You gotta get into it in order to get out:
FRIDAY, OCT. 14:
Emails between the head of Hillsborough County's Public Transportation Commission and the heads of local cab companies revealed a troublingly close and casual relationship, given the PTC's antagonistic view toward ridesharing services operating in the county. The emails also seem to provide a narrative about the timing and purpose of his trip to Palm Beach County to speak on the dangers of companies like Uber and Lyft that runs counter to the one he himself provided. This is the guy who resigned in April, then somewhat quietly un-resigned last month as the whole controversy about ridesharing in the Bay area returned to local headlines. The "optics" are, uh... not good.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15:
An American flag desecrated with anti-Semitic writing was left outside a Tampa Synagogue. It's like the terrifying racist-moron version of Punk Rock Dad: "Yeah, you kids with your xenophobic fearmongering about 'radical Islam' — I was hating on a particular group of people for no justifiable reason because I'm a frustrated and violent ignoramus long before you came along." Nice shitheading, shithead.
Stone crab season is open! Get you some, but please do not try to get you some by pulling somebody else's trap — that's extremely uncool, and this is West Central Florida, where somebody will shoot you.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16:
A Pasco man was arrested and charged with DUI after he ran into a marked Florida Highway Patrol cruiser — which had its lights on — that was blocking a turn lane in the wake of a previous accident. Hitting stationary cop cars is apparently the new wrong-way driving for folks who can barely operate a motor vehicle without killing themselves while sober, yet insist on giving it a shot after nine Fireballs. Be safe out there.
And finally, comedian Amy Schumer addressed the joke in her book about Tampa being full of illiterates during her performance at Amalie Arena. All but nine of the people there had to be reminded what the hell she was talking about.