Monthly Archives: November 2018

Famous Floridian Friday: Bill Baggs and modern south Florida.

Editors note:  Today we begin a series on famous Floridians. We start the series with Bill Baggs the late editor of The Miami News and one of the inspirations for this website.  Bill Baggs is best known today for having his name adorn the State Park that includes the Cape Florida Light, the oldest structure […]

2018 Governor’s numbers showed geographic shifts of both party bases continues

Democrats have been able in the last two election Gubernatorial election cycles to effectively further minimize Republican strength in urban areas. Comparing 2010 when Alex Sink ran a campaign which appealed to moderate voters, those dissatisfied with President Obama’s job performance and classic rural Democrats, once the bedrock of the party in this state with […]

Jalen Ramsey: Rock Star Or Royal Pain In The Ass?

  Jacksonville Jaguar cornerback Jalen Ramsey doesn’t care what you think of him. Just ask him.  He told ESPN, “I don’t really care what people think about me.”   It’s a theme he returns to often. During the preseason he criticized a number of NFL players including the league’s top quarterbacks. When informed his criticism […]

Kids in Distress of Broward/Palm Beach and Himmarshee FC launch Virtual 5k run

Himmarshee FC, along with Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties, is proud to announce the Inaugural Himmarshee FC Virtual 5K. The #SupporterRun Virtual 5K is a way to get out and be active while supporting independent grassroots soccer as well as a great local cause. Registration: Registration is $25 and comes with […]

Sorry elites. Florida proved again it is Trump Country.

Florida’s 2018 Election confirmed one thing – a closely polarized state it remains, but that Donald Trump can rally the GOP base and carry Republicans through close elections better than any member of his party in this era.  Trump, a part-time resident of the state is more popular and connected in this state than any […]

United Airlines adding flights to Denver from four Florida cities to stimulate spring travel

United Airlines announced it will begin spring seasonal service between Denver and Fort Walton Beach/Destin, West Palm Beach, Pensacola and Sarasota, Florida, . With this new service, United offers more nonstop service between Denver and Florida than any other airline.  United already serves Denver nonstop year round to/from Orlando, Tampa/St Petersburg , Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville while offering seasonal service to/from Miami and Fort […]

If people really hate Spirit, why do they keep growing? Because they provide a legitimate public service for Florida.

Spirit Airlines is the only major carrier based in the spiritual home of US air travel – Florida. The airline has an established reputation as being “trashy” but in fact service levels have improved and those who criticize Spirit probably wouldn’t fly them anyway. It’s important to note those who do fly Spirit in many […]

Florida’s image has taken a beating. Ron DeSantis walks into a minefield to try and fix it.

Editors note: Kartik Krishnaiyer has apologized for the original belligerent tone of this piece and for his attacks on the GOP while trying to make a larger point about Florida’s image and historical problems the state has faced. The offensive content has been removed and this piece reworked and cleared with our attorney. Thank you […]

Hidden Florida: A hilly waterfall…in Florida?

The idea of a 73 foot waterfall from one of the highest points in the state seems completely foreign in Florida. Once a hideout for Seminole Indians hiding from Andrew Jackson in the days when Spanish authority had dissipated over the state, Falling Waters in Washington County only a few miles south of I-10 (Exit […]

Virgin Trains USA to launch in Florida

Richard Branson is at it again. Undaunted by the failure of Virgin America (where he was a minority investor but attached the airline to the world famous Virgin brand) and the need to cede operational control of Virgin Atlantic Airlines to Atlanta-based Delta to save the airline (Delta owns the largest percentage of shares in […]