Nobody asked me, but --
. . .Does that wind we had the evening of April 7 count as a hurricane? It was as strong as the tail end of stuff we got hit with last September. As my learned friend says, "Thank God we don't get hurricanes here on the west coast."
. . .A tip of the old Stetson to Carol Stricklin, Largo's assistant community development director. Talk about sharp, she gives presentations that are the quintessence of professionalism and knows her material cold.
. . .No question that John Paul II will be recorded as a signficant historical figure of the first magnitude. He helped bring down the Soviet Union, brought faiths together, put a human imprint on his august office. All this while he was presiding over a church crumbling into ruin and failed to protect children from homosexual rapist priests; instead, he promoted the archcriminal Bernard Law to a cushy Vatican job.
. . .Why oversight is needed -- Halliburton Company charged the U.S. government for 28,000 meals in Iraq; 14,000 were actually consumed. Halliburton is the company Vice President Dick Cheney doesn't have anything to with.
. . .Baseball 2005 has opened and some are still ooohing and aaahing over Curt Schilling's pitching last year with an injured ankle (remember the bloody sock?). Big deal. A minor surgical technique was used. Anyone ever hear of what football players go through in playing hurt?
. . .Whatever became of Art Deegan?
. . .Can't beat this for monstrous -- Bernard Law, the archcriminal who consciously covered up the priests rape of boys racket in Boston, was one of those voting for the new pope. The Vatican gets hung up on all kinds of sex issues, but the homosexual rape of children doesn't make them bat an eyelash.
. . .Contrary to everything you've heard on the subject, in Largo ignorance of the law is an excuse for elected officials and hired hands. Election laws in the latest go-round were violated right and left.
. . .What's wrong with this picture? Largo pays a part time city attorney $103,000 a year and the guy is collecting big bucks on a part time basis for Safety Harbor, the PSTA and maybe other tax supported entities. Plus, if any litigation pops up, it is shoveled to his law firm. Nice deal, hey?
. . .The report that Clearwater's Library director left for Atlanta and a job there because he could not find a parking space at the Clearwater Library is a dirty lie, a mere rumor.
. . .Records show that one local legal beagle may have hornswoggled an elderly man in a real estate deal to the tune of very hefty moolah.
. . .The joker who did the continuous, non-stop around the world flight was nothing but a publicity hound. This event advanced nothing and meant nothing. If this clown had gone down in the Pacific, the government would have spent a million or two dollars searching for him.
. . .How long are baseball fans in our environs going to put up with the buckety-buckety mishandling of the Devil Rays by Vince Naimoli? This guy is a disaster who is deliberately turning the team into a modern day version of the St. Louis Browns. He will be lucky if Lou Piniella doesn't go berserk one day (God forbid) and take a bung starter to Naimoli's skull.
. . .In case you haven't noticed, more unrest and seething trouble in Clearwater city hall. (Plus ca change, plus le meme chose.)
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