Archive for January, 2005

Straight Talk demonstration

January 31, 2005

This morning at 7:30 in front of WMNF: 1210 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Tampa

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Pre-k push puzzles parents

January 31, 2005

Floridas church day care voucher program, aka pre-K, aka UPK, is designed in such a way that it will be impossible for public schools to participate. It looks like it may also be nearly impossible for kids to participate. The state wants parents and schools interested in participating in Florida’s new universal pre-kindergarten program to [...]

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Brothers divorced from reality

January 31, 2005

President Governor Bush remains adamant that lowering taxes leads to increased job growth, despite real numbers that continue to prove him wrong. President Governor Bush pushed tax breaks and watched as jobs were lost during his first term, the worst record for a President since the great depression. job growth in the state fell to [...]

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Banned in Tampa: Vicki Santa just makes shit up

January 30, 2005

I finally got a chance to catch the WMNF newscast from this past Friday. Mitch Perry did a story on a press conference at the station held by the Straight Talk people, and he included part of a short interview with me. In response to one of his questions, I mentioned that I was still [...]

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Dicks will be dicks

January 28, 2005
Dicks will be dicks

Dick Cheney, Dressing Down At yesterday’s gathering of world leaders in southern Poland to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the United States was represented by Vice President Cheney. The ceremony at the Nazi death camp was outdoors, so those in attendance, such as French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir [...]

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Felonious Junk: is a vote for reform on the horizon?

January 28, 2005

As regular BlogWood readers are well aware, in Florida, we continue to punish people after they’ve paid their debts to society by denying them basic civil rights. Jeb! and his GOP cronies strongly support this unfair practice, so it came as something of a shock to learn that some prominent Republican legislators are considering a [...]

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Jeb!: “The people spoke? I didn’t hear anything…”

January 28, 2005

It seems that Jeb! lied about the costs associated with Floridas class size amendment. Is he also planning to pull a high speed train maneuver and attempt to overturn the will of the voters? Florida Politics has the stories.

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Damn those dykes: PBS caves under pressure

January 28, 2005

A cartoon character visiting a farm is apparently too controversial for the corporate overseers at PBS. PBS won’t distribute kids’ show featuring lesbian couple A number of local public television stations may run an episode of the animated series Postcards From Buster featuring a family headed by a lesbian couple, despite a decision by PBS [...]

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Privateers whine about the truth

January 28, 2005

Florida is home to more retirees on Social Security than any other state. Our elected representatives are starting to feel some heat regarding their support of Ws plans to destroy the system in favor of privatized accounts. Oh, and theyre whining about it. Gladys Van Otteren, a West Palm Beach Republican and mother of six, [...]

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WMNF cancels “Straight Talk”

January 27, 2005

WMNF says it wants to be more inclusive. The station says it wants more minority voices on the air. Talk is cheap. Straight Talk, the hour-long talk show hosted by outspoken African-American activist Connie Burton, has been taken off the air by the management at WMNF-FM 88.5, who said it no longer met the mission [...]

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