Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Snickers The Dog

2000 - 2010
Sorry Dave And Jennifer

Kid Having A Beer At Rays Game

This past Saturday during the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game, a 10-year-old boy was seen drinking a beer in the stands. Allegedly the beer was purchased by the adult sitting next to him and the kid chugged it down within ten

Joe Allen For Governor Of Florida

I've always been against offshore oil drilling. Florida is the Sunshine State. We should have solar energy as well as wind and wave energy programs. Just the risk of the oil slick coming ashore is already a disaster.

"Viva Joe!"

Tampa Bar Takes Advantage of Waiter's Stunt at the World Cup.
Last week, 28-year-old St. Petersburg, FL resident Joe Fernandez rushed the field during the World Cup group match between Uruguay and Mexico with a Mexican flag tied around his neck like a cape.

An Oilicane?

The gulf oil spill is bad but it could become much, much worse and soon. The threat is a hurricane moving over the spill. If a hurricane’s violent winds track over the spill, we could witness a natural and economic calamity that history has never recorded anywhere or anytime. We will literally be in oil-soaked waters. We will have witnessed the first

Old People's Home

Opened in 1924, The Old People's Home was the largest publicly supported home for the elderly in Tampa and represented a major civic

Tampa And The Fuentes

There are plenty of things that Tampa is famous for, but it’s very hard to get away from one of its greatest claims to fame, and contributions to world culture, the

3rd Annual GaYbor Days


Darcy G. Richardson


Tampa #1 In Staged Accidents

Recent data points to a surge in Florida of so-called “staged accidents,” incidents where criminals fake a no-fault accident to collect insurance money. The NICB found that while South Florida remains a hot spot for the crime, operations have expanded northward to Tampa, which has become the activity’s epicenter with 487 questionable accidents that appear staged last year, a 290%

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Peter Schorsch And Saint Petersblog 2.0

2010 Florida Netroots Awards
Multiple Nominee

Bud Chiles for Governor of Florida

I Knew His Daddy Well!

The Monster Under The Kennedy Boulevard Bridge

A worker getting off late in downtown Tampa saw a bipedal animal swimming under the Kennedy Bridge. The creatures body was covered with hair and he was eating crabs on the rocks below. When the man got close, the animal swam off at a very high rate of speed north up the Hillsborough

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Charlie Crist: ‘We Need To Ban Oil Drilling Off Florida’

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Independence From Oil Bike Ride

Celebrate the Fourth of July with either an 11- or 24-mile bike ride. Leaves Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 8 AM. It's free and an easy ride of 12-14 mph.

Fema Plans To Evacuate Tampa?

FEMA has plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa

Democrat Darryl Rouson Of St. Petersburg

“Everyone knows what’s being smoked out of these pipes; the only ones who claim they don’t know are the sellers of these pipes.”.......Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Pete

Doesn't St. Pete Have Real Problems?

10-Years-In Prison For Having Sex And Smiling

Circuit Judge Chet A. Tharpe
Tampa teacher Stephanie Ragusa was sentenced to 10-years-in prison for having sexual relationships with two of her underage students. One of the issues addressed by Judge Tharpe during Monday’s sentencing was Stephanie Ragusa’s

"No Drill No Spill" T-Shirt

Joe Garcia For Congress

Monday, June 28, 2010

Everybody's Acting Strange

Psychological Toll Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Quietly Mounts.

That Meek-Rubio-Crist Thing Going On ‘Round Here

I’m coming very, very late to this game, but let me put my two cents in as regards the Meek-Rubio-Crist matchup. Specifically, the question of what might happen down the road as Crist seems to be hovering up an awful lot of Democratic support that might otherwise have gone to

Heather Beaven

Democrat For Florida's 7th District

BP Opens First Claims Office In Tampa Bay

BP set up a claims office in Clearwater over the weekend, its first in the Tampa Bay area. The storefront at 2551 Drew St. is the oil giant's 12th claims office in Florida and one of 35 in states affected by the oil

Jennifer Capriati

Get Well!

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In Tampa

Peter Allen For Governor Of Florida

The Independence Party Of Florida

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Destruction Of The Gulf Of Mexico

Do you live in an area that is being affected by the oil spill? Do you have photo or video of what's happening on the coastlines? We want to see your on-the-ground photos.

Pensacola Beach Covered In Oil And Tar

Look At What These Monsters Have Done To Our Home!

Cathy Salustri's Hard Candy

2010 Florida Netroots Awards
Best New Blogger Nominee

Gulf Oil Spill: A Catastrophe of Epic Proportions

As the Gulf oil spill crisis enters its fourth week, independent scientists estimate that the volume of this spill in one week matches that of the 1969 Exxon Valdez disaster, making the Gulf spill by far the worst such disaster in U.S.
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Voting Now Open For 2010 Florida Netroots Awards

Vote Here
Vote Local, Stogie Recommends.
Pushing Rope - Saint Petersblog 2.0 - Re/Creating Tampa - Daily Loaf - The Feed - Doug Tudor - Pinellas County Democrats - Progress Florida - Tampa Bay Living Green - Ray Seaman - The O-Train -
Cathy Salustri - SpillBabySpill - Jackie Dowd - Ybor City Stogie

Idiots In The News: Republican Rep. Joe Barton

On The $20 Billion BP Was Asked To Pay For The Gulf Cleanup
"I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subject to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case a $20 billion dollar shakedown...a $20 billion dollar slush fund."......Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas

Seize BP!

Oil Spill - WorldNet Daily Says It Was God

Carl Gallups - Hickory Hammock Baptist Church - Milton, Florida
Yes, that’s right folks. I knew it would be just a matter of time, but the tea bagger crazies are now claiming the oil spill in the Gulf was caused by

Florida Beaches Turning Black

A Memo To Kendrick Meek

Kenneth Quinnell, the uber-smart new media director for the Kendrick Meek campaign, recently asked a few of us in the blogging community for feedback on “on the candidate, the campaign and our new media outreach efforts.” While I am sure Ken would have preferred for me to deliver my counsel privately, I wouldn’t tell him anything privately that I wouldn’t write on this blog. So here

Kendrick Meek 2010

Otis Padgett

In 1971, after integration, Otis Padgett became band director at Buchanan, where his students racked up honors. He retired in 1990, died in 2004. A scholarship in his name has been

Treehouse Presents: Infected Mushroom

At Czar In Ybor City

Progressives and Obama

More at The Real News

Norman Solomon: From Wall Street to the war, this isn't what progressive democrats voted for

The Refinery In Seminole Heights

Here The Mantra Is: Local, Local, Local.
The Refinery, on N Florida Avenue just south of Hillsborough Avenue, has a circle-of-life partnership with the Seminole Heights Community Garden, on Violet Street, just a nine-minute walk away......

Florida State Board of Administration

Bill McCollum, Alex Sink, and Charlie Crist
If potential voters would read about the SBA, they would discover that trustees Alex Sink, Bill McCollum, and Charlie Crist are guilty of gross incompetence and negligence in the way they lost billions of our dollars as a result of ignoring the advice in at least 19 internal audits, while pandering to special

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Welcome To The Contaminated State Of Florida

The Beginning Of The End
Tourist Businesses From Pensacola To Panama City
Are feeling the full financial crunch of the massive oil spill, as normally packed parking lots sat nearly empty Saturday despite offers of discounts in an effort to drum up

Gay Pride Festival In St. Pete

Tens of thousands of people gathered near downtown St. Petersburg for the annual gay pride festival Saturday and the rest of the city pretty much shrugged. Organizers estimated turnout along Central Avenue at 80,000, about the same as last

Crowds Join Hands Along Area Beaches To Protest Oil Drilling

Hundreds gather to join hands Saturday at noon north of Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach while participating in the international Hands Across the Sand

Tampa Cops Resort To Planet of the Apes Style Policing

To Let The Scum Public Know Who Their Bosses Are
Restaurants and bars are whacked with county health violations if they so much as operate a dysfunctional dishwasher, and yet cops are given free reign to swagger through businesses on horseback in some kind of bizarre display of letting the scum know who their bosses

"It's Good Public Relations".......Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor

Ybor City: Where Cigars Are Still King

At the turn of the 20th century, Tampa, Florida,was the “Cigar Capital of the World.” Ybor City, a section of Tampa located near the port,was the center of cigar

Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Started back in 1996 by the Doble family, TBBC is located in the entertainment district of Tampa known as Ybor City. They offer seasonal beers, year-round taps, a full menu, and a mug club frequent drinker

Ybor City's First Fire Station

The Mirta Hook and Ladder Volunteer Fire Station was established on this site. The station was named in honor of the youngest daughter of Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, founder of Ybor

The Ybor City Tattoo Company

Grand Opening & Art Show
Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 6pm to 10pm
Ybor City Tattoo Company
1730 7th Ave, Ybor City

Friday, June 25, 2010

Raining Oil In Louisiana

Dr. Riki Ott In Tarpon Springs

Dr. Riki Ott came to speak to the local community and fishermen of Tarpon Springs. For those of you that do not know who she is, she is an Exxon Valdez survivor. She has written two books about her

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The Book of Eli

A 2010 American action film directed by the Hughes brothers, written by Gary Whitta, and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Beals and Mila Kunis.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Stogie Is Unemployed!

Is The Economy Getting Better?
The Company I Was Working For Closed Its Doors.

"Cuba" The Official Newspaper of the Cuban Revolutionary Party

On this site was published the historic newspaper "Cuba," dedicated to the cause of Cuban Independence. "Cuba" was the successor of "El Critico De Ybor City." Its editor was Ramon Rivero y Rivero, a great revolutionist. In 1891 Rivero collaborated with Jose Marti in drafting the Basis for the Cuban Revolutionary

Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County

1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club
Monday, September 20 at 11:00 am

Ghosts of Ybor: Charlie Wall Story

Friday, July 2 7Pm at Centro Muvico, Ybor City

Right Wing Celebrities

Hollywood stars and celebrities are generally considered to be a liberal and Democratic-leaning community, but these celebrities are all declared Republicans according to the FEC, or known conservatives.