The City wants to Contact Trace you, pretty please

In a post on social media today, the City of Jacksonville asked you to please answer a phone number you don't recognize. The person calling will let you know you may have been exposed to someone with COVID19. This will prevent you from spreading it to others. They...

The Florida Times Union did us proud

Four journalists from the Times Union sheltered down for a while and collaborated on the facts of the JEA scandal. The report they put together is long, filled with facts, diagrams, and information gathered from text messages, emails, meeting notes, and other sources...

The tale of two sheriffs – Faith or Fear

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams told the world yesterday "we can't pull it off" in regards to hosting the RNC Convention here next month. The message he conveyed was vague and his appearance showed someone who had given up. That's not the look you want on your...

Protest in Jacksonville calls for defunding the police

All over the country there is a movement to defund the police. This certainly came out of nowhere for the majority of Americans but evidently it appears it was a planned strategy behind the scenes for BLM. Yesterday in Jacksonville, Northside Coalition president Ben...

Could the DIA be our next JEA?

The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) was formed in 2013 to revitalize Jacksonville's urban core. The DIA is the sole development and community redevelopment agency for Downtown. It is guided by a nine-member board of directors appointed by the Mayor and the City...

Public school renaming may hit the pause button

Lee High School School Superintendent Diana Greene probably would be wise to counsel the School Board to delay acting on the proposal to change school names, if she hasn’t already done so. The administration already has a problem getting the half-cent sales tax it...

Caution: The cancel culture has come to Cowford

What will Jacksonville’s new name be? If the cancel culture prevails, Andrew Jackson’s name will be removed and the city will have a new name. Will it be Cowford? That’s what it was called before it was Jacksonville. This is not idle speculation. The city of Jackson,...

You were a good man, Hank Madden. RIP my friend.

Hank Madden, Madden Advisory "If no one has said they care about you today, know that we do." Those were always the parting words of Hank Madden on his radio show, Smart Money. Hank spent every Saturday morning on WOKV for nearly 40 years giving financial advice to...

Liberty, Again

Enjoy a special guest post on July 2, 2020 in honor of the real birth date of our nation. Julian "Jay" Fant is a Republican politician who formerly served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 15th District. Jay attended Washington and...

Anti-police rhetoric comes to Jacksonville

As everyone feared, the disease has spread to Jacksonville; not the Chinese virus, but the disease of radical opposition to public safety. Ben Frazier, the liberal head of an organization of unknown size called the Northside Coalition, is starting a “defund the...

Local TV station torches Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office again

Channel 4 is at it again. Having already embraced the concept of police brutality, the local TV station now is after “disparity,” another favorite topic of the Far Left. With stories that border on being editorials, it is out to show that local police are racist and...

Will changing names on schools change the problem?

In this special Guest post by School Board Member District 6, Charlotte Austin Joyce shares her thoughts about changing the names of some selected schools in Duval County. We thought her comments were worthy to be posted and applaud her factual take on the matter. The...

New City Council committee faces a daunting and formidable task

Tommy Hazouri, former mayor and the incoming president of the Jacksonville City Council, has appointed a social justice committee. Seven council members on the committee will examine alleged racial disparities in the city. According to a small local newspaper, Hazouri...

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