Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Occupy Miami Gets No Respect

It’s the Rodney Dangerfield of the Occupy Wall Street protests — Occupy Miami, which has been on site at city hall for more than a month now, can’t get no respect.

MCM: Mario Diaz-Balart

"I applaud President Obama for doing two things: for keeping the policies of the Bush administration."....Mario Diaz-Balart

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bill Nobles, For State Representative District 52

Republican Rep. Jeff Brandes has a Democratic challenger for the Florida House District 52 seat.

Cranksgiving in Tampa

Cranksgiving Bike Ride, sort of a race, but we rode bike across Tampa stopping of at 7 mark locations to buy non-perishable food items, then we carried the food items to the finish where all of the participants gathered for the last ride to the Metropolitan Food Bank to drop off the food items. Then we Treked back to Ybor City for some free PBRs at the Bricks.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Sirloin Steak
With Rice, Peas and a Salad
$8.95 At Sunrise Eatery in Zephyrhills
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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St. Petersburg Saddest City In US

Tampa Number 4
Based on suicide rates, unemployment rates, patients on antidepressants
and people who admit to depression.
St. Petersburg on Finding Tampa

Ben Hates America

American Exceptionalism: Unexceptionally False

Monday, November 28, 2011

Investigation into Big Cat Rescue of Tampa

News 6 Tampa investigates into Big Cat Rescue feeding live domestic rabbits to animals
that will never go back into the wild.

Occupy Tampa To Liberate Public Space


Arab Festival 2011 in Tampa

Small Business Saturday

Tampa Bay shoppers keep dollars local.

The Mosley Motel in St. Petersburg

For families without options, that cheap motel may be their last resort.
Great job by the Times, front page stuff.

Roadside Vendor


Friends Of Stogie

Danny in Tampa

Monday, November 21, 2011

23 Percent Of All Florida Children Live In Poverty

Nearly one in four Florida children under age 18 live in poverty, higher than the national average and a 1.2 percent increase over the previous year,
according to data released last week by the U.S. Census.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Hot Cuban
With Black Beans and Yellow Rice.
$5.99 At Caribbean Cafe, 4801 Central Ave St Petersburg.
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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Tampa Police Assistant Chief John Bennett

I Support the Aims of the Occupy Movement
“The widening income gap between the rich and the poor in this country” is of grave concern to him. “If something is going to change in this country, it may come from this movement.”.....John Bennett

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cuba and Herman Cain

Herman Cain criticizes the nation's "foggy foreign policy," but he's not so clear when it comes to talking about Cuba while he stumped in Little Havana.

Occupy Your Art Fundraiser

The Arts & Culture Workgroup is hosting a benefit at Czar for the Occupy Tampa Movement. Come bid for your favorite artwork at our silent auction on November 19, 2011. We have local music, artists, and guest speakers volunteering their time and creativity to end Corporate Greed and Corruption.

Doors open at 8PM. $10 at Door.
1420 E 7th Ave Ybor City


Friends Of Stogie

The ladies of the Sunoco.
Bearss and 22th Street. Tampa

Tampa Bay Homeless

Tampa Epoch
On sale now!
Busch and Florida.

Tampa Bay Homeless

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Plant City Pig Jam BBQ

Sat., Nov. 19, top teams from all over US compete at 9th annual Plant City Pig Jam State BBQ Championship. KCBS-sanctioned event, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1500 S. Park Rd., Plant City, FL. Admission is free; parking is $5 per vehicle. About 70 team will compete and the rest of get to eat incredible BBQ ribs, pork, brisket and chicken. Also, sno-cones, lemonade and beer.

Cuban Food in Masaryktown

Cafe Masaryktown
"Best Cuban North of Ybor City"
398 Broad St, Masaryktown
Ropa Vieja with Black Beans and Yellow Rice $8.49
Eat Local!

Who are the 1%?

Which of the richest 1% are using their wealth and power to keep down the other 99%? Give us names and the reasons behind them; we'll take the best ones and
invite you to vote on which ones we'll expose through videos.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy Open Mic at Kiley Park Amphitheater

Wednesday, November 23 · 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kiley Garden
400 N. Ashley Drive Tampa

Immokalee Workers vs. Publix

With commentary by Chris Hedges.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

With Beans and Rice.
$5.99 At Alvarez Mexican Restaurant, 1431 8TH Ave W, Palmetto
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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Adamo Dr.


"We Are The 99%" In Tampa

Platt St Bridge
Thursday, November 17th, 4:00 PM

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless Living In Tampa
Tampa Bay Homeless

New Tampa Blog: Days of Struggle

Kelly Benjamin's new blog is a source for news, opinion, and analysis from within the struggle for social, economic, and environmental justice. We seek to expand the definition of journalism and disseminate information and perspectives that have been ignored, neglected,
or covered up by mainstream news outlets.

Drinking Made Easy in Ybor City

HDNet's television series "Drinking Made Easy" features host Zane Lamprey and his drinking buddy Steve McKenna as they travel the US in search of the local drinks and drinking customs that have contributed to the birth, growth and distinction of our great country.

The Columbia Restaurant of Ybor City welcomed Zane Lamprey and the show's crew as fifth generation family member Andrea Gonzmart demonstrates how to make one of The Columbia's signature drinks, "Bloody Gazpacho."

Tampa Rally To Support The American Jobs Act

We are rallying at the Platt Street Bridge, a failing bridge that is now under re-construction. This work is partially being paid for by a federal grant--a perfect example of what improvements federal dollars bring to our area in support of infrastructure.

Thursday, November 17th, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Platt Street Bridge, Tampa
Cheryl Schroeder

Executive Director West Central Florida Federation of Labor
863.583.3330 - Phone
813.368.7124 - Cell
Mike Fox

What Stogie Had For Lunch

With Tater Tots
$4.99 At Dizzy Burger's, 1318 10th St W, Palmetto
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless Living In Tampa
Tampa Bay Homeless

Spotlight Tampa - KaBoom Tampa 2011

The KaBoom playground build at Cuscaden Park in Ybor City.
I played at this park as a boy.

Coming To Ybor

The Ritz Ybor
Ybor City

City of Tampa Seeks Members for Advisory Committees

The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa is seeking individuals to serve on Community Advisory Committees for five Community Redevelopment Areas:
Central Park, Channel District, Downtown, Drew Park, and Tampa Heights.

Information Sessions:
Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. Or Wednesday, November 16 at 1 p.m.
Tampa Municipal Office Building
306 E. Jackson St. 2nd Floor North
(Parking available for a fee in City lot across Florida Avenue, enter on Kennedy or Jackson)

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Shrimp Creole
With Yellow Rice and Yuca
$6.99 At Huracan, corner of Sligh and Central in Tampa.
How Much Was Your Last Value Meal?
Eat Local!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Bucs, Jags and Dolphins

Stop The Blackouts!
Two Florida lawmakers are putting the NFL on notice, trying to prevent more home game blackouts.

Two proposed bills in the Florida Legislature target the state's professional sports teams.

Occupy Tampa Claims Kiley Garden Park

Denise The Artist


Anthony Metzmeier Homeless Pan Handler

I saw Anthony Metzmeier who is a Homeless man living in the woods in Brandon. I stopped and talked a little while with him and he had many questions as to why I am spending my time making these videos. My answer is simply that if I am able to do this and give others a way to be heard than I am doing my part.

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In Tampa