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Obama knows he’s in trouble in Florida

So nows the time to start buying some votes? Yesterday Frank Luntz said Florida is no longer a swing state.  Luntz told FOX he’d take Florida off swing state list because Romney numbers are so strong there. Knowing Obama’s losing some ground in Florida, what did he do on Friday?

Obama declares 11 Fla. counties disaster areas

Miami Herald: President Obama has declared 11 Florida counties a disaster area for damage sustained during Tropical Storm Isaac. The declaration signed Thursday makes federal funding available to state local governments.

Isaac hit Florida in late August. The Tampa Bay Times reports the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied Gov. Rick Scott’s request for funding in September.

FEMA director Craig Fugate, a former director of Florida’s emergency management division, wrote a letter to Scott saying damage was not severe enough to require federal aid, and basically argued that Florida could handle the costs on its own.

Scott moved to appeal the decision. He said the damage was about $10 million worse than originally thought. Damage from Isaac is estimated at 36.6 million. The Times reports it was unclear why the decision was reversed.

The following counties are now eligible for federal funding: Bay, Collier, Escambia, Franklin, Martin, Monroe, Okaloosa, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Santa Rose counties.

Unclear why the decision was reversed? Could it have something to do with the 29 electoral votes in Florida?

h/t Anon

DCG

Leroy and The Gator

 

A filthy rich Florida man decided that he wanted to throw a party and invited all of his buddies and neighbors.
He also invited Leroy, the only Redneck in the neighborhood.
He held the party around the pool in the backyard of his mansion.

Leroy was having a good time drinking, dancing, eating shrimp, oysters and BBQ and flirting with all the women.

At the height of the party, the host said, ‘I have a 10 foot man-eating gator in my pool and I’ll give a million dollars to anyone who has the nerve to jump in.

The words were barely out of his mouth when there was a loud splash. Everyone turned around and saw Leroy in the pool!
Leroy was fighting the gator and kicking its rear! Leroy was jabbing it in the eyes with his thumbs, throwing punches, head butts and choke holds, biting the gator on the tail and flipping it through the air like some kind of Judo Instructor.

The water was churning and splashing everywhere. Both Leroy and the gator were screaming and raising heck.
Finally Leroy strangled the gator and let it float to the top like a dime store goldfish.
Leroy then slowly climbed out of the pool. Everybody was just staring at him in disbelief.

Finally the host says, ‘Well, Leroy, I reckon I owe you a million dollars.’

‘No, that’s okay. I don’t want It,’ said Leroy.

The rich man said, ‘Man, I have to give you something You won the bet. How about half a million bucks then?’

No thanks, I don’t want it,’ answered Leroy.

The host said, ‘Come on, I insist on giving you something. That was amazing. How about a new Porsche and a Rolex and some stock options?’
Again Leroy said no.

Confused, the rich man asked, ‘Well, Leroy, then what do you want?’

Leroy said, ‘I want the name of the sumbich who pushed me in the pool!’

~   Steve  ~                                H/T  Grouchy

Breaking News! Judge revokes Zimmerman’s bond

Judge Ken Lester has revoked the bond for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. He has given Zimmerman 48 hours to turn himself over to law enforcement.

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SANFORD, Fla. — A judge on Friday revoked the bond of the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and ordered him returned to jail within 48 hours.
Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester said that George Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, misled the court about how much money they had available when his bond was set for $150,000 in April. Prosecutors claim Zimmerman had $135,000 available that had been raised by a website he set up.
Zimmerman’s wife testified at the bond hearing that they had limited funds available since she was a nursing student and Zimmerman wasn’t working.
“He can’t sit back and obtain the benefit of a lower bond based upon those material falsehoods,” Lester said.
Defense attorney Mark O’Mara said the fact that Zimmerman and his wife never used the money for anything indicated “there was no deceit.”
Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda described the Zimmermans’ testimony as “misleading.”
“This court was led to believe they didn’t have a single penny,” said De la Rionda. “It was misleading and I don’t know what words to use other than it was a blatant lie.”
Prosecutors also said Zimmerman had failed to surrender a second passport, but the judge dismissed that concern as the equivalent of someone who has lost a driver’s license, applies for a new one and then finds the old driver’s license.
Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder and claims self-defense. Zimmerman shot Martin in February during a confrontation at a gated community of townhouses in Sanford, Fla., where Zimmerman lived and where Martin was visiting his father’s fiancee.

Rest of the PUKE STORY HERE.

Before You Start A Race War, You’d Better Know What You Will Be Up Against

Man Beaten By Mob, Arrests Expected Today

‘Justice for Trayvon’: Alabama Man in Critical Condition After Mob Beating

Mobile police expect to make arrests in the Matthew Owens beating case today.

Owens is in critical condition at USA Medical Center, three days after police say he was beaten by “multiple people” armed with chairs, pipes and paint cans Saturday night in front of his house on Delmar Drive.

Police are downplaying the Trayvon Martin comment, but the family insists one of the attackers said “Now thats justice for Trayvon” after the attack. Trayvon Martin is the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed February 26 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Samford, Florida.

Monday 6:55 p.m.
Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he’s in critical condition.

According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.

Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.

Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. “It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.” Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”

Police will only say “multiple people” are involved.

What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said “Now thats justice for Trayvon.” Trayvon Martin is the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed February 26 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Samford, Florida.

Police canvassed the area, but did not find any suspects. They’re asking anyone with information to call them at 251-208-7211, Crime Stoppers at 251-208-7000, or text a tip to 274637 and include the keyword CRIME 411.

I’m not a racist by any stretch of the imagination, but I will tell you right now that if these race baiters and black racists want to start a race war in this country then you should be warned up front, we won’t be fighting back using chairs, chains, paint cans or brass knuckles. We will fight back with numbers, such as 9mm, 12 gauge, .38, .44 and .357 just to name a few.

Tom in NC

Dershowitz Blasts Zimmerman Prosecution: ‘Not Only Immoral, But Stupid’

Once again I do not have all the info needed to say yea or nay on this tragedy. I figured I would just add this new info to the already murky waters. Really muddle it up. Does bring up good point though on whether  Angela Corey, the prosecutor had access to pic before charging with 2nd degree murder.

——————————   Steve   ———————————————-

With ABC News’ release of the George Zimmerman photo showing blood flowing freely from his head, the question becomes whether Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the case, had access to the photo before charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder.

The arrest affidavit did not mention the photograph, or the bleeding, gashes, and bruises on Zimmermans’ head. Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School stated upon release of the arrest affidavit that it was “so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge … everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.”
After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didn’t mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a “grave ethical violation,” since affidavits are supposed to contain “all relevant information.”
Dershowitz continued, “An affidavit that willfully misstates undisputed evidence known to the prosecution is not only unethical but borders on perjury because an affiant swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an important part of the whole truth is a lie.”
When asked if it made a difference whether the prosecution had the bloody photograph at the time they charged Zimmerman, Dershowitz responded, “We do know that there were earlier photographs before the affidavit was done that strongly suggested blood on the back of the head, and we know the police had first access to him, so if there was blood they [the prosecution] would know about it …
“I’ve had cases in Florida against prosecutors,” Dershowitz said, “and this is not the first time they have willfully omitted exculpatory evidence. It’s a continuing problem. Here, it’s not only immoral, but stupid. The whole country is watching. What do they benefit from having half-truths in an affidavit?”
Dershowitz added, “I’m not taking sides, but I’m insisting that both sides play by the rules, and so far the prosecution is not playing by the rules.”
H/T Big Government

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/04/20/Dershowitz-prosecution-immoral

New graphic bloody pics of Zimmerman’s head

Breaking:

Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. has set a $150,000 bond for George Zimmerman, charged with 2nd-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman will not be released today, judge says.

OK, my 2 cents. Bail is low and this statement is very telling:

“The person recalled seeing Martin’s prostrate body on the wet grass and said the gunpowder burns on Martin’s gray hoodie were clearly visible.”

Tells me they were inches away. Hence a struggle.

~Steve~  ————————————————————————————–

George Zimmerman surprised a Florida court today by taking the stand and apologizing to the parents of Trayvon Martin, who were sitting in the courtroom during Zimmerman’s bond hearing.
“I am sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know how old he was. I thought he was a little bit older than I was,” Zimmerman said addressing Martin’s family directly.
Zimmerman took the stand wearing a dark suit with his hands shackled to a belt around his waist.
His surprising testimony came the same day that ABC News exclusively obtained a photograph showing the bloodied back of Zimmerman’s head, which was apparently taken three minutes after he shot and killed Martin. The photo could give credence to Zimmerman’s claim that Martin had bashed his head against the concrete as Zimmerman fought for his life.

The bond hearing concluded this morning with Judge Kenneth Lester agreeing to allow Zimmerman, who is charged with second degree murder, to post a $150,000 bond to get out of jail. The prosecution had argued that Zimmerman should be denied bail or that it should be set at $1 million.
Zimmerman, 28, is being held on charges of second-degree murder for the Feb. 26 shooting of Martin, 17, which could carry a life sentence if he is convicted.
The exclusive image shows blood trickling down the back of Zimmerman’s head from two cuts. It also shows a possible contusion forming on the crown of his head. The original police report that night notes that the back of Zimmerman’s head was wet, and that he was bleeding from the nose and head.
Zimmerman told police that night that he shot and killed the teenager in self-defense after Martin punched him and pounced on him. Zimmerman told police that Martin then bashed his head into the concrete sidewalk during the altercation that took place in the tidy middle-class development of the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Fla.
Zimmerman was treated at the scene by paramedics, then cuffed and driven in a police cruiser to the Sanford police station. He was questioned for hours and later released. In police surveillance video obtained last month by ABC News, Zimmerman’s wounds are not apparent, and there were no bandages on his head.
Zimmerman was not admitted to a hospital or given stitches the night of the incident.
The person who took the photograph of a bloodied Zimmerman, asking not to be identified, told ABC News exclusively that they did not see the scuffle that night, but did hear it. The person recalled seeing Martin’s prostrate body on the wet grass and said the gunpowder burns on Martin’s gray hoodie were clearly visible.

Rest HERE!!

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-case-exclusive-photo-shows-bloodied-back/story?id=16177849#.T5FQs9lWBIQ

New Black Panthers offer $10K bounty on Zimmerman

What starts out as an incredible tragedy-killing just sorta gets flushed with these statements.  I live in Fla. and we have the “stand my ground law”. Which means if confronted and you feel in danger, you do not have to retreat. I don’t have all the facts , but this does not sound like “Stand Your Ground” when you follow someone when told to stand down by P.D. dispatcher. So it’s a tragedy, but these disgusting racist statements do no good for their cause.

(As facts come in I will reserve judgement on “stand your ground” Statement”)

Group offers $10,000 to ‘capture’ Trayvon Martin’s killer .

Oh I know , we’ll wait for Atty General Holder or our Nobel peace prize winning Flotsam and jetsam, aka Skippy, to step in and restore law and order.

Well, ain’t this just peachy.

———————   ~Steve~  —————————————
The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the “capture” of a Florida neighborhood watch captain.

Members of the New Black Panther Party rally next to a memorial to Trayvon Martin outside The Retreat at Twin Lakes community in Sanford, Florida, where Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. The group is offering a $10,000 bounty for Zimmerman’s capture.

The new Black Panther Party offered a bounty of $10,000 Saturday for the “capture” of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

  UPDATE!!! 

In my haste to post I left out a very telling Statement. 

“Muhammad said New Black Panther’s chairman, Malik Zulu Shabaz of Washington. (He of the kill white babies fame)

, …..was taking donations from black entertainers and athletes…..

The group hopes to collect $1 million off the outrage by next week.”   Ain’t that grand. Kid’s dead and they use it for a fundraiser.  I say Bring it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” leader Mikhail Muhammad said after announcing the reward for George Zimmerman at a protest in Sanford, Fla.
Muhammad called on 5,000 black men to mobilize and capture the neighborhood watch volunteer.

“If the government won’t do the job, we’ll do it,” Muhammad said, leading chants that included “freedom or death” and “justice for Trayvon.”

New Black Panthers members pointed to what they called the inaction of government officials — from Sanford city officials up to the governor — and accused them of lying and delaying justice.

They also said Angela Corley, the newly appointed special prosecutor, was an enemy of the black community. “She has a track record of sending innocent young black men and women to prison,” Muhammad said.

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the New Black Panther Party, a black-separatist group created in 1989, “virulently racist and anti-Semitic.”

Martin, who is African-American, was wearing a hoodie and carrying a pack of Skittles and an ice tea on the night of Feb. 26. He was heading back to his father’s fiance’s townhouse.

Zimmerman, 28, called 911 to report a suspicious person in the gated community and followed the teen despite the dispatcher’s request that he stand down.

Zimmerman said he shot Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman’s family says he is Hispanic and race was not an issue.

A Florida man was also charged Friday with threatening to kill Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee and his family. Lee temporarily stepped down as chief over the case.

Trayvon’s mom said she was having a hard time realizing that her son’s not coming home, People magazine reported Saturday. “I look at every door and think, he’s just going to walk through it any minute,” Sybrina Fulton told the magazine.“I just want to see him again, but I can’t. “He’s in heaven, looking down at me.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/black-panther-rage-10g-capture-trayvon-killer-article-1.1050370#ixzz1q9tvEVpd

Gotta love the concealed hand gun law!

Retired Marine and former Pan Am/Delta Pilot John Lovell is Top Gun at Subway Sandwich Shop

Plantation, Florida:
Last week police were called to investigate an attempted armed robbery: The 71-year-old retired Marine who opened fire on two robbers at a Plantation, Florida, Subway shop late Wednesday, killing one and critically wounding the other, is described as John Lovell, a former helicopter pilot for two presidents. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, and he works out every day. Mr. Lovell was a man of action Wednesday night.

According to Plantation police, two masked gunmen came into the Subway at1949 N. Pine Rd. Just after 11 p.m. There was a lone diner, Mr. Lovell, who was finishing his meal. After robbing the cashier, the two men attempted to shove Mr. Lovell into a bathroom and rob him as well. They got his money, but then Mr. Lovell pulled his handgun and opened fire. He shot one of the thieves in the head and chest and the other in the head.

When police arrived, they found one of the men in the shop, K-9 Units found the other in the bushes of a nearby business. They also found cash strewn around the front of the sandwich shop according to Detective Robert Rettig of the Plantation Police Department.

Both men were taken to the Broward General Medical Center , where one, Donicio Arrindell, 22, of North Lauderdale died. The other, 21-year-old Frederick Gadson of Fort Lauderdale is in critical but stable condition.

Mr. Lovell was a pilot in the Marine Corps, flying former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later worked as a pilot for Pan Am and Delta Airlines.

He is not expected to be charged authorities said ”He was in fear for his life,” Detective Rettig said, “These criminals ought to realize that most men in their 70′s have military backgrounds and aren’t intimidated by idiots.”

Something tells me this old Marine wasn’t ‘in fear for his life’, even though his life was definitely at risk. The only thing he could be charged with is participating in an unfair fight. One 71- year young Marine against two punks. Two head shots and one center body mass shot.

Outstanding shooting! That will teach them not to get between a Marine and his meal.

Florida law allows eligible citizens to carry a concealed weapon. Don’t you just love a story with a happy ending?
~Steve~      I Love living in Fla. :D      H/T   I- Man

The Idiot Speaketh

The Obama train wreck continues

On Feb. 23, Obama used a speech in Florida to outline his own accomplishments in the energy arena and lambasting rival politicians for promising easy solutions to bringing prices down.
“You know there are no quick fixes to this problem. You know we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices,” he told an audience at the University of Miami, noting instability in the Middle East and rising demand in China were boosting the oil market.
So I guess pouring money on failed boondoggles like Solyndra are going to help energy prices. 
“If we’re going to avoid being at the mercy of these world events, we’ve got to have a sustained, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy. Yes, oil and gas, but also wind and solar and nuclear and biofuels,” he said to applause.
The reality is, you pompous assm is that you don’t care if we have to pay
$4, $5, $6 or even higher prices per gallon for gas just as long as you and your BS green agenda continues to cripple our country. As long as Al Gore and the rest of environuts line up to kiss your ass you could care less about the average American. Three years ago I was paying $20 week for gas, now I’m paying almost $50 a week, and it’s all thanks to you. Your moratorium on gulf drilling, your opposition to fracking and the Keystone pipeline is causing every American to dig deeper just to drive back and forth to work, heat their homes and cook their meals. 
The only ones who benefit from your policies are the lazy, good for nothings, who don’t want to work, who have their hand out to the government every month. The ones who support you NO MATTER WHAT, AND WHO ARE STUPID AND IGNORANT ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR YOU AGAIN IN 2012!

Obama, you might think that if you win reelection next year, that you will have free rein to finish off this country and that you will have nothing to lose. At the same time we the American people will always remember what you stand for:

  • Higher taxes
  • Corruption
  • Socialism
  • Killing the American Dream
  • Dictatorial Rule

We will never submit to your tyranny and if you win again (which will only be due to voter fraud and intimidation), we won’t have anything to lose as well and only our freedom to gain, freedom from a tyrannical despot. Protests, civil disobedience and violence if necessary, will be the order of the day. Despite all you efforts to kill off the American Spirit, millions of Americans still have the blood of patriots coursing through our veins, AND WE WILL NOT GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT. YOU AND YOUR ILK CAN COUNT ON IT!!!! 

 ~Tom in NC

CAIR and ACLU are seething over passage of anti-Sharia House Bill 1209 in Florida

Ignoring objections from the Florida Bar and the ACLU, the Florida House Judiciary Committee approved an ‘anti-Sharia law’ bill on Wednesday

Sunhine State News  “We’re trying to anticipate problems we see in other states and address them proactively,” said Rep. Larry Metz, R-Eustis, sponsor of House Bill 1209. “This will preclude unjust results in cases where the outcome could be different if we didn’t have the bill.”


Representatives from the Florida Bar’s Family Law Section and the American Civil Liberties Union opposed the measure, saying Florida courts already have the ability to refuse to enforce foreign laws, including the Islamic legal code based on the Quran. Critics also claimed that Metz’s bill could complicate and raise the costs of adjudicating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements contracted in other jurisdictions.
Prior to Wednesday’s meeting, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent an alert to supporters warning that the bill would “demonize Islam and marginalize Muslims.” (That’s the idea!)

CAIR alleged that HB 1209 is “ultimately aimed at making sure Sharia or other foreign laws are not applied to family law cases in Florida.” (as it already has been in Florida below)

Useful idiots came in handy for Lenin, and they are coming in handy today for those who seek to bringSharia (Islamic) Law into America’s courtrooms. Florida Judge Richard Nielsen has ruled that he will settle a dispute according to “Ecclesiastical Islamic Law” and Adam Serwer at The American Prospect is bending over backwards to defend the ruling. Secular judges making rulings based on Sharia? That’s not justice. It’s justice denied.
    Hassan Shibly, CAIR’s Florida director, told Sunshine State News that the bill “follows a court case in Hillsborough County in which Sharia was considered. The case spurred quite a bit of right-wing activism, but was eventually dismissed last December.” Still, with virtually every member of the Judiciary Committee signing on as co-sponsors, HB 1209 breezed through the panel. Schwartz cast the only dissenting vote.
“It’s good law because it’s preventive in nature,” said Rep. Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota. Rev. Mark Boykin, senior pastor at Church of All Nations in Boca Raton, also praised HB 1209.
“Nations all over the world are looking to our democratic model of government and law, and our courts do not need any other document [on which] to base their decisions,” Boykin said.

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/02/23/terror-linked-cair-and-left-wing-aclu-are-seething-over-passage-of-anti-sharia-house-bill-1209-in-florida/

~~~~~Steve~~~~        H/T   Grouchy