Florida Five: Scott takes on liberal media, Bizarre display in Capitol, Town strips individuals of rights

Here is Monday’s edition of the Florida Five stories from around the state:

Gov. Scott corrects record against liberal media hit piece:  Gov. Rick Scott has issued a three-part statement to counter a three-part hit piece by the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald on his job’s record. Read more.

Crist’s campaign crumbling?: It’s been a month since the former governor announced he would run for his old job, yet despite a decent fundraising start, it appears Charlie Crist’s campaign may be crumbling from the inside. Crist drew several big names to his camp — political minds who have worked with Barack Obama and Bill Nelson — and he turned heads when he brought one person in particular to be his campaign manager: Bill Hyers…Read more.


Florida town strips individuals, autistic boy of right to keep backyard chickens: In a move its own mayor called a suppression of individual rights, a Volusia County town voted last week to end a pilot program that allowed residents to raise chickens in backyard coops, forcing a couple to choose between obeying the town and keeping animals they say have helped an autistic son…Read more.

Anti-God group’s bizarre display to compete with Nativity scene in Tallahassee: The Christian group that unveiled a Nativity scene in Florida’s Capitol on Tuesday took it in stride Friday when an atheist organization erected its own display in the rotunda, wishing passersby a “Happy Winter Solstice.”…Read more.

oath keeperFla. cop, former Marine arrested warns “a war is coming”: A veteran South Florida police officer and former Marine arrested late last month for refusing to remove his Guy Fawkes mask near an anti-Obamacare demonstration has now come forward to say what motivated him…Read more.

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  • william holliker

    What, have a government that is compassionate? Please, their job is to make criminals out of ordinary citizens who pursue their right to happiness. I’m sure those three chickens have caused major problems in the City of Debary, as if anyone would notice Debary if they blinked when they drove through it. We used to have a business in Debary, but moved to Orange City because of how the kings and queens of debary ruled.