Rod Blagojevich

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    June 7, 2012

    Florida Is Officially America's Most Corrupt State

    Which is the single most corrupt state in our glorious union? Is it Illinois with its Rod Blagojevich bribery bonanza? Louisiana with its freezer-stuffing yet always reelected congressmen? California with its small-town, $700,000-salaried officials?None of the above, according to a new study out thi ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Is Rick Scott America's Worst Governor?

    Rick Scott: Florida's Sith overlord.​Clearly, Rick Scott is America's least popular governor. His numbers are so low that if he were a baseball player, his manager would have long ago slapped his ass and demoted him to AA. He's more politically radioactive than Anthony Weiner's twitter account. Th ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Garrett Wolfe, NFL Running Back, Arrested For Skipping SoBe Bar Tab, Fighting Cops UPDATE

    via Miami-Dade Corrections​We've all been waiting for this moment: the day South Beach claimed its first NFL lockout victim. Because even when pro football players have a job to go to in the morning, they manage to get arrested on Washington Avenue at a rate that would make Rod Blagojevich blush.T ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 1, 2009

    We Wait With Bated Breath for Michelle Spence-Jones's Next Acceptance Speech

    ​The best part about suspended City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones's preordained re-election to her vacated seat is this: She'll be able to make another acceptance speech.Her defiant diatribe a few weeks ago -- when she took office moments before being cuffed and booked on grand theft ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Even Blagojevich Criticizes Crist's Senate Pick

    Rod Blagojevich criticizing anyone for making a shady appointment to a Senate seat is sort of like Kanye West chastising someone for awards-show misbehavior. But then again, egomaniacs aren't really that self-aware. Blago went on Fox and Friends this morning to pimp his upcoming book and argue ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Should Governors Really Have the Sole Power to Appoint Replacement Senators?

    ​Counting Charlie Crist's announcement today that he's chosen his former Chief of Staff to fill out the remained of Mel Martinez's senate term, in that past year alone six United States Senators have entered office through being appointed by a Governor. Depending the outcome of a debate over a law ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Who Will Charlie Crist Appoint to Replace Mel Martinez?

    Charlie Crist has the power​As long as I live, I don't think Florida will see a more chaotic election cycle than 2010. Now, Mel Martinez has thrown in another twist by resigning early, leaving the decision to pick his appointment to Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running to replace Martinez himself. L ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    News Roundup

    Miami Beach hires  one of the world's most well known architects, Frank Gehry, to design a new home for the New World Symphony. then it seriously asks him to reduce his fee. Gehry may leave the project. [Architect's Journal] Former Miami Beach Mayor and former jailbird Alex Daoud was  ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Honduras Does Not Want To Deal With Any Crap From Miami's Resident Antichrist

    via Art Lung's flickrJose Luis de Jesus Miranda, the locally based Antichrist behind the Growing in Grace Church/Cult, just wants to find a couple more followers to sport "666" on their foreheads and worship him as a Jesus-like figure. Isn't that what we all want? He's had lots of success with that ... More >>

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    February 22, 2009

    Why Was Batali Even Up There?

    We're referring to Mario Batali being "up there" on stage at the SBWFF's Wines and Food of Spain dinner. You've probably heard that he dropped a couple of F-bombs in front of the royal company. And speaking of F-bombs: What the fuck was he even doing on that platform welcoming the King and Queen of ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Richardson Is Out, and Manny Diaz Supporters See an In

    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew from his commerce secretary appointment over the weekend owing to allegations that a company which donated to his presidential run was unfairly awarded a hefty state contract. Damn you, Rod Blagojevich, you've gone and made everyone extrasensitive about pol ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    News Roundup

    Maybe we're just heading for disappointment if we get caught up in the fact that the Dolphins could win their division, but it feels so good. [USA Today]Unscientific Odds of survival for The Miami Herald: "2-1. If you do not consider a two-page weekly digest of Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen columns to ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    What Blagojevich Teaches Us About Political Appointments

    Welcome to biggest blatant political scandal in years starring Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich. Basically the dude tried to leverage his power to be able to select the successor to Obama's Senate seat for money (note to wingnuts: There's no evidence that the Obama camp is involved in this at al ... More >>