Commentary/News with a Twist/Satire DeSantis to issue executive order removing oysters from all Florida restaurant menus and market fish counters. Interestingfacts.com posted a story this morning called, “Oysters can change sex multiple times during their lives.” According to Interestingfacts: Although born male, oysters have the impressive ability to switch their sex, seemingly at will. EveryContinue reading “Oysters can change sex multiple times during their lives.”
Category Archives: Florida News
The irony of the ‘right to life movement.’ Or, should I say, the lunacy of the ‘right to life movement.’
Commentary ‘Right to life’ + ‘Don’t take my guns away’ = RIGHT-WING HYPOCRISY! This is not the story I intended to write today; I was going to write about America’s most high profile hypocrite, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas. But Thomas’ indiscretions, his potential crimes, will not be going away soon. ThereContinue reading “The irony of the ‘right to life movement.’ Or, should I say, the lunacy of the ‘right to life movement.’”
Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly signs permitless carry bill within hours of it landing on his desk
Commentary Why are these men smiling? From the Tallahassee Democrat and Palm Beach Post: Florida tipped the advantage to states with more permissiable gun laws Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly signed a bill that eliminates licensing requirements to carry a concealed firearm in most public places. The Florida Senate voted 27-13 last week on HBContinue reading “Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly signs permitless carry bill within hours of it landing on his desk”
Michelangelo’s David, Florida and Porn
Commentary Those of you who don’t live in the F’d’R (Florida ‘democratic’ Republic) might not be aware of the recent news regarding a charter school principal resigning after allowing her students to be exposed to vicious and malicious pornography. “A Florida principal has resigned after students at a Christian charter school in Tallahassee were shownContinue reading “Michelangelo’s David, Florida and Porn”
Herr DeSantis and his Reichstag, (er Legislature) and ministraten, (ur toadies), are at it again!
Commentary Gauliter Jason Brodeur, aka Florida State Senator Jason Brodeur, just introduced the “Information Dissemination/ Blogger Registration Bill.” And I don’t know whether laugh, cry or cheer(!?) As reported by NBC News: A Republican state senator in Florida has introduced a bill that, if passed, would require bloggers who write about Gov. Ron DeSantis, hisContinue reading “Herr DeSantis and his Reichstag, (er Legislature) and ministraten, (ur toadies), are at it again!”
Around the Block looks back: Florida’s 2012 voter registration law
Commentary Voter suppression then, voter suppression now; will we ever learn? In a recent Around the Block, I suggested that every once in a while I’d take a look back at archived columns that might still have some relevance today. As I said, “I’ve been writing Around the Block on and off since 2012. A lot hasContinue reading “Around the Block looks back: Florida’s 2012 voter registration law”
I live in Florida. Ron DeSantis is my governor. Woe is me!
Commentary His latest demonstration of authoritarianism: blackmailing the Special Olympics. In closing my story yesterday, Just when you think the GOP can’t any get worse, it gets worse, I posed several questions. One of those questions was this: “How do you feel about our great country when your fellow citizens continue to elect people likeContinue reading “I live in Florida. Ron DeSantis is my governor. Woe is me!”
Another Viewpoint – Florida’s new surgeon general is not just reckless; he’s dangerous
Commentary Please be aware, while this story focuses is about Florida, it’s really more than that. It’s about the sorry state of affairs in this country. I’ve noticed that when I write about Florida-specific issues, I tend to get fewer views. As an example, my recent piece, “Rubio’s pandering knows no bounds,” (https://around-the-block.com/2021/09/15/rubios-pandering-knows-no-bounds/) received about one-halfContinue reading “Another Viewpoint – Florida’s new surgeon general is not just reckless; he’s dangerous”
Rubio’s pandering knows no bounds
Commentary Given his history, Marco Rubio’s cynical opportunism in calling for General Milley’s removal is not surprising Initial responses to difficult situations are often the best measure of a man. In his response to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Milley’s alleged “undermining of former President Trump,” Senator Rubio showed he’s not aContinue reading “Rubio’s pandering knows no bounds”
No way to run a railroad…er, an election
I get solicitations from everywhere and from everybody. (Well actually, only from Democrats or Democratic causes). I get them from candidates I’ve never heard of. At times, I get them with the most outrageous subject lines, lines that are intended to pique so much interest that they demand to be opened.