Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Florida's new nursing home generator rules may not be ratified this session

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:14 PM

With time ticking on this year’s session, it’s not clear if Gov. Rick Scott is going to convince the Florida Legislature to ratify a pair of rules requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have backup generators. More than halfway through the regular 60-day session, the rules negotiated...

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Civil rights groups issue warning for immigrants traveling through Florida

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 5:49 PM

In the wake of recent high-profile raids and detentions, Florida civil rights groups are issuing a travel warning for immigrants passing through the state. Immigrants and people of color across Florida feel threatened because of the vile rhetoric aimed at them from lawmakers, state and local governments and "corporations that...

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Nude Nite returns for three days of buck naked art at the Central Florida Fairgrounds

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:51 PM

America’s largest nude art exhibition returns this weekend, this time in the exhibition hall at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Gaze at artistic renderings of titties and wieners with your date while making frequent stops at the cash bar and avoiding eye contact with leering strangers. 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Central...

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Black Heart Social Club provides songs for the vehemently single at Will's Pub

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Sick of permafused couples determined to show everybody their affection and ardor via the exchange of gigantic anthropomorphic plush animals every year? Find your bitter kin at the Black Heart Social Club, the Will’s Pub version of an anti-Valentine’s Day party. No excessive hearts, irritating balloons or vexatious themed...

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There sure are a lot of guns and white people in Adam Putnam's vision of Florida

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Adam Putnam, a Florida Republican candidate for governor and proud "NRA sellout," released a new ad proclaiming what the state will be like if he is indeed elected, and apparently it's all about guns and white folk. The one minute ad, shared on Twitter yesterday, was posted with the...

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Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings was not happy with Jeff Sessions' racist 'Anglo-American' comment

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:02 PM

If U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reference to law enforcement’s “Anglo-American” heritage was supposed to land during a speech earlier this week, it certainly missed with one person in attendance – Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of...

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Joan Jett, Styx and Tesla announce Florida show for June

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Greater Central Florida area, are you ready for pomp, circumstance, sleaze and volume? That's just what you're going to get this summer when epic rockers Styx, rootsy hair-metallers Tesla and punk icon Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (also of Runaways ill-repute) roll, ahem, into Florida for just one arena...

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Early-January cash grab by Florida lawmakers running for cabinet jobs

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Several candidates running for state Cabinet positions were required to pause fundraising after the 60-day legislative session opened on Jan. 9. But the state ban on lawmakers raising money during session meant some House and Senate members running for Cabinet jobs raced to bring in greenbacks in early January...

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Nelly, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Juvenile are coming to Kissimmee this April

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 2:52 PM

St. Louis (or is that Nellyville) superstar MC Nelly is heading to Central Florida and bringing along Juvenile (!) and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Nelly throws down at the Osceola County Stadium along with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Juvenile on Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $34 and can be...

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Cowgirls at I-Drive 360 closes, owes $20K in back taxes

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 2:44 PM

After months of obviously poor attendance and awful reviews, Cowgirls Rockbar at I-Drive 360 has closed. On Jan. 12, the bar posted a picture on Facebook saying Jan. 13 was the bar's last night, with the caption “Drink Cowgirls Dry! $25 OPEN BAR” with no other details. The post garnered...

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