Republican HQ for a day

November 12, 2007

Press Release Escambia County Republican Party Chairman Clay Ingram released the following statement today regarding the Republican Party of Florida holding its Headquarters for a Day in Pensacola: “We welcome the Republican Party of Florida to…

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Gannett blog

November 12, 2007

Over the weekend, I ran across this blog on the owner of the Pensacola News Journal, Gannett – gannettblog.blogspot.com. Its editor says in his profile that he is “not in management. Not a union member. No…

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Are we in a recession?

November 12, 2007

The Herald Tribune – Sarasota dares to ask this question. It was their teaser on the story that got my attention: It is a tale of two economies: Anything connected to housing is down, while anything…

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Landfill missing revenues

November 12, 2007

The daily newspaper reports today that Allied Waste may owe the county over $1 million in tipping fees. And the county has known about it for over a year. The estimates are $508,000 for 2005; $580,000…

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Top Florida Blogs

November 11, 2007

Florida’s Most Influential Political blogs (per Blognetnews.com) Rank 1 Blast Off! 2 ricksblog.biz 3 Florida Progressive Coalition 4 Pushing Rope 5 Talk To Me 6 The Buzz 7 Central Florida Political Pulse 8 pamibe 9 March…

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Gun shots before/after PHS game

November 11, 2007

Both the daily newspaper and WEAR TV have missed this story: There several “shots fired” incidents before and after the PHS-Escambia High game around the Pensacola High School campus. One occurred at E and Maxwell about…

Huckabee had ethics problems

November 10, 2007

I interviewed Max Brantley, editor of the Arkansas Times, on IN Your Head Radio yesterday. He has the most influential political blog in Arkansas. In fact, I wrote about him in July 2006 when we launched…

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Fred Thompson coming to Pensacola

November 10, 2007

Mark your calendars. The Buzz is Fred Thompson will hold a campaign rally in Pensacola next Friday, November 16. It will be in Seville Square around 11:30 a.m. All the GOP muckity mucks will be there…

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Top 10 War Movies

November 10, 2007

Just in time for Veterans’ Day. Here are my picks for a Veterans’ Day movie marathon: 1. Saving Private Ryan – the opening stays with you for days. 2. The Great Escape – Steve MacQueen is…

School closing economics

November 9, 2007

Okaloosa County has announced it is closing in 2008 Ocean City Elementary because its enrollment has fallen below 600 students. As reported in the Daily News: It takes about 600 students for an elementary school to…

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Positive Business News

November 9, 2007

Two positive business items this week: High-Tech Business Park – County and City leaders agree to move ahead. Could create 1000 jobs for area. Strategic Health Intelligence Summit – The Chamber hosted this national event brought…

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King press conference not for us

November 9, 2007

Rev. Hugh King’s press conference really wasn’t for the white community or the press. It was to defend himself in front of his congregation and the African-American community. There is a strong feeling among blacks in…

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Thompson campaign has Katherine Harris flavor

November 9, 2007

Jennifer Marks, the former press secretary for Katherine Harris’ senate campaign last year. She will join Tim Buckley in directing the grassroots efforts in the Tampa Bay region. Marks’ main job in the Harris campaign was…

Hammer named Publisher

November 8, 2007

Former Pensacola New Journal executive editor Randy Hammer has been appointed the publisher of Citizen Times in Asheville, NC. Another local boy makes good. Read Hammer named AC-T publisher…

Discuss Ray Nagin on INYHR

November 7, 2007

I will interview Gambit Weekly (the alternative newsweekly in New Orleans) writer Jason Berry on New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Berry is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Tulane University and author of the novel “Last of…