Name yer poison. Especially if you're messing with chemicals that have the potential to contaminate Florida's groundwater supply. That's the intent of legislation filed by State Sen. Jeff Clemens, which would create a registry of chemicals used by companies fracking for oil in the Sunshine State. S ... More >>
"Write what you know" is the cardinal rule of creative writing, and it would seem to be even more important in the writing of legislation. Bad literature can be ignored; bad law, not so much. State Rep Dave Kerner has taken that thought to heart. Kerner (D-Palm Springs) has played a major role ... More >>
Friends in the Palm Beach Chapter of the ACLU recently asked us if we had any suggestions whom they might grace with its 2013 Harriette Glasner Freedom Award, "for a Palm Beach County resident whose life and work embodies the values and ideals of the Constitution and the ACLU." When do we ... More >>
It's the blahs: postelection, in the limbo between the holidays. The nation's not in totally awful shape, no rioting in the streets (though some think that would be an improvement). We're enduring the social equivalent of what Freud described as the goal of psychotherapy: normal unhappiness.Dismal a ... More >>
Since mock execution is not an accepted method of investigating election results in South Florida, confessed torturer and probable one-term congressman Allen West has turned to the next-best thing: a team of high-powered attorneys.See also:-Allen West Won't Concede, Demands RecountTuesday's results ... More >>
In a tweet this morning, Congressman Allen West linked to an article detailing a suicide bombing in Kabul, the Afghan capital that President Barack Obama had just departed from, and... took the side of the Taliban."Pres flew into Afghanistan at night for 7 hrs," West wrote. "As sun came up, Taliban ... More >>
When Congressman Allen West starts talking about Islam, people whose livelihoods depend on pageviews usually break out their camcorders, because the odds are pretty good someone's going to get really offended.But West has posted several Facebook messages about the recent uproar over the burning o ... More >>
Rep. Allen Bernard WestAs someone once wisely said, "It's better to be pissed off than pissed on."In this case, it's allegedly the Taliban that's been pissed on, and Rep. Allen West who's pissed off.West says he's "assessed" the video, and people should "chill" because they're getting "over-e ... More >>
If you're a constituent of Rep. Allen West -- or even if you aren't -- it's time to subscribe to the congressman's "Weekly Wrap-Up."The entertainment value is always on high, and it'll give you an idea of what West has been postulating over the last week -- like the time he dedicated a few lines ... More >>
In case you didn't notice -- between coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, Anthony Weiner, and Anderson Cooper probably wearing a skin-tight shirt -- CNN held a debate between hopeful Republican presidential candidates last night.You can guess what happened when Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Ne ... More >>
Photo by Matthew Hendley"No Jihad in our backyard," one of the "pro-American" sentiments displayed at today's announcementMustaches, Gadsden flags, and rampant Islamophobia.We have the rest of the story too.Religious groups, tea party activists, and residents of Margate showed up this morning ... More >>
briansdesk.comThe U.S. House is nearing two different votes demanding that President Barack Obama set a definite timetable on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, but Rep. Allen West doesn't want to hear any of that hippie talk. Instead, Lt. Col. West would prefer that congressmen urging an exit f ... More >>
Prosecutors say the six men supported the Taliban in Pakistan.If you believe the feds, the group of local Muslims arrested across South Florida this past weekend were supporters of terrorism and worked to fund those who would kill and kidnap in the name of Islam. The four-count indictment claims ... More >>
Flickr: South Florida Tea PartyWest (left) posing with tea party protesters, who admire his blunt style.During his 2010 congressional campaign, Allen West has talked tough not just about terrorism but about the Muslim world. In a speech that gained national attention last month he charged that Is ... More >>
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