Monday, February 29, 2016

Team Pat Kemp

Pat Kemp, now more then ever! Join us

Protect Tampa At All Cost

We can start by making sure that the local  accomplices to this carnage (TBX) never serve us again. here

Huntersville Mayor and two town commissioners were booted from office because of residents’ anger about the state’s plans to widen Interstate 77 with toll lanes.The citizens wanted to have their voice heard, and they did it through the
ballot box

Ybor Paparazzi

Meet Zoe
Check her out on Facebook

Daniel From Tampa

I am voting  on November 8! Are you? 

‎Central Florida NORML‎ Smoke Out In Tampa

Saturday, March 5 - 11:00 AM
Rowlett Park, Tampa

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bernie Fans Party In Ybor City

If the Bern feels like enthusiasm, we felt it!

Bernie is a fan of the Stogie

Norwood Orrick of Solidarity Sunday

Elizabeth of the non-partisan Fight For 15

The smartest crowd in Ybor City! 

Pediatrician Silenced’ By Rick Scott

Sixteen people traveled to the Florida Capitol last week to testify on Gov. Rick Scott's Department of Health secretary and state surgeon general nominee John Armstrong but none was given the chance. Now at least one advocate has taken steps to make sure he gets heard. here
“It’s not really a democracy the way they do it,” said Tallahassee pediatrician Louis St Petery who wanted to share with members of the Senate Committee on Health Policy concerns he has with the direction of programs like Children’s Medical Services under Armstrong’s leadership. “What can you say? That’s the way they run the show.”

Sonic Aftermath - Tampa Bay

Check them out here

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio pushed Miami-Dade County officials in May 2002 to allow a multimillion-dollar industrial development to be built on restricted land near the Florida Everglades, months after he backed a law as a state legislator that made it harder for people to challenge such projects. here

The Centre for Girls: The Launch Party

Thursday, March 3 - 5:00 PM
The Centre for Girls
105 W Sligh Ave, Tampa

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Laila's Elevator Ride In Tallahassee

I was in an elevator with several members of the Florida House. We had just gotten out of a committee hearing that passed the ludicrously unconstitutional anti-refugee bill (whose premise, may I add, is entirely bigoted and Islamophobic) and a Representative that should damn well know better walked into the elevator and jokingly hesitated while looking at me, "Oh, is it safe to ride the elevator with you." Everyone laughed. Every single one of them laughed (Democrat, Republican, white, black, old, young) as I was belittled with a wildly inappropriate remark that because I'm a Muslim this Representative should be afraid to ride in an elevator with me. It's not funny. It hurts. 

Florida, nothing about our legislature reflects our amazing communities, my warm and loving neighbors and friends, and our Florida that I and many others fight for every single day. It's far past time that we take it seriously that the large majority of the 120 members of the House entrusted with the responsibility to govern and lead, are not fit to lead and are certainly not fit to govern. 

Please help me get all of this
disconnected, bigoted, small minded, pos legislators out of office.

Oh, and on being an "ally": an ally, in moments such as today says, "Representative, that is not funny, it is offensive, please apologize." That's what it means to be a leader. That's what you should do when someone is belittled in your presence. Laila Abdelaziz

Florida Frackers

All Florida GOP
Thad Altman, R-Melbourne 
Don Gaetz, R-Crestview 
Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton 
Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah 
Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring 
Alan Hays, R-Umatilla 
Garrett Richter, R-Naples
 David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs
Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon

Lizbeth Benacquisto: Also this one is suspected to have only voted against in order to bring it back up. So be sure to call on her to publicly denounce fracking or be subjected to treatment as a snake. 

Tampa Bay Homeless - Less Than Human

"Tony died a few days ago. Kind college students made this documentary on the houseless community in Tampa and Tony participated in it. He will be missed." 
Dezeray Lyn

Protect Tampa - Stop TBX

Laila Abdelaziz Speaks To The Florida House

Florida INC. Shitty Water On Our Beaches

With tourist season just around the corner, Florida’s beach communities would normally be preparing for a happy, healthy summer. Instead, they’re reeling from polluted water that is likely to inflict severe damage to the local economy and environment. here

Friday, February 26, 2016

Florida GOP Pig Tom Goodson

"Oh, is it safe to ride the elevator with you" 
Tom Goodson
What this piece of shit asked Local Treasure Laila Abdelaziz as he was getting into an elevator.
 Call him and tell him what a pig he is! 850.717.5050

Lee's Grocery In The Heights

John the owner
Best Pizza in town. Visit them here

Rick Scott's Florida Culture Of Corruption

A cancer treatment company financially tied to Gov. Rick Scott that got a no-bid, 25-year contract from Broward Health in January 2012 later contributed nearly $400,000 to the governor’s re-election campaign, state records show. here

StopTBX! What you need to know!

Kochs' D.C. Guru Joins Marco Rubio

Marc Short, the Koch brothers’ top political adviser in Washington and a trusted member of their inner circle for five years, is making a surprise move to the Marco Rubio campaign as a senior adviser. here

Syrian Refugees Education Program @USF

Investing in a better future
3.5 Marshall Student Center, USF info

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tea Party Bloggers In Their Underwear In Ruskin

Our great County Commissioner Kevin Beckner has a new plan for our future.
Lets put 47 percent of the money raised to transit, bike and pedestrian projects.
Mayor Bob thinks Beckner's plan "threw the cities under the bus" and negates 2½ years of effort, including nearly 100 public meetings that led to the drafting of the sham that is Go Hillsborough, the one under investigation. He is willing to take that risk and not back down in the face of three tea party bloggers sitting in their underwear in their basements in Ruskin. here
"This is more than opposition from the tea party. I got opposition coming from my own Democratic Party, saying, 'We don't like this plan. It doesn't invest enough in transit."
 Kevin Beckner
There's basements in Ruskin?

Trump/Scott 2016

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza listed Scott on a short-list of possible running mates that Trump might be contemplating as he continues to roll through the Republican primary. here

Thank You Florida GOP Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

For the second time in a month, Diaz de la Portilla broke with his party’s traditional fealty to the NRA and single-handedly denied the organization a vote on a top legislative priority. 
The first bill he buried in late January, would have allowed concealed carry permit holders to bring their handguns onto state college campuses. The second would have granted licensed gun owners the right to openly carry their weapons in public. here

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Pat
He is from Ohio. Homeless 2 years.

Close GITMO Mr. Jolly

Florida GOP blasted the idea
Pinellas County U.S. Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate David Jolly issued a prepared statement prior to the president’s 10:30 a.m. announcement. “Moving enemy combatants onto United States soil will only embolden the enemies of freedom who wish to do us harm,” Jolly said. “At a time when terrorists and radical extremists are spreading around the world, we must remain steadfast in our resolve to defeat those who wish to attack Americans.  The President should focus on defeating terrorists, not accommodating them.   The stakes are simply too high to jeopardize America’s security and close Gitmo.” here

Rally For Equality At Jacksonville City Hall

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Help Local Treasure Dezeray Lyn

With two weeks left until tuition deadline, I am struggling to come up with the final monies I need to complete tuition, my workbook and doctor's screenings I need to fulfill the requirements. 
Thank you all for your support thus far! 
Please consider donating if you are able. here

Call Senator Tom Lee Today!

Critical Committee Vote Thursday Feb 25
Senator Tom Lee could have let the 
Fracking Bill die in committee.  
But now it's on his agenda for Thursday!
If you live in District 24
(east Hillsborough County 

and New Tampa)
Please call Senator Tom Lee 
Let him know that you live in District 24
and share your feelings about
Fracking in Florida and 

Senate Bill 318 
Call Senator Tom Lee 

Sierra Club's Letter To Hillsborough County Commissioners

In a letter sent to all commissioners, Tampa Bay Group Sierra Club Chair Kent Bailey urged the board to increase the amount of funding for transit options that would come from the half-cent sales tax referendum known as Go Hillsborough. here

What Pilar Had For Lunch

Monterey Chicken 
with Rica and Salad
@ Susies Grill in Spring Hill
Visit them here

Florida GOP Voters Vote For Trump

If Donald Trump wins the Florida primary on March 15, he will have sewn up the GOP nomination. The odds are that he will win the Sunshine State. here

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ybor City Musicians

Dacotah Honovi
Check them out on Facebook

Speak Out Against TBX In Tampa

Tell the MPO Board, especially
 Les MillerSandy Murman,
Lisa Montelione and Harry Cohen

  • We don’t appreciate our concerns being ignored and voted against at the Aug. 4 MPO board meeting!
  • We want TBX stopped and removed from the TIP.
  • They should be vigorously fighting for and defending their constituents, who are being asked to give up so much for zero benefit. info

The Family Reacts To Obama's Planned Visit To Cuba

"I won't visit Cuba as president if 
it isn't a free Cuba" Marco Rubio

"It is absolutely shameful that Obama is rewarding the Castros with a 
visit to Cuba." Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

"Regrettably, President Obama's planned travel to Cuba is hardly a surprise. Instead, it is the latest addition to the litany of concessions to dictators." 
Mario Diaz-Balart

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Patricia 
She is from Utica, NY. Homeless too long.

Rick Scott's Florida State Of Emergency

Water so high in enteric bacteria, a sign of fecal contamination in the Indian River Lagoon you can't swim in it or even get it on your skin. To date, 30 billion gallons of polluted water poured in the S-80 locks in western Stuart from Lake Okeechobee and nearby canals. here
St. Lucie County Commissioners joined with Martin County declaring a state of emergency for the Indian River lagoon, demanding compensation for the businesses impacted, as well as all necessary resources to save the environment. The peasants having to pay to clean up the pollution caused by Florida INC..