Dumb, dumber and dumbest

You run, and you win, but your pesky primary opponent files a lawsuit and airs a whole bunch of dirty laundry about you. Court cases, criminal investigations involving the IRS and dead people, and media condemnation ensue, but ultimately you’re cleared of any wrongdoing because there isn’t a statute that says a politician can’t be an unethical dirt bag.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published February 20, 2012

Imagine you’re a member of the political class. You’ve spent your life being a back-slapping, status-quo-supporting, go-along-to-get-along career politician who tries not to offend anyone. For a while, things were great. You made almost 200 grand a year between your day “job” as an elected official while moonlighting as government adviser or lobbyist or such for a bell-ringing charity.

Then you get term-limited out of the cushy elected position and have to run for something else. The state Senate looks good despite the fact that it’s about a $60,000 pay cut. But you don’t worry; there are plenty of lobbyists and special interests in Tallahassee who will help ease the financial blow.

You run, and you win, but your pesky primary opponent files a lawsuit and airs a whole bunch of dirty laundry about you. Court cases, criminal investigations involving the IRS and dead people, and media condemnation ensue, but ultimately you’re cleared of any wrongdoing because there isn’t a statute that says a politician can’t be an unethical dirt bag.

Two years later it’s re-election time, and a fellow Republican has the gall to Continue reading “Dumb, dumber and dumbest”

New perspective of ‘secret memo’ from Senate President to Senator Alexander

Skip forward to November, when a 20-year-old sophomore named Michael Long — the lone student representative on Florida’s Board of Governors – paid a visit to Florida’s Senate budget chairman to ask a few questions that might help him and the board to map out a logical path to Polytechnic sovereignty.

By Patricia Campion

(Editor’s note: Clearly the author of the following article — Ms. Campion, “gets it.” Unfortunately many of my fine readers did not. That is, that the “memo” in question was satirical in nature. I had questions and comments from people across the state who thought the “secret memo” was real. Now what does that say about what voters think about their elected “leaders”? One commenter said, “Haridopolos didn’t write that, I recognize his writing and that’s not it.” What does this say about voters? Clearly this is not good. Regardless, enjoy Ms. Campion’s read. I loved her reference to the USF student who “spanked” Sen. J.D. Alexander).

 

Chris Ingram of the blog site Irreverent View was very proud to announce that he had obtained a “secret memo” from Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolous to Senator J.D. Alexander.”

“The memo speaks for itself about what goes on in Tallahassee when we elect boys to do a man’s job,” Ingram blasted Haridopolous.

An image of the memo is prominently displayed on the website. The words of Haridopolous — scrawled on Florida Senate letterhead as if by the hand of a child — appear in shades of blue and pink crayon.

“Dear J-dog,” the “secret memo” to Alexander from Haridopolous begins. “You stuck it to USF good.”

By the end of the memo one could concur with Ingram that these words portray the tantrum of a spoiled brat who didn’t get his way. However, what the Irreverent blogger failed to do was disclose how the story began.

Flashback to July: The campaign for Continue reading “New perspective of ‘secret memo’ from Senate President to Senator Alexander”

I.V. Exclusive! Secret memo from Senate President to JD Alexander

http://www.411communications.com/chrisingrambio.html

Irreverent View obtains secret memo from Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolous to Senator J.D. Alexander

By Chris Ingram

The memo speaks for itself about what goes on in Tallahassee when we elect boys to do a man’s job and egomaniacal twits born into wealth and privilege are elected to serve as our “leaders.” When they don’t get there way, issues like what is unfolding with regard to funding for the University of South Florida ensues.

Continue reading “I.V. Exclusive! Secret memo from Senate President to JD Alexander”

Catching up with Dick, Rose and Bob

Recently I had the privilege of spending some time with three of the candidates who squared off for mayor of Tampa last year. They all have different strengths and styles, and each adds some spice and spark to the Tampa political scene.

I met former Mayor Dick Greco for breakfast at a local diner where the servers know him well. When I told my waitress who I was waiting on, she said, “Go back to your paper, honey; he’ll be 20 minutes.” Then we both chuckled as we watched “Mr. Tampa” work his way around the restaurant chatting to patrons as they ate their breakfast.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published February 13, 2012

Recently I had the privilege of spending some time with three of the candidates who squared off for mayor of Tampa last year. They all have different strengths and styles, and each adds some spice and spark to the Tampa political scene.

I met former Mayor Dick Greco for breakfast at a local diner where the servers know him well. When I told my waitress who I was waiting on, she said, “Go back to your paper, honey; he’ll be 20 minutes.” Then we both chuckled as we watched “Mr. Tampa” work his way around the restaurant chatting to patrons as they ate their breakfast.

Several minutes later he made his way to my table and apologized for Continue reading “Catching up with Dick, Rose and Bob”

Irreverent Radio — live today 11-1:00 on 1470 AM and streaming at www.NewsTalkFlorida.com

Chris Ingram’s “Irreverent View” radio show with special guest Mark Sharpe.

Mark Sharpe to make major announcement regarding his congressional campaign LIVE on the air.

Listen to “Chris Ingram’s Irreverent View” radio show live today, February 10th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Special guests Commissioner Mark Sharpe, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress during the 11:00 hour followed by Josh Burgin, conservative activist and gubernatorial appointee to the Board of HART during the 12:00 hour.

The show will be broadcast live on 1470 AM in the Tampa/St. Pete market and can be heard worldwide streaming on your PC by going to http://www.newstalkflorida.com Just scroll down to the “Listen Now” section on the right and then click on “1470 Listen Live.” An audio stream of the show will pop up in a new window. As long as you leave the new window up, you can continue to use your computer and listen at the same time.

Listener calls will be taken throughout the show. Dial 866-977-4820 to ask a question and join the show!


Shameless losers

Gingrich would like voters to forget he’s a philandering hypocrite, a “histobbyist” and the ultimate Washington insider, with the ethics violations, record fines and enemies to prove it.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published February 8, 2012

Just like his pal former speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich, ex-congressman and former Florida attorney general Bill McCollum wants voters to forget a few things.

Gingrich would like voters to forget he’s a philandering hypocrite, a “histobbyist” and the ultimate Washington insider, with the ethics violations, record fines and enemies to prove it.

For his part, McCollum would like voters to forget about the fiasco that was his service as a Clinton impeachment manager. As one of the managers, McCollum proved his mastery of the law couldn’t get a grand jury of 12 Orthodox Jews to indict a ham sandwich.

McCollum would also like voters to forget that Continue reading “Shameless losers”

Newt the narcissist

In his career Newt Gingrich has demonstrated brilliance, while at the same time frequent shades of immaturity, lack of self-awareness, and reality — among others. I came across some website (click here) that lists several personality disorders that are similar to Gingrich’s personality. I can’t tell who wrote this website or why they wrote it, or who they plan to vote for for president, but it’s on the Internet, so it must be true.

By Chris Ingram

Newt the narcissist. Or, he’s no different than a 6 year old.

In his career Newt Gingrich has demonstrated brilliance, while at the same time frequent shades of immaturity, lack of self-awareness, and reality — among other traits. I came across some website (click here) that lists several personality disorders that are similar to Gingrich’s personality. I can’t tell who wrote this website or why they wrote it, or who they plan to vote for for president, but it’s on the Internet, so it must be true.

The site has several interesting links with the following titles: What is a personality disorder? | Narcissistic Personality Disorder How to recognize a narcissist | Traits discussed | (and best of all), “Now We Are Six.”

The “Now We Are Six” link is particularly relevant to Newt. In this article, the author (who somewhere in the disorganized website says he/she isn’t a doctor or therapist) lists several traits and characteristics of a six-year-old and how those are similar to an adult with a narcissitic personality disorder, or, are like Newt.

Note that I am not a doctor, and I never so much as even ever played one on TV, but watching Mr. Gingrich from afar, you have to wonder what’s going on inside the space in between his hairy ears. Just consider the traits and characteristics of a narcissist, and how similar they are to a 6 yr. old – or to Newt. Take them for what they are worth — they’re listed on some dubious website but they didn’t come with any anti-Newt liberal media bias as far as I can tell. That my friends comes from me. Well, all but the liberal part.

Here is the list as referenced from the book of the name Now we are six: Continue reading “Newt the narcissist”