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Time for a Libertarian or Democrat to Beat Republican Clawson | James Pat Guerréro

The special election for Florida’s 19th U.S. Congressional District in the Republican primary is completed.  The winner is Curt Clawson of Bonita Springs, Florida, as of the evening of April 22, 2014.  759 more words

Fort Myers FL

"Christie’s Latest Scandal": How He Sold Public Pensions To Wall Street Donors

The media would label it Pensiongate — if they were interested.

When Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) cruised to his first statewide election victory in 2009, his promise to responsibly manage the state’s pensions helped deliver him the governor’s mansion. 456 more words

Republicans

Ex-Rep. Connie Mack again goes to bat for Paul Singer

Congressman-turned-lobbyist Connie Mack is taking up a cause close to him — for a fee.

The former Florida lawmaker’s first post-congressional lobbying client, American Task Force Argentina, is tied to New York venture capitalist Paul Singer, whose firm’s employees contributed heavily to Mack’s unsuccessful 2012 Senate campaign. 295 more words

Talkers

A visit with Rube Waddell

A big left-hander who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1897, 1898-1910, he was 193-143 lifetime. One has to wonder what his lifetime wins-against-losses record would’ve been if he’d been a more dependable player, not given to alcoholism or to what would be considered Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder today. 399 more words

Wally Schang, Mack's other Catcher

As I mentioned in the post just below, the Philadelphia Athletics used three catchers during their 1910-1914 dynasty. The other post looked briefly at Jack Lapp and Ira Thomas. 648 more words

Baseball

Rube and Ossee

Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics were expected to repeat as American League champions in 1906.  The 1905 team won 92 games, finishing two games ahead of the Chicago White Sox, and lost to the New York Giants in the World Series. 1,117 more words