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Old 23rd February 2019, 07:54 AM   #1
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Violent Lunatic Florida Mayor Arrested

Police should be allowed to arrest people simply for their eyes. Hey Chet, do you see that guy's eyes? Yep, let's get him.

Originally Posted by Daily Mail
A Florida mayor has been arrested after he allegedly fired shots at police officers trying to serve a search warrant at his home.

Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad, 68, was accused of practicing medicine without a license and when deputies arrived on his doorstep to conduct a search, he allegedly shot at two of the officers.

Massad was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired the shots, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

He additionally faces charges of practicing medicine without a license...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ida-mayor.html
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Old 23rd February 2019, 09:19 AM   #2
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Florida. What is it about Florida?
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Florida. What is it about Florida?
It's something in the orange juice.
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So cuckoo for coco puffs Mayor shot at a SWAT team, and they took him down without returning fire? I'm pretty sure there's a lesson to be learned in that one.
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Old 23rd February 2019, 10:12 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by wasapi View Post
Florida. What is it about Florida?
It's possible the hyper magnetic bizarrosphear* that makes up the Bermuda Triangle has tangentially shifted westward without anyone that pays attention to that sort of thing even noticing.










* Okay, spellcheck is recognizing "Bizarrosphear" as a word??? What the heck is a bizarrosphear?
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Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
It's possible the hyper magnetic bizarrosphear* that makes up the Bermuda Triangle has tangentially shifted westward without anyone that pays attention to that sort of thing even noticing.









* Okay, spellcheck is recognizing "Bizarrosphear" as a word??? What the heck is a bizarrosphear?
Floridian for 'home'
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Old 23rd February 2019, 10:19 AM   #7
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Florida. What is it about Florida?
Intelligence and common sense are necessary to survive winter in more northern places. That isn't true for Florida and so it is a place for the deficient to go and breed.
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Old 23rd February 2019, 10:24 AM   #8
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Intelligence and common sense are necessary to survive winter in more northern places. That isn't true for Florida and so it is a place for the deficient to go and breed.
I am told that incidence of STDs among the elderly is the highest in the country in central Florida. While not actively breeding, that might account for the look on the Mayors face
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He can treat his own STD.
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Old 23rd February 2019, 11:04 AM   #10
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So the OP article says the police were hip to Mr Mayor Massad being armed and with a history of violence, that was serious enough to justify sending in SWAT to serve this non violent warrant upon. I wonder if his constituents were aware that he was a loose cannon? Not that that mug would be a tip or anything
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He lives in a VERY swanky home in an area renown for its drug addicts...the same people voted him mayor of this area...he's a former doctor...he has been "treating patients without a license" since 1992...he's got a history of law-breaking and violence...he resisted arrest when the SWAT team turned up...

Dang it, I KNOW there's a link for all of this but I just can't put my finger on it...
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Old 23rd February 2019, 11:25 AM   #12
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* Okay, spellcheck is recognizing "Bizarrosphear" as a word??? What the heck is a bizarrosphear?
Hahaha, I love it.

Google turns up no results, though, so spellcheck must be drunk.
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So cuckoo for coco puffs Mayor shot at a SWAT team, and they took him down without returning fire? I'm pretty sure there's a lesson to be learned in that one.
Presently this is a "Current Events" topic. Let's see if we can make it into a "Social Issue" (those get far more play, as we all know).

I just came from my morning constitutional. Stopped off at Sparky and Dub's (not the real name but the good old boy Merkins who hang out there would fit in at a Sparky and Dub's Dew Drop Inn in Bogalusa).

Ed from Alabama opined.... "This just shows you that the police are professionals and when they have the proper intelligence going into a situation, they don't goy in guns a-blazing. That's librul media lies!"

After I left there, I stopped off to get my wheat-germ infused thirteen grain bread baked in biodegradable pans at Kafe Karma, and Sally Sunshine was working a petition to investigate this because "if that had been a black man reaching for his ID or mobile phone, those pigs would've offed him".


(Neither place exists. I'm just cutting to the chase.)
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Old 24th February 2019, 01:54 AM   #14
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Bizarrosphear

My spellcheck underlines it in red. Maybe someone has a defective spellcheck or it's turned off.
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Old 24th February 2019, 04:13 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
It's possible the hyper magnetic bizarrosphear* that makes up the Bermuda Triangle has tangentially shifted westward without anyone that pays attention to that sort of thing even noticing.

* Okay, spellcheck is recognizing "Bizarrosphear" as a word??? What the heck is a bizarrosphear?
Not sure if that's a serious question but I always thought it was "Bizzarosphere", as in "The world where Bizarro, Superman's imperfect duplicate, lives". Although technically it should be "Bizzarocube".
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Old 24th February 2019, 05:30 AM   #16
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Florida. What is it about Florida?
I can't find a good link to it, but I've been told part of it has to do with the state's standards for transparency. Apparently, there's some greater requirement to make information about crimes publicly available there.

Not to say there isn't also a greater incidence of weird crime there, but there may also be an effect that we don't hear about every incident elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Bizarrosphear

My spellcheck underlines it in red. Maybe someone has a defective spellcheck or it's turned off.
My spellcheck is turned on, otherwise I'd look like a bigger idiot than I usually do*. Generally, when I misspelled something (Pretty regular occurrence) there's the familiar red squiggly line under the offending word, left click and alternate options are displayed, but for some reason Bizzarosphear does generate that result, still.






* I misspelled a good half dozen words while writing this post, all were underlined and corrected for me, except Bizzarosphear.
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Perhaps you added it to your local dictionary accidentally? That option is usually right near where you're going to be clicking to select a suggested proper spelling.
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Practicing with a suspended license begs the question, how did he lose medical privileges?
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
Presently this is a "Current Events" topic. Let's see if we can make it into a "Social Issue" (those get far more play, as we all know).

I just came from my morning constitutional. Stopped off at Sparky and Dub's (not the real name but the good old boy Merkins who hang out there would fit in at a Sparky and Dub's Dew Drop Inn in Bogalusa).

Ed from Alabama opined.... "This just shows you that the police are professionals and when they have the proper intelligence going into a situation, they don't goy in guns a-blazing. That's librul media lies!"

After I left there, I stopped off to get my wheat-germ infused thirteen grain bread baked in biodegradable pans at Kafe Karma, and Sally Sunshine was working a petition to investigate this because "if that had been a black man reaching for his ID or mobile phone, those pigs would've offed him".


(Neither place exists. I'm just cutting to the chase.)
Actually, I thought it might mean the SWAT tactics should receive wider use, as they seemed to have been effective. A lot of bloodshed could be spared across the board.

But you do you.
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Actually, I thought it might mean the SWAT tactics should receive wider use, as they seemed to have been effective. A lot of bloodshed could be spared across the board.

But you do you.
By that I assume you mean showing the hyperbolic reactions that most people take to these stories? 'Cuz I didn't take a position, merely offered an observation.
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
By that I assume you mean showing the hyperbolic reactions that most people take to these stories? 'Cuz I didn't take a position, merely offered an observation.
Ok, great. Sounded a little like you were drawing unhealthy battle lines.

Whether the suspect is Mayor McMethadone, a gangbanger, or a guy watching football at home, it sure would be swellzies if the police weren't killing the citizenry. I'd like to know how SWAT handled this situation and have it implemented as nation-wide as feasible
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I am told that incidence of STDs among the elderly is the highest in the country in central Florida. While not actively breeding, that might account for the look on the Mayors face
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ex-toyboy.html

Yes, between the swingers in the retirement homes and adults only live in nudist parks, seniors can be rather um... active.
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Practicing with a suspended license begs the question, how did he lose medical privileges?
He lost his license after a three year old patient died in his care. I couldn't find anything that said what specifically he did to cause the death or not do to prevent it. He must have been extremely negligent if he lost his license completely over it.
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So cuckoo for coco puffs Mayor shot at a SWAT team, and they took him down without returning fire? I'm pretty sure there's a lesson to be learned in that one.
My reading of the article is that he was shooting at them at a fair distance as they approached his house, so retreating and surrounding was probably the only practical choice. If they were in close proximity and he opened fire, no doubt he would have been gunned down.

With some armed nut dug in a like a tick in his house, negotiation for a peaceful surrender is almost always going to be the first choice.
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Here is a photo of the guy, and a video of the police press conference.

It is unclear if he actually shot at the officers. The speaker says he fired two shots.

He doesn't say he shot 'at the officers' watch the press conference, he is very vague on the description.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9NDWl_1550947866
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Originally Posted by Drewbot View Post
Here is a photo of the guy, and a video of the police press conference.

It is unclear if he actually shot at the officers. The speaker says he fired two shots.

He doesn't say he shot 'at the officers' watch the press conference, he is very vague on the description.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9NDWl_1550947866
I'm sure he just fired shots to flag them down, right?
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Originally Posted by Drewbot View Post
Here is a photo of the guy, and a video of the police press conference.

It is unclear if he actually shot at the officers. The speaker says he fired two shots.

He doesn't say he shot 'at the officers' watch the press conference, he is very vague on the description.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9NDWl_1550947866
He says at least three times I count that 'he shot at us'
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OK,
There is one point 2:10, where he specifically says 'the suspect fired two rounds'

He then says 'he fired those rounds...' and then cuts over to how proud he is of the deputies.

He makes a general statement about how 'if someone is firing at us they have every right to open fire... they did what was appropriate at the time.'

I think if he actually shot at them, they would have taken him out.
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Off the top of my head, check 3:50

and 5:28
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OK,


I think if he actually shot at them, they would have taken him out.
That assumes that have a clear shot. If nutbag is firing out a window and moving around, they might not know where he is. SWAT guys out in the yard are going to be disadvantaged compared to some guy taking cover and moving throughout the home.

It is perfectly plausible that they got shot at and retreated without returning fire.
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I am told that incidence of STDs among the elderly is the highest in the country in central Florida. While not actively breeding, that might account for the look on the Mayors face
“The Villages” is a little retirement community south of Ocala. It has nothing except old pervs and a ton of 40+ year-old prostitutes.

I’m angry that I’ll never be able to afford to retire there.
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“The Villages” is a little retirement community south of Ocala. It has nothing except old pervs and a ton of 40+ year-old prostitutes.
Yeeeeaaahh...um....my mom and stepdad have retired there....the have one of those little street legal golf carts and all....yeah...um....

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I’m angry that I’ll never be able to afford to retire there.
Well, if you're over 40 and willing to work part-time...
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I think if he actually shot at them, they would have taken him out.
I think if a person they're closing in to capture starts firing a weapon in close proximity to them police would tend to react the same way regardless of which precise direction the weapon is aimed, assuming they're even able to determine that by sight.
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The guy appointed to replace him has now been arrested.

https://www.tampabay.com/breaking-ne...sted-20190313/
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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
The guy appointed to replace him has now been arrested.

https://www.tampabay.com/breaking-ne...sted-20190313/
Man, it MUST be something in the water there. Alligator piss?
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A story about Florida in the Daily Mail

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Originally Posted by Stacko View Post
The guy appointed to replace him has now been arrested.

https://www.tampabay.com/breaking-ne...sted-20190313/
That's genuinely impressive.
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