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Here’s why Rick Baker’s latest ads are so awful

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How awful are mayoral candidate Rick Baker‘s new television ads? They’re so awful that the Rick Kriseman campaign is paying to sponsor a post on Facebook that essentially promotes them.

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Toast to the Bay/Dump into the Bay: Gulfport incumbents and Uhuru

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Toast to the Bay: Gulfport incumbents  Candidates for the Gulfport municipal election March 15 got one chance to debate in front of voters ahead of the election next month. As such, performance was key. Two incumbents are facing challengers, Mayor Sam Henderson and Council member Dan Liedtke. Barbara Banno and April Thanos are running to unseat them. As challengers, the two have a heavier burden in wooing voters. Both failed to do that last night. As we wrote following the…

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High wind advisory moves Rick Kriseman’s State of the City to Palladium

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The sun won’t be shining on St. Pete City Hall on Saturday for the Mayor’s State of the City address. St. Pete Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin recently praised her boss, Mayor Rick Kriseman, for waiting until the last minute the day of his inauguration to decide whether or not to move his event inside. Ultimately the sun came out for Kriseman, whose city slogan involves lots of sunny rays and includes modern versions of songs all things sunshine. Well, he’s…

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Here’s what’s open and what’s not this Veteran’s Day

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Veteran’s Day is Wednesday, which obviously means we should all thank a vet. But it also means a bunch of stuff is closed in observation of our nation’s heroes. So, to make it a little easier, here’s a run-down of what is and isn’t closed in St. Pete. City Hall and other government facilities including the Municipal Services Center will be closed. So, if you need to pay a water bill or parking ticket in person, do it Monday or…

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Larry Ahern has his panties in a bunch over gay pride trumping pro-life at City Hall

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Last year, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said he would be proudly flying the St. Pete Pride flag above City Hall in all its ostentatious, rainbowed glory. He says he would do so to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. Kriseman’s decision is not sitting well with some people According to state Rep. Larry Ahern, some 20 people have emailed Kriseman asking to also fly a pro-life flag over City Hall. “Mayor Rick Kriesman (sic) refuses to respond to over twenty requests…

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Rumors circulating around City Hall: Where has Go Davis gone?

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It is the question flying around City Hall, Midtown, the Municipal Services Building and the rest of the city government: Where is Goliath Davis? Since first missing a staff meeting on Monday, Davis has been MIA from City Hall. Not that he has to report to any  gossiping city staffer, or to me for that matter, but no one — and I mean, no one, has seen Davis in several days. Rumors and questions are swirling as the number of…

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In the wake of the police raid on the Bottoms to the Top club, one thing is clear: Bill Foster sure is a sanctimonious SOB

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What a sanctimonious son-of-a-bitch! Damn right I am talking about Bill Foster, who has so little to show for his five months on the job that he found it necessary to stand outside the Bottom to the Top club on Friday, as it was being raided by the police. With arms crossed in righteous indignation, Foster is reported to have said: “That is a nasty place inside. Nothing good happens inside those walls. Quite frankly, these places aren’t welcome in St.…

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