Sh*t happened 3/27/15: Rays, gun ranges and business as usual in Tallahassee


Thursday. In all honesty, any use of Thursday other than prepping for starting the weekend early is just kind of bullshit. Skate through, start drinking around 3 and just admit that Friday's a total write-off. Which means you've got plenty of time today to agree with our assessment of yesterday's goings-on, yes?

A new report by Forbes says the Tampa Bay Rays ranks among the least valuable and profitable teams in Major League Baseball. Attention taxpayers: Don't pay a cent to build a new stadium, keep the Rays in St. Pete or relocate them elsewhere — take all the money you spend on season tickets, jerseys and whatnot, spend about a third of it sponsoring a bar-league team, and use the rest of it making sure your kid never, ever grows up to be a professional athlete, because that home team feeling you get is every bit as organic and real as a holiday manufactured by a greeting card company.

Residents in Lutz are suing to shut down an outdoor gun range they say has been operating without a permit for a couple of years now. Geez, it's almost as if all the recent reports of civilians getting their properties all shot up has people worried that they might get their own property all shot up.

A bunch of Pinellas business leaders and others went to Tallahassee to suggest that the legislature actually maybe do some stuff, but, you know, politics is politics.

And finally, we bid a fond farewell to outgoing Tampa City Councilwoman Mary Mulhern, who is term-limiting out of her seat. We'll miss your progressive drive and your "bullshit detector," Mary. Here at Sh*t Central, it's difficult to take any politician seriously; thanks for being someone we could believe in.


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