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A- Another unique South Florida story in audio format at Under the Sun.
Early in our relationship, Victoria invited me to a work event. She said I could learn something. I don’t usually like dressing up for lectures at banks, but I agreed to go.B- A couple old photos taken on Miami Beach are up at Random Pixels.
I asked Victoria if she’d introduce me as her partner.
She said, “What do you want me to do, stand up and say, ‘This is my lesbian lover?’”
I said, “You don’t have to stand up.”
“Do you want me to lose all my clients?” she said. “These are Latins, Andrea. Latins are homophobic.”
“But this is Miami,” I said. “It’s so gay here. Haven’t you been to Lincoln Road?”
C- It's Obalesque's birthday. You know what to do.
D- Cassie Sackrider makes another appearance at The Street.
E- Eye on Miami detects some voter's remorse while I just think it was stupidity that led to the election of destructive conservative representatives last November.
The furious undercurrents of a struggling economy -- and the dawning awareness on the part of many voters that they have been hoodwinked by GOP radicals, under the Karl Rove banner of the Republican Party -- are beginning to surface. In many ways, Florida Governor Rick Scott represents most the most unvarnished vision; a strait-laced, pro-big business agenda woven through with Tea Party platitudes.F- The Reid Report looks back at a pretty incredible campaign ad used by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in 2006.
The radio ad above ran on black radio stations in 10 battleground states back in ’06, with America’s PAC, a group led by a crank right wing creationist named J. Patrick Rooney, spending $1 million on the buy. Needless to say, Republicans didn’t do so well in the 2006 midterms. And I think we’re seeing why the Hermanator only got that 20 percent in Georgia back in 2004.