The nation's roadway infrastructure is crumbling, but there's one sunny exception: the state of Florida. The Washington Post reports that Florida's roads and bridges are in some of the best shape in the nation. That's in part thanks to favorable weather, but also to a relatively high gasoline tax an ... More >>
As far as newly elected Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is concerned, the city will continue to be known more for its silicone implants than silicon start-ups. While attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Levine straight-up told the Washington Post that the idea of turning Miami Beach into some so ... More >>
Further illustrating the racial divide in response to the death of Trayvon Martin and the trial of his killer George Zimmerman, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll has found that while the majority of non-Hispanic white people agree with the "not guilty" verdict the jury handed down to Zimmerman and ... More >>
Florida Senate nominee Connie Mack IV isn't fighting Democrat Bill Nelson as much as he's scrapping with polling and perception. For weeks now, polls have shown Nelson with a huge lead over Mack, and the challenger is in danger of having his campaign written off as unwinnable by donors. So Mack has ... More >>
The music business doesn't need another "unique artist" who blends "hip-hop, goth, pop, and funk with a rock star flare [sic] and major sex appeal." So when Padge "Black Madam" Winslowe's niche music career hit a brick wall, the Philly-based songstress started moonlighting as a purveyor of black-m ... More >>
NBC's national Today show deservedly caught loads of flak last month after airing an audio clip of George Zimmerman's 911 call that had been falsely edited to sound as if Zimmerman was saying he found Martin suspicious because he was black. But where did the bogus sound clip come from?The network la ... More >>
George Zimmerman will finally be charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, according to a report from the Washington Post. The charges will be announced in a news conference later this afternoon. However, it's not clear what charges Zimmerman will face.Update at 6:07 p.m.: While emphasiz ... More >>
Dear Sandra Beasley,We read your story in The Washington Post yesterday, in which you describe your quest to find the "other" Miami during your residency at LegalArt, and it made us smile. Some of us are native Miamians, and were happy you enjoyed our hometown. The rest of us moved here from some ... More >>
photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia CommonsAt last, an explanation for why Rick Santorum has been acting so unhinged in the Sunshine State, from inviting an ex-Yahweh ben Yahweh member to open his campaign rally last weekend to making truly bizarre proclamations about rape: Turns out he's really ... More >>
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 >>
To hear the story repeated from fine bastions of journalism like the New York Times, NPR, and CNN, you'd be lead to believe that the chimpanzee who played Cheetah, Tarzan's ape companion in the famed 1930s movie series, recently died in an animal sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Don't believe e ... More >>
A week ago, the Washington Post slammed Florida's freshman Sen. Marco Rubio for "embellishing" his family story by claiming his parents arrived in Miami after Fidel Castro took over Cuba when, in fact, they arrived three years earlier.Well, it didn't take Democrats very long to recognize the oppo ... More >>
The low pressure trough formerly known as Tropical Storm Emily fizzled after making its way through Haiti last night. (No deaths or injuries have been reported there.) Forecaster say there's still a chance Emily could regroup into a somewhat serious storm. Effects on South Florida remain unclear, ... More >>
A Miami business wants to take former Hurricanes star and current Washington Redskin player Santana Moss to the legal cleaners. The owners of a Miami Gardens shopping center claim that a dry cleaning business, operated by one of Moss's relatives and partially owned by the football star, owes almo ... More >>
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
During President Obama's quick trip to Miami on Friday he stopped by Miami Central High School to deliver remarks on education reform and notably shared the stage with Florida's former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush. Afterward, he held a 14-member round table on education, though only one teacher was i ... More >>
The Bruise Cruise Kick-off Party is tonight at Grand Central, and while we're totally stoked about the nine-act line-up including Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and Surfer Blood, we're a little bummed Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman didn't talk to us. We were so close. We met Goodman last November during ... More >>
What do you expect when you take kids who normally spend most of their time in the sleepy little mountain town of Blacksburg, Virginia, and put them in Miami for New Year's Eve? Probably not good things. In the lead up to tonight's Orange Bowl, eight players on the Virginia Tech football team hav ... More >>
The floor of the United States House of Representatives will remain a boring chapeau-free waste land. Representative-elect Frederica Wilson will give up on her erstwhile fight to get Speaker-elect John Boehner to end a ban on hats while the body is in session.
California and New York are in the midst of colorful gubernatorial elections, but Florida's race hasn't been getting much national attention. That's amazing considering an unfit, self-financed, crooked businessman hell-bent on stirring up divisive issues might become the next governor o ... More >>
Some parents are never prosecuted. Antonio Balta got 20 years.
Little did you know, but that guy who made your extra-skinny mochachino this morning in Miami Beach might be sniping South American drug runners in his spare time. And that creepy guy in overalls down the block who moves his lawn three times a week? Straight-up CIA.At least that's the gist of a n ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanCourtney Love kept the antics to a minimum Friday night at the Fillmore Miami Beach.Click here to view photos from Hole at the Fillmore Miami Beach.HoleThe Fillmore Miami BeachFriday, July 2, 2010Nobody can blame Courtney Love of being fake and insincere. She always wears her ... More >>
George Alan RekersBy now, you've likely read about George Alan Rekers, the luxuriously mustachioed Christian fundie and co-founder of the Family Research Council, whom we caught coming home from Europe with a young male escort. Rekers claims his ill health necessitated hiring the boy as a luggage ... More >>
click for full size.Last week, New Times published an article titled "Legends of the Fall," which told the story of people who have leapt to their deaths from Miami-Dade high-rises. We found some disturbing stuff. Since the condo boom of 2007, at least 16 people have thrown themselves from ... More >>
Carol RosenbergAs has been reported just about everywhere, U.S. Navy Commander Jeffrey D. Gordon sent a sexual harassment complaint to Miami Herald Executive Editor Anders Gyllenhaal about the behavior of the paper's Guantánamo Bay correspondent, Carol Rosenberg. Among using other choice wo ... More >>
As his young administration stomps frantically on the flaming bag of crap formerly known as the global economy left smoldering on the White House doorstep by a snickering Dubya on his way out, President Obama is about to throw around a cool $787 billion in stimulus funds to try to douse the flames.U ... More >>
Last week, ABC News broke news that the FBI had raided PMA Group, a lobbying firm, this past November. PMA, which specialized in lobbying for earmarks for defense contracts, had close ties to Democratic Rep. John Murtha, but also donated heavily to other politicians -- many of them Democrats, but so ... More >>
We're not sure whether the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is pulling this out of his ass or if he's heard things we haven't (quite possible), but toward the end of a blog post about Jeb Bush's forthcoming Senate decision, he includes Manny Diaz as a possible Democratic contender for the Senate sea ... More >>
Mystery as man vanishes on tour of Michelin restaurants Telegraph.co.uk Man vanishes into thin air after dining at El Bulli! Weirdest story ever. Maybe Adria's kitchen had him vaporized? FDA recalls green beans on botulism concern WBIR.com The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not t ... More >>
An article in Monday's Washington Post analyzed the appointment of immigration judges since 2004 and found that many of the 37 judges chosen under Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez had political ties to the Republican party. Their analysis also revealed that of the appointees with background in immi ... More >>
Sax fiend Kenny G to wed all five members of Agnostic Front!
The shuttlecock travels at twice the speed of a Major League fastball
Billions in cash generated by the cocaine trade fueled Miami's economy
Democrats hate him. Journalists scorn him. Most Americans ignore him. Which is fine with Matt Drudge. He's taking it to the bank.
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