Tag Archives: Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott On The Anti-Gay GOP Platform: Same-Sex Marriage Is The Law Of The Land [VIDEO]

Politico reports: When it comes to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s opinion on the Republican Party’s platform opposition to same-sex marriage, the Republican governor had just three words Tuesday night, despite his own state’s previous opposition to the law: The Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court has already made a decision,” Scott told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, referring to the shooting ...

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ORLANDO: Local Boy Scouts Hold Moving Flag Removal Ceremony At Site Of Pulse Massacre Memorial

From the Orlando Sentinel: Michelangelo Dominguez’s mother watched with pride Monday morning as the 13-year-old and other Boy Scouts picked hundreds of weathered American flags from the lawn outside the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando. He helped collect mini-flagpoles stuck in the dirt around wet teddy bears and melted candles left for the 49 victims killed more than a month ...

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FLORIDA: Christian Protesters Booted As Satanic Temple Prankster Gives City Council Invocation [VIDEO]

Pensacola’s ABC affiliate reports: A satanic prayer held at Pensacola city council meeting was disrupted by a crowd Thursday night. Police escorted people out of the meeting. “I saw community of people come together and take a stand for what was right,” explained Bruce Gullie. The invocation was delivered by a member of the Satanic Temple. Parishioners with the United ...

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New Poll: Hillary Slips In Key Swing States [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Did Donald Trump really just surge past Hillary Clinton in two of the election’s most important battlegrounds? New swing-state polls released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University show Trump leading Clinton in Florida and Pennsylvania — and tied in the critical battleground state of Ohio. In three of the states that matter most in November, the surveys point to a ...

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My Latest Pride Life Column: Their Phones Kept Ringing

My latest column has been posted to the website of Britain’s Pride Life Magazine, where instead of my usual recap on the state of LGBT rights in America, I’ve written about today’s one month anniversary of the Pulse Massacre and how June 12th went for me. As many of you know, I’m from Orlando and today’s piece is in response ...

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ORLANDO: Ten Arrested At Marco Rubio Sit-In

From the Associated Press: Police arrested 10 protesters who were holding a sit-in Monday in the lobby of the building where U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has his Orlando office on the month anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub. The protesters were arrested on misdemeanor trespass charges when the building closed to the public Monday evening, at the request ...

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#SitInForThe49: Activists Launch 49-Hour Gun Control Protest At Marco Rubio’s Orlando Office

From the Florida Democratic Party: Orlando residents have begun a 49 hour sit-in at Marco Rubio’s office to demand an end to the Senator’s opposition to commonsense gun safety measures backed by more than 8 in 10 Floridians. The sit-in will take place from 10:00am today through 11:00am Wednesday, and is using the hashtag #SitInForThe49 to honor the 49 victims ...

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FLORIDA: Orange County Cops & Firefighters Dance To Whitney In #KeepDancingOrlando Tribute [VIDEO]

MUST WATCH. Dancing cops, dancing horses, and even a dancing helicopter. Via ABC News: Weeks after three horrific tragedies hit the Orlando area, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has found a way to keep the city’s spirits up. A video posted to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page begins with a mock press conference announcing an “important announcement by ...

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FLORIDA: Over 100 Sanders Supporters Sue DNC And Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz For Election Fraud

From South Florida’s New Times: Amid allegations that Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz “rigged” the Democratic presidential primary in favor of Hillary Clinton, 120 people, including 104 Bernie Sanders donors, sued both Wasserman Schultz and the DNC in the Southern District Court of Florida yesterday for fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, and other claims. They alleged she misled the DNC ...

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FLORIDA: Lawyer Seeks Bribery Charges Against Pam Bondi And Donald Trump Over Campaign Donation

From the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: A Massachusetts lawyer who previously filed state ethics and elections complaints against Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked federal prosecutors to level bribery charges against her and Donald Trump. Whitfield Larrabee, a Boston trial attorney, filed complaints with U.S. Attorney’s offices in New York and Tallahassee on Wednesday alleging the violation of federal bribery ...

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FLORIDA: State Official Fired After Saying Orlando Is Full Of Ghetto Thugs And Should Be Leveled

Remember the Florida assistant state attorney who was suspended last week after his Facebook post calling for Orlando to be “leveled” because it’s full of “ghetto thugs”? Yeah, he’s been shitcanned. ABC News reports: At the time of his suspension, a spokeswoman for the State Attorney’s Office, Angela Starke, said Lewis’ post violated its social media policy. The spokeswomen said ...

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BREAKING: Marco Rubio To Seek Re-Election

From the Washington Post: Sen. Marco Rubio will announce Wednesday he will seek re-election to the Senate, reversing a pledge he made a year ago to either assume the presidency or return to private life in Florida, instantly transforming an already competitive race and improving the chances that Republicans can maintain the Senate majority. Rubio is set to announce the ...

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ORLANDO: Sobbing Son Pays Tribute To Mother Who Shielded Him From Pulse Killer’s Bullets [VIDEO]

NOTE: The video of this funeral may feel intrusive to some, but it was broadcast live in Orlando with the agreement of the victim’s family. ABC News reports: Brenda Lee Marquez-McCool was dancing with her son Isaiah Henderson at Pulse nightclub when shots rang out over the blaring music. Instead of running away, she threw herself on her son, shielding ...

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Quinnipiac Poll: Trump Is Slipping In Vital Swing States

Ruh-roh: Donald Trump slipped farther behind Hillary Clinton in Florida, lost his narrow advantage in Ohio and remained locked in a dead heat in Pennsylvania, according to the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll gauging voter attitudes in the those three swing states out Tuesday. Clinton leads Trump by eight points in Florida, 47 percent to 39 percent, up ...

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Florida Assistant State Attorney: Third World Orlando Is Full Of Ghetto Thugs And Should Be Leveled

“Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs. It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If you go down there after dark ...

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TAMPA: Pro Baseball Pays Tribute To Orlando Victims With Player Messages & Rainbow Flag [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: The Tampa Bay Rays wore “Orlando” patches and Orlando Rays hats to honor the Orlando shooting victims Friday night. (Chris O’Meara/Associated Press) The Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants honored the victims of last weekend’s shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub during pride night Friday at Tropicana Field. The Rays sported hats of the Orlando Rays, ...

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FLORIDA: Christian Public Employee Says “Unbearable” Rainbow Flag Creates Hostile Work Environment

From the Tampa Bay Times: A pride flag waving outside the Hillsborough County center was meant to be a sign of respect and remembrance for the victims of the shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando. But just a day after it was raised, Commissioner Stacy White said it may be offending Christian employees and questioned whether it should be ...

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FLORIDA: GOP US Senate Frontrunner Drops Out To Clear The Way For Marco Rubio To Enter Race

CNN reports: Florida Rep. David Jolly on Friday announced he will pull out of the Republican primary to replace Sen. Marco Rubio. Jolly instead will for reelection to his seat in Congress, citing “unfinished business” in an email to supporters Friday afternoon. He said he had been convinced to run for Senate by insiders who told him redistricting made his ...

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Rick Scott Unswayed On Guns After Pulse Massacre: The Second Amendment Never Killed Anyone [VIDEO]

The most deadly mass shooting in the history of the United States hasn’t changed Rick Scott’s mind about the easy availability of assault weapons. Politico reports: The Republican governor of the state that saw 49 lives taken and another 53 people injured Sunday during a shooting rampage inside an LGBT nightclub has been meeting with families of victims but said ...

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Bondi Vs Cooper, Part 4: Anderson Mocked Me For Saying We Should Focus On Unity And Love [VIDEO]

Corrupt Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is continuing to stamp her feet about Anderson Cooper having pointed out her now very inconvenient anti-LGBT history. Yesterday she ran crying to Fox News, where she got a sympathetic ear as she complained that Cooper ambushed her at the very moment she was calling for “unity and love.” Watch below.

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