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Fritz Walter

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FL Redistricting Session implodes

A special legislative session to redraw congressional district lines ended in chaos Friday as senators staged an abrupt walkout and an angry House refused Senate requests to extend the session until next week.

Gov. Rick Scott has the power to force the Legislature to reconvene and agree on a map before a court-imposed deadline of next Tuesday, Aug. 25. Scott had no immediate comment on the latest legislative meltdown.

Facing an impasse over a remapping of Florida congressional districts, the Senate requested a conference committee to resolve their differences and the House refused.

"You don't get up and leave," said Rep. Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, the House redistricting chairman, who called the Legislature "dysfunctional."

So the courts may very easily end up re-drawing Florida's congressional district lines. Cue conservatives' self-righteous indignation about "all them activist judges," simply because their elected officials can't do their jobs!

Stay tuned. Film at Eleven!

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article31733529.html#storylink=cpy

Petition: Provide Bernie Sanders Secret Service protection immediately!

I'm old enough to remember Robert Kennedy's assassination, so recent events at Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign events -- not to mention ammosexuals' and other extremists' actions -- are making me a little uncomfortable.

That's why I signed the petition asking President Obama to extend the same protection to Bernie that W extended to him during his presidential primary campaign. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/provide-bernie-sanders-secret-service-protection-immediately-leading-democratic-presidential-candidate-and-senator

(Please excuse the un-imbedded link, but I'm writing this from an iPad and it closes the browser whenever I try to embed the link into this post's text.)

Simply stated, there is too much at stake for our country's future.

JEB letter to W: You Owe Me!

According to a Boston Globe article, John Ellis BUSH wasted no time reminding his sibling that he handed the White House to Bush 43, with a little help from Bush 41's Supremes (credit where it's due).

This letter was buried in a document dump that John's campaign handed to the Globe at least four months after the Globe requested it and other documents from W's Library and Museum and were stonewalled.

I haven't the time or patience to read the letter but the Globe offers a PDF version linked inside the webpage article.

A couple of thought occur:

1. John didn't write this himself: it's neatly typed -- as opposed to hand-written in crayon -- and it uses a lot of big words that the alleged author cannot pronounce, let alone spell. If you want an indication of James' writing, look no further than this note:

2. The article points out that the letter didn't open with any congratulatory note. That's because the writer didn't need to: if anything, it should have said "You're Welcome!" Or maybe that was the message in one of the documents that is still being withheld.


Posted by Fritz Walter | Tue Aug 4, 2015, 11:07 AM (4 replies)
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