Monthly Archives: April 2016

Flashback Friday: US 27 in the 1960’s (Citrus Boulevard)

Aa a youngster, I loved the rolling hills of Central Florida and the Orange Groves on those hills both when traveling US 27 through Lake and Polk Counties as well Florida’s Turnpike through Lake. This video about US 27 from Silver Springs down to Miami via the Citrus Tower and Bok Tower Gardens in the […]

Centrist Dems make Central Florida endorsements

The New Democrat Coalition  which describes itself as  “the pro-growth, fiscally-responsible wing of the Democratic Party,” has made two major endorsements in Central Florida Congressional races. From Politico: “GETTING THE NOD — New Democrat Coalition PAC endorses nine House hopefuls: The New Democrat Coalition PAC, which is affiliated with a group of moderate House Democrats, […]

JetBlue bringing premium Mint service to Florida

JetBlue Airways premium product “Mint” which is offered on dedicated new A321 aircraft to Florida, with new service between Fort Lauderdale and California beginning in 2017. Ironically all seven new Mint routes announced today by the company are served by either Alaska Airlines or Virgin America. JetBlue attempted to take Virgin America over in the […]

Vern Buchanan wins Humane Society Legislator of the Year

Congressman Vern Buchanan has become the first Floridian to win the Humane Society of the United States award for legislator of the year. Buchanan compiled a 100% voting record score from the Humane Society in 2015.  Additionally he introduced legislation that will stop the export of horses to slaughterhouses in Mexico. Buchanan has also fought […]

The SoccerWarz Book by Kartik Krishnaiyer Released

My new ebook “The SoccerWarz” which is a quick glance at the battle between the three professional soccer leagues based in the United States – MLS, NASL and USL published by World Soccer Talk  is now available via fine booksellers. For some background on the dispute between the league here is a story from last […]

Guest Column: Florida cannot be on the fence about education

By Zyana Morris The title of this article is probably a no brainer as elections carry on in full steam. To top it off, business activity has always been one of the healthy strong points of Florida as far as economic growth is concerned. And yet, if figures and warning signs are anything to go […]

Florida Republicans looking to launch “Florida Fusion for Hillary”

The defeats of favorite sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have left Florida Republicans embittered toward the party’s Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. For many Republicans though, Hillary Clinton represents a soft landing when contrasted to Trump. Losing the Presidency is tough for any political party but many Republicans seem willing to sacrifice the White House […]