Nobody asked me, but --
. . .It is unconscionable, let alone absolutely ridiculous, that high school kids have classes that begin at 7 a.m. If this is not prima facie evidence of the complete incompetence of school authorities (piled on the total debacle of bus safety) what more is needed? School board members and the superintendent ought to be required to be on hand at 7 a.m. to greet the high schoolers.
. . .For the working stiffs out there who want to look at a guy making $155 an hour, tune into Largo Charter Review Committee meetings and check out the lawyer, Alan Zimmet. He’s getting that in addition to the $2,000-plus a week he gets as Largo’s part-time city lawyer. Not bad, hey?
. . .One local pol who is also a real estate salesperson advertises in listings in Belleair Beach “private police force!” “private beaches!” Neither is true, of course.
. . .One of the great fallouts from the recent unpleasantness on the northern Gulf coast that created great entertainment was the “blame game” -- one of our wonderful spectator sports. Also the scams that are based on the misery of others. Next will come how so much billions in aid money was misused, disappeared, etc.
. . .Is there a sadder or more weasely piece of humanity than Scott McClellan, the White House press secretary?
. . .Amazingly, the mayor of Clearwater and members of the City Council are not easily accessible by e-mail. They are hidden, as it were, behind a bureaucratic screen (unlike fellow politicos in Largo, who are highly accessible).
. . .On hand to personally capitalize on the New Orleans tragedy were Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (stoking the fires of racist strife -- of course), Bill Frist the famous doctor-senator who is skilled at making diagnoses of patients he hasn’t seen while standing on the Senate floor (and denying same when he is found to be woefully wrong) and Geraldo Rivera, doing his job as correspondent, but getting key facts wrong (as usual). Senor Rivera referred to the “Berlin airlift,” which didn’t involve helicopters but cargo planes and did not take place in the Kennedy administration but during the tenure of the sainted Harry Truman.
. . .What’s so surprising about the looting in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina? Happens all the time in this country. There is an element of our society that thinks it is entitled to loot and pillage when there is a distraction.
. . .The Devil Rays were on fire after the All-Star break and wreaked havoc among teams vying for playoff spots. But umpires, a crooked lot, made calls against the Rays when a contender was involved. The most outrageous example came in Boston August 30 when Ed Montague, a blatant thief, cost the Rays the game with obvious bad calls. The moronic Sox fans loved it.
. . .Reports that Alan Zimmett was seen dancing at a local night spot with Steve Stanton is a mere rumor. Just not true at all.
. . .On the other hand, yes, that was Mayor Bob Jackson tripping the light fantastic with the beautiful Lucille, his BW of many years.
. . .Whatever became of Paul Marino?
. . .Largo City Manager Steve Stanton back from a stint at Hahvud -- thank heavens he did not pick up any tinge of that dreadful Boston accent.
. . .Cronyism is still rife in Largo. It’s the old “who you know game.” Came into play with the latest big project in the city. Got a friend in city hall? Use him.
. . .Once again, in early August, we had all the boo-hooing and blubbering on the anniversary of dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What nonsense. Those folks brought it on themselves and the conduct of Japan in China in the 1930s and toward our guys after Bataan don’t leave much room for sympathy. Anyone who has regrets or criticism of it either wasn’t around at that time or was on the enemy’s side.
. . .Anyone here know what a wigger is?
. . .Big bucks and fame notwithstanding, trailer trash is trailer trash, as immutable as the locations of the rising and setting of the sun.
. . .At least two other women in this country went missing (like Natalie Holloway) but not a word on TV could get in sideways on the obsessive Holloway coverage. Of course, they weren’t white, 18 and related to skillful people who know how to get publicity.
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