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Jun 28, 2022

County commissioners stand for what’s right

Way to go, Santa Rosa County Commissioners. 

You discussing abortion upset a PNJ letter writer.


Jun 28, 2022

The Spirit of ’76: Protecting us against the Putin Playbook

As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation well.

It’s an even better time to think about what would happen if those liberties were taken away.


Jun 28, 2022

Out and About

Independence Day should mean what it says, Independence. Friday, June 24, we had a taste of what Independence means.

The Supreme Court actually wrote that they, the Supreme Court of the United States, do not have the power to rule that abortion is legal throughout out the United States.


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Jun 28, 2022

For God’s Sake: Faith in Jesus will save you

It is HOT outside! As I am writing this it is 94 degrees Fahrenheit, or “foreign-heat,” as a beloved Canadian comedian once coined.

Canada is on the metric system, so my family would be complaining that it is a sweltering 35 degrees Celsius, which, I think you would agree, sounds more tolerable.


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Jun 27, 2022

Brian Out Loud

Four years. It just doesn’t seem possible.

But, yes, it really has been that long since DJ Deas, a promising young athlete who seemingly had the world at his fingertips, died by suicide shortly after the end of the school year.


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Jun 21, 2022

For God’s Sake: Trust in what God has provided for redemption

Recently, I found myself in an uncomfortable situation; I was in the men’s section of a local department store buying pants.

In my mind, I am still that young man whose leg length is greater than his waist girth. So, I head to the changing room with two pairs of pants, one pair that agrees with my illusion, the other that I know I am going to purchase.


Jun 21, 2022

Out and About

Thankfully the Garcon Point Bridge toll has finally been reduced to as low as $2.30 per trip versus $5 per trip.

Another bonus is that the tolls collected on the Garcon Point Bridge will remain in Florida instead of to an out-of-state bond.


Jun 21, 2022

More government taking money

We currently have a Federal government that makes laws and collects money, we have a State government that makes laws and collects money, we have a County government that makes laws and collect money and for some of us, a Home Owners Association that makes laws and collects money.

Jun 21, 2022

Rep. Matt Gaetz slams Democrat efforts to stripAmericans of Second Amendment rights

On June 8, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) debated the provisions of H.R. 7910, the “Protect Our Children Act” on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Gaetz objected to the legislation as a misguided and ineffective assault on the Second Amendment, specifically taking issue with raising the age to buy a rifle from 18- to 21-year-old.


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Jun 21, 2022

Brian Out Loud

I came across a blank Father’s Day card the other day while cleaning off my desk at home.

I can’t tell you when I bought it or why it was never sent. Perhaps it was an extra card that I planned to send out for Father’s Day down the road.