All the talk last week about Big Brother snooping in the lives of Bright Futures families. It got me thinking: Have people stopped caring about government intrusion in their private lives?
All of a sudden 177,000 Bright Futures scholarship families are getting hip to what Sen. Evelyn Lynn and the rest of the lugheads in the Legislature did to one of the most successful Republican initiatives in Florida history.
Is it just me, or do these guys in the mainstream media have the memory of a fruit fly?
Please, God, give me three more years. I'll be good. Just let me live to see what Shouping Hu can possibly study about the Bright Futures scholarship program that hasn't been studied 10 times over.
In this country, the people own the government. Its ours. Argument over.
Florida Democrats, salivating over the governors sorry 29 percent approval rate, had a high old time in Hollywood during the weekend, dancing like Ya-Yas around Rick Scotts bones.
Win a second term? They dont think Scott has a prayer.
I'm told the Dems Jefferson-Jackson fund-raising dinner was energized. Everybody was talking about candidates who might challenge Scott. The list included the veteran cast you would expect -- Alex Sink, Jeremy Ring, Rod Smith, Dan Gelber -- plus, of course, the notable inside-outsider, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Charlie Crist.
Former Republican Congressman Mark Foley of West Palm Beach had no idea three weeks ago when he agreed to appear on Fox News' "Sean Hannity" show at 9 p.m. Thursday that the interview would plunge him into such painfully familiar territory.
Sometimes a newspaper says something so silly, so blatantly, cockamamily wrong, I need 30 minutes in a rubber room to recover.
Most Floridians are unaware of the drama that plays out daily on their behalf between the press and the governor's office.
I'm talking now about public records. About the simple act of retrieving information the citizens of Florida already paid for -- but can't have in a reasonable time period or at reasonable cost.
Citizens in the Sunshine State have come to believe -- and rightly so -- that most things their government does are as much their business as they are any elected official's.