Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Orlando Sentinel columnist writes incredibly stupid post about how Andrew Gillum could be racist

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 5:32 PM

David Whitley, the Orlando Sentinel's senior columnist and a man struggling to understand how false equivalencies work, published an amazingly mush-brained piece this morning arguing that "If you think Ron DeSantis is a racist, then Andrew Gillum may be one, too." Though many of Whitley's column ideas seem to...

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Florida's tourism numbers in 2018 on pace to set new annual record

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 4:12 PM

Florida tourism is on pace to set an annual record, with an estimated 65.5 million people traveling to the state during the first half of the year, according to numbers released Wednesday. The tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida estimated that tourism during the first six months of 2018 was up...

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The FDA just pulled the rug out from under teen-baiting vape companies

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 3:56 PM

Today the Food and Drug Administration announced a major crackdown on the vaping industry, including a 60-day investigative period for five major vape manufacturers and warning letters sent to 1,100 retailers, in an effort to clean up industry practices. The FDA called the "large-scale, undercover nationwide blitz" the largest coordinated...

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Halloween Horror Nights will feature 'Stranger Things' themed food items and other spooky bites

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 3:49 PM

When Halloween Horror Nights kicks off on Friday, you might want to save room after dinner before heading through those dimly lit arches into the park. This year, HHN will feature both food items themed after the highly anticipated Stranger Things maze, as well as some bites that echo...

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Hurricane María survivors plan Sept. 22 protest at Mar-a-Lago to demand justice for Puerto Rico

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 2:49 PM

A year after the catastrophic storm, Hurricane María survivors and advocates plan to stage a protest at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach to mourn the victims of the disaster and demand justice for Puerto Rico. Organizers estimate thousands of people from Puerto Rican and Latino groups, faith...

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Bay Area rapper Caleborate to play the Henao Center next month

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Rising West Coast hip-hop star Caleborate has had a busy year touring in support of new album Real Person, with highlights including a spot on the Outside Lands Festival and a recently-completed European tour. He's gaining fans and critical plaudits with introspective, subtle lyrics and a sound that often...

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Busch Gardens announces plans for Tigris, Florida's tallest launch roller coaster

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 1:14 PM

Busch Gardens officials announced this morning that the Tampa theme park will launch their brand-new roller coaster in the spring of 2019. At 150 feet up in the air and reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour, Tigris will become Florida's tallest triple-launch coaster, says the company. It is...

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29 free concerts happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 12 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Thursday, Sept. 13 Leisure Chief 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Raleigh Estes and Friends 8 pm...

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Trump gives himself an 'A plus' for his ability to handle hurricanes, despite María leaving 3,000 dead in Puerto Rico

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 12:50 PM

Donald Trump, our country's "tremendously big and tremendously wet" president, is now saying his administration got an "A plus" for last year's response to Hurricane María, which the government has estimated killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico. While Hurricane Florence continues to barrel toward the East Coast, Trump...

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Trump administration transferred nearly $10 million from FEMA funds to ICE

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 12:16 PM

A year after three hurricanes wreaked devastation across Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, MSNBC reports the Trump administration took nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's budget and transferred it to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to fund deportations and detention centers. The news comes as the Carolinas...

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