Another step toward oblivion for a local liberal newspaper

Another step toward oblivion for a local liberal newspaper

About the only thing still worth reading in the Florida Times-Union is the obituary page. Oddly enough, its own obit may soon be written. The daily newspaper continues to shrink, with its parent company lopping off another four heads – probably chosen because of their...

Pausing the Lot J proposal’s progress is in order

Pausing the Lot J proposal’s progress is in order

There is no particular reason to rush the proposed mega-development proposed by Jaguars owner Shad Khan through the City Council. Letting it rest over the holidays might give council members more time to reflect upon the details. It’s an important step. The $466...

Coalition of haters cost Trump votes in Jacksonville

Coalition of haters cost Trump votes in Jacksonville

Donald Trump lost the Jacksonville vote to Joe Biden, in a stunning reversal of fortune. Although he won the state of Florida, and did far better than pollsters predicted, Trump may have lost the election. At this point it is still in doubt but the odds are against a...

Lot J:  Losing money is not a winning proposal

Lot J: Losing money is not a winning proposal

After a devastating review of the Lot J proposal found that the city actually would lose money on its “investment” in the project, the City Council should halt further progress until it is revised. Council Auditor Kim Taylor did a meticulous examination of the...

Investigation under way into teacher’s political lectures

Investigation under way into teacher’s political lectures

Local school officials have confirmed there is an investigation into complaints about a high school teacher who allegedly lectured his students on how to vote in the presidential election. Sandalwood High School’s principal is trying to determine whether the teacher...

Sonny B writes a letter to Dove calling out their dirty agenda

Sonny B writes a letter to Dove calling out their dirty agenda

This letter is in response to Dove Commit to C.A.R.E. program. View it here: https://www.committocarenow.com/ I asked DOVE to please share my thoughts as a black man with the NBPA, NBA and NBA players represented on their website. I wrote many pages to express my...

Telling the truth in the media would be refreshing

Telling the truth in the media would be refreshing

Once again, the local media is publishing dubious claims about “neglected” residents of the city. The so-called “I-team” at News4Jax said, “Residents of the Christobel neighborhood learned this week that the city doesn’t have enough money to...

Anti-police bill in City Council should be defeated

Anti-police bill in City Council should be defeated

Liberals on the City Council are once again floating the very bad idea of a citizen review board for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. This is anti-police, anti-law and order and anti-justice. It was introduced by Council Member Garrett Dennis and is supported by...

Lottery funds are no panacea for poor fiscal management

Lottery funds are no panacea for poor fiscal management

Judging by social media comments, there is a lot of confusion about public school funding. In discussions on the proposed half-cent sales tax on the Nov. 3 ballot, people keep asking, “What about the lottery money? It was supposed to fund schools.” This misconception...

Making good choices in life can prevent a lot of misfortune

Making good choices in life can prevent a lot of misfortune

Another young man is dead in Jacksonville as a result of making poor choices. This happens way too often. Lives matter. Kwame Jones, 17, died back in January because he had chosen to associate with two people who chose to steal a car and shoot at the police. Jones was...

Opposition to renaming schools is vocal and growing

Opposition to renaming schools is vocal and growing

As anticipated, the renaming of local schools is not going unchallenged. A growing group of rather irate taxpayers is fighting the proposed changes vociferously. Their website is savetheschoolnames.org and one member of the group gave Eye on Jacksonville a rundown on...

Today the music died:  RIP Murray Goff

Today the music died: RIP Murray Goff

“He only has a few weeks to live, Billie.”  That was the message two days ago.  I ran out to sit with him yesterday worried about how I would handle seeing the Murray who would soon leave us.  My fears were dashed the minute I walked into his...

Legal time bombs may be ticking all over the city

Legal time bombs may be ticking all over the city

Is Jacksonville setting itself up for another huge cost? For some 20 years, until about 50 years ago, the city burned its solid waste in three incinerators. Naturally, the city had to do something with the ash. So it dumped it near the main incinerator in Mixon Town...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 6 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 6 analyzed by Jerry Holland

Amendment 6 was placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature. Amendment 6, if approved, would provide that the homestead property tax discount for veterans with permanent combat-related disabilities (as determined by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs), carry over...

There is scant evidence of police injustice in Jacksonville

There is scant evidence of police injustice in Jacksonville

Social justice warriors in Jacksonville continue to allege injustice by the police. Even though no one but the Democrat media pay attention to them, it is best to dispose of the allegation by pointing out that there is virtually no evidence to support the claim. It...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 5 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 5 analyzed by Jerry Holland

Proposed by the Legislature, Amendment 5 amends the Florida Constitution, effective Jan. 1 to increase the maximum time from two years to three years the period of time you have to transfer your Save-Our-Homes cap from a prior homestead to a new homestead. The "Save...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 4 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 4 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the November ballot will be Amendment 4 which addresses how State Constitutional Amendments will take an additional step for approval. Currently today citizens, legislature or the Constitutional Revision Commission can place a proposed amendment on the ballot for...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 3 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 3 analyzed by Jerry Holland

If Amendment 2 got you fired up wait for Amendment 3 it is a major change to our voting. This is a personal perspective of Amendment 3 for your consideration. Amendment 3 is a citizen-sponsored amendment sponsored by "All Voters Vote, Inc.". The amendment changes how...

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 2 analyzed by Jerry Holland

On the Ballot: Florida Amendment 2 analyzed by Jerry Holland

A personal perspective of Amendment 2 for your consideration. Amendment 2 is a citizen-sponsored amendment sponsored by "Florida for a Fair Wage". The amendment changes the current Florida minimum wage of $8.46 per hour to be an adjusted amount over time with the...

The Democratic Party hypocrisy:                                    Choose abortion but no school choice!

The Democratic Party hypocrisy: Choose abortion but no school choice!

Let me count the ways of the many failed policies of the Democratic party and the Biden/Harris ticket, that hurt many Americans, the black community in general. I like to say, the Biden/Harris duo isn’t dynamic at all, but they have dynamically wreaked havoc on the...

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