Tag Archives: Florida – Politics

Quote of the Day

“It is high time the people of our country started deserving better.”
Rep. Louie Ghomert, R. TX.

Don’t get me wrong; Ghomert is your typical Tea Party nutcase, but this time he accidentally said something profound.

(Thanks Murr.)

Scott wants to clean house? Lotsa luck – Carl Hiaasen – MiamiHerald.com

“Today is the end of politics as usual in Tallahassee.”

So said Gov.-elect Rick Scott in his victory speech, confirming a severe disconnection from reality.

He won’t change Tallahassee, but Tallahassee will change him.

Nobody who knows Florida believes that last Tuesday’s vote marks the end of politics as usual. It’s just another chapter of politics as always.

The Republicans have controlled the state Senate for 18 years, the state House for 14 years and the governor’s mansion for over a decade. The election changes absolutely nothing.

After his hairbreadth victory, Scott sunnily declared: “Florida is open for business.”

Is he kidding? Florida has always been open for business. Ask any lobbyist.

Read more:  Scott wants to clean house? Lotsa luck – Carl Hiaasen – MiamiHerald.com.

Drill, Baby, Drill. Yeah! Go For It!

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 29) — The crude oil leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico could be five times worse than previously thought, a Coast Guard commander said while announcing the discovery of a new fissure from a pipe once sealed to a rig that exploded and sank.

An oil spill from a leaking underwater well grew to cover 1,900 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday as the U.S. Coast Guard scrambled to keep the slick from reaching the fragile Gulf Coast shoreline.

The well, 5,000 feet under the ocean surface off Louisiana’s coast, is leaking about 1,000 barrels of oil a day. The spill, which the U.S. Coast Guard has called “very serious,” has put the coasts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Florida on alert for potential oil contamination….

Drill, Baby, Drill! (But not off MY coastline…)


Oh. BTW. Something like 25% of the seafood sold in the Lower 48 depends on that section of Gulf coast for some portion of its life cycle.

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