Pensacola Blues

Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. greginak says:

    Well if the dogs were entering someones house without a warrant then fire away i say.Report

  2. krogerfoot says:

    We were talking on another thread about Pensacola and what an awful, awful place it was. I believe someone felt this was incorrect and was about to defend the place’s charms, but I missed that counterpoint.Report

    • Will Truman in reply to krogerfoot says:

      I stand by what I said: Pensacola is awesome. Its sheriff’s department needs an overhaul, however…Less oppressive heat would be cool. And seriously, why is Gulf Beach “Highway” only two lanes? That makes no sense.

      But other than that…Report

      • Brandon Berg in reply to Will Truman says:

        The so-called “Great Highway” bidding the beach in San Francisco is only four lanes. If a great highway can have four lanes, a regular highway can have two.

        Historically, the term was used to distinguish land roads from waterways, rather than to imply anything about bandwidth.Report

      • Brandon Berg in reply to Will Truman says:

        Bordering, not bidding.

        Our it could just be that even the roads are deviants in San Francisco.Report

      • Kazzy in reply to Will Truman says:

        So what IS so great about the place?Report

      • Hmmmm. Access to nice beaches?Report

      • Chris in reply to Will Truman says:

        Nice beaches, with waves that actually allow a bit of surfing (unlike most of the gulf coast), plus nice people when they’re not in uniform and shooting at you while you’re just standing in your own driveway.Report

      • krogerfoot in reply to Will Truman says:

        Pensacola is great because of its beaches? Beautiful white-sand beaches stretch for at least a hundred miles on either side of Pensacola, with the added charm of not being in Pensacola. I’m not trying to be petulant here—I’m really curious to hear a reason not to hate that place.

        I may be biased, having had to live nearby. Of the many unlovely places in which it’s been my fortune to have wasted my life, Pensacola really stands out. Maybe it’s a great place to visit.Report

  3. Damon says:

    Don’t see why you’re dumping on Pensacola. Unjustified shootings like this take place all over the country and cops routinely kill animals (even those posting no threat).Report

  4. Mike Schilling says:

    The deputies came to Middleton’s house around 2:42 a.m. after a neighbor saw him reaching into the car and called 911.

    I’m having a hard time picturing this. Just how long was he rummaging around inside the car looking for those cigarettes?Report

    • morat20 in reply to Mike Schilling says:

      Why would you call 911 to report someone reaching into their own car? Or any car in his own driveway?

      If a guy was reaching into MY car or a car in MY driveway, I’d call 911 if I didn’t know him. But who is up at 2:00 AM calling the cops on the goings-on in other people’s cars and driveways? And why?Report

      • Mike Schilling in reply to morat20 says:

        Like I said, I can’t add up what we know and come out with anything that makes sense. Can we pretend he’s a dead black teenager and speculate wildly?Report

      • morat20 in reply to morat20 says:

        I’ll tell you one thing — I’m not a fan of Michael Moore, but the one thing he is dead right on is that American has — and heavily promotes — a culture of fear.

        One only has to watch the teasers for network or local news (“Are there child predators driving your kids school bus? Are you being poisoned at lunch by your Starbucks coffee? Stay tuned to find out at 11:00” (answer: no)).

        Summer of the shark and whatnot.

        Whatever prompted this bit of stupidity is unknown, but I know a lot of flat-out terrified folks who have literally nothing to be scared of. They’d be the sorts to call 911 because seeing some guy digging around in a car at 2:00 AM could only be a burglar, a rapist, or a murderer. No other possibility.Report

  5. Murali says:

    Pensacola… Isn’t it some kind of carbonated beverage?Report