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Slug | 4/14/2010 | By Bob Whitby

So now we come to the final installment of this very, very occasional news column, which hasn’t seen print since November 2008, right after the election. Not continuing this thing on a (more) regular ...[MORE]

TOLD YOU SO

Slug | 12/11/2008 | By Bob Whitby

Regarding the venues: I told you so. It brings no joy to say it, but there it is. A quote from this column last January: “It’s impossible to overstate just how pie-in-the-sky Orlando’s finan...[MORE]

SLUG: Point: All is won. Counterpoint: No it isn't

Slug | 11/13/2008 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Bob Whitby

ALL IS WON Four years ago in this space, Weekly editor Bob Whitby and I penned columns on the meaning of the 2004 election, in which progressives and Democrats took a drubbing from George W. Bush...[MORE]

SLUG: Coming home to roost

Slug | 1/31/2008 | By Bob Whitby

Here’s how it could all fall apart: The good people of Peoria, Poughkeepsie, Pittsburgh and other American bergs that aren’t alliterative but are flattened by the recession decide tha...[MORE]

BUST TOWN, PART II

Slug | 9/20/2007 | By Bob Whitby

Interesting timing on the downtown venues deal. On July 27, mayors Buddy Dyer and Richard Crotty provided the taxpayers of Orange County with a stylish albatross to wear around their necks for th...[MORE]

BUST TOWN

Slug | 8/30/2007 | By Bob Whitby

If you read the Orlando Sentinel Sunday, Aug. 26, you know that the condo market is dead. If you’re sentient, you already knew it was dead, but the Sentinel is nothing if not oblivious and slow. ...[MORE]

MUCH WORSE THAN SPIN

Slug | 8/2/2007 | By Bob Whitby

We are about to spend $1.8 billion on downtown venues – don’t forget the interest – and you didn’t get a say in any of it. More to the point, it’s likely you didn’t even know very much about the dea...[MORE]

TOLD YOU SO, PART 2

Slug | 2/15/2007 | By Bob Whitby

At the risk of sounding petulant, we told you so. We told you so, we told you so, we told you so. Nah nah nah nah nah, nah. All this breathless coverage of Lou Pearlman’s crumbling empire you’v...[MORE]

FAUX POPULISM

Slug | 2/1/2007 | By Bob Whitby

How do you sell an unpopular idea? Simple. Gin up interest in it and hope it gains momentum. That’s the strategy behind the “grass-roots” organization recently formed to ram the idea of downtown’...[MORE]

IT'S NO SECRET

Slug | 10/12/2006 | By Bob Whitby

In our last episode about the woes of the Transportation Security Administration at Orlando International Airport, aka the people who keep crazy bastards from making a bomb out of hair spray and T...[MORE]

BLEW IT AGAIN

Slug | 10/5/2006 | By Bob Whitby

The more I think about this Mark Foley deal, the more angry I get. I’m not upset at the Republican hypocrisy of this sleazy situation; that’s to be expected. Anybody who really believes the GOP h...[MORE]

WHY THE OIA SCREENERS HATE THEIR JOBS

Slug | 9/21/2006 | By Bob Whitby

Editor’s note: Back in the misty recesses of time, this paper featured a news/ media/current events column called “Slug.” It was erudite, critically acclaimed and penned by brilliant writers who em...[MORE]

ALL IS LOST / NO IT ISN'T

Slug | 11/11/2004 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Bob Whitby

OK, so I'm officially over it. I've just read the 500th version of the same "Why we lost" or "Why they won" post-mortem on last week's election. And they all dance around the same themes: George W. Bu...[MORE]

BOGUS OUTRAGE

Slug | 8/26/2004 | By Jeffrey C. Billman

If you repeat a rumor enough times, people assume it's true. That's what's happening now, with allegations of voter intimidation surrounding the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation i...[MORE]

Pearlman's jihad

Slug | 7/29/2004 | By Jeffrey C. Billman

I could almost hear Lou Pearlman chortling — actually, I imagine it to be more like wheezing — as I read the July 21 Orlando Sentinel story “State clears Pearlman after modeling pro...[MORE]

THE BIG TY-KUHN

Slug | 6/24/2004 | By Jeffrey C. Billman

In a few months, Orlando Weekly will vacate the West Jefferson Street office we've called home for the last four years. It's a nice place, formerly the ABC Liquor warehouse, but the rent's outrageous....[MORE]

REAGAN AIN'T GOD

Slug | 6/10/2004 | By Jeffrey C. Billman

And so it begins. With Ronald Reagan's body barely cold, the quest for beatification has begun, propelled not just by the usual right-wing cadre, but by a media so unwilling to speak ill of the dead t...[MORE]

DYER'S BEST SHOT?

Slug | 6/3/2004 | By Jeffrey C. Billman

Two weeks ago, I broke the story that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was pursuing an investigation into allegations of absentee-ballot fraud in the March mayoral elections, despite contrary...[MORE]

Is Bush crazy?

Slug | 4/29/2004 | By Jeffrey C. Billman

Saturday, May 1, marks the one-year anniversary of George W. Bush's landing on an aircraft carrier, in full flight suit, and declaring an end to "major combat operations" in Iraq as a banner reading "...[MORE]

SLUG 1, LYNUM 0

Slug | 4/22/2004 | By Jeffrey C. Billman

Far be it from me to come off arrogant, but a Slug does have to pat itself on the back every now and again, especially if no other media outlet is willing to do it. I mean, hell, this is a market wher...[MORE]

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