Monthly Archives: September 2015

Who is taking the Minimum Wage Challenge, and why? UPDATE!

It takes a lot of time and energy to be poor. That’s why the Minimum Wage Challenge set out by the SEIU to call attention for the need to raise the minimum wage is so important — and so incredibly well thought out. When you’re living on low wages you have to be laser focused. […]

Should Rick Scott’s poll numbers renew an interest in defining environmental issues?

The Florida Chamber poll that was released yesterday created headlines because it showed Donald Trump leading in the Sunshine State by a double-digit GOP Primary margin over Florida’s sitting Republican US Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush even further back. But lost in some of the hype around the poll was that according […]

JetBlue begins Orlando & Fort Lauderdale to Mexico City service tomorrow

JetBlue Airways will begin nonstop service from both Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to Mexico City. This marks the first service from the New York-based carrier to the Mexican capital and opens up more connecting possibilities at both Florida airports. JetBlue joins Volaris and AeroMexico on the Orlando-Mexico City route, while Fort Lauderdale-Mexico City is served […]

Special TKR Pod: Orlando City MLS Playoff hopes, Tampa Bay/Fort Lauderdale NASL battle and Jacksonville Armada changes

Special TKR pod tomorrow night at 9:30pm Eastern with Neil W. Blackmon of the Yanks are Coming  discussing Orlando City’s MLS Playoff push, the battle between Tampa Bay and Fort Lauderdale (among other teams) for a spot in the NASL postseason and the changes in Jacksonville with the Armada. It’s been a busy time for […]

Frontier Airlines beefing up Florida service this winter

Ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) Frontier Airlines which recently introduced “pre-reclined” (ie. non-reclining) seats to mimic fellow ULCC Fort Lauderdale based Spirit’s seats is expanding flights to/from the Sunshine State this winter. Frontier’s legendary tails which feature a different animal on each continues to be a popular attraction for many travelers. Frontier will begin six Florida […]

Boca Raton FC thriving despite Scott Gordon fiasco and bizarre league practices

If you are soccer fan in Florida, chances are you haven’t heard of Boca Raton Football Club or even the American Premier Soccer League (APSL)  but some great soccer is being played in the fourth division club out of Boca Raton, and for locals it might be wise to pay attention. But chances are you […]

Dan Webster for Speaker without a seat? Yes it is possible

Since Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation on Friday, speculation has been rife about Florida’s own Dan Webster emerging as a conservative alternative to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. But the problem is Webster appears likely to not have a winnable House seat in the Orlando area so he cannot be House Speaker…but that is […]

The Kartik Report Podcast: Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville postgame

Fort Lauderdale blew an opportunity to move into the final spot in the NASL Championship losing to Minnesota United 5-2 Saturday night at Lockhart Stadium. The Strikers created a multitude of good chances but were just easily opened up by the Loons. Tampa Bay lost 2-0 in Jacksonville to the Armada who this past week […]

Debbie’s debate disaster: we’re letting Trump win

There’s a conversation I’m having with my husband that goes like this. He’ll say, “There’s no way Donald Trump will ever get elected.” I roll my eyes. He continues: “He’s going to destroy the Republican brand. He’s not a threat, and in the end he’ll help the Democrats.” Then, as my youth flashes before me, I’ll […]

Flashback Friday: Legacy airlines and failed Florida focus cities

Before Southwest Airlines came to dominate domestic traffic from many Florida airports  and long before JetBlue and Spirit even existed, several legacy carriers attempted to set up focus cities (mini Hubs) in the state. Following airline deregulation in 1978, carriers flocked to Florida to fight the traditionally entrenched powers Eastern, Delta and National Airlines in […]