How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Spirit Airlines, based right here in Miramar, is definitely known for its infuriating nickel-and-diming borderline tasteless marketing gimmicks. In 2008, a slogan was "Return of the MILF (Many Islands, Low Fares)"; in 2010, "Check out the oil on our beaches" -- meaning suntan oil -- after the BP o ... More >>
Shrimp with no eyes. Shrimp with bulbous tumors on their necks. Crabs with holes in their shells. That's what fishermen around the Gulf of Mexico are still finding, three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP, the oil company responsible for the spill, says it's all natural, according ... More >>
A West Palm Beach woman pulled into a BP gas station and doused gasoline on her car windshield and trunk. She then took out a lighter and set the car on fire, claiming she was God. The woman's dogs were reportedly in the car as it went up in flames. The gas station attendant, meanwhile, quickly shu ... More >>
Florida got the Earth Day festivities kicked off early with some good old fashioned litigation. Over the weekend, Florida joined Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana is suing BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit, filed by State Attorney General Pam Bondi in United S ... More >>
How mad is Rep. Connie Mack at Barack Obama? So mad. And Big Socialist Barry is going to be on a tour of Florida in the next few days, so it looks like Mack decided to get all hopped up on scotch and 5-Hour Energy drinks and write a really mean letter to him in the newspaper.Can't confirm the scotch ... More >>
Florida has landed in fifth place in the annual beachwater quality rankings from the Natural Resources Defense Council. While some counties had as many as 13 percent of their water samples exceed federal bacteria standards, Broward County's number was down at 2 percent; Palm Beach and Miami-Dade wer ... More >>
Earlier this year, Spanish oil giant Repsol YPF announced that a massive drilling rig had started operating in "ultra-deep water" in the Straits of Florida, somewhere between Cuba and the Keys. One of the more problematic aspects of the operation is the dearth of information about where the ri ... More >>
Copper in Coral Springs. Lead in Deerfield. Styrene in Dania Beach. These are just a few of the cases that turn up with a quick search of the Environmental Protection Agency's new Toxic Release Inventory database.The database, consisting of toxic disposals from 2010, allows users to search by zip ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeRaymond Herisse, in February 2010Raymond Herisse -- the 22-year-old Boynton Beach man shot and killed over Memorial Day weekend on the streets of Miami Beach -- has been identified by Boynton Beach police as the gunman in a November shooting at a BP gas station.P ... More >>
It just keeps happening to Gov Rick Scott. He makes a decision from his evil alien gut -- you know, like slashing funding for the developmentally disabled -- and then when masses of bona fide Earth-born human beings rise up to oppose it, he reverses course. Model Citizen(Rick Scott is h ... More >>
There is no bigger believer in the power of activists in Broward County than the Pulp. When watchdogs in the media fail (which happens more frequently than you can imagine), their hard work and perseverance have helped to bring one scandal after another to light. Russell Rand speaks at a recent ... More >>
On Tuesday, Rick Scott, the guy who sent his mom to replace him in a debate, got the green light to grab Floridians by their purse strings. Scott won by a small margin over Alex Sink, who conceded before the final results were in.Well, it seems that even thedailybeast.com has no faith in Rick Sco ... More >>
Photo by the Coast GuardThese days, politicians are probably better off in a sex scandal than tied to BP. That's why state Sen. Dan Gelber, who's running for attorney general, just can't seem to shake his connection to the company responsible for wrecking the Gulf.Gelber, a Democrat from Miami Be ... More >>
Flickr: tdmyersSay Sorry! (Or you lose.)It's like a circular firing squad, but with apologies. Let's break this down in chronological order.1. During a congressional hearing, Texas Rep. Joe Barton apologized to BP executives for what he said was a "shakedown" by the Obama administration to force ... More >>
Here's a story that's on its way to Florida at approximately the same rate as the Sea of Oil. It's about the depression and chemical addiction spreading through the coastal regions of the Gulf of Mexico among people who owe their livelihood to the ocean. From Nola.com:Psychiatrists who treated peopl ... More >>
A quick check of what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach this morning:There are 20 offshore skimmers off the Panhandle coast, but the marine biologist overseeing Florida's oil spill mitigation effort wants 100 more. Charlie Crist's administration says BP is moving too slowly to get them. [Palm ... More >>
McCollum claims Obama's stealing his material.It's not often that Republicans pounce on a Barack Obama idea to claim it as their own, but this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has a way of creating strange bed partners. After reports surfaced Sunday that Barack Obama was preparing to demand t ... More >>
Flickr: Pan-African News WireThe blame game started about a second after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon opened a geyser of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, and it's too late to stop the game now. So we may as well try to at least separate fact from fiction, starting with the POTUS.With that in ... More >>
Flickr: anslataadamsMaybe managing the massive, notoriously incestuous North Broward Hospital District wasn't enough of a challenge for Alan Levine. He left that post in December 2007 to become secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. In a little more than two years, he's ha ... More >>
Sen. George LeMieux is beginning to doubt whether this Barack Obama fellow really is the Chosen One. Because if he were, Obama would be standing on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, parting the sea. Oil to the left. Saltwater to the right. And his people (Americans) would be free.Seriously, what's w ... More >>
Sen. George LeMieux loves to invoke the future of his children among his reasons for wanting to slow down federal spending and shrink government. But if that really is what drives his political actions, doesn't the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico pose a far greater risk to his children's future? And ... More >>
Congressional candidate Allen West gave what might be his most absurd speech yet Friday at a meeting for a local chapter of Glenn Beck's 912 Project. Jump ahead to about the 3:30 mark. This is what you'll hear:The American way is that if you challenge us, we'll figure it out. I was flippi ... More >>
Flickr: [ jeremy ]Yes, yes. Love that beautiful Florida beach.As a general rule, people like going to the beach and splashing around in the ocean, but they tend to get fussy when they emerge covered in toxic tar sludge from an exploded BP oil rig. Strange, I know--but decidedly true.Although the ... More >>
Flickr: Deepwater Horizon ResponseThe same technology that keeps a kid -- or a drunk -- from ruining a mattress might be able to clean up this big mess in the Gulf of Mexico. It's called the Ocean Mop, and it's the brainchild of a mattress pad salesman named Skip Leiblein from Boca Raton. Incredi ... More >>
Your daily tour of the local news:Davie police have arrested two homeless women after they confessed to the murder of Jill Dornbush, who worked at a local McDonald's. The 62-year-old allowed Delia Padron and Lazard Falcon to stay at her home but wouldn't let them use the shower, which led t ... More >>
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