Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Power Of Florida’s One Million Puerto Ricans

“The increased migration from Puerto Rico to Florida takes existing trends in the growth of the Hispanic vote and accelerates them,” veteran GOP pollster Whit Ayres, who has long warned that Republicans need to deal with the growing demographic threat that Hispanics pose to the GOP. here

Friends Of The Stogie

Ted with Coco

Miami Cubans Not Big On Trump

One of the more solid pro-Republican voting blocs in the USA can be found in the Miami-Dade county of Florida and the large Cuban-American population there. Of course, it’s not so solid when Trump is figured as the nominee: Donald Trump is the catalyst who could force a decisive break between Miami-Dade County’s influential Cuban-American voters and the Republican Party, a new poll has found. here

Chelsea Of New Port Richey

I am voting in November, are you?

GOP Florida Latino Problem

Emerging data from the Sunshine State indicates the GOP could be in a deep, deep hole there in the increasingly likely case that Donald Trump is the nominee.  
“In this critical swing state, it is clear to us that Republicans continue to suffer substantial brand damage amongst all segments of the ascending electorate (younger voters, Hispanics & No Major Party voters) and this presidential campaign has clearly exacerbated these attitudes,” Ryan Tyson, a Republican who serves as the group’s vice president of political operations, wrote in a memo to his members.
One of the most astounding — and depressing — results for Republicans like Tyson was the percentage of likely Hispanic Florida voters who have a negative impression of Trump: 87 percent. Only 10 percent viewed him favorably. here 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

3rd Annual Give Day Tampa Bay!

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Metropolitan Planning Organization Can Save Us From The Florida DOT

MPO don't include TBX in the Transportation Improvement Plan and they will leave us alone.
FDOT District Secretary Paul Steinman in his desperation to ram Rick Scott’s political agenda through said that if you guys don't include TBX in the Transportation Improvement Plan, the FDOT will take the hundreds of millions of dollars they were going to use to distroy our city and distroy somebody else's. Hillsborough County can kiss interstate improvements goodbye, at least for the next 20 years or more. here
Please see if you can talk them into 40 years.

Gov. Jerry Brown Smacks Down Rick Scott

"Rick," wrote Brown, "a fact you'd like to ignore: California is the 7th largest economic power in the world. We're competing with nations like Brazil and France, not states like Florida." here
In other words, stay on the porch. Floridians this is on our dime.

World Famous Blunt Coming Back To Ybor City

5.4 - 7 PM
East Coast Unity Cypher with CFL NORML
At Stone Soup Company 
Pics taken last time it was in Ybor. here

Liberals Fortress Of Democracy In Miami

Headquarters of the Florida Alliance, a secretive Democratic group comprised of big-money individual donors and labor unions who grew weary of the Florida Democratic Party.
The group has used its considerable resources to push for causes favored by liberals within the Democratic Party. While the Florida Democratic Party fights to elect any candidate with a "D" next to their name, including moderate candidates in swing seats, Alliance donors want to focus their efforts on helping elect candidates focused on causes championed by progressives, including climate change, voting rights and immigration reform. here

There is hope people!
Join the Susan Smith Wing Of The Florida Democratic Party

Monday, May 2, 2016

May Day Celebration In Tampa

Photography: Amina Minka Spahić
Thanks to Love Has No Borders, 
Communist League of Tampa 
and Tampa Food Not Bombs

Cathy Jordan Hitting The WorldFamous Blunt In The Heights

Tampa Celebrates End Of TBX

FDOT Paul Steinman said
"Hillsborough County can kiss most interstate improvements goodbye."

Black Jacksonville Cop Beats A Handcuffed Woman

This was a Black officer hitting a White woman and he got fired and charged with battery. What about the other cops standing around watching.  93% of White cops that kill a Black person is still on the job.

Pat Kemp Gets Around

Keel and Curley Winery
BlueberryFestival - Plant City
Visit them here. Join the team.
Photography: Kate M Connolly
Thanks to Joe & Alicia Keel for all of their support.
#PatKemp2016 #HillsboroughCounty

David Jolly Exposes Congress Saying Its Main Business Is Fundraising

David Jolly seems like a good guy, for a republican!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Jessica Rose Rocks The Heights

 2nd Annual 
2016 Spring Leaf Freedom Festival
Red Star Rock Bar

Florida Laborers Success Story

Don't ever think you can't make a difference!
Described as recently as 2003 by a U.S. Justice Department official as “ground zero for modern slavery,” Florida’s tomato fields are becoming an unlikely civil-rights success story. And the unempowered laborers who in 1993 formed the CIW in response to decades of violence, sexual harassment, wage ripoffs and even involuntary servitude have started a conversation that may even spread to Central America, South America, Africa and Europe. here
More here 

2016 CFL Norml Spring Leaf Freedom Festival In The Heights

Jessica Rose

Chris Cano

Red Star Rock Bar

Local Treasure Cathy Jordan

With Jessica Rose

Worlds biggest blunt

Join Central Florida NORML

GOP: America's 33%

According to a report by the Pew Research Center, 62 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the Republican Party. That’s up since October, when 58 percent of people said they had an unfavorable view of the GOP. The survey found 33 percent of the public has a favorable impression of the Republican Party. here

Do you think the United States made a mistake sending troops to fight in Iraq back in 2003?
No 32%

Do you generally support or oppose the use of government surveillance methods to help fight crime and terrorism, even if they invade our privacy?
Support somewhat 35%

How strongly do you feel about this issue? (Privacy)
This is a less important issue to me 34%

Thinking about abortion, do you consider yourself more pro-choice, 
or more pro-life?
Strongly pro-life 31%

do you support or oppose allowing oil companies to drill offshore?
Support strongly 29%

Do you support or oppose the government making sure that every American has health insurance?
Oppose strongly 29%

Do you think there should be more or less government redistribution of wealth from the better off 
to the less well off?
A lot less 29%

In general, do you think the cost of college education should be borne more by the students (and their families) or by the government?
Mostly by students 38%

Overall, do you think immigrants make a contribution to American society or are a drain on it?
Are a large drain 29%

Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for people 
convicted of murder?
Strongly favor 33%

Rick Scott On Running Florida INC.

The differences between running a business and running a government:
 "You do have more media ... You’ve got Congress. In my case, I have a legislature." Rick Scott

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Florida DOT Threatening Tampa

The district transportation secretary 
Paul Steinman has indicated more than once recently that unless the state’s plan for express toll lanes moves forward, Hillsborough County can kiss most interstate improvements goodbye, at least for the next 20 years or more. here
State government officials STILL don't get it. If all FDOT can build is TBX with our money, then we don't want them here in our community, wasting our money screwing it up with their deadly boondoggle lanes, like the disaster they built in Miami. The state can direct the highway money to other FDOT districts dumb enough to build such disastrous lanes, and FDOT D7 can be shut down for lack of work. It will save taxpayers millions, and save thousands of taxpayers from undue misery and harm at the hand of their own corrupt government. here
Please go away and leave us alone!

For all you GOP voters who voted for these people.

Jessica Rose - "Maybe"

La Gaceta's 2016 "Best of West Tampa" Politician: Local Treasure Guido Maniscalco

"Thank you to everyone who voted in La Gaceta's 2016 "Best of West Tampa" poll and selected me as the "Favorite West Tampa Politician". Thank you for allowing me to serve you!" Guido Maniscalco

VOTE Christopher Cano for Bernie Sanders Delegate

5.7 - 10 AM in Plant City

The Weekly Show - Orlando Fight for 15

Rick Scott Packing Court

In a move that critics claim smacks of an attempt to pack the court, Florida Gov. Rick Scott this week announced plans to appoint someone to replace a judge leaving the Palm Beach County bench even though the county’s elections supervisor said state law calls for the replacement to be elected by voters. here
“I think the governor is trying to steal the electoral process from the voters of Palm Beach County. He would like a more conservative bench than currently exists." Attorney Gregg Lerman

Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 Spring Leaf Freedom Festival at The Red Star Rock Bar in The Heights

4.30 - 2 PM
Check out the 2015 Fest in Ybor here

Another Floridian Goes Off On Rick Scott

Colleen Riddle of Winter Haven 
Letter to The Lakeland Ledger
"Defunding Planned Parenthood will limit a woman's access to birth control, an access that actually reduces the need for abortions. You are limiting the constitutional rights of all Floridian women, returning us to second-class citizens. What a legacy as governor. You disgrace Florida and bring harm to those you are supposed to serve. But service for your constituents has never been on your agenda. Florida does not want you as a senator." Read the entire letter here

Jessica Rose - "Saved"

Florida GOP Bob Sutton

"I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she's going to go down like 
Monica Lewinsky," 
Broward County Republican Chairman
Bob Sutton

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Pam Bondi

"Pam Bondi is the John Henry, Walter Payton and Steve Jobs of the nation's attorneys general. All work, work, work, work. Burning the midnight oil. Leaving no stone unturned. Taping her eyes open to stay awake filing those legal briefs, preparing closing arguments, researching the intricacies of the law."