Tag Archives: Florida

FLORIDA: First Commercial Space Vehicle Launches Test Flight From Cape Canaveral

Russia Today reports: A private company has launched a spacecraft in a bold demonstration test for NASA. The Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday morning. The Falcon 9 is carrying a capsule named Dragon. The company, known as SpaceX, hopes to place the capsule in orbit and then bring it back to Earth three hours …

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FLORIDA: Pioneering Gay Talk Radio Host Neil Rogers Reportedly Near Death

The Miami Herald reports today that pioneering openly gay talk radio host Neil Rogers, 68, has been moved into hospice care after his doctors decided against heart surgery. Rogers suffered a heart attack and stroke last summer and retired from on-air work to launch a popular internet-based show. Always caustic and controversial, Rogers (who was often characterized as “the gay …

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Bigot Of The Day – Pamela Grothaus

“I don’t think I have ever met a homosexual who didn’t inform me of his or her homosexuality within minutes of our introduction. This has happened to me several times—with co-workers, clients, and, yes, even military personnel. I really didn’t care to know, didn’t need to know, and probably would have guessed anyway. Why do these people so desperately want …

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FLORIDA: Orange County Commission Approves Broad LGBT Protections

By a 6-1 vote, yesterday the commissioners of Orange County, Florida banned sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations. Equality Florida reports that red-shirted supporters of the measures filled the commission’s chambers prior to the vote. Congratulations to my home county!

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FLORIDA: Christian Group Calls For Nickelodeon Boycott Over Trans Character

The Florida Family Association is calling for an advertiser boycott of Nickelodeon’s Teen Nick channel over a transgender character on its show, Degrassi: The Next Generation. The anti-gay group is falsely claiming to have already forced Kodak, the show’s prime sponsor, to pull out. The Florida Family Association (FFA) claimed another victory on Wednesday when David Caton announced that, after …

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FLORIDA: Democrat Alex Sink Concedes To Teabagger Medicare Fraudster Rick Scott

Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink just conceded the race to teabagger Rick Scott, who spent $75M of his stolen-from-the-people fortune to buy his way into a slim victory. In 2002 Scott’s hospital group paid the largest federal fine in history, a multi-billion dollar judgment assessed for pervasive and systematic Medicare fraud, yet Scott still walked away with $350M of that …

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FLORIDA: Rep. Alan Grayson Loses To Anti-Gay Teabagger Daniel Webster

And my favorite voice in the U.S. House is silenced. Rep. Grayson, you were too smart to survive in American politics. This sucks.

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FLORIDA: Anti-Gay Teabagger Marco Rubio Defeats Charlie Crist For Senate

Oh, what a world in which Charlie Crist was actually the better choice. Rubio, of course, is in the pocket of the Florida Family Policy Council, who were one of the main groups behind Amendment 2, which instituted a statewide constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Rubio’s decisive win has thrilled the repulsive quislings at GOProud, who’ve never met a disgustingly …

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FLORIDA: Charlie “Closet Case” Crist Rides The Fabulous Campaign Bus

Towleroad notes: “Charlie Crist’s choice of “Fabulous” Coach Lines to take his campaign around the state just seems damn appropriate.” Crist is trailing badly behind teabagger Marco Rubio and tongues are already wagging over how long it will be before his sham marriage unravels once he’s a private citizen again. Crist quickly married Halloween costume heiress Carole Rome in 2008 …

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FLORIDA: Daniel Webster Maintains Seven Point Lead Over Rep. Alan Grayson

There have only been two independent polls in Rep. Alan Grayson’s battle with teabagger Daniel Webster and yesterday’s shows that Webster is maintaining a seven-point lead. Along with Rep. Anthony Weiner (NY), Grayson has been an entertaining and dramatic voice for progressives. It’s going to really suck to lose him.

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Florida AG Bill McCollum: I Won’t Be Appealing Overturn Of Adoption Ban

He let the clock run down to the wire, but Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced today that he won’t be appealing the recent overturn on gay adoption. McCollum had until 5pm today to file his appeal and still gets manages to get in an anti-gay shot with his statement. “The constitutionality of the Florida law banning adoption by homosexuals …

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FLORIDA: Democrat Alex Sink Improves To Tie With Teabagger Rick Scott

Some good news out of Florida, where the latest polls show Alex Sink improving to a toss-up with teabagger Rick Scott, whose hospital chain paid the largest federal fine in history for medicare fraud. Unsurprisingly, Scott is also the founder of an astroturf group lobbying for removing regulations on the hospital industry. If elected, Scott vows to block health care …

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FLORIDA: Show Us Your Papers (Unless You’re Canadian Or European)

According to Florida’s proposed Arizona-style immigration law, if cops suspect you of being in the country illegally, they will release you if you show a Canadian or European passport. Passports from other nations? That calls for further investigation. ​Florida state Rep. William Snyder, the slow-drawling ex-Miami-Dade Police officer who has drafted Tallahassee’s version of the hotly debated Arizona immigration bill, …

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Would-Be Koran Burner Gets Free Car

Florida Pastor Terry “Burn The Koran” Jones is getting a free car from a New Jersey dealership that is making good on their promise to give him one if he didn’t follow through on his plan. Car dealer Brad Benson made the pitch to Florida pastor Terry Jones in one of his quirky radio ads: If you don’t burn a …

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FLORIDA: Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist Backtracks On Support For Gay Adoption

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FLORIDA: Teabagger Medicare Fraudster Rick Scott Leads Democrat Alex Sink

Tea Party candidate Rick Scott, whose hospital group paid the largest federal fine in history for defrauding Medicare, has a small but growing lead over Democrat Alex Sink. The averages still call it a toss-up, but the two most recent poll show Scott pulling ahead. Scott is also the founder of the astroturf group, Conservatives For Patient Rights, which pretends …

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FLORIDA: Rep. Alan Grayson Trails Challenger Daniel Webster By 7 Points

Things aren’t looking so great for one of our favorite House members, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL). Talking Points Memo on the just-released poll: A new Susquehanna (R)/Sunshine State News poll of Florida’s 8th District shows fiery liberal Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson trailing his Republican opponent, former state Sen. Dan Webster. The numbers: Webster 43%, Grayson 36%, plus 6% for Tea …

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Census Result: New York Likely To Lose Two U.S. House Seats, Florida Gains Two

One of most important aspects of the U.S. Census is the resulting reapportionment of seats in the House of Representatives. While many of the changes will go as expected, a just-released new estimate suggests a couple of changes that were not. A new estimate of House reapportionment gains and losses resulting from this year’s Census reveals a larger-than-expected impact on …

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FLORIDA: Rep. Alan Grayson Slams Opponent As “Religious Fanatic”

This is pretty severe, even for Grayson.

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PhoboQuotable – Msgr. Charles Pope

“Many today advocate homosexual acts as normal even though any study of the design of the human body will indicate that man is not for man, or woman for woman. Rather, man is for woman, and woman for man. In Romans 1:27 St. Paul calls homosexual acts παρὰ φύσιν (para physin), ‘contrary to nature.’ “The latest rejection of nature is …

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