Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nan Rich To Speak in St. Pete

Thursday, July 24th– 7:00PM 
Marriott Hotel - 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N. more

KISS’ Gene Simmons Can Fuck Off

It’s fantastic! The 1 percent pays 80 percent of all taxes. Fifty percent of the population of the U.S. pays no taxes. The 1 percent provides all the jobs for everybody else. If the 1 percent didn’t exist, there would be chaos and the American economy would drop dead. Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.” here

KISS will be in Tampa Tomorrow at the Amphitheater with Def Leppard. They are the headliner, if you go, we are, watch Def Leppard and leave.

Funeral services for the Republican Party

Members of United We Dream, Maria Palacios of Tampa and others hold a mock coffin during a protest July 21, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Activists staged "funeral services for the Republican Party" because "the GOP has embraced radical 
right-wing policies and has actively 
called for the separation of families and 
the deportation of Dreamers." here  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Raíces en Tampa - Driver's Licenses For All

Tampa Bay Times Loser Of The Week: Pam Bondi

The attorney general, who immediately appealed a South Florida court ruling overturning 
Florida's same-sex marriage ban,
 is becoming the face of opposition to marriage equality. All signs point to the 
tide of history rolling over Bondi, 
who is up for re-election in November.

Florida GOP Thinks You're An Idiot

    Lewis' ruling was the equivalent of bare-bottom spanking for the entire gang of Republican rock-throwers. Lewis used phrases such as 
cunning, ambitious and
unprincipled men. here

Police Union in Florida Files a Complaint Against Corrupt Gov. Rick Scott

James Garner RIP

 April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014

Thanks Sen. Nelson

Great news! Senator Nelson just became the Senate’s latest co-sponsor for SJ Res 19, the proposed constitutional amendment to fight the corruptive influence of big money in politics!
It’s important that Sen. Nelson knows his decision has the support of Floridians like you. Can you spare a few minutes to call Sen. Nelson’s office and thank him for joining the fight to undo the damage of decisions like
Citizens United?
Sen. Nelson’s office: (202) 224-5274

With the addition of Sen. Nelson, SJ Res 19 now has 48 co-sponsors in the Senate! One name that’s still absent from that growing list? Senator Rubio’s. That’s why we need you to call Sen. Rubio today and ask why he hasn’t joined Sen. Nelson in supporting this critical amendment to restore strength and integrity to our democracy.
Sen. Rubio’s office: (202) 224-3041

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stacy White: Hillsborough County Beware

Hillsborough County now complicit in cover-up? here
Stacy White conspires to block Audit Vote! here
Stacy White on Bipolar School Board here 

STOP The Everglades Walmart


Annette Taddeo On The Stogie 2007-2014

Florida Hate Group Leaders

In a decision some called “the beginning of the end” of Florida’s ban on gay marriage, a Monroe County judge ruled Thursday that two Key West bartenders and other gay couples must be allowed to marry. here

Anthony Verdugo, executive director of the Christian Family Coalition of Florida, called the ruling a “corrupt decision,” and a “judicial lynching of nearly 8 million Florida voters” who voted to ban same-sex marriage in 2008. John Stemberger, who led that 2008 campaign, said he would keep fighting. “This is an issue worth dying for,” said Stemberger, president and general counsel of the Florida Family Policy Council in Orlando. “Every domestic partnership, every single civil union, every couple that cohabitates, these arrangements dilute and devalue marriage.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/17/4240865/keys-judge-gay-couples-can-marry.html#storylink=cpy

I Will Vote Florida

Tampa Bay Locavore

A recent report finds CEOs of the top fast food restaurants make an appalling 721 times more than their impoverished minimum wage workers. here Pass On Fast Food, 
Stay Local

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dean - Warren 2016

Hold On Hillary Not So Fast. 
you are just not liberal enough. 
We have other plans. here

Welcome To The New Everglades Walmart

One of the world’s rarest forests, a section of Miami-Dade County’s last intact tracts of endangered pine rockland, is getting a new resident: a Walmart. About 88 acres of rockland, a globally imperiled habitat containing a menagerie of plants, animals and insects found no place else, was sold this month by the University of Miami to a
Palm Beach County developer. here
Environmental protection is next to nonexistent under the Rick Scott administration. The oil industry wants to drill in the Everglades. Even the environmentally unfriendly Jeb Bush was never that bold. Michael Hussey

Miami Animal Cops

John Siegenthaler: A Southern man of vision

When the history of this era is written, 
it will recount how so-called
conservatives gave aid, comfort and intellectual cover to the ugliest of human impulses under the guise of 
political debate. 
People will wonder how we could have seen all that ugliness without seeing a thing, how journalists could have been silent and supine to the point of malpractice in the face of such obvious and monumental misbehavior. here

WMNF 88.5 Tampa Bay

WMNF has just finished their  
Summer Membership Drive!
They raised more than 
$200,000 in just seven days 
and received over 1,800 individual contributions.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Florida GOP in a New York state of mind

Rick Scott in the Canned Response Repetition Hall of Fame

Annette Taddeo Florida Lieutenant Governor

Awesome News

Give Gov. Rick Scott Credit

He knows right-wing, red-blooded Floridians love their guns. And Rick Scott has given them guns. In huge numbers. According to published reports, more pro-gun bills have been signed into law in Florida during Scott’s one term than during any other recent gubernatorial term. here
The Florida Supreme Court is set to contemplate whether felons can claim "Stand Your Ground" as a defense in a shooting. here

Charlie Crist's New Office In Tampa

Jeb: Godfather of bogus high-stakes testing

Former Gov. Bush enjoys a national reputation as an education reformer — a neat trick considering the terrible harm he has inflicted on public education. 
Although the Legislature and succeeding Republican governors share responsibility, Jeb is mostly to blame for the bad things that followed his 1999 arrival in office. here

Dems Help Drown South Florida

• Joe Garcia 
Patrick Murphy 
• Vern Buchanan 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 
Bill Posey
Dennis Ross
• Mario Diaz-Balart
• Debbie Wasserman Schultz
• Kathy Castor
Lois Frankel here