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Grayson's outburst undercuts meaningful political dialogue

Some are calling U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando a winner after his "die quickly" diatribe against the GOP's health care stance raised his profile and campaign contributions.

Grayson's outburst, however, undercuts the meaningful dialogue that needs to take place and isn't much better than the misleading information put out by some Republicans. Some say Dems needed to fight fire with fire, but civility on both sides remains the best approach. …

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Seen on a bumper sticker: Well, Today Was a Total Waste of Makeup. …

Tuesday's Flavor of Jazz at Ruth Eckerd Hall offers hot food from 20 restaurants, smooth beer and wine, and cool jazz from the Rippingtons. Call (727) 791-7400 or go to rutheckerdhall.com. …

If the Rays played in the AL Central, they would have entered Sunday's game a game out of first place. And that doesn't even take into account that they wouldn't have played the big-payroll Yankees and Red Sox 36 times. …

UF removed a disaster preparedness plan for dealing with zombies from its site last week, leaving us clueless on how to handle flesh-eating Georgia fans. Hey, it's UGA for a reason. …

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That's all I'm saying.

Grayson's outburst undercuts meaningful political dialogue 10/04/09 [Last modified: Sunday, October 4, 2009 9:50pm]

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