* The Bugle says "adios" to George W. Bush's muse.
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* Someone may be trying to tell Gov. Rick Scott something.
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* This is what it sounds like when Joe Biden tells John Boehner a joke.
Tags: Catholic Church, Daily Links, Funny or Die, Hugo Chavez, Jewish, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Rick Scott
During a speech at the National Governors Association's winter meeting, Dr. Mehmet Oz identified a serious but also puke-inducing health problem: the shortage of gubernatorial sexytime:
Oz also encouraged governors to lead by example by modeling a number of healthy behaviors…Noting that increased sexual activity leads to longer lifespans, Oz called on all governors to start having sex twice a week. No governors responded to Oz's suggestion about their sex lives.
Governing is stressful and time-consuming, so here are a few tips to help our nation's governors get their groove back (ew, ew, ew):
Tags: Bobby Jindal, Paul LePage, Rick Perry, Rick Scott, Sex
Time was, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) reigned as a right-wing folk hero. Florida's Tea Partiers drank up his anti-Obama rhetoric like it was free prune juice at a blue plate special. He vetoed $600 million in funding for homeless veterans, death paneled the Florida Innocence Commission and generally competed with "Florida Man" for the worst headlines generated by a citizen of the Sunshine State. And yet there is no joy in Tea Party land:
Erick Erikson: "It is a sad day for conservatives."
Ace of Spades: "Scott just agreed to kill the state of Florida."
Philip Kein: "…waving the white flag is an accurate description of Scott's decision."
The source of all this right-wing bellyaching–the one condition exacerbated by Obamacare–is Scott's decision to enroll poor Floridians in an expansion of Medicaid financed by the Affordable Care Act.
Now, why would he do such a thing? Is it because he's thinking about his 2014 relection campaign? Is he concerned about hospital lobbyists, or the fact that Joe Biden knows where he lives?
Maybe it has something to do with a health care services company called Solantic:
The Florida governor founded Solantic in 2001, only a few years after he resigned as the CEO of hospital giant Columbia/HCA amid a massive Medicare fraud scandal. In January, according to the Palm Beach Post, he transferred his $62 million stake in Solantic to his wife, Ann Scott, a homemaker involved in various charitable organizations.
It's too soon to say if Scott has found religion, but there's a pretty good chance he's found an angle.
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Getty Images
Tags: Florida, Health Care, Obamacare, Rick Scott
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Tags: Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, Daily Links, Economy, Inauguration, Rick Scott, Ronald Reagan, Science & Technology, Unions, White House
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* Governor Rick Scott has Florida's Satanists wrapped around his finger.
* The latest New Yorker cover shows President Obama's job woes are nothing to sneeze at.
Tags: Daily Links, Florida, Gary Busey, Guns, Hollywood, Inauguration, Kate Middleton, Nerdiness, Porn, Rick Scott, The New Yorker, The Onion, Women's Rights