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Blog has a solid February, traffic up 50 percent

March 4, 2014

The blog had a solid month in February. Both total visits and unique visitors were up, 55 percent and 61 percent respectively. The statistics are only slightly lower than February 2012, which was our best year…


Donovan/Nobles PAC changes website

August 4, 2010

Marty Donovan and Jack Nobles have changed the website of their Political Action Committee. After receiving criticism for not correctly displaying the stadium, they re-shaded their map. This time they’ve reduced the footprint of the stadium…


Buzz: Suter could be safe for awhile

July 10, 2010

We have been told that the Escambia County School District has purchased the property adjacent to Suter Elementary -which will give the “A” school room to grow and handle the increased enrollment. Another Soccer Mom victory!…

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Where was BP at 4:30 press conference?

June 7, 2010

At the Sunday, June 6, 4:30 pm press conference, BP had no representative. I asked Commissioners Gene Valentino and Kevin White, “Shouldn’t BP be a part of this press conference since that are actually responsible for…

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Pensacola Blogs ranked in Top 10

June 6, 2010

BlogNetNews ranks the most influential blogs in the state. Our area has top in the top 10: and Pensacola Beach Blog: 1: 2: EYE ON MIAMI 3: The Buzz 4: South Florida Daily Blog…

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Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

May 27, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist will be on Pensacola Beach tomorrow for an appearance on Fox & Friends around 7:15 a.m. Shortly after that national TV appearance, Crist will announce that none of the $25 million that BP…

BP Disaster

Don’t feel sorry for Liz Castro

May 25, 2010

The BP Barbie who claimed that she is the nationwide director of civic affairs for the oil giant that made $5.6 billion in the first quarter of this year. She is a “Stepford Wives” version of…

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Photos you have to see

May 25, 2010

The Boston Globe has put together this collection of photos concerning the BP crude oil hitting the shores of Louisiana. Check them out and understand more why I can’t sleep: Oil reaches Louisiana shores…


Buzz: Insider look at stats

May 23, 2010

Gannett Blog got the secret web stats for and other Gannett websites (see spreadsheet): Pensacola FL Unique Visitors April 2009: 469,880 Nov 2009: 444,952 Dec 2009: 449,245 Jan 2010: 453,487 Feb 2010: 431,506 Mar 2010:…

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BP killed my dog, tempers run high

May 23, 2010

The Miami Herald is at Grand Isles, La. where BP’s black crude is destroying the ecosystem. Workers in knee-high rubber boots and hard hats shoveled polluted black sand and gobs of oil into plastic bags on…

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Tar balls on Pensacola Beach

May 23, 2010

We are getting reports that tar balls have washed on to Pensacola Beach. Fox 10 is reporting three were found by a Gulf Breeze family at Fort Pickens. The Coast Guard reports there have been more…

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Doing nothing is better than dispersants

May 14, 2010

According to Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center, “the Department of Defense’s Modular Aerial Spray System (MASS) aircraft flew multiple missions—dispensing the same dispersant chemicals being used by BP and federal responders. These systems are capable…


Buzz: Rubio may have other issues

March 3, 2010

The persistence buzz out of Tallahassee is that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio may have other issues to battle as investigative reporters dig deeper. The GOP credit card charges may only be the tip of…

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Blog is 5 years old

March 1, 2010

Last month marked five years for Rick’s Blog. It began as a WordPress blog that I only posted to once or twice a week. Today it’s a demanding monster that is read religiously by people from…