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  • Yes, Florida Elections Have Had Their Moments, Like 200,000 Non-Citizens Possibly Voting In 2012

    11/12/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Posted: Nov 12 | Matt Vespa
    The ballot counting in Florida elections is a shambles. The gubernatorial race is a shambles. The agricultural commissioner’s race is a shambles. And the Senate race is a shambles. We’re all heading for recounts in these races—and the two counties that keep chipping away at GOP vote totals, Broward and Palm Beach, are the most liberal in the state. They’ve violated state law by not posting regular updates on ballots left outstanding. A judge recently ruled that the counties violated public records laws—and the whole ballot counting process has been done in secret. So, yes, it’s right that Gov. Rick...
  • Professor sues university for being ‘punished’ after calling female transgender student ‘sir’

    11/12/2018 1:43:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Owen Daugherty
    A professor at a small public university in Ohio is suing officials at the school after he received a written rebuke for not addressing a transgender student using the preferred gender pronouns. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this month against university officials. The lawsuit asserts that university officials violated his constitutional rights by compelling him to speak in a way that contradicts his religious beliefs, according to NBC News. Meriwether is an evangelical Christian, and as such, felt that speaking to a transgender student in their preferred pronoun would...
  • How the Navy’s D-Day amphibious attack on Utah beach achieved 'tactical surprise'

    11/12/2018 1:30:47 PM PST · by DFG · 13 replies
    Warrior Maven via Fox News ^ | 11/12/2018 | Kris Osborn
    Battling rough seas with five-foot waves, thrashing wind gusts and heavy enemy fire, U.S. Navy amphibious landing craft attacking Utah Beach on D-Day actually managed to achieve total tactical surprise. Although amphibious forces eventually took heavy German artillery fire as they got closer, the amphibious landing force was well protected by Allied air superiority and cloudy weather. “As our forces approached the French coast without a murmur from the enemy or from their own radio, the realization that once again almost complete tactical surprise had been achieved slowly dawned,” said Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, Naval Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Naval...
  • Israeli air strike destroys Hamas TV building in Gaza: AFP

    11/12/2018 1:28:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | November 12, 2018 | Staff
    An Israeli air strike destroyed Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV building in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a series of warning shots, AFP journalists reported, drawing threats of a harsh response from Palestinian militants. The strike came as violence again flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Hamas confirmed that the building in Gaza City was destroyed, while Islamic Jihad vowed to respond to Israel's action.
  • The mayor of Livermore California explains Trump's popularity and success.

    11/12/2018 1:19:16 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 11 replies
    Linked-In ^ | June 16, 2018 | Julian McCall Julian
    The mayor of Livermore California explains Trump's popularity and success. This is perhaps the best explanation for Trump's popularity Marshall Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of Livermore, CA.. He ran on the democratic ticket as he knew a Bay Area city would never vote for a Republican. He is as conservative as they come. He wrote the following from an article, originally written by Evan Sayet and his opinion he expressed as a columnists for Townhall.com were his own and did not represent the views of Townhall.com, were mistakenly attributed to Marshall Kamena by me. Trump's...
  • Dana Loesch Speechless After Learning Parkland Shooter Registered in Florida Election

    11/12/2018 1:03:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | November 11, 2018 at 7:36am | Cillian Zeal
    It takes a lot to render Dana Loesch speechless, something I’m sure Michael Bloomberg  could agree to.However, even the National Rifle Association’s most visible spokeswoman was at a loss for words when she found out that the alleged Parkland shooter had been registered to vote while behind bars in Broward County.Nikolas Cruz, the 20-year-old man who is accused of killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School back in February, is currently awaiting trial in the Broward County Jail.Yet, back in July, he was registered to vote. Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of Cruz’s alleged victims, was...
  • Media dismiss Trump's claim of Florida election fraud

    11/12/2018 1:02:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 12, 2018 03:00 PM | Eddie Scarry
    Some in the news media are dismissing President Trump's claim of fraud in Florida's election, even after two judges have found impropriety with the process in specific parts of the state. CNN political analyst Chris Cillizza on Monday called claims of corruption and “fraud” by Trump and Republicans “baseless” and said that they “tell us about how [Trump] will approach his own re-election race in 2020.” His colleague John Avlon on Monday morning called on Florida to “count the votes. Don’t demonize the process.” Trump returned Sunday from a weekend trip to Europe, but his mind was at least in...
  • Nearly 200,000 Florida Voters May Not Be Citizens

    11/12/2018 12:46:31 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 55 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 11/11/18 | Pamela Geller
    Sickening. No wonder the Democrats are yelping for the “caravan” invasion. It would insure their despotic future. Now is the time to get to the bottom of the decades-long escalation of Democrat vote fraud. This is the opportunity to drill down on the Democrats’ war on free and fair elections. Trump cannot do this alone. And it’s not just about Florida, Arizona and Missouri. The Democrats have been doing this for years. They wail about voter suppression, but their voter fraud crimes are the ultimate suppression of the American voter. https://gellerreport.com/2018/11/200k-fla- voters-noncitizens.html/
  • Judge denies Scott request for injunction against Broward County

    11/12/2018 12:45:03 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Lisa Hagen and Justin Wise
    Broward Circuit Judge Jack Tuter said Monday that he would not issue an injunction in response to a request from Gov. Rick Scott (R) that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and county sheriffs impound ballots and voting machines in the county when they’re not in use, according to CBS Miami. The announcement comes a day after Scott filed a pair of emergency motions in Palm Beach and Broward County courts, as legal action intensifies over the too-close-to-call Senate race between the governor and Sen. Bill Nelson (D). The race is now undergoing a machine recount that must be completed...
  • New photos of possible Greg Carslon car sighting

    11/12/2018 12:31:34 PM PST · by rdiaz1966 · 10 replies
    gregcarlsonwanted.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | admin
    This website is only presenting these images for public information about the possible sighting of the vehicle that Greg Alyn Carlson may be driving. It is not clear if the user recorded the video stream or any other possible method by which it was obtained. The following screenshots depict a white vehicle supposedly a stolen 2017 Hyundai Accent being driven by the fugitive Greg Alyn Carlson. These still photos are dated November 5, 2018 and are apparently screenshots of a live video feed from the SC Department of Transportation website. Users are cautioned that this information has not been currently...
  • Barrage of rockets launched at Israel following botched Gaza operation

    11/12/2018 12:22:25 PM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    msn.com ^ | 11//12/2018 | Oren Liebermann, Andrew Carey, Ibrahim Dahman, and Eliza Mackintosh
    A barrage of about 200 rockets were launched from Gaza towards Israel on Monday, the Israeli army said, hours after a botched Israeli operation in Gaza left a Hamas commander and an Israeli soldier dead. Eleven people in Israel were injured by the rocket fire, prompting retaliatory ground and airstrikes by the Israeli military that left at least three Palestinians in Gaza dead, the Palestinian health ministry said. The Israeli army said that about 60 rockets were intercepted by the Israel Defense Force's (IDF) Iron Dome aerial defense system, with many other rockets falling on open ground. Sirens continued to...
  • Report: FL Airport Shut Down Over 'Suspicious Package'

    11/12/2018 11:22:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Late Sunday evening the Ft. Lauderdale Airport was shut down due to a suspicious package left outside of one of the terminals. Reports are coming in that an Avis rental car employee discovered provisional ballot boxes left in the back of a rental car that had just been returned by a Broward County employee. Our deputies and bomb squad are responding to a report of a suspicious package outside @FLLFlyer Terminal 4. https://t.co/rEXixyrYX4— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) November 12, 2018 Laura Loomer and others working with her tried to gain access at the airport but was turned away by Broward County...
  • Don't Be So Quick To Blame Trump's No-Show At WWI Ceremony On The President Himself

    11/12/2018 8:50:00 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 11 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 10 November 2018 | Tyler Rogoway
    President Trump is taking a serious shellacking in the media and on social media for the cancellation of a planned trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. The site is located roughly 55 miles outside of Paris. The optics of missing such an important event are undeniably bad and they play into other narratives about the President that are unflattering, but these types of decisions are not usually up to the President. The Secret Service and the White House Military Office who arrange presidential airlift with HMX-1 are the...
  • 'So many bears:' Draft plan says Nunavut polar bear numbers unsafe (for humans)

    11/12/2018 12:05:50 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 12 replies
    CTV News ^ | 11/12/18 | Bob Weber
    There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn't yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan -- which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday -- says that growing bear numbers are increasingly jeopardizing public safety and it's time Inuit knowledge drove management policy. "Inuit believe there are now so many bears that public safety has become a major concern," says the document, the result of four years of study and public consultation. "Public safety...
  • McCain butt boy Grant Woods stabbed AZ in the back (AZ Senate race) Vanity

    11/12/2018 12:05:46 PM PST · by UnstableGenius · 34 replies
    11/12/2018
    THIS WAS AN ANTI-TRUMP OPERATIION! How about former Arizona State AG Grant Woods,... pretending he was a Republican and cutting ads for Sinema attacking combat veteran McSally, then changing his registration to Democrat a few days after the election. Those spots he cut attacking McSally were lies and fraudulent. He hasn't been a Republican for years.
  • Chicago's Emanuel gives advice to Dems in House: divide and conquer

    11/12/2018 12:04:26 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has some advice for Democrats now that they’ve gained back control of the House: divide and conquer. “The Democrats should triangulate," the Chicago mayor said during a panel discussion on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "They should find everything that Mitch McConnell and the president don’t agree on and go right at it, because that will force a division in the Republican Party and bring in whatever moderate wings of the Republicans that are left and bring them over to the Democratic.” Emanuel, speaking of the Senate GOP leader, said: “Wherever Mitch McConnell...
  • Cop accidentally kills security guard at bar in Chicago suburbs

    11/12/2018 11:00:22 AM PST · by Drew68 · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/18 | Bradford Betz
    A police officer mistakenly shot and killed a security guard at a bar in Chicago's south suburbs early Sunday morning, Chicago’s Fox 32 reported. Witnesses said a security guard told a group of "drunk men" to leave a Robbins bar around 4 a.m. An armed suspect later came back inside the bar and opened fire, WGN-TV reported, citing witnesses. Armed security guards returned fire, the report said. One the guards -- Jemel Roberson, 26 -- apprehended the suspect outside, witnesses said. Roberson then requested help from Midlothian Police, the Cook County Sheriff's Office said. A witness told the station that...
  • Lindsey Graham Wants Rick Scott in Senate GOP Meetings Ahead of Recount Deadline

    11/12/2018 10:49:55 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 10 replies
    Rollcall ^ | November 10, ,2018 | Niels Lesniewski
    ... Sen. Lindsey Graham said that Florida Gov. Rick Scott should make plans to come up to D.C. to participate in next week’s Senate Republican Conference meetings. That includes the leadership elections for the 116th Congress, which are scheduled for Wednesday morning. “If I were Rick, I would come up and participate, absolutely. You know, once the vote total is sent to the secretary of state and he has a 13,500 vote or whatever it is lead, yes I would participate,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said. “If the recount goes, the recount goes.” “I’m no Florida law voting expert,...
  • Judge Will NOT Issue Injuction In Rick Scott Motion To Impound Broward Election Equipment & Records

    11/12/2018 10:46:50 AM PST · by Revel · 81 replies
    miami.cbslocal ^ | 11/12/18 | Ted Scouten
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — More than a dozen attorneys are in court Monday for an emergency hearing involving a lawsuit filed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, asking to impound ballots and machines at the Broward Election office. Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate campaign filed two new lawsuits Sunday, one demanding law enforcement impound and secure voting machines, tallies and ballots in Broward and Palm Beach counties any time they were not actively in use. “What we are asking the court to do today is too remove any doubt. Take away the concerns of the citizens, take away the concerns...
  • Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Neil Young and More Lose Homes in Woolsey Fire

    11/12/2018 10:39:10 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies
    variety.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | R. Ruben
    In a post on his website, Young said he hoped the calamitous fires would urged people to take action on the impact of climate change. “Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives. I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another,” he wrote. “Hopefully we can come together as a people to take climate change on. We have the tools and could do it if we tried. There is no downside.”