It’s Time to Cry Foul!

  Why is everything so quiet? Why aren’t alarms going off, police sirens wailing and crowds thronging the streets? Am I the only one who heard Bill Nelson say our voting machinery has been compromised? Now that Russian invaders have broken into Florida’s voting records, the state’s midterm election results might as well be tossed […]
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What Makes Voters Care?

  Here in Florida a man whose company paid $1.7 billion in fines for defrauding Medicare has been elected and reelected our governor. With term limits kicking in, he can’t run for governor again so he’s thinking of contesting Bill Nelson’s US Senate seat. Nelson is a third term senator with a solid record, yet he would have […]
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Scott’s Forked Tongue

I didn’t vote for Rick Scott. I don’t see how anyone could. But the majority of Florida’s voters don’t see things my way. They re-elected the man as our governor. Now, they’re getting what they deserve. Lousy government. Even Republican allies are at odds with this sorry excuse for a governor. The Legislature, which has large GOP majorities […]
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“The South” Rises Again

White Americans closed ranks in the midterm elections and put Hope and Change on hold for at least two more years. All the talk about changing demographics turning states like Georgia and Mississippi “blue” turned out to be just talk after all. The much-ballyhooed Hispanic wave failed to wash away the legacy of generations. And it wasn’t because Hispanics did not […]
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Is Rick Scott OK?

I mean is he all right mentally? He doesn’t sound like it. First, there was his delay in taking the stage for the opening of Wednesday night’s debate because Charlie Crist had a small fan (the electric kind, not the human kind) at his podium. Then there was Scott’s rambling closing statement. It was not just […]
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I Hit the Mute Button

For the next six weeks we will face a plague of TV ads designed to make us vote one way or another. I usually hit the mute button on my remote when I see one coming on. But occasionally I don’t get to the remote in time and I have to suffer through the mischievous nonsense. There […]
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A “Do-Gooder’s” Lament

You might think that most people would choose decency, fairness and compassion over skullduggery, oppression and injustice. But I wonder how true that is. As I sit here this morning, the American Congress is deadlocked over such issues as extending aid to the unemployed and giving equal pay to women for doing the same work […]
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Why Would Minorities Vote for the Republicans?

As I enter my 81st year on earth, you would think I’ve figured out most of the mysteries that keep folks like me awake at night. But I have to confess I still have no clue about a whole lot of things. For instance, what makes a black person or a Chinese person or a […]
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Let’s Hear it for Vermont!

It was the sun, of course, that brought me to Florida. I just couldn’t stand another dreary winter day in Toronto and I was homesick for the sun-drenched mountains of Jamaica. So, when I slipped on the ice and smacked myself silly (again!), it was the last straw. Within days I had applied for permission to […]
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Charlie Crist is Just Too Nice to be a Republican

Welcome home, Charlie. I suspected you would be joining the Democrats. You’ll be a lot happier now. Those Republicans didn’t deserve you.  I guess you made the move in preparation for a 2014 challenge to that unspeakable Rick Scott (photo above, left). And, of course, you can count on my vote. I voted for you […]
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