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City Council, At Large 9

October 14, 2008

The latest Buzz is that none of the three candidates – Megan Pratt, Wendell Rich or J.D. Smith – will win this seat outright. There will be a run-off. Here is how the scenario goes –…

McGuire’s band member passes away

October 13, 2008

We have been notified that Michael Zipay passed away early Sunday morning. He was the drum major for McGuire’s Pipe Band. He had been part of McGuire’s Pipe Band since 1989. Previously he was with the…

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Lumpy goes for fire vote

October 13, 2008

Lumpy DeWeese, the political mastermind behind the Maren DeWeese campaign for Pensacola City Council, District 3, worked the Pensacola Fire Department vote hard this weekend. The firefighters have always backed the incumbent Mike DeSorbo and will…

ACORN responds

October 13, 2008

ACORN Response to Senator McCain’s Smear Ad ACORN President Maude Hurd released the following statement today in response to the McCain campaign’s new ad claiming that, among other things, ACORN is responsible for the mortgage crisis:…

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McCain talking points on ACORN

October 13, 2008

Statement by McCain-Palin spokesman Michael Goldfarb on Barack Obama and ACORN: “Just one week ago, the Obama campaign declared that ‘Barack Obama never organized with ACORN.’ According to today’s New York Times, that statement is simply…

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Where does Marty Donovan live?

October 13, 2008

That’s the question that is buzzing around town this weekend. It all started with the PNJ article on the District 4 City Council race. The daily lists Marty’s address as 223 East Government Street – which…

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Private sector triggered crisis

October 13, 2008

McClatchy News Service is reporting that private sector loans triggered the economy meltdown, not Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Federal Reserve Board data show that: * More than 84 percent of the subprime mortgages in 2006…

McCain responds to John Lewis

October 13, 2008

Press release: ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement: “Congressman John Lewis’ comments represent a character attack against Governor Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale. The…

John McCain’s birth certificate

October 10, 2008

The Independent News has made a request of the John McCain campaign for a copy of John McCain’s birth certificate. We are also concerned that if you drop the “McC”, add an “R,” and rearrange the…

Jeff DeWeese call out DeSorbo, Nobles

October 10, 2008

Mike, You and Jack owe Mr. Cummins an apology for your lack or respect of a citizen before Council tonight. The tape will confirm that after Jack mistakenly showed his lack of knowledge on the CRA…

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Bailey: current charter hurts city

October 9, 2008

Former CRA director says city charter limits problem solving By: Michael Rutschky The Pensacola City Charter inhibits the city’s people and government from successfully working together to solve tough problems, Pensacola architect David Bailey told the…

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Trial lawyers back Ford

October 9, 2008

Wonder why many of the liberal Democratic trial lawyers are backing conservative Republican Clay Ford in his race to be re-elected to state House District 3? Their state association is telling them that Ford is voting…

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Factoid: Jacksonville City Council

October 9, 2008

The Jacksonville council has 19 members. The city is divided into 14 districts of nearly equal population and each of these districts elects a single council member. The other five council members represent the entire community…

North Florida loves McCain

October 8, 2008

The Miami Herald reports that a recent Mason-Dixon poll shows McCain has his biggest lead in the state here in North Florida – 21 points over Obama. Those who have served in the military back McCain…

Dull debate

October 8, 2008

John McCain needed to hit a home run at last night’s debate. He failed to do so and gave us one of the dullest debates in recent memory. Found myself wishing that there was a baseball…