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Florida's voting population deserves more respect

Few state government officials have disappointed more this year than Secretary of State Kurt Browning, who continues to defend Florida's new restrictive voter registration laws.

The measures, put in place by the Legislature, have halted the League of Women Voters' outreach efforts and indirectly led to a teacher coming under investigation because she tried to register her students. C'mon Mr. Secretary: shower the people, show them you care. ...

I don't doubt that distracted driving, especially texting, causes a lot of crashes. I'm convinced, however, that if we could just get people to slow down and be patient, we could have even fewer traffic fatalities. Bat Out Of Hell should remind us of Meat Loaf, not how people drive. ...

Seen on a bumper sticker (just last week): Frampton Comes Alive! ...

I'm convinced Bucs coach Raheem Morris might not be in such a tenuous spot if he had hired a defensive coordinator before the season. But after eight consecutive losses, it's too late to turn back now. ...

Kudos to Community Tampa Bay, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Anytown program over the weekend. Since 1991, Anytown has served as a love train for area youth, providing much-needed leadership and diversity education. ...

John Legend regaled an intimate Mahaffey Theater audience with his incredible talents last week, but I'm equally appreciative of his education speech and the fact the concert benefited the United Way of Tampa Bay.

Legend conceded he risks his popularity every time he delves into politics, but he knows, "The world won't get no better, if we just let it be."

That's all I'm saying.

Florida's voting population deserves more respect

12/19/11 [Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2011 10:08pm]
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