Politics

Debate over moderation of web comments

April 28, 2007

Our local daily has caught heat for not moderating the comments that are posted on its web site (pnj.com). It has become a haven for racist and bigoted comments – where gulf1.commers, Luke McCoy fans and…

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GOP abstinence proponent used Escort Service

April 28, 2007

You’ve got to love those wacky Bush Administration members. The Washington Post reports that deputy Secretary of State Robert Tobias had to resign yesterday after ABC News cornered him about using an escort service that is…

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Bush administration to push for Gulf drilling

April 28, 2007

According to a Washington Post article (U.S. Proposal Would Allow Oil Drilling ): The Interior Department will announce a proposal Monday to allow oil and gas drilling in federal waters near Virginia that are currently off-limits…

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Media manufactured Jessica Lynch legend

April 28, 2007

Michael Delong, the deputy commander at United States Central Command from 2001 to 2003, has an op-ed piece in the NY Times. He tells of pressure from politicians and the press to make Lynch into a…

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Maney is back

April 27, 2007

Former Okaloosa County Judge Patt Maney is returning to Fort Walton Beach after three years spent in Afghanistan and Walter Reed Hospital in D.C. The decorated U.S. Army Reserve brigadier general spent 17 months there before…

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State Fire Marshall is coming

April 27, 2007

The State Fire Marshall is sending an investigator to examine training and certification of Escambia County volunteer firefighters, sources says. The career firefighters’ union alleges the lack of state-mandated training is jeopardizing county home and business…

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Grover speaks out on hotel-condo idea

April 27, 2007

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson (version 4.0) has issued a position paper on the hotel-condo issue. He is recommending the maximum stay be cut from the proposed 16 weeks to 12 weeks.  The projects have central…

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Gulf1 webmaster threatens single mom

April 26, 2007

This email was forwarded to me by a single mom (with two small children) who wanted to unsubscribe from the email blasts of gulf1.com. After several attempts, she asked for help from the webmaster. All she…

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SRIA will decide what’s a hotel

April 25, 2007

SRIA chairman Vernon Prather is drafting an ordinance to define what is a hotel room. The broad will discuss and vote on it at its May 8th meeting. What’s at stake: Pensacola Beach has reached its…

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Better Osceola idea

April 25, 2007

Mark O’brien makes a strong argument against the Osceola Golf Course – General Fund has paid $260K over last three years to operate it. For Jan-Mar rounds played are down – which could be more a…

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FPL to help pay for going underground

April 24, 2007

Currently FPL (and Gulf Power) require local governments to pay all costs to place utility lines underground. The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved a proposal by Florida Power & Light (FPL) intended to provide…

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A lesson from Va. Tech murders

April 24, 2007

The mass murderer at Va. Tech, Cho Seung-Ho, was a stalker. The first victim was a girl – Emily Hilscher – with whom Cho was infatuated. Other female students also had problems with Cho: At Virginia…

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More GOP Congressmen in trouble

April 24, 2007

The Miami Herald has an article about two more Republican Congressmen in trouble for illegally profiting from their party leadership positions when the GOP held the majority in the House. On successive days, Wednesday and Thursday,…

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Robo calls under fire

April 24, 2007

If you hate those automated phone calls from candidates, their wives, supporters and family pets, then take heart. State Sen. Jim King (Rep – Jacksonville) has introduced a bill that curtails pre-recorded political “robo calls” to…