The Weekly Haboob
The big news breaking this week is Florida Blogging Gone Wild.
It all started with a great idea called Blog Florida Blue, a concerted effort to bring Democrats back into the Florida political power seat.
The Florida Progressive Coalition Paul Revere-ed the cause with "The Dems are Coming! The Dems are Coming!" and dished up great ideas about organizing Florida's progressive bloggers as a united front here.
The Florida DNC will lunch with Florida bloggers at the upcoming Jefferson Jackson Gala to discuss ideas to help deliver Florida’s 27 electoral votes to the Democratic nominee in 2008. The event is June 9, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood. Read more (and get your ticket!) here.
Kudos to Sinfonian of Blast Off! for running with the Frog's drop-kick to Dave Weldon-R-FL. The site shares a common reverence for the Main Man, Howard Dean-The Frog loves, LOVES the good Doctor-whose recent appearance on The Colbert Report is YouTubed as "a political hero" for your viewing pleasure. Check it out.
I'm a sucker for two things: Floridalia and the protection of civil liberties. Newcomer blogger Talk to Me foxworthies "You know you're a Floridan when...." here. (Be certain to take the poll at the end of the post).
As far as serving up civil liberties with an ex post facto punishment twist, activist Terry Brown will take up residence under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, June 15. (The story was originally broadcast by CNN and USA Today.) Although viewed as a political grenade to those in power who refuse to address the collateral damage of hysteric state and federal laws based on the misrepresentation of cold, hard facts, let us never forget-these methods have been effectively implemented by a modern Western nation before. Fear, segregation of a powerless people, Draconian laws and the use of children quickly turned the German people into sheeple by none other than the biggest war criminal of that time...Adolph Hitler.
To end on a lighter-ironic-note. Tampa Bay's Back Door Ways serves up Mark Foley on a Plate with a classic Wanda Sykes skewering. View the YouTube here. (Mucho gracias, Vox)!
FYI...it's gator mating season. Keep an eye out for gators on the p-r-o-w-l.