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    November 5, 2014

    Florida's Democratic Party Is a Joke, but Who Is the Punchline: Its Leaders or Voters?

    For four years, Florida Democrats giggled with glee at every Rick Scott failure. They practically drooled with expectation as Scott's approval ratings sunk further than a boat in the Bermuda Triangle. They thought there was no way they could lose to this guy again, but last night they did, and Charl ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    Charlie Crist Breaks Emoji Barrier in Florida Politics

    Anyone unfortunate enough to be a political campaign's mailing list knows how weird the e-mail subject lines can be. Just check out Nancy Pelosi's latest string of really depressing subject lines as one example. Yet, the subject line of an e-mail we got from the Charlie Crist campaign last night r ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Rep. Joe Garcia Wants You To Know He Was Not Eating His Own Ear Wax

    Joe Garcia's life is like some less funny congressional version of Curb Your Enthusiasm. He keeps getting caught in these dumb embarrassing situations, and then we imagine this music plays. After video of him apparently eating ear wax live on C-SPAN 2 went viral yesterday, he went to Twitter to ex ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Code Pink Wants You to "Bring Your Vagina" to RNC in Tampa Bay

    The Republican National Convention is coming to Tampa Bay in August, and along with it will comes thousands of protestors. Women's rights group Code Pink, which isn't shy about causing a commotion, is already planning its protest and is asking members to "bring their vagina to the RNC." Yes, they're ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Ted Nugent to Male CBS Reporter: "I'll Suck Your Dick"

    Yes, Ted Nugent may be "repulsed at the concept of man-on-man sex." But Uncle Ted offered to blow a male CBS reporter in return for a favor. "I'm an extremely loving and passionate man, and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion t ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    January 11, 2012

    Gingrich Lawyers Threaten Florida TV Stations Airing "False" Attack Ads; They Aren't False

    ​A political action committee opposing Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich just bought $3.6 million in Florida TV advertisements, according to the New York Times, and it appears the best response Gingrich can muster is something along the lines of, "Hey guys, knock it off. Th ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Comparing Barack Obama to LeBron James Is the Latest Conservative Zinger

    ​Back in 2004, when Barack Obama allegedly compared himself to LeBron James, little did he know he'd be setting himself up for a string of conservative zingers that shows no sign of stopping. Former Florida Republican congressman turned MSNBC host Joe Scarborough became the latest right-winger to ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    The South Florida Tea Party Goes to Space (But, Alas, Not Literally)

    TEA in Space's logo.​Have you ever listened to Tim McGraw... in zero gravity? The Tea Party -- those jolly maniacs who use this communist, liberal, Rosie O'Donnell-edited rag to line their iguana solariums -- has already conquered 'Merica. Evidence: You recognize the name Todd Palin. Next st ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Allen West Tells Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz to "Shut the Heck Up"

    ​Republican Congressman Allen West, everyone's favorite Iraqi-torturing politician from the 22nd district, has given us another lesson in the statesmanship he holds so dear.West sent an email to fellow Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz late yesterday after she made remarks on the House floor th ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Leads Us Into Annoying New World of Live Tweets from House Floor

    ​Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen made history yesterday by making the first (semi-) authorized Tweet from the House Chamber of the U.S. Congress. The Republican congresswoman, whose Twitter is usually full of rooting for local football teams, live Tweeted a picture of former Speaker Nancy Pelosi handing ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Frederica Wilson Will Ask Speaker Boehner to Overturn Sexist Ban on Hats in Congress

    Representative-elect Frederica Wilson has arrived in DC, and one of her first matters of business seems to be to overturn a rule dating back to the 1800s that forbids  members of Congress from wearing hats while the body is in session. You see, Wilson simply loves hats. She is never without on ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Joyce Kaufman Resigns as Allen West's Chief-of-Staff

    C. StilesCan't say this is much of a surprise. Joyce Kaufman, South Florida talk radio's own answer to the Michael Savages and Rush Limbaughs of the world, has resigned as Broward and Palm Beach-area Congressmen-elect Allen West's chief-of-staff. The resignation comes after a number of controversial ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    What Joyce Kaufman Actually Said About Hanging Mexican Immigrants

    C. Stiles​Riptide doesn't usually care much about what goes on in Broward and Palm Beach. Hell, we've got a sister blog up there to deal with this stuff, however I guess we've decided to make an exception for Tea Party fav Representative-elect Allen West. He's just named right-wing Broward radio h ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Alex Sink Blames Obama Administration for Her Loss

    Is Alex Sink chewing on a bushel of sour grapes following her loss to Rick Scott or is she accurately hitting on some of the political and messaging failures of the Obama White House and the Democratic party in general? In an article on Politico this weekend, Sink lays some of the blame for her loss ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    2010 Election Results Live Blog

    ​Will Florida gets its first female Governor? Will the country's first female Speaker of the House be forced to turn in her gavel? Will Kendrick Meek somehow shock the world by winning? Did anyone bother to get to know enough about the CFO race to bother voting? Join us tonight as we live blog the ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Bobbie Bean Speaks: Senate Candidate Clarifies Porcupine Position, Mallet-Waving Video

    via Bobbiebean.comOutsider Senate candidate Bobbie Bean on his melon farm near Sebring.​Yesterday Riptide had some fun with Bobbie Bean, the mallet-waving, melon-farming outsider Senate candidate who snagged a spot on the ballot above Gov. Charlie Crist. Bean hadn't returned our call, so we didn't ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Top Chef Season 7: Restaurant Wars, Episode 9

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoTom Colicchio and Kenny.​Each season of Top Chef, everyone looks forward to one episode in particular: "Restaurant Wars." Last night, the show celebrated the episode with a bang. And the result was kind of surprising.Before "Restaurant Wars," however, we got a shot o ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    The Return of Top Chef: Season Premiere Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoGo Andrea, go!Season seven of Top Chef launched last night and it was great to see a very buxom Padma Lakshmi and no-nonsense Tom Colicchio return to the airwaves. This version of Top Chef is set in Washington D.C., and the puns about cooking in our nation's capital en ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Conservatives Want The Burger King to be Next President of United States

    ​Every once in a while, about as often as a blue moon, the conservatives on the Internet actually come up with something that is sort of hilarious. Not like "funny" in the way Glenn Beck is funny, but actually legitimately funny.See, now they want The Burger King to be the next president of the Un ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Calls for Greater Broadband Access to All

    ​As the former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, ex-mayor of Miami Manny Diaz was able to squeeze himself into national issues in a way few of his predecessors did. Now that he's out of office, he's taken on the role of vice chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality, which calls for ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Health Care Reform Passes, No Thanks To Your South Florida Politicos

    If you're half as cool as the staff here at Riptide, you were flipping between March Madness and C-SPAN last night like your life depended on it. Which to pick?photo by Sage Ross, via Wikimedia CommonsThe power of cardboard signs and megaphones was not enough to derail health reform.On CBS, Korie Lu ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    December 23, 2009

    Tanning Tax: Where is Charlie Crist When We Need Him?

    via Flickr​In the interest of showcasing other voices here on Riptide, we're presenting this editorial from 22 year-old Kymberly Morgan, who is totally not actually real.My name is Kymberly Morgan, and I am a proud Tan American. Recently, I heard that instead of taxing plastic surgery to pay for h ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Obama Addresses Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala; Sings Happy Birthday to Marc Anthony

    via CHCI​President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala last night where he touted the number of hispanics he's appointed to high level positions, his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, and stressed that the problems that face Hispanics are the problems that face America as ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    RPOF Chair: Pelosi Will Force You To Get an Abortion

    ​I think everyone can agree we need to reform health care in this country one way or another (if you don't you're either greedy or not paying attention), and since the Democrats are currently in control they're the ones taking a shot at it. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majoirty Leader Steny ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Miami City Commission Urges Obama To Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

    via Jilly McJillerson's FlickrIn an unanimous vote yesterday, the City of Miami Comission passed a resolution condemning the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Introduced by Joe Sanchez, the resolution cited the dismissal of translators, inability to meet recruiting l ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Kendrick Meek Opposes Using Federal Funds to Pay for Abortions

    Rep. Kendrick Meek has joined a small group of house Democrats asking that any health-care reforms not lead to federal funding of abortion, according to the Washington Post. The possibility of taxpayer money being used to pay for abortions is becoming a hot-button issue in the health-care reform ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Patriotic Pop Quiz

    The only one who knows anything about America is from... Argentina.

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    June 9, 2009

    Club for Growth Calls Crist a Closet Communist

    Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative group that helped push Sen. Arlen Specter into the Democratic Party with the threat of a primary challenge, sure does not like Gov. Charlie Crist. Now that ol' Arlen is gone from the party, Crist might be the group's number one GOP target. This month, Club f ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Obama Decides to Keep Grotesque Parody of Justice For Gitmo Detainees

    When I visited Guantanamo Bay a few months ago, I caught what looked like the last act in the long, sordid miscarriage of justice President Bush called the military tribunal system. Hope you weren't looking for a fair trial, boys.There were so many outrageous pro ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Hats The Musical Starring Senator Frederica Wilson

    State Senator Frederica Wilson has Practical hats. She has dramatical hats. She also has pragmatical hats, fanatical hats, oratorical hats, delphioracle hats, skeptical hats, dispeptical hats, romantical hats, pedantical hats, critical hats, parasitical hats, and so on and so forth.Herald/Times  ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Bill Clinton Makes Second Fund Raiser Appearance For Meek

    Kendrick Meek has one thing no one else in the 2010 Senate fray have - a big fan in former President Bill Clinton. After appearing at a fundraiser for Meek in late January, Clinton made his second pitch for Meek this morning in Jacksonville. With another close ally in Nancy Pelosi, and a veteran of ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Manny and His Marry Band of Mayors Get Snubbed by Obama

    Mayor Manny Diaz is in D.C. exercising his duties as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and hoped to get some face time with another president. You know, that President Obama one. Flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and others, Diaz is running around our nation's capital in su ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Florida Congressman Wants to Move Gitmo to Alcatraz

    Now that it's official -- Obama is closing the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- and we've all given ourselves a hearty slap on the back, the tough questions are really starting to rear their ugly heads: What do we do with the 245 guys left in Gitmo? Especially the truly dangerous ones, who we ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Congressmen Bore the Hell out of Us on YouTube, Vote Spaghetti Cat in '10!

    It's not that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz-Balart videos on YouTube. This video of him experiencing some sort of Sarah Palin-induced seizuregasm at a John McCain rally has more than 35,000 views (although over half of those were from me). It's just that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Nancy Pelosi Doesn't Care About Your Human Football Sports

    This wicked, evil lady-thing who goes by the Earth name of "Nancy Pelosi," but is actually known as Empress Bugeyes from the 5th dimension planet Stalintopia, does not understand the earthly pleasure of football. Because she does not posses human emotion she will never experience the thrill of r ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2008

    Raul Martinez's Popularity Hits Bottom

    Negative campaign ads quash the former Hialeah mayor's quest for Congress.

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    November 3, 2008

    News Roundup

    Jay Mac appeared on SNL and joked about how he is going to lose. [Hulu] Eye on Miami scores an interview with Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart. "The most high-profile one comes to mind now not only because it's recent but obviously because it's very high-profile." Indeed something was high-profile. [EoM] Th ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Pelosi Power

    It's getting serious in Miami. With Democratic challengers Joe Garcia, Raul Martinez, and Annette Taddeo closing in on their Republican opponents, the Democratic Party sent out its biggest gun (next to Barack Obama) to Little Havana to recruit elderly Cuban-American voters. House Speaker Nancy Pelos ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    With Friends Like These ...

    Bruce Hornsby gets by with a little big-name help.

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    September 8, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    August 7, 2008
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    July 31, 2008

    Speak on It, Nancy

    Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi’s in the house.

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    209 Weeks Later

    War on zombies, war on terror, what's the diff?

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    January 19, 2007

    Is Miami Suddenly Celebrity Starved?

    People magazine has decided that Miami is no more worthy of a celebrity-hunting bureau than Washington, Austin, or Chicago. I can understand that People readers don't care much about Nancy Pelosi or Oprah or... I can't think of anyone famous in Austin. Lance Armstrong? But MIAMI? The celebri ... More >>

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