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Gov. Rick Scott does a Facebook Q&A, speaks only in campaign soundbites

April 18, 2014
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Gov. Rick Scott does a Facebook Q&A, speaks only in campaign soundbites

Gov. Rick Scott hosts live Q&A session on Facebook and refuses to answer the tough questions.
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: party fights get Rocky, ALEC gets sneaky

March 7, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: party fights get Rocky, ALEC gets sneaky

WAIT, WHICH ONE IS DOLPH LUNDGREN? YOUR MORNING ROCKY (IV!) REFERENCE ILLUSTRATING CRIST OUT-FUNDRAISING SCOTT IS HERE: “There is a scene in the iconic movie ‘Rocky IV’ (yes, ‘Rocky IV’ is iconic, after all, it was just referenced during the U.S.’s current showdown with Russia over that county’s invasion of Crimea) in which ‘The Italian...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Yesterday was the second gayest day ever

February 27, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Yesterday was the second gayest day ever

PUTTING ASIDE ALL OF THE LIKELY CORRECT CONSPIRACY THEORIES – THAT JAN BREWER IS HOPING TO BE RE-ELECTED, THAT SHE MIGHT HAVE LOST THE SUPERBOWL, THAT SHE ALMOST BROUGHT BACK JIM CROW – IT’S A GOOD THING SB 1062 DIDN’T HAPPEN IN ARIZONA. THAT’S THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THE NEWS, REALLY: “Brewer’s veto...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: to the left, past the weeds, in that far away water

February 11, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: to the left, past the weeds, in that far away water

HERE’S HOPING THIS ISN’T LIKE THAT MONTH WHEN EVERYONE SAID THEY MIGHT BE A LESBIAN, OR AT LEAST BISEXUAL: Former state Rep. Ana Rivas Logan is leaving the Republican Party, she announced Monday. She plans to register as a Democrat, she said. ‘The GOP of today is not the party I joined,’ said Rivas Logan,...
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: rethinking postal, loving a Fluke and learning to live

February 4, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: rethinking postal, loving a Fluke and learning to live

ELIZABETH WARREN CONTINUES TO USE HER BRAIN TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. REPUBLICANS LIKELY TO “GO POSTAL” IN A DIFFERENT WAY: The Postal Service (USPS) could spare the most economically vulnerable Americans from dealing with predatory financial companies under a proposal endorsed over the weekend by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). ‘USPS could partner with banks to...
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HRNK! CHARLIE CRIST GOES ON THE PRE-DEFENSIVE OFFENSIVE WITH NEW AD

February 3, 2014
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HRNK! CHARLIE CRIST GOES ON THE PRE-DEFENSIVE OFFENSIVE WITH NEW AD

  We were just noticing that People’s Princess Charlie Crist was going to be everywhere in the media tomorrow (except here) , when we yawned at our gaping white screen and clicked over to our email inbox. WHADDYA KNOW! There was a new YouTube ad featuring a relatively “fired up” Crist railing against Rick...
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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: Fear, loathing, American Psychos and accidental emergencies

January 20, 2014
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Fear, loathing, American Psychos and accidental emergencies

INTERESTING TIMES THINKPIECE ON INSTITUTIONALIZED FEARMONGERING. THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF, ETC.: “Whatever their motivation, by using fear to induce the rollback of individual rights, politicians, judges and lawmakers are working against the hard-won democratic principles and ideals that we and other democracies have defended for almost 250 years....
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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: Grayson on austerity; Florida’s fountain of false youth; more democracy deletion; statewide DPR returns. LIVE FOREVER!

December 19, 2013
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YOUR DAILY WEEKLY READER: Grayson on austerity; Florida’s fountain of false youth; more democracy deletion; statewide DPR returns. LIVE FOREVER!

“DIE QUICKLY” TAKES ON A NEW MEANING WHEN MASHED UP WITH “AUSTERITY.” WE ARE BECOMING GREECE, SAYS CONGRESSMAN ALAN GRAYSON. I THOUGHT WE SAID IT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE: “In America, we have a rich and powerful lobby that has the same prescription for every economic malady: austerity. Cut-cut-cut. Cut Social Security and Medicare. Cut...
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