29 Mar 2012

An Open Letter to George Zimmerman

March 29, 2012 Dear George, I hope you don’t mind me calling you George, but I feel that in the last few weeks I’ve gotten to know you pretty well as I can’t avoid all the articles and publicity about you. So, I’m just wondering if you would grant me

25 Mar 2012

Rally OTG: Oh, My Feet!

Going to an event such as the rally for Trayvon Martin in Sanford’s waterfront Ft. Mellon Park can be fun, educational, inspiring as well as painful. In order to operate the video camera I needed to be as up front as possible. I left home early thinking that I had

23 Mar 2012

Tom, Dick or Harry

*(sung to the tune of Tom, Dick or Harry from Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate)   Buddy: “ I’ve made a haul for all the Chamber’s rackets, from which rip roaring rich they happen to be. Please help me keep them in the upper brackets, vote for me, vote for

09 Mar 2012

Occupy Orlando-Ex Post Facto Cowardice

By Jerry Waxman “The moon was all aglow, and heaven was in your eyes, the night that you told me those little white lies…” Cowardice comes in all different forms and shapes. Everyone is or has been guilty of it in one form or another and at one time or

22 Feb 2012

Occupy Orlando-You Can’t Make This Stuff Up….. Or CAN You?

Interesting stuff blowing in the wind recently. It’s called the baseless blame game. In Oakland the police have conveniently tried to blame Occupy Oakland for a tragic murder in Berkeley using the excuse that their resources were tied up handling peaceful protesters and they could not respond to the 911

19 Feb 2012

The Tallahassee Two Step

One of the more noticeable successes of the Occupy movement is how the direct action teams are getting more people involved in the political process. Since the election of 2010, more civic action groups are arising and making their impact felt. The overwhelmingly Republican legislatures in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia

17 Feb 2012

New Kidz on the Block

If you’re thinking that the occupy movements are fading away you might want to consider thinking twice. While the larger cities have been foolishly wasting whatever political capital and credibility they still have on trying to obliterate the camps, other camps in smaller cities and towns. It is true that

30 Jan 2012

Making A Federal Case Out Of IT

Word got around a few weeks ago that U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights (wow! That’s a mouthful, and no acronym!) will be holding a field hearing, its first ever, anywhere in Tampa, Florida on Jan 25th.

30 Jan 2012

Occupy Orlando-Freedom Weekend

By Jerry Waxman The moon belongs to everyone. The best things in life are free. The stars belong to everyone. They gleam there for you and me Freedom means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Webster’s Dictionary has numerous descriptions of the word being used

30 Jan 2012

Occupy Orlando-To Be Continued

By Jerry Waxman   Chapter Three-Curley, Larry or Moe? Prologue On November 5 early morning the Police arrested three people for trespassing in Senator Beth Johnson Park, the site of Occupy Orlando. All three were charged with the violation of Statute 810.09(2)(A) a first degree mis- demeanor. Wm. Ezell was