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Crist calls special session of Legislature on oil drilling

Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday announced he is calling a special session of the Legislature and will ask lawmakers to consider a proposed constitutional amendment to ban offshore oil drilling. His proclamation sets the session dates as July 20-23. 

Suspicious minds inform us that a recent Rasmussen Reports poll today found Crist was down in his U.S. Senate race vs. Marco Rubio, and they questioned the timing. After all, oil drilling is currently illegal in Florida. And even if the proposed amendment were law, it wouldn't stop disasters like the Deepwater Horizon incident because it occured far past the reach of any state.

The sponsor in the Senate, Alex Villalobos, R-Miami. Villalobos works, incidentally, for Akerman Senterfitt, the law firm BP hired to represent it in Florida. Crist acknowledged he had no House sponsor. He said House Speaker Larry Cretul won't even return his calls. Future House Speaker Dean Cannon could be on the hot seat here. Cannon, who wanted oil drilling off Florida to reap the financial and energy benefits, spent $200k of tax money on a oil-drilling-is-safe consultants' study.

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whasup

The Legislature should come into session and add to the call some items that adults realize are important--to address the current problem, protecting and cleaning up the coastal areas, and getting money from BP to pay for it.

The constitutional ban legislation should be ignored for what it is, mere political campaign season blustering buffonery.

And Shucking Chuckles actually says: "Politics has nothing to do with this"? What fool in Florida can actually believe that coming like fish-baited breathe from his slimy mouth and rolling off his forked tongue like half-chewed food?

At long last, Mr. Cristo-Change-O, sir, have you no lingering shred of honesty?

I suppose dealing squarely with the citizenry is just beyond you Gov. Windblown Wiggling Wafflebutt.

To close quote the Bard from 'King Lear', as Kent put it to Oswald, we know thee, Charlie, as:

“A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats;
a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited,
hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel 6itch: one whom (we ought) beat into clamorous whining, if thou
deniest the least syllable of thy addition."

Anonymous

Keep "milking" the oil spill for all its worth, Charlie!

We'll all remember WHY you're doing it?

No problem hugging Obama now, huh?

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