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Martha Jackovics
Florida
Interests: National and Florida Politics (but not politics as usual), with facts, not spin. Liberal, progressive, good sense of humor.
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Bel Edwards To Scott: Focus On Your Own Disasters Fresh off of getting smacked in the face with facts when he tried to poach jobs in California by luring companies here to pay Floridians much less than they can live on, Rick Scott is at it again. This time he's... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Florida's Own Man-Made Disaster Strikes Again The 30th annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference is currently under way in Orlando but said governor is a no show, because why not? No, Rick Scott is off in Washington making political hay of the Republican's refusal to provide emergency funding for the Zika virus.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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The Florida GOP has been on a roll lately when it comes to blocking women from access to health care, but two recent laws are facing new hurdles from the Florida Supreme Court as well as Washington. Last year Republicans passed a law requiring a 24 hour waiting period for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Jerry Brown To Job Thief Rick Scott: Poach This! Florida's "jobs" Governor Rick Scott is back to his old tricks again. Because he can't create jobs as promised six years ago, and every day since, he often resorts to stealing them from other states instead. So now the job-poacher-in-chief will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Invoking Gun Violence "Revolution" Imagery Prior To Connecticut/Sandy Hook Primary? It's hard to remember these days that Bernie Sanders once vowed to run an "issues only" campaign and vowed he had "never run a negative campaign before" and he wasn't going to start now. His supporters have long been attacking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Missing From This Email: The Entire Transcript On Sunday George Clooney appeared on Meet The Press to respond to the reaction of the Bernie Sanders' campaign and those of his supporters to the fundraisers he held for Hillary Clinton in California over the weekend. Sanders protesters outside of one fundraiser... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Taxpayer Funded Travel For Ex-CEO Or Dental Care For Kids, Guess Who Wins? Oh, let's give another hand to Rick Scott, ever watchful and loyal steward of the Florida taxpayer dime! Here he was again, earlier this week, concerned that your money never be used for something frivolous, and thus,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
I don't know which candidates you're "advising," but just because the DNC isn't helping your choice of candidate doesn't make their choices wrong. Bernie himself has received plenty of help from the DNC for years and yet he hasn't complained about that, nor has he returned those funds. You claimed earlier he will raise funds IF he's their nominee (he hasn't said that though). By your standards, that would make him a hypocrite, would it not? I won't get into the details here of his "truth to power" claims and his inability to achieve his chosen "goals" through fuzzy math and facts, and without help from Dems he refuses to help elect to support him, but the definition of progress isn't Bernie's "my way or the highway" strategy.
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"Prostitutes, Junkies And Winos, Oh My!" Last week, while her husband was launching an attack ad targeting a private citizen who dared to challenge him in a Starbucks for cutting women's health care, Florida's First Lady Ann Scott was reading inappropriate books to school children. Again. The First Lady is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
That's just an empty excuse. Still, he hasn't said that at all, but if he had, for someone who claims to be against quid pro quos, saying he'll only raise money for them if they make him their nominee is pretty much the definition of one.
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Cara Jennings, the woman who confronted Governor Rick Scott in a Starbucks this week over the law he recently signed cutting off access to health care for women in Florida, appeared on MSNBC today with Joy Reid. In the interview below, Jennings spoke of what happened just before Stephen Bender's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Scott Gets Revenge On Private Citizen After Taking Away Her Health Care Many of us in Florida don't call Rick Scott, one of the worst governors in the history of worst governors, "Voldemort" for no reason. He's just really bad at his job, and he's shameless. Now he's done something... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Scott Came For Coffee But Fled With A Foot In His Mouth Yesterday Rick Scott got a dose of reality on what life is like for actual Floridians since he became governor, and not surprisingly, it hardly matched his narrative that Florida is the place where dreams come true for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Rick Scott Hears The Truth, Flees Rick Scott loves to answer almost every question with some version of this: "As I travel around this great state, people always ask me about jobs." It doesn't matter what the question is, Scott just smiles and says "jobs," and it usually ends there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Bernie's Focus Is On Bernie, Period Wednesday night Bernie Sanders was interviewed by Rachel Maddow, and she asked him a couple of tough questions he didn't like. One was about his campaign's new strategy to go on a super delegate grab even though Hillary Clinton is way ahead of him,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Republicans in Florida use phrases like "safety of women's health" and "protecting life" as a hammer when pounding anti-abortion bills through the Legislature, as does Rick Scott as he happily signs them into law. But you'd have to be living under a rock... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Women, To Rick Scott & Kelli Stargel: You're Killing Me Last summer, as an attack on Planned Parenthood was underway by anti-abortion fanatics who selectively and falsely edited videos to make it look like the clinics were selling "baby parts," Florida's Governor Rick Scott jumped at the chance to cut... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Colleen Burton: Need A Pap Smear? See Your Podiatrist! It's quite possible by the time you read this, Rick Scott will have already signed the recent bill that will effectively defund Planned Parenthood in Florida into law. The bill was recently passed by the legislature and would not only defund... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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What Could Go Wrong? Last week Rick Scott was asked if he would tell his friend Donald Trump "that he should walk back his statements that Muslims, that Islam, hates America? Do you think Muslims in the state of Florida hate America?” As always, Rick stared into the camera with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Toast! No show Rubio just learned the hard way that when he doesn't show up to work for those he is supposed to represent in his home state, the voters won't show up for him at the polls. And they didn't. Marco Rubio was soundly routed in the Florida primary... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Drink To Denial, Promote Hate With A Smile When it comes to being the butt of an American joke, you could say Florida is the nation's hanging chad. Thanks to members of the Republican Party down here this week, the state's reputation will remain intact for years to come unless... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Rubio's "Never Trump" Line For The Nominee He Vows To Support "He has spent a career of convincing Americans that he's something that he's not in exchange for their money. Now he's trying to do the same in exchange for their country." That was Marco Rubio, speaking of Donald Trump... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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The Republican effort in Florida to force fracking on communities against their will is over, at least for this year's legislative session: A bill regulating the practice died Tuesday in a Florida Senate committee when the sponsor pulled it from consideration. The Appropriations committee had voted down the bill Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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The Polls Say What? Looks like the road from Florida House Speaker to "darling of the Tea Party" to "GOP's best hope" is getting shorter every day for Marco Rubio. In fact, it looks like Florida voters would just as soon see it veer into a ditch sooner rather than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Who, Exactly, Will Feel The Bern? Bernie Sanders' entire campaign revolves around going after big banks, financial institutions, millionaires and billionaires. So you would think that an endorsement from Alan Grayson, who is undergoing an ethics investigation for possibly violating hedge fund rules, would be an unwelcome addition for his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Beach Peanuts