Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Defend Florida women!

HB 633, a cruel and extremist bill, is sitting on Governor Rick Scott’s desk, and we need you to tell him to VETO it. If signed into law, this bill will force a woman needing an abortion to wait 24 hours before getting the care she needs. HB 633 is an example of extremist politicians interfering with a woman’s reproductive health.
The time to act is NOW. Sign the petition tell Gov. Scott to STOP the attack on women’s reproductive freedom.

Seminole Heights Treasure, The Mermaid Tavern

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Healthcare Expansion Rally In Orlando

Wednesday May 27, 2015 10:00 A.M.
DOC’s Streetside Grille
1315 South Orange Ave, Orlando

Mike Reedy Party In Tampa

May 26th, 5:30pm
614 W Swann Ave, Tampa

Local Greats, Pat Frank, April Griffin, 
Kevin Beckner & Gil Sainz, Mary Figg, 
Bob Henriquez, Mark Danish, 
Stacy Frank, Mark Nash, Julie Jenkins 
and Tim Heberlein will be there. info

Jeb Bush On LGBT Citizens

Did you know Jeb Bush once compared LGBT citizens to "polluters, pedophiles, pornographers, drunk drivers, and developers without proper permits." here

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Solidarity Sunday - Tampa

Where Tampa Bay's leading activist gather for great conversation, 
Pizza and Beer.
Don't drink alone, drink in solidarity.

What Pilar And Stogie Had For Lunch

Big Catch Salad and Chicken Tacos 
With Bloody Marys
At Beef 'O' Brady's in North Port
Visit them here

Right Wing In St. Clould

St. Clould, Florida

March Against Monsanto Tampa 2015: Laceinne Zambrano

Florida 'Under Siege' By Big Oil

Sen. Bill Nelson is promising to vigorously fight a Senate proposal that would open up oil drilling as close as 50 miles off of Florida's Gulf Coast starting in 2017. here
Pic: Refugio State Beach, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015 here

Rick Harrison of "Pawn Stars To Host Marco Rubio's Birthday Party

Florida GOP Marco Rubio announced on Tuesday that “Pawn Stars" personality Rick Harrison will host a birthday fundraiser in Las Vegas next week. The reality TV celebrity will welcome Rubio to his home on May 28 for a party aimed at netting contributions for the Florida senator's 2016 presidential campaign. here

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Monsanto Rally In Tampa

Downtown Tampa

Developers To Run Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission

Florida GOP Janet Dougherty, 
a businesswoman and favorite of the development community, will be the next director of the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission.  here

Dougherty has connections with industrialists, phosphate companies, farmers and the maritime industry. She made points with the pro-business Republicans on the commission by promising not to stand in the way of development as long as natural resources are protected. She  ran for County Commissioner, Dist. 4 as a Republican. 

Marco Rubio Broke?

He cashed out his retirement savings to pay some nagging bills for a broken refrigerator, air conditioning unit, and his kids' private school tuition. here


Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Tribune
The Ybor City Stogie
Sierra Club
Linda Saul-Sena

Tampa City Council Members:
Yvonne Yoli Capin, Mary Mulhern,
Lisa Montelione
State Representative Betty Reed

Former Legislators:
Sen. Dan Gelber, Rep. Sara Romeo,
Rep. Mary Figg,
Sen. Helen Gordon Davis

Community Leaders:
Otis Anthony, Evangeline Best, 
Dr. Aaron Smith,
Fentrice Driskell, Elena McCullough,
Phil Compton, Mariella Smith,
Jane & Gary Gibbons, Carrie West,
Jim Harper & Sally Phillips

Tampa Bay Homeless

Homeless living in Tampa

Top Alan Grayson Quotes

"Here I am the only member of Congress who actually worked as an economist, and this lobbyist, this K Street whore, is trying to teach me about economics."
"They call me nuts, they call me stupid, they call me ugly. They might be right about ugly, but that's not what's important."
"I have trouble listening to what he says sometimes because of the blood that drips from his teeth while he's talking."
"You can call me partisan if you want. But I see one party's leadership trying hard to solve this nation's problems. And the other party's leadership showing its true colors. They are callous sellouts. Always have been, always will be."
And our favorite
"We're dealing with people on the other side who are utterly unscrupulous. These are foot-dragging, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals who know nothing but 'no.'"

Friday, May 22, 2015

March Against Monsanto - Tampa

Downtown Tampa Tomorrow

Corporate Welfare In Ybor City

Last summer, citing a Tampa economic development official, the Tampa Bay Times reported that a division of Ashley Furniture — one of the nation's biggest furniture brands — planned to move 300 employees into Centro Ybor. Neither Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. executives nor Ashley Furniture spokespeople offered any comment Wednesday on the expected Ashley expansion. here

Ashley Furniture facing nearly $1.8 million in federal fines for workplace safety violations 
stands to receive up to 
$6.7 million 
in tax credits (Corporate Welfare) 
from the state's top job creation agency. here 
This is where our money goes, they should be paying us for the privilege to do business in Ybor. wake up Hillsborough County. 

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Hot Garlic Drums Only Wings
At Wing Alley, Kissimmee

Local Treasure Pat Collier Frank

"If you think one person 
(Helen Gordon Davis) 
doesn't make a difference, you're wrong. She made a difference. She got a lot of things passed because of her perseverance." Pat Frank