Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hero Worship of the Military

Our news regularly reports on a local hero story for what usually can hardly be described as heroic conduct by any definition of the word hero.  We have families here who have lost loved ones from combat and returning soldiers … Continue reading

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Time to Grow Up

Reading this agenda of the City Council, one has to wonder who is in charge. The pettiness of many of these “issues” is self-evident. I wonder how many of them realize how foolish this makes the entire council look?  Recall … Continue reading

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A Few More Seats

Movie theatre owners across the country are proposing that theaters be allowed to add a few more seats adjacent to the fire exits.  The argument they make is theater fires are so rare that even if one happened there is … Continue reading

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Good Things Happening at the Port

Reference Pensacola News-Journal, June 15, Business section headline: “Port Director Miller optimistic about port’s future.” Actually, this is not news. Something good is always about to happen at the Port of Pensacola. Here are a few examples of past “good news” … Continue reading

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One Cheer for De Luna

Our annual self-parody, the DeLuna Festival, never fails to bring a smile. One thing you have to give them: with the (mostly) all-white celebration of a failed conquistador and the pairing of a middle-aged DeLuna with a pretty young queen, … Continue reading

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“de Loony”

We mark each year here with private drinking parties reenacting the landing of Don Tristan Deluna.  We make no mention of his many failures nor the fact of bringing along 100 black slaves, spreading disease and fostering starvation while gold … Continue reading

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Insufferable Arrogance

The recent trial in Tallahassee regarding redistricting has been widely covered.  The obviousness of the redistricting charade needs no further comment.  But, what is it about the arrogance of it all that seems to be a new low?  We watched … Continue reading

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