Nobody asked me, but --
. . .It is puzzling -- incredible -- that the respective sides in the recent political struggle in this country allowed as spokespersons a demented golliwog comedienne (not really funny), a screwball so-called documentary maker, and on the other side a toe sucker, a drug addict, a gambling addict and a hysterical woman. Go figure.
. . .As recent events in the NBA and at the South Carolina-Clemson wind-up football game show, you can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy in too many instances.
. . .Along those same lines, where the fans got involved in the NBA fracas, the solution is to stop serving alcohol at sports events. This must happen or the American spots scene will deteriorate into the madness that plagues soccer events in Europe.
. . .How come Christian bashing and dimunition rarely meets with any protest, but when any other group is attacked and/or slurred the protests and howling is deafening?
. . .One local official could be in frightfully deep doo-doo if accusations -- not yet made public -- turn out to be true or provable.
. . .The Big Paper obviously fell into a Spencerian error anent the Military Court of Honor in Largo's Central Park. Called it an "eyesore." Obviously a case of reporting without investigation. An eyesore it is not.
. . .Kudos to Bert Cutler, Belleair Beach council member, who has courageously presented the facts on how his little city could save up to $300,000 by contracting with the sheriff for police service. Also, Mr. Bert has cut back to something that makes sense on what was once a grandiose new city hall scheme.
. . .There will be a rip-roaring fight over any plans to tear down the Belleview-Biltmore and build condos, plus cover its golf course on Indian Rocks Road with housing. But then, reality impends -- Belleair can use a bigger tax base and more wampum and city fathers there will be all for tearing down the old nostalgia.
. . .Whatever became of Evonne Goolagong?
. . .One wonders what one local high-ranking official takes seriously -- if anything.
. . .How in tarnation can anyone question the acts of a man in combat for shooting what is obviously an enemy? What happened to the "shoot first, ask questions later" approach? Take it from me, when your kiester is on the line, you shoot first and devil take the hindmost.
. . .In the unfolding Belleview-Biltmore Hotel story, the Big Paper couldn't make up its mind as to what to call the venerable building -- sometimes, on second reference, it was the Biltmore, other times the Belleview.
. . .Some folks in Largo get uncomfortable and dodgy when probing questions are asked over the spending of taxpayer funds.
. . .It will be interesting what course the Pinellas Suncoast Fire & Rescue commission (otherwise known as "the four stooges and a new guy") will take after the overwhelming defeat of its money-raising referendum. A thorough shakeup of policy is in order.
. . .Gary Shelton, BP columnist, had it right on Steve Spurrier and Florida. When AD Jeremy Foley and Bernie Machen, UF prez, didn't react with welcoming arms and immediately re-install SOS, the ole ball coach said baloney. Spurrier wasn't about to fill out an application.
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