Right In Florida
Motto: This is what happens when Insanity and Banality come together.
- Name: RightinFlorida
- Location: North Central Florida, United States
I'm an aging boomer, white male (cue scary music); not religious, mostly conservative. Married to the same woman forever. No kids-by choice (I believe in personal choice in most areas of life). Voted mostly Republican until November 2000 when the national Democrats tried to steal the election in Florida. I promised to never again vote for another Democrat; kept that promise to date.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Runners up are the New York Times and Mike Nifong.
The winners were all well deserved and the nominees were very competitive.
Visit The Florida Masochist for details. I can't wait to follow his 2007 'Knuckleheads of the Day' awards.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
What is it about the season?
Then when I get to feeling this way I remember my Dad and how he loved family, God, Christmas, whatever. He had a love of life that I've always envied...and respected. Maybe I just get moody during the holidays.
Geez, that was a downer. Don't know why that came out now.
Friday, December 29, 2006
I thought a judging gig might be easy, but there were just too many deserving candidates in contention. TFM gives these awards almost daily and I know he had a hard time short listing them.
Thanks again TFM...you've honored me.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
What a pain!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
My favorite Christmas cartoon
Rudolph the reindeer sitting in a smoking jacket reading a book.
Behind him are the stuffed heads of eight reindeer.
Caption: "All the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names."
Still gives me a chuckle.
Well, I'm trying to reach beyond myself again.
I'm on a charitable organization committee that determines which charity get how much money.
So much need, so much less money.
So I get to evaluate the financial needs of each organization, but mostly I get to pick apart their applications and financial conditions. You know, financial statements and tax returns. That's right, the fun stuff.
It's important and a good use of my (supposedly) free time. But it really sucks up a lot of time. If I believed in heaven I might think of it as a way in. But since I don't (well, not much, but I do believe in hell-isn't that odd?) I guess I'll try to find a warm feeling in the here and now.
No, it's really not bad. Just bitching.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Here's the story:
Defense attorneys and death penalty opponents were outraged Thursday over an execution in which the condemned man took more than half an hour to die, needed a rare second dose of lethal chemicals, and appeared to grimace in his final moments.
Diaz's attorney filed a lawsuit that the Florida Supreme Court has sent to the 5th Circuit Court in Marion County.
Well, of course they did. Killer scum must be respresented by lawyer scum.
"I am definitely appalled at what happened. I have no doubt he suffered unduly," Angel Nieves Diaz's attorney, Suzanne Myers Keffer, said after Diaz died by injection.
Well, of course you are. Killer scum's lawyer scum are always appalled. Except, of course, at what their client did.
Executions in Florida normally take about 15 minutes, with the inmate rendered unconscious and motionless within the first three to five minutes. But Diaz took 34 minutes to die and appeared to be moving for most of that time.
The murderer is dead. He died legally. It took him twice as long to die and he 'grimaced' during the procedure. Boo Freakin' Hoo!
I think we should advertise that we have lengthy executions here in Florida. May be a better warning to certain people.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Seems like a better idea the more time goes by.
I forget-what was so special about Nelson?
Ah, well...nevermind. I've moved on.
Of course, John Travolta and Mel Tillis live here.
I feel like I'm better than most everybody else already.
Ah, yes...the touch of fame.