Via: Raw Story
A Florida man who had previously been declared “criminally insane” was arrested last week when he was stopped in a van with an arsenal including dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, 58-year-old Congressman David Harris Dunaway (R-FL) was stopped for speeding when deputies discovered that he was already wanted by a federal authorities. Dunaway had been indicted by a grand jury in Tampa on Dec. 18 for claiming he had a pistol and 50 rounds of ammunition.
Dunaway’s medical history made it illegal for him to own firearms.
During the search of Dunaway’s green Honda van on Saturday, deputies discovered 36 guns and 4,629 rounds of ammunition.
He told the officers that he had been driving to the flea market in Waldo to sell “some” of his arsenal.
Dunaway had been confined to a hospital following the 1992 fatal shooting of a trucker. In that case, he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. It was not immediately known how long he had been confined in the hospital or why he was released.
“IF I recommended insanity in that case, he must have been insane,” Tampa forensic psychologist Robert M. Berland told the Tampa Bay Times.
Via: Raw Story
A 44-year-old Florida man is custody after being accused of throwing pieces of bricks at children and shouting racial slurs at them before trying to escape from police on his ex-wife’s bicycle.
According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, police responded to a Dec. 16 call that Larry Kenton was drunk and causing as disturbance at his ex-wife’s home.
The ex-wife told officers that Kenton had come to get some of his belongings. She said she asked him to go away, but he forced his way into the house anyway.
Kenton began arguing with his daughter because he did not approve of her dating an African-American youth and referred to her as a “N*GGER LOVER,” according to the arrest report.
As he was exiting the home, he apparently saw the boyfriend and shouted, “You are the one!”
Kenton was accused of hitting the boy in the face and the head, and then choking him. Police said that he then picked up a brick and used it to strike the boy in the back of the head.
After an unidentified man came to assist the boy, Kenton began shouting racial slurs at nearby children and throwing pieces of bricks at them. The arrest report said that at least two of the children were hit.
Police said that Kenton hopped on his ex-wife’s bicycle and attempted to flee from them, but was quickly caught. He faces charges on multiple counts of aggravated child abuse, resisting an officer, driving under the influence, driving with license revoked and battery. He was also charged for having an unregistered motor vehicle.
Kenton remained in the custody of Volusia County Corrections WITHOUT BOND as of Thursday.
A congregation in Florida is crying fowl after passersby realized that its church looks exactly like a chicken.
God works in mysterious ways, but not this one, according to an employee at Church By The Sea in Madeira Beach. “We’re not fond of it being called the ‘Chicken Church,’” she said.
“It’s attracting people to us for all the wrong reasons. I don’t think they’re attracted to come in and worship, I think they’re making fun of it.”
OK, but it looks like a chicken.
Via: Tampa Bay Times
One of Obamacare’s biggest critics is now officially covered under the federal health care exchange: Sen. Marco Rubio.
“Senator Rubio spent time looking at all the options and decided to enroll through the D.C. exchange for coverage for him and his family,” spokeswoman Brooke Sammon told the Buzz.
Rubio took the federal subsidy afforded to lawmakers and staff — a perk worth up to 75 percent of monthly premium costs — that some Republicans wanted to kill off. Some lawmakers who have enrolled in the exchange (The Washington Post is keeping a list) have rejected the taxpayer-funded employer contribution, which is far more generous than most workers get.
What are we going to see next from the Senator; perhaps shaking hands with Fidel and Raul Castro?
Via: Huffington Post
A Florida congressman has been charged with misdemeanor drug (COCAINE) possession in Washington.
District of Columbia court records show charges against Congressman Henry “Trey” Radel were filed Tuesday.
The 37-year-old Radel, a Republican, was elected in 2012. Telephone and e-mail messages left with Radel’s spokeswoman, Amanda Nunez, were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.
Radel is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.
Via: Think Progress
“I think immigration reform is harder to achieve today than it was three weeks ago because of what happened here,” the first-term senator said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, before agreeing with opponents of immigration reform who warn that the Obama Administration will simply fail to enforce border security or other aspects of a bill he disagrees with.
“The president has undermined this effort, absolutely, because of the way he has behaved over the last three weeks,” Rubio added. “This notion that they’re going to get in a room and negotiate a deal with the president on immigration is much more difficult to do…because of the way the president has behaved towards his opponents over the last three weeks.”
It seems to me, the Immigration Reform is a ‘win-win’ for the Democrats.
1. If it can somehow be passed, the Democrats will gain most of the credit.
2. If it fails, the GOP/teababbers will get the blame.
3. Clinton will be President, and the Senate AND the House will BOTH be Democrat.
“The PRESIDENT has undermined [Immigration Reform], absolutely, BECAUSE OF THE WAY HE HAS BEHAVED over the last three weeks [during the GOP Hostage-taking].”
Via: NY Daily News
Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband’s ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a constellation, she knew something wasn’t right.
After a trip to the hospital and a day and a half later, Konietzky’s 59-year-old husband was dead.
The diagnosis: vibrio vulnificus (vih-BREE’-oh VUHL’-nihf-ih-kus), an infection caused by a bacteria found in warm salt water. It’s in the same family of bacterium that causes cholera. So far this year, 31 people across Florida have been infected by the severe strain of vibrio, and 10 have died.
“I thought the doctors would treat him with antibiotics and we’d go home,” said Konietzky, who lives in Palm Coast, Fla. “Never in a million years it crossed my mind that this is where I’d be today.”
State health officials say there are two ways to contract the disease: by eating raw, tainted shellfish — usually oysters — or when an open wound comes in contact with bacteria in warm seawater.
Read more, HERE:
Doctors at the NIH (National Institute of Health) – non-essential workers, ’furloughed’
FDA Oyster inspection – ‘non-essential’ workers, ‘furloughed’
END the GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!
Walt Disney Co. announced on Wednesday that it is offering full-time employment to the 427 part-time employees at its Disney World theme park in Orlando, Florida who work at least 30 hours per week — the threshold at which the Affordable Care Act requires large employers with 50 or more workers to offer basic health benefits to employees or risk paying a $2,000 per employee fine after the first 30 workers.
Disney already offers a level of health coverage that is acceptable under Obamacare to its full-time employees. But part-time workers, including those who work at the 30-hour cutoff set by the health law, receive more limited benefits. Instead of rolling back these workers’ hours to avoid expanding their health coverage, Disney is choosing to promote them to full-time status.
“Disney wants to be proactive,” said Ed Chambers, president of the Service Trades Council union that represents tens of thousands of Orlando Disney employees, in an interview with Bloomberg News. “Disney is way out in front on this.”
Message to Deltona residents: It’s not OK to pay your water bill with cocaine. (really?)
Employees at the Deltona Water office on Enterprise Road were evacuated this morning, Sept. 23, after a customer handed a cashier an envelope with a white powder in it.
At 9:56 a.m., the water-department employees called the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to check out the suspicious substance.
The employees were evacuated from the building. The Sheriff’s Office and HAZMAT teams from both Volusia County Fire Services and the Deltona Fire Department responded.
The powder was tested.
“Interestingly enough, it was crack cocaine,” Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Brandon Haught said.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate. (investigate ‘what’, I wonder)
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