Sep
06
2017
1

Do whatever you have to do to be safe from Hurricane Irma.

I don’t know how unusual this is, but it does not look good at all.

Jan
16
2017
6

Tweet of the Day, A Big-Ass Alligator Deserves No Less edition.

Yup, that’s a real alligator, from the real state of Florida. Which is to say, very very far away from me and I’m all right with that.  I understand that it’s apparently an amiable sort of alligator, seeing as it walked right past a bunch of photographers who seem to have a classic GURPS Horror-style Delusion about how having a camera makes them invulnerable – but what if the alligator changes its mind?

Mar
11
2016
6

Marco Rubio made a GREAT point about Cuba.

If Marco Rubio wins Florida after all, answers like this are going to be why.

Via John Podheretz, who is gloomier than I think he needs to be. Rubio made a really strong, really Florida-centric argument last night; and while I don’t see a path for him winning the nomination right now I do see one for him denying Donald Trump Florida’s delegates, which will be sufficient.

Moe Lane

PS: There was more, but this is all that I really wanted to share.

Feb
23
2016
11

My RedState post on Daniel Webster.

Found here. Short version: Rep. Daniel Webster has settled on running for re-election in FL-11. All part of the Florida redistricting dance, which is particularly complicated right now… just like normal, really.

Feb
12
2016
5

My RedState post on Alan Grayson’s Congressional hedge fund.

Found here.  Short version: Alan Grayson was actually managing a hedge fund while in office. And he still doesn’t understand why his own campaign staff was and is screaming at him over that.  Because, hey, Alan Grayson.

Feb
02
2016
--

My RedState post on Patrick Murphy.

Found here. Short version: guy’s father is trying to buy him a Senate seat in Florida, just like he bought Patrick Murphy (D) a House seat.  Because ‘campaign finance reform’ does not WORK, and never has, and never WILL.

Nov
29
2015
2

Alan ‘Birther’ Grayson thinks Ted Cruz can’t be President.

Bless his heart: “Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) says he will file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) presidential bid if Cruz wins his party’s nomination.” I forget who said this, but: having the courts go out and spank a fool over stupid stunts like this would indeed be a wonderful thing for the Republic.  Alas, it’s also a subtle indication that Alan Grayson doesn’t expect to get the Democratic nomination for Senator. Not even this man is dumb enough to pull this stunt – IN FLORIDA – if there truly was a Senate seat on the line…

Oct
20
2015
4

Tweet of the Day, …Oh, *Charlie* edition.

It’s like, your only friend, isn’t it?

Via Twitchy.

Oct
16
2015
4

Alan Grayson’s troublesome 3Q fundraising.

This is seriously bad news: Alan Grayson raised only $743K and has $252K cash on hand. How does he expect to beat Patrick Murphy for the Florida Senate Democratic nomination, when Murphy raised $1.5M, and has $3.5M COH? – And the polling isn’t so hot, either: sure, PPP has him ahead… but it’s PPP.

…What can I say? I’d rather have Alan Grayson conceding on Election Night than Patrick Murphy. Having Patrick Murphy lose is just business; there’s nothing personal there. But Grayson? Yeah, Grayson makes it a little personal for us.

Sep
15
2015
12

DCCC admits to helping draw proposed new Florida redistricting maps.

Nice to see that the DCCC still hasn’t learned how to play this game:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was involved in reviewing maps submitted Tuesday to the court by one group of plaintiffs challenging the state’s congressional districts.

The admission that partisan organizations were involved in drawing maps that are formally being considered by the court adds yet another layer of political intrigue to the case. The Florida Supreme Court invalidated the current congressional lines back in July — finding them unconstitutionally drawn to favor Republicans and at odds with state anti-gerrymandering provisions — in part because Republican consultants were involved in drawing the first round of maps.

…so having a bunch of Democratic consultants draw the second round is probably not going to fly all that well with the courts. Kind of a rookie error there, in fact. I mean, Democrats in California were much better in sneaking their partisan maps through the process, honestly. (more…)

Aug
23
2015
1

Florida Democratic state DA caught up in Ashley Madison hack.

NAME!
THAT!
PARTY!!!!!

Jeff Ashton, the state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties, will hold a press conference Sunday according to his spokeswoman Angela Starke.

[snip]

Starke did not say what Ashton would be speaking about, but the press conference announcement comes the day after a published report on the website East Orlando Post linked Ashton’s name to the leak of data from the Ashley Madison website.

It’s a shame that the Orlando Sentinel didn’t look up… the Orlando Sentinel on this one; then they might have noted that Jeff Ashton is a Democrat.  Then again, possibly they might not have, either.  It’s always a craps shoot with the newspapers when it comes to this game.

Moe Lane

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