Nobody asked me, but --
. . .If the mini-storm on the Labor Day weekend caused as much havoc and confusion as reports have it, God help us if we ever get hit with a real hurricane.
. . .Joe Morgan (ESPN) is the best baseball broadcaster I have ever heard. Joe Morgan -- the best.
. . .They question scars who never bore a wound.
. . .The lagging Largo Library Foundation (far short of its $1.9 million goal after more than a year of sputtering effort) has reached the desperation stage. A "meet the artists" fund raiser is being held in October. Like, who cares?
. . .The words "It is my responsibility; I take the blame" have become a form of self-absolution. In other words, "I forgive myself, now let's move on."
. . .If Belleair Bluffs had its own police force, costing at the same per capita rate that the Belleair Beach police force costs taxpayers in that city, Bluffs taxpayers would pay more than $400,000 more than they now pay.
. . .One local elected official has shown himself to be a bully of the first magnitude. Unbelievable. Not good.
. . .The more tickets you write, the more you cut crime -- that's the anthem of one local police poohbah. He also believes wet streets cause rainstorms, we hear (har har dee har har).
. . .It is wrong to call the Korean fracas, 1950-53, a "no win war." That is patently untrue. The objective was to not allow North Korea to take over South Korea. That objective was accomplished. Thank you.
. . .The Largo City Commission needs to discourage folks who get up at citizen comments portion of its "on the road" work sessions and give commercial advertisements. Happened again in August at the Community Center.
. . .Given that most of the hurricane damage involves mobile homes, the obvious answer is to ban mobile homes. Most of the deaths in the recent nastiness involved vehicle accidents or heart attacks.
. . .One local burg pondered hard and long before coming up with $2,000 for the victims of the recent nastiness south of here (strictly chump change; about $1.20 for each inhabitant), yet many in the place don't even sneeze at shoving a 20 grand donation to a private group.
. . .As predicted here earlier, and borne out by the plethora of congressional hearings over 9/11, we are moving closer to an internal passport system (aufgabe, bitte; and a tip o' the hat to Adolf). It's going to happen.
. . .One character has impugned the budget set forth by his hamlet's mayor, wittingly or unwittingly. Reports on police expenditures are misleading, the gibberish went. Hello. The figures came straight out of the draft budget.
. . .The biggest joke of the year is the puny and weak opposition being raised against Jim Coats in his election bid for the Sheriff's Office. There probably isn't anyone else nearly as qualified in the country.
. . .It comes to our attention now that there is an international frisby competition. Can you believe it? Could anything be sillier or a bigger waste of time?
. . .Much talk about hurricanes around here. We didn't get one the weekend of August 13-15 and had only the fallout of another -- a tropical storm -- Labor Day weekend. But no hurricanes. The gal in the Big Paper had it right -- some storms but no direct hits. So let's not imagine us into anything that didn't happen. ‘Nuff said.
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