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Agency you’ve probably never heard of that never did anything calls it quits


The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA), the transit authority that oversees regional transportation needs in Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties has voted unanimously to dissolve the organization. “Fuck it,” said TBARTA Chairman Cliff Manuel Jr. “We out.” The agency, started by the state in 2007 but not having received funding from…

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This week’s public school lunch menus


As a public service to the millions of parents to school-age children in the Tampa Bay region who read our site every single day, Tampa News Force proudly presents what the kids will be eating for lunch at school this week. You know, for planning purposes. Enjoy! CITRUS COUNTY Monday, October 3: Tater Thots Tuesday,…

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Straight guy refuses to ride gay bus to Gayville

Gay Pride Bus

St. Petersburg’s Gary Glanderson disrupted a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) route briefly Tuesday afternoon when he refused to board a bus decorated in observance of the recently completed St. Pete Pridefest 2021. “Whoa, whoa, whoa! What the hell is this?”, Glanderson exclaimed when the rainbow-wrapped Route 9 bus pulled up to the stop at…

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Mom’s good intentions wreck Christmas


In an effort to make this Christmas special for her three small children, daughter Daphne and twin sons Ryan and Bryan, Amy Flincher of St. Petersburg has inadvertently ruined the holiday for them. “This Christmas?? I’m worried they’re going to need therapy for the rest of their lives”, she said, distraught. “I am so bad…

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Pinellas County authorizes ‘hipster’ beards in lieu of masks

Sick and tired of people complaining about why they can’t and/or shouldn’t have to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, health officials in Pinellas County have offered an alternative. “You don’t want to wear a mask? Fine. You don’t have to”, says lead health official Dr. Goonay Guego. “As long you have…

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Coyotes want harassment in Pinellas County to stop

Coyotes Hanging out in Pinellas County

Coyotes, which have been a fixture in Pinellas County since the 1970s, are tired of being harassed and want government officials to enact hate crime laws in their defense. “We’re just like anybody else who’s moved here from somewhere else,” says a coyote. “We’re looking for a place where we can enjoy the climate, raise…

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