Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FPL Customers About To Take It Deep

The Florida House Subcommittee on Energy and Utilities on Tuesday will hear the proposal sought by Florida Power & Light to allow the company to expand its rate base by charging customers for investments in natural gas fracking operations in other states. here
 If the bill is approved, It would be the first time in the nation that a utility company would be allowed to shift the risk of an exploratory drilling to customers, instead of shareholders, without determining whether the investment is prudent.

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Richard Corcoran

Blurring the lines between his role as an up-and-coming Republican legislator and his job as an attorney, the law firm of House Speaker Richard Corcoran once charged the state for a meeting with Corcoran in his capacity as a lawmaker. here

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Stogie Gets To Eva

I have an old friend who I been preaching my environmental causes to for years. 
I never thought she was listening.
 Then the other day I went over to visit and saw this.
Great job Eva! 

Trump Tuesday In Tampa

Kennedy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway

And of course the Trump Comemierda

Monday, March 27, 2017

Big Cock Memorial in Ybor City

Tampa Paparazzi

From Liverpool, UK
Watching his beloved soccer club Everton.

Rick Scott Among The Losers

Florida’s maverick Republican governor has spent years decrying the Affordable Care Act. And ever since his pal Donald Trump was elected president in November, Scott has paid several visits to Washington hoping to convince Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare. here
“I want a repeal as quickly as (they) can get it done. Day one would be nice for me.” 
Rick Scott

State Ethics Investigation Into Sandy Murman, Ken Hagan And Bob Buckhorn

The Florida Commission on Ethics is interviewing the three local officials alleged to have steered a $1.35 million Go Hillsborough contract to the client of a politically connected public relations consultant.

Investigators interviewed Hillsborough County commissioners Ken Hagan and Sandy Murman last week in Tallahassee. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will meet with the ethics commission while in the state capital Monday and Tuesday. here 
And here

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ybor Paparazzi

Kevin Beckner with his parents and Gil Sainz

March and Vigil for Human Rights In Tampa

3.29 - 5 PM
Publix GreenWise Market at Hyde Park

St Pete in Progress: The New St Pete Pier

Int'l Trans Day Of Visibility Rally & March In Ybor City

3.31 - 7 pm
Centennial Park

Florida GOP Alert: Stan McCullars

Stan McCullars was placed on administrative leave Monday after making death threats against Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala. here
“Maybe SHE should get the death penalty, she should be tarred and feathered if not hung from a tree.” Stan McCullars 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tampa Pride In Ybor

Kendra M. Black

7th Ave


Pat Kemp

Kathy Castor

Kate Connolly

Kevin Beckner

Bob Henriquez

Asher Edelson

Gil Sainz

Zora and Kelly

Florida GOP Cary Pigman Caught Drunk On The Florida Turnpike

Anti Pot Florida GOP State Representative 
Cary Pigman of Avon Park was ought drunk on the Florida Turnpike 
in Port St. Lucie. Hhis blood alcohol levels were 0.140 and 0.150 and they found a an open wine bottle in the 
front passenger seat. here

Florida Beware Of "Energy Citizens"

Beware of this group 
Here is what they have to say:
"Politicians in Tallahassee are facing pressure from anti-energy groups to ban hydraulic fracturing in Florida. This ban could hurt our energy savings, jobs and environmental progress. Tell your Florida legislators today to oppose this harmful ban on fracking!" here
Energy Citizens is a front group backed by the American Petroleum Institute, the main trade group and lobbying arm of the oil industry, to fight climate change legislation. 

Tell Rick Scott: Stop attacking Aramis Ayala

Last year, DFA members helped elect Aramis Ayala -- a powerhouse who ran on progressive values to become the first Black State's Attorney ever elected in Florida history, and the first woman to serve as a State Attorney in Orange and Osceola counties.
Now she is under attack by the Florida GOP.


Pat Kemp Hosting Community Conversation: Safe, Scenic, Sensational, Shaded Trails

4.4 - 6 pm
Robert Saunders Library 
Ybor City

Be part of the kick-off for a countywide, high-energy, sustained campaign to build a Safe, Scenic, Sensational (and Shaded) Trail network across Hillsborough County and across the region. here

Friday, March 24, 2017

Ybor Paparazzi

"To change something, at a minimum, you must understand it. And I see a lot of people trying to change things they don't understand."
Donna Davis
At The Bunker