The Water Cooler: Buntyn can’t win; Atwater Amnesia part II

Florida Senate President and candidate for Chief Financial Officer of Florida apparently has the campaign belief that you can fool most of the people most of the time and that if you repeat something that isn’t true enough times it will be perceived to be true by voters.

The Water Cooler is an occasional feature providing a glimpse of things people are talking about

By Chris Ingram

Why Tony Buntyn can’t win

I don’t know much about Tony Buntyn. I’ve never met him so I couldn’t point him out in a one-man line-up. But Tony recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress (Fla. 11). Among people I know who know him, they say he is a great guy and a real American hero.

Unfortunately for Tony he can’t win. That is because Continue reading “The Water Cooler: Buntyn can’t win; Atwater Amnesia part II”

Donors Smack Crist and Greer

The jabs keep coming at embattled Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer. Yesterday, over a half-dozen major donors to the party and GOP candidates signed-off on a letter calling for Greer to go. We’re not talking $1,000 contributors here folks. These are big time bundlers who raise hundreds of thousands each. Most of them are very close to the Tan Man.

Bundlers call for Greer to go

By Chris Ingram

The jabs keep coming at embattled Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer. Yesterday, over a half-dozen major donors to the party and GOP candidates signed-off on a letter calling for Greer to go. We’re not talking $1,000 contributors here folks.  These are big time bundlers who raise hundreds of thousands each. Most of them are very close to the Tan Man.

What remains to be seen is:

1)  Does Charlie Crist have any political sense about him, or has he fried his brain with one too many trips to the tanning bed? Over his carreer Charlie has shown great political smarts, but looking at his performance in 2009 makes you think he’s got the political instincts of Continue reading “Donors Smack Crist and Greer”

Just Say No to Cap-and-Trade

Before his death, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) strongly opposed measures to put a wind farm in Nantucket Sound, primarily because it would interrupt the scenic view from the adjacent Kennedy compound.

By Tom Bortnyk

“We need a solution, now! Just… well, nothing that currently exists.”

On Sunday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is actively opposing a measure to build 13 solar and wind power projects in the Mojave Desert. Of the proposed 1 million acres of desert land, about a quarter of it was donated to the federal government by a private source for land conservation, a fact that Feinstein apparently is using as justification for  her decision. Continue reading “Just Say No to Cap-and-Trade”

Airport Security Measures are Window Dressing

Okay, let me get this straight. Some Nigerian terrorist attempted to take down a U.S. airliner on Christmas day using liquid explosives. That much I understand very easily. A lot of people still hate the United States — apparently all the liberals were wrong. It wasn’t Bush they hate. It’s America.

If government bureaucrats and politicians did their jobs, screening Grandma wouldn’t be necessary

By Chris Ingram

Okay, let me get this straight. Some Nigerian terrorist attempted to take down a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day using liquid explosives.  That much I understand very easily. A lot of people still hate the United States — apparently all the liberals were wrong. It wasn’t Bush they hate. It’s America.

As I start to look at the facts and consequences of this case I start to get confused.

This much we know: The alleged terrorist’s father warned U.S. officials that he thought his son had gone off the reservation and was up to no good.  U.S. bureaucrats at the State Department put him on some sort of “watch list” which we have now learned is pretty meaningless.

We know this because the terrorist has a U.S. visa that is not immediately revoked. Rather, the nice people looking out for you and me at the State Department put a note in his file indicating he should be examined with further scrutiny the next time he applies for a new visa.

Terrorist (he has a real name that wouldn’t surprise you is one of a terrorist, but we’ll just call him terrorist. Okay, his real name is Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and I’ll take the lashings for suggesting someone with an Arabic sounding name you can’t pronounce doesn’t make them a terrorist) proceeds to pay cash for a a one-way ticket to the U.S. and checks no bags. Continue reading “Airport Security Measures are Window Dressing”

Twas the night before Election Day

By Chris Ingram

‘Twas the night before Election Day
when all through the state
Charlie’s poll numbers were moving
but was it too late?

The prognosticators were predicting
on the Buzz and Fox News
That Charlie’s Senate hopes
were giving him the blues

The voters were thinking
about all of the Obama debt
Signing on to the stimulus
would be Charlie’s biggest regret

With Carol in her negligee
and Charlie in his Speedos Continue reading “Twas the night before Election Day”

Cox calls out Greer

While some county party chairs tend to operate on the fringe, Deborah is very much a common-sense, practical, and dare I say “mainstream” (in the non-whacko sense) chair. She’s done a fantastic job building the county party following similar strong efforts by the two previous chairmen.

Taking a stand and showing leadership, this woman could teach Charlie Crist a thing or two…

By Chris Ingram

I received the following blast e-mail (see below) from Deborah Cox-Roush who is the Chair of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee. Hillsborough also happens to be the largest REC in the state of Florida.

While some county party chairs tend to operate on the fringe, Deborah is Continue reading “Cox calls out Greer”