"This week we received a robo call from Governor Rick Scott who explained that he is not the ogre many Floridians believe him to be -- his approval rating has fallen into the low 20s. The call was paid for by the Republican Party. This did not sit well with some conservative legislators who were distressed that the governor last week described them as Tallahassee insiders who were shortsighted, frivolous, and wasteful spenders concerning the state budget. The governor explained that, although some of the cuts seemed harsh, it was necessary to use his line-item veto power to rein-in these legislative abuses.
Outside observers do not understand Governor Scott's fall from grace. After all, he did exactly what he promised to do if elected. He reduced the size of the state budget. He reduced the government workforce, curtailed their bargaining power, and made those who remain pay for part of their own retirement and increased healthcare costs without an increase in salary. He rejected billion-dollar federal grants which conflict with his Tea Party philosophy. He advanced the interests of the Republican Party by signing legislation to reactivate the Legislative Leadership (Slush) Fund, signed another bill designed to suppress minority and student voting (the belief is these folks vote for Democrats), and approved the appropriation of millions of taxpayer dollars to fight efforts to eliminate the Legislature's ability to gerrymander legislative and congressional districts. He cut benefits to the poor, the disabled, teen mothers, homeless veterans, and the elderly which saves taxpayer dollars. He also reduced funding for education at all levels saving more taxpayer dollars. He cut the state corporate income tax (and vowed to eliminate the entire tax next session) which he believes will create jobs. He signed all of the bills (progressives labeled them as radical legislation) passed at the urging of the NRA and social conservatives, particularly the Religious Right.
How could anyone who voted for him be shocked that he kept his promises and now despise him for doing so? What more could Governor Scott possibly have done this legislative session for (or to) the residents of our state? They should be cheering him instead of inquiring whether it is possible to impeach or recall him. He is what he represented himself to be for better or for worse. Those of us who voted against Governor Scott and for Alex Sink appreciated that fact at the time of the gubernatorial election. We knew what was coming."
"Osama bin Laden's death has been in the news all day. Leftwing stations are saying, 'President Obama saves the world.' Rightwing stations are saying, 'Obama kills fellow Muslim.'" -- Craig Ferguson
"How about those Navy Seals. We're getting our money's worth there. They broke into Osama bin Laden's compound with 12-foot walls topped by barbed wire, and fired a warning shot into his head." -- David Letterman
"Apparently, members of Al Qaeda are online slamming the US. I don't understand why they're so upset. Everyone in Al Qaeda just got a promotion." -- Craig Ferguson
"There's already been some trouble for Osama bin Laden in the afterlife. There was a mix up and he was greeted by 72 vegans." -- David Letterman
"What?! Not only did we kill bin Laden, we killed him in Abottabad! Abottabad sounds like the name most New Yorkers would have invented for the fictional place where they would have loved to kill bin Laden." -- Jon Stewart
"Osama bin Laden was apparently shot twice in the face. It looks like Dick Cheney may have been involved." -- Jay Leno
"Bin Laden lived in this compound in Pakistan with all of his wives for 6 years. So he did suffer." -- David Letterman
On his way out the door with the loot, one brave Irish customer grabs the hood and pulls it off revealing the robber's face.
The robber shoots the guy in the head without hesitation! He then looks around the bank to see if anyone else has seen him.
One of the tellers is looking straight at him, and the robber walks over and calmly shoots him in the head also.
Everyone by now is very scared and looking down at the floor.
Did anyone else see my face?' asks the robber?
There are a few moments of silence, when one elderly Irish gent, looking down, tentatively raises his hand and says:
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