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Updated: 02/01/2014 08:00:01AM

Grayson alienates Tiger Bay members

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Alan Grayson speaks to members and guests at the Thursday, Jan. 30 Tiger Bay Club of Polk County.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Tiger Bay president Al Dorsett (left) looks on while Alan Grayson (standing) answers a question from the audience.

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The more Alan Grayson spoke, the more many in the audience at the Thursday, Jan. 30 Tiger Bay of Polk County luncheon turned him off and instead turned on their smartphones. Others just stared, stone faced, while several walked out on him.

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Pat McArthur elaborates upon the question he posed to Congressman Alan Grayson about comments President Obama made at the most recent State of the Union address. McArthur said he felt intimidated by what he felt was the President's threat to act on his own if Congress did not cooperate with the President's proposals.

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U.S. Representative Alan Grayson (riight) listens as Tiger Bay Club of Polk County emcee S.L. Frisbie (standing) introduces him to members and guests at the Thursday, Jan. 30 luncheon. At left is Tiger Bay president Al Dorsett.

By STEVE STEINER

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Prior to the start of Thursday’s Jan. 30 Tiger Bay Club of Polk County luncheon, its president, Al Dorsett, announced that February’s possible guest could be Florida Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, from Broward County; his appearance dependent upon whether the legislature might be called into session.

“This is the first time I’ve ever had two Democrats back-to-back,” quipped Dorsett. His remark prompted laughter and applause. However, following Thursday’s appearance by U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, Dorsett might want to rethink that second invitation.

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