Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Ybor Paparazzi


Maxwell Frost Slams Colleagues:GOP Is Upset At Biden Admin For ‘Using Diplomacy’ To Free US Hostages

PANIC TIME: McCarthy rejects Senate funding bill, almost ensuring a shutdown

According to Congressional savant Jake Sherman, Kevin McCarthy says he doesn’t see the Senate stop-gap funding bill passing the House of Representatives, thus nearly guaranteeing a government shutdown.....MORE

Parrotfish & The Thing With Feathers in Tampa

October 2023 - 8:00 PM
Hooch & Hive - TIX

Trash Pickup - Grime Fighters

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Antipasto Salad
NY, NY Pizza - Ybor City

The Florida GOP on Student Debt

Are climate and energy policies under Governor Ron DeSantis helping or hurting Florida?

The earth’s rapidly heating climate is already impacting Florida with dangerous heat waves, scorching oceans and strong storms.

Meanwhile, Governor Ron DeSantis is pledging to promote fossil fuel development instead of renewable energy.


Polk leaders consider removing sexual orientation, gender identity wording from new policy

Stephanie Yocum, President of the Polk Teachers Association said she believes schools and teachers are being put in a bad spot.

“Instead of worrying about making sure all people are included and educated and feel welcome, our school boards are having to respond to this hateful rhetoric coming from our state,” Yocum said.


Florida AG Ashley Moody Sounds Alarm On AI That Targets Teens With Sextortion

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning about online sextortion ending with victims taking their own lives.....MORE

Essay: Why Ron DeSantis went limp as Georgia-Pacific ruined a small Florida town

He launched a legislative blitz against Disney when it dared to weigh in on a law aiming to stamp out talk of LGBTQ issues in schools. He demanded the state try to sue Bud Light’s parent company after the beer brand involved a transgender actress in a marketing campaign. He dedicated the bulk of a Legislative Session to his war against “Big Tech” companies.

But when — in an audacious display of greed — Georgia-Pacific threatens the existence of the rural town of Perry, all that known-corporate-assailant Gov. Ron DeSantis can muster is a feeble request for severance benefits in a barebones statement devoid of criticism of the paper giant.


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Clara Noctis in Seminole Heights

Trump White House Aide Says Matt Gaetz Flirted With Her

Residents feel Manatee County slow to act on housing project for veterans

Manatee County commissioners have been discussing housing options for at-risk and homeless veterans in recent months.....MORE

Senate votes to advance short-term funding bill to avoid government shutdown

The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a short-term funding measure to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week.

The vote was 72-18 at 6:23 p.m., with some senators still arriving to vote. That is more than enough for the motion to pass, as 60 votes were needed to move forward.

The vote puts the Senate on a path to pass a continuing resolution (CR) later this week that it could then send to the House to avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1.


Hillsborough County Sheriff Warns Jury Duty Scams On The Rise

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office urgently cautions the community to be aware of jury duty scams. Residents are targeted by phone calls, emails, and messaging scams threatening prosecution for failing to comply with jury service.....MORE

Biden takes it to Trump on Michigan picket line

President Biden on Tuesday joined the ongoing labor strike by the United Auto Workers (UAW) in Michigan — sporting a ball cap and a bullhorn — marking a first-of-its kind moment for a sitting president that shows the White House embarking on offense against his likely 2024 opponent, former President Trump.....MORE

Ybor Paparazzi

Lexii with Ybor Mayor Willie

Vlogger Pablo Savage in Ybor City

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Stewed Chicken
With Beans and Rice

$6.49 Lunch Special 

Hines Caribbean Cuisine
3313 N. Nebraska Ave, Ybor Heights

Tampa's Best Jamaican Food!

The Florida GOP on Chinese Ban

UPS planning to hire 100,000 holiday workers starting with higher pay

The United Parcel Service (UPS) announced Tuesday that it will be hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers to help with the upcoming holiday rush.....MORE

Government shutdown: Which veterans’ benefits may, may not be affected

As lawmakers continue to search for a deal that will help avoid the impending government shutdown, it’s hard for many Americans not to worry about their federal benefits.....MORE

More than 200,000 Florida children to lose childcare on October 1, report says

Emergency childcare funding from the pandemic will expire at the end of September. The funding, which was part of the American Rescue Plan Act passed in 2021, included more than $20 billion in childcare stabilization grants.....MORE

Monday, September 25, 2023

Tampa Streetcar will remain fare-free for another year

Huge news for the historic, and nationally renowned Tampa Streetcar! The Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART) just announced the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded HART a Commuter Assistance grant totaling $700,000. The FDOT grant will permit the TECO Line Streetcar to remain fare-free for an additional year....MORE

SCREW THE 1st AMENDMENT: Trump plans post-election media purge

One of the cornerstones of this country is the First Amendment guarantee of a free press, and one of the cornerstones of fascism is control of the media.

Donald Trump put the nation on notice today that he is prepared to ignore the First Amendment and control the media — specifically, of course, media critical of him — in complete contravention of the vow of any government official to uphold the Constitution.


Tampa Locavore: NY,NY Pizza

7th Ave, Ybor City