Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tarpon Springs Book Fairy

Book Fairy Project. Kids in coin laundries inspire local book fairy project
now 6,000 books strong!

Cigar City Brewing Bolita Brown

Notes of a Beer Nerd

Cigar City Brewing

The Late, Great Mr.George

"Don't let making a profit stand in the way of doing the right thing.".....George Jenkins
Do The Right Thing Publix

At The Spencerian
Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Racist Irateirishman

Some Of His Headlines
Tampa Jigs Repeatedly Use Taser to Discipline a Teenigger
Gold Toof Nigger Saved by his Bling-Mouf!
Victim Lives To See Nigger Plead Guilty To Horrific Crime
HNIC and The First She-Boon Have Bongo Party in the not so White House
"Just when you think niggers can't sink any lower,

they manage to drain just a little more from the cesspool"......Irateirishman
Fucking Mick!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Awake The State Rally

March 8th
Florida 580 & N McMullen Booth Rd
Lykes Gaslight Park

In Florida, Some Consider Being A “Redneck” A Religion

As seen in the above excerpt from a Bradenton (Florida) Police Department report, suspect Joshua Lee Joehlin told cops that he is a member of the “Redneck” faith.

Rick Scott Protest At Melbourne Airport was there as 50+ protesters spoke out against Florida Governor Rick Scott's decision to essentially give back 2.4 billion dollars of federal stimulus money set aside for High Speed Rail in our state,among other things.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tell Publix To Do The Right Thing

Major Demonstrations at Publix

1313 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa - 2724 West Hillsborough Ave., Tampa
243 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa - 2403 West Azeele Street, Tampa
3838 Britton Plaza, Tampa
Protest In Temple Terrace, Friday, April 16, 2010

Cigar City Tattoo Convention

February 25th through 27th.
Friday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Saturday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cuban Club in Ybor City

The Stogie Voted

Mayor: Ed Turanchik
Council Member: Dist. 1 Guido Maniscalco
Council Member: Dist. 2 Mary Mulhern
Council Member: Dist. 3 Yvonne Yolie Capin
Council Member: Dist. 6 Kelly Benjamin
No: On tax breaks for business

Stogie Recommends

The Lovely Bones
Is a 2009 American drama film directed by Peter Jackson. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon, alongside Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Michalka and Stanley Tucci.

"My name is Salmon, like the fish; first name Susie. I was 14 years old when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. I was here for a moment and then I was gone. I wish you all a long and happy life."

Don't listen to the critics, great film.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

One For The Road

Support Tampa Bay's Best Musicians This Saturday Night.

Time For Total Recall In Florida

It has been suggested by some disgruntled citizens of the State of Florida that Rick Scott bought the office of governor with his great big gobs of cash and false promises - what some might term fraudulent promises. It may be too soon to discuss impeachment (an option that remains on the table),
but State Rep. Rick Kriseman, D-St. Petersburg, has filed a bill that would allow voters to recall state legislators or state office holders, including the governor.

Let's Get To Work!

My Qmunity

The place for events, activities and businesses for the gay,
lesbian bi-sexual and transgender community of Tampa Bay.

Lights On Tampa

Finding Tampa

64th Annual Fiesta Day In Ybor City


Ed Turanchik Live

Tampa mayoral candidate Ed Turanchik hosted a live streamed meeting to discuss issues that will confront the next mayor. He took questions from members of the live audience and people on-line. This is the video of the live streaming provided by Tampa Digital studios.

Bigots On The Hillsborough County Commission

Republican Hillsborough County Commissioners
Al Higginbotham, Ken Hagan, Mark Sharpe, Sandy Murman and Victor Crist
appointed notoriously anti-gay crusader Terry Kemple to a county board charged with protecting equal rights.

Commissioners Kevin Beckner and Les Miller opposed Kemple's appointment.

Alternative Transportation

Downtown Tampa

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nighttime Ybor City Streetcar SafariI


Alessi’s Bakery Cookie Campaign

So far, Ferlita has the lead and Greco’s a strong second; together, their cookies have sold almost twice as many as the edible icons of Buckhorn, Scott and Turanchik combined.
Head over to Alessi’s Bakery and pick up some Turanchik cookies.

Mary Mulhern for Tampa City Council

Only 24 hours left to contribute!
Voter turnout is LOW, we need to reach the crucial voters before March 1st.
It's too late to mail a check, but we'll arrange pick up or delivery if you call:

Kevin Wren at 220-3582 or email
Or Contribute On-Line

Cyclists for Ed Turanchik for Mayor

Friday, February 25 · 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Independent
5016 N. Florida Ave., Tampa

Hub Grub Bicycle Ride in Seminole Heights

It's a bicycle ride that combines a fun casual bike ride
with stops at restaurants and other businesses in Seminole Heights.


Spotlight Tampa - It All Started on a Bus

"Spotlight Tampa" on City of Tampa Television (CTTV) about the history that involved mass transit.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

USF Chitra Chaunhan

Dead / Jailed Scientists Affiliated With The BP Oil Disaster
Chauhan worked in the USF Center for Biological Defense and Global Health Infectious Disease Research.
She was found dead in an apparent suicide by cyanide at a Temple Terrace hotel.
She leaves behind a husband and a young child.

More about her death here
Thanks to the ever wonderful Anita Stewart and Coastal Warriors

Sophia-Louise Espindola von Wrangell

St. Petersburg Resident Artist

I Built A Slideshow For Susan Long

Real People With Faces And Names

Susan Long

Rally To Support Libya

Temple Terrace

Monday, February 21, 2011

Homeless In Hillsborough

A brief glimpse of a day in the life of a homeless in Hillsborough. Created by The Kukumbus at The University of Tampa in 2011 as part of Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival.

Kelly Benjamin Needs $10.00

We need your help! Feb. 24 is the last day we can accept contributions before the election on March 1. We are direct mailing out thousands of pieces to voters in the district over the next few days.
If you have $10.00 to contribute
it will go a long way in direct mail postage and printing costs! Thank you!

Bay News 9 Poll

Do you support Gov. Rick Scott's decision to reject the high-speed rail project?
Yes (39%)
No (57%)
Not sure (5%)


Everything You Need To Know

About Tampa's Municipal Election 2011

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Chicken Saltado
With Black Beans and Rice
Gold Ring Cafe, 2510 N. Tampa Street, Tampa
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?

Rally To Support High-Speed Rail In Tampa

City Hall - Downtown Tampa
Entertainment provided by the folks at Tampa 912
Divide And Conquer!

Tampa Bay Homeless

Dancing Mime
At Busch Blvd And Nebraska Ave In Tampa

Tampa Bay Homeless

The Stogie Recommends The Following Candidates

MayorEd Turanchik
District 1 – No Endorsement
District 2Mary Mulhern
District 3Yvonne Yolie Capin
District 4 – No Endorsement
District 5 Carroll “Carrie” West
District 6Kelly Benjamin
District 7 – Lisa Montelione

No - On the ballot initiative

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tampa Candidate Forum At USF

Ed, Mary and Carrie

Ed And Kelly

Tom, Rose and Ed were there. Greco's mom was ill and Buckhorn was too busy to join us, he was eating spaghetti in South Tampa. I hope he gets indigestion.

Rose and her crew.

Seth Nelson and Jason Wilson. I liked both these guys, to bad they are running aganist each other.

Mr. Redner and Mary.
More Pics Here

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fellow Travelers In The Alternative Consciousness Community

Perhaps a brief review is in order.
Over the space of just a few short weeks, newbie Gov. Rick Scott, R-Lurch, has managed to:

Scuttle Florida's high-speed rail effort that would have meant tens of thousands of jobs by rejecting $2.4 billion in federal funding based on the financial due diligence equivalent of consulting a Wikipedia entry, a matchbook cover and Rush Limbaugh's website.

Local fellow traveler Chris Ingram is all excited.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Palomilla Steak
With Black Beans And Rice
$6.50......At Gold Ring Cafe, 2510 N. Tampa Street, Tampa
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
Eat Local!