Earl Rynerson

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    February 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Fort Lauderdale Gun Show Takes Place on City Property -- Kids Get in Free!

    About eight times a year, the Suncoast Gun Show takes place at Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium -- city-owned property -- and the next event is coming up January 12 and 13. Attendees are allowed to bring guns into the show, and kids get in free!, the website announces. (Admission is $8 for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Scott Israel Has Retweeted Our Interview With Him Hundreds of Times

    One day in February, we sat down for a get-to-know-you interview with Scott Israel, who's running in the Democratic primary this August to challenge Al Lamberti in the Broward County sheriff's race. Since then, his campaign has retweeted our story dozens and dozens of times -- we can't count exactly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Anti-Earl Rynerson Website Gets an Update After Sun-Sentinel Error

    ​Welcome to the internet, where misspelling a word by one letter can make you see things that cannot be unseen.As many folks who stay in tune with the political side of Fort Lauderdale would know, mayoral candidate Earl Rynerson keeps his rants against City Hall and Mayor Jack Seiler on his websit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Earl Rynerson Gets a Supporter to Run for Fort Lauderdale Mayor to Force a Primary

    ​Earl Rynerson, who's running for Fort Lauderdale mayor (again) against current Mayor Jack Seiler, deployed an interesting campaign strategy in his effort to get elected -- admittedly convincing someone else to run for mayor to force a primary election.Rynerson doesn't specifically use the word, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Earl Rynerson Announces He's Running for Fort Lauderdale Mayor (Again)

    Earl Rynerson​Earl Rynerson -- a constant critic of Fort Lauderdale's current leadership under Mayor Jack Seiler -- announced on Veteran's Day that he'll be running for the mayor's spot again.Rynerson, who spent 20 years in the military, made the call "official" on his website -- abetterfortlauder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Earl Rynerson: Either a Citizen Journalist or Another Gadfly With a Website

    Rynerson: the face of the new media.​Earl Rynerson knows a rumor circulating around Fort Lauderdale City Hall. It has to do with Mayor Jack Seiler supposedly pressuring the Sun-Sentinel into making a personnel change. It's almost certainly not true, but Rynerson wonders if people ought to know abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Commissioner Rodstrom: Yep, Gretsas Meeting was "PR Stunt"

    George Gretsas: bring on the haterade ​Yesterday, I wrote about local businessman and political busybody Earl Rynerson having called out city manager George Gretsas for holding two controversial meetings for city employees.  Today, Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Charlotte Rodstrom chimed i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    City Manager Gretsas = Hitler?

    Rynerson: gunning for Gretsas ​Anyone who paid attention to Fort Lauderdale's most recent mayoral elections may remember Earl Rynerson, a local businessman (he owns a tile company) who ran unsuccessfully for the seat now occupied by Jack Seiler. Despite losing the election, Rynerson hasn't stopped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Fort Lauderdale Has a Map Flap!

    Earl RynersonFormer mayoral candidate and compulsive activist Earl Rynerson has been looking for dirt in the office of new Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. Who knew he'd find it in his own mailbox?Judging by his blog post yesterday, Rynerson can barely contain his excitement over having received a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Earl Rynerson's Persistence Palin-esque

    We have never seen Earl Rynerson shoot a moose from a helicopter or put lipstick on a pig, but the local businessman reminds us of deposed veep candidate Sarah Palin if only because he simply won't leave the limelight. He may have lost the election for Fort Lauderdale mayor in February (to longtime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Seiler on Gretsas: "He'll Be Given a Fair Shake"

    From the start of the campaign for Fort Lauderdale mayor, Jack Seiler had a residency problem. He lived in Wilton Manors. But in the context of campaign obstacles, this was a fairly easy, if expensive, fix. He put his Wilton Manors home(s) up for sale, and rented a place in Fort Lauderdale, spending ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Fox News Piles on Rynerson

    I will venture a guess that Jack Seiler, Dean Trantalis, and Steve Rossi all have some familiarity with porn. The difference between those three candidates and the fourth candidate for Fort Lauderdale mayor is a paper trail: Earl Rynerson's credit card statements contain charges that can be traced b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Coral Ridge Surrenders; Jack Seiler Explains

    The church that D. James Kennedy built is waving the white flag in the culture war -- just in time for Barack Obama's inauguration. By hiring 36-year-old Tullian Tchividjian -- Billy Graham's grandson -- Coral Ridge Presbyterian has all but surrendered its right-wing, homop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Earl Rynerson, Are You Gay Enough To Be Our Man?

    We get it, Earl Rynerson. You would rather talk about issues facing Fort Lauderdale than be known as merely The Gay Candidate.Your predicament reminds me of this guy who didn't want to be known as merely The Black Candidate, but when the November election rolled around, post-election polls suggested ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Fort Lauderdale Mayoral Candidate Is One of Those Humans Turned On by "Sex"

    Imagine a poster like this hanging in Jim Naugle's old office.Here at New Times, we're porn-positive. (I mean, have you seen what lurks in our back pages?) In this Age of Tolerance, it's high time that a big, Democratic city like Fort Lauderdale have a candidate who's open and unashamed of his pruri ... More >>