Friday, December 24, 2010

RIP Neil Rogers!!!

Well, to quote the late great Edward Abbey's character George Hayduke in The Monkey Wrench Gang: "Well Hell's fuck, Doc!"
Well, at least I was ready for this one...HATS OFF TO ANOTHER DEAD HERO!
Ironic that he dies on xmas eve, being a self-professed "Jew Fag ATHEIST"!!!!!!!
RIP to the man who introduced me to COOL talk radio. Before Howard, before Randi, before anyone else, growing up in South FloriDUH, Neil was IT. From the first time I heard his show in, shit how the hell long ago was that! November of 1992...damn, been a while huh? Anyways, Neil was to South FL what Howard Stern is to New York!!! Got the picture now? Good!
Brutally honest, funny as fucking hell, never dull, one of a fucking kind.
As an atheist, he was never one to fear death. Or revel in it, as so many stupid sad masochistic moron people do. That is why I RAISE MY CHALLIS AND TOAST OUR FALLEN TRUTH-SEEKER!!! VIVE NEIL GOD!!!
Dare I say this? May DEATH be to him, as it is to so many rock musicians, HIS BEST CAREER MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LONG LIVE UNCLE NEIL!!!!!!!,0,1015311.story

HAIL NEIL ROGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And here's some solid gold from Neil:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Florida fights for rights of polluters

GREAT job AGAIN Carl Hiaasen!!!

The Miami Herald
Posted on Sat, Dec. 11, 2010

By Carl Hiaasen

Farms, mills and municipalities that use Florida waterways as a latrine got more good news last week from their stooges in Tallahassee. The latest battle to stop the enforcement of federal pollution laws will be paid for by state taxpayers.

Outgoing Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson — backed by Attorney General Bill McCollum — has sued to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing revised clean-water standards for Florida’s rivers, creeks and lakes.

Standing stoically in support of the polluters, McCollum and Bronson say the new water rules are too costly, and based on flawed science (interestingly, data provided by the state itself). Endorsing that lame position are their successors, Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner-elect Adam Putnam.

To hear all this whining, you’d think the EPA had ambushed Florida businesses with the new water regulations. Not even close.

Back in 1998, the EPA ordered all states to cut back pollution of so-called surface waters with damaging nutrients from farms, ranches, septic tanks and sewage-treatment facilities. The agency set a deadline of 2004 and then — in the anti-regulatory spirit of the Bush era — basically did nothing to follow up.

In 2008, environmental groups finally sued the EPA in order to compel enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act.

It’s not some new piece of radical legislation. It was born in 1948 as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and expanded significantly under Richard Nixon in 1972, and again in 1977.

Floridians who aren’t familiar with Clean Water Act can be forgiven, because it has never been taken seriously here by companies that dump massive volumes of waste into public waters, or by the politicians who are supposed to care about such crimes.

The Everglades wouldn’t be in its current dire condition if authorities at all levels hadn’t skirted and even ignored the law, permitting ranchers, sugar farmers and developing cities to flush billions of dirty gallons of runoff into the state’s most important watershed.

With good reason, after decades of getting their way, polluters became cocky and complacent. But they’re not stupid, and the writing has been on the wall for some time. The EPA has worked with the administrations of both Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist to come up with new water rules, often bowing to industry concerns.

Under fire in court, the EPA in 2009 finally agreed to set pollution standards for lakes and streams this year, with regulations for saltwater bays and estuaries to take effect in 2011. The agency estimates only about 10 percent of Florida’s farms and less than half the waste-treatment plants would be affected.

Still, the outcry from heavy industry and agricultural interests was instant and predictable, as was the agency’s response: another delay.

Both of Florida’s U.S. senators, Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican George LeMieux, pushed for the EPA to back off, and polluters won a 15-month reprieve.

Heck, it’s only water.

Try not to think of the crud in it as fertilizers, pesticides and human waste. Embrace more benign terms, like phosphorus and nitrogen. That’s what the industry lobbyists prefer.

And while they haggle with scientists over how many numeric parts-per-billion is a tolerable stream of pollution, try not to worry about its impact on the public waters that your children and grandchildren will inherit, and rely on.

It’s not easy if you live along the St. Johns River, the St. Lucie waterway, the Caloosahatchee, or any number of Florida rivers and streams that for generations have been used to transport manmade waste. Nutrient pollutants spawn algae blooms, kill wildlife, choke out native vegetation and cause nasty health problems for humans.

Because of toxic freshwater runoff, the state’s southwest coast has experienced caustic red tides that littered the beaches with dead fish and sent coughing tourists scurrying back to their hotel rooms -- and then to the airport.

Among the many harsh lessons of the BP oil spill was that pollution — not regulation — is a more devastating job-killer. Florida’s upper Gulf Coast received a relatively small bombardment of tar balls, but it was enough to cripple tourism and the commercial fishing trade for months. It didn’t help property values, either.

The argument that it’s morally indefensible to foul natural waters is futile against the outsized political clout of the polluters. Whether it’s a phosphate mine, pulp mill or cane field, Florida’s leaders — Democrats and Republicans — have traditionally been happy to offer our rivers and wetlands as free sewers.

However, the blowback — that dirty water is endangering the economy — is increasingly difficult to brush aside.

That didn’t stop Bronson and McCollum from suing the EPA. They’re not doing it for the citizens of Florida; they’re doing it for the polluters.

And they’re paying for it with your tax dollars, at a time when the state budget is strapped for revenue.

Try not to think of this as pure crud. Just try.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Apparently, Central FL is now West Yellowstone, MT!!!!!!!
21.2°F this fucking morning!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mild Winter???? Whoever said that, sizz my dizz!!!