Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Florida Pee Pee Act Of 2011

Rick Scott signs law requiring Floridians to pass drug tests to get state benefits.
"The goal of this is to make sure we don't waste taxpayers' money, And hopefully more people will focus on not using illegal drugs.".....Rick Scott

"Once again, this governor has demonstrated his dismissal of both the law and the right of Floridians to personal privacy by signing into law a bill that treats those who have lost their jobs like suspected criminals,"......ACLU of Florida director Howard Simon
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WMNF: Cocktails for a Cause

Cocktails for a Cause is your chance to explore the beautiful new Tampa Museum of Art while meeting on and off-air WMNF personalities! SONO Cafe' is donating 5% of all food purchases and 10% of all liquor, beer or wine sales to directly benefit WMNF!
SONO Café at Tampa Museum of Art
Friday, June 3, 6-9pm, Free!
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India Trane Couch

A (Tampa) woman was arrested Sunday on child abuse and neglect charges after she beat a 1-year-old child in her care for eating some marijuana. When another adult tried to intervene,
Couch picked up a 5-pound dumbbell and hit him in the back and chest.
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DFA Campaign Academy in Tampa

It has been a rough couple of months for women, children and working-class families in Florida. From a job-killing Governor to an anti-choice state legislature, Floridians are under siege by an extreme right-wing agenda that is crippling the state. The way out of this mess is by electing strong, progressive candidates.
This is done by getting off our asses and voting for them. Locally see, Kelly Benjamin and Carrie West. Who could of easily won in our past election if more of us had just voted.

Jul 16, 2011 9:00 AM
Dickenson Elementary School
4720 Kelly Road, Tampa
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Gator's Dockside

Gator’s Dockside® started with one neighborhood restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991. The success of this first restaurant inspired owners Tony and Paul Cipparone and John Foerst
to expand operations throughout the Sunshine State.

5840 East Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrace
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Cigars For Soldiers

Cigar shops in Ybor City have a unique program to show their gratitude to soldiers serving overseas.
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The Cuban Sandwich Show

All Art - All Tampa - No Mayo
Ybor City
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

A.G. Holder: Strike Down FL's Voter Suppression Law

We call on the U.S. Department of Justice to review and reject Florida’s new anti-voter law.
Sign The Petition
To be delivered to: Department of Justice, Attorney General

Avril Lavigne Embarrassed The Rays

Chill out, what ya yelling for?
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Avril Lavigne

Meet William

$10.00 Car Wash
At the southeast corner of Broad St. and Florida Ave in Tampa. 7 days a week, 9am - 6pm. Stop in and see him, he needs our help. Tell him The Stogie sent you.

Police Brutality At The Jefferson Memorial



On May 28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment's champion; a clear violation of their right to free-expression. In an excessive use of force, video was captured of Adam being body slammed and placed in a choke for his non-crime.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Chicken Tenders With Fries
$5.99.......At The Big Top Flea Market, 9250 E Fowler Ave, Thonotosassa
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TPD On The Job

For The Insurance Companies
A Tampa cop on the median looking inside peoples cars to see if they are wearing their seatbelts. Five of his buddies cruisers idling nearby. Bruce B. Downs & Dona Michelle Dr in New Tampa. Taxpayers beware.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

We invite you to join us to celebrate the 120,000 UN peacekeepers that serve in 14 missions around the world.

Wildlife at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Friday, May 27, 2011

J R Johnson Supply

In Ruskin

Hydro Harvest Farms





Buy Local! Buy Fresh!
Terrie And John Lawson
1101 East Shell Point Road, Ruskin

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Best Pork Sandwich In Tampa Bay
$5.69......At Airport Variety Store, 4600 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater
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Karen's Korner Antiques





506 1st Ave S.W.
Downtown Largo

Just As We Suspected Dept

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has updated a widely cited chart to show that Bush-era tax cuts to the rich and two ill-advised wars - not the economic downturn - are primarily responsible for the massive debt now driving Republicans to cut health, education, social services and every other remotely useful program. As usual, the visuals speak louder than any numbers.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lynn Kessel's Fresh Bloody Mary

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The Stogie loves Bloody Marys

Rick Scott - Voters Are My Employees



isn't it the other way around?

Cuban Seniors Meet At "120 Year Club"



Dozens of Cuba's oldest citizens are meeting at Havana's posh Hotel National this week, to celebrate another anniversary of the "120 Year Club." The organization claims more than 5,000 seniors as members,
with many aged 100 or older.
They hope to reach the 120-year mark through healthy diet, regular exercise, and positive thinking.

With Help From The Neighborhood

The Stogie was able to hold a BBQ for a number of neighbors who are recovering crack-addicts.
To show how proud we are of all of them. All the food was donated and home grown.

I Worship the Ground That Paul Ryan Walks On



Former vice president Dick Cheney heaped praise on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, author of the GOP’s budget blueprint to phase out Medicare and
replace it with a subsidies system for seniors to buy private insurance.

“We need to get serious about dealing with [our] debt problem,” the former vice president explained.
Most of the government’s $14.3 trillion debt is a result of Bush-era policies, such as tax cuts for the wealthy and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Republicans pass 690-billion-dollar defense bill
Silly Old Man!

The Gardener On Broad Street





Ms. Marla's place just keeps getting better.

Good Times - The Investigation



Is Michael working for the Cuban government?
Michael begins doing research for a school term paper about the Communist party. But instead of heading to the public library, Michael writes a few letters of inquiry to the Cuban government. The results are both swift and terrible: Michael and the rest of the Evans family are targeted as a likely "security risk" by the FBI.

Aired January 27, 1976

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Republicans Vote Overwhelmingly To End Medicare

The final vote on the proposal originated by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, was 57-40, mostly along party lines.
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Republican Marco Rubio voted to end it.

Florida Voters Turn Thumbs Down On Scott

Florida voters disapprove 57 - 29 percent of the job Rick Scott is doing, the worst score of any governor in the states surveyed by Quinnipiac University and down from a 48 - 35 percent disapproval in an April 6 survey, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
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Jim Hightower On FSU

For only $1.5 million,
(Charles) Koch bought a big chunk of the economics department of Florida State University. His donation gives him control of a new "academic" program at this public institution to indoctrinate students in his self-serving political theories. The billionaire gets to screen all applicants, veto any he deems insufficiently ideological, and sign off on all hires. Also, the department head must submit yearly reports to Koch about the faculty's speeches, publications, and classes, and he evaluates the faculty based on "objectives" that he sets.
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What Stogie Had For Lunch

Bacalao
With Rice and Yuca.
$4.99 @ Huracan
Northwest corner of Sligh and Central in Seminole Heights
(Where the poor locals eat.)
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Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Tommy
He is a local. He has been homeless 3 years.
Tampa Bay Homeless

Congratulations To Congresswoman Kathy Hochul

For her victory in New York's 26th Congressional District.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tampa Residents Commemorate Anniversary Of Death Of Jose Marti



On this day in 1895, Cuban revolutionary José Martí died in battle against the Spaniards. Today on a tiny chunk of Cuban soil in Ybor City, a small group of Tampa residents of Cuban descent commemorated the anniversary. 89-year-old Al Arteaga of Cuba Vive Tampa Bay brought flowers to the Friends of José Martí Park.

Happy 70th Birthday

Bob Dylan

In Florida, Walk At Your Own Risk

A report by the group Transportation for America says the four deadliest metro regions for pedestrians in the U.S. are all in Florida. Orlando tops out the list, followed by Tampa/ St. Petersburg,
Jacksonville and Miami/ Fort Lauderdale.
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Yoga, Rare Plants, Bamboo and Organic Eggs





Meet Kevin Hurley
813.451.6330

Cheers Ireland

"We feel very much at home."......President Obama