Florida’s early voters stand in hellish lines with no reprieve this weekend.
*Once again, Florida is at the center of controversial issues in their voting process. But they better not be trying any funny business at the polls again.
Florida’s early voters came out to the polls looking for an easy flowing line that would ensure their vote was in before the heavy lines of tomorrow’s election day, but their experience was nothing less than nightmarish. The lines were long and some polls shut down before some were allowed to vote, according to the Huffington Post.
The voters faced record wait times in the beaming sun and Republican governor, Rick Scott, refused to extend early voting hours, so some people waited and were not allowed to vote.
In addition, people were told they could turn in their absentee ballot and/or pick up one at the poll, yet they were turned away because polls closed their doors due to high turnout and were told they didn’t have anymore absentee ballots. What kinda fraggle nackle, bull crackle is that?!
*The same ol’ election tricks are springing up again and right on schedule for the racists … oops!
I mean the presidential race. Florida’s GOP is showing its good ol’ boy tactics at the polls as if it were the 1950s.
They’ve even gotten a little bold with the U.S. government. In true child-like behavior, they’ve taken a stance against the government and have told them what they are and are not going to do.
But just like any other child, Florida’s governor Rick Scott, will have to learn the hard way about pulling this kind of stunt.
Governor Scott issued a statement at the beginning of June, stating that he would be purging the voter rolls of all ineligible voters. The only problem with that is they don’t have a credible list of who the ineligible voters are. (more…)
*Remember back in March when we told you about Florida’s governor Rick Scott (R), preparing to require any potential welfare recipient to first pay a $35 fee for a drug test before they could be eligible?
Well, the law went into effect in July, but now a judge has put the smacketh down and stopped the enforcement of the new requirement…at least for now. (more…)
Florida's Governor Rick Scott (R)
*The governors all over the nation are scrambling to find ways to cut corners, but you just gotta laugh when you hear the idea out of Florida.
It’s reminiscent of an idea D.C. was looking over a few years ago to get the women addicted to crack to stop having babies. They wanted to pay crackheads $10 every morning if they would come in and take a birth control pill. Brilliant, right?
This would inadvertently relieve the welfare and social services of caring for another single mother with children.
Well there’s a flaw in the plan, you’re putting out money and then turning around and paying them again with disability. (more…)
*Former 2 Live Crew front man and now high school football coach, Luther Campbell is considering a run for mayor Miami-Dade County, Florida. And he says if his constituents elect him, his time in office will be a reality show.
If incumbent Carlos Alvarez is recalled in an upcoming vote, Campbell said he’ll do it. Via his blog, he said the reality show would provide long needed transparency of what’s really going on in the office.
“Cameras are going to capture when some lobbyist comes to see me to lobby me on some [stuff] they want approved. The cameras are going to be rolling when a commissioner meets with me when I want to talk about the things we need to build for this community. The voters are going to know who is full of [stuff] and who isn’t if I am elected mayor.”
Although Campbell has not officially announced anything, he’s already getting support, at least in his eyes.
“With Rick Scott winning the governor’s seat,” he mentioned, “I don’t see how I could lose.”