Sh*t Happened 5/9/17: Arson moves indoors, tampon tax bill passes state legislature, St. Pete to pick a Rick

click to enlarge Sh*t Happened 5/9/17: Arson moves indoors, tampon tax bill passes state legislature, St. Pete to pick a Rick

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As if the outside being on fire hasn't been enough, authorities are searching for three idiotic indoor arsonistsone who set fire to a clothing rack inside a Brandon Macy's and two who used a toaster to try to burn down a Tampa cafe. You don't have to mimic every single thing you read about on the internet for more than two days straight, people. Arson is not just like the fucking Ice Bucket Challenge.

Both chambers of the state legislature passed a bill doing away with sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products. The bill now flows to the governor's desk, and he bloody well better sign it, period.

The most interesting thing regarding this article about cops and wildlife volunteers rescuing a vulture from inside a vehicle in North Port yesterday is that it seems to assume vulture vehicle extrications happen every day, and thus doesn't need to offer any additional information, like oh, say, I don't know, WHAT THE HELL A VULTURE WAS DOING IN SOMEBODY'S CAR IN THE FIRST PLACE. Conspiracy? CONSPIRACY.

And finally, former St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker filed to run against current incumbent St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, likely bringing to this chill, Pride-hosting, creative little city what it's always been lacking: months of super-divisive overt hyperlocal partisan conflict. It's the Battle of The 'Burg: Pick Your Rick!

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