Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Sen. Marco Rubio shows leadership on immigration proposal

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Some of the tea party followers have found fault with Sen. Marco Rubio's immigration reform proposals, and a few have even called him a sellout.

But Rubio has shown leadership, reaching across the aisle and explaining his proposal to conservative thought leaders to build initial support on both sides. Tea party faithful have to evolve to remain relevant. Take it from Henry Kelley of the Florida Tea Party Network, who says it's time to look beyond the "round them up and throw them out" perspective. …

I don't know if the gun industry would ever admit this, but they sure have sold a lot of guns since President Barack Obama got into office. In Florida, records were set in 2008 and 2012. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Embarrassing My Children: A Full-Time Occupation. …

I drove down Safety Harbor's quaint Main Street the other night and nabbed some good pulled pork at Brady's Backyard BBQ. Also heard a nice rock trio led by Peter Grace. As I made my way back to the Courtney Campbell Parkway by winding down the other Bayshore Boulevard, I started channeling the Eagles' Peaceful, Easy Feeling, and wondering why more people don't boast about Safety Harbor. Right about now, Safety Harbor residents are saying, "Shhh, you're letting the secret out." …

The Clearwater Arts Alliance will "Rock the Arts" at 8 p.m. Saturday at Gasoline Alley, 14042 66th St. N in Largo. The classic rock concert will benefit local arts initiatives. …

Junior Achievement USA recognized Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay as the top JA franchise last week. No surprise. My daughter still raves about her BizTown experience. …

That's all I'm saying.

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