Under the post "We thought we did well ": Pensacola City Councilman Sam Hall points how little funding that his district has gotten from the local option sales tax dollars for the past 15 years (when J.B. Smith represented the district most of that time). I think this topic is worthy of its own [...]
MonDaily Dose Good morning! I think we gave the News Journal too many hits… OK, OK, they're back up. Reviews of Hawkshaw performers for Saturday What's being written about the artists performing at the Hawkshaw Music Fest?
Land Capital Group edges out Hammes Company, 52-50 See tabulation: Tally sheets Land Capital Group has Audra Carter (AC Advertising) and Al Henderson (The Independent Voice publisher, but listed as commercial photographer); Saxet Realty (Registered Agent Cynthia Griffin) ; Miller Caldwell; [...]
Thanks to Jay: The British site, Worst of the Web picked gulf1.com as one of their official worst site for April, 2007. Here’s the link, click the toon heads for the comments, they are hysterical: http://www.worstoftheweb.com/classic/042907.html
Pensacola News Journal forgot to renew its domain license for pnj.com. The bidding starts at 5 cents. Update: It's back up @ 10 a.m.
Saturday, Washington Post published an article on yet another FEMA failure - rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The massive federally funded program for rebuilding Louisiana homes is short nearly $3 billion, administrators told a state legislative panel here today, leaving [...]
A new St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll shows Hilary Clinton tops the Democratic field by 23 percentage points, and Rudy Giuliani leads the GOP slate by 14, but the frontrunners have not secured Florida's support. That's especially true for the GOP, where one in three Republicans is either [...]
Our local legislative delegation has been bragging about how well Escambia and Santa Rosa counties did in the past session. Well, what we got from the state budget pales to the $150 million that Miami-Dade received....thanks to House Speaker Marco Rubio. Miami-Dade County will pay $1 a year [...]
Miami Herald has an analysis of where the 2008 presidential candidates stand on gun control. FYI - gun control is a big issue in Northwest Florida. State Senator Durell Peaden has sponsored nearly every pro-NRA gun bill possible in the state legislature. When Charlie Crist was running for governor [...]
Price of stamps increase today to 41 cents. The Sun-Sentinel points out in this article that the shape and size of a package also matter. Read: Weight isn't only factor in new rates
Whenever I read a column by the daily newspaper's executive editor, Dick Schneider, I'm reminded of the SNL character Stuart Smalley - "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!" In his Sunday, May 13 column (Moving beyond those 'community leaders' ): Schneider [...]
I've had to step in and moderate more comments than usual lately. I want to remind those who choose to comment on this blog that this isn't pnj.com, gulf1.com or WCOA. The goal is to debate and discuss issues. Personal attacks, racists comments and any other vitriolic posts will be deleted. I [...]