Saturday, September 20, 2014

Vote By Mail Florida

Hundreds of progressive voters signed up to Vote By Mail on Progressive Florida;s new website in less than 48 hours. here

Go Granny D @ The University of Tampa

Host: Harriet Hollywood
Plant Hall, UT Monday at 7:00 p.m. 

Bill Nelson: Spoken Like A True Democrat

"Since taking office nearly four years ago, I believe Gov. Rick Scott has been leading our state in the wrong direction. And now, as a result, I think we're headed into the ditch. During his time as the state's chief executive, there's been an assault on Florida's voter laws, there's been a refusal to expand Medicaid to more than a million people, and there's been a deregulation of the state's health care industry, allowing rates to go up unchecked. Just imagine what he'll do if given another four years without any checks or balances. 
It's nice to see Florida Dems sticking together,unlike our mayor.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mayor Bob Is Sitting This One Out

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he will not endorse anyone in Florida's gubernatorial race. 
He is on the sidelines. Buckhorn, a Democrat, often appears at events touting 
job creation and economic news

Tampa Bay Ranks Dead Last

 with Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Publicly at these events, the two have had kind words for each other despite their differing political parties.  Go ahead mayor, why don't you tell us how you really feel. here

Satan In Florida Schools

"If a public school board is going to allow religious pamphlets and full Bibles to be distributed to students -- as is the case in Orange County, Florida -- we think the responsible thing to do is to ensure that these students are given access to a variety of differing religious opinions, as opposed to standing idly by while one religious voice dominates the discourse and delivers propaganda to youth.” The Satanic Temple’s , Lucien Greaves here

Block the Boat – Tampa

5am 9.20.14 Port Of Tampa info
Palestine is calling us to action! Palestinians laborers, Palestinian General Federation Trade Union (PGFTU), have called on workers around the world to refuse to handle Israel goods. Palestinians throughout Gaza, the West Bank and 1948 Palestine have demonstrated their unity in the struggle against Apartheid Israel and have taken to the streets in the tens of thousands, bravely facing Israeli military armed with US made weapons to call on the international community to stand with them as they resist Zionism throughout all of historic Palestine. We will be answering this call by organizing community pickets at the Port, asking the longshoreman and truckers to honor this request and to stand with the people of Palestine.

Gov. Rick Scott's Ark

Great Scott, Tampa Bay Ranks Dead Last

Median household income in Tampa Bay has sunk lower than it was in 2010, the early days of recovery from the Great Recession, cementing the bay area's dead-last ranking in income among the country's 25 biggest metro areas.Miami, comes in at second lowest. here

Tampa Cabbie/Blogger Tim Fasano

Tim Fasano may look like an old man, but we're now certain that if anyone tries to mess with him, he's taking down hard. Fasano shows us his cardio routine. "This is awesome cardio as I get in shape with weights and running to smash my haters in the mouth," says Fasano

How To Deal With Florida's Koch Problem

The Koch brothers are set to outspend Democrats in Florida. They can spend all they want. Dems are you  going to let a 30sec. TV ad tell you who to vote for? Get the facts. 
Be an Educated Voter. 
How to Be an Educated Voter 
Then VOTE on 11.4.14 
Fight your battles at the polls 
There are more of you. Or

Victory Party 
11.4.14 - 7:00 PM  info
@ Tequilas in Ybor

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Florida. Why you should vote Yes on Amendment 2

Victory Party 
11.4.14 - 7:00 PM  info
@ Tequilas in Ybor

Floridians Against Condo Takeover

Join, unite, & fight to change FL Ch. 718.117 & save condo owners from being forced out of their homes! here

Two-year anniversary of The Undercurrent

The Undercurrent is a grassroots political web-show produced and hosted by Lauren Windsor.  You can view more of her work at and follow her 
on Twitter at @LadyLib27.

Florida One Of The Worst States For Tax Fairness

Florida GOP Jeb Bush and Rick Scott as well as GOP legislators consistently discussed the need to lower taxes to create a”favorable business climate.It did not work. 
Not only can they not attract enough new business to the state, but Florida’s Republicans have crafted a fundamentally unfair tax structure that hurts workingfamilies and those who seek to be upwardly mobile in society.
It has long been the goal of Florida Republicans to reward corporations and entities that handsomely contribute to campaigns. here

"Go Granny D!" In St. Pete

Famous for their inspiring off-Broadway performances, and currently touring nationwide, actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens will present "Go Granny D!" a play about the life and activism of Doris Haddock, the 90 year-old activist who walked from California to Washington D.C. to get big money out of politics. She also played a pivotal role in the enactment of the McCain-Feingold Act for campaign finance reform.
USF St Petersburg / Harbor Hall
1000 3rd St. South, St. Petersburg
 Friday, September 19, 7:00 pm.
Host: Harriet Heywood 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Marco Rubio & Charles Koch @ The Koch Brothers' Summer Donor Conference

“Great Medical Marijuana Debate” in Miami

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7pm (Today)
Town Kitchen and Bar, 7301 SW 57th Court, Miami 

Yes on 2 Medical Marijuana - GREASE PARODY

Women Taking Over Florida Politics

Like us, you might be discouraged about the state of politics in our country today -- the lack of decisive action on some of our most pressing problems, the tone of partisanship and disrespect among some public officials. Well, I am not ready to give up just yet.  I believe very strongly that we need more women at all levels of public office!   And to this end, several years ago I co-founded Ruth's List, an organization modeled after the very successful national organization, Emily's List. 
Please help support Ruth's List Florida

Locally check out 
Amanda Murphy, Pat Kemp, April Griffin
and Judithanne McLauchlan

Vote Tampa Bay!

Victory Party 
11.4.14 - 7:00 PM  info
@ Tequilas in Ybor

Ask Florida Teachers About Rick Scott

NAACP Florida State Conference Announces Support for Florida Amendment 2

Today, the Florida State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People proudly announced its support of United for Care and the passage of Amendment 2 this November. The amendment, which would legalize medicinal marijuana in Florida, will appear on the ballot on November 4, 2014.

NAACP Florida State Conference, including its Branches, Youth Councils and College Chapters, is a state affiliate of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, has worked successfully with allies of all races and plays a significant role in improving the lives of minorities in America.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Ben Pollara, please call Maurizio Passariello at 786.285.6398 or email him at

Taylor Goethals Of Tampa With Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts is her  favorite band. She could not make it to their Tampa concert becouse she was in the  hospital, so they came to see her. here

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Free "Shady Rick Hand Sanitizer" In Tampa

Florida for All 
Plans a downtown Tampa protest Tuesday afternoon outside a fund-raiser for Gov. Rick Scott's 
re-election.  The group says it will distribute 
"Shady Rick Hand Sanitizers" outside the event, which is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. here
Scott's "Ten Dirtiest Deeds" on its website
Don't forget we are still offering a free tube of Warming Jelly.

Drug Free Florida Propaganda

Amendment 2 fears were already rejected

Jon Mills, a state constitutional scholar, is a former speaker of the Florida House and dean emeritus of the University of Florida College of Law. He defended the Amendment 2 ballot wording before the Florida Supreme Court. 

Read what he has to say  here

Marc A Caputo @ the Miami Herald, “It's no surprise Drug Free Florida Committee is making such a large buy so far out from Election Day. 
When your basic position runs completely counter to public opinion, 
millions in misleading advertising is the only strategy available. 

Read more here:

Lyft Driver Lisa Roberts On Local Cabbies

"Sorry these old cab drivers spent so much money, but people spent a lot of money on 8 tracks and DOS computers, which didn't stop technology or progress.Riders prefer Lyft because our cars smell better, we don't mind short rides, they don't have to argue with us about payment and most importantly, we don't leave them standing on a street in the middle of the night!"
Tampa Cabbie/Blogger Tim Fasano fires back here

Legal or not, Lyft is a fantastic service that is a necessity, especially in a city with Poor public transit like Tampa.
We continue to show the world that we are (What the late great Neil Rogers use to  call us) "A nose-picking town."

Rick Scott appointing fewer black judges than predecessors

After nearly four years, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed fewer African-Americans to Florida judgeships than either Charlie Crist or Jeb Bush did in the same period of time. here

"He has no interest in diversity,he wants to stack the courts with people who think like him. It's that corporate mentality that 
he brought to the governor's office.""  
Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa

The Great Annette Taddeo Tells It Like It Is On The Ed Schultz Podcast