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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Republican cats, air inequality, another gay loss

April 18, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Republican cats, air inequality, another gay loss

In today's Daily Weekly Reader: Charlene Dill, Joe Saunders, Lew Oliver, National Review, the Workplace Fairness Act and more.
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: bricked and mortared, taxed and spent, picked up by the BBC, bitches!

April 15, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: bricked and mortared, taxed and spent, picked up by the BBC, bitches!

THE END OF THE BRICK AND MORTAR ERA HURTS MORE EVERY DAY: On his last day as a company man, Marty Singer braced himself for the final drive to the office. It was Friday morning. The clock was ticking. But he couldn’t bear to go. So he answered another phone call. He tapped out...
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Tonight: Celebrity bartenders (including Billy Manes) at Savoy Orlando

April 14, 2014
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On April 14, Billy Manes and other local celebs will be bartending at Savoy Orlando to benefit the Center.
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your local government so you don’t have to deal with it

April 14, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your local government so you don’t have to deal with it

HELLO THERE! We’re about to go LIVE with our BLOG about Orlando City Council. Keep refreshing, as we’ll update things AS THEY HAPPEN. (Currently, on Orange TV, the Florida Chamber of Commerce folks are bragging about all of the things they’ve done to be “laser focused” on business, lowering taxes, etc. It’s nauseating. And...
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FROM THE PAGES OF ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on Charlene Dill and the deaths caused by no Medicaid Expansion

April 10, 2014
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FROM THE PAGES OF ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on Charlene Dill and the deaths caused by no Medicaid Expansion

This week, our cover story about the death of a 32-year-old mother thanks to Republicans not expanding Medicaid made national news. Here’s a segment we recorded for WMFE about the story. Listen here or below, and read along if you’d like. Even as Democrats celebrate and Republicans pick up their jaws in response to...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

March 31, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

YOU GUYS! City Council is happening right now. Unlike last time – when we were Monday-drunk and forgot – this time we just ran out of space for our two-item romp through municipal politics. Happytown went long ranting about Rick Scott and Jeff Ashton, so we’re going to go real time on City Hall...
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FROM THE PAGES OF ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on the county’s inability to choose its own positions

March 27, 2014
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FROM THE PAGES OF ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on the county’s inability to choose its own positions

Since we have to talk too fast on our WMFE radio spots (or at least I do), we’re now providing transcripts! Here’s today’s rambling spittle-rant on county obfuscation. Listen HERE. If, as they say, all politics is local, then the Orange County Board of County Commissioners is going to have a lot to answer...
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ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on Pam Bondi’s professional luck

February 20, 2014
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ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on Pam Bondi’s professional luck

You can listen to me fast-talking at this link or below. READ ALONG FOR MORE FUN AND UNDERSTANDING! In a week that saw Governor Rick Scott magically popping up in touristan to inform us that not only had a record 94.7 million tourists patronized our state of mechanically suspended disbelief in 2013, but along...
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ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on the politics of medical marijuana

February 6, 2014
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ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on the politics of medical marijuana

ORIGINAL BROADCAST: FEB. 6, 2014 LISTEN HERE, OR BELOW The big Floridian election-year news coming out of the last week wasn’t really Gov. Rick Scott’s terribly named “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” and its historic $74.2 billion dollars of empty promises. Nor was it the sudden glove removal of perpetually pleasant “people’s governor”...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: believing in religion, sugar, gambling and death

February 5, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: believing in religion, sugar, gambling and death

A BIG UNITED NATIONS SMACKDOWN FOR A HISTORY OF CATHOLIC ABUSES, OR A STATEMENT OF THE OBVIOUS: A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles...
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