Tag Archives: Florida

Response From WFTV

WFTV-ABC in Orlando responded to my letter of complaint about Barbara West’s treatment of Joe Biden. Dear Viewer: Thank you for taking time to contact us regarding Barbara West’s recent interview with democratic Vice Presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden. The Obama campaign contacted us last week offering Senator Biden, via satellite, for a short interview. Barbara West, one of our …

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Joe Biden Ambushed By Dumbass Wingnut Florida News Anchor

Orlando WFTV-ABC news anchor Barbara West tried to make a name for herself in Wingnutistan by accusing Barack Obama of being a Marxist (among other things) during an interview with Joe Biden. Biden: “Are you joking? Is this a joke? Is that your actual question?” Everybody in Freeperland is now in love with Barbara West, but as you can see, …

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Oh, The Punnanity!

Burn, baby, burn. Porno inferno. Until Sunday, the Rev. Mark Eldredge joked that his Westside church had one of the largest pornography collections in Jacksonville. Members of Christ Church Anglican discovered reel upon reel of ’70s- and ’80s-vintage X-rated movies recently when they took over the old Playtime Drive-In on Blanding Boulevard a few weeks ago. The Playtime showed X-rated …

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Better News From Florida

The latest poll indicates that support for Florida’s double-extra marriage ban is below the 60% passage requirement. The poll of 600 likely voters shows support for Amendment 2 at 53 percent, less than the 60 percent approval rate required to change the constitution. The gay-marriage question is one of six statewide referendums on this year’s lengthy ballot. The poll found …

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Brilliant Strategy: Westboro To Appear At Florida Gay Marriage Debate

Wow. Somebody at Florida’s Stonewall Legal Alliance is sharp. After the backers of Amendment 2 declined to appear at an FIU debate on the issue, the gay side invited the Westboro Baptist Church. And they are coming, over the objections of some marriage equality supporters. A church known for spewing anti-gay rhetoric and picketing military funerals is slated to debate …

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Tonight In South Beach

Purchase tickets here.

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Michael Schiavo Comes Out Against Florida’s Anti-Gay Amendment 2

Michael Schiavo, whose battle to allow his brain-damaged wife to die with dignity created a national furor, has come out against Florida’s Amendment 2.

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Say No 2 Hate In Florida

“The Say No 2 Campaign, the bi-partisan group dedicated to defeating Florida’s dangerous and deceptive Amendment 2, has just released a hard hitting new commercial. It highlights the numerous groups and newspapers that have come out against the so-called Marriage Protection Amendment, as well as the devastating effects it will have if passed.”

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Florida Marriage Ban Poised To Pass

As in California, the gay marriage amendment in Florida has gained support and may pass, despite months of indications that it would not. A majority of Florida voters in a new WESH 2 News Mason-Dixon Poll said they plan to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as being between one man and one woman. The poll …

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Tea Room Naugle Is Back

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim “Tea Room” Naugle, who made national headlines last year when he insisted that gay men were running wild in the public restrooms of the city’s beach, is now leading a group of Democrats supporting the push to put anti-gay marriage wording into the Florida state constitution. A ballot measure to ban gay marriage has already won …

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Orlando Gives Domestic Partner Benefits

Nice news from my hometown*: Orlando is expected to become the first Central Florida city to offer benefits to the partners of gay employees. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the employees will have to sign an affidavit declaring they are in a committed relationship. Orlando city commissioners are expected to approve the plan on Monday. There are currently 18 Orlando …

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Latest Electoral Map

As always, Ohio and Florida are where it’s at.

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Amway Billionaire Gives $100K To Fight Gay Marriage In Florida

Amway billionaire Rich Devos, the owner of NBA team Orlando Magic, has donated $100K to support Florida’s Amendment 2, which would make gay marriage double-extra banned in Florida. Protesters have been appearing at outside Magic games at Orlando’s Amway Arena. Inside the Amway Arena, a voice over the public-address system announced that the next two people to buy upper-bowl tickets …

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Sarah Silverman: The Great Schlep

I’m not a huge fan of Sarah Silverman, but this bit about convincing your Jewish grandparents in Florida to vote for Obama is pretty cute.

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Orlando Sentinel Says “No” To Hate

My erstwhile hometown paper, the Orlando Sentinel, has come out against the Florida ballot amendment to ban gay marriage. The state’s voters will face an array of six questions on the Nov. 4 ballot, the most notable of which is Amendment 2 — the cleverly labeled “Florida Marriage Protection Amendment.” Who wouldn’t want to protect marriage? Trouble is, this amendment …

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Obama Interrupted By Protesters Claiming He Is Endorsed By The Ku Klux Klan

Barack Obama’s speech in Coral Gables, Florida today was interrupted by a group of black protesters calling themselves “Blacks Against Obama.” The protesters waved signs claiming that he has been endorsed by the KKK. The signs said Obama was for gay marriage and abortion, and said his candidacy was “endorsed by the KKK.” Another sign said, “Jesse Jackson hates Obama.” …

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Afternoon View – Life In Florida

My mom sent me this photo this morning. I don’t know which is more disturbing, the ginormous snake or that her neighbors have a souvenir birdhouse from Rock City, Tennessee. I guess snakes know all the places to find them delicious bird eggs.

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Ralph Nader Makes Florida Ballot

Via the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: Ralph Nader is back. The perennial presidential candidate will be on the Florida ballot in November. Nader’s name is anathema to many Democrats in Florida becuase they blame him for President Bush’s 2000 election. They argue that the votes he siphoned from Gore made Bush the winner in the state. With Florida’s electoral votes, Bush …

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FL Judge: Gay Adoption Ban Unconstitutional

A Florida judge has ruled that the state ban on gay adoption is unconstitutional, but his ruling will not immediately upend the ban. A Monroe Circuit Court judge has ruled Florida’s 31-year-old gay adoption ban ”unconstitutional” in an order that allows an openly gay Key West foster parent to adopt a teenage boy he has raised since 2001. Declaring the …

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Narchitecture

Via Father Tony comes this amusing blog post about narchitecture, a new name for Miami’s mammoth waterfront homes that appear to be owned by drug dealers. Narchitecture is the pit bull of architecture. It grabs you by the (eye) balls and doesn’t let go, marrying a bevy of Mediterranean styles—neo-Classical, Spanish Revival and Fascist—with the vernacular American school known as …

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