Archive for October, 2005

Hillsborough Homeland Schools Initiative works as planned

October 31, 2005

When Hillsborough County first rolled out its new school choice plan, critics weren’t sure that it would accomplish its goal of resegregation, but, defying the naysayers, the school board has managed to turn the clock back 50 years in an impressively short period of time. The plan is brilliant in its simplicity, yet just burdensome [...]

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Judge rules for constitution

October 28, 2005

Pat-downs halted – for now A Hillsborough judge on Thursday ordered a halt to pat-down searches before Tampa Bay Buccaneers games at Raymond James Stadium. Hillsborough Circuit Judge Perry A. Little issued the temporary injunction nearly two weeks after high school civics teacher Gordon Johnston, 60, sued the Tampa Sports Authority, claiming its decision to [...]

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The war against Halloween

October 28, 2005

Everyone knows that for years the godless heathens on the left have been waging a war against Christmas, mustering their troops to steal the season from the righteous in an evil attempt to secularize the holy holiday. When we began the Christmas season this year, we were all very much aware that a war was [...]

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Jeb! blames poor for lack of aid

October 27, 2005

It’s New Orleans redux in South Florida, as FEMA drops the ball and Jeb! tries to deflect blame from his brother by taking responsibility for sloppy planning and implementation of disaster recovery. Well, Jeb!’s not accepting full responsibility – he thinks that people who were unable to stockpile supplies are dumbasses because they failed to [...]

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Wal-Mart’s evil plan

October 26, 2005

Don’t be fooled by the rhetorical crap spewing forth from orificial Wal-Mart sources. While the company publicly claims to have seen the light on environmental issues and has even come out in favor of raising the minimum wage, internal documents reveal the truly sinister nature of the evil behemoth. The AP reports that Wal-Mart is [...]

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Poison Fruit: Santa Sweets grower hit with more fines

October 22, 2005

Ag-Mart, the Plant City producer of the popular Santa Sweets brand pesticide laden tomato, continues to rack up fines for possibly poisoning its workers, and at least one major grocery chain has decided to stop carrying its products pending an internal investigation into the possible poisoning of customers. This time, it’s North Carolina making the [...]

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Florida leaders respect the will of the voters…

October 21, 2005

… as long as the voters promise to change their will to match the wants of the leaders. Bense, Lee and Bush all oppose an expansion of gambling in the state, but say they feel bound to comply with the voters’ decision. All three want to take the issue back to the voters in an [...]

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Jeb!’s One Christian Florida initiative

October 21, 2005

C.S. Lewis and Christian Allegory: The problem is, Lewis either wasn’t capable of or didn’t think highly of subtlety. The Christian allusions in the books come on fast and strong, with little apparent effort to construct a story that might exist independently of the religious references. As a point of contrast, consider J.R.R. Tolkein’s books [...]

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Fed’s approve Medicaid Eradication Plan

October 20, 2005

Jeb!’s Medicaid Eradication Plan, which conservatives are fervently hoping to use a model in other states, has been approved by the feds. A special session of the Florida Legislature will be required for the plan to meet its July 1 target date to start services in Broward and Duval counties. Otherwise, Jeb!’s plan to kill [...]

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Ending the drug war

October 19, 2005

Despite the length of quoted text, I left a lot out. Go read the whole thing. Let those dopers be # A former police chief wants to end a losing war by legalizing pot, coke, meth and other drugs By Norm Stamper, Norm Stamper is the former chief of the Seattle Police Department. He is [...]

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