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Children's Movement of Florida Hosting Candidate Forum

The Children’s Movement of Florida Strong Start for ALL Children Candidate Forum Candidates for Florida Senate District 15 and House District 47 to Discuss Important Early Childhood Issues. 

 

By Jacob Engels

 

The Children’s Movement of Florida invites you to cover an important community forum featuring four candidates in the November election who are seeking to represent Orange County in the state House and Senate. It will take place next Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave.

 

The Children’s Movement of Florida Strong Start for ALL Children Candidate Forum Candidates for Florida Senate District 15 and House District 47 to Discuss Important Early Childhood Issues. 

 

By Jacob Engels

 

The Children’s Movement of Florida invites you to cover an important community forum featuring four candidates in the November election who are seeking to represent Orange County in the state House and Senate. It will take place next Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave.

 

The four candidates include: · SD 15 – Victor Torres (D) and Peter Vivaldi (R) · HD 47 – Mike Miller (R) and Beth Tuura (D).

 

The forum will be moderated by veteran journalist Matthew Peddie, assistant news director of 90.7 WMFE, Public Radio for Central Florida, and the host of Intersection, the NPR station’s news and in-depth conversation program.

 

The Strong Start for ALL Children event is presented by The Children’s Movement and Central Florida Urban League, in partnership with the Children’s Cabinet of Orange County, Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, and Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County.

 

The participating candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their positions on issues affecting Florida’s most vulnerable residents - children 0 to 5 years old. Members of the audience will be invited to ask questions on early childhood education and healthcare, including accessibility, affordability, and quality.

 

This is the first time that The Children’s Movement is hosting such a forum in Orange County during the 2016 election season. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com

 

See Michael C. Hall's Stunning Performance of David Bowie's 'Lazarus'

From Rolling Stone --

 

Actor Michael C. Hall paid proper homage to David Bowie during his performance of Bowie's "Lazarus" at the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize ceremony on Thursday.

 

From 'Young Americans' to 'Station to Station,' here are the tracks that led to Bowie's newest masterpiece Backed by a full band, which included backup singers and a horn section, the former Dexter leading man channeled the late singer's intonations while adding his own take to the original version.

 

From Rolling Stone --

 

Actor Michael C. Hall paid proper homage to David Bowie during his performance of Bowie's "Lazarus" at the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize ceremony on Thursday.

 

From 'Young Americans' to 'Station to Station,' here are the tracks that led to Bowie's newest masterpiece Backed by a full band, which included backup singers and a horn section, the former Dexter leading man channeled the late singer's intonations while adding his own take to the original version.

 

Hall's emotive performance took place before a video backdrop featuring Bowie. Of course, Hall has had a lot of solid practice embodying Bowie's sound and style. Hall worked with Bowie on the musical Lazarus, one of the last projects Bowie finished before his death.

 

Hall starred in the leading role of the off-Broadway New York production. The actor will be reprising the role when it heads to London in October. The song hails from David Bowie's Mercury-nominated Blackstar, which lost out to Skepta for his album Konnichiwa on Thursday....MORE HERE.

 

 

 

Inside Advantage PR Opening Primo Madison Ave Office In NYC

The Florida based firm is broadening its reach into Manhattan.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

After building an impressive list of Florida based clientele, one of Orlando's most successful PR firms is expanding to the Big Apple. Inside Advantage PR, has secured several NYC based clients and will be opening a new office on the storied Madison Avenue.

 

The space, located at 275 Madison Avenue, will serve as the home for several of the agency’s northeastern clients.

 

The Florida based firm is broadening its reach into Manhattan.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

After building an impressive list of Florida based clientele, one of Orlando's most successful PR firms is expanding to the Big Apple. Inside Advantage PR, has secured several NYC based clients and will be opening a new office on the storied Madison Avenue.

 

The space, located at 275 Madison Avenue, will serve as the home for several of the agency’s northeastern clients.

 

Inside Advantage PR’s President Jonathan Beaton says the expansion is long overdue.

 

“Many of our clients are already located in Manhattan, or have an office in the city. Our new presence will further bolster those relationships and help us build new ones.”

 

Beaton was a top news reporter for CBS and WDBO.

 

The agency, launched in July of 2015, specializes in media relations and crisis communications for law firms, hedge funds and wealth management firms. Right now, Inside Advantage PR maintains an exclusive relationship as the official public relations agency for the Palm Beach County Hedge Fund Association.

 

“With an expanding outreach into new markets, this only strengthens our committment to be the industry leader in law and financial public relations,” says Beaton.

 

Inside Advantage PR will remain headquarted in downtown Orlando, with Beaton splitting time between both offices.

 

Beaton was a true ally and friend during my battle with ousted and disgraced former Seminole County Tax Collector Ray Valdes, helping my legal team punch back in the press.

 

Whether it's showcasing a new product, evangelizing for your company or professional group, or holding a 28-year career politician accountable... you want Beaton and Inside Advantage PR on your side.

 

Learn more about their new plans and their services by clicking here.

 

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com

 

 

How 9/11 Reshaped My Generation

Partisanship aside, it's time to move forward together.

 

By Edmund Young

 

Fifteen years ago, I had just returned from the college dining room to my dorm room to get ready for class. It seemed like a normal day, nothing particularly special or out of the ordinary.

 

I sat down at my desk to put things in my bag for my classes that day and then went online to talk with some friends until it was time to leave.

 

Partisanship aside, it's time to move forward together.

 

By Edmund Young

 

Fifteen years ago, I had just returned from the college dining room to my dorm room to get ready for class. It seemed like a normal day, nothing particularly special or out of the ordinary.

 

I sat down at my desk to put things in my bag for my classes that day and then went online to talk with some friends until it was time to leave.

 

As my friends and I talked about everything and nothing, one of them interrupted the conversation and said a plane just hit the Twin Towers. At first, none of us believe them and then another person said it's true it's true.

 

Not having a TV in my dorm room, I ran out to the dorm's lobby and everyone was frozen where they stood watching the events unfold. At first, like everyone else I want to do believe it was just a horrible accident; this was a tragic accident; a plane malfunction, adverse weather effects, or maybe something happen to the pilot health-wise.

 

Then the second plane hit the other tower, a third hit the Pentagon, then a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania. That was a day that not only America changed but the world changed. I finally understood how my grandparents' generation felt the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. September 11th became the day that would reshape my entire generation.

 

My generation lost its innocence and the generation after has never had it due to the conflict and loss we had. Today I'll be taking a moment, probably lots of moments, the think and reflect on what's happened in the last fifteen years. Remembering those that we've lost in the attacks and lost in the conflict since then.

 

I will also think of the students I teach every day. The students who don't know of a world before September 11th. The generation that is now in school does not get the benefit of living carefree in the world and society where everything is always good. This experience, this privilege of childhood, was taken away before they even were alive.

 

Today, on this day of remembrance, I encourage you all to take a moment and remember all those that we lost, all that we've lost ever, and be grateful for all that we still have.

 

Partisanship aside, it's time to move forward together.

 

Ed Young is a local teacher who has taught in central Florida for the last twelve years. He is a longtime Seminole County resident, financial conservative, and advocate for conserving Florida’s natural resources. He is an elected member of the Seminole County Soil & Water Conservation District where he represents Group 4 and currently serves as their treasurer. He has conducted surveys of state parks for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and presented to various community groups and organization of the benefits of solar energy.

 

 

Trump PAC: Super Trump Will Save America

The Committee to Restore America's Greatness will launch a massive ad campaign in Times Square & Central Florida.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

The East Orlando Post has learned that a pro-Trump Super PAC will launch a four-day campaign blanketing Times Square and the I-4 Corridor in Central Florida.

 

Times Square is visited by hundreds of thousands of people daily, while the Downtown Orlando area of the I-4 corridor sees similar amounts of drivers each day.

 

The Committee to Restore America's Greatness will launch a massive ad campaign in Times Square & Central Florida.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

The East Orlando Post has learned that a pro-Trump Super PAC will launch a four-day campaign blanketing Times Square and the I-4 Corridor in Central Florida.

 

Times Square is visited by hundreds of thousands of people daily, while the Downtown Orlando area of the I-4 corridor sees similar amounts of drivers each day.

 

Sources close to the PAC, which is aligned with Trump confidant and veteran political operative Roger Stone, confirmed the group had two donors come forward offering the funding for the prime-time push.

 

The creative depicts the GOP presidential nominee as "Super Trump, who is ready to "Make America Great Again."

 

Running as a video advertisement in Times Square and static ad in Central Florida, a preview can be seen below.

 

Conservative filmmaker Joel Gilbert developed the poster design and video concept.

 

Committee to Restore America's Greatness officials said these digital billboards are just the beginning of an "aggressive" push through emerging advertising and digital media to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in November.

 

"Donald Trump is ready to save the middle class, restore our borders, and snuff out corrupt politicians in both parties who prey on American citizens," said Roger Stone, confidante and advisor to Trump for nearly 40 years.

 

Seminole County Tax Collector elect Joel Greenberg, who waged a Trump'esque campaign to defeat a longtime incumbent of over 27 years, is confirmed as one of the donors.

 

"I am eager to help Donald Trump expand his reach to younger voters and take on Crooked Hillary," said Greenberg, who will be one of the youngest elected constitutional officers across Florida's 67 counties when sworn in on January, 1st of 2017.

 

Mr. Greenberg will be providing the space in Central Florida, while San Diego based Dr. Robert Shillman has donated the funds for the Times Square effort.

 

"When I was a kid, Superman was my idol because he stood for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, just like Donald Trump," said Shillman.

 

The video ad that will run in Times Square for four-days starting this coming week.

 

The ads will start on Tuesday in Times Square in NYC and run through Friday night, while the Central Florida campaign will begin the following week.

 

You can learn more about The Committee to Restore America's Greatness by clicking here.

 

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com

 

 

LGBT Group Embraces Guns After Orlando

LA Times --

 

Jonathan Fischer is never sure who’s going to be more surprised when he, as he likes to put it, comes out of the gun closet — the gun aficionados who find out he’s gay or the gay friends who find out he likes shooting guns.

 

When the 38-year-old television editor showed up last month to a defensive handgun class near Piru with a Glock 27 pistol on his hip, he wore a T-shirt sporting a rainbow-colored AK-47.

 

His “gay-K-47,” he said.

 

LA Times --

 

Jonathan Fischer is never sure who’s going to be more surprised when he, as he likes to put it, comes out of the gun closet — the gun aficionados who find out he’s gay or the gay friends who find out he likes shooting guns.

 

When the 38-year-old television editor showed up last month to a defensive handgun class near Piru with a Glock 27 pistol on his hip, he wore a T-shirt sporting a rainbow-colored AK-47.

 

His “gay-K-47,” he said.

 

In the days after 49 people were fatally shot at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., this summer, Fischer wanted to do something to make his community safer.

 

So he started the West Hollywood chapter of the Pink Pistols — a loosely organized, national LGBT gun group.

 

“If someone was to try and break into my home, and especially if someone were armed, I don’t want to fight back with a kitchen knife,” Fischer said... MORE HERE.

Orlando Tech Association Names Interim Director

Special from Orlando Business Journal --

 

A local association comprised of dozens of tech entrepreneurs and business professionals named a new leader. The Orlando Tech Association chose Jim Thomas as its interim executive director, said association President Carlos Carbonell, who also is CEO of Orlando-based Echo Interaction Group. Jim Thomas, a leader with Orlando Inc. will also lead Orlando Tech Association.

 

Special from Orlando Business Journal --

 

A local association comprised of dozens of tech entrepreneurs and business professionals named a new leader. The Orlando Tech Association chose Jim Thomas as its interim executive director, said association President Carlos Carbonell, who also is CEO of Orlando-based Echo Interaction Group. Jim Thomas, a leader with Orlando Inc. will also lead Orlando Tech Association.

 

Thomas is well connected in the business community as he currently is executive vice president and director of innovation for Orlando Inc. The Orlando Economic Development Commission and the Central Florida Partnership(which includes Orlando Inc.), two of the region’s most prominent organizations aimed at fostering economic growth, on July 22 announced their intent to merge.

 

Thomas is also executive director of Orlando Trep, an organization that helps promote the city as a place for entrepreneurs by informing them about available venture capital and the local talent pool. Thomas replaces Orrett Davis, who stepped down in July after serving as the association's executive director since its start in 2011.

 

It's unknown if this interim position... MORE HERE.

Trump Advisor's Radio Show Gains Steam

Political operative Roger Stone, a longtime friend to Donald Trump, is seeing success with his radio show Stone Cold Truth.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

New York Times bestselling author and political pundit Roger Stone has had a blockbuster year.

 

From helping Donald Trump take on a crowded GOP primary field, to earning spreads in Vanity Fair and the New York Times, it has been a summer of success for Stone.

 

Political operative Roger Stone, a longtime friend to Donald Trump, is seeing success with his radio show Stone Cold Truth.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

New York Times bestselling author and political pundit Roger Stone has had a blockbuster year.

 

From helping Donald Trump take on a crowded GOP primary field, to earning spreads in Vanity Fair and the New York Times, it has been a summer of success for Stone.

 

He is currently bolstering Trump's efforts with The Committee to Restore America's Greatness, a PAC aimed at identifying and stopping voter fraud in key battleground states.

 

The 40-year veteran of 9 presidential campaigns got his start the youngest member of Richard Nixon's famed Committee to Re-Elect the President and has since advised Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bob Dole.

 

In late August, Mr. Stone kicked off "The Stone Cold Truth" radio show on the Genesis Communications Network, recording the show from South Florida, where he resides with his wife Nydia.

 

The first few episodes have featured notable guests like CNBC's Larry Kudlow, Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano, and libertarian comedian Travis Irvine.

 

The 1-hour+ show includes Stone's musings on food, pop-culture, politics, and everything in between.

 

Airing on Saturday afternoons on his YouTube channel, this week's guests include bestselling author and former Clinton advisor Dick Morris and World Net Daily's Jerome Corsi.

 

Catch last week's show of "The Stone Cold Truth", see below!

 

 

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com

 

 

Defending The American Dream Summit: Two Books You Should Have Snagged

With American's for Prosperity's Defending The American Dream Summit closing out today, consider these two books.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

The Orange County Convention Center has been crawling with freedom fighters and distinguished speakers the past 48 hours, all part of the annual Defending the American Dream Summit. 

 

Several Florida legislators, including Representatives Jose Oliva and Richard Corcoran received the distinguished "Washington" Award for their efforts in promoting freedom and individual liberty.

 

With American's for Prosperity's Defending The American Dream Summit closing out today, consider these two books.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

The Orange County Convention Center has been crawling with freedom fighters and distinguished speakers the past 48 hours, all part of the annual Defending the American Dream Summit. 

 

Several Florida legislators, including Representatives Jose Oliva and Richard Corcoran received the distinguished "Washington" Award for their efforts in promoting freedom and individual liberty.

 

Former Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and Marco Rubio will close out the event today. The event has been top-notch, with many kudos owed to AFP's Florida top operative Andres Malave.

 

On to the books!

 

Probably the most important tome you should have snagged during the book signing events at summit was Peter Schweizer's "Clinton Cash".

 

An inside look into how foreign regimes and dictators lined the pockets, it is a must have for anyone spreading the word about the deep roots of the Clinton corruption.

 

Another important read is actually from local scribe and conservative activist Jason Hoyt.

 

Mr. Hoyt has lead a host of Tea-Party and Conservative groups, but is also the author of "Consent of the Governed." Hoyt's book, like Clinton Cash, is more than just a good read, it is a blueprint for victory against the nanny state.

 

For those who weren't able to grab these books in person at the Defending the American Dream Summit, purchase Clinton Cash and Consent of the Governed TODAY!

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com

 

Voters Saw Their Best In Ayala & Their Worst In Ashton

Tuesday's election results for the post of Orange/Osceola State Attorney should fool nobody.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

Over the past few days, some local writers have been aghast about incumbent State Attorney's Jeff Ashton's embarrassing defeat.

 

Honestly though, no one should be too surprised in the embattled first term prosecutors loss. Yes, an outside group spent money to highlight Ashton's shortcomings and highlight his challenger Aramis Ayala, but that is politics.

 

Tuesday's election results for the post of Orange/Osceola State Attorney should fool nobody.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

Over the past few days, some local writers have been aghast about incumbent State Attorney's Jeff Ashton's embarrassing defeat.

 

Honestly though, no one should be too surprised in the embattled first term prosecutors loss. Yes, an outside group spent money to highlight Ashton's shortcomings and highlight his challenger Aramis Ayala, but that is politics.

 

The real story, however, is rooted in how voters digested the campaigns and the demeanor of each candidate.

 

So, how did they see each candidate?

 

Ayala came across as a true believer, someone who wanted to really "do good" in the office, and as someone who possessed the integrity we need in a top prosecutor.

 

She demonstrated the best in all of us.

 

Ashton was marred with the scandal of frequenting dirty extra-marital affair and group sex websites on government time, and the worst conviction rate in the state.

 

Just eight days before his epic loss, he was using his financial resources to purchase a pricey mansion worth $750,000 in Winter Park.

 

As a public servant, where did he get that kind of cash? Probably from the still unreported income he got after famously failing to properly prosecute Casey Anthony.

 

He represented the worst in Orange and Osceola County voters.

 

The East Orlando Post first exposed Ashton for maintaining a paid account on Ashley Madison and Adult Friend Finder last August.

 

During the entire campaign, Ashton has the opportunity time and again to atone for his poor job performance, personal choices, and bullheaded nature... but he refused.

 

Instead of an introspective review of where he stood personally and professionally, Ashton was caught skipping debates and giving sweaty upper lipped interviews to his gal pal Kathy Belich of WFTV.

 

There, on WFTV Channel 9, he was caught excusing his poor job performance, after our publication showed him for what he was: a showboating serial overcharger.

 

Aramis Ayala, a former Assistant State Attorney, is now charged with taking over the worst office in the state.

 

Cleaning up an office replete with cronyism, poor managerial practices, and the worst conviction rate in the state won't be easy.

 

Mrs. Ayala should demand a review of the hiring and supervisory processes within the offices and make everyone in a leadership role explain themselves and their abysmal performance.

 

If we are right in our reasoning, I think Mrs. Ayala will find a few bad apples and practices, and be able to get the rank and file in order right quick.

 

Whatever occurs, we the public must hold the newly elected State Attorney accountable, not allowing for another repeat of an Ashton administration.

 

And for once in politics, we believe she is up for the task.

 

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com

 

 

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