Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jacksonville Justice

Jordan Davis
Activists with the
Jacksonville Progressive Coalition
and other groups kept a presence at the courthouse since the retrial began on Sept. 22.
They got er'done here

Did you know? “Angela Corey has locked up more Black and Latino youth in her jurisdiction than anywhere else in Florida, she is the state attorney who let George Zimmerman off the hook after he murdered Trayvon Martin and she's also responsible for botching the first trial of Michael Dunn. Corey, however, seems to 
have no problem going after African American 
Marissa Alexander and trying to increase her sentence to 60 years for harming no one as she defended herself from an abusive husband.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Chicken Souvlaki Platter
With rice and greek salad
at Sunrise Eatery in Zephyrhills
Great Stuff

Florida GOP John Mica Wants To Privatize The Secret Service

Susan G. Komen - Miami/Fort Lauderdale

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tallahassee Police Tases 62-Year-Old Woman

Ybor City Stogie Hoodie

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Florida among the worst states for teachers

In light of World Teachers Day on Oct. 5, WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia to ease the process of finding the best teaching opportunities in the country. here
GOP farming their future voters.

Rick Scott's Money Dont Mean Shit

Democrats still outnumber Republicans among 
Florida registered voters.
Let GOP voters be fooled by 30 sec. TV ads. All Dems have to do is VOTE.
 Republicans will vote for anybody with an R at the end of their name.

No on 2, Not What It Seems

They are not a grassroots campaign as they claim,
they are solely financed by Saint Petersburg developer 
Mel Sembler and  Las Vegas gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson. Who hired

Tobacco Lobbyist And longtime Republican Operative 

Sarah Bascom here


Steve Southerland Behind the Scenes

Amanda Murphy Needs Our Help

Special Interest groups have spent over $150,000 to help her opponent. 
She needs CA$H
Mail it to her here
Amanda Murphy Campaign
PO Box 1379, New Port Richey FL 34656 

We Want Our Own Mayor Kriseman

Check Out Becky Rubright For Mayor
She’ll be gathering with supporters to brainstorm campaign ideas and start planning strategies today at the Mermaid Tavern in Seminole Heights at 7 p.m.

Lets rid Tampa of our Right Wing  Infestation

John Morgan Is Pissed Off

I have to tell you, I'm mad as hell.
In the No on 2 folks' latest ad - they go after CAREGIVERS.  They use scare tactics to demonize caregivers - the people who take on the daunting task of caring for their friends and family members who can't care for themselves. Guys like Robert Jordan - who gets busted for taking care of his wife Cathy, with ALS.  Or guys like me - who risked jail to bring relief to his father and brother.
It's offensive, tone-deaf, and yet - they're blasting it out everywhere with millions of dollars behind it.

Join with me and let's show our outrage:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Congratulations Chelsea

Welcome Charlotte

YesOn 2 - It's Worked

Steve Southerland's Countdown Clock

Drug War Racism In Tampa Bay

Nationwide, black people were 3.7 times as likely to be arrested from 2001 to 2010, according to an American Civil Liberties Union report based on FBI crime statistics 
and census data.
The 2013 disparity in Pinellas and Hillsborough 
was nearly double that. here

Tampa Bay Homeless

Shower Time

More Florida GOP BS

Health insurance costs for Floridians are up 30 percent or more.
Florida GOP on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 in a TV ad

United for Care Responds to No on 2's "Not What It Seems" Television Spot

United for Care, the main organization advocating for passage of Amendment 2, is responding to the No on 2 campaign's first television :30 second spot entitled "Not What it Seems." The spot criticizes Amendment 2's provisions allowing for caregivers who would assist gravely ill Floridians in securing and administering medical marijuana as recommended by their physicians.

"For the No on 2 campaign to use its first television spot to attack caregivers in Florida is beyond outrageous," said Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager at United for Care. "It is obvious that all of their other specious arguments have failed to garner public support, so they've turned to casting undue suspicion and aspersions on those who sacrifice their lives every day to care for the sick and suffering. We are all literally speechless."

Bob Jordan, who has used medical marijuana to take care of his wife Cathy, an ALS sufferer for almost 30 years, was confused by the spot’s assertions.

“I'm not a politician so maybe that's why this doesn't make sense,” said Bob Jordan. “What I’m hearing is that my wife should stay a criminal because otherwise I'll become a criminal. I just don't get it. Why should either of us be criminals?”

"The contrast between our campaigns could not be more stark, said Ben Pollara. “They are looking to criminalize the patients and those who would offer them comfort while we are looking to enable compassionate care for the suffering."

"I think their ad will fall flat, no doubt about it," said Pollara. "Floridians know who caregivers are and the sacrifices they make, in fact increasing numbers of them are playing that very same role today," added Pollara. "Outrageous scare tactics like the ones displayed in this spot will only increase support for Amendment 2 among Florida voters."

For more information or to schedule an interview with Ben Pollara, please call Maurizio Passariello at 786.285.6398 or email him at

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Right Wing Has No Shame, Attacks 2-Day-Old Clinton Granddaughter

Al Higginbotham's Lack Of Ethics

Joe Keel, owner of Keel and Curley Winery in Plant City  has filed an ethics complaint against Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, accusing the commissioner of lobbying against a rezoning that the winery needed to stay in business. here

Hold Senator Brandes Accountable

Senator Brandes was the only Senator who voted against the compromise Medicaid expansion bill – depriving nearly 1 million Floridians, including more than 41,000 veterans, access to health care. Apparently health care for our most vulnerable citizens, including veterans, is offensive to Senator Brandes – despite the studies that have shown that accepting the Medicaid expansion funding will save lives, save money, and create jobs. Instead of talking about his record on issues that are important to Floridians, Senator Brandes and his special interest donors are sending out this offensive mail attacking me.

Thanks again for holding Senator Brandes accountable,

Florida Millennials It's Your Time

Political consultants say a public battle over the proposed constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana, included on this year’s midterm election ballot, could boost turnout among young voters for Democrat 
Charlie Crist, who supports the measure. The extra support may be enough to help him defeat incumbent Republican Governor 
Rick Scott,who opposes it. here

It's your future. make it happen. Become a 
Freedom Fighter
Spark the vote. Tell your friends. 
Then join the party in Ybor.

Victory Party 
11.4.14 - 7:00 PM  info
@ Tequilas in Ybor                

Rick Scott's Swindle

What Pilar Had For Lunch

All you can eat
At One China Buffet, 8857 N Florida Ave, Tampa