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Wed Jul 2, 2014, 09:11 AM

This is why Central Floridians are trapped in a political vortex.

The attorney who is the topic of this article is a right-wing rainmaker. He has a history of developing strong connections with Republican governors--and also has a pattern of forming strong alliances with Democratic politicos who have their own admirable connections. Currently, he works in John Morgan's law firm.

John Morgan is a huge supporter of left-wing causes, though his wife is a registered Republican. President Obama always stops in at the Morgan household when he drops into Central Florida. One of the causes Morgan is currently involved with involves medical marijuana. He recently had a major falling out with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, because Schultz did not support Morgan's medical marijuana bill. But not because she's not in favor of medical marijuana. Instead, she supports a bill that would favor federal regulation.

Now, read this article to at least the fourth paragraph and get a whiff of the convoluted political legal reasoning that is a constant in Central Florida. It takes strong resolve to find a way to remove the baby from the bathwater. Most people stop trying, which is why we are caught in a perpetual political vortex. I would describe our government structure as a plutocratic Thirdway system, which has existed long before the term even became fashionable.

The article below provides clues to how it works.

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Kruppenbacher not part of pot company seeking growing license

Republican fundraiser Frank Kruppenbacher and lobbyist Bill Rubin are not part of a new Orlando company seeking a cannabis-growing license, contrary to what some nurserymen say they are being told.

Area nurserymen and Cerise Naylor, executive director of the Florida Medical Cannabis Association, said Tuesday that they have heard from officials of Medical Cannabis Cultivations LLC, telling them they have hired Kruppenbacher, an Orlando attorney with close ties to Gov. Rick Scott, and Rubin, a top South Florida lobbyist.

Naylor and at least two area nurserymen said the company was dropping those two names to persuade them and investors to sign partnerships, Naylor said. But both Kruppenbacher and Rubin denied any involvement in the company, and the company's manager, Ryan Scotson of Orlando, confirmed that Tuesday.

Kruppenbacher and Rubin each said that they had offered Scotson only free advice, not participation.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-kruppenbacher-medical-marijuana-20140701,0,786560.story

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DonCoquixote Jul 2014 #1
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DonCoquixote Jul 2014 #3
Baitball Blogger Jul 2014 #4
DonCoquixote Jul 2014 #5
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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:35 AM

1. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

aka the best ally the GOP has, Nationwide and especially in Florida. There are many GOP senators that would have washed into the sea if she did not always try to kneecap prgressives.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:41 AM

2. She is another example of the Thirdway corruption in Florida.

She also has close ties to Republicans. But in this case, she offers the only relief that Floridians are going to find: Federal regulation to get this issue out of the local and state crony style of government.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:47 AM

3. which, sorry to say

"But in this case, she offers the only relief that Floridians are going to find: Federal regulation to get this issue out of the local and state crony style of government."

is nothign more than her way of making sure the issues does not get discussed among Floridians, the way the folks in Colorado discussed it amongst themselves. There is no reason why a state bigger than Colorado should not have the same freedom to make a decisions about Medical Marijuana, especially as we are the state that has taken legal Oxycontin and made it into a joke. The reason why DWS wants to wait until the feds act is because she knows the feds will NEVER act.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 10:58 AM

4. Then there is no way out, because the "community leaders/elected officials" style of

government that exists in Florida, will never step up to regulate the way medical marijuana is sold in Florida, though there may be dirty deals afoot to determine who sells it.

Not to mention, that you're already seeing a big part of the reason that individuals will get pushed out of this topic. Just on the medical marijuana issue you can see how lawyers are jockeying for position to get a piece of the action. And once they have it, the conflicts of interests begin to set in.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 12:31 PM

5. actually, there is

It's called GRRED, which is one thing Florida has a lot of. If you think there are not interests ready to hit the gorund running seeling this stuff, you got another thing coming. Let's not forget, we are libertarian central.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 01:05 PM

6. I don't think the average homeowner is aware of the libertarian style that exists here.

What interests me is how lawyers and politicians have been allowed to become corrupt to feed that monster. And it isn't just them. It is shameless the way they use illegal inducements to compel members in the community to see things their way. It is intentionally disrupting our private communities.

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