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  • Tampa Billboards Booked To Jab, Cajole RNC Delegates

    08/21/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 7 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kevin Wiat rowsli
    When GOP delegates make their way downtown each day next week, they'll get a reminder that they're holding their quadrennial convention in a city run by Democrats. A billboard scheduled to go up today on Interstate 275 at Armenia Boulevard welcomes Republicans to a city "Where the mayor and all city council members are Democrats." It adds, for good measure, "Enjoy our well-run city!" The billboard was purchased by Ruth's List Florida, a group that works to elect what it describes as progressive women. It's one of a number of organizations – partisan and non-partisan – laying claim to the...
  • Drudge - SOURCES: Biden at GOP convention

    08/21/2012 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 157 replies
    Drudge ^ | August 21, 2012
    SOURCES: Biden at GOP convention; Secret Service in Tampa say they are Biden advance -- he's coming Monday or Tuesday... Developing ...
  • Sarah Palin on attending the RNC in Tampa: We'll have an announcement in a couple of days.

    07/25/2012 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies ^ | Wednesday July 25, 2012
    But the only question this Florida reporter had for the former govenor of Alaska and Tea Party favorite, was a simple one: Will we see you at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August? "We'll have an announcement in a couple of days," said Palin, as an aide insisted journalists direct questions to Todd Palin. "I don't know if we'll do anything fancy as a press conference, but we'll get the word out." As the GOP convention draws closer, rumors persist that Palin is scouting space to rent in Tampa and supporters wonder if she will be given a...
  • Tensions High After Tampa Police Fatally Shoot Teen

    07/23/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 90 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 23, 2012 | Staff
    Members of a local Black Panther group are planning a protest today after Tampa police shot and killed an armed teenager Sunday night in a Tampa Heights apartment complex. The St. Petersburg/Tampa New Black Panther Party says it expects 200 protesters to attend a rally at 9 a.m. at the Tampa Police Department headquarters on North 22nd Street. The protest is in response to the shooting death of Javon Neal, 16, who police say ran from police up a stairwell then whirled around brandishing a pistol grip, pump-action shotgun before police shot him. The shooting ignited anger among the apartment...
  • DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention

    07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires
    Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention. "I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot — as far as speaking — because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does,” he told Fox News Thursday. “She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
  • Air Force C-17 Globemaster III landed at small Peter O. Knight Airport(KTPF) rather than MacDill

    07/21/2012 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Teflonic · 26 replies
    Air Force Cargo Jet Lands at Wrong, Smaller, Airport TAMPA | A military cargo plane that typically requires 3,500 feet for takeoff landed unexpectedly Friday at Peter O. Knight Airport, where the longest runway is 95 feet short. Work began immediately to lighten the load of the 174-foot-long aircraft so that it might leave Davis Islands safely. The drama ended at 8:27 p.m., when the C-17 Globemaster III took a hop over Hillsborough Bay to MacDill, the original destination. It landed just a few minutes later. It was unclear why the plane, headed to MacDill, made an unscheduled landing at...
  • Tip - Christie to give keynote address at RNC

    07/18/2012 9:27:40 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-18-2012 | Josh Margolin
    The word is going out quietly to Republican activists across New Jersey: If you’re going to the GOP convention in Tampa next month, be sure to be there by Tuesday night, Aug. 28, because Gov. Chris Christie is going to be giving the keynote speech that night. “We’ve been told that’s the night to be there, that’s when the governor is going to speak. They’re saying he’s the keynoter,” one top party activist told The Post yesterday. (developing)
  • How do you solve a problem like Sarah? Romney misses out in stand-off with loose cannon diva

    07/16/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 207 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    She is the Tea Party diva who lit up the 2008 Presidential campaign. But four years later Mitt Romney is facing one of the most vexing questions of his campaign: what to do with Sarah Palin? In an increasingly uncomfortable stand-off, he has not invited her to next month’s Republican national convention whilst she has failed to give him her full backing. Palin has also not appeared with the Romney on the campaign trail and prefers to use her Facebook page to bash Barack Obama. The result is that the Republican presidential candidate is left without the endorsement of a...
  • Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? (Advisor: she will be prohibited to speak)

    07/15/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 156 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 15, 2012 | Peter Boyle
    [T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on...
  • “Occupy the RNC” Instructional Video Advises Firebombing Police Officers

    07/12/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    “ResistRNC,” a five day Occupy protest of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida this August, has some chilling new videos posted on their website that encourages horrific protestor violence towards police. In a statement at the top of the action webpage, resistRNC says, “if you are looking for ideas to help you with your action planning, here are some helpful videos!” In one of ResistRNC’s “helpful videos,” a young man is seen lighting a Molotov cocktail on fire, and then hurling the firebomb towards a group of police. The video is actually a mashup of a Jay-Z and Kanye...
  • The Cornerstone (Hillsborough County, FL Ground Zero of 2012 Election)

    06/26/2012 5:07:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 23, 2012 | Beth Reinhard
    Welcome to the molten core of the political universe, the hottest battleground in the biggest battleground state. Since 1960, Hillsborough County has called every single presidential election except for one—and there’s no reason to think that voters here won’t do it again. Look around this county of 1.2 million and you’ll find a mash-up of past and future: a solidly Democratic city bracketed by Republican-leaning suburbs; strawberry fields, ranch-style homes, and gentrified urban neighborhoods; Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Americans, African-Americans, Midwestern retirees, college kids, active military, and young families; the brick and wrought iron of historic Ybor City, and the stucco and...
  • Google Removes 640 Videos from YouTube Promoting Terrorism

    06/18/2012 11:32:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies ^ | 7:11AM BST 18 Jun 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Google removed 640 videos from YouTube in the second half of last year amid fears they promoted terrorism. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) made a request for five user accounts to be closed for allegedly promoting terrorism. Google agreed and deleted the 640 videos."
  • CBS confirms an all-sports "Fan" for Tampa, to launch in August

    06/20/2012 1:10:26 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 1 replies ^ | 6/20/12 |
    Hosts to be announced, but CBS announces that the long-rumored sports station will replace hot AC "Play 98.7" WSJT. No specific start date, beyond "August." CBS already runs sports-formatted WQYK (1010), and that station's assistant PD Mike Pepper will be the PD of "Sportsradio 98.7 the Fan." CBS market manager Ben Hill says "locally-based on-air personalities, and a programming team with years of experience in Tampa will help shape the station as a place listeners can trust for the most honest, engaging and interactive sports talk." CBS will be lining up against Clear Channel's WDAE (620). The site says...
  • Tampa gives up on gun ban during RNC(FL)

    06/08/2012 4:13:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 7 June, 2012 | KEVIN WIATROWSKI
    The Tampa City Council dropped plans today to appeal Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision against banning concealed handguns in downtown Tampa during the Republican National Convention. The council had considered taking its case to a special session of the Legislature or seeking expansion of the Secret Service's gun-free security perimeter during the convention from Aug. 27 to 30. The agency is not expected to announce the perimeter until the beginning of July at the earliest. State law allows gun owners to carry licensed concealed weapons outside the security perimeter. Last month, Scott rejected Mayor Bob Buckhorn's call to block people...
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi's Cayman trip looked like a wedding; it wasn't and many wonder why

    05/30/2012 7:40:16 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 16 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | Tia Mitchell
    It looked like a wedding. Sixty or 70 guests at a luxury Caribbean resort, including the governor and a former Tampa mayor. A beaming bride in a white dress with a flower in her hair. A photographer flown in to take pictures of the smiling couple with aqua water behind them. But Attorney General Pam Bondi says no ceremony took place at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman on Saturday. And many questions remain about when and why Bondi made the last-minute decision not to get married. Did Bondi bow to conservative critics who felt her jaunt across seas was politically tone...
  • Strip clubs swivel online to entice RNC visitors

    06/02/2012 7:47:12 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 22 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 3, 2012 | Justin George
    In a private room at the 2001 Odyssey strip club, dancers with names like Candy, Bella and Ferrari sit on a high-backed velvet bench and video chat with online customers from across the country. For a price, they'll disrobe and move into an adjacent room to dance. Web customers pay a monthly membership fee for these virtual interactions. And some of them, the club says, end up coming to Tampa for a trip inside the spaceship-topped nude club on N Dale Mabry Highway where they can visit the strippers in person. By August — just in time for the Republican...
  • Government spend $2.8 million on free internet in low income homes...and NOBODY is using it!

    05/30/2012 9:11:00 AM PDT · by floridaguy81 · 13 replies
    Millions of federal and local tax dollars have been paying for free internet access and computers for thousands of Tampa residents. It’s a federal stimulus program unique to Tampa that some people are calling government waste.
  • 2 of 4 suspects wanted in Tampa soldier beating arrested

    05/18/2012 9:32:26 PM PDT · by rarestia · 45 replies
    BayNews 9 ^ | 18 May 2012 | Staff
    Tampa Police have announced two of four suspects wanted for the vicious beating of a Tampa soldier have been arrested. According to detectives, Army soldier Johnny Aparicio, 24, was walking east on Iowa Avenue in South Tampa on Sunday when he was approached and asked for a dollar. When Aparicio replied, three suspects hit him in the face and upper body, knocking him to the ground. A fourth suspect came running and joined in the beating. "The detective interviewed one of the suspects the very next day after the robbery and he told him to do his job and investigate,...
  • Angel Adams Update

    05/09/2012 6:13:20 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 05/09/2012 | n/a
    Let’s check in with Angel Adams, the New Socialist Woman. Last we heard, she and her 15 children by at least three fathers, who had been living at public expense at an Economy Inn in Tampa, had been provided with a rent-free six-bedroom home. Rather than show appreciation, Adams continued to moo indignantly that the world owes her. This is what she’s up to now: A woman who is eight-months pregnant with her sixteenth child is claiming police brutality after she says Tampa officers used a stun gun on her. Tampa police arrested Angel Adams, 39, this week and charged...
  • Firearms possession law will stand in Tampa during RNC(FL)

    05/07/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Tampa Conservative Examiner ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Randy Lee
    It is said that "an armed society is a polite society". That is true as long as everyone understands and appreciates a citizen's right to bear arms, per the Constitution, and the right to concealed carry, per a majority of state laws across the US, including Florida. It also helps to be in tune with the danger of provoking use of a gun, which many of our newsmakers today (namely, those of the video game generation) fail to comprehend. Unfortunately, as suggested by their usual senselessness, they live in a surreal world where life begins again at the push of...