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Craig Pittman @craigtimes St. Petersburg FL

My book CAT TALE is out NOW. Prior books: Oh, Florida!, The Scent of Scandal, Manatee Insanity & Paving Paradise. Enviro columnist, Florida Phoenix.

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@DiannaHunt @gangrey @TB_Times Doesn't matter. The clerk is a local.This week featuring shout-outs to @FantasyFestKW, @Costco, @FlaDems, @jeffvandermeer, @SarahNumber4, @SoergelMatt,… https://t.co/lBNL3ev26nIt's "Oh, #Florida! The Newsletter," roaring into your TL like a Jeep with the life-size head of a T-Rex dinosaur m… https://t.co/Zl3FZvyjf7
7/13
2020
@dctblackwell @brooksbarnesNYT More wonderful @nytimes pix by my friend @Eve_Edelheit, formerly of the @TB_Times. @ichthysaur Tweeting. @TaylorBiehl Aw man.Cambodia bans all trade in wild #orchids, fearing exinction https://t.co/eMOcrVIBrJ#Florida man tries to discredit scientist, shoots self in foot. https://t.co/7s0OEFJa6h#Florida man completely laser-focused on stopping #coronavirus pandemic that's killed 137,000 Ameri -- oh wait, nev… https://t.co/pNHq6tauLC @dctblackwell @geauxrho Pudge = Carlton Fisk, the Red Sox catcher. The game against the Cincinnati Reds was tied 6-… https://t.co/HgYvbCF0OC @jeffkleinman @disneyplus I recommend this 1953 documentary, which I just watched yesterday. Also "The Mandalorian"… https://t.co/56W4TMnYqT @geauxrho Game Six of the 1975 World Series, mostly for Pudge waving his walkoff homer fair.Forensic botanist helps #Florida cops build case in attempted rape, thanks to toxic #algae in pond where it occurre… https://t.co/MNItwFdH7XJust watched a new trailer for a low budget action film supposedly set in the South. Not a single black character o… https://t.co/HtJChgx9pi
Retweeted by Craig Pittman“I don't wear the mask simply for the fact that after a while I start to feel like I'm suffocating. I get claustrop… https://t.co/Zu1qN3KYtm @DoLesbiansTip @apantazi The other issue being: How many other #Florida sheriff's depts have had that many employees break the law?#Florida sheriff admits his agency screwed up in not releasing details of accidental shooting of 2 of his employees… https://t.co/gOggGGtEgM @AbhiDhabi5 @gangrey @TB_Times Yeah, but there's no thrown stools.“Some things in life are worth melting in the #Florida sun with a face mask for,” one woman wrote on Instagram, whe… https://t.co/j1VQOnbAALhttps://t.co/t5gni2Rxfv https://t.co/AjGW5Qwl0G
Retweeted by Craig Pittman#Florida crime: 59 emplyoyees of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office have been arrested since Sheriff Williams took o… https://t.co/m2xyCrXDbUThere's a gracious plenty of #Florida crazy to choose from here, but I think Ben has chosen the most #Florida of th… https://t.co/Y1ZAvF72WILast night Mayor @lennycurry hosted a “thank you” reception with Pence and the RNC host committee. This violates h… https://t.co/olDVpRGeFP
Retweeted by Craig Pittman#Florida's No. 1!...in #coronavirus. https://t.co/51AjIZsF9fFor your Sunday #gospel brunch today, a hand-clapping classic from the Staples Singers, featuring a soul-stirring s… https://t.co/VwDmc8DkTC @SimplyNess79 @jessica_mohlman @CyrusBaird @AcademicChatter @OpenAcademics @MyFWC Thanks! @SebringPitCrew Maybe they took turns -- X before Zevon on the 30th, Zevon before X on the 31st. @cratekane @Hanover_Square Thanks for spreading the word!ooo the audiobook of Cat Tale by @craigtimes on @Hanover_Square square is $3.95 today 👀! Florida weirdness, a panth… https://t.co/pWiql4umU3
Retweeted by Craig PittmanIn addition to bankrolling Rubio's failed 2016 presidential campaign, former Philadelphia Eagles football owner Nor… https://t.co/zc4YIsPpwl
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7/12
2020
@AmericanXMom https://t.co/k2o3Y5rbH2Good idea https://t.co/5elP2uxxf4
Retweeted by Craig Pittman @beerismymantra That's my recollection too regarding X, but my hazy memory is that Zevon was playing outdoors as well. I could be wrong.#Florida man aces common sense test (finally). https://t.co/P04AK6Ukw6 @dctblackwell Never saw Little Feat, darn it, but I've seen Bonnie 2x. The first was the best -- just her and her s… https://t.co/CxRSSrUtIWNew hairstyle seen all over Wauchula. https://t.co/3ren1JLw1N https://t.co/IK4nM5Oa0R
Retweeted by Craig PittmanJust started Cat Tale by @craigtimes. Only one chapter in, but I can tale this is gonna be a good book. https://t.co/3VVPsGUa24
Retweeted by Craig Pittman @vladeb Thanks! Hope you enjoy it. @JimmyGeurts Truly one of the best concerts I've ever attended. Was (Not Was) opening for the Neville Brothers at J… https://t.co/PR8k2ZGC5B"I was listening to the different doctors. They were talking about how the virus can stay airborne and I’m like, 'D… https://t.co/bIU2gZ1NTp @mikeyd_47 It was the night before Halloween so of course his final song was "Werewolves of London." @LauraHarrisonM2 Story says his organs were shutting down.Warren Zevon (with X as the opening act) at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Oct. 30, 1987 https://t.co/79m88OOnjy https://t.co/03Pu3DiJYW @doug_christy @Disney Yup. We signed up to watch #Hamilton and then in looking over what else was available I spott… https://t.co/RJ2d8WuyYC @LoiszLois @collhistgarden In the words of the immortal Maynard G. Krebs: https://t.co/rLqNPDgr5vMeanwhile #Florida @GovRonDeSantis insists Dr. Fauci is wrong and the state did not reopen too soon.… https://t.co/usObb0DazLI just watched a 1953 @Disney documentary about #Florida #alligators called "Prowlers of the #Everglades." I partic… https://t.co/B6NqrO67Zv#Florida man totally laser-focused on stopping #coronavirus pandemic that has so far killed 136,000 Ameri -- oh wai… https://t.co/A9y5TsXLhQExcellent book! https://t.co/70UD9tx8Un
Retweeted by Craig Pittman#Florida man indicted for bilking PPP loan program out of $22K, also defrauding Medicare https://t.co/wumrXiERKS via @jayhweaver#Florida county commissioner who voted against requiring people to wear masks now hospitalized with #coronavirushttps://t.co/HiKXhYDAViDNA evidence from 1999 #Florida slaying leads cops to arrest former detective and his ex-wife. https://t.co/yFrSKXz6zU via @WJXTFrancine#Florida city faces fines for repeated water #pollution problems. https://t.co/0CYwCKePCr via @AmySWFL @SquareBooks Holy smokes, @aceatkins AND @JackPendarvis ?!!! https://t.co/F4oZSrLlU3Hey remember when #Florida was known for its Govt in the Sunshine? https://t.co/6Yx9TLW38oBREAKING: FIsh swim in ocean. https://t.co/9NVfDjNxqeColumn: "So many Floridians have now tested positive for #COVID19 that almost everyone knows somebody who’s gotten… https://t.co/LLuO7nhLW8See if you can spot which ones are most at risk to get #coronavirus https://t.co/zTIRaDXwQD @nyssabiflora Thanks so much!Great book! Definitely recommend checking it out ---and it is a great sale right now, too! https://t.co/iqTaJJ6ryU
Retweeted by Craig Pittman @leafwarbler @audible_com Thanks for spreading the word!Oh hey, nice deal on audio version of @craigtimes’s new book “Cat Tale” from @audible_com today. Grab it If you hav… https://t.co/3NLMXYvD2v
Retweeted by Craig PittmanCops say four victims of robbery by 2 NFL players recanted after being paid a total of $55,000 in cash — at the off… https://t.co/xXyl2thkXP @KentJill @WaltDisneyWorld That's #Florida's Official State Slogan.Here's the link btw: https://t.co/kkQmGouukU https://t.co/HDjvoDcMDe @LeChatNoire4 I didn't have the link. Now I do. https://t.co/kkQmGouukU#Florida adds 10,360 #coronavirus cases for 3rd-highest daily increase, and 95 new deaths oh and @WaltDisneyWorld i… https://t.co/akhdothu2eIn case you’re wondering, nothing on Twitter about this from Florida’s 2 senators,@marcorubio & @SenRickScott https://t.co/rztPxHPLoa
Retweeted by Craig Pittman @ecowriterohio @lizskalka I believe in #Florida that word is actually pronounced "mojito." @cfishman Dragonflies are helpful too. My grandmother used to call 'em 'skeeter hawks.".@FLPhoenixNews #Climatechange is exposing flaws of #Florida’s century-long binge of rapid & sloppy growth. Finger… https://t.co/lH2wLjRZef
Retweeted by Craig Pittman @CathyinSFL @BradleyWhitford Not according to Dr. Beach. https://t.co/KUnYsgoXf2If you've been waiting for a price cut to buy the audio version of my #Florida #panther book CAT TALE, today's your… https://t.co/8olWSTMMOC @BradleyWhitford Nice try, but #Florida continues to be waaaay more #Florida than the rest of the country. I mean,… https://t.co/d18xAlKJIYFolkie phenom Suzanne Vega (@suzyv) turns 61 today. She's come to set a twisted thing straight. https://t.co/Wor5ThKfXc#Florida man @realDonaldTrump commutes prison sentence of #Florida man Roger J. Stone https://t.co/hYnJnISUTF? @mattwaite @Unl_CoJMC In this photo you are definitely giving off a real @GroovyBruce vibe. https://t.co/DNneEEWn3M
7/11
2020
@ChuziChips @Ksurana6 That's what I'd like to know. Sounds like he filed a false police report about people throwing rocks.#Florida judge rejects local GOP official's challenge to county #coronavirus mask ordinance. When anti-masker tried… https://t.co/ERqQcIprzHLook to this story as another example of why we need better police training and why we need body cameras. https://t.co/EgafTlOIwZ
Retweeted by Craig Pittman @Ksurana6 Perhaps the two guys who were videotaping the girls in the pool & told them they didn't belong there shou… https://t.co/p7PND1eanp @haltman Especially since that movie was on cable just a couple fo days ago. https://t.co/FF1dW3A3iq @haltman First thing I thought of too. @MerickLewin @Ksurana6 "Unless a police officer has 'probable cause' to make an arrest, 'reasonable suspicion' to c… https://t.co/J8aY2ZyNl0 @jacobogles https://t.co/UiZFUCXxUDSure, people say dead people voting is a made up problem, but here's a dead guy, right here in Florida, trying to c… https://t.co/sFUQeMhfsz
Retweeted by Craig Pittman#Florida cops mishandle bogus trespassing complaint, arrest 3 Black girls & 1 Hispanic girl because they wouldn't t… https://t.co/UXXcnUz4iK#Florida man who is not dead is declared dead by DMV, as a result can't get unemployment benefits https://t.co/z61XR5xdPxOh, #Florida! Man who performs with #alligators reads to them, sings to them during #coronavirus pandemic so they'r… https://t.co/WD7IKOow1a @ElDon78 It's like drinking for 4 or 5 firehoses all at once.IG report confirms that Commerce Dept leaders buckled under pressure from the White House to side with… https://t.co/fuGyeDIx3h @CathySalustri @minniecactustt @FLPhoenixNews Unless of course you're basically paying with "eat-free" coupons to the Habana Cafe. @minniecactustt Doing fine at @FLPhoenixNews but thanks anyway.This marks the second iguana-related traffic accident in the #Florida Keys this week. The first was a 3-car pileup.… https://t.co/9c9mWV1HkRHave you listened to the excellent podcast from @ChaddScott and @craigtimes yet? This week they spoke to one of the… https://t.co/9bmB5BgAVf
Retweeted by Craig PittmanThat’s why there were never Lincoln Day dinners till this year. https://t.co/1G186c6kUD
Retweeted by Craig PittmanBlack #Florida ex-cop sues Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, saying he suffered racial discrimination and retal… https://t.co/uGcOHQYwgRThe #endangered North Atlantic right whale, which calves off the #Florida coast every year, is now “one step from e… https://t.co/UwTiqEqeVA#Florida to invest $1M to track how Lake Okeechobee muck fuels harmful #algae blooms https://t.co/GHbsdHx36y? via @AdriBras
7/10
2020

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