Wednesday, May 7, 2008

One more for the road...

I don't know if Senator Clinton is an optimist or a pessimist or a realist. But no matter how she views the world or her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for President, it would be hard to miss the cue at this point. It's time for Hillary Clinton to step aside. I believe that in her speech given last night, she began to step off the stage, acknowledging on some level that the math itself prevents her from moving forward.

Actually, the speeches from Senators Obama and Clinton struck a conciliatory note, at least to my ear. They each took steps to begin a healing process that will be critical for a Democratic victory in November. There are still some issues on the table. What to do about Michigan and Florida? Obama looks ready to let her have her share of Florida and to split Michigan down the middle. Now that it's clear he can do that without upsetting his lead, or even his now-inevitable nomination, I believe it's the right choice for him to make.

There's a primary calendar that could be problematic. West Virginia on the 13th looks like it will go heavily for Senator Clinton. If she leaves the race today, but still wins in WV, it could be an embarrassment to Senator Obama and a media circus that would benefit McCain.

So, I say stick it out until the 13th, Senator Clinton. Make it one more victory for the road. Continue to be gracious, as you were in your speech last night. Fire Mark Penn. Put the Big Dog's leash back on. Don't spend a dime. You and Bill sit down with Barack and Michelle. Hang out in WV for the week. Win it, and, on the night of the 13th from Wheeling or Morgantown or Charleston -- or maybe even from Chicago -- give the speech we all need to hear. Hang it up, endorse Senator Obama (you are the ultimate Super Delegate), and help him heal the party and head to victory in November.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Reminder For The April DPC Meet And Greet Tonight At Tastings

Who: Democratic Professionals Council
What: Monthly Social
Where: Tastings 1515 Prudential Drive Jacksonville, FL 32207 Phone: 904-346-0605
When: TONIGHT, April 24, 2008 at 6 pm

The Jacksonville Chapter of the Democratic Professionals Council (DPC) would like to invite you to our monthly social, to be held at Tastings on the Southbank.

The DPC seeks to re-engage and strengthen Jacksonville area professionals with the Democratic Party. With the upcoming 2008 Presidential election, as well as a host of other local, state, and federal races, now is a great time to get out and network with your fellow Democrats. With that in mind, we have also extended invitations to the area candidates to join us for this event.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Tastings, it is a wine sampling bar that also boasts a great beer selection and appetizers.

Please visit for more information and sign up to receive regular event invitations and announcements.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 expirements with citizen activism..

Over at JaxOutLoud, it's always been our goal to help the residents of Jacksonville interact with the government in productive ways. We want to make sure the people of Jacksonville have an opportunity to have their voices heard in matters that affect us all.

Not everyone can make it to committee meetings during the day or even to City Council meetings in the evening hours. We believe the internet is the most effective tool for putting the people in touch with their representatives. To that end, we have a bit of an open beta concerning Bill 2008-206 and the Dick Brown litigation against the City.

Check it out...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Bob Harms to the rescue (again)

Once again, Bob Harms answers the call to help the voters of Jacksonville. He again enters the legal fray to preserve our right to a fair and legal election.

Go, Bob, go!

Here's a direct link to Harms's Motions for Joinder and For Transfer.

And you know we'll be discussing it at JaxOutLoud.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Harden & Brown vs. Jacksonville!

Oh boy. Here we go.

Everybody's favorite above-the-law lobbyist has taken the must-win case of above-the-law Dick Brown to open the At-Large Group 2 ballot to anyone and everyone who lives within the Group 2 boundaries.

I'll be back to offer a more detailed legal analysis of the complaint and supporting documents.

Check out the JaxOutLoud thread where you can download a copy of the complaint.

On first glance, it appears Mr. Brown is hanging his hat on the flawed premise that Mr. Jabour resigned from the Jacksonville City Council on 2/28/08. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Riverkeeper Takes Legal Action: Administrative Appeal Filed

Passing this along. My editorial comment is: Go, Neil, go! Save our American Heritage River!!!
From the release:

On Tuesday, March 4th, St. Johns Riverkeeper official filed for an administrative hearing to challenge the permit request from Seminole County to withdraw an average of 5.5 million gallons of water per day from the St. Johns River for irrigation purposes...

Fore the full scoop, check out the PDF release.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Help My Mom Help the Babies

This is completely a vanity post, but I hope some of you will pitch in.

My mom is involved in the March of Dimes "March for Babies" event that will be held this year on April 26, 2008 at Metropolitan Park. Her team from VyStar are hoping to raise $500. I think we can blow that out of the water.

If you want to give $5 or $10 bucks to a great cause, follow this link and pitch in.

Thank you all!