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Out of commission: Liveblogging today’s attack on democracy in Orange County

July 29, 2014
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Out of commission: Liveblogging today’s attack on democracy in Orange County

This morning, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (starring Teresa Jacobs) will convene to discuss whether or not you deserve a voice in your government. There’s some background on all of this mess, courtesy Commissioner Fred Brummer, here and here, but there’s also this Sentinel op-ed from this morning. At issue today, however,...
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NOT SO FAST!: Orange County Sheriff’s Office nabs (alleged) GayDays towing fraud

July 25, 2014
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NOT SO FAST!: Orange County Sheriff’s Office nabs (alleged) GayDays towing fraud

Hey, wipe that smile of your face, Jason Combs of ASAP Towing on McCoy Road! You’ve just been busted for (allegedly) doing something pretty terrible. According to a press release from Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings’ office, today – following a fairly prolonged investigation – 44-year-old Combs was arrested on the following charges: One...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: More prison scandals, less utility conservation, all the execution horror

July 25, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: More prison scandals, less utility conservation, all the execution horror

IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU’RE AN ACTUAL PRISONER TRYING TO MAKE A COMPLAINT. THIS IS DISGUSTING: “Make no mistake, I am no softie on crime nor do I believe criminals should be coddled or treated with kid gloves. Those who break our laws should be held accountable for their actions. Whether they are serving...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Sheldon slams Bondi, Scott ties tongue, weed woes

July 23, 2014
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PAM BONDI’S OPPONENTS ARE WELL AWARE THAT PAM BONDI HAS LOST HER MIND. THAT’S GOOD TO KNOW: “While George Sheldon is new to Florida’s attorney general race, he’s no stranger in state politics. The onetime Democratic representative said Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi has been wasting taxpayer resources on partisan crusades that don’t directly...
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Rick Scott isn’t sure what you mean. Could you repeat the question? [VIDEO]

July 22, 2014
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Rick Scott isn’t sure what you mean. Could you repeat the question? [VIDEO]

OK, by now we’ve all grown tired of our anti-spank-bank of images of Gov. Rick Scott WITH HAIR, mostly because the same deposition videos proved illogically ineffective four years ago when the world first knew that the man was a fraud. But today, the Florida Democratic Party released a PAINFUL, nearly two-minute tumble into...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Scott’s rusty pipes, Jolly and gay, entrepreneurial lies

July 22, 2014
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via cbslocalmiami.com

TODAY’S REASON TO BE ANGRY AT GOV. RICK SCOTT INVOLVES A PIPELINE LEADING DIRECTLY INTO HIS BANK ACCOUNT: “Upon his election, Gov. Rick Scott’s transition team included a Florida Power & Light executive who pitched his company’s plan to build a major natural gas pipeline in North Florida to fuel a new generation of...
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ELECTION DAY!: Well, not really, but today is the first day of absentee ballots and voting from home

July 21, 2014
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ELECTION DAY!: Well, not really, but today is the first day of absentee ballots and voting from home

Though most people might be swept up in the white-tuft-vs.-bald-hell (oh, and Nan Rich) of the gubernatorial primary lurking around the corner on Aug. 26, there are plenty of other things happening on that ballot, some of which don’t smell like a primary at all. You see, because of the early-’90s winds of fate...
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BREAKING! Never give up!: Emergency motion filed to lift stay in Monroe County marriage equality case (documents inside)

July 21, 2014
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BREAKING! Never give up!: Emergency motion filed to lift stay in Monroe County marriage equality case (documents inside)

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: The motion to lift the stay has been denied. Related: Time marches on.   Not typically ones to take “sit down and shut up” for an answer, especially when said directive effectively comes from the placid stare-down of Attorney General Pam Bondi, attorneys for hot bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Scott’s prison politics, black power, train in vain

July 21, 2014
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PRIVATE FUNDRAISER AT PRIVATE PRISON PROFITEER’S MANSION? SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT: “Florida Governor Rick Scott really knows how to pick a fundraiser. Last month, he was scheduled to attend a $10,000-a-plate event at the home of a real estate developer who’d done prison time on tax charges. Hours after Mother Jones disclosed the event, Scott...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: AIDS crash, reef acids and Republican rape-mongers

July 18, 2014
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via azcentral.com

BECAUSE A HORRIFYING PLANE CRASH WASN’T ENOUGH BAD NEWS: “The Malaysian passenger plane that was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday was carrying more than 100 public health experts on their way to a prominent international meeting on AIDS, according to several news reports. Their deaths have prompted an outpouring of grief from the...
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