Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless living in Tampa

Only Pat Kemp Concerned About Shit Dumping

Chris’s Plumbing has requested permits to dump SHIT from septic tanks and portable bathrooms onto an 80-acre tract of land south of State Road 64, just off of Grange Hall Loop Road. The property is adjacent to a creek that runs into the Little Manatee River. 
Kent Bailey, with the Sierra Club, is concerned the permit
 is even being considered by the county.
Bailey said in Hillsborough County, there are four waste water treatment plants that can process the sludge Chris’s Plumbing is seeking to dump on the land. The waste water treatment plants would cost the business more than the land dumping.
“There is no reason for this to go forward, other than as a profit making venture,”
Sandy Murman,  Victor Crist and Ken Hagan 
Folks, these people want to continue hurting us, 

Trump Orders Oil Drilling Off Florida Beaches

Trump issued an executive order that eventually could open millions of coastal acres off U.S. shores, including Florida's, to oil and gas drilling. here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

With Bacon and grits
At Gold Ring Cafe in Tampa

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Climate March In Downtown Tampa



Pastor Myers

Pat and Ericka

Daniel and Pat




Fighters for 15

Fight for 15 fighter with Kelly

Daniel and Dayna


Tim and Charlie

Lykes Gaslight Square Park

Great job Dayna!

Dems Join Florida Frackers

The Florida Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill sought by Florida Power & Light to allow the company to charge customers for investments in natural gas fracking operations in other states. 
Supporters of the bill
 Democratic Leader Oscar Braynon of Miami and incoming Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth.
Other Dems voting for the bill in committee with Braynon and Clemens were Sens. Lauren Book of Plantation, Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale, and Bill Montford of Tallahassee. here

Florida GOP Hypocrites

 They are poised to pass a bill that would make it absurdly difficult for patients to get access to medical marijuana just days after making it easier for alcoholics to buy their hooch. here

Hillsborough County Right Wing Infestation

Florida GOP County Commissioner Sandy Murman says she is "probably" going to leave her district seat to run for a countywide seat in 2018. Murman faces a 2020 term limit. Jumping to a countywide seat would restart her term limit clock. here
Florida GOP Victor Crist and Ken Hagan could also be seeking new seats that would enable them to avoid term limits.

Rights Restoration Forum In Tampa

5.12 - 7 PM
Seminole Heights Branch Library

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Cuban BLT
At Ruben's Cubans in Temple Terrace

Friday, April 28, 2017

Big Majorities In Miami

The overwhelming majority of Miami-Dade voters don't see illegal immigration as much of a problem and generally think the government should be worrying about other things, according to a new poll. 
Big majorities — generally cutting across ethnic and political lines — agreed that undocumented immigrants don’t take jobs from American citizens, aren’t any more likely to commit crimes than anybody else, and “contribute to American society. 

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Florida INC. Workers' Compensation Policy

Florida is already one of the hardest states for workers seeking treatment or lost wages when injured on the job. Now lawmakers are trying again to make it more difficult for employees to sue when they have wrongly been denied workers' compensation. Senate bills would impose new caps on workers' attorney fees in such disputes, which critics say will discourage lawyers from taking cases. here
Backers don't entirely deny the charge.
"What we're trying to do is reduce attorney involvement in the system," said Rep. Danny Burgess, a Zephyrhills Republican leading the House legislation.

May Day In Ybor City

5.1 - 5 PM
Sociedad La  Union Marti Maceo Cuban Club

Local Artist: Art Keeble

Saturday morning market, Ybor city
Buy it here

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Donated $250,000 To Trump

The Jacksonville Jaguars 1 million. Remember this next time they come begging taxpayers for money. here
IE: On Oct. 14, 2016, the Nevada state legislature approved the largest taxpayer subsidy in American sports history. As long as the NFL allowed the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas, taxpayers would fork over $750 million to help fund a new $1.9 billion stadium adjacent to the Vegas strip. here
Note: I have been a OAKLAND Raiders fan for over 50 years!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Palomilla Steak
With Rice, Caldo Gallego and Tostones
At Ruben's Cubans in Temple Terrace

Florida GOP Next Scheme

It's called Project Majority Red 
They hope to wipe out as much Democratic blue in the state as they can by winning the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Bill Nelson. The GOP also wants the next governor to be Republican. 
They're hoping letters will be the key to winning those seats.
“There’s a third of the voters in Florida, or 30 percent, have gone NPA, so it's a big segment and growing,” said Rep. Francis Rooney of Naples.
Rooney believes it's important to win over those voters. here

People's Climate March Tampa Bay

4.29 - 10AM
Gaslight Square Park - Tampa

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hillsborough County Air Dangerous To Your Health

 A new report released by the American Lung Association warns Hillsborough County residents the air they breathe may put their health at risk. here

Feds Clear The Way For Texas To Destroy The Everglades

A federal judge cleared the way for a Texas company to expand oil exploration in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The destruction has already begun. They’re cutting down trees and creating ruts. You can see the impacts on the soil and those do not go away. There will be lasting impacts on a large portion 
of the preserve. here

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Florida Voters Taking It Deep

Florida voters who heartily approved important amendments to the state Constitution can only wonder how the will of the people is being strangled by the obstructionist toils of the Republican-led Legislature. here
Amendment to expand access to medical marijuana, approved last November by 71 percent of the voters, Republican lawmakers are proposing tighter rules on doctors’ prescriptions, as well as other obstacles for patients who want to use medical marijuana.
Amendment to expand the use of solar power, which drew 73 percent approval last year, has been met by a raft of obstructionist proposals that would bog down rooftop solar installation. They include rules language drafted by the state’s major utility, Florida Power & Light.

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Pepper Steak with Rice
At New China in Temple Terrace

Chris’s Plumbing Wants To Dump Shit In Our Water

Chris’s Plumbing Service is asking the County to let them dump human excrement, commercial sludge, and restaurant grease on the banks of the Little Manatee River’s wetlands. This toxic waste will obviously end up in the river — and from there it will flow into Tampa Bay. here

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

HART Stops

#6 56th St. Temple Terrace

Florida GOP Paid Consultants

Heather Thomas, a waitress and bartender in Tallahassee, was paid $2,000 by Frank Artiles’ political committee for ‘consulting.’ Her job application for a previous role showed she had no previous political experience. here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

All you can eat Seafood and Prime Rib
At Boston Lobster Feast in Orlando
Eat Local!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ashley Whitney: Till We Meet Again Comrade

With Ericka

With Kofi

With Gaby

With Dayna

With Pat

With Dez

With Roger and Jimmy

With Mariella 

With Laila

With Dayna and Chris

With Nick and Greg

With Norwood

With Kay

 Richmond, Virginia

Downtown Tampa


MacDonald's MLK Tampa

Tampa City Hall

Checkers MLK Tampa

Middleton High School

Solidarity Sunday

Alan Grayson Town Hall, Tampa

Climate change protest, West Shore Plaza

Fight For 15 meeting
Seminole Heights Library