Sunday, March 21, 2010

National Politics Round-up


This is our regular feature where every day I do a post with the top 5 Florida political blog posts about national stories. They are ranked according to quality, importance of the story and relevance to the present.

1. Leaflet Descending - San Francisco Fiasco: "Two related cases appeared before the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, a place where legislation has been known to lean left. The panel unexpectedly delivered a combo (c-c-c...combo) breaker that afternoon when they upheld "In God We Trust" to remain on US currency and "Under God" in the pledge of allegiance. Michael Newdow, an atheist and activist from Sacramento, declared the use of God was unconstitutional and disrespectful of his beliefs."

2. Re/Creating Tampa - Politics Monday – Go Smuck Yourself: "Once upon a time there was a brand named Smuckers. Smuckers didn’t like gay people (or men who act too “feminine”), and so it made up a lie about the importance of “family values” (or something vague and disingenuous and meaningless like that) and used that lie to justify its unkind actions toward a certain incomparably gifted and adorable figure skater. This story will take us from Mississippi to Wyoming to Canada and back, full of details and scandal and unitards(!) and even a moral at the end, I promise."

3. Pensacola Beach Blog - Why Can't the Press Stop Orrin Hatch from Lying?: "Gregory should be deeply ashamed of himself. No -- more than that. NBC ought to fire his ass. Not even a cub reporter interviewing a local coach for the Hometown Homily would have a job if he allowed him lie as shamelessly as Hatch lies to the viewers of Meet the Press."

4. Smooth Like Remy - The REAL Reason People Aren't Behind Health Care Reform: "Its because our media refuses to do its fucking job."

5. The Spencerian - It's a Numbers Game: The Visual Edition: "If you're a Democrat and you're either running for office, or you're a campaign staffer for a Democratic candidate for office, you should print out these charts and carry them around wherever you go. At the very least, I don't want to hear any more about how Democrats either can't govern, or Obama doesn't know what he's doing on the economy."

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