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Friday clicks: the fictional debt crisis, Rick Scott’s rail ride to hypocrisy

If you’re the country’s most unpopular governor, who along with his party has helped make his state a worse place to live, and politicians would rather be caught in a compromising picture with a farm animal than in a photo-op … Continue reading

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Floribama update: rights restoration setback, the truth (and Rick Scott’s untruths) about high speed rail

Well they’ve gone and done it. The Republican Florida cabinet has abolished automatic restoration of rights, reviving the Jim Crow practice of putting up roadblocks to the resumption of the right to vote and to obtain certain professional certifications. Also, … Continue reading

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See America by train (but just the blue parts…) Oil, Republicans, rails and progress **UPDATED**

Now that Florida has bailed out of the national push for high speed rail, the map above will look very different.

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Rick Scott: impervious to facts, married to ideology

A St. Pete Times editorial takes the Florida governor to task for junking high speed rail, just because he can.

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Dan Ruth rips Rick Scott: ‘witness protection’ governor stuck in a ‘Fox News sweat lodge’

St. Pete Times columnist Dan Ruth tears into tea party governor Rick Scott in such fine fashion, all I can say is “damn.”

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State lawmakers to Rick Scott: get out of the ‘rail’ way

Florida will soon find out the limits of a governor’s power. In this case, Rick Scott is asserting he has the power to block an economic development opportunity Republican and Democratic lawmakers have been pushing for a decade and which members … Continue reading

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Tea Party governors to America: if you want fast trains, science and women’s rights, move to a blue state

The tea party Republican drive to turn the red states into 19th century Ayn Randian corporate fiefdoms with low paid, non-union workers, outdated infrastructure (can the horse and buggy be next?) limited control by women over their own reproduction, negligible … Continue reading

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UPDATE 2: Rick Scott vs. 30,000 rail jobs: when in doubt, slap ‘Obama’ on it

UPDATE 2: It seems the most pressing issue inside Gollum’s lair is whether to bounce back from the bipartisan shellacking he’s taking over exporting up to 30,000 jobs to New York or California, apparently after taking a meeting with tea … Continue reading

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