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Sunday, September 10, 2017

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been - POLITICO Magazine

—The first Americans to spend much time in South Florida were the U.S. Army men who chased the Seminole Indians around the peninsula in the 1830s. And they hated it. Today, their letters read like Yelp reviews of an arsenic café, denouncing the region as a “hideous,” “loathsome,” “diabolical,” “God-abandoned” mosquito refuge.


Well, this is very negative article. I visited Miami many years ago and thought overall it was a beautiful city, as was Coral Gables where I stayed. Way too hot and humid, but so is all of the East Coast.

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Shouldn't have stolen it from Spain, then.

What would have happened if Lincoln's notion of exporting all the freed slaves had instead been to park them in Florida? Maybe just as well that he was shot.

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 10, 2017 3:55:46 PM

"battle with French Lutherans": I very much doubt it.

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 10, 2017 3:59:10 PM

"Most South Floridians don’t think much about climate change, either, even though it’s creating more intense storms": there's a case for cleaving to foolish old religions rather than inventing foolish new ones.

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 10, 2017 4:04:30 PM