Tag Archives: Florida

FLORIDA: State Bans Right Wing Extremist James O’Keefe From Fundraising Because Of Criminal Record

The Washington Post reports: James O’Keefe, the conservative founder of a charity that specializes in undercover videos targeting journalists and liberals, has been personally barred from seeking donations in Florida due to his criminal record, officials said. The ban is part of a wave of scrutiny by regulators in several states after New York officials threatened last week to prohibit ...

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FLORIDA: Liberal Group Trolls Outside Trump Rally

The Hill reports: A liberal group targeted President Trump’s campaign rally supporting Alabama’s GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday night in Florida with a mobile billboard featuring his daughter’s sharp criticism of Moore. American Bridge posted on Twitter a picture of a mobile billboard truck emblazoned with the younger Trump’s face and the quote, “There’s a special place in ...

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Trump Crowd Cheers After Warmup Speaker Predicts Return Of Jesus Due To Trump’s Jerusalem Move

“Now I don’t know about you, but when I heard about Jerusalem – where the king of kings – where our soon coming king is coming back to Jerusalem, it is because President Trump declared Jerusalem to be capital of Israel.” – GOP Florida state Sen. Doug Broxson, joyously predicting the end of the world thanks to Glorious Leader. The ...

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ORLANDO: Wife Of Pulse Shooter Loses Battle To Move Trial, Claimed No Local Jurors Could Be Impartial

USA Today reports: The widow of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen will stand trial in Orlando, home to the nation’s second deadliest mass shooting in modern history, after a federal judge ruled staying in the city wouldn’t prevent a fair trial. Lawyers for Noor Salman had fought to move the case outside the city, arguing intense media coverage of the ...

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Liberty Counsel Sues Over Tampa’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban

The Liberty Counsel has failed multiple times to overturn statewide ex-gay torture bans in California and New Jersey and were even smacked down TWICE by the US Supreme Court. But they’re trying yet again, this time in Tampa. Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed suit in federal court against the City of Tampa for its adoption of Ordinance 2017-47, which ...

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Wife Of Pulse Shooter Claims No Knowledge Of Plot, Says Husband Was Cheating Via Dating Sites [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Attorneys for the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen wrote in a motion filed on Monday that he was using online dating websites such as Plenty of Fish to cheat on her. Noor Salman’s attorneys said in the motion that Mateen used a mutual friend as a cover story so he could go out with ...

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Female Trump Fan Club To Host Mar-A-Lago Gala To Make Up For Charity Exodus Over Nazi Comments

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump’s fan club is throwing a party in January to celebrate his first year as president — and to support Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, which saw an exodus of private charity events booked for galas this winter season. The Trumpettes will host a Red, White and Blue Celebration for the first anniversary of Trump’s presidency, ...

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FLORIDA: Black Caucus Demands Apology From “Empty Suit” John Kelly Over His Lies About Dem House Rep

Politico reports: Florida’s legislative black caucus on Tuesday bashed White House chief of staff John Kelly as “an empty suit” and called on him to apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson for falsely accusing her amid a controversy concerning the death of an Army soldier who was a constituent of hers. The group’s news conference marked the seventh straight day that ...

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FLORIDA: Three Nazis Arrested For Attempted Murder In Shooting After Richard Spencer’s Speech [VIDEO]

Gainesville’s CBS affiliate reports: Three men were arrested for shooting, and threatening a group of protesters with Hitler chants, following white supremacist Richard Spencer’s speech. The Gainesville Police Department was alerted to a silver Jeep arguing with a group of protesters near a bus stop at 5:30 p.m. Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28, began threatening ...

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FLORIDA: Child Porn Raid Yields Cache Of Weapons, Bombs, Maps Of Schools, Threatening Note [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A search of a Florida man’s home for child pornography this week yielded more than what authorities were expecting. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it stumbled upon a disturbing array of weapons inside the Tampa Bay-area home of 24-year-old Randall Drake. Three homemade bombs and a homemade silencer, maps and aerial photos of local schools ...

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FLORIDA: Hundreds Protest But Campus Speech By Nazi Richard Spencer Goes Off With Little Incident

The BBC reports: Hundreds of protesters have marched on the University of Florida to decry a speech by a white nationalist. Richard Spencer’s event in Gainesville has prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency, and hundreds of police have also flooded the campus. Mr Spencer struggled to speak over a crowd of protesters, who jeered and chanted “go ...

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Speech By Nazi Leader Richard Spencer

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, where Nazi leader Richard Spencer is due to give a speech this Thursday on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. The Tampa Bay Times reports: “I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent,” Scott said in a seven-page executive order. Scott placed Wes ...

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FLORIDA: GOP House Candidate Claims She’s Flown In A UFO And Telepathically Communicated With Aliens

The Miami Herald reports: Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle. A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she’s been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in extraterrestrials. Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was ...

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Orlando Honors Pulse Victims With Rainbow Crosswalk

The work finished on National Coming Out Day. CBS News reports: A crosswalk to honor the Pulse nightclub victims was completed early Wednesday by the city of Orlando. A petition on change.org for the installation of the sidewalk was signed by more than 2,000 people to pledge their support to honor the men and women who lost their lives at ...

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FLORIDA: Key West Reopens For Tourists

USA Today reports: Two weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys, the first cruise ship docked Sunday in this southernmost city, providing the first boost of tourist dollars to the storm-ravaged area. Key West Mayor Craig Cates said he agonized over the appropriate time to welcome tourists against to his city, which was spared from the worst of Irma’s ...

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KEY WEST: Island House Reports Being “Safe And Sound” After Hurricane Irma, Ready For Business Soon

Many JMG readers have written me over the last week, hoping for some inside scoop on the status of Key West’s Island House and the other popular gay guesthouses that are their Old Town neighbors. Today, we actually have some positive hurricane-related news. Via press release: Feeling humbled by our good luck, we’re happy to announce that the Island House, ...

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FLORIDA: All Keys Residents May Return Tomorrow

The Miami Herald reports: All Monroe County residents will be able to return to the Keys Sunday. This includes those who live in severely hard-hit areas of the Lower Keys between Key West and Marathon. Residents of the Middle Keys will be allowed to return Saturday morning, said Roman Gastesi, county administrator, during a Saturday morning conference call with other ...

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KEY WEST: Gay Bar Owner Feeds Hundreds

The Palm Beach Post reports: After 25 years in Key West, Jim Gilleran knows residents need a cold beer, a hot meal and a place to reconnect after a hurricane. While most bars and restaurants remain shuttered on Duval Street, Gilleran opened his 801 Bar hours after Hurricane Irma smashed past the island. He’s kept his generator operating since, serving ...

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KEY WEST: US Military Delivers Rations And Water

The Palm Beach Post reports: As life returns to a small semblance of normal in the Upper Keys, normal is still far off for residents living in the Middle and Lower Keys, where the usually raucous town of Key West was boarded up and shut down. The Marathon Airport took on the look of a disaster on foreign soil as ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Urges Rick Scott To Run For Senate

Politico reports: President Donald Trump traveled to southwest Florida with a message for the people of Fort Myers, who are recovering from Hurricane Irma: Rick Scott for Senate. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence flew to Florida on Thursday morning to visit Fort Myers and Naples, two Gulf Coast cities that Irma tore through earlier this ...

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