Tuesday, July 31, 2007

American Low Wage Workers' Tour

Interview With The Legendary Gore Vidal
Part 2: The Emperor
"He smiled benignly at the oil wells"....... here
Howard Dean Knows The Power Of The Internet
The man who launched the Internet revolution in presidential politics says the medium has changed politics into a two-way conversation between voters and candidates."Technology is traveling so fast; now it has transformed American politics. It's beginning to advance politics by getting ordinary Americans back in the process. Before, there was a one-way campaign where candidates talked to voters; now we have a two-way campaign.......more
you might be a right winger if.....
...you think any one motivated in their profession by something other than making a profit is a communist.

The Fox is Wrong: Global Warming

Monday, July 30, 2007

Interview With The Legendary Gore Vidal
Part 1: The Cold War
"I was born 80 years ago in a country called the United States of America and now I live in a Homeland - an expression we haven't heard since Hitler."..........here
DFA Night School Live From YearlyKos
Thursday August 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm Central Daylight Time

This special DFA Night School event will be brought to you live from the YearlyKos convention hall, so it should prove to be an exciting, unique experience. Join us as DFA brings YearlyKos to you. Night School is DFA's no-cost online training program. After you sign up, you will receive the information for our nationwide toll free conference call.......here
Judith Leekin's Torture Palace
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Nine teenagers and young adults were held like prisoners in a Florida woman's home in what appeared to be a decades-long scheme to receive government payments for adopting and raising them, police say......more
The 18-year-old told police Leekin threatened to cut her head off if she told anyone what was happening.
Searching For The Soul of Florida
The Progressive Spirit
Today, when you say Floridian, what comes to mind? Many Floridians are from somewhere else. Only 33 percent of the state is native-born, according to the 2005 American Community Survey part of the U.S. census. Our identity is shaped by out-of-state residents, and in Central Florida, it is even more pronounced.......more
What Stogie Had For Lunch
Pork Chunks
Red Bean And Rice And Plantains
$5.99 At.......Rosa's Market 4209 W.Martin Luther King Blvd Tampa
Forget Corporate - Spend Your Money Locally

Sunday, July 29, 2007

FOX Has Declared War On The Blogosphere
So Let's Fight Back!
We're fighting back by identifying and calling all of FOX's advertisers. This is not a boycott. We are simply calling advertisers and informing them about FOX. And making Bill O'Reilly's life a living hell................ Sign up......here
Local Advertisers......here
Bloggers, Join the FOX Attacker coalition.......here........via Madfloridian
The Other Ron Paul
But He Looks Like Such A Nice Guy
What I didn’t expect was that his anti-war advocacy would attract as many evident admirers from the left as it seems to have, particularly those who are dissatisfied with Democrats’ apparent fumbling of the Iraq war issue. Certainly, the message boards at liberal outlets like Crooks and Liars who’ve carried factual counterinformation about Paul have been flooded with raging defenses of the man, as have some of our comments threads.....here
What Stogie Had For Lunch
Shrimp In Lobster Sauce
Fried Rice
$4.25 At.......Peking 6936 N. 56th St. Tampa
Forget Corporate - Spend Your Money
SWAT Team Takes Over University of Miami

University of Miami Police, in conjunction with the City of Coral Gables Police Department, will hold an all-day training exercise on the northeast section of UM’s Coral Gables campus from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. The exercise will involve mock explosions, helicopters, SWAT teams, and multiple response teams from most local municipalities......more


Canine Erectile Dysfunction

AM Chuckle

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Walking to America
It is one of the truly emblematic journeys of our times, although it never makes it into the travel pages of any newspaper: the million or more people who make the trip each year are poor Latin Americans, trekking north from Mexico, albeit illegally, in search of a better life in the United States.....more

Arm Yourself With a 'SiCKO' Health Care Card

Friday, July 27, 2007

Local Bumpers 7

Oil-Covered Penguins
Off Coast Of South America
Hundreds of oil-covered Magellanic penguins have surfaced off the Atlantic coast of South America in the past few weeks. A continuous stream of oil from spills has created a chronic problem across South American waters and other parts of the world.....more

If You Google Ron Paul

What Stogie Had For Lunch
Fried Crispy Baby Shrimp
Fried Rice
$5.50 At....... Peking 6936 N. 56th St. Tampa
Forget Corporate - Spend Your Money Locally

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bay Pines VA Medical Center
Emergency Room Refuse Critically Ill Man
Mark A. Surette a 25-year VA employee, collapsed of a heart attack in Building 24, perhaps 200 feet from the hospital emergency room. Since he wasn't a veteran, confused paramedics asked Bay Pines if its emergency room would treat Surette. Paramedics were directed to take him to St. Petersburg General Hospital, three miles away. A doctor who made the decision did not realize the man, a Bay Pines employee who later died, had collapsed on the Bay Pines campus......more

"In a life-and-death situation it appears to me that any medical professional would be willing and able to help save a life."........Rep. C.W. Bill Young
Havana Nights
Florida GOP Lavish Fundraiser
A yacht cruise, salsa dancing lessons, dinner at the famed Versace Mansion in Miami Beach, and even a personal concierge. Platinum sponsors who fork out $100,000 will get two rooms at the hotel and also get three different private meetings with House leaders over dessert and breakfast. Gold sponsors who donate $50,000 will be given one room at the hotel and be allowed to bring two people to all events.......more
''There's a lot of people out there who think that Tallahassee is out of touch with the rest of the state of Florida; maybe there's some truth to it''.......Rep. Jack Seiler
No Summer Of Love For Howard Dean
With Peace And Understanding In Short Supply
The Democratic National Committee chairman faces several formidable challenges. Some states are determined to move up the dates of their presidential primaries despite the potential for upending the nomination process, and the party's convention in Denver in 2008 is already dealing with nettlesome labor and financial woes......more
What Stogie Had For Lunch
Filete Salteado
White Rice And Collard Green Soup
$7.25 At....La Teresita 7101 66th Street Pinellas Park
Forget Corporate - Spend Your Money Locally
Ron Paul
At Hillsborough And Central

Gloves Off Between Hillary And Obama

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What Stogie Had For Lunch
Pork Shop
Red Bean And Rice, (Great Red Beans Here) And Platanos
$5.49 At......Pino's Cafe 4627 N. Lois Ave Tampa
Forget Corporate - Spend Your Money Locally
Representative Cindy Sheehan
California's Eighth District
Cape Coral Couple
Will Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
More than 20,000 people try to scale Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro every year, but only about half actually make it to the top. One local couple is training for the climb-- and they're doing it right here in Southwest Florida.......more

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

George Carlin Speaks The Truth

What Stogie Had For Lunch
Palomilla Steak
Yellow Rice And Red Beans (Stogie Likes Onions)
$7.25 At.......China Latina 3715 E. Busch Blvd Tampa

Forget Corporate - Spend Your Money Locally
Contaminated Water Reaches
The Florida Keys
The widespread use of in-ground waste disposal through septic tanks and injection wells appears to be leading to the contamination of submarine groundwater even up to six miles offshore, when the contaminated groundwater mixes with surface water and reaches the reef, the corals as well as human health might be harmed.......more
Keel & Curley Winery
Drink Local
Chase Marden’s recipe starts with crushing fresh blueberries and fermenting them on the skins to give the wines their deep color. The wine is 100% Berries. They also produce Tangerine, Wild Berry, Peach, Mango Citrus and Apple wines. Visit them.......here
5202 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, Florida

Spend Your Money Locally

Monday, July 23, 2007

YouTube Debate: Mike Gravel

Where Is The Money Coming From?

300 Pound Pythons On The Loose In Florida
The South Asian snakes, which can top 300 pounds, or 135 kilograms, and 20 feet, or 6 meters, are presumed to have entered the park as discards or escapees from the bustling international trade in exotic pets. Year-old, foot-long pythons are a popular $70 item at reptile fairs, but in a few years can reach room-spanning, cat-munching size, prompting some owners to abandon them by the roadside. That practice may not pose an ecological problem in Detroit, Snow said, but in a near-tropical Florida park, it is an unfolding nightmare.......more

New Wetlands - Dee Hood

What Stogie Had For Lunch
The Big Daddy
$6.95 At.......Merino's Deli 6428 North Florida Ave Tampa
Forget Corporate - Eat Local

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Liberals Suck

"Tomcat Scat" gives us a view into the mind of the remaining 28%...

How To Create An Angry American

Mexicans In Florida Share A Rite Of Death
But their teenage giggles are sliced with talk of death. And faith and family. And being buried in a homeland a thousand miles and a gulf away. Soon, the girls will compete in a special pageant in which beauty falls second to charity. They're raising money to help pay for the proper burials of Mexican migrants who die here. The pageant is as much a celebration of honoring the dead as it is about youth and grace -- a strange juxtaposition of beginnings and endings......more

Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank

Ten years in the making with three years to go, the 160-acre site is being bulldozed into Hillsborough County's first wetlands mitigation bank. When it's finished, developers that want to destroy wetlands will be able to compensate for the environmental damage by buying credits in the form of wetland acreage in Casey's Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank.......more

"The neighborhood where the wetland is damaged suffers flooding and pollution of their lake or river, But they don't get the benefit of the mitigation when the developer purchases part of a wetlands somewhere else.".....Mariella Smith

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Chinese Cardboard Buns With A Side Of Chemicals
The report generated wide national and international attention as the latest in a string of scares involving China-produced foods, including toxic seafood, virus-plagued pigs and chemical-laden toothpaste. The "expose" purportedly showed a seller of the buns, known as "baozi," softening shredded cardboard with an industrial chemical and fortifying the bogus meat with a bit of fatty pork........here

Generation Chickenhawk - College Republicans

Friday, July 20, 2007

HARRY REID - JULY 20, 2007

Señor Garcia On Studio 10
Video.... here
The World's Worst Airline
A TAM Plane Crashed In Brazil Tuesday. I Wasn't Surprised

TAM Linhas Aereas is the worst airline in the world. I've been saying that repeatedly since early April, when my boyfriend and I took a short vacation in Brazil and returned happy with our stay but traumatized by the air travel.....more
Elizabeth Spiers
Blind Loyalty Latest US War Casualty
Pemberton, New Jersey

If George Bush loses towns like Pemberton, then he has surely lost America. And it seems he is losing this piece of small-town America, population 29,000........more
"Me and my husband try not to be political people — we try to take authority from God, I think he has been a good president. But I do think in some ways, instead of letting God totally rule his decisions (Bush) has let some of the other people higher up do that."........Virginia Green

Michael Moore Goes Head to Head With Stephen Colbert

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Liberals Vow to Block Continued Iraq Funding
Seventy House members, nearly all liberal Democrats, vowed today that they would not support any more funding for Iraq military operations unless tied to a complete withdrawal of combat troops. This is a big development. Earlier this year, liberals grudgingly voted for Iraq funding bills because they didn't want to give Nancy Pelosi a defeat. Now it seems that their patience has run out........more
James Kotecki
Forget New Hampshire. The first real presidential primary is on the Internet

So it was irritating to him to see presidential candidates making poor use of the Web — posting speeches and canned performances rather than more personal communications. They weren't using the medium the way young people use it — talking directly to the camera in a very casual and laid-back way.......more
"Probably the world's foremost expert on YouTube videos posted by presidential candidates."
Visit His Blog.......here
The Narrow Band Of Democratic Elites
Howard Dean
The Washington Post is under the impression that Governor Dean's campaign failed. But what's left unsaid is the fact that the heart of Governor Dean's campaign -- which was to end the war in Iraq and the 50 State Strategy -- is now the core platform within the Democratic Party. Due primarily to the work of Deaniacs like us who have blogged, contributed money, knocked on doors, made phone calls and attended campaign trainings like the one in Orange County, California this weekend -- the Governor and Democracy for America have changed the face of American politics. And this is a progressive political movement we can all be proud of.......more
Worst American President

However he was wrong, and no one can ignore it any longer. Eighteen months from the end of his mandate, those closest to him say that Bush is concerned with the mark on history he will leave. Confronting chaos, he has already been judged by part of the American press: he's the worst President the United States has ever had.....more

"George W. Bush has succeeded in simultaneously driving Iraq and his own country into a dead end."

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Take Action To Stop An Execution
With no physical evidence — the murder weapon was never found — prosecutors relied heavily on the testimony of nine eyewitnesses who took the stand against Mr. Davis. But since his trial, seven of the nine have recanted or changed their testimony, saying they were harassed and pressed by investigators to lie under oath. Other witnesses have come forward identifying a different man as the shooter.more
Send A Letter To The Georgia State Board Of Pardons & Paroles Urging Clemency......here
Impeach Now
Or Face the End of Constitutional Democracy
Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.Bush has put in place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in the form of "executive orders" that are triggered whenever Bush declares a national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, former Republican senator Rick Santorum and others suggest that Americans might expect a series of staged, or false flag, "terrorist" events in the near future........more
Tampa Ranked 16th In Rude Drivers

Islamic Creationist
And A Book Sent Round The World
It is the voice of Adnan Oktar of Turkey, who, under the name Harun Yahya, has produced numerous books, videos and DVDs on science and faith, in particular what he calls the “deceit” inherent in the theory of evolution. One of his books, “Atlas of Creation,” is turning up, unsolicited, in mailboxes of scientists around the country and members of Congress......here

Monday, July 16, 2007

Rep. Keith Ellison's Views
On Cheney, Libby, 9/11
Freshman Congressman Keith Ellison was among friends Sunday -- in this case, a gathering of atheists -- so his support for a fistful of hot-button opinions, including the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney, brought enthusiastic nods of approval and standing ovations.......more
After Duke's Spin Cycle......here
St. Pete - July 16, 2007