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Articles by Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes and Bob Whitby

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Happytown | 9/3/2009 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

The deification of U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy began before his body was cold. So at this point there’s little we can add to the well-deserved accolades and hagiographies of the Lion of the Senat...[MORE]

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Happytown | 7/9/2009 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

What are you doing Saturday? Nothing? Then why not get naked with hundreds of your friends and neighbors? No, it’s not the world’s biggest key party. It’s an attempt at the world skinny-...[MORE]

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Happytown | 5/21/2009 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

From the Appearance of Impropriety Desk comes this piece of Seminole County fun: On May 8, county Democratic Party leader Chris Lomas filed an ethics complaint against her GOP counterpart, Ja...[MORE]

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Happytown | 3/19/2009 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Remember a couple of weeks ago when CNBC’s Rick Santelli called the poors “losers,” and patriotic Americans threw “tea parties” – like the Boston Tea Party, geddit? – to protest Maobama’s pla...[MORE]

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Happytown | 1/29/2009 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

“It all comes down to this roll. Roy Munson, a man-child with a dream to topple bowling giant Ernie McCracken. If he strikes, he’s the 1979 Odor-Eaters Champion. He’s got one foot in the frying ...[MORE]

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Happytown | 12/11/2008 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Been kind of a bad week for the Tribune Co., owners of our beloved Orlando Sentinel. In case you hadn’t heard, the company declared bankruptcy Dec. 8. To boil it down, the deal Trib dark ...[MORE]

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Happytown | 12/4/2008 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Has Orlando’s most in-your-face activist has finally gone too far for his handlers? According to a press release from the National Latino Officers Association, the Florida State ACLU is mov...[MORE]

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Happytown | 11/27/2008 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Hey, UCF students: You’re about to pay a lot more for your edumacation! On Nov. 20, permatanned Gov. Charlie Crist announced that he was caving in to university presidents’ demands to jack...[MORE]

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Happytown | 9/4/2008 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Though we have officially declared a moratorium on writing about the scolds at the locally based Liberty Counsel – it’s not news when you’re morally outraged about everything – we’re going to hav...[MORE]

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Happytown | 8/14/2008 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

We were halfway to blackout, carelessly flipping channels on Wednesday night, when we stumbled across something that made us really uncomfortable. Way up the dial, on Spike TV – which we only wat...[MORE]

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Happytown | 8/30/2007 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

You liked him as a convicted felon; you loved him as the outspoken, media-hungry head of the ACLU Central Chapter; now get ready for George Crossley, on-air personality! Beginning Sept. 1, Crossl...[MORE]

We offer our short list of mayoral hopefuls and Southern Nights shuts its doors

Happytown | 3/17/2005 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Do we really need to be the ones to say it? OK, fine: Balls to Bill Frederick and his patrician attitude. By generously offering to take the reins at City Hall – no competition, please, because w...[MORE]

After a V-Day rally we leave drunken phone messages at SlackerTown, plus letters to Buddy

Happytown | 2/17/2005 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Some days in O-Town you get both the yin and the yang, the matter and anti-matter of an issue, if you will. Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, was such a day. It started out with a rally to strip gay people of...[MORE]

The (not-so) Great Wall of (Splendid) China comes down and legislator Dennis Baxley de-evolves

Happytown | 4/14/2005 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Time is running out for the Great Wall of China. If someone doesn't step forward soon, the sucker's gonna get bulldozed. All three vertical feet of it. (Which Great Wall did you think we were refe...[MORE]

We offer our short list of mayoral hopefuls and Southern Nights shuts its doors

Happytown | 3/17/2005 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Do we really need to be the ones to say it? OK, fine: Balls to Bill Frederick and his patrician attitude. By generously offering to take the reins at City Hall – no competition, please, because w...[MORE]

After a V-Day rally we leave drunken phone messages at SlackerTown, plus letters to Buddy

Happytown | 2/17/2005 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes, Bob Whitby

Some days in O-Town you get both the yin and the yang, the matter and anti-matter of an issue, if you will. Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, was such a day. It started out with a rally to strip gay people of...[MORE]

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