Larry Thornberry

Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.

Slightly Altered Script?

 

As a lifetime fan of the sweet science — Dad and I never missed Friday Night Fights back in the day — it’s no surprise that I enjoy watching Sean Spicer mix it up with the White House press corps. Watching the tone of these séances on a daily basis, I would suggest Sean change […]

Continue Reading

Sunshine Democrats in Disarray

 

Having had their electoral lunch unexpectedly eaten in November, Democrats across the nation are in more disarray than Bob Dylan’s hair, with factions riding off in different directions. There are all manner of sub-sets and niche gripes, as you would expect in an outfit as big as the Democrat Party. But the main demarcation organizes […]

Continue Reading

Replace Nigel With a Robot?

 

A  “study” by a conservative think-tank in the UK concludes that 90 percent of British public workers could be replaced by robots, with no loss in efficiency. Perhaps an improvement, especially in data gathering. Even the work of some National Health Service doctors and nurses could be replaced by the successors to R2D2, the study […]

Continue Reading

Unusual Day Coming UP

 

Those who know me in my current conservative curmudgeon phase may be surprised to learn that I began my journalism career at the relentlessly liberal St. Petersburg Times, now known as the Tampa Bay Times (or, in some circles, as the Tampa Bay Daily Progressive Newsletter and Thunderstorm). I worked there for a few months back in Tricky Dick days […]

Continue Reading

The Morning It Snowed in Florida 

 

Tampa March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, the proverb teaches us. But that’s on the mainland. Things are different in Florida, particularly on the peninsula, where March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a gerbil. The same could be said of February this year. Spring, never […]

Continue Reading

Are You Sure About That, Gisele?

 

Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele, wants him to retire. It would be a fine time to do so, after winning a record fifth Super-Bowl. Brady is 39. Hardly ancient, but an awkward age for an NFL player. Awkward or not, Brady is in no mood for retirement talk. At least not now while the cheers from […]

Continue Reading

Sincerity 101

 

Just got through watching Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren and Chuck Schumer hamming it up in the Senate. These two are so oily I’m sure the Senate custodians had to have the carpets shampooed when they were done. Their remarks, with accompanying features and facial expressions, remind me of that great philosopher, George Burns, who taught us: […]

Continue Reading

Shanahan Demoted for Insane Play Calling

 

Coming from behind in championship competition has been a theme over the past sports year. First the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from down 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Then the Chicago Cubs ended a century-plus championship drought by also overcoming a 3-1 deficit to the Cleveland Indians, winning the 2016 […]

Continue Reading

Donald to NATO: Shape Up and Do Right

 

Tampa President Trump’s criticism of NATO and NATO nations (which the Left exaggerates and distorts) is on point. He is not “against” NATO, and never has been. He’s just against NATO nations refusing to pay their fair share for their own defense, fobbing both the job and the bill off on American service members and […]

Continue Reading

What Does Privacy Have to Do With It?

 

Why is privacy critical to the woman who wishes to put an end to the life of her unborn child but expendable for the woman or girl who doesn’t wish to engage in intimate functions in the lady’s room with six-foot-tall persons with five o’clock shadows? (Try exercising “choice” in this matter, ladies, and get […]

Continue Reading





Send this to friend