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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:28 AM

FL columnist points out FL absurdities that make our state "unique". Well, weird, really.

Frank Cerabino of the Palm Beach Post managed to fit a lot of the outrageous things that happen here in one post, things that make Florida unique among states. He could not possibly have gotten all of them included, and a few paragraphs do not do his column justice.


Snowbirds, you’ve missed a lot since we saw you last

So while you were gone, we’ve added a 12th public university in Florida while also cutting $300 million to the university system. I know it doesn’t make sense.

Like shutting down the state’s only tuberculosis hospital during a TB outbreak. You may have missed that one, too.

..."Oh, well. Speaking of disappointments, Gov. Voldemort has not been recalled to his home planet yet. But fortunately, he hasn’t been able to probe us to his heart’s content with urine testing and corporate raidering in the form of more prison and school privatization.

And remember George Zimmerman, that neighborhood watch guy in Sanford who shot that unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, and relied on the state’s “stand your ground” law to justify the killing? Yeah, nothing’s happened with that either, unless you count the state’s formation of a panel to give its endorsement to that crazy law.

He also mentions the school prayer law that is "so unconstitutional that the Florida School Boards Association is recommending that all the public schools in the state just ignore the law."

Florida...things are different here.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:19 AM

1. I'm just returning home from FL today

It is truly a bizarre place. Not the Florid in which I grew up. I can't wait to get back to CT.

The one really fun part of the visit was reminding all my GOP friends and family that they now lived in a blue state. That really raised some hackles!

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:30 PM

2. Exactly. They are not very happy about the election and Obama's win.

Of course they still have the power in the state, so all the bizarre things can keep happening.

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