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Becky Wants Your Vote

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/100644002-132.html

Florida candidate apologizes amid fake-diploma controversy, says she will stay in race

Brendan FarringtonAssociated Press
 

A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature apologized Monday for saying she had a college degree that she didn’t complete, but said she will stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.”

Melissa Howard last week posted a photo of herself with what looked like a Miami University diploma after being accused of lying about her degree. The Ohio university later sent reporters a statement saying she attended the school, but never graduated and the diploma Howard posted has inaccuracies.

Howard posted an apology on her campaign Facebook page and admitted she didn’t graduate from the school.

“I made a mistake in saying that I completed my degree. What I did was wrong and set a bad example for someone seeking public service. I am staying in the race and intend to win and lead by example from now on,” she said.

Even if she dropped out, it’s too late to get her name off the ballot ahead of the Aug. 28 primary. Vote by mail ballots were sent out a month ago. The seat represents portions of Manatee and Sarasota counties, where about 20,000 Republican votes have already been cast.

While some have taken to social media to say Howard should drop out, local party officials say the matter should be left to voters.

“We should just let nature take its course. Let the voters decided if they want her to win the primary,” said Manatee County Republican committeewoman Peggy Simone.

In her statement, Howard said, “It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone.” It didn’t say what her intent was.

Her primary opponent, Tommy Gregory, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

A woman told police she’s a ‘thoroughbred, white girl’ as she tried to avoid jail for DUI

South Carolina police say a woman who sped through a stop sign and was slurring her words allegedly used her race, intelligence and cleanliness as reasons she didn’t belong in jail.

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw, 32, was charged with a number offenses, including drunken driving, speeding and marijuana possession, after an early Saturday traffic stop in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Police say a Breathalyzer test showed Cutshaw’s blood-alcohol level at 0.18 percent. A person is considered impaired if their BAC is .08 percent or higher, according to South Carolina law.

During the course of the arrest, Cutshaw gave a number of reasons why she shouldn’t be jailed, some of which were used as evidence of her intoxication, according to police records obtained by the Associated Press and the Island Packet.

 

Among the statements Cutshaw made to police:

  • She is a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl.”
  • She was a cheerleader and in a sorority.
  • Her partner is a police officer.
  • She had good grades, was in the National Honor Society and graduated from a “high accredited university.”

At the police station, Cutshaw allegedly used her race and cleanliness as a reason she didn’t belong in jail. An officer, who was also white, questioned why that would matter.

Cutshaw reportedly replied, “You’re a cop, you should know what that means.” She also said the officer should know her meaning “based on the people that come in this room.”

A dashcam video of the arrest shows Cutshaw begging not to be jailed and calling herself a “pretty girl,” according to the New York Post. In the video she also expressed worry that the arrest would “ruin her career.”

Cutshaw told police she drank two glasses of wine. When asked how full the glasses of wine were, she reportedly replied, “I mean I was celebrating my birthday.”

During the arrest, police say they also found marijuana and rolling papers in her car, and Cutshaw admitted she “may have” smoked earlier.

Morning Wine Cellar 7/16/18 Endangered Middle Children And Becky’s Failure

Hey gang. 
We riff real quick on a USA today article and video embeded in a webpost by the root. 

Becky’s Nails Matter

Community responds after viral video of woman’s racist rant at a Lutz nail salon

The video was taken at Bali Nail Spa in Lutz.”If they don’t understand the language they should go back to their own country period,” said by a woman shown in a video shared on Facebook thousands of times.

“You sound nasty, your language sounds nasty. It actually sounds like you were born out of a f***ing hermit crab,” said the woman to the nail technician while getting a manicure.

The nail shop owner, Karen Vu, is shown in the video being polite and trying to calm the lady down. Vu says the lady in the video is a regular customer and sometimes acts unpredictably.

“If I wanna go to a nail salon, I want them to talk English so they can understand when I want a God d**n top coat,” said the lady.

Vu says she felt sorry for the lady and felt bad that it affected other customers’ experience at the nail salon.

“I don’t mind what she said because she doesn’t have control over her mind,” said Vu.

The nail technicians say they’re not angry or upset, but the customer taking the video had enough.

“You’re being nasty. You asked my opinion a minute ago and I’m f***ing telling it to you, you don’t call them hermit crabs,” said the woman holding the camera before putting her phone down and approaching the lady.

Other customers who have seen the video are also offended.

 

“I feel so sorry for the people who are trying to make living here. No matter where you come from this is a melting pot country,” said customer Renee Puchalla.

Jennifer Verge is one of the thousands who saw the video on Facebook. She drove 30 minutes to give the nail technician the tip he never received from the lady.

“I just wanted to come over here tell them they don’t deserve to be treated the way that they were from that lady or for anyone else for that matter. God just spoke to me and told me to bring him what he didn’t get from the lady because he got jipped when he’s supposed to be paid for the work that he did and that’s unacceptable,” said Verge.

We tried to reach out to the woman making the comments in the video and the woman who took the video and didn’t hear anything back from either of them.

Becky Fries Matter

LAPD officer Samuel Lee left a Van Nuys courtroom Thursday after a defense attorney showed Los Angeles Police Department bodycam video that he says caught the officer in a lie. The officer had no comment.

A man accused of groping a boy during his sixth birthday party tried to escape a Queens apartment by going out the window — but instead plunged four stories to his death.

In an attempt to combat the rise of revenge porn on its platform Facebook is creating a new policy.

Most people know they can go to the state database and search a home address to find if any sex offenders live nearby. However, it may not occur to people that they should also search the addresses where they shop.