Monday, May 21, 2018

Ybor Paparazzi

RDavid Walker 
2018 Democratic candidate for 
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Broward Democratic Party

Here's why he dropped out of the Democratic Party:
"For the past two years, the Broward Democratic Party has openly supported Wasserman Schultz in violation of its own charter and promises. It regularly backs corporate funded incumbents who dodge debates against challengers like me. It actively works to prevent challengers like me from speaking at Democratic Party committee meetings, clubs and caucuses.
For months, I have been facing the intolerable prospect of running in another August closed Democratic primary administered by the same Democratic Broward Supervisor of Elections who is allied with Wasserman Schultz and who illegally destroyed all the paper ballots in our 2016 primary. To add insult to injury, the Florida Democratic Party and the Broward Democratic Party have been silent on this ballot destruction and have refused to call for an investigation.
By running as an independent, I will be on the ballot in November. Perhaps by then the Broward Supervisor of Elections will have been replaced." Tim Canova
“But the Florida race [Tim Canova versus Debbie Wasserman Schultz] could well reveal more about the Democratic Party than any other contest this cycle, including the one for president. . . . It's a test of whether progressive ideas or corporate money are more central to the Democratic Party's future.”  Huffington Post

Florida GOP Ron DeSantis: Trump is solidly behind me

Florida GOP Ron DeSantis, banking on Donald Trump's endorsement to help him win Florida's Republican gubernatorial primary against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, tells The Buzz he is not  worried that Trump could wind up staying on the sidelines. here
He brushed off the contention that he is too far to the right ideologically to make a strong general election candidate. 
"They said it about Ronald Reagan. They said it about Rick Scott. They said Charlie (Crist) needed to run for Senate because Marco couldn't win. They said Donald Trump couldn't win."

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Jo Jo

Rick Scott Distancing Himself From Trump

When he announced his candidacy last month, Scott would not say whether he wanted Trump to campaign on his behalf. A campaign spokesman declined to answer the same question this week. here

Lets not let him get away with it!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Andrew Gillum Tampa Fans

Scott Shoup
Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay

Rick Scott: Bald-headed Eveready bunny

"I think Senator Nelson is in for a dog fight. I think he’s got to get busy. You cannot underestimate this Rick Scott. He is a methodical, Eveready bunny; a bald-headed Eveready bunny who just never stops. He’s focused, and he’s got the money. And he’s got the message. And if I was Bill Nelson, I’d be worried.” 
John Morgan

No GMO - Gaslight Park Tampa

The Stogie is #11

Tampa Blogs List
The Best Tampa Blogs from thousands of Tampa blogs in our index using search and social metrics. We’ve carefully selected these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. here
Thank you Feedspot!

Florida Blows $5 Million in MMJ Education on Drive Baked Get Busted Ad Campaign

The definition of “educate” is to enlighten and inform, and the bill to implement amendment 2, otherwise known as SB8A, set aside $5M for this important task.
 The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shall implement a statewide impaired driving education campaign to raise awareness and prevent marijuana-related and cannabis-related (Note: is there a difference?) impaired driving and may contract with one or more vendors to implement the campaign. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles may use television messaging, radio broadcasts, print media, digital strategies, social media, and any other form of messaging deemed necessary and appropriate by the department to implement the campaign.
$4.9M was given to the state’s Highway Safety Office,
a division of the Florida Highway Patrol.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Rally For Palestine In Temple Terrace

Fowler Ave and 56th Street - Temple Terrace, Florida

Video by Glen Eich

Ybor Paparazzi


The Herron-Cruz-Castor-Tampa Bay Times Relationship

The Tampa Bay Times’ alleged expert on election laws, Mark Herron, has faced ethical challenges and has political relationships with candidates favored by the St. Petersburg-based paper.
By Jim Bleyer

Andrew Gillum Week of Action Riverview!

Saturday, May 26, 2018 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Want to have a chance to talk with voters about Florida's next governor? Let's meet in Riverview to talk to our neighbors door to door. Materials and water 
will be provided! info


There’s some talk among Florida liberals to #BoycottPublix, the giant Florida grocery store chain, over its financial support of GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam because Putnam is supporter of the NRA. here
Publix wants you to know they don't support 
the NRA, just Putnam. here

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Elvis Piggott responds to lawsuit

This week, Stogie TV caught up with Elvis Piggott, candidate for County Commission District 5, to get his response on a recent lawsuit filed against him. The 30 year-old pastor says that the lawsuit is no more than a hit job from his opponent, Mark Nash. Piggott stated that he intends to concentrate on his campaign and not get involved in petty politics.

Wake up Florida Democratic Party!

Four Pennsylvania state House candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America won their Democratic primaries.

Ybor Paparazzi

Beth Eriksen Shoup

Publix bankrolling the campaign of Florida GOP Adam Putnam

Latinos who shop at Publix
Check this out...
 Its heirs and past and present leaders are bankrolling the campaign of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam at unprecedented levels.
Putnam is a vocal supporter of Trump’s vitriolic anti-immigrant policies, and while he served in Congress before Trump existed, he cast anti-minority votes.
His voting record clearly shows he’s all about suppressing the vote of minorities who are U.S. citizens.
Campaign contributions to a build-the-wall kind of guy — to the tune of $670,000 over the last three years — is a slap in the face to the Hispanic customers Publix has successfully courted with family-oriented advertising in Spanish and minority hiring, and by integrating ethnic products into the offerings.
We’re under attack by this president and you support a mini-Trump wannabe 
for governor? more
Encuentra otro lugar para comprar!
Wanna give them an earful? here
Check out how they treat farm workers here

Developer's Rule In Hillsborough County

These guys, The Hillsborough County City County Planning Commission approved a proposal to fill in 3 acres of open water north of Rocky Point Drive, near the eastern end of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. A Albany, N.Y., developer wants to build 16 townhomes there.

Check them out, they all went to collage. here
"The decision to change the future use of an underwater parcel located in a high-hazard area simply boggles the mind. Clearly, the Planning Commission isn’t taking the threat of sea-level rise seriously. That area is plagued by serious flooding now." Kent Bailey, chairman of the Sierra Club’s Tampa Bay Group.

The Tampa City Council will consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation when it makes a decision on the project. Speaking at the Monday meeting, a Tampa representative said the city’s own planning staff objects to the proposal for eliminating open space, damaging the park and bringing more residents to a high-hazard flood zone.

Marco Rubio Votes Against Net Neutrality

Senators voted 52 to 47, mostly along party lines, to stop the Federal Communications Commission from repealing the rules that were put in place three years ago under former President Barack Obama. The repeal is scheduled to take effect on June 11. Three Republicans – Susan Collins of Maine, John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – joined all 49 Democrats in voting to keep the regulations in place. here

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Coffee with Elvis Piggott

First-time candidate Elvis Piggott is finding out just how nasty politics can be. The 30 year-old pastor from Hillsborough County has been in the crosshairs of the political blogosphere multiple times this cycle. Most recently, reports surfaced of a lawsuit filed against the millennial pastor for misrepresenting himself as the booking agent for gospel recording artist Vickie Winans. 

With the Democratic primary just over three months away, Piggott has a lot of damage control to do if he plans on winning the party’s nomination for Hagan’s coveted District 5 seat. For now, the pastor is not worried about the civil proceedings being brought against him, but is rather focusing on the court of public opinion. Piggott says, “These allegations are 100 percent false and erroneous, and this is a political hit job.” Piggott believes this particular hit job was orchestrated by his opponent Mark Nash and it has no legitimacy. The pastor couldn’t go in depth regarding specifics of the lawsuit since it is ongoing, but he says that his innocence will be proven in the coming weeks. 

While Piggott may be trying to be avoid “dirty politics,” it’s clear that a fight may be necessary albeit not desired. “Our campaign is focused on our message and our platform. That’s what the people want to hear. The people are tired of dirty politics as usual and don’t want to see two grown men fighting.” Despite whether or not the public is tired of politics as usual, Piggott’s reaction in the coming days will determine where this fight may be headed.   

Andrew Gillum on 7th Ave

Ybor City

Florida Republicans and Dems on Jerusalem

Here is what these bastards had to say
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio: “Today is truly a historic day for America’s unbreakable alliance with the State of Israel."
Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson: “Today we celebrate the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to its appropriate place in Jerusalem."
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City: “Like every other sovereign nation, Israel has the right to determine its own capital. The United States is finally recognizing the truth by moving our embassy to the center of freedom in the Middle East and the capital of Israel, Jerusalem.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach: “Opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, symbolizes the enduring friendship between our nations.
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach: “Jerusalem is, and always will be, the eternal capital of the Jewish people. 
One Democratic supporter of the move — U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton — said he wanted to attend the ceremony but wasn’t invited by the White House.
 Aww poor baby!

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15th St.


Ruth’s List Florida, the state’s only resource dedicated to recruiting and aiding Democratic women candidates, announced their endorsement of Mariella Smith in the Hillsborough County Commission race, lauding her ongoing commitment to stand up for Florida women and families.

 “Mariella Smith is a small business owner and a dynamic leader who supports equal opportunity for all and stands up to powerful special interests” said Pam Goodman, Ruth’s List Florida Executive Director. “The Ruth’s List community – now tens of thousands members strong – is excited to support her candidacy.” 

"I am grateful for the grassroots help Ruth’s List Florida provides Democratic women in Florida," said Mariella Smith. "I’m proud to accept their endorsement and the endorsement of the tens of thousands of Ruth’s List members and supporters who believe, like I do, that Florida leaders should advocate for improvements to transportation and transit, support smart growth management, protect our environment, and make sure our government works for all citizens.”

Visit her here

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Brenda Snipes

Brenda Snipes  elections supervisor in Florida’s second-most populous county broke state and federal law by unlawfully destroying ballots cast in Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s 2016 Democratic primary, a judge ruled Friday in a case brought by the congresswoman’s challenger who wanted to check for voting irregularities.
After Tim Canova lost his Aug. 30, 2016 primary to Wasserman Schultz, Canova began voicing doubts when documentary filmmaker Lulu Friesdat posted a blog item calling the results of the primary race between Canova and Wasserman Schultz “improbable.” here