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Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:22 AM

Gov. Rick Scott not happy about Florida ports getting legal cargo from Cuba

Source: Tampa Bay Times

The first legal cargo from Cuba -- artisanal charcoal -- in more than half a century arrived in Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades on Tuesday, ahead of a visit later this week from Cuban government representatives to several Florida seaports where they hope to do business.

On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned those ports, which include the Port of Palm Beach and Port Tampa Bay, that he will push to cut state funding to their operations if they engage in business with Cuba.

Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/gov-rick-scott-not-happy-about-florida-ports-getting-legal-cargo-from-cuba/2310810

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:26 AM

1. What's with the double standard?

If he cares about human rights, why is he importing low quality products from China?

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Response to physioex (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:31 AM

3. They have all turned a blind eye to communist products

when it benefits them. Cuba is special maybe because of location? Vietnam (and China) not so much. 58K dead in Vietnam so that now they are favored trading partners. Go figure.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:52 AM

6. Well, we also trade with Japan & Germany. Vietnam wants closer ties with the US now.

 

They dont trust China, and the war ended 40+ yrs ago.

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Response to 7962 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:10 AM

8. All we have ever gotten from Cuba

is nuts like Rubio and Cruz.........................

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:28 AM

2. I thought interfering in legal trade was a big no no under the Constitution?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:32 AM

4. Maybe someone will bitchslap him...........n/t

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:33 AM

5. Or arrest him............I know its unlikely but hey I can dream cant I?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 08:59 AM

7. Governor Skeletor says what?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:18 AM

9. That is another POS GOP Governor that won re-election by theft.

There's no way a majority of Floridians voted Bat Boy back into office after his disastrous reign.

just no way...

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:23 AM

10. What the hell is artisanal charcoal?

Sounds like something you would read in The Onion.

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Response to MGKrebs (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 11:23 AM

16. My thought too

You could probably light your Cuban cigar on it once it was going. Also, if you are getting artisanal charcoal from Cuba, I suppose you should get Kobe beef to grill on it, or some other high end protein.


Peace

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:39 AM

12. Some of our FL members might know better than me, but

I could swear this asshole bragged about making trips to Cuba in his private yacht to bring back Cuban cigars, illegally, pre-2010.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 10:09 AM

13. Republicans against trade

What's the nearest blue state for these boats to go to? NC?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 10:51 AM

14. Hey Scott, you are a criminal and people should not forget that point , you bilked

the federal government out of millions in medical costs and your a f***ing governor of a state.
Your Attorney General was Pam Bondi was in on a play for pay with Trump University.
Your state just passed legislation to attack the everglades to cause more pollution by big oil
Your state has human beings waiting in line to vote for hours

And you and your fascist republicans only want to do is look for some f***ing talking point for your deplorable base to keep your stupid masses stupid------------------all your legislature, courts and yourself only do is deflect.

You don't want to see how "trade" helps both countries and keeps people working and grows the economy, what f***ing plan do you have there zippy? How to defraud the U.S. government again?


FU and the horse you road in on


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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2017, 11:01 AM

15. send it over

The Port of New Orleans will be happy to transfer that freight.

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