Archive for July, 2005

Ronda Storms’ growing legacy of hatred and violence

July 30, 2005

When local leaders preach fear and loathing, it should come as no surprise when ignorant, thuggish constituents feel empowered to act out violently. A mobile home belonging to a gay couple was torched and an offensive epithet was spray-painted on the front steps, authorities said. Paul Day, 25, and Christopher Robertson, 23, returned home from [...]

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Ronda Storms attacks Planned Parenthood as “Pro Death,” cuts educational funding

July 29, 2005

On Thursday, Ronda Storms led the rabid pack of fundamentalist commissioner dogs on a personal attack against one of the few sources for unbiased women’s health care in the Tampa area. The idea came from Hillsborough County Commissioner Ronda Storms: eliminate funding for a teen educational program sponsored by Planned Parenthood. Commissioners went along with [...]

Posted in Culture war, Florida, Religion, Tampa, War on the poor | 1 Comment »

Jim Davis shows lukewarm support for working class

July 28, 2005

Trade Pact Approved By House The House narrowly approved the Central American Free Trade Agreement this morning, delivering a hard-fought victory to President Bush while underscoring the nation’s deep divisions over trade. The 217 to 215 vote came just after midnight, in a dramatic finish that highlighted the intensity brought by both sides to the [...]

Posted in Florida, Imperialism, Tampa, War on the poor, Workers | 1 Comment »

BlogWood Redux: SP Council: We like music. Just not this kind of music…

July 28, 2005
BlogWood Redux:  SP Council: We like music.  Just not this kind of music…

Note: as promised earlier, during the next week or so of light blogging, I’ll be re-posting some stuff that may be relevant to current events. This post first appeared in November 2003. More on this controversy here and here. November 12th, 2003 SP Council: We like music. Just not this kind of music… The City [...]

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BlogWood Redux: Why does Jim Davis hate Florida families?

July 27, 2005
BlogWood Redux: Why does Jim Davis hate Florida families?

Note: as promised earlier, during the next week or so of light blogging, I’ll be re-posting some stuff that may be relevant tocurrent events. This post first appeared in May. More on CAFTA here. May 13th, 2005 Why does Jim Davis hate Florida families? Actually, maybe I’m being a little too hard on Jim – [...]

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BlogWood Redux: Wal-Mart still sucks

July 27, 2005

Note: as promised earlier, during the next week or so of light blogging, I’ll be re-posting some stuff that mayu be relevant to current events. This post first appeared in January. January 20, 2005 Wal-Mart Still Sucks Wal-Mart is a union busting, small business killing, community poisoning, government subsidized, sweatshop supplied, job killing peddler of [...]

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This week’s BlogWood forecast

July 25, 2005
This week’s BlogWood forecast

Light blogging is expected to continue this week, but frequent SideBlog eruptions will continue to keep things interesting. For those of you who remain blissfully unaware, BlogWood has two fairly new SideBlogs featuring links to the day’s most noteworthy Blog and News postings. Even if BlogWood itself is a little lacking in the posts department, [...]

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BlogWood Redux: Right-to-work… for less money and an early death

July 25, 2005
BlogWood Redux: Right-to-work… for less money and an early death

Note: Continuing my place holding trend of recycling old junk, I am presenting some classic BlogWood posts that may have some relevance to today’s headlines. The following post first appeared on February 8. February 8, 2005 Right-to-work… for less money and an early death Unions have been on my mind lately, for a variety of [...]

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BlogWood Redux: The sales tax holiday has no clothes

July 23, 2005

Note: As promised earlier this week, I am occasionally rerunning posts from the past that have some relevance to current events. This post first appeared on May 21, 2004. Meaningless feel-good election year tripe: The governor signed into law Thursday legislation that will cut the gasoline tax by 8 cents a gallon for the entire [...]

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County rushes vote to affirm hatred

July 21, 2005

The rally and press conference outside actually drew a hundred or more people. 5 or 6 county police officers were also milling around. I asked one if he saw the irony in the fact that the county seemed to be spending money to acknowledge gay pride simply by paying the officers to be there, thus [...]

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