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The problem with the Times’ coverage of the mayoral race…

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…can be found in the dichotomy of opinion between Adam Smith’s and Cristina Silva’s reporting from last night’s mayoral forum. Smith, the veteran reporter, tweeted last night: “Frustrating watching SP mayor forums. 8 bright to vry bright cands, nobody rlly stnding out or saying anything unpredictable. Adds up 2 mush.” On the other hand, Silva writes the article “St. Petersburg mayoral candidates dig into substantive issues.” So which is it…mush or substantive?

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Bill Foster’s thinking has evolved

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My biggest objection to Bill Foster’s candidacy is the possibility of him injecting his religious beliefs into his governing of the city. I’ve been highly critical of the now infamous letter Foster wrote in which he blames Darwin and Evolution for the rise of Hitler and the events at Columbine. I’ve also been critical of Foster’s stance on gay rights, specifically his opposition to gay marriage. All of that said, Foster’s worldview is beginning to evolve. The first indication of…

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10 things I think I think about today’s paper

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Isn’t it quaint to even say ‘today’s paper’ when some the Times’ best content isn’t even in the paper, but online. 10 things I think I think about today’s paper. 1. My brief post on Wednesday about Bill Maxwell retiring turned out to be spot-on. I spoke with Bill several times when he dined at Parkshore Grill and found him to be a true gentleman. However, I don’t know if I will miss his writing much, as it has become…

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First post-Ticketgate mayoral forum tonite

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The MLK Business District will host a social with mayoral candidates on May 14. Each candidate will have three minutes to discuss his or her candidacy; the order of speakers will be determined by random drawing. At Sushi Rock Grill, 5:30-7:00.    

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Mayoral forum at Parkshore

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About fifty or so residents of the waterfront condominium community attended a forum for the six major mayoral candidates on Thursday at the Parkshore building. Unfortunately, I am already disgusted with these forums, and I have only been to two of them. Most of my disgust originates with Kathleen Ford, who reminds me of a pit bull choking against its own leash. She sooooo wants to break loose and tear into the closest piece of flesh. Groooowwwwllll, securities lending, bark,…

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