Politics

Campaign Theme songs

January 22, 2008

Sen. John McCain has a new campaign song, “Take a Chance on Me,” by the Swedish disco grouo Abba. For some reason, his old song was Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.” Here are some suggestions for…

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Bush and GOP Congress killed US economy

January 22, 2008

There are some startling numbers that show how badly the Bush Administration and the GOP-controlled Congress hurt the US economy. Unlike Reagan, Bush and the GOP leaders cut taxes, but didn’t reduce spending. This is one…

How to find dream work

January 22, 2008

Ran across this blog post over the weekend. It’s a logical guide to finding work you love. At age 43 I found writing after years in accounting, information systems and business management. While running an independent…

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New wrinkle in healthcare

January 21, 2008

Have you been late on paying your medical bills? Well, hospitals may start refusing treatment based on your credit history. A new medical bill payment reporting system, MedFICO, will be available for hospitals by the end…

Why is Florida primary important?

January 21, 2008

It’s the first large presidential primary closed to Independents. To win, the candidates have to appeal to the parties’ most likely voters. For Democrats, it’s the South Florida liberals. For Republicans, it’s the Christian right. Their…

Foo Fighters sell out Civic Center

January 21, 2008

SMG knows how to book good bands for the Pensacola Civic Center. Press Release FULL HOUSE FOR FOO FIGHTERS ! Pensacola, Fla – One of the best rock bands on tour gave the Pensacola Civic Center…

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County finally checks into drug program

January 21, 2008

The daily newspaper reports today the Escambia County commission may renew its membership in the National Association of Counties so that the BOCC can offer discounts cards for the poor to use at area pharmacies for…

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What ever happened to condo-hotels?

January 21, 2008

Last spring, Pensacola Beach, the Santa Rosa Island Authority and the Escambia county commission debated and studied for weeks whether to allow the new lodging hybrid – the condo-hotel – on Pensacola Beach. One SRIA lost…

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Marty, give us a solution

January 21, 2008

Pensacola City Councilman Marty Donovan spoke to the PNJ on Sunday about the red clays discharges into Pensacola Bay during and after heavy rain storms. From the PNJ: “The Florida Department of Transportation is responsible for…

Proteins help dieting

January 20, 2008

Diets high in protein may be the best way to keep hunger in check, according a study soon to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers found that protein does the best…

70’s icons pass away

January 20, 2008

Two icons of 1970s television passed away. Suzanne Pleshette played Bob Newhart’s confident and sexy wife, Emily Hartley, for six years on the popular 1970s sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show.” She gave geeky kids like me…

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Stay civil, stay on point

January 19, 2008

We’ve got a few people writing multiple comments on the Paul posts under a variety names. All are attacking Jim Paul. Obviously, the intent is to make it look like there is a huge crowd calling…

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Studer profile

January 19, 2008

I realize that are those out there who may be wondering why Quint Studer would counsel Jim Paul on alcoholism recovery. Here is a profile I wrote on Studer in July 2005: Read Fire Starter…

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Escambia County School ZT policy

January 19, 2008

Here is what the Escambia County student manual says about drugs under Zero Tolerance. There is no special section for alcohol: Drugs: The unlawful use, possession, or sale of a controlled substance as defined in Chapter…

Florida Zero Tolerance Policy

January 19, 2008

Here is the Florida law on Zero Tolerance in Public schools, according to FL Department of Education. It doesn’t mention alcohol abuse or DUI arrests: 1006.13 Policy of zero tolerance for crime and victimization.– (1) Each…