Thursday, May 31, 2007

Southern N.J. GOP Too Busy For Bush
Running For Cover
Bush plans to visit New Jersey to help raise money for the state's cash-strapped and victory-starved Republican Party. If southern New Jersey Republicans are any indication, though, the welcoming party will be rather

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hugo Chavez And Misinformation
Radio Caracas Television Other Endeavor
Would a network that aided and abetted a coup against the government be allowed to operate in the United States? The U.S. government probably would have shut down RCTV within five minutes after a failed coup attempt — and thrown its owners in jail.
It can still broadcast on cable or via satellite

AL GORE: The Assault on Reason

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Local Goodness
A Parcel At A Time
Meet Albert Joerger, Since starting the Sarasota Conservation Foundation in 2003, Joerger has parlayed such small successes into a land conservation behemoth. "The engine behind the foundation was this idea of pocket parks, of finding space for people and wildlife on the water," Joerger said. He describes it as "an Emerald Necklace" stretching along the waterfront from Tampa Bay to Pine Island in Lee County. Public spaces on the water are vital to the foundation's mission, largely because Joerger believes the waterfront is for everyone, not just those who can afford to buy it......more
Bumper Stickers
And Freedom Of Speech
Jan Wesner Of The St. Pete Times writes, So I'm driving up I-75 the other day (northbound coming onto the interstate from Big Bend Road, for those who live around here) and I see this bumper sticker on the back of the car in front of me: "War is terrorism with a bigger budget." I sped up enough to get right beside the twenty-something woman in the driver's seat. I considered honking my horn and rolling down my window and giving her the middle finger. I probably would have, except for the fact that I was going 80 miles an hour and my phone started ringing.
Ms. Wesner, what you should of done is chase her down and tear that sticker off that bumper once she stopped. The nerve of that young woman having a sticker on her car that you dont agree with. its Un-American. before you try this i would read......this....or you can do what i do when i see a Bush or Pro War sticker on a bumper. i chase them down, pull up beside them, and give them my "What The Fuck Are You Thinking" look.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Cindy Sheehan
Calls it Quits
Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human
Good-bye America are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless you want it.
It’s up to you now.

Dixie Chicks - Travelin' Soldier

Adam, Eve And Dinosaurs Hang Out Together In Eden

Inside the Creation Museum

5 Memorial Days Later, And The Killing Goes On
If There Is A God, May He Have Mercy On All Of Us
Florida's Own
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.......
Martin Luther King Jr.
Stogie's Post From Memorial Day,

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Bar And Grill
This also looks like a cool place
April 5, 2006
Here are three questions comparing Liberals and Conservatives
1. During the 2004 elections, which car was more likely to be “keyed,” i.e., deliberately scratched — a car with a “John Kerry” bumper sticker in an overwhelmingly conservative area, or a car with a “George W. Bush” sticker in an overwhelmingly liberal area?
2. When speaking at colleges, do right-wing or left-wing speakers need and receive police protection?
3. In a debate between a right-wing and a left-wing speaker before an audience equally divided between left and right, which audience group is more likely to boo and hiss at the speaker with whom it disagrees — the liberal or the conservative?...............more

Iraq Veterans Memorial: Lt. Seth J Dvorin

Christine Smith
President 2008
As President, my priority will be the American people. Our freedom. Our dreams. Our peace. I propose bold solutions to get us on the path to a freer and better America. Her

"The worst part of it all was the overt efforts to deceive the public"...Amen
And Sadr City Is Next

They have given George Bush a pass and control over the lives of millions of Iraqis....with no checks and balances. They have already started the edging into Sadr City, where there are two million people. Fallujah was only about 400,000. Look what a mess we made there. He can bomb them, send rockets, missiles. And he has a hundred billion dollars to do it

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Would You Trade Your Kid's For Oil
Probably Not
Lets bring back the draft, lets let this war reach suburbia. Maybe then The Mall and American Idle won't seem that important anymore. 5 Memorial Days later, and the killing goes on. Is there no hope?

Iraq Veterans Memorial: LCPL Shane Swanberg

Air Force Busy With
Drunken Threesome In Germany
The alcohol-induced menage a trois on Sept. 24 in Bitburg included a male airman and a female staff sergeant. Air Force prosecutor Capt. Mike Felsen said the staff sergeant “appeared drunk” and slipped “in and out of consciousness” while Rains and Hicks performed sexual acts with her......more

I Guess Our Guys Do Have Some Fun Once In A While
Photo above has nothing to do with this story. provided no pics, so Stogie used his imagination.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Christopher Walken
President 2008
Our great country is in a terrible downward spiral. We're outsourcing jobs, bankrupting social security, and losing lives at war. We need to focus on what's important-- paying attention to our children, our citizens, our future. Visit his

Democrats Betrayal Of The American People

via...big pauly

Pelosi We Are Sick Of All Of You
This Memorial Day, John Edwards Is Asking
That We All Take Responsibility For The Country We Love
And the brave men and women who protect us. As citizens, let’s volunteer in support of our troops, and offer our service to honor theirs. As Americans, let’s take a moment to join in prayer for our troops. And as patriots, let’s gather together this weekend and make our voices heard. It’s up to us. If we are loud enough, and clear enough, we can end this war. Because it really is possible to stop a president who believes he can do no wrong—it just takes people with the courage to do what’s right..........You can start here

When Others Were Silent

We Could Have Stop The Killing, But We Didn't

Howard Dean defended the party's handling of the Iraq funding bill Thursday amid criticism from the left that congressional leaders caved in to President Bush over the war. Dean said Democrats were holding Bush and the Iraqi government accountable in a way Republicans refused, a claim the GOP later
I Dont Agree With This, But I Got To Accept What The Padrino Says. 3,444 Have Died So Far. Today, In This Moment We Had A Chance To Stop It. And We Didn't. Let's See How Many More Die Before We Do.
Big Pauly Thinks We Need A Third Party President

Thursday, May 24, 2007

South County Krackers
Hillsborough County, Florida
Seen On Big Bend Road. Unfortunately No Website. There Is A Chris Rock Joke In Here Somewhere
A Dennis Kucinich Saturday
May 26 2007 1:00pm - 3:00pm @ Mise en Place Restaurant,442 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa
May 26 2007 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Courtside Grille 110 Fountain Parkway North, Feather Sound
May 26 2007 7:30pm - 9:00pm @ Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
Albanians To Honor Their "Savior" Bill Clinton
Clinton Boulevard
He is our savior. He saved us from extermination," sculptor Izeir Mustafa told Reuters. "I was thrilled by the work because I know what he did for us."......more
Pristina already has a road named after him

ZZ TOP - Sharp Dressed Man

VideoVets: Susan Sykes Berry

Hanna And Central
"The Heights Bar And Grill"
If SH wanted a place to call home it's right here. Someone with money could open a nice place here,. To bad there is a school and church across the street. I love pints of Bass and i miss my old photography place.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Edwards' Protest Draws Protests
Laura Belin plans to take her kids to a Memorial Day parade Monday. But there, at the urging of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, the mom from suburban Des Moines, Iowa, expects to join others protesting the war in Iraq........more
Watch The
I Hope Edwards Is The Dems Candidate, Tiny Thinks So

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Michael Moore
"They Want Me To Name Names"
"It's a government that's funded by the pharmaceutical companies and the health insurers, so I'm not surprised they're coming after me," said Moore, who is being investigated by the U.S. Treasury Department for traveling to Cuba for one of the segments in his film......more
Dr. Laura, Her Soldier Son And MySpace
The soldier son of talk radio relationship counselor Laura Schlessinger is under investigation for a graphic personal Web page that one Army official has called "repulsive." The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet. The Pentagon last week shut down access to a variety of video-sharing and social networking Internet sites, including MySpace, on its computer systems worldwide. Officials said the change was made to enhance security and protect a strained bandwidth, but critics worried that it might close a public window into the lives of deployed U.S. troops, some of which can be raw, frightening, violent and

VideoVets: Garret Reppenhagen

Seven Mile Bridge
25th Anniversary
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the ''new'' Seven Mile Bridge celebration, when partygoers ate stone crabs and the Key Lime Pie Band played on the hump to commemorate the completion of the $175 million state-federal project that constructed or widened 37 of the Overseas Highway's 43 bridges.......more
I Am Hungry For A Good Key Lime Pie And Some Conch Chowder
Howard W. Blake Class Of 2007

April Griffin Was There, I Was There In Honor Of Olete, The Son Of A Friend I Have Known For Over 6 Years Who Also Will Be Going On To College.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hunting Trip With Cheney
Click Here
Litbrit Said Lets Have Some Humor
Gore Blasts Bush
Gore writes, incompetence rules the day and Bush has pushed for Orwellian powers a la "1984."
While Gore stops short of flatly calling for the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, he certainly gives the impression that in his view such a move would be well deserved. He calls the president a lawbreaker, a liar and a man with the blood of thousands of innocent lives on his hands........more
Tampa Skyline From Palm Ave And N. Blvd. Before The Legos

After The Legos
Same Old Dems, Different Day
In grudging concessions to President Bush, Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of billions of dollars in spending on domestic programs......more
Best Of: Out In Left Field

May 26, 2005: To Remember Them
June 19, 2005: Men That Matter Most on Father’s Day
July 13, 2005: Wishful Thinking
August 24, 2005: Protect Us from Your Followers
December 30, 2005: Year in Pee-Yoo – National Edition
March 31, 2006: Immigrant Song
July 19, 2006: Throwing Rocks
November 24, 2006: Licensed to Ill
January 24, 2007: It's So On
May 19, 2007: Nastiness in Blog Land
The Stogie Thong
Available At

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Stogie Interviews The Local Homeless
Meet Allen
Homeless since 1998. Born in Tampa, he was living in LA but got tired of paying the gangs for protection. He now resides in the streets of Tampa. He is disable and does get a little money from the government but not enough to afford a place to live.

Bible Spared 'Indecent' Rating

Hong Kong's media regulator said it would not reclassify the Bible as an indecent publication following more than 2,000 complaints about its sexual and violent content, including rape and incest.....more
Hugo The Dictator
"Horsemen Of The Apocalypse."
Tens of thousands of protesters on Saturday denounced President Hugo Chavez’s plans to close an opposition television channel (RCTV), accusing their leader of maiming Venezuelan democracy as he forges a socialist state.......more
70 percent of Venezuelans would rather RCTV kept broadcasting, but worried more about the loss of their favourite soap operas than free speech.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Howard Dean
The Godfather Of The Netroots
The Dean campaign's use of the Internet -- the blog, the use of the event-planning site to stage Dean get-togethers -- was heavily reported in 2003. But the campaign's massive fund-raising and organizing successes were a combination of the Internet community-building and old-fashioned campaigning tactics re-appropriated for the
@ Yearly Kos June
April 12, 2006
Former President Clinton said Tuesday that one his “great regrets” was failing to do more to bridge the economic and social gaps between white and black people in the United States.
Bridge the gap? And how would he have done that given all the scandals he was involved in? Given the corruptness of his administration–one where the most number of people in an administration were convicted of crimes; where the most number of people fled prosecution by leaving the country; where the most number of people pleaded the 5th amendment when questioned?
Bartlett Park And Seminole Heights
A Little Difference
In The Park They Have Block Parties - In The Heights They Throw Mixers
In The Heights They Have Blood Drives - In The Park They Have Food Drives
In The Park They Have A Fish Fry - In The Heights They Worry About Not Having Cool Places To Eat
The Heights Is Like "Big Old House" - In The Park They Have A Financial Fitness Class
In The Park They Get Grants To Start A Citizens Patrol - The Heights Lobby For Menus They Can Read
Just A Thought
Tampa Bay
Progressive Coalition

Friday, May 18, 2007

Study: Internet Censorship Grows Worldwide

Internet censorship is growing worldwide, with 26 out of 40 countries blocking or filtering political or social content. They categorized seven countries, all of them Muslim, as "pervasive" social filterers: Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen......more
OpenNet Initiative

I'm Glad I Live In Hillsborough County And Not One Of Those Countries, opps, Never Mind.

Shut Down The Department Of Justice
And Stop This Silly Show
It's been clear for a while - and is becoming ever clearer - that the Attorney General ought to resign, or to be fired. Now, it seems that Congress is determined to force Gonzales from office or send him to jail, whichever they can do
Have You Seen Madeleine McCann?
A Web site set up to help find missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann has received more than 50 million hits. The little girl disappeared from her bedroom at a hotel resort in Portugal on May 3 as her parents dined nearby. More than 7,500 people have left messages of

Rep. Kucinich Shares His Views On Iraq With DFA

Nokomis Couple Sues
Sarasota County Deputies
When a deputy asked to speak to John Coffin, Cynthia Coffin closed the door and went to speak to her husband. She then saw the deputy looking in through her front window and locked her front door. She then pushed the button to close the garage door but the deputies stopped the door from closing and entered the garage even though they did not have a search warrant or arrest warrant......more
John Coffin heard his wife screaming in pain, went into the garage and saw two deputies arresting her on the floor.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

OxyClinton: Faux News Attempt At Humor

Howard Dean On Colbert
"John McCain knows something about touture, the rest of the guys are just wind bags."....Howard Dean, (commenting on the GOP debate)

Local Bumpers

Best Of: Right Wing Follies

Bilingual Stop Sign
Latin America? Nope, Wimama
Vox, Litbrit, Gatordem, And Pushing Rope
Tampa Bay's Only Progressive Blogs
According To Mr.
And The Chopped Liver
The Political Whore - Out in Left Field - Tiny Little Dots - In Theory - Tampa Rail - Deep Something - The Delightful Yank - Samm Simpson - The Stonegauge - Ybor City Stogie