Category: Politics

“Too big to fail” is the failure

For a- long, long while I’ve been trying to get off my chest a little issue I have with the business world…  well, something that...

Stimulating idiocy

The St. Petersburg Times took local area governments to task on their requests for economic stimulus project funds. Most of them were low key, beautification...

if he could do it, why couldn't GM?

All this talk of a Detroit bailout has had me angry. Not angry at the idea taxpayers would have to keep Detroit afloat (this is,...

My issue is transit

The one local issue that I have hit on and written about over various mediums the last ten years is transit and mass transit here...

What’s the deal with Sprawlparks?

For a couple of years, there has been an ongoing story in northern Pinellas County about the need for additional playing fields for local youth...

FL-09: Roll over, play dead

Dear Rep. Gus Bilirakis: Congratulations! From the looks of things, Democrats have once again conceded your home base of Palm Harbor and Pinellas County. During...

It's obvious to the entire world…

…but still some people don’t get it. The truth is out there. You may not accept it, but then again there are some people that...

Irony is a "bitter" thing

Hillary should know “elitism” and aristocracy when she sees it… (from the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts)...

A limp yellow dog

I get sorta pissed when I keep hearing die-hard fans or supporters – be it in politics or pro sports – confess their undying devotion...

Hail, Gunslinger!

OK, I don’t go for the Tex impersonation thing often but I got a kick out of this one… There’s a new sherrif in town....

This is going to go viral really fast

Hillary is Mom Jeans Inane, simple but funny… The name may be “Hillary” but I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s Mrs. Clinton… Though we get to...

Florida, go forth and vote

And make a habit out of it – we got at least two more this year. While we’re at it — lemme tip my cap...

A passable substitute

Decidedly not the Daily Show, but a pro-writer parody: Usually when I have to deal with work stoppages, it’s putting up with pro sports: fighting...

in a pickle, monkey in the middle

You know those movies where a guy gets stuck between two women? Or maybe even just thinking about a divorce and the children who get...

from the mouth of base

Did you see the results of a poll posted on Daily Kos on Friday? 21000+ votes of the Democratic base and basically 68% of those...

Where the money is coming from

While it isn’t an FEC filing, it is rather telling to see how certain Democratic presidential candidates are doing with online fundraising through ActBlue. Actblue,...

Taking a chance

Yesterday I had something happen that hasn’t happened before… Well, it has but I wasn’t confident to the same degree when it happened in the...

Political ads in three frames

My friend Melissa puts out a graphic-blog every few days on her MySpace profile… Just different stuff with stick figures that generally convey a concept...

Don't let these lapse

(x-posted over at the Sticks) Last year, I purchased a couple domain names – TampaBayRail.com and TampaBayRail.net. I intended to launch a web site on...

Who was that masked man?

I got a memory sticking out in my mind in the Tampa Bay area. One that doesn’t have an answer every time I look around...

The Good Old Days

As everyone knows, there are conservatives out there at current who are adamant Bill Clinton was soft on terrorism and has been trying to paint...

Pinellas Disconnectocrats

(NOTE — my post below has nothing to do with the Pinellas Democratic Party, it’s members or it’s direction. Apologies beforehand for any confusion or...

Assets, liabilities and idiocy

Just why does the St. Petersburg Times persist with ranking candidates assets and liabilities as financial clout or debts? A political candidate’s financial porfolio should...

"Homeland" sucks

Note to everyone in the United States: Can you please… pretty pretty please with cream and sugar on top (and oil if you’re driving an...

Another nail in Amtrak's coffin?

I’m not trying to knock Amtrak as so much declare there is a major need of a revamped national railway system… This latest incident is...

Restriction-less

The St. Petersburg Times ran a story today about how watering restrictions are needed — Now — in Hillsborough County. It also went on to...

Megalomaniac in Chief

George W. Bush is now referring to the War on ‘Terror’ (which is a “war” against a tactic to begin with — not against a...

Kos Blogging

My first ever diary on Daily Kos. Too bad it’s repeating what I’ve said on Sticks of Fire…....

I can't impress upon you how true this is…

The title of Northwest Leftists post is “The Most important book for Progressives”… He’s talking about Crashing the Gate and I must stress how true...

the three I's of current

I grew up a fan of the WWF and I re-acquired my fondness for wrestling late int eh 1990’s during the WCW/WWF wars. One of...

Explain this one, right wing fanatics…

From CNN.com’s Transcripts in the past “I will never hand over America’s security decisions to foreign leaders and international bodies that do not have America’s...

The real class warfare

If anyone hasn’t watched TV and seen the faces and heard the stories of people who have been effected by Hurricane Katrina, you’re fortunate. If...

I'm screwed

How fucked am I because of Herr President? Pretty fucked 11 is your Fuckedness Number! Crazy! You’re pretty fucked for the next four years. Why?...

Thanks for proving me wrong, Mick

Flipping around the boob-tube, I’ve seen the Ameriquest commercials featuring Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones… I sigh and contemplate that there is another sell-out...