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Mitch Perry Report for 8.3.15 — Forget Thursday. 14 GOP prez candidates debate tonight in NH

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Happy Monday, which, if you live or work in Tampa, means another perilous morning for actually driving your car, as it’s raining hard once again as I write this (6:18 a.m.). This weekend’s storms and floods indicate that Tampa may never become the major city it aspires to; though there are plans to raise taxes to pay for stormwater projects this year, the conventional wisdom laid down by geologists and past and present mayors of Tampa is that the way that the…

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Creative Loafing draws correlation to Pier petition and blue recycling bins

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SaintPetersblog has provided tireless coverage of St. Pete’s impending apocalyptic curbside recycling rollout. I say apocalyptic because you’d think the city was delivering nuclear waste to residents’ driveways and front yards. Emails collected showed numerous complaints to city officials regarding the recycling bins’ size, color, location, weight, roll-ability, cost and overall forceful nature from which they magically appeared. We’ve reported on the details – where do you put them? When do they get picked up? Why can’t they go in…

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Lesson in logic: Bob Buckhorn’s Chicago smack talk is OK because it’s not as bad as Hulk Hogan’s

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn doesn’t know “smack talking” like Hulk Hogan, apparently. In a Facebook post Wednesday morning Buckhorn shared a Tampa Bay Times article about Hulk Hogan’s verbal and social media rivalry with Chicago wrestler CM Punk over the Lightning showdown with the Blackhawks. “Now this is some smack talking,” Buckhorn wrote. “Careful though some bloggers may actually think they are serious.” Buckhorn is likely referring either to me or Creative Loafing’s Kate Bradshaw or both. Bradshaw first called…

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Creative Loafing noshes on Rick Scott’s ‘word salad’

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Some people get their news from an old-fashioned paper while drinking a cup of coffee in the morning. Some wait until the evening to catch the local TV news. Others peruse social media randomly and consume current events one headline at a time. And then there are Creative Loafing readers. These are a bunch typically in the know. They’ve probably gotten the gist of the day’s most important news from somewhere else. So, why do they head over to CL…

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Over lunch, Rick Kriseman tells me he’ll be endorsing Patrick Murphy, will seek re-election

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Last December, I bid on a charity auction item from Creative Loafing (benefiting The Children’s Home) to enjoy lunch with Mayor Rick Kriseman. $172.50 later, Mayor Kriseman, CL Publisher David Warner, CL News & Politics Editor Kate Bradshaw, The Children’s Home’s Irene Rickus, and I sat down today for a delicious, albeit heavy, lunch at Sylvia’s in the heart of St. Petersburg Midtown. The conversation was good-spirited and wide-ranging, shifting from Mayor Kriseman’s work with guide dogs to an appraisal of Tampa’s burgeoning restaurant…

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