If Florida GOP Trump supporter Joe Gruters from Sarasota has his way. He filed a bill that would add discrimination against "political affiliation" to the list of infractions Florida classifies as hate crimes, and though he insists the law would apply to both Liberals and conservatives, Gruters' social media posts make it pretty clear which side he's worried about. here
Hugh Hefner, or "Hef" as he preferred to be called, played a crucial role in the early days of NORML. At a time when most Americans were accepting the government's "reefer madness" propaganda, Hef, through the Playboy Foundation, provided NORML with our initial funding in early 1971, and became our primary funder all during the 1970s. Hefner was a fearless cultural crusader who believed deeply not just in the right to sexual freedom, but also in civil rights and the right to privacy. May he rest in peace.
Enterprise Florida CEO Pete Antonacci said Thursday that pursuit of a new east coast headquarters planned by Amazon is his organization’s top priority right now. He want bids from Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and South Florida. He encourages them to emphasize tax giveaway (Corporate Welfare) incentives.
Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon IS worth $81.1 billion. He should be paying us for the honor to do business in our state. here
Preservation of our History is that important! Timely and very critical... City Council needs to hear from you. 5:00 PM Thursday September 28th. Sign up to speak. Demand that our funding be restored to the city's budget. We need your voice now!
The Tampa Bay Times, (Under de facto ownership from a GOP cabal) endorsed him. He is an avid supporter of Donald Trump. He has been in trouble with Pinellas, Polk, Mantee and Hillsborough law enforcement officers. here
Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, released the following statement:
Congratulations to DPCF member Annette Taddeo on her hard-fought win in the Senate District 40 Special Election! This was a big victory for Annette, but more importantly, for the people of Florida.
Yesterday with the election of Annette Taddeo, the voters of Senate District 40 said yes to progress. They said yes to an academically sound, well-funded public education system and no to unaccountable, for-profit corporate charter schools. They said yes to safe drinking water and no to dangerous practices like fracking that can destroy Florida's precious environment. They said yes to improved infrastructure with better transit options and no to high tolls and road privatization. They said yes to putting the interests of the people over the interests of the powerful.
In the SD 40 race, the voters chose a progressive voice to represent them in Tallahassee. They chose Annette Taddeo because she will support policies that protect the many, not the few.
Pinellas and Hillsborough counties will join forces in an effort to convince Amazon to build a new world headquarters in the Tampa Bay area. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville and Orlando also want in. The nation's largest retailer has launched a nationwide bidding war between cities and even states to land the online giant's second headquarters, known as HQ2. here
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says that Rick Scott would have to ask for "tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars" in state economic development incentives (AKA Corporate Welfare) to attract Amazon to Florida.
Talk Environment How we deal with climate deniers. Kent Bailey, Sierra Club Activist Environmentalist will give a presentation on how we can continue to fight the good fight. --------------------- September 28, 2017 @7pm Seminole Heights Library info
"Jesus Cervantes, a man who called them for help... a young father who was in mental health crisis, a human being with children a family and a wife, who was heard on the 911 call grunting and crying and hoping that someone would see he was in trouble and do something to help him. Rather he was met by police who shot him to death on the spot."
Dezeray Lyn'swordson what happened last night in Plant City.