Nobody asked me, but -
. . . news:What gives? There is virtually no news about Largo (which is a boiling and bubbling cauldron of happenings, folks) in the Big Paper and now the little tabloid (known as the "paper that tried") has no news either. The BP owns the little guy which is top heavy with executives but light everywhere else.
. . . If you offend black folks you apologize to the Revs. Jesse Jackson or (Lord, help us) Al Sharpton. Big question - who do you apologize to you if you insult a white folk?
. . . Our clever friend observes - "Congressman Duncan Hunter said he is thinking about running for president in 2008 and has put together an exploratory committee. The committee's first job is to figure out "Who the heck is Duncan Hunter?"
. . . A TV program seen around here is something called "Judge Judy." It is important for you to know that courtrooms are nothing like what is portrayed on this program. If any real judge acted like this woman judge does, they would be removed immediately. Furthermore, if you have ever heard the term "yenta," tune in and you will see exactly what a yenta is. What a disservice to every group this woman represents.
. . . Some folks are wondering why one local board of elected officials take abuse from one of their hired hands and how long they will continue to be treated like a bunch of mushrooms. Also, why do some among them circle the wagons and protect the city manager if a perceived threat to him looms - do they represent him or the people?
. . . Gloria Allred, the supreme vulture, is representing the two individuals who were insulted by that clown who used to be on Seinfeld (a program I never watched - to my credit). If these guys are paying her, it is a rip off. There is no cause of action in insulting someone. And it is laughable to think the target of the insults suffer pain from a word that is commonly used among people in their particular group. What nonsense.
. . . I did a story last summer on Dr. Matt Licht who saved a dog belonging to my friend Nancy Moreno of Belleair Beach. Licht has struck again in a most admirable way. Jose and Mirtha Coppen have nominated Licht for sainthood after Licht, who runs the IRB Animal Hospital, saved their beloved cat, Princess. Licht obviously is top grade.
. . . One local city clerk is not cooperative and forthcoming in supplying information, we understand. She might do well to carefully review Florida's Public Records Law. Fooling with this and being obtuse could lead to big trouble.
. . . Good and bad baseball news - the good news is that the commissioner, Bud Selig (an idiot) is going to step down; the bad news is that it won't be for three years.
. . . With a disaster on its hands at the beach, and a downtown that is going nowhere fast in fits and starts, Clearwater's all-thumbs administration is "going back to the basics." After all these years, now the goal is to try to "learn the ABC's." Whew!
. . . All of which calls up the definition of ineptitude which was demonstrated a few years ago by the mayor in an attempt to throw out the first pitch opening baseball season. Many have still not recovered from that debacle and some are still hanging from the ropes, convulsed with laughter that will not stop.
. . . It was wonderful to see Martin Gramatica, late of the Bucs, kick that field goal with six seconds left to give the Cowboys victory over the New York Giants. Nobody celebrates like that little guy and he really needed the boost. Hurray!
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