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More Items On The Florida Ballot

On the ballot there are retention votes for 7 judges.

For outsiders, judges on the Florida Supreme Court and District Courts of Appeal are nominated by a separate entity, the Judicial Nominating Commission. The governor then appoints them, but they are subject to a retention vote every six years.

The retention of justice Charles T. Wells of the Florida Supreme Court is on the ballot, and I will vote for him, even though I don’t always agree with him because he is consistent in his decisions. You know where he stands, and that is with the law and Florida constitution. Unlike the US Supreme Court in 2000, Charles Wells doesn’t make things up to suit his personal or political preferences.

On the other hand, I am voting NO! on all six judges up for retention in the First District Court of Appeal.

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October 20, 2008   2 Comments

Moving Up The Charts

The BBC proves that people are getting desperate: Marx popular amid credit crunch

Karl Marx is back in fashion, says one German publisher, who attributes his new popularity to the economic crisis.

Publisher Karl-Dietz said it sold 1,500 copies of Das Kapital this year – up from the 200 it usually sells annually.

“It’s definitely in vogue right now,” said the publisher’s director Joern Schuetrumpf.

“The financial crisis brought us a huge bump.”

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October 20, 2008   2 Comments

Florida Early Voting Begins

Early voting started today and runs until November 1st, Monday through Saturday 8:30AM to 4:30PM in Okaloosa County.

The County has two sites:

  • North County: Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library on Commerce Drive in Crestview.
  • South County: UF Research & Education Education Facility on the corner of Lewis Turner Blvd. and North Poquito Road.

The Supervisor of Election offices will be limited to handing out absentee ballots.

Note: I’m voting NO! on all of the constitutional amendments except 3 & 6.

Amendment 2, the marriage amendment is toxic.  Don’t think that it doesn’t affect you because you aren’t gay.  It is a badly worded chunk of garbage that can be put to a lot of nasty uses by an enterprising attorney or religious mental case.  When you put vague and undefined phrases like “substantial equivalent” before an attorney, don’t expect they won’t use it in innovative ways.

October 20, 2008   2 Comments