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Re: A Florida Couple...

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:59 am

Sometimes, I admire Floridians:

A Florida couple was arrested on DUI charges. Then they had sex in the back of a police car

They: Bicycle DUI, "took their clothes off and started to have sex" in the patrol car.
He: "managed to get away from another deputy at the scene before he was apprehended behind a Cold Stone Creamery" - "Creamery" :lol:
He: "A search of Thomas' backpack turned up seven full cans of the alcoholic malt beverage Four Loko and one empty can." He ain't no litterbug.
She: "became violent and started kicking at" another deputy.
They:
Both Thomas and Mondanaro were given breathalyzers while at the jail. Mondanaro blew a .062 and a .066; Thomas blew a .145 and a .146.

"It should be noted that the time delay from the stop to the breath test was three hours and 21 minutes," the deputy wrote.
Best. Date. Ever.
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Re: A Florida Man...

Unread post by O Really » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:24 pm

Back in the mid-80's the state ran ads with the slogan "the rules are different here." :lol:

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xp ... story.html

Given the history in the 33 years since 1986, it's a bit spooky in the article to read, "I'm sure someone could say that means it's OK, you can shoot your husband in Florida," said C. Dean Gaiser...

Now with "stand your ground" and the "I wuz skeered" defence, you can indeed. Unless you're a black female who only shoots the floor.

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Re: A Florida Man...

Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:42 pm

O Really wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Back in the mid-80's the state ran ads with the slogan "the rules are different here." :lol:

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xp ... story.html

Given the history in the 33 years since 1986, it's a bit spooky in the article to read, "I'm sure someone could say that means it's OK, you can shoot your husband in Florida," said C. Dean Gaiser...

Now with "stand your ground" and the "I wuz skeered" defence, you can indeed. Unless you're a black female who only shoots the floor.
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Re: A Florida Man...

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:56 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:42 pm
O Really wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Back in the mid-80's the state ran ads with the slogan "the rules are different here." :lol:

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xp ... story.html

Given the history in the 33 years since 1986, it's a bit spooky in the article to read, "I'm sure someone could say that means it's OK, you can shoot your husband in Florida," said C. Dean Gaiser...

Now with "stand your ground" and the "I wuz skeered" defence, you can indeed. Unless you're a black female who only shoots the floor.
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Re: A Florida Man...

Unread post by O Really » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:31 pm

It's not really Florida, but probably should be...
"A Couple Put An Ad Online Asking People To Serve Food And Drinks Naked At Their All-Nude Wedding"

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/couple- ... 00005.html

In Florida, they could book their event at Caliente Resort north of Tampa, and have no trouble getting service.
https://calienteresorts.com/experience/

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Re: A Florida Man...

Unread post by O Really » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:35 am

We wuz sitting around drinkin' one day and Leroy says "let's get a gator drunk and get him to bite my arm" :lol:

https://news.yahoo.com/florida-man-accu ... 00555.html

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Re: A Florida Public...

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:11 am

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A proposed initiative to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026 is gathering momentum and is almost certain to be on the state’s ballot when voters go to the polls to choose a president in 2020.

The political committee Florida for a Fair Wage announced last week that the campaign has finished collecting the signatures it needs for ballot consideration and should reach all the requirements before the February deadline.

The SPLC Action Fund also announced it was joining the campaign to help pass the initiative.

If the constitutional amendment is approved by voters, the state’s minimum wage would increase to $10 an hour on Sept. 30, 2021, and rise $1 each year until it hits $15 in 2026. After that, it would increase every year at the rate of inflation.

The bump in pay for low-wage workers would set Florida far apart from other Southern states. Florida ($8.46) and Arkansas ($9.25) are the only states in the South that have adopted a minimum wage higher than the federal version of $7.25.

Currently, Washington, D.C., has the highest minimum wage in the country, at $14. Three states – Massachusetts, Washington and California – are second at $12.

An increase is already popular among Florida voters. A Quinnipiac University poll in June found that 76 percent of voters support an increase from the current $8.46 an hour.

That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Most of the existing research on minimum wage increases points to favorable results for low-wage employees, as well as improved work productivity and the overall well-being of workers.

... a growing body of research suggests that minimum wage hikes do not necessarily lead to the loss of low-wage jobs, as opponents in Florida and elsewhere invariably claim.

One recent study analyzed 138 state-level minimum wage increases over roughly four decades and found that the overall number of low-wage jobs remained essentially unchanged years after increases of varying degrees....

In 2004, Florida voters approved a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 – the federal floor at the time – to $7.40 by 2006 and then annually each year based on the consumer price index. Afterward, one report found strong job growth, as opposed to the predictions of job losses by opponents....

The increase would herald a historic shift in labor policy in the South.

According to EPI’s Minimum Wage Tracker, only seven states have no minimum wage law at all or a wage set below the federal minimum. Six of those are in the South. The federal minimum wage still applies in those states.

“That there’s likely going to be a very ambitious minimum wage proposal on the ballot is a tremendous development in terms of labor policy in the Southeast,” said Zipperer. “For many decades, labor policy or the lack of labor regulation in the South has been suppressing wages, and oftentimes suppressing wages for people of color, or in ways that disproportionately affect people of color, like the minimum wage. I think it would be a tremendous turn for the better if we saw that change.”
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Re: A Florida Man...

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:58 am

Man Has Sex with Stuffed Animals Inside Store –Where Else? Florida.

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Fundies are bothered most by his choice of a male Frozen character and the phallic symbol unicorn. Why can't he have a "normal" perversion?

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Re: A Florida Repug...

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:25 pm

Matt Gaetz And 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Producer Are Having A Twitter Spat

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andy lassner
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andy lassner Retweeted Matt Gaetz

Omg this fucking tool
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Seats aren’t bad #WorldSeries

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I’d ask NBC if they stand behind such a dumb/triggered/profane comment from a senior employee...

But I’ve learned after reading #CatchAndKill that accountability isn’t really NBC’s “thing.”
While “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is licensed by NBC and airs on 10 of its stations, as well on 22 stations owned by Hearst Television, NBC does not own the show or employ Lassner. The show is distributed by Warner Bros....
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I don’t work for NBC, but I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you took time out of crashing hearings to respond to me.
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:lol: What a tool! Never ever get in a Twitter war with a comedian.

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Re: A Florida Man...

Unread post by neoplacebo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:41 am

Too bad it's always women and little kids that are hit in the face with errant balls and broken pieces of bats. Sigh.

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Re: A Florida Repug...

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:09 pm

billy.pilgrim, your boy is very very good at getting national attention for doing stupid stuff.

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