Sunday, August 28, 2016

Gov. Scott: As Storm Impacts South Florida, Residents and Visitors Should Remain Prepared for Severe Weather

Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) to get an update on storm impacts in South Florida. FDEM is continuing to actively monitor a developing storm system as it moves through the Florida Straits and South Florida, and is urging everyone in Florida to remain vigilant as it moves toward the Gulf of Mexico. FDEM has not elevated the activation level of the State Emergency Operations Center, or activated the State Emergency Response Team but stands ready

Governor Scott said, “As we continue to closely monitor this storm, residents and visitors in South Florida and the Florida Keys should remain prepared for gusty winds and heavy rainfall through Tuesday. There remains a potential for heavy rain to extend to the Gulf Coast later this week as the storm moves into the Gulf of Mexico and everyone in Florida should continue to monitor this weather system. Floridians know that this time of year weather can change rapidly and being prepared is the best way to keep your family safe. With heavy rainfall expected across South Florida and a potential for flooding, it is important that everyone does their part to combat the Zika virus. Any amount of standing water can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes and everyone should dump the water around their homes and businesses following this storm. We will continue to provide regular updates on this storm as it develops. If you don’t have a plan, please visit”

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has designated the developing system as Invest 99L, and estimates it to have a 40-percent chance of cyclone formation in the next 48 hours and a 60-percent chance of cyclone formation within the next five days. Conditions are expected to be more favorable for development once the system moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico tomorrow. Periods of heavy downpours and gusty winds are likely across South Florida today, spreading northward throughout the Peninsula as the week progresses. Strong rip currents are likely along all east coast beaches today.

FDEM Director Bryan Koon, said, “As this system moves into the Gulf of Mexico early this week, everyone – especially those along the Gulf Coast and Big Bend – should be prepared and have a plan. We will continue to monitor this storm and stand ready to respond to any impacts this system has on Florida communities.”

The next names on the 2016 Atlantic Storm name list are Hermine (pronounced Er-meen) and Ian.


The Florida Division of Emergency Management is the state agency charged with preparing for all types of disasters in Florida.  The Division is the state's disaster liaison with federal and local agencies, and is the lead consequence management agency for the State Emergency Response Team (SERT).  The Division maintains the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Tallahassee and the State Warning Point, the 24-hour communications and command center for response coordination. Follow the Division on social media or on Twitter @FLSERT.

Join Us At The Pride Center This Saturday

This Saturday, September 3rd; The LGBT Alliance will be tabling at the PRIDE CENTER in Wilton Manors from 8am to 1pm

As we Promote Progressive Candidates and Civic Associations and events

It gets a huge crowd weather pending  

We will be here every first Saturday till after the November election

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Kaine Meets with Local Elected Officials in South Florida

Tim Kaine wrapped up a two campaign trip to Florida on Saturday. In Miami Lakes, Kaine toured Design South Florida, a local production company. He toured the facility and visited with employees. He then rallied elected Democrats in Pembroke Pines. Speaking to a collected group of Democratic mayors and elected officials, Kaine went after Donald Trump and touted Hillary's Clinton's plans and record. He framed Clinton as the logical choice over Trump saying, "She understands that our safety is about our muscle, but it's also about our alliances. Donald Trump has a different attitude." A video from his speech in Pembroke Pines is below.
Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack campaigned on behalf of Clinton meeting with voters at events across the state. He spoke about Clinton's jobs plan and how it would create over 400,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone. Vilsack is a native of Pittsburgh and was rumored to be on Clinton's short list for running mate.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

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If you can spare 30 mins, 1 hour or better; last minute effort assure re-elect Congresswoman Debbie Wassserman Schultz to congress; our Sister, DWS, who fights and protects out rights. She needs us now!

At 2301 Wilton Drive, suite C1A , Wilton Manors, 33305 ; Law Offices of Dean Trantalis. Please and thank you. See you from 6pm. This Monday!
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If you can spare 30 mins, 1 hour or better; last minute effort assure re-elect Congresswoman Debbie Wassserman Schultz to congress; our Sister, DWS, who fights and protects out rights. She needs us now!

At 2301 Wilton Drive, suite C1A , Wilton Manors, 33305 ; Law Offices of Dean Trantalis. Please and thank you. See you from 6pm. This Monday!
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If you can spare 30 mins, 1 hour or better; last minute effort assure re-elect Congresswoman Debbie Wassserman Schultz to congress; our Sister, DWS, who fights and protects out rights. She needs us now!

At 2301 Wilton Drive, suite C1A , Wilton Manors, 33305 ; Law Offices of Dean Trantalis. Please and thank you. See you from 6pm. This Monday!
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Clinton Criticizes Trump’s Extreme Views in Reno Speech

Hillary Clinton sharply criticized the extreme views of Donald Trump during a speech in Reno, Nevada today. Clinton said that Trump is "taking hate groups mainstream" with his hateful rhetoric. She blamed him for allowing the extreme right take over the Republican Party. "From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He’s taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America’s two major political parties. His disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous," Clinton said.
Hillary for America also released a report outlining how Trump has given "Alt-Right" groups the control of the Republican Party. The report takes several of Trump's policy proposals in quotes into consideration. The report concludes, "This kind of hatred is impacting our families, our communities and the public discourse – the so-called “Trump effect” – and we must recognize and stand up against it in order to keep the fringe extremism out of the White House." A video from Clinton's speech in Reno is below, and the full report can be read on The Briefing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Roger Stone: Trump ' Release Your Tax Returns Immediately'

Roger Stone, longtime friend and adviser to Donald Trump, said Mondayhe thinks the GOP nominee is making a mistake by not releasing his tax returns.
"Yes, I think he should release his tax returns immediately," Stone told Fernand Amandi of Miami Radio WIOD.
Trump and his campaign have maintained throughout that he would release his returns once the IRS audit into them is complete, though the agency has put no such restrictions on the candidate.

What we're doing in Louisiana

The White House, Washington

Last week Louisiana was struck by an intense, slow-moving storm that produced record rainfall, up to 30 inches in some places, that flooded an expansive area across the lower half of the state -- robbing so many Louisianans of their businesses, homes, and sense of security.
Since before the flooding began, FEMA has been working hand-in-hand with Louisiana officials to respond and help in the recovery efforts -- from providing shelter and housing and warm meals, to helping support home repairs and meet other serious disaster-related needs. As of this week, we've approved more than $127 million to help survivors with home repairs, rental assistance and other needs, and to advance payments to flood insurance policyholders who sustained damages, providing expedited relief.
That's exactly what the President directed us to do: Support and assist the people of Louisiana, no matter what it takes.
Today, President Obama traveled to Baton Rouge to see the federal response effort firsthand. Watch what he had to say:
President Obama in Baton Rouge
FEMA with our federal, state, private sector, and nonprofit partners are working around the clock to help make sure Louisianans have what they need to recover and rebuild their lives. Recovery is a long-term process, it's important that Louisianans know: You're not in this alone and we're with you for the long haul.
You can get the latest information on what's happening on the ground here.
And if you or anyone you know has been impacted by this flooding, here are a few key resources that you can use and share:
To find the nearest Disaster Recovery Center visit, use the FEMA Mobile Application, or text DRC and your zip code to 43362 (4FEMA).
If you are a resident or business owner who has sustained losses in the designated parishes, you can apply for assistance from FEMA by registering online or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585(TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.
And if you want to do what you can to help the people of Louisiana get back on their feet, you can visit to see how you can contribute to the response and recovery efforts.
Long after these floods recede and fall away from the headlines, FEMA and our colleagues in the federal response effort will be here alongside state officials as long as we are needed. It's our job to help make sure every community can recover and rebuild.
And that's what we plan to do.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

New map reveals what the average penis size is in every country

Woman taking a peek (Shutterstock)

New Map Reveals What The Average Penis Size Is In Every Country

For the men out there who can’t help but wonder how they stack up in the size department down under, wonder no more — thanks to a nifty interactive graphic recently released by Target Map. The map, appearing to use data taken from earlier studies, shows how long the average erected penis is on a country…

Friday, August 19, 2016

Former GOP Treasurer of the United States Endorses Hillary Clinton

Hillary for America announced that Hillary Clinton has been endorsed by former United States Treasurer Rosario Martin. Martin served during the administration of President George W. Bush. In a statement, Martin explains that while she is a Republican, she has set aside politics and considered her country first. She said that while she has "disagreed with and criticized Hillary Clinton’s positions, but I have come to the conclusion that she would be a far better president than the Republican candidate could ever be." A full copy of Martin's statement is below.
"I have been a Republican since I became a U.S. Citizen in 1984 and was proud to vote for Ronald Reagan’s reelection.  Eventually, I was given the incredible honor to be the United States Treasurer, the first Mexican-born to hold this title.
I have been a loyal, trusted and fiery fighter for every Republican presidential candidate.  I have been a delegate to the previous five Republican conventions. But since July 2015, when a certain candidate, upon entering the political arena, showed his contempt for Mexican immigrants by stating they were drug dealers, rapists and murderers, I have voiced my disgust and have warned one and all of the perilous threat he was to our party, our nation and the world.
I had hoped against hope that my party would listen.  After all I had the personal commitment of our party chair, after the catastrophic loss of Mitt Romney, that Hispanics were going to be an important voting bloc for the party and that significant efforts would be made to augment their numbers in our party.
Maybe I was naive, maybe it was just a strong desire to believe.  But the party left me and my community all alone again.  It has had plenty of time to stand up for my community, but it has chosen not to do so.  I have come to the devastatingly painful realization that my party right now doesn't want my vote nor that of my community.  Evidently it is not important, or not as important as some other voting bloc.
So, for me to consider the unthinkable--to vote for a Democrat--has been a profound soul searching process. Leaders are tested time and time again and so, I will stand up for my community against the menace of a tyrannical presidency that does not value the countless contributions of immigrants across its beautiful and bountiful history.
I have disagreed with and criticized Hillary Clinton’s positions, but I have come to the conclusion that she would be a far better president than the Republican candidate could ever be. She understands that words spoken from the White House have consequences, that sarcasm is not a strategy when dealing with delicate world situations, that our friends and foes listen to every word spoken by our president and react accordingly.
There is too much at stake both domestically and abroad to have a thoughtless individual at the helm of the most important economy in the world.
My party and its standard bearer leave me no choice; on November 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton."

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gov. Scott Encourages Floridians to Apply for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Governor Rick Scott announced that the Governor’s Office will begin accepting applications for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. The 37 member Commission convenes every 20 years to review Florida's Constitution and propose potential changes to be approved by Florida voters.

Governor Scott said, “Every 20 years, we are given the opportunity to review Florida’s Constitution to ensure that our laws are best serving the citizens of our state. The Constitution Revision Commission will serve on behalf of all Floridians, and appointees will learn firsthand what issues and potential changes are most important to our families in order to best make these impactful decisions. I encourage Floridians interested in serving on the Commission to apply today and I look forward to appointing qualified individuals who will represent our families and communities.”

To view the appointment application from Governor Scott’s Office, click HERE. Of the 37 appointments to the Constitution Revision Commission, the Governor will appoint 15, the Florida Senate President will appoint nine, the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives will appoint nine, the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court will appoint three, and the Florida Attorney General will be automatically appointed. Appointments will be made no later than March 6th, 2017.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Our August 30th Recommendations


United States Senator> Patrick Murphy
23rd Congressional District> Debbie Wasserman Schultz
24th Congressional District>Frederica S. Wilson
State Attorney> Mike Satz
State Senator District 34>>James "Jim" Waldman
State Representative District 93 >>Ken Keechl
Clerk of the Circuit Court >>Mitchell "Mitch" Ceasar
Property Appraiser >> Marty Kiar
Sheriff>>> Scott Israel
Supervisor of Elections >> David Brown
County Commission District 1>>Nan H. Rich
County Commission District 3 >Michael I Udine
County Commission District 5 >>Steven A. Geller
County Commission District 9 >> Christopher "Chris" Smith
School Board at Large Seat 9 >>> Robin Bartleman
Circuit Judge Group 9>>>Lea P. Krauss
Circuit Judge Group 15>>Matthew I. Destry
Circuit Judge Group 23>>Barbara McCarthy
Circuit Judge Group 24 >>Michael Lynch
County Court Judge Group 2 >>Kal Evans
County Court Judge Group 7> Nina Weatherly Di Pietro
County Court Judge Group 8>>Stephen J. Zaccor
County Court Judge Group 13 >>Betsy Bensen
County Court Judge Group 14 >>Kim Theresa Mollica
County Court Judge Group 21 >>Russell M. Thompson

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Clinton Campaign Releases Podcast

On Friday, Hillary for America released the first episode of their new Podcast titled With Her. The first episode, called "Hi Hillary," includes an interview with Hillary Clinton, and in the coming months leading up the election, host Max Linsky will provide regular updates and feature interviews with Clinton, Tim Kaine, and other campaign officials. The campaigns says that that the new Podcast will "tell the story of what it's really like to run for president." Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or your favorite Podcast app.

News Source: Huffington Post

Even Donald Trump Knows He's Finished

According to the Daily Mail, the dejected Donald Trump didn’t even stick around to work the rope line, declining all requests from his fans for selfies. This seeming white flag of surrender from Trump comes at the end of a which in which he’s been slammed by everyone from the major media outlets to leaders of his own Republican Party who feel he went way too far when he called for the death of his opponent Hillary Clinton and then claimed that President Obama was the “founder of ISIS.”

Trump also claimed during his Altoona speech yesterday that Clinton, who is currently leading Pennsylvania by double digits in multiple polls, can only win the state “by cheating” – without bothering to explain why he was accusing her of cheating. He then went on to refer to Hillary as the “Most Improved Player” for ISIS. But mainly, Trump seemed to just want to go home.


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Here is why Florida is going to be so important this November election

According to recent polls, Hillary Clinton is up double digits in three states that Trump can't afford to lose: Colorado, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
"That's because Democrats have a built-in advantage in the Electoral College," writes The Fix's Aaron Blake. "As our own Chris Cillizza wrote recently, Clinton basically starts with 242 of the 270 electoral votes she needs just if she can hold the 19 states that Democrats have won in each of the last six presidential elections — a group that includes Pennsylvania. If she wins all them and adds Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, it's game over."
Here's one of several Clinton-win scenarios that we could easily imagine happening based on the polls right now:

Monday, August 08, 2016

Hillary's GOP outreach strategy is "Barbara Boxer Centrism."

In her acceptance speech at the Democratic convention Hillary Clinton asserted a strongly progressive domestic agenda while simultaneously reaching out to Republicans through the use of traditionally Republican imagery like seas of American flags and chants of "USA, USA."

Since then a variety of conservatives and self-proclaimed centrists have called on Clinton to back up her outreach with actual policy concessions to Republican positions and some progressives have become concerned that she might actually be tempted to listen to this advice.

But was there necessarily a contradiction between Clinton's progressive gestures and outreach to Republicans in Philly? Is it possible to energize the base while persuading swing voters at the same time, without betraying somebody's trust?

To answer that question, it's important first to take a look at the nature of Clinton's "outreach to Republicans" thus far. Andrew Prokop put it well at Vox:

"If you look closer, it turns out that Clinton and the Democrats are indeed embracing the symbolism and tropes that the right has loved--but they really aren't making policy concessions to win them over ... Indeed, all of this imagery and rhetoric was deployed in service of an agenda that is remarkably liberal--at least when it comes to domestic and economic policy."

Even on national-security policy, notes Prokop, Clinton didn't really "pivot to the center"; she stayed pretty much where she has always been. But the heart of her persuasion technique was not about convincing swing voters she was something they did not think she was; it was about convincing them--and most definitely including Republicans--that Donald Trump was exactly what they feared he was.

In this respect, Clinton deployed a technique I used to call "Barbara Boxer centrism"(named after the famously combative liberal senator from California), wherein a politician "seizes the center" not by occupying it with any surprising or "moderate" policy proposals, but by pushing their opponents out of the center by constantly labeling them as extremist. It just so happens that Clinton's opponent is an exceptionally good foil for this kind of attack. And so she does not really have to choose between "left" and "center," or between base mobilization and swing-voter persuasion. He's dangerously crazy is a message that serves both purposes equally.


Ed Kilgore
Managing Editor
The Democratic Strategist

Thursday, August 04, 2016


PHOTO: Republican nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.

Hewlett-Packard CEO and prominent Republican donor Meg Whitman announced this week that she will vote for Hillary Clinton in November. And last night Air Force vet and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, made it official in an interview with CNN: He will not be supporting Donald Trump either. Whitman and Kinzinger add their voices to a growing chorus of those on the right who are voting across the aisle, abstaining from voting, or leaving the party rather than vote for the Republican nominee. Here is a running roll call of Republicans who fit one of those categories,



Marco Rubio Kisses Up To Trump

Marco Rubio's humiliating attempt to embrace Donald Trump has now been consummated. A few days after Rubio declaredthat "[w]e have to make sure that Donald wins,"Trump told supporters at a rally in Florida, "I endorsed Marco. He endorsed me. Go for Marco!" Before Rubio made his infamous about-face and decided to run for re-election, Trump had urged him to do so on Twitter, but this is far more explicit, and since it was in person rather than online, it makes for much better fodder for Democratic attack ads.
It's also a kiss-off to self-funding businessman Carlos Beruff, who has berated Rubio non-stop for failing to adequately support Trump—though Trump probably has little idea who Beruff is. The same is true of most primary voters, since a new survey from St. Pete Polls finds Rubio with a giant 55-22 lead on Beruff. Believe it or not, that's actually the closest that any pollster has shown the race, but it's still far from close. Beruff can keep spending his own money to hammer away at Rubio, but with his chief line of attack seriously undermined, it's hard to see how he has a way forward.
However, even though Beruff may have just gotten kneecapped, Rubio has a bruising general election to look forward to, and Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy has just fired off the first warning shot. In a new TV ad, Murphy blasts Rubio for owning the worst voting record in the Senate, saying that while "people are working hard just to get by" in Florida, "in Washington, Marco Rubio stopped showing up for work." Murphy then links himself tightly to President Obama as a photo of the two appears on screen, saying he'll work to protect Social Security and a woman's right to choose.
While it might seem strange or even concerning that Murphy is looking toward November when he still has a primary to worry about, the situation has shifted in his favor on the home front.
After more than a year of static polling showing the Democratic nomination a tossup, Murphy has finally broken the race open with less than four weeks to go before primary day. A new survey from St. Pete Polls finds Murphy leading fellow Rep. Alan Grayson 45-20, by far the biggest advantage either candidate has sported this year. While Grayson has seen his campaign suffer badly in recent weeks following accusations from his ex-wife that he physically abused her, the more likely explanation for this new gap is Murphy's dominance on the airwaves, and in particular, ads featuring endorsements from Obama and Joe Biden.
Not only have the Murphy campaign and the Senate Majority PAC run spots showcasing the president and vice president, but a pro-Murphy super PAC called Floridians for a Strong Middle Class just threw down another $520,000 to simply re-air SMP's own ad. That suggests this is an effective message, and it ought to be: The vast majority of Democrats have high opinions of Obama and Biden.
Grayson, meanwhile, is reportedly running an adclaiming that Murphy is "looking to cut Social Security," but we can find neither hide nor hair of it online. And it may be difficult to find on TV, too, since there's no way Grayson can advertise as heavily since his warchest is far smaller than Murphy's. But just how much smaller we don't actually know. Rather remarkably, even for Grayson, his campaign filed a second-quarter fundraising report that said it had spent a total of zero dollars between April and June.
The same report claimed that had raised just $55,000 for the quarter and finished with a feeble $484,000 on-hand, but obviously none of these numbers can be trusted. When Politico asked the Grayson campaign about this, it said that it had raised $1 million and had $400,000 left over, and that that it would submit a corrected report. That was on July 26, and the original report was filed on July 15, so we're coming up on three weeks in which Grayson has failed to properly disclose his campaign finances as required by law. And at the moment, that's far from his worst problem.