This past Thursday the Miami-Dade County Republican Executive Committee called a special meeting to elect its vice chairman. This would have normally been a routine, inconsequential exercise for the local county party, but for the events leading up to it.
Rewind to the Summer of 2012: A group of Ron Paul loyalists set its sight on the Miami-Dade County Republican Executive Committee and recruited several candidates throughout the county to “take over” the party, as some called it. This effort was apparently not limited to Miami-Dade County, but I digress. Continue reading →
National Geographic recently conducted a survey ahead of an 80s documentary miniseries whose results should come as no surprise to us conservatives and other regular Americans:
If an election were held today between Nobel Prize Laureate Barack Obama and the Man who actually helped liberate hundreds of millions of people from the shackles of tyranny by winning the Cold War, the latter guy would win. Continue reading →
To be clear, that never happened. At least not that I know of. But imagine if it had.
Imagine if an American celebrity supercouple chose South Africa–of all the countries in the world–to vacation in the 1980s at the height of the Apartheid era during rampant human and civil rights abuses.
Imagine them staying at hotels reserved only for whites, dining at restaurants that only allow whites, dancing and partying in clubs where only whites are welcomed, and infusing thousands of American dollars into a regime that will only use that money to continue oppressing its people.
And if all that wasn’t enough, imagine the regime covering and touting these celebrities’ every move on state television, showing what a great time they had as a propaganda ploy to distract from its own oppression and undermine dissidents’ efforts to call international attention to their plight. Continue reading →
For four out of the last seven years, the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund has been projected to have a shortfall should a major hurricane have impacted the state and cause the fund to pay out to its coverage limits. This year is no different. Currently, the Cat Fund is projected to experience a shortfall of $1.5 billion this year should a sufficiently bad hurricane strike the State of Florida.
What the hell is the “Cat Fund” and what does this mean for the average Floridian?
Some background: The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (AKA: “Cat Fund”) sells reinsurance to every property insurer selling coverage in the state of Florida. Reinsurance is insurance for insurance companies. Florida law requires property insurance companies to purchase a minimum amount of this coverage from the Cat Fund, and the rest they can purchase from the private reinsurance market.
Last week I received a call from a woman heavily involved in veteran support groups. She told me there was a veteran of the war in Iraq who suffered a bad car accident. He was hospitalized and she asked me if I could stop by his room to keep him company as he was feeling lonely in the room. I went to the hospital not knowing that my life was about to change.
Demario is an orphan who spent time with over 20 foster families throughout his childhood before joining the military at 18. He bravely served 12 years before being shot four times in Iraq, which rendered the left side of his body paralyzed.
He was promptly served medical discharge papers, the military cut all ties, and a half paralyzed Demario was again alone in the world with no family, friends, or job–after over 10 combat deployments to just about every hell hole on Earth in defense of his country. Continue reading →