Monday, August 31, 2015

Peter Schorsch Reason #?: Why Florida Dems Fail

According to  Peter Schorsch at SPB it is becouse of 
Reason No. 437:
"The Florida Democratic Party is sending negative mail against a Republican state Senator to a Republican super-voter." here
Yet so called leading Democratic strategist Steve Schale is working for the other side. In 2014 he helped Florida GOP Chris Latvala, now he is helping Florida GOP Ray Pilon. He was also proud to knock doors and offer support for personal friend Rep. Chris Sprowls and speaks fondly of House GOP Leader Dana Young as well, among others. here 

Leslie Paredes to Stop TBX


Rick Scott Is Auditing Florida Hospitals To Ensure They Haven’t Committed Medicaid Fraud

This comes from a governor whose tenure as CEO of Columbia/HCA hospitals led to the company being fined a then-record $1.7 billion for Medicaid and Medicare fraud. Scott pleaded the Fifth Amendment 75 times in a deposition to avoid discussing the case. here

How much is this going to cost us?

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Stuffed Cabbage
With Rice and Veggies and a Salad
At Stefano’s Family Restaurant in Englewood
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Greetings From Malfunction Junction

Malfunction Junction, Tampa

Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative Meeting

September 3 at 8:00am - 11:00am
Ragan Park Community Center
 1200 E. Lake Ave., Tampa

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Florida DINO Steve Schale At It Again

Back in 2014 he was pounding the pavement in Pinellas County on behalf of Florida GOP candidate Chris Latvala. Now he is working for Florida GOP Ray Pilon in Sarasota here
This guy is a leading Democratic strategist?
And you wonder why Florida Dems are in such bad shape!

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Grilled Chicken
With Black Beans and Rice
At Azucar Sandwich Shop in Tampa
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Small and doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is awesome!

Florida Republican Ron DeSantis Describes The GOP

“What kind of people are we? Are we a self-governing people that live under a government where people go to Washington and serve, or are we basically a centralized government, in which an elite ruling class governs over everybody, but lives under different rules themselves.” here

We Want Bernie Party In Ybor

Sept. 2 - 7pm
Joffrey's Coffee in Ybor City

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Katrina Truth

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Florida Corporate Welfare: $6.37 Million

Johnson & Johnson, the giant pharmaceutical company said it has picked Tampa as its headquarters to house key corporate services.
Cost to Florida taxpayers $6.37 million

What Pilar Had For Lunch

Pepper Chicken with Veggies
And Rice
At Thai Cuisine Restaurant in Spring Hill
Vist them here 

Expanding Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Florida GOP Just Blew 651k Of Our Money

Florida taxpayers paid more than $651k for June special session - most expensive special session in 15 years.
The GOP says you're welcome, and thanks for that added bonus along with our paychecks!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Welcome To America, Litbrit

This is the happy face of a Brit who, today, finally applied to become an American after all these years. So I can VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS next spring, of course!

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Hot Garlic Wings
With Bloody Mary
At Clawdaddy's Raw Bar and Grill in Crystal River
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Gus Bilirakis to energy conference: I’ll fight “tooth and nail” against EPA overreach

"The Obama administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan is a prime example of a harmful disconnect.”
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis addressed a group of energy industry executives and representatives Wednesday in Tampa. 2015 Gulf Coast Energy Forum attendees spent the better part of the morning and afternoon railing against the Obama administration’s EPA and its new proposed regulations to rein in coal-fired power plants. here

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet David
He is from Detroit, homeless 3 years.

Ybor Radical Cinema Club: Film Night

The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Monday, August 31 at 7:00pm
Ybor Daily Market - Downtown Ybor City

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome To Tampa Fortune 500 Companies

“Everything is firing on all eight cylinders" 
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn 

Is Jeb Bush A Schlemeil?

Translation: A bumbler, a fumbler, a person plagued by ineptitude. Or, to put it more inelegantly, a schlemeil is somebody who eludes a mud puddle only to step in dog poo.
While trying to mend fences with Hispanics, he said that he hadn't meant to suggest that the slur term "anchor babies" applied to them. No, no. Here's what he meant: "Frankly, it's more related to Asian people coming into the country." Well, that clears things up. He hadn't meant to smear Hispanics. He was trying to smear Asians. here

Affordable Child Care for All - Tampa Bay

September 1, at 6:30pm
Seminole Heights Branch Library
4711 N Central Ave, Tampa

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Shrimp Dumpling Soup
At Koo's Kitchen in Englewood 
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Alan Grayson - Most Effective


Regulate Florida, a recently formed political committee, released a constitutional amendment petition to allow adult use of marijuana in Florida, under a regulatory structure similar to that which exists for alcohol. The organization led by longtime marijuana reform advocates, Karen Goldstein and Michael Minardi.
United for Care remains dedicated to the passage of a constitutional amendment to allow sick and suffering Floridians access to medical marijuana and has no official position on the legalization initiative. Campaign manager, Ben Pollara, issued the following statement regarding the new initiative:
"I know firsthand that getting on the ballot by petition is a Herculean task that they are taking on, and I wish Karen and Michael the best of luck in this endeavor.” Pollara continued, “United for Care remains entirely dedicated to passing a strong medical marijuana law that serves sick and suffering Floridians, and we have not and will not take a position regarding this new amendment.”
“Perhaps our intellectually dishonest opponents will have to find a new argument to oppose medical marijuana now, given that their standard line of attack has been that this is a ‘trick’ to legalize marijuana. This campaign has always been and will always be about the needs of the sick and suffering among us."
To date, United for Care has collected about 400,000 petitions, and 43,259 had been verified as of 5 pm on Wednesday. A constitutional amendment petition requires signatures from 683,149 registered voters.
For press inquiries please contact 
Bianca Garza at

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hillsborough County Schools In Partnership With Uber Liberal Blog

Bush Backtracks After Falling For Right-Wing Media Talking Points On Birthright Citizenship

After falling for right-wing media talking points about ending birthright citizenship and "anchor babies," Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush is scrambling to justify and backtrack his offensive rhetoric. here 

Conservative media have spent years complaining about "anchor babies" and "birth tourism," and calling for an end to birthright citizenship -- a constitutional guarantee. 
Conservative media figures going back to Glenn Beck in his Fox News days have railed against so-called "anchor babies" and "birth tourism," the former a derogatory slur and debunked myth used against U.S. born children of non-citizens, the latter of which represents a sliver of births that experts have repeatedly pointed out are "extraordinarily rare" and an insignificant immigration problem. As Salon's Simon Maloy wrote, this "grossly nativist and legally dubious" rhetoric has nevertheless found a receptive audience among conservatives.

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet David
He is from Pennsylvania

Florida Call For An Independent Redistricting Commission!

For a third time, the GOP led state legislature failed to draw fair congressional maps after wasting millions of taxpayer dollars fighting the Fair District amendments. 

St. Pete for Peace Film Series "SubMedia TV with Bruce Wright"

Today in St. Pete
Community Cafe, Central Ave, St Pete

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Koch Brothers Thanking Florida GOP

Koch Brothers-financed Americans for Prosperity announced it’s launching a two-week long ad campaign featuring TV, digital and mail to praise the 72 lawmakers
who the group says, “stood up for taxpayers and patients against special interests who pushed to bring Obama‘s Medicaid expansion to the Sunshine State.”

The ad to be aired in the Tampa Bay area features local Republicans Jeff Brandes, Richard Corcoran, Dana Young, 
Larry Ahern, Chris Sprowls and Jamie Grant.

Florida GOP voters how is that booty feeling?
Remember we got your back!

Tampa Dead Last Out Of 60 Metro Areas For Commuting

In 2010, Forbes ranked Tampa dead last out of 60 metro areas for commuting. Transportation for America declared it the second-most-dangerous city for pedestrians. And a 2007 survey of 30 metropolitan areas found exactly one with no walkable destinations: Tampa, Fla. “Tampa is not a particularly pedestrian-friendly city,” Mayor Bob Buckhorn recently admitted. here

What Pilar And Stogie Had For Lunch

Sushi and All You Can Eat Buffet
At Buffet City in Brooksville
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Capitalists Are Depending On A Leninist To Prop Up The Global Economy

In speeches and writings, Chinese President Xi Jinping often delivers the rhetoric of a Communist Party hard-liner. Yet more than ever, capitalists worldwide are depending upon this Leninist to prop up the global economy. here

Florida GOP Luncheon


Monday, August 24, 2015

Florida Banana Republican

Florida GOP kept alive the distinct possibility that we may soon be able to proclaim 2015 as the most pathetic year in the history of Florida politics. Sacrilege, you say!
After all, this is a state that single-handedly held up a presidential election in 2000. It bungled the 1876 presidential election, too. For crying out loud, this is a state that elected Rick Scott as governor. Twice!  John Romano

Welcome To Tampa Postcard

Come on down, this is what awaits you!

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Secret District Maps

The elaborate plan, which included staffing up public hearings with fake testimony and building maps in the shadows, involved many of the same Republican advisors who influenced the congressional plan. here 

The Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 in July that the secretive process allowing GOP operatives to infiltrate the redistricting process had “tainted” the congressional map and proved it was the product of “illegal partisan intent.

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The Kriseman Administration Sustainability initiatives

Mayor Rick Kriseman announced a plan to make St. Petersburg a  far greener city Thursday, unveiling an executive order to develop a climate action plan to address sea level rise, retrofit city-owned building of more than 10,000-square-feet for energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. here

Democratic Women's Club of Upper Pinellas 75th Anniversary Celebration

August 29th @11am
Royal Palms at The Palms of Largo

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Chicken Fried Steak
With Potatoes
At Country Kitchen in Brooksville
Visit them here

Sunday, August 23, 2015