Don’t mind me, but do mind me, because these are my personal thoughts taken from the brain to the keyboard in what I call Kareem’s random thoughts.
Charlie and the strippers?……
Out of all of the craziness that has come out of the chest match between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott, this story has to be among the craziest, which also means that it’s just right for Florida.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Scott’s campaign team is trying to take a bit out of Crist sizable lead with women by unveiling the donations the Crist campaign has received from strip-clubs across the state.
One of those scandalous clubs indicted in the “strippegate” scandal was Cheetah, a club in Hallandale Beach that was raided in 2009 over charges that some of its employees were dealing cocaine and dabbling in prostitution. The Scott campaign is trying to make this into a huge “women’s issue,” but the campaign team forgot a little known rule that says “trust but verify.”
Nothing of illegal nature was found in the 2009 raid, and the club’s owner, Joe Rodriguez, was never charge, and also throw in the fact that the donations represent only three-tenths of the nearly $35 million Crist has raised in his campaign. I don’t think taking donations from strip-clubs is as bad a defrauding the federal government like Scott did, but it depends on who you ask.
Get Ready For the, Cure Bowl?….
Yes, Orlando has added a third bowl game to play In its currently renovated Citrus Bowl west of downtown Orlando, and try to add to the perception that Orlando is a football mad town.
The AutoNation Cure Bowl will feature teams from the American Athletic Conference and the Sun Belt Conference, and will begin play on Dec. 19, 2015, the time when the Citrus Bowl renovations should be finished.
With the date, the Cure Bowl will be the first bowl game up on the college football docket, and will also have a purpose! All proceeds from the game will go to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and all proceeds generated by fans staying in hotels, eating in restaurants and shopping in the stores will benefit the Orlando economy. So it’s a win-win for everybody!
The Battle Over Quarantine…..
I usually let the writers who covers news and medical stuff for Examiner cover the “dreaded” Ebla crisis, but this is a story that got my attention this morning.
The nurse who kicked up a storm over New York and New Jersey’s mandatory 21-day quarantine of anybody coming from the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa, is kicking up a storm again about being confined to her house.
The nurse, Kaci Hickox, said that if the state of Maine, where she resides, doesn’t ease on home quarantine rules, she will violate the voluntary quarantine. So basically, if she doesn’t get her way, she will threatened to put loves at risk. That’s the American way I guess.
The state of Maine said that if she carries out on here threat, the state will step in and reinforce mandatory quarantine, which could lead to a showdown over whether or not states have the legal right to enforce mandatory quarantines.
Although Hickox said that she was fine, and has tested negative for the virus, we should remember the names Nina Pham and Amber Vincent, the two Dallas nurses who contacted Ebola from the first patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. Just because Hickox is not showing symptoms now, doesn’t mean that the nurse will show them latter, and by refusing to stay in quarantine for the good of the public, Hickox is displaying an unbelievable amount of ignorance and selfishness.
Hickox needs to do her quarantine, and if she’s good after the 21-days, that’s fine. But don’t use it as a threat just to get your way.