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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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That Bill doesn't stand a chance of passage, either in the Florida House or the Florida Senate.    But of course far-left NBC Channel 8 wants to make a big deal out of it.

Senator Brodeur's Bill is targeting pay-to-play bloggers.

   This clip is from "Florida Politics":

      Brodeur’s bill makes clear that pay-to-play bloggers should be treated similar to lobbyists.

Mar 02, 2023 05:53 PM
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Dario Ferreira
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Sure, because the Internet is wholly contained in Florida.
They better be ready for the onslaught of blog posts about Florida government officials that will be posted online from all over the world.
You better close down the Internet for the whole state.

You really can't fix stupid.


Mar 02, 2023 03:25 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Had you not provided a link, I would have continued believing this was a joke, Buzz!

 

Unbelievable!

 

Mar 02, 2023 03:27 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Prior to NOW. I had not.  

I rarely click links posted in the Q&A like this however I am making an exception. 

Mar 02, 2023 04:32 PM
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Paul D. Diaz, EA, MBA
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I haven't heard about this. I'm in Florida, so I am interested. Thanks for the heads up.

Mar 02, 2023 04:17 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I hadn't heard this.  Is it OK to admit I'm incredulous!?

Mar 02, 2023 03:31 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
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It shows they have too much time on their hands and nothing better to do!

When they start enforcing their rules on themselves, I'll worry about it!

Mar 03, 2023 04:16 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Thank you for the facts Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate

Mar 03, 2023 03:53 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I am glad Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate set the record straight. Now I want to dig into it myself Buzz Mackintosh .

Mar 02, 2023 06:42 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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Good Luck With That. 🙄

 

Mar 02, 2023 04:55 PM
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Pete Xavier
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No worries, I have faith that Florida won't pass this WACKY proposal.

Mar 02, 2023 04:37 PM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
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WOW!  I don't think it will ever pass Constitutional muster, but I do wonder why the government would want to interfere with a private enterprise.  Is it to make it super easy to cancel what ever and who ever has written about it?

Mar 03, 2023 09:12 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Hahahaha! Well? Okay, stand behind your words or don't print them, 'journalist' . . .

it won't fly (1A) but it's intriguing . . .

Mar 03, 2023 06:55 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Oh wow! I just read Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate response and hope he's right that the bill won't pass.

Mar 03, 2023 04:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I like what I hear and see about DeSantis the governor is doing in Florida. 

Mar 03, 2023 09:05 AM
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Doug Dawes
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I hope Floridians stand together and oppose this and hopefully the Governor will too

Mar 03, 2023 08:59 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
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It's part of the Florida governor's censorship campaign.

Mar 03, 2023 06:45 AM
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Carla Freund
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They don't explain why. This will be difficult to pass.

Mar 03, 2023 05:27 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Whatever floats their boat! 

Mar 02, 2023 04:56 PM
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David M. Dwares
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Buzz Mackintosh, I'm sure if you search, you can find all sorts of seemingly crazy legislation filed throughout the country, for example:

A Washington state lawmaker exempted Native Americans from her life jacket bill, suggesting they're less likely to drown due to "eons" of experience with "cold water" in the state.

Washington state Rep. Cindy Ryu, a Democrat, is the sponsor of HB 1707, a bill that would require people to wear personal flotation devices while on stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and canoes in an effort to prevent drowning deaths.

The legislation, however, includes an exemption for members of federally-recognized Native American tribes.

 
Mar 03, 2023 08:42 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Just read something like this but did not know it was FL. I think that there are too many people writing about stuff that they have no knowledge of. Kind of like the annoying big mouth at the party only they now have a blog & an audience. 

I think they should be registered of some sort. They are giving advice to consumers & not taking any responsibility in what they are saying.

Mar 03, 2023 08:09 AM
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John Juarez
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Geez!

Mar 03, 2023 07:38 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I did hear about a proposed bill, I don't think it has a snowball's chance in hell of passing.

Mar 04, 2023 02:29 PM
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Bob Crane
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Little tin pot dictator want a be.

Mar 03, 2023 10:38 AM
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Will Hamm
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Wow,  wonder how this effect freedom of speech!

Mar 03, 2023 09:26 AM
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Don Baker
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Don't see that becoming law in Florida.

Mar 05, 2023 12:41 PM