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Editorial By: Kelly Woodard

This week, some of my girlfriends decided that it was time to buy into the hype and head to the theaters to see ‘50 Shade of Grey’. When asked if I wanted to come along, I didn’t just say no….I said that I’d rather chew my own leg out of a bear trap. And here’s why.
Although I’ve never read the books, I know what they are all about. Do I have some pent up issues with sexuality? No, but I do however find it laughable that women who cringe at the mere thought of discussing sex, even with their closest friends, are panting like dogs in heat to see it on the big screen.
Furthermore, many of these women are the same women who scoff at the thought of their husbands viewing erotic material or even commenting on women dressed provocatively, but see no problem with running out to catch a big studio production of S&M. If you ask me, that seems pretty hypocritical.
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Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest
Making Sense by Michael Reagan

Where does the Obama Administration find these people?

How did Marie Harf — the deputy spokesperson for the State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs — get her job?

On Monday she provided the latest proof that Barack Obama and the people he's surrounded himself with are not just dangerously incompetent, they're idiots.

Appearing on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," Harf said the best way to fight Islamic terrorism is not with guns and bombs but with job programs.

That's right.

After watching barbaric ISIS armies sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East and slaughtering innocents by the thousands for purely religious reasons, the Obama administration apparently thinks one of the root causes that lead people to join terrorist groups is a lack of good job opportunities.

Harf was being dumb, but she was completely serious.

"We cannot kill our way of this war" against terror, she said, adding that "there is no easy solution in the long term to preventing and combating Islamic extremism."

Harf says the Obama administration thinks that while America and its allies deal with the terrorists militarily we should be building up the broken economies of Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc., etc.

That way, according to Obama Foreign Policy Logic, the religious fanatics who sign up to kill and die for ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups would be given more civilized career choices.

Instead of beheading or incinerating innocent people merely for being Jewish or Christian, they could flip burgers at the Baghdad McDonalds, work on an Exxon oil rig or become a community organizer in Mosul.

Harf's naive comments betray the third-rate quality of Obama's "Dumb and Dumber" White House staff, who prove the legitimacy of the Peter Principle every day.

America has become the laughing stock of the world because of statements like Harf's.

But at least she used the correct term "Islamic extremism" to describe what ISIS and its terrorist soldiers are practicing and what we are fighting against.

Obama's stubborn refusal to acknowledge that reality is perverse.

It makes you want to grab him by the scruff of his neck, look him in the eye and tell him, "Repeat after me: 21 Coptic Christians — not '21 Egyptian citizens' -- were beheaded in Libya by radical Islamist terrorists for religious reasons."

When he gets that right, I'd tell him to repeat after me:

"Those four Jews murdered in a kosher deli in Paris were not just 'a bunch of folks' who were 'randomly' shot," as you put it before you were forced to describe it more accurately. "They were targeted by a Islamic terrorist because they were Jews."

Attorney General Eric Holder thinks it doesn't matter whether his boss calls terrorists "vicious, violent zealots," which Obama has said, or "radical Islamist terrorists," which he won't say.

Holder knocked Fox News Tuesday for its crusade to get Obama to use the accurate term, saying that the president's military deeds speak louder — and are more important -- than his words.

Yeah, Eric, that sure makes sense. It'd be kinda like FDR constantly referring to the Nazi Party as "an overly aggressive political club" while we bombed Germany in 1944.

The crazy thing is, this administration actually uses tougher language on Fox News than it does on radical Islam.

Fox News and conservatives are not the only one criticizing Obama for refusing to link the terrorism war with its religious roots, however.

Democrat Leon Panetta, his former Secretary of Defense, and sensible world leaders have called for more truthful talk from President Obama.

OK, Mr. President. I'll give you this: We're not in a war against the religion of Islam.

But repeat after me:

"We're in a Holy War being waged by radical Islamic terrorists who want to form their own oppressive Caliphate across the Middle East.

"They are out to murder Christians, Jews and anyone else who doesn't believe in their evil, fundamental strain of Islam."

Please figure this out quickly, Mr. President. We may not have another two years.
Copyright ©2014 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Follow @reaganworld on Twitter.
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Gov. Rick Scott Officially Suspends 11th Grade Standardized Test
By: Kelly Woodard

Governor Rick Scott issued an executive order on Tuesday to suspend the 11th grade Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment Test. This comes after an investigation by Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart that concluded that Florida is oversaturated with standardized tests.
Students were originally scheduled to take the test this spring (from March to May), but controversy surrounding the newly created test caused several Superintendents from around the state, including Malcom Thomas (Escambia County) and Tim Wyrosdick (Santa Rosa County), to suggest several ideas to Governor Scott including using the results from the Florida Standards Assessments test as a baseline for future scores, to freeze school grades until the 2016-2017 school year, and eliminating the 11th grade English and Language Arts Florida Standards Assessment.
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The Hip Pocket Deli, A Piece Of Iconic Pensacola Says Goodbye For Good
By: Kelly Woodard

One of Pensacola’s iconic eateries, The Hip Pocket Deli, said goodbye forever Tuesday, as it was torn down for future road projects.
Owner Chris Varazo said that the state has been trying to buy the property from him for years, and he held out as long as he could. But the Florida Department of Transportation finally acquired the property through eminent domain. “There wasn’t anything I could do. I guess my time with this place is just up,” Varazo said.
For 22 years, the Hip Pocket Deli served delicious homemade food that kept locals coming back for more. “This place was always my dream,” said Varazo. “It’s a family place that has served the community we love for many years. It will be hard to say goodbye.”
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Bar-b-que Grill Masters Cook Up Their Best To Compete For the Title
By: Kelly Woodard

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is challenging Pensacola’s best backyard barbeque teams to show off their skills at the 6th Annual “Smokin’ In the Square” BBQ Cook-off this Friday, March 6
th from noon to 9 pm and Saturday, March 7th from 10 am to 7 pm in Seville Square located in the heart of downtown Pensacola.
Professional barbecue teams from around the U.S. will gather to compete at the first barbecue contest locally to be sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KSBS). Professional teams will be competing for prize money and points.
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Community Outraged Over Dr. Convicted Of Preying On Minors Continuing Practice
By: Kelly Woodard

A community is in an uproar after local doctor and convicted sex offender, Dr. Brian Mitchell Lee, was sentenced to two years of community control and 13 years of probation after soliciting sex from what he thought was a 14 year old boy. Although Lee will be forced to register as a sex offender, he will be allowed to keep his medical license and continue to practice medicine, even on minors.
Lee, a family doctor and owner of Perdido Bay Family Care, began communicating online with an individual whom he believed was a 14-year-old male, who in fact was an undercover investigator. The conversations turned explicitly sexual, and Lee was apprehended after traveling to meet the "boy" for intercourse.
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Pirates, Gypsies, and Knights Gather For Fun At the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire
By: Kelly Woodard

Go Medieval this spring as the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire comes to town this Saturday and Sunday, March 7
th and 8th at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds. Founded in 2001 by Steve Melei, the Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire brings Pensacola’s roots, which began in the mid 1500’s renaissance era when Tristan de Luna first explored these shores, to a new generation of Gulf Coast residents.
Thousands will gather to witness the spectacle of armored combat, the thunderous clash of jousters, the swirl of a dancer's costume, and to sample the wares of merchants who have traveled from afar. Patrons are encouraged to come in costume, as the event seeks to forge new bonds between the past and present.
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