Joyce Kaufman

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    November 9, 2012

    Joyce Kaufman Says Allen West Would Have Beaten Patrick Murphy, Had He Paid Her 20 Grand

    Conservative radio talk-show host Joyce Kaufman, who was appointed to be Republican Congressman Allen West's chief of staff back in 2008 because, well, she's just as batshit nutty as he is, lamented West's loss to Patrick Murphy on her radio show on WFTL-AM (850) on Wednesday. Kaufman blamed the de ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Five Lies Allen West Told on Mark Levin's Radio Show Friday Night

    Allen West has been getting a lot of bad press lately -- news outlets across the country, including this one, latched onto his declaration that "there are 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party."He's since moved past that assertion and onto the (slightly) ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Muslim Nezar Hamze Kept Out of Broward GOP Committee Amid "Pit of Discrimination"

    Photo by Mike RiceNezar Hamze (left) across from local radio host "Joe Citizen" in a July protest outside a Margate mosque.​Nezar Hamze -- a Muslim and executive director of Florida's Council on American-Islamic Relations -- is no stranger to taking heat from right-wing politicos in Broward County ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Allen West's Response to Request That He Cut Ties With Anti-Islamic Extremists: "NUTS!"

    ​The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent a letter to Rep. Allen West at the beginning of the month with a request -- quit palling around with Islamophobes.The letter, from CAIR South Florida Executive Director Nezar Hamze, specifically asked West to cut his ties with ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Ellisa Martinez, in Prison for Joyce Kaufman-Driven Broward Schools Lockdown, Speaks Out

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeEllisa Martinez​Ellisa Martinez -- the woman who recently received a two-year prison sentence after sending a threatening email to right-wing radio host Joyce Kaufman, leading to the lockdown of more than 300 Broward County schools -- has finally given her side of the sto ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Joyce Kaufman-Induced Broward Schools Lockdown Lands Woman Two Years in Prison

    BSOEllisa Martinez​The woman who caused an FBI investigation after sending threats to right-wing radio host Joyce Kaufman -- leading to the lockdown of more than 300 Broward County schools -- was sentenced today to two years in prison.Ellisa Martinez was arrested in November after emailing and cal ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Allen West Seeks Investigation Into Deerfield Beach Housing Authority

    ​Chalk this one up as a "plus" for Rep. Allen West -- he's asked the acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to launch a "full investigation" into the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority.For those keeping score on the local government scene, Deerfield's housi ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Best Object of Political Hatred: Joyce Kaufman

    joycekaufman.comJoyce Kaufman -- Best Object of Political Hatred​New Times Best of Broward-Palm Beach edition is here, folks.Even as Gov. Rick Scott continues to go lower and lower in the ranks of sanity every week, Joyce Kaufman is still the area's number-one object of political hatred.Kaufman, R ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Protest at Allen West Town Hall: Ken Evans, "Scumbag"?

    ​There was an ugly scene at Allen West's town hall meeting at Calvary Chapel last night, when a small, peaceful premeeting protest morphed into a series of increasingly angry disruptions after West took the stage. The protesters in the meeting became especially tetchy when it became apparent that ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Allen West On Keith Olbermann: Vengeance Is His

    I'm digging up what one source called "game changer" in the continuing Scott Rothstein saga today, so in the meantime I'll give you the Reader's Digest version of this weekend's Allen West speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Saturday. West hit a lot of ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale Tea Party Leader Speaks Out On Sarah Palin

      Fort Lauderdale Tea Party leader Gabe Carrera, at right, with Rick Scott during the campaign. ​ By day Gabriel Jose Carrera works as a bespectacled immigration attorney but in countless off-hours during the past 18 months he had another callin ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Jared Lee Loughner: Patriot?

    Just doing what he's told.​When Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle "Gabbie" Giffords through the head and murdered six other people outright, it really was because he was "insane" and "deranged," as Bob Norman put it in his heartfelt open letter to Joyce Kaufman. Loughner's most coher ... More >>

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    January 9, 2011

    The Tucson Shooting: An Open Letter To Joyce Kaufman

    The following is an open letter to WFTL-850 FM radio host Joyce Kaufman, whose incendiary political rhetoric included a Tea Party rally remark that, "If ballots don't work, bullets will": Dear Joyce, How does it feel when you hear about the horrific shootings in Tucso ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Westworld, Part I: A New Year's Appraisal of God, Good, and Evil in Allen West's America

    ​Congressman-elect Allen West was interviewed on Fox News Sunday this weekend. He was surprisingly mellow. The barn-burning campaigner who called for an armed march on Lexington and Concord was nowhere in evidence. Despite interviewer Chris Wallace's best efforts at incitement, West remained poise ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 14, 2010

    Ilene Lieberman, The Shadow Commissioner

    I would say that Ilene Lieberman has left the building, but she never came in. This really is Lieberman's Facebook avatar -- it's misspelled with two R's​Lieberman missed today's Broward County Commission meeting again this week. She also missed last week's meeting. And one before that. ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    UPDATED: Schools Threat Suspect Is Green Party Member

    The woman charged by the FBI with making a threat that led to the lockdown of more than 300 Broward County schools after hearing the words of right-wing talker Joyce Kaufman isn't a member of the Tea Party -- she's a member of the Green Party. Ellisa Martinez was arrested yesterday for ma ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Stacy Ritter Vid: Like Obama, I Must Withstand "Hammering"

    Stacy Ritter just can't stop herself. It seems that everything the Broward County commissioner does sends a stench heavenward. One reason for that may be that she doesn't do anything at all unless it is to benefit her; her lobbyist husband, Russ Klenet; or the people who helped get ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Inside the Tea Party Rally for Joyce Kaufman

    Joyce Kaufman addressing the rally held in her honor.​After all the drama and controversy surrounding conservative talk-show host Joyce Kaufman last week -- her accepting, then turning down, incoming Congressman Allen West's invitation to be his chief of staff, then a terrorist threat against Brow ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    More on Lockdown Threat, Allen West

    OK, some new information on the threat that caused the Broward County lockdown, and it's coming from the original source, right-wing radio talker Joyce Kaufman. Kaufman said on Lou Dobbs' radio program that: -- The threat came from a woman, not a man, as has been reported. -- The woman lives in Ne ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Joyce Kaufman Stays In Florida to be "Your Biggest Nightmare"

    Flickr: ValentinaLWeisKaufman: Still talking.​"I would have been some quiet little chief-of-staff," Joyce Kaufman told listeners on her WFTL-AM (850) radio show. "It's gonna be your biggest nightmare that I didn't go quietly off to Washington." Ah, yes. The woman who urged "bullets" over ballots w ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    UPDATED:Joyce Kaufman Heads to Washington With Allen West; Conspiracy Theorists Rejoice

    UPDATE: That was fast. Kaufman announced today she has declined the chief of staff post, after a threat emailed to her radio station led to a lockdown of Broward County schools. New Times columnist Bob Norman has the scoop.Flickr: ValentinaLWeisKaufman and West will make history together.​Joyce Ka ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Breaking: Joyce Kaufman Quits Allen West Job

    Right-wing radio talker Joyce Kaufman -- whose July 4 call for "bullets" in favor of ballots has been linked to yesterday's threat that led to the countywide lockdown on all Broward County schools -- is on the air now and promising a statement of explanation. Kaufman and West ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Report: Threat Linked To Joyce Kaufman's Call To Arms

    Channel 7 is reporting that the man who allegedly threatened to shoot up a Pembroke Pines school was prompted somehow by Joyce Kaufman, the acidic right-wing radio show host who was named yesterday newly elected Congressman Allan West's chief of staff. This whole thing is still murky, but  ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Broward School Board Continues Lawyer Fiasco

    The Broward County School Board has a bad case of emeritus. You might think that after the stink caused by the Broward County School Board's plan to give outgoing Ed Marko a $266,000 salary to serve as general counsel emeritus (for the unwashed that's pronounced  ih-MEH-ri-tus, not really like ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Allen West Is Ducking Debate, Says Republican Underdog

    Photo from dcbrady.comIs David Brady too rational to win a Republican primary?​David Brady seems to be doing everything right in his campaign to win the Republican nomination in the 22nd Congressional District. It seems like Republican voters would want a moderate like Brady, who would seem to hav ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    For the Conspiracy Theorist in Your Life, Coral Ridge Ministries DVD Makes a Perfect Gift

    What do you give the person who has everything -- except critical thinking skills? Why, you head over to the website of Fort Lauderdale-based Coral Ridge Ministries and snatch up a copy of its newly released DVD, Socialism: A Clear and Present Danger. Above, that's an excerpt from the video, and y ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Republican Opponent to Allen West Campaigns as "Level-Headed, Rational" Alternative

    Photo: Robert KlemmDavid Brady​Don't call David Brady a "moderate" Republican. No, he prefers "extreme conservative." He's just not quite as extreme as his opponent in the primary, Allen West. Few are.Brady has never been accused of torturing an Iraqi detainee. He doesn't think it's appropriate to ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Brady Act: Underdog Republican Candidate Has Star-Making Turn in Debate Against Allen West

     David Brady has been listed as a candidate for Congress in Florida's 22nd Congressional District since August, and he qualified in April, but nobody's paid any attention to him. Frankly, I just assumed he was the typical long-shot whack-job who gets a thrill from seeing his name on a ballot.Th ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Video Highlights From Last Week's Broward Tea Party​It's almost impossible to describe the sights and sounds of last Thursday's Tax Day Tea Party without making it seem like it was a crowd of angry, government-hating, probably-racist religious nuts willing to exploit their children to convince people the federal government should stop sp ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Stormfront Scion Derek Black Hosting Radio Show on WPBR

    Stormfront's Derek Black jumps into the talk radio fray.​Joining a list of decidedly eccentric squawk radio hosts in South Florida  -- from both the right and left -- including Joyce Kaufman, Dick Farrel, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Foley, and Randi Rhodes, Stormfront's poster boy, Derek Black, is n ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Faux Ho Hannah Giles to Speak at West Palm Tea Party Tax Rally

    Flickr: alyxwiHannah Giles​The South Florida Tea Party has landed itself a minicelebrity for the anti-tax rally tomorrow in downtown West Palm: Hannah Giles, the young woman who in August 2009 pretended to be a prostitute for a pimp seeking help with tax evasion and human smuggling from ACORN, the ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Florida Textbooks Promoting Islam, Study Shows

    Kaufman, separated at birth from Garofalo​Squawk Radio guru Joyce Kaufman, whose show airs daily on 850 AM WFTL, has announced that Citizens for National Security (CFNS), a nonprofit Public Charity, "has completed an exhaustive 14-month research study which conclusively reveals that a vast number ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Allen West Trained Muslim Fighters -- Before Declaring U.S. Must Fight Muslims

    Flickr: South Florida Tea PartyWest (left) posing with tea party protesters, who admire his blunt style.​During his 2010 congressional campaign, Allen West has talked tough not just about terrorism but about the Muslim world. In a speech that gained national attention last month he charged that Is ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Joyce Kaufman Whips Publix's Butt Over Free Calendar

    Note to Publix: Yeah, it's Islamic New Year. But it's also Tina's birthday.​WFTL's Joyce Kaufman is getting pretty good at managing political stunts. A couple of years ago she collected thousands of shoes to take to Washington to protest illegal immigration. That same year she switched parties - ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    49 States Green With Envy Over Florida's Environmental Progress

    Radio Green Earth: Making the world safer for tree frogs​Bet you thought South Florida was a lot more likely to win accolades for "best strip malls" or "extra egregious decimation of natural wildlife" than for anything much greener than development dollars. But it turns out Florida is among the to ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    The Islamicist in the Room

    Kaufman: Setting her sights on Shadowood.Fort Lauderdale's WFTL-AM (850) talk-radio host Joyce Kaufman is smelling conspiracy everywhere lately. She has hooked up with those zany folks over at the Florida Security Council and believes that there's a radical Muslim hiding under every rock. "I am obse ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Florida GOP Leads a Lamb to Slaughter

    Don't. Jump!You're right about one thing, Joyce Kaufman: The mainstream media are not likely to take the congressional candidacy of Dennis Lamb seriously. Here's my best effort: Dennis Lamb? Seriously?This Hollywood man -- who either has no political experience or simply forgot to mention it on his ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Fort Lauderdale "Tea Party" Protest on Tax Day

    Besides gnashing one's teeth or making fun of Timothy Geithner's dweebiness, there is little frustrated taxpayers can do about the spiraling-out-of-control federal deficit. To channel their rage, fed-up conservatives have been organizing "tea parties" around the country, mimicking the Boston Tea Par ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    April 10, 2008

    Kids and Scoundrels

    That other, smaller, more manageable film festival

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    December 20, 2007
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    November 1, 2007
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    October 25, 2007

    Talking Up a Storm

    Radio host Joyce Kaufman wins fans by flaying a new enemy: undocumented immigrants

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    September 11, 2007