Monday, December 30, 2019

Ybor City Bartenders 2019

Tampa Berner Presence in Ybor

Ybor City Homeless


Local Photographer Creative Chris


What Stogie Had For Lunch

 Italian Sausage 
With Rice and Green Beans
At The Green Store - SOG


Florida Republicans Launch Scheme To Ensure Trump Wins State In 2020

Ybor Life

7th Ave

Kimi Tortuga in Ybor City

Sunday, December 29, 2019

YBOR Gentrification

Slowly but very surely, Historic Ybor City is being infected by gentrification. The Tampa Park Apartments at the southwest corner of 7th Avenue and Nuccio Parkway has opted to end their Section 8 contract with HUD and is in the process of evicting tenants who rely on government assistance (article HERE). This property is immediately north of the site where the new Rays stadium was, and still is, proposed to be built. Currently secret negotiations are still ongoing between the Rays franchise owners, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Sports Authority and the plan was originally to develop about 4 million square feet of properties surrounding the stadium and, I'm sure that is still in the fix. That 4 million square feet would include everything from 6th Ave. south to Adamo Dr. and Nuccio Pkwy. west to 22nd St., basically everything south of 7th Ave.

Just because you can't see it now, doesn't mean the RAYBOR beast isn't just over the horizon.

Tampa Activist 2019

Ybor Bartenders

Hank at Reservoir

Ybor Paparazzi 2019

Ybor Space

Ybor city, Florida

Miami Democratic Consultant Evan Ross

Comparing Bernie to KKK 
Grand Wizard David Duke.
Politico  published a piece saying establishment Democrats are scared shitless, that Sanders, a democratic socialist, might really win. HERE

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Ybor Bartenders

Jamie at Bad Monkey

Stogie Recommends: A Cure for Wellness

Lovecraftian horror. Great visuals and performances.
An international co-production based in the United States, Germany, and Luxembourg,

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Happy Holidays from the Stogie!

Happy Holidays to my friends who follow the Ybor City Stogie! Together, we are helping to empower progressives and leftist community, in Tampa & beyond!

What Holidays are you going to celebrate, if any? I personally will celebrate Hanukkah — as I do so, I will commemorate the sacrifices of great leftists from history; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Bayard Rustin, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman; as well as the iconic leftists and liberals of today; Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky, Elizabeth Warren, Dennis Kucinich, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ro Khanna, Andrew Yang, and many others!

Which leftists would you like to highlight this Holiday Season? What do you think about the presidential primary election and the various local elections? Who should run, who should we support, and why?

Cheers, and have a safe, happy, healthy Holiday Season!

May the god of your choice (or scientific alternative) bless you!

— Asher

Berners and DSA in Safety Harbor

Photo credit Jasmina Forcan

Andrew Gillum: ‘Voter disenfranchisement is much more insidious these days

Tampa Paparazzi


Ybor Rob: Police Officer Gets Dismissed

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Ybor Paparazzi


Advice for Florida Senators From Republican Jeff Flake

Courageous GOP Senator Jeff Flake addressed his old Republican colleagues, saying,
"President Trump is on trial. But in a very real sense, so are you. And so is the political party to which we belong." He warns that, "the danger of an untruthful president is compounded when the coequal branch follows that president off the cliff, into the abyss of unreality and untruth... If there ever was a time to put country over party, it is now. And by putting country over party, you might just save the Grand Old Party before
 it’s too late." HERE

Sacred ground: Uncovering Tampa’s lost cemeteries

Hillsborough County GOP Chairman Jim Waurishuk

 Blasted the impeachment vote, saying that any member of Congress who did so “is showing how deeply they revile the voters and how truly they detest America’s Constitutional order.”
On Trumps letter to Nancy Pelosi, he 
said it was “spot on.
He went on to add that the greatest consequence of the pursuit of bringing down Trump “will be the complete and utter destruction of the current Democrat Party.”
Is perhaps one of the last nails in their party’s coffin.

Mr. Waurishuk you do know you guys 
are looking like fools right?

Republicans Can’t Win In 2020 Without Cheating

Friday, December 20, 2019

Chillum in Ybor


Florida GOP Pam Bondi on Display

Florida GOP Rick Scott's Conscience is Clear

  • Rick Scott says he has little doubt President Trump will stay in office for the remainder of his term despite impeachment proceedings. The Florida Republican, a key Trump ally, says much of the Democrats’ arguments stem from “hearsay” and falsities. “The bottom line is, this is an impeachment trial and you have to think of it that way,” Scott says. “My conscience is clear.” HERE

Gentrification in Ybor City

Mo Mojud Smokes His First Cigar in Ybor City

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Greg Steube's Place In History

December 18, 2019
Voted against 
Impeaching Trump 

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Pastrami Sandwich
At Tapper Pub in South Tampa 


James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor has the best Burgers in Tampa Bay!

Sane Floridans Beware

For Every New Registered Democrat In Florida This Year, Republicans Have Added Two HERE

Despite much-publicized efforts by the Florida Democratic Party and its allies, state data shows Republicans in the swing state are far outpacing Democrats when it comes to the raw number of registered voters.

"While Democrats are busy coming up with fabricated voter registration numbers, impeachment conspiracy theories, and radical socialist policies that would raise taxes and kill jobs, the RNC and Trump Campaign are lapping the Democrats on every front: organizing, fundraising, volunteer training, registering voters, and more,” said Trump Victory Spokesperson Emerson George.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Cold Weather Shelters To Open Tonight

Hillsborough County cold weather shelters will open tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18, for the homeless and for those who live in homes without adequate heat. The National Weather Service expects local temperatures to dip to or below 40 degrees with wind chill in Hillsborough County Wednesday night.

Click HERE for details and locations.