Clueless: Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla., Mistakes Committee Witnesses from U.S. Govt for Foreign Nationals

In case you missed it, check out this episode from a Republican-led House committee last week in which Rep. Curt Clawson from Bonita Springs, Fla., embarrasses himself, his family, his state, his party and the nation. It’s not just that he was completely and utterly wrong in his assumptions, his wrongness is compounded by the [...]

Captured on Video: Why Rich Tea Partiers Make Such Bad Elected Officials

FOX 13 News If this video — from a FOX affiliate! — doesn’t explain why Florida Democrats and independents are willing to embrace the previous flip-floppin’ governor (Charlie Crist) to get rid of the current one, nothing will. Warning: Rick Scott’s countenance will haunt your sleep.

We’re Number One! But Did the Voters Cheat?

A recent pronouncement that Florida is the scariest of all 50 states leaves us conflicted. I mean, hey, we’re number one at something! But looking closely at the criteria used, you can’t help but find the competition rigged. Realtors awarded this distinction, based on 15 things that incite fear, and placed Florida first in three [...]

Disney Charging Even More to Poison Young Minds

30%

Jump in Disney’s profit, year over year, announced a few days before California’s Disneyland raised its price for visitors age 10 and up by $4, to $96 each. The price of a one-day “hopper” ticket between the Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure will soar $13, to $150 each.

Supreme Court to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Drug Testing: ‘Talk to the Hand’

Florida’s public servants couldn’t be blamed for feeling that someone painted targets on their foreheads after Rick Scott (GOP/Tea) took over as governor three years ago. He eliminated many of their jobs, leaving the survivors with crippling work loads. He reduced their salaries by an amount equal to the state’s contribution to their pensions, so [...]

How to Make the 2014 Hurricane Season Way More Interesting

They’re serious about this too. You can sign the petition from 350Action at climatenamechange.org.

Crist Holds Lead Over Scott in Florida Governor Race

46% to 38%

Margin by which Charlie Crist (D) is leading Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the governor’s race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll in Florida. Pollster Peter Brown: “The best number in this poll for Crist — and the biggest problem for Scott — is that a majority of Florida voters say the current governor does not deserve a second term in Tallahassee. Voters also give Crist a higher job approval for when he ran the state than any approval rating Scott has received in his three years on the job.”

SNL Lambasts Florida Newspaper for Using Amateur Proofreaders

A Florida newspaper is inviting readers to volunteer as proofreaders for three hours a night, with the person catching the most typos winning a free dinner. But you’re going to need more than three hours to find all the typos in the Flurdah Son Tims.

— Seth Myers, on “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update.”

Florida, the State Where the Governor Ignores Voters, is Number One in Federal Healthcare Enrollment

Floridians led the nation in signing up for health insurance on the federal exchange since its inception on Oct. 1. Almost 18,000 state residents from all backgrounds have enrolled, despite the refusal of far-right Republican leaders to facilitate access to health care for the uninsured, noted in a recent Tampa Bay Times editorial. Florida is [...]

George Zimmerman Arrested Again

Police in Seminole County, Fla. must be getting tired of seeing George Zimmerman’s face. The man who shot and killed the unarmed teen Trayvon Martin and was then acquitted of murder under one of the country’s most lax definitions of self-defense* was arrested again, this time for domestic violence against his current girlfriend. WESH-Orlando: He [...]