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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Musings and thoughts on the local scene....

Well, it sure was nice to get through the local broadcast of First Coast News last eveing without hearing a mention of Anna Nicole Smith. Not once. Were they obsessed over there like FAUXNews or what?.......Am I the only one wondering, other than the family, why the police felt the need to taser a wheelchair bound woman 10 times? I mean how about calling for back up and getting couple of extra officeres in on the disturbance.......Speaking of police, I see where the Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed Geroge Redman for District 4. Here's hoping his opponent George Banks, still fresh with his own edorsement of Democrat Linda Story, can overcome it.......What is it about the GOP and accountability? Nationally and statewide they have deveolped a nasty habit of running from it. In that light it is refreshing to see local blogger Kevin Conner, of, keeping the heat on Mayor Peyton.......I see where state Sen. Tony Hill (D-Jacksonville) is leading to way to replace the curent state song "Old Folks at Home" in the Florida legislature. Now if we can only find a way to change that offensive name for the high school at 5530 Firestone Rd. Surely having your school named after the founder of the Klu Klux Klan can't be seen as one of your community high points can it?.......As a resident of Arlington it was nice to see an op-ed piece in Friday's Florida Times Union expressing concern about the Justina Rd. area. In this case it was talking about the efforts of the "Seeds of Change" program out of the Mayors office and the efforts of Housing and Neighborhoods Department Director Kerri Stewart. But as the recent Mayor's election has shown the minority population of our fair city is still unsatisfied. I'm still wating for the editoral page editors at the Florida Times-Union to throw some concern their way. I won't be holding my breath though.