Thursday, December 8, 2016

Prevent the Loss of One of Florida’s Most Popular National Wildlife Refuges

The state of Florida is attempting to take back one of America's National Wildlife Refuges. The Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge provides critical habitat to 250 species of birds, including the largest wading bird colony in the Everglades with more than 7,000 active nests. here

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sabal Trail Pipeline Project Crew Absent, Protesters Gather

Protesters gathered in Dunnellon, Florida, to show their support for Kathy Lane, a resident whose property has already been damaged by the Sabal Trail Pipeline project. The construction crew was not present. 

The People's Inauguration - Tampa Bay

1.20 - 4PM
Williams Park - St. Pete

Tampa Bay's Culture Of Corruption

Many of the politicians who decide how many tax dollars will go to benefit Tampa Bay’s professional sports franchises are also accepting free tickets to those teams’ games.   Tributes also include beer, wine, liquor, and a number of casual food items such as burgers and Cuban sandwiches.  Occasionally, crab cakes and sushi may be added. And access to politically-influential business leaders is always on the menu. 
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Just re-elected Florida GOP Sandy Murman received three luxury box tickets to the 2016 Outback Bowl for her husband.
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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, is a frequent guest of local sports teams.
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Florida GOP State Senator Tom Lee, who is not allowed to accept any gift worth more than $25 as a state legislator, received a pair of suite tickets to the Feb. 2016 Monster Jam at Raymond James Stadium.
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Florida GOP Al Higginbotham – 2014 Bollywood Emmys  held at 
Raymond James Stadium.
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Charlie Gerdes – 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball, St. Pete
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No Fracking Free Movie Showing In St. Pete

12.11 - 3PM
Pinellas Democratic Party Headquarters

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ybor Paparazzi

The Citrus Taliban

Tampa Bay area Cities And Counties Trying To Fight Medical Marijuana

Cities
Zephyrhills 
Bradenton
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Counties
Manatee County
Pasco County

Hillsborough County has a temporary ban in place but that will be lifted in April.

“Local governments shouldn’t be retreating in fear, they should be embracing this industry in order to help develop the local cities,” 
Chris Cano, Executive Director, Central Florida NORML.

Ione Townsend's New Book

We hear that the Hillsborough County Democratic Party Chair  Ione Townsend is writing a new book entitled

"Destroying Your Local Party in the Course of 30 Minutes: A How to Guide Based on Deceit, Disenfranchisement and Being the Patsy to a Nasty, Bitter Malcontent with a Personal Axe to Grind"

Local Dem. Bryan Farris is thinking of writing a companion piece entitled,

"I'm Outta Here: One Man's Story of Being Tired of Trying to Help an Organization that Refuses to Help Themselves."

Tampa City Hall Facelift

Downtown Tampa 

Florida GOP Kicked Out Of Duffy's Sports Grill

The management of Duffy's Sports Grill asked the Cape Coral Republican Club to move the location of its regular meetings.  Duffy's president Jason Emmett said the decision had nothing to do with the candidate (Trump) or the party. He said the group started bothering people in the dining area who just want to eat or watch a game on television. here
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If you want to call and thank them, here is their number: 
(239) 205-6771

Monday, December 5, 2016

Green Party In Tampa

Kim O'Connor at The County Center

Publix Wants Some Corporate Welfare

 They want $4.2 million in exchange for adding 700 jobs and a facility in Lakeland. here

Florida's Own Pipeline Problem

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, known as Sabal Trail, is using $3 billion of Florida Power and Light (FPL) ratepayer money to build a 515-mile pipeline to transport natural gas obtained via fracking from eastern Alabama to central Florida. here

Hazardous Waste In Downtown Tampa


Marion and Kennedy

Thank You Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson of Orlando made what’s likely to be his swan song appearance for now before Orange County Democrats. here

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hillsborough County Green Party Protest In Tampa

December 5, 2016
9:30 am to 11 am 
Fred B Karl building
(County Center)

Ybor Paparazzi

Water is life!

Saturday Morning Free Market In Tampa

4308 Euclid Ave
Visit them here

Florida Ghost Towns: Perky

Perky is a ghost town in Monroe County, It is located in the lower Florida Keys on Lower Sugarloaf Key near mile marker 17 on US 1 (the Overseas Highway). A post office called Perky was established in 1929, and remained in operation until 1942.[1] The town was named for its founder, 
R. C. Perky. here

Refuge Emergency Holiday Drive In St. Pete

Dec. 3 - 15
The Refuge

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Local Treasures

Ashley and Dayna

St Pete in Progress: New Museums

Happy Holidays From Ybor City




Come visit us!

Florida Democratic Party Sucks

The Republicans have now run the legislature for twenty years. the Democratic side and many who would normally be loyal to the party have chosen to make money by lobbying for corporate interests and essentially becoming free agents in the process. What has resulted is a party with little in the way of values or infrastructure. here

Florida Corporate Service Commission $811 Million Dollar Giveaway

Despite widespread opposition from consumer advocates and FPL customers, the rate increase passed unanimously at the Florida Public (Corporate) Service Commission in a hearing on November 29, 2016. The rate hike is set to begin in January of 2017 and will increase each of the next four years, ultimately charging consumers an additional $811 million dollars. here

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ybor Paparazzi

Johanna

Blocking The Sun In Florida

Florida's four largest utilities -- Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy, Gulf Power and Tampa Electric -- are among 17 entities nationwide that are working aggressively "to block solar policies." here

Losers Rick Scott And Pam Bondi

A new poll by Gravis Marketing finds Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson comfortably leading Republican Rick Scott in a hypothetical senate race, 51 percent to 38 percent. Gravis also showed him leading Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi 50 percent to 35 percent. here

Marco Rubio Eager To Get To WORK (On Ditching Obamacare)

Marco Rubio says he’s eager to get to work on Donald Trump’s agenda of ditching Obamacare. here

Shut It Down Dec 5th. St. Pete

34th St & 22nd Ave N

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Republic Of Ybor: The Revolution Starts Here

The Revolution Starts here

Liberal St. Pete


Recycling

Charging stations

Xeriscape

Trees

Bicycles
Visit them here

Ybor Paparazzi

The reptile guy on 7th Ave

Florida Treasures: Lily Lawrence Bow

Ms. Bow, her husband and their two boys came to Cudjoe Key in 1904. She had talked her husband into quitting his job in Chicago and start a new life in the keys. After a few months he left. For the first six months after he left he sent money, but in June 1905, he transferred title to the Cudjoe property to her and that was the last the family ever heard of him. In 1906 she moved to what is now Homestead where she helped organize the Women's Club and started a library which eventually became the city's public library, named the Lliy Lawrence Bow Library. Read more about this remarkable woman here. 

#noDAPL Tampa Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 30, 2016