Welcome to the last Monday in August, the most unforgiving time of the year in Florida. How was your weekend? Mine started out with a viewing of Woody Allen's searing new drama, Blue Jasmine, followed by watching a considerable amount of pre-season NFL games.
But all the entertainment in the world can't block out the reality that nearly everyone seems to agree that the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad did use chemical weapons against the Syrian people. So what's next?
On Saturday Doctors Without Borders announced that they estimated that 355 people were killed and more than 3,600 were injured by a suspected nerve agent last week.
Cruise missile strikes are said to be the possible military response by U.S., French and British troops. If so, one would think they would happen this week, with President Obama acting without Congressional approval, as they're not scheduled to return back to Washington for 15 more days.
On to the news of the weekend...an interesting poll was released yesterday. Among its findings were the fact that a majority of Tampa residents say funding that could be available from the downtown area in a couple of years should be spent on working on homeless issues, and not on any possible new ballpark.
On Saturday morning Cl ran into Hillsborough/Pinellas state GOP Senator Jeff Brandes, who told us his reasons why he thinks the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission should go away.
And on Sunday morning television, former Secretary of State Colin Powell once again bashed his fellow Republicans, saying their laws on restricting voting is hurting the GOP in their attempts to attract minority voters.