Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mike Pence is headlining a major GOP fundraiser in Orlando next month

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Vice President Mike Pence will once again take the stage for Florida's biggest Republican fundraiser. Pence will be this year's keynote speaker at the Nov. 2 Statesmen's Dinner, the largest annual fundraising event for the Republican Party of Florida, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Pence also spoke at last...

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University Press of Florida offers free books in anticipation of white supremacist speech

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:23 PM

In anticipation of white supremacist Richard's Spencer's speech at the University of Florida Thursday, the Gainesville-based University Press of Florida is offering free PDF versions of books in "an effort to combat hate with facts." UPF has been the official publisher of Florida's state university system since 1945 and has...

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Umphrey's McGee brings their 'it's not us' tour to Central Florida in February

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Face-melting stalwarts Umphrey's McGee just announced a slew of dates promoting their latest album "it's not us," and it appears there's just one Florida stop. Though they're not coming to Orlando, Umphrey's will play the Whigfest Music and Arts Festival in Tampa, on February 18. It's only a couple hours...

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Mango's Tropical Café says they will accept Bitcoin in 2018

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Mango's Tropical Café, the I-Drive restaurant and dance club, announced today that they will accept the cryptocurrency Bitcoin as a legitimate payment next year. "With the rise of Blockchain based Cryptocurrency as a method of customer payment, Mango’s will continue to stay at the forefront of technology and hospitality and...

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Volusia County Sheriff's Office is asking people not to dress up like clowns for Halloween

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Halloween is no time for clowning around, says Volusia County Sheriff's Office. In a post made yesterday from their official Facebook page, VCSO warned citizens to not dress up as clowns for Halloween after a clown attacked an 11-year-old in DeLand on Oct. 16. "Warning to evil clowns and...

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John Morgan says he will spend $1 million on Florida campaign for $15 'living wage'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:35 PM

John Morgan, an Orlando trial lawyer who spent an estimated $10 million of his own money to make medical marijuana a tangible thing in Florida, now says he will fork out $1 million on a campaign for a $15 "living wage." "People now are better off not working and taking...

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Disney union workers plan to rally Thursday for living wages

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Every paycheck Diana Geary gets from her $11.50-an-hour job as a ride operator at Animal Kingdom, the 41-year-old asks herself several important questions: How will she buy groceries? Can she split up this invoice she can't afford into monthly payments? And who do does she have to call to...

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While Univeristy of Florida prepares for Richard Spencer, his group says he's not a racist

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Supporters of Richard Spencer, the firebrand white nationalist whose upcoming appearance at the University of Florida sparked a state of emergency, say he's not a racist. And, they insist, he's not to blame for violent clashes like the one at a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., that left...

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MC Lars fronts stacked nerdcore bill at Backbooth this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Norse Korea brings the best in nerdcore to the Backbooth stage this Thursday. The bill includes a four-finger death punch of MCs Lars, Frontalot, MegaRan and Schaffer the Darklord. There’ll be rhymes and beats paying tribute to all of the best stuff from your childhood, like Nintendo games, Voltron …...

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Trump, a liar, says Florida congresswoman 'totally fabricated' insulting phone call to war widow

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Just a few days ago, Donald Trump was caught in an incredibly dumb lie when he falsely claimed Obama and Bush didn't contact families of fallen troops.  Now he's calling a Florida congresswoman a liar after she says he called a grieving war widow last night and said that her dead...

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