Lots of things I'd like to lay down an angry rap about today (the Boy Scouts' pending half-baked, half-hearted stand on gays, the state's looting of Citizens' insurance reserves to give to politically-connected private upstarts, the Dolphin/NFL's efforts to extort public money for private stadium improvements), but I'll settle for the next-best thing: Judging a poetry slam for Broward high school students tonight.
Also scheduled to be on the judging panel: Tracy Mourning and a Channel 10 personality (I'll leave it a mystery).
The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.
Some free tickets remain, and can be yours if you call the event organizer, the Jason Taylor Foundation, at 954-424-0799.
Meantime, here's my slam poem on the Citizens situation, spurred by Wednesday's $52 million giveaway of reserve funds to Heritage Property and Casualty for taking over 60,000 Citizens policies:
Why politicians be so busy hating
a state-run firm that's healthy
and pretty damn wealthy
blowing away the cash
that's been built up in a stash
meant for a windy day
they can't wait to give it away
it's really time to fight
we might not like the system much
but this fix is out of touch!