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Can Rick Scott Be Florida’s Republican Governor If He Owns a Dating Site That Gays Use?

Florida’s State Attorney General Bill McCollum and health care executive Rick Scott (pictured, R-L) both want to be the Republican pick for governor. So their campaigns are working tirelessly to differentiate the candidates from each other. Scott’s campaign says McCollum “endorsed pro-abortion and pro-homosexual rights candidate Rudy Giuliani for president in 2008 and was a Giuliani campaign leader in Florida.” And McCollum’s campaign is pointing out that Scott invests in an online dating site THAT HOMOSEXUALS USE!

Our sympathy is little for either candidate, as they are very clearly branding support of gay Floridians as a negative, when the opposite is true. So maybe this is actually an entirely pleasing game of ping-pong where one candidate tries to show how much the other one loves the gays … and both lose?

McCollum, who hired Mary Cheney to do some dirty work, has been happy to report his opponent is an investor in QuePasa.com, “one of the world’s largest trilingual Latino Social Networks online” for non-U.S. users. And yes, there are gay people on there next to straights! “[A]s McCollum’s campaign ties Scott to the site, it points out that gays also use the site for dating,” notes CNN’s Shannon Travis. “Kristy Campbell, communications director for McCollum, acknowledged to CNN the campaign is pointing out Scott’s ties to QuePasa.com. But Campbell said it was in response to the e-mail from Scott’s campaign. ‘The hypocrisy and bizarre desperate attacks against Attorney General McCollum by Rick Scott in this campaign know no bounds,’ Campbell told CNN.”

Now if Scott were smart, and truly dedicated to gay baiting, he would set up a fake profile for McCollum and list his interests as “cruising truck stops along Route 95.” I’d friend him.

But if Scott were genius, he’d simply point out that McCollum, who hired George Alan Rekers as an “expert” witness in Florida’s gay adoption mess, has much more experience with finding guys online.

By:           John Rogers
On:           Jul 4, 2010
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  • 25 Comments
    • greybat
      greybat

      Good idea! There’s a nice Profile shot right here.

      Jul 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 7
      7

      I hate Florida. Can’t wait to get the fuck out of here.

      Jul 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatever
      whatever

      What’s in the water in Flori-duh? First Rubio, now one of these pricks

      Jul 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack LEE
      Jack LEE

      Hey Me and my Family just moved here from Gulf shores Alabama to the Florida panhandle aka Lower Alabama :) We Just got are Republican voter registration filed out .A lot of Alabama people are moving here from gulf shores due to the oil spill. Its amazing how many foreclosed homes and short sales are being bought up by Alabama Mississippi residents and we are doing everything we can to make sure Florida is a solid Red state and not a battleground state anymore. I think we can easily get a solid 200,000 + Republicans to add to the states voter roles by 2012.So we can make sure to defeat Obama

      + We need to stop the democrats from any kind of control that will lead Florida to the same path of other Failed Deep blue States like California, Nj, MA, Michigan .Look at the 2010 census people are all leaving deep blue states and entering Deep red states due to failed Democratic policy’s that drives taxes up and drives business ,jobs and wealth to leave. Texas will be the biggest winner from the 2010 census, and Texas has been under Republican control for over 10 years. If republicans are so bad why is the us population Leavening solid Democratic states to solid Republican states ! Why are the states that still have unemployment below 5 % Solid red states ? Democrats are Destroying the middle class By taxing rich and the corporations that offer jobs. When was the last time a poor person ever gave you a job ? This is why I vote republican and why we will make sure Florida Will be never called a battleground state again
      Vote Republican
      Vote Rick Scott for governor
      Vote Marco Rubio Us Senate

      Rick Scott For Govener

      Rubio for senate

      Jul 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tessie Tura
      Tessie Tura

      @Jack LEE: And what part of Sarah Palin have you been sniffing?

      Jul 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      @John Rogers: great article! More like this, por favor. Florida *is* a state worth watching for anyone interested in politics and GLB rights.

      @Jack LEE
      You’re posting this all over the internet. Problem is, you are at a GLBT site and failed to address your audience or speak about the *topic* of the thread. You are in serious need of media training, because your attempts to sway opinion m,issed the mark.

      You may also want 2 brush up on your demographics and history of Florida.

      Jul 4, 2010 at 5:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kris
      Kris

      If your in Florida, like me, vote for Meek…come on people we need to end all of this crap being published on the television..vote Democrat.

      Jul 4, 2010 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      I see Florida is giving Arizona competition in the “who’s more nutty department.”

      Jul 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeffree
      jeffree

      @TJR101 — you forgot to add Texas to your list ! :-}

      Jul 4, 2010 at 11:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      The Gays are using them there internets????? SHOCKING!!!

      Jul 5, 2010 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Queerts: ya made a spelling error, Should read:

      Florida’s State Attorney General Bill McCollum and health care
      executive Rick Scott (pictured, R-L) both want to be the Republican prick for governor. So their campaigns are working tirelessly to………

      Jul 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JamesStone
      JamesStone

      I hope the Dems are gathering all of this info..it’s great fuel for the November election!!!
      I wonder when the Republicans are going to realize that there are A LOT of gay voters in Florida???

      Jul 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack LEE
      Jack LEE

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average unemployment over the course of George W. Bush’s 96-month presidency was 5.25%. His worst full month was his last month in full month in office, December 2008, was 7.4%.

      The reality is that Obama is and will be much, much worse. After spending $800+ billion on ’stimulus’, the unemployment rate is right were it was one year ago at 9.5%. Obama is a novice at governing, with no exeuctive experience in government or the private sector, an idealogue, a re-distributionist socialist, a reflexive tax-raiser. Mark my words, things will not be better in November, they will be worse. Further, things will also not be better in two years from November, they will be worse

      This is what you get when you people fall for DEMACRATS HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT And policy that drives people out of Blue States and into Red States
      When was the last time you heard of family’s moving from Texas Florida or Alabama to try to seek a better life in the progressive north East! It doesn’t Happen. Due to the fact that that progressives and Democrats have made the North East unlivable due to there High tax and business policy’s. It also has nothing to do with the weather. For the first time Since California became a state in 2010 California is expected to not gain a congressional seat and could possibly lose one Due to mass influx of people leaving California Due to the same thing FAILED DEMACRATIC JOB KILLING POLICEYS.

      This is why I vote Republican

      Rick Scott For Governor
      Marco Rubio for Senate

      Jul 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      Demobots are whipping themselves up for another frenzy of pretending that the Republicans are somehow different than Democrats.

      They certainly aren’t more bigoted than Obama, who sabotaged same sex marriage in California and who defends fellow Democrat B. Clintons outrageously bigoted DADT and DOMA.

      Republicans aren’t worse at being lap dogs for militarism and oil companies and they aren’t worse about passing out trillions to the looter rich – they’re just not as smart about covering their asses as Obama and the Democrats. That’s why the looter rich much prefer working with Democrats like Obama and the Clintons – they’re greedier, they fool more people and they’re able to get away with a lot more than Republicans.

      The total failures of the Obama administration include health care reform, their inability to stabilize the economy, end mass unemployment and mass homelessness, curb their anti-LGBT bigotry, cap the oil spill (instead of respecting Haliburton and BPs ‘property rights’) and their relentless expansion of racist wars to make the world safe for BP and Haliburton (at the cost of thousands of GI lives and hundreds of thousands of civilian lives) is very bad news for American workers and consumers.

      A Republican politician is a rancid right centrist with a theocrat attached at the hip. A Democrat politician is a Republican in drag. This fall that will translate into very bad news for Democrats. We should help all we can by boycotting the elections or voting for a left party. A vote for any Democrat or any Republican is a wasted vote.

      Jul 6, 2010 at 2:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FL Dating
      FL Dating

      http://FLDating.net – Find a date in FL ;o)

      Jul 11, 2010 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • VIRGIL GARRISON
      VIRGIL GARRISON

      JUST WANTED TO KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT MAN AS IN THE WHITE MALE BEING DESCRIMINATED AGAINST,,,, WELL YOU KNOW MY NAME AN FOR ME GOING TO COURT WAS NO GAME GOT SCREWED BY UR SO CALLED JUSTICE SYSTEM ,,, I AM A 46 YR OLD MALE THAT DIDNT HAVE THE MONEY FOR A ATTORNEY FOR THE DIVORICE COURT ATTORONYS THAT I NEEDED ….BUT I HAVE WORKED MY WHOLE LIFE AN SUPPORTED MY FAMILY AS WELL AS I POSSIBLY COULD ALSO DURING THE HOUSEING BOOM TO BE HUMILIATED BY A FORT MYERS JUDGE ELIZABETH ADAMS ..PRIOR TO MY DIVORICE MY INCOME WAS 40 000.00 THOUSAND A YR, AFTER HURRICANE CHARLIE I MADE 100000.00 THOUSAND YR BUT JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DO TO THE ECONOMY MY PAY HAS WENT BACK TO NORMAL ,, BUT LAWYERS AN UNKNOWING JUSTICE SYSTEM BECAUSE THERE PAY NEVER IS LOWERED EHEY DONT KNOW NORMAL AVERAGE WORKING PEOPLE S PAY GOES UP AN DOWN DO TOO ECONOMY THERES DONT BECAUSE THE JUST RAISE TAXES …WE DONT HAVE THAT LUXURY ARE PAY IS DECREASED OR CUt!!!!!!polotions know nothing of this idea….please help i have been terribly betraded an not just me the lee county juctice center took my life from me ,,,,,,all i want is justice please help me an athers being rippt off just because of the unknown if you are able too take care of your self i dont beleive in life time alimoney ..man or woman schould not be rersonsible for a person that can take care of them selves …hell the goverment dont pay or are expected to pay a life time of support to a single indavigule that is capable of working ,,,im staving yet or anational catastorfey but am a male looking for justice my name virgil… number239-707-0456 am not an angle nor do i profess too be but the justice system is not working please help ur fellow lady americanz before its ur turn it hurts please helpllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

      Jul 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • VIRGIL GARRISON
      VIRGIL GARRISON

      do politions even know what is happing to the men an women out there ..ill tell ya i was strip of every thing i had ever worked for my hole life my 401k property that we bought togeterh over the last 26yrs 300 a week at 60000,00 thousand doller a yr salery for life i have nothing left ,,allbased on a women that left me for a another man (whitch didnt matter according to the judge )stranded me with all the bills pets, an are children where grown an moved out ,,but still a loud he4r to come in the court room with no evidence or paid bills an say i kept every thing ,,put a price tag on every thing or value an the judge agreed with her wow thats justice ,,,i know no one will here my plea or possiby see it ,,,but for man kind anfor the true women that are left please some one help us all or do we have to be murderd or hit by a natraul catasorfiebefor being heard or starving ,,,please help a hard working guy or woman that cannott afford a high priced attornney ,,,,,my nameis virgil 239-707-0456 some day it may happen to some one you love ,,dont want charity ..just to go on with my life

      Jul 15, 2010 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • VIRGIL GARRISON
      VIRGIL GARRISON

      everyone needs too know divorice is not a joke an if you ar the one the worked the most in the marriage that you will be punished in the court of law base on the lengh of ur marrige so my advice is only stay married for 2 or 3 yrs then find some one else because after that they get 1/2 or even more of ur pay wow this fair..but if u hav kids you only are resposible for 18yrzzz……so fintemps is what the goverment is saying or be punished for life ,,,,,,,,,,please everyone bbbbb advised dont have a long term marrage dont take care of your chidren rt gop or pay life long punishment be a free loader ,,acceppt welfare or jump obamas train or unemployment an ride till there is nothimg left an then we will all be up stream without a paddle love a america but not what her people has blindly allowed thanx for not listeningtooo all but let a haitian fart an we,ll scervey to go help ,,,dont mean to be blunt but no help for a white pink brown black straight american left in america what happen to take care of urs then ur neighbors ole well see ya virgil not heard from garrison 239 707-0456 peace too all,,,,,,ulll see….comin too some one or u soon….

      Jul 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • VIRGIL GARRISON
      VIRGIL GARRISON

      dear mr scott of course u may of heard i cannot spell well ,,,sir but have you truley heard what a fellow american has pleadeds too you sir you made your money an congrats from me think you are sicere an have my vote weather you have the time to here my plea but i hope someday u all hear a working man plea i am asking for nothing but to be let free sir think of this she leaves you an you worked hard to be where you are at thenlies an muliputation takes it away then the also tell you that for the rest of her life you pay her a fee,,,sound unbeleivable aay no sir not for me ,,,not adeadbeat workwd my whole life since 15yr check me an see sir she is 2yr youner than me an no health probs but all an i mean all was givin to herr one day you will all understand wait an see ….if any one can help …….dont never begg butt they broke me too the xtent of a handout i paint cars for a living ill work just find it inyour heart to help no one deserves to pay support to a person male or female for life specially if they can take care of themselves ,,plus left you for some one else thinkk everyone coming to u soon

      Jul 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JamesStone
      JamesStone

      @Jack LEE: I would GLADLY vote Republican if they cut their chains with evangelical Christians and stopped trying to get into my bedroom and take rights away from me. My partner and I have been together for nearly 20 years. We cannot marry in my state..we have to pay over $450 for his health insurance because he is self employed..if we were married like my straight friends he could be enrolled on my plan for almost nothing. When are they going to wake up and invite gay Americans to come under their tent??

      I cannot vote for a party that wants to keep my partner and I as second class citizens…

      Jul 23, 2010 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David McCormack
      David McCormack

      As a CEO myself, we do what we have to do for the bottom line that we get our stock options. It is better to defraud and get caught and then only pay back only a portion of what we defrauded the government out of, than let the company bottom line suffer. That’s our job. We don’t pay back the bonus we received, the company pays back only a small portion of what they received. Is Rick Scott honest and the best to the job? Hell no but he knows how to manipulate the system to serve his needs so well you have to admire him. How do you think he got all of his money for his advertisement’s he has on TV? You all have to learn that this is just life that will not change so get used to it.

      David McCormack (FL)

      Aug 8, 2010 at 8:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NRG Boys
      NRG Boys

      Nrg boys a social networking site for gays in UK. Gay social networking in Uk – gay chat, gay personals, gay dating, gay chat rooms. You can also join gay community and communicate with each other through messages. This site will allow user to express oneself with a avatar virtually.

      Aug 11, 2010 at 1:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wha??
      wha??

      Are you sure that picture is Rick Scott. I think it may be Max Headroom.

      Aug 18, 2010 at 3:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David McCormack - FL
      David McCormack - FL

      As a CEO myself with HMA we do what we have to do for the bottom line to keep bed full, produce revenue that we make a profit, get our stock options and the bonus we deserve. It is better to defraud and get caught and then only pay back a portion of what we received from the government, then to let the company bottom line suffer. That’s our job. We don’t pay back the bonus we received; and the company pays back only a portion of what they received, never all of what we received goes back to the government. its lost and forgotten, a write off of the government and we write off the payback on our company earnings financials as well. Using Rick Scott as the example; is he honest and the best to the job? Hell no but he knows how to manipulate the system so well you have to admire him. He is what healthcare is all about.
      This is how it is and how it shall remain, so everyone out there needs to get used to it and stop dreaming of things that it will never come or change. You don’t want it to change, you need and want us out here.
      David McCormack – FL

      Aug 18, 2010 at 8:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      @ David McCormack : You may as well have said “As the dictator of a small Latin American nation, we do what we have to do to keep our minority population underfed and and under control.”

      Aug 18, 2010 at 8:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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