In what The Blaze is calling an “epic” ad, Allen West makes it clear he’s just getting started!
“That’s the American Way!”
In what The Blaze is calling an “epic” ad, Allen West makes it clear he’s just getting started!
“That’s the American Way!”
Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by Mr. Zimmerman as a result of a violent altercation and it is igniting another Obama-led, Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson inflamed national tirade about white-on-black crime. Of course, the President and the media ignore the disparity between white-on-black violence and other violence.
When a black person kills a black person, it’s commonplace and not news. Nothing to see here, please move along.
When a black person kills a white person, it’s just how things are today, not really worth reporting as a major story, just report it as another murder.
When the rare event of a white person (although in this case George is hispanic) affronting, injuring or killing a black person is discovered.. it makes national headlines, receives personal comment from the President of the United States, is used as a rallying cry for civil rights activists and anti-gun organizations and is a CALL TO ARMS for race-based militaristic activities by so-called leaders like Farrakhan.
The President reacted to Martin’s shooting in days. When a young caucasion child was doused with fuel and lit on fire by black guys that were yelling, “you’re white! This is what you deserve!!” .. no outcy. Media coverage was present, but minimal. The public outcry.. non-existent. And:
Jesse Jackson is calling for the repeal of Florida’s “stand your ground” law which allows people to use lethal force when acting in self-defense. Oddly enough, Florida’s Governor said that the “stand your ground” provision doesn’t even apply since Zimmerman initiated the contact so the anti-gun zealots are truly politicizing the event to progress their oppressive agenda – their stance has nothing to do with Trayvon other than trying to raise him up to martyr status for the progressive cause.
American Islamic leader Louis Farrakhan is encouraging vigilante justice against the man that shot Trayvon as he tweeted about the incident “Soon the law of retaliation may very well be applied.”
Spike Lee retweeted Mr. Zimmerman’s home address multiple times on twitter in a manner that would seemingly call his followers to do something with that address – something untoward.
The New Black Panthers have put a bounty on George Zimmerman’s head. Anyone that “captures” Zimmerman “dead or alive” will receive $10,000.00.
Remember when Obama arranged a beer summit after declaring police had acted stupidly? You know, when they challenged one of Obama’s Professor friends from entering his own home based on the fact that he was trying to open the door without a key. No shots were fired, no one was harmed, but we still had a several week National Conversaion on Race after the event. Where is our national conversation, hosted by the President, now?
Now that the President could take the lead to calm things down in rising tide of calls for race-based crimes by so-called civil rights leaders, he didn’t. President Obama instead decided to politicize and use it to push his own anti-gun, anti-American agenda. Instead of calling out Farrakhan, Jackson and the New Black Panthers and asking for calm while the investigation continues, Obama said that if he had a son, he might look very much like Trayvon.
We do not have all the facts and cannot discern what may have happened to cause death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman may have been acting in a lawful manner to protect himself, Zimmerman may have acted criminally and could face a long jail sentence or something in-between where both men acted irrationally and someone was going to get killed either way.
Eye witness reports are now attesting that the screams and pleas for help were from Zimmerman and that Martin had Zimmerman on his back on the ground. I wonder how much news there would have been if a hispanic man (George Zimmerman) had been beaten to death by a black teenager (Trayvon Martin)?
If Zimmerman had not been armed, this very likely would have put Martin in prison for the rest of his life, left Martin dead and been nothing more than a blurb on the 10 o’clock local news. No Farrakhan, no Jackson, no Obama – nothing to see here folks – please move along.
Recently, the Huffington Post Enquirer ran a post regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, entitled Trayvon Martin Case: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law At Center Of Shooting. The unwritten implication of this article is that enhanced self-defense laws, such as Florida’s, grant protection to murderers.
The left have already begun spinning this killing into an attack on Republicans. Note, for instance, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski making a sloppy attempt to connect this shooting to Rush Limbaugh. Jay at The Right Sphere reports Media Matters has already begun spinning this tragedy for political points in a number of posts.
Let’s debunk the assertion that Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law somehow protected Zimmerman. To do so, we need to examine the 2006 changes to Florida’s Justifiable Use Of Force law, specifically, the portion contended here- Zimmerman’s immunity from criminal prosecution:
776.032 (1) A person who uses force as permitted (…) is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force (…) As used in this subsection, the term “criminal prosecution” includes arresting, detaining in custody, and charging or prosecuting the defendant.
(2) A law enforcement agency may use standard procedures for investigating the use of force as described in subsection (1), but the agency may not arrest the person for using force unless it determines that there is probable cause that the force that was used was unlawful.
Stated in plain English, Florida requires police officers to establish probable cause before arresting someone for using force in self-defense. This is a far cry different from HuffPo’s claim:
The Florida law lets police on the scene decide whether they believe the self-defense claim. In many cases, the officers make an arrest and leave it to the courts to work out whether the deadly force is justified. In this case, however, police have said they are confident they did the right thing by not charging 28-year-old George Zimmerman.
The failure, then, isn’t with the “Stand Your Ground” law- a point which even Al Sharpton concedes- but with the failure of Sanford police to thoroughly investigate the shooting. The recording of Zimmerman’s 911 call alone debunks his self-defense claim. From Doug Mataconis’ excellent article:
The police on the scene appear to have reached the conclusion that Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense, but the 911 calls from that night raise some doubt about just how much danger Zimmerman was actually in, and the extent to which he may have pursued Martin despite being told by a 911 operator not to do so.
Rep. Dennis Baxley, the author of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, wrote this op-ed for FOX News, summing up the issue thus:
Mr. Zimmerman’s unnecessary pursuit and confrontation of Trayvon Martin elevated the prospect of a violent episode and does not seem to be an act of self-defense as defined by the castle doctrine. There is no protection in the “Stand Your Ground” law for anyone who pursues and confronts people.
The “pursue and confront” phrase is especially applicable here: While Florida has a very well-written and well-articulated law on self-defense, it is one of the few states which has no statute authorizing private persons to use force to pursue and arrest fleeing criminals. Even if Florida did authorize this use of force, however, Zimmerman still wouldn’t be justified, because Martin had committed no crime.
The anti-gun crowd, however, never let facts or the law stand in the way of their political agenda.
This law, championed by Republicans and vilified by Democrats, was contentious when it was passed in Florida in 2006; now there’s a murdered boy, and a wrongful claim of self-defense. This is an election year, and the Democrat attack machine feeds on accusations that Republicans are “bitter clingers” and racists.
Take this for what it is: the Democrat attack machine working to make all Republicans look like George Zimmerman’s accomplices and enablers.
Florida Governor Rick Scott recently released the following announcement on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2012.
Governor Scott Announces Plan to Expand Port of Tampa Petroleum Facility
This week, while at the Governor’s Luncheon at the Florida State Fair in Tampa, I announced a a bold new initiative aimed at upgrading and modernizing Tampa’s port system. This 50-50 partnership between the State of Florida and the Port of Tampa will allow the port to handle up to five million more tons of petroleum products a year after it’s completed in 2014. The port estimates the project will create over 641 construction jobs, as well as more than 8,200 direct and indirect jobs over the next 30 years.
By prioritizing vital transportation products, we can make Florida a better place for businesses to grow and expand and help get Floridians back to work. This project will enhance Florida’s infrastructure and get our state ready for a new generation of international trade with the Caribbean, South America and beyond.
I invite you to visit the links below to find out more about the expansion of the petroleum facility at the Port of Tampa, as well as other initiatives designed to create jobs in our state, ensure Florida’s children have access to a quality education, and keep the cost of living low in Florida.
Governor Scott’s pro-growth policies have reduced unemployment in Florida by 2% in 2011, as he continues to work towards fulfilling his election campaign promises to create 700,000 new jobs in Florida in 7 years, produce balanced budgets and reduce the size and scope of big government in Florida. He has installed new free trade agreements with Panama and Colombia, balanced he state budget in 2011 without raises taxes, and in fact he gave businesses and families a tax cut. Governor Scott recently announced his 2012 Leglislative preview, in which stated that in 2011, “We began reviewing and eliminating hundreds of unnecessary rules and regulations that have hamstrung business owners in Florida. We scaled back the size of state government and created a business environment in Florida that has allowed us to create 87,200 private sector jobs since January.
And with the help of the Legislature, we also passed landmark education reforms that put students first, eliminated tenure, and laid out a path to pay effective teachers as professionals. We’re off to a great start, but there’s a lot more work to be done. Starting tomorrow, and continuing over the next few weeks, I will be rolling out my legislative agenda for the 2012 session.
The proposals you will see reflect my three most important jobs as Governor— getting our residents back to work by growing quality jobs in the private sector; keeping the cost of living low for all Floridians; and building a world-class education system through continued improvements in our K-12 and higher education institutions”
Governor Scott’s first full year has been quite successful, considering the budget deficits he inherited, and the current recession America still struggles with. While the media and certain propagandists in Florida like to label Governor Scott as the most hated Governor in the country, his current pro-growth policies, coupled with streamlining state government agencies and reducing overbearing regulations has shown remarkable results in moving Florida forward. Thank you, Governor Scott.
Down to four candidates and across the line where a new entrant into the GOP nomination race is mathematically useless, the Florida primaries come to a close tonight.Mitt Romney came on strong last week and re-took the Florida lead in the polls. Exit polling is showing him strong as well .
Ron Paul didn’t bother to campaign in Florida and has elected himself out of the news for that two week cycle.
So now we just wait on results and see how Floridians viewed the candidates.
Precincts Reporting: 95% – updated 10:50p
Mitt Romney: 46.4%
Newt Gingrich: 31.9%
Rick Santorum: 13.4%
Ron Paul: 7%
If Republican voters had only Thursday’s GOP debate in Florida on which to base their votes, Rick Santorum would be our next candidate for President of the United States. In a debate that was considerably more lively than the Brian Williams-hosted NBC snoozefest last week, Santorum came off as passionate, principled and knowledgeable. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer moderated the debate and was satisfactory as usual. Clearly Blitz and the CNN higher-ups were anxious to see Newt and Mitt go after each other on stage. Goodness knows CNN could use the ratings boost. They got their wish as the two front-runners spent the first 20 minutes of the debate ripping into each other on various issues, including negative ads and bad investments. It made for good t.v. and Romney was more animatedthan he’s appeared at any other time in this whole process…but while the Speaker and the Governor were going for the respective jugulars a strange thing happened. Rick Santorum showed up. He took every opportunity to point out the uselessness of two big government candidates (as he claims they are) arguing about who is more fiscally conservative and highlighted his extensive knowledge on issues of foreign affairs and threats to the safety of Americans.
Don’t get me wrong – each man on stage had his own moment at times. Any of these candidates would make a better President than the current Blamer-in-Chief and they all gave adequate reasons why that was true. However, there was something about the way Romney and Gingrich went after each other Thursday night that came off as..well, petty. Santorum (and Paul, for that matter) seized the opportunity. As both men were distracted arguing against each other, Santorum made his case for why he thinks he is the candidate with the sharpest contrast to Obama, and therefore most suited to run against him in the general elections. He laid bare Romney’s greatest weakness – Romneycare; and he chastised Newt on his global warming demons.
As usual, Ron Paul ruled the roost on domestic spending and issues of healthcare. Ron Paul has a supreme understanding of the disaster of socialized medicine. He is old enough to remember when medical care was affordable to everyone; he remembers the days when you paid your family doctor when you saw him, from your own wallet, and not through a behemoth third party. Its Paul’s foreign policy strategy that sinks him as a viable candidate. His “let’s just get to know each better and be friends” approach to despots like Castro and Chavez likely did very little to endear him to Florida voters, many of whom have had direct personal experience with the horrors of the Castro regime.
For the record, I see no problem with discussing issues of space and the race to colonize the moon. Many people seem annoyed by it, and perhaps rightfully so in the face of the enormous fiscal challenges we are currently facing. However, I see it as an important discussion. It speaks to the superiority of American ideas and innovation, something our current President has worked very hard to suppress. When Newt speaks of going to the moon, he is talking about vision, not practicalities. I see value in that and so I do not discourage such talk. I do agree that it is a back-burner issue right now. We have to ensure there IS an America going forward before we can talk about getting America back to the moon.
Hands down, this debate goes to Rick Santorum. It’s hard to tell if this stellar debate performance will turn into a bump in Florida for Santorum’s campaign; but if Newt and Mitt have done enough damage to each other in that state, Santorum could gain a surprising turnout come Tuesday’s primary vote. Florida is a winner take all state, so it seems unlikely that Santorum would win outright, but a strong finish could give the Senator some considerable momentum. All eyes turn to Florida Tuesday night. Be sure to check in frequently with Conservative Daily News for up to the minute reporting as the polls close and votes are counted.
Tonight at 8pm eastern, CNN will host the last debate before the Republican primary in Florida.
Rasmussen Reports released a new poll that shows that Mitt Romney has re-taken a slight lead in Florida after having been behind Newt Gingrich for the last week.
Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are polling well back at 9% and 11% respectively.
Rep. Paul has decided to skip the Sunshine State to focus on smaller markets with larger pools of independent voters and is expected to do poorly in Florida.
Internet Live Stream: CNN.com/live and CDN once available.
Throughout the debates when a moderator asks a question Mitt uses a response similar to “That’s not the question I want to answer, so here is the right question”. When an opponent raises an issue and asks him to actually respond (aka Rick Santorum in South Carolina) Mitt rudely responds with “I’ll answer the way I want to answer”.
Repeatedly throughout this election year we have seen Romney respond to people with the equivalent of “Shut up, it my turn to speak”. Maybe a Dale Carnegie class is in his future plans.
Mitt’s speeches are filled with grand platitudes, but helplessly short on substance. He is wonderful at blaming Obama, but if one listens closely to his comments he does not back-fill his criticism with what he will actually attempt to do…other than that he will hang Churchill’s picture back up in the White House. I count that as slightly short on substance, symbolic as it may be.
He rants and carries on about not releasing his tax information. Personally I don’t care. However, this article is about how Romney is like Obama. The president has refused again and again to release personal information. Mitt is acting just like Barack. The attitudes are the same; “I am better than the people that I ask to allow me to govern”.
Mitt Romney is fundamentally an arrogant candidate. Pundits keep asking the question as to why Romney does not resonate with the voters. The answer is rather simple. Mitt Romney, just like Barack Obama, believes he is better than the rest of us. He weakly attempts to convince us that he is one of us with his millions in annual income. Then he speaks down to us, as opposed to Newt Gingrich that actually does resonate with the people. Romney was Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and believes that means the people are “commoners” below his majesty. We sense that and rightfully bristle.
An example of his arrogance is how he and his wrecking crew, led by the always hateful Karl Rove, slashed out at Newt Gingrich in Iowa. Their ads were particularly hateful and misleading. Then when the tables are turned and Newt demands answers from Romney what did we hear? “I am shocked that Republicans would attack fellow Republicans (ME) like that. I expect that from the Democrats, but not Republicans.” Mitt Romney genuinely believes he is above criticism. He believes that he is better than “we the people”. Then last night in the Florida debate he repeated the same disgustingly shallow behavior. He opened his comments by refusing to answer the question asked of him, and went on one of the most vicious personal attacks on Gingrich that has ever been displayed. Then at the end of the debate decried how others doing the same thing toward him was somehow out of bounds. There was man so consumed in himself that he didn’t even perceive what he was doing. Some would say he “Obamaed” himself. His whole demeanor is that he can be distasteful, but others should respond by saying “Gee Mitt, thanks for that barbed stick up our collective butts”.
Let’s look at another example of Mitt’s mentality of meanness.
“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,” Really? Seriously, Mitt? Then you are one of the few managers in the world that have that mentality. Nobody likes being fired, and nobody except the mean-spirited like firing people, even non-performers. I use another phrase by him last evening. When talking about Fidel Castro, Mitt was gleefully sarcastic about how he would happy when the man dies. I am not defending Fidel Castro, however the American people that I know don’t wish that despicable of a comment on others who have done them no harm (Oh, wait. Maybe Castro was able to dip into Romney’s millions in the Cayman Isles, but overlooked the millions all the rest of us keep in Swiss banks). Mitt Romney is out of touch with the average descent American.
Republicans are fond of pointing fingers at the unemployed minorities in inner cities and suggesting that they have an entitlement mentality and think the government should bail them out. The reality is that it is people like Mitt Romney that have the entitlement mentality. He believes that America owes him the presidency because he is efficient at killing jobs, because he came from a rich daddy, because he has others to do the actual dirty work for him such as lying about fellow Republicans.
I have a challenge for Mitt Romney. Br. Mitt, why don’t you respond to the questions America wants answered, rather than suggesting we should worship you…just because you are you? We have had almost four years of an arrogant president. You look and sound just like him.
Let’s look at an example of Mitt’s mentality of meanness.
“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,” Really? Seriously, Mitt? Then you are one of the few managers in the world that have that mentality. Nobody likes being fired, and nobody except the mean-spirited like firing people, even non-performers. Mitt Romney is out of touch with the average descent American.
Republicans are fond of pointing fingers at the unemployed minorities in inner cities and suggesting that they have an entitlement mentality thinking the government should bail them out. The reality is that it is people like Mitt Romney that have the entitlement mentality. He believes that America owes him the presidency because he is efficient at killing jobs, because he came from a rich daddy, because he has others to do the actual dirty work for him such as lying about fellow Republicans.
I have a challenge for Mitt Romney. Br. Mitt, why don’t you stock to the questions America wants answered, rather than suggesting we should worship you…just because you are you? We have had almost four years of an arrogant president, and you look and sound just like him.
On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on 3 Texas redistricting cases before it, where the State leglislature had redrawn district lines to reflect the Census-reported 4.2 million population increase during the past 10 years. This dispute came about due to a panel of three federal judges deeming themselves self-important enough to redraw the district lines that the state leglislation had drawn up, in a huge trampling of State’s rights and laws. The desion rendered a very informative lesson on the dangers of political partisan hacks being injected into the federal judicial stystem: “The failure of the state’s newly created plan does not, by itself, require a court to take up the Legislature’s task,” the high court’s opinion said. “Because it is unclear whether the District Court for the Western District of Texas followed the appropriate standards in the drawing of interims for the 2012 elections, the orders of implementing those maps are vacated, and the cases are remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.” Keep in mind that the Supreme Court has quietly pointed out that the federal judges in the District Court pointed out that a: The feds had no business redrawing the district lines in the first place, and b: The feds did not follow appropriate standards when they redrew the disctrict maps.( to favor Democrats)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who had asked the high court for a stay on grounds the San Antonio court overstepped its authority when it drew the maps, was pleased with Friday’s ruling. “As the justices point out, courts are ill-suited to make policy judgments and redistricting is primarily the responsibility of the state,” Abbott said in a statement. “The court made clear in a strongly worded opinion that the district court must give deference to elected leaders of this state, and it’s clear by the Supreme Court ruling that the district court abandoned these guiding principles.” (emphasis added)
Democrats have been getting away with this type of nasty chicanery in redistricting for decades now. Check out the convoluted Florida district 03 map included in this article, which has beed redrawn up to protect career Florida corrupto-crat Corrine Brown. (D-Fl) That is a perfect example of just how important State’s rights are when it comes to redrawing district lines fairly.
Texas had already pushed back their state primaries from March 06, to April 3rd to make time for this issue to be resolved. It also appears that this issue isn’t fully reolved, although the Supreme Court’s decision is very clear. Martinez Fischer, like some of his Republican colleagues in the Legislature, agreed if the San Antonio Court and another Washington court — which is also determining the constitutionality of the Texas maps — don’t come with a ruling soon or offer a revision the high court can accept, the state’s primaries will be pushed back again, perhaps as late as mid-June. The one thing that is set in stone, is the fact that the federal panel of judges that redrew the district lines to favor Democrats will not be used. add to that the fact that the Supreme Court basically stated that the feds had no business redrawing the maps in the first place, and we see just how desperate Texas Democrats are, in their blatant attempt to ignore the state leglislature and the will of the people who elected them.
UPDATE: The original publisher is now saying that the sources are “conflicting” – as such, take the information in this post with some regard.
Quote for the originating editor: “[Note – It would seem that some sources for the relationship that Wasserman has are in conflict. Some say that Diana Wasserman is her mother and some do not. This source has her mother’s name as Ann. We are trying to get down to the bottom of this at this time -Editor].”
Correction: The Atlas Shrugs information apparently is incorrect as we see by this article from the Sun Sentinel:
The online encyclopedia’s penchant for posting inaccuracies isn’t helping U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, whose parents are listed on Wikipedia as being two fallen public figures in Broward. The Cuban-born Wasserman-Rubin said she carries the “Wasserman” surname from her first husband, father of her two children (neither of which is in Congress). “We are not related at all,” she said. “… Not related with any connection whatsoever.”
Here at CDN we strive to report the news and express our opinions in the most honest ways possible, and regret the incorrect information posted earlier due to the incorrect internet information shown below. This information will be left intact so that readers may see just how misleading and incorrect information can result in a terrible mistake. We sincerely apologize to all of our readers and the Wasserman-Shultz family in particular.
Of all of the most vile, bold face, shameless liars in politics, no one tops acting DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. We have videos of her and youtube is rife with them; bloggers have sliced and diced her lies with verifiable sources from one end of the country to the other.
Richard Rubin — husband of former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, who still faces seven felony charges of her own — was sentenced this morning to ten months in federal prison.
Rubin, 66, pleaded guilty in April to federal tax evasion after failing to report $100,000 in fees he received from the town of Davie for a land deal he brokered in 2004.
Then, the probable-cause affidavit released last year contended, the couple was living quite lavishly — including spending money on artwork, cruises, vacations to Europe, and a $150,000 home repair project.
Rubin wasn’t charged with tax evasion until April of this year.
The State Attorney’s Office, however, charged Wasserman-Rubin last year with seven counts of felony unlawful compensation related to her votes for her husband’s grant-writing. (emphasis added)
Have you ever been surfing the web and found a video that made you drop your jaw and made your blood pressure go through the roof? I recently came across one such video.
The sad thing is that this woman is just one example of the many in our country who expect that their decisions should come without responsibilities. The way I look at it, if you can’t provide for them, don’t have them!
Soon to be ex- U. S. Senator George LeMieux recently sent out a campaign email letter that shows everyone just why Mr. LeMieux will not stand a snowball’s chance in you-know-where of winning the Florida U.S. Senate seat in the 2012 elections.
He not only disgustingly piles on unwarranted personal attacks on Rep. Connie Mack in this nasty campaign letter, but also trashes Hooters restaurants and grassroots Tea Party voters at the same time – whose support he will undoubtedly need to win the election.
First, let’s put the email out here for all to see, so Floridians can see for themselves just what a low-life Charlie Crist appointed, power-hungry piece of misguided elitist trash Mr. LeMieux turns out to be… in his own words. Of course, while these types of low life personal attack dogs are usually found in the fake democratic party of today, Mr. LeMieux shows he is not above taking pages out of the Democratic Attack Machine’s political playbook. He even uses a Liberal attack dog’s written words instead of his own to somehow try to hide behind the political activist at The Miami Herald, Frank Cerabino, who is posing as a journalist. From the Elect George LeMieux homepage:
From: “Team LeMieux” <[email protected]> (send team George an email and tell him what you think of this information)
Date:November 29, 2011 10:48:07 AM EST
Cerabino: Underachiever Connie Mack IV perfect for Senate seat. (emphasis mine)
To: U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV
From: Cerabino Image Makeover Specialists Inc.
Subject: Tidying up your résumé
First of all, congratulations, Mr. Mack. You haven’t even officially declared yet to run for a Florida seat in the U.S. Senate and you’re already the front-runner in the polls. This is great news.
We here at CIMS can’t wait for the big announcement, because we feel that you embody everything that Floridians have come to expect as our representative in the highest legislative body in the land.
This is why we have volunteered our services to help you address some questions that might arise when nosy nellies start poking into your background.
It’s best to figure out good answers in advance.
So we have taken the liberty of fashioning responses that ought to appeal to the Republican base you have already dazzled.
Issue No. 1: Work experience.
Problem: Before trading on the name of your father (a U.S. senator) to begin your current career as a full-time servant of the people in 2001, the most meaningful employment you had was as a “special events coordinator” for a bunch of Hooters restaurants. Boiled down to its essence: You were the go-to guy for folks who wanted to have scantily clad waitresses appear at their events.
Solution: You will be effective in a Democratic-controlled Senate, because you already know what it’s like being surrounded by a bunch of boobs.
Issue No. 2: Education.
Problem: Despite being a legislator with a stated passion for education, you needed 6½ years to get an undergraduate degree in advertising, which you accomplished three months shy of your 26th birthday.
Solution: You’re not one of those educational “elites.” This will give you significant inroads with the tea party voters, who believe Ivy League educations and law-review honors are flaws.
Issue No. 3: Lawsuit trouble.
Problem: You once sued Ron Gant, an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, for beating you up in a barroom fight.
Solution: It was not a frivolous lawsuit. The jury awarded you monetary damages.
So let’s try to set Mr. LeMieux’s intended message straight here shall we?
Issue 1 –LeMieux and Cerbino trash Florida’s Hooters restaurant chain, because Rep.Connie Mack once worked for Hooters restaurants . Hooters restaurants are world famous for chicken wings, tailgate parties and a general all around place for friends to get together for good times and great food. HOA Restaurant Group, LLC is the Atlanta-based operator and franchiser of over 455 Hooters locations in 44 states in the US, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Korea, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and the Virgin Islands. The privately held corporation owns 160 units.
And in case Mr. LeMieux and his Liberal attack dog Mr. Cerabino are unaware of the facts about Florida’s much beloved Hooters restaurants, the very first Hooters restaurant was founded in Clearwater, Florida. And yes they have beautiful girls working there, as is the case of probably 99% of American restaurants in business today. So Rep. Connie Mack worked for Hooters over 20 years ago. Why is Hooters being trashed in an attack-ad posing as an op-ed in a Florida newspaper, by a U.S. Senator who is currently begging to remain in that appointed seat that was given to him by the biggest flake Florida has ever had the disgrace to call it’s Governor, Republican, turned Democrat turned Independent, Charlie Crist? Let’s hope every Floridian reading this takes the time to tell Mr. LeMieux and Mr. Cerbino just what they think of their bashing Florida’s very own Hooters restaurants.
Issue 2- Education- LeMieux and Cerabino tell us Rep. Mack took (gasp!) 6 ½ years to finish college! Then they use that statement to refer to Tea Party voters across America as some kind of uneducated neanderthals: “ You’re not one of those educational “elites.” This will give you significant inroads with the tea party voters, who believe Ivy League educations and law-review honors are flaws.” Well considering the blatant ignorance concerning the rule of law that is being shown by Harvard law professor extraordinaire Barack Obama today, I suppose many people just might view a Harvard law degree as an award of ignorance instead of a degree in higher learning. When Harvard and other elitist Ivy league schools start actually start putting out real lawyers instead of Liberal politicians posing as law professors, we just might start taking a Harvard law degree seriously. Until then, it will remain nothing more than the joke of a law professor named Barack Hussein Obama. Clear enough? Tea Partiers do believe in higher education, one that actually translates into a career in the private sector workforce, not one that creates nothing more than fake liberal lawyers to be injected into our political system under the guise of being “scholarly.”
Issue 3 – Lawsuit (gasp!) trouble: Rep. Connie Mack got into a bar fight decades ago in which he was awarded damages. (so says Mr. Cerabino and Senator LeMieux)) An article from augusta.com reveals that, after eight hours of deliberations over two days, the jury found that Gant, who still lives in the Atlanta area, started the fight but was not responsible for injuries to Mack. And this tidbit of fact: - “A Cobb County State Court jury on Friday decided not to award any damages in a civil suit involving former Atlanta Braves outfielder Ron Gant.
The jury ruled that each side would have to pay its own attorneys’ fees. Retract your lies Mr. Cerabino, and Mr. LeMieux owes Rep. Mack a public apology immediately.
Rep. Connie Mack jumped into the lead in all major polls before he even formally announced that he would be running for the Republican primary to take on the big Liberal debt-spender and current U.S. Senator Bill Nelson for his U. S. Senate seat in 2012. And then we see this nasty piece of slander put out by George LeMieux while hiding behind the journalistic skirt of the libelous liberal Mr. Cerabino, he of the far left rag known today as the Miami Herald. Shame on both of you!
2012 just can’t get here fast enough!
NASCAR racing may be the most patriotic sport in America. The U.S. flag being towed around Homestead raceway before the start of the Ford 400 this past weekend is but proof (image left).
NASCAR also has a longstanding tradition of including prayers before each and every race, and is the only American sport to continue to do so in recognizing the importance of our Christian beliefs that have been a mainstay in America since our founding. We are a Christian nation, and will remain so despite the current anti-American, leftist agenda to dismantle our Christianity that is becoming so prevalent in parts of our society today.
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden appeared at the final NASCAR race of the year as part of the (supposed) White House initiative, Joining Forces. Joining Forces is all about joining together to support our nation’s military families, as the above-linked taxpayer-funded website tells us. Here is an info-byte for the Obama administration: America’s businesses and citizenry have faithfully supported our brave military families since our troops started coming back from WWI. Veterans have been given preferences in hiring long before Obama took office. This is nothing new, but to hear Obama tell it today, Americans are nothing but lazy, troop-disrespecting capitalists, especially Republicans, so vote Liberal in 2012. This whole charade of leftists expressing sudden concern for out military is nothing more than vote-pandering in it’s ugliest form. Obama and the Democrats are desperate to remain in power, and it shows.
Have we forgotten how our brave troops were constantly called murderers and war criminals by Liberals posing as Democrats upon their return from the Vietnam war? Liberal activists were doing exactly that ( calling our military war criminals) as recently as last week at the Obama-approved anti-capitalism Occupy Wall Street class warfare project being run by the DNC, Obama’s Union bed-pals and Marxist-Anarchists that was created in the very same mold as Obama’s lifelong mentor, domestic terrorist and murderer Bill Ayers and documented in his domestic terrorist/community organizing training manual, Prairie Fire.
The headlines today will speak more of the booing of Michelle Obama as opposed to actually reporting on the miraculous, dogged comeback of Tony Stewart to win the championship by winning the last Sprint Cup Chase race of the year by beating second place finisher Carl Edwards. Keep in mind that NASCAR racing receives very little coverage by the mainstream media, and is only reported upon by sports channels such as ESPN. Today, that will change.
Expect to see Chris Mathews and company over at MSNBC calling NASCAR fans racists, disrespectful and a whole slew of nasty adjectives because they booed Michelle Obama’s husband’s heavy-handed far left radical policy agenda. The leftists posing as reporters will not only play the class warfare-inducing race card, but they will also play the victim card heavily, as Michelle Obama also used children as stage props once again at this ceremony. When the NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama, the children were conveniently front and center so the left can falsely claim the nasty NASCAR fans were booing the children.
FACT: NASCAR is a family sport, championing the family values that have been at the root of America’s greatness for over 200 years, while Liberals champion things like abortion. Liberals love those stage props that they constantly use to inject their Socialistic agenda upon America, especially when they are desperately vote-begging to remain in power. If it isn’t the “Oh the poor children” it’s the ‘Oh those poor blacks and minorities” horse manure they use to further their agenda constantly. Throw into that mix the Hispanic vote-begging scheme of Democrats making statements like “Illegals are not illegal” and it isn’t hard to see through their desperate vote-pandering to the military to remain in power in 2013. NOTE: It was in fact, Obama’s very own Illinois Democrats that denied the counting of military votes in the 2010 elections.
Again, America’s citizenry and businesses have faithfully supported our military families and veterans ever since we went to war against the British to declare out independence. We do not need a billion-dollar taxpayer funded arm of the DNC to tell us to do this, thank you very much. There are currently hundreds of programs designed to help our brave troops and military families, the majority of them run by honest private citizens and ex-military with no political agenda. The last thing we need is for citizens to start giving their hard earned money and time to the DNC arm of our government for their vote-begging scheme just because Michelle Obama wants to get her husband reelected. (by acting like they actually care about our troops) Here is a simple fact: Barack and Michelle Obama have never shown support for our military in their entire lives before his reelection campaign of 2012 came along. Zero, nada, no support, not one statement, not one plug nickel donated to the help the military programs cross America, EVER. Believing in the Obama’s sudden discovery of their long-lost love for our military (sarc) is about as ignorant as seniors believing that Liberals and Barack Obama are now their best friends after they stole $500 billion dollars of their medicare funding to fund Obama’s Socialistic healthcare reform.
Hiding from the truth: The booing of Michelle Obama was the result of we the people of the United States being ignored while her husband and their political operatives ram their socialistic agenda down our throats while also hiding from the very people they are supposed to serve to avoid hearing the truth: They do not like the direction this country is going today. Obama runs around the country in perpetual campaign fund-raising mode, while denying the people the chance to speak out against him in public. He insulates himself from the public by making sure his blind sheep followers are the only ones that get near him in public. When is the last time anyone heard our President answer direct, unprepared questions asked by the citizenry? The last time that happened was when Joe the plumber exposed Obama’s wealth redistributive agenda back 2008. The Marxist-in-Chief running for reelection is not about to let that happen again. So the public expressed their displeasure with the Obama agenda of the past three years by booing Michelle Obama at a NASCAR race. Good for them!
2012 just can’t get here fast enough !
The State of Florida has new voting laws in place this year, and a few people have already been caught violating them a year before the 2012 elections. Apparently certain parts of our society down here in Florida are incapable of reading and understanding the new laws,( including a teacher) which are laid out in easy-to-read detail here. One other question we might ask, is that if a person can not read the above-linked voting law, how in the world can they ever research the candidates and actually know whom to vote for today? When people have to be herded to register to vote like blind sheep, what does that say about their ability to cast informed and educated votes? This is how unqualified politicians end up getting elected over other, sometimes better candidates, in our electoral system today. Uninformed voters are being manipulated by misinformation and soundbites on TV instead of actually voting for the candidate that will serve their constituents the best. The false rhetoric being spread about Florida’s new voter law suppressing certain groups of voters is a perfect example of voters being manipulated by misinformation. This is also how we get career politicians that constantly trample our constitutional rights and the rule of law while being reelected over and over. Senator Bill Nelson is one of those types of politicians, and Connie Mack is going to see about changing that situation in the Florida U.S. Senate race in 2012.
Much to the dismay of the media and certain political operatives down here in Florida, the new voting laws do not in fact, suppress anyone’s opportunity to vote, as Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fl) is contending. The new laws were created to eliminate Acorn-style vote fraud and nothing more. The law changes the rules for voter registrations in that people who want to register hundreds or thousands of new voters,( such as this teacher does) must register with the supervisor of elections beforehand, and update them on their activities on a daily basis. This will prevent people from registering 10,000 new voters and holding them until the last minute, which in turn floods the system to the point where the state election employees can not make sure all of the newly registered voters are legit. One teacher did just that in a previous Florida election, and held voter registrations some 6 months in a locker before turning them in. That practice will no longer be tolerated here in Florida.
The media here in Florida are also shamelessly giving Democrats a huge voice in falsely claiming that this new law will somehow suppress certain voter’s rights. The Democrats, being led by Sen. Nelson, even want the Department of Justice to interfere with the new voting laws. Florida and national Democrats are using the usual plethora of supposed victims in Seniors, youth and now even saying that the law somehow discriminates against the gay community! When people do a Google search on the new Florida voting law right now, they are inundated with false claims that the new law will somehow suppress voters of certain groups in a whopping 49 of the top 50 pages that come up in your browser window. Tell me that isn’t being manipulated there. Common sense lets folks read the above-linked law and see that bunch of bunk as the propaganda campaign by Democrats that it truly represents.
Of course the 99% Liberal media machines here in Florida now want to paint the supposed teacher who broke the new election laws as a victim of some grand Republican vote-suppressing conspiracy. The only thing she is a victim of here, is her own stupidity in not researching the new law before signing up school students to vote. This also explains how Obama captured a huge portion of the youth vote in 2008. Dem-activist teachers have been filling their student’s heads with misinformation while corralling them to vote, such as this teacher has been doing when whining about the new voting laws in Florida. According to Democrats and their media puppets here in Florida, there was/is no proof of widespread vote fraud in Florida, and therefore no need for any laws to prevent it. Oh really?
The 2008 election year alone proves otherwise, and CDN believes in publishing the facts, not repeating the D.A.M. talking points loaded with misinformation and flat out lies. At ballotpedia we see the harsh reality of the need to protect the integrity of Florida’s voting system in the number of proven voter fraud cases in 2008 alone: Pay attention folks, as you will not see this information being published by The St. Pete Times, Tampa Tribune or any other mainly Liberal-controlled media puppet organizations down here in Florida:
Nov 02, 2008 2000 people found in one Indiana county also in Florida in which The Journal Gazette compared the list of 222,000 active registered voters in Allen County with the list of more than 12 million registered voters in Florida and found that 2,172 registrations have the same first and last names, middle names or initials and the same birth dates and are listed as active, eligible voters in both places
Nov 01, 2008 Mentally-handicapped citizens illegally registered to vote in Florida in which In South Florida, a Collier woman states that her two mentally handicapped adult children have been registered to vote in an illegal act. Since her children (Michael, 19, and Jennifer, 32) are not able to read and write, or even tell you where they live, they did not register to vote by themselves, nor would they be competent to vote. Both of Griselle Gonzalez’ children live in the same adult group home in Broward County. According to a spokesman for the group home, the home registers its residents, however most of them will not vote. For those who require authorization from a guardian, written consent is obtained before registration can occur. Griselle Gonzales is the guardian of both of her children and denies ever giving authorization. She said “I don’t think they should be allowed to vote. I mean, especially not because I don’t want them to have the right to be a citizen, but because I don’t want somebody to chose for them.”
Oct 31, 2008 More dead people voting in Florida in which we see Chanel Nine News discovered 1,636 registered voters in Central Florida are dead. Although most of these people never show up to vote, a few of them did in the 2006 election. Marjorie Branch died in 2004, yet voted in the 2006 election.
Oct 29, 2008 Florida rolls contain dead people, felons, duplicates: With balloting well under way in the 2008 general election, the Sun Sentinel found more than 65,000 ineligible and duplicate voters on Florida’s registration rolls. These included at least 600 dead people, 32,000 voters registered more than once and more than 33,000 convicted felons who by law, should not be allowed to cast ballots.
And just this week, the FBI arrested 8 people in Florida for absentee ballot fraud as RedState.com reported here.
Looking at all of the above evidence, I believe it is safe to state that any politicians/political activists/media puppets in Florida that say we do not have a vote fraud problem ( in order to bash the new vote law) are simply spreading misinformation, or in denial of reality, take your pick.
The new Florida voting laws that are in effect as of September, 2011 are not hidden or inaccessible as many claim they are, and can be accessed right here for all to read: New 2011 Florida Voting Laws. They are NOT as many people are claiming, designed to suppress certain voting groups. Read the law.
Again, the new Florida voting law is in fact, designed to cut out Acorn-style voter fraud which has been proven to have corrupted our electoral process throughout America, that resulting in the Acorn group being defunded by the United States Congress in late 2009. At the core of a true Democracy is the integrity of our electoral system, and this law takes the necessary steps to protect our right to hold fair elections. The only people objecting to the new Florida voting laws are simply the ones whom have gotten elected using illegal practices and shady get out the vote – voter registration drives to get into or remain in office. Instead of supporting a law designed to prevent the rampant vote fraud witnessed above that happened in Florida in 2008, they in fact want the DOJ to nullify the law. That right there should tell Floridians all they need to know about how desperate Democrats are proving to be as we head into the 2012 elections. Senator Bill Nelson can be seen in the above-linked article repeating the lie that the new law will somehow suppress certain groups of voters no less than 10 times without ever explaining just how he comes to that conclusion. No proof to back it up, just empty rhetoric and misinformation that flies in the face of the truth about the new voter laws in Florida: They are designed to prevent the rampant 2008 Acorn-style vote fraud, and protect the integrity of our electoral system, and nothing more.
Footnote: A 3 Judge federal court panel refused to speed up rendering a decision that involves the necessary preclearance needed for 4 disputed parts of the new law, yet the judges agreed the case should be expedited, just not as fast as the state had proposed. That decision means those sections at issue will not apply for the primary in five Tampa Bay-area and southwest Florida counties that are covered by the preclearance requirement. They are Collier, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough and Monroe.
Regardless of the rhetoric, Floridians still have until the new Jan. 31st GOP Primary election date to register and get ready to vote. Then we have a complete year to comply with the new law and register to vote. If you are not competent enough to get registered to vote properly in the time-frame of a full year, maybe you shouldn’t be voting at all. Get registered to vote ahead of time, make any changes in address or your political party today, and all of these falsehoods being told by Bill Nelson and the media puppets down here in Florida about the new Florida elections law are proven to be a bunch of bunk, period. You can make those changes right from home here. It is easy to register yourself to vote in Florida and/or change your voter information. Florida voters, especially high school students, do not need political activist teachers to register them to vote. Students? The next time a teacher in Florida tries to register you to vote, tell them you are fully capable of doing it yourself. After all, it is your gerneration who will be straddled with the massive amounts of debt these politicians have heaped upon you for the past two decades. Right now as it stands, future generations of Americans now owe $15 trillion dollars of debt. Become more than just a puppet-voter doing what a teacher or other political activist tells you, and become an informed voter while you still have the chance. It is your future and freedom from a too big, too powerful government that hangs in the balance here.
2012 just can’t get here fast enough!