The book, An American Son by Senator Marco Rubio, just arrived. I ordered a signed copy because I think Rubio is going places. It is already on the New York times best seller's list. Can't wait to find the time to read it.
By Willie HowardWe invite all of you to come out and help. If you need further information, please call Carolyn Deli, 586-4999. Donations are payable to Respectful Planning PAC and sent c/o Deli at 126 N. E. St, Lake Worth, FL 33460. Get out your sunscreen, your hat and good walking shoes. Time is a wasting!
Palm Beach Post Staff WriterLAKE WORTH —
Supporters of a charter amendment that would limit building heights along Lake and Lucerne avenues have created a political committee to raise money for the cause.
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Change to Lake Worth Beach--
Hell no, keep it the same--
Name it something else--
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What’s a Wingnut? It’s someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum - the professional partisans and the unhinged activists, the hardcore haters and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They’re the people who always try to divide us instead of unite us.Now do we really need to spend money for this? The League of Cities is a union on to itself that tells elected officials how to do it, when to do it, and who do do it to. And now they are telling us that if we, the public, take a political stand, we are all whackos. We all need to be good, little sheep while our commissioners walk in lockstep with The League and its philosophies.
Wingnuts look at the outbreak of extremism in the opening years of the Obama administration – from the unprecedented government spending that spurred the Tea-Party protests to the onset of Obama Derangement Syndrome.
John Avlon explains how hate-fueled rumors take hold (one section is called “How Obama Became Hitler, a Communist and the Antichrist”), looks at the ‘hunt for heretics’ that is taking place inside both parties and details the rise of hyper-partisan media. Avlon profiles preachers who are praying for the president’s death, goes inside the growing “Hatriot” movement and parallels the “Birthers” and the “9/11 Truthers.” The book compares current merchants of political paranoia with past fear-mongers and finds that divisive demagogues have sold this snake oil before. But the two parties’ increased polarization and the echo-chamber of the Internet are helping the fringe blur with the base, making the Wingnuts more powerful than ever before.
We are allowing paranoids, hysterics and hyper-partisans to hijack our politics – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Avlon asserts that centrists need to stand up to the extremes on both sides and declare their independence. The book ends on a hopeful note – the conclusion is “How to Take America Back from the Lunatic Fringe.”