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Thursday, March 30, 2006

And the hits just keep on coming....

You can say this about the Katherine Harris Senate campaign, it's never a dull moment. Robert C. over at IJ4 passes along this delicious quote from the Tallahassee Democrat's Bob Cotterell, "....the most snake-bit Republican to challenge an incumbent Florida senator since 1964, when Claude Kirk tried to convince us that Spessard Holland was insufficiently conservative". There is no doubt her campaign has taken on a comic bent to it. But let's hope it doesn't go to far. We don't want the GOP to field a real candidate against Nelson.......Speaking of Katherine Harris, John Avarois over at AmericaBlog attended the Radio and Televsion Correspondence Diner which was a black tie event. The delicious irony of it all was the photo posted by John showing Katherine Harris and himself in a very friendly hug. So let's visualize the Christian Crusader making nice with one of the biggest gay activists on the blogosphere......Mustang Bob over at his Bark Bark Woof Woof blog has a nice rant about the current values and morality of the GOP faultering under real world examination. He's referring to Supreme Court Justice Scalia and his gesture of "good will" to the Italian press. What will we tell the children?.......Flablog reports on the Lou Frey Institute's Florida Governor Symposium where every living former Florida Governor was invited to speak (Martinez and Mixson [Gov. for three days when Bob Graham left for the Senate] were not present). Eighty year old former Gov. Claude Kirk apparantly brought the house down acting as the stand up comedian of the group with lines like these, "MacKay was governor for less than a month, Kirk complained, "but he has a bigger picture in the hall than I do." Sounds like a good time was had by all.......FLA Politics is reporting via the Palm Beach Post that poltical activist Tom Grayman III is sounding the alarm that our vote in the Sunshine state isn't safe. The author of "Ghosts of Florida: Making Elections Fair for Blacks" is still convinced there is an organized attempt at minority voter suppression. Actually he echo's what a lot of us believe, we need paper trails for our votes. A stolen vote from one person, whether that person is part of a minority community or not is a stolen vote from us all.......I've been quietly watching Mel Martinez and how he handles himself with the immigration issue. Florida Politics is reporting that Sen. Mel Martinez via the Miami Herald is playing broker to the extremist of his party regarding immigration reform. What I found the most interesting about the article was who it didn't mention as opposed to who it did mention. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. got the ink in the Herald article but I was more interested in Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Col. who wasn't mentioned. I would love to be a fly on the wall if Martinez and Tancredo ever hooked up for a conversation. Tancredo has to be one of the most racist Reps. to ever sit in the House in the post Civil Rights era. You can verify that yourself by visiting his blog where he discusses his immigration reform ideas. Actually all one needs to do is visit his bill, the Real Guest Act of 2005 and get of taste of this rascist. That taste, if your stomach can stand it, can be found in the last section of the bill, Title III: "Appropriates funds necessary to fully reimburse providers of federally mandated emergency medical treatment of illegal aliens, but only if the individual provider collects and reports to DHS all citizenship information and other non-clinical information concerning each illegal alien treated." In other words, if a medical facility treats an undocumented alien in an emergency, that facility will not only fail to be reimbursed by the federal government as outlined, but will suffer penalties (as outlined in Title I & II) through criminal negligence. So much for compassionate conservatisim, unless of course you are white and in the top 2% of income earners (see Jeb Bush's millionaire tax bill)....and last but not least, Pensecola Beach Blog has a chilling Iraqi prediction from it's Monday post. It's a must read.

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