Thursday, June 21, 2018

NextGen Florida Calling Out Brian Mast

"Representative Brian Mast is standing by silently as families are torn apart and children are held in cages. His behavior is reprehensible, and shows he has no business representing this state in Congress." - Carly Cass, Florida State Youth Director

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ybor Paparazzi

Carlos Jose Angel Hermida


Of the $2,556,457 given to Florida politicians and political parties by payday lenders since 2009, more than one-third of the money ($970,050) came from members of the Florida-based MacKechnie family and their payday lending company, Amscot Financial. Amscot was founded in 1986 to provide borrowers a bank-like alternative to a liquor store or pawn shop, said company founder 
Ian MacKechnie. 

The company has 239 locations across Florida, focusing in areas where banking options are slim. In 1998 Amscot Financial plead guilty to civil racketeering charges and as part of the plea agreement stemming from these charges, the company’s founder, Ian MacKechnie, Sr., was banned for life from selling auto insurance in Florida.
Here are your Democrats who have taken money Payday Lender Lobbyists
Candidates for U.S. House & U.S. Senate (2009 - 2016):
RON KLEIN $27,400
TED DEUTCH $14,500
ALLEN BOYD $14,000
JOE GARCIA $12,000
ALEX SINK $9,750

Candidates for Florida State House & Senate (2009 - 2014)
that you may just know:

Oscar Braynan II $2,500
Janet Cruz $2,000 
Arthenia Joyner $2,000 
Rick Kriesman $1,500 
Daryl Rousson $2,000
 Betty Reed $500 
Jeremy Ring $2,000 
Sean Shaw $1,000 
Alex Sink (governor's race) $4,500

By Beth Eriksen Shoup
AMSCOT was a sponsor of the 
Hillsborough County Democratic Party's 
 Spring Fling

Wanted: Better Choices for Tampa Mayor

I feel like Commissioner Gordon who resorts to sending up the bat signal in times of distress.
And I’ve got plenty of company.
The six candidates who have declared to run in 2019 for mayor of Tampa just cannot be the best a city of 385,000 has to offer.  I have resided in Orlando, Tallahassee, and Sarasota.  Frankly, the Tampa slate’s lack of quality is quite shocking. more
By Jim Bleyer

Florida Dems Banned From US Concentration Camp

Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry Tuesday into a federal facility in Homestead housing immigrant children. The company operating the facility granted a tour but the Department of Health and Human Services blocked them. here
 "HHS just blocked us from entering its facility in Homestead, Florida to check on the welfare of the children being held here. They are obviously hiding something, and we are going to get to the bottom of this." 

Florida GOP Awful Report Card

In 2018, which Florida state legislators actually voted to put people first instead of powerful special interests? here

Marco Rubio Defends Trump's Inhumane Child-Separation Policy

Rubio spent the weekend defending Trump's policy and, absurdly, blaming President Obama for the scenes playing out along the border. here
Call Him 202-224-3041

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Florida Treasure Bianca Jazmine

A singer-songwriter from South Florida with an insightful message to advocate for peace, empathy, and unity. She hopes to encourage everyone to embrace their individuality, and use our unique personalities and ideas to help others and bring the world together. here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Pho Bowl
At Asiatic in Ybor City

Andrew Gillum Tampa Phone Bankers

June 20 at 6:30 PM
East Tampa

More Jane Castor Disaster: Her Racist Policies

Attorneys knowledgable with civil rights law assert that Jane Castor’s admission of racial profiling under her regime as Tampa’s police chief opens up the city to a bevy of lawsuits.
Damages could run into the millions if every victim of Castor’s “biking while black” targeting comes forward and becomes a party to legal action.
Castor has filed to run for 
mayor of Tampa!

By Jim Bleyer

Miami's Attack On Mass Transit

In the past year, Miami-Dade Transit cut service on 39 bus routes, affecting one in two local bus riders. here

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Exposing Local Phonies

I have been reading a lot on Facebook about how much people care about ICE locking up children in cages. Image above was taken in front of the ICE office in 
Ybor City in protest of those practices
Where was everybody?

Ybor Paparazzi

Walter Smith

Andrew Gillum Tampa Fans

Weekly sign waving at
Dale Mabry Hwy & Kennedy Blvd - Tampa
Help him here

Alan Grayson 2018

Gio Rice Of Bay City Tattoos In Ybor City

Apparently Bay City Tattoos in Ybor employs an individual who thinks migrants and refugees getting assaulted, traumatized and murdered by US Border Patrol is totally fine, having made the below post in the Vigil For Victims Killed By Border Patrol event. Would be a real shame, I guess, if Geo Rice's employer were made aware of their despicable racist views, and/or if folks decided to boycott the place...

Andrew Gillum: "It's Time We Pay Teachers What They're Worth."

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Vigil For Victims Killed By Border Patrol In Ybor

Debbie and Susan


Z and Kara





ICE - Ybor City, Florida

Visit them HERE

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ybor City Homeless

Meet Abe

Keep Alejandra Here: Call The ICE Office In Miami


Calling All Florida Berners

Remember what we did
for Bernie 2 years ago?

Lets do it again for Andrew.
Join us here

291 Floridians With Guns That Shouldn't Have Them

Republican Adam Putnam, Florida Ag Commissioner and candidate for governor, answers questions about foulup of concealed weapons permit processing in his office. Says all background checks actually were run, but what employee did wrong was not put names flagged as problematic in database, meaning meaning 291 got permit 
they shouldn’t have‬.

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For Hillsborough County, Florida 
Primary Election: August 28, 2018
General Election: November 6, 2018

Eligible individuals can register to vote at any time. The deadline to register in order to participate in an upcoming election is 29 days before the election. The registration deadlines for 2018 are:
Primary Election: July 30, 2018
General Election: October 9, 2018

If you aren't registered as a Democrat or a Republican you can't vote in the primary. Please register and please vote - it is your country!