Monthly Archives: May 2011

Need food stamps in Florida? Prepare to be drug tested

If you find yourself falling on hard times in Florida and need to apply for food assistance, you’d better be prepared to pee in a cup. Gov. Scott on Tuesday signed a law requiring drug testing of welfare recipients.

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(Video) Democrats kicked out of Gov. Scott’s budget signing: the irrefutable evidence

Here’s the video evidence of the event the governor’s spokesman claims never happened. The video was taken by someone named Jason Braswell, and shows Democrats being ejected by sheriff’s deputies from the event, because the officers were told it was … Continue reading

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The meaning of Memorial Day

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Medal of Honor awardee a self-deprecating hero

For Memorial Day, “60 Minutes” profiles Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor winner since Vietnam, who downplays his heroism, but certainly cannot deny it. Watch: Meanwhile, an update on Giunta can be found here.

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Poet Will Da Real One gunned down in North Miami

Gunmen claim the life of a popular spoken word artist in North Miami on Memorial Day weekend.

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Underreported story of the week: judge strikes down ban on direct corporate contributions to candidates

You probably didn’t hear about this ruling this week, amid all the hoopla over Sarah Palin and Rolling Thunder, and big stories about court decisions on Arizona immigration laws and the Wisconsin anti-union bill. But this decision could trump them … Continue reading

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‘All about Sarah’: with media’s enthusiastic aid, Palin hijacks Rolling Thunder vets event **UPDATE: photo caption contest

Sarah Palin is not running for president, but she is hijacking Memorial Day.

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Moscow on the Florida Straights: Rick Scott’s Soviet-style ‘democracy’

Most people have figured out that Florida Gov. Rick Scott is kind of creepy; those staring, android eyes, the almost computer generated slogans and rapt fealty to the tea party and various right wing think tanks which produce his policy … Continue reading

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Today’s Herald column: Miami-Dade’s anti-climatic mayoral election

The Sunday bump for today: while the rest of the country churns with political excitement — recalls in Wisconsin! New York 26 and the vouchercare nightmare! Rahm wins Chicago! … Miami-Dade holds a strong mayor election, and almost nobody cares.

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Tim Pawlenty: the Jeb Bush candidate? Plus: Mitt’s announce, and Palin-Bachman gal-fight?

  Looks like the Bushies seem to have found their candidate.

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