Earmark facts

September 12, 2008

Palin and McCain supporters have made claims that Barrack Obama requested earmarks from the federal government. McCain himself said that Obama earmarked $1 billion in pork. Palin positions herself as the reformer, not wanting earmarks. In…

Obama under attack

September 11, 2008

John McCain is hitting Barack Obama hard in three new ads: * A television advertisement saying Obama favored “comprehensive sex education” for kindergartners, * An Internet ad charging that the Democrat had referred to Palin as…

Mississippi ballot tricks

September 11, 2008

When Trent Lott resigned his US Senate post for the state of Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Roger Wicker to serve out his term until the special election this Nov. Mississippi law requires all federal offices…

Sex, drugs and oil

September 11, 2008

The NY Times reports on another scandal inside the Bush Administration. This time it involves the Interior Department and the Minerals Management Service, which collects about $10 billion in oil and gas royalties annually. In three…

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Political Addictionary

September 11, 2008

Our friends at Comedy Central have been trying to come with words to describe: A last minute VP choice that brings a modicum of energy to an otherwise dull campaign Here are a few suggestions that…

Lipstick and Pigs

September 11, 2008

Putting lipstick on a pig is very familiar statement for McCain and Obama. According to St. Pete Times (more) On Feb. 1, 2007, McCain blasted a Senate resolution that would have criticized President Bush’s strategy in…

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Boeing “politically terrorized the Air Force”

September 11, 2008

Mobile County Commission President Steve Nodine didn’t mince any words in his criticism of the DOD decision to delay the air tanker decision. Nodine told the Mobile Press Register that Boeing “politically terrorized the Air Force”…

9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2008

Hard to believe it was seven years ago that terrorists forced three airplanes to crash into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington. A four plane crashed into a field…

Pro-Palin email

September 10, 2008

Here is another email on Palin that is also circulating – I’ve gotten three copies – one on Monday and two today. It hasn’t got nearly the attention as the other one from Anne Kilkenny. This…

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DOD calls off tanker competition

September 10, 2008

The Department of Defense is calling off the competition to replace its aging fleet of aerial-refueling tankers. Apparently, they don’t think they can pick a winner before the next presidential administration as planned. The decision is seen as major…

Judge approves park bonds

September 10, 2008

Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Jeri Beth Cohen ruled yesterday that a new ballpark funded primarily through tax dollars serves the public good. The county and Marlins will now move ahead with construction of the $515 million,…

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Pensacola teen calls in Ohio bomb threats

September 9, 2008

This is crazy. A Pensacola 16-year-old admits calling in bomb threats at five Muskingum County (Ohio) schools today after the calls were traced by the Zanesville Police Department. Read more…

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Letter from reader confirms survey

September 9, 2008

The results of the Quality of Life study are real. Here is a letter I got after I spoke on to local professional group yesterday. Good morning! I was at the AFP luncheon yesterday and heard…

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IN report on Council meeting

September 9, 2008

City acknowledges economic problem, divisive on attack by Sean Boone What could be worse than hearing your elected city officials (up for reelection I might add) tell you they haven’t done a great job addressing your…