Ronald Reagan

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Reagan Aide Wants Florida to Secede and Form Antigay Nation Called Reagan

    On Tuesday, news broke that the South Miami City Commission voted to have Florida split into two separate states, citing Tallahassee's lack of effort in doing something about the climate change threat. But now a former Ronald Reagan aide has taken that idea up a notch with a radical idea that could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    An Ode to the Bean on Jump for Jelly Beans Day

    And mind you, that's all we're doing today because July 31 is "Jump for Jelly Beans Day" and not "National Jelly Bean Day." That was way back on April 22. To jump for jelly beans is to show one's love for the delightfully whimsical bean-shaped confections. Did you know that jelly beans trace their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    United for Care Calls for Antidrug Group to Drop Carlton Turner Over His Remarks on AIDS and Homosexuality

    The newly formed anti-medical marijuana group Drug Free Florida has appointed former Ronald Reagan drug czar Carlton Turner as its chairman. Turner made a name for himself in the 1980s when he came up with the "Just Say No" campaign. But he's also grabbed headlines for once famously saying that mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    United for Care's Ben Pollara to Debate Former Drug Czar Who Once Claimed Smoking Weed Leads to AIDS

    Now that the Florida Supreme Court has approved to have a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana on the ballot this November, the group responsible for getting it there, United for Care, is all about getting the word out. This week alone, the group has a daylong campaign scheduled t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Allen West is Selling Freedom T-Shirts on His Website

    Remember Allen West? The former congressman and always defender of freedom who repped the 18 district by saying things such as, "Women have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness," and called the Democratic party a plantation, and called President Obama ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Groundhog Day: Floridians Celebrate Six More Weeks of Winter With a Hollywood Swim

    At 7:20 a.m. Sunday in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil awoke from hibernation, saw its shadow, and unwittingly predicted six more weeks of winter. Considering that temperatures were in the 20s that day, no one can really blame the poor fellow for retreating to the war ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Victoria Jackson Considering a Run for Office, Asks Facebook Followers for Advice

    Former high-pitched Saturday Night Live cast member and current right-wing fringer and Tea Party member Victoria Jackson has decided she might want to maybe get into politics and run for alderman in the town she's currently living in. But, just like commie-killin' Ronald Reagan did before her, she t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Obama Unveils Sweeping Gun Control Proposals

    With Florida now numero uno in concealed gun permits and with thousands showing up to the gun show in Fort Lauderdale this past weekend comes today's news conference held by President Obama that aims to anger lots and lots of Floridians who just want to be able to buy themselves an assault rifle so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    LIVE BLOG: Rumble in Boca 2012, Obama and Romney Presidential Debate!

    We're live-blogging tonight's debate right here, on this page. Bookmark the link and follow our updates after the jump. 

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Charlie Crist Goes Full Democrat at DNC (Still Isn't a Democrat)

    Remember when Charlie Crist used to be a Republican? Well Charlie Crist does. And he thinks it used to be pretty great. And then Barack Obama went and hugged him and got his government take over stank all over Crist and ruined a perfectly good Republican. Because of this treachery, the GOP brande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Clint Eastwood Talking to a Chair Is the Most Old-Person Thing to Ever Happen in Florida

    There was a lot speculation on who the big supersecret "surprise" speaker at the RNC would be. Would it be Sarah Palin? Tim Tebow? A hologram of Ronald Reagan? Perhaps a James Polk puppet? WRONG. Because, as it turns out, the big secret surprise guest that got all the GOPers in a tizzy wa ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S.economy, one barrel of oil at a time.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2012

    Leap Second to Be Added Today; Will Florida Resist?

    In yet another example of gross government overreach and excessive bureaucratic regulation, officials have announced that today, June 30, will be one second longer than a normal Earth day. At 11:59:59 p.m. tonight, the officially recognized time will receive an extra second before rolling over to mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Allen West Just Quoting Everybody All Willy-Nilly, Misquotes Lincoln on Lincoln Day

    ​Earlier this month, Congressman Allen West said he was "not into name-calling, all that kind of stuff." On Saturday, he said Democratic leadership should "get the hell out of the United States of America." Those comments, at the Palm Beach County GOP's Lincoln Day dinner, got plenty of play on Tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Allen West History Revision: Attributes Ronald Reagan Abortion Quote to Abraham Lincoln

    ​If you didn't know about Abraham Lincoln's strong anti-abortion policies while he was in the White House, it's probably because they didn't exist.Rep. Allen West, however -- the former history teacher -- decided to deal an anti-abortion quote to the annual March for Life at the National Mall in W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    If Pizza Is a Vegetable, So Is This Burger

    Flickr user: WhologwhyMmmm, veggies.​Every few years, our elected officials pretend to care about nutrition. This week, Congress is debating whether to keep counting the tomato paste on pizza as a serving of vegetables in school lunches. Makes you nostalgic for the days of mystery meat and rubbery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    The "Black Ronald Reagan" Is Coming, but It's Not Allen West, According to The Root

    ​The Root, an African-American culture magazine, says that there's "a job opening out there for a black Ronald Reagan" but that Rep. Allen West don't fit the bill.The magazine says West, along with Rep. Tim Scott and presidential candidate Herman Cain, are black Republicans who have had the opport ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Allen West Is Pissed About Libya, Part I: Apology To Obama?

    Above you'll find Allen West, talking on Sunday at a the second anniversary picnic of Florida 9/12. He is speaking about President Barack Obama's weakness in the face of Muammar Gaddafi. "I don't care what anyone says -- you can't win a war from 30,000 feet," he says. Thank goodness we're not at war ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Reader: This is a Republican's Wet Dream

    ​Our comment of the day today comes from a long time commenter who summed up what a Republican might (ahem) say while doing dirty things.This comes after our post on The Juice that details how Deputy Property Appraiser Bob Wolfe not only supports Allen West but tweets about it.His office didn't ta ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2010

    Ronnie's Kids

    Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

  • Film

    October 1, 2009
  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Political Boss

    No rock star has played politics smarter than Bruce Springsteen.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    What About Bob? Florida Senior Bids to Be Florida's Junior Senator

    Bob SmithBob Smith, who for 12 years served as New Hampshire's U.S. Senator, is betting that his brand of retro-Republicanism will carry him to victory in the 2010 race to be U.S. Senator from Florida. Smith retired in Sarasota six years ago and declared his candidacy this month. If elected, he woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Tribune's Lee Abrams Defines America

    In his latest think piece, Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams describes the transformation of the company's national cable channel, WGN, into "WGN-America." "WHY 'AMERICA'? Because there's more to life than Hollywood and Manhattan," Abrams writes. "The channel will speak to Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Grand Old Puny: Republicans Feeling Blue

    Not that it matters for another 22 months, but a recent in-depth state-by-state analysis of party affiliation by Gallup says Florida "leans Democrat." The study included more than 18,000 interviews with Floridians and ultimately says that since 2002, the country has gone from mostly Republican ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    Cool Credos

    We offer the presidential contenders our picks for political theme songs

  • News

    April 24, 2008

    No Country for Old Communists

    Mikhail Gorbachev, at Seminole Hard Rock, tears down that hall

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    Licensed to Chill

    How the Beasties went from hip-hop pranksters to musical renaissance men

  • Home Entertainment

    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    July 19, 2007

    Cold War Reheated

    Red Dawn: Collector's Edition

  • Home Entertainment

    February 22, 2007

    Chick Flick

    Shut Up & Sing, Lunacy, Family Ties, 49th Parallel

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Down On Florida

    I've been goofing on the boys and girls who do the St. Petersburg Times Buzz blog the past couple days, but man I'm really starting to get addicted to that thing. It's definitely the best political blog in the state, easy, and not just because informed reporters are constantly updating it, but becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2006

    Help Team Bores Us To Tears (Or Is It Our Contacts?)

    No sense in wasting time to get to the heart of media news in South Florida today: The Sun-Sentinel had one of the worst front pages in modern recorded history. In its terribly regrettable three-story format -- with assorted, miscellaneous garbage cluttering a third of the page -- the editors made ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006
  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Jello Biafra with the Melvins

    Sieg Howdy! (Alternative Tentacles)

  • Film

    September 22, 2005

    Senior Moment

    Jan Decleir shines as a senile hit man in The Memory of a Killer

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Going for Broken

    Jim Jarmusch's latest road movie is filled with fetching existential ambiguities

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005

    Driven to Drink

    Sol Theatre raises a toast to surviving the '80s

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Third Man

    Fort Lauderdale's John B. Anderson ran for president in 1980 and paved the way for spoiler candidates

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2004
  • News

    September 23, 2004

    Contra Campaign

    An Iran-Contra conspirator joins the Swift Boat crowd. It was bound to happen.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004
  • Best of BPB

    May 16, 2002
  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Waiting For Otto

    Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.

  • Best of BPB

    May 17, 2001

    Best Right-Wing Loony

    Dan Gregory, talk-show host

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    A Double Whammy

    Two top execs at the gaming company that Boulis built have deep ties to the Christian right

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Hear Horton

    James Heath leads rock's longest-running revival from one Bush to another

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    One Man, One Vote

    Haitian immigrants like Gerlyn Cadet know in their marrow that a ballot is a precious thing. But this election leaves them feeling robbed.

  • Culture

    September 10, 1998
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