This new ad from the College Republican National Committee, pushing Rick Scott for governor of Florida, is about as grotesquely condescending and demeaning to women as it’s possible to be.
Imagine the “brainstorming” sessions for this:
“You know those women, all they think about is makeup and clothes — so how about if we make the candidates into wedding dresses, and the Rick Scott dress is the cool one? It can’t lose! Governor’s office, here we come!”
“Don’t forget, we need at least one African American in it!”
It’s far beyond tone-deaf at this point — Republicans are just getting weird.
A legally blind man who was acquitted in the shooting death of another man fought in court Thursday to get his guns back.
John Rogers said he has the right to have both of his guns returned to him. While Judge John Galluzzo said he did not want to return the guns to Rogers, he said it was the law.
Rogers’ guns were confiscated by law-enforcement officers after he fatally shot a man. He was later acquitted.
“I have to return property that was taken under the circumstance,” Galluzzo said. “I have researched and haven’t found case law to say otherwise.”
Galluzzo said he had no choice but to return Rogers’ 10mm Glock and a rifle that was used to kill James DeWitt, 34.
The shooting happened at Rogers’ home in Geneva during a fight in March 2012. Rogers spent time in jail and went to trial in January. He was granted immunity using the “stand your ground” law.
Four years ago, Rogers was accused of shooting at his cousin.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of cocaine and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation.
“I’ve hit a bottom where I realize I need help. And I have aggressively pursued that help,” Radel said, as he admitted in District of Columbia Superior Court that he purchased 3.5 grams of cocaine.
I will say this for him, it’s probably the best handling of a situation like this that I’ve seen. No weaseling, no “the B# set up me”, just admitting that he has a problem, take a plea, and then move on.
Radel was caught buying drugs Oct. 29 from an undercover police officer, according to a statement filed in court by prosecutors and signed by him. The statement explains that agents investigating cocaine trafficking in Washington learned from an informant that Radel “had on several occasions purchased, possessed, and used cocaine.” After he was caught, Radel invited federal agents to his apartment where he turned over a vial of cocaine he had there.
This is a guy with a serious problem, and having fought my own inner demons I can only wish him the best. From what I’ve read at other sources, his behavior wasn’t unknown to both the authorities and the press had gotten wind of it also. It was only going to be a matter of time before it broke one way or another.
As an aside, he represents the part of Florida that my dad has moved to. Love my Pops, 85 years old, still checking out the ladies, and more liberal than I am. I’m just afraid that he’s going to get mixed up with some young 65 Y/O hussy and spend all my inheritance :)
Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL), who pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine on Wednesday, will hold a press conference at 10:30pm ET tonight at his Cape Coral office.
House Speaker John Boehner’s office (R-OH) is not expected to call for his resignation or any further disciplinary action.
After becoming a right wing hero for killing a black teenager, George Zimmerman has now been arrested three times since his acquittal: George Zimmerman Arrested Again.
WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend.
The Sheriff’s Office, in a short news release, reported that the agency had arrested Zimmerman after being called to a disturbance on Topfield Court in western Seminole County near Apopka.
A good source has told me the #Zimmerman disturbance involves his new girlfriend and a gun.
If you can’t see the MP4 video, click below:
Can anyone honestly say they’re surprised at this news?
LAKE MARY, Fla. - George Zimmerman was being questioned Monday in Central Florida after his estranged wife called police saying he threatened her with a gun.
Lake Mary police say they were called around 2:30 p.m. to the Sprucewood Road home of Shellie Zimmerman’s parents, David and Machelle Dean.
According to Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell, Shellie Zimmerman called 911 claiming George Zimmerman had a gun and was making threats.
“He’s in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying ‘step closer’ and he’s just threatening all of us,” Shellie Zimmerman said in the 911 call, adding that George Zimmerman was “trying to shut the garage door” on her.
“He punched my dad in the nose my dad has a mark on the nose. I saw his glasses were on the floor,” Shellie Zimmerman said in the call. “He then accosted my father then took my iPad out of my hands.”
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) Praises Birther Conspiracy Theory, Says Obamacare Is Racist Against White People
Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho is a one man GOP rebranding effort!
Speaking at a town hall meeting earlier this month, Florida Republican congressman Ted Yoho promised that he would support possible birther legislation floated by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), telling the crowd that after learning about a potential birther bill from Stockman while attending a Tea Party meeting, he called the congressman and agreed to back it.
While Yoho told the crowd that the issue of President Obama’s birth certificate was a “distraction” from topics like the national debt, he said he was hopeful that a birther investigation could bring down the whole government: “They said if it is true, it’s illegal, he shouldn’t be there and we can get rid of everything he’s done, and I said I agree with that.”
Yoho also seemed to embrace the right-wing claim that Obamacare is “racist” because it taxes tanning beds, explaining that if he goes tanning then he will be “disenfranchised because I got taxed because of the color of my skin.”