NOTE: I’m writing more about this at the Florida Foreclosure Fraud weblog. Florida’s new Foreclosure Rescue Fraud law Last week, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed a new law which imposes broad-ranging restrictions on so-called “foreclosure rescue” service providers. The well-intentioned bill is meant to curb the worst abuses by bottom-feeding predators who use foreclosure as […]
Nader voters are not necessarily Dem voters Common wisdom blames Ralph Nader for swinging enough Florida votes to cost Gore the election in 2000. The underlying assumption that Nader drained votes from Gore is just that – an assumption. Nader got voters to the polls who, in all likelihood, wouldn’t have bothered but for Nader. […]
Florida allows voters to march into select centralized polling places days before the scheduled election and cast their votes. Today, because I won’t be able to vote on the scheduled date next Tuesday, I did just that. I haven’t spent a lot of time writing about the primary this year, in part because until a […]
As Lewis Black once said: The only thing worse than a Republican or a Democrat, is when these two pricks work together! Basically how it works in congress is that a Republican stands up and says ‘Hey, I got a really bad idea’, and a Democrat stands up and says ‘And I can make it […]
I haven’t been one to do video here, but I thought this well-presented opinion warranted an exception. A response to Senator Obama’s criticism of the recent partial birth abortion ruling by the Supreme Court: This neatly sums up the debate between liberals and conservatives on the judicial function. Via RedState.
In honor of today, exercise your freedom. Make it stronger by learning something new about a candidate or issue that helps you decide how you, as one of The People, want from your elected leaders. Then go have a beer at your neighborhood barbecue.
Jadell Kerr, a regulator with the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, has been suspended for two weeks from her six-figure job with the county due to comments she made on local blog Sticks of Fire. Tommy notes it here. She said, of the county commission’s action to shift wetlands regulation from the county to the […]
Courtesy of Redstate comes this very helpful how-to guide on getting federal funding for your own pet project through earmarks, written by the influential folks over at Venable, LLP. You might have questions about the earmark process. The lobbyists have answers: What can get earmark funding? Just about anything for which the federal government provides […]
Twenty years ago, Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate of the Berlin Wall, extolling the virtues of freedom and challenging the world to follow us. (over the objections of virtually the entire foreign service bureaucracy.) Via RedState.