Tagged: Rick Scott

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...

What Makes Voters Care?

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...

Scott’s Forked Tongue

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...

“The South” Rises Again

“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...

Is Rick Scott OK?

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...

A “Do-Gooder’s” Lament

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...

Why Would Minorities Vote for the Republicans?

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...

Let’s Hear it for Vermont!

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...

Charlie Crist is Just Too Nice to be a Republican

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...