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Pay to belay: Could creative bribery make Nugent go away?

March 22, 2014
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Pay to belay: Could creative bribery make Nugent go away?

I grew up on Ted Nugent’s music. Wait, strike that: I grew up despite Ted Nugent’s music. And I don’t think even Nugent himself would be less than flattered by that clarification. As a teen, I was down with the whole Nugent schtick. The ridiculously proficient guitar playing. The goggle-eyed mania. The gift for...
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Republican savior John Ellis “JEB!” Bush to speak at Rollins tonight, is totally running for prez

March 20, 2014
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Republican savior John Ellis “JEB!” Bush to speak at Rollins tonight, is totally running for prez

Everybody grab your school vouchers and weird “choice” signs and pricey family trees, because Jeb Bush is slated to speak, at the behest of the Winter Park Institute, at Rollins tonight! And it all sounds very serious and daunting, because, well LIFE IS HARD RIGHT NOW, or something. Here, look at the promotional handbill!...
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President Obama visits Valencia College Thursday, March 20

March 19, 2014
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President Obama will be speaking at an invite-only event on Valencia College's West Campus March 20 at 2 p.m.
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: ponzi politics, lippy lobbyists, races and faces

February 6, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: ponzi politics, lippy lobbyists, races and faces

NAMECHECKING CHARLIE CRIST, NAMECHECKING CHARLIE CRIST. WE’RE GOING TO NEED A CLEAN UP ON AISLE 11: “Wooing politicians like Gov. Charlie Crist and U.S. Sen. John McCain was a key to the success of his $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme, convicted fraudster Scott Rothstein told a jury Wednesday in federal court. Testifying for more than...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: bad conversations, horrible health and a sad goodbye

February 3, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: bad conversations, horrible health and a sad goodbye

WAIT, BUT HE WOULDN’T TALK TO ME? GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE: “With the release this week of his new book, ‘The Party’s Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat,’ former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will embark on a three-week, whirlwind promotional tour stretching from television studios in New York City to...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: the art of avoidance and the business of making things up. GOVERNMENT CHEESE!

January 15, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: the art of avoidance and the business of making things up. GOVERNMENT CHEESE!

INAPPROPRIATE APPROPRIATIONS, OR HOW CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS HOLD PHANTOM GRUDGES: “The massive new appropriations bill unveiled Monday night includes four provisions that block funding to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, an anti-poverty activist group better known as ACORN. The bicameral, bipartisan appropriations bill is the product of last year’s budget deal between...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Obama’s South African speech; Grayson’s financial woes; Goodman’s great; Morgan may be in trouble. UP IN SMOKE!

December 10, 2013
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Obama’s South African speech; Grayson’s financial woes; Goodman’s great; Morgan may be in trouble. UP IN SMOKE!

OBAMA DOES HIS BEST OBAMA WHILE PUBLICLY EULOGIZING NELSON MANDELA THIS MORNING (TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED): Given the sweep of his life, the scope of his accomplishments, the adoration that he so rightly earned, it’s tempting I think to remember Nelson Mandela as an icon, smiling and serene, detached from the tawdry affairs of lesser men....
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“Let Allah sort it out”: Alan Grayson’s curious callousness on Syria

September 10, 2013
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“Let Allah sort it out”: Alan Grayson’s curious callousness on Syria

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, is probably best known for two things: being stridently anti-war (he first made a name for himself suing defense contractors during the Iraq War) and having … how to put this delicately … something of an assholish streak (think “die quickly” or “Taliban Dan”). Neither of these is, in the...
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The consequences of doing nothing: Syria, Kristallnacht and the case for humanitarian intervention

August 29, 2013
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Perhaps wars weren’t won any more. Maybe they went on forever — Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms So far today the White House has announced pro-marijuana, -gay marriage and -gun control policies. Which means, of course, that we’re about to bomb Syria. I feel like that should bother me a lot more than it...
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