Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Rick Scott’s Friday Night Massacre undercut Ron DeSantis’ early good work and could tilt the 2020 Presidential Election

Governor Rick Scott has pulled a coup – a Friday Night Massacre that potentially will hand Florida’s 2020 Electoral College votes to the Republican nominee for President – be that President Trump or someone else.  Outgoing Governor Rick Scott waited until late on a Friday to complete a naked power grab. After years of ignoring […]

Famous Floridian Friday: Governor LeRoy Collins after leaving office

In 2016, I penned the afterward to Robert Buccellato’s excellent Florida History timepiece, Finding Dan McCarty focusing on the Governorship of Leroy Collins, who took the unfulfilled McCarty mantle and promise, and made Florida a modern state. I have in the past focused much my analysis on Collins’ views toward improving Florida’s business climate and had long […]

Data tells us racism DID NOT fuel the Gillum/Nelson vote split. In fact the data may shock you…

Election night and the morning after many around the Democratic Party and the national chattering classes were spinning that racism must have been the reason Bill Nelson received more votes than Andrew Gillum statewide (outside ballot error-driven Broward County). I pushed back on this suggestion because I don’t like the Democrats obsession with race and […]

Throwback Thursday: Queen Anne’s War and the British siege of Pensacola

HISTORICAL NOTE: I REFER TO PRE-1707 ACTIVITIES AS “ENGLISH” AND THOSE FROM 1707 ONWARD AS “BRITISH” DUE TO THE ACTS OF UNION BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH CROWNS THAT WERE ENACTED IN 1707.  This week in 1707 the second British siege of Pensacola was lifted.  It was culmination of hostilities between the English and the […]

Himmarshee FC board changes – Kartik Krishnaiyer named club VP

Note: This is a personal announcement which also concerns some our most-dedicated patrons at TFS.  Himmarshee Football Club has announced a change on its Board of Directors following the resignation of VP David Fleischer. A Board Member since the founding of the club, and preceding that an active member of supporters group Flight 19 leadership, […]

Norwegian to begin Miami-London service

Effective March 31, Norwegian Air Shuttle will shift its existing 10 times a week Fort Lauderdale-London (Gatwick) service to Miami International Airport in a bid to attract more premium traffic.  The airline will not abandon Fort Lauderdale completely as it will increase service to Paris (Charles DeGaulle) and resume suspended service to Barcelona on the […]

Budalic departure should give Orlando City supporters some real hope

Orlando City SC has been a bit of a train wreck these past few seasons.  But the organization took a critical first step toward changing that and finally rewarding its worthy loyal supporters, for quite frankly delusional loyalty. Those fans have a new hope with the departure of General Manager Niki Budalic whose player personnel […]

How will Big Sugar survive the DeSantis years?

FLORIDA IS ABOUT TO HAVE AN ANTI-SUGAR GOVERNOR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES!  Irrespective of how you might feel about Ron DeSantis’ other policy positions (though based on his early days as Governor-Elect, DeSantis’ is appearing more pragmatic than his predecessor Rick Scott) , his strong advocacy of  Everglades makes him perhaps the first […]

Reclaiming Progressiveness: Time for a new third way to emerge from the wreckage of the Trump/identity era.

A Third Way doesn’t have to be about moderation. It could be a call to moderation but it is from the vantage point of where we sit today, a call for something different than what the two major political parties are offering. It should be something empowering and positive. Politics is broken and those who […]

Gators and Hurricanes could meet at 2019 Charleston Classic

Miami and Florida have generally avoided playing each other in Basketball through the years though both perennially make the postseason. The biggest reason is because both schools usually play in early season tournaments.  In 2019, Miami and Florida will both play in the Charleston Classic. Xavier and UConn will also be in the tournament. The […]