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Rant & Rave 9.16

Rant & Rave 9.16

SCARY BECK Glenn Beck scares me, and he should scare all honorable Americans. He’s smooth, conniving, and Machiavellian. His “Restore Honor” campaign, which appropriated the language, if not [...]

Outtakes 9.16

Outtakes 9.16

FAIR DISTRICTS Politics is about power. The party that has the most votes gets its candidates elected. The more candidates a party has in the Florida Legislature, the more control it has over the [...]

Outtakes 9.09

Outtakes 9.09

by Rick Outzen CHANGE COMES HARD I’m not sure that change is harder in Pensacola, but it surely seems so. For decades, a benevolent aristocracy took care of the town. White men met in offices [...]

Winners & Losers 9.09

Winners & Losers 9.09

Winners BASKERVILLE-DONOVAN, INC. The Pensacola-based engineering firm was recently awarded the 2010 NAACP Pensacola Industry Award. BDI was selected for this award due to its lengthy partnership [...]

Rant & Rave 9.2.10

BOYCOTT LOCAL BUSINESSES Having lived downtown for the better part of my 28 years, I’ve become very familiar with the problems that have hindered our poor community from reaching its potential. [...]

Outtakes 9.2.10

BP BETRAYAL The day after the Aug. 24 primary, I stood in the middle of a throng of 250 laid-off oil response workers. It was a blistering hot day on the unforgiving asphalt parking lot at the Fort [...]

Winners & Losers 9.2.10

Winners KAREN SINDEL The rookie candidate fell just 152 votes short of beating incumbent Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. With little money or name recognition, Sindel received more [...]

Outtakes: Outzen Political Machine

by Rick Outzen Politics are so serious in Pensacola. There is always someone trying to dig up dirt on the opposition. There was a time when campaigning wasn't so cutthroat. My father was an [...]

Winners & Losers-Marty Donovan

Loser: Marty Donovan In recent history, few communities have had an elected official as fickle as Martin Jude Donovan: realtor, occasional environmentalist and one-time Pensacola city councilman. [...]

Outtakes: Simple Rules

by Rick Outzen... SIMPLE RULES City computers are for city business. It's an official city policy. City email accounts are to be used for "the efficient conduct of City business," as per the City [...]

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