Monday, November 20, 2017

Shame On Guido Maniscalco

Democrats Yvonne Yolie Capin, Guido Maniscalco, and Frank Reddick are co-chairs of a movement to make a Trump supporter Mayor of Tampa.
We would expect this from Capin and Reddick. But Guido? We are very disappointed! We always thought he would be remembered for being the only dissenter on the 13-1 vote by the MPO on TBX back in 2015. 
We were wrong. 

He is no longer in our Circle of Trust!

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless living in Tampa

Tampa Hoods

Ybor City

Patients In Florida Wait Months For State Medical Marijuana ID Cards

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hanging With Sky U. White In Jackson Heights

The Open Cafe - Tampa

Ms. White is an activist not a politician. 
She needs your help to get on the ballot. 
If you can help, contact her here
Like her on Facebook

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Sonny
He is from Mississippi

Stop The Latest Threat To Florida's Coast: No On HR 4239

HR 4239, given the purposely misleading title of “SECURE American Energy Act,” would greatly undermine our coastal ecosystems, communities, and economy by fast tracking the use of seismic airgun blasting and other industrial activities up and down the Atlantic Coast. This would open up one of Florida’s greatest assets - our coast and beaches - to oil drilling. here

Ybor Paparazzi


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Gwen Graham's Keystone Pipeline Vote

The Keystone Pipeline
Gallons of oil on the ground in 
Marshall County, South Dakota
FOR gutting Dodd Frank.
FOR a classic ultra-right wing initiative to require cost/benefit analysis of every regulatory change (which even the Republican controlled FL legislature has repeatedly vetoed), 
FOR a ridiculous change to the ACA which does nothing more than punish working families while simultaneously putting more money into the pockets of WalMart. And this is only her FIRST WEEK in Congress." 
Source Tampa Bay Times here
Tired of losing. Tired of voting for Democrats beholden to Wall Street. Following groups that support these Dems? You are not alone. A recent poll shows that most Democratic voters want the party to move lleft.

The party would be best served in embracing its more liberal wing rather than appealing to an
 ever-dwindling group of centrists.


Jeb Bush: Florida Schools For Profit

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, who made education reform the hallmark of his two terms in office, is praising a new state law that could spur the growth of charter schools in Florida. here
Legislation (HB 7069) “Schools of hope” is meant to generate new charter schools near struggling public schools.
The law faces legal challenges, with the latest coming from a group of school districts that want the Florida Supreme Court to overturn the measure.
“You know you’re doing the right thing when you get sued by school districts,” said Bush

South Florida’s Burgeoning New Left

Miami Superhero Tomas Kennedy
The 26-year-old, serves as the deputy political director of the immigrant rights group Florida Immigrant Coalition and is the chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party Progressive Caucus. He has developed a reputation as one of the leading voices of South Florida’s new Left. here

Walking While Black In Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S OFFICE issues hundreds of pedestrian citations a year, drawing on an array of 28 separate statutes governing how people get around on foot in Florida’s most populous city.
A ProPublica/Florida Times-Union analysis shows. The pedestrian tickets — typically costing $65, but carrying the power to damage one’s credit or suspend a driver’s license if unpaid — were disproportionately issued to blacks, almost all of them in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. In the last five years, blacks received 55 percent of all pedestrian tickets in Jacksonville, while only accounting for 29 percent of the population. here
A truck driver, a mother, a lawyer and a number of young men offer their accounts of walking while black. here

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ken Hagan Searching For A Creative Cocktail And Oars

Baseball Stadium in Ybor City
$800 million 
Ray's paying 
$150 million
They are $650 million short
Our Corporate Welfare king Ken Hagan is looking for a creative cocktail of financing mechanisms.

 And oars ($$$) to 
pull the boat forward.

Tampa Hoods - Downtown

University Of Tampa

RIP: Ybor Native Ferdie Pacheco

Ybor City Native
Dr. Pacheco was born in the immigrant community of Ybor City in Tampa, Florida, to J.D. and Consuela Pacheco. He is of Spaniard-Cuban descent, and bilingual. His father was a pharmacist, and Ferdie sometimes helped out in the neighborhood drugstore owned by his father, sparking an interest in medicine. In his early teenage years, Pacheco got a job as a waiter at the Columbia Restaurant
Boxing was a popular sport in Ybor City, with amateur matches regularly held at the Circulo Cubano de Tampa and other clubs and venues around the neighborhood. Though not a boxer himself, Pacheco took an early interest in the sport and attended many bouts. wikipedia

Don't Snitch On Ken Hagan

He will come after you 
to pay his legal bills
A state watchdog says it is "deeply troubling" that Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan is seeking reimbursement from four citizens for legal bills that stemmed from ethics complaints against him. here

Tampa Hoods: Ybor City

7th Ave

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Jessica Rose Powell In Ybor

Tonight 7 PM @ The Bunker
Ybor City, Florida

Cross Bay Ferry Gone - Tampa Mayor Not Interested

Still waiting for the Cross Bay Ferry to return? It’s going to be a while.
The ferry experiment connecting the downtowns of Tampa and St. Petersburg was lauded as a success. 
Considering Tampa was one of the four initial partners who covered the trial-run’s operating costs — Hillsborough and Pinellas counties and St. Petersburg also chipped in. Buckhorn’s lack of interest complicated bringing the boat back for a second season. here


Please support FLIC’s work to ensure just treatment of immigrant communities and that all can live and love without fear. here

Police Accountability and Transparency NOW

To: Governor of Florida, State Representatives, State Senators, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Police Chief of Tampa, Hillsborough County Commission, City of Tampa Council, Plant City Commission, Plant City Manager, Plant City Mayor and Vice Mayor.

Florida GOP Greg Steube Of Sarasota Wants To Cut Down Our Trees

The Legislature has tried to prevent cities and counties from adopting new regulations. 
 City and county rules protecting trees are the next battleground in the rolling fight between local governments and the Florida Legislature.
Sen. Greg Steube, of Sarasota,arguably the most right-wing member of the state Legislature is taking aim at tree ordinances, saying rules limiting the trimming and removal of trees infringe on property rights. Source 
Katie Edwards, a Democrat from Plantation is also in on it. 

Are these guys getting paid by the power companies? 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Voters dissolve one of Florida's oldest towns

Florida GOP Trying To Muscle It's Way Into Dem Caucus

A clash between GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Latino Democratic lawmakers over his attempt to join the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. 
CHC members accuse Curbelo, one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the House, of seeking membership to the all-Democratic caucus just to boost his chances in his Latino-heavy district. more

Tampa Hoods- Downtown


Monday, November 13, 2017

Miami Real Estate Developer Jorge Perez's Shameless Narcissism

Miami and Miami Beach, built on porous limestone or simply mounds of mud dredged from the surrounding sea, low-lying South Florida streets already flood regularly at especially high tides.
 “I believe that in twenty or thirty years, someone is going to find a solution for this.  Besides, by that time I’ll be dead, so what does it matter?” Source
Mr. Perez, do you have kids?

Tampa Hoods

Just not around here
Dale Mabry and Interbay

Our Warning To Florida Dems

You pick Gwen Graham as 
your nominee, You will lose and keep the governorship in the hands of the GOP. 
The left will not support her. 
We hope we are wrong.
"Democrats must observe the difference between "learning from history" and "living in the past" Kent Bailey
Mr. Bailey they will never learn.
Some notable local endorsements
So Called progressives Darden Rice,
Dwight Dudley and Karl Nurse.
DINO Darryl Rouson 
Tampa Mayor wannabe  Mike Suarez
Hopefully we won't have to repost this with a 
"We told you so" in Novenber of 2018.

Hang Out With Kimberly Overman In Seminole Heights

11.15 - 5:30 PM
Brew Bus Brewing

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Bandeja Paisa
At El Cafetal in Tampa

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Welcome Mariella

County Commissioner

In our hearts since the start. here

Beth And Scott Shoup On WMNF Sunday Forum

WMNF 88.5
The Democratic Party from a Progressive viewpoint. What's wrong with Democrats and how do we fix it.