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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-12 06:19 PM
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Just the typical day-to-day news in Florida.....
Just in.....

Another "family values" Republican falls from glory:

Florida GOP state Rep. Mike Horner resigns; his name linked to brothel, racketeering

(Here's an unexpected opportunity to vote into office the Democratic candidate Eileen Game of Frostproof for this District 42 House seat in November.)


Gov. Rick Scott's "low unemployment numbers" claim is actually due to many fewer job-seekers actively looking for employment

And, now, he's getting very snippy about it.


Oh, and on his much-touted "listening tour" on education around the state, he's busy using the state's highest law enforcement agency, the FDLE, to run background checks on parents who want to attend those meetings to ask him questions. He sees parents as a "security risk".


Scott just reappointed Lisa B. Edgar to the Public Service Commission; she currently stands accused of having a history of being too close to the utility industry in rate-paying cases. Scott can't have anyone on the utilities commission who looks our for the consumers, no siree.


Remember that controversial wetland permit that a notorious private company formed in part by The Carlyle Group insisted on obtaining from the state, for a 'wetland mitigation bank'? The one that the state wetlands expert denied because this land wasn't "wet", and she was subsequently fired because she opposed it? Rick Scott's man at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued it anyway.


A former Orlando Sentinel columnist has gone to work for one of Jeb Bush's "Educational Foundations". This guy outed himself some time back. Maybe a more unbiased journalist will take over his work space at the Sentinel.


And yet another Democratic candidate drops out of the race for a state legislative race, leaving an odious wing nut a victory by default in November. To allow even one more of this crop of Florida conservatives occupy a seat in the Legislature is a damn shame.


In the meantime, the Florida GOP is trying to remove three state Supreme Court justices from the bench via the November ballot---clearing the way for Rick Scott to pack three of his conservative zealots onto the Court. This is a very bad turn of events for Floridians, in maintaining an independent judiciary.


Floridians, we have the power to stop this 14-year tyrannical GOP assault on our state, by voting for a Democratic Legislature in November.

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1. Florida: leading the way toward
an Idiocracy.
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