Mar 032018
State Attorney Expands His Investigation of Gun Threats at HOB

by Arnaud and Naja Girard……. A police officer at HOB Middle School has been put on paid leave for lying to the FBI. The disciplinary action follows an investigation by The Blue Paper into an alleged cover-up of gun threats at that school. The issue quickly turned into a local “media war”. The daily paper (the Citizen) faithfully reproduced the official version: that the HOB gun threats had been “thoroughly investigated”. The Blue Paper, challenging that version, was asking to see the Sheriff’s report that [continue reading…]

Mar 032018
City Leaders Enable FDOT Tragic Follies

by Rick Boettger……. Two weeks ago I wrote about the guy on a moped who got sent to Ryder Trauma Center for seven staples in his head (even with a helmet) after he was rear-ended and knocked 30 feet when he lawfully stopped at the killer crosswalk on North Roosevelt at the Kmart Plaza. My point was that the crosswalks transferred the danger from lawbreaking jaywalkers, who if they get hit it’s their own fault, to law-abiding citizens. With these dangerous crosswalks, the people in [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 1:04 am ~ Column ~, Issue #258, Rick Boettger No Responses »
Mar 032018
America's Democracy Hypocrisy

by Thomas L. Knapp……. In late February, Venezuela’s government began accepting presidential candidate registrations and announced a snap legislative election for April. The country’s opposition denounces the process as a sham and Maduro as a dictator, both of which may be true. Oddly,  a third voice — the US government — also weighed in. Per US state media outlet Voice of America, “the United States, which under President Donald Trump has been deeply critical of Maduro’s leadership in crisis-torn and economically suffering Venezuela, on Saturday rejected the [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2018  Posted by at 12:58 am Issue #258, Thomas L. Knapp No Responses »