Hillsborough Directs CARES $$ to Billionaires

    By Scott Myers, Contributor John Lewis, a true American hero, said “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up.” You have to say something; you have to do something.” So I’m doing my little bit about something very wrong. …

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Recruiting Poll Workers Will Thwart Trump’s Fraud Claims

    By Steve Rosenfeld, Editor, Voting Booth In 2000, Ion Sancho had a front-row seat to the partisan mayhem and legal posturing surrounding Florida’s presidential recount. The Florida Supreme Court asked Sancho, then supervisor of elections in Florida’s capital, to be its technical adviser—second in charge—of overseeing the recount, …

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Your Taxes Will Promote MPO-IOC Transit Propaganda Deluge

  By Jim Bleyer Twitter? Check. Facebook? Check. Special website? Check. Electronic media? Check. Graphics and imagery? Check. Any and all means of messaging to promote Tampa-centric transit plans including light rail? Check. The federally-funded Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization hatched such a comprehensive propaganda plan in anticipation of the …

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Clueless Trump Should Be Rooting For Sweden

    By Scott Myers, Guest Contributor Regarding “Donnie Bone Spurs,” here is the key consideration: Trump knows that when he is no longer POTUS, there is a very high probability that he will subsequently be going to prison.  Therefore, every move he makes is to keep his evil ass …

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Jim Davison to Challenge County Commissioner Pat Kemp

    By Jim Bleyer Jim Davison, a conservative activist and emergency room physician, is expected to file papers this week for the Hillsborough County Commission District 6 seat held by Pat Kemp. The heavyweight matchup promises to be a referendum on countywide transportation which has been a fiasco for …

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Cooper Still Coaches While Franchise Value Decays

    By Jim Bleyer Would you reward an employee whose ineptitude cost you well over $100 million? Of course you wouldn’t but that’s precisely what Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik did when he extended coach Jon Cooper’s contract last March. Cooper’s contract with the Lightning was set to …

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Corporate Con Artist Jeff Vinik Gets Tax Break Intended for Poor

  By Jim Bleyer When Congress approved the creation of “opportunity zones” as part of Donald Trump’s 2017 tax code overhaul, it didn’t have half-billionaire Jeff Vinik in mind as the legislation’s sole beneficiary in downtown Tampa. But a cabal of enablers—Senator Rick Scott, former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, and …

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