Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What Democracy Looks Like At The Florida State Capital

Pamela and Susan

Haneen and Pamela

Sean Shaw

Carlos Guillermo Smith

Charo and Ida

Florida Immigrant Coalition

Muslim Capital Day

Florida Voter Rights Restoration Coalition

Florida FFA

Florida State Capital - Tallahassee

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Walking While Wearing A Hoodie In Tampa

Robert Washington was walking home from a convenience store to eat a sandwich one hot July evening. This should have been without incident. However, a Tampa Police Officer staked him out
and then followed him. 
She pursued him and demanded his time and attention, to which he, within his rights, said No! Robert just wanted to go home and eat his sandwich in peace. However, the police officer could not take no for an answer. She continued to harass Robert--but Robert stood his ground and would not let her take up any more of his time. That's when she told him she needed to speak with him because "he was wearing a hoodie" and "looked like somebody". 
As he attempted to enter his own home, he was attacked by several police officers, who brutally took him down and arrested him.
Demand State Attorney Andrew Warren Drop All Charges Against him!

Fake News: California Becomes A Country

California has voted to leave the United States and become their own country. With the 5th largest economy in the world it is excepting anyone wishing to contribute to their booming economy. The news has spread quickly and all roads leading into the new country are packed. Vehicles from as far away as Florida and Maine have been spotted. They are offering citizenship to anyone who applies within the next 60 days before the borders are sealed.

Floridians Hold Your Nose And Join The Democratic Party

To take back our government from corporations we must elect a governor that works for us. The only true progressive running is the mayor of Tallahassee Andrew Gillum. Florida being a closed primary state you must vote in the primaries to put him on the ballot.  You can always go back. You can do it here

Ybor City Homeless

Meet Floyd

Mayor Andrew Gillum Supports Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

“Legalize it. Tax it. Use the revenue to fix Florida's public schools and move us up from 29th in the nation to #1.” 
Andrew Gillum
Join Tampa Bay for Gillum 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Florida GOP Victor Crist Is Full Of Shit

He is about to get smacked upside the head by a local icon.
“She claims to be a civic activist, but has little to show for it. I put my record up any day. She can’t even come close to it.” Victor Crist
We all know what Mariella has done for us no matter what this republican claims. Lets review what he has done shell we. 

Caps On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

 Worked to derail Go Hillsborough

Supported barring discrimination against LGBT

Read more of his BS here

Tampa Paparazzi


Florida GOP Smells The End

The Florida GOP is smelling the mass termination of republicanism in Tallahassee in November and is doing every thing they can to protect their corporate clients before the exodus. 
They have proposed a constitutional amendment that would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to increase statewide taxes and fees. They want to put the question on the November ballot.  
Our next governor Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum wants to raise corporate income taxes from 5.5 percent to 7.75 percent, which he says would give about $1 billion to education. 
“Republicans know a blue wave is coming in Florida, and when we're in charge that three decades of corporate tax loopholes will be closed so we can properly fund public schools, expand affordable health care and improve job opportunities and wages," Gillum said. here
10 Dems betrayed us
Kionne L. McGhee
Joseph Abruzzo - Matt Willhite - David Silvers
Al Jacquet - Emily Slosberg - Shevin D. "Shev" Jones
Katie E. Walpole - Patricia H. Williams - Kimberly Daniels

Exposing Carlos Curbelo

The Miami press is making much noise about the Congressional Hispanic Caucus rejecting entry to Florida's Congressman Carlos Curbelo, and instead accepting Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Democratic opponent for Curbelo's Congressional seat in 2018. The claim from the Miami Herald and its Spanish language counterpart "El Nuevo Herald" is that all Hispanics should be allowed to become part of the Caucus. No matter if what you stand for goes against the basic interests of the Hispanic community. 

Even though, Curbelo has cultivated an image of being a moderate in reality he is far from what he claims to be. For example, Curbelo voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) even though in his Congressional District Florida's 26, 20 percent of its non-elderly population is enrolled in the ACA and he voted in favor of that monstrosity once-called Trumpcare. The Caucus is correct in rejecting Curbelo's entry. Being a member of the Caucus it should be to further the interests of Hispanic people not to undermine them. If Curbelo had taken a position against Trumpcare like Republican Senator Susan Collins from Maine did then I could see merit on the complaint. Curbelo's moderation should also be called into question when he decided to vote for Trump's tax cuts. 

Working hard at exposing Curbelo should also be a major task for Democrats in his Congressional District. There is no reason for Curbelo to be holding a seat in a District that it's majority are Democrats. Curbelo's District is the nation's District where Democrats are the largest majority that has a Republican Congressman. 

The "Moderate" Curbelo has voted with the Republican Party on 86.3 of the time so far. He has also voted with President Trump's position 83.6 of the time. And one of those votes against Trump, the TPP ratification, most progressives were agreeing with Trump. Curbelo has cultivated well his moderate reputation, but there is no substance to his overall standing. He voted for the tax cuts at the last minute because as the Miami New Times reported, Curbelo's wife who owns a pass through Limited Liability Company would financially benefit from the last-minute provision in the bill enabling such companies to deduct a larger portion of their profits on taxes, after a provision was inserted in the Act that favored his wife's company. We could safely say that Curbelo is a typical Republican >Greed Over People. 

But, maybe the most important feature in exposing the real Curbelo (He used to say that he will not vote for Trump) are his votes regarding Trump releasing his tax returns forms. When Curbelo was serving on the Ways and Means Committee, he voted against a measure that would have led to a request of the Treasury Department for Trump's tax returns. Curbelo also voted against a resolution that would have directed the House to request 10 years of Trump's tax returns, which would have been reviewed by the House Ways and Means Committee in a closed session. With enemies like these, Trump can tiptoe
 through the tulips. 

Curbelo passes as a friend of the environment, but he supported building the Keystone Pipeline. Curbelo supports increased American involvement in Syria and Iraq. Curbelo supports diverting a portion of the Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts. In short, Curbelo supports privatization of Social Security.

 Curbelo has no business because the Congressperson for Florida's 26th CD. Democrats need to work hard in exposing the fake moderate.

Lorenzo Canizares

Affordable Housing In Downtown Tampa

This is good!
But how about some affordable housing 
for us common non-driving Tampenos

The Democratic Party (As is) Is Not Our Friend

Maybe you can still feel the wetness of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s lips from when he kissed you on your cheek before selling you out. Maybe you can hear the coins jingling in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s pockets or Doug Jones being elected by black people in Alabama, then voting with the Republican Party on the continuing resolution. If you can’t, it’s probably because you are so accustomed to the sound and feeling of being sold out by the same people you are willing to fight for, you’ve grown numb to the feeling. here

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Florida GOP Jackie Toledo's Power Grab

HB1033 (sponsored by FL HD 60 representative, Jackie Toledo) would preempts local governments in regards to bike sharing companies. here

CFL Norml Gasparilla Party

Join them here

Gasparilla 2018 - Tampa

This year it was strictly a GOP affair
Bob Buckhorn, Sandy Murman, Yoli Capin
Darryl Rouson, Jackie Toledo and Dana Young were there.
Photos not avalable.
Well, they let Sean Shaw in

30 Min. bathroom wait

Downtown Tampa

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ybor City Homeless

Meet Kathaleen

Democrats Keep Making The Same Mistakes Expecting Different Results

Resisting the Resistance
In district after district, the national party is throwing its weight behind candidates who are out of step with 
the national mood.
“If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.” President Barack Obama
Yet across the country, the DCCC, its allied groups, or leaders within the Democratic Party are working hard against some of these new candidates for Congress, publicly backing their more established opponents. here 

Tampa Paparazzi

Tally Ho Bar