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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

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    i live in a major city on the states' border
    our community has seen events come here because they refused to conduct them in south carolina
    other than the demo national convention (and some would include that one), these events are those with a focus on the black community
    so, while south carolina may still see its lodging income increase, that increase is diminished by the amount the black community is spending in my state, georgia and tennessee
    and for that reason, may south carolina continue to fly the stars and bars. it is making my berg much more prosperous. again, at south carolina's expense
    Perhaps. I can't argue with your subjective view. But the statistics don't reflect it. A $7 million increase in room tax alone from 2011 to 2012 is a healthy increase -- over 10%. In this economy? That's terrific.
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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    i live in a major city on the states' border
    our community has seen events come here because they refused to conduct them in south carolina
    other than the demo national convention (and some would include that one), these events are those with a focus on the black community
    so, while south carolina may still see its lodging income increase, that increase is diminished by the amount the black community is spending in my state, georgia and tennessee
    and for that reason, may south carolina continue to fly the stars and bars. it is making my berg much more prosperous. again, at south carolina's expense

    Dude any notion of a call for a boycott as having any credible chance is absurd. I'm about as conservative as they come, but I still go to California from time to time - living in NY, which is second only to CA when it comes to liberal bastions.


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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    We have Universal, Disney and the Key's. No one will be boycotting Florida. Crime has been going down even faster with SYG laws in effect. You can't argue with success.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Dude any notion of a call for a boycott as having any credible chance is absurd. I'm about as conservative as they come, but I still go to California from time to time - living in NY, which is second only to CA when it comes to liberal bastions.


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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Dude any notion of a call for a boycott as having any credible chance is absurd. I'm about as conservative as they come, but I still go to California from time to time - living in NY, which is second only to CA when it comes to liberal bastions.


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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Hard to imagine how boycotting Florida (whatever that means) will reverse a court decision as though it had anything to do with orange growers and beach front resorts. It looks like the Federal government is already working on punishing Zimmerman anyway. Pretty bad when you get acquitted of a crime in court and then have to go through it all again. Messed up country.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    I would never go to florida again, but it has nothing to do with their gun laws or this trial. When I go to florida it is not for a vacation, it is to see family or friends. Why so many of them have gone to that hell hole I do not know. Florida is nice when you are vacationing and can avoid the walking dead, but when you actually have to interract with the elderly in supermarkets and places like that it is horrible. If zimmerman had gotten pissed and just started shooting the elderly in florida i would be his biggest fan. Then there is the driving. People joke, but there is a legitimate reason florida sucks for driving. They used to not confirm suspensions and revocations with other states, so if you lost your license you could get a florida license. This is why all the massholes, connidiots, jersey jerkoffs, and homicidal NYers who lost their licenses in their own states go down there. Seriously, with all the old people who cannot drive zimmerman probably saved treyvon from a long drawn out death being stuck under a lexus for hours because some walking corpse accidentally confused the accelerator with the brakes. I would never let my kids walk on the side of the road in florida.

    I am going to quit now, just know never to live in florida. It is a horrible place of evil. Oh, and if you are ever sucked into that place avoid the Post Office like the plague. It is like Disney world filled with crack for the elderly. You think i am joking but some of those Post offices actually have signs telling the elderly not to park in the lobby.

    Oh, and yeah the idea of boycotting florida by california is really stupid.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

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    A California lawmaker is calling on Golden State residents to think "think twice" before spending time and money in Florida after a jury's acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

    Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), along with the California Legislative Black Caucus, announced plans Wednesday for a resolution calling for a boycott of Florida, which Holden said has a Stand Your Ground law that encourages vigilantism.

    The calls for a Florida boycott by Holden and the Legislative Black Caucus add to a wave of anger that has grown since Zimmerman's acquittal Saturday. A day after the jury's verdict, singer Stevie Wonder told a crowd he wouldn't perform in Florida or any state with Stand Your Ground gun laws until they were repealed. Martin Luther King III suggested consumers boycott Florida orange juice.

    A petition on the progressive site MoveOn.org calls for people to refrain from traveling to Florida until Stand Your Ground is repealed.....snip~

    Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember

    So the politicians from another state are going to tell people to Boycott Florida. A vacation hot spot.....(also in competition with California over that industry). Do you think this Politician deserves to be re-elected? Shouldn't this individual be about representing the people of California? Why is she off into another states business? Why is the Black Caucus from another state allowed to interfere in another states Rights?

    Just what is the Progressive site MoveOn.org.....trying to stir up in this country? Should they be telling people around the country not to go to Florida or States with Stand your Ground Laws?
    I think its freaking rediculous that Holder is trying to go after Zimmerman for "civil rights violations". To include this....I don't think there's an appropriate word for it. People need to get a freaking grip.
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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I think its freaking rediculous that Holder is trying to go after Zimmerman for "civil rights violations". To include this....I don't think there's an appropriate word for it. People need to get a freaking grip.

    It is called pretending to do something, and it is the cornerstone of american politics. They cannot actually do anything, but they pretend they are looking into it to make people feel like they are paying attention. It is sort of like how republicans keep trying to revoke obamacare. I would love to say this is just american politics, but pretty much at most places where people work it is much better to look busy than to actually do something. Holder will not make the same mistake as the florida prosecutor. By not prosecuting he will avoid the perception of havijng done so and failed. Where if he pretends like he is working hard and nothing comes of it people will credit him for effort. Yes, it is complete and total BS, but that is the world.

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    Re: Florida Boycott Resolution Proposed By Chris Holden, California Assemblymember ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    I have been hearing a lot about boycotts of Florida, and it puts a smile on my face that I just spent a good chunk of money there recently when we spent 3 nights at Fernandina Beach and 4 nights at St. Augustine Beach, Florida. We were actually there when the not guilty verdict happened. I look forward to our next trip to Florida too. And by the way, I also had a concealed weapon on me when we were driving or shopping (not on the beach though).
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