I've gotta give it up to the Tampa Bay Times today. The daily is chock full of important interesting stories, particularly on their front page this morning. For my money, the best is Alex Leary's story on Marco Rubio's so-called alternative bill to the Dream Act, which has a small problem with it.
It doesn't even exist.
That's right, the much-hyped alternative to the bill that would give undocumented youth the chance to go to a university here and possibly pave a pathway to full citizenship, though it's been discussed for months, has not been written as a bill. Why not? Because there's not sufficient GOP support for it? Lord knows there are plenty of bills written that ultimately don't pass.
Moving on: Last night in St. Pete, New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey just missed throwing a no-hitter against your Tampa Bay Rays. Although not the best pitching performance of the night (the Giants Matt Cain threw a perfect game in San Francisco), it was another great game by Dickey, the author of one of the best baseball memoirs (called Wherever I Wind Up) to come down the pike in a long time.
Oh, and I know Rays fans like my boss loath to hear this, but there's another story about the Rays lackluster attendance out today, from none other than the New York Times.
Speaking of the Tampa Bay Times, their editorial page today slams the Dept. of Homeland Security for not sharing their SAVE database that Governor Rick Scott has requested and is now suing about regarding the voting purge of noncitizens here in Florida. Meanwhile, we saw former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio the other night speak out critically about the purge.
In case you missed it: Here' s the Daily Show's report on the purge controversy.
And since we're giving props to other media outlets stories today, we advise you to pick up this week's New Yorker, where you can learn more about the latest up and coming conservative talk-show host who issues out lots of hateful rhetoric, a dude by the name of Bryan Fischer.