Sunday, November 23, 2014

American's Priorities And GOP Lawmakers' Priorities: Not Quite The Same

American's Priorities
1.   Access to lower cost student loans--80% support.
2.   Increase spending on infrastructure--75%
3.   Raising the minimum wage--65%
4.   Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa--60%
5.   Climate change/reducing carbon emissions--59%
6.   Building Keystone Pipeline--54%

GOP Lawmakers' Priorities
1.   Authorize Keystone Pipeline.
2.   Repeal ACA ("Obamacare")
3.   Pass the "Hire More Heroes" (veterans) Act.
4.   Pass Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement 
5.   Lower corporate taxes.
6.   Thwarting Obama on Immigration Executive Action.
7.   Reign in the EPA and roll back environmental regulations.

Tampa Under Surveillance

Florida gives Bill Cosby standing ovation

GOP Propaganda

GOP Propaganda>Guess What Americans Thought About Obama's Speech here

Fact>Poll: Americans Broadly Back Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Voters overwhelmingly backed President Obama’s move: 67 percent viewed it favorably, while just 28 percent viewed it unfavorably. The support was fairly bipartisan, with 91 percent of Democrats, 67 percent of Independents, and 41 percent of Republicans viewing the executive action favorably. Among Tea Party Republicans, however, 64 percent opposed the policy while just 30 percent viewed it favorably. here

Protests Expected In St. Pete

When the decision of whether to indict Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson comes down, there are plans for protests and civil disobedience in St. Petersburg. On Friday WMNF interviewed Omali Yeshitela about those plans. He’s chair of the African People’s Socialist Party. here

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dean/Warren 2016

Democracy for America (DFA), a progressive group that grew out of former Vermont governor Howard Dean’s unsuccessful presidential campaign, just released an unscientific survey of their roughly one million members asking for their preferences in a hypothetical race for the Democratic nomination in two years. Elizabeth Warren, the former Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate was the clear favorite, garnering 42 percent of the respondents, while Clinton trailed a distant third with only 23 percent. We voted for Howard Dean. here 

The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest: New Film Captures Florida Prisoner's Shocking Ordeal Behind Bars

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Orange Chicken
With fried rice
At IAsia in North Port
Visit them here

The President Speaks on Fixing America's Broken Immigration System

Why the majority  voted for him, (twice).

The Blue Wall: Midterm Elections “was a dark week for Republicans

GOP strategist and
Columnist at the Houston Chronicle who goes by the handle GOPLifer, Chris Ladd, has declared that the week of the Midterm Elections “was a dark week for Republicans here 

Friday, November 21, 2014

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Teriyaki Steak
With soup and salad
  Kumo Japanese Steakhouse
Visit them here, Coming to New Port Richey soon.
What a wonderful place. Atmosphere is awesome and 
the food is great.

Hongkong Willies, Tampa home of Rick Scott's Ark

Tampa home of "Rick Scott's Ark"
Stop in and check it out. See Joe, tell him Stogie sent you.
Fletcher Ave  and I75 Tampa. more

"If He'd Ever Look Up" Caroline Kole

Illegal Trucks In Ybor City

Southbound 21th St. at 8th Ave.

Clinton Party At Emilio and Gloria Estefan's House In Miami Beach

Benefitting the Clinton Foundation
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:00 PM
The home of Emilio and Gloria Estefan
Miami Beach, Florida
Attend the Dinner, $5,000 per person
Includes Clinton Foundation Ambassador membership
Event Co-Chair |$25,000 per person or $50,000 per couple
Includes Chairs' Reception with the Clintons
Event Chair | $100,000
Includes Chairs' Reception with the Clintons and invitation to
the 2015 Clinton Foundation Annual Retreat info

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hail to our Great Esteem Leader! Barack Obama

In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration here 

Walmart Black Friday Protest In Tampa Bay

Walmart 1505 N Dale Mabry Hwy,Tampa
Walmart 4381 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota

Call/Text: 470-223-2014 to see how you can get involved. 

University of Tampa bans Uber and Lyft

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson only Democrat to vote with Republicans

A law bill to reform some of the NSA's mass surveillance of innocent Americans died in the US Senate. Democrats pushing through the proposed overhaul were two votes short of the 60 needed to break a Republican 

Democratic(?) Senator Bill Nelson of Florida voted against his party to side with the Republicans. Nelson was the only Democrat to vote with Republicans.

Operation: Reveille, a Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative

A total of 53 veterans were granted rent-free housing for up to a year in various living facilities throughout the county. Thanks to Ashley Furniture for the new furnishings and other household essentials, including food. here

What Pilar Had For Lunch

Sushi Combo
At IAsia in North Port
Visit them here

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Brave New Films • The Activist Collection

Call out Pam Bondi for selling out our justice system!

As Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi has a duty to uphold our laws and justice system with integrity.

But she could not care less. She’s been selling out Florida’s justice system to Washington lobbyists, socializing with attorneys who have corporate clients under state investigation.This behavior is wildly inappropriate – and a clear violation of Florida law.

Add your name: Call on Rick Scott to set up an independent investigation into Bondi’s blatant disregard for the law!

Democrats Who Voted For Keystone XL Pipeline

11 Democrats who crossed party lines to support the amendment were Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, 
Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, 
Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana and Jim Webb of Virginia. here

Thank you Florida Sen. Bill Nelson for 
not being on this list. 

Fight for 15 Florida

Enough is enough; communities and workers in FL, it's time to end the fast-food struggle by joining the movement to improve the quality of life for thousands of exploited workers in the fast-food industry in Florida.

Right Wing Venezuelan Plotted Coup in Florida in 2013

A new YouTube video was released this month showing Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez detailing destabilization plans against President Nicolas Maduro in a meeting with a right-wing exile group in Florida. The meeting between Lopez, leader and founder of the right-wing Popular Will party, and members of the group Politically Persecuted Venezuelans in Exile (VEPPEX), took place October 31, 2013, just three months before opposition members began violent protests in Caracas. here

Lopez is currently facing a trial in Venezuela for inciting violence during the riots in Caracas that left dozens of people dead.

Congratulations Sen. Arthenia Joyner

State Sen. Arthenia Joyner of Tampa became the first African-American woman to lead the Senate Democratic caucus. Her mission will be to help rebuild the Democratic Party 
one day at a time