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Tampa mayoral candidate Dick Greco's experience makes lapse in judgment more unnerving

Tampa mayoral candidate Dick Greco created quite a buzz comparing a 1967 riot to a panty raid. While some expressed dismay about racial insensitivity, that's not the biggest issue.

Greco possesses a strong track record on race relations and has apologized for the comment, but residents should be concerned about the lapse in judgment from such an experienced politician. For now, Greco can weather this storm, but a few more slip-ups will erode his support. …

Gov. Rick Scott has set his budget-cutting plan in motion, but a property tax cut with the state facing a $4 billion budget shortfall may prove unwise.

Government needs more efficiency, but why threaten the progress of our education system and impair needed services for a return of only $2.58 per week for the average household? Scott may think he can realize change only by being extreme, but he needs to slow down. …

Hillsborough County celebrated its oldest African-American businesses Friday for Black History Month — nearly 400 combined years of service.

But what new businesses will we celebrate 50 years from now? Tampa Bay must foster a welcoming environment for new entrepreneurs of all colors. …

Seen on a T-shirt: I like poetry, long walks on the beach and poking dead things with a stick. …

If billionaires and millionaires can't agree on how to divide up billions and there's no NFL season next year, fans might give up on the league forever.

But it is the NFL. …

Some couples may enjoy a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day, but if you live in St. Petersburg head to the new Taco Bus on Central Avenue. Nothing says love like a carne asada burrito.

That's all I'm saying.

Tampa mayoral candidate Dick Greco's experience makes lapse in judgment more unnerving 02/13/11 [Last modified: Sunday, February 13, 2011 8:59pm]
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