Sunday, August 31, 2014

Citrus Taliban: The mayor and police chief of Winter Garden

Kicked a resident out of a city commission meeting on Aug. 28 for refusing to stand during a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

This election will not be about Charlie Crist

The Lack Of Enthusiasm For 
Crist's Candidacy
Florida Progressive Coalition head 
Susan Smith has been less than enthusiastic about Charlie Crist winning the Democratic nomination for governor. 
This election will not be about Charlie Crist
It will be about AmendmentWant to win? 
Fire Up the Milleniums
 Generation X and Baby Boomers.

Get out the VOTE 
one-issue voters - down-ballot

Help United For Care here
Become a Kush Liberty Freedom Fighter here

Local Greatness Commissioner Kevin Beckner

He lives in Citrus Park with his husband, Hillsborough County Sgt. Gil Sainz. The couple has been together for 15 years and married for nine years. here

Scott and Bondi, Public Records Violations

Tallahassee lawyer Steven R. Andrews expanded his public records complaints against Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi on Friday,
Asking the court to hold the state's top officers in violation of the state's public records laws and seeking relief and attorneys fees. here 

Destin Large Hammerhead Shark near miss!

Florida GOP On The Road Pandering

Florida GOP travels to Texas for a college football fundraiser at the ACC opening weekend between 
No. 1 ranked Florida State Seminoles 
and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. here
Cowboy fans Please don't give them any money! They will only bring it home and oppress us. They will also be bothering people at 
Yankee Stadium, and US Open.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Florida Dems Boot Blogger Javier Manjarres From Crist Event

The Florida Democrat Party booted Right Wing Florida blogger Javier Manjarres from their Charlie Crist event in Fort Lauderdale, 
They said he wasn't legitimate media.

Photo with Rick Scott In Tampa, $10,000

@ Tampa's Oxford Exchange
Tampa Bay top tier Republican money raisers are hosting fundraiser for Gov. Rick Scott at downtown Tampa's Oxford Exchange.
Chairmen include Beverly Austin, Dab and Roz Doyle, Sr., Dan and Nicole Doyle, Jr., Bill Edwards, Gordon Gillette, Gov. Bob and Mary Jane Martinez, Donald and Erin Phillips, John Ramil, Brent and Debbie Sembler, and Trey and Nina Traviesa. Co-Chairs include Carlos Alfonso, Lee and Deborah Arnold, Tom and Dixie Arthur, and Robert and Nancy Watkins. Hosts include Allison Adams, Charlie Funk, John and Kimberly Kirtley, Rick Michaels, Les and Pam Muma, Chris Sullivan, and 
Robert Thomas. here

T.J. Guerrero's Famous Lemonade - Dunedin, Florida

Selling different flavors of lemonade at 
the corner of  
San Salvador Drive and Patricia Avenue. Dunedin.
Mr. Wilkey how do you like the hood now?

GOP Caught On Tape Pandering For Koch Money

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst and Senator Mitch McConnell — both caught on tape pandering to a room full of right-wing billionaires like Charles and David Koch.

Ernst thanks the Koch brothers, crediting them with acting as the foundation of her 
political “trajectory.”

The day a measure passed to get big money out of politics was the “worst day” 
of his political life.

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Back when Wasserman Schultz was the head of the DCCC's Red to Blue program in 2008, she endorsed 3 corrupt Republican amigos-- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart-- over three Democrats.  That year Wasserman Schultz helped beat Joe Garcia, who eventually made it to Congress anyway and 
helped beat 
Annette Taddeowho is running for 
Lt. Governor today. 
Now she is asking us for money? here

Friday, August 29, 2014


“You lazy pieces of … you know what … if you motherfuckers don’t get out and vote … fuck it all … we can’t win, I’m telling you that. If you don’t get out of your goddamn beds and vote,” he added. “We will lose.” Morgan then gets serious, asking  the audience to listen to this “old gray motherfucker.” more
Our Hero!

Boynton Beach Cop threatens to shoot man recording him

The chief Jeffrey Katz
 has defended the conduct of his officers.

Shoo Shoo the Choo Choo Rally in Ft. Pierce

Saturday, September 13, 2014 
Noon to 6PM at Archie’s in Ft. Pierce

Hillsborough's Violence Prevention Collaborative

The collaborative, launched in the aftermath of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, involves law enforcement agencies, city and county governments, the State Attorney's Office, the Hillsborough County School Board and the University of South Florida. 

Commissioner Kevin Beckner
who chairs the collaborative, said that while crime is decreasing in Hillsborough County, it is still prevalent and needs to be addressed at its root causes. "We can't arrest our way out of this problem," he said. here

Judithanne for Senate

Florida's Marco Rubio And The Tea Party

Marco Rubio once cultivated an image as a Republican who could help the party mend its rift with Latino voters. Now he is going back to his roots. here

Mr. Rubio we know you are in a difficult position. 
You look like a nice guy. Remember how you got here. 
Jump over to the good side. If you run in 2016, Latinos will remember this.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

What happens when you say no to St. Pete PD

Welcome To Tampa

Expect Delays
phosphate mine and railroad doing their thing.

Dunedin: Home of the Arts In Tampa Bay

Chances are, if you know anything about Dunedin, you know it as the home of beautiful Honeymoon Island and for the raucous Highland Festival that celebrates all things Scottish. Locals also appreciate the small central Pinellas town for Spring Training baseball and its devotion to delicious craft beer. Now the citizens of Tampa Bay’s answer to a quaint Scots village are vying for a new title – Home of the Arts. here

WMNF Birthday Luau at Ella's!

WMNF's 35th Birthday Party
 Ella's 5119 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa
 Monday, September 8, 6pm - ?
 $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 
Buy them here or at Ella's!

Pinellas County Kicked Our Ass

Pinellas County led voter turnout in the 
Tampa Bay area by a wide swath, 
with 23.95 percent of its 617,925 registered voters casting ballots .  
Hillsborough County lagged far behind. here
Broward second worst. What the hell happened to you guys?

DREAMers Protest Rubio

Maria Palacios, of United We Dream-Tampa Bay, was one of the demonstrators who showed up at the event in Anderson, S.C. Some of the demonstrators went to Rubio's Miami office last week with a similar message. "If Sen. Rubio wants us deported, we're here to ask him to tell us to our faces," Palacios said in a statement. "
We went to Sen. Rubio's office in Florida, but his staff hid and closed the doors on us, so we're here to let him know that Dreamers do not forget, and that we will fight to keep our DACA. The Florida immigrant community must see that 
Rubio does not stand for us." more


It's bizarre. Florida leans ever so slightly Democratic in high turnout presidential elections, but Democrats are virtually powerless and irrelevant in Tallahassee. No question the state is trending Democratic. here @adamsmithtimes

Right Wing Venezuela

Ybor City

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How To Handle The Burger King Situation In Tampa Bay

Eat here instead

Biff Burger in St. Pete
Based out of Clearwater when it opened in the 1950s. Now, some 70 years or so later only two locations survive, one in St. Pete and the other renamed Beef Burger in Greensboro, North Carolina. There use to be one in Ybor. My mom would take me there when i was a boy. Visit them here

 El Cap in St.Pete, visit them here
Hamburger Mary's in Ybor City, Visit them here
more here 

Helen Gordon Davis Equal Pay Protection Act

Recognizes the importance of the AWI and the Commission on Human Relations in ensuring equal pay. Requires the AWI to conduct studies and provide information to employers, labor organizations, and the public concerning the means available to eliminate pay disparities between men and women. Creates the Governor's Recognition Award for Pay Equity in the Workplace, etc. Sponsored by Senator Joyner and Representative Cruz. here

Judithanne McLauchlan is honored to receive the endorsement and support of our incoming State Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner and State Representative Janet Cruz. They are true champions for middle-class families and for women, fighting every day to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal

Florida: GOP claim on Obamacare rated Pants on Fire

St. Pete Waterfront Public Kickoff Event

Jon Rector Speaks Out

And, for the incessant Republican robocallers: We voted for Charlie Crist. Florida has suffered enough at the hands of the Chief 
Executive Orifice Prick Scott. 
After Scott and his minions threw their support to Nan Rich, she was no longer a viable candidate. A vote for Rich would be the same as a vote for Scott.

Tampa Fights Police Brutality

On a rainy afternoon, Aug. 23, 70 people rallied in downtown Tampa demanding justice for Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri. Gathering at Lykes Gaslight Park, the people protested outside the Tampa Police Department and the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Florida. Protesters showed solidarity with the people fighting back in Ferguson by demanding the jailing of killer cops in Tampa.

Alekos Zambrano of Tampa Dream Defenders said, "We are here today to demand justice. We demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of the officer that shot Mike Brown. The immediate arrest and prosecution of the officer that killed Javon Neal. The immediate arrest and prosecution of the officer that killed Arthur Greene. We believe that these demands are reasonable. We believe that these demands are just. We also demand that here in Tampa, the police wear forward facing cameras so we no longer have to take their word for it, when they tell us that our young sisters and brothers forced them to pull the trigger. And we demand the police records of arrest, detainment and questioning, not ending in conviction. here

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Florida Dems We Recommend Nan Rich

Get out and vote today!

Local Community Activist Marisol Márquez

Florida GOP paid $227,000 for use of a private jet owned by a Naples business whose only officer is Ann Scott

Gov. Rick Scott's campaign and the Republican Party of Florida have paid more than $227,000 for use of the private jet that Scott also uses for official state travel. The Cessna Citation is owned by a Naples business whose only officer is First Lady Ann Scott. The jet tail number ends with the first lady's initials. here

Burger King's Tax Dodge Scheme

Burger King is cooking up a new scheme to avoid paying taxes, and as schemes go, 
 it's a whopper:
Denounce Burger King's Tax Dodge Scheme.
 Sign the Petition!

 Pass on the Ybor City Burger King, Stay Local, Visit 
Tampa Bay Locavore
Sorry Canada you guys are cool and all but we prefer American Burgers.

GOP BS: Murican Enemy Number One

“I think people are very upset, and people have really been awakened to the immigration issue where they haven’t been before,Right now at this current time, I would say immigration is the No. 1 issue on people’s minds.” first-term GOP congressman, Scott Perry said. here

It’s funny how they claim that immigration is the number one issue for many people. It’s downright hilarious that they are using the bill they voted on before their August recess to prove to the American voters that they care about working on the issue. The bill would speed up the process to send the migrant children back to their dangerous countries. It would also end Deferred Action for the Dreamers.

Victory Party 7pm Ybor City, Florida

Sue Carlton, Tampa Bay's Best Columnist

Paul Ryan Flops In Brandon

Paul Ryan has a book signing at Books-A-Million in Brandon on Sunday and only a few dozen people show up. here

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tampa Bay Bucs Welcome Richie Incognito

Sleazy Richie Incognito is getting an in depth look by the team today. Why would Lovie Smith sign a notorious locker room cancer, a 31-year-old most thinking people consider a racist? Joe Bucs Fan

Peter Schorsch, I Am Not A Grinch

A pay it forward chain that began in a St. Pete Starbucks linked more than 750 strangers in a two-day act of coffee kindness. But it was ended by one customer — who refused to take part in the Pay it Forward movement. 
St. Petersburg blogger 
Peter Schorsch asked that readers don’t call him a “grinch” for allegedly ending the pay it forward chain. here

Florida's Oath Of Office

"I do solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the sugar industry interests of the state of Florida; that I am duly compromised to hold office under the legalized bribes of various vested interests in this state, and I will well and faithfully perform the duties of a compliant shill and will to the best of my abilities follow the hunting laws of the great state of Texas for which I am about to board an airplane for an all-expense-paid trip by agricultural lobbyists to butcher unsuspecting critters, so help me (a lot!) the Republican Party of Florida."

Is Florida Really The Most Corrupt State In America?

The superficial, court-ordered redistricting in Florida only scratches the surface of the prevalent culture of political corruption that permeates the state's two political parties. here

Congratulations Nadine Smith

She is being honored with the Robert Pope Distinguished Leadership Award by Metro Wellness and Community Centers at their 2nd Annual Metro Tampa Bay Gala on September 13th for the work she's done for equality in Florida! here  

Tampa Beware Of Ed Narain

 Ed Narain clearly tries to portray himself as a “Grassroots Democrat”, it became clear almost immediately is that he is being funded through a combination of Republican PACs, Disney and other Chamber of Commerce forces, and interests from the insurance industry.  Almost every contribution at the $1,000 level could be traced to one of those three elements.  While this type of fundraising is expected in Republican candidates, when a Democrat posts such a specific fundraising base, flags should be raised. here

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Raíces en Tampa T-Shirt


Sierra Club endorses Pat Kemp

II am truly honored to receive the endorsement of The Sierra Club as the candidate for Hillsborough County Commission District 7 with the strongest demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment. Our nation's largest grassroots environmental organization, Sierra Club represents 2,000 members in Hillsborough County and is a powerful voice for our environment

Pat's long & growing list of ENDORSEMENTS:  
Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Times 
Tampa's finest Linda Saul-Sena, Yvonne Yoli Capin, 
Mary Mulhern, Lisa Montelione, Carrie West and Mariella Smith 
State Rep. Betty Reed

Former Legislators:
Sen. Dan Gelber
Sen Helen Gordon Davis
Rep. Mary Figg
Rep. Sara Romeo

Community Leaders: 
Otis Anthony, Dr. Aaron Smith, 
Evangeline Best, Iva Carter, Chris Brown, Elena McCullough, Franco Silva, Maria Hernandez, Anita Jimenez, Edwin Enciso, Rebecca  Blanco, Phil Compton, Jim Harper 

Local Hero Roger P. Stewart RIP

The State Of Women In Florida

A 50-State Analysis of How Women Are Faring Across the Nation here

Restoring the historic connection between Tampa and Havana

If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900′s. If you’re a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time. here

Amanda Murphy Party

September 5th, 6 pm to 10 pm  
Gill Dawg Marina – Tiki Bar and Grill
5419 Treadway Drive
Port Richey

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pam Bondi Is Just Getting Started

Pam Bondi has responded to yesterday's ruling by a federal judge overturning her state's ban on same-sex marriage.

both George Sheldon and Perry Thurston, who are competing for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, have said they’d drop the state’s defense of the same-sex marriage ban

11.4.14 - 7pm

Dan Gelber: Rick Scott Is A Liar

Former federal prosecutor and Florida House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber is calling Gov. Rick Scott a liar  when it comes to education.

Nickelback: Edge Of A Revolution

Ultraviolet Airport Ads

Ultraviolet is puting up large signs at airports exposing the condition of women in the state.  Ultraviolet tried to buy a similar ad at 
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport earlier this year, and the airport rejected the ad. here

Ken Hagan is under investigation for ethics violations

The charges stem from Hagan's alleged failure to provide full disclosure regarding his assets, as required annually by the Florida State Constitution. here

Does Hagan own stock in Bass Pro, or any company that Hillsborough County has given tax breaks or relocation incentives to? 
Florida Ethics Commission wants to know.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sticky Sweet Florida GOP

Trips are paid for with legalized bribes. 
The sugar industry gives money for the 
Tammany Hall-on-the-Prairie 
holidays to the Republican Party of Florida.

Drug Free Florida: Weed is a date rape drug and will make you gay

It's headed up by 73-year-old Carlton E Turner, who served as Ronald Reagan's drug czar and coined the slogan "Just Say No."  Aiding Turner is gambling tycoon Sheldon Adelson who, thanks to the millions of people who've blown their paychecks at his casinos, is one of the richest men in the world. Adelson contributed 
$2.5 million to the organization. here

If you think that's crazy check this guy out
Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing.Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men.Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind. Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.You smoke a joint and you're likely to kill your brother.
Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers. Their satanic music is driven by marijuana, and marijuana smoking by white women makes them want to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and others. It is a drug that causes insanity, criminality, and death -- the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind. here

Florida GOP Afaid Of Tea Party

People trying to push Florida’s Republican Party further to the right say the state organization is “scrambling” as it defends a pair of incumbent lawmakers from primary opposition. here

Democrat Steve Schale Working For The Other Side

 Democratic consultant 
Steve Schale D 
Pounding the pavement in Pinellas County on behalf of Florida GOP candidate 
Chris Latvala R?