Politics

Bi-Party Crist Wont Pick Partner

August 30, 2010

Florida Governor and one-time leading Senatorial Candidate Charlie Crist is finding that coming out as bi-party is not the cakewalk that he was hoping for – his old friends feel betrayed and confused, his new friends are somewhat fickle, and his enemies are gleeful as he bends and twists to distance himself from the very [...]

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Teach Your Children Hell? No!

August 25, 2010

Hillsborough County voters smote the Terry Kemple campaign a death blow on Tuesday. Despite raising more money than any other candidate in the four candidate non-partisan race, Kemple’s extreme beliefs and religious agenda may have turned voters off as he barely managed a humiliating third place finish with less than twenty percent of the vote. [...]

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Right Wing Koch Suckers Swallow Wads of Kash

August 24, 2010

Charles and David Koch are the owners of Koch Industries. They are filthy, rich, and they fund a self-serving “Kochtopus” of organizations designed to destroy progressivism – a shadowy network of Koch Suckers eagerly swallowing all the cash that the Kochs can pump out. Rachel Maddow has been all over the Koch brothers story, but [...]

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Editing The Constitution: Amendment 3

July 12, 2010

Note: Every 2 years, Florida voters get a chance to literally edit the state constitution, as proposed changes to the actual text of the document are placed on the ballot. This post is part of a continuing series. Florida’s 2010 Amendment 3 can be seen as a legacy of sorts of former Florida House Speaker [...]

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Teach Your Children Hell: Kemple Leads School Board Money Chase

July 11, 2010
Teach Your Children Hell: Kemple Leads School Board Money Chase

A divorced family man who believes that teachers should have the academic freedom to bring God into the classroom but that they should never, ever, be allowed to mention the theory of contraception, is vying to fill one of the 7 positions on the Hillsborough County School Board, a group which is responsible for overseeing [...]

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Editing The Constitution – Developing News

July 10, 2010

Note: The Florida Constitution series of posts is officially veering slightly off course with this post on developing news.  However, upcoming posts on all the individual amendments are still planned.  Stay tuned. In Florida we saw major developments this week regarding constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot. A gubernatorial candidate has sued to block the [...]

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Editing the Constitution: Amendment 1

July 7, 2010

Note: This week Over the next week or two I’ll spend several days and diaries discussing the constitutional amendment process in Florida as well as the specific amendments that are on the November ballot this year. The first part of the series is here. On Monday we learned how the Florida constitution can be amended [...]

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Editing the Constitution

July 5, 2010

Florida’s constitution is truly an evolving document. Every two years, amendments are proposed and and those that pass muster with Florida voters are edited into the text of the original document rather than just being tacked on at the end. The current version of our state constitution is full of seamless and not so seamless [...]

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Happy 4th! You Have 21 Days Left to Fix Your Voter Status

July 4, 2010

Florida voters face a July 26 registration deadline for primary races.  A new website from the Florida Division of Elections allows us to check on our status quickly and easily: ACTION:  Check your voter registration status right now. (Florida Voters only) Voter roll purges and database cleanups can wipe people off the rolls wrongly.  It’s [...]

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No Longer Beating a Dead Horse

June 24, 2010

I give up – there’s really no reason to rally behind the only real Democrat in the Democratic primary race. No Party Charlie Crist is with us on everything except what he’s not with us on and that’s good enough for me, so the primary is officially moot. Look, I will always like Kendrick – [...]

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