Florida

We’re So Surprised, Said Nobody Ever | 06-14-2019

Get ready for a shocker – no state is more fun than California! According to a new Wallet Hub survey , based on 26 different metrics the Golden State tops the other 49 when it comes to having fun, be it indoors or out. Some of those include weather...

Florida Man Does Good | 04-19-2019

These days, any sentence that includes the words “Florida man” is usually ends in a tale of someone doing something ignorant, criminal or both. So kudos to Florida state Sen. Joe Gruters for flipping that narrative around. As the Tampa Bay...

Oh Mom, No You Didn’t | 10-12-2018

Oh yes, yes she did. University of Florida student Pieter Hanson was in the middle of a test recently when his phone started going off nonstop. Fearful something terrible had happened, he quickly handed in his test and headed for the hallway. But nothing...

It Beats Raising Taxes | 09-07-2018

Raising funds for civic works isn’t easy in small towns where the tax base is often more limited than seats on the DC Metro at rush hour. One dramatic way for burgs to gain some bucks is to let Corporate America have its way with them. This week’s...

It’s Not the Lie, It’s the Cover Up | 08-31-2018

As Richard Nixon would tell you if he was here, the lie is rarely what sinks your ship, it’s the cover up. And now-former Florida legislative candidate Melissa Howard can vouch for it as well. As most folks have now heard, Howard’s run for...

In Praise of...Us | 04-05-2018

There are few things politicos like more than naming new buildings or bridges or other public works after a retired colleague who gave a healthy chunk of their working life to public service. But on occasion said pols get a little antsy and toss one of...

A Master Idea | 03-31-2017

Dedicated members of “Arnie’s Army” know the great golfer Arnold Palmer was a native of Latrobe, PA. But in later years Palmer loved to winter in Florida, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill near Orlando is one of the most...

Florida Man | 04-08-2016

It is sometimes hard to fathom why perpetually unpopular Florida Gov. Rick Scott even ventures out of the governor’s mansion anymore. After making news last month for getting kicked off of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for refusing to...

Coming and Going | 04-01-2016

Hey Yalies, are you sick of paying the big Connecticut tax bill on that mega-endowment of yours? Well, you have options! Taking a page straight from the Rick Perry playbook, Florida Gov. Rick Scott says you are more than welcome to move the 300-year-old...

Evasive Action in Action | 03-11-2016

It was a simple question: “Do you think Muslims in the state of Florida hate America?” The query came from MSNBC’S “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, and it was directed at Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Although it might seem...

Only In His Dreams | 04-17-2015

Speaking of silly politician tricks, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has apparently got out again. Taking a page from the playbook of another frequent fumbler (former Texas Gov. Rick Perry) Scott recently dropped in to California for a few days on a mission to...