Wednesday, March 04, 2009

What's wrong with Florida?

Hear today's episode of the Radio or Not podcast by clicking here (runtime 17:21)

I went online this morning for my usual reading session. One thing I love about reading my news online is starting in one spot and just going wherever it takes me...

Today, I started on Buzzflash, where I clicked over to US News & World Report to read the Washington Whispers column entitled, "Washington Whispers: GOP to Michael Steele: Quiet About Rush Limbaugh or You're Fired "...

From there, I noticed a link to another article, "Could Legalizing Marijuana Help the Economy?" Yes! Finally, the topic I brought up last month is being bandied about by columnists more widely read than I... And then I noticed this link, to a piece at telling us about some new polls that find that the thought of legalizing marijuana polls better than does the Republican Party! Just saying...

The 2009 Florida Legislative session got underway in Tallahassee yesterday. I know that there are lots of people who listen to the Radio or Not podcast who don't necessarily live in Florida. But what's happening here is similar to what's going on in every state in the union. It's ugly.

Today, I spoke with Florida State Senator and candidate for the US Senate in 2010, Dan Gelber, about the dire straits we're in. By the way, Dan is taking advantage of every bit of new technology out there -- he's live macro-blogging during the entire session via Twitter, so sign up to follow him here.

I just have to find out what some of those codes he uses mean!

One last note before I sign off for today... I get lots of email from the DCCC and usually just hit delete. But today, the subject line read "Republican Apology Machine." Finally, a bit of smart snark from the Democrats. Click on the link and enjoy!

And hear today's episode of the Radio or Not podcast by clicking here (runtime 17:21)