Politics

Bad hiring at DOJ

July 29, 2008

Last month I reported on how the Department of Justice under Alberto Gonzalez had used the Internet to reject some of the top law students in the country from getting internships and being accepted into honors…

Linens’n Things closing stores

July 29, 2008

It appears Pensacola store is safe, but the retailer is closing 57 under-performing stores nationwide. When retailer’s parent company, Linens Holding Co., filed for bankruptcy on May 2, it had announced then it would close 120…

Escambia County

More on Borrowers Betrayed

July 29, 2008

Last week I reported on the blog on the Miami Herald’s special investigation – “Borrowers Betrayed” – that revealed how state regulators had allowed thousands of criminals to become loan originators allowing consumers to be bilked…

TOBaW – There Ought to Be a Word

July 29, 2008

Give us a word for: – (verb) To take credit for things while serving public office that you had little or nothing to do with. We’re seeing a lot of this in Escambia Co. District 1…

McCain likes music, too

July 29, 2008

The big Internet myth being spread last week was that only reason Barack Obama had such a big crowd in Berlin (200,000 plus) was that there was a rock concert tied to it. Obama has had…

Politics

Save gas – four-day work weeks

July 28, 2008

Mobile Press Register reports that government agencies are switching to four-work weeks to save gas. Employees will work four 10-hour days. Schedules will be staggered to cover Fridays. Read more.…

Politics

Notes: City council 7.24.08

July 25, 2008

The City Council meeting held on July 24 started with councilmen bestowing the position of Mayor Emeritus to John Fogg, who has been part of the City Council since 1989. The motion passed unanimously between council…

FOP endorses Fink over Murzin

July 25, 2008

Surprise press release: FLORIDA STATE LODGE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE ENDORSES Gregory Fink, House District 2 After careful consideration by our legislative committee, local lodges, and FOP District 1, it is my pleasure to announce that…

Politics

IN Your Head Radio 7.25

July 25, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio: Author Jian Ping will talk about her book “Mulberry Child: A Memoir of China” and Lumon May, candidate for State Representative District 3 will talk about Obama’s Berlin Speech. As…

Politics

Who should lead economic development?

July 25, 2008

Team Santa Rosa paid for Comm. Gordon Goodin to attend the Farnborough International Airshow. The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce used the economic development dollars that it receives from the county to send Charles Wood,…

Politics

Where is Charlie?

July 25, 2008

Panhandle leaders and Alabama politicos are wondering where is Gov. Charlie Crist? Why hasn’t he gotten involved in the Mobile air tanker bid? Why isn’t he doing joint press conferences with Alabama Gov. Bob Riley? One…

Politics

Tampa Tribune has rules for its comments

July 24, 2008

Tampa Tribune moderates the reader comments on its site. Like this blog, they have very simple rules and allow readers to alert webmasters about inappropriate comments. PNJ is still free-for-all that allows attacks on everyone except…

Louisville recruits YPs to move

July 24, 2008

Tampa Tribune reports that Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson is in Tampa trying to convince young professionals to “Move to Possibility City.” Read Louisville throws party to woo area’s young professionals.…

IN Your Head Radio 7.23 backtracks

July 23, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio: Investigations editor for the Miami Herald Michael Sallah will discuss the paper’s investigative piece on how thousands with criminal records work unlicensed as loan originators. (BTW Michael received a Pulitzer…