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  • $15,000 a Month Offered to 'A Teams' To Fight Trump Agenda

    03/21/2017 11:57:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/17 gmt | Paul Bedard
    A group known for its successes fighting digital wars, notably net neutrality, is offering $15,000 to activists who quit their jobs and form "A-Teams" to jump into a war on President Trump's agenda. Fight for the Future, started in 2011 as a digital activist group, on Monday issued the offer with this eye-catching opening: "Terrified about Trump? Quit your job, start an A-Team. We'll fund it." "We're currently taking applications for an initial launch of the project, and will be providing a few select teams with funding, guidance, and support," said Evan Greer, campaign director for Fight for the Future....
  • Leading Net Neutrality Activist Campaigned on Behalf of al-Qaeda Supporter

    12/03/2015 6:21:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    An influential activist who met with members of the Obama Administration to promote net neutrality campaigned on behalf of a convicted Al Qaeda supporter,Breitbart Techcan reveal. Evan Greer is the campaign director for Fight For The Future, which led grassroots efforts to promote net neutrality to the Obama Administration. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, and she describes herself as a “touring queer riot-folksinger.”For three years, she also campaigned on behalf of Tarek Mehanna, an open admirer of Osama Bin Laden who was convicted of aiding al-Qaeda in 2012.Mehanna was convicted in 2012, after prosecutors proved that in 2004...
  • Man charged for murdering Ferguson woman after Facebook meeting

    12/01/2015 3:38:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    FOX2 (St. Louis) ^ | December 1, 2015
    FERGUSON, MO - A man has been charged with shooting a Ferguson single mother, Sharae Bradford, 25, last Saturday. Stassie Greer, 20, of Jennings has been charged with 1st degree murder, 1st degree robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action. Greer arranged to meet the victim for sex in exchange for money at her apartment, according to the probable cause statement from St. Louis County Police. There was evidence of a sexual encounter found near the victim's body.
  • Germaine Greer: Transgender women are 'not women'

    10/24/2015 9:20:45 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/24/2015 | BBC
    Australian-born academic and writer Germaine Greer has said that in her opinion, transgender women are "not women". She also claims that "a great many women" who are not transgender think transgender women - who she refers to as "male to female transgender people" - do not "look like, sound like or behave like women".
  • Jim Greer denounces Florida Republican Party officials as liars, 'right-wing crazies'

    07/26/2012 2:46:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Tampa Bay - St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 26, 2012 | Lucy Morgan
    TALLAHASSEE In a wide-ranging deposition that spanned two days in late May, former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer denounced some party officials as liars and "whack-a-do, right-wing crazies'' as he described turmoil in the months before his resignation. Greer said some GOP leaders were meeting to discuss ways they could suppress black votes while others were constantly scheming against each other. He blamed criminal fraud charges filed against him in 2010 on legislative leaders and other party officials who he says orchestrated an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the statewide grand jury to avoid...
  • Judge Who Ordered Euthanasia of Terri Schiavo Retires

    01/03/2011 10:37:07 AM PST · by julieee · 77 replies ^ | January 3, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Judge Who Ordered Euthanasia of Terri Schiavo Retires St. Petersburg, FL -- The Florida state judge who allowed the former husband of disabled patient Terri Schiavo to take her life by depriving her of food and water, has retired from the bench.
  • Audit: Greer and Crist spent GOP cash on Disney vacation

    09/17/2010 11:11:24 AM PDT · by rarestia · 23 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | Friday, September 17, 2010 1:37 PM | Staff
    Governor Charlie Crist and Jim Greer are no longer active in the Republican party of Florida. When they were in charge they were big spenders, a party audit released today indicates. Key points of the audit: * A $13,000 Disney World vacation in June 2009. * Between 2007 and 2009, a total of $381,786.12 in expenses paid for by the Republican Party of Florida were primarily not related to party business. * Expenses agreed to be repaid by Greer: $7,337.21. Greer and his wife, along with Gov. Crist and his wife Carole, paid for the getaway with a Republican party...
  • Charlie Crist returns $10,000 to Jim Greer

    08/18/2010 3:03:48 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 17 August 2010 | John Frank
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Charlie Crist's independent U.S. Senate campaign is refunding nearly $10,000 to Jim Greer after the indicted former Republican Party chairman asked for the money to help pay for his legal defense. ``As you know circumstances have caused me to need money to defend myself and take care of my family,'' Greer wrote in an Aug. 5 letter. ``I know sending the money back is hard, but with what has happened it may be politically beneficial for you to do.'' [snip] In the one-page letter, Greer spit fire at the Republicans who ousted him, calling them ``liars, racists...
  • Crist Returns Only His Indicted Ally's Money

    08/16/2010 9:13:23 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies ^ | 08/17/10 | CaroleL
    Florida Governor Charlie Crist who has gone from presumptive loser in the Republican primary to go-along-to-get-along candidate in the race for US Senate has given the voters another glimpse of his character this week. After his refusal months ago to return money to Republican donors who requested refunds when he abandoned their party, Mr. Crist has agreed to refund $9,600 in campaign contributions from an indicted political ally who needs the money for his legal fees.
  • Jim Greer asks Charlie Crist for his money back

    08/16/2010 3:46:33 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Buzz ^ | August 16, 2010 | John Frank
    Jim Greer, the indicted former chairman of the state Republican Party, is asking Gov. Charlie Crist to refund $9,600 in campaign contributions made to Crist's U.S. Senate campaign. "As you know circumstances have caused me to need money to defend myself and take care of my family," Greer wrote in a letter to the campaign.
  • Jim Greer's lawyer says Gov. Crist okayed diversion of GOP funds

    06/06/2010 6:07:19 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 74 replies · 2,382+ views
    Gov. Charlie Crist personally signed off on his former Republican Party chairman's confidential fundraising role with the state party, according to Jim Greer's attorney, whose allegation contradicts the governor's statement that he "didn't know anything" about the deal now part of a criminal investigation. State investigators say Greer and the party's former executive director, Delmar W. Johnson III, secretly set up a shell company called Victory Strategies to divert party money and enrich themselves. Greer was charged Wednesday with fraud and money laundering.
  • Did Charlie Crist Know?

    06/03/2010 7:25:55 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 3 replies · 182+ views ^ | 06/03/2010 | Scott Factor
    Charlie Crist has tried his best to distance himself from the scandal surrounding Jim Greer, the former Chairman of the RPOF. "I didn't know anything about this Victory Strategies thing," Crist told a St. Petersburg Times reporter a day after saying "I do not feel complicit," despite his close ties to Greer. Greers shell company, Victory Strategies, INC., was being used to siphon money from the Party coffers. Coincidentally, Victory Strategies, LLC was incorporated in such a way as to hide from view the person or persons who are officers of the corporation. To do this, Greer used a law...
  • What Greer's Arrest Means for the U.S. Senate Race

    06/02/2010 12:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 752+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Jun 2, 2010 | Todd Wright
    Jim Greer was arrested and charged with fraud If you think former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer is having a bad day today, just imagine how Gov. Charlie Crist and Miami- native Marco Rubio feel. Each is tied to the newly incarcerated GOP fundraiser who had a penchant for spending money that didn't quite belong to him. And on the other side of the coin is Democrat U.S. Rep Kendrick Meek, who can point the "Republicans can't be trusted finger" at his opponents for the 2010 U.S. Senate and hope the votes roll in. Crist's connection is a...
  • Former Florida Republican chief charged with fraud

    06/02/2010 12:54:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies · 1,107+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/2/10 | Vicki Allen)
    Florida's recently ousted Republican Party chief was indicted on Wednesday on fraud, theft and money laundering charges in the latest embarrassment stemming from the party's fundraising practices.
  • Ex-Florida GOP Chairman Greer Charged With Felony Theft (6 felony charges)

    06/02/2010 10:02:17 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 18 replies · 752+ views
    FOXNews ^ | June 2, 2010
    Former chairman of the Florida Republican Party Jim Greer was arrested Wednesday (Courtesy: Seminole County Sheriff) The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida -- an ally of now independent Gov. Charlie Crist -- was arrested Wednesday for allegedly running a scam bilking money from the party. The Florida Department of Law enforcement took Jim Greer into custody Wednesday at his Orlando-area home. The 47-year-old has been charged with six counts of organized scheme to defraud, four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering. Greer stepped down in February after party activists and major...
  • Jim Greer, former head of FL GOP Arrested

    06/02/2010 7:24:03 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 123 replies · 4,822+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 2 June 2010 | TBO
    <p>Breaking hard--Jim Greer has been arrested at his home. Charges currently unknown.</p>
  • Will Charlie Crist ditch the GOP for the U.S.Senate?

    02/25/2010 12:46:12 PM PST · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 44 replies · 987+ views ^ | February 25, 2010 | Jack Funari
    Two highly placed and independent sources, speaking strictly on background, tell me that Gov. Charlie Crist is preparing to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent in the race for the U.S. Senate.With Crist trailing Marco Rubio by 18 points in the latest polls, the Crist campaign has been in panic mode, launching attack after attack on the conservative Rubio. Yesterday, the attacks reached a crescendo with the Crist campaign, and/or his disgraced Republican Party of Florida thug bootlickers, leaking Rubio's credit card expenses from his time as speaker of the Florida House. According to published reports, the...
  • Florida party chairman to resign post (Jim Greer) (was ally of RINO Crist, RINO Steele)

    01/05/2010 9:55:22 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,587+ views
    (CNN) Jim Greer, the embattled chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will resign Tuesday, two sources close to the party confirm to CNN. Greer will discuss his decision with members of the Republican State Executive Committee around noon, and will hold a conference call with reporters at 1 p.m. ET. The longtime ally of Gov. Charlie Crist has been under fire for his management of party money and his involvement in contested primaries. Critics of the chairman - including backers of Marco Rubio, Crist's conservative rival for the GOP Senate nomination - have been demanding his ouster for...
  • It's time for Jim Greer to resign

    12/18/2009 5:36:09 AM PST · by Jacvin · 8 replies · 541+ views
    The SunSentinel ^ | 12/18/09 | Jack Furnari
    There comes a time in politics when the particular details of a leaders transgressions become a moot point. During his tenure as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greer has reportedly presided over lavish and irresponsible spending of donor money, the purging of critics and the use of dirty tricks like fake Twitter accounts to attack fellow Republicans. He also has rammed through dictatorial rule changes that would make Fidel Castro blush and used the RPOF as a club in the service of a single Republican politician. -snip- Greer likes to blame his troubles on Marco Rubio supporters...
  • Crist to Greer: Youre Fired!

    12/16/2009 4:44:40 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 757+ views ^ | December 16th, 2009 | By Chris Ingram
    In what has to be the toughest choice since deciding what his position is on Obamas stimulus plan this week, Charlie Crist is expected to announce Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer will resign this month to focus on his family. No word on the exact date of the announcement, but likely in the days around Christmas when no one is paying attention to the news. Greer recently survived a confidence vote by the RPOF leadership, however, according to Hillsborough County State Committeeman A.J. Matthews the board was hoodwinked into the lopsided vote of support for Greer and this...