Political Scandals

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Could Duplicate Voter Registration Be a Problem in Broward County?

    A new Florida Watchdog report says that a computer software company found that 44 voter ID card were issued to the same person in Miami-Dade, raising questions and concerns about voter registration issues. The company, AddinSolutions Inc., says that Florida's Division of Elections is not cross chec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Scaremonger Bill Skinner Trotted Out by Palm Beach GOP

    The fall elections approach, and like clockwork, GOP operatives begin priming the faithful with horror stories of rampant Democratic Party voter fraud. How much substance is there to their tales of electoral chicanery, and how great is the need for stern measures to deter it? See also: Republican V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Rick Scott's Voter Suppression Now Targeting Absentee Ballots

    Man, Rick Scott loves to screw with voters. It's like a hobby of his (aside from screwing the poor and screwing the environment and screwing the state, in general). First he shortened early voting days, then tried to go after minority voters via an arbitrary and contrived "voter fraud" crusade. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Rick Scott's Voter Purge Crusade is Going On Tour

    As we have documented over and over again, Gov. Rick Scott is hellbent on purging Florida voters because of Rick Scotty reasons. And now, he's all set to take his crusade on the road when he conducts public roundtable discussions with 67 supervisors of elections, including in Ft. Lauderdale

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Rick Scott to Broward Voters: I Want to Buy Your Vote

    Gov. Rick Scott swung through Fort Lauderdale yesterday as part of a campaign-style "tax cut tour" to galvanize support for a quixotic $500 million tax cut he wants to jam through the state Legislature this coming term. Calling it his "primary goal" for next year, Scott again reiterated the appare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Paula Deen Slavery Comment: National Enquirer Says They Have Taped Proof

    Paula Deen is known for her Southern charm, boisterous laugh, and liberal use of butter. But, if the National Enquirer is correct, the "lady" may also be known for her racial slurs and the most politically-incorrect "dream party" ever.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Florida Voter-Fraud Investigation Charges Two Former Strategic Allied Consulting Workers

    Voter fraud in Florida? OH DO TELL. Two ex-employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, which the GOPers hired to register voters prior to the November elections, were charged with a third-degree felony after they admitted they forged voter-registration forms, according to the Florida Department of La ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Mitt Romney's Tie To Iran Contra Scandal

    By Penn BullockWas Bain Capital, the company that presidential candidate Mitt Romney started, built with pivotal help from covert Iran-contra operatives? New information uncovered by Miami New Times raises the possibility. The story starts in 1984, when Romney solicited startup money for Bain at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Republican Voter Suppression Is the Perfect Crime

    By now, more than 2 million people have already voted in Florida, accounting for nearly one-fifth of the state's voters and trouncing early concerns that voter-suppression measures would stymie turnout. We already knew how bogus concerns over voter fraud were, but does the same go for our trepidat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Rick Scott Wants Your Money to Continue His Dumb Voter-Purge Crusade

    Rick Scott, who got back on the voter-purge horse last week in order to weed out the hundreds of thousands 198 people who would totally compromise elections, is now asking for donations to help his cause. See also: Rick Scott Continues Dumb Voter-Purge Crusade In a letter signed by Scott, Gov. McC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Rick Scott Continues Dumb Voter-Purge Crusade

    Rick Scott is back on the voter-purge horse because Rick Scott is a voter fraud crusader! *Trumpet blast* On Wednesday, state officials sent local elections supervisors a list of 198 people on the voter rolls who are supposedly noncitizens. The state said about 38 of those registered voters had c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Former Broward Teachers Union President Patrick Santeramo Arrested, Faces 200 Years in Prison (UPDATED)

    UPDATE, 11:45: Documents show Santeramo allegedly steered BTU funds to the political campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Alex Sink.Original post, 10:59:Prosecutors announced last November that they were investigating Patrick Santeramo, who was then president of the Broward Teachers Union. Now, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Alcee Hastings Faces Ethics Investigation; Allegedly Too Touchy-Feely With Ex-Staffer

    Wikimedia CommonsIt's sex-scandal o'clock in Congress.​Miramar's Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings faces a House ethics investigation after he was allegedly a little too hands-on with a former female staffer.Winsome Packer -- who worked on the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation chaired by Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Voter Suppression Back in Style; Let's Party Like It's 1869

    Screw the 15th Amendment. This is Florida.​Florida's legislative attack on voter rights easily passed the House last week and looks like it will surely sail through the Senate to become law. We're not alone, though. Our state's attempt to disenfranchise a massive amount of its citizens is actuall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Cuban Exile Who Worked for the CIA Accuses Reporter of Distortion

    ​Here's the score in America; if you've ever "waged a violent campaign" against a communist leader, then you're a "cold-war veteran" and totally not a terrorist. And if you've publicly admitted that you "organized a wave of bombings" in that communist country, that's cool; just don't lie to a judg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Did Campaign Cash Help BSO Promotion?

    I am hearing new information regarding Broward Sheriff's Lt. Rick Reilly, and it's not good. I won't get into details, but suffice it to say that Reilly's late wife, attorney Caryl Boies, may have a lot in common with Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of onetime presidential contender John ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Fantasy Voter Fraud

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    In Protesting Haitian Election, Candidate Baker Aligns With Wyclef and Rival Sweet Micky Micky, Charlie Baker, and Wyclef Jean.​Imagine Al Gore and George W. Bush riding hand-in-hand down Okeechobee Boulevard in November 2000 to protest hanging chads. Something in that vein happened in yesterday's Haitian election, which went just about as badl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Sue Gunzburger Throws Down Gauntlet: "What Are You Waiting for Sheriff Lamberti?"

    Photo: Gunzburger campaignGunzburger (in blue) says, "Bring it on!"​Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger is taking the fight to Broward Sheriff's Office. A day after a press conference in which she accused Sheriff Al Lamberti of a political motive in launching a corruption investigation agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    PETA Backtracks on Neutering Tiger; Juice Has List of Alternates

    ​People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has scrapped plans for a billboard featuring Tiger Woods ("Too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing"), meant to encourage the spaying and neutering of pet kitties. They'd planned to debut the billboard in Tiger's hometown of  Windemere, Florida. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Merry Christmas, Broward School Board. Here's Some Coal.

    Courtesy of Broward Teachers Union​ In the spirit of holiday giving, about 6,000 postcards from Broward Teachers Union members are expected to begin arriving at the homes of Broward School Board members today. The cards, featuring lumps of coal and some adorably angry-looking children, are not ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    State of the County Speech Tomorrow Morning; Is 10 Too Early for a Drinking Game?

    Flickr​After the year that Broward County has had, we may all need shot glasses to endure Mayor Stacy Ritter's State of the County speech. Her former vice mayor, of course, is now facing federal corruption charges. The top lieutenant of the county's top law man recently ushered a fugitive out of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Broward Teachers Play Hardball With Scandal-Rocked District

    School Board Member Beverly Gallagher faces corruption charges.​No more dragging a stack of papers home to grade at night while watching Glee. No more late afternoon conferences with parents, or volunteering to chaperone the math team's car wash -- at least not until after Thanksgiving.For the nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Morning Juice: Rothstein Crawls Back; Broward School Officials Try Blame Game

    ​It's Wednesday. Here's the local news:A bruising campaign for mayor of Lake Worth will go a few more rounds as Rene Varela didn't quite win enough votes to avoid a runoff with Laurence McNamara. In the Commission races, conservative Scott Maxwell beat Ron Exline and Jo-Ann Golden won reelection. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Plant an ACORN, Grow a Political Nightmare

    ​Oh Woe is ACORN. The U.S. Senate has just voted today, 83-7, to cut housing funds to an organization which has long been the darling of the far Left -- and which is now so utterly disgraced it has nowhere to go but down. The vote would make ACORN ineligible for Housing and Urban Development funds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Deerfield Vice Mayor: "I Don't Want to Get Caught Up Into Cyberspace." Yet Here She Is.

    The funny thing is, Sylvia Poitier knows that she gave her nemesis, Chaz Stevens, exactly what he wanted. But Deerfield Beach's vice mayor still couldn't resist. Because Stevens gets to tee off on her at his blog, Acts of Sedition, and her weapon is the commissioner remarks, the freestyle portion o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Ferguson to Be Investigated for Ethics No-No

    A law firm retained by Deerfield Beach to evaluate reports of ethics violations has opened an investigation into the conduct of the city's vice mayor, Sylvia Ferguson -- formerly Sylvia Poitier. But the same firm dismissed three other ethics complaints against Ferguson, saying they failed the "prima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Surprise! Corrupt Palm Beach County Runs Out of Cash

    Former County Commissioner Mary McCarty and her colleagues had a slight spending problem.Beaches without life guards, higher bus fares, laid off county workers, a major tax hike. Such a dismal budget proposal is hardly shocking in a county that's drowning in a housing bust. But Palm Beach County's p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Grand Jury Details Palm Beach County's Sins

    Flickr user: HeneghanYour money, wasted by Palm Beach County officials.How corrupt is Palm Beach County government? A grand jury report released today counts the ways. From overpriced land deals to shady bond underwriting practices, to slush funds that allow public officials to spend millions on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    UPDATED: Maus Should Step Down From City Board

    Catherine Maus is the chairwoman of Fort Lauderdale's Planning & Zoning Board. And that isn't right. Maus is perfectly smart enough and certainly seems of fine enough character to serve in such a capacity. In fact, I'm sure that she, as a lawyer, is a very valuable memb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Is Deerfield's Capellini Stepping Down?

    The deadline for filing to run in the March election is January 9 -- and Deerfield Mayor Al Capellini, who has filed early and often during his two-plus decades in office -- has yet to open his campaign. This is highly unusual and rumors abound that ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008
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    September 13, 2008
  • Music

    March 27, 2008

    Truckee Brothers

    Double Happiness (Populuxe Records)

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    September 13, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
  • Music

    November 30, 2006
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    July 27, 2006


    Impeach My Bush (XL/Beggars)

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    Pulp Nonfiction

    A whistle blower alleges that U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney might have rigged the election in South Florida

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Michael Sitz

    Broward's top prosecutor loves to protect corrupt public officials. He just struck again.

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Corruption and Nothingness

    Are they crimes or simply matters for philosophical discourse? Our state attorney wrestles with the question.

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters for November 9, 2000

  • Culture

    August 31, 2000

    Presidential Follies

    A love triangle in the White House. Is this dusty old satire or current events?

  • News

    September 9, 1999


    Singing for supper

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Impeachment as Cache

    If there's anyone who can feel Bill Clinton's pain, it's ousted-judge-turned-congressman Alcee Hastings