Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Florida Marijuana Measure Approaching 900,000 Signatures

Despite the Florida Supreme Court holding up the actual petition over charges that it deceptively would open the floodgates of outright legalization in the Sunshine State from the state attorney general.......more>
Ms Bondi is right. A PolitiFact report on Bondi's argument said it was "mostly true".

A Liberal Orgasm

'Koch Brothers' Buy FSU

Patriot On Fletcher

Protester at the Tampa Woman's Health Center

Monday, December 30, 2013

Florida Blue Revolution 11.4.14

Susan Valdes Loves To Travel

 She loves it so much she spent $50,000 in taxpayer money on travel during her
first four-year term as a Hillsborough County school board member.
Triple what any of the other six board members recorded.......more>

County Commissioner, Dist. 4

Janet Lee Dougherty
Rick Cochran
Stacy White
The only Dem. running

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Pot Steak with yellow rice and yuca.
$7.00 at  Super Saver Supermarket, 2001 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa 
Every time I am in Suitcase City I always eat here. Great Spanish food.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ybor Surveillance

Hillsborough County Environmentalists

New bins on wheels that take all types of recyclables are turning residents of unincorporated Hillsborough County into environmentalists, and the county is seeing green in more ways than one as a result......more>

The Right Has Lost Toby Keith

No Guns In His Restaurant
Now that they’ve lost Toby Keith, I guess it looks like these right-wingers will have to start a new petition to get Ted Nugent to open up a family friendly, gun-toting restaurant. “Kill and Grill” has a nice ring to it.......more
Visit his place here
Check out Ybor City for your next one Mr. Keith.

Racist In Daytona Beach

Larry Kenton
Was arrested after trying to pedal away
from police on his ex-wife’s bicycle.
 According to Kenton’s arrest report, police were called to a Whitney Street home Monday at 6:25 p.m. where an intoxicated Kenton was causing a disturbance. Kenton’s ex-wife reported that he came to the home to get some of his belongings but the ex-wife told him to go away.
Kenton then pushed his way into the home and started arguing with his daughter over her dating a black youth, calling his daughter a “(expletive) lover,” When Kenton exited the home he saw a black boy and yelled, “You are the one,” and grabbed the juvenile and hit him in the face and head area, then started choking him. Kenton then picked up a brick and struck the boy in the back of the head with it,  an unidentified man came to help the boy and Kenton then started making racial insults about at other children playing nearby, he picked pieces of brick and threw them at the children,
 striking two of them......more>

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friends of SaintPetersBlog

are invited to a happy hour next Friday, January 3rd, to celebrate my Name Day (that’s Birthday for all of you non-Game of Thrones fans). The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m.
Green Bench Brewing Co. is located at 1133 Baum Avenue North in St. Pete.
RSVP, Ben Kirby and Alex Sink might be there.

Cigar City Cabbie

Check out Tim Fasano's revival of the taxi blog he has published since 2007.
It has always been one of our favorite.

Support WMNF

Your tax-deductible gift will help WMNF bring you another year of extraordinary, enlightening programming and great music hand-picked by our hosts with your curiosity in mind.

Alex Sink Party In Seminole

Join Alex and Alex Sink for Congress staff and volunteers from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 29 at 8940 Seminole Blvd; Seminole.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Join The Stogie Party

Florida Blue Revolution

Repent 2014

Ybor City

Progress Florida

Help Meet Our Goal For 2013
To give online click here, If you prefer to mail a check, make check payable
to Progress Florida and send to:
Progress Florida 1010 Central Ave. #209
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Scuba Diving Santa in Florida Keys

God In Hillsborough County Classrooms

Terry Kemple is a divorced family man from Valrico who believes that teachers should have the academic freedom to bring God into the classroom and that they should never, ever, be allowed to mention the theory of evolution.  Terry is vying to fill one of the 7 positions on the Hillsborough County School Board, a group which is responsible for overseeing the 11th largest School District in the US.
Learn more about Mr. Kimple here, on You Tube here

Rick Scott's Florida

Don't let the right wing media fool you.
We live here and things are not good.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Jennifer Nettles & John Legend - "O Holy Night"

Happy Holidays

From The Ybor City Stogie, Join The Party 2014

Is America a Christian Nation?

Florida Under Water

A senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, Jane Long, has warned Florida residents that global warming will lead to them being under water. The remarks were made at a recent three-day conference targeting journalists and addressing the issue of global warming and worldwide climate change at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)........more>
A new study published this Friday has revealed that conservative donors are more active than ever in funding efforts to block action on climate change — to a tune of more than $1 billion a year.....more>

Ybor Paparazzi

Local Dancers

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Festivus Day

From The Ybor City Stogie

Ybor Paparazzi

Photographer on 7th ave

No Brakes

Car runs into the Rent A Center, Northgate in Tampa

Give refunds to drivers wrongly ticketed by red light cameras

Wengay Newton wants St. Petersburg to start refunding fines to drivers incorrectly ticketed by red light cameras installed since the fall of 2011.
“This was not a thing about safety,” Newton told 10 News. “This was all about revenue”
Get The Facts on Red Light Cameras

Where Are The Job Seekers?

I hate to sound like a right winger but in this case they might have a point. My friend is looking for 2 people to fill positions in his company, he placed an ad on Craigslist. About 30 people called, only one showed up.
Does anyone want a job? 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Tampa Theater Voted One Of The 10 Most Beautiful

The Tampa Theaters has been voted as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful theaters according to the BBC. The Tampa Theater joined the list that also includes Havana's Cine Acapulco and The Castro Theatre in San Francisco.......more
Pic thanks to
Tampa Pix
The best website in Tampa. More here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

The Buffy
At Hamburger Mary's in Ybor City

Rick Scott Blasted For Deaths Of 40 Children

South Florida Democrats fired a stinging rebuke at Gov. Rick Scott (R) Thursday, holding him responsible for the deaths of 40 children who were known to state child welfare workers when they died during the first half of 2013.......more>
"Clearly, your idealogical agenda of smaller government and less regulation doesn't always neatly fit with the priority of child protection, which has resulted in heartbreaking outcomes for too many Florida children"  wrote Rep. Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale

Interview: Florida Cop Arrested For Refusing to Remove Guy Fawkes Mask

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Black Santa In Port Charlotte

Raíces en Tampa: DL4ALLFL

On Dec 17, a new immigrant rights group, Raíces en Tampa, met with community members and students to launch a movement to demand driver licenses for undocumented immigrants in Florida. Previous attempts to pass driver license bills in Florida had support, but still failed. In 2012, the Dream Act Driver License bill unanimously passed in the state legislature. However, Florida Governor Rick Scott brought it down with a veto. here

Dolphins Dying In Gulf From BP Oil Spill

A study backed by the federal government and paid for by BP shows that dolphins in some of the worst hit areas by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 are suffering from lung disease and other abnormalities consistent with toxic exposure to oil.......more>

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ben Kirby Is The Man Around These Parts

 St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman's Director of Communications

The Most Dangerous State For Homeless People Is: Florida. Again

Florida has a problem.
Once again, the Sunshine State has been deemed the most dangerous in the nation for homeless people -- the third such designation it has earned since 2008 -- according to the National Coalition for the Homeless' 2012 database of known cases of violence........more>

Tampa's Community Cats

Commissioners voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance that would  
trap, neuter, vaccinate and release stray cats as a strategy
for controlling their population......more

This guy Republican Victor Crist voted no

Medical Marijuana Day of Action II

Saturday, December 21st
Pick-up OR drop-off locations:
10am-2pm at:Avid Brew, 1745 1st St. S St. Pete
Leader: Cyndi Hamad – (727) 421-7862

10am-2pm at:Chic A Boom Room, 319 Main St. Dunedin
Leader: John Chase – (727) 204-6101

5pm-10pm at:
King Corona Cigars and Café
1523 E. 7th Ave Ybor City
Leader: Bianca Garza – (813) 321-3476

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ybor Surveillance

Ybor City

What Stogie Had For Lunch

With salad, bread and Pepsi $8.99
At La Case Della Pasta in Carrollwood.

Gator For A 12-Pack In Miami

Fernando Caignet Aguilera was cited Dec. 10 after he tried to exchange a live gator for a 12-pack at the Santa Maria Market, wildlife officers said......more

‘Intolerance Is In The Republican Party’s DNA’

"The only place where intolerance against the community is welcome is in the Republican Party. Intolerance is in the Republican Party’s DNA."
 Debbie Wasserman Schultz during a speech at a Michigan area LGBTQ community meeting.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TPD Violence In Ybor City

Cost: $165,000

Florida's Culture Of Corruption

In a major procedural victory
for opponents of Florida's new congressional map, the state Supreme Court ruled that legislators and their staffers can be required to testify about whether they drew the new lines with improper partisan intent. Amendments to the state constitution passed in 2010 now forbid the legislature from creating maps "with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent," but plaintiffs charge that lawmakers did exactly that......more

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Palomilla steak with sides.
at Machu Picchu Restaurant.  3974 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa

Local Homeless Day of Dignity

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Project Downtown Tampa, Red Crescent, Islamic Relief and many other organizations provided free health and human services Sunday for the homeless in Hillsborough County at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa.....more