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Conservative group says Cain’s sex escapades no worse than Bill Clinton’s

Whenever in doubt, conservative think tanks reach back to bash Bill Clinton when one of their own is under fire. The logic is "yes, our guy may have done wrong, but Bill Clinton was worse." The Conservative media "watch dog" Media Research Center writes, "The three networks have aggressively [...]

Evers, Gaetz want to rid fuel of ethanol

Evers, Gaetz want to rid fuel of ethanol

Fuels with ethanol burn cleaner and help reduce dependency on fossil fuels by 10 percent. State Sen. Greg Evers and Rep. Matt Gaetz want to put an end to the mandatory requirement that all gasoline sold at the pumps has at least nine to 10 percent ethanol. The question is who are they serving [...]

Florida presidential primary date and candidate list set

The 2012 presidential primary will be Jan. 31. The Florida GOP Party has submitted the names of nine candidates for the Jan. 31 ballot: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. It's too late for any one else [...]

Panel picks 2012 presidential debate sites

The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the schedule for 2012 presidential debates. Here's the schedule: First presidential debate: Wednesday, Oct. 3 University of Denver, Denver Vice presidential debate: Thursday, Oct. 11 Centre College, Danville, Ky. Second presidential [...]

First Smoking and Now This

First Smoking and Now This

According to a report in the Politico Herman Cain has sexual harassment issues in his past. At least two female employees in the 90’s complained of behavior “that made them angry and uncomfortable” in the 90’s and were given financial payoffs to leave the company. Read [...]

Gaetz serious about job creation

State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) is serious about job creation and wants to hold accountable those corporations that got fat incentive checks for creating jobs. He wants the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to release information about companies that owe taxpayers money for [...]

Smoking man endorses Cain

The latest Herman Cain ad is getting a lot of attention. The former Godfather's CEO has caught fire as the next possible GOP candidate to block Mitt Romney's selection as the party's 2012 presidential nomination. This ad will surely spawn dozens of great parodies.

Oops, Rubio embellished Cuban exile history

Oops, Rubio embellished Cuban exile history

The Washington Post has caught U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (Fl-Rep) embellishing his parents' immigration from Cuba to Miami. To fire up his conservative base, Rubio likes to tell how his parents were forced off their beloved island after “a thug,” Fidel Castro, took power. Painting pictures [...]

Obama succeeds again

Obama succeeds again

The image of a bloodied Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi offered further vindication of President Barack Obama's War on Terrorism. While the GOP right wing wants to portray the president as weak on foreign policy and defense, the end of Libyan dictator's 40-year reign is his second major victory this [...]

Lawmakers get 100 different district plans

State Senator Don Gaetz announced yesterday that the Florida Legislature has received its  100thcitizen-generated redistricting plan. According to Gaetz, Florida isn’t relying on maps created by special interest groups or politicians, but has opened to the public the design of congressional, [...]

Will casinos kill our hotel and restaurant industry?

Will casinos kill our hotel and restaurant industry?

A 1997 study by nonpartisan research firms, California Research Bureau, studied the impact of casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey and the number of restaurants dropped 40 percent over the 20 years after New Jersey voters authorized casino gambling in the state. In Tallahassee, the hospitality [...]

UWF salaries online

UWF salaries online

Gov. Rick Scott has published on his floridahasarighttoknow.com the salaries of all the staff at the state's public universities. The info is in a huge Excel spreadsheet. Fortunately, the Sarasota Herald Tribune has a searchable database (here). BTW, the University of West Florida has 51 [...]

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