Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tampa's 16th Annual Independents' Film Festival

The festival, which runs Nov. 5 to 14, showcases films produced by local, state and regional filmmakers as well as high school and college

Independents' Film Festival

"Light up the Night" Cigar Block Party

"Light up the Night" with Tampa Sweethearts Cigar Co. and Cigar City Magazine
7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 20 at Tampa Firefighters Museum
See the Firefighters Museum and enjoy food, wine, rum and beer with heavy hors doeuvres,
Proceeds to benefit the Tampa Firefighters Museum and Cigar Family Charitable Found.

Tampa Greens Meeting

4-5 pm On The Last Sunday Of Every Month At Cafe Hey.
1540 N. Franklin St. in Tampa.
Contact Jennifer Sullivan at or call (352) 683-3151 for information on all the Green Party meetings throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Ybor City Christmas Photo Session

Christmas photo sessions have begun. This past Sunday, we took the beautiful Abby out for a teen photo shoot in Ybor City. She flew into visit her aunt and she was surprised with a photo shoot as her Christmas present. Here are a few of our favorites from the session. We have just a few more sessions available for Christmas, so please email us if you are wanting photos for

What's Haunting Ybor City?

Sometimes the things going bump late at night in Ybor City aren’t emanating from bass thumping cars cruising Seventh Avenue. And sometimes the pale figures floating through the district aren’t on their way to

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In Clearwater

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Roast Beef
With Red Beans And Rice
$5.95.......At Rosa's On MLK In Drew Park, Tampa
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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Welcome To Tampa

Expect Delays

Urban Corridor Tampa Magazine


Thursday, October 29, 2009

A View Of Education From The Right By Carol

Carol is very much a voice from the right. She’s a fan of Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, Redstate, and the right side of the political blogosphere. She is no fan of Obama, climate change True Believers, liberal media, or RINOs. In short, she is my ideological

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Arcadia Shines For Obama

On A Former Cattle Pasture North Of Arcadia
Obama commissioned the largest photovoltaic solar array in the United

The Tampa Bay Derby Darlins Are At It Again!

The girls and other volunteers will be planting 72 Florida native trees. If you would like to help the girls and volunteer this Halloween, the planting will take place at 10 am this Saturday, October 31st, at 78th Street and Bullard Parkway in Temple

Influential African Americans in Tampa

Eliabeth Liz Straight
Is currently the host of a weekly poetry radio show titled “Poetry Is,” broadcast weekly on WMNF, 88. 5 FM, out of Tampa, FL and on the web at WMNF. org. She was WMNF’s Programmer of the Year for

Daineli's Awesome Party

Roast Pig, Open Bar, DJ And Dance Instructor

Why The Left Must Now Confront The Democratic Party

Forget the Republican Party, we all know how utterly depraved it has become. What troubles me far more is the extent to which the Democratic Party has become a tool of the giant corporations that use public policy as a profit enhancement business strategy (so revealed by this year’s health “reform” charade), and the Pentagon-industrial and right wing foundation foreign policy establishment on a militaristic rampage throughout much of the

Homes With A View

In Gibsonton

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Steak Parmesan
With Yellow Rice And Green Beans
$6.95.....At Pipos In Town n' Country

How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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John Dingfelder Wants To End Gasparilla Beer Sales

At a workshop last week, city officials and organizers of Tampa's annual Gasparilla parade pledged to come down hard on underage drinkers and inappropriate, drunken behavior. But council member
John Dingfelder, a candidate for the Hillsborough County Commission, wants to take it even
Yuengling, Stogie's Favorite. Drink Local

America's Safest Cities: Tampa Bay #28


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brand Tampa Anniversary Party!

In Ybor City
We’ve been online for a year now and it’s time to take the party offline.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Alex Pickett: Routes Music

For the next month, I’ll be working on a music documentary with my friends Philip Bardi and Terrence Duncan. Routes Music is a documentary film acting as a roving music census, taking in the true musical passions (and disgusts) of folks like you and me, and folks like him and her, all across a place we like to call

The Recycled Yard Art Contest

Rewards the magical transformation of junk into art. The contest that will be held during the Hillsborough County Fair from November 4 to November 8 is open to all Hillsborough County residents,
whether young or

Stand With Dr Dean

Governor Howard Dean, M.D. launches grassroots healthcare reform campaign at and draws line in the sand over healthcare reform which must have a universally available public option, like Medicare, available for all Americans.

Tampa Bay 350 Action Rally

This past Saturday marked the International Day of Climate Action, a global call for an active, scientifically-minded approach to climate change. With 4,000 simultaneous demonstrations taking place in over 180 countries, it was the most widespread day of environmental action in

Steven Kornell, For St. Petersburg City Council

Non-Partisan Candidate, For District 5

What Stogie Had For Lunch

15 Fried Shrimp
With Beef Fried Rice
$6.45.......At Top China 13306 Telecom Dr. In Temple Terrace

How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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Fake Deer In The Woods

Shady Hills - Pasco County

Tampa Bay Water Is Overpaying Consultants

Tampa Bay Water recently voted to hire KPMG consultants for nearly $1 million to help hire contractors who will repair cracks in a reservoir. The utility’s board wants to get the best contractors for its money to complete the $125 million repairs to the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in Hillsborough County — but it approved an appalling $908,500 just for

A Note To My Right Wing Friends

At this point, you don’t have the capability of winning this debate.
The facts aren’t on your side. Reality isn’t on your side. Continuing to push this argument can’t benefit you. All it does is waste your time, preventing you from learning what’s really going on here in the real world, as opposed to

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Scientist Says Bay Area Coastline Could Disappear

It may sound alarmist to some, but one scientist says enjoy Clearwater Beach now, because by 2100 it may no longer be

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Buccaneer Fans Are A Bunch Of Dummies

Raheem The Dream has told a British newspaper that Bucs fans aren’t as smart as they need to be. You see, Rah says the typical Bucs fan just doesn’t get that that the Bucs are not a frugal club. The Glazers and the Bucs just spend smart, Rah says, and you fans can’t grasp the

Memorial Service for the Constitution

A memorial will be held in St. Petersburg at 151 2nd ave N at the Baywalk entertainment complex on
October 30th, 2009 at 8:30pm.
A short funeral procession will follow. Everyone who knew the constitution is invited to participate. We are asking all participants to dress in black attire. For more info, send email.

HNIC: One White Guy's Opinion

At a recent press conference, Seville Brown, Deveron Gibbons and other prominent members of the African American community expressed their outrage at Kathleen Ford's reference to Dr. Goliath Davis as the

What Stogie Had For Lunch

With Moro And Green Beans
$5.99......At Rosa's On MLK In Drew Park, Tampa
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Largest Solar Panel Plant In US Rises In Florida

Acres of open land filled with solar panels is seen in a Wednesday, Oct. 21 2009 photo, at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Ardacia, Fla., which will be the nation's largest solar photovoltaic plant in the

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jon Gosselin Is Being Laughed At All Over Florida

Appearance Fee Baffles Tampa’s MJ Morning Show
The reality starring Octodad is hoping to clock some cash to feed his brood by keeping an active social calendar filled with public appearances – but you’d better believe Jon’s time don’t come

Orlando Peace March A Bust

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama
Is dragging this country into a calamity of years of violence, death and destruction at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars in Afghanistan and Pakistan and only 65 people showed at the statewide march “to end the war economy” at the University of Central Florida Research

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Florida Brownfields Association


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The Rick Baker Song


Jeff Danner Dodges The Truth

Jeff Danner is cornered by peace group activists and Christina Sylva of the St. Petersburg Times.

The Florida Whig Party

Two more Modern Whig Party members have announced a run for Congress in Florida. Paul McKain announced his months ago, and now Clayton Schock and John Annarumma are running in Florida’s 20th and 3rd congressional districts,

HART - Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Solar Powered Bus Stop Shelter

Monday, October 19, 2009

Free Stogie T-Shirt To Local Bloggers

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Please Send Blog Name And Mailing Address

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pat Bean, Renee Lee And Kevin White

Neighborhood Activist George Niemann
Has filed complaints with the Florida Ethics Commission against three Hillsborough County officials. "What I've charged in all three circumstances is that they've used the power of their official office to gain benefits that they weren't otherwise entitled to," said Niemann, a board member for the United Citizens' Action
Let's Not Forget Buddy Johnson!

What Stogie Had For Breakfast

2 Eggs With Home Fries And Bacon
$4.95......3 Coins Diner In Seminole Heights

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Glenn Beck Cultist Gather Outside St. Petersburg Times

More than 100 protesters marched outside the entrance to the main office of the St. Petersburg Times Saturday morning, accusing the newspaper and the media in general of biased reporting on conservative positions on issues such as health care reform and government

Saturday, October 17, 2009

St. Petersburg Police At Its Finest

A Frame-By-Frame Account Of The Brawl At City Hall

St Pete City Council: They Privatize - We Protest

After the St Pete city council sold out the people and voted to privatize the sidewalk in front of the Baywalk shopping mall, protesters let city officials and Baywalk know what they thought about their attempts to stomp on the First Amendment.

Antonio Arementero Moreno of Tampa

Was arrested Wednesday and charged with Sexual Battery on a Child Older Than 12 and Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a Child Older Than

Skywatch Friday

Tampa Daily Photo

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Florida Politburo

Party chair Karen Thurman stopped me from speaking at the convention. At the reception on the first night she blocked me from the microphone and said, “I'm not going to let you do that because I want to focus our resources on one person.”

On the first day my $500 table happened to be in the best location at the convention –– at the terminating vista of the reception hall. When my delegates and I returned the next morning, we found that
FDP officials had put all of my campaign materials in storage and I had been assigned to a barren and distant room at the opposite end of the convention center.