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Breaking: Former UCF student Steven Sotloff has apparently fallen victim to ISIS (UPDATE)

September 2, 2014
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In a horrifying development, many international outlets are reporting that ISIS has released a nearly three-minute video of journalist Steven Sotloff being killed. You’ll recall that it was just two weeks ago that Sotloff was paraded out as a threat after the similar beheading of captured journalist James Foley. That action gained the attention...
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John Morgan on the weed (or at least remembering when he was). HILARIOUS FRIDAY NSFW POST! (video)

August 29, 2014
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John Morgan on the weed (or at least remembering when he was). HILARIOUS FRIDAY NSFW POST! (video)

The generally amazing SaintPetersblog.com has given us this gift for the end of a hellish week: John Morgan going blue on the green. You can read the story here, but we’re mostly in it for the video, presented below. (There was some non-blog reporting here). Here’s a snippet though that’s too good to pass...
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Why Labor Day matters: We still don’t have a living wage, sick time, or much else here in Florida

August 29, 2014
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Why Labor Day matters: We still don’t have a living wage, sick time, or much else here in Florida

As we all prepare our vodka-melon balls and pour oil into our Jet-Skis and make certain three days are three VERY IMPORTANT DAYS for the maintenance of our personal well beings, it’s important to note that you wouldn’t have weekends, or a lack of unfair child labor or even a solid minimum wage (not...
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No alarms and no surprises: Victorious Charlie Crist aims to make Florida “Scott-free” (video)

August 27, 2014
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No alarms and no surprises: Victorious Charlie Crist aims to make Florida “Scott-free” (video)

This particular reporter just returned from vacationing in New Orleans today only to find that we now have a two-person general election underway for Florida’s governorship. SURPRISE! Dems chose Charlie, and Nan Rich quickly endorsed thereafter. Maybe everyone will be nice now? Probably not. Most pundits are predicting a nightmare fight between Gov. Scott...
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Still sick, still poor: New study shows Orange County with minimal access to paid sick days

August 20, 2014
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Still sick, still poor: New study shows Orange County with minimal access to paid sick days

Today, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a study specifically focusing on the access to paid sick days for residents of Orange County, something that by now you’re certainly aware has been a bone of contention over the last two years. Seeing as we’re in early voting for the Aug. 26 primary, and...
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Journalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS; former UCF student could be next

August 20, 2014
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Journalist James Foley allegedly beheaded by ISIS; former UCF student could be next

This morning, the confusion and horror of the purported ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley, who was abducted while on assignment nearly two years ago in Syria, continued to linger in the air, though the video of purporting to so said incident was removed from YouTube. (Gawker appears to have it archived here, though...
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Liveblogging this afternoon’s Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting: the punitive edition

August 19, 2014
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Liveblogging this afternoon’s Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting: the punitive edition

Good day! Pull up a magical chair, won’t you? Things are probably going to take awhile this afternoon, when, as promised, your stars of the Orange County Board of County Commission featuring Mayor Teresa Jacobs will resurrect the idea that constitutional offices within the county should be nonpartisan, term-limited, in-county positions, or something. Basically,...
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Pam Bondi is now a quirky rock song

August 19, 2014
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Pam Bondi is now a quirky rock song

Thanks to our friends at Broward-Palm Beach New Times, we now know that Attorney General Pam Bondi, last seen begging the court system to slow the fuck down because all this gay marriage noise is getting too expensive (which is rich when you consider how much Bondi has spent defending other partisan issues), has...
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COUNCIL WATCH!: Liveblogging your city at work

August 11, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH!: Liveblogging your city at work

Good afternoon! How was your weekend??? Do you still have knees? Lucky. Anyway, we are about to dive into City Council for both the shits and the giggles. There’s a lot to get our heads around this week: Uh, the city just spent $2 million buying land from the Black Business Investment Fund (see:...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: legislative muzzles, Obamacare puzzles and Star Wars environmentalism

August 6, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: legislative muzzles, Obamacare puzzles and Star Wars environmentalism

HEY, BUT WAIT! DIDN’T THE TRANSPARENCY IMPLIED BY FAIR DISTRICTS DICTATE THAT THIS KIND OF SECRET CONVERSING WAS NOT TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE? ONCE BITTEN: “In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House and Senate Republican leaders have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or...
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