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The gay schism: Tiffany Moore Russell puts pressure on county Republicans, attracts the LGBT power brigade

September 30, 2014
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The gay schism: Tiffany Moore Russell puts pressure on county Republicans, attracts the LGBT power brigade

We’ve been largely remiss in our lack of reporting on the “likes-nice-things” versus “fights-for-your-rights” rift that’s been working its way around gay social media – and even gay MEDIA media – over the past few months, only because gay Republicans are nothing new and self loathing can make for pretty dreary headlines. All morning,...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

September 29, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

Good day, and welcome to the show. In about seven minutes, we’ll fall into yet another downward spiral of civic blurring in the service of trying to millions of dollars from going unnoticed. Today is the second read on the controversial College Park development The Princeton. Grumble, grumble, no growth, sprawl, grumble. Today sees...
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It’s on again: Organize Now is suing Orange County over potentially illegal Dropbox usage. HOTBOXGATE! [DOCS ENCLOSED]

September 26, 2014
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It’s on again: Organize Now is suing Orange County over potentially illegal Dropbox usage. HOTBOXGATE! [DOCS ENCLOSED]

Organize Now says Orange County has been using Dropbox to keep certain public documents out of the public eye.
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When tracking becomes stalking: Rick Scott and the RPOF cross the line at a Charlie Crist fundraiser

September 25, 2014
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When tracking becomes stalking: Rick Scott and the RPOF cross the line at a Charlie Crist fundraiser

Anybody worth their alcohol sweats in politics is familiar with art of tracking. Basically, you send folks to carry a flip-cam or an iPhone to the outside of a public political event and try to corner its principals (and principles!) by asking questions. It’s nobody’s proudest moment (trust us; we were in the fray...
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Court rules in favor of Planned Parenthood’s new office in Kissimmee

September 24, 2014
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Court rules in favor of Planned Parenthood’s new office in Kissimmee

We’ll go deeper into this later, but BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN HUMAN RIGHTS ESTABLISHED BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, WEDGING ASSHOLES – it’s probably worth noting that that Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando has presently won its battle against the man (literally) to keep its new Kissimmee location open, and with full services. Lest...
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POLICE BEAT: Don’t forget to check the wheel well

September 19, 2014
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POLICE BEAT: Don’t forget to check the wheel well

  Extra! Extra! For a hot minute there, we thought that Police Beat might be lost in a wheel well of some forgotten contextual airplane, as we were informed that, in no uncertain terms, it was too much work for the public information office at the Orlando Police Department to continue to provide us...
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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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