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The end for SaintPetersBlog

Ever since I acquired the rights to the perfect domain for my efforts — — I knew that one day, this website would have to be put out to pasture.

Well, after more than 51,000 posts, this is the final one.

Going forward, I am devoting my full energies to the Florida Politics brand, whether it be the website, email programs like “Sunburn” and “Last Call,” or our gorgeous, award-winning INFLUENCE Magazine. Keep Reading

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Dave Matthews: No Political Chicken

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Here’s an idea for those Bush-bashing Dixie Chicks, whose summer ticket sales have taken a licking in markets upset with their ranting. Stop whining about your country fans and do what you did in 2004: Give in to your political outrage by following the model of groups like the Dave Matthews Band. Because Dave Matthews isn’t just talking the talk: During his summer concert swing, he is teaming up with other political rockers for the Midterms Matter Tour–a reference to…

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‘Like A Hurricane’ rude to Saints, Bucs fan says

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Bucs fan Bob Corry, 51, seethed in the stands Sunday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneer cheerleaders danced. It was not the dancing but the choice of music — the Scorpions’ 1984 anthem Rock You Like A Hurricane — that angered him. The Bucs opponent was the New Orleans Saints, a team still homeless from Hurricane Katrina. Bucs spokewsman Jeff Kamis said the song has been in the cheerleaders’ routine all season and did not intend to offend.

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Rick Baker to enter the Tigers’ Den

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If $150 per ticket for the Inaugural Ball is a little steep for you, then Tiger Bay’s Yacht Club luncheon price is the bargain opportunity for you to congratulate Rick Baker on his re-election (or perhaps CONA officials will be there to take the credit). But perhaps you’d rather inquire about his CEO salary hike, or fuss that there’s still too much focus on downtown development than elsewhere in the city. Who needs culture, arts or a new hotel anyway?…

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The Journal of the James Madison Institute

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For subscribers of The Journal of the James Madison Institute, a nice present arrived last week; that being the latest edition of the JJMI. In addition to my letter-to-the-editor, which has to be the highlight of the issue, the JJMI focuses on several hot-button issues in Florida education. The James Madison Institute has, since its inception, “been in the forefront of Florida’s school-reform movement,” according to founder (and one of my intellectual mentors) J. Stanley Marshall. Whether or not you…

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