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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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Current Toxic Threats To Florida The big story in Florida that's gained the attention of everyone except Rick Scott of late has been the toxic algae blooms that are swallowing South Florida, along with a good part of the fishing industry, property values, and tourism. But just because Scott's been... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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Legally Blind Yesterday Progress Florida delivered petitions signed by more than 6,000 Floridians asking U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate Pam Bondi over what they refer to as a "bribery scandal" between her and Donald Trump over Trump University. Bondi sought and received a hefty donation from Trump and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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They Think You're Stupid If awards were given at the RNC Convention this week for shameless hypocrisy, Florida Republican politicians surely would have been competing for the trophy, and two of the biggest contenders would have been Rick Scott and his faithful fixer, Attorney General Pam Bondi, who dropped in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Little Marco Falls In Line Marco Rubio, the political opportunist and absentee Senator who decided to go ahead and run again after he didn't get a call from Donald Trump to become a VP pick, dropped in at the RNC Wednesday to endorse the man he said was unqualified to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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(Invitation via Miami New Times) Last week the RNC announced that Rick Scott would be among the speakers at their Donald Trump hate and bigotry-fest convention this week. Now Scott has mysteriously gone missing from the speaking schedules and it's unclear from various reports if he'll be speaking at all.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Trumpsterfire Trio Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, our "chief legal officer" who rewrote her job description in order to "protect" Floridians against things like health care access, gay marriage, and a woman's right to make her own health choices among other things, has been given a speaking slot at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Snake Oil Salesman Goes To London Governor Rick "Let's Get To Work" Scott has skipped out on his job altogether to take yet another taxpayer funded vacation to London disguised as a trip to promote trade and tourism in Florida. Now, you might say to yourself, it's good to promote... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Jeb Bush spoke out against Donald Trump today, and in the process, he pretty much spilled the beans on the entire Republican Party. Here's some of what he said on MSNBC: "People are going to be deeply frustrated and the divides will grow in our country," Bush said. "And this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Sit-In For The 49 (Photo via Anna V. Eskamani) Marco Rubio cited the attack in Orlando where 49 people were gilled by a gunman as a reason to run for his Senate seat again, then proceeded to return to work and vote against gun restrictions while hiding from activists in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Bernie Sanders seems determined to prove himself to be the most egotistical, hypocritical loser in the history of political campaigns, and he's not above helping Republicans burn down the country to do it. Sanders returned to Washington today and refused to say he will endorse Hillary Clinton, while offering nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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"Legacy" Gone Bust On the same day the New York Times published the story behind Donald Trump's efforts to push birtherism as a trial balloon to see if it could possibly pave the way for his Presidential run, the now GOP presumptive nominee decided to push the envelope even further... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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No Thanks, I'll Pass Bernie Sanders hates Hillary Clinton. This, according to Donald Trump. When Trump talks, it makes news. Doesn't matter what he says, it's worthy of broadcast. Same these days for Bernie Sanders, the candidate who lost months ago but refuses to accept reality and vows to fight... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio To Sandy Hook Victim's Mother: "There's Nothing We Can Do" Fresh from voting against keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists on behalf on the NRA, Marco Rubio "changed his mind" and decided to run for his Senate seat again, claiming he was "inspired" to do so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Not This Again Floridians don't like Marco Rubio, mostly because the feeling is mutual. Now Rubio, who swore he wouldn't "a thousand times," has decided to run for reelection just two days before the filing deadline, because it's the least he can do for them while still earning a paycheck... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Rep. John Lewis Speaks As House Democrats Demand Gun Votes Before GOP Cut The Cameras In the wake of the Orlando mass shooting that killed 49 and wounded another 53, one of the latest polls showed that over 90 percent of Americans want expanded background checks for gun purchases, 87... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Just when his constituents and the rest of the country thought they'd finally rid themselves of Marco Rubio, he's back and potentially threatening to lose a second election in less than a year. (I'm guessing this would break some sort of record.) After Rubio lost the presidential primary, we didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Anderson Cooper Schools Bondi On Her Anti-LGBT Law And Its "Sick Irony" Florida's AG Pam Bondi has a well known history here for being first in line to oppose same-sex marriage and fighting to keep same-sex couples from adopting children, but that may not be the case nationally. However, in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Ball And Chain When Marco Rubio exits the Senate, we don't yet know what his next gig will be, but we can be pretty certain it won't be acting. His disappearance from the spotlight after losing badly in the presidential primary was sadly oh so brief, but when he did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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(Photo via Troy Kinsey, Facebook) Amid calls for an investigation after she looked the other way instead of investigating Trump University right around the time she allegedly requested, and received a campaign donation from him, Florida AG Pam Bondi will be attending a rally tomorrow, geared to put Donald Trump... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Since she took office in 2011, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has turned that job description on its head by all but using her power against the citizens her office is supposed to protect. She's turned what is supposed to be an impartial office into a political one to further... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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"That's All Folks!" No Really, That's All There Is There are plenty of good reasons why Democrats overwhelmingly want Hillary Clinton as their nominee and President rather than Bernie Sanders, the larger ones being that dreams and fairy dust aren't a substitute for governing. After a year in the race,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Nope. Bernie Sanders is losing, although he refuses to accept that. Instead, he campaigns on, in spite of math and reality, and making the argument that he's the only candidate who can beat Donald Trump based on polls conducted six months before the general election when he's barely been touched... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Happy To Be Trump's "Little Marco" Just when you thought you would never have to hear from Marco Rubio again, he returns. And no, he's not making another acceptance speech for losing to Trump (and every other rival for that matter) but rather to make it clear to anyone who... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Feel The Bern Or Else Bernie Sanders' downward spiral is getting uglier every day. Aside from pushing to overturn the will of the voters and trying to jump on the Trump train clown show by pushing for a debate with him even though he's losing against Hillary Clinton, his comic... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Beach Peanuts