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Rick Scott was elected governor of Florida by a narrow margin, propelled into office by a campaign he financed with $78 million of his own money that was aimed at mentally handicapped citizens and Alzheimerâ(TM)s sufferers. Since we have plenty of these people in Florida, Scott won. And now heâ(TM)s letting us down. Heâ(TM)s supposed to be the tea-est of tea partiers, but Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is getting so much tea party glory that thereâ(TM)s hardly any left over for Rick Scott. The thing is, on the surface Scott is just about as loonie a tea partier as you can find outside of a mental hospital. He claimed he was going to bring 700,000 new job to Florida, then made it clear in his first budget proposal that he was going to lay off a whole bunch of state employees â" except in his own office, which he wants to grow by 91 employees and $343 million in funding.

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What’s Wrong with Florida Governor Rick Scott?

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  • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

    Rick Scott was elected governor of Florida by a narrow margin

    Irrelevant.

    propelled into office by a campaign he financed with $78 million of his own money

    Good.

    that was aimed at mentally handicapped citizens and Alzheimer’s sufferers

    False. (You just aren't intelligent enough to understand it, so you think it's dumb. Common mistake.)

    The thing is, on the surface Scott is just about as loonie a tea partier as you can find outside of a mental hospital.

    Ibid.

    He claimed he was going to bring 700,000 new job to Florida

    Which makes him no nuttier than any liberal Democrat ... or moderate Democrat ... or moderate Republican ... or independent ...

    He says (and he’s almost certanly right) that high-speed rail will lose money. No shit. So do streetlights, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want them, does it?

    See, this is what I mean about intelligence. Street lights are necessary, a responsibility of the people who own and operate the streets. And no, streets don't lost money ... and in fact, street lights probably don't either, as without them, the costs associa

    • Your lying aside...

      Tee Hee... Listening to your banal little descriptions* of the world are so... Actually, it's intriguing.. I have a deep interest in the absurd, and you and your glam rock friend there are ideal studies. Comedic, yes, but can be dangerous with heavy machinery and sharp objects.

      *ripped straight from the headlines and Glenn Beck's blackboard, as you have posted no thoughts of your own.

      • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

        I have a deep interest in the absurd

        You're not convincing anyone, you know: we are all well aware that if you COULD actually demonstrate anything I said to be "absurd," you would.

        ripped straight from the headlines and Glenn Beck's blackboard, as you have posted no thoughts of your own.

        Yeah, no one's buying that either. I've often expressed my dislike of Beck's show, and I don't watch it; and further, no one here believes I don't think for myself.

        I say this only to point out that if you're going to troll, a

        • ...if you COULD actually demonstrate anything I said to be "absurd," you would.

          Every word you utter, or put on paper.. But I suppose the standouts are your accusations of liar. . Just like the eternal quote "... the assassin accusing the assassin...". There was a another funny remark you made somewhere crediting the bible with ending slavery in the US. I'll dig it up if I feel like I really have to. No, pudge, you are the embodiment of the word. Aside from the associated destruction, it's pure comedy. Must

          • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

            if you COULD actually demonstrate anything I said to be "absurd," you would.

            Every word you utter, or put on paper.

            So, thank you for admitting you do not know what "demonstrate" means.

            Plonk.

            • Of course I do. Your words are the demonstration.. There's nothing to add. We've been through this many times. By habit you deny the facts, so a reenactment on my part will serve no purpose. You have to get me drunk first. If, by chance, you ever comprehend the words you write, you will understand with crystal clarity their absurdness and unoriginality of thought in that they are simply recitals of paid pundits regurgitations. You yourself offer nothing whatsoever other than your services to a machine.

              • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

                By habit you deny the facts, so a reenactment on my part will serve no purpose.

                A completely non-credible dodge. TRY HARDER.

                • My dear brother, you still fail to see. There is nothing to dodge when stating the self evident. Your words are absurd. You are a clown. You are the monkey on the organ grinders leash. You are a good servant. That's all there is.

    • First, the church DOES welcome all voters. You're wrong again. Second, NO government budget is EVER unveiled, in my experience, in a place that can fit all voters.

      Oh, really? Personally, I don't feel very welcome in a church, being atheist and all. And I suspect there are a lot of other people who don't feel veyr welcome there either.

      Tea partiers represent the worst the republicans have to offer. They would prefer that gay people and non-christians didn't exist at all. And if they must exist, they certainly have no business making any decisions about government.

      And they cloak all of this in the appealing rhetoric of reducing the influence of government in people's li

      • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

        First, the church DOES welcome all voters. You're wrong again. Second, NO government budget is EVER unveiled, in my experience, in a place that can fit all voters.

        Oh, really?

        Yes.

        Personally, I don't feel very welcome in a church, being atheist and all.

        You made two obvious errors. First, this is not a random, arbitrary, or general church, it is a specific church. Second, what you feel is irrelevent. Many people don't feel very welcome in the State House or a Court or ... well, any other place you could mention. Your feelings have no significance of any sort to the discussion.

        Tea partiers represent the worst the republicans have to offer.

        As a "Tea Partier" -- I mostly agree with the principles I hear from Tea Party events, and I've attended, and performed music at, several Tea Party events -- I am interested

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