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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Saturday, October 02, 2010

    Tampa/Hillsborough County, FL Focus

    Blogging Tampa Area:

    thefos: Patriot and Florida Kossack

    The Spencerian

    YBOR City Stogie: A Rudimentary "Cut And Paste Job" Of Tampa Bay And The Sunshine State

    Political Bloviation

    Tampa Bay Reports: Republican Rick Scott cited as example of ethics violations in textbook fraud case:

    Textbook fraud? Troubles at Rick Scott's hospital chain featured in business ethics classes...

    Rick Scott is featured in Case #13: The Healthcare Company: Learning From Past Mistakes (PDF).

    Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA, which the textbook describes as a company where "health-care services and staffing ... often took a back seat to the focus on profits." The case study describes Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Charlotte as the focal point of a federal investigation that resulted in $1.7 billion in Medicare fraud fines.
    The textbook points out that federal investigators alleged that Scott and another executive "were briefed routinely on issues relating to Medicare reimbursement claims that the government charged were fraudulent..."

    So Florida Republicans are literally textbook examples of ethics violations!

    Your Opportunity to Buy Green Energy in Tampa: Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program:

    When you participate in Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program, you're joining others who support the use of cleaner renewable sources like the sun and biomass (plant materials) to produce electricity. Our program gives you the opportunity to purchase renewable energy in 200-kilowatt “block” units at $5 each per month. There is no limit to the number of blocks you can purchase. Learn more about the benefits of renewable energy and how your participation will produce a positive environmental impact – and check out Tampa Electric's solar panel installations installed throughout the community.

    How to participate

    Both residential and business customers can participate. Residential customers can sign up online for as little as $5 per month added to your electric bill. Tampa Electric will create a customized package for business customers who wish to join our list of Power Partners. Learn more about becoming a Power Partner.

    Customers can also sign up and learn more by calling 813-228-4848.

    For those who love combining social interaction with political action, I recommend Drinking Liberally. This is the ideal venue for those who love to enjoy life while they work for positive change. There are two chapters in Hillsborough County.

    South Tampa Drinking Liberally:

    Third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
    Rock-N-Sports, 1600 E 8th Ave, Ste. E20 (Above Starbucks, Across from Muvico, Next to Adobe Guilas)

    Brandon Drinking Liberally:

    Every Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
    Giordano's, 11310 Causeway Blvd

    "Promoting Democracy One Pint at a Time"

    And for those with a more erudite approach to politics: Democratic Book Club
    Meets monthly, 1st Mondays, 7:00pm at the Barnes and Noble, 213 N Dale Mabry (just south of I-275)
    Contact: Tim Heberlein at tim_heber@yahoo.com

    For information and meeting locations, please contact:
    President: Jackie Beiro, jdbeiro@gmail.com , phone: 813-412-6256, cell: 813-466-8767
    P.O. Box 151674, Tampa, FL 33684

    Hillsborough Co Hispanic Caucus:
    The Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus holds its General Membership meeting
    every third Tuesday, at La Teresita Restaurant - 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, 33607

    For more info:
    (813) 767-5295

    Hillsborough Co Black Caucus
    Hillsborough County Black Caucus meets third Wednesday each month, at 6:30 pm at the East Tampa Business & Civic Center located at 2814 N 22nd Street, Tampa 33605

    Join us and become part of the Change!

    For more information, contact Dr. H. Bruce Miles at 813.237.3999, or hbmilesdds@verizon.net

    Hillsborough County Young Democrats
    Meets 2nd Thursday at 7 pm at Tahitian Inn - 601 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa

    President: Jennifer L. Fenn (jen.fenn@gmail.com)
    Vice President: Timothy Heberlein (tim_heber@yahoo.com)
    State Committeeperson: Dave Haynes (dphaynes77@yahoo.com)
    Secretary: Brian Willis (willisb@gmail.com)
    Treasurer: Tifini Hill (tifhil23@gmail.com)
    Website: Young Democrats

    Hillsborough County Democratic Women's Club
    Meets monthly, 1st Mondays, 6:30pm at Mimi's Café, 11702 N. Dale Mabry (Carrollwood)
    President: Naomi Ryan
    Website: hcdwc.org

    Hillsborough County GLTBA Democratic Caucus
    Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Tahitian Inn at 601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa.
    President: Sally Phillips (katlvr952@aol.com) 813.382.8172
    Vice President: Ken Key (kkey2@verizon.net) 813.416.8208
    Secretary: Dave Cutler (PrdFLDem@verizon.net ) 813.892.5905
    Treasurer, Fundraising Chair : Marilyn Cappiello (Cappyflorida@aol.com) 813.205.6454
    Membership Chair: Ercilia Albistu (Nolebabe1963@aol.com) 813.774.1887
    By Laws/Rules Chair: JJ Crane (jcrane13@tampabay.rr.com) 813.503.3432
    Campaign/Political Action Chair: Dave Cutler (PrdFLDem@verizon.net) 813.892.5905


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