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Pinellas FL Election Supervisor Puts Sample Ballots In Newspaper

Sample Primary Midterm Ballot Pinellas

Pinellas County FL, Elections Supervisor Deborah Clark did not mail sample ballots out for the Midterm Election on 11/06/18. She instead put sample ballots into our local newspaper. Just who reads the newspaper these days? 🙄 With only 27 days until the primary election, and not receiving a sample midterm ballot in the mail, i gave our local office a call. I requested the election supervisor send me one. After being put on hold i was asked my name and…
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Memories Of St. Pete’s John 316 Cook Street Evangelist

John 316 Cook and Magical Marissa

Growing up in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida I remember John 316 ‘Soup Soap and Hope” Cook. Cook was a Street Evangelist preaching the gospel and helping St. Pete’s many homeless people get by. A heavenly man on a mission! 😉 Cook’s many old flop houses in down-down St. Pete were painted Red White and Blue and were a sight to see. They all had ‘John 316 Soup Soap & Hope’ signs over the front doors. Cook had built his empire…
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Donald J Trump A President We Can Depend On If Irma Comes Knocking

Hurricane Irma Storm Track 09/06/17

Watching the advisories about hurricane Irma that might hit Florida this weekend. It’s comforting to know Donald J Trump is ready to send government help! I sat and watched his responses when hurricane Harvey devastated Texas. We couldn’t ask for better coordination from government agency’s from Donald J Trump coordinating with FEMA and Texas officials. So as Hurricane Irma takes aim at Florida he reassures us through Twitter that he’s on the job assisting Florida governor Rick Scott declaring Florida…
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Polk Sheriff Grady Judd Bans Sex Offenders From Hurricane Shelters

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has warned sex offenders they face arrest if they seek shelter as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida. If you go to a shelter for Hurricane Irma, be advised: sworn LEOs will be at every shelter, checking IDs. Sex offenders and predators will not be allowed, tweeted Judd. If you go to a shelter for #Irma, be advised: sworn LEOs will be at every shelter, checking IDs. Sex offenders/predators will not be allowed — Polk County Sheriff…
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Living Near MacDill AFB Tampa Bay With World War Three Looming

MacDill Air Force Base Tampa Bay

Living near MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Bay Florida is a scary feeling. With World War Three looming, MacDill AFB is a sure Nuclear missile target! While crazy Kim Jong-un’s missiles probably couldn’t reach this far, Russia’s certainly could. We hope and pray for better relationships between U.S.A and Russia. The host unit at MacDill AFB is the 6th Air Mobility Wing (6 AMW), which is subordinate to Air Mobility Command’s 18th Air Force. In addition to operating KC-135R…
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Popular Start Over Feature Removed From Spectrum Cable TV

charter spectrum start over feature removed

Since Bright House Networks merged with Spectrum AKA Charter, we have confirmed their “Start Over” feature has been removed. Start Over is a very popular feature that we use a lot. It’s especially appreciated in the morning if we’re late for the morning news. Just select start over from the menu and walla.. Update 12/13/18: We cut the cable and switched to YouTube TV. See this post for further details. Last week we discovered this feature was not working. The…
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Tampa Bay Times Flip Flops On FL AG Pam Bondi

TBT Flip Flop Pam Bondi Trump Transition Team

Back in October Tampa Bay Times (TBT) columnist John Romano published a stinging article about Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi because she supported Donald J Trump for president. Tampa Bay Times, formerly St. Pete Times, has since Flip Flopped after Bondi was appointed the top member of President elect Donald Trump’s transition team. Yesterday TBT published this article congratulating Bondi for being picked to be on president Trump’s transaction team. Attorney General Pam Bondi was named today as a member…
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Florida EDO Email Requests DOB And County Of Residence

Florida EDO Voter Fraud Alert

This suspected highly fraudulent email from Florida EDO landed in our inbox recently. It wreaks of voter registration fraud. This email is purposed to come from Donald J Trump but coming from an insecure Gmail account, we doubt it is authentic. Email from “Florida EDO” [email protected] requesting voters reply with their Date Of Birth and County of residence. Voter registration fraud is already being reported by TV8 Tampa Bay. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Voting, choosing those who will represent…
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Preparing For Massive Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew Location Map

Hurricane Matthew is a huge Category 4 Hurricane, and is nearly as bad as they get. Matthew will take your life if you ignore evacuation warnings. Being a lifelong Floridian, trust me when i say a hurricane of this size can be deadly! Hopefully it stays far away from the Tampa Bay area where i live. As of this posting Matthew is here: LOCATION…21.5N 74.9W ABOUT 45 MI…85 KM ENE OF CABO LUCRECIA CUBA ABOUT 115 MI…185 KM S OF…
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Tampa Bay Red Light Camera Locations

Tampa Bay Area Red Light Camera Locations

Here is an interactive map of Tampa Bay Area Red Light Camera Locations. If there are other red light cams in this area not on this map. Please leave there location and fine amount (if known) in a comment below. Be alert and drive safely – the life you save – just might be your own! Google Earth web browser plugin is required to view location-pins and street view, zoom, etc. Red Light Cams in the local Tampa Bay News….
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Tampa Bay Auto Fair Collector Car Show 2000

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Auto Fair 2000 At Tampa Fairgrounds Starring “The Mayor” Joe Perrin! Hello, my name is Joe Perrin. I am also called the “Mayor.” Its my job to keep the rest of this bunch in order. We had a great time.. Lots of Cars, Women & Booze! And of course we all have hangovers and Sunburns! Whatever happened to the good old days? Joe Perrin passed away in 2014. May god bless him. I’m sure he is having a blast in…
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