Two Tampa legislators and Gov. Rick Scott, all with undistinguished records of public service, this week gave voters more reasons to support their opponents in 2018.
State Reps. Jackie Toledo and Shawn Harrison along with the governor cratered to the NRA lobby and would not even discuss gun control legislation in the wake of the murders of 17 schoolchildren in Parkland, Fl.
Their cowardice contrasted sharply with the mettle displayed by classmates of the victims, students from around the state, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, and furious parents who marched on the Capitol Wednesday to demand positive action from an inert, Republican-dominated state government.
Anyone who values children more than money were angry at Toledo, Harrison, and Scott who, in their own way, committed political hara-kiri this week. All are cozy with the shadowy forces promoting a gun-obsessed culture that places the lives of every Florida student in jeopardy.
Every Florida school and school administrative building will have to prominently display "In God we trust" under a bill passed by the Florida House.
Kimberly Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat and sponsor of the bill, cited the recent shootings at a Florida high school. Daniels said that God is the "light" and "our schools need light in them like never before."
There is research that finds a connection between pornography use and mental illness.
His colleagues are helping him out and they are declaring pornography a health risk. here
Florida Dem. Carlos Guillermo Smith is curious and asked Spano why there was an immediate need to pass the resolution and countered that there are more important bills and topics that should be taken up by the Legislature.
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We are always hearing how our downtown is booming. Since our mayor has spent all of his time in office concentrating on downtown and neglecting the rest of Tampa, I decided to get off the #360LX taking me home and see if I could find some action. I picked a Saturday night thinking that would be the best time.
Even with Douglas students in the gallery these demons still voted down a motion to take up a ban on assault weapons such as the AR-15 used by Nikolas Cruz when he killed 17 people at the school on Valentine's Day. here
Still think there is no difference in parties?
This November you can change this. But you got to vote! Remember the only way they get elected is via voter suppresion, gerrymandering and their small ignorant base. You must turn out in huge numbers to overcome this. There are plenty of days for early voting plus election day. Don't want to get off your lazy ass to do it?