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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work for the fun of it

September 15, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work for the fun of it

Good afternoon. It seems like only a week ago that we were staring blankly into the beige of another city toe-dip into governance. OH WAIT, IT WAS. Today, your dais with the mostest will be doing its usual song and dance for the first couple of hours – of interest, the city (via OUC)...
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Orlando Vice: OPD to hold public forum tomorrow to ease your concerns about cops

September 12, 2014
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Orlando Vice: OPD to hold public forum tomorrow to ease your concerns about cops

Here in the contentious wake of the police-state-brought-to-life nightmare of Ferguson, Missouri, it can be hard to know whether you should trust the fuzz or be afraid of them. Even without the tanks and the gas and the heavy artillery – which, guess what, we’re about to get some of – police brutality has...
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Crist campaign goes after Gov. Scott’s “EXTREME” anti-women agenda (VIDEO)

September 9, 2014
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Crist campaign goes after Gov. Scott’s “EXTREME” anti-women agenda (VIDEO)

Today at noon, the Charlie Crist campaign attempted to show exactly what kind of business it meant when it chose (or HE chose) Annette Taddeo as his running mate. Taddeo, joined by Planned Parenthood PAC treasurer Barbara Zdravecky (Planned Parenthood’s political arm has endorsed Crist), hosted a press call to highlight and answer questions...
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The sound of silence: VIDEO from the other side of Gov. Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Working” whistle stop in Central Florida today

September 8, 2014
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The sound of silence: VIDEO from the other side of Gov. Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Working” whistle stop in Central Florida today

In case you couldn’t smell it in the air, Rick Scott was touring through the area this morning on a bus-thing under the banner of “Let’s Keep Working,” because nobody is working. We caught wind late last night that he would be making an everyman stump at Austin’s in Winter Park at 6 a.m....
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work, because somebody ought to

September 8, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work, because somebody ought to

Well hello!!!! Welcome to our gracious blogging room. It’s been a bit since your dais darlings have convened for a game of Go Fish (it was totally a month ago), mostly because they’ve been cobbling together the next fiscal year’s budget (we won’t be sitting around for that production at 5:01 p.m.) where they...
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Textgate II: Electric Boogaloo? – County raises questions by doing public business in the cloud

September 8, 2014
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Textgate II: Electric Boogaloo? – County raises questions by doing public business in the cloud

Sure, he may be cruising through a chamber-hop bus tour in Orlando today, and sure it will probably rain, but we already knew about our favorite plaything Gov. Rick Scott’s Sunshine problems, anyway. A Tallahassee judge last month ordered Google and Yahoo to fork over account information that Scott and his staff use when...
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United for Care says “bring it on” to personal and billboard attacks on John Morgan after NSFW video leak

September 4, 2014
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United for Care says “bring it on” to personal and billboard attacks on John Morgan after NSFW video leak

We all saw this coming. After last week’s amateur video featuring SUPERATTORNEY John Morgan appealing to the more, uh, familiar audience for marijuana leaked by Peter Scorsch over at Saint Petersblog – a video we also posted on Aug. 29 (via saintpetersblog.com) – the pearl-clutchers and angry cops who are working against the legalization...
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Fifteen and life: Fast-food strikers and protesters gather on I-Drive to demand a living wage (video)

September 4, 2014
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Fifteen and life: Fast-food strikers and protesters gather on I-Drive to demand a living wage (video)

As you might be able to tell from the image above, our bleary eyes begat blurry images as we rushed to catch the crack-of-dawn (before, really) gathering of what ended up being nearly 100 protesters – a number of whom were actually striking at least one of their several fast-food jobs – outside of...
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Breaking: Former UCF student Steven Sotloff has apparently fallen victim to ISIS (UPDATE)

September 2, 2014
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Breaking: Former UCF student Steven Sotloff has apparently fallen victim to ISIS (UPDATE)

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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