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Mitch Perry Report for 10.18.16 — Amy Schumer not the 1st liberal comic to alienate her fans in Tampa

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Amy Schumer isn’t the only major comic whose liberal schtick ended up alienating some Tampa residents who coughed up big money for a night’s entertainment. In 2003 Bill Maher gave an eviscerating takedown of George W. Bush at the Straz Theatre (still known then simply as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center). It was just months after the “successful” invasion of Iraq. It was well before things went truly south for the U.S. and western forces there, and in our popular…

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In Tampa, retired Army General Stanley McChrystal says the U.S. isn’t in a position to fix Syrian situation

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Retired General Stanley McChrystal said if the Islamic State could be effectively blown away tomorrow, the world’s problems in the Middle East would not be immediately solved. “There’s a temptation today to simplify things,” the retired Army general told a crowd of several hundred people who gathered to hear him speak at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Monday afternoon. He mocked the notion made by Donald Trump (though not by name) that the U.S. could just “bash them and we’re going to bomb…

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