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Fire the Party of "No"

Important Issues - Get the news on the issue that you are wanting.

Miami-Dade County with the Government at it's Worst

Fred Thompson on the Economy---Check it out!!

Florida Consumer E-Alerts - New Phishing Scam

Clean Up Miami

Clean Up Miami Social Networking Website

Small Farm and Land for Sale in Homestead

Partners for Self Employment - Get Free Help and Educated In Business


Rachel Maddow On Health Care and the Lying Republicans

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One Nation March Coming October 2, 2010


Our nation stands at a critical crossroads. The 30-year drive for a low-wage, high-consumption society that imports more and more of what it consumes has hit the wall.

Millions are unemployed, with little recovery in sight. A record number of Americans who want desperately to work have been jobless for more than 6 months.


What is a Small Business

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The OpEd: GOP won’t quit with health care repeal push

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Pawlenty Restricts Health Care Money

This needs to be stopped before there are more services eliminated through out the United States just for political gain.

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Weekly Address: The End of Combat Operations in Iraq


Target Video - This weekend, Target customers fed up with Target's shameless attempt to buy an election in Minnesota took their message straight to their local store—but with a great creative twist!

Dylan Radigan Show - Jane Hamster Legalize Marijuana - I appeared on MSNBC a couple of weeks ago and said that what we were calling an immigration problem was really a drug cartel problem.  The video surprisingly traveled all over the internet, so they asked me back to talk about it and let me give Dylan’s “daily rant.”  It was fun.

Family Health Care - Free Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 9

Bud Chiles Encouraged and Energized to Move Forward - August 8, 2010 - Every candidate is supposed to say that they’ll bring jobs to Florida. But the other candidates will spend their time in office appeasing the interest groups that got them there.

Judge takes Florida property tax measure off ballot - July 24, 2010 - A judge Friday removed from November's ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have given an extra property tax break to some homeowners, saying its ballot title and summary are misleading.

Aid for the long-term jobless - July 24, 2010 - Gov. Charlie Crist issued an executive order that allows Floridians who had exhausted 79 weeks of jobless benefits to be eligible for up to 20 more weeks.

Alan Grayson on Unemployment Bill



State's jobless may miss out on extended benefits - July 23, 2010 - The federal government on Thursday finalized an extension of unemployment benefits that will bring welcome relief to millions of the struggling jobless. But not, at least for now, if they live in the Sunshine State.

Know This Guy? Call Police !!!!!

Suspect in Bank Robberies

A man suspected in a number of distraction robberies was caught on camera at a Bank of America branch in south Miami-Dade.

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Charlie Crist Blasts Florida Lawmakers


Agency's failures leave trail of trouble - July 20, 2010 - One of Miami's oldest social service agencies collapsed under the stewardship of County Commissioner Dorrin Rolle. Now critics ask: Who's being held accountable?

By the People - July 11, 2010 - A video by Carl Malamud making change to our Justice System. This is a 22 minute video that I think you should watch and support for change in our Justice System.

Lawmakers' income far surpasses those they represent - July 11, 2010 - State senators and representatives earned about $153,000 on average; the average household earned about $48,000.

Metrorail to Broward `not an option' - July 10, 2010 - The plan to build an extension of Metrorail north to the Broward County line is likely dead due to lack of funds.

What Can We Do About Unemployment Benefits? - July 7, 2010 - My report on the Senate's failure to pass the latest version of the jobs/tax bill has generated more comments than I've seen in a long while. They concern one piece of the package — the extension of unemployment insurance benefits.

$2 million toxins cleanup to begin at Bicentennial Park - July 4, 2010 - Work crews will clear the way for construction of downtown Miami's long-planned Museum Park this month, when they begin removing thousands of cubic yards of contaminated soil from the site of the old Bicentennial Park.

Listen All Y'all, It's a Republican Sabotage - July 1, 2010 - Tuesday morning on CNBC, the spazzy white guys in lower Manhattan were debating how the administration and Congress can best repair the economy, and mainly the jobless numbers. At one point, Rick Santelli, the hyperkinetic shoutcaster and instigator of the tea party movement, began to flail around, waving his arms above his head while yelling, "Stop spending! Stop spending! Stop spending!"


Ed Shultz on the Very "Bad Senate" or "Very Bad Republicans"

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Top Miami-Dade police official Frank Vecin retires - June 24, 2010 - A top county police official retired as investigations continue into an environmental fund he oversaw and his own private contracting business.

Audit: Moonlighting cops skirted rules - June 24, 2010 - A draft investigative report details how top county officials earned more than $400,000 moonlighting in Panama -- violating county policy in the process.

Noncriminal, undocumented aliens aren't being left alone, activists complain - June 21, 2010 - Immigration attorneys say the continued detention of noncriminal, undocumented aliens contradicts the Obama administration's promise to go easy on them

President Obama Slams Republicans

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Miami-Dade County to sell bonds, but amount and uses still mysteries - June 19, 2010 -   A general obligation bond sale is coming up in Miami-Dade this calendar year. But it's unclear when. And how much. And which of the hundreds of voter-approved projects will be funded.

Miami-Dade Transit to add, cut and extend some bus routes - June 19, 2010 - Under a new summer schedule, Miami-Dade Transit cuts some trips, restores others and adds an express bus line in Kendall that will offer free Wi-Fi on hybrid vehicles.

Joe Barton Helps Democrats Find Their Voice


Fed adopts credit-card rules that help rein in penalty fees - June 6, 2010 - Rules taking effect Aug. 22 will ban `inactivity' fees and bar credit-card companies from charging a penalty fee of more than $25 for paying a bill late

You're being lied to about Fair Districts - June 14, 2010 - Politics is full of lies. However, rarely is a lie so provably debunked as the one that opponents of Fair Districts are spreading

Corruprion in 2010 - May 28, 2010 - Will 2010 see a surge forward, or an easing back of corruption? There is unease about how much of the stimulus money might be corruptly misappropriated.

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Kendrick Meek


Kendrick Meek in Pamama City on Sunday - May 17, 2010

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Meek saves Schakowsky from choking on a turkey sandwich - May 10, 2010 - Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) performed the Heimlich maneuver on Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) last month to keep her from choking on a turkey sandwich.

Florida voters face lengthy list of constitutional amendments - April 23, 2010 - When Floridians head to the polls in November, they'll face a lengthy and confusing array of constitutional amendments dealing with everything from property taxes to classroom sizes – tying the longest ballot in a decade.

House passes 'Corruption County' ethics bill, Senate panel OKs tougher approach - April 23, 2010 - TALLAHASSEE — Two versions of tougher ethics standards for public officials — each supported by different Palm Beach County officials — advanced in the legislature Thursday

Moving State Funds Should be Illegal - April 22, 2010 - As I was going through the news I ran across an article from Florida Capital News called "Legislature Raids Trust Fund" Transportation money will be used to help plug budget shortfall by Jim Ash and I was thinking that Florida Republican Congress has already messed the Florida Budget up so bad that it is a wonder if anyone can figure it like it suppose be. 

Kendrick Meek on Space Program - The Apollo missions to the space shuttle Endeavour’s scheduled launch today, spaceflight has inspired generations of young Americans to advance human understanding of the universe around them.

Police release sketch of Brickell-area rapist - April 3, 2010 - Miami police on Thursday released a composite sketch of a man who followed a woman into her Brickell-area apartment and sexually assaulted her over the weekend.

The woman left the Blue Martini bar in Mary Brickell Village about 3 a.m. Sunday, and when she got into her apartment building a man followed her into the elevator.

Kendrick Meek turns in last batch of voter petitions to qualify for Senate ballot - March 30, 2010 - MIAMI — U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek on Monday gave elections officials the last of the petitions signed by voters to get him on the ballot, capping an almost yearlong effort to build momentum for his U.S. Senate race.

Florida U.S. Senate Candidates differ on Health Care law - March 26, 2010 - The two Republican candidates for Florida's U.S. Senate seat said they dissapointed to see Health Care Bill signed into law Tuesday. The two Democrats disagreed.

Thank the Republicans for Health Care Reform and More - March 22, 2010 - If you do not like the Health Care Reform Bill the way it is then thank the Republicans.  That’s right, thank each and every Republican because they decided to destroy President Obama instead of putting together a good Health Care Reform Bill like the American People wanted and needed because of greedy insurance companies.

Health Reform Myths - March 13, 2010 - Health reform is back from the dead. Many Democrats have realized that their electoral prospects will be better if they can point to a real accomplishment.

Daphne Campbell Candidate for District 108 State Representative

Candidate for State Representative District 108 Daphne CampbellDo you know who your Florida State House Representative is? I can tell you who your next elected one will be in district 108. For the past twenty-two years, I have been and continue to be a mother, wife, critical care registered nurse, businesswoman, community leader and advocate in North Miami Beach.


For Miami-Dade mayor, no extra power over Jackson Health System - March 5, 2010 - Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, who sought authority over the board of Jackson Health System in a financial crisis, was rebuffed by county commissioners.

Miami-Dade mayor asks for authority over Jackson Health System - March 3, 2010 - Miami-Dade's mayor has proposed appointing a new board to govern Jackson if its financial system keeps getting worse.

Miami-Dade County reaches contract deal with 4 labor unions - February 20, 2010 - Miami-Dade County reached contract deals with four labor unions, but faces a new budget hole that must be filled this year -- meaning more layoffs are to come.

Miami-Dade nears settlement with Wackenhut - February 16, 2010 - Miami-Dade's `ghost post' Metrorail dispute may be coming to a close, with commissioners set to consider a proposed settlement Thursday.

Dade excels at squandering taxpayers' money - February 16, 2010 - In Miami-Dade County there is a new definition for the word ``environment'': all-terrain vehicles, fuel, laptop computers, surveillance equipment, late-model cellphones, subscriptions to satellite television, furniture and boats.

A New Chair, a New Chance - February 10, 010 - After a turbulent period in the direction and performance of the MDCDEC, we finally have a Chair who seems to be committed to have the party do what is necessary to fulfill the mission of the DEC.

Marco Rubio to run for the US Senate - February 10, 2010 - The thought of any more Florida Republicans in Congress is enough to make any thoughtful Democrat have a sudden attack of what will probably feel like “swine-flu”.

Obama: Expand two lending programs - February 7, 2010 - President Barack Obama wants Congress to expand two lending programs to get more money in the hands of small business owners.

Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson won't seek 5th term - February 6, 2010 - Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson won't seek a fifth term, closing a noteworthy career and opening the door for a new commissioner for South Miami-Dade.

Solidarity with Concurrent Pro Democracy Protests in Iran on February 11th 2010 - February 3, 2010 - Call to Action!
Solidarity with Democracy Movement in Iran
February 11, 2010 6pm to 8:30pm at Torch of Friendship, Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami



Miami Complaints Blog
is a good place to start if you have something to say about the way the government is run.

Landlord/Tenant Laws
Check out my Blog about Landlord/Tenant issues. Learn about how the law is written and exactly how the laws works.

Things to Think About
Things to Think About are some videos that I think everyone should know and think about so you can make your own conclusion. Go here for the things that the American should not forget and let your representitives know what you think about their policies.

Here are Some More Important Websites
Here is where you can go for more organizations that will help inform you about what is going on in the State of Florida. You can also find some help here from different organizations throughout Florida.

Quote of the Year

The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.

Larry Hardiman

What Happens when you ignor politics When you ignor politics and when you least expect it then its too late.