Tallahassee is now Animal House, with...

Tallahassee is now Animal House, with party boys trampling your rights

There are 6 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from Sep 18, 2011, titled Tallahassee is now Animal House, with party boys trampling your rights. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

It's been said before that the Florida House is more like "Animal House": a bunch of immature party boys playing games with your rights and money.

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HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#1 Sep 18, 2011
Rick Scott Admits He Was in Colorado for Koch Brothers Retreat

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We finally have an answer as to where Gov. Rick Scott was this weekend, and it confirms our suspicion: at the billionaire Koch brothers' secret conference outside Vail, Colorado.

St. Petersburg Times reporter Alex Leary got the information out of him, a day after the governor's spokesman wouldn't confirm or deny whether Scott was there.

"I told anybody who asked me," the governor told the Times, apparently ignoring the fact that he spends most of his days playing hide-and-seek from the media.

Scott didn't get too specific on what he did at the Koch retreat.

"It was very interesting," he told the Times. "They wanted to know basically... what am I doing in Florida."

We're all wondering the same thing, governor.

It makes you wonder if Scott was hiding the fact that he attended the Koch brothers' conference until everyone started asking where he was.

His public schedule was empty this past weekend -- the first time there hadn't been anything scheduled on a weekend for the governor since he took office.

When people started asking about the governor getting Koch'd out in Colorado, Scott's flack pointed to his calendar, saying it was "not on his public schedule."

A few other politicians headed to the conference had no problems revealing they were going on the trip, like Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Virginia's Gov. Robert McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

But trying to conceal himself from the media isn't helping him, as mentioned in today's profile on Scott from the New York Times.

At least he's finally admitted to trysting with the richest and most powerful conservative political donors in the nation.

Florida Democratic Party Communications Director Eric Jotkoff, who started the "where is Rick Scott" fire, still isn't pleased after the governor came clean on his Koch trip.

"Rick Scott leaving FL w/out telling anyone during state of emergency to brag to Kochs about killing 100k jobs was completely irresponsible," he posts on Twitter.

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HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#2 Sep 18, 2011
"Inside ALEC"

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from the March 2008 issue-- progressive state representative Mark Pocan went behind enemy lines for this firsthand report on the American Legislative Exchange Council."

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Creating a Right-Wing Nation, State by State
A couple of staffers for People for the American Way went undercover to a conference of the ultra-conservative American Legislative Exchange Council. Here's what they discovered.

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The Conservatives' ALEC Philosophy: Everything Related to Government Should Be Demonized, Starved or Privatized

Any force in civil society that contests the right of business to grab all social surplus, and to treat people like roadkill and the earth like a sewer, should be crushed.

http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/151662/the_c...

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/h...
HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#3 Sep 18, 2011
ALEC and Its Tea Party Sugar Daddies

Beginning in 2009, FreedomWorks was instrumental in creating the faux-populist Tea Party.

The mainstream media uncritically hyped the scores of Tea Party tax day protests orchestrated by FreedomWorks and the National Taxpayers Union (another Koch-funded ALEC group headed by former ALEC executive director Duane Parde), thus helping enable unprecedented Republican legislative majorities in states across the nation.

http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/11603
HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#4 Sep 18, 2011
Inside ALEC, The Koch-Funded Group Behind Right-Wing State Laws
How ALEC, the Koch brothers and their corporate allies plan to privatize government.

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HumanSpirit

Alachua, FL

#5 Sep 18, 2011
KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED BY RACHEL MADDOW

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The Koch Brothers Gov Walker Conspiracy Exposed

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Koch Brothers Exposed Social Security

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What do Walmart, FOX News, and Koch Brothers have in common?

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The Tea Party and the Billionaires - How the Koch Brothers Manipulate Politics

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What do Walmart, FOX News, and Koch Brothers have in common?

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What's the worst thing the Koch brothers have done?

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Rachel Maddow-"You are parasites" she tells Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity

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Henry

Homosassa, FL

#6 Sep 23, 2011
The old florida gov is a sly one. Watch him closely. He is not all sweet and fluffy that all want him to be. He is a wolf in human clothing.

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