Archive for November, 2004

LaBrake’s larcenies lead to big house

November 30, 2004

Its now official: Steve LaBrake is a slimeball. Ironically, having stolen funds meant for low income housing, Steve will now be forced to have his housing needs met by the state. Former city housing chief Steven LaBrake and his wife, Lynne, were convicted by a federal jury of all charges of bribery, conspiracy and wire [...]

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Kid careless

November 30, 2004

Last spring, the GOP led legislature dealt with the fact that tens of thousands of poor Florida children were on a waiting list for subsidized health care by eliminating the waiting list. No list, no problem. They also increased the paperwork burden for those lucky enough to already be enrolled in the program, thus ensuring [...]

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LaBrake not a felon yet

November 30, 2004

You know, what with the election and other distractions, I have completely neglected to point out that this alleged slimy, wealthy white piece of shit is finally on trial for having stolen and misappropriated funds meant for low income housing. After a third day of deliberations, the jury deciding the fate of former city housing [...]

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GOP backs paper trail?

November 30, 2004

Greedy, cynical bastards must have bought some stock in a printer company. Or perhaps its just a payoff to the GOP friendly manufacturers of voting machines, since theres no way in hell for an outside company to come in and modify an existing and secretly proprietary voting machine. The new chairman of the state House [...]

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Iorio developing ways to evict residents

November 29, 2004

We need lofts! We need condos! We need to move those unsightly poor brown people outa the way. Mayor Pam Iorio’s renewed interest in redeveloping the Central Park Village public housing complex has prompted the Tampa Housing Authority to scrap the $56 million plan it announced last month. The housing agency tried this year to [...]

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Felonious Junk: Politicians give lip service to reform

November 29, 2004

Politicians are positioning themselves for a run for Governor in 2006. Charlie Crist, who has actually been an okay AG, is suddenly paying attention to reforming the antiquated and demeaning Florida felon clemency procedure. Attorney General Charlie Crist said Wednesday that the state may soon make it easier for some felons to get their civil [...]

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Here come the GOP strippers

November 28, 2004

Palm Beach Post Rep. Hostettler, addressing a special legislative briefing of the Christian Coalition last month in Washington, reportedly talked at length about a bill he plans to introduce. It would deny federal courts the right to hear cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same-sex marriage. “Congress controls the federal judiciary,” Rep. [...]

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Banned in Tampa WMNF Newscast

November 28, 2004

For those who missed it, here’s a link to the WMNF news story about my suspension which aired on November 24. Scroll to the Nov. 24 link on the page. The story starts around the 45th minute, I think.

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Banned in Tampa: The Times weighs in

November 24, 2004

Sp Times: A DJ with a pre-dawn show on community radio station WMNF has been pulled off the air for playing profanity during his broadcast. Norwood Orrick said he thought the songs had indecent words in their titles, but not in their lyrics. A “slip up” caused the playing of one song that contained the [...]

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Banned in Tampa

November 23, 2004

Here’s the letter of grievance which was delivered to the station today. More on my suspension from WMNF

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