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  • Buccaneers Remove Jon Gruden from ‘Ring of Honor’ Over Decade-Old Emails that Hurt Nobody

    10/13/2021 6:52:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    https://thelibertydaily.com ^ | By J.D. Rucker • Oct. 12, 2021
    Private emails in today’s post-truth society are far more egregious of a crime to woke corporations like the NFL than actual physical violence. That’s the message the Tampa Bay Buccaneers delivered today when they removed Jon Gruden from their “Ring of Honor.” According to NBC Sports: Jon Gruden was the first head coach ever to win a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers, but the franchise no longer views him worthy of a place in its Ring of Honor. Less than 24 hours after Gruden resigned as head coach of the Raiders over years-old offensive emails, the Buccaneers announced that Gruden...
  • Oops: Another Florida Pro-Mask Mandate Lib Caught Partying It Up Without A Mask

    09/23/2021 4:26:05 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Tampa Free Press ^ | 9/20/2021 | Liam Edgar
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is waging a battle with various county school boards over a law that empowers parents to decide whether their children should be masked up at school. One of those boards is in Palm Beach County, one of the most heavily Democratic strongholds in the state. And one of the main cheerleaders for mandatory masking is board member Alexandria Ayala. Except, of course, when she’s the one who may have to wear a mask. Over the weekend, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County held its black-tie annual gala at the upscale Breakers resort, and Ayala...
  • A new Howard Frankland is rising, with tolls, bike lanes and room for rail

    09/12/2021 4:46:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 15, 2021 | Anastasia Dawson
    Long before she was tall enough to sit behind a steering wheel, Paula Nelson-Blattner was experiencing the best and the worst of the Howard Frankland Bridge. “As a kid, I was always nervously asking my parents, ‘Did you check your gas?’” said Nelson-Blattner, 52, who got the creeps crossing the concrete span, perched as it is atop golf-tee shaped pillars as far as 58 feet above the waters of Old Tampa Bay. “Of course, once you’re close enough to read the warnings, not a gas station is in sight and it’s far too late to turn back.” The “check your...
  • Bucs-Cowboys opener begins with Black national anthem

    09/09/2021 8:13:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9,2021 | By Ryan Gaydos
    The Black national anthem was played ahead of the NFL’s first game of the season between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. The NBC broadcast played a video of Alicia Keys singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" while the Florida A&M University Concert Choir joined in from Raymond James Stadium. Players from both teams stood in their respective end zones and locked arms to show unity ahead of the game. Lift Every Voice and Sing" was played before the start of Week 1 games during the 2020 NFL season, and Front Office Sports reported in...
  • Vanity : Tampa vs Dallas Game - just heard crowd chant ‘F@$! Joe Biden’

    09/09/2021 5:30:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Sept 9, 2021
    Hahaha - I like Brady, else I wouldn’t watch …
  • Treatment, not prison, for 'insane' driver who killed Tampa father of 2

    08/31/2021 10:05:49 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Fox13 Tampa Bay ^ | 8/31/21 | Gloria Gomez
    The man who intentionally ran over a bicycling family three years ago was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Mikese Morse is now headed to a mental health facility for treatment instead of prison. Hillsborough Judge Mark Kiser made it official Monday. "At this point, the court as entered a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity." Doctors representing the state and the defense agreed Morse did not know right from wrong at the time of the crime. "He did not know or appreciate the nature of his actions and the consequences, nor did he appreciate the wrongfulness...
  • Tampa-area school district imposes mask mandate after 10K students forced to isolate

    08/19/2021 6:15:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/2021 | Joseph Choi
    A Tampa-area school district, the eighth largest in the U.S., voted on Wednesday to issue a mask mandate after more than 10,000 students and staff members were forced into quarantine or isolation at the start of the school year. The decision by the Hillsborough County School District conflicts with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's order that parents be given an option to opt their kids out of wearing masks at schools. The decision by the school board requires a doctor's note to prove a child cannot wear a mask, according to local Fox affiliate WTVT. "There is an immediate danger to...
  • Tampa Man Who Torched Champs Sports Store During BLM Riot Gets 5 Years In Prison

    07/31/2021 7:43:54 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 18 replies
    B911 ^ | July 29, 2021
    Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Thomas Barber has sentenced Terrance Lee Hester Jr. (21, Tampa) to five years in federal prison for damaging or destroying by fire a building used in interstate commerce. The court also ordered Hester to pay restitution and to serve three years of supervised release following completion of his prison sentence. According to court documents, the events that led to Hester’s conviction occurred around midnight on May 31, 2020, in a shopping plaza located at 2301 East Fowler Avenue in Tampa. Simultaneously with a peaceful protest going on in the area, certain individuals began to...
  • The Federal Demographic Warfare against DeSantis in Florida Proceeds by Invasion of Illegals

    07/31/2021 3:07:07 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 4 replies
    Public US Government E-mail ^ | Jul 30, 2021 3:00 PM | UC Ciitizenship and Immigration Services
    TAMPA, Florida—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will open a new asylum office in Tampa on Aug. 2, in response to an increasing asylum workload in Florida. The new office becomes the 11th asylum office in the country and the second in Florida, joining the existing Miami Asylum Office. The Tampa and Miami asylum offices will divide the state’s asylum workload. Florida currently leads the country in asylum applications filed with USCIS, and more than a quarter of the national pending caseload is from Florida residents. The addition of the Tampa Asylum Office will help USCIS resolve urgent cases quickly...
  • With Tampa Bay in grip of Red Tide, shrimpers turn their nets toward death

    07/28/2021 10:15:00 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Zachary T. Sampson
    They have even become accustomed to the smell — God, the smell — of all the rotting fish in gruesome flotillas, victims of a toxic Red Tide in Tampa Bay In Pinellas, they make $170 an hour, Toliver said. They pay for their own gas and expenses and drive an hour or more to reach the boat launch each day. Pinellas County has hired an ad hoc armada of shrimp boats like the Tuckers’ to comb local waters with nets. About 30 boats have helped; in total, the county has collected more than 1,440 tons of dead sea life and...
  • At least 800 tons of dead sea life washed up in Tampa Bay

    07/18/2021 6:13:09 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    accuweather ^ | 7/17/21 | Lauren Fox
    Hundreds of tons of dead sea life washed up along the shores of Tampa Bay due to a natural phenomenon known as a "red tide," and now local officials calling on the state government for help in cleaning up the the massive mess. Nearly 800 tons of dead sea life were collected along the shores that consisted of fish, dolphins, sea turtles, eels and stingrays, according to St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. "You cannot go outside in east St. Petersburg without choking on the smell," Twitter user Peter Schorsch wrote. On July 14, St. Petersburgh Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin...
  • Field office to Probe Threats to Lawmakers (Capitol Hill Police)

    07/07/2021 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 51 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | July 7th 2021 | Unknown
    The U.S. Capitol Police will open a field office in Tampa and another in San Francisco. Six months after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Capitol Police will open a field office in Tampa to investigate threats to members of Congress. In a news release Tuesday titled, “After the Attack: The Future of the U.S. Capitol Police,” the agency detailed changes since Jan. 6, including boosting recruiting, training and equipment for officers. The agency is also in the process of opening its first field offices. “The new USCP field offices will be in the...
  • CAIR Organizes Anti-Israel Rallies with Convicted Member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad

    06/07/2021 6:33:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jun 4, 2021 | Joe Kaufman
    CAIR-Florida’s new leader joins PIJ’s Hatem Fariz to curse Israel and call for more bloodshed. Joe Kaufman is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the Chairman of the Joe Kaufman Security Initiative. He was the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Republican Nominee for U.S. House of Representatives (Florida-CD23). The mainstream media likes to paint CAIR as a mainstream Muslim group interested in protecting the civil rights of the Muslim community. The reality, though, is that CAIR is a support network for terror with both foundational and financial links to Hamas. This past month, CAIR’s true nature...
  • VIDEO: Florida woman goes airborne into car dealership, passenger killed [previously convicted following a DUI manslaughter arrest in 2014]

    04/28/2021 6:11:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    CBS12 ^ | 4/27/2021 | Gary Detman
    TAMPA, Fla. (CBS12) — Investigators say a woman previously convicted of DUI manslaughter is facing new charges after crashing into a car dealership in Tampa. The Florida Highway Patrol captured the crash on camera: Investigators said an FHP sergeant clocked a speeding Hyundai going 111 miles-per-hour on the highway. The FHP sergeant came up behind the car to pull over the driver, when the car veered off the road, hit an embankment and flew into the Gator Ford car dealership. Trooper arrested Jennifer Carvajal, 24. An unidentified 22-year-old man in her car died from their injuries. Carvajal remains hospitalized with...
  • Tech upgrades aim to curb I-4 crashes, congestion between Tampa and Orlando

    04/14/2021 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | April 14, 2021 | C.T. Bowen, Tampa Bay Times
    TAMPA — Transportation planners are preparing to use new technology to try to solve an old problem — traffic crashes and congestion on Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando. The state Department of Transportation is designing a corridor management system that will relay real time information directly to motorists about congestion, accidents, work zones, weather warnings and even end-of-the-traffic-back-up locations on I-4 and alternate routes. The idea behind so-called connected vehicle technology is to improve traffic flow on the interstate and east-west alternatives without adding new lanes or acquiring new right of way. On Wednesday, Hillsborough’s Metropolitan Planning Organization —...
  • Bucs’ Jaydon Mickens arrested on gun charge

    03/12/2021 5:41:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    https://larrybrownsports.com ^ | March 11, 2021 | Steve DelVecchio
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers players have been enjoying the offseason since their dominant Super Bowl win last month, but wide receiver Jaydon Mickens has found himself in some legal trouble. Mickens was arrested last week in Los Angeles on a gun-related charge. According to TMZ, the 26-year-old was pulled over on March 5 when police noticed his window tints were too dark. A gun was found inside the car during the traffic stop. Mickens was arrested and charged with having a concealed weapon, which is a felony. The gun was not on his person at the time. The Buccaneers said they...
  • Mayor Of Tampa Said She Will Be Prosecuting Maskless Fans From The Super Bowl While A Photo Surface Where The Mayor Is Watching A Game Maskless

    02/09/2021 11:13:53 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 53 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 02.09.2021 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    With their recent Super Bowl win, residents of Tampa, Florida, have cause to celebrate right now. But not everyone. “I’m proud to say that the majority of individuals that I saw out and about enjoying the festivities…were complying,” Mayor Jane Castor, a Democrat, told reporters at a press conference on Monday, referring to the mask directive she put in place before Sunday’s big event. “But those few bad actors will be identified, and the Tampa Police Department will handle it.” Video below: LinkCastor’s executive order, which is in effect from January 28 to February 13, notes that “every person working,...
  • Surveillance Society: Tampa's Leftwing Mayor Says That Any Fan Who Didn't Wear a Mask at the Super Bowl Will be "Identified" By Law Enforcement and Prosecuted

    02/09/2021 10:08:05 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 56 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 2/9/2021 | Ace
    Weird that all this high-tech facial analysis equipment is never available to identity antifa terrorists. People have "identified" one maskless scofflaw in need of prosecution: The mayor of Tampa herself. By the way: Gathering outdoors is illegal again. Momentarily. Until Antifa, BLM, and/or Democrats want to gather outdoors again.
  • B-55 Fly Over less than 1 hour away! Where will you be watching

    02/07/2021 3:10:28 PM PST · by FRinCanada2 · 70 replies
    B-55 = B-1 + B-2 + B-52
  • ‘White Privilege’: Tom Brady Has Gotten ‘Undeserved Pass’ For Supporting Trump, Columnist Says

    02/04/2021 10:41:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    https://www.dailywire.com ^ | • Feb 4, 2021 | By Joseph Curl
    "Celebrating what he's done while turning a blind eye to what he has not is a privilege Brady does not deserve." ============================================================ A USA Today sports columnist says NFL superstar quarterback Tom Brady eluded criticism over his support for former President Donald Trump because of “white privilege.” In a piece published Tuesday headlined, “Tom Brady has gotten an undeserved pass for his past support of Donald Trump,” Nancy Armour said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB shouldn’t get a pass just because he’s a star. And she blasted Brady for recently refusing to talk about politics, saying he was “happy to...