Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tiny Little Dots GOP Debate

These people are no George Bush. I know George Bush. With George Bush the whole of this knowledge is contained within one

Pushing Rope: McCain Complete Asshole

Honestly, I'm sick to fucking death of the terrorism/Nazism comparisons. Hitler had the political intelligence and acumen to maneuver himself into a position of absolute control, with popular support, in a nation that was historically an industrial and military powerhouse........more

PoHo’s Debate Open Thread

Mayor Rick just came onstage to stand and have his photo taken with all the candidates in the gaggle photo op and he wins the “I’m taller than Fred Thompson” award for

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

DFA Mandate for Change Rally

That will be the rallying cry from 2:00 – 10 P.M. on Wednesday, November 28 at Pioneer Park - located at One Beach Drive South East St. Petersburg. Where hundreds of like-minded Floridians will set aside political differences and peacefully assemble to protest what they describe as a failed system of government.
Veteran and co-organizer Dan Tucker, a life-long Republican, believes its time to make a noise. ”I’ve always advocated core American values: the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We the people share many issues: our diminished civil liberties, the abuse of our military, stolen elections, job losses, legalized torture, destroyed borders, increased poverty and federal debt.”

St. Petersburg Florida - Debate Countdown

Corbett Kroehler For Congress

Central Floridians must stop allowing special interests and big corporations to own our political system and decide how we live. It is time that WE decide how we live. Make Central Florida Ours Again. Make America Ours Again. I’m Corbett Kroehler and I’m running for Congress in Florida’s Eighth District. To learn more about me and why I am running, here.

The Interstate Traveler Hydrogen Superhighway

If the Sunshine State had a real high-speed rail system, how would it look? Unlike most every other type of mass transit, the Hydrogen Superhighway requires no public investment for construction or maintenance. The Interstate Traveler is solar-powered! It manufactures its own hydrogen fuel with the power of the sun and the excess is sold off to local utilities at a profit. If you'd like to hear all about the Interstate Traveler Hydrogen Superhighway straight from the inventor, in Orlando this weekend
Windermere.......Downtown Orlando

Governor Crist And Availability Payments

A unique approach to infrastructure development, which is common in Europe, Australia and other major countries, is focused on creating needed infrastructure while enhancing regional economic development, including congestion relief. While the local governments retain ownership of the highways, project developers are compensated based on what are known as “availability payments”, which are earned only if strict contractual performance measures, such as quality construction, operation and management, are met. Stiff penalties are incurred if performance falls short. Performance priorities are established by the government. Financial risks are shouldered by the concessionaire, not local tax

Monday, November 26, 2007

Kucinich Campaign Update

If Osceola Could See Us Now

The Seminole Tribe of Florida's leaders have spent millions on lavish homes, boxing rings, basketball courts and other gifts for themselves and relatives as the tribe's gambling enterprise has expanded into one of the nation's
"I myself had no running water until back in '70, '71 when I moved into a regular house," he testified in a 2002 court proceeding. "I come from an Indian reservation where there is nothing but swamps, Everglades. So when the money came in, we were on a spending spree."

The Sunshine Skyway For Sale

Faced with a $2.5 billion budget shortfall over the next two years, Florida leaders are considering selling 50-year leases on some state toll roads and bridges in exchange for large sums of cash from private investors. The turnpike's system's roads can't easily be leased because they're all part of a system that's tied together financially.That leaves four roads: Alligator Alley, the Sunshine Skyway over Tampa Bay, the Pinellas Bayway and a state-owned stretch of the BeachLine Expressway (formerly the Bee Line) in central

Rise Up! The System Is Broken

A Unity Rally & March
Wednesday November 28, at 2:00 PM
Pioneer Park, St. Petersburg

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Aznar, Berlusconi, Blair, Howard,

Australia Conservative Prime Minister John Howard, one of the Bush administration's staunchest allies, suffered a humiliating election defeat Saturday at the hands of an opposition leader who has vowed to pull troops out of

Democrat Jane Lakes Harman

With overwhelming bipartisan support, Rep. Jane Harman's "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act" passed the House 404-6 late last month and now rests in Sen. Joe Lieberman's Homeland Security Committee. Swift Senate passage appears certain. Not since the "Patriot Act" of 2001 has any bill so threatened our constitutionally guaranteed rights......more
In that vein, diverse groups vigorously oppose Ms. Harman's effort to stifle dissent. Unfortunately, the mainstream press and leading presidential candidates remain silent.

The Barceloneta Pet Killing Fields

An Associated Press investigation reveals why: possibly thousands of unwanted animals have been tossed off bridges, buried alive and otherwise inhumanely disposed of by taxpayer-financed animal control programs. News that live animals had been thrown to their deaths from a bridge reached the public last month when Animal Control Solutions, a government contractor, was accused of inhumanely killing some 80 dogs and cats seized from three housing projects in the town of Barceloneta. A half dozen survived the fall of at least 50

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Everglades, Florida Keys And Global Warming

Range Of Efforts Necessary To Protect Florida Panther

While the challenges are daunting, we also have some success stories to share and reason for hope. By the early 1990s, the panther population was about 20 to 30, and it became clear that genetic problems were causing a downward spiral that would likely lead to extinction. In response, the state of Florida led a restoration effort that has tripled the population. Big Cypress National Preserve and the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, created in the 1970s and 1980s, are strongholds of this population. Today, roughly 75 percent of the panther’s primary habitat is protected, but there is clearly more work to be

Friday, November 23, 2007

Bill McCollum's "Do Not Shop List"

Florida's Attorney General is urging parents to make a toy list and check it twice, and he's helping you find out who's been naughty or nice. Bill McCollum's "Do Not Shop List."

Burger King Exploits Florida Farmworkers

Attempts To Boost Wages For Florida Tomato Pickers May Fail Under Pressure
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers fought for years to persuade fast-food giants McDonald's Corp. and Taco Bell owner Yum Brands Inc. to pay a penny more per pound of Florida tomatoes - with their suppliers passing the money on to farm workers........more
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Eat Local

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Bob Hite, A Local Treasure

Florida's Key Deer Making A Comeback

Florida's Key Deer National Refuge
Recently marked its 50th anniversary.The first ranger at the refuge used to chase off hunters by shooting at their trucks. Things are calmer nowadays, but the conservation efforts started 50 years ago have paid off big time for the little deer.Key deer are found nowhere in the world except the lower Florida

Florida Teacher Chips Away At Thanksgiving Myth

Robyn Gioia
Doesn't look like a troublemaker. Far from it. Gioia is a wife, mother and teacher, and her green eyes twinkle when she talks about her fifth-grade students at the Bolles School just north of here in Ponte Vedra. But Gioia, 53, has written a children's book, and just the title is enough to peeve any Pilgrim: America's REAL First My Florida History
"I became rather famous at the time for saying that by the time the Pilgrims came to Plymouth, St. Augustine was up for urban renewal."

Cost Of Thanksgiving Soaring

The cost of Thanksgiving is soaring, according to investment bank Merrill Lynch & Co, which may help explain the gloom among U.S. consumers as they head into the holiday
"Black Friday," the day after Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday and the start of the traditional year-end spending spree, threatens to be a Bleak Friday this time around.
If They Make Us All Poor, Who Is Going To Buy Their Stuff?

Antidepressants Truth About

Bush continues to ignore the growing deaths in children using psychiatric drugs....

Eat The Rich In The Conch Republic

The Florida Keys are at a crossroads, beset by shortages of high-paying jobs and affordable housing, rising property taxes and insurance, and environmental concerns. Yet the move to "upscale" the Keys is gaining steam, a sign of growth that's commonly experienced by tourism-dependent communities. Such growth is leaving many Keys residents feeling priced out or

Chasm Between The Haves And Have-Nots In Florida

The economic chasm between the haves and have-nots in Florida is wide and getting wider, fueled by low wages that fail to cover the most basic needs, especially for families with small children, according to a report released

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Seeking Nookie On Florida Beaches

Martin County, Florida has a new way to scare people from having sex on their beaches, They are looking to install cameras and loudspeakers that would try to detect and warn anyone seeking nookie. "FlashCAM devices sense motion and then flash a bright light," After being activated, the cameras issue a pre-recorded verbal warning to let people know they are under surveillance. A minute later, the camera starts

Howard Dean's Vermont Country Baked Ham Recipe

One 8-pound ham
3 quarts sweet cider
2 cups raisins
2 cups Vermont maple sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon powdered cloves
1/2 cup water
Simmer ham in cider for 2 hours. Drain, skin ham, and cover it with paste made from maple sugar, mustard, cloves, and water. Place in baking pan, pour cider over it, add raisins to pan, and bake 2-1/2 hours at 325 degrees. Baste frequently. Make thickened gravy of cider raisin drippings.
Serves: 16 Source

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Florida Soldier Killed While Giving Toys To Kids

A soldier from South Florida was killed in Iraq while giving toys and candy to children. Private First Class Marius Ferrero, 23, of Miami, was killed Sunday in Baqouba, Iraq, with two other Army soldiers from his Stryker brigade. Three children also
Family Says 23-Year-Old Thought War Was 'Stupid'

Kucinich Weekly Update

No Room At The Inn For Florida

Democratic activists and a lone Republican asked a Leon County Circuit Court judge Tuesday to tell Florida to push back its early presidential primary one week. The lawsuit, filed in Tallahassee, seeks to order Florida's Secretary of State to change the date of the controversial primary from Jan. 29 to Feb.
Jon Ausman, a Democratic state committeeman from Leon County, called it "unconstitutional infringement on my First Amendment rights of free speech and political association.'' This made me angry, Ausman said. But his real anger is aimed at the state.

Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act

A little-noticed anti-terrorism bill quietly making its through Congress is raising fears of a new affront on activism and constitutional rights. The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act was passed in an overwhelming 400 to six House vote last
“The impetus is that homegrown terror is something that we now see in Western Europe. It’s by far the number one threat to security in Britain,” Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pinellas County, Florida And Ron Paul Signs

Dean Slams GOP at UJA Assembly

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean
Told the United Jewish Communities' General Assembly (GA) in Tennessee that the Republican party (GOP) is religiously and racially exclusive. Dean followed by accusing the Republican party of leading the United States towards a theocracy. "The Democratic Party believes that everybody in this room ought to be comfortable being an American Jew, not just an American, that there are no bars to heaven for

Obama Rocks Iowa

Ax The Tax

Floridians Offer Their Own Property Tax Plans For Ballot
Don't think the Legislature has done enough to curb your property tax bill?For Floridians unhappy with the tax-cutting choice that legislators put on the Jan. 29 ballot, there are 11 citizen initiatives — and counting — vying for voters' support to go on the November 2008
A new poll has noted that Florida voters are not enthusiastic enough about the Legislature's proposed property-tax plan to pass it if the election to approve it were held

Locavore: Florida Orange Juice

Florida's Natural Co-Op

The decades-long struggle between orange growers in Florida and Brazil has opened on its largest front yet -- the battle between the top three American orange juice sellers for U.S. market share. Florida's Natural Growers, the Lake Wales juice processor, opened the front with its new ad campaign seeking to capture a bigger market share by touting that its brand of not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice comes entirely from Florida fruit while other national brands (Tropicana and Minute Maid) mix Florida and Brazilian
Florida's Natural

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tampa Bay Is A "Brain Gain" Zone

Tampa Bay is a “brain gain” zone, defined as “share of a county’s population that is college-educated.”.....via
All Of Florida Looks Blue

Sean Hannity meets CHANGE

Street Crime Sends Latins To South Florida

A joke making the rounds in Miami says that the mayor should erect statues to honor the three people who have done the most to turn Miami into the Latin American business center it is today: Cuban ruler Fidel Castro, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Colombian rebel leader Manuel Marulanda. It's good. But there should be a fourth statue to honor the violent street gangs, kidnappers and muggers terrorizing Latin American cities, and driving hundreds of thousands -- many of them rich -- to abandon their homelands for South

Homeless Children In Southwest Florida

WINK News has uncovered startling information about the number of homeless students in Southwest Florida. We found out there are close to a thousand kids without a home attending school right now. The Collier County School District keeps track of the students to help provide them a stable

White Supremacists Endorse Ron Paul, a white supremacy web site, as well as others, such as, have actively supported Paul's bid for the presidency, including directing donors to his campaign. Stormfront has also endorsed Paul for
* "Opinion polls show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty and the end of welfare and affirmative action."
* "We are constantly told it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational. Black men commit murders, rapes, robberies, muggings and burglaries all out of proportion to their numbers."
* "We don't think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That's true for most people, but black males who have been raised and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such."......Statements from 1992 by Ron Paul

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rocky Mountain High

Those Rocky Mountains are getting higher. Two municipalities — Denver, Colorado, and the small town of Hailey, Idaho — passed pro-marijuana measures on election day this week, joining a growing number of liberal localities that are reducing or removing penalities on using
Mayor John Hickenlooper and four of the 13-member city council told a local newspaper they had smoked pot in the past.

Democracy, Malaysian Style

Imedi Off The Air

Another Ruthless Dictator
Lewis Robertson, an American who is the channel's director, said troops stormed in three hours before Saakashvili announced a state of emergency. Much of the station's equipment was destroyed and employees were tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets, he said. A woman who was nine months pregnant was forced to lie on the floor with a gun pointed at her

Florida Democrats’ Complicity in the Coming War with Iran

The Other War Party
Very disturbing role that Florida elected Democrats are playing in preparing for war with Iran: deconstructing the outrageous House Resolution 435 passed on Monday and sponsored by none other than Ron Klein (D) and co-sponsored by such great company as Connie Mack (R)
And don’t forget Bill Nelson’s recent vote along with Hillary to grant Bush preliminary authorization for war with Iran.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Schumer's Constituents Speak Out!

Florida Pulls Out Of Deal

Florida officials Friday backed away from a temporary truce hammered out by the Bush administration to end a three-state water war, fearing the deal would kill Apalachicola Bay's oyster
"Hopefully the people of Florida will recognize, [with] the lower flows that will result, that those little mussels could just ease a little further down to the water."......Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue

Just Wait?

Fowler Ave. And McKinley Dr. Tampa

Cállate Chavez!!

Kimberly's Big Mouth: DittoHeads Out Of Control

Bay Haven Elementary School
Teacher Rolf Hanson and the mother who criticized him on Rush Limbaugh's radio show do not always see eye-to-eye on issues. But they agreed on something Friday: Neither one of them wanted to spur a national controversy over the school's Veterans Day
Bay Haven Honors Our Veterans

Friday, November 9, 2007

Veterans/Armstice Day Ceremony

Sunday, November 11, 2007, 11am
Joe Chilura Park, Tampa

Free weekend street parking anywhere north of Kennedy Blvd. Bring your own seating, either lawn/camping chairs or blankets. All peace lovers welcome, along with their children. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your signs.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Homophobic Okeechobee County School Board

Attorneys for the Okeechobee County school board in south Florida are planning to enlist experts to testify about the "negative effects of homosexual sex" in their fight to prevent a gay-straight alliance from meeting at Okeechobee High

Ocala Too Racist For Wesley Snipes

Selective Prosecution

In a motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Snipes' lawyer argued that the U.S. Attorney's Office wilfully selected the Marion County seat of Ocala because prosecutors "deliberately chose the most racially discriminatory venue available to the government with the best possibility of an all-white Southern jury where Snipes has never resided."

Pitchers 0f Beer

Yuengling For Me Please

Mickey Rourke Arrested In Miami Beach

A Scooter-Riding Mickey Rourke
Was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence. A Miami Beach Police report said Rourke made a U-turn with a red light and then swerved several times while on a green scooter. He had a flushed face and bloodshot, watery eyes, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of alcohol on his

U.S. Militarization Of Africa

"With little scrutiny from Democrats in Congress and nary a whimper of protest from the liberal establishment, the United States will soon establish permanent military bases in sub-Saharan Africa," write Danny Glover and Nicole Lee in The
"An alarming step forward in the militarization of the African continent, the US Africa Command (Africom) will oversee all US military and security interests throughout the region, excluding Egypt."

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

New Orleans Levee Spin 101

Katherine Harris Back In The Saddle

Laura Dern
Wore a cowboy hat, boots, a super-tight blue T-shirt, equally tight jeans, brunette wig and plenty of makeup as she rode a horse through downtown Monday

Dean's Rotating Presidential Primaries

"I think the thing to do is to move some of the other primaries back and then rotate them through so in the future every state can count on having some significant input into who the presidential nominee is."

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

DFA Poll: Clinton Not Even Close

The political pundits and beltway Democrats have been claiming that the primaries are already over, but 95% of the votes cast prove they are wrong. With over 150,000 votes cast, the DFA Pulse Poll is the largest internet poll to date in the 2008

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Barack Obama Opens SNL

Mike Gravel 2008

Dean's Grassroots Initiative

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean
Announced a grassroots effort to educate Americans about the Democratic Party. The plan, known as "Neighbor to Neighbor," works by having supporters knock on 25 doors three times a year in hopes of building a relationship with prospective democratic