Friday, January 31, 2014

What Stogie Had For Lunch

 Palomilla Steak  
with Moro and plátanos
 If there is a Cuban place around I will find it. Found this gem on the
Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte more

Republicans Flock to Duck Dynasty Star

Group Pic, more

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Jim, he is from Brooksville

High Times: Bob & Cathy Jordan

We recently heard about how Florida doctors may soon be able to prescribe medical marijuana to patients in need. So we went to speak with
Bob & Cathy Jordan for their reaction to the
Remember when  Manatee County Narcotics Cops In Ski Masks Raided Their Parrish Home?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Local Blogger Tim Fasano A TV Star

Ybor Surveillance

7th Ave

Florida LegiCamp 2014

LegiCamp is designed to be a place for progressive groups to pool resources and work co-cooperatively around specific Florida issues. It was started in 2011 in response to the agenda of Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Florida legislature.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM 
 Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM
University Of Florida Physics Complex Gainesville

Pete Seeger RIP

"We Shall Overcome"

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Rick Scott's New Medicaid Scandal

Write a $1 million check
to Scott's re-election committee and get
contracts worth potentially billions
to serve Medicaid patients in regions across the state. Just ask Miguel Fernandez his new finance chairman for his campaign......more>

What Stogie Had For Lunch

 Pulled beef with rice, beans and pico de gallo. $4.00 
At the red barn on US 92 in Seffner. For locals only, don't tell anyone.

Bubba For Mayor Of Tampa

Tampa DJ Bubba the Love Sponge
is threatening to challenge Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn in 2015.....more>

Connect Tampa Bay Transportation Proposal

WHEN: Thursday, January 30 at 6 PM
WHERE: 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa Museum of Art, Downtown Tampa

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Florida Supreme Court Approves Medical Marijuana

The State Supreme Court has approved the ballot language 4-3 - and thus the voters of Florida will get to vote on Medical Marijuana in November 2014.....more>
On November 4th we can make history boys and girls
Tell your friends and VOTE
Stogie's Smoke Shop

The Panhandle Has Had Enough

Gwen Graham
Has outraised Tea Party Congressman Steve Southerland for the second quarter in a row, by more than $200,000 and now sit with a $200,000 cash on hand advantage over his campaign.

Help her out here, visit his countdown clock here

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless Living In Tampa

The Florida Extortion Game

CNN devoted nearly 15 minutes in prime time Wednesday evening to a report on what anchor Anderson Cooper called "the extortion game" of pay-to-play politics -- and a case study in the piece was Gov. Rick Scott......more>

Monday, January 27, 2014

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Fried Pork Chop
With yellow rice, collard greens, mac and cheese and corn bread. $10 
A friend from Flint, Michigan was down to visit and wanted me to take him to the best BBQ in town. So I took him to Big John's on 40th street, a place I have been going to since I was a boy.  On Sunday only Mama Beth cooks soulfood.......more>

St. Pete Based Drug Free America Foundation

Opposes the medical marijuana  initiative and will mount a campaign urging resident to vote “no,”
"We believe that if this gets to the ballot, Floridians will vote wisely and reject it,”
Executive Director Calvina Fay
 May we remind Ms. Fay a recent poll found
65 percent support among Florida voters. Only 23 percent of voters say they oppose it.
VOTE 11.4.14

Florida Corporate Welfare State

Rick Scott wants to give $100 million 
To Busch Gardens, Sea World, Universal Orlando and Disney World. Scott wants to take "It's Your Money" as he refers to it, and hand it over to these companies in the promotion of tourism. He says he's doing it for "Florida families" in the name of his similarly named " Florida Families First Budget".......more 

Tampa HART

Hillsborough County leaders are drawing up plans to remake the HART bus system into an expansive agency that can oversee construction of countywide transportation projects ang the authority to build roads and rail and create new bus routes.....more
Commissioners Kevin Beckner, Mark Sharpe and Sandy Murman all nominated HART.
Mayor Bob likes the idea, so do we. If anything is right around here it is them. 
“When you’re talking about transportation, for me it’s logical to think HART, why would you recreate the wheel and create a whole new agency.” Kevin Beckner

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fracking In The Everglades

Florida Republican Ray Rodrigues 
of Ft. Myers has introduced two bills this session that would make it easier for this controversial oil and gas extraction process to take place in Florida.
While there are no planned fracking projects in Florida as of yet,
the details of what would be pumped into the ground during the fracking process.
Give Fracking Same Scrutiny As Medical Marijuana

Florida mom hopes for medical marijuana

The Citrus Taliban

The Liberty Counsel
Vows to help defend Florida's anti-gay marriage amendment,
which they helped write.

The Bob Graham Land and Water Legacy Amendment

Florida voters will get a chance to steer as much as $10 billion toward environmental efforts over the next two decades through a ballot measure officially set Thursday for the November ballot. The Water and Land Legacy campaign’s proposal was officially designated as Amendment 1. 
U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, one of Florida's greatest governor helped launch
this great campaign.
here, Please vote 11.4.14

Saturday, January 25, 2014

What Stogie Had For Dinner

Crab Cakes
With Potato Salad and Black Eyed Peas.
At the Elvis booth, Nicko's Fine Foods......more

Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign

Florida GOP Alert: Bill Van Zant

the war on women spreads
It has  finally reached Florida. Charles Van Zant Has introduced HB 545,
an all out abortion ban.

Poisoned Gulf Killing Our Whales

Authorities said eight pilot whales have died in shallow waters off Florida's southwest coast. Six others remain unaccounted for. In December, more than 50 pilot whales stranded in Everglades National Park. Several died.......more
Update: 25 Dead Whales Found Near Kice Island, Florida...more>
Pilot whales live in deep water and swim inland if they suffer from toxicity or disease.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Carne Asada
Grilled Shoulder Steak with Peppers & Onions. Served with Rice, Refried Beans
Taco Rey, 14672 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dover. Visit them here,

Florida in the Tournament of Corruption

The State of Florida barely made it in to the Tournament of Corruption.
We had to duke it out with Rhode Island for the final spot......more 

Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative

A lot has changed this past year on the homeless landscape, including a revamping — and renaming — of the umbrella organization that collects and distributes funding to reduce the number of people living on the streets in Hillsborough County.......more>

Florida License To Kill

Claudius Smith from Orlando
Saw some guy in a hoodie cutting through his back yard with his
hands in his pockets. Smith, reportedly believing that the trespasser was up to no good because his pants were sagging, followed him over the fence and into a neighboring apartment complex,
where he pulled his gun and pumped six .45 caliber rounds into him

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless Living In Tampa

Candidates Needed For Dist. 5

County Commissioner, Dist. 5
ken Hagan is the only one running.
Where is everybody?

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Center Cut Pork Chops
With yellow rice, veggies and a salad

The Khavari Economic Plan For Florida

Farid Khavari
He s the only gubernatorial candidate in the state
of Florida with a solid economic plan.
He is not a politician, but an Economist (PhD) and also an accomplished author with internationally distributed books on economic, political, environmental and energy topics.
He is NPA, Check him out here

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Florida GOP Alert: Josh Black

He wants to hang our President
 He is running for the Florida House of Representatives

Gator Protesting At Walmart In Apopka

NRA Writes Florida Gun Law

Florida's Culture Of Corruption
The bill that would expand Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws to include waving your gun in a threatening manner or firing warning shots was written by former
NRA president and current gun lobbyist Marion Hammer.

Chris Christie Hiding In Florida

He has been shuttling quietly around the Sunshine State
as far as possible from the public eye.
He came to help the Florida GOP.
Democrats are already busy defining Christie for 2016. Chris Christie can’t run, and he can’t hide. His scandals will continue to follow him for the rest of his career......more>
Ted Cruz 2016