Category Archives: Legislature

Apr 23

State Rep. Rick Kriseman: Farewell and Thank You

by Benjamin J. Kirby To read my blog, the Spencerian, over the last few entries is an exercise in frustration, sadness, melancholy and outright depression. The trend continues today, I’m afraid: State Representative Rick Kriseman (D-53), a favorite of this blog … Read More

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Mar 23

Why “Stand Your Ground” Is Actually “Shoot First”

Cross-posted from Progress Florida. The tragic death of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin at the hands of self-appointed “neighborhood watchman” George Zimmerman has reignited the debate over Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law. The law, passed with a bi-partisan vote and … Read More

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Jan 11

Rick Scott’s State Of Denial Speech Spurs Brave FL Cop Into Political Action

(Cross-posted at Examiner.com) In delivering his 2012 Florida State Of The State address, Governor Rick Scott kept pitching for less taxes and regulations. He said the best thing government can do to help millions of still struggling Floridians is to … Read More

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