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The dumbest people you know: This is what Government by Assholes looks like

October 3, 2013
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The dumbest people you know: This is what Government by Assholes looks like

“We’re not going to be disrespected, We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is”—Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) “I think there’s a sense that for us to do a clean CR now—then what the hell was this about? So I don’t think it’s going to end anytime soon”—Unnamed GOP...
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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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Exclusive: County voters divided on soccer stadium, overwhelmingly want to overhaul the state’s tourism tax law, poll finds

September 3, 2013
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Exclusive: County voters divided on soccer stadium, overwhelmingly want to overhaul the state’s tourism tax law, poll finds

On Friday the Sentinel reported on a poll on the “textgate” scandal, commissioned by the progressive group Organize Now. The Kitchens Group’s survey of likely primary voters—in other words, people who vote in every single election, come hell or high water—found strong support for the paid sick leave referendum the Orange County Commission deep-sixed last year, but...
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Free shots and more at Tears & Cheers: Orlando Weekly’s Election Party

November 5, 2012
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Free shots and more at Tears & Cheers: Orlando Weekly’s Election Party

Whether you’re buying the tense-faced Everyman-isms and vagaries of Republican Mitt Romney (Red Rumble Romney shots for you!) or the professorial deconstructions and juiced-up practicalities of Democrat Barack Obama (Obama Mama shots for you!), you’d be wise to join us for the point when they all blur together at Bullitt Bar.
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Let me tell you how it will be… Scott Randolph replaces deceased Earl K. Wood for Democratic TAXMAN

October 17, 2012
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Let me tell you how it will be… Scott Randolph replaces deceased Earl K. Wood for Democratic TAXMAN

Updated below with response from the Jim Huckeba campaign. For all of the bizarro grave-dancing that did and didn’t occur when 96-year-old Earl K. Wood passed away early Monday – thereby becoming unlikely to fulfill his duties as Orange County Tax Collector should he have won in November – there was an equal amount...
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