Good morning. Who's up for an ultra-productive final day of the week at work? ...Hello? ...Hello?
St. Pete business owner Kevin McBride issued a video titled "Apology to the GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY" in the wake of reactions to a video he posted last week that included a lengthy rant against the local LGBTQ community. Which would be a step in the right direction, were it not mostly a rundown of the woes he's endured followed by a sarcastic mea culpa for not being gay himself:
Yeah, this should fix everything. (Also, dude, Kate's right — just literally turn your phone 90 degrees.)
Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped by Seminole Heights to
continue his pre-Senate run image makeover shake hands with police and thank them for the job they're doing in the terror-struck neighborhood. To be fair, the governor has been very attentive of the tragedies and has helped get extra law-enforcement resources to the area. To also be fair, you couldn't be blamed for wondering if he has any friends with real estate development interests in the area.
Speaking of Governor Scott, his administration is being sued for dragging its feet with regard to the implementation of Florida's medical marijuana law. When people who love pot start accusing you of taking too long to get something done, you should probably feel compelled to rethink your timeline.
A 42-year-old man was arrested in New Port Richey on Monday after he allegedly entered a home, drank some beer from the fridge and then laid down next to a woman who was napping inside. "Well, it could've been worse," said some guy to whom this will never happen.
And finally, Hillsborough County released a list of its 20 worst stretches of road for aggressive driving collisions, a category that includes stuff like failing to yield, excessive speed, disregarding traffic signs, reckless driving and the like. When asked if I could get to basically any destination in Tampa without using one of these corridors, Google Maps chuckled throatily, wished me luck and then shut itself down.