Thursday, January 31, 2008

Florida wins best site

Penile State Media is all gaa over the dubious distinction of having the state receive the "Best" ranking by a web site that reviews various sites.

Florida achieved "best" for its sex offender site.

As we congratulate the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement on its triumph, we regret that the occasion to need this sort of law surveillance is so great.

There are some glaring flaws on the site, in any case. It offers no overview, telling how many thousands of offenders fill its database. There's no demographic breakdown, no effort to offer a portrait of the offender population.

Another one: When you do reach a page that lists the offenders within a certain radius of a street address, there's no way to mail the page, or even the page address, to someone else. Clearly the end user, the person concerned about safety in their environment, was not given the consideration a user friendly site normally would.

So, Penilers, congrats on bringing home the Gold.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Giving the Rudeman his Due

Rudy Giuliani's hometown newspaper sends him a love note:

Why, as a New York-based paper, are we not backing Rudolph Giuliani? Why not choose the man we endorsed for re-election in 1997 after a first term in which he showed that a dirty, dangerous, supposedly ungovernable city could become clean, safe and orderly? What about the man who stood fast on Sept. 11, when others, including President Bush, went AWOL?

That man is not running for president.

The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust, is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power. Racial polarization was as much a legacy of his tenure as the rebirth of Times Square.

Mr. Giuliani’s arrogance and bad judgment are breathtaking. When he claims fiscal prudence, we remember how he ran through surpluses without a thought to the inevitable downturn and bequeathed huge deficits to his successor. He fired Police Commissioner William Bratton, the architect of the drop in crime, because he couldn’t share the limelight. He later gave the job to Bernard Kerik, who has now been indicted on fraud and corruption charges.

The Rudolph Giuliani of 2008 first shamelessly turned the horror of 9/11 into a lucrative business, with a secret client list, then exploited his city’s and the country’s nightmare to promote his presidential campaign.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rudy's biggest supporter

is Penile State Atty Gen. Bill McCollum, who served in Congress for 20 years before retiring to run for the Senate in 2000. He is best known for his role as a House manager in President Clinton's impeachment trial. tbo

Now there's a distinguished career.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Kevin McCarty Rawks

The Penile State might be all set to spill its limpdicked seed for Rudy the Bizarro Strategist, but it can still claim to have one honest man:

Allstate Corp. will not be allowed to sell new auto insurance in Florida until it complies fully with subpoenas from the state seeking information about how it sets rates, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty announced Wednesday. Chicago Trib.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Giuliani Poised to become President...of West Palm Peach

Corrupt NY Boob still thinks he's in the race:

With a rip-roaring crowd that could drown the blast of a jet engine, Giuliani pulled his wife Judith on stage to screams of delight as hundreds of Rudy rooters waved signs of support in West Palm Beach. For those who have followed him for the past few months on the trail, Giuliani seemed to suddenly awaken, and just in time.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Recovered from Hurricane "Charley," Punta Gorda Walloped by Hurricane "Republican Deregulated Business"

Pain Street USA:

One such place is Punta Gorda, Fla. In Moody's outlook, prices there will undergo the steepest correction of any U.S. market. From their peak during the first three months of 2006, to their bottom, forecast for the second quarter of 2009, prices will decline 35.3 percent. That's in nominal dollars; adjusted for inflation, the loss will be even greater.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Richard Gonzmart, right, whose family has owned the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City for four generations, poses with his daughter Andrea Thursday morning Jan. 3, 2008 in Tampa, Fla. While grouper is one of Florida's most popular seafood dishes, Gonzmart is concerned he might unwittingly be sold a cheap substitute for the large, sweet filets. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Fake Grouper Turns Up Around Florida