Facebook Takes on Rick Scott's Florida Keys Fishing Vacation

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Rick Scott's Facebook
Reportedly a large gag grouper, which the governor is said to have released after posing with it.
Gov. Rick Scott decided to promote Florida tourism yesterday -- after promoting the woodlands of Montana and the ritzy mountain getaways in Colorado -- with a fishing trip to the Keys.

The governor went to Facebook with the pictures, and as you would expect, it sparked a trolling match in the comments section.

They have all the staples of wisdom from the interwebs -- hilarity, stupidity, misspellings, misinformation, racism, people leaving caps lock on cruise control, and things that just don't make a bit of sense.

We've filtered through the comments to provide you with some of the best Facebook-commenting ingenuity we could find on the governor's fishing trip. Check it out after the jump:

  • Bait master:

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  • Hippie:

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  • Yeller:

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  • Arizonan:

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  • Smoochy:

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  • Wishful thinker:

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  • Nerd:

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  • Economist:

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Diogenes6670
Diogenes6670

Please, Pedro, restore my faith in America!  Please tell us that you don't vote!

Bud N' Mary's Marina
Bud N' Mary's Marina

Great news and time for Gov. Scott to visit our area!  It's a slow time of year for us here in the Florida Keys Fishing so now is a perfect time for such a noticeable visit from the Governor.  Could help give us a nice late summer boost to the economy!  The fishing is great we have fishing year round and I think people who understand that may decide to come now and take advantage of the great deals that are possible with businesses that need them!  Come on down!

Bubba The Wise
Bubba The Wise

I am not usually in favor of getting into political pissing contests, but isn't it about time we realized that Bush is no longer the president? Yes, he screwed up many things, but he was not alone in the presidency in the screwing up category. If you want to spend your time going back to the Roosevelts, Kennedy, Johnson, Bush, and all the other presidents that get blamed for our problems, be my guest. I think we grow up and figure out how to solve the current day issues with the tools at hand; that being Obama and a contrarian Congress. How do we work with what we have to address the issues that affect us today in this country. Pointing fingers at the past 100 years of problems in the Mideast have not solved those issues and pointing fingers at past presidents doesn't solve today's issues in this country. So, if it makes you feel good, go ahead and point, but don't think that will help to create solutions to what ails us today.

Pedro
Pedro

Rick Scott is the opposite of Obama (thank God). Obama gives speeches asking business to invest while his administration crushes industries with regulations and CAFE standards. Scott is quietly streamlining waste and regulations, luring businesses to Florida, and doing exactly what a governor is supposed to do.

What the paupers and the skill-less don't get is that they don't need more handouts; they need jobs. And that's exactly what Scott is working on.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Yeah he is working on jobs..by losing them.  When you take jobs away, that means you have LOST jobs, not created them.  And this idiocy of dropping tax rates to that upper percentile is ludicrous.  Take a look at this country.  Its a mess.  And we cant afford to fix anything since there is no money coming in.  Trickle down has been proven a failure.Never mind the fact that when your trying to pay bills, you dont ask your boss to cut your pay.  You ask for a raise.And judging from how well things have gone with deregulation,  President Obama is right in regulating corporations.  Not that he has.  He REALLY needs to since these same corporations want only to bend us over even more as they drill us from behind.All you tea baggers, do yourselves a favor.  Look at the history of this nation.  AND NOT what you talking heads spew.  Our golden age was in the 50s and 60s when we had a MUCH higher tax rate on the upper percentile.  We were number one, we built everything, and was the big dog on the block.  With all the deregulation and tax cuts brought on by the right wingers, Reagan being the worst, this country has fallen to the level of the spiteful old man in a trailer that yells at the kids on his lawn.THINK before you start yacking.  You are just feeding those same corporate interests that are out to take everything from you.  You have no voice anymore since corporations can simply buy you out now, legally thanks to a right wing controlled Supreme Court.Remember, 5% of the population control 95% of the wealth.  Think about it.

Jhenel_97
Jhenel_97

AMEN AMDrPepper

glass slipper
glass slipper

Yeah, your hero gw bush was a leading proponent of that mantra and look at what a fucked up mess he  left this country in.

Just look at the list:National Security (War on Terror)Financial CrisisWorst Recession Since the Great DepressionTwo WarsHuge Budget DeficitHealth Care Costs Spiraling out of ControlNo Energy Policy, High Oil Prices (and Climate Change Concerns)Trade DeficitIranMiddle East Peace ProcessDuring the lowest point of John F. Kennedy's presidency, after the Bay of Pigs invasion failure, he took full responsibility for the defeat and uttered those famous words, "Victory has many authors, but defeat is an orphan." Kennedy's public approval rating of course dropped in the aftermath of the policy failure. During the low period, a writer asked him if he still enjoyed being president.President Kennedy responded that he did. "And besides," Kennedy added, "the pay's pretty good and I can walk to work." At least Kennedy was MAN ENOUGH to admit it when he fucked up, bush is nothing but a spoiled pussy. Maybe that is why you like him.

Pedro
Pedro

When you give someone with no skills a tax break like Obama does, they spend it, and they'll shortly need more. When  you give tax breaks to corporations, they invest it and create jobs and wealth. It's really as simple as that.

Pedro
Pedro

You really are quite clueless. This is Florida. What are the "jobs" here? Restaurants, hotels, real estate  Duh. We need tourists. People spend their disposable income on vacations. Rich people spend money. Attacking the rich may soothe your envy, but it hurts florida. We need rich people to buy all of these empty condos and either live there or rent them out. You sell those by giving rich people incentive to buy. Rich people aren't stupid. If you don't let them make money,the houses and condos stay empty.

Rich people drive the economy, not the slugs on here who eat at Food Trucks. When  you bash the rich, you shoot yourself in the foot.Your problem is that you're a tool of the democratic party. You believe that you are poor because the rich have all of the money. You don't understand that corporation are owned by people in their 401k plans. When corporations make money; people make money. It creates wealth for everyone.When a business opens up in Florida, it creates jobs. Scott's programs are designed to make Florida a competitive state, so that businesses in tax-crushing states like NY and CA come here. 5% of the population also have all of the ideas and create all of the jobs. Like I said, you don't understand the big picture. Which is why you're just a slug. Let the smart, rich people do what they do and you'll be better off. Because the people who claim to want to help you by extending your welfare benefits just want to make you dependent on the government for the rest of your life.

Diogenes6670
Diogenes6670

Please, Pedro, restore my faith in America!  Please tell us that you don't vote!

Angela
Angela

Actually, you are wrong. Florida's tax revenues came from people MOVING to the state and BUYING homes. Tourism is not where we make our money as that only provides a sales tax.   Prior to the crash the number of people moving to this state was something rdiiculous like 200,000 a month and then the crash hit and people aren't coming.Infact, with the cuts to education and the short sightedness of this governor, people are moving out. We had 8 years of Bush's corporate tax cuts along with the extension and BUsh was bleeding 750,000 jobs each month in the last 6 months of his presidency. Please tell me again that corporate tax cuts create jobs because they haven't. We need a trade policy that makes it harder and more expensive to import and more lucrative for companies to stay IN America. And checking the facts, we have the lowest corporate and personal tax rates of any industrialized nation as well as any time in our history.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

How can the tea baggers still support this guy?  Hes usually on vacation somewhere and when hes not, hes screwing up the state with the balls to say its for the common good.  But hey, at least his expense account is being taken care of.Thanks tea baggers!

Pedro
Pedro

Because the "Tea baggers" live in the real world and understand the big picture. Unlike the whining class who hang out on blogs.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Actually I am firmly in the middle class, not that its any of your business.  But then you surely MUST be deluded to support Rick Scott, a man who defrauded the country of millions of dollars BEFORE he was elected.  Who knows how much he has stolen from right under your nose since you elected the putz.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

No idea though supposedly he is a relative.  No one left alive in my immediate family to fill in those details.  Migrated here from the Midwest and yes, bought my house and pay all my taxes.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Do you think Ricky and his fishing buddy coordinated their wardrobes before heading out? Bet they're wearing Top-Siders.

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