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Thursday, October 11, 2018

When Hurricane Hermine hit Florida in 2016, it knocked out power for several days in Tallahassee, igniting a political storm of tension between the capital city and state government. A new storm is brewing in the 2018 race for governor, with Democratic Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum under attack about allegations his administration didn't cooperate with utility companies.

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"City spokeswoman Alison Faris told PolitiFact that at the time FPL's offer was extended, the city had already accepted all the assistance it could safely utilize.

Barry Moline was the head of the Florida Municipal Electrical Association at the time. He said it was McGarrah's responsibility to identify the needs while Moline was in charge of coordinating with other utilities.

"Any claim that suggests the mayor had anything to do with rejecting crews is a flat-out lie," Moline, who now serves as executive director of the California Municipal Utilities Association, told the Sun Sentinel.

"It's wrong. It's false. It didn't happen. The mayor wasn't involved with selecting or choosing crews to bring into Tallahassee."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-10-10 11:10 PM | Reply

Corky, throwing himself into the path of the hurricane. for the #team.

Make sure to show them the work you did polishing up drunk Ted Kennedy's murder car.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-10 11:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Make sure to show them the work you did polishing up drunk Ted Kennedy's murder car.

POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2018-10-10 11:14 PM | REPLY"

#Poserberniebro

#3 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-10-10 11:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

We watched how it worked down here in Ft. Lauderdale, mayors have little to do with the operations of power companies. The Republicans know that but are desperate to attack Gillum. As usual, they lie like rugs to try and convince the morons in our society, they depend on the morons in our society.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-11 08:57 AM | Reply

"Make sure to show them the work you did polishing up drunk Ted Kennedy's murder car."

Sheeple further destroys his own reputation, he is just a Brietbart moron today. Pitiful. Too stupid to even feel embarrassment.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-11 08:59 AM | Reply

Idk, it seems like he did a decent job working with rick Scott to make the best of a bad situation. As mentioned by Danni, there isn't much a mayor can do.

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-10-11 09:20 AM | Reply

Corky, throwing himself into the path of the hurricane. for the #team.

Make sure to show them the work you did polishing up drunk Ted Kennedy's murder car.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-10 11:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

WTF? That is an absurd leap, even for you. Do you have some legitimate criticism of Gillum's actions in regard to this hurricane, or are you just doing your usual childish trolling?

Never mind, I think we know the answer to that question. Tell me how this helps your cause or in any way contributes to the conversation, because I'm just not seeing it.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2018-10-11 09:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Rick Scott is too smart to do a bad job after a hurricane in Florida becausse his supporters and donors want power, roads, etc. fixed because it affects their quality of life. However, the working poor go without healthcare insurance because he doesn't give a crap about them. He doesn't need to worry much about them because most of them live lives of hardship and don't vote. Rick Scott is a piece of human filth, but he's not stupid filth. He knowingly allows people in Florida to die from illnesses which would not kill them if they had healthcare insurance through the Medicaid expansion. It is simply inhuman to deprive them of that.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-11 10:41 AM | Reply

-#7 I still don't understand why rcade lets that ------- keep posting here.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-11 12:06 PM | Reply

Been saying this for a while. Everyone who thinks their side is great and the other side does everything wrong is just spreading hate. Like this doozy...

"However, the working poor go without healthcare insurance because he doesn't give a crap about them."

Actually, I thought Obama and Liberals got rid of our healthcare insurance problems. Why is Scott a part of this at all?? Obama provided affordable insurance to everyone so regardless of what Scott has done, the people already have the ACA. You can't blame Trump for anything because all he did was make it non-mandatory, the costs haven't changed (I'm sure they will once January hits but, for now, all your statement does is spread false information and hate.)

"The Republicans know that but are desperate to attack Gillum. As usual, they lie like rugs to try and convince the morons in our society, they depend on the morons in our society."

But lying by the Dems is just fine with you, huh? This hateful rhetoric is just proving Rand Paul's conclusion correct that partisan politics is causing violence. So even by spreading hate you are proving a Republican right. How does that feel?

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2018-10-11 12:11 PM | Reply

--I still don't understand why rcade lets that ------- keep posting here.

#9 | Posted by jpw

Want some cheese with that whine? Maybe he knows debate is good for business.

One word: killfile. Then we wouldn't have to listen to your incessant crying for censoring opinions you don't like.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-10-11 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I still don't understand why rcade lets that ------- keep posting here.
#9 | POSTED BY JPW

Eyeballs. Ad click-through's. insane profits.

There's no money to be had hosting a site comprised of just a small circle of bubble-blowing flappy pants.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-11 12:24 PM | Reply

I don't think Danni even read the summary this time.

Rick Scott is too smart to do a bad job after a hurricane in Florida

Thanks for pointing out why he should be your Senator over Emptysuit Nelson, but this thread isn't about him.

However, the working poor go without healthcare insurance because he doesn't give a crap about them

Still not about Gov. Scott, or healthcare.

At least try to stay on topic for once.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-11 12:28 PM | Reply

One word: killfile. Then we wouldn't have to listen to your incessant crying for censoring opinions you don't like.

Agreed, and look on the bright side JPW...think about how happy our resident stalker will be when Sheeple's plonks go up the next time he posts his stats.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-11 12:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's become really easy to determine what's a lie and what's a fact.

It's called The Sheeple Rule,

Does Sheeple believe it? Then its a lie.

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-11 12:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

There's no money to be had hosting a site comprised of just a small circle of bubble-blowing flappy pants.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Speaking of which, what's the going rate per-post to astroturf websites with republican talking points?

Is it enough to get your own apartment yet?

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-10-11 01:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

- debate is good for business.

Says the troll who posts inane claims, then refuses to debate them.... because that's not important to trolls.

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2018-10-11 01:53 PM | Reply

"Actually, I thought Obama and Liberals got rid of our healthcare insurance problems."

THey improved healthcare greatly and caused millions to get healthcare insurance who didn't have it before but Scott and the Republican blocked the Medicaid expansion in Florida thereby depriving millions of eligible Floridians from getting the healthcare coverage they need. Anyone with two brain cells still functioning knows all that.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-11 06:13 PM | Reply

"Thanks for pointing out why he should be your Senator over Emptysuit Nelson, but this thread isn't about him."

Really? Quoting the commercials the Republicans are running for Scott, pathetic. Most people in Florida are happy with our Senator Nelson. NTW, could you refresh my memory, how many times did Rick Scott plead the fifth amendment in the investigation of the largest Medicare scam in history? Here in Florida we can proudly say, "we have the most corrupt governor in the nation." Now ROC wants us to have the most corrupt Senator.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2018-10-11 06:20 PM | Reply

"Actually, I thought Obama and Liberals got rid of our healthcare insurance problems."

They cleared the way for states to expand Medicaid.

Remind me, how many red states and how many blue states chose to expand access to Medicaid insurance?

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-11 06:41 PM | Reply

The truth serves no purpose for a Republican.

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-10-11 06:46 PM | Reply

One word: killfile. Then we wouldn't have to listen to your incessant crying for censoring opinions you don't like.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian

If you have to lie you've already lost the argument.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-12 01:24 PM | Reply

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