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)
Via: Orlando Sentinel
A Samurai sword-wielding, knife-throwing Volusia County man attacked his mother’s boyfriend over a missing can of shrimp Saturday morning, an arrest report said.
Jayson Laughman, 34, of Deltona used a sword to break down a door and threw kitchen knives at family members after his mother’s boyfriend accused him of taking a can of shrimp, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Laughman told deputies he didn’t remember everything that happened during the fight because he “went into CODE RED and lost his temper,” the report said
Michael Airhead, 52, and Laughman had a “heated verbal argument” before agreeing to go outside and “engage in a physical fight” at the home they share located in the 700 block of North Firewood Drive at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Laughman threatened Airhead with a statue, but the fight outside did not escalate past that, according to the report.
Thinking the fight was over, Airhead returned to his bedroom with Laughman’s mother.
The couple was watching television when Laughman started breaking through the bedroom door with a Samurai style metal sword, the report said.
Once inside the bedroom, Laughman made threats that he would use the sword to hurt Airhart, deputies say.
The couple was able to calm Laughman down and he left the room, but returned almost immediately and started throwing two kitchen knives at Airhead, deputies said.
1. What happened to the can of shirmp?
2. Where’s Bugs? We need him here, now!
Ever since Sally Colburn’s husband died May 18, she’s been hoping he would find a way to send her a message from beyond.
Wednesday night he did, she says.
While making dinner, she pulled the last potato out of a 10-pound bag she’d bought before Jack Colburn died and immediately noticed that it was heart-shaped.
“I thought it must be a sign,” she said as she held the wrinkled potato in the palm of her hand. “We’d been married almost 50 years.”
The bag had been in her pantry for so long that some of the other potatoes had started to sprout.
Now, she’s trying to figure out how to preserve it.
“It’s so unique,” said Colburn, who lives in Shalimar. “Somebody told me to put shellac on it.”
‘(2 of 2) FLORIDA – The last known photo of ‘Jack and Sally.’
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