Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" may have been one of those politically radical songs to crack the American mainstream, but apparently Rep. Trey Radel (R-Naples) thinks that, "really, if you really get down to it, in many ways reflects the conservative message." Yes, Radel has decided to join Marc ... More >>
Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio released his Spotify playlist on the world. It got us thinking about the musical tastes of other Florida politicians. We don't really expect Gov. Rick Scott to be dropping his mixtape anytime soon, so through the wonderful powers of satire, Riptide has imagined ... More >>
Rep. Trey Radel, the former improv actor and conservative radio host who won Connie Mack IV's seat in Southwest Florida, is not impressed with the executive order President Obama unveiled today concerning gun control. In fact, he's already hinting at impeachment.
There's an undeniable element of skin-crawling terror to the downward spiral of modern American politics. And who hasn't felt like projectile-vomiting all over their dashboard while listening to Rush Limbaugh's radio rants? So kudos to a proud Miami auteur for dreaming up The Foxorcist -- a mashup ... More >>
That Was The Week That Was aired in America on NBC from 1964 to 1965. The recurring cast -- David Frost, Henry Morgan, Alan Alda and Buck Henry -- would present the prior weeks news in satirical manner. You might think of it as a precursor to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. That's a lo ... More >>
Riptide is pleased to announce the hiring of Jack McKeon, the 80-year-old interim manager of the Florida Marlins, as an interim semi-regular columnist. His first topic: the debt ceiling. I was on the bullpen phone with Corny the other day when he said the damndest thing. Apparently, there's ... More >>
From Reaganomics, to the end of the Cold War, to Bedtime for Bonzo, President Ronald Reagan was either loved for his charming smile and love of chimpanzees, or hated for his ultra-conservative economic policies.As far as we're concerned, his most important contribution to the good ol' US of A ... More >>
Whitesnake aficionado Mitt Romney.Mitt Romney's bid for the U.S. presidency was off to a rousing start last week with '80s hair-metal frontman David Coverdale going in on the Republican presidential hopeful. Turns out Romney used Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" at his campaign kickoff rally withou ... More >>
We know the inner struggle you're having. Whenever you picture yourself voting Luther Campbell for Miami-Dade Mayor, there's a little persistent soundtrack playing in your head that causes hesitation: Oh, me so horny... So we put together this list to convince you that some totally ridiculous ... More >>
Bad enough The Miami Herald poaches New Times stories without giving us credit, but now they want to co-opt our mayoral candidate. Yesterday, the city's only major daily newspaper published a column by local African American blogger Joy-Ann Reid essentially endorsing Luther Campbell for county ma ... More >>
via ABC NewsJack Tapper at ABC News seems amused by a picture of Obama's brand cigarettes that a reader from Florida sent. Apparently, the presidential pleasure sticks are manufactured by a Uruguayan company, Montepaz, and sold in the States. Aside from that, there's little information about the ... More >>
Short of hiring a medium to contact the ghost of Ronald Reagan for an endorsement, the best thing Republicans can get in the ways of a Reagan endorsement is getting the Gipper's adopted son to back a candidate while raising his father's specter another way. Lucky Bill McCollum.&nbs ... More >>
With the primary election less than a month away, Riptide is doing its civic duty by letting readers know about the five worst candidates running in local, state, and federal races. A vote for these jokers is just another leap toward Idiocracy, the made-up future world conjured by Beavis & Bu ... More >>
SilliCilli's on FlikrHistoric leaking.There's been a lot of leaking lately. First, it was Mel Gibson's heavy-breathing tirade, and now something that is just a tad more relevant -- WikiLeaks' releasing thousands of pages of allegedly classified documents pertaining to the War in Af ... More >>
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Paul Crespo Last night's monthly meeting of Miami-Dade Republicans was an entertaining respite from the LeBronomania enveloping the county. As promised, congressional candidate Paul Crespo demanded that David Rivera, the Republican frontrunner in the U.S. congressional race to replace Mario Diaz- ... More >>
You know a candidate is really serious about painting himself as a hardcore conservative when he tries to place himself to the right of Right Wing Deity Ronald Reagan. But that's exactly what Marco Rubio did today, by declaring that the Gipper's support of the Immigration Reform and Control ... More >>
No rock star has played politics smarter than the Boss.
via Cliff1066's FlickrRonald Reagan, our Nation's greatest alliteratively named President to serve in the second half of the 20th century, did not like to spend a lot of money on public education. As Governor of California he opposed increases to basic education programs pretty much every chance he ... More >>
Charlie Crist, our new official Republican Boyfriend, was on Meet The Press this weekend carrying on his love affair with the stimulus package. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, also known as 1/3 of Ronald Reagan's soul-equivalent (Reagan, as most historians agrees, was indeed soulless) re ... More >>
We offer the presidential contenders our own picks for theme songs.
At GableStage, therapist and patient switch roles.
Vision Valley (Capitol)
Old pol, bad pickup lines, and authentic hip-hop
Mass transit trouble and coked-up greyhounds
For the hip-hop generation, Reagan's demise marks the end of an era of political naiveté
La Casa de las Guayaberas
From the week of February 13, 2002
A Beach novelty: Solid food at fair prices at a club/lounge
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Football Sandwich Shops
From the issue of May 10, 2001
It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.