Florida

Dem In Public Park Ejected By Allen West Thugs

October 19, 2010

Democratic staffer is pulled off the campaign trail for safety Allen West and Joe Miller: Thugs of a Feather The Joe Miller arrest of a reporter by his private militia on the campaign trail is rightfully garnering national headlines. Meanwhile, down in Florida, he-man GOP tea party House candidate Allen West is acting every bit [...]

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FL-22: VFW PAC Endorses Democrat Klein, Makes Republicans Whine!

October 14, 2010

Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army War Criminal, Ret) is not a witch. Allen West is a macho hetero Spartan warrior with a higher security clearance than the President. He’s into Nazis and movies about gladiators, likes to dabble in torture, is a favorite of Sarah Palin, and, of course, he’s a deadbeat who’s [...]

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Meek Surges, Crist Will Not Rise Again

September 26, 2010

In the race for Florida Senate it’s crunch time, and the latest polls show our candidate Kendrick Meek surging as Dems come home and No Party Charlie Crist slips to an inevitable third place finish. Crist’s support has now dropped 10-points since May, while Rubio and Meek have each made gains. In essence, Crist is [...]

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Marco Rubio: From Poor Boy Cuban Hero to Grinder?

September 23, 2010

Marco Rubio, son of working class immigrants, Republican US Senate candidate and, of course, a hero, is facing questions stemming from spending decisions made during his reign as Speaker of the Florida House. In 2007 while courageously leading the Florida House of Representatives, Rubio somehow found the time to become a true hero to a [...]

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Politifact Bends Backwards to Bash Union Mailer

September 22, 2010

The AFL-CIO is sending mailers to union members in Florida touting Kendrick Meek and pointing out that Marco Rubio is not exactly worker friendly. The mailer makes three assertions: Rubio opposes extending unemployment benefits Rubio is anti-union rights Rubio is pro-outsourcing These assertions are pretty easy to back up with real life examples of Marco [...]

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Fair Districts: Balart Bros. Show Redistricting Matters

September 8, 2010

In 1992, a Freshman Republican was elected to represent the Miami area in the US House. The GOP majority in the Florida legislature district had just designed his district as a safe Republican South Florida “Hispanic access seat.” His name: Lincoln Diaz-Balart. In 2002, a Freshman Republican was elected to represent the Miami area in [...]

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Editing the Constitution: Amendments 5, 6 are a BFD

September 7, 2010

This November, Florida voters will have a chance to enact meaningful changes to a redistricting process that has historically been a gerrymandering free for all. Amendments 5 and 6 are citizen initiatives that will enshrine fair redistricting rules into the state constitution, forcing an end to the practice of lawmakers custom designing their own voter [...]

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Labor Day Links

September 6, 2010

Links mentioned during my guest host stint on the Labor Day Sonic Detour on WMNF. Support Motts workers A Successful Company Mott’s parent company, Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS), paid CEO Larry Young $6.5 million in 2009. The company is profitable and successful with its stock rocketing 35% since their most recent earnings announcement in February [...]

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Unions 101 – Happy Labor Day

September 6, 2010

The Unions 101 series will take to the airwaves in celebration of Labor Day today – 2 hours of music of, by, and in solidarity with the working class. After our West Central Florida Central Labor Council’s picninc for 5,000 union members and their families, tune in to WMNF 88.5 FM from 4-6 pm in [...]

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Dog And Pony Show Trial Bites Bondi

September 4, 2010

(Sorry for the shaggy dog story, but in this case I really couldn’t just let sleeping dogs lie.) As the dog days of summer wind down, Florida’s Republican AG candidate Pam Bondi, recently rewarded with a Sarah Palin endorsement treat for learning right wing talking points, must be dog tired of the renewed interest in [...]

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