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Florence Snyder: You know you talk like a toddler, right?

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A recent and deeply disturbing addition to the Word Salad Hall of Shame is the painfully frequent use of the word “right” pronounced in the earnest tone of a toddler in need of constant reassurance. “I pooped in the big girl potty, right? so I can play with my Legos, right? and then we can go to Granny’s, right? and we can have hot dogs for dinner, right?” is an adorable, if exhausting, indication that a little one is learning…

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Deveron Gibbons goes hard to the right with latest mail-piece

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Surprised to be so far behind in the polls, with a rumor circulating that his own recent poll provided worse results than the one conducted by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, Deveron Gibbons is tacking hard to the right in an apparent effort to take votes from fellow Republican Bill Foster, who is polling ahead of Gibbons. Gibbons’ campaign mailed this piece, which emphasizes Gibbons’ conservative philosophy and pledge to “not support any tax increase if elected.” This postcard seems…

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Florida Senate poised to shift to the right

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From the Jacksonville Observer: The Florida Senate could be poised for a major power shift, with a bloc of moderate Republicans likely weakened by departures and intra-party rivalries. The changes are already underway, lawmakers and lobbyists say. Republican Sen. Joe Negron’s victory this week in a special election to replace outgoing Sen. Ken Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie, is expected to tilt the seat slightly more to the right. And another special election this fall to replace the late Sen. Jim…

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