Monday, February 8, 2016

The Merchants Of Ybor

Baristas Christie and Amelia

Tabanero Cigars
Visit them here

Rick Scott's Florida Military And Police Force

House Bill 1095
Dubbed the “Prevention of Acts of War 
would give Florida governor 
Rick Scott 
the authority to use military and police force to keep people out of the 
Sunshine State. here

Party With Pat Kemp @ The Heights Exchange In Tampa

Heights Exchange
4610 N. Central Avenue, Tampa
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Other local greats: Mary Figg, Mary Mulhern, 
Joe Keel - Keel Winery, Mariella & Tres Smith and Kate M Connolly
 will be there. here

TAKE THE PLEDGE: 50% Clean Energy By 2030


I support the national goal of powering America with more than 50% clean energy by 2030, putting us on a pathway to a completely clean energy economy.

Save the Sea Turtles- Ban Plastic Bags From Large Retailers In Florida

Sea turtles in our oceans are mistaking plastic bags as jellyfish, their main source of food. According to the World Wildlife Foundation and the Loggerhead Marine Life Center, all sea turtles are ENDANGERED! Our team of 9-12 year-olds, The Hobe Sound Boys & Girls Club FIRST Lego League"Robot Rulers" are very concerned about the problem. Did you know that Florida has over 1,350 miles of coastline! We love our sea turtles on our beaches and our oceans! 
Let's stop the pollution!  here

Tampa Bay Bus to CIW March in Palm Beach!

Workers, consumers to take Fair Food message directly to Wendy’s corporate leadership in Palm Beach;

Tour to demand real, Worker-driven Social Responsibility from fast-food holdout, not more unenforced promises of human rights…

This coming March 2-12, farmworkers and thousands of consumer allies will be mobilizing to bring Wendy’s — the lone holdout among the big five fast-food companies of Yum Brands, McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, and Wendy’s — into the Fair Food Program! info, on Facebook

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Stop TBX Rally - Tampa

Downtown Tampa

Pat Kemp

Linda Saul-Sena

Pat Kemp and Amanda Brown

Leslie Walls
Around here, women rule!

Michelle From NPR

I am voting  on November 8! Are you? 

Tampa Bay GOP Dangerous To Your Health

The Florida GOP voted to allow concealed weapons to be carried on state college and university campuses. Over the objections of Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and most Tampa Bay law enforcement leaders, it voted to allow 1.5 million gun owners with concealed weapons permits to openly carry their guns 
in most public places. 
Every Tampa Bay Republican 
except one voted for both gun bills. here

 Pinellas County
Rep. Larry Ahern 850-717-5066
Rep. Kathleen Peters 850-717-5069
Rep. Chris Sprowls 850-717-5065
Rep. Chris Latvala 850-717-5067
Hillsborough County
Rep. James Grant 850-717-5064
Rep. Shawn Harrison 850-717-5063
Rep. Jake Raburn 850-717-5057
Rep. Dan Raulerson 850-717-5058
Rep. Ross Spano 850-717-5059
Rep. Dana Young 850-717-5060
Pasco County
Rep. Danny Burgess Jr. 850-717-5038
Rep. Richard Corcoran 850-717-5037

Tampa Bay Homeless

Meet Daryl
He is a local. Homeless 1 year.

Pat Kemp Is Everywhere

Fight For 15 - Solidarity Sunday - Cuba
Yes on 2 - #FLfor15 Challenge - Seminole Heights Japan Festival 
Alan Grayson Event - Solidarity with Charleston - Stop TBX
Where are the other candidates?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Remembering Andrew Joseph At The Florida State Fairgrounds

"I will be back, every year." Deanna Hardy-Joseph

Rick Scott's Jobs Costing Florida $11 Billion A Year

A new Study on the high cost of low wage jobs in Florida. The report found that near the nearly 39 percent of Florida’s workforce, about 3 million people, are working in low-wage jobs that cost taxpayers over $11 Billion a year in public assistance programs. The report comes  at a time when both the state house and senate are considering a 
$1 billion tax cut package 
that would mostly benefit large companies. here

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Vaca Frita
With Moro and Yuca
At Arco Iris in Tampa
Visit them here

Hillsborough County Corporate Welfare

Transportation impact fees developers pay for new development.
Hillsborough County: $770 for a new home
Pasco County: 10,000 for a new home

"The County Commission is now considering a major overhaul of the transportation impact fees developers pay for new development. For too long, the fees has left taxpayers burdened with gridlock and paying most of the cost for new roads. For the past two years, I have worked with Sierra Club and we have taken the lead in a campaign to have new development pay more of its fair share and to use transportation fees as a tool to encourage smart growth. This plan is a big break from the status quo." 
Pat Kemp

Marco Rubio: Climate Flip-Flopper

Mayor Cindy Lerner of Pinecrest explains, (Rubio) was once in favor of action to stave off the worst effects of global warming --- such as the sea level rise already encroaching on south Florida towns like Lerner's --- before he decided to run for President and become a climate change denier. here

"Marco Rubio and all the Republican candidates who are in denial, it's really part of a campaign strategy, an ideology, that ignores the reality of the consequences we're facing," Lerner notes that where Republicans in Florida had once actual lead on Climate Change, since Republican Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011, state GOPers have almost completely reversed course.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Love Has No Borders @ Sacred Grounds - Tampa

 A benefit show to support the work of Love Has No Borders in providing mutual aid and support for recently arrived refugees. here
Join them here

Thank you Jimmy Dunson 
For organizing this great event and inviting us.

Florida's Right Wing Infestation

The Right Wing infected Florida House passed a bill allowing some gun owners in Florida to carry openly in most public places and to carry concealed on state college and university campuses. here

Three Dems — Reps. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda of Tallahassee, Joseph Geller of Aventura and Randolph Bracy of Orlando — joined the chamber's Infestation in support.

Lee's Grocery Paparazzi

The folks from STOPTBX
Join them Feb. 6 in Tampa

Ybor City Musicians

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Tampa Roll and Florida Roll
With Soup
At Grille One Nine in NPR
Visit them here

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Libertarian Kevin O'Neill and Democrat Pat Kemp
@ A Stop TBX event in Tampa
Join Sunshine Citizens
They have a huge rally planned for 2.6
Get Involved, all parties welcome!

Florida Frackers Stay Out Of Hillsborough County

Florida Senate Appropriations Chair
Tom Lee’s home county has just come out against a fracking bill that will get its next hearing in that committee; on Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission passed a resolution to oppose the bill to study and regulate hydraulic fracturing at the same time it forbids local governments from banning the drilling practice, as many have done. here