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Florida Legislature in a Quandry

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If the Florida state legislature had their way, which of these things would be legal?

A. Giving teacher’s tenure
B. Paying experienced teachers more than novices
C. Judging a teacher by first hand observation instead of test scores
D. Having sex with a dolphin

If you answered D. congratulations. You’re correct!  The Florida legislature has been unable to pass a law outlawing bestiality.  In 1971 a Florida Supreme Court ruling created a loophole by demanding proof that the animal was unwilling and traumatized by the event.  Since then, the legislature has not been able to come together to outlaw the practice.   This year, it was seemingly killed by an amendments dealing with fertilizer and gun rights.

Fortunately, while not being able to agree that sex with animals was unpleasant, the state legislature was able to find a common enemy in the state’s teachers.   Unfortunately, Charlie Crist vetoed the bill.   It was an eventful session for the Florida state legislatures, teachers, and lovers of dolphin porn.

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May 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Floridians Sacrifice to Uphold Marriage

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Florida resident Jose Canseco can rest easy knowing that the sanctity of his marriage has been protected.

Florida may just be the bravest state in the Union.  Last week, Floridians voted more than 60% in favorite of Amenment 2 which stated “Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.”

Obviously, this is a wonderful step forward for Florida in protecting the sanctity of marriage regardless of the consequences for single people living in the state.  As similiar law passed in Florida has been used to strip heterosexual singles of their rights including alimony, estate planning and domestic partnership registries, but hey Florida has always been willing to sacrifice to make a point.

As the courts begin the process of figuring out if it would undo the benefits that gays and lesbians now have through their employers’ same-sex insurance policies and whether heterosexual couples with domestic-partner agreements would be affected, it is good to know that the will of the voters has spoken instead of 12 unelected judges and I for one can’t think of a better use of our tax dollars. To those single people who have given up their own rights to make sure that gay people didn’t enjoy similar rights I say, “well done”.

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November 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Republicans Understand the Value of the Vote

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The most powerful thing in our country is one determined man (or woman now) and a ballot.  While the Democrat party seems to pay little attention to this, the Republicans respect this most important of all rights.  I am overwhelmed with emotion when I see my party proudly moving to protect the sanctity of the ballot box by remaining ever vigilant of voter fraud.

In Michigan, the Republicans have been using a list of foreclosures and challenging any names on the list who attempt to vote.  This is actually closer to the original concept of the founding fathers who wished to reserve the right to vote to proprty holders.

In Virginia, Republicans have warned college students at Virginia Tech about the dangers of voting.  Doing your civic responsibility is great, but you wouldn’t want to lose your college scholarship over it.  Would you?  It actually turns out that the law doesn’t work that way, but hey better safe than sorry right?

In Florida, a lawsuit allows the state to start fining voter registration groups who don’t submit voter registration applications within 10 days and before pre-election deadlines or else face fines.  A federal judge in Miami last month rejected a legal challenge from the League of Women Voters of Florida and other groups that conduct registration drives.

At least one of our parties still cares about the integrity of the voting process.  I urge the Democrats to give up their attempts to register people who have no business voting and compete honestly for the votes of more established and successful white voters with a long record of care for this country.

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September 11, 2008 at 8:44 pm

I have returned

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Rumors of the supression of my blog by my left wing opponents were incorrect.  I have returned from a brief, but necessary trip out of town.  All I can say at this moment is that I helped cement my own political future.  Expect a big announcement soon.

One thing I was really happy to see was that liberal propaganda piece The Dark Knight has been knocked from the top spot in part, thanks to our boycott.  In its place is the patriotic pro-war comedy Tropic Thunder.  This movie looks great and I think all right thinking Americans should take it in.  While the Batman movie has made a lot of money since its release remember those kind of movies are expensive to make and the movie probably lost money.

On a very disappointing note, The Americans For Prosperity group which offers a refreshingly pro-business view of the environment had two town halls in Florida canceled this week by Tropical Storm Fay. I was really looking forward to hearing the AFP’s attacks on global warming alarmism and their promotion of offshore drilling as a rational response to the energy crisis. They have a great ability to cut through the green BS that I get sick of hearing all the time in the mainstream press. Unfortunately, I guess it will have to wait as Fay hammered Florida pretty hard.

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August 19, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Recount and Katherine Harris

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I just completed watching the HBO film Recount and I have to say I wasn’t that impressed.  I give the movie two-stars.  I really disliked certain aspects of the movie.  For one, it was definitely told from the Democratic Point of View.  For another, it made Katherine Harris look like an idiot.  The only redeeming feature for the film was the ending where the viewer got to relive that triumphant moment at the end when Bush won the election.

The movie also reminded me that our vote is a very important thing that we can’t take for granted.  It is for this reason that we all need to join states like Indiana in insisting that all voters have a state issued Identification card. 

After the movie I had to do a bit of digging on the Vixen of Voting, the Siren of State Katherine Harris.  When I do compile my list of hot Republican women she may not be in the top 10, but she’s definitely in the top 20.  Ms. Harris  became a congresswoman from Florida in 2002 and represented her state proudly before being implicated in the Duke Cunningham MZM case which was probably a bit of political naievte on her part.    She lost a tough primary in 2007 and was last seen touring a mega-church with Rudy Guiliani in the primaries.  Anybody know what has happenned to the lovely Ms. Harris? 

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May 25, 2008 at 9:26 pm