Hot, Hot, Hot – 8/28/06

August 29, 2006

Rick's BlogTop 10 hot items

  1. Stop Our City Blab Show #1 – review
  2. PNJ takes editorial stand in favor of CM
  3. PNJ scares up sells
  4. SOC supporter plays What if game
  5. Deputy breaks 21 yr old’s arm…then arr
  6. Is the U.S. falling apart?
  7. Hurricane questions for SOC Blab TV Show
  8. Marty shows lack of class
  9. BSoc has new yard signs
  10. Why SOC closed the 8/22/06 meeting?

PNJ scares up sells

August 28, 2006

sunday path

Several readers emailed me yesterday upset about this map that appeared on the front page of the Sunday edition of the Pensacola News Journal. The path of the hurriance was not the one posted on the National Hurricane Center website according to the emailers. They accused the daily paper of sensationalizing Tropical Storm Ernesto to boost Sunday sales.

They wouldn’t do that. Would they?

SOC FairchildMarty, Charlie and whoever they add to their show tonight will undoubtably try to take advantage of Hurricane Ernesto. Expect them to speak about how unwise it is to build on the waterfront. And maybe about the need to move the Main Street Sewage Treatment Plant.

Here are few questions:

Marty: How did your brother’s office building (Baskerville Donovan Engineers) fair during Hurricane Dennis?

Charlie: When you sold your office on south Palafox Street did you warn the buyer not to build anything on the property because Pensacola Bay was a block away?

Marty, Charlie: Your biggest financial backer lives in Port Royal on Pensacola Bay have you told him that he’s a fool for living there? Did you tell him to move?

The fact is the Community Maritime Park will be built to the new code and will withstand hurricane force winds better than most Pensacola buildings.


I’m not an alarmist when it comes to hurricanes, but we need to be aware if what’s happening:

“Ernesto’s eventual target zone, while unpredictable, ranged anywhere from the Florida Panhandle through New Orleans and down to the border with Mexico, but the northern Gulf coast appeared most likely.

Ernesto’s forecast track would take it by Thursday to the middle of the Gulf as a Category 3 hurricane, with sustained winds of at least 111 mph (178 kph), capable of damaging homes.”

Full report: Ernesto nears hurricane strength