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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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As of this writing, there are 69 pregnant women in Florida who have tested positive for the Zika virus. The virus first turned up in a south Florida neighborhood, then spread to Miami Beach and today has spread to Pinellas County. What have Republicans done about it? Well, very little... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned pregnant women not to travel to Florida in areas where the Zika virus has been found. This comes after the virus was found to have spread to Miami Beach. The virus was previously found only in the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami:... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Beach Peanuts
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This comment comes from "Little Marco" today, on the now widely reported ties between Donald Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russia. Either the bubble in which Marco Rubio resides is extremely thick, Rubio is himself extremely thick, or he's shameless, doesn't care, and will say anything and do anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Dumb And Dangerous (Updated below.) Speak casually about using nuclear weapons? Invite Russia to interfere with our elections? Suggest your opponent be dealt with as per the Second Amendment? Incite violence against protesters and the media? Along with thoroughly humiliating him during the primaries, apparently these are all things Marco... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Are you a member of the growing list of people who were screwed over by Donald Trump in Florida? If so, Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi would love to hear from you. JUST KIDDING! Pam Bondi really couldn't care less if you were screwed over by Trump. Besides, she's much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Tickets For Trump's Titanic Non-Refundable, Of Course "Little Marco," the political opportunist who rarely shows up for work except to cash his paycheck, is losing ground in his effort to keep that Senate seat he hates. Go figure: Rubio has a marginal 3-point lead over Murphy, 48 percent to 45... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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From today's New York Times: Fifty of the nation’s most senior Republican national security officials, many of them former top aides or cabinet members for President George W. Bush, have signed a letter declaring that Donald J. Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president and “would put... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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After Marco Rubio suffered a landslide defeat in the Presidential primaries, including a rout in his home state of Florida, he promised he wasn't going to run again for the Senate seat he holds but hates (his words, not mine). Because he's known for flip-flopping on issues for political reasons,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio loves to tout his so-called "pro-life" badge of honor. When it comes to women making decisions about their own bodies and health care, Rubio inserts himself between them and their doctors to inform them that while they may think they know what's best for themselves, he prefers to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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As a Zika outbreak hits South Florida, Republicans are trying to deflect blame for their inaction, from the entire party's obstruction in Congress, to Marco Rubio, to Rick Scott. While Congress took several more weeks of vacation instead of addressing Zika, Rubio and Scott are pretending to have a sudden... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Lack Of Pest Control Threatens Florida Marco Rubio is busy trying to muddy the waters after his party has blocked funding for Zika for months, and continues to do so as they're taking an overextended vacation in spite of an outbreak in Florida. Rubio's late to the game as always,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Today President Obama echoed what has been clear to all but Donald Trump's shrinking number of supporters and his party for months now: Mr. Trump [is] “unfit to serve as president” and [he] urged the leaders of the Republican Party to withdraw their backing for his candidacy. This comes after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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Marco Rubio Embraces The Hate Marco Rubio, unlike some of his party colleagues who pretend to denounce Donald Trump over his attack on the parents of a slain Muslim soldier while supporting him at the same time, has been silent on the entire issue. Turns out there's a perfectly good... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Beach Peanuts
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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 Jul 27, 2016 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