Archive for November 20, 2008

Latest Florida Layoff Notices

U.S. Gypsum, 6825 Evergreen Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32208 to lay off 133.


It seems to be accelerating. For more information on layoffs in Florida, check here.

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Virginia, The State That Wanted to Invalidate Military Absentee Ballots, Now Crying About Moving a Carrier

WASHINGTON, DC — Discussing the Secretary of the Navy’s decision last week to move a nuclear carrier from Norfolk to Mayport, Florida Senator Bill Nelson said there had been some “sharp elbows” in the Virginia delegation during the discussions.

During a news conference Thursday morning, the Virginia delegation showed just how sharp the elbows were.

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was joined by Senators Jim Webb and John Warner, and Senator-elect Mark Warner, who is replacing the outgoing John Warner in the next Congress.

During the half-hour long conference, each of the four assailed the decision as being politically-based and unnecessary.

The harshest words came from Senator Webb. “We’re not going to lose this carrier,” he said in a terse reply to a question. The decision to move a carrier is “not supported by economic logic or strategic logic,” and is “ill-timed at the end of an administration.” Read the rest here.

I think they should relocate every military base from that state.

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