HAPPY EARTH DAY From Barack Obama as He Uses 9,000 Gallons Of Jet Fuel for Air Force One’s Trip To Everglades for Speech No One Shows Up At
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HYPOCRISY ALERT … Yesterday, Barack Obama traveled to the Florida Everglades to provide a speech on global warming and the supposed impact on the environment on Earth Day. However, there was a slight problem that added a bit of irony and a interesting bit of hypocrisy … Obama’s trip on Air Force One to the Florida Everglades to promote environmentalism used 9000 gallons of jet fuel. Nice carbon footprint Barack. As reported at the Washington Free Beacon, Barack Obama’s Earth Day trip to Southern Florida will emit roughly five times as much carbon dioxide as the average American does in a full year. But of course, conservation and doing without is only for the common folk, not Barack Obama. How typical of the LEFT to tell others what they should be doing and then doing just the opposite themselves.
WH spox Josh Earnest spins his way out of a question on Obama’s global warming hypocrisy … Answer, because he is Obama and your not
Transcript via Rabble Writer:
MR. KNOLLER: On the Everglades trip, does the President risk undermining his message when he flies to the Everglades on a 747 hundreds of miles to make a statement about climate change? (Laughter.)
PEANUT GALLERY: He could drive. (Laughter.)
MR. EARNEST: It’s a provocative question.
UNIDENTIFIED: Take a van.
MR. EARNEST: But, no, he doesn’t. The President believes that there are important changes that we can make to reduce carbon pollution in this country, and we can do it in a way that will be good for our economy. That is precisely the case that the President will be making at the Everglades. And he’s looking forward to the trip.
MR. KNOLLER: Does he try to minimize the carbon footprint that he leaves whenever he goes anywhere?
MR. EARNEST: Well, obviously, the Department of Defense and the Presidential Airlift Group at the United States Air Force is responsible for the President’s transportation. So you can talk to them about any steps that they may have taken. I can say as a general matter that the Department of Defense has acknowledged that climate change does pose a national security threat to the United States. And there are a lot of practices that the Department of Defense has taken to try to reduce their carbon footprint. I don’t know how that intersects with the use of Air Force One, but you could check with the Air Force on that.
With swampy wetlands and alligators as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will use a visit to Florida’s Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation’s environmental treasures — and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it.
Obama’s trip to the Everglades on Wednesday, timed to coincide with Earth Day, marks an attempt to connect the dots between theoretical arguments about carbon emissions and real-life implications. With his climate change agenda under attack in Washington and courthouses across the U.S., Obama has sought this week to force Americans to envision a world in which cherished natural wonders fall victim to pollution.
According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, Obama’s Earth Day trip to the Everglades will cover 1,836 miles roundtrip and consume 9,180 gallons of fuel on Air Force One.
If one actually believes this dribble of global emissions of carbon dioxide cause global warming, how does one explain their actions of causing more harm than good?
According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, burning that much jet fuel will produce more than 88,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide. That is about five times as much as the 17,600 kg that the average American emits annually, according to United Nations data.
Jet fuel “produces, in addition to carbon dioxide, NOx, sulphates, and particulate matter, all of which amplify the impact of aviation on global warming,” according to the Flying Clean Alliance, a group that advocates restrictions on aviation-related greenhouse gas emissions.
Now let’s figure out the amount of jet fuel used, the amount of carbon emissions spewed into the atmosphere and the number of people that actually attended Obama’s Earth Day speech. WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE? Seriously, where are any of the people? How does anyone justify this trip to speak in front of 25 people? There may have been more alligators in attendance.
Third Arrest in Panama City Spring Break Rape … George Davon Kennedy of Murfreesboro, TN Arrested on Suspicion of Gang-Raping a Woman in Florida During Spring Break
3RD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN PANAMA CITY, FL SPRING BREAK GANG RAPE …
A third suspect, 21 year old George Davon Kennedy, has been arrested on suspicion of the gang rape in Panama City, Florida during Spring break. Kennedy is a Middle Tennessee State University student from Murfreesboro, TN. According to the Bay County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office Kennedy was arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia and charged with suspicion of being a principal to sexual assault by multiple perpetrators. Previously, two Troy University students, Delonte’ Martistee, 22, and Ryan Austin Calhoun, 23, were arrested in the gang rape of an 1p year old girl on a Panama City beach in broad daylight as hundreds looked on. (VIDEO)
George Davon Kennedy
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the gang rape of a woman on a Florida beach just steps away from crowds of spring break revelers, officials announced Wednesday.
Middle Tennessee State University student George Davon Kennedy, 21, was arrested in Georgia’s DeKalb County, according to the Bay County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office.
Kennedy, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was arrested on suspicion of being a principal to sexual assault by multiple perpetrators, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Kennedy is being held in DeKalb County, according to the county’s online inmate locator. The county Sheriff’s Office could not be reached for comment.
File this one under, its a bout friggin time. Spring break in Panama City has been out of control for years, but sadly it took a disgusting and vile gang rape while hundreds of people looked on and did nothing to so outrage a community to be able to finally overlook the monetary gain. SICK!
Authorities in Panama City Beach, in the spotlight after video of an alleged gang rape went viral, say it’s not the first video of its kind they’ve seen, and they are sick of it.
While the video is “one of the most disgusting, repulsive, sickening things that I’ve seen this year on Panama City Beach,” it’s not an isolated incident, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen said.
“This is not the first video we’ve recovered. It’s not the second video. It’s not the third video. There’s a number of videos we’ve recovered with things similar to this, and I can only imagine how many things we haven’t recovered.”
Marco Rubio Announces He is Running For President in 2016 … “I Can Lead This Country” … Calls Hillary Clinton “a Leader from Yesterday” … Yesterday is Over and we Are Never Going Back”
MARCO RUBIO IS IN …
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) made it official, in a speech at Miami’s Freedom Tower, Marco Rubio announced his 2016 presidential run. Rubio stressed a fresh approach to the future, telling supporters that “yesterday is over and we’re never going back.” The 43 year old Republican Florida Senator is all in and he has quite the story of only in America to tell We the People. As the son of poor Cuban immigrants, Marco Rubio spoke of The American Dream.
Both of my parents were born to poor families in Cuba. After his mother died when he was nine, my father left school to go work. My mother was one of seven girls raised by a disabled father who struggled to provide for his family.
When they were young, my parents had big dreams for themselves. But because they were not born into wealth or power, their future was destined to be defined by their past. So in 1956 they came here, to the one place on earth where the aspirations of people like them could be more than just dreams.
My father became a bartender. My mother a cashier, a maid and a Kmart stock clerk. They never made it big. But they were successful. Two immigrants with little money or education found stable jobs, owned a home, retired with security and gave all four of their children a life far better than their own.
My parents achieved what came to be known as the American Dream. But now, too many Americans are starting to doubt whether achieving that dream is still possible:
Notice how you never hear Rubio or his supporters say that a reason to vote for him is to be the first Hispanic president or the first Cuban-American one? It’s about the dream, the American dream that he wants every American to have and to pay back America for all that he has received.
More from Marco Rubio’s speech and his views for the future, not living or governing in the past.
Because while our people and economy are pushing the boundaries of the 21st century, too many of our leaders and their ideas are stuck in the twentieth century.
They are busy looking backward, so they do not see how jobs and prosperity today depend on our ability to compete in a global economy. So our leaders put us at a disadvantage by taxing, borrowing and regulating like it’s 1999.
They look for solutions in yesterday, so they don’t see that good-paying modern jobs require different skills and more education than the past. They blindly support an outdated higher education system that is too expensive and inaccessible to those who need it most.
And they have forgotten that when America fails to lead, global chaos inevitably follows, so they appease our enemies, betray our allies and weaken our military.[...]
Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for President by promising to take us back to yesterday.
But yesterday is over, and we are never going back. We Americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future. Before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America.
We can’t do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them.
That is why today, grounded by the lessons of our history, and inspired by the promise of our future, I announce my candidacy for President of the United States of America.
But can Marco Rubio win, he better because he is not running for both Senate and the President? If he loses, he is out of politics. Although I have to believe that if he does not get the GOP nomination, he would be on the short list for VP.
Marco Rubio’s full presidential announcement speech can be seen below.
Fantastic Presidential Announcement by Rubio
Two Troy University Students, 23 Year Old Ryan Austin Calhoun & 22 Year Old Delonte’ Martistee Arrested for Gang Rape on Beach as Bystandsers Just Looked on in Panama City, FL
SPRING BREAK IN PANAMA CITY GETTING SICKER AND SICKER EVERY YEAR …
During a press conference last Friday, Bay County Sheriff’s Office officials announced the arrests of Delonte’ Martistee, 22, and Ryan Austin Calhoun, 23, both students of Troy University in Alabama, on charges in connection with a gang rape that occurred between March 10-12, 2015 on the beach. The rape that was witnessed by hundreds of people in broad daylight on Spring Break went initially unreported; however, the assault was captured on a cell phone video. Authorities learned of the assault when police in Troy, Alabama, discovered the video while investigating a shooting. The arrests stem from a video taken in March behind Spinnaker Beach Club, 8795 Thomas Drive where several men are surrounding an incapacitated young woman on a beach chair as no one lifted a finger to help her. Unbelievable, this is what today’s youth has come to.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen said during the presser, he likened the scene to “wild animals preying on a carcass laying in the woods” and called the video the “most disgusting, sickening thing” he has ever seen.
The initial incident went unreported, though it occurred in the presence of hundreds of witnesses on a crowded beach in broad daylight, leaving officials concerned with how much crime has gone unreported or ignored by visitors during Spring Break.
The arrests stem from a video taken in March behind Spinnaker Beach Club, 8795 Thomas Drive. Several men are surrounding an incapacitated young woman on a beach chair. As she tries to remove their hands from her genital region, utterances to the effect of “she isn’t going to know” can be heard from the men.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen fumed as he likened the scene to “wild animals preying on a carcass laying in the woods” and called the video the “most disgusting, sickening thing” he has ever seen.
If this is what happens in broad day light, could you only imagine what goes on at night? Sorry, I am no prude and have done Spring break myself back in the day, but this crap is just insane. The idea that raping an unconscious female is okay is revolting and even worse, no one did a damn thing to stop it.
“This is happening in broad daylight with hundreds of people seeing and hearing what is happening, and they are more concerned about spilling their beer than somebody being raped,” McKeithen said.
The video was obtained by Troy Police during an investigation into a shooting in the college town, officials said. Officers discovered the video while searching the phone of a witness to the shooting and contacted BCSO. Otherwise, the incident might have not been reported, McKeithen said.
The victim said she thought she had been drugged at the time, and she did not remember the incident enough to report it, she told BCSO.
“She knows something happened, but she doesn’t know what happened,” McKeithen said.
Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.
Both students attended Troy University.
Delonte Martistee, a 22-year-old senior from Bainbridge, Georgia, and Ryan Calhoun, a 23-year-old sophomore from Mobile, Alabama, were arrested Thursday in Alabama on Florida warrants. Martistee remained in jail Sunday in Panama City. Calhoun was released on bond.
The sheriff’s office said additional arrests are expected.
Back in Alabama, Troy University Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves said Sunday that both students have been suspended. Martistee was also removed from the track and field team, he said.
The university athletic department’s official website lists Martistee as a former Bainbridge High School athlete who has competed for Troy in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. He was a Georgia high school state champion in the triple jump and participated in football, basketball and soccer in high school, according to the site.
7 Shot And Injured at Panama City Beach, Florida Spring Break House Party … 22 Year Old David Jamichael Daniels of Mobile, AL Charged with Attempted Murder
Seven people have been shot and injured at a Spring break house in Panama City Beach, Florida. The shooting occurred at 5312 Thomas Drive on the east end of the street at 12:55 AM. At least three individuals were critically injured, three others were listed in stable condition and a seventh victim was undergoing surgery and no condition was given. Three of the victims have been identified as Alabama A&M students, 22 year old Kearria Freed, who remains hospitalized in critical condition; Kelli Regina Curry, 20, who is listed in stable condition; and Annesia Powell, 19, who is currently undergoing surgery. 22 year old David Jamichael Daniels of Mobile, AL was arrested and charged with 7 counts of attempted murder. David Jamichael Daniels is in the Bay County Jail awaiting first court appearance. What a shock, the shooting suspect has a criminal history, Daniels was out on bond for drug possession in Alabama when the shooting occurred.
Suspect Arrested: David Jamichael Daniels
An Alabama man has been arrested for attempted murder after police said he opened fire at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle.
Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning shooting on Saturday.
Multiple 911 calls flooded in just before 1 a.m., reporting the shootings at the house party in Panama City Beach, and deputies found a sprawling crime scene with victims inside the home, outside and across the street from it, and in the street’s median, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said.
Officers set up a perimeter and found a suspect matching witnesses’ description. David Jamichael Daniels, 22, of Mobile, Alabama, was charged with seven counts of attempted murder and jailed awaiting a first court appearance. A .40-caliber handgun believed to have been used was found in the yard of a nearby home.
At least three were critically injured: Kearria Freed, 20, who was shot in the head; Devanta Moore, 21, who was shot in the chest; and Henton Franklin, 22, who was shot in the side. Three others were listed in stable condition: Jacole Young, 22, who police said was shot in the back three times; Kelli Curry, 21, who was shot in the leg; and Tykeria Ethridge, 22, who was shot in the neck and shoulder.
A seventh victim — Anesia Powell, 20 — was shot in the left arm, chest, and knee, and was undergoing surgery Saturday. No condition was given.
Three of the victims — Freed, Curry and Powell — are students from Alabama A&M University in Panama City Beach for spring break, university spokesman Jerome Saintjones said. He said investigators in Florida told the university police department the students were innocent bystanders.
14 Year Old Erika Rodriguez & 13 Year Old Christopher Bagnall Missing in Pasco County & Tampa, FL … Two Teenagers Disappeared after Threatening to Hurt Themselves(Update: Teens Found)
TWO TEENAGERS, WHO ARE DATING, ARE MISSING IN FLORIDA …
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a missing child alert … 14 year old Erika Rodriguez has been missing since Friday, March 13, 2015 in Pasco County, Florida. Rodriguez was last seen wearing a low-top, gray Converse sneakers and jeans with possibly a long-sleeve t-shirt. Erika left her residence with $200 that she took from her mother’s purse, she also took her school backpack.
14 Year old Christopher Bagnall has been missing Since early Saturday morning, March 14 in Tampa, Florida. The two missing teens are dating and disappeared after threatening to harm themselves according to authorities. Caleb and Erika were last seen in the area of the 3000 block of Westchester Drive in Holiday, Florida. They appear to have runaway together.
Christopher Bagnall, 13, left his Tampa home near Dale Mabry and Lois Avenue early Saturday morning, authorities said. He may be traveling with Erika Rodriguez, another teenager reported missing Friday night in Pasco County.
Bagnall and Rodriguez have threatened to hurt themselves, authorities said.
Tampa authorities do not know what Bagnall was last seen wearing. But the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Rodriguez, 14, has scars on both arms, upper thighs and beneath her armpits – from a history of mutilation. She also has a red mole on the left side of her forehead.
The teenagers are dating, detectives said, so Bagnall may have picked Rodriguez up Friday night. Before she left, Rodriguez grabbed $200 from her mother’s purse, authorities said.
Description: Erika Rodriguez
- about 5 feet, 6 inches tall
- weighs 120 pounds
- She has auburn hair and light grown eyes
- a red mole at the hairline on the left side of her forehead
- She has scars on both arms, under her armpits and on her upper thigh’s from self-mutilation.
- Was last seen wearing low-top, gray Converse sneakers, a long-sleeve T-shirt and possibly blue jeans.
Description: Caleb Bagnell
- 5 feet, 4 inches tall
- weighs about 130 pounds
- brown hair
Anyone who may have seen Erika or Caleb should call the FDLE at 1-888-356-4774 or Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at 727-847-8102, toll-free, at 1-800-706-2448 or 911.
UPDATE I: Police have located the 2 missing teens.
Tampa Police Officers have located the two missing teens in South Tampa, Caleb Bagnall and Erika Rodriguez. They are safe.
14-year-old Erika Rodriguez, was located and taken into protective custody in Tampa.
Missing Child Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Richard “Ricky” Peter Henson Missing Since 2/19/15 in Fort Pierce, FL … #FindRicky (Found Safe in Orlando, FL)
A statewide missing child alert has been issued for 15 year old Richard Peter Henson, who has been missing since Thursday, February 19, 2015 in St. Lucie County, Florida. Henson was last seen around 5 PM in the 4000 block of Greenwood Drive in Fort Pierce on Thursday playing basketball near his home northwest of Sunrise Boulevard and Edwards Road. “Ricky” Henson lives with his guardians, an uncle and his grandmother in Port Pierce. According to the sheriff’s office, his cell phone was found nearby in the grass where he had been playing basketball. The sheriff’s office released a flier which describes Henson as endangered and a victim of a ‘possible abduction.’ The sheriff said, “He literally just vanished from playing basketball.”
Description: Henson has brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has braces. According to the sheriff’s office, he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green T-shirt and black-and-white Nike sneakers.
Richard Peter Henson was last seen in the 4000 block of Greenwood Drive in Fort Pierce on Thursday.
He vanished at 5 p.m. Thursday after playing basketball down the street from his home, located northwest of Sunrise Boulevard and Edwards Road, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said.
“He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green shirt, and black and white Nike sneakers,” an alert from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. “He may be carrying a black and white basketball.”
Twitter – #FindRicky.
UPDATE I: Press Conference Friday night, Sheriff Ken Mascara said the search continues for missing 15-year-old Ricky Henson.
Sheriff Ken Mascara said that “Ricky” Peter Henson uncharacteristically left his cell phone near where he was playing basketball. Sheriff Mascara stated that CART has been issued, Child Abduction Response Team. Specialized assistance from FTLE has also been requested with regards to analyzing Ricky’s phone. Sheriff Ken Mascara said, “He literally just vanished from playing basketball.”
Sheriff Ken Mascara stated that one of the main focus of police were interviewing the sexual predators that live in the area. Within a 2 mile radius there are approximately 60 sexual predators.
Anyone with information is urged to call the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office at 772-465-5770, 772-462-3230 or 911.
Richard “Ricky” Peter Henson has been found safe and returned to his guardians in Fort Pierce, FL.
The St. Lucie Sheriff Office said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in conjunction with Sheriff Ken Mascara has found the missing 15-year-old teen Richard “Ricky” Henson safe in Orlando.
Ricky Henson was lured to a northern Orlando apartment of a “college student” he met on social media, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara says at a evening press conference.
The 15-year-old was not harmed but wanted to come home. Neither Mascara nor the lead Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent would identify the student. While saying he wasn’t a registered sexual offender or predator, Mascara said he believes the student was up to no good.
Mascara credited FDLE with tracing social media and finding the address for the man, who is being interviewed by agents but has not been arrested. After communicating with Henson on social media, the man on Thursday found the youth playing basketball, enticed him into his car and drove him to Orlando.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – FHP Troupers May Soon Get Bonus’s Based Upon Ticket Quota
- If the measure passes, FHP will get a bonus based upon the number of tickets they issue
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Download
George Will Predicts Romney Landslide 321-217 on ABC’s ‘This Week” … Similar to Barone’s Landslide Prediction
Most pundits are calling the 2012 Presidential race too close to call as the RCP averages of polls have it a dead tie.
However, that did not stop conservative columnist on ABC’s “This Week’ to predict a Mitt Romney electoral landslide. Will predicted a 321-217 electoral victory for Romney. What I do find interesting is that a couple of people have gone out on a limb and said that Romney will get over 300 electoral votes; however, no one is really saying that Obama will do such. What we are seeing from Will and Barone is that if the undecided’s break for the challenger Mitt Romney, battleground states could fall like dominoes for Romney.
On this weekend’s broadcast of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, Will revealed his prediction and added a bonus surprise by saying traditional Democratic state Minnesota would go for Romney as well.
“I’m projecting Minnesota to go for Romney,” Will said. “It’s the only state that’s voted democratic in nine consecutive elections, but this year, there’s marriage amendment on the ballot that will bring out the evangelicals and I think could make the difference.”
Add Will’s landslide prediction to that of numbers cruncher extraordinaire Michael Barone. His prediction of a landslide is based
on fundamentals, a majority of Americans are against Obama’s policies. and a sluggish economy where job growth and recovery has been far too slow. Barone is predicting a Romney 315, Obama 223 landslide. Barone stated that it sounds high for Romney, but he could lose Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and still win the election.
Which candidate will get the electoral votes of the target states? I’ll go out on a limb and predict them, in ascending order of 2008 Obama percentages — fully aware that I’m likely to get some wrong.
Indiana (11 ). Uncontested. Romney.
North Carolina (15). Obama has abandoned this target. Romney.
Florida (29). The biggest target state has trended Romney since the Denver debate. I don’t see any segment of the electorate favoring Obama more than in 2008, and I see some (South Florida Jews) favoring him less. Romney.
Ohio (18). The anti-Romney auto bailout ads have Obama running well enough among blue-collar voters for him to lead most polls. But many polls anticipate a more Democratic electorate than in 2008. Early voting tells another story, and so does the registration decline in Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County. In 2004, intensity among rural, small -town and evangelical voters, undetected by political reporters who don’t mix in such circles, produced a narrow Bush victory. I see that happening again. Romney.
It Looks Like Its Over in Florida, Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 Poll Along I-4 Corridor Has Romney Ahead Obama 51% to 45% Among Likely Voters
It appears the fat lady may be singing in Florida …
According to a recent poll in the battleground state of Florida, the Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll of likely voters along the I-4 corridor finds Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama 51% to 45%. According to RCP, Romney is up by 1.8% and all polls have him leading. Doug Ross remind us that Suffolk had stopped polling in Florida. It does seem that the Romney camp can count FLA in the win category.
It has been a fundamental rule of Florida politics for decades: Statewide campaigns are won and lost on the I-4 corridor.
Today that celebrated swing-voter swath stretching from Tampa Bay to Daytona Beach is poised to deliver Florida’s 29 electoral votes to Mitt Romney.
An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 poll of likely voters along the Interstate 4 corridor finds Romney leading Obama 51 percent to 45 percent, with 4 percent undecided.
“Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida,” said Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, which conducted the poll for the Times and its media partners. “Unless something dramatically changes — an October surprise, a major gaffe — Romney’s going to win Florida.”
Just the other day Romney drew massive crowds in Pensacola.