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Effort to exploit Orange County ballot initiatives gets new life

18 May

From I-4 Activist Watch

While the Board of County Commissioners dithers, the ongoing exploitation of the Orange County Charter by politically motivated ideologues received new life in the form of a fresh influx of sorely needed cash.

According to the latest financial statements filed with the local Supervisor of Elections, Citizens for Informed Elections received $34,500 in new contributions in April, to include $9,500 from Tax Collector Scott Randolph, the former chair of the local Democratic Party.

Having blown through a nearly $50,000 “gift” from Washington, D.C. based Leadership Center for the Common Good, the money could not have come at a more opportune time for the group, which is pushing for a ballot initiative to make all county races partisan and move these elections from August to November.

An effort that reflects the confidence the activist-dominated Orange County Democratic Party has with a lead of nearly 100,000 registered voters. But petition gathering for the ballot initiative had slowed substantially in March as money became scarce.

As for who LCCG is, Capital Research Center said the hard left 501(c)(3) nonprofit likes to focus on training local community organizers to “rage against capitalism.”

The other $25,000 Citizens for Informed Elections received came from Miami-based Democratic donor Chris Findlater, a deep pocketed favorite of Bill Phillips, the Orlando-based bag man for progressive left causes.

Findlater and Phillips are no strangers to using ballot initiatives for political gain, having been the driving force behind Fair Districts, the successful 2010 effort driven by liberal interests to affect the way congressional and legislative districts are drawn in Florida.

Interestingly, Randolph’s sizable contribution came Voters for Change, a PAC he controls. Where did the PAC receive the money? From another PAC Randolph controls, Responsible People of Florida.

While the Orlando Sentinel is quick to report on the financial activity of local Republican lawmakers, you may want to get comfortable waiting to read about this latest development in the newspaper.

Meanwhile, outside money continues to flow into Orange County to prop up the manipulation of the citizen petition process to advance an ideologically driven agenda and establish an election year infrastructure for the left — an effort that continues unabated, even as the BCC whistles past the graveyard.

Up to our pits with Michelle Obama

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michelle-obama-diwali-550x780Understanding that it’s nothing short of blasphemy to ever criticize President Barack Obama and/or First Lady Michelle Obama, Rattle Tale feels it is time to speak out.

We’ve had it up to our pits with being in the pits about the track this country is on, yet we continue to be subjected to Michelle’s pits!

At a White House Diwali celebration on Tuesday, Mrs. Obama once again gives America a full, unadulterated shot of her arm pits — Diwali is an important Hindu holiday.

Label us as you will, but we say we’ve had enough of this unsightly demonstration!

In their love affair with the Obama’s, the media goes to great lengths to project Michelle Obama as a modern day Jacqueline Kennedy, so Rattle Tale did an exhaustive search — almost 5 minutes — to find photos of Mrs. Kennedy flashing her pits to the country.

The search turned up many photos of a sleeveless Jackie, but it seems class always got the better of her when before cameras.

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But again and again, Michelle O persists. Our Founding Fathers once noted that “all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable,” but have we not suffered enough?

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ACORN activists and SEIU on same page as Scott Maxwell – again

26 Sep

You might be a closet progressive if ACORN activists and union thugs are celebrating your opinion!

Orlando Sentinel gossip columnist Scott Maxwell is once again targeting Republican lawmakers in a column that focuses on hypocrisy — this from the man who could write a book on hypocrisy.

The moral busybody rails on the big, bad Republicans for denying health insurance to the poor, all but screaming “Republicans want you to die quickly!” The given in his argument, of course, is that health care is an inalienable right and it’s government’s role to provide it. Any questions?

And when ACORN Florida successor Organize Now and the Service Employees International Union — the “purple shirts” — are reverberating your work, is there any further denying one’s far-left ideology?

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Rep. Kathy Castor Demands Piano Wire Confiscation?

4 Jan

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Ruger Introduces New Commemorative Pistol

28 Dec

Ruger is coming out with a new pistol in honor of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. It will be named the “Congressman.”

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It doesn’t work and you can’t fire it.

Health Insurance Tax: Making Health Care More Expensive For Florida

11 Dec

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AFP Leads Huge 88-Member Coalition Opposing The Wind Production Tax Credit

15 Nov

Today Americans for Prosperity is leading a huge coalition of 88 organizations to express strong opposition to extending the federal Wind Production Tax Credit.

This handout for the wind industry expires at the end of this year. Last August, the Senate Finance Committee passed a measure that would renew and dramatically expand several targeted tax credits for renewable energy, including wind power.

Read more: http://americansforprosperity.org/legislativealerts/wind-coalition-letter/#ixzz2CKDFhOb3

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Relax Central FL, That Stark Raving Lunatic Is Just Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm

21 Oct

Don’t be alarmed Central Florida if you happen to come across a stark raving lunatic walking the streets of our fine community… nothing to fear, it’s just former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Granholm, who garnered quite a bit of attention for her “animated” speech at last month’s Democratic National Convention, is in town to spur a little excitement for Barack Obama’s failing candidacy – I guess the Democrats are going for the long ball in trying to fire up the base here in Florida!

(Steven Rattner, formerly President Obama’s car czar, said of her DNC performance, “That’s not the Jennifer Granholm I knew, let’s put it that way. She must have had some medications or something in her system.”)

She may need additional medication after she sees yesterday’s report from pollster Frank Luntz, who no longer sees Florida as a ‘swing state’ and has moved it into the Mitt Romney column.

Debary Residents Use Chairs To Protest HOA Political Sign Rules

14 Oct

DEBARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – There is something strange popping up in one Central Florida neighborhood, and it has a strong connection to Clint Eastwood.

Right now, empty chairs are out in yards all around one DeBary neighborhood. It’s all in protest of the fact that the Home Owners Association (HOA) won’t let the residents display political signs. So, in an effort to support the candidate of their choice, residents are leaving chairs in their lawn.

Why the empty chair you ask? It’s all because of the monologue Clint Eastwood performed at the Republican National Convention. You remember the skit, in which he was addressing an empty chair, as a way to symbolically criticize the president? Mr. Eastwood is a Mitt Romney supporter, and it looks like a lot of the residents in this one DeBary neighborhood are too.

Read more: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/19804347/residents-protest-hoa-with-empty-chairs#ixzz29EZn0bk9

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