Tag Archives: Gov. Rick Scott

Poetic Justice

Never Too Soon

Just when we thought racial tensions couldn’t get tenser,
Any meet-up of white nationalists brings an element of danger.
Expecting things to get hot,
Our intrepid Gov. Rick Scott
Already declared a state of emergency for a Thursday speech by Richard Spencer.

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Scott Refuses to Extend Voter Registration in Florida After Hurricane

Everybody has had a lot of time to register.

— Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), the chairman of the super PAC backing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, refusing to extend the Tuesday deadline for voter registration as requested by Hillary Clinton’s campaign due to Hurricane Matthew, Politico reports.

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The Governor Who Set an NRA Record for Pro-Gun Legislation in His First Term is Shocked by FEMA’s Denial of His Emergency Request for Dealing With a Mass Shooting

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Scott to FEMA: “But, but, but…”

It had to be hard for Gov. Rick Scott (GOP-TEA) to ask Pres. Obama to declare a disaster in Orlando worthy of federal funding. After all, Scott’s request for all American taxpayers to cover the bill for the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub flies in the face of everything that tea partyers hold dear. As they say, they are Taxed Enough Already.

But he did.

“I urge you to declare an emergency under the Stafford Act so that ‘the full resources of the federal government’ can be made available for the individuals, families and communities impacted by this ‘horrific massacre,’” Scott wrote.

Scott has gotten his response. We can save you some time and tell you the answer was, “No.” But reading the full letter from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is just too much fun, so here it is.

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Nation’s Worst Governor Targeted by Anonymous

We wish Anonymous well, especially since Rick Scott’s future looks so bright. He’s being mentioned for the U.S. Senate and as Trump’s vice president.

If you live in Florida, you’d be forgiven for wondering what took Anonymous so long. The hactivist group recently announced war on Gov. Rick Scott (GOP/Tea), and is calling for his impeachment.

The video hits some of Scott’s sins, but leaves out many. That’s because of the sheer number of them.

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The Danger of Mixing Caffeine and Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott received a well-deserved tongue-lashing when he stopped in this Gainesville, Florida, Starbucks.

Poetic Justice

But Not Cheaply

Florida opted for four more years of Rick Scott,
Despite the havoc his first four wrought.
We proved it in 2010
And we just proved it again —
The governorship of Florida can be bought.

Poetic Justice

Re-Election or Execution?

Attorney general Pam Bondi’s schedule was in confusion,
But Governor Rick Scott offered an expedient solution.
In support of her fundraising,
He did a little rearranging,
And postponed a serial murderer’s execution.

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For the Presence of a Fan, a Debate Hung in Limbo

Are we really going to debate about a fan? Or are we going to talk about education and the environment and the future of our state? I mean, really.

— Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) as he stood alone on stage at Broward College on live TV waiting to start a gubernatorial debate, while Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to take the stage Wednesday night because Crist insisted on using a fan to keep cool, the Miami Herald reports.>/h2.

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Republican Crist Used Against Democrat Crist

Hi, this is Charlie Crist calling to set the record straight. I’m pro-life. I oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants, I support traditional marriage, and I have never supported a new tax or big spending program.

— The voice of Charlie Crist, in a mysterious recorded call Democrats across Florida heard over the weekend that seemed to be attacking likely Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. As the Miami Herald noted, “Not exactly your standard Democratic primary platform. But the voice in the robocall really is Crist’s and so were the positions he stressed. But it was Charlie Crist circa 2006 — not 2014.”

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Crist Not a Scientist, Either

I’m not a scientist either but I can use my brain and I can talk to one.

— Charlie Crist (D), quoted by St. Petersblog, on Gov. Rick Scott (R) not wanting to talk about climate change because “I’m not a scientist.”