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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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These Two Don't Pass The Smell Test This weekend Charlie Crist and Gwen Graham will be accompanied on the campaign trail with former President Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, Rick Scott will be appearing yet again with Chris Christie, a man who dreams of, but never will be President. It's hardly a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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Rick Scott: Fear The Invisible Hand Of The Great And Powerful Charlie Before Rick Scott was elected in 2010, he blocked voters from seeing a deposition he had recently given, in a case that came after he was run out of Columbia/HCA, the company he founded and the same one... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Beach Peanuts
In the last debate with Charlie Crist, Rick Scott said "How would I know?" when asked what the minimum wage, which makes him cringe, should be. It was perhaps one of the first times Scott was being honest since he became governor. Not only does he have no clue what... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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Minimum Wage? Sorry, Not Interested When Rick Scott was asked at last night's debate what the minimum wage should be, he may have given one of the only truly honest answers we've heard from him. He responded: "How would I know?" Indeed. How would he know? He isn't even remotely... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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A Picture And A Smile Are Worth A Thousand Words During last night's debate, Rick Scott mumbled and fumbled his way through the discussion of the execution he canceled to accommodate a fundraiser for Pam Bondi, at her request. He finally admitted that was the reason he did so, after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
In reality, a vote for Wyllie is really just a vote for Crist or Scott.
One of the most damaging, and stunning moments of tonight's Florida Governor's debate was when Rick Scott admitted he postponed an execution to accommodate a fundraiser at Attorney General Pam Bondi's request. As you watch, notice Rick Scott's habit of eerily smiling while his unconscionable actions are described by others.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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Charlie Crist vs The Governor Who's Been MIA For Most Floridians Since He Was Elected I've been largely absent from the blog lately, only because I've been busy undergoing a major move and, reluctantly, I haven't had the time to do both. However, tonight is the last debate between Charlie... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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Charlie Crist vs An Empty Podium The second debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist just ended, and the most that anyone will remember is the empty podium beside Crist, after Rick Scott said he refused to participate in the debate because Charlie Crist had a fan under his podium.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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Crist vs Scott, Round One Last week, during the first debate between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott, Scott demonstrated that he had little to offer his Hispanic audience beyond saying he loves families and that, as a poor child growing up he could relate to them (yes, really), that he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
RE: James M. Ray Journalism means asking questions, which I did. I also never got any answers from the candidates or the media in question. To merely "speculate" that the libertarian candidate would never restrict debate (your words) without asking the question would be partisan. The stupid's in your court.
That was one of two big takeaways from tonight's Attorney General debate, which voters not living in the Tampa Bay and Orlando area were blocked from seeing. Given Bondi's performance, it's no wonder she's afraid to participate in more than one debate. When Geroge Sheldon, her Democratic opponent, said the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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What's Pam Bondi Afraid Of? If you haven't been paying attention to the Florida Attorney General race, you had better pay attention and look quick. AG Pam Bondi (R-ick Scott's Lawyer) will only agree to one debate with her opponents, Democrat George Sheldon and Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer, and few in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
RE: Orlando: Which will actually help split the vote, be virtually meaningless, and solve nothing, because that choice is actually a vote for Scott or Crist.
No need to add a comment here. This says it all. @BeachPeanuts Related articles Rick Scott Targets 91-Year-Old Veteran In Florida Voter Purge - Where Is The Outrage? Rick Scott Turns The Definition Of "Government Waste" On Its Head Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
Despite the GOP's constant parroting that Obamacare would be, or is, a "train wreck," the facts prove time and again that it's doing just fine. In Florida, as of June, 866,485 enrolled in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act, and that number is predicted to reach 1.1 million... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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Charlie Crist, Speaking With The Media During The 2010 BP Oil Spill (Photo: Martha Jackovics) Regular readers of this blog are no doubt aware that I haven't always agreed with Charlie Crist in the past. When he was governor I didn't like everything he did, but I gave him credit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
I'm still on a semi-hiatus this week, but there's still plenty going on in Florida politics right now. If you're itching to fight back against Rick Scott and the other Republicans in Florida there's a blogger, activist meetup taking place this weekend in Inverness with like-minded grassroots folks and Democratic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
Rick Scott's former company practiced Medicare fraud. He refuses to expand Medicaid and has thrown up roadblocks against affordable health insurance for Floridians. The thought of paying Floridians a minimum wage makes him "cringe." But having a blind trust that invests in projects he signs off on like this one?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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A Pipeline To Profits As he said when asked for his views on climate change and what to do about it, Rick Scott responded by saying he's "not a scientist." Well, he's not a scientist, he's an investor. That may be another reason he's not interested in doing anything about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
I'm still on a semi-hiatus here due to ongoing moving preparations so my blogging has been spotty. It's been tough not being able to blog when Rick Scott's campaign seems to be on the verge of an implosion, but his past, as well as his present in being perhaps the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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Last week Rick Scott went on what he called his "Keep Florida Safe" tour in an attempt to appear tough on crime. He "invited" members of law enforcement to appear at his campaign events, but many of them said they were led to believe it was for official business and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
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It's been a bad week for Rick Scott, and it's only getting worse. In a move reminiscent of Mitt Romney's famous 2012 photo-op, when he used coal miners as campaign props who weren't paid for their time as anti-environmental, pro-coal human shields, Scott set out on another one of his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Beach Peanuts
Are you the same Joe Kreps quoted in the article linked below? Because if so, it sounds like you would vote for Crist, nonetheless: "Joe Kreps stood nearby holding a "Nan Rich" campaign sign and saying he would have to "hold his nose" to vote for Crist if he wins the nomination." http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/bill-clinton-fires-up-florida-democrats-who-face-big-election-year/2186430