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Mitch Perry Report for 3.21.16 — Trying to get with “The Program”

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Good morning, and welcome to the first full day of spring 2016. While ESPN was being trashed via Twitter for hailing Fidel Castro‘s “love of sports,” American fans were absorbed in watching the college basketball playoffs, where we’re now down to the Sweet 16 in what is also known as “March Madness,” a/k/a “The Final Four,” and a/k/a “a lot of overrated basketball,” if you ask me. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament can still thrill on occasion, but it’s a far…

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Democrats wear bracelets as new form of protest against Arizona immigration law

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Opinion Matters reports that top Democrats were spotted wearing Arizona Anti-Immigration Law bracelets during Mexican President Calderon’s speech where he vehemently criticized Arizona’s new law. As part of his general boycott of Arizona — which includes his refusal to fly through Phoenix on his weekly trips to and from Washington — Baca, D-Rialto, is distributing wristbands inspired by the Lance Armstrong LiveSTRONG craze. Baca put in an order for 2,500 of his version, which will be red, yellow and blue…

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10 things I think I think about the latest campaign fundraising reports

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1. I was one of the first to call for the City Clerk to post the Campaign Treasurer reports online, and while I appreciate the initial effort to post PDFs of the reports, the city needs to take the next step and create an accessible online database to see who’s giving what. Political Whore Wayne Garcia echoes this call in his cover story on how to fix Tampa Bay politics: “While we’re at it, how about better, more user-friendly interfaces…

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