Rick Scott's Governing Is Straight Out Of Monty Python, Opa-Locka Woman Argues In Lawsuit

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Never, never make Rick Scott laugh.
Gov. Rick Scott's first months running Florida have yielded plenty of gems that would be comedy gold if we didn't actually have to live with them in real life. Drug testing every state employee? To benefit a medical company he co-founded? Didn't we see that one in Naked Gun 4?

A lawsuit headed to the state Supreme Court this week invokes another classic: Monty Python. A blind Opa Locka woman -- who has had difficulty getting food stamps under Scott's new welfare policy -- argues that Scott's rulemaking "seems to have come from a Monty Python skit." Except less funny ha-ha, of course.

Specifically, the suit cites a classic scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail when King Arthur accidentally stumbles into a politically conscious collective of peasants and struggles to explain why exactly he's their king.

"The lady of the lake," he explains. "(She) held aloft Excalibur from the shimmering bosom of the water, signaling by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king!"

"Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no system for a basis of government," a peasant complains.



Scott, not unlike King Arthur, the suit suggests, has laid claim to "supreme executive power" on the flimsiest of rationales, reports Tampa Bay Online.

Rosalie Whiley, a low-income resident in Opa-Locka, filed the suit in March when she was forced to refile for food stamps because Scott had prevented a state agency from complying with federal rules.

Scott's attorneys didn't quite agree with her cinematic comparisons. "(The suit) caricatures the Governor's position ... arguing that the Governor has derived a 'theory' of separation of powers 'from a Monty Python skit," they write in a response.

Scott then announced his next initiative, a groundbreaking new "ministry" for the state:


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Brownie2
Brownie2

Rcik Scott's governing is destroying this state just the way the republican party's governing is destroying the country.  The party has glorified Ronald Regan, but history will show that the United States of America's end began with the election of Ronald Regan and his "reganomics."

rand majestic
rand majestic

Be afraid-be veeeeeery a-fraid, my fellow truth-seekers ! HERE IS A MAN MORE DESPERATE THEN "TRICKY DICK NIXON"-HE HAS TO RESORT TO FAKE APPROVAL MAILERS TO FLOOD NEWSPAPERS BY HIS CAMPAIGN STAFFER SHILLS! "I AM NOT A CROOK--"-AIN'T WE HEARD THAT JIVE-TALK SOMEWHERE BEFORE---??!

rand majestic
rand majestic

ALL THE AUTHORITY IN AMERICA HAS PRETTY MUCH BEEN RENDERED MOOT AND NULL. JUST LOOK AT THAT SCHIZOID FACE ON THIS POLITICAL WANNABE-GOOD REASON TO KEEP THAT CONCEALED GOODY AT THE READY-IN CASE THIS ZOMBIE GETS-TO CLOSE!

rand majestic
rand majestic

EVEN "SPOT-THE -TARGET-DOG-MASCOT WOULDN'T DARE GET TO CLOSE TO THIS GUY-EVEN TO TAKE A PISS ON HIS BUDGET!

rand majestic
rand majestic

Lets lop off welfare, and meals for the elderly, and health care, and teachers---it's only a "flesh wound of unemployment"-COME BACK HERE, YOU COWARD!-AND I'LL CUT IT ALL LIMB-FROM-LIMB!" (RICK SCOTT-THE BLACK KNIGHT FROM MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY BUDGET)

mbale473
mbale473

The guy looks like he is from mars and is a breed between the klingon's and the v's.

Concerned citizen
Concerned citizen

A whopping 29 percent approval rating after 6 months. That's got to be a record...

MHD59
MHD59

when People talking about MORON ??? here the perfect ONE .R Scott MORON of the year THIS COUNTRY ????? NO CURE..................

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