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  • Hudson ready for healthy debate Posted 8/25/2009 at 3:39 p.m. 0 comments

    Matt Hudson expects to be busy this year.

  • Martinez takes advantage of freedom Posted 8/7/2009 at 3:37 p.m. 0 comments

    U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez loves America and the freedom it provides. Including the freedom to step down.

  • Crist math doesn't add up Posted 8/7/2009 at 3:16 p.m. 0 comments

    Count among Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s strengths his affability, his grasp of issues and his political savvy.
    Among his weaknesses, math.

  • ACLU gotta be kidding me Posted 7/30/2009 at 3:03 p.m. 0 comments

    Only lawyers _ check that _ only lawyers with the ACLU, could write this phrase, "...since unlawful presence in the United States is not, of itself, a crime," and keep a straight face.

  • I (heart) the IRS Posted 6/25/2009 at 2:19 p.m. 0 comments

    We all have an anecdote about the bureaucratic nightmare that is the IRS. Or two. Or three.
    Here’s my latest.

  • A class act vs. A crass act Posted 6/11/2009 at 11:19 a.m. 0 comments


    They were in different sections of the newspaper, but you couldn’t help notice the contrast between two stories in Thursday’s Daily News.

  • Not-so-great Scott analogy Posted 5/28/2009 at 11:32 a.m. 0 comments

    Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, arguing against a court ruling that limits law enforcement’s ability to search a suspect’s vehicle immediately after their arrest, invoked the memory of the Oklahoma City bombing.
    The implication is that if the new rule limiting vehicle searches had been in place, McVeigh, who built and detonated a bomb that killed 168 people on April 19, 1995, would have gotten away without being connected to the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.
    Fourteen years is a long time, so perhaps Sheriff Scott’s memory fails him.

  • (Sex) talk is cheap Posted 5/27/2009 at 10:13 a.m. 0 comments

    A Florida Gulf Coast University professor resigns after higher ups find more than 1,000 minutes of calls to phone sex lines on his office phone.
    From what little I know, it seems like taxpayers got a bargain.

  • Word to the wise on craigslist Posted 5/21/2009 at 2:08 p.m. 0 comments

    You’ll be happy to know craigslist has cleaned up its act.
    The on-line hook-up host has done away with its “erotic services” category.
    Gone, vanished.
    Of course in its place is now an “adult services” category.

  • Not my idea of a party Posted 5/19/2009 at 2:40 p.m. 0 comments

    You gotta love the two-party system.
    Democrats can find nothing good about Republicans. Republicans can find nothing good about Democrats. Neither party finds anything not to love about itself.

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