It’s easy to make fun of Florida Republican Jeff Miller. He deserves to be mocked, for declaring that humans couldn’t possibly have contributed to climate change, because of dinosaurs. On TV today, Miller, the U.S. Representative for Florida’s first congressional district, said that if climate change was caused by humans, “Then why did the dinosaurs [...]
Are the Republican voters of Florida’s 19th congressional district content to allow political operatives from Nevada and New Jersey to tell them which values are vital? We’ll find out when the polls close Tuesday night. [...]
Karl Balone could have met the baby Jesus simply by taking a short trip to his local post office himself, but like most Tea Party members, he wouldn’t take the trouble to do a little fact checking. [...]
I checked the top 50 recent containing the word “manatee” published recently by journalists. Only 6 of those were actually about manatees. [...]
Until the Orange County Public Schools either allows all points of view about religion to have equal access to high school students or institutes a ban for the distribution of materials about religion in high schools by outside groups, students in the Orlando area will be receiving a remarkable lesson in hypocrisy. [...]
This brief post serves as a coda to the privatized election saga of Americans Elect 2012 and a prelude to whatever stage of activity Americans Elect might plan next.
Three points of information:
A search of Florida’s corporation records reveals that, rather than dissolving itself, Americans Elect is still active, filing an annual report on [...]
On the one hand, we can see that Senator Mike Enzi has established a network of corporate agents who are willing to provide him with money in exchange for the opportunity to influence Enzi’s legislative work as a federal government official. On the other hand, we can see that what Enzi is doing appears not to violate any laws. [...]
When Americans Elect paid signature gatherers to obtain a line on the 2012 ballot in state after state, it told us that its actions weren’t selfish. No, Americans Elect said, it was taking action on behalf of the American people, to give us all “more choices on the ballot in November”:
But now that [...]
On May 17, the 501c4 corporation Americans Elect announced that it would cancel its planned privatized presidential nomination. Why? Because too few registered voters showed an interest in participating in a system that gave ultimate candidate selection authority to a self-selected corporate board.
Two days later, on May 19, a grassroots-organized and inclusive new group [...]
Florida Governor Rick Scott won’t stand up for the right to bear weapons that aren’t guns. Why? Probably, it has something to do with the fact that there is no group of lobbyists and political action committees that give large amounts of money to political candidates who defend the right to carry sticks and glass bottles. [...]
There’s a saying that’s popular among credit unions: “not for profit, not for charity, but for service.” Most people know that credit unions are non-profit organizations that return all their proceeds to members, distinguishing them from banks, institutions whose goal is to extract profit from members as much possible. But credit unions are not supposed [...]