Tomorrow, against a backdrop of frankly absurd levels of xenophobia, people all over America will sit down around the dinner table and congratulate themselves for being such successful refugees. Of course, we killed nearly everybody who was already here — and suddenly, just like that, everything makes sense.
Are you a Zooper? You might be, and not even know it. Lowry Park Zoo is following in the footsteps of Busch Gardens and offering a "pay for one day, come back all year" deal. It's called a ZooperPass, because deep down, we'd all just like to escape the complicated, upsetting world of humans and retire at Fraggle Rock.
As part of the Letters to the Future project, which coincides with the Paris climate talks, we asked local dignitaries, including activist and writer Kelly Benjamin, to offer their perspective on what out future is going to look like, which largely hinges on the climate action that's supposed to result from the upcoming summit in France.
Dear Little Ones,
I know this letter will come as poor consolation to the unimaginable hell you are likely living through as a result of the greed, selfishness, and stupidity of my generation and that of my parents, but I wanted you to know: some of us tried.
As part of the Letters to the Future project, which coincides with the Paris climate talks, we asked local dignitaries, including The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's Susan Glickman, to offer their perspective on what our future is going to look like, which largely hinges on the climate action that's supposed to result from the upcoming summit in France.
Children of the Future,
My greatest hope for your future and the future of all children is that the 2015 Paris Climate Talks — the 21st Conference of The Parties where more than 120 world leaders will gather — result in a meaningful global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of the Letters to the Future project, which coincides with the Paris climate talks, we asked local dignitaries, including The Studio@620's Bob Devin Jones, to offer their perspective on what out future is going to look like, which largely hinges on the climate action that's supposed to result from the upcoming summit in France. Here is Devin Jones' poetic take on the project.
Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday earlier this year, we wrote to you about how to counter your conservative friends' and relatives' claims about the Confederate Flag, same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act and other topics.
With Thanksgiving upon us, there is another set of social and political hot buttons that people won't shut up about, namely the Syrian refugee crisis and the 2016 presidential race. All the stuff we talked with you about in July is still around, too.
This time, we think it makes more sense to encourage everyone to not argue. After all, as we have learned through social media and the occasional chance conversation with someone on the other side of the political spectrum, we're not going to change their minds and they're not going to change ours.
U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D—Tampa) and Petra Vybiralova, Safety Instructor for Florida Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition, check out toys deemed hazardous by a recent study.
Magnets. Balloons. A doll with an arm that's removable by design for some reason.
All were included in the collection of potentially hazardous toys consumer advocates rattled off during a press conference at All Children's Hospital Tuesday morning.
The aim was to highlight the 30th edition of Trouble in Toyland, an annual report featuring a long list of toys that could be harmful to children because of chemicals used in their making, the ability to cause choking or even noise features that could damage young children's hearing.
Florida governor Rick Scott unveiled his state budget proposal to cheers and criticism Monday, none of which we could hear over the sound of Jesus firing his guns into the sky while riding a bald eagle.
His $79.3 billion "Florida First" budget, if lawmakers give it a thumbs-up, would benefit many people in the state — and by "many people" we mean a few corporations.
While boosting the amount of money for K-12 education significantly, his plan actually places most of the education budget burden — 85 percent — onto local school districts, which obviously means taxpayers will be on the hook for it regardless.
As one might expect, his budget also contains large cuts to the state's health and environmental agencies, though many of the jobs cut would be vacant positions anyway, according to the Tampa Bay Times.