Wednesday, March 31, 2010

FARMWORKER FREEDOM MARCH

Tampa To Lakeland
Freedom from forced labor, poverty and abuse
FRIDAY, APRIL 16 – SUNDAY, APRIL 18
more info

After Five Minutes Of The Schnitt Show I’d Had Enough

Talkin’ Radio Blues
I didn’t stop listening though, over the past 3 days I have listened to the Schnitt show, Hannity and even Coast to Coast with George Noory as I’ve worked on homework in my apartment, occasionally picking up the phone to call in when I had a strong opinion on a topic.......here

All About Porsha

Local Cam Star

Solar Powered Street Lights

Going Green In Odessa

Around Town

Bobbie In Tampa

Living In Tampa Perk

Stogie Loves Rollercoasters

Obama Expands Offshore Drilling

Did We?
Obama's move allows drilling from Delaware to central Florida, plus the northern waters of Alaska, and exploration could begin 50 miles off the coast of Virginia by 2012.

He also wants Congress to lift a drilling ban in the oil-rich eastern Gulf of Mexico, 125 miles from Florida beaches.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friends Of Stogie

Mary And Jessie At The Firehouse In Temple Terrace

What Stogie Had For Dinner

Shrimp Kabobs
With Yellow Rice And Black Beans
$9.95........At Three Coins Diner In Seminole Heights

Eat Local!

CL's Yborhood Guide

here

Why I Resigned From The Florida Progressive Coalition

Space Coast Web
I recently resigned from the Florida Progressive Coalition. While I have detailed reasons for leaving the group in my resignation letter to Kenneth Quinnell, I also feel it necessary to air some of the reasons in a public forum, here in my blog......here

Ibis

After spotting an enormous flock of American White Ibis feeding on a lawn in the city, I swung around the block and slowly edged up to get some pictures......here

Mary Francis Robinson

In the heat of a West Tampa spring, a long-limbed girl of 16 glided around the Jefferson High asphalt track. Such grace and elan in her stride, she churned fast around the curve of her best event, the 220-yard dash.......here

Friends Of Stogie

At The Firehouse In Temple Terrace

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Around Town

Recovering Republican
Anonymous In Ybor City

The Vultures On Our Streets

In Wesley Chapel

Welcome To Tampa

Expect Delays

Let Strawberries Rot?

Hundreds of flats of perfectly good strawberries grown in the Tampa Bay area will rot in the field, but farmers say they have to cut their losses......here
“They’re too cheap, I can’t afford to pick them.
They are just going to rot in the field.”.......Buddy Sewell

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Might Free Their Fans

And Blackout Games
The would be music to the ears of those held behind bars. Now it's perhaps the message those wily Glazers will send to Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans this fall.
You're all free to go do something else besides watch the Bucs on television.......here

Roadside Floridiana

here

Friday, March 26, 2010

Florida Unemployment Hits Record High, Worse In Tampa Bay

Florida’s unemployment rate is the highest it’s ever been. The Agency for Workforce Innovation’s chief economist Rebecca Rust announced today
the state’s unemployment rate was 12.2 percent in February......here
“The status quo is not working for Floridians.”.......U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek

Tampa Dracula Wants to Be Prez

Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey To Enter 2012 Race
He can already make young girls swoon like Edward Cullen, and Tampa vampire Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey is hoping voters will swoon to the ballot box for him in 2012........here

Tampa Hispanic Advocate Honored

Matilda Martinez Garcia
Received the award in Washington last week from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. Each FBI field office nominates a candidate to be recognized for outstanding contributions to their communities.......here

Stripper Mobile Back On The Streets

John Cantrell

In Tampa

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Stir-Fry Chicken
Fried Rice And Plátanos

$5.99.......At Rosa's On MLK In Drew Park
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal? Eat Local!

Fugitive Monkey of Tampa Bay

A monkey living for a year on fruit and trash in the Tampa suburbs is fast on his way to becoming a major cult hero with his own Facebook page and a growing list of devoted fans.......here

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How To Ban Books In Hillsborough County Schools

When I taught high school, I hung in my classroom a rather large piece of white cardboard that stated: Celebrate Freedom – Read a Banned Book. Underneath that caption, I listed 20 titles and authors, explaining to students that these were books banned somewhere in America today.......here

Homeless

In St. Pete

Awesome

In Tampa