This song is currently stuck in my head. I’ll have to play it as a stretching song in spinning class.
The Obama team, as the president once announced to a delegation of investment bankers, was “the only thing between you and the pitchforks,” and in retrospect these words seem not only to have been a correct assessment of the situation at the moment but a credo for his entire term in office.
Under Florida law, pawn shop owners are allowed to charge crime victims for the return of their goods, unless victims go through an arduous court process to challenge it. It used to be that stolen goods were immediately returned to victims by police. But in the 1990s, with heavy lobbying by the pawn industry, the Legislature voted to change the law and stack the system in the pawn shops’ favor.
Florida really is the worst state ever.