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    Gas prices expected to drop below $3 — Republicans suddenly silent on Obama’s role →

    Think Progress reports, “Experts predict average gas prices may fall below $3 this fall after dropping 14 cents in two weeks. When prices hit a record high, Republicans attributed sole responsibility to President Obama, even though there is no evidence that factors like drilling impact what consumers pay. Just two months ago, Republicans said Obama shouldered the blame for rising gas costs, and that only he had the “key” to lower gas prices…

    “Are Republicans now reversing their rhetoric and giving Obama credit for falling gas prices? Of course not. […] Obama’s policies haven’t changed since April: the Keystone XL pipeline has not been built, drilling hasn’t drastically changed, and the same regulations are in place. Yet gas prices have fallen. Economics says he isn’t responsible, either way.”


    image: think4yourself

    Of course, if prices do go back up it won’t be because of Obama’s policies either — though we can be sure that Republicans will sell it that way even if Mother Nature is to blame:

    As of Sunday, 23 percent of oil and gas production in the region had been suspended, according to a government hurricane response team. Employees have been evacuated from 13 drilling rigs and 61 production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm was not expected to result in higher oil and gas prices. “It’s largely a non-event for oil,” said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service.

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #economy  #news  #politics and tagged below $3  #blame obama  #credit for falling gas prices  #falling gas prices  #Florida  #gas prices  #GOP  #Gulf of Mexico  #obama's policies  #oil platforms  #President Obama  #Republicans  #rising gas prices  #tropical storm debby 
    Rick Scott won’t downplay Florida’s improving economy and job growth for Romney’s campaign →

    TPM reports that Mitt Romney’s campaign asked Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to downplay his state’s job growth after several press releases from the governor’s campaign and messages from the Florida Chamber of Commerce trumpeted gains for the month of May, according to Bloomberg News. […] A Romney adviser reportedly requested that Scott’s office say that Florida’s unemployment rate could improve faster under a Romney presidency, unnamed sources told Bloomberg.

    But Rick Scott apparently didn’t get the message as he continued with the happy talk yesterday: “Our state is doing extremely well,” Scott told the NALEO conference, which was held in Florida. “We still have 800,000 people out of work, but we’re changing it. Tourism is way up, jobs are up, housing prices are staying stable. If you want to buy a house, now is the time. “ He noted that Florida’s unemployment rate had gone down significantly in recent months after suffering the worst effects of the 2008 housing collapse. “We’ve had the biggest drop in unemployment of any state but one in the last seventeen months,” according to TPM.

    — 1 year ago with 8 notes
    #economy  #news  #politics  #cheat to win  #drop in unemployment  #extremely well  #Florida  #improving  #jobs  #lie to win  #Mitt Romney  #President Obama  #Republicans  #rick scott  #unemployment rate 
    BREAKING: Justice Department Demands Florida Stop Purging Voter Rolls – The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday evening demanding the state cease purging its voting rolls because the process it is using has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act, TPM has learned. DOJ also said that Florida’s voter roll purge violated the National Voter Registration Act, which stipulates that voter roll maintenance should have ceased 90 days before an election, which given Florida’s August 14 primary, meant May 16. – TPM

    BREAKING: Justice Department Demands Florida Stop Purging Voter Rolls – The Justice Department sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner Thursday evening demanding the state cease purging its voting rolls because the process it is using has not been cleared under the Voting Rights Act, TPM has learned. DOJ also said that Florida’s voter roll purge violated the National Voter Registration Act, which stipulates that voter roll maintenance should have ceased 90 days before an election, which given Florida’s August 14 primary, meant May 16. – TPM

    — 1 year ago with 7 notes
    #news  #politics  #voter purge  #florida  #rick scott  #republicans  #doj  #justice  #national voter registration act 
    Your Zombie News / End Times Update →

    5/31: Joppatowne, MD: Maryland man charged with killing, eating man’s brain, heart — A 21-year-old Morgan State University student told investigators that he ate the heart and portions of the brain of a man whose dismembered remains were found in his Joppa home, according to a grisly account from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. – baltimoresun.com  |via: reader Sophia 

    • In the days prior to the arrest, Kinyua had posted several strange messages on his Facebook page, in all capital letters. In two of the posts, he uploaded “QR Codes,” those bar code images that lead you to a web page when you hover a smart phone over them… – Baltimore Sun

    5/28: Madison, WI: Man allegedly bites two officers while being arrested – Delarence Moore, 29, was tentatively charged with two counts of battery to a police officer, two counts of resisting, attempted battery to a police officer and disorderly conduct, according to a Madison Police Department news release. — madison.com | via:reader Liam  

    5/30: Seattle: Suspect in Seattle slayings kills himself –Seattle was reeling Thursday after a man killed five people in two shootings before turning the gun on himself. The suspect, identified… as Ian Stawicki, died Wednesday night, several hours after he shot himself in the head as a five-hour police manhunt came to an end. – CNN

    • Walter Stawicki last spoke to his son the morning of the shooting. He recalled a cheerful conversation. “He handed the phone to his mother and I said, ‘Gee, he sounds in a good mood,’ and she said, ‘Yeah,’” he recalled. – Fox News

    5/30: Portland, OR: Workers sickened by chemicals at Darigold – Several people were evacuated from the plant, located at 2720 SE 6th Avenue, and 11 employees were decontaminated on site, then transported to an area hospital for checkups. – kgw.com 

    5/30: CDC: Flu season is over, next season begins in five months –This latest flu season set a new record for having the lowest and shortest peak for flu-like illness since the agency started keeping track. – WTVR.com

    5/30: NWS to start sending cell phone alerts — Some cell phone users will be able to receive free severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service beginning this Friday. Customers with WEA enabled cell phones will also receive AMBER alerts and presidential alerts during a national emergency. – Minnesota Public Radio News

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #horror  #news  #people  #security / safety  #bath salts  #cannibalism  #cdc  #cell phone alerts  #darigold  #delarence moore  #drugs  #end times  #Florida  #flu season  #ian stawicki  #man bites officers  #maryland  #miami  #national weather service  #nws  #oregon  #portland  #ronald poppo  #rudy eugene  #Seattle  #shooter  #suicide  #voodoo  #wisconsin  #workers sickened 
    think-progress:

Please SIGN and SHARE. It’s an under-reported story, but it has massive implications. Find out more details about the voter purge here.

    think-progress:

    Please SIGN and SHARE. It’s an under-reported story, but it has massive implications. Find out more details about the voter purge here.

    — 1 year ago with 634 notes
    #florida  #politics  #news  #election 2012 
    Meet The 91-Year-Old WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida’s Voter Purge – Three weeks ago, Bill received a letter from Broward County Florida stating “[Y]ou are not a U.S. Citizen” and therefore, ineligible to vote. He was given the option of requesting “a hearing with the Supervisor of Elections, for the purpose of providing proof that you are a United States citizens” or forfeit his right to vote. This decorated World War II veteran is just one of hundreds of fully eligible U.S. citizens being targeted by Governor Scott’s massive voter purge just prior to this year’s election, according to data obtained from Florida election officials by ThinkProgress. The purge list, according to an analysis by the Miami Herald, targets mostly Democrats and Hispanics. Voting rights groups in Florida have asked the Justice Department to investigate, alleging that Scott’s voter purge violates federal law. – Think Progress
Rick Scott Will Now Purge Florida Further into Madness – You may recall the 2000 presidential election. Huge and loud? Lots of ill-feeling and incivility abroad in the land? Produced someone who finally got James Buchanan into a photo finish for Worst President Ever? It became a big honking deal at least in part because the Florida Secretary of State, Katherine Harris (R-Max Factor), contracted with an Atlanta company to “purge” the state’s voter rolls of convicted felons and, coincidentally, of anyone with a name that was similar to that of a convicted felon. […] This time, of course, it’s Governor Rick “Bat Boy” Scott doing all this, and not a presidential candidate’s little brother, and it’s about illegal immigrants and not about convicted felons, and one Secretary of State already has resigned. In related news, Republicans continue their assault on the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which, as we can plainly see by the governor’s actions in Florida, is a superannuated relic of a bygone era. – Charles P. Pierce

    Meet The 91-Year-Old WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida’s Voter Purge – Three weeks ago, Bill received a letter from Broward County Florida stating “[Y]ou are not a U.S. Citizen” and therefore, ineligible to vote. He was given the option of requesting “a hearing with the Supervisor of Elections, for the purpose of providing proof that you are a United States citizens” or forfeit his right to vote. This decorated World War II veteran is just one of hundreds of fully eligible U.S. citizens being targeted by Governor Scott’s massive voter purge just prior to this year’s election, according to data obtained from Florida election officials by ThinkProgress. The purge list, according to an analysis by the Miami Herald, targets mostly Democrats and Hispanics. Voting rights groups in Florida have asked the Justice Department to investigate, alleging that Scott’s voter purge violates federal law. – Think Progress

    • Rick Scott Will Now Purge Florida Further into Madness – You may recall the 2000 presidential election. Huge and loud? Lots of ill-feeling and incivility abroad in the land? Produced someone who finally got James Buchanan into a photo finish for Worst President Ever? It became a big honking deal at least in part because the Florida Secretary of State, Katherine Harris (R-Max Factor), contracted with an Atlanta company to “purge” the state’s voter rolls of convicted felons and, coincidentally, of anyone with a name that was similar to that of a convicted felon. […] This time, of course, it’s Governor Rick “Bat Boy” Scott doing all this, and not a presidential candidate’s little brother, and it’s about illegal immigrants and not about convicted felons, and one Secretary of State already has resigned. In related news, Republicans continue their assault on the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which, as we can plainly see by the governor’s actions in Florida, is a superannuated relic of a bygone era. – Charles P. Pierce
    — 1 year ago with 8 notes
    #news  #politics  #rick scott  #florida  #mitt romney  #winning the election for romney  #cheat to win  #republicans  #eligible voters  #purging voter rolls  #voter fraud  #2000 election  #george w. bush  #katherine harris 
    How Florida Gov. Rick Scott could steal the election for Mitt Romney – remember 2000? →

    On Wednesday, November 7, Mitt Romney could wake up as the President-elect thanks to one man: Florida Governor Rick Scott. With little fanfare, Scott is undertaking an audacious plan to kick thousands of Floridians off the ballot just before this year’s elections. It’s a sloppy, chaotic and possibly illegal plan. But it just might work. […] Will history repeat itself in Florida this year? By one estimate, 7000 Florida voters were wrongfully removed from the voter rolls for the 2000 presidential election — 13 times George W. Bush’s margin of victory in that state after the U.S. Supreme Court halted the post-election recount. – Think Progress

    — 1 year ago with 7 notes
    #news  #politics  #voter suppression  #florida  #rick scott  #mitt romney  #president obama  #democratic voters  #qualified voters  #kicking voters off the ballot  #republicans  #cheat to win 
    Your liberal media →

    ONE WOULD THINK an explicit conspiracy by a sitting governor to remove lawful voters from the rolls in a rather obvious fashion would be a “scandal.” But that’s not how things work. — Duncan Black

    — 1 year ago
    #florida  #rick scott  #news  #politics  #scandal  #remove voters 
    And here’s the central point about Trayvon Martin, completely missed by the Zimmerman defenders all along →

    Crump said it was not clear that Martin threw the first punch but, argued that even if he did, Zimmerman’s actions launched the entire sequence of events. “Trayvon Martin had every right to stand his ground,” Crump said. “We believe that Trayvon went to his grave not knowing who this strange man was that was approaching and confronting him.”

    via: The Daily Beast

    If 17-year-old Trayvon didn’t have the right to stand HIS ground, defend himself from an ADULT MALE STRANGER who was approaching HIM, who began menacing him, a stranger with a gun who actually shot HIM to death within a few minutes of their meeting, WHO DOES?

    No one.

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #death  #horror  #news  #politics  #Florida  #George Zimmerman  #guns  #murder  #stand your ground  #trayvon martin  #trial 
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It’s all fun and games until an unexpected firecracker goes off, someone screams, and it turns into the conclusion of a Tarantino film – Be advised if you plan on attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this summer. You can’t bring your water gun to the designated protest zones, but your concealed pistol? That’s just fine, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times.

    It’s all fun and games until an unexpected firecracker goes off, someone screams, and it turns into the conclusion of a Tarantino film – Be advised if you plan on attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this summer. You can’t bring your water gun to the designated protest zones, but your concealed pistol? That’s just fine, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times.

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #politics  #news  #rnc  #tampa  #florida  #bring yer guns! 
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Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) Reaffirms That He’s A Birther - When asked about the issue on Capitol Hill today, Stearns told reporters, “I am, shall we say, looking at all the evidence.” He called for credence to be given to birth certificate investigations, saying, “I don’t think it is unreasonable just to see what they have to say.” The Hill has more: […] Asked Tuesday if he thinks the birth certificate is legitimate, Stearns cited an inquiry by an Arizona sheriff – an apparent reference to Arpaio – and noted he believed there is “another investigation” as well. “I think we are just going to hold in abeyance a final decision until we hear, you know, some of these people seem to have legitimate concerns, so I don’t think it is unreasonable just to see what they have to say,” Stearns said.

    Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) Reaffirms That He’s A Birther - When asked about the issue on Capitol Hill today, Stearns told reporters, “I am, shall we say, looking at all the evidence.” He called for credence to be given to birth certificate investigations, saying, “I don’t think it is unreasonable just to see what they have to say.” The Hill has more: […] Asked Tuesday if he thinks the birth certificate is legitimate, Stearns cited an inquiry by an Arizona sheriff – an apparent reference to Arpaio – and noted he believed there is “another investigation” as well. “I think we are just going to hold in abeyance a final decision until we hear, you know, some of these people seem to have legitimate concerns, so I don’t think it is unreasonable just to see what they have to say,” Stearns said.

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #news  #politics  #florida  #cliff stearns  #birthers  #racists  #joe arpaio 
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Minimum Wages Could Be Lowered In Arizona, Florida - Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing legislation that would lower the legal minimum wage for younger part-time workers and tipped workers such as restaurant servers, just as Florida lawmakers are considering dropping their state’s tipped rate as well. In both cases, proponents of the measures are arguing that the wage floor for such employees is too onerous on businesses.

    Minimum Wages Could Be Lowered In Arizona, Florida - Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing legislation that would lower the legal minimum wage for younger part-time workers and tipped workers such as restaurant servers, just as Florida lawmakers are considering dropping their state’s tipped rate as well. In both cases, proponents of the measures are arguing that the wage floor for such employees is too onerous on businesses.

    — 2 years ago
    #news  #politics  #arizona  #florida  #minimum wage  #LOWERING minimum wage  #minimum wage onerous on business owners! 
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“What’s wrong with state employees?” – Sen. Dennis Jones - Florida Governor Rick Scott’s plan to privatize all correctional facilities in 18 counties died in the Florida Senate yesterday. Despite having a 16 seat majority, a number of Republican senators joined the Democrats to vote it down. Idealistically all of those in opposition would be asking the same question asked by Senator Dennis Jones, but I’m sure at least some of them simply decided they did not want to follow Rick Scott off a cliff.

    “What’s wrong with state employees?” – Sen. Dennis Jones - Florida Governor Rick Scott’s plan to privatize all correctional facilities in 18 counties died in the Florida Senate yesterday. Despite having a 16 seat majority, a number of Republican senators joined the Democrats to vote it down. Idealistically all of those in opposition would be asking the same question asked by Senator Dennis Jones, but I’m sure at least some of them simply decided they did not want to follow Rick Scott off a cliff.

    — 2 years ago with 32 notes
    #news  #politics  #government workers  #state employees  #privatize prisons  #republicans  #rick scott  #democrats  #florida 
    What did he do next? Jump out at the guy? Yell, “Ta daaa!!!” or “Boo!” or “Heeeere’s Johnny!”? I’d like to know how this went down. Photo: a Newt surprise

    What did he do next? Jump out at the guy? Yell, “Ta daaa!!!” or “Boo!” or “Heeeere’s Johnny!”? I’d like to know how this went down. Photo: a Newt surprise

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #humor  #photography  #politics  #creepy  #Florida  #GOP  #LOL  #marcus yam  #Newt Gingrich  #Republicans  #soon  #surprise a volunteer 
    It’s your day, Florida — go nuts! →

    “These (GOP) debates… they have jumped the shark. Because last night — I swear to God — the Republicans talked about three things: deporting Mexican grandmothers; building a colony on the Moon that could become the 51st state; and how Obama is out of touch.”BILL MAHER, Real Time | via: inothernews

    Florida primary offers a big prize for winner, with polls showing that’s likely to be Romney

    The polls open at 7 a.m. across Florida […] GOP officials in Florida were anticipating a big turnout, more than 2 million voters, up from a record 1.9 million in the Republican primary in 2008. More than 605,000 Floridians had already voted as of Monday, either by visiting early voting stations or by mailing in absentee ballots, ahead of the total combined early vote in the GOP primary four years ago.

    Nate Silver projects The Plutocrat will be victorious over The Adulterer:

    The shift away from Newt Gingrich in the Florida polls has been as significant as the one toward him in South Carolina. The first two polls released after South Carolina showed Mr. Gingrich with a lead of 8 and 9 points, respectively. But the news has gotten worse for him almost every day, and he trails Mitt Romney by nearly 15 points in the final FiveThirtyEight forecast of the Florida primary.

    Neither Santorum nor Paul will be in Florida today. They’re attending to the crazy in other states.

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #news  #politics  #Bill Maher  #deport grandmas  #Florida  #GOP  #Mitt Romney  #moon base  #Newt Gingrich  #primary  #Republicans  #the plutocrat vs. the adulterer