Politics

Blog has busiest day ever

April 19, 2008

We had 11,171 visitors yesterday to this blog – our busiest day ever. Most Popular Topics: Erin Markes, Suter Elementary, Escambia County Commission and Community Maritime Park. This is phenomenal – plus I am very pleased…

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Ford raises nearly $60K – mostly local

April 19, 2008

State Rep. Clay Ford has accumulated a huge war chest ($59,270) – a good bit is from locals. He has PAC money, too. Pensacola: $18,430 Gulf Breeze: $6,850 Milton:$950 Pace: $325 Pensacola Beach: $1,500 Here is…

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PACs love Evers, too

April 19, 2008

State Rep. Greg Evers has getting the love from gambling and healthcare, too. Total raised: $28,050. 2/6/2007 250 EVERS GREG -STATE REP. / FARMER 3/5/2007 500 LEJEUNE ADVERTISING ASSOCIATES, INC 3/5/2007 500 WEST FLAGLER ASSOCIATES LTD.…

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Murzin raises $35.6K

April 19, 2008

Since Jan. 1, 2007, State Rep. Dave Murzin has raised $35,600 – very little is from local residents. Most is from state and national groups. Telecommunications: $7,500 Healthcare related: $4,100 Real Estate: $3,000 Gambling & Alcohol:…

WEAR TV covers Markes interview

April 19, 2008

Dan Thomas reports on the IN Your Head Radio interview with Erin Markes. Thomas does a good job of showing how overboard CNN’s Nancy Grace and the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were on this case.…

Erin Markes on the Radio

April 18, 2008

Erin Markes will be interviewed today on IN Your Head Radio. The teenage mother was arrested by Santa Rosa Sheriff’s office, but has not been charged by the State Attorney, for the criminal neglect of her…

FEMA money troubles

April 18, 2008

We keep hearing rumors about the Federal Emergency Management Agency investigating the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office over its expenditures of FEMA monies after hurricanes Ivan and Dennis. It may be nothing more than a routine audit.…

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Notes: BCC regular 4.17.08

April 18, 2008

These are comprehensive and long – but there are few choice items: Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting – April 17, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor Called to order at 5:35 p.m.…

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Radio: Sir Harry Kroto

April 17, 2008

Nobel Prize winner Sir Harold Kroto – also a Florida State University – talks about how the Florida legislature would be making a big mistake if it mandates that public schools must teach Creationism and Intelligent…

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Notes: BCC agenda meeting 4.17.08

April 17, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting – April, 17, 2008 – 8:55 a.m. Called to Order at 8:56 a.m. A recommendation was made to ratify the scheduling of an attorney/client session for April 17, 2008 at…

Notes: Charter review 4.16.08

April 17, 2008

April 16 Charter Review Commission meeting notes: Near the beginning of the meeting, chairperson Crystal Spencer talked about the budget the CRC now has, after herself and consultant William Haraway were in the “hot seat.” There…

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Suter is a headache

April 17, 2008

Suter Elementary parents refuse to quietly go away….especially when it comes to possible closure of their highly successful, but small, neighborhood school. It could be the issue that undoes Patty Hightower’s re-election bid for her School…

Interview on Markes case

April 17, 2008

Here is my interview with Santa Rosa Press Gazette reporter Jeni Senter on the Erin Markes hearing on April 16: Listen: Jeni Senter…

Celente interview

April 17, 2008

Yesterday I interviewed Gerald Celente, the foremost authority on Trend Forecasting, Research, and Analysis Trends research analysis. Celente is the author of Trends 2000 and publisher of the Trends Journal®. Celente has produced some of the…