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07/06/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Hillsborough County GOP State Senator Ronda Storms was the star attraction at the TEA Party convened by conservative activist Terry Kemple on the 4th of July in Brandon.

In her speech, Storms touched on a variety of subjects in which she saHillsborough County GOP State Senator Ronda Storms was the star attraction at the TEA Party convened by conservative activist Terry Kemple on the 4th of July in Brandon.

In her speech, Storms touched on a variety of subjects in which she said the federal government under Barack Obama has taken control of, including the media. (roll tape#1 o.q.”it’s the truth”)

And when describing the health care debate, Storms said that politicians and the media could learn about the dangers of government involvement by studying the Hillsborough County indigent health care system. She listed what she said was one example of local health care spending run amok (roll tape#2 o.q.”we want to avoid”)

In a followup interview with WMNF, Storms reflected on the announced resignation of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Storms denounced what she said was blatant sexism by the media against the Republican Party’s Vice Presidential nominee in 2008 (roll tape#3 o.q.”and then run for President”)

In a discussion about concurrency and the problems with Senate Bill 360, the controversial measure revision to the state’s growth management laws, the former Hillsborough County Commissioner predicted that the one cent sales tax for mass transit that is expected to be on the 2010 ballot, will not pass (roll tape#3 o.q.”they’re not going to vote to do it”)

We’ll hear more about Senator Storms thoughts on SB 360 in a subsequent broadcast.

id the federal government under Barack Obama has taken control of, including the media. (roll tape#1 o.q.”it’s the truth”)

And when describing the health care debate, Storms said that politicians and the media could learn about the dangers of government involvement by studying the Hillsborough County indigent health care system. She listed what she said was one example of local health care spending run amok (roll tape#2 o.q.”we want to avoid”)

In a followup interview with WMNF, Storms reflected on the announced resignation of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Storms denounced what she said was blatant sexism by the media against the Republican Party’s Vice Presidential nominee in 2008 (roll tape#3 o.q.”and then run for President”)

In a discussion about concurrency and the problems with Senate Bill 360, the controversial measure revision to the state’s growth management laws, the former Hillsborough County Commissioner predicted that the one cent sales tax for mass transit that is expected to be on the 2010 ballot, will not pass (roll tape#3 o.q.”they’re not going to vote to do it”)

We’ll hear more about Senator Storms thoughts on SB 360 in a subsequent broadcast.

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We flew a guy to New Orleans...

Hi Mitch… great coverage of the TEA Party. Listening to everyone there brought back memories of my decade long love affair with the EIB (sniff… tear in my eye… sniff). I was especially taken with Senator Storms tales of abuse in health care that was paid for by “ME”… the irate taxpayer sitting in the corner. What was it she said??? ‘…we flew a guy to New Orleans… using taxpayer money… so he can get an operation that was “discretionary”… that involved a medical replacement for Viagra… that’s the kind of health care we want to avoid...’ The way Senator Storms tells her story it sounds like there was some sort of misappropriation of tax dollars. Is the honorable Senator aware of a crime that she has failed to report??? The real question is… what did “ME” the irate taxpayer pay for? Was it “the guy’s” flight, his surgery or his current health care plan that covered it??? If no crime was committed… then it sounds to me like the Senator wants to see the current health care plans cut back even further. Also… is the good Senator talking about one of her colleagues or is it a constituent? At what point in her career was she given access to personal and private medical records??? Even the ACLU went ballistic when the medical records of the “MahaRushdy” were compromised. Was Ms. Storms really so upset about the type of surgery that was being performed or was she really upset about Pfizer Pharmaceutical not getting its “fair share” of $250 for a prescription of 15, 100mg little blue pills??? Dude… that adds up to like 10% or more of your annual income… not to mention those annoying little “serious side effects” like priapism, strokes and death. Ronda might consider the operation to have been “discretionary”… but at the price you pay for Viagra… “ME” the irate taxpayer sitting in the corner, considers it an “economically sound decision for surgery”. Now, if you will excuse me… I need to re-read my health care policy.