Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Paint Your Heart Out Tampa 2011

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What Stogie Had For Lunch

10 Wings
$7.95 At Bobalouie's Grille, 1913 East Bearss Avenue, Tampa
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Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless Living In Tampa
Tampa Bay Homeless

Ybor Oktoberfest Pub Crawl 2011

The Ybor Chamber is holding our 2nd Annual OktoberFest Pub Crawl Saturday, October 1st. This special event will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, starting in the Centro Ybor courtyard
and proceeding through the Historic District.

Tampa Natives Show

Live, weekly social media web show relives the passion of growing up and living in the Tampa Community; produced by Tampa Digital. New season begins at 8PM, October 5, 2011, with special guest Arch Deal.
Share Your Memories

Best of the Bay 2011 Award Skits

Join our intrepid host Dave Russell as he explores the Tampa Bay area trying to find The Loafies.

Monday, September 26, 2011

St. Pete Folkfest

Saturday, October 1 at 10:00am - October 2 at 7:00pm
Central Ave between 11th & 13th Streets N. in front of Creative Clay
Saint Petersburg

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless Living In Tampa

Alley In Ybor City


What Stogie Had For Lunch

Pepper Steak
With Black Beans and Yellow Rice
$6.65 At Gold Ring Cafe, 2510 N. Tampa Street, Tampa
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Gold Ring Sandwich Shop on Urbanspoon

TPD In Ybor City

How to pull a man off the ground, use his hair. Brought to you by the
New Black Panther Party
for the self defense of Tampa Bay. Call 727-342-4580 to report police brutality.

Tampa Bay Comic Con

4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa

Exotic Dining In Ybor: Memas' Alaskan Tacos

Lateefa and I examine exotic dining in Ybor City. On our first stop we visit Memas' Alaskan Tacos and sample Tacos and Dessert. Enjoy!

The Ides of March

George Clooney stars in Sony Pictures' film "The Ides of March." Clooney portrays an idealistic presidential candidate and his character is loosely based on former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ybor City Chicks

5th Ave in Ybor City

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless Living In Tampa
Tampa Bay Homeless

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Ybor City Willy
$4.74 At Hot Willy's in Ybor City
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Republican Crowd Boos Gay Soldier at Debate

The crowd at the GOP Republican debate boos a gay soldier in Iraq.

Lake County School Board Member Debbie Stivender

After decades of allowing cheerleaders to wear skimpy skirts and sleeveless tops to class on game days, some Central Florida schools are cracking down and requiring the uniforms to meet strict dress codes. In Lake County, cheerleaders with uniforms too skimpy for the code are being asked to wear long shorts or pants under their skirts and a T-shirt under the sleeveless tops,
according to a district memo.

"During the educational portion of the day, they have to meet the dress code just like every other student," said School Board Chairwoman Debbie Stivender,

who ordered the staff to bring the outfits into dress code compliance.

No Pimps In Tallahassee

I saw whores in Tallahassee. I knew where they walked. I knew where they worked and played. But guess what? I have never, ever, seen a pimp in Florida’s Capitol City! I wondered to myself, how could this be? Not one single "Tallahassee Slim," "Big Bend Ice," "Southside Superfly," or "Dynamite Leon" could be found.

Then it was explained to me and the phenomenon became very clear. In some places, the police are the pimps. The governments are the gangsters. The banks are the hustlers! In some places, the whores pay the police to stay out of jail and they pay the judges to get lenient sentences.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Save America's Postal Service

Tuesday, September 27, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
110 W Reynolds Streer, Plant City - 35111 US Hwy 19 N., Palm Harbor
9210 113th Street, Seminole - 4144 North Armenia Ave, Tampa
170 Fitzgerald Road, Lakeland - 111 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota
16224 Spring Hill Dr, Brooksville


Who will the Republican presidential candidates listen to?

The Great Tampa Gale of 48

It has been quite a while since a major hurricane has hit the Tampa Bay area but just over 160 years ago two hurricanes hit the Tampa Bay area within about 2 weeks of each other. In 1848 Tampa was a small village of fewer than 200 people, outside of the military garrison locate at Fort Brooke.

Wildlife at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

This is a promo for the show "Wildlife at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo". "Wildlife at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo" gives viewers an insider's look at local conservation efforts in action.

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless Living In Tampa
Tampa Bay Homeless

Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity

Strongly encourages you to call The Duncan Duo - Buying & Selling Homes in Tampa Bay.
The Duncan Duo at Keller Williams also have a show on 970AM WFLA. Glenn has met the Duncan Duo and wished they lived in Connecticut when he sold his home!

The 2012 Republican National Convention

At the St. Pete Times Forum, is expected to draw nearly 50,000 delegates, volunteers, journalists, convention staffers and visitors. More than 4,000 security personnel from various law enforcement agencies will be deployed each day to keep crowds under control including protestors,
which could number as high as 300,000.
300,000? This sounds like fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Silly Florida Independent Voters

Florida independent voters who supported Barack Obama in 2008 looking for another change.

"If the economy can't be stabilized, I won't support him. I want to. I like him.".....Marie Lane

"He's super intelligent, but he's terrible at getting things done.".....Greg Peters"

I think the baggage he carries forward, if he gets elected, is another four years of gridlock.".....Ryan Deeds

"If somebody else came along, if I felt they had a better chance at getting something done, whether or not their polices were actually better than (Obama's), I would probably vote for them.".....Carla Hamlet

At The Times
At The SOG Oracle

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Buffy The Burger Slayer
With Potato Salad
$10.95 At Hamburger Mary's, 1600 E 7th Avenue in Ybor City

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Cowboy
He use to work for the Tampa Tribune.
Tampa Bay Homeless

Library History Roadshow

Gathering Your Library Memories
Share your artifacts, photographs and memories for scanning and recording.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
John F. Germany Public Library, Downtown Tampa

St. Pete City Council Member Steve Kornell

"In the Congo armed militias use rape as a tool of war. Militias are funded by the proceeds from minerals that are mined there. These minerals are used in cell phones, laptop computers and other consumer electronics. Today, in committee we passed a policy that will allow us to consider the use of minerals from the Congo in our purchasing decisions. It passed to the full council by a 3-1 vote. If passed, St. Petersburg will be the first municipality in the U.S. with such a policy."

Please send a very simple email of support right now -- as in "To All Council Members: Please vote for the conflict minerals resolution" -- to Or, if you want to speak on the record, get to city hall -- 175 5th St. N, St. Pete -- by 2:30pm on Thurs,

Students at Eckerd College initiated this action.

Rebuild the Dream House Party

Saturday, September 24th, 7:00 PM
In St Petersburg
In Wesley Chapel

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Where Tampa's Poor People Eat

With Caldo Gallego, Rice and Platanos
Huracan, corner of Sligh and Central in Tampa
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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Class Warfare

Occupy Wall Street Protest - September 20th - Police Brutality

Drag Queens Terrorize Florida

A marauding gang of cross-dressing bandits stand accused of stealing "thousands of dollars of filmy fabrics, sequins, feather boas and other accessories" from stores across Florida.

Tampa Food Truck Rally

Sept. 24, at Tampa’s Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, 1309 W. Swann Ave.

International Day of Peace

The Gandhi Rap - Be The Change You want To See.

David Rivera and Vern Buchanan

In the seventh edition of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington's listing of the most corrupt members of Congress, two Florida congressmen managed to earn a spot on the list. Those two Florida representatives would be Miami-based Rep. David Rivera and Rep. Vern Buchanan of Sarasota
-- both members of the Republican Party.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lissette Diaz of Safety Harbor

Was arrested by Pinellas County deputies for leaving a 3-year-old girl by herself
to go with friends to Ybor City.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Hot Wings
$7.95 At Gaspar's Patio In Temple Terrace
Eat Local!

Tampa Food Truck Roundup

The Good Humor men probably started the trend, but fast food addicts and kitchen sleuths are now finding diverse dishes from phenomenally popular food trucks.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc. has been honoring local men and women for more than two decades.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bill Johnston


SlutWalk Tampa

A video montage of SlutWalk Tampa on 17 September 2011 that took place
at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square.
Visit Them Here, On Facebook Here.

Tampa Tobacco Company

The Discriminate Taste Of Ybor City

Friends Of Stogie

Gaspar's Patio
Temple Terrace

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Hot Cuban
With a bowl of Spanish Bean Soup
$7.95 At Carmine's Seventh Avenue, 1802 E 7th Ave in Ybor City
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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Carmine's Seventh Avenue on Urbanspoon

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Citrus County Homeless Shelters

We operate the largest shelter system in Citrus County Florida on the smallest budget. 75 beds were created in less than 15 months , and without a dime to start. Our goal for the remainder of 2011 is to add two more shelters and 90 beds. The three year plan is to wipe out homelessness in Citrus County.

Dawn, Kate and Clark

CBS Tampa's Most Valuable Blogger Awards 2011

Local Affairs
Tampa Do Gooder
Lifestyle and Family
Out in Left Field
Dining and Entertainment
Ridiculously inconsistent trickle of consciousness


Seminole Heights 100th Birthday Party

September 17, 2011 from 12pm to 4pm
Garden Center on Central Avenue
Free birthday cake, storytelling, face-painting, kids' games and a pinata, soft golf, a Seminole Heights movie, and live music by Genghis Flan. The first 100 guests receive a free commemorative ballcap.
Bring your own picnic, or purchase food on-site

from the Seminole Heights Taco Bus or Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe.

Coco & Homo's Super Fierce Slumber Party

Coco and Homo are premiering their first full length performance art cabaret,
'Coco and Homo's Super Fierce Slumber Party'
The Roosevelt in Ybor City
September 29 and 30 @ 9PM!

Dynamic duo of trash and hedonism have created a postmodern religious experience for the 21st Century,
and it is time to convert!

Tampa Hub

Finding Tampa

What Stogie Had For Dinner

Roast Sirlion of Beef
With Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and a Salad
$8.95 At Three Coins Diner, Corner of Nebraska and Broad in Tampa
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Three Coins on Urbanspoon