May
28
2015
0

The Swamp #31

There’s No Justice Like Angry Mob Justice, Amirite?

The Swamp #31: #TexasFlooding, #Droughtshaming, #FLSen, #Election2016, No Guest!

Today it is just me and Tex as we talk about the Texas Flooding (my personal prayers for all those effected) and California #Droughtshaming going on. It isn’t 1984 without your neighbors ratting you out to Big Brother. I then go into my favorite Democrat of all time, Alan Grayson! And then we wrap things up on the Election 2016! But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

Droughtshaming continues to grow as a California social movement, or perhaps ‘mob.’ by Moe Lane

Great news: that puddle in your front yard is a federally protected waterway by Jazz Shaw

Well, see ya’ later!
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May
27
2015
0

#Walker2016: I Cannot Defend @ScottWalker Here

Look, I am a huge fan of Gov. Scott Walker, which makes this painful to write. However it must be said and I hope Scott Walker or his campaign doesn’t take this personally. There is an open invitation for Scott Walker to come onto the podcast, just email me and we’ll set it up.

As Allahpundit notes: Gov. Walker is daring a “reverse Giuliani” strategy here, competing in every damn state except Florida.

LOLWUT?!

“If we chose to get in, I don’t think there’s a state out there we wouldn’t play in, other than maybe Florida, where Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are,” Walker said, suggesting that the expensive contest could equalize the money gap between himself and the better-funded Bush.

“Some of the polls essentially tied and they’re going to eat up a good amount of that financial advantage that Gov. Bush is going to have,” he added, noting that incumbent Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign spent about $100 million in 2014. “A good chunk of that will be going up to the Florida primary.”

Look, like Allahpundit, I understand the thought process here. They want to let Bush and Rubio bloody themselves senseless in the primary here over 99 delegates. This is a big state and possible money hole to any campaign. Bush and Rubio are the “sons of Florida” and thus would be next to impossible to beat. I understand this and consigned to the fact that one will win a March 15, 2016, winner take all primary. I would be thinking about doing the same thing too.

But to say it out loud? Walker needs to fire that handler who allowed him to say that live and on air. I don’t care how logical it sounded in Walker’s head, we are not much of a logical lot down here and it sounds like he is dismissing Florida altogether (even if it is far from the truth). You also can’t slight any state because the internet will pass along what you say to everyone. I am outright flabbergasted candidates doesn’t understand that yet.

Let me give the Scott Walker Campaign some free advice: You’ve done fucked up. Do not walk it back, because it will just seem like you guys are pandering. Instead modify it by noting you are competing for third place in order to get to know Florida, even if it is a bald-face lie. Set-up a token campaign office in, let’s say for an example, Gainesville and start mining information on the northern conservative vote. Make a few token ad buys and, while Bush and Rubio kill themselves over Immigration and Common Core, talk about stuff that really matters to Floridians. Of course I am talking about Tourism, Agriculture, and NASA* (think of it as Tits, Ass, and NASA*). In other words, jobs! This way you can come in strong here when the general election rolls around.

Well, see ya’ later!
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May
22
2015
3

#FridayFiction: #100WordChallenge | “Pink Converse Baby”

“You know, baby,” said the older man in a pleading voice. You cannot mistake Jacob Watson for a working man. “I can send you to college. You don’t have to go into the Army.”

“For the millionth time Dad,” responded the 18-year-old Mary Watson. She had on a lose fitting t-shirt, jeans that cupped at the bottom, and slightly worn pink converse shoes. “I got accepted as a Geospatial Engineer! And I want to serve my country! I’ll be fine!”

Mary stood on her father’s blue converse shoe toes, wrapped her arms around his neck, and kissed him on the cheek.

I have to say, this was slightly more challenging by using Darleen Click’s image. Her story was really dark, and so that motivated me to do a more light-hearted and uplifting one. Enjoy!
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May
21
2015
1

The Swamp #30

Bad To The Bone

The Swamp #30: #RaceBaiting, #OMalley2016, #BaltimoreRiots, @moelane Guest!

Today me and Tex talk about the state of Race Baiting from the Left after the Waco Shooting. Then we get Moe Lane’s take on the Martin O’Malley Campaign and then the Baltimore Riots, just because we can. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

Let’s not confuse a gunfight with a riot by Jazz Shaw


Well, see ya’ later!
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May
20
2015
0

#NorthCarolina’s #SamanthaJohnston Joins #ISIS/#ISIL Fight

While Obama dry humps the press over if their ISIS/ISIL “strategy” is a successful or not, Samantha Johnston takes matters into her own hands:

Samantha Johnston, 25, a mother of three children, told the Daily Caller she left everything behind to fight the Islamic state.

“I decided to come fight because I felt like it was my duty,” she told the publication.

Pictures of Johnston, a divorced mother of a five year-old and three-year-old twins, carrying a rifle and wearing military fatigues have been circulating on Kurdish news sites. …

“These children here who are homeless, orphaned; mothers and sisters have been raped and sold, fathers who have been killed, they are suffering, and I knew that I couldn’t just sit and do nothing,” Johnston said in an interview with the DC.

Now before you think she is just some house wife who just up and left to fight in a war zone with no training, think again:

According to her military record Johnston served in the US Army from 2008-2011 as a geospatial engineer.

So she is a trained soldier. I hope she is able to put her geospatial engineering* skills to good use in Kurdistan**. If she was just some house wife who had no military training, then I would be saying that she is putting her life in unnecessary danger. Either way, she is a volunteer soldier. She was not forced to do anything. And on top of everything, she is fighting for the good guys. So on those terms, I salute her.

She is divorced and thus her own woman. I have not found on any news site on what happen to her kids, but since they don’t say, they are likely with their father. I get the impression that the father already has custody of the kids, thus a bigger deal is of made of this fact.

“Oh My God! A WOMAN left her kids to go fight ISIS! She must be a bad mother!” -Some Idiot

Yeah, fuck that noise. That argument falls on deaf ears here. Men go off to war all the time and leave their kids behind. A lot don’t return. Are they bad fathers too?

Men and women have been going off to war for a long time now. If women can pass the same training standards as men, then I say “Hooah!” and let them serve in combat.

I want to wish that magnificent woman Samantha Johnston, Godspeed for a safe return. If she stumbles across this post: Love and prayers for you. You and other Americans in the Peshmerga make us all proud. Remember your training (save you it will) and make those ISIS/ISIL assholes die for their cause.

Well, see ya’ later!
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May
15
2015
1

#FridayFiction: #100WordChallenge | “Eleionomae”

William was studying the local marsh near the Green Swamp in Florida for his 12th Grade science project, when he noticed a white flower float by. He recognized it at once as the Nymphaea alba, also known as the European White Waterlily, White Lotus, and other names.

‘That is very odd. What is this doing in Florida?’ William thought.

The teenager reach to picked it, when another hand grabbed him from the water. It was a beautiful woman’s hand.

“Now William, why pick my flower when you can pick me?” The Eleionomae said as she pulled him into the water.

Beware the Eleionomae, she offers nothing but death…

Also, I didn’t realize there was an image theme. Next week I will use it.
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May
14
2015
0

#FLSen: Rep @AlanGrayson Goes #BeastMode …On #MSM/Democrats

Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three.

As he faces the pressures of a potential Senate bid in the nation’s biggest swing state, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson has hurled angry expletives at reporters and described his likely rival in crude terms during a tense conversation with the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

For all of his outbursts, Grayson has been inventive with his slurs. On Wednesday, he bizarrely accused one reporter of being a “shiting robot” – a phrase that’s sure to become part of his legacy of incendiary remarks, which include branding a lobbyist a “K Street whore,” likening the tea party to the Ku Klux Klan and accusing a Christian conservative opponent of being a member of the Taliban.

Beast Mode! Rep. Alan Grayson did indeed say those thing. But come on, those things are in past right? Come on Politico, can you find it in your liberal hearts to cut this poor man some slack?

By the way, I am adding all the curse words back in. I want you to get the full, unedited Grayson. Come with me on this magical journey.

“What’s the deal here? You publish whatever colorful lies people toss your way, for their own obvious political purposes?” Grayson asked (DSCC Chairman Senator Jon Tester) via text message.

I won’t dispute that. The DSCC is just built on lies and suffering.

The most recent case occurred Wednesday when Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam C. Smith phoned Grayson to ask the Orlando Democrat about having incorporated a couple of Cayman Islands hedge funds where potential investors could avoid taxes. At the same time, Grayson has built up his public persona as a populist Wall Street-bashing firebrand who criticizes conservative tax-avoiders.

Ok, calling Grayson poor earlier was an oversight. Sometimes I can be wrong. It is rare, but it has been known to happen.

Rep. Alan Grayson is rich beyond the dreams of avarice, but we shouldn’t hold that against him. Right? Right?!

“When I set up my investment funds I set it up like everyone else,” Grayson told Smith, saying he established the funds on the advice of an unnamed attorney. The paper, he said to Smith, was trying to find “some stupid, bullshit story. … You want to write shit about it, and you can’t because not a single dollar of taxes has been avoided.”

Since no funds had yet been invested, Smith asked about the propriety of establishing the funds in anticipation of getting foreign investors.

“Are you fucking kidding? I set up a fund that might solicit foreign investors. … I have no present intention of soliciting foreign investors,” Grayson said, according to the report. “Your perception issue is bullshit.”

See? Perfectly reasonable and logical explanation. No one needs to fly off the handle.

Grayson then began complaining about a POLITICO story last week that reported his girlfriend, biotech entrepreneur Dena Minning, had reached out to at least one Democratic-leaning group to put herself forward as a potential congressional candidate to run for Grayson’s Orlando-area House seat if he runs for the Senate. Neither Grayson nor Minning would comment to POLITICO, but he brought up the story to Smith when he trashed the new line of questioning about his finances.

“This is even worse than Grayson’s girlfriend might run for Congress 18 months from now,” Grayson said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “This is a whole ‘nother level of bullshit. … Are are you some kind of shiting robot? You go around shiting on … people?”

Leave Dena Minning Alone! *cries*

Smith wasn’t the only reporter to bear the brunt of Grayson’s rage recently. After a POLITICO story ran last week, Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers finally reached the congressman on his cellphone. Grayson refused to comment but instead swore at Powers using the f-word.

Powers wouldn’t comment on the conversation but confirmed he was unable to get anything printable from Grayson.

To be perfectly honest, Scott Powers likely deserved it. Powers is a fucking asshole and everyone knows it!

This is where I leave you on this magically epic tour-de-force that will be Democrats next nominee. I am so very sorry. However Rep. Alan Grayson is not going anywhere and we will catch up to him shortly, I assure you.

Well, see ya’ later!

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May
14
2015
0

The Swamp #29

Free Cuba Of The Castro Bros!

The Swamp #29: #CorporateWelfare, #AmtrakWelfare, #Cuba, @RattlerGator Guest!

Today, me and Tex talk about the state of corporate welfare of public transportation. We both think that supporting Amtrak is a waste of money.

Then we have J. B. White (aka RattlerGator) on his epic trip to Cuba (pictures below). Then we talk a little about what might happen if Cuba becomes free. But before you listen, check out my Patreon Page!

Reads:

Pictures From J.B. White’s Week-Long Cuba Trip: Google+FlickrShutterfly

Well, see ya’ later!
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May
13
2015
0

Let’s End @Amtrak’s #CorporateWelfare Everyone!

Before I get started, I want to offer my sincere affections to the victims, and their families, of Amtrak 188. My heart goes out to you. This is not directed at you.

You can’t throw a stone at a political blog without hitting an article wanting to shut down “Corporate Welfare” as define by something. Liberals are especially wretched on this subject, because they go on about “Corporate Welfare” until it comes to Amtrak Welfare:

Last night an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring scores of others. As pictures of the crash spread around social media, some of humanity’s worst impulses were on display. One crash victim was judged by the ever-hungry social media to have not responded appropriately to the crash and was hounded off of Twitter.

Before anyone knew anything about the cause of the crash, many Twitter users began blaming the crash on insufficient federal subsidies to the for-profit Amtrak corporation. Some journalists even blamed future potential budget cuts to Amtrak, which receives more than $1 billion (with a b) in federal subsidies each year.

From day one, Amtrak was supposed to become “operational self-sufficiency” (only the government can come up with that nonsense term) and yet, it has not.

Look at Florida’s Tri-Rail*. That boondoggle has been operating since 1995 and has been a bottomless money pit for some time now. It hasn’t yet turn a dime in profit. In 2010, Tri-Rail incurred $86.9 Million in expenses and only made $10.3 Million in ticket sales! $76.6 Million just gone! We will never see that money, ever again! We couldn’t have used that money in 2010 for like, oh I don’t know, education**!

Our new Sunrail* is going to be no different. It just started and the counties that Sunrail runs in have promised to subsidize it, but how are they going to pay for it? Is some future Democrat Governor going to step in to subsidize the counties so they can subsidize Sunrail? When we start racking up $100 Million+ in subsidies to Tri-Rail and Sunrail, will someone say enough is enough?

Even the county level is not immune to this public transportation nonsense. I live in Lake County, Florida and we have own LakeXpress boondoggle. Despite being a conservative county, we just can’t seem to get rid of it. It might have been good in theory, but poorly envision and executed. Routes 1 and 2 are at least practical (Leesburg is the only real “city” unlike the small townships everywhere else), but 3 and 4 are dumb in their own right. I can throw a stone across Mount Dora, and don’t get me started on the GNDN route 4. All the while, South Lake County gets hung out to dry. We have two (out of five) county commissioners representing South Lake County, and we still can’t get a fucking bus!

Look, public transportation is poorly envision and poorly managed. Throwing more money at them, won’t solved the problem. We give them all the money they need already. Government Accountability Office and Amtrak Inspector General have both reported (page 3 of the latest report might be instructive) systemic management problems.

I am sad about what happen on Amtrak 188. But I am equally sad at throwing good money after bad. Is there nothing better than the bottomless money pit public transportation to spend money on?

Well, see ya’ later!
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May
11
2015
0

First Fundraising Drive

Welcome to my first Fundraising Drive everyone! I should have honestly done this long ago, but no time like the here and now!

We are going to start off with a Patreon goal of $150 by the end of this month. I am not just asking for money to breathe (not unless you want to and I give you that option), but I will give you something back in kind. Here are some of the things I will do in exchanged for your support:

Pledge $5.00 or more per month
GATOR LETTER: Everyday I will send you an email with thoughts, news, podcast updates, along with an inspirational bible verse and a educational word of the day!

I know you might be able to get other newsletters free, but I am a one man operation. The Gator Letter is included in every other pledge.

Pledge $10.00 or more per month
PERSONAL SHOUTOUT: A personal shoutout to you or to anyone you wish, on the podcast once a month!

Every time I record and put out a podcast, it is forever. So you are more or less getting immortalized on my podcast. This will happen right before the third segment of my show.

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BUSINESS LINK: Get a link to your website/twitter/facebook (or whatever) on my blogroll.

Pretty much what it says on the tin. The blogroll appears on every page on my site, so this is a good deal.

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BUSINESS SHOUTOUT: A quick shoutout to your business with URL, on the podcast once a month! (Includes BUSINESS LINK)

Every time I record and put out a podcast, it is forever. So you are more or less getting immortalized on my podcast. This will happen right after the second segment of my show.

Pledge $50.00 or more per month
BUSINESS AD: A full blown commercial, on the podcast once a month! (Includes BUSINESS LINK)

Every time I record and put out a podcast, it is forever. So you are more or less getting immortalized on my podcast. This will happen right after the first segment of my show. You can record the commercial or I will, at no additional cost.

Want to help me out, but you don’t want to go through Patreon? Fair enough. Go to Amazon.com (use this link or any Amazon link you might see) and buy something. Anything. This won’t count toward the Patreon goal, but every little thing helps.

Well, see ya’ later!
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