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Sep 14, 2013
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Article is almost six years old. That guy is probably on the city council by now.

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To be fair... how do you ban p**** from a strip club?


Sep 12, 2013
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'Half-headed' man arrested -- again

(CNN)A man who was a viral sensation a few years ago because he has half a head is back in the news.

Carlos Rodriguez, 31, was arrested earlier this week in Miami on arson and first-degree attempted murder charges.
Police say Rodriguez set a mattress on fire in his duplex, with two people inside at the time. Officers found Rodriguez in the backyard of the home and took him into custody.

Far from his first brush with the law, Rodriguez shot to internet stardom years ago after his 2010 arrest for solicitation of a prostitute. In his mugshot, the entire front portion of his skull is sunken in, like a giant scoop of his head taken out. People claimed the picture had to be fake.
In a now-viral video, Rodriguez, known as "Halfy," says he got the injury after driving high on drugs and crashing the car into a pole.
'I was barred out on drugs. I was driving and I hit a pole and flew out the front window and landed on my head,' he says on the video. "And this is how the old boy has come out. That's why it's no good drinking and driving or drugness and driving. It is no good kids. No good.'"
Immediately after warning kids on the dangers of drugs, he pulls out a blunt in the video and claims he smokes marijuana daily.



I am a sinner.
Sep 11, 2013

'I am not a whack job': Woman who 'marries' century-old Florida ficus tree saves it
"I am not a whack job," she said, "(I was) just trying to prevent one."

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Newlywed Karen Cooper is not going to be widowed any time soon.

The landmark ficus tree she married in an attention-getting Saturday ceremony will be spared by the city of Fort Myers, its Beautification Advisory Board decided Tuesday.

During an emotional hour filled with pleas, testimony and reminiscences, board members heard resident after resident speak on behalf of the tree, which the city had proposed razing. Dana Foglesong, another ficus bride, showed the board a petition with more than 200 signatures.

Paul Giordano read a note from his 10-year-old daughter, Emma, who couldn't attend, begging for the tree's life.

Retired landscape architect, Don Stewart, who grew up on Almeria Avenue, which dead-ends at the park, told the board, "(This) is not about just another tree in the way of progress ... If you let this tree be cut, you will be destroying decades of memories," he said. "Please do not let it become another victim of the chainsaw. That's not progress."

Longtime resident Sue Bennett Grimes spoke on behalf of the park, and in memory of her parents who owned the property next to the tree for many years. "Never did they feel they needed to compromise, in any way, that tree," she said.

She recalled the generations of kids who'd climbed it, swung from it and enjoyed it. Please, she asked the board, "Have it trimmed and let the memories live on."

After they'd finished, parks and Beautification Manager J.B. Schuetz said, "With the outcry … and emotional response from the neighborhood, the city is not going to remove that tree," sparking a standing ovation (his first, he said) and nearly a full minute of cheers and applause.

Rooted in Fort Myers' Snell Family Park, the much-loved landmark's spreading roots and limbs have overgrown the city property boundary over the years. Certified arborist Rick Joyce recently estimated 29 percent of the tree's 8,000-square-foot canopy extends over the neighboring lot, which is for sale for $1 million.

After prospective owner Jeff Romer asked the city about his legal responsibilities to the tree last year, city officials floated the notion of cutting it down, for $13,000 in taxpayer money. Safety and ongoing maintenance would be challenges, they reasoned, if Romer built on the lot and impeded access.

But once neighbors heard of that plan, protests, petitions and actions to save the tree started, including the marriage of Cooper and several other ficus lovers Saturday. The tree is something of a local celebrity, its silvery hide is scarred with lovers' initials, its sprawling branches have shaded countless weddings, family portraits and picnics.

The park was donated to the city in 1927 by land developer Getty E. Snell and his wife, Rosa, provided it "always be used by the general public in gaining access to the river and shall never be leased or used by private individuals."

Cooper's bid to bring attention to the ficus' plight with her tree wedding succeeded. The story was picked up by national and international news outlets and though some readers questioned Cooper's sanity, she assured them there was method to her madness.

"I am not a whack job," she said, "(I was) just trying to prevent one."

For his part, Schuetz said, "I do appreciate everybody’s public opinion; that’s why we have a democracy."​


"It ain't the heat, it's the humility."
Sep 11, 2013
Is Trump from Florida? It may explain some stuff...


I am a sinner.
Sep 11, 2013
This makes me very angry. VERY angry.


Florida teacher explains why he drowned raccoons in front of students

-- A Florida agricultural science teacher accused of drowning two raccoons and an opossum in front of students won't face criminal charges because investigators say the killings weren't cruel or inhumane. CBS affiliate WKMG-TV reports that Fifth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Brad King wrote in the memo that Forest High School agricultural science teacher Dewie Brewton did not "torment" the animals and was not unnecessarily cruel as he held the trapped raccoons in trash cans filled to the brim with water on May 15.

Brewton was removed from the classroom and later retired after videos of the animals being drowned were posted on social media.

Investigators said he told them that he suspected the animals were killing chickens his class was raising. Once trapped, he said he couldn't shoot them because guns aren't allowed on school property and bludgeoning them would be "too brutal and messy," WKMG reported.

The teacher "explained that the most humane way to dispose of these nuisance animals was to drown them. He was clear that he never intended to be cruel, or vicious, nor did he intend to torment or torture the animals," King wrote.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that Assistant State Attorney Toby Hunt noted that a jury recently acquitted a man charged with animal cruelty after cutting off the tails of four kittens with rusty scissors.​