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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   Why he really is Gov. Lex Luthor   (tampabay.com) divider line 31
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2013-09-01 12:38:56 AM  
5 votes:
When you elect a felon, don't be surprised when that's what you get.
2013-09-01 11:42:21 AM  
3 votes:
Subby is an idiot. Lex Luthor would have gotten everything funded and implemented all kinds of policies to make the proles happy. Opposition to him might have had a series of unfortunate disintegrations, but that's just how it goes if you want things done. You see, Lex Luthor is an evil genius. The governor of Florida is a venial politician.
2013-09-01 07:14:54 AM  
3 votes:

StrikitRich: The St. Pete Pravda running a hit piece on Gov. Lu-thor?  Don't call me surprised.


That joke was relevant about 25 years ago. See, they're "Pravda" because they're left-wing, like the Soviet newspaper, do you get it? Do you have any good ones about the Cubans taking over Miami while you're on a roll? My granddaddy told a good one about how the last American out should remember to take the flag. You might want to work one that into your routine there, Morton Downey Jr.
2013-09-01 06:33:53 AM  
3 votes:
My family lives in the Florida Panhandle. They'll vote for Scott because he's a Republican. That's all that matters -- graveling before the GOP and sticking it to them libs. It's saddening to watch loved ones act like mindless apparatchiks.
2013-09-01 06:13:34 AM  
3 votes:
He's both evil and incompetent. And corrupt as fark. I can't believe he's even running again, much less actually has a chance.
2013-09-01 04:16:42 AM  
3 votes:
Let's not forget shunning the federal funds made available for the Florida high-speed rail construction.  What kind of special idiot turns down a free bullet train?
2013-09-01 12:47:59 AM  
3 votes:
He's an evil bastard, and in the running for worst governor in the country with Scott Walker and Paul Lepage.
2013-09-01 10:06:15 AM  
2 votes:

Turbo Cojones: Let's not forget shunning the federal funds made available for the Florida high-speed rail construction.  What kind of special idiot turns down a free bullet train?


A teabagger who does things just to spite the Federal gov't.
2013-09-01 07:09:57 AM  
2 votes:

StrikitRich: The St. Pete Pravda running a hit piece on Gov. Lu-thor?  Don't call me surprised.


'Hit piece'?  That would imply that it said something incorrect.
2013-09-01 04:38:25 AM  
2 votes:

Turbo Cojones: Let's not forget shunning the federal funds made available for the Florida high-speed rail construction.  What kind of special idiot turns down a free bullet train?


Florida makes a shiatload of money off of tourists driving on toll roads.  Why would he want to slow down that cash cow?
2013-09-01 04:15:10 AM  
2 votes:
The reality is Scott failed to show up at his own summit to listen to the concerns of school superintendents and others.

"I'm the education governor! Why should I bother listening to a bunch of educators!"
2013-09-01 03:52:21 AM  
2 votes:

Emposter: Nothing listed in the article is any more evil than the usual for Right wing politicians.


Which says a lot about them as a whole.
2013-09-01 03:20:41 AM  
2 votes:
I'm sure Lex Luthor would be offended by the comparison.
2013-09-01 09:55:56 PM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: He turned down federal funds that would have given us a nice light rail system and created tons of jobs


That everyone voted for, btw.
2013-09-01 09:43:28 PM  
1 votes:

thrgd456: Big surprise, liberal media machine is trying to lay groundwork to get a Democrat elected governor.

The truth is that Governor Scott has pretty much stayed out of the spotlight.  The economy is on the upswing, not due to any of his policies, but he'll still be able to claim credit.  Education in Florida is still dismal, but we are laying groundwork for improvements.  Crime is lower than it has been in the past.  its a very mediocre picture but Scott really hasn't done anything terrible so he might get re-elected.


He turned down federal funds that would have given us a nice light rail system and created tons of jobs, he's allowed home and flood insurance companies to raise rates dramatically, and he prevented the state from instituting an ACA exchange and turned down the federal funds that came along with it, which will result in much higher healthcare insurance premiums in Florida than in the states that have cooperated and instituted the ACA policies.

Add on to that he's cut education funding, given corporations major tax breaks, and has shown again and again that he cares about big business and those that grease his palms more than the actual citizens.

He's a dick, and needs to go.
2013-09-01 06:25:00 PM  
1 votes:

AeAe: Mugato: He's both evil and incompetent. And corrupt as fark. I can't believe he's even running again, much less actually has a chance.

You don't think he can win?  You need to have more confidence in the good people of Florida.  They're up there with Texas, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana...

Arizona, Alaska ..


I don't know, every single piece of press about this person has been negative and you can't simply blame it on the "liberal media", it's simply reporting on shiat he did and said. But he still weaseled into a 40% or whatever it is approval rating.
2013-09-01 02:57:57 PM  
1 votes:

BSABSVR: Uranus Is Huge!: EZ1923: Uranus Is Huge!: EZ1923: Uranus Is Huge!: Governor Scott could have Toby Keith read that op-ed as a campaign ad and he would gain derp votes.

Derp doesn't respond to "left-leaning" crap like facts and logic.

Toby Keith is a Democrat. Or was, until idiots who can't imagine a liberal in the South kept doing what you just did. He's now registered as an independent. I guess if enough people tell you that you're not one of them, you eventually believe them.

That wasn't a post insulting Toby Keith. It was a post insulting Rick Scott voters.

But feel free to insert a different country music artist into that sentence if it makes you feel better, Mrs Keith.

How would doing that make it better? I don't like much in the way of what passes for country nowadays, but I do know pigeonholing when I see it.

EZ1923: Uranus Is Huge!: Governor Scott could have Toby Keith read that op-ed as a campaign ad and he would gain derp votes.

Derp doesn't respond to "left-leaning" crap like facts and logic.

Toby Keith is a Democrat. Or was, until idiots who can't imagine a liberal in the South kept doing what you just did. He's now registered as an independent. I guess if enough people tell you that you're not one of them, you eventually believe them.

"In October 2008, Keith told CMT that he had left the Democratic Party and has re-registered as an independent. "My party that I've been affiliated with all these years doesn't stand for anything that I stand for anymore," he says. "They've lost any sensibility that they had, and they've allowed all the kooks in. So I'm going independent." He also told CMT that he would likely vote for the Republican ticket, partially because of his admiration for Sarah Palin"

Toby Keith just understood that the Democrats were afraid of a strong conservative woman and that Obama is a cipher who is palling around with terrorists when he isn't being Bush's third and fourth terms and also too elitism.

*Passive-aggressively enjoys Bi ...


Or, more likely, he saw the level of backlash against Obama amongst his core fans, and decided that the best PR move would be to distance himself.
2013-09-01 02:43:49 PM  
1 votes:
REO-Weedwagon : My family lives in the Florida Panhandle. They'll vote for Scott because he's a Republican.

If they are from Panama City or Fort Walton/Destin, a big part of that might be because the monopoly local newspapers support Scott and all things republican much in the manner that FOXNEWS does nationally. From those two sister papers, (panama city news herald and northwest florida daily news) all state news is given a republican spin and a lot of the supposed "news" out of Tallahassee are actually press releases straight from the governor's offices. In addition, these two papers pretty much control the elections with their biased election coverage. The past of many scandal ridden politicians are never mentioned, even if pointed questions arise in the debates put on by the chambers of commerce or league of women voters; while at the same time those same thieving politicians will be highly praised in letters to the editor in the days leading up to the election. In Panama City, there is a core of about 10,000 republicans that vote party line regardless, but many of the rest of them will not tolerate corruption and will vote out crooks---but they have to know about them to do so. These papers play a big part in stifling the news and protecting their buddies--one of whom is Scott.
2013-09-01 01:43:54 PM  
1 votes:

Turbo Cojones: DarkSoulNoHope: Arachnophobe: [i1126.photobucket.com image 660x440]
Florida Governor Rick Scott (R), pictured here just moments before he began to feed.

Still not as crazy as Michele Bachmann.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 275x279]

As long as being stupid is not a crime, Bachmann has at least (probably) never committed a felony.  Scott can't necessarily say the same.  Note: committing is not the same as "getting caught after committing".

Is that last period in the right place?  I can never remember that rule.


Periods and commas always go inside quotations. Exclamation/Question marks depend on context.
2013-09-01 12:45:54 PM  
1 votes:

kkinnison: If he wore a purple hoodie he would be a lot more like Skeletor


But he wouldn't be able to go shopping for Skittles.
2013-09-01 11:52:04 AM  
1 votes:

REO-Weedwagon: My family lives in the Florida Panhandle. They'll vote for Scott because he's a Republican. That's all that matters -- graveling before the GOP and sticking it to them libs. It's saddening to watch loved ones act like mindless apparatchiks.


Two things: One, you are absolutely correct about the "R" bit. These are people who will vote for the demonstrably worst R in recent state history if it means sticking it to the libs, who don't even exist in Florida except in paranoid fantasies. To be fair, I have often voted for a Democrat I didn't like solely to counter someone else's vote for someone I considered to be far worse, so I'm not without blame here. I just prefer lube and maybe a glass of wine before bending over.

Two - I have always loved your login. It makes me giggle every time I see it.
2013-09-01 11:37:37 AM  
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: Why do idiots still equate Democrat with liberal?


Because FOX.
2013-09-01 11:23:24 AM  
1 votes:

King Something: Mugato: Turbo Cojones: Let's not forget shunning the federal funds made available for the Florida high-speed rail construction.  What kind of special idiot turns down a free bullet train?

A teabagger who does things just to spite the Federal gov't President Obama.

FTFY


Well yeah, that was implied.
2013-09-01 11:17:52 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Turbo Cojones: Let's not forget shunning the federal funds made available for the Florida high-speed rail construction.  What kind of special idiot turns down a free bullet train?

A teabagger who does things just to spite the Federal gov't President Obama.


FTFY
2013-09-01 09:53:29 AM  
1 votes:
 If that evil weird bastard wins the next election I'll be finding another state to live in.
2013-09-01 09:41:19 AM  
1 votes:

EZ1923: Uranus Is Huge!: Governor Scott could have Toby Keith read that op-ed as a campaign ad and he would gain derp votes.

Derp doesn't respond to "left-leaning" crap like facts and logic.

Toby Keith is a Democrat. Or was, until idiots who can't imagine a liberal in the South kept doing what you just did. He's now registered as an independent. I guess if enough people tell you that you're not one of them, you eventually believe them.


That wasn't a post insulting Toby Keith. It was a post insulting Rick Scott voters.

But feel free to insert a different country music artist into that sentence if it makes you feel better, Mrs Keith.
2013-09-01 09:31:42 AM  
1 votes:
It's like what Rick Scott said in his speech at the republican National Convention in Tampa . . . oh wait, he wasn't invited.
2013-09-01 07:29:39 AM  
1 votes:
I prefer to call him Governor Voldemort.
2013-09-01 06:29:20 AM  
1 votes:
As a resident of Florida, can I make a plea for people to PLEASE stop insulting Lex Luthor like this?!
2013-08-31 11:59:35 PM  
1 votes:
Fourteen months from the next election, Gov. Rick Scott's sales pitch is clear. He portrays himself as the education governor, the defender of the environment and the advocate for open records.

So he portrays himself as the exact opposite of what his record says he is?  That should work.
2013-08-31 11:44:00 PM  
1 votes:
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