Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Let's ALL catch our breath

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

I'll be back in December. Be Well!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Outzen Breaks Down Sunshine Center

Rick Outzen breaks down three months of activity from the City of Pensacola "Sunshine Center" today on his blog.

Questions that arise from my review of Rick's data:

  • The City is paying Matt Schaud $60,000 a year to handle an average of less than two (2) records requests a day?
  • Other media and blogs (PNJ, Pulse, WEAR) have a lot of City information that doesn't come from records requests.  I guess good press gets special treatment.
  • Records requests by Council being in the system has been and always will be ridiculous.
  • Council requests show that some Council members don't have to play by the same rules either.
  • Wu never requests anything...he doesn't care.
  • Some of this stuff looks interesting...may get a copy for myself.
Biggest question:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

When Will Staff Rats Get Off the Sinking Ship

As the reality of only two years left starts to sink in, those employees that have sold their souls for power will have to wake up to the reality that their days in Pensacola may be numbered.

What do you do in Pensacola when your only real skills are intimidation, abusing employees and citizens and secret operations?

Eric Olson - I bet everyone in town is ready to hire a manager who is so customer focused he tries to have customers fired from their jobs.  Habitat for Unhumanity?

Ed Sisson - Ed better start marketing his title around now to make sure some unsuspecting City that doesn't have Google may fall into his job puffery gig he has been using for years.

Bobblehead - I just don't understand a word she is saying...ever.  No one does.

Chief Allen - He's retiring around there anyway.  It just depends on how deep the City is in the Fire Chief litigation and how that looks if he is let go. But for him I have to change my analogy from rats on a ship to running from a burning building.

Matt Shaud - It appears no law firms are willing to hire him now or he would not be the "public records dude" battling the press to suppress public access to records.  Maybe the ACLU?

Of course, Rusty Wells and Dick Barker will stay.  Rusty knows where the bodies are buried.  Dick knows where all those Mason jars are buried in the City Hall yard.

Let's see who posts for sale signs first. Who else am I missing that may need a box?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Hayward Not to Run for Third Term?

Ashton Hayward and his puppet masters are openly telling people that he will not be seeking a third term.

Also, he is not trying to sway Council elections.  In the past, he would support his supporters.  But for as much water as PC Wu and Cannada-Wynn have toted for the Mayor on CRITICAL votes, the Mayor has not laid out any coat tails or money to either. Not that his coat tails are of as much use as they were in past elections.

Sam Hall got $$
Andy Terhaar got $$
Dennis Tackett got directed $$.

No money for Wu!
No money for Jewel!

PC Wu Finances

Cannada-Wynn Finances

Wu is out waving by himself and collecting his signs from CJ Lewis converts.  If Lewis and Anny Shepard are elected next week, the Council may be a whole lot less friendly to the Mayor's agenda.

To me this is a sign that Mayor Hayward is coasting into the finish.  All he has to look forward to are some video taped depositions in the Fire Chief litigation, some Offshore Inland litigation related to grant negligence, and writing a check to Ray Russenberger for his legal fees.

Bumpy ride to the finish?