I love it when Tommy Duncan's passive aggressive tendencies come out. He is bitching about the St Petersberg Times sending him an exclusive about a man wanting a sex change. How dare the Times brag about their scoop. Especially, when it's Tommy's job to brag about scoops in his "Ready For the Cherry" post.
Sticks of Fire is quickly becoming THEE place for news in and about Tampa. Thanks to the helpful readers and contributors here, we were able to scoop both dailies twice within a week.
Tommy's complaint about the story is it's not important news. He goes on to give a list of stories he deems of greater importance. That would explain why Tommy dedicates so much time to blogging about such important stories about strippers. Kate staying on the topic of Tampa by writing about her plastic surgery. Tim posting his Craiglist-style ad. Plus, the worst restaurant reviews I have ever read.
Tommy is criticizing the Times for sins he commits daily on his blog. This is his funniest post since his "there’s a hurricane coming, and these bloggers want you to be aware of Glenn Freakin’ Beck" post.
I used to get mad at Tommy for not using Sticks of Fire to discuss more topical issues. I now love it. It's like the writers of The Onion decided to do a parody of blogs.
The truth is Tommy is just a secretary. Bill Sharpe is the money man who keeps a lower profile. Tommy could not get local candidates to meet in a forum. Sharpe can.