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The legislative session finished last night and people headed home for a break until the special session is called after people realize that what got passed won’t work. It’s the same every year, although, since Charlie became an “independent”, the legislature may decide it doesn’t want to return to fix things.

Here’s the AP list of the bills that the Republicans thought were necessary, including some that violate the state constitution, but that’s traditional.

Because Florida likes to be on the leading edge of bizarre, we now have a political party called the “Florida Tea Party”, and they are selecting candidates. As The Hill reports: First elected official from the Tea Party

The newly created Florida Tea Party announced Friday it is nominating Polk County Commissioner Randy Wilkinson in the race for retiring Rep. Adam Putnam’s (R-Fla.) seat.

It would be wonderful if “Howdy Doody’s” seat in the US Congress went to a Democrat because of the Florida Tea Party. Putnam was one of the sponsors of the bill to open coastal waters to drilling. He quit to run for Agricultural Commissioner. [He is Cruella de Harris’s cousin, a grandchild of Ben Hill Griffin who was the king of Florida politics for years]


1 Kryten42 { 05.01.10 at 9:42 pm }

Ahh well… could be worse. You could be living in Arizona. 😈 When the *law* makers there make illegal law’s, they don’t mess about! (The aptly names *illegal* alien and birther bill’s. It’s been all over the news here, so we can all feel good living here, no matter how bad we may sometimes think it is!) 😆

Pure comedy!

2 Bryan { 05.01.10 at 11:30 pm }

You want to know how out of touch these people are?

One of the bills they passed gives “financial aid to the ailing space industry and tax breaks to the film and entertainment industry and buyers of yachts, aircraft and machinery; offer a tax credit to businesses for hiring jobless workers.”

The state is broke, so broke they are still talking about drilling off our coast, and they gave people who buy yachts and private airplanes a bloody tax break!!!

The people who need a break are those trying to keep a ten-year-old car on the road because there is no public transportation in most of the state, not the yacht and private plane crowd.