Author Archives: Betty

Nov 21

Political Theater: Act 2 “Repeal”

Shakespeare came to mind when I saw the yahoo news headline a few days ago, and then a Reuters article on the position that employers and the health care industry in general do NOT support a repeal of health care … Read More

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Nov 14

Naming and Shaming: The Winner is Lt. Gov elect Jennifer Carroll

Just a few weeks after the election, falsified records emerge in what should have been a straight-forward process. The Florida-Times Union reports that Lt. Governor Elect Jennifer Carroll consulting firm is documented as having leased office space in Jacksonville that … Read More

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Oct 27

Mike Haridopolos Under the Microscope

Vero Beach resident, Eugene Benson, filed a complaint in December against Mike Haridopolos for failure to properly fill out financial disclosure forms from 2004 to 2008. Haridopolos claims he was only aware of the omissions when the complaint was filed. … Read More

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Oct 24

Thrasher v. Gianoulis: The Kind of Experience Matters

On October 22, the Florida Independent reported that Deborah Gianoulis is waging a strong campaign against incumbent John Thrasher. On September 21, the Florida Times-Union declared Gianoulis in a statistical dead heat with Thrasher,  a long-time member of the Florida … Read More

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Oct 23

Your Papers Please: Arizona-Style Immigration Bill Drafted

Representative William Snyder, from Stuart, drafted a bill similar to the one in Arizona that would enable police to check the immigration status of individuals they have “reasonable suspicion” of being illegal EXCEPT Snyder added a Florida-style provision: The provision … Read More

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Oct 02

Naming and Shaming: This week’s winner…..

I never quite understood how Los Angeles Times journalists became competent on difficult topic of teacher evaluation.I meant to give this dishonor button to the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago when the decided to publish the names of … Read More

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Sep 17

Naming and shaming: This week’s winners are…..

Hands down to Alex, Miguel, and Renier de la Portilla.  Alex de la Portilla leaves the State Senate in November due to term limits. His brother Miguel is the Republican candidate for that seat. Since, he has no Democratic opposition, … Read More

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Sep 11

Naming and Shaming: And the winner is….

    The U.S. main stream media is the winner this week for having successfully improved their ratings by fomented an international event based on nothing. Pictures speak louder than words. The editorial cartoon represents the media’s role, that’s good; … Read More

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