Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ybor Paparazzi

Dave Cutler
At The Bunker

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless living in Tampa

Florida's Culture Of Corruption: Rick Scott

Top 10 Donors to Rick Scott’s Let’s Get to Work Committee
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Associated Industries of Florida PAC
 U.S. Sugar Corporation, based in Clewiston
The Geo Group Inc
private prison operator based in Boca Raton
Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts
Skye Lane Properties, a real estate management company in Clearwater and a subsidiary of Heritage Insurance Holdings.
Floridians for a Stronger Democracy. 
 A PAC with ties to Associated
Industries of Florida
 Voice of Florida Business - a PAC with ties to Associated Industries of Florida.
Jeffrey Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning
Daniel Doyle Jr. & DEX Imaging - Doyle is CEO of the document imaging equipment company Tampa based

SOURCE: Florida Division of Elections

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Bloody Mary
At The Hub

Marco Rubio Afraid Of Liberals

Marco Rubio won’t participate in town hall meetings because he says political activists will crash them to create a media spectacle of people who “heckle and scream at me in front of cameras.” here
“They are not town halls anymore. What these groups really want is for me to schedule a public forum, they then organize three, four, five, six hundred liberal activists in the two counties or wherever I am in the state. Activists are instructed to go to town halls early and “take up all the front seats. They spread themselves out. They ask questions. They all cheer when the questions are asked. They are instructed to boo no matter what answer I give. They are instructed to interrupt me if I go too long and start chanting things. Then, at the end, they are also told not to give up their microphone when they ask questions. It’s all in writing in this Indivisible document.” Marco Rubio

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Critical Day For Hillsborough County

This Wednesday morning, March 1st is a critical day for Hillsborough County. If you cannot be there, PLEASE EMAIL your County Commissioners all at once ASAP with the link below to demand the County Commission FUND TRANSIT NOW!
Email is the BEST way for written record of all comments but if possible please call, too!
Sandra L. Murman 813-272-5470 
Victor D. Crist 813-272-5452 
Lesley "Les" Miller Jr. 813-272-5720 
Stacy White 813-272-5740 
Ken Hagan 813-272-5725 
Pat Kemp 813-272-5730 
Al Higginbotham 813-272-5735

The Resistance In Downtown Tampa

Florida GOP Web Of Lies

Martin County commissioners' public records sins finally came home to roost. Three commissioners, Sarah Heard, Ed Fielding and Anne Scott were caught red-handed in a web of lies, denying they conducted public business on private email accounts, hiding, even attempting to destroy records to which the public is entitled. here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Chinese to go
$7.05 At Tampa Buffet
How much was your last value meal?
Eat Local!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coffee with Asher Edelson

Asher D. Edelson is the Vice President of the Democratic Disability Caucus of Hillsborough County. By the age of 12, Edelson was a published author with political ambitions. In 2014, Edelson was the youngest candidate in Hillsborough County’s history to run for School Board District 6 at age 19. Currently, Edelson is finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at USF as well as serving as a Precinct Committeeman for the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee.

Asher is well-known in the Bay area’s progressive political movement for initiating conversations on potential candidates in addition to highlighting important local policy issues via Facebook and other social media outlets. The Ybor City Stogie recently sat down with Edelson to learn more about his work with the Democratic Hillsborough County Disability Caucus and discover his thoughts on the 2018 local elections. 

St. Pete For Peace In Tampa

Dale Mabry and Gandy

Susan Smith Wing Of The Florida Democratic Party

"Some argue that we must figure out a way to appeal to the Democrats who voted for Trump. I would rather figure out how to reach the 40% of eligible voters who didn't vote in November." Susan Smith

Falling Debris In Ybor

7th Ave

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ybor Paparazzi

Jae, Haneen, Damala and Donna

Potluck for Revolutionaries In St.Pete

3.5 - 1:30PM
Sawgrass Lake Park - St. Pete

Marco Rubio Flees The Country To Avoid Floridians

it makes perfect sense that a majority of the Republican's recess plans includes hiding from their voters, and no one in Florida should be surprised to hear that Marco Rubio is among the missing. here

Support Guido's Ordinance

Local Liberal activist Kate Connolly, a veteran of the recent Pat Kemp and Lisa Montelione campaigns, has put together a Facebook group that includes more than 500 followers to support a Tampa city ordinance proposed by council member Guido Maniscalco banning "gay conversion therapy" for minors. here

Friday, February 24, 2017

Pendejo Marco Rubio

After returning from Europe a union activist found him at a political science class he co-teaches at Florida International University, then another guy said he saw him and asked him if he was ok. He was worried because he has seen him on Missing Poster all over town.
He asked him if was going to host a town hall? But Rubio hustled away. here

Tampa Terrorists

Terrorists  set fire  to the Islamic Society of New Tampa last night. here

Tampa Trump Comemierdas

Tampa, Florida

Florida GOP Matt Gaetz Has A Plan

The thought has crossed Gaetz's mind that protests could completely disrupt him from being able to speak at all at his town hall. So he's created what his staffers call the "non-verbal town hall," reminiscent of a scene from the movie "Love Actually." Gaetz has printed out part of a speech that gets some of his message across onto giant boards that he will hold up if he is unable to get a word in. here

Thursday, February 23, 2017

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Ropa Vieja
With Rice and Yuca
$7.00 at La Teresita Supermarket in Tampa

Thanks Nick

The Merchants Of Ybor: The Bunker

Tre Amici @ The Bunker - Ybor City
Visit them here 

HART Riding

Marion Transit Center

Rick Scott And Donald Trump Are Rock Stars In Florida

Well, among Republican primary voters
81 percent of Republicans approving of both Trump and Scott's  job performance. here