Wednesday, September 30, 2009

4th Annual Love Shouldn't Hurt Motorcycle Ride

October 11th - 8 a.m.
Cost: $25 per rider with first two hundred registered receiving "Love Shouldn't Hurt" T-shirt and Commemorative Patch. Come and enjoy good food,

music and lots of fun activities at every stop along the

The Spring of Tampa Bay

Local Artist

Leigh Humes

Rachel Maddow Chats With Howard Dean

ConservaDems Vote AGAINST the American People Today!

Creative Loafing Looking For Its Missing Box

Reward Offered

Any information succesfully leading to the “recovery” of the missing box will result in a free Bites certificate from our CL Deals store. That’s right, a $30 meal on

2009 Florida Netroots Awards Finalists

Local Congratulations

madfloridian - Out in Left Field - The Buzz - Hillsborough County GLBTA Caucus - The O-Train The Ruthington Post - Saint Petersblog 2.0
Good Luck!

Why Stogie Lives Here

Sunset Beach
Don McBride of St. Petersburg
No Oil Wells, No Tarballs!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Is Kathleen Ford A Racist?

A recent newspaper story depicting mayoral candidate Kathleen Ford as a racist has caused quite a stir in some black

"Kathleen Ford is not a racist and to try to paint her as a racist is unfortunate on the part of the people who are trying to do that. She shouldn't have to defend something stupid Gypsy wrote. Just because Gypsy says she is racist doesn't mean she is a racist.".....Ray Tampa, president of the St. Petersburg NAACP

Bicycle Bash by the Bay


Monday, September 28, 2009

Florida Museum of Natural History

This fall, travel into the rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History with
Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches
Oct. 3 - Jan. 17,

Twelve Hours In A City

Joe and Clark
Visit Tampa

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Radical Cheerleaders At Baywalk

Tampa Artist: Jett Jones


Vote: 2009 Florida Netroots Awards

Best National Blog
Mad Floridian - Pushing Rope
Vote Local

6003 Otis Ave Is Not Just An Address In Seminole Heights

Tampa Bay Harvest Is On Verge Of Going Broke

Tampa Bay Harvest gathers 3 million pounds of food a year in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties — good food that's not quite fresh enough for businesses to serve to paying
Tampa Bay Harvest

Special Interview with B. Brian Blair!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County

I Ran Into A Young Woman Named Margaret,
The Speakers Bureau Coordinator for the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County. She had recently attended a Share our Compassion Tour at the Crisis Center and now knew about the services we provide to over 151,000 people in the Tampa Bay community each

Brews By The Bay

Will Florida Be America’s Shining Example

That 21st Century Rail Can Work?
If high speed rail is ever going to have a chance of taking root in the US, we’re going need to need a working example that makes everybody

Friends Of Stogie

Julie And Jay

Da Bulls!

USF 17 - Florida State 7

City of Tampa Fire Station Number 8

Tampa Daily Photo

Free Shot Clinic for Hillsborough County Residents

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay will be offering a Free Shot Clinic on September 26th (Today). Shots are available to Hillsborough County residents only, and are available for the first 1,000

Friday, September 25, 2009

Regarding Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico

CL: Best Of The Bay

Rebekah Pulley
Best Local Singer/Songwriter

Angela Rouson - "Fishing with Mom"

Friends Of Stogie

The 3 Richards

Tampa International Airport To Sell Flu Vaccines

As of Oct. 1 the airport will open kiosks delivering the antiserum for the virus. The kiosks will administer inoculations through Nov. 30. Shots will cost $35

Stone-Mart Donating $15k Worth of Tile

To Habitat For Humanity Of Hillsborough County
Stone-Mart is the largest natural stone importer and distributor located in Tampa,

Jim Davis For Mayor Of Tampa

“I’m not ruling it out.”.......Jim Davis

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This Man Wants To Be Our Governor

New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism
Trailer for inspiring documentary about New Urbanism focusing on the work of artist turned real estate developer Michael E. Arth and his vision of "New Pedestrianism."
The odds against him -- a stranger in a new town -- Arth transformed a crime-infested run-down DeLand, Florida neighborhood into a model for his vision of a walkable new town.

Tampa Bay Frugalistas

Deal Divas Blogging Live At Tampa Bay Fashion Week!

How To Get A Scumbag (e.g., Kevin White) Out Of Office

White’s determination to stay on the commission (and to seek reelection next year) demonstrates his arrogance, selfishness, and his view that his constituents are too dumb to send him packing. His self-serving nature is bad enough.
That he has cost the county nearly a million bucks is what voters should be appalled at.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Michael E. Arth, (Real) Democrat, For Florida Governor


Local Blogger Alex Pickett At The G20 In Pittsburgh

If you haven’t seen any news reports about the G20 conference in Pittsburgh yet, chances are by the end of the week you will. Since the press are not allowed in the actual G20 conference meetings, I’ve come to Pittsburgh to report on the latter group. For the next four or five days, I’ll follow the protesters, interview some, avoid heavy-handed police tactics and hopefully make sense of it

6003 Otis Avenue in Seminole Heights

The city will do nothing to help out our neighborhood. This is our last

CSI: Tampa


Kevin White Owes Us $278,000

A federal judge ruled that Commissioner White and Hillsborough County were jointly liable in the case. What remains unclear is whether White plans to pay any of the

Hillsborough County Should Pimp Him Out To Pay Off His Debt. Ladies Any Takers?
No Offence To His Hot Wife.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Frugalistas In Miami

Miami Herald blogger Natalie McNeal

Whose blog is called the "Frugalista Files" - has hired Chicago attorney Alexis Hart McDowell, Esq., to send cease and desist letters to bloggers who also call themselves "frugalistsas."

The Frugalista Files
Ms. McNeal, Please Google Jen Maiser, Jessica Prentice, Sage Van Wing and DeDe Sampson.
And Learn About The Word "Locavore".

Nancy Argenziano, Now That You Brought It To Our Attention

You Guys Do Suck, You Always Have!
Public Service Commissioner Nancy Argenziano summed up her view of the public’s view of the regulatory panel mired in controversy while considering a proposed $1.3 billion Florida Power & Light Co. rate hike.
“The perception of people out there - they think we suck,” said Argenziano.......more

Via......Sticks Of Fire

Best of the Bay 2009 - Queenshead Eurobar

the 13th juror needs our help

Vote Here
Vote For Legal Advocacy

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cannibalism At Freedom High School

Margaret Barthel was cited with 10 counts of animal cruelty. But the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says that doesn't go far

Vote: 2009 Florida Netroots Awards

Best Local Blog

Out In Left Field - St. Petersblog 2.0 - Ybor City Stogie

Vote Local

Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe

Seminole Heights, Tampa

Mouth Of Tampa Bay

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Arianne Prevost of Satellite Beach

Florida's public alligator hunt is underway, and the nighttime pursuit of trophy-sized specimens in the muggy marshlands is challenging and often

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Republican Bill Foster And Dinosaurs

“Dinosaurs are mentioned in Job, so I don’t have any problem believing that dinosaurs roamed the earth,’’ says St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Bill Foster. He says he believes dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time, though most scientists say there is a gap of at least 60 million years between dinosaurs and

Florida Drivers Beware

The Little Old Lady From St. Pete

Brews By The Bay

Saturday, October 3; 8 p.m. – Midnight.
Florida Aquarium - 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa

Cube: A Florida Liberal Biker

Attention: This is a Biker Web Site. You will find some Biker Art and a lot
of other good

Tarpon Springs Puts The Brakes On Red Light Cameras

Florida local governments are trying to find new revenues as tax collections decline, but hopefully Tarpon Springs is not so desperate for cash that it will install red light cameras and issue expensive tickets to residents and visitors just to shore up the city

"There are cities making $15,000 a week off those things."......Mayor Beverley Billiris

Susan Jacobs' Wheels Of Success Program

Since 2003, Wheels of Success has refurbished 280 donated cars for low-income individuals and families and helped another 280 clients with vehicle-related

Friday, September 18, 2009

Howard Dean Blasts Baucus Healthcare Bill

Howard Dean, minced no words about Sen. Max Baucus's healthcare proposal, unveiled to the public this morning. "The Baucus bill is the worst piece of healthcare legislation I've seen in 30 years," Dean said last night at a healthcare town hall and book signing in Washington.
"In fact, it's a $60 billion giveaway to the health insurance industry every year," he said. "It was written by healthcare lobbyists, so that's not a surprise. It's an outrage."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vote: 2009 Florida Netroots Awards

Best Writer
Litbrit - Ben Kirby - Peter Schorsch

CL: Best Of The Bay

Tony Dungy
Best Local Hero?

Bigotry Is Bigotry: Tony Dungy on Homosexuality

Recognizing Florida Netroots: An Interview with Kenneth Quinnell

I procured (with great difficulty, no doubt) Kenneth Quinnell to tell us what the Florida Democratic Party Netroots Awards was all about. Quinnell is the creator of the Netroots awards in the state of Florida and is also the recording secretary for the Florida Democratic Party Netroots

CL: Best Of The Bay

Catherine Durkin Robinson
Best Contributor Female

You Can Vote For Kate's Blog "Out In Left Field" At The 2009 Florida Netroots Awards
Vote Here

Hillsborough County's Famous Bins

Think of the famous bins in history: "Bin and Jerry's." "Bin Franklin." "Bin Hur."
The bin wordplays are part of a new Hillsborough County advertising campaign to persuade more residents to

Friends Of Stogie

At The Firehouse