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From our "see, this is why we can't have good things" department, citizens of Florida learn what happens when you elect morons to control state legislatures -they pass idiotic legislation.

The Miami Herald and Huffington Post report:

When Florida lawmakers recently voted to ban all Internet cafes, they worded the bill so poorly that they effectively outlawed every computer in the state, according to a recent lawsuit.

In April Florida Governor Rick Scott approved a ban on slot machines and Internet cafes after a charity tied to Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll was shut down on suspicion of being an Internet gambling front -- forcing Carroll, who had consulted with the charity, to resign.

Florida's 1,000 Internet cafes were shut down immediately, including Miami-Dade's Incredible Investments, LLC, a café that provides online services to migrant workers, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

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And, how not surprising is it to discover this effort is being led by our top Florida clown-fool, Rick Scott, who "reportedly called the ban, 'the right thing to do for our state."'

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The owner of the internet cafe that helps migrant workers, Consuelo Zapata is suing the state after discovering that the bill was so poorly worded that "it can be applied to any computer or device connected to the Internet," reports the Miami Herald.

But, what's going on here at Daily Kos? Am I the only one left from the group who vowed we would keep all of Florida Governor Rick Scott's Stupid Republican Tricks front and center until we can throw him out in the next election? Imagine my surprise and dismay to drop by and see this article has been up three hours already with no mention of it here, at my still favorite internet spot, Daily Kos.

When I stopped writing six months ago, in a grand funk of an intense election year-long burnout, I assumed the rest of you would keep on waiving our progressive flag, so, now, I just lurk here, occasionally, while resting up for the next election cycle.  

Let's get on the ball Kossacks! Winning back the Florida governorship should be a top goal, and with such a stellar goof ball like Rick Scott continueing to defy statistics by consistently pulling one boner after another - it should be a slam dunk -if we just keep the news of what these fools are doing in front of Florida voters.  

Don't make me come back up there!

Cheers and Happy Trails from your HoundDog friend.

PS If I might ask those of your you who remember me well to rec this meager post just for old times sake maybe I can get back my TU status so I can read the hidden comments and catch up on the gossip and down low. Who knows? Maybe you will cheer me up enough to write again, even before the next election cycle.

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P.P.S.  Today I"m playing on the beach with a new friend.
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Originally posted to HoundDog on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 12:57 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Florida, And Now for Something Completely Different , Hydrant, and Your Government at Work.


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