Sunday, November 02, 2014

How I Feel About Stupid Voters and Non Voters on Election Day. By Geniusofdespair



Instead of the words "don't know how to say goodbye" think of "don't know how to vote."

Very, very depressed today. If Charlie Crist loses you won't be able to talk to me, I get very mean. I am mean today too. I am hating incorporation because so many cities are fighting. They should start unincorporation for bad behavior. North Miami should definitely be unincorporated. Others with problems, North Bay Village, Surfside, bBay Harbor Islands, Palmetto Bay, Doral, Miami Lakes, Sweetwater, Cutler Bay, and of course Hudstead. There is so much ill will in these cities I can't even report it all much less recommend someone.


More proof that Jeb Bush is Senile on the environment, from the Miami Herald today:

Jeb Bush’s penchant for playing politics is understandable.

However, his gross distortion of Charlie Crist’s role on Everglades restoration is inexcusable in the Oct. 26 Other Views column, "Charlie Crist stood in the way of Everglades restoration".

Bush’s own record on the Everglades was as murky as the polluted waters of Lake Okeechobee. By the end of his second term, he had redirected the state’s efforts on Everglades restoration to the Acceler8 water supply plan.

He also signed a bill that delayed clean-up of the sugar industry’s phosphorus pollution, the major culprit that’s killing the Everglades. Crist recognized the inadequacies of Bush’s Acceler8 plan, and replaced it with the historic agreement which gave the state the option to buy U.S. Sugar Corporation’s holdings in the Everglades — 187,000 acres.

It was the holy grail of Everglades restoration, giving water managers enough land to convey excess Lake Okeechobee water to treatment and storage areas, and then send the water to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay where it is desperately needed.

Crist pledges to complete the U.S. Sugar purchase if elected again as Florida’s governor, and I believe him.

Frank Jackalone, Florida staff director, Sierra Club, St. Petersburg



24 comments:

Anonymous said...

The ad campaigns for FIU to evict the Youth Fair and the sleazy courthouse direct mail campaign probably touched new lows for Miami-Dade County. The direct mail pieces for the $393 Mil courthouse bond stopped mentioning the $393 Mil bond. $3 Mil spent on two campaigns? Who got the money?

Anonymous said...

I see what you mean, but I have hope and I also have faith in the voters. Everyone wants a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities. On that thought alone, responsible citizens will exercise their right to vote.

We learned a lot in the presidential election. In Miami-Dade County elections are community happenings. They are social events. They are sort of like family reunions. People see neighbors and friends that they have not seen in a long time. Neighbors get to meet neighbors, and new people that they would not have met otherwise. Because the lines were so long and the wait times were in hours, new relationships were started, people got dates, new business deals were envisioned, and many other interesting things occurred. In short, in the process of doing our civic duty a lot happened and things changed.






Anonymous said...

The Miami Herald should have rejected Jeb Bush's op-ed piece.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to combat the barrage of trashy ads put out by Scott and his allied tea party minions.

Anonymous said...

Scott's running mate Lopez Cantera is as perfectly idiotic as half the voters.

miaexile said...

first time i have done " early voting" but job change where i no longer work from home meant vote early or screw up my workday on Tuesday.
The folks staffing early voting @JFK library in Hialeah were friendly and efficient and i was done in under 10 minutes this morning! Go Charlie!

Anonymous said...

Don't let your non vote elect Rick Scott. Again. Early vote open until 4 pm.

Anonymous said...

Lobbyists and scammers know they can get almost any result they want by spending money on deceitful ad campaigns and buying votes in the old age homes. Everyone remembers the Heat promising a soccer field on Parcel B. Never happened, did it? FIU wants Youth Fair park site rezoned commercial? Judges want fancy new digs? All Aboard Florida wants a $100 Mil developer fee? Vote No.

Khavari for gov said...
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Geniusofdespair said...

Too much trolling here.

H.P. said...

The Republicans have turned this into a referendum on Obama. If you support Barack Obama like me, you must vote for Charlie Crist.

A vote for Rick Scott is a vote against Obamacare and against amnesty.

Anonymous said...

It looks like we had good crowds closing out early voting. After 3 o'clock wait times were an hour at Lemon City and Model City Libraries. It was 30 minutes at Coral Reef, South Dade Regional Libraries and at City of Miami City Hall. It was 20 minutes at Coral Gables, Kendall, North Miami, and North Shore Public Libraries, and at Miami Lakes Community Center. The others that had wait times were between 5 and 15 minutes. So early voting is over.

Anonymous said...

Lemon City Library polling place was very busy. Long line of Democrats. Long line. Bad news for Rick Scott?

Anonymous said...

IF YOU ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THE CORRUPTION, VOTE FOR ADRIAN WYLLIE AND BILL WOHLSIFER.

Anonymous said...

Why oh why do the environmentalists continue to deny the truth about the Charlie Christ/US Sugar deal? Look, I am a Christ supporter and a supporter of Everglades enhancement (side note: restoration of the ecosystem is impossible - stop calling it that), and I liked his "Northern Everglades" initiative as it brought focus to the area above Lake Okeechobee, but I recognized this deal for what it was - a political favor to a powerful corporation that supported his run for governor and was going to support his run for US Senate. US Sugar was in serious financial difficulty when their lobbyists approached Christ with the deal of a lifetime. The sate could buy out US Sugar - the land, the buildings, the RR tracks, the whole shebang - in exchange for a billion taxpayer dollars. Seems sweet, but anyone who knows about the needs of the Everglades knows the dark secret: these lands are in the wrong place. The lands that are needed are owned by the Fanjuls and the Governor seriously miscalculated when he believed (or was told) that they would be ready and willing to trade this land for theirs. Even the folks at the South Florida Water Management did not want this deal, even after it was scaled down TWICE due to (correct) concerns about its affordability. Remember what was happening, the entire economy was tanking and the District was on the hook for some large Acceler8 expenditures already. They knew it was going to drain their coffers and make them stop doing the actual work of enhancing the Everglades that they had already started. I watched with amazement as all the environmental groups were UTTERLY SHOCKED when, after the final deal was passed (barely) by the Governing Board, the SFWMD announced they were cancelling all Everglades and Accler8 work in order to be able to pay for this boondoggle of a deal. How could they NOT know this was going to happen? Because they were not paying attention to the SFWMD staff that, in trying to get them to not support the deal, was telling them they wouldn't like the results. Still, Christ is the better choice than Scott, but let's not forget the true history of the US Sugar deal.

Anonymous said...

And another note. I do not support Jeb and I never did, but I think you are mis-characterizing the Acceler8 program and its purpose. Its sole purpose was to hold the feet to the fire of the Federal government and make Congress see just how damaging the lack of action in authorizing and funding the Everglades projects was. It was an attempt to kick start Federal spending by shaming (i.e. the State was doing MORE than their fair share and the Federal partners needed to start acting like partners). That's all it was and, for a time, it actually worked.

Anonymous said...

I will vote for Charlie Crist. But let's not pretend he was good on the environment or on any other issue when he was our Republican governor.

I am not voting for Crist for his piss poor past performance. I am voting for him because he said he is a changed man, and plus I have no other alternative.

Anonymous said...

Madam

Why are you hating incorporations? Would any city want to revert back? Isn't it the self-serving egotists the problem?

Anonymous said...

Anons above who are really Scott supporters pretending to be Crist voters. Don't try to confuse voters about Crist's environmental record. It was good. Compared to Scott? Give me a break. Throughout the state columnists reporters editorials all concur Scott's policies reflect what had been described as a "hatred" of nature. But actually is just business as usual for Chamber if Commerce and Allied Industries- a 1950's retrograde attitude, coupled with climate denial that uses and abuses natural resources to the benefit of industry for profit, consequences be damned.

Gimleteye said...

Brief comment on the US Sugar deal: as I've written before, the Crist plan was the FIRST time that any Florida governor went straight at the heart of the Everglades problem: sugar production in the Everglades Ag Area. The Fanjuls (US Sugar co-cartel conspirators) do own the centrally important pieces of property necessary to make the US Sugar lands connect to the remnant Everglades. It will take political will / eminent domain to get the Fanjuls to turn over those lands needed to restore connectivity. Both political will and the possibility of eminent domain are vanishingly small, but with Rick Scott they are infinitesimal.

Anonymous said...

in·fin·i·tes·i·mal
ˌinfinəˈtes(ə)m(ə)l/
adjective
1.
extremely small.
"an infinitesimal pause"
synonyms: minute, tiny, minuscule, very small; More
antonyms: enormous
nounMATHEMATICS
noun: infinitesimal; plural noun: infinitesimals
1.
an indefinitely small quantity; a value approaching zero.

Anonymous said...

Rick Scott: a value approaching zero.

Anonymous said...

You forgot the CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI the "unpleasant living"

Anonymous said...

we need more counties about 52 of them cut out the middle man dade