Friday, July 31, 2009

Connie Mack Of Florida

If you live in Connie Mack’s district ask him to back up his assertions with facts. Mack is choosing tyranny over democracy. These are not the principles US citizens should expect from their elected

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Florida Dancers To Perform At Mt. Obama Dedication

Antigua’s highest peak, known by islanders as Boggy Peak, will change its name to Mount Obama on August 4th, Barack Obama’s birthday. Last year, after the island’s people wore Barack Obama hats, shirts and buttons to promote Obama’s presidential bid, Antigua’s prime minister, Winston Baldwin Spencer, had the idea of changing the peak’s name in honor of the newly-elected president. Now preparations are underway for next week’s

Nolan Canova: Tampa's Pop Culture Guru

Nolan Canova is the curator of, a website devoted to the exploration of and the commentary on pop culture, including independent film, music and art

Reservoir Bar Of Ybor City

Influenced by the world of gangsters and Quentin Tarantino, Ybor City’s Reservoir Bar is a dive bar with big

City of Tampa Green Business Designation Program

As of this week, the City of Tampa became one of just a handful of cities nationwide to start a green business designation

Monday, July 27, 2009

Florida Skunk Ape Hunter

My name is Tim Fasano and I am a Florida Skunk Ape Hunter. He is known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Swamp Monster depending on what part of North America you live. I search in the remote parts of Florida, the Cypress domes, the black water rivers, the muddy bayous and the thick Palmetto

Monochrome Weekly: Ybor's Cigar Factory

This is the original cigar factory built by Vicente Martinez Ybor in 1886. Ybor brought cigar-making to Tampa in 1885 after growing tired of labor unrest at his factory in Key West, Florida. He bought 40 acres of land northeast of Tampa and took advantage of the area's port and later the railroad. It was the beginning of Ybor City's meteoric rise to prominence as the Cigar Capital of the

Tampa's Central Avenue Remembered

Rowing through South Tampa


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Babalú, South Florida's Premier Right Wing Blog

Will Not Sell Stogie Ad Space

Thanks for the inquiry but we have decided that we are not interested in posting advertising for your blog.........From: "Henry Louis Gomez"

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest In Key West

David Douglas (C) is surrounded by previous winners as he celebrates winning the 2009 "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Florida, July 25,

Tampa Euro GetToGether


The Phony-Baloney Citation

The National Right to Life Committee, the nation's premiere pro-life organization, awarded its first-ever "Phony-Baloney Citation" to Representative Kendrick B.

Congratulations Mr. Meek

The International Amalgamated Association Of Blogging

In the meantime, I’ll blog my way and you can blog yours. I’m really not interested in becoming part of some sort of cyber community. I’m not a joiner. I’ve never belonged to any journalistic associations. I never joined a fraternity in college. Or put another way, if I was going bald I still wouldn’t join the Hair Club for Men..........Daniel Ruth

The Manatee Narc Force


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Carlos Miller: Contempt Of Cop

By now you surely heard the story of the black Harvard professor who forgot his key, so had to break into his own house, which resulted in police being dispatched and him being arrested.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. didn’t get arrested for breaking and entering, but for disorderly conduct after he asked the cop for his name and badge

Lindsay Lohan Steals St. Petersburg Chemist’s Formula

Lindsay Lohan and her business partner, Lorit Simon, are embroiled in a lawsuit, accusing the pair of stealing a St. Petersburg chemist’s formula for Lohan’s sunless tanning line, Sevin

Seven of Nine (born Annika Hansen) is a fictional character on Star Trek: Voyager, portrayed by actress Jeri Ryan. Born human, she was assimilated by the Borg at the age of six.

Gary Maxwell And Blas Hernandez Of Tampa

Not many know how the two men, living in tiny apartments in a South Tampa high-rise, spend their days. • With decades of honed talent, both have crafted hidden

Where Have All The Hippies Gone?

In Tampa

Two Tampa Companies Form “Green Team”

The team’s goal is the give clients a sense of order and balance in greener living and working


Protesters Across The World!

Tampa's Creative Loafing Looking For Volunteers

Tampa's Creative Loafing Recruits More Bloggers from roblimo on Vimeo.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Hillsborough County Commission

In A Rare Moment Of Social Enlightenment

"They're not animals, The homeless are you. They are me."............ Mark Sharpe
"They're still going to be in this community. There is never a right location."............. Jim Norman
"The face of homelessness continues to change."........... Kevin Beckner
For today's East Lake Park homeowner could just as easily be tomorrow's welcome guest of Catholic Charities.

Youth for Human Rights of Tampa Bay

Raised the funds to send life saving bed nets to all inhabitants of the African refugee camp Bakavu in the Democratic Republic of

Meeting Gerald In Downtown, Tampa

Dr. David McKalip Apologizes

“I genuinely regret the decision I made in passing this e-mail message along. Directly to President Obama, I sincerely apologize for offending him. This was, in no way whatsoever, my intention. The image has nothing to do with my feelings or thoughts on any race or culture. I recognize that this image is offensive and hope that the nation refocuses on assuring all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care with no party interfering in the patient-physician relationship. My intention is to focus directly on the issue at hand, which is putting financial and decision-making power into the hands of patients and taking it from government and insurance companies.”

Mytchel Mora Of West Hollywood, Florida

'take me to jail or give me a ticket,
A U.S. citizen trying to challenge the ban on travel to Cuba on Friday bemoaned his inability to get arrested or cited — even after having his passport stamped in Havana and bringing back Cuban

What’s Wrong With Kathy Castor?

The House Energy and Commerce Committee may vote today (Friday) to put single payer BACK ON THE TABLE in D.C. with an amendment by Anthony Weiner to add single payer (HR 676) to the committee’s health reform bill. Kathy Castor,
Florida’s only representative on the committee is non
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Images of the Streets of Tampa..Feeding the Homeless

Gov. Bob Graham Endorses Kendrick Meek For Senate Seat

Endorsing Kendrick is an honor and I look forward to spending time with him and the Meek family on the campaign trail.”

$5 Days at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Take a gander at the more than 2,000 animals and learn about endangered wildlife for just $5 bucks per person..........more

Nationalist Coalition's Tampa Chapter Mails Copy Of "Jud Süß" Movie To Florida Governor

Gets Thank You Letter In Return
John Ubele, the Operations Manager of the Nationalist Coalition, reports on Stormfront that the organization's Tampa chapter recently mailed out DVD copies of the movie "Jud Süß" to various key elected officials throughout the state of Florida, and has received some positive

Governor Crist sent a letter thanking Ubele for the video and expressing his intent to share it with the people of Florida.

Kelly's Weekend In Tampa

I spent my weekend in Tampa and had a grrrrrreat time. It sucked coming back…literally, but I won’t focus on

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Chicago Dog
With Fries And Slaw
$5.74.......At Mel's Hot Dogs, On Busch In Tampa

Eat Local

Small Guys Have To Do This Stuff

Where Grown Folks Play In St. Petersburg

Philip Morrison, a former Pinellas County bailiff, is a co-owner of Chanele’s, which opened on July 3 on Fourth Street N. He considers his establishment a restaurant, not a jazz club. He says he’ll feature mostly
R & B and rap

Baywalk's Sidewalk

The complex's private, for-profit owners want the city to give them the public sidewalk fronting the complex. They claim that demonstrators create a safety threat even though peaceful protesters have never caused any physical harm to pedestrians at

Ybor City, Florida Walk


Sneaky Florida Senator J.D. Alexander

With a stroke of his pen last week, Gov. Charlie Crist put the future of Florida's water resources in the hands of five people.......more

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Timothy King Of Polk County

An autopsy revealed at least 6 bruises to her lower back, a bruise in the center of her forehead, a large bruise at the base of her skull, bruising on the right rear of her head, bruising behind her left ear, hemorrhages on her brain and a head fracture.

Florida's Teacher Of The Year, Tampa's Megan Allen

Allen, a fourth-grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary, is known for her fun, high-energy teaching style and her work outside the

Largo Doctor Gabriel DeCandido

Agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice that he defrauded the Medicare program........more

Tampa's T-shirt Queen

While her classmates at Berklee College of Music were taking notes on the music biz, Kristen Deiudicibus, was putting what she learned into practice..........more

Derek Jeter's Ego On Davis Islands

Rising like an aircraft carrier under construction, the future home of New York Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter is taking shape on Davis

South America To St. Pete Beach

A sea coconut is a “drift seed.” In other words, it is a seed that has drifted far from the tree that gave it life by floating on the ocean

Tampa Photographer Jamie Jackson

Photo District News (PDN) Magazine announced that local photographer Jamie Jackson is a winner in their magazine’s 2009 Faces Competition. Jackson and the other category winners were selected from over 5,000 entries

"This helps put all of us on the map.”...........Jamie Jackson

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cronkite Fought For Tampa's Right To Truth

The truth had certainly set them free.
By 2005, investigative team Akre and Wilson were free of their house, their life savings and much of their credibility. The couple had lost just about everything in its standoff with Fox, despite having the most trusted and respected man in news by their

Tampa Artist Emporium Celebrates Two Years

Two years ago, Tampa photographer Shelby Boggs took a gamble. Inspired by the Kress Emporium, an historic building in Asheville, NC, that serves as a marketplace for more than 80 regional artists and craftspeople, she set out to create something similar (if smaller) in Tampa........more

Don't Blame Him He Voted For Palin

In Tampa

Friday, July 17, 2009

Teen Summit In St. Pete

Childs Park YMCA - 691 43rd St. South
2PM - 5PM

The Most Trusted Man In America

Walter Cronkite

Pastor Gary Cam

Of Zephyrhills

Tampa Citizens, It's Time To Cheer And Time To Ponder

Via.....Tampa Rail

What Stogie Had For Lunch

With Yellow Rice And Yuca
$4.99 At........El Paraiso Cafe, The Best Cuban Food In Tampa Bay. On East 7th Ave. In Tampa.

How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?

Pat Bean Sparred Over Raises

5 Fo 5

At Arbys In Seminole

Tampa Residents Plead To Spare Programs

In all, about 700 people crowded into the cavernous All People's Life Center in North Tampa to ask Hillsborough County commissioners to spare their favorite programs from budget

Bakas Equestrian Center

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rick Baker Has The Dubious Honor

Of being the mayor of the 2nd meanest city in the country to the homeless. From what I have heard it doesn't bother
Four Florida Cities In The Top Ten.
Congratulations Orlando, Gainesville, Bradenton And St. Petersburg.