Police in Seminole County, Fla. must be getting tired of seeing George Zimmerman’s face. The man who shot and killed the unarmed teen Trayvon Martin and was then acquitted of murder under one of the country’s most lax definitions of self-defense* was arrested again, this time for domestic violence against his current girlfriend. WESH-Orlando: He [...]
Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is running for governor in 2014 as a Democrat. The official announcement was made in Crist’s hometown of St. Petersburg, and puts an end, not to speculation that Crist would run, but to when the campaign would begin. It’s on. Alex Sink (D), former state chief financial officer, who [...]
Boy, white people did some wacky stuff during the Civil Rights era. Here’s one example. In 1959, after being compelled by the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education to stop maintaining separate “but equal” public schools, the Confederate Daughters of America (CDA) in Jacksonville, Fla. exacted revenge. They led a successful [...]
Does Ted Cruz have a plan to get 41 votes? Does he have a strategy he’s executing on to get 41 votes? Not that I’m aware of. Has he ever come to the House leadership and said, ‘Here’s my plan to get 41 votes in the Senate, to hold the line so we can defund Obamacare?’ Never. No. He’s just on his twitter account attacking House Republicans.
A frustrated but anonymous “GOP leadership aide” to NBC News, criticizing tea party Republicans vying for the 2016 presidential race, like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who want to shut down the government (or at least pretend their goal isn’t to gain political advantage) in yet another attempt to derail the Affordable Care Act.
$200,000 – $300,000
Amount George Zimmerman is asking the state of Florida to reimburse him for hiring expert witnesses, providing depositions, and other trial costs aside from attorney’s fees. Zimmerman was acquitted after he profiled, stalked, and finally shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last year. Since the trial, Zimmerman has been pulled over for speeding in Texas, and forced his lawyers to apologize after he was photographed taking a merry tour of the factory that made the gun he used to kill Martin.
For the people out there wondering what the Zimmerman jury was smoking, I have a partial explanation, thanks to former Florida state Rep. Dan Gelber. As Gelber explained on his blog, before the Stand Your Ground (SYG) law was passed, convicting Zimmerman would have been a slam-dunk. Under Stand Your Ground, the George Zimmermans of [...]
The news was all good for Florida Gov. Rick Scott (Tea/GOP) in a recent Quinnipiac University poll…if you consider losing re-election to any competitor by at least six points to be good news. In a match-up with former Gov. Charlie Crist (who is considering running against him as a Democrat), Scott would lose 47 – [...]
Somewhere, Ryan Skipper is smiling. No, Ryan Skipper is laughing, high-fiving, and doing the chicken dance. Or maybe that’s just us, upon hearing the recent state of affairs in Lakeland, Fla. One person who might not have gotten the anti-homophobia message is Sheriff Grady Judd The same place where, in 2007, 25-year-old Ryan Skipper was [...]
It’s a spiritual endorsement. Why? Because everything I do I always get God involved.
— Anna Pierre, mayoral candidate in North Miami, Fla., explaining why her campaign posters say she was endorsed by Jesus Christ, WPLG-TV reports. Pierre said she prayed leading up to registering for her candidacy and received three signs that Jesus was her endorser. But when asked about those signs, she said, “Well, I’m going to keep them private.”
Carroll, in a public service announcement for the sham Allied Veterans group. The ground is shifting under the feet of Florida Republicans, as Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigns after being questioned in a federal racketeering investigation. The surprise isn’t that Carroll is resigning, it’s that she’s resigning over this The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) [...]