Saturday, April 30, 2016

Florida DOT Threatening Tampa

The district transportation secretary 
Paul Steinman has indicated more than once recently that unless the state’s plan for express toll lanes moves forward, Hillsborough County can kiss most interstate improvements goodbye, at least for the next 20 years or more. here
State government officials STILL don't get it. If all FDOT can build is TBX with our money, then we don't want them here in our community, wasting our money screwing it up with their deadly boondoggle lanes, like the disaster they built in Miami. The state can direct the highway money to other FDOT districts dumb enough to build such disastrous lanes, and FDOT D7 can be shut down for lack of work. It will save taxpayers millions, and save thousands of taxpayers from undue misery and harm at the hand of their own corrupt government. here
Please go away and leave us alone!

For all you GOP voters who voted for these people.

Jessica Rose - "Maybe"

La Gaceta's 2016 "Best of West Tampa" Politician: Local Treasure Guido Maniscalco

"Thank you to everyone who voted in La Gaceta's 2016 "Best of West Tampa" poll and selected me as the "Favorite West Tampa Politician". Thank you for allowing me to serve you!" Guido Maniscalco

VOTE Christopher Cano for Bernie Sanders Delegate

5.7 - 10 AM in Plant City

The Weekly Show - Orlando Fight for 15

Rick Scott Packing Court

In a move that critics claim smacks of an attempt to pack the court, Florida Gov. Rick Scott this week announced plans to appoint someone to replace a judge leaving the Palm Beach County bench even though the county’s elections supervisor said state law calls for the replacement to be elected by voters. here
“I think the governor is trying to steal the electoral process from the voters of Palm Beach County. He would like a more conservative bench than currently exists." Attorney Gregg Lerman

Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 Spring Leaf Freedom Festival at The Red Star Rock Bar in The Heights

4.30 - 2 PM
Check out the 2015 Fest in Ybor here

Another Floridian Goes Off On Rick Scott

Colleen Riddle of Winter Haven 
Letter to The Lakeland Ledger
"Defunding Planned Parenthood will limit a woman's access to birth control, an access that actually reduces the need for abortions. You are limiting the constitutional rights of all Floridian women, returning us to second-class citizens. What a legacy as governor. You disgrace Florida and bring harm to those you are supposed to serve. But service for your constituents has never been on your agenda. Florida does not want you as a senator." Read the entire letter here

Jessica Rose - "Saved"

Florida GOP Bob Sutton

"I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she's going to go down like 
Monica Lewinsky," 
Broward County Republican Chairman
Bob Sutton

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Pam Bondi

"Pam Bondi is the John Henry, Walter Payton and Steve Jobs of the nation's attorneys general. All work, work, work, work. Burning the midnight oil. Leaving no stone unturned. Taping her eyes open to stay awake filing those legal briefs, preparing closing arguments, researching the intricacies of the law." 

GOP Hillsborough County Commissioners: "A Profile In Cowardice"

Tea Party rules around here!
The county commission voted 4-3 on Wednesday night to reject the proposed 30-year, half-cent sales tax, refusing to put it on the November ballot and letting voters decide.
"Sadly tonight a majority of the County Commission has refused to give the citizens of Hillsborough County an opportunity to decide for themselves whether their future includes a better transportation system. Rather than a profile in courage this vote was a profile in cowardice.Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
"I am very disappointed that after years of work this board was not able to build consensus, I do look forward to the continued dialogue at our upcoming meeting and I'm hopeful that we might still be able to come to a consensus on such an important community issue as transportation." Kevin Beckner
Matthew Durshimer was all for the 30-year sales tax. He said it was the only way Hillsborough would attract corporate relocations and a younger workforce. Only the 30-year tax, he argued, would allow the county to build a real transit system. "And if the answer is no, then expect all the problems of today to get worse tomorrow," Durshimer said, "and expect all the young professionals like myself to leave this commununity.
Sandy Murman wants the board to hold yet another transportation workshop in the near future. It passed unanimously. GO Hillsborough was meant to fail from the begining. It was all a sham. here

We can start with Murman! here
Please note, it was smart what they did. It would not have passed. 
To much for roads and not enough for rail.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

SaveOurGirls: Protest for Dominique Battle, Ashaunti Butler, and Laniya Miller

4.29 - 3:30 PM

Rick Scott We Got Your "Liberal Incompetence" Right Here!

Rick Scott Facebook post: 
It is time for the ‘Stop Trump’ movement to end. Yesterday’s election results show that the anti-Trump efforts didn’t work.
Republicans now need to come together. Donald Trump is going to be our nominee, and he is going to be on the ballot as the Republican candidate for President. The Republican leaders in Washington did not choose him, but the Republican voters across America did choose him. The voters have spoken.
If the anti-Trump groups don’t stop now, their efforts will be nothing more than a contribution to the Clinton campaign.
The damage that President Obama has done to our country is serious and substantial. We cannot afford another four years of liberal incompetence, and that is exactly what Hillary Clinton would bring.
We’ve had an extensive debate amongst ourselves, it is now time to get serious about winning in November. This was a hard fought campaign, but now is the time for Republicans to unite.

Local Treasure Faith Olivia Babis Thanks Target

Vote Asher for Delegate!

5.7 - 10 AM
2312 W. Union St. Tampa

Rick Scott Spending Our Money To Hurt Workers In California

He is going to California to persuade businesses to relocate to Florida, and has prepared a brutal ad for the occasion. The one-minute spot trashes the Golden State and, implicitly, Gov. Jerry Brown for approving legislation to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15. here
California has added twice as many jobs as Florida, while paying down debt, building a robust rainy day fund and taking bold action on issues CEO Scott continues to ignore, like climate change and poverty.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jessica Rose At The Red Star Rock Bar In The Heights

With her band Laced With Dreams 
2nd Annual 
Spring Leaf Freedom Festival 2016 
April 30 2 PM
Check out the 2015 Fest in Ybor here

Mel “The Moocher” Sembler

Friend, Two things you KNOW about me: First, I’m for the people. Second, I put my money where my mouth is. I made a commitment to see compassion come to Florida in the form of medical marijuana and I’ve put over $7 million of my own money towards fulfilling that commitment.

Mel “the Moocher” Sembler isn’t either of those things. Last Friday, Mel the Moocher announced he was going to raise $10 million to defeat medical marijuana in Florida. He raised $7.5 million last time. Guess how much Mel the Moocher put in of his own money in 2014? Only 1.3% of the $7.5 million he raised. $100,000.

It’s easy to talk a big game when you’re spending your rich Uncle Shelly’s money, I guess. Mel's all hat, no cattle. If there is one thing in the world I can’t stand, it’s bullies. I’ve made my living beating up bullies.
 Mel the Moocher is a bully.
I am not going to let this man bully the sick and suffering people of Florida in 2016.


Florida DINO Patrick Murphy's Donations

In touting the $2 million Democrat Patrick Murphy raised during the first three months of 2016, his U.S. Senate campaign made a point to note that “over 85 percent of contributions in the first quarter were under $200.”
 But while small-dollar donors might have donated thousands of times to the Jupiter congressman, they are far from being the predominant source of his Senate campaign’s income, either last quarter or in general so far.
His primary opponent, fellow U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is actually the one getting the most traction among small-dollar Democratic supporters. here

Florida GOP Carlos Beruff

During the question-and-answer session that followed a speech to the Broward County Republican Party on Monday night, Carlos Beruff was asked by someone in the audience about his position on Muslim immigration. "Ah ha," he said. "I think our immigration department is broken. And I don't think it's safe to allow anybody from the Middle East into this country." Most of the audience of about 200 Republicans gathered at Deicke Auditorium in Plantation erupted in applause and some cheers.  When asked about Israel, he said the ban wouldn't apply to people from that country. here

Ybor City Hemp Fest!

Aug 6 at 10 AM to Aug 7 at 6 PM
Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Florida INC Continues To Waste Taxpayers Money

Florida INC. to start airing radio ads on Los Angeles and San Francisco radio stations blasting California's decision to raise the minimum wage. here

California has added twice as many jobs as Florida, while paying down debt, building a robust rainy day fund and taking bold action on issues CEO Scott continues to ignore, like climate change and poverty.
Spending our money to hurt other people!

Lee's Grocery Paparazzi

Ngan Lee
Visit them here

Yes, Florida Governor Rick Scott Is An Asshole

celebrate May Day In Ybor City

5.1.2016 - 2 PM
José Martí Park Ybor City

The Citrus Taliban Attacks Florida Supreme Court

Florida GOP Steve Crisafulli and Richard Corcoran attack the Florida Supreme Court’s 5-2 decision to suspend the state’s 24-hour waiting period for an abortion.
Crisafulli: “In my opinion, this has been one of the most activist and overreaching state Supreme Courts in recent memory. I believe our government works best when all sides respect the balance of power. It appears that several of our Justices seem to believe it is their job to invalidate any action of the Legislature, regardless of the law and constitution.”
Corcoran: “Apparently, abortion activists, and their liberal allies on the Supreme Court, are no longer content just for abortion to be legal; their goal seems to be to ensure that the maximum number of abortions are performed each year in Florida.  How else would you explain opposition to a law that simply protects women from being pressured or bullied into making a life-altering decision?”
Of course that’s pure bunk. It’s part of the effort by a GOP that’s increasingly out of touch on social issues to attack the authority of any court that Republicans haven’t stacked. Their strategy is to undermine courts until they can rig them to overturn any progressive legislation that might be passed in the future. here

Monday, April 25, 2016

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Local Treasure: Asher Edelson

Florida Latinos Turning Liberal

That view is supported in new research that suggests Cuban Americans in Florida are uniting, particularly the younger generation who will consider more liberal candidates, with other Latinos across party lines in the 2016 election. A new survey indicates that 65 percent of Florida Latinos say they don’t believe the GOP cares about them or is sometimes hostile to Latinos. That number is similar to the 73 percent of Latinos nationally who feel the same way about the GOP, according to the poll. here

Pat Kemp For All The Right Reasons

Fight For 15

Stop TBX

Yes on 2!

LGBT Equality

Supports The Centre for Girls

Took The #FLfor15 Challenge

Endorsed by Betty Castor, Ed Turanchik and Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Sierra Club, Linda Saul-Sena, Tampa City Council Members: Yvonne Yoli Capin, Mary Mulhern, Lisa Montelione, State Representative Betty Reed, Former Legislators: Sen. Dan Gelber, Rep. Sara Romeo, Rep. Mary Figg, Sen. Helen Gordon Davis and this blog.

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What Stogie Had For Lunch

Baked Fish
With Moro and Platanos
At La 41 Meat Market in Lutz
Visit them here. Eat Local!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tampa City Council Stop Wasting Our Money On Consultants

We will give you this advice for free. Head on down to the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Library and check out their display of what I4 and I275 did to Tampa.  The county spent all that money on consultants for 
GO Hillsborough and what did that get us? The start of the solution is simple. Buy the CSX tracks and some trains. Is someone on the council also in bed with 
Beth Leytham? here
City Council remember you work for us, not FDOT. The state tried taking away the power of cities with Fracking and they lost. You want to keep your jobs or move up? Check this out!
Huntersville NC. Mayor Jill Swain and two town commissioners were booted from office because of residents’ anger about the state’s plans to widen Interstate 77 with toll lanes. here

If FDOT wants to go to war with Tampa, bring it on!

Planned Parenthood of Florida Targeting Five Republicans And One Democrat

For abortion vote

The legislators under fire: 

Florida GOP

Jeff Atwater
Mike Fasano
Gayle Harrell
Doug Holder
Matt Hudson

and Dem Darren Soto

The Opa-locka Mob

In the past three years, thousands of dollars has been paid to prominent city officials. FBI tapes have exposed an organized network that turned the levers of government into a cash generator for themselves and others, the Miami Herald has learned. here

Florida INC. To Forfeit $250 Million In Aid To Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

The state did not apply for the federal foreclosure assistance, the most recent and perhaps most egregious fumble in a disappointing string of actions by the Florida Housing Finance Corp., which manages the state's Hardest Hit programs. The agency has failed to properly manage $1 billion in foreclosure aid it had previously received from the federal government. here

John Morgan: Bring It On

We knew it was going to happen at some point. Mel Sembler - Sheldon Adelson's BFF and the leader of the "No on 2" campaign in 2014 announced today that he plans to spend $10 million to defeat medical marijuana this fall.
I've got a message for Mel Sembler: BRING. IT. ON.
No amount of money and lies are going to stop us from winning this time.
I need your help TODAY. Make a donation to the campaign now
and send Mel Sembler and all those who would seek to stand in the way of compassion a message:

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Rep. Grayson: The tragedy of Andrew Joseph III

Florida INC. CEO Rick Scott: Corporate Welfare Over Kids

He vetoed legislation that was passed unanimously by the Legislature that would have given dental care to low income children in underserved areas so that he could let his executive directors travel the world at  taxpayers' expense. here

Don't Inhale In Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County just received a failing grade from the American Lung Association in its annual “State of the Air” report. here

Rick Scott's California To Florida Jobs Pipeline

He announced he will be leading a domestic trade mission to California in May and meet with businesses about possibly moving to the Sunshine State. “Our goal is to create the California-to-Florida jobs pipeline,” said Scott in a statement. As Governor (Jerry) Brown works diligently to drive businesses away from California, Florida can partner in providing locations for job creators who are looking to grow jobs and opportunities for families.” In his statement Wednesday, he said California’s $15-an-hour minimum wage, combined with “high taxes and burdensome regulations” will make job creation challenging. here