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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:39 AM

Florida senator resigns amid outcry over racist remarks

Source: CBS News

TALLAHASSEE An alcohol-fueled obscenity and racial slur-laced tirade have cost a Miami senator his job.

CBS Miami reports Republican Sen. Frank Artiles officially submitted his letter of resignation on Friday.

I apologize to my family and friends and I apologize to all of my fellow Senators and lawmakers. To the people of my district and all of Miami-Dade, I am sorry I have let you down and ask for your forgiveness.

My actions and my presence in government is now a distraction to my colleagues, the legislative process, and the citizens of our great State......."



Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-senator-frank-artiles-resigns-over-racist-remarks/

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Reply Florida senator resigns amid outcry over racist remarks (Original post)
groundloop Apr 21 OP
iluvtennis Apr 21 #1
onetexan Apr 21 #5
ailsagirl Apr 21 #8
NurseJackie Apr 21 #2
itcfish Apr 21 #14
tenorly Apr 21 #3
brianvanwa Apr 21 #4
lark Apr 21 #6
Permanut Apr 21 #7
Blue Idaho Apr 21 #9
ATL Ebony Apr 21 #10
Solly Mack Apr 21 #11
obamanut2012 Apr 21 #12
voteearlyvoteoften Apr 21 #13
JudyM Apr 21 #17
Hortensis Apr 22 #21
SeattleVet Apr 21 #15
NewRedDawn Apr 21 #16
GreydeeThos Apr 21 #18
Stand and Fight Apr 22 #20
HAB911 Apr 22 #19

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:52 AM

1. Good riddance of another Trumpian nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:20 PM

5. Second that!

drain the swamp

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:28 PM

8. AMEN!!!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:00 PM

2. Artiles has tried to explain his behavior as cultural...

"Artiles has tried to explain his behavior as cultural, hes said thats the way people speak in Hialeah, where he grew up."

GMAFB!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:58 PM

14. He was born and raised

in California. I doubt that would be a good excuse.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:12 PM

3. Alcohol - and, no doubt, yeyo.

Cocaine, it's been said, amplifies your personality. That can be a real problem if the person's an asshole.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:15 PM

4. The next Florida State Senator from District 40

Will there be a special election to replace the disgraced state senator, or does that new rep get appointed?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:21 PM

6. Another one bites the dust, hey, hey!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:27 PM

7. Predicting the Gropenfuhrer response..



"I think hes a person I know well he is a good person," Trump would say.

"I think he shouldn't have resigned. Personally I think he shouldn't have resigned," he would add. "Because he should have taken it all the way. I dont think Frank did anything wrong."

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:29 PM

9. Booze and Drugs didn't put those despicable ideas in his head

But they may have loosened his tongue.

Asshole...

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:31 PM

10. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving A-hole.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:40 PM

11. Neither Jack nor Bud made you a racist, asshole.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:41 PM

12. tbh the majority of his consituents probably agree with him

That is a rare red area is a sea of blue, stretching from Palm Beach County down through Broward and into Glades.

He is right: the issue is his cultural biases, but that excuses nothing. The biases are racist and homophobic ones.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:48 PM

13. Our local DEm groups pushed hard for this

Woo hoo so long loser

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:52 PM

17. Nice going! Congrats! Who replaces him?

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Response to voteearlyvoteoften (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 08:14 AM

21. That's great. How those who voted to replace a

Democrat with this corrupt, racist creep are proud of themselves.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:39 PM

15. This turd resigns, Chaffetz is getting ready to resign...

looks like the swamp is starting to drain itself.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:48 PM

16. Is this asshat Cuban-american?

 

I got news for you brother, Your Putin Publican Neo Confederates look at you as a "ferigner" sub-species too.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 06:43 PM

18. Republican equals racist. That is the lesson for today class, have a nice weekend

(Why can't we use the equals = sign in the subject line?)

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Response to GreydeeThos (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 07:14 AM

20. Likely because it's a programming operator. n/t

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 22, 2017, 06:57 AM

19. It gets better: Hooters 'calendar girl' and Playboy 'Miss Social' were Frank Artiles' paid consultan

TALLAHASSEE Just months before his resignation Friday, Sen. Frank Artiles scored a coup in November when he unseated Democrat Dwight Bullard with an aggressive $1 million campaign in a district that favored Democrats.

But the long list of expenditures filed with the Florida Division of Elections by Artiles' political committee, Veterans for Conservative Principles, also raised some questions. Why did the committee hire a former Hooters "calendar girl" and a Playboy model with no political experience as "consultants?" Were the payments related to a trip to the Kentucky Derby or a fishing tournament in Key West? What was the more than $51,000 in reimbursements to Artiles for?

Heather Thomas, a former Hooters calendar girl and waitress at 101, a restaurant and bar in Tallahassee, was paid $2,000 between March and June of last year. The expense report lists the purpose as "consultant." Her friend, Brittney Singletary, is a waitress at Stetsons on the Moon in Tallahassee. She was paid $1,500 with three checks covering three of the same dates and listing the same purpose.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/hooters-calendar-girl-and-playboy-miss-social-were-frank-artiles-paid/2321199

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