Mark your calendar! Next month’s Irreverent View lunch will be on Wednesday, April 4th at 11:45 a.m. at Rigatoni Restaurant located at 3437 West Kennedy Blvd. (just east of Himes on the north side of Kennedy). Rigatoni will have an all-inclusive lunch with 3-5 menu choices for under $15.00. Seeting is limited and you must RSVP if you plan to attend. Parking is available in the front, side, and back of the restaurant as well as in the parking lot of the apartment building directly behind Rigatoni.
This month’s guest: Our special guest this month is Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. He will speak about the upcoming GOP convention in Tampa and discuss other issues facing the city and answer your questions. Buckhorn is the first Democrat to speak before an Irreverent View lunch. No, we’re not joining the dark side; Bob is a good man, and a great public servant with Tampa’s best interest at heart. There are a few good Democrats out there, and Bob is one of them. I’m convinced he holds up to the standards of good and fair government that Irreverent View lunch guests expect. So mark your calendar for April 4th
Please RSVP by noon Tuesday, April 3rd. As always, feel free to bring a friend.
About the lunch*: The lunch group is informal but we have some loose/suggested criteria. They are: You should either be a card-carrying Republican, professed libertarian, a conservative, or someone who thinks our country is currently going down the toilet because most of the politicians (Rs and Ds) we elect are a bunch of bums and morons (think Kevin White and Mike Haridopolos) who are more concerned with their own egos, their own pocket-books, and getting re-elected than they are concerned about the future of the next generation. You can be a liberal Republican, or a conservative Democrat, or a limousine liberal, though the rest of us may wonder what is wrong with you if you are one of those; still, you’re welcome anyway.
IMPORTANT! Please note the following: If you think all Democrats are useless promoters of socialism; or if you frequently stir and drink the GOP’s Kool-aid; or if you believe Rush Limbaugh calling a young co-ed he has never met and knows nothing about a “slut” is okay; or if you don’t think that Rick Santorum isn’t at least just a little bit of a whack job, this particular lunch is not going to be right for you. As such, we ask that you please plan on packing a sack lunch and eating at your desk while listening to the EIB Network that day.
(*) Irreverent View lunch criteria are not necessarily the views of our guest speakers, (but they should be).