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‘Treme’ renewed for a second season

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In some great news for the fantastic new series Treme, HBO has announced it has committed to a second season of the show. This, after only airing the debut episode of the first season this past Sunday. In making the announcement, Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said, “I can’t think of another show that is more emblematic of what we aspire to be as a network than Treme. In the tradition of The Wire, David Simon and Eric Overmeyer…

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‘Treme’ renewed for a second season

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In some great news for the fantastic new series Treme, HBO has announced it has committed to a second season of the show. This, after only airing the debut episode of the first season this past Sunday. In making the announcement, Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said, “I can’t think of another show that is more emblematic of what we aspire to be as a network than Treme. In the tradition of The Wire, David Simon and Eric Overmeyer…

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The Wire – 100 Greatest Quotes

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The 100 best quotes from the greatest televison show ever produced.

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What’s on Kendrick Meek’s iPod?

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A few more tidbits from my recent interview with Congressman Kendrick Meek… Of course I asked him all of the tough questions, like, “Aren’t you insane to give up a safe seat in the U.S. Congress and a position on the all-powerful Ways and Means Committee to run for the U.S. Senate against (no offense to the increasingly exciting Marco Rubio) a governor with a supersonic approval rating?” To whit, he provided a great answer about how he has never,…

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Welcome home, Angelo Cappelli

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I don’t give a shit about what he did or what anyone says about him, Angelo Cappelli is still a good person; he just made a terrible mistake. And now he has paid his debt to society and needs to be free to live the rest of his life in peace. According to the Department of Corrections, Angelo is due for release today, after more than a year-and-a-half in the can. The only advice I have for him comes from…

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If the Times cares about poor people, why publish their mugshot?

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As is often the case, the left hand doesn’t always know what the right hand is writing. Case in point is today’s noble editorial in the SPTimes bemoaning the fact that several courts in Florida have resurrected the de facto debtor’s prison, in which thousands of Floridians are jailed for failing to pay assessed court fees and fines. Yet, this editorial comes from the same newspaper which just launched an online feature for readers to view the mugshots of the…

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It’s called ‘juking the stats’

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When Disraeli said “there are lies, damn lies and statistics,” he must have been referring to police reports because if there is one set of statistics that are just damn lies, it’s the bullshit the St. Petersburg Police Department feeds us about crime being up or down. – Supposedly, crime is down in St. Petersburg, at least it is according to the statistics offered by Police Chief Chuck Harmon. Even though robberties and burglaries are up, the overall violent crime…

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