It’s fantastic! The 1 percent pays 80 percent of all taxes. Fifty percent of the population of the U.S. pays no taxes. The 1 percent provides all the jobs for everybody else. If the 1 percent didn’t exist, there would be chaos and the American economy would drop dead. Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.” here
KISS will be in Tampa Tomorrow at the Amphitheater with Def Leppard. They are the headliner, if you go, we are, watch Def Leppard and leave.
Members of United We Dream, Maria Palacios of Tampa and others hold a mock coffin during a protest July 21, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Activists staged "funeral services for the Republican Party" because "the GOP has embraced radical
Senator Nelson just became the Senate’s latest co-sponsor for SJ Res 19, the
proposed constitutional amendment to fight the corruptive influence of big money
important that Sen. Nelson knows his decision has the support of Floridians like
you. Can you spare a few minutes to call Sen. Nelson’s office and thank
him for joining the fight to undo the damage of decisions like Citizens
Nelson’s office: (202) 224-5274
addition of Sen. Nelson, SJ Res 19 now has 48 co-sponsors in the Senate!
One name that’s still absent from that growing list? Senator Rubio’s.
That’s why we need you to call Sen. Rubio today and ask why he hasn’t
joined Sen. Nelson in supporting this critical amendment to restore strength and
integrity to our democracy.
In a decision some called “the beginning of the end” of Florida’s ban on gay marriage, a Monroe County judge ruled Thursday that two Key West bartenders and other gay couples must be allowed to marry. here
Anthony Verdugo, executive director of the Christian Family Coalition of Florida, called the ruling a “corrupt decision,” and a “judicial lynching of nearly 8 million Florida voters” who voted to ban same-sex marriage in 2008. John Stemberger, who led that 2008 campaign, said he would keep fighting. “This is an issue worth dying for,” said Stemberger, president and general counsel of the Florida Family Policy Council in Orlando. “Every domestic partnership, every single civil union, every couple that cohabitates, these arrangements dilute and devalue marriage.”
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/17/4240865/keys-judge-gay-couples-can-marry.html#storylink=cpy
One of the world’s rarest forests, a section of Miami-Dade County’s last intact tracts of endangered pine rockland, is getting a new resident: a Walmart. About 88 acres of rockland, a globally imperiled habitat containing a menagerie of plants, animals and insects found no place else, was sold this month by theUniversity of Miamito a Palm Beach County developer.here
Environmental protection is next to nonexistent under the Rick Scott administration. The oil industry wants to drill in the Everglades. Even the environmentally unfriendly Jeb Bush was never that bold. Michael Hussey
When the history of this era is written, it will recount how so-called conservatives gave aid, comfort and intellectual cover to the ugliest of human impulses under the guise of political debate. People will wonder how we could have seen all that ugliness without seeing a thing, how journalists could have been silent and supine to the point of malpractice in the face of such obvious and monumental misbehavior. here
He knows right-wing, red-blooded Floridians love their guns. And Rick Scott has given them guns. In huge numbers. According to published reports, more pro-gun bills have been signed into law in Florida during Scott’s one term than during any other recent gubernatorial term. here
Florida Supreme Court is set to contemplate whether felons can claim "Stand Your
Ground" as a defense in a shooting. here