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Who does KFC follow on twitter???


As a user noticed, the KFC Twitter account follows 11 people. Five of them are former members of the Spice Girls. The other six include a famous musician, a Santa Clara University head coach, a member of the Green Bay Packers, a Los Angeles City Council president, a journalist, and a martial artist.

All of the latter share one thing: the given name of Herb.

Get it?

Thing 1 and Thing 2 on MSNBC...

tRump verbal miscues...something is wrong with that man's brain.

I love Florida..always entertaining..golf carts, brawls, city employees, and scientologists! Oh my!


CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) -Cell phone video released by the Clearwater Police Department shows a city employee behaving badly following a drunken golf cart joyride Saturday night.

Taylor, the Community Redevelopment Agency Director for the City of Clearwater, resigned Tuesday after causing a brawl in Clearwater.

According to an affidavit, several witnesses watched an intoxicated Taylor drive a golf cart on the sidewalk. They said he drove into tables and potted plants before stopping in front of Clear Sky Restaurant.

ďWhat, are you a Scientologist?Ē Taylor says in the video.

Still booming with retirees, The Villages gives Trump, GOP edge in Florida


For several consecutive years, The Villages has been the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States, drawing retirees to an area northwest of Orlando with endless recreation, relative affordability and an almost jarring level of cleanliness and order.

Yet over time, the explosive growth has fueled a remarkable, somewhat under-the-radar demographic trend that is playing an increasingly key role in the countryís most prized swing state.

Overwhelmingly white and Republican, The Villages and surrounding areas have offset the rise in Hispanic residents in Central Florida, part of the vaunted I-4 corridor where elections are decided. In a state with a history of bitterly close elections, small shifts matter greatly and this one played a key role in Donald Trumpís narrow victory.

Yes, Florida's pool of voters is shrinking. Here's why.


TALLAHASSEE ó Even as Florida attracts hundreds of new residents every day, the state's pool of active voters is actually shrinking. This paradox is easily explained. All 67 counties must periodically scrub the voter roll to make it more accurate and to be sure voters live where they say. Counties can't do that close to an election, so they do it in non-election years.

Turns out, that's good news for Republicans and bad news for Democrats.

Some FL colleges waive out-of-state tuition for PR and USVI students



Campus of USFSP
(Sept. 29, 2017) Ė In response to Gov. Rick Scottís call to assist those impacted by the recent devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean, the University of South Florida (USF) System announced today that all out-of-state fees will be waived for students enrolled for the fall 2017 or spring 2018 semester whose permanent residence is located in either Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. The decision will allow those students to pay the same amount of tuition and fees during the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters as Florida resident students in their respective programs of study.

Of course, we see lots of PR transplants in Florida anyway. I'm thinking we may see a mass exodus now.

I hope to live long enough to see real legislation...

People Control, Not Gun Control

This is my generic response to gun threads where people are shot and killed by the dumb or criminal possession of guns. For the record, I grew up in the South and on military bases. I was taught about firearms as a child, and I grew up hunting, was a member of the NRA, and I still own guns. In the 70ís, I dropped out of the NRA because they become more radical and less interested in safety and training. Some personal experiences where people I know were involved in shootings caused me to realize that anyone could obtain and posses a gun no matter how illogical it was for them to have a gun. Also, easy access to more powerful guns, guns in the hands of children, and guns that werenít secured are out of control in our society. As such, hereís what I now think ought to be the requirements to possess a gun. Iím not debating the legal language, I just think itís the reasonable way to stop the shootings. Notice, none of this restricts the type of guns sold. This is aimed at the people who shoot others, because itís clear that they should never have had a gun.

1.) Anyone in possession of a gun (whether they own it or not) should have a regularly renewed license. If you want to call it a permit, certificate, or something else that's fine.
2.) To get a license, you should have a background check, and be examined by a professional for emotional and mental stability appropriate for gun possession. It might be appropriate to require that examination to be accompanied by references from family, friends, employers, etc. This check is not to subject you to a mental health diagnosis, just check on your superficial and apparent gun-worthyness.
3.) To get the license, you should be required to take a safety course and pass a test appropriate to the type of gun you want to use.
4.) To get a license, you should be over 21. Under 21, you could only use a gun under direct supervision of a licensed person and after obtaining a learnerís license. Your license might be restricted if you have children or criminals or other unsafe people living in your home. (If you want to argue 18 or 25 or some other age, fine. 21 makes sense to me.)
5.) If you possess a gun, you would have to carry a liability insurance policy specifically for gun ownership - and likely you would have to provide proof of appropriate storage, security, and whatever statistical reasons that emerge that would drive the costs and ability to get insurance.
6.) You could not purchase a gun or ammunition without a license, and purchases would have a waiting period.
7.) If you possess a gun without a license, you go to jail, the gun is impounded, and a judge will have to let you go (just like a DUI).
8.) No one should carry an unsecured gun (except in a locked case, unloaded) when outside of home. Guns should be secure when transporting to a shooting event without demonstrating a special need. Their license should indicate training and special carry circumstances beyond recreational shooting (security guard, etc.). If you are carrying your gun while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you lose your gun and license.
9.) If you buy, sell, give away, or inherit a gun, your license information should be recorded.
10.) If you accidentally discharge your gun, commit a crime, get referred by a mental health professional, are served a restraining order, etc., you should lose your license and guns until reinstated by a serious relicensing process.

Most of you know that a license is no big deal. Besides a driverís license you need a license to fish, operate a boat, or many other activities. I realize these differ by state, but that is not a reason to let anyone without a bit of sense pack a semiautomatic weapon in public, on the roads, and in schools. I think we need to make it much harder for some people to have guns.

Gun violence in America, explained in 17 maps and charts


America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. Itís one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But Americaís relationship with guns is unique in another crucial way: Among developed nations, the US is far and away the most violent ó in large part due to the easy access many Americans have to firearms. These charts and maps show what that violence looks like compared with the rest of the world, why it happens, and why itís such a tough problem to fix.

Check the link for the charts.

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