McCain Facebook page

September 14, 2008

John McCain has a Facebook page (here). Gender: Male Birthday: August 29, 1936 Political Views: Conservative Religious Views: North Phoenix Baptist Church Interests:Sports, Hiking, Fishing, Boxing, Basketball, Football, Baseball, History Favorite Movies: Viva Zapata, Letters From…

Florida slipping away from Obama

September 14, 2008

That’s what St. Petersburg Times political reporter, Adam Smith, believes may be a happening. He points out that Obama is further behind in the state than John Kerry was at this point in 2004. And that’s…

Demise of tanker deal

September 14, 2008

The Northrup Grumman air tanker deal is dead. Air Force notified the company last week that it will terminate the 179-plane deal. Two problems – Boeing wasn’t going to stay quiet about a potential $40-billion contract…

Palin rewards and punishes

September 13, 2008

The NY Times has spent time in Wasilla and Alaska investigating Sarah Palin. It’s a good article – Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes Highlights: If you criticize Palin, you are labeled a “hater.”…

Good work by PNJ

September 13, 2008

The daily newspaper did a good job of researching the Florida Sunshine Law and found three court cases on public input at meetings. As part of its agreement with the City of Pensacola, the CMPA agreed…

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Palin elected by least votes of any Gov.

September 12, 2008

I can’t find a governor elected with fewer votes that Sarah Palin (114,697). Here is the list of 2006 Governor elections by state – listing winners and their vote totals. I checked Delaware and North Dakota…

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Council oversteps

September 12, 2008

The Pensacola City Council overstepped its authority by requiring the CMPA Board to have public input at all its meetings. The Community Maritime Park Associates is a private corporation, not a government agency. The CMPA Board…

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IN Your Head Radio Backtracks

September 12, 2008

What is a Community Organizer? David Chavis, president of the Association for the Study and Development of Communities 9/11 LISTEN  Larry Harris of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research on the Quality of Life survey 9/3 LISTEN…

McCain leads in Florida

September 12, 2008

Yesterday, the latest poll by Quinnipiac University was released. It shows John McCain with 50 percent of the Florida vote. Democrat Obama has 43 percent. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1…

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…