Marissa Alexander will be Prosecuted Again for Defending Herself

Marissa Alexander, the African-American mother from Florida serving a 20-year sentence for self-defense, will had a status hearing today. In case you’re not familiar with her case, Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot to stop an attack by her abusive husband — but was not allowed to use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law to support her defense. … [Read more]

Charlie Crist — Democrat?

On December 7th, 2012, formerly known as A Day of Infamy, former Republican Governor of the State of Florida, Charlie Crist, became a member of the Democratic Party. Celebrations were held. Cheers were heard. Republicans who once embraced him are now blogging bitterly.

But is Charlie Crist really a Democrat, or did he change parties simply to oppose incumbent Florida Governor Rick Scott in 2014?… [Read more]

Allen West Concedes

Conservative firebrand Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) conceded to challenger Rep.-elect Patrick Murphy (D) in a before sunrise dark-of-the-night press release Tuesday morning  to Politico.  West had refused to concede, and a smooth transition was in suspense while the controversial ideologue exhausted available legal challenges.

In an unusually high profile race, West and his far-Right supporters raised a reported $22 million to out-finance Murphy four to one.… [Read more]

What Will The Donald Do?

It has long been rumored that Donald Trump had been extremely busy behind the scenes promoting the person he respects most in this world to be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, which begins in Tampa in just over a week.

But, no, he was passed over in favor of another over-ripe dough ball, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.… [Read more]

Rick Scott: Screwing Florida Since 1997

Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, has always been a busy man. It took a lot of work, while he was CEO of Columbia/HCA, to screw taxpayers out of millions of dollars resulting from crooked Medicare billing practises. But, being the shameless and active guy he is, he figured that once the company ultimately admitted to fourteen felonies and agreed to coughed up $600 million to  the federal government, becoming a vulture venture capitalist then running for governor was the next likely step in his career.… [Read more]

Race Still Matters

I can’t help being fascinated by the Trayvon Martin case – by the way the events are unfolding and the ways in which narratives are being constructed and white supremacy is being exposed. It’s interesting to hear the many “takes” on the situation, including the following gems of cognition:

  • George Zimmerman isn’t white; he can’t be racist.
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Trayvon Martin…Just a Good Kid

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A Word About Trayvon Martin

Allow me to present the facts:

Unarmed 17-year-old male walks home from a 7-Eleven in the rain in Sanford, Florida. He carries a bag of skittles and a can of iced tea. He’s wearing jeans and a hoodie.

A volunteer neighborhood watch captain calls the police, telling the operator that he spied a “real suspicious guy” who “looks like he’s up to no good, on drugs or something.… [Read more]