Each year at Holiday time, the blog includes a story I wrote approximately ten years ago for children of all ages. Here it is again ....
What was known as the Republican "Establishment" is gone, and those who claim to be "establishment" seem to be willing enough (or cowardly enough) to cater to their screwball, simplistic right wing which seems to believe there are easy answers to very complicated problems, domestically and abroad. If the G.O.P. nominates Trump, many Republicans will stay away from the polls or even vote Democratic. It they nominate someone other than Trump, he still (despite his denials) may run as a third party candidate .... but in any event, those who have supported him thus far won't be easily moved to another candidate, even Ted Cruz (which is a budding strategy in the back of Trump's mind). Any Democratic candidate will win easily in 2016. even Martin O'Malley.
Three Prominent Presidents from the Party that is no more.
Fraud in Florida
Hialeah Racetrack in its heyday
I tell this story because I believe a lot of people moved to Florida to get away from more rigorous law enforcement elsewhere in the country. Things are no longer the way they used to be down here, but the attitude that a little dishonesty is acceptable still crops up occasionally. Follow the articles in the newspapers about doctors getting involved in prescription drug rackets and the shenanigans pulled on the government and insurance companies by rehab and half-way house facilities. We personally never experienced identity theft until we visited a hospital in Miami where my wife’s Medicare number was lifted and used for fraudulent claims.