Thursday, April 06, 2006
Bzzzzzzz……There’s an interesting piece on Suzanne Jenkins over at The Financial News & Daily Record about her crusade for parking meter reform. Not bad Suzanne. But, I do wonder how she feels now about her favorite corporation, Wal-Mart, considering their recent reported attempts to circumvent port security, bzzzzzzzz……Sticks of Fire, a kick ass state blog, did an interesting post on hate groups in Florida via the Southern Poverty Law Center. I will do a more extensive post on this later, but the news for Jacksonville isn’t good. It seems Florida is second only to South Carolina (47) with 43 registered hate groups. Lovely. If you go here and take a look at their map you can see our fair city loaded up with several. How depressing, bzzzzzzzz………..It looks like Andy Johnson’s quixotic crusade to save the old Fuller Warren is officially at an end. The Florida Times-Union is reporting the DOT will start demolition of the underwater beams between December and February. Has it really been over five years since the EPA halted the dismantlement? Sometime in May they will start the above water dismantling. Actually, I’m glad to see it go. It’s unsightly and I’m not in favor of spending any taxpayer money to spruce it up. And who in the world would eat a fish caught off that bridge considering the pollutants swirling around it? Ugh, bzzzzzzzzzz…..I see Dist. 4 Congressional candidate Bob Harms’ web site is back up. It was down briefly last week and it’s good to see it up and running again. Mr. Harms is looking to challenge Ander Crenshaw, the three time current seat holder for the 2006 mid-terms. I’ll post a copy of it later but he had a killer ad in the FolioWeekly back in early March that’s a must see. I’m going to try and contact him and see if he would like to do a guest post on the site, bzzzzzzzzz…….What a disappointment to find out Jacksonville has the highest mortality rate in the state. WJXT is reporting the latest study out of the Health Department showing the death rate of babies being really high in the downtown area of Jacksonville. I think our fair city is better than that and the City Council needs to address it on at least some level, bzzzzzzzzzz……..Hate and dead babies sure are two subjects I didn’t expect to link with Jacksonville.