I've been on vacation this week and in spite of otherwise good intentions, I haven't managed to write a blog post. But then that's what being on vacation is about, right? That being said, I will continue with my vacation next week, and will conclude the week with my annual trip to Netroots Nation in San Jose next weekend. I'll have plenty to catch up and write on when I return, although I will still try to work in a post here and there this week, time and available Wi-Fi permitting.
One post I would have written if I had more time concerned an action by Gov. Rick Scott, which I only learned of late today. He signed two bills that many were urging him to veto: The bill that will allow for faster executions and less time for those convicted to appeal. Given that Florida has a habit of putting the innocent to death, this is unconscionable.
The second bill he signed was a bill banning sick pay. This law was brought to you by ALEC and came at the urging of Disney and Darden Restaurants, and as usual in Florida, when it's the lobbyists and corporations against hard working Floridians, the latter always loses. Add to that a Governor who shows utter contempt for the people of Florida, and the little guy has virtually no chance. Again.
So just before jetting off to Paris on Friday, Scott signed both bills into law. No doubt he signed them while enjoying some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Well, with that, I'm off. If any of you out there will be attending Netroots Nation, feel free to drop me a message on Twitter or Facebook and maybe I'll see you there. I will be back in a week, and let's hope that without Scott being in town, Florida's still in one piece when I return.
See you soon...