Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tallahassee Is Stealing Our Money

Those are local dollars
 Locally-raised money, shouldn’t be used to assist other communities that didn’t have the political foresight to provide for the
care of their most needy residents.”
 Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman
Because Hillsborough’s share is “diluted,” it won’t get as much federal money as it would have, said Tony Carvalho, the hospital alliance’s president  “It’s like forcing them to share their money
with everybody in the state,”......more>
“The goal of the formula is to take local public health funds provided by certain communities, and the federal match they earn, and share those benefits with communities that provide no local health funds to Medicaid, and to hospitals that provide little care to Medicaid patients,”
Tampa General spokesman John Dunn

Share, share, share, sounds like  socialism to me.

The Florida GOP "In Your Dreans Team"

AKA:The GOP Florida Hispanic Outreach Team
Reserved a room at a Cuban restaurant in Doral last week to present its chosen team to engage Hispanics across the Florida in state campaigns
— and nobody really noticed.......more>
Or nobody cares
The way this party treats women how does Anitere Flores sleep at night.
This brand is  soiled, there is no going back!

Join the ACLU of Tampa at USF

We're being watched.
The NSA is tracking phone conversations and online communications, local agencies are using surveillance cameras to follow people in public, and
Florida police are tracking cell phones
without warrants.
Join the ACLU of Florida's Greater Tampa Chapter
on Saturday April 5 for our Annual Meeting to find out
what you can do to fight back:
Greater Tampa Chapter Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Westside Conference Center E.
University of South Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Awful Poll Numbers May Lead To GOP Doom

Turn out the vote, lets be Scott free.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Tara

Tampa Redneck Road Rage

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Jimmy Patronis

 Rep. Jimmy Patronis GOP Panama City
 Every year during the legislative session in Tallahassee, he pushes a bill to destroy Florida's environmental regulations, 
Last Year
 Bill to block local governments from protecting thousands of acres of wetlands. Which passed
This Year
 He has  introduced a destructive bill that will prevent local governments from being able to protect their own water supply. 
HB 703 not only prohibits local governments from enforcing wetlands, springs or storm water protections – it takes the decision-making powers out of their hands and gives it to Tallahassee politicians.
Frank Matthews, who lobbies on behalf of developers, phosphate miners, boat manufacturers, sugar growers, power companies and a garbage company said 
"I can't say enough good things about him He couldn't be more accommodating. That's the appealing thing to me."
Wake Up Panhandle


Tampa Pub Crawl

 Saturday, April 5th
Pickup location: Crispy’s Beer & Wine Bar, at 8:15AM.
The list of breweries includes…
Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Brew Pub
7venth Sun Brewing
Dunedin Brewery 
Rapp Brewing Company
3 Daughters Brewing 
Green Bench Brewing 
Cycle Brewing

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wage Theft In Florida

Corporate special interests
are pressuring the Florida House to
stop local governments from cracking down on
employers who steal from their workers.
How disgusting is this?
The Florida Retail Federation, representing mom & pop operations such as
 Walmart and Macy’s,
made upwards of $2 billion in “campaign contributions” from 2004-2012.
Most — 77 percent — went to Republicans, including Scott and the current crop now in legislative session.  
Call your state representative today at 888-714-5779 and tell them to vote NO on HB 957.

 Florida is one of the few states in the US that doesn’t have a
 Labor Department.

Tool: State Rep. Erik Fresen GOP Miami

Florida School Voucher Expansionist

USF What Are You Thinking?

 $60,000 Plus Expenses?
My friend could of found you a coach for $100
Go Bulls

Raíces Event At USF

April 2nd
Raíces en Tampa along with Tampa Bay SDS will be hosting
a powerful event at USF!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

GOP LITE: Bob Buckhorn

Is not happy with the prospect of Florida Democrats
nominating Charlie Crist for governor.
On Bay News 9, Buckhorn made it clear that he's
keeping his distance from Crist.
Will he ultimately endorse the Democratic nominee?
"I don't know," he said.
Keep in mind that Buckhorn could be a Democratic contender for governor in 2018. He would have a window if Scott wins a second term, but probably not if Democratic Gov. Crist
were running for re-election.......more>
Is he cheering for the other side for his own personal interests?

Duke Energy Rips Off Citrus County

Duke paid only $41 million of its $96 million
In county property taxes over the past two years.
As part of a settlement, Duke will pay Citrus $7.5 million.
Duke saves over $50 million
Check out what they are doing to the people in North Carolina. 

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Steak Burger
With mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw and Cucumber Salad 
At Grannies Restaurant in Ruskin

Tampa Bay Under Surveillance

Cockroach Bay Road in Ruskin

Monday, March 24, 2014

Will Weatherford Loser Of The Week

 It's a shame. A terrible shame
A school voucher bill, which he made a top priority, crumble on Thursday when the Senate sponsor, Galvano, pulled it from consideration......more>
We can't enrich our campaign contributors
Wake Up Pasco County

Eliseo Medina arrested at Mario Diaz-Balart's Office in Miami

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Holis and Jerry

Florida's Shake Shack

The Burger Chain
That Pays $10 An Hour,
offers full-time employees health, dental, vision, retirement, and disability benefits
plus paid time off........more>
South Beach - Boca Raton - Coral Gables
Your next location should be in Ybor City.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Florida's Latest Private Voucher Scheme

Rick Scott’s allies in the Florida Legislature are working to divert our tax dollars to unaccountable voucher schools. Private vouchers purposely divert funding away from our already underfunded public schools
Enriching their campaign contributors in the process.
We urge you to oppose HB 7099.

Ybor Paparazzi

Friends at Mace Multimedia

Stogie's Smoke Shop

Vote 11.4.14 here

Florida's Water and Land Legacy

Protecting clean water and our treasured natural areas for
future generations.
On November 4, 2014, vote Yes on Amendment 1!

Dr. McLauchlan for Florida State Senate

Check her out here

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Republican Threesome

Keeping their females in line

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Filet Salteado
With yellow rice and yuca
At  Ybor Grille Southshore in Ruskin

Support for Grayson



1.2 TRILLION Dollars of Corporate Welfare In US Budget

 Right Wing where is your outrage?
Fox News, Radio, Bloggers, Tea Party
Everybody Silent
YET you have the audacity to levy accusations of
“economic burden” at immigrants and the poor.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ybor Paparazzi

Immokalee workers demand higher wages from Publix

 Justice in Immokalee!
“The Now Is the Time Tour”
On March 14, the CIW arrived in Lakeland. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of a local Publix store. Groups of people arrived throughout the night to take part in a 24-hour vigil. The local police were in full force, as well. They told people not to enter the parking lot - threatening them with arrests and car towing......more>

Tampa Bay From Space

I Am GOP: Tom Lee, Brandon

Lee's proposed amendment would give Florida's next governor
power to pack state Supreme Court. If voters approve Lee's amendment in November, Gov. Rick Scott, if re-elected, or his successor will have the power to appoint a majority of the seven-member court, a legacy that could last for decades.......more

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Friends Of Stogie

The Incredibly Hot, Alison
Hard working bartender
At Pix Lounge. 10005 N Florida Ave, Tampa

GOP Red States Have Highest Poverty Rates

Why do people vote against their own best interest.
People in these states consistently vote against their own best interests
 by electing Republicans. 
 The apparent disregard for human life is evident in how
the people in each of those states live.

NOW Endorsement Of Nan Rich

I believe Florida women deserve a governor who will protect their reproductive healthcare options, and do more to fund education, childcare
and vital social services......more
Primary election August 26, 2014