Politics

New Outrage in the Gulf

November 30, 2010

My latest article for The Daily Beast is on a new report that shows Congress bears substantial blame for the weak response to largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Funds authorized since 1990 for oil spill…

State & National News

Offshore drilling bill coming back

November 29, 2010

While we are still digging up oil patties on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key, the Florida Legislature is quietly discussing a new bill on offshore drilling. The oil industry spin machine, led by such faux grassroots…

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Land Capital/Davison has $7M+ judgment against them

November 29, 2010

The default judgment for the garnishment has been apparently set aside, according to my sources (Davison Default Judgment Disposition, but there is an even bigger default judgment in Arizona against Scott Davison and Land Capital Group.…

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2010 Pelican Drop Schedule

November 29, 2010

2010 EVENT SCHEDULE CAT Country/International Paper Stage (Intendencia St) 5pm to 8pm- Children’s Pelican Celebration • At the stroke of 8 pm the Pelican will rise and light • up along with our annual bubble stomp!…

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MPDP has $300K+ default judgment

November 29, 2010

It’s Case No. 2010-CA-1657 – a default final judgment by Wells Fargo Bank vs. LCG Mesa, LLC and Scott Davison. Maritime Park Development Partners is being hit with the default judgment for “failure to answer the…

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Buzz: Former St. Pete mayor advising Hayward

November 29, 2010

Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has been advising Pensacola Mayor-elect Ashton Hayward. In a telephone interview, Hayward said that he has had several conversations with Baker, who was elected St. Petersburg mayor in 2001 and…

State & National News

Best story from WikiLeaks dump

November 29, 2010

Contained in the WikiLeaks latest dump of “secret” documents is the story of Hossein Ghanbarzadeh Vahed, a 75-year-old American, who escaped Iran via horseback. Vahed visited Iran in May 2008; he flew in, but then was…

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Lawmakers block healthcare law

November 29, 2010

The Sun-Sentinel reports that Florida legislative leaders want to block spending and rules necessary to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which Congress passed earlier this year. Florida has 3.8 million residents without medical…

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Buzz: It’s FSU, not UF

November 29, 2010

Expect the PNJ to get phone calls today about its Notebook column on the front page of the Sports section. The title is “UF win was extra special for seniors.” Florida State won the football game,…

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Promises: kept or broken?

November 28, 2010

The Community Maritime Park Associates board agreed to a Covenant with the Community which promised the park would be the most inclusive project in the city’s history. That Covenant has been supplanted by the Equal Business…

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Marco Rubio: Catholic or Baptist

November 27, 2010

The New York Times looks at newly-elected U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio anhttp://www.google.com/d questions whether he is Roman Catholic or Southern Baptist. His literature identifies him as Roman Catholic, but, according to the NYT, Rubio has been…

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Meanwhile on the GOP ranch

November 26, 2010

Sarah Palin stepped into it again on Wednesday when she said that the United States has to stand with “our North Korean allies” on Glenn Beck’s syndicated radio show. Read more. Former House majority leader Tom…

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GOP’s Lousy 2012 Candidates

November 26, 2010

The Daily Beast reports on the Republicans’ difficulty in picking its candidate to run against Pres. Barack Obama in 2012. Sarah Palin leads in a recent poll with 19 pts; Mitt Romney 18 pts.; Mike Huckabee,…

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Buzz: Gang war brewing?

November 26, 2010

The shooting at the Moorings Apartments on Old Spanish Trail Friday evening, Nov. 19 that killed Prentiss Mitchell may be tied to the November 6 drive-by shooting on Texar Drive of Joel Harris. The buzz among…

BP Disaster

Gulf partially closed to shrimping

November 26, 2010

Mobile Press Register reports that NOAA has closed 4,200 miles of Gulf to trawling for royal red shrimp. Why? A shrimper found tar balls in his net Saturday. The royal red shrimp are normally were caught…