For this week's philanthropy, I suggest buying two packs of diapers.
Give one to a local nonprofit that helps needy kids, such as the Children's Home Society.
Talk about a bunch of babies. The latest news has these supposed financial conservatives whining about how Charlie Crist vetoed too much of their precious pork.
Some of their temper tantrums even include threats to sue.
You would think someone stole these guys' security blankets for all the boo-hooing they're doing. In reality, Crist vetoed about one-half of 1 percent of the entire budget.
If these hypocrites were the financial watchdogs they claim to be in their campaign ads, they would be cheering him. Heaven knows they would — and did — for Jeb Bush and his veto pen.
But since Charlie abandoned the GOP, these pouty little pols are stomping around the capital, threatening to sue. (I guess "activist judges" suddenly look more appealing.)
House Speaker Larry Cretul went so far as to call Crist's veto an "abuse of power."
READ THE STORY: Crist axes $372 million from state budget
Listen, if cutting spending is an abuse, there are a lot of Floridians who want to be beaten silly.
So how about you boys take your lumps, pull up your diapers and move on?
A legitimate debate about cyclists and rules of the road seems to be heading where many Florida debates go — off the cliff of reason and into the sea of insanity.
The latest has some bikers so angry about being told where to ride that they want to do away with bike lanes all over the state — to which I say: Loosen up the spandex.
Maybe some of you want to ride in the midst of fast-paced traffic. But some of us like to have the option of a dedicated lane where we don't worry quite as much about being clipped by an SUV.
Meanwhile, some of Florida's road-ragers seem to want to ban bikes from the roads altogether — to which I say: Go suck on an exhaust pipe.
Yeah, some cyclists have their issues — especially when it comes to insisting they get all the rights afforded to cars …. without being willing to follow all the rules themselves. (Ignored stop signs and lights come to mind.) But I guarantee you there are more rude and dangerous drivers on the road than cyclists.
As one co-worker said: The problem is that bikers hate motorists; motorists hate bikers; and both sides have valid points.
Diapers for crybaby lawmakers, bicyclists, drivers
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