I'll never move to Florida. It is a genuine mess. Maybe a cushy place for rich whites to vacation, or to buy second homes? Or maybe the problem is ordinary people don't vote?
Flint Michigan is a mess, too. Mayor Kathryn Weaver allowed poisoned water to go unchecked until someone squealed. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has not managed to come up with money to fix the problem-yet. But, Florida Governor, Rick Scott is worse. He pays lip service to ordinary people and personally profits from his policies.
- He closed public health clinics in Florida so that they wouldn’t compete against his own chain of clinics.
- He ordered drug testing of basically everyone other than rich white males, to be done at . . . his own chain of clinics.
- He vetoed funding for 30 rape crisis centers.
- He slashed paychecks for teachers, police, and firefighters.
- He cut $300 million from public universities, and $1 billion from K-12 schools.
- He shut down the only tuberculosis center during the worst tuberculosis crisis in twenty years.
- He abandoned a rescue dog that he adopted as a campaign press stunt.
It is almost embarrassing to continually point out Republican Opportunists. I call them bad guys. Surely there has to be Democrats that are just as bad. I recently subscribed to three different "right wing" newsletters. I thought it would give me a balanced view. The Unfiltered Patriot, The American Spectator and The National Memo. I just got my first National Memo. It gives doomsday scenarios of the coming downfall of the United States with pictures of Obama; and people downcast from Social Security that is supposed to fail on April 30th. No facts, or attribution, of course. And the material is called an Advertorial. What in the devil is an Advertorial? Is it really a word?
Yup! Here it is:An advertorial is an advertisement in the form of editorial content. The term "advertorial" is a blend (see portmanteau) of the words "advertisement" and "editorial." Merriam-Webster dates the origin of the word to 1946.
In printed publications, the advertisement is usually written in the form of an objective article and designed to ostensibly look like a legitimate and independent news story.
Well, there you have it. I guess I'll unsubscribe to the advertorial. But, I learned a new word today.