Allen West is Selling Freedom T-Shirts on His Website

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Remember Allen West? The former congressman and always defender of freedom who repped the 18 district by saying things such as, "Women have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness," and called the Democratic party a plantation, and called President Obama a Marxist?

Of course you do.

But, and to show how much you remember him, Allen West is hoping you buy one of his super cool freedom t-shirts from his online store at freedomly sounding PatriotDepot.com.

See also: Allen West Wrote a Book With a Star Wars Title; Will Be Awesomest Book Ever

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United for Care's Ben Pollara to Debate Former Drug Czar Who Once Claimed Smoking Weed Leads to AIDS

Categories: The Pot

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Now that the Florida Supreme Court has approved to have a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana on the ballot this November, the group responsible for getting it there, United for Care, is all about getting the word out.

This week alone, the group has a daylong campaign scheduled to call registered voters and get the word out about Amendment 2.

Also on the docket will be United for Care's campaign manager, Ben Pollara, going head-to-head in a debate with former Ronald Reagan drug czar Carlton E. Turner.

Turner is famous for coming up with the "Just Say No" campaign that bombarded radio, TV, and comic books back in the 1980s, warning kids of the dangers of drugs. He's also known for claiming that marijuana is not only a gateway drug to other illegal substances but apparently also the gateway drug to AIDS.

"Marijuana leads to homosexuality, the breakdown of the immune system, and ultimately, AIDS," Turner famously said in 1986.

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SeaWorld Pushing to Change Obamacare Requirements for Employees

Categories: Bidnizz

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Two of the biggest Florida-based companies -- SeaWorld and Publix -- are pushing for changes in the full-time worker standards for Obamacare.

Basically, with Obamacare, companies with 100 or more full-time employees must provide minimum essential coverage or pay a penalty of $2,000 to $3,000 per employee starting in 2015.

But the marine water park and grocery store chain want the 30-hours-a-week requirement to be changed to 40 hours a week, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

See also: Florida Is Becoming an Unlikely Obamacare Success Story

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Jameis Winston Rape Case Botched by Tallahassee Police, According to New York Times

Categories: News, Sports

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The New York Times published an in-depth report on how the Tallahassee Police Department handled the Jameis Winston rape case this past November.

And while there are no new game-changing revelations and a lot of what the report covers we wrote about here on the Pulp, it does go into detail at how poorly the TPD seemed to have handled the case and how its ineptitude could also continue to mar Winston and FSU's image.

Or, as the chief assistant state attorney in the case said, though there may not have been a crime committed, it "sheds some light on the way Mr. Winston operates" and on what may be "a recurring problem rather than some type of misunderstanding that occurred in an isolated situation."

See also: Jameis Winston Accuser Is Begging Rick Scott to Investigate the Tallahassee PD's Handling of Her Case

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Seven Bears Killed After Lake Mary Woman Mauled by One

Categories: Animal Planet

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Jesus told Terri Frana it would be all right. That's what the 44-year-old Lake Mary woman told reporters about Saturday night, when she was attacked by a black bear inside her garage.

"[The bear] started pulling me toward the woods," she told WESH-Channel 2. "I just thought, 'God, please, this can't be the end. It can't end like this.' I literally heard Jesus say to me, 'It's OK, you will be at peace with us.'"

But since the mauling, there's been no sign of peace. Instead, seven bears have been either shot or put down inside the subdivision of Carisbrook in Seminole County. This marks yet another human-bear standoff in Lake Mary's sylvan suburbia, where gated communities of McMansions abut serious patches of woods.

The Florida Wildlife Commission is not sure which -- if any -- of the bears attacked Frana. Officials say they were forced to take down the creatures because all of them were highly habituated.

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Seminoles to Protest FPL Power Plant on Earth Day

Categories: Fire Ant

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Under the banner of environmental preservation and with leading participation by the Independent Traditional Seminole Nation, Earth Day will see protests against FPL's plans for a power plant in the Everglades on the border of the Big Cypress Reservation.

See also:Welcome to the Everglades Ranch Where FPL Might Build a Big-Ass Power Plant

The 3,750-megawatt plant would cover more than 2,000 acres of Florida Panther habitat and is the target of a long-running lawsuit filed by the Seminole Tribe, which says the project "will bring disastrous consequences to the environmentally sensitive land and end the delicate balance of nature, history and culture for the Seminoles."

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Florida Panthers Win NHL Draft Lottery, Earn First Overall Pick

Categories: Sports

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The Florida Panthers have been the Miami Heat of sucking for as long as most hockey fans can remember. But alas, it would seem that all that constant sucking has paid off, because the Panthers won the lottery and have earned the right to the first overall pick in the next NHL draft.

The Cats weren't even the favorites going into Tuesday night's NHL lottery. That dubious distinction was reserved for the equally horrid Buffalo Sabres. But the Panthers were handed the upset, and the hockey gods handed the franchise the chance to nab the best NHL prospect in June's draft.

See also: Florida Panthers Submit Another Proposal Asking for Public Money

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Watchdog Groups to Call on Florida Legislature to Come Through With Ethics Reform and Open Government

Categories: News

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A Florida watchdog coalition, headed by the nonprofit group Integrity Florida, is scheduled to hold a news conference in Tallahassee on Wednesday morning to remind lawmakers of their promises to bring ethics reform and transparency to the Sunshine State's government.

Joining Integrity Florida will be the First Amendment Foundation, Common Cause Florida, and Citizens Awareness Foundation. The groups are coming together to call Tallahassee to make sure to push a couple of open government and ethics reform bills that are stalled in the Florida Legislature.

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Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale to Protest Charlie Crist's Broward Office Opening

Categories: Politics

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The Fort Lauderdale chapter of the Tea Party is planning to protest Charlie Crist's new Broward field office, which is opening this weekend.

On Monday, it was announced that the Crist field office at 320 S. University Drive in Plantation will have its opening at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The office is to be the central hub for what is the most Democratic county in the state.

But on Tuesday, the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party sent out an email alert to its members to gather at the office to protest the former Republican governor.

See also: Charlie Crist's First Field Office to Open in Broward This Week

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Florida Man With "Inhuman Strength" Goes on Violent Rampage in Palm Beach Supermarket

Categories: News

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A man went on a violent rampage at a Greenacres grocery store, fighting off police officers with what they say was an "inhuman strength" and shouting that he wanted food.

Officers even tried Tasering him, but that did little to subdue the man, who was described as having veins bulging out of the sides of his neck during his state of excited delirium.

According to a Greenacres Police report, the man even lifted a woman off the ground and began choking her.

It took a team of police officers to finally tackle and take the man down, according to the report.

See also: Crazed Naked Florida Man Bites Man in Face, Injures Police Officer Before Being Shot by Deputies

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