Across Florida
What's happening on other political blogs?

Haridopolos – silly games got in the way, ‘I’m embarassed’

by Dara Kam | May 7th, 2011

Senate President Mike Haridopolos apologized to his members shortly before the 2011 legislative session fizzled to an end in the wee hours of the morning Saturday.

Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, brought the chamber back after 2 a.m. this morning to take up and pass a tax-break measure that includes a three-day sales tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers after the House stripped out a tax break for at least one greyhound dog track in Senate Rules Chairman John Thrasher’s district.

Instead of the usual fanfare celebrating the end of the 60-day session, the 36 senators who showed returned to the Capitol after Haridopolos sent them home two hours before were somber.

Haridopolos apologized for calling them back so quickly after he had told them the session would reconvene at 10 a.m.

The big losers of the session were two Floridians whose claims bills the House refused to pass before Speaker Dean Cannon adjourned for the year: Eric Brody, who was set to get $12 million from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for an accident more than a decade ago that left him severely disabled, and William Dillon, a wrongfully convicted Brevard County man who would have received less than $1 million for nearly 30 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. The claims bills for the two men were priorities of Haridopolos.

“They should have been served today by this legislature. Politics got in the way today and I’m embarrassed,” he said.

The Senate sine die’d at 3:35 a.m. The 2011 legislative session is officially over.

Tags: , ,

19 Responses to “Haridopolos – silly games got in the way, ‘I’m embarassed’”

  1. Full of himself Says:

    This is why Haridopolos should not be elected senator. If he can’t manage, organize now, he certainly won’t as a senator.

    Hasner is more capable.

  2. David Says:

    Do they draw straws to see who gets to stand up and feign indignation or does the nod go automatically to the pres.?

  3. Disappointed Says:

    Haridopolos like any street walker has his price and the people of Florida are the losers in this legislature.

  4. Tony Says:


    You couldn’t have said it any better. Haridopolous’ time in politics should be over, just like Charlie.

  5. Tea Party Lady Says:

    I like Mr. Haridopolos he’s very sexy but not much upstairs I’m afraid.
    I’d do him.

  6. OBIWAN Says:

    MIKE, we are all sorry your ‘politics’ got in the way!

    You appointed three separate Senators to ‘shepherd’ the Immigration Bill that you knew full well would vote ‘NO’ … just as JD Alexander did!


    You ran as Conservatives… you backstabbed no different than Hateful Harry Reid in the dark of nite!

    That elephant stands for a fine memory. Most of us will remember your Immigration & Employment stunts…

    … just like the mush Rep. William Snyder made of his own Immigration bill with Dean Cannon allowing Dumbocrap amendments to kill it!@

    When Illegal Aliens are allowed to ‘protest’ within our House and Senate chambers… without a single call to ICE for immediate arrest for deportation… it full well hilites how seriously eroded our Legislators’ interests have become!

    Everyone I have discussed this with says your political career is coming to a close… SI SE PUEDE, manana?

  7. Disappointed Says:

    I couldn’t have said it better. When I heard we had lawbreakers (illegals) in our sacred house and senate chambers running our gutless representatives into the ground it made me sick. ICE should have been called immediately. If these illegals are bypassing our laws why should be bother to penalize our lawful citizens by subsidizing them?

  8. oscar Says:

    wow, I had hope that you Mike where different. Well now we see your true colors and they are not red, white and blue.

  9. Lawyer Says:


    Show me a high school diploma loser, since you can’t practice law to save your life. Districts dumbly!

    Obiwan your racist views have no place in Society.

    I personally knew Hardiopolo growing up. Use to run into his puke as* in Sebastian while surfing.

    Obiwan, Hardiopolo is a “Coke Head”. Dumb as*es like you that think they know something it how “Coke Heads” end up in State Capital.
    Thanks jacka*s.

    Tea Lady, no 1 wants to touch a old bit*h like you. No amount of plastic surgery is changing that for you. Accept that you’re a ugly piece of garage. Reality, once your mouth starts moving, is when you really hit hilt of ugly. Stop talking and maybe you go from 10 on ugly scale back to 8 on ugly scale. Not much of improvement, but any little bit will help you.

  10. Lawyer Says:

    Hey, Obiwan,

    Just to show you who really controls things.

    JD Alexander, knew I had dirt on both him and Hardiopolo. I over-nighted FEDEX to them with pictures of them involved in criminal acts.

    JD Alexander knows former family of mine that I guarantee told JD Alexander that if he and Hardiopolo did not do what I wanted them to do. They fore sure would see those photos in newspapers within days.

    Your Immi. Bill died as a directly result of me holding something over Alexanders and Hardiopolos Head’s.

    A first class education makes a different, scum bag.

    I’m still going to publish the pictures, so I can point finger at you and Tea Lady.

    I know you want to be in a position of influence as me.

    Uneducated cockroaches as u, Obiwan, get stompped, no invited to club.

    Stomping coming your way son, leave South Florida if you want to avoid that going to you.

    PS tell Everett as of this morning I gave order to all South Florida Grown Here to take him out. U should give him same advice I gave you.

  11. Disappointed Says:

    I just read another blog that stated JD Alexander and Haridopolos shared a condo in Tallahassee. I guess the expression being in bed with one another is more than just figurative?

  12. Sanford Says:

    He should be embarassed about a budget that gives more to the rich and takes away from the middle class and poor. This is government at its worst with all the making of dirty deals. I hope the tea smokers are proud of another year of gloom and doom by the republicans.

  13. 1773 Masons Says:



    Your Blogger of Day.

    We are working on award.

  14. Go Rick Says:

    Everyone of those pigs in the legislature should be embarassed about not getting anything done. Politics and politicians as usual. Thanks for nothing Dems and Reps.

  15. Guy Says:

    12 years of republican trash ruining FL. is it any wonder that they can’t agree on who gets to screw us worse? It is past time for change in Tally.

  16. Guy Says:

    Tell senate president hairdo to go cry in a corner. We are embarassed about what the cons are doing to our state.

  17. Roland Says:

    JD Alexander runs a huge farm. Are you really suprised that the cons never followed up on illegal immigration? On the bright side, they did spend a lot of time and decided on our state frog. That was time and money well spent, right?

  18. Fed Up Says:

    So he thinks he should replace Senator Nelson. He needs to go back to writing stupid books. He need to go away.

  19. Ronni Says:

    Hey “lawyer”, Obama sold and did drugs, too and ended up in the White House!

    Mitch Daniels a potential presidential candidate and the governor of Indiana did LSD, grass.

    Not making excuses for these people.

    Haridopolus should not be a senator from FL.

    Bill Nelson needs to go. He has done nothing for FL.

    Haridopolos was 2 yrs old when Nelson was elected! And there is NOTHING that can be cited of Bill’s that he has done for FL, NOTHING. He couldn’t even KEEP the space program IN FL. 26,000 jobs LOST on the Space Coast!

    And Nelson’s wife’s face surgery is a disgrace. Did taxpayers fund that mess?

Florida political tweeters
Video: Politics stories