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Mark Foley’s HS yearbook photo

Mark Foley’s HS yearbook photo

Compare O’Brien to Outtakes

Compare O’Brien to Outtakes

Yesterday, PNJ columnist Mark O'Brien gave his views on Mark Foley (Foley case gets even slimier as partisans throw mud, call names). In the Oct. 12 issue of the IN, I do the same (Outtakes ). Mark focuses on what he sees as name-calling. Misstates the Studd incident in 1983. And the ties to [...]

Who really owns the sand on the beach?

Who really owns the sand on the beach?

  SRIA GM Buck Lee wants leaseholders to return the sand that's blown on their property to the SRIA - SRIA takes up coarse issue. This brings up some interesting questions: If sand from the beach covers your driveway or porch, is the SRIA responsible for sweeping it off? If your property [...]

New Caregiver at Jail

New Caregiver at Jail

  Prison Health Services is no longer running the infirmary of the Escambia County Jail. PHS apparently lost its accredidation....maybe the three deaths in 10 months had something to do with it. Read IN editor Duwayne Escobedo's article on the Prison Health Services: Healthcare Behind Bars

GOP ad that’s too hot for Rove

GOP ad that’s too hot for Rove

Matt Drudge claims to have a TV ad that's so over the top that Republican leaders won't use it. Of course, here's the link:  Zucker ad

Timeline on North Korea nuclear bomb

Timeline on North Korea nuclear bomb

The blogosphere has already worked out a timeline on the North Korean bomb program. This is from ThinkProgress.org: PRESIDENT REAGAN Mid-1980s: First signs of North Korea nuclear program detected by US intelligence. 1986: North Korea produces plutonium in reactor. PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. [...]

tick, tick, tick….Woodham High’s days are numbered

tick, tick, tick….Woodham High’s days are numbered

WEAR TV3 reported last night on the School Zone Attendance Advisory Committee of the Escambia County school system is working on its rezoning plans and will give its recommendations to Superintendent Jim Paul in November. Insiders report the plan will include closing Woodham High and making it [...]

Irony: Black accused of suppressing white vote in Miss.

Irony: Black accused of suppressing white vote in Miss.

The Chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of Noxubee County, Miss. - Ike Brown - is accused  of paying and organizing notaries, some of whom illegally marked absentee ballots or influenced how the ballots were voted; of publishing a list of voters, all white, accompanied by a warning that [...]

Strong-mayor battle in Miami

Strong-mayor battle in Miami

The Miami Herald reports the Miami-Dade Commissioners back suit against strong-mayor vote The lawsuit seeks to toss out more than 123,000 petition signatures calling for the strong-mayor referendum, which has been Mayor Carlos Alvarez's top-priority issue. It would give his office the power [...]

Barney Frank scandal very different from Foley

I've heard Luke "Angry White Man" McCoy and others keep saying. "Democrats didn't do anything about Barney Frank"...or "Well, Foley isn't any worse than Frank" No, there is a big difference. Foley pursued 16 year old House pages. Frank had an affair with a male escort. Here are the basic [...]

CMPA nominees

CMPA nominees

Here are the nominees for the three open seats on the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees (nominating councilperson in parenthesis): Judge David Ackerman (Wiggins) Rhette Anderson (Nobles, Wiggins) Brian Bell (Nobles) William “Bill” Byrd (Townsend) Dan Gilmore [...]

Did North Korea really explode nuclear bomb?

Did North Korea really explode nuclear bomb?

Although the Bush Administration wants us to believe North Korea tested a nuclear bomb this weekend - remember a scared American votes Republican - there is some evidence that it might not have been a nuclear bomb. If it was, it was a very low level one. Read Bloomberg: Verification may take [...]

To the victors the spoils

To the victors the spoils

In doing some research on Congressional spending, I came across this 2002 Washington Post article written by David Post of AP - Majority status enriched GOP areas. The 1994 Congressional elections that swept the Republicans into power led to a major shift in federal spending from poor rural and [...]

Bill Nelson is luckiest man alive

Bill Nelson is luckiest man alive

GOP candidate for U.S. senate Katherine Harris declared yesterday( ) that she want barriers to oil drilling off U.S. coastlines lowered and attacked Nelson for blocking a bill that would have opened up drilling in the eastern Gulf. Since Harris trails incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in the polls [...]

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