Monday, November 30, 2015

Stogie's Gift Shop

Cyber Monday
Help us out, buy our stuff!

Sign up to speak to the Hillsborough Delegation

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 
 1:00 pm - ? (projected to conclude around 7:00pm)
 Amelie Arena
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa
info or contact Matt Yost at (813)744-6256.

Fake Florida Dem Alert: Randy Perkins

The millionaire is expected to spend more than $1 million to win U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy's open seat as a Democrat,  He was registered to vote with no party affiliation for 21 years and became a Democrat days before he filed to run for District 18this month. An analysis of $925,300 donated by him  since 2002 to federal and Florida candidates, as well as political committees, show 70 percent went to Republicans. That includes Gov. Rick Scott, whose political committee in 2010 received $100,000. here

Bernie Sander Bernstorm through Florida

In Tampa 
December 5th - 2:00 p.m.
Letter Carriers Union Hall
3003 W. Cypress Street
Also in Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville and Broward and Palm Beach Counties. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tampa's Malfunction Junction One Of The Nation's Worst Bottlenecks

According to a study by the American Highway Users Alliance of America's urban freeways, it's one of the nation's worst bottlenecks, which are portions of highways that are routinely and consistently congested. here

Ana Tijoux & Shadia Mansour - Somos Sur

United for Care Deadlines Are Looming

Deadlines are looming for this campaign. We have to make sure we get 683,149 petitions in by January. Realistically, based on when the bills for petition collection are due, we need to raise another $73,000 by the end of the year.   We're hoping to raise another $23k Tuesday, if we can. The longer it takes, the more expensive it becomes.

Stogie T-Shirt

Buy a shirt, help us out!

STOP TBX Fundraiser

12.12.2015 - 8pm
Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association
All proceeds support Sunshine Citizen's
 public outreach efforts. here

Saturday, November 28, 2015

What Pilar Had For Lunch

Chicken Shawerma
With Rice
Zeko's Mediterranean Grill on Busch Blvd. in Tampa
Visit them here

Jeb Bush Would Love To Save You From ISIS... If You're Christian

December Solidarity Sunday

Tampa's Monthly Worker Meetup is Back! 
This month hosted by  IBEW 824 Steward Bill Perry, Ashley Whitney of Fight for 15 and this blog.
12.13.2015 - 6pm @ Lee's Grocery in Tampa Heights.

Sanford Cop Fired For Singing With A Band

Friday, November 27, 2015

Fight For 15 Black Friday Protest @ Dale Mabry Walmart

Group Pic

Two of the most caring activist we have. 
Ashley Whitney of Fight For 15 and Norwood Orrick of 
Solidarity Sunday,

Tampa Sidewalk

Franklin St.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Great Hot Dog with Pepsi
Love the toasted bun
At the food truck across from the Marion Transfer Center
Downtown Tampa

Koch Brothers Bribe Miami Latinos With Free Turkey

A free Thanksgiving turkey for personal information — captures the mission of Libre, a multimillion-dollar effort financed by the conservative billionaire 
Koch brothers 
and devoted to winning over Hispanics. here

Tampa Homeless Proof Bench

Florida and Waters

Thursday, November 26, 2015


“I’m proud to fully support the proposal to create the Florida Enterprise Fund and improve the economic development process at Enterprise Florida,” Gaetz said in a prepared statement Tuesday. here
We got your back Northwest Florida!

Rick Scott's Big Cuts To Health Care And The Environment

For the fifth year in a row, Gov. Rick Scott is asking for big job cuts to state agencies responsible for health care and the environment. In his budget priorities released Monday, Scott asks the Legislature to eliminate a net of 718 jobs in the Department of Health and 152 in the Department of Environmental Protection. here

Tampa Bay Sierra Club Holiday Party In Ybor City

12.12.2015 - 6:30pm
Spaghetti Warehouse

Florida Accept No Ideological Riders

Ongoing negotiations are happening right now that threaten to undermine one of our biggest victories this year—protecting a free and open internet with net neutrality. 

We need you to call Congress with a simple message about the budget and appropriations process—We will accept no ideological riders, especially any that threaten net neutrality or undermine the ability of the Federal Communications Commission to protect an open internet.Here are the phone numbers of your Senators and Representative:

Sen. Bill Nelson
(202) 224-5274
Sen. Marco Rubio
(202) 224-3041
Rep. Kathy Castor
(202) 225-3376

Your Priorities For A Better Florida: Take Our 2016 Survey

Our online network of supporters throughout the state is Progress Florida's backbone. As one of those supporters, it's important we know more about what issues are most important to you and how you prefer to interact with us so we can build better, more effective campaigns in 2016.
This survey should take you around three minutes. Thanks for your input in helping us build a better organization, and let's keep up our fight to move Florida forward! here

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Patrick Murphy In Damage Control

Sean Phillippi's effort  at diverting attention away from Patrick Murphy's Syrian refugee vote at the Florida Squeeze
What our leader Susan Smith had to say: 
"This post is an effort at damage control by Murphy’s campaign. They think they can divert attention away from his Syrian refugee vote by attacking Grayson. It’s sad that Murphy doesn’t ever have anything positive to say about himself." ‪#‎47cowards‬
 Florida Squeeze Poll: 
Murphy in 3rd place
Justin Snyder once asked, 

"Who's to blame when Patrick Murphy gets crushed next year?"

Dixie Chicks Ready To Make Nice In Tampa

 FriAug 19, 2016 07:00 PM - Amphitheatre Tampa
Buy TixOn sale now!

WanderLight Project Purpose St. Pete & Tampa

December 19 at 11:30am - 6:30pm
Williams Park- Downtown St. Pete

Fight for 15 December Community Meeting In Seminole Heights

Thursday, December 3 at 7:00pm
Seminole Heights Branch Library
4711 N Central Ave, Tampa

Celebrate Small Business Saturday In Ybor City

11.28.2015 - 9am 
Ybor City Saturday Market
1800 E 8th Ave, Ybor City
Celebrate the Day!
Behind every small business, there's a story. Stop by the Ybor City Saturday Market, hear the stories behind our true entrepreneurs who create our community! Info

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Florida's Anti-Progressive Fanatics!

Did you know Florida GOP Car­los Cur­belo and David Jolly hang out once a month with Florida DINOS Gwen Gra­ham and Patrick Murphy to plot against the people of Flor­ida. In the case of Murphy we will have a choice. here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Mystery Meat
With Yellow Rice
At China Latina in Tampa 
It's suppose to be a Polomilla. We run these post to promote eating local not to be food critics. But we had to warn you. This place is at Busch and 40th, across from Busch Gardens. I have never seen a cut of beef like this before. I could not eat it. It could be a thin Ribeye, but I think it was cat. Beware of what you order here, If you dare to eat there. This is what I get for ordering 
Cuban food at a Chinese restaurant. Yuk!

Dade City We Want Bernie Party

November 29, 2015 at 2pm
Beef Obrady's
14136 7th St, Dade City

Rick Scott One Of The Least Popular Governors In The Nation

According to a Morning Consult poll, 44 percent of respondents approve of Scott’s performance and 47percent disapprove. here

International Buy Nothing Day 'Whirl-Mart' Protest In St. Pete

11:30pm to Nov 28 at 1:00pm
Wal-Mart, 1st Ave. North and 34th St. Saint Petersburg

Monday, November 23, 2015

Beautiful Words From Laila Abdelaziz

On this day, (11.20) 24 years ago, I was born in an occupied land to a very brave mama and a very strong baba. My entrance to this world didn't dignify a birth certificate, as I was born on a land under military rule and for that military power to acknowledge another human prisoner would be silly and self-defeating. So there I was, a baby with no papers in a land ruled by guns and water shortages, travel restrictions and curfews, broken dreams and hopeless promises. Generations of broken dreams and hopeless promises. more

No Separation Of Church And State In Hillsborough County

Idlewild Baptist Church a decidedly conservative church in Lutz has monthly events where Hillsborough County teachers hang out. They get free t-shirts and coffee. 
Please note: Idlewild leaders have spoken out against gay marriage. Prominent members have included Bill Bunkley, a conservative radio personality, and Randy Armstrong, who led a constitutional initiative against tax-funded abortions. Republican presidential hopefuls stump at Idlewild during campaign season.
"I'm not comfortable at all," said Susan Smith, president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida who is skeptical when church leaders say they are not recruiting. District leaders point out that Idlewild can help them meet children's sometimes pressing needs — needs that, in Smith's view, should be fully funded by the state. Instead, Smith said, "we have to beg billionaires for money and we have to beg churches for money." 

Stand with Alan Grayson

What do terrorists want? 
To change people’s religions?
No. They want to cause terror. And this week, when my opponent Patrick Murphy voted to block Syrian refugees from entering our country because he was terrified, he gave them exactly what they wanted.

Rep. Alan Grayson
Candidate for U.S. Senate 

MCM Marco Rubio Living In The Past

Marco Rubio says he has no qualms about fully rolling back the opening (Cuba) set in motion by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro about a year ago. here

Bernie Sanders Tampa Barnstorm

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Letter Carrier’s Union Hall, 3003 W. Cypress St. Tampa

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dixie Chicks Coming To Tampa

The Grammy-winning group is now set to tour more than 40 cities in the U.S. and Canada in 2016. here
 Fri, Aug 19, 2016 07:00 PM - Amphitheatre Tampa
Buy Tix, On sale now!

HCSO Shuts Down Tampa Business

TECO snitched on Olaff Rosado Garcia who was operating a grow house at 7205 N. Coolidge Ave. Deputies say they observed Mr. Garcia, 31, cutting and bagging marijuana plants in a back room. they seized 31 marijuana plants with a street value of about $170,000, as well as growing materials. here

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Willie
Water Salesman

OUR Walmart Black Friday Action In Tampa

11.27.2015 - 9am
Walmart, I275 and Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa
info, In Miami here

Florida's Best Mayor Rick Kriseman

"We welcome people with open arms in St. Pete and we're succeeding because of it." 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

How Can Patrick Murphy and Gwen Graham Live With Themselves?

"How can the 47 Democrats, including Patrick Murphy and Gwen Graham, who voted with Republicans yesterday on the SAFE Act live with themselves?" Susan Smith
  "What would Jesus do?" Jeremy Bivins
Mr. Murphy you can be sure that we will do everything in our power that you never get elected to anything ever again! And Ms. Graham if there is a God may he/she forgive you! We are all atheist at this blog and care more about humanity then you ever will. The Episcopal Church should be ashamed to have you as a member. 

Ybor Paparazzi

Florida GOP Manny Diaz Jr. and Greg Evers Siding With Polluters

Two Republican state lawmakers are joining Florida's Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi to fight President Barack Obama's "Clean Power Plan." 
State Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., and Sen. Greg Evers, have introduced legislation that would prohibit state agencies from implementing a proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. here

Help Fight for 15 Leader Carlton Alexander Rebuild Life After House Fire

Carlton Alexander, a 29-year-old hard-working father and Taco Bell worker from Tampa, went on strike with the Fight for 15 on November 10 to help create a better life for his family. Just a few short days after the strike, tragedy struck: An electrical fire broke out at Carlton's home. Help him out here