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GOP maintains control of Senate; great news for the “conservative judicial train”

Last night the GOP likely extended (at the time I scheduled this blog post) its majority in the Senate.

Key republican wins included:

  • Mike Braun in Indiana
  • Kevin Cramer defeated Heidi Heitkamp (who voted against Kavanaugh) in North Dakota
  • Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee
  • Josh Hawley defeated Claire McCaskill in Missouri
  • Rick Scott in Florida

This win is very important to keep control of the appointment of judicial nominees since the Senate confirms federal judges and – most importantly – SCOTUS nominees.

The SCOTUS is leaning more conservative with the appointments of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

Considering the health condition and age of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is a very good chance that President Trump could have the chance to nominate another conservative to the SCOTUS.

Lindsey Graham tweeted the following last night:

  • “One of the reasons we are winning big in the Senate tonight is because of the way Democrats treated Brett Kavanaugh.”
  • The conservative judicial train will keep running. President Trump has a lot to be proud of … without him I don’t think we would have had the night that we had.” response on Fox News”

Good news last night, very good news indeed.


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Fla. Gov. Scott vetoes sheriff’s $1 million ‘snitch on your neighbor’ program

 DOESN’T this program kinda remind you of how the gestapo might have been started?



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Gov. Rick Scott on Monday vetoed almost $368 million in state spending before signing the budget for next year, including $1 million for a violence prevention and mental health initiative sought by the Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.
Bradshaw’s program would have established a hotline for residents to call when they suspected an individual might be planning a violent act.
If a call were deemed cause for concern, that person might be visited by deputies trained to deal with mental health issues.
In interviews, he cited such incidents as the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and a movie theater in Auroroa, Colo., as instances where a watchful eye and trained help might have prevented tragedy.
But the proposal drew fire from conservatives when a widespread quote from a Palm Beach Post  story fueled fears of government taking action against people because of how they think, not how they’ve acted.
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said in the article.
“What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’”
Scott also turned down a 3 percent tuition increase for state college and university students.
Rest HERE!!!!

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Activist Judge Blocks Florida Welfare Law's Drug-Test Requirement

5 months ago, on May 31, 2011, Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law which requires welfare applicants to undergo drug testing.
A 58-year-old Navy vet and business executive before he entered politics in 2010, Gov. Scott said, “While there are certainly legitimate needs for public assistance, it is unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction. This new law will encourage personal accountability and will help to prevent the misuse of tax dollars.” Scott said the drug testing will save Florida $77 million.
Fast forward to October 24, 2011.
The Associated Press reports that a federal judge temporarily blocked Florida’s new law that requires welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits, saying it may violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable searches and seizures.
Judge Mary Scriven ruled in response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Luis Lebron, a 35-year-old Navy veteran and single father who sought the benefits while finishing his college degree, but refused to take the test.
The drug test can reveal a host of private medical facts about the individual, Scriven wrote, adding that she found it “troubling” that the drug tests are not kept confidential like medical records. The results can also be shared with law enforcement officers and a drug abuse hotline.
Scriven’s injunction will stay in place until she can hold a full hearing on the matter on some as-yet unscheduled date.
More than two-dozen states have also proposed drug-testing recipients of welfare or other government assistance, but Florida was the first state to enact such a law in more than a decade. Should any of those states pass a law and face a court challenge, Scriven’s ultimate ruling would likely serve as a legal precedent.
Jackie Schutz, a spokeswoman for Governor Scott, said, ““Drug testing welfare recipients is just a common-sense way to ensure that welfare dollars are used to help children and get parents back to work. The governor obviously disagrees with the decision and he will evaluate his options regarding when to appeal.”
Earlier this year, Scott also ordered drug testing of new state workers and spot checks of existing state employees under him. But testing was suspended after the American Civil Liberties Union also challenged that policy in a separate lawsuit.
Nearly 1,600 applicants have refused to take the test since testing began in mid-July, but they aren’t required to say why. Thirty-two applicants failed the test and more than 7,000 have passed, according to the Department of Children and Families. The majority of positives were for marijuana.
Under the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families program, the state gives $180 a month for one person or $364 for a family of four. Those who test positive for drugs are ineligible for the cash assistance for one year, though passing a drug course can cut that period in half. If they fail a second time, they are ineligible for three years.
The ACLU says Florida was the first to enact such a law since Michigan tried more than a decade ago. Michigan’s random drug testing program for welfare recipients lasted five weeks in 1999 before it was halted by a judge, kicking off a four-year legal battle that ended with an appeals court ruling it unconstitutional.

Mary Scriven

In 2008, Mary Stenson Scriven, 49, was nominated by George W. Bush and readily confirmed by the Senate to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The St. Petersburg Times at the time hailed Scriven as “the first black woman to be a federal magistrate in the Middle District of Florida.”
Scriven’s phone number is 407-835-3840.

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Sign In Front of a Business in Florida !

How dare they...ohh, umm wait, My bad.

This sign was prominently displayed in front of a business in Florida and you are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory sign.

However, we are a society which holds Freedom of Speech as perhaps one of our greatest liberties.
And after all, it is only a sign, right?

You may ask: “What kind of business would dare post such a sign?”

Wait For It…..


Keep Going. 😀



C'mon stay with me.


Answer: A Funeral Home!
You gotta love it!!!
and keep our Troops Safe and Well

~Steve~      A Big H/T to my old pal Jean

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Florida Bill to Test Welfare Applicants for Drugs Becomes Law

Hooray for the state government in Florida!
Yesterday, May 31, 2011, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law which will require welfare applicants to undergo drug testing.
CBSMiami.com reports that Florida Republicans said the measure was needed because if taxpayers are screened at their place of employment, so should welfare recipients.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott

The welfare drug testing bill was a priority for Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a 58-year-old Navy vet and business executive before he entered politics in 2010. He said, “While there are certainly legitimate needs for public assistance, it is unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction. This new law will encourage personal accountability and will help to prevent the misuse of tax dollars.”

The bill also requires that those who apply for welfare must pay for the drug testing out of their own pockets. However, the cost would be reimbursed if the person passes the drug test.
Challenges to the bill are sure to be launched. A similar law requiring random drug testing of Welfare recipients was passed in Michigan in 1999, only to be stopped by an activist judge a mere 5 weeks later. An appeals court ruled it unconstitutional after a four-year legal battle.
H/t beloved fellow Tina!

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Breaking News Here In Fla.

The Florida State Senate has passed a Teacher Merit Pay and Tenure Bill that would effectively end tenure for teachers in the State of Florida. The bill, in its current form, would only apply to newly hired teachers after July 1, 2011. The State House will take up the bill next week.
You get the feeling the leftist/ Berlin wall is finally cracking..?

Keep the pressure on. No retreat ever again

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