Thursday, November 27, 2014

Florida Bans Clean Energy

Bought and paid for Commissioners Ronald A. Brisé, Art Graham and 
Eduardo E. Balbis.

Florida's Corporate Service Commission
on Tuesday approved proposals to gut Florida's energy-efficiency goals by more than 90 percent and to terminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015, giving Duke Energy Florida, Tampa Electric and Florida Power & Light virtually everything they wanted. here

The two dissenters, Commissioners Lisa Edgar and 
Julie Brown. 
Great job ladies.

Happy Thanksgiving Tampa Bay

Use when your Right Wing friends and relatives start talking shit at the dinner table.

The Why of the 2014 Florida Election Disaster

The Florida Solidarity Fish Project

If you haven’t seen any of the Solidarity Fish “swimming” around Florida in the last year you have been missing out. here

Howard Dean: Dems’ new path forward

The man who implemented a 50-state strategy as DNC chair dishes on how Democrats can take back the country again. here 

Florida GOP Luncheon

North Port

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Florida Inc. Corporate Owned And Operated

Four years ago, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment with a simple mandate: Legislators had to stop drawing absurd state congressional districts that virtually ensured the GOP would dominate in Tallahassee forever. Within weeks, GOP strategists went to work on an equally simple mission: how to get around the new law. here

GOP Voters how are you guys feeling? There is still time to order your 
free tube of lube. 
We know you guys like to take it deep. Just tell us where to send it.

Tallahassee Protesters Take Streets

 Nearly 100 protesters marched on the streets of Tallahassee the night of Nov. 24. The protest was in response to the Ferguson grand jury failure to indict officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown.  here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

The Buffy
With Potato Salad
At Hamburger Marys in Ybor City
Stogie's Favorite

Tampa Protesters Rally In Rain

Around 40 people rallied and chanted in Tampa, despite steady rain all morning, protesting in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri. here

Ybor Surveillance

Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch

Repeatedly cited what he said were inconsistencies and erroneous accounts from witnesses. When asked by a reporter whether any of the accounts amount to perjury, 
he said, 
"I think they truly believe that's what they saw, 
but they didn't." What ? 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ybor City Saturday Market

Rally in Tally For Rhana

Rhana Bazzini better known as Rhana B is 81 years-old. She’s a widow, a mother, and a cancer survivor. She’s also walking over 300 miles, from Sarasota to Tallahassee, to raise awareness of the problem of 
big money in our elections.
Rhana B is walking in the footsteps of Granny D, the 89 year-old woman who walked across the country for campaign finance reform in 1999. And next week, Rhana will complete her epic trek at the State Capitol building in Tallahassee with a rally to get big money out of politics.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Shrimp Fried Rice
At IAsia in North Port
Visit them here

Alan Farago's Great Idea

If you voted, you get a tax credit. If you register a car, you pay a penalty if you fail to vote. Shut down the stores. Turn off the traffic lights. Declared voting days a national holiday.

I'd favor turning off everyone's electricity on election day UNTIL people vote.  Tie it to the phone number on your electric bill. 
No Vote, No Light.

Run Bernie Run

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tampa: Then and Now

Becky For Mayor: Raise The Minimum Wage In Tampa

       This simple and elegant answer to income inequality must be used if we want to see real economic growth in our city. here

Move Florida’s gubernatorial elections to presidential years

That’s how it used to be in Florida—until segregationists in the 1960’s grew worried that increased voter turnout would threaten their grip on state politics. So they amended the state constitution to move gubernatorial elections to midterm years, Sign the petition

Don't Buy Koch

List of familiar Koch products and brands:
-American Greetings
-Angel Soft
-Angel Soft Ultra
-Brawny paper towels
-Dixie products
-Insulair cups
-Mardis Gras napkins
-Perfect Touch cups, paper products
-Quilted Northern
-Sparkle paper towels
-Vanity Fair napkins & paper towels
-Zee Napkins

-Georgia-Pacific Office products
-Spectrum paper
-Georgia-Pacific's enMotion paper towel dispenser
-Georgia-Pacific's engineered lumber

-INVISTA’s PET polymer is used in oxygen-sensitive packaging for food and beverages.
-ADI-PURE® Adipic Acid
-ANTRON® Carpet Fiber
-C12™ Intermediates
-COOLMAX® Fabric
-CORDURA® Fabric
-DACRON® Fiberfill
-DYTEK® Idea Intermediates
-FLEXISOLV® Solvent Solutions
-LYCRA® Fiber
-LYCRA HyFit® Fiber
-OXYCLEAR® Barrier Resin
-SENZAA™ Additive
-SUPPLEX® Fabric
-TACTEL® Fiber
-TECGEN® Garments
-TERATE® Polyols
-TERATHANE® Polyether Glycol
-TERRIN™ Polyols
-TORZEN® PA66 Resin

Michael Brown’s Father Message to Ferguson and the Nation

El Centro Español De Tampa

Was the most affluent of the city’s social clubs — those organizations that provided immigrants with social services ranging from medical care to banking to entertainment from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s. Centro Español had almost 10,000 members of Spanish descent, two cemeteries and two large clubhouses that measured over half a city block — one each in Ybor City and West Tampa. here

Sunday, November 23, 2014

American's Priorities And GOP Lawmakers' Priorities: Not Quite The Same

American's Priorities
1.   Access to lower cost student loans--80% support.
2.   Increase spending on infrastructure--75%
3.   Raising the minimum wage--65%
4.   Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa--60%
5.   Climate change/reducing carbon emissions--59%
6.   Building Keystone Pipeline--54%

GOP Lawmakers' Priorities
1.   Authorize Keystone Pipeline.
2.   Repeal ACA ("Obamacare")
3.   Pass the "Hire More Heroes" (veterans) Act.
4.   Pass Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement 
5.   Lower corporate taxes.
6.   Thwarting Obama on Immigration Executive Action.
7.   Reign in the EPA and roll back environmental regulations.

Tampa Under Surveillance

Florida gives Bill Cosby standing ovation

GOP Propaganda

GOP Propaganda>Guess What Americans Thought About Obama's Speech here

Fact>Poll: Americans Broadly Back Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Voters overwhelmingly backed President Obama’s move: 67 percent viewed it favorably, while just 28 percent viewed it unfavorably. The support was fairly bipartisan, with 91 percent of Democrats, 67 percent of Independents, and 41 percent of Republicans viewing the executive action favorably. Among Tea Party Republicans, however, 64 percent opposed the policy while just 30 percent viewed it favorably. here