A group of Senate Republicans pressed Attorney General Eric H. Holder on Friday to explain the administration’s policy for U.S. fugitives in Cuba, including a convicted cop killer, following President Obama’s announced normalization of relations with the communist island nation. “As the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, do you support the normalization of relations with Cuba without the return of fugitives from justice for prosecution who have the blood of Americans, including law enforcement officers on their hands?” said the three senators in a letter to Mr. Holder. The letter was signed by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz...
  • Florida is now an official target for UBC. Shannon Watts lets it slip.

    01/23/2015 9:18:27 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 1/23/2015 | unknown
    Bill was able to get a screen capture before Shannon came to her senses and deleted the Tweet. Florida is truly hated by the Antis. We got the Concealed Carry avalanche started and we did not make any friends by re-instituting Stand Your ground and a slew of other Pro-Second Amendment bills. If we could be erased from the map while keeping DisneyWorld, they would have done so already.
  • FWC Considering Bringing Back Bear Hunting in Florida

    01/23/2015 9:13:17 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wjhg tv ^ | Jan 22, 2015
    Bear attacks and nuisance complaints could result in Florida bringing back a hunting season for the animal, as the state's wildlife agency says they're running out of options. Leah Reeder was out walking her dog in the Florida Panhandle last month when she was brutally attacked by a bear. She was one of four bear attack victims in the past year throughout the state. Add the attacks to thousands of nuisance complaints throughout Florida. "We're at a point where bear populations are strong and expanding, and we're having more and more conflicts, more and more killed on the highways," FWC...
  • Rubio to Introduce Senate Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks (Too late Marco, we know who you are)

    07/03/2013 4:39:21 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 50 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 7/2/13 | f barnes
    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today agreed to be the lead sponsor of a Senate bill to ban abortion after an unborn child is 20 weeks old. A similar measure passed the House last month and a state version is now being debated in the Texas legislature, where it is likely to be approved. Marco Antonio Rubio With Rubio’s presence, the bill is certain to gain enormous media attention and thus more national visibility for the issue of limiting late term abortions. Right-to-life groups have urged Rubio to take the lead on the issue, believing he would be the strongest possible...
  • Marco Rubio Moves Toward 2016 Presidential Bid

    01/23/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jonathan Karl
    Sen. Marco Rubio has begun taking concrete steps toward launching a presidential bid, asking his top advisors to prepare for a campaign, signing on a leading Republican fundraiser, and planning extensive travel to early-voting states in the coming weeks, ABC News has learned. "He has told us to proceed as if he is running for president," a senior Rubio advisor tells ABC News.
  • The extraordinary story of Columba Bush as Jeb bids to make her the first Hispanic first lady

    01/22/2015 11:36:08 AM PST · by dennisw · 47 replies
    dailymail. ^ | Jan 22 | By Nick Fagge In Leon, Mexico
    EXCLUSIVE: An illegal immigrant, warring parents and a bitter rift with the father she did not see for 40 years – extraordinary story of Columba Bush as her husband bids to make her the first Hispanic first lady Columba Bush was born and raised in Leon, 250 miles outside Mexico City, where she met Jeb Bush and married him when she was 20 Her father was born to a peasant family and entered America illegally to work He had a stormy marriage to her mother and the couple divorced – but Columba's account differs from his and his relatives' in...
  • FL: Bill Filed for Campus Carry in Florida, Passes First Subcommittee 8-4

    01/22/2015 12:19:00 PM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Bills have been filed in the Florida House (HB4005) and in the Senate (SB176) to reform the Florida concealed carry law to remove the restriction in the law that prevents people with concealed carry licenses to carry on Florida public colleges or Universities.   The bill passed the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on an 8-4 vote with one representative not voting.  From myfloridahouse.gov, as shown in the screenshot above. The opening statement of the bill seems a bit confusing, in that it  A bill to be entitled2 An act relating to licenses to carry concealed weapons3 or firearms; amending s....
  • Probe: Smuggled snails eaten for religion

    03/11/2010 2:13:15 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 480+ views
    upi ^ | March 11
    MIAMI, - Authorities in Florida said they are investigating the alleged illegal importing of giant African snails for use in a religious healing ritual. A search warrant filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court said state and federal investigators raided the home of Charles Stewart, 48, in January after receiving information that he was keeping a large box full of the snails, which are only allowed in the United States with special permits for scientific research, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. Federal authorities said they began investigating Stewart in November after receiving complaints that he was feeding the juices from the snails...
  • Mother of Trayvon: 'The very thing that caused my son to lose his life was the color of his skin'

    01/21/2015 9:14:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | January 19, 2015 | Heidi Fenton
    ALLENDALE, MI -- Trayvon Martin had an average American family upbringing in southern Florida. He had his faults, but was no criminal, his mother said. Still today, Sybrina Fulton tries to reconcile the memories she has of her son with his death by gunfire in a gated community, as he walked to his father's home from a nearby convenience store. Days before his 2012 death she had been horseback riding with him to celebrate both of their February birthdays. "What could have been to cause my son to lose his life," Fulton said to thousands gathered at Grand Valley State...
  • FL state rep introduces 'admitting privileges' bill

    01/21/2015 6:49:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    A Florida lawmaker believes he is on solid ground with a proposal dealing with abortionists operating in the state. State Rep. Mike Hill of Florida has introduced a bill requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic where they are terminating the lives of babies. Hill explains the bill: "And the reason for that is we find that now if there is a complication because of an abortion, that the doctor performing that surgery simply calls the emergency management. They come, pick up the lady, take her to the hospital and they wash...
  • Shopper tackles man with gun at Wal-Mart

    01/20/2015 4:33:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 92 replies
    wtsp.com | january 20, 2015
    Link only: http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2015/01/20/shopper-tackles-man-with-gun-at-wal-mart/22067325/
  • As Mitt and Jeb Court Donors For 2016, Ted Cruz Prepares For Potential Run

    01/19/2015 12:46:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 19, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    As Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney battle behind the scenes for big money donors, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is working to portray himself as the presidential candidate of the conservative base. Speaking to tea partiers in South Carolina over the weekend, Cruz cautioned that Republicans will lose the White House in 2016 if the nominee is insufficiently conservative. “If we nominate a candidate in that mold, the same people who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016 and the Democrats will win again,” Cruz told the crowd. His comments come as the Texas senator —...
  • Thomas Suddes commentary: Republicans, take note: Bush could carry Ohio

    01/18/2015 12:20:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 17, 2015 | Thomas Suddes
    Until the next turning point in world history — Ohio State’s Sept. 7 football opener at Virginia Tech — political Ohio will distract itself speculating about 2016’s presidential nominees. As every TV anchor knows, Ohio is pivotal in presidential elections. And the Constitution won’t let President Barack Obama seek a third term. Hillary Clinton likely will be Democrats’ nominee, though there’s many a slip between cup and lip: It took liberal Democrats a while, but they’ve figured out that the Clintons have no particular problem with Wall Street, assuming the right donations go to the right campaign committees. As for...
  • New plan calls for Miami-Dade mayor to take reins on sea rise

    01/18/2015 5:45:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/18/15 | Jenny Staletovich
    Miami-Dade County’s task force on rising seas wants the county mayor to take the reins on the mounting problem and will propose a suite of resolutions before commissioners on Wednesday to address the issue. The measures will serve as “marching orders” to increase the county’s response to sea rise, County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa said during a meeting with Miami Herald editors last week. She sponsored the legislation carrying out the task force recommendations as one of her last acts as commission chairwoman. The resolutions ask Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to take formal oversight and dedicate staff and resources to shepherd...
  • Mystery of Grateful Dead fan missing almost 20 years

    01/15/2015 12:49:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | ap
    Police told local media outlets that the missing man's mother filed a police report Tuesday, saying her son, Jason Callahan, left Myrtle Beach nearly 20 years ago to follow the band the Grateful Dead and hasn't been seen since.
  • Stacking the Deck (2016 GOP Nominee Hopefuls)

    01/18/2015 9:40:45 AM PST · by parksstp · 14 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 01-18-2015 | parksstp
    If you're not familiar with the following website, you need to. These guys have systematically all of the data concerning the delegates and nomination process for the parties and how delegates are selected, what counts, and what doesn't count. I've reviewed the list and am currently working on an IA projection map of the caucus and potential vote but waiting until the straw poll when I can start filling in candidates. Yet, when I review the total states, I find it difficult to see how the Establishment loses if they are unopposed by other Establishment candidates. Red States for the...
  • The Melbourne Square Mall in Florida is yet another gun-free zone

    01/17/2015 8:42:07 PM PST · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | January 17, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    There might not be too many malls in Florida that ban permitted concealed handguns, but the Melbourne Square Mall where there was an attack that left one victim dead and one wounded was another gun-free zone. The Melbourne Square Mall is “a Simon Mall.” Yet, none of the news media have mentioned this point.
  • No Bail For Four Men Arrested In Polk Crime Spree

    01/17/2015 6:48:44 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 43 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Jan 17, 2015 | Staff
    The four men arrested after an armed pawn shop robbery in Auburndale and slaying of two Haines City women were denied bail by a judge Saturday morning. Michael Gordon, Devonere McCune, Jovan Lamb and Terrell Williams will remain in the Polk County Jail and are due back in the court Feb. 17. They made their first appearance in a Bartow courtroom. Gordon, 34, of Lakeland, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Patricia Moran, 72, and her daughter, Deborah Royal, 51, at their home. Investigators said Gordon broke into the house and “viciously” killed the women before...
  • Gay Magazine Praises Jeb Bush

    01/17/2015 2:34:14 PM PST · by juliosevero · 40 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay Magazine Praises Jeb Bush By Julio Severo Jeb Bush, the hope for American conservatives in the next U.S. presidential elections, is flirting with the gay agenda. In an illuminating article entitled “Why the Gay Agenda Is Praising Jeb Bush,” Peter LaBarbera says, “It is becoming apparent that Jeb Bush is the favorite Republican Party presidential contender of the Washington Blade-D.C.’s ‘gay news source’ — due to his politically-correct evolution on homosexuality and same-sex ‘marriage.’ The Blade and other liberal media report favorably every time the former Florida governor moves away from the conservative, pro-family, Republican platform defending marriage as between man...
  • Report: Shooting at Melbourne, Florida Shopping Mall

    01/17/2015 7:30:37 AM PST · by kristinn · 67 replies
    Saturday, January 17, 2015 | Kristinn
    Local news channels are reporting callers are telling them Melbourne Square Mall in Florida is on lockdown after shots were reported fired in the mall Saturday morning.
  • Hearing next week to decide bigamy allegation in (Floriduh RAT) Grayson divorce case

    01/17/2015 5:40:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 1/15/15 | Jeff Weiner
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will be in court next week for a half-day trial to determine whether his 24-year marriage was valid in the first place, or if his wife was still legally married to another man when they wed. **SNIP** Lolita Grayson filed paperwork accusing her husband of failing to pay her credit cards, refusing to provide financial support for their children. She also said, in an interview with WFTV-Channel 9 , that she had been forced to apply for a food-stamp card.
  • Police: Juvenile posed as doctor at St. Mary's hospital

    01/16/2015 12:03:14 PM PST · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | kate jacobson
    West Palm Beach police busted a juvenile who was posing as a doctor — with a white lab coat and all — for a month at St. Mary's Medical Center. Police said they got a call on Jan. 13 about a juvenile walking around in a white doctor's lab coat and carrying a stethoscope who was telling people he was a doctor
  • Media spent 20+ years attacking tobacco; Now praises Obama for letting Cuban cigars in USA

    01/16/2015 5:57:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    1/16/15 | sff
    Been looking at some of the coverage today regarding the Obama Regime's efforts to enrich the communist dictators of Cuba. Among other elements happening is the new importation of cigars....and the press certainly seems quite enamored with Obamugabe for this action. Of course we have been subject for DECADES about the EEEVILS of tobacco... If the media were going to be consistent, we would see them ripping Obama for increasing Americans' exposure to such a DEADLY product. I guess ATTACKING AMERICAN TOBACCO companies is okay, while ENRICHING CUBAN DICTATORS who control Cuban tobacco is even better. American tobacco=bad. CUBAN tobacco=good.
  • Miami-area Police Used Black Men's Mug Shots for Target Practice

    01/16/2015 6:24:14 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 16, 2015 | Melissa Clyne
    The North Miami Beach Police Department is denying accusations of racial profiling for using mug shots of black men during target practice for their snipers, NBC South Florida reports. "Our policies were not violated," Chief J. Scott Dennis said. "There is no discipline forthcoming from the individuals who were involved with this." When a National Guard unit arrived at a Medley, Florida, shooting range for its annual weapons qualifications training, one of its members was shocked to see that five bullet-riddled mug shots of black men left behind included her brother, from his arrest 15 years earlier in connection to...
  • S. Fla. Republicans join Democrats in opposing DHS funding bill because of immigration amendments

    01/14/2015 9:42:13 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Miami Herald blog ^ | Jan 14, 2015
    Three South Florida Republicans — Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and freshman Rep. Carlos Curbelo — sided with Democrats Wednesday in opposing a bill that would overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion from the U.S.
  • Jacksonville-based Body Central closing all of its 265 stores; 2,500 out of work

    01/14/2015 6:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | January 9, 2015 | Roger Bull
    Just two days after it warned that it might file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Body Central is shutting all of its stores and headquarters completely. The chain’s 265 stores are running “aggressive promotional sales through Sunday,” Gardner Davis, an attorney representing the Jacksonville-based chain of clothing stores geared to young women and teens, said on Friday afternoon. It has stores in the The Avenues and Orange Park malls and River City Marketplace. The company’s headquarters and warehouse closed Friday, he said. “It’s tragic that the company’s 2,500 loyal employees are losing their jobs,” he said. About 185 of those employees worked...
  • Florida Schools Ban Bibles After Pressure from Atheists

    01/14/2015 6:32:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 14, 2015 - 7:31 AM | Brittany M. Hughes
    Amid mounting pressure from both atheist groups and concerned parents, Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools have banned Bible distribution in several area high schools after Satanists and an anti-religion group announced plans to pass out their own literature. One of the largest school systems in the country with more than 180,000 students, OCPS had allowed World Changers of Florida, a Christian group, in conjunction with the Florida Family Policy Council to passively distribute Bibles to high school students on Jan. 16—which is National Freedom of Religion Day—for the past three years. Under the school system’s policy at the time, Bibles...
  • 'A Kiss to Heaven': Florida Girl Thrown From Bridge Mourned at Funeral

    01/14/2015 5:41:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 14, 2015
    'A Kiss to Heaven': Florida Girl Thrown From Bridge Mourned at Funeral TAMPA — A message of forgiveness washed over Wednesday's funeral for Phoebe Jonchuck, the 5-year-old girl fatally thrown from a Tampa Bay bridge. Police allege Phoebe's own father committed the heartless act last week, while mourners at Lake Magdelene United Methodist Church were still coming to grips with the fact that the wavy-haired girl who loved playing princess was no longer alive. In a fit of anger, one man who had to be escorted out of the church verbally threatened dad John Jonchuck Jr., who did not attend...
  • Bwahahaha: Hannity’s fake callers gush about Marco Rubio

    01/14/2015 2:00:12 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 55 replies
    La Raza operative Marco Rubio appeared on the Sean Hannity Show Monday to promote his new ghostwritten book, American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. During the hour-long appearance, Hannity heaped praise on Rubio– but took his Goebbels-esque propagandizing to new heights by lining up fake callers to push for Rubio 2016… Lourdes: Hiiiiiiii! I’m kinda excited to talk to two freedom fighters at the same time!
  • Video: Fla. teen saves life of cop who was booking him

    01/14/2015 11:43:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    According to the Sun-Sentinel, 17-year-old Jamal Rutledge was sitting handcuffed as Officer Franklin Foulks was doing paperwork when Officer Foulks suddenly collapsed. Rutledge immediately began kicking the security fence in the booking area to alert other police officers of the trouble.
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...
  • FL: SB 290 Re-Introduced to Reform Florida Gun Law During Emergencies

    01/13/2015 4:11:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida State Senator Bandes aims to restore a portion of second amendment rights in the state.   A quirk in the State law prevents people from taking their firearms with them during emergencies, including mandated emergency evacuations.  Here is the stated purpose of SB 290.From flsenate.gov: 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to carrying a concealed weapon or a 3 concealed firearm; amending s. 790.01, F.S.; providing 4 an exemption from criminal penalties for carrying a 5 concealed weapon or a concealed firearm when 6 evacuating pursuant to a mandatory evacuation order 7 during a declared...
  • Hunt on for HMS Sussex and world's richest underwater treasure

    04/06/2007 11:22:22 PM PDT · by Dacb · 17 replies · 1,111+ views
    CYBER DIVER News Network ^ | 03 April 2007 | SINIKKA TARVAINEN
    MADRID, Spain (3 Apr 2007) -- In February 1694, British admiral Francis Wheeler set sail from the Bay of Gibraltar with an important mission. He was to bring a large sum of money to the Duke of Savoy in order to buy his loyalty and to ensure victory in Britain's ongoing war against France's Sun King Louis XIV. But when the HMS Sussex arrived in the Strait of Gibraltar, it was hit by a violent storm, and Wheeler struggled in vain to save it. The 50-metre warship went down with more than 500 men, 80 cannons and an estimated 10...
  • The New York Times has a new boyfriend, and his name is Jeb (great piece!)

    01/12/2015 5:12:54 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Pedro Gonzales
    The media have two great loves in life: liberals, and conservative who "grow" and become liberals. Jeb Bush, who clearly falls in the latter category, was the subject of a fawning piece in the New York Times. The article starts with a big photo of Jeb doing charity work a month ago (that's big news now!) and talks about Jeb's "progression" from "headbanging" conservatism to a "more nuanced approach." Yes, Bush calls conservatism "headbanging," which tells you in just one word what he thinks of conservatism. Mr. Bush, 61, the former governor of Florida, insists that he will not contort...
  • Detectives Say Teen Killed Parents, Then Threw House Party....

    07/18/2011 4:08:40 PM PDT · by TaraP · 87 replies
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A Florida teenager is accused of killing his parents and then throwing a house party inside their Port St. Lucie home. Police said 17-year-old Tyler Hadley used a hammer to kill Blake Hadley, 54, and Mary-Jo Hadley, 47, on Saturday. Police went to the home at 371 Northeast Grandeur Ave. about 4:20 a.m. Sunday after getting an anonymous tip that a teenager had killed his parents and that their bodies were still in the home. Detectives said Tyler Hadley was nervous when he answered the door. "He said that his parents were out of town,"...
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • Chris Johnson (Jets RB) arrested on misdemeanor gun charge

    01/10/2015 2:14:09 PM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 34 replies
    NFL.com ^ | 1/10/2015 | Conor Orr
    Jets running back Chris Johnson was charged and booked in his native Orlando, Florida, on Friday on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of open carrying of weapons/firearms, according to the online records of the Orange County Clerk of Courts. Orlando Police Department Sergeant Wanda Ford confirmed to NFL Media that Johnson was arrested Friday night. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the 29-year-old was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign, per a source close to the player. The police officer asked to search his car. Johnson cooperated, as he had nothing to hide. The police found his licensed...
  • Free Republic Action Network : FLORIDA Team Coordinators and Volunteers INVITED : Join TODAY !

    01/10/2015 5:55:48 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 5 replies
    Free Republic Action Network (FRAN) ^ | 2015-01-10 | Patton@Bastogne
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  • Florida court exposes out of control gun policy

    01/09/2015 4:42:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Florida International University Student Media ^ | January 9, 2015 | Alan Di Diego and Stephanie Piedrahita
    3 years ago, Jared Bretherick was cruising in a car with his family close to Orlando when another vehicle, steered by Derek Dunning, nearly sideswiped their car. A brief confrontation ensued, during which Bretherick’s father dialed 911 and unveiled a holstered weapon. Dunning got back inside his car and began backing it up toward the Brethericks. When officers arrived at the scene, Bretherick was aiming his father’s gun at Dunning’s vehicle. He was detained, arrested and charged with aggravated assault. In Bretherick’s first court hearing, he pursued legal immunity under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. The statute, which attracted national...
  • Documents: Girl, 15, who shot brother, 16, suffered abuse

    01/09/2015 1:45:03 PM PST · by BBell · 17 replies
    WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- After suffering years of abuse at home, a 15-year-old girl broke into her parents' locked room through a window, took their gun while they were away and shot her 16-year-old brother to death, authorities said.
  • Alan Grayson: Republicans Are " The White Christian Party"

    01/09/2015 3:25:30 AM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 9, 2015 | Breitbart News
    For a five-month period that ends this week, every single elected Republican in Congress was a white Christian. Let me repeat that: every elected GOP Member of the House and Senate was a white Christian.
  • Florida Supreme Court Named Nation's 4th Worst 'Judicial Hellhole'

    01/09/2015 4:14:05 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 9th, 2015 | Nancy Smith
    The controversial Florida Supreme Court managed to score fourth on the American Tort Reform Foundation's 2014-2015 list of "Judicial Hellholes" -- putting it among the nation’s “most unfair” courts in the handling of civil litigation. The report lists these Florida Supreme Court actions since 2000 as egregious: Exposed supermarkets and retailers to liability for slip-and-falls even when they were not aware of hazards that allegedly caused falls and could not have reasonably found and addressed them. Placed broad new liability on streetlight maintenance companies when anyone is hurt in an accident while a streetlight is out. Allowed manipulative plaintiffs’ lawyers...
  • Young Sisters Charged in Brother's Fatal Shooting

    01/07/2015 11:33:11 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 7, 2015 | AP
    <p>WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. – With help from her younger sister, a 15-year-old girl fatally shot her older brother with a gun that their parents had locked up while they were away, authorities in Florida said Wednesday.</p> <p>Law enforcement officials said they discovered the teen's body late Monday night at the family home in rural White Springs in north Florida.</p>
  • Marco Rubio: 'We're going to abide' by gay marriage rulings

    01/07/2015 1:24:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | January 7, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said in an interview with CNN Wednesday that if the Supreme Court eventually rules that same-sex marriage is constitutional, Americans would have to abide by that ruling. "I wouldn't agree with their ruling, but that would be the law of the land that we would have to follow until it's somehow reversed — either by a future Supreme Court, or a U.S. constitutional amendment, which I don't think is realistic or foreseeable," he said. He said he expects the question "is ultimately going to find its way to the U.S. Supreme court," noting that many federal...