by Benjamin J. Kirby
When it rains hard, our yard floods. We get entire areas that look like rivers.
We're a little embarrassed about our yards -- front and back -- because we just haven't found the time to get out and do what we really want to do out there.
And once summer starts, it gets too hot to go out there. That, or it's raining. And the rainy season here in Florida has begun.
Actually, it's the first official day of hurricane season -- we've already seen Alberto and Beryl. If you're in Florida -- or anywhere up and down the coast -- make sure you're prepared, friends and neighbors.
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Hardy har. Well, who's laughing now, CDC people?
"CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)," wrote agency spokesman David Daigle in an email to The Huffington Post.
Up yours, Daigle. I'm buying a shotgun and MREs on my way home from work today. After all, shouldn't I be prepared?
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Via Peter at Saint Petersblog, looks like Representative Jeff Brandes will jump into the State Senate race in South Pinellas, setting up a tough Republican primary between him and Representative Jim Frishe.
This came up a few weeks ago when it looked like sitting State Senator Jack Latvala was going to move from his safe seat in North Pinellas and make it a bloody three way primary between himself, Brandes and Frishe. No word on what Senator Latvala will do, but the Frishe/Brandes fight may be enough for now.
I don't know who the Democrat will be that will face whoever wins the South Pinellas Senate seat match, but it does seem to be a good day for Dwight Dudley, the Democrat running in District 68 -- that's the District Brandes just left. Bill Nobles is another Democrat running there, though he's had some difficulty fundraising, and hasn't updated his website in some time.
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Jeb Bush won't take the VP job if Romney offers it, although it remains unclear to me why he would.
Hey, here's my VP: a guy who is more popular than I am with my base, and who will inevitably upstage me at every turn...
I don't get it.
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It's finally Friday.