Tag Archives: Florida

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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Enhancing Pensacola’s Renaissance

The economic future of our entire area largely depends on Pensacola’s renaissance. Surrounding communities will not reach their full potential unless the City thrives. Downtown Pensacola is the area’s legal, financial and cultural center, and the Seville Historic District is … Continue reading

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Fading Relevancy

As the City of Pensacola begins to thrive under new leadership from the Mayor and some visionary council members, some political push-back from the old guard is inevitable.  The older generation of long ago political leaders is not always keen about the reality … Continue reading

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New Port Project

It is premature to celebrate the new Offshore Inland Marine project at the Port of Pensacola. Something good is always about to happen at the Port but rarely does. The City has to wait at least three years to find … Continue reading

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Florida Legislators Face Questioning

On Friday (December 13) the Florida Supreme Court ruled that legislators and their staffs will have to respond under oath to questions about their redistricting maps. Prior to the redistricting legislation, the Republican controlled legislature conducted a “listening tour” ostensibly … Continue reading

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