YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Racist cops, friendless governors, cruel conservatives, wrecking balls and cocaine blues! TURKEYS FOR EVERYONE!
FALLOUT FROM THE RECENT REVELATION THAT MIAMI GARDENS IS A RACIST HELLHOLE, AT LEAST WHEN IT COMES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. “FUCK THA POLICE,” INDEED: There’s more footage: An officer grabs a plastic bag full of Red Bull drinks from a man, flinging the cans on the sidewalk, then picking up one and giving it away to someone in a parked car. It’s not like the officers didn’t know they were being recorded. They not only knew, the videos show, but in some cases, they relished it, taunting the store’s owner by waving open beer cans and cups, taken from customers, directly in front of the cameras as if the cans were trophies. (via Miami Herald)
MY MOM TOLD ME THAT YOUR MOM SAID THAT YOU HAD TO BE MY LAME BEST FRIEND, ETC. RICK SCOTT CAN’T EVEN GET A DATE FOR HIS OWN CABINET: “Barrilleaux says it’s understandable if candidates are taking their names off the list. He points to polls showing Scott is not a popular Governor and to the state’s constitution, which shows the state’s second-in-command has only a small role. ‘The powers of the Lieutenant Governor are really just up to the discretion of the Governor. So, the Lieutenant Governor doesn’t preside over the Senate, or any of those kinds of things that happens in some states, like in Texas, the Lieutenant Governor is in a way more powerful than the Governor institutionally, because the Lieutenant Governor presides over the Senate. But, that’s not the case in Florida. So, their job is just to cut ribbons or do whatever the Governor tells them,’ he added.” (via WFSU)
MORE EVIDENCE THAT LOCAL REPUBLICANS DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MEDICAID EXPANSION. ALSO, MORE EVIDENCE THAT DEMOCRATS ARE MAKING HUGE INROADS: “Not one GOP lawmaker from Orlando showed up to the meeting in Orlando Monday night to discuss Obamacare. They reportedly missed a great deal of public testimony encouraging the legislature to accept federal Medicaid expansion dollars to reduce the number of uninsured, according to a press release from the Orange County Democratic Party.” (via Tampa Bay Times)
YOU KNOW YOU WATCHED THIS “WRECKING BALL” AMAZINGNESS YESTERDAY: (h/t Buzzfeed)
SOMEONE’S GOT THE COCAINE BLUES. POOR TREY RADEL. EVEN THE HATED GOVERNOR (WHILE PRAYING FOR YOU) WANTS YOU GONE. “So to recap: Radel, a former TV anchor and radio personality, appears to tell work reporters that they’re “harassing” him because they want their congressman to answer questions after his conviction for cocaine possession. He should know better. This is a nationwide story and the subject of late-night TV jokes. Plus, congressman, the reporters are actually working. You’re not. Unlike members of the House of Representatives, who scheduled 126 work days this year, reporting is 24/7. As long as your a nationwide story, reporters will cover you.” (via Miami Herald)
“AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, I THOUGHT TURKEYS COULD FLY!” HAPPY THANKSGIVING, LES NESSMAN!