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Sunday, March 13, 2005
Swamp Gas - v. 005


Welcome to Swamp Gas in the Imajica.  Similar to the You Can't Make This Shit Up (YCMTSU) section, Swamp Gas will focus solely on news and items of interest in the sunshine state of Florida.

They say, "All the nuts in America roll downhill to Florida," so let's just see how true that phrase really is.

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Swamp Gas v. 005

 Buddy Dyer mugshot ORLANDO

Suspended Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said the charges that he and three others violated state law are without merit and are politically motivated.

Dyer, Circuit Judge Alan Apte, Dyer's campaign manager Patti Sharp and campaign consultant Ezzie Thomas are charged with violating a law enacted after Miami's 1998 mayoral election was thrown out because of fraud committed in the collection of absentee ballots. A grand jury indicted them Thursday.

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 Tazering Tiny Tim TALLAHASSEE

Two Florida lawmakers want to ban the use of electric shock guns in the state until it can be determined whether they are safe. The shock usually renders someone momentarily senseless, but there have been cases in which people have died.

Proposed legislation would provide $1.5 million for a study.

Another proposed law would ban use of Taser guns on schoolchildren. The action was taken after reports of school security officers using Taser guns on children.

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 Scary MELBOURNE

The family of a bedridden nursing home patient who died after being bitten by hundreds of fire ants will get almost $2 million under a settlement with the home's owner. Griffith, 73, had been recuperating from surgery at the Atlantic Shores nursing home for a month when ants swarmed the retired postal worker's bed and bit him in the early hours of July 26, 2001.

A 90-year-old woman who survived a 2002 fire ant attack at a Bradenton nursing home won a $1.2 million verdict last year, but the company that owned the home had gone broke and it was unlikely that she would ever collect.

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Friday, March 11, 2005
Bugs n Cheese 004 - Mean Green




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Wednesday, March 09, 2005
You've come a long way, baby


 No longer barefoot and pregnant?

Yesterday was International Women's Day.  I know this because Google told me so by having a female symbol in its logo.  Otherwise, I would have missed all the hoopla on my way to download some porn.

I'll postpone any musings on the details for the care and maintenance of a happy penis for another day and stick to this topic.  Believe it or not, as a bricklayer, I wasn't exposed to very many credit hours of instruction about Women's Studies.  Well, except perhaps the on-the-job training of how to properly cat-call from a scaffolding high above the sidewalk or how to pick up bored cubicle muffins in the local bar.

Unlike my Leisure Suit Larry activities, International Women's Day has a history going back to the turn of the last century.  And, as my happy little image above suggests, it also has a direct connection with the world today.

Widely recognized as two of the most powerful women of influence in the world, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and First Lady Laura Bush had something to share with the class on this auspicious day.  Apparently, it seems that IWD really is more than just a fake Google observance.

Christine, from Ms. Magazine blog, had a great blockquote from an AP report that put some perspective on the issues for me:
Nafis Sadik, a special adviser on AIDS to Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former head of the U.N. Population Fund, said governments spend more than $900 billion on the military while the world's richest countries spend less than $70 billion on development assistance and only about $3 billion of that amount goes to gender equality programs.

"What contributes more to security, $3 billion invested in women or the $900 billion squandered on weapons?" Sadik said to loud applause. "It is time for political leaders to stop talking about peace and really start investing in it."
When you break it down like that, it's fairly clear we might do better as a species promoting some maternal instincts on our happy little spinning ball of mud.  But, I knew that already.

My mom was a single parent and was one of those Rosie the Riveter ladies.  She was too smart, and rebellious, and graduated from some shithole public school in Detroit when she was sixteen years old.  Her mother raised her and an older sister in the height of the Great Depression, after Mr. Happy Grandad bailed on Grandma for the perceived greener pastures of England in the 1930s.

I think my mom and aunt loved that stupid lame-ass, because it's a family rule, but I never met him because he died in Belfast while I was doing Ronald Reagan's work on the border with the "Evil Empire" of that time period.







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Monday, March 07, 2005
Daytona Beach Bike Week


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Bikes, Babes and the Beach -- What's not to like about Bike Week in Daytona Beach?  Bike Week has been a growing tradition for nearly seven decades and continues as the place to be in March for hundreds of thousands of bikers today.

The photo above was the first one of many shots I took one year, literally minutes after parking my less than cool car on the beach.  I spent that day rollerblading through the crowds on main street, snapping photos and meeting people from all over the country when I took a break for a tasty beverage.

All of central Florida catches some Bike Week spirit for the next week.  When so many people visit for such a short time, the activities spill out south and west of Daytona Beach as well.  Poker runs head toward Orlando and Tampa Bay.  Smaller cities along the way also have their own festivals and events timed to take place during Bike Week.

I'll let you search the web for pix of biker babes flashing their fun bags -- here are some of the helpful or informational sites on the web for Bike Week:

Official 2005 Bike Week site - Almost everything you need to know
Daytona Beach News-Journal Section - Articles, photos, map
Daytona International Speedway - Daytona 200 Week races
Kickstand City - Nightly concerts on the Speedway infield
A1A Bike Week Links - So many links, it hurts

For people who have become fans of the TLC/Discovery channel shows with Jesse James or the Tuttles, West Coast Choppers will be set up at the Wreck Bar and Grill on Main Street and Orange County Choppers will be set up across from Daytona International Speedway.

If you have an extreme need for speed, head down toward Cocoa Beach on March 10th.  A Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket is launching with Astrium's Inmarsat I-4 telecommunications satellite from Pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  Launch window: 4:42-4:59 p.m. EST.








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Saturday, March 05, 2005
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