Thursday, April 27, 2017

Of course Gov. Rick Scott is a speaker at the NRA annual convention

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to do some old-fashioned conservative gun-caressing this weekend at the NRA's annual convention in Atlanta. The governor is booked as a scheduled speaker along with other luminaries like Hank Williams Jr., a man who was once canned from ESPN for saying Obama was a muslim who...

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The Waterfront opens in former Julie's Waterfront space tonight

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Those who visited Julie's Waterfront of late likely weren't surprised when the mainstay on Lake Jennie Jewel shuttered earlier this year. But a new and dedicated group of investors is poised to erase those memories of mediocrity by opening the Waterfront tonight. The kitchen, headed up by chef/partner Pat...

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Rick Scott, Pam Bondi hit back at Aramis Ayala in lawsuit

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Gov. Rick Scott hit back at Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala in court this week, saying he did not violate Florida's constitution when he removed Ayala from 23 murder cases after she said she wouldn't pursue the death penalty during her term. The response, filed by Attorney General Pam Bondi...

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There's now a $5,000 reward for info regarding the black bear shot in Sanford

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:54 PM

A couple weeks ago a dead black bear was found in a park in Sanford, and now a substantial reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest. The U.S. Humane Society is offering a reward up to $5,000 leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of whoever...

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Walt Disney World really wants you to know you can't smoke weed in their parks

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM

With the passing of Amendment 2, it would appear that Disney World wants to make sure you know that under no circumstances can you spark one in their parks. Walt Disney World Resort recently updated their rules page, and for the first time ever, specifically listed "marijuana" under its list...

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Planned Parenthood brings in Dahlia Lithwick for its annual Generations Gala

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:50 PM

After the 2016 presidential election, Dahlia Lithwick (senior editor at Slate, contributing editor at Newsweek, and a specialist on U.S. courts and the law) wrote: “It is shattering to contemplate starting again to relitigate fights over our bodies, access to contraception, equal pay, respect in the workplace, the right...

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Johnny Depp randomly appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:40 PM

To the complete surprise of guests, the real Johnny Depp (as opposed to the animatronic version) showed up randomly as Jack Sparrow at Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride yesterday. Though Disney has yet to acknowledge the spontaneous cameo, Depp's appearance likely had something to do with Pirates of...

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Hundreds of Haitian Disney workers could be deported under Trump administration

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:20 AM

More than 500 Haitian refugees who work at Walt Disney World could be sent back to their country if the Trump administration ends temporary protections for about 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S. Local unions and workers rallied outside the Disney gates on Wednesday, asking for President Donald Trump to...

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It's now up to Gov. Rick Scott if liquor will be sold in Florida grocery stores

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Owners of small liquor stores want Gov. Rick Scott to veto a measure narrowly approved by the House that would allow retail giants to stock liquor on the shelves alongside groceries and other goods. The House on Wednesday voted 58-57 after spending more than four hours over two days dissecting the heavily...

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Prestage Brothers appear with Howlin' Brothers in advance of album release

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:24 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND The Howlin’ Brothers and the Prestage Brothers, Will’s Pub, April 25 Touring headliner the Howlin’ Brothers are an old-time string band from Nashville that shares more ancestry with the punker side of the young folk revivalist scene that rocks the dives than those cutesy, pop-gentrified preps...

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