Monthly Archives: September 2010

Suspended police chief’s excuse for racist emails: ‘sensitivity training’ … seriously

Suspended Wilton Manors Police Chief Richard Perez, who was also booted from the statewide officer training board he had been appointed to by Gov. Charlie Crist, has one hell of an explanation for why he sent racist emails, including some … Continue reading

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Rahm out (officially)

MSNBC is reporting Rahm Emanuel will officially announce tomorrow that he’s leaving the White House to run for mayor of Chicago. Pete Rouse, a current senior adviser to the president and an aide to Obama since he was in the … Continue reading

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(Video) Joe Garcia hits Rivera on mail truck road rage

The new spot highlights the 2002 incident in which Rivera was cited for forcing a mail truck carrying his then-opponent’s flyers off the road, and calls the Republican House candidate “an accident waiting to happen.” Watch: Team Garcia released the … Continue reading

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Eddie Long’s wigs: the sin of pride

Among the “Seven Deadly Sins” — lust, gluttony, greed, wrath, sloth and envy, perhaps the worst of them is pride. The sickness and sadness of the Eddie Long story has focused on his alleged lust, darkly directed at vulnerable teenage … Continue reading

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At TheGrio: Kaine asks Dems to stand with Obama one more time

My interview with DNC chairman Tim Kaine is live at TheGrio.com now. And while you’re there, read Dr. Wilmer J. Leon’s excellent piece on the Fox News right’s attempted ghettoization of Barack Obama.

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(Video) NY Gov. candidate Paladino loses it with NY Post editor

Tea Party gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is quite a character … a campaign staff full of criminal records, a company with a felony record, and a penchant for sending seriously NSFW emails with racist, sexist content. Now, he threatens to … Continue reading

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Quinnipiac shock poll: Rubio 46, Crist 33, Meek 18

There’s no spinning this one. Rubio is 4 points under 50 percent (among “likely voters”) Crist is back in the 30s, Meek’s “surge” apparently at an end. Is this the poll that finally helps Democrats make up their minds?

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Crist or Meek: make up your minds, people

Time’s up, people. My column in today’s Miami Herald, in which I present the case for each candidate, and ask, nicely, that Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans who aren’t voting for Marco Rubio (or Alex Snitker) to get off the … Continue reading

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(Video) Eddie Long accuser speaks out, plus: ex-wife’s charges

Two of Bishop Eddie Long’s accusers spoke to the Fox affiliate in Atlanta, and they’re telling a tale that’s becoming all-too familiar: a religious leader allegedly seducing young men, after grooming them from a young age. Bossip snagged the video … Continue reading

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Has James O’Keefe finally gone too far?

Making up lies that brought down ACORN … dressing as a pimp in fake videos … tampering with the phones in a U.S. Senator’s office, and targeting the Census Bureau … and now, a vulgar, sexist stunt aimed at CNN. … Continue reading

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