Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 10-14-11
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Throw Them Off the Sunshine Skyway
By Benjamin Kirby
I blathered on in my last post about values and treating each other decently. This was generally in reference to the pathetic spectacle the Republican candidates have made of themselves in the last several weeks - cheering the death of a fellow American, booing a gay soldier - and specifically to the remarks made by a guy named Pastor Jeffress (Values Voters!) regarding the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney.
The Job Killing Republican Party
Yesterday the Republicans in the Senate voted to block President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill from moving forward. Among them was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who also recently announced that he would cosponsor another bill that would kill one out of every 10 federal jobs.
How The NRA Plans To Force Nearly Every State To Follow The Nation's Worst Gun Laws
By Ian Millhiser
The NRA threw its full weight behind a bill called the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, and members of Congress leaped to do their bidding.
Suggestions for Local "Occupy" Groups
By Kenneth Quinnell
Florida Progressive Coalition
I've been doing a little bit of work with the Occupy Tallahassee group and have been covering Occupy Wall Street for Crooks and Liars and I thought I'd share a few suggestions based on what I've observed.
Rick Scott, Socialist
Rantings from Florida
Calling Barack Obama a socialist has come into complete vogue among America's right. I often wonder if they even know what the term means.