Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. New Port Richey police investigating shooting that left one man wounded

    Public Safety

    NEW PORT RICHEY — A man was shot and wounded Saturday after police said he assaulted a restaurant employee.

  2. What to watch this week: 'Still Star-Crossed' on ABC, 'House of Cards' Season 5



    Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey in House of Cards Season 5.
  3. Rays call up Jose De Leon to add depth to bullpen tonight


    The Rays decided that after playing 15 innings Sunday they could use some depth and length in their bullpen after all and have decided to call up RHP Jose De Leon from Triple-A.

    RHP Erasmo Ramirez is still slated to start tonight, even after throwing 12 pitches to get the final three outs - and the save - in …

    The Rays have recalled Jose De Leon from Triple-A Durham.
  4. Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington


    ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald Trump expressed his nation's "boundless and undying" gratitude Monday to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind, hailing as heroes the hundreds of thousands buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

    President Donald Trump participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. [Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images]
  5. Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge, released

    Public Safety

    Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida, and spent nearly four hours in a county jail before he was released.

    Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.