An old discredited claim is revived again by a former First Lady

Michelle Obama, who never was proud of America until it elected her husband, continues to show her hatred for the nation even after leaving the White House. “Y’all are still running from us,” she said recently, voicing the theory of “white flight” that liberals have...

Salute (and a WINK) to Operation New Uniform (ONU)

ONU Team with Lt. Colonel Oliver North A business partner invited me to attend the Fundraising Gala for Operation New Uniform™. It was a wonderful experience and the guest speaker was Lt. Col. Oliver North. (A lovely patriot with huge battle scars, a war hero and a...

Are we too late? Can we fix politics?

I've only been involved in politics since 2008 when President George Bush bailed out the banks while my entrepreneurial CEOs were fighting to stay in business. That was when I "woke." My personal awakening about the political world changed my world. Somehow doors...

Civic leaders are not buying the JEA doomsday scenarios

As Mark Twain might say, reports of JEA’s death are greatly exaggerated. The Jacksonville Civic Council just gave the JEA and Mayor Lenny Curry a big pie in the face, accusing proponents and JEA of being secretive, uncooperative and misleading. In essence, the council...

Big talk by Jags owner is unrelated to reality

Comments by Jaguars owner Shad Khan the other day were worthy of note. First was the notion that nothing has been done downtown for 50 years. “This has been like a 50-year objective in Jacksonville to do something downtown,” Khan allegedly told local reporters. “I’ve...

Closing a grocery does not constitute a crisis

How much longer will city officials continue to throw money at a problem they can’t fix? For years, untold millions of dollars have been poured into the Northwest Quadrant of Jacksonville, in a vain attempt to stimulate economic activity. It has had about the same...

JEA Leadership and Board should be fired.

Aaron Zahn, CEO of JEA My father taught me that if you thought you could do something, or you thought you couldn’t, you were probably right.  Aaron Zahn, JEA's CEO, publicly says he can’t successfully manage our utility.  Well then...it's time to stop paying...

Local numbers don’t support a minimum wage for teachers

The putative justification for setting a minimum wage for government school teachers does not seem to apply in Jacksonville. Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing the policy, at a cost of $600 million. Whether he is serious or whether the Florida Legislature will go there is...

Many eyes are looking at the JEA sale proposal

Are other options being ignored as the JEA Sale Red Ball Express roars down the tracks? One wonders. An interesting bit of intel picked up by Eye this week: A few local experts on finance – investment banker types – are for their own amusement examining the city’s...

Mayor Curry speaks nonsense in eagerness to sell JEA

Mayor Lenny Curry We understand that Mayor Lenny Curry is pedal-to-the-metal on dumping the JEA, but his use of obviously bogus information in that quest is puzzling. Did Curry think no one would fact-check when he claimed JEA’s rates had shot up 71 percent? That’s...

JEA suddenly finds itself being courted

Often maligned JEA has suitors – 16 of them. That many companies made bids to buy all or part of the local utility company. The next question will be: how many are serious and how many are simply bargain hunters. Some think the company could be worth about $7 billion....

Politicians: We’ve lost trust in you

When Mayor Curry was running for re-election he stated, "I will not be introducing legislation to sell the JEA." Hear him speak here: https://youtu.be/5veZY0UMUm4 It's true, he didn't do that yet he did what other politicians do -- he had another way to do it. He used...

Jacksonville Good Guys care about our schools!

It's always nice to hear good news coming from politicians and especially when those politicians are from your neck of the woods! Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Today Governor Ron DeSantis -- a former local attorney, turned Congressman and now Florida's Governor --...

The Jacksonville Landing: “Want a piece of me?”

Do you have a desire to own a piece of The Landing? Here's your chance. DHG Wrecking has set up a facebook page to sell articles they have rescued from the wrecking ball. You can join it and inquire about the specific articles you are interested in securing. You never...

Rep. John Rutherford: How’s he doing?

Rep. John Rutherford John Rutherford, former sheriff of Jacksonville, has been in Congress two years. How’s he doing? According to the ratings of the American Conservative Union, so-so. The ACU, like its left-wing counterpart Americans for Democratic Action, rates...

Public is wary of new laws that allow the police to seize guns

Red flags you say? I don't see no red flags. Local police are using a variety of new tactics in an effort to stem violent crime, but one of the new techniques is troubling. Using the state’s “red flag” law, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is taking guns away from...

Fragmentation of government services is a problem

Potential changes in the consolidation charter were suggested recently that might have provided a different way to resolve the impasse between the School Board and city over a sales tax referendum. The Charter Revision Commission heard a presentation from Mike...

Is JEA hiring or not?

Just curious. JEA advertised on LinkedIn and stated, "If you're looking for a rewarding career with a team that values growth, excellent benefits and training, check out JEA. We are always looking for candidates with a variety of skills and backgrounds." I decided to...

Debate on the JEA sale should stick to the facts

As the debate over selling the JEA rages on, inaccurate information continues to permeate the arguments on both sides. Fact-checking one post on Facebook illustrates the point: “JEA answers to the citizens which owns the water rights and electricity. If sold you would...

While Jacksonville burns, city leaders fiddle around

Last night the City Council met to discuss a bill that would put a tax referendum requested by the School Board on a ballot. What happened next was a joke. A joke on us. Some members of the audience booed when they didn't like what they heard. Instead of throwing...

Taking a close look at police work at night in the city

While Jacksonville residents are watching TV and retiring for the night there is a lot going on in the streets. The police are out there taking care of business. But what exactly do cops do while patrolling at night? You might imagine they run from a murder to a...

Costly consequences will happen without The Landing

Free events and no permits when The Landing was in use Now that The Landing has fencing around it and her future is heading to the dump, we can all agree she will be missed. Missed for so many reasons and the biggest one for me is the fact she served a purpose no...

Jacksonville has racial injustice, too

No Justice for Stephen Anthony Orlando You hear a lot in the fake news industry about “white supremacy” and injustice but Jacksonville is where one of the great injustices is being done, and it was based on the notion of black supremacy. In 1974, an 18-year-old boy’s...

Is Mayor Curry leading or others pulling his strings?

I have worked with CEOs for more than 35 years as an Executive Coach. It's a wonderful profession and I find great joy in being around decisive leaders who fire up their staff and gather support for their vision. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a team led...

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