Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What Stogie Had For Lunch

At The Crab Shack more
Tampa Bay's Best Seafood

Everglades Victory

Last week the Sierra Club
and its allies scored a major victory when state water managers decided to move forward on a plan to restore water flow across
Florida’s state-owned Everglades.......more>

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Braulio Valenzuela Of Miami

He lived in a trailer park next door to a lesbian couple named Norma Beteta Fonseca and Latanya Dinsy. The couple had eight children total.  He hated the couple passionately,  so he set fire to their trailer........more

China Builds Largest Solar Plant in the World

An American company called
First Solar
has involved itself in the construction of the world’s largest
solar power planet  in Ordos, China

Florida House To Further Restrict Abortion

Tighten the state's already restrictive abortion laws.
Penalties to anyone convicted of a crime if the act harms
a fetus.
House Bill 59 passed 74-42 along party lines.......more>

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pee And Poop Before You Vote In Miami

The GOP will do any thing to keep us from voting
The Miami-Dade County Elections Department
has quietly implemented a policy to
 close the bathrooms at all polling facilities.

Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections

Elizabeth Belcher For BOCC In District 2

Now is the time to move Hillsborough forward
Join Elizabeth Belcher in her campaign to bring
Ethics, Equality, and Economy back to the Hillsborough County Commission.
Check Her Out Here


Ybor Paparazzi

Friends at Charlie Wall's old place.

Rick Scott's Florida

Attacks on our local public schools
Blocking access to health care
Giving our water rights away to Big Polluters
No High Speed Rail
We are the best state in the union,
everybody wants to come here,
we could have high speed rail from Tampa To Orlando right now.
Don't you remember? 
we don't need this shit. Vote 11.4.14 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What Stogie Had For Lunch


2 for 1 Bloody Marys with Prime Rib Sliders and Chili
Good Stuff At Whiskey Creek in Port Charlotte

The Hole-in-the- Donut region of the Everglades

Inholdings, an exhibition of new work by Miami-based artist Christy Gast

Rick Scott Is Sabotaging Our Health Care

Over 7 million Americans have signed up for
but 8 million working people in 24 states—including Florida
Continue to lack health insurance, simply because their state Right Wing Infestation declined the law’s Medicaid expansion. Even if it’s
funded by the federal government.....more>

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Neil

Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ilya Goldberg's Guavaween Solution

  Owner of the Stone Soup Company on E Seventh Avenue
The solution is simple:
Guavaween worked best when it was a party.
Merchants who complain about a party in Ybor shouldn't be in Ybor.
"They can go to Westchase, or up to Wesley Chapel,
and set up shop on a nice, quiet street,"
"For years, Guavaween worked as an adult-based event, a big party, and a good time. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that," he said.
"It's one night. We wake up, we have a hangover, we clean up and move on."

"It was just so dead," said Megan Hixon, assistant general manager at
Green Iguana Bar & Grill.
"There was nothing going on," said Evan Schiller, part-owner of
Gaspar's Grotto.
Guavaween use to get 60,000 to 80,000 Partiers
for booze, beads and exposed breasts
In the 2000s, in response to complaints that had made the event too raunchy,
Guavaween organizers started making changes.
 They got rid of motorized floats for the parade, then ditched the parade altogether.....more
Is there a right wing conspiracy in the Ybor City Chamber?  
 I was at Fantasma Fest last year and it was lame. Night time is for adults.

DFA Night School

Last week's Supreme Court ruling was a body blow
to our democracy.
The super-wealthy think they can buy our elections with
fancy TV ads and giant super PACs. Going door-to-door, actually talking to voters one-on-one, is how grassroots organizers like you will make our people beat their money -- and how we'll elect progressive champions together this November. --

Friends Of Stogie

Meet Dawn
on the Tamiami Tr in Port Charlotte.

Say Hello to McCutcheon

40 Years For Selling Marijuana

In Florida you kill someone you go free. But don't try selling weed. Michael Allen Babiarz, 42, of Sarasota, and Aaron Edwin Remaley, 39, of Riverview, have each been charged with conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. If convicted, Babiarz and Remaley face up to 40 years in prison.....more>
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Polk County Sheriff's Office

Read more here:

Friday, April 11, 2014

GOP House Passes Ryan Budget

 It will slash more than $5 trillion 
from the poor and destitute in this country......more
In this years US Budget
 Huge US Corporations Avoided Paying Taxes on 2.1 TRILLION in Profits!

Florida GOP BS

 Rick Scott: Has two campaign ads that falsely suggest 300,000 people in the state already lost their health insurance plans due to Obamacare.
Fact: Florida Blue, said in an email that the Affordable Care Act has not resulted in 300,000 of its customers being forced out of their plans. "To date, most of the members in our pre-ACA plans have kept their plans.....more>

Ybor Chamber To License Guavaween

The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is considering licensing its nationally-known Halloween event, Guavaween, to a third party for 2014. "We think it's time for the Chamber to spin-off this unique special event,"
said David Alvarez, Chair of the Ybor City Chamber. 
The Chamber's Guavaween is now in its 28th year.  This celebration has been an Ybor institution for almost most three decades; long enough to build a significant national reputation. outside of the district. Guavaween's very colorful and somewhat naughty reputation is a 22nd century phenomena with a web presence that is "larger than life." The creators of Ybor's Guavaween were ahead of their time, capitalizing on what has become the second most commercialized holiday in America.
If you are interested in putting together a proposal to compete to license the rights to Guavaween 2014 and beyond, submit a Letter of Inquiry to the Chamber at
  Please, no phone calls at this time.