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 [...]
I've read most of the comments on the Access Escambia. For some this initiative is an opportunity to voice opposition to welfare. Gang, Escambia County doesn’t have an abundance of welfare programs. We spend less than all but one Florida county on public health care. We pioneered workfare in [...]
FriDaily Dose Chickens displease the city, buy a FEMA trailer, a night at the diamond is more fun than just baseball. And there’s a new Angel in town. Weekend Toob All the TV that's fit to watch...and some that's not...for the whole weekend! Movie Times April Musts The best releases [...]
Last week, we had an open thread on what is a conservative. It's only fair we do the same for the liberal side.
Gates predictions "Reading is going to go completely online. We believe that as we get the smaller form factor, the screen has gotten good enough. Why is reading online better? It's up to date, you can navigate, you can follow links. The ads in the online reading are completely targeted as [...]
The Florida Baptist aren't happy with Gov. Charlie Crist's efforts to expand gambling in the state. There is an editorial in Florida Baptist Witness attacking Crist and other GOP candidates who say one thing during the campaign, but do the opposite once in office. "When politicians run for office [...]
The new ambulance provider for Santa Rosa County is Lifeguard Services, owned by John and Deborah Roche. Tom Roche, John's father, worked for Santa Rosa County for years and headed the Emergency Management for the county. I'm not saying that Lifeguard Services wasn't the best choice. However, [...]
The father of Escambia School Superintendent Jim Paul has passed away. A memorial service will be held for Elmer Paul on Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. at Edna United Methodist Church, 223 North Delaware, Edna, Kansas 67342-0308 Sympathy cards may be mailed to the Superintendent's Office, 215 [...]
ThursDaily Dose Watch out for a family of bears passing through on their way north! Fires hitting closer to home! Casinos and steel mills creeping up on Mobile! But I still have a hard time believing anyone would pick PJC over Harvard. ThursToob No question about it, you have to watch [...]
The February 17, 2000 issue of the Independent was devoted to the additional penny being added to the bed tax - the tax added on condo rentals and hotel rates - and it was going to build a convention center and parking garage on Pensacola Beach. It was to be completed by late 2003. Here is [...]
IN Your Face TV: Access Escambia My interview with Jim McClellan on the uninsured health care crisis in Escambia County.