Monday, July 19, 2010

How STUPID IS Pam Iorio

Read what she says here about NOT connecting the high speed rail to TIA?? Is she fucking stupid??? How does that make sense AT ALL? Seriously??? She has a fucking vision. That we'll get OFF one train and on to another .... and walk three levels to do so.

NOT that we even want the fucking train but it's pretty obvious they're working on it. ROFL.

I like how they tore down the jail to make a station for it. The prisoners would REALLY have found that damn high speed rail HANDY. Screwed again. Shit.

Makes a beeline straight for MY property. I can't even begin to count the money IMA make off this city who should have not fucked with me in the first place.

Incidentally, Pam... how you splainin how all these permanently housed homeless crack dealers you got slinging over to the Metro Ministries were homeless WITH SUCH NICE CARS????????

I just laugh about that. They had nicer cars they could have lived in

Work begins on Florida's high speed rail
Laura Kadechka 16 mins ago


Tampa, Florida -- The next time you drive along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando, you might see workers in the median.
Geotechnical engineers have begun the process of testing the soil to prepare the ground for the high speed tracks in 2012. The ground will be tested every 200 feet, rail officials said.
"We've got several hundred people already working on this sector. They're out taking soil samples, property surveying, doing real estate estimates, they're doing appraisals, property searches," said Kevin Thibault, executive director of the Florida Rail Enterprise which is overseeing the project.
Thibault says construction of the project will add 5,000 jobs each year, with 11,000 jobs at the height of construction.
Jobs are a big part of why Florida is getting high speed rail. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson reminded state transportation leaders of that during a Monday briefing on the project in Tampa.
"The purpose of the stimulus bill is jobs," he said, encouraging them to stay on schedule with their plans.
In January, Florida's decades of working toward high speed rail became a reality when President Barack Obama announced the state was slated to get $1.25 billion in stimulus funds to put the plans in motion.
Additional federal funds were promised in the future to round out the Tampa-Orlando route.
The first grant of $66.6 million was awarded in May with another proposal for funding going out next month.
A future link between Orlando and Miami is in the planning stages. Nazih Haddad, COO of Florida Rail Enterprise, estimates it will be another three years to get that segment of the high speed rail line at the same level of readiness as the Tampa-Orlando route.
In the decades long worth of planning, the state gathered up land in preparation for high speed rail. Most of it lies in the I-4 corridor.
So far, the state owns 93% of the land needed. The remaining 7% will either be acquired through eminent domain or through willing sellers, rail officials said.
Once the train gets rolling in 2015, it will become the first true high speed rail line in the country that runs on its own dedicated tracks.
There are five planned stops: downtown Tampa at the Old Morgan Street jail, Polk County, Walt Disney World (Disney donated the land for the stop), the Orlando Convention Center and the Orlando International airport.
The Orlando airport stop has raised the eyebrows of a lot of people in the Bay area and has people asking, if Orlando's airport is getting a stop and Miami is proposed to have one too, then why not Tampa?
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio said, "To put high speed rail at Tampa International Airport would be such a mistake. What a waste of a very expensive system."
Mayor Iorio says light rail and buses are a more efficient and less expensive way to connect the airport to high speed rail.
"We have a multi-modal, a well thought out, integrated plant and that's actually what Hillsborough County and that's what TBARTA has," said Mayor Iorio.
She pointed out during the Monday briefing, that $700,000 has already been spent to plan for light rail between downtown, Westshore and airport.
She explained her vision for the downtown multi-modal station, "One floor would have high speed rail, another floor will have light rail that will connect you to the airport, connect you to Westshore, connect you to USF and the bottom level will have a myriad of buses."
Light rail isn't going to happen anytime soon in Hillsborough County unless voters approve a penny sales tax referendum for transportation in November.
The penny sales tax would help pay for light rail, and expansion of the bus system and go toward improving roads.
Mayor Iorio says the first light rail line linking the USF/North Tampa area to downtown could start rolling by 2018.
That is, of course, if voters approve.
"I believe this referendum will pass. If it doesn't, then we take a look at why it didn't, get voter feedback and then we put another proposal on the ballot for 2010," said Mayor Iorio.
Mayor Iorio isn't the only one in support of light rail.
"For downtown Tampa, that is absolutely critical to have a commuter rail system to get you around the metro area," said U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.
The Orlando area is working on linking Sun Rail to its high speed rails top at the airport.
The combination of light rail and high speed rail will help in the creation of a so-called super-region and super-economy, transportation officials said.
If all goes as planned, you'll be able to take the less than one hour high speed ride between Tampa and Orlando by 2015.
It's estimated 2 million people will ride the high speed train each year.
Still at question... how much it's going to cost you.
Previous estimates put ticket costs anywhere from $10 to $30, depending on how often you ride.
These numbers will likely change as Rail Enterprise continues to study ridership and what people are willing to pay to ride.
Laura Kadechka, 10 Connects


Folks, Jerry Dupree can READ

I kinda thought he could. Nice clear video of him lurking and then 'at that very moment''ing. This must be his display of cajones. Didn't realize jerry was the lil chubby boy. Sorry Jerry. I was the little skinny kid who was too quiet. Time to grow up now, brother.

Speaking of which, never saw Don Carr race around there sooo fast with Jerry. Holy Moley. Normally he's fifteen minutes down in da hood. One thinks ... hmmmmm what the heck is that old man doing???

No, one doesn't think at all. Abut Don. Except to wonder .. is that YOUR DAUGHTER the thug one keeps getting arrested over and over and over and then reports back to the lutz version of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch? Is that where you get all your support???

That Jerry ... he's a hoot. I kinda thought he could read. I kinda did. I was positive he could lurk and stalk and intimidate. He can also read.

Jerry is an undercover lover of the odd.

Anyway, hugs to Jerry whose life must SUCK.

He's the only one who doesn't know it.

Yep. I got it. You need it. Ya ain't gittin it.

I like snatching it back from under you ... LOL.

Like always I find the fun part in your mess.

Julie Brown .... is that YOUR jerry? I can dig that.

Married to the game.
Curtis Stokes wins appointment to Tampa City Council
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Posted: Jul 19, 2010 11:46 AM

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TAMPA — Curtis Stokes, former president of the Hillsborough County NAACP, will replace Linda Saul-Sena on the Tampa City Council.

Stokes beat out 38 other people seeking the at-large District 3 seat that Saul-Sena vacated last month to run for the Hillsborough County Commission.

On Monday, applicants had two minutes each to make their case to the five current council members. The vote for Saul-Sena's seat came down to Stokes, Mimi Osiason and former council members Joe Chillura and Mary Alvarez.

Stokes, who ran for City Council unsuccessfully in 2003, said he was humbled and overwhelmed by his appointment.

"I think it's the hardest thing I've ever done," he said of the selection process. "It's almost like being in a fish bowl."

He is unsure if he will run for the permanent seat in March.

Another 27 applicants are vying for South Tampa's District 4 seat, formerly held by John Dingfelder.

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Dr_Dug wrote:
What? NAACP? He's a racist! His past proves he's interested in Black advancement only.....and take notice of the name(NAACP) He was President of a group that calls them "colored"...
Glad as heck I don't live in Tampa!!
Is White still on the Council? ...You know, the man who lost a sexual lawsuit in Court that the Taxpayers had to pay!
Tampa....your pathtic.

Jul 19, 2010 11:58 AM3 1 Report Abuse

Dr_Dug wrote:
Curtis Stokes,who ran for City Council unsuccessfully in 2003...even though the people said no...the Council said yes....pathtic.

Jul 19, 2010 11:59 AM5 0 Report Abuse

peak wrote:
Hope he treasures the seat, this is the only way he'll experience elected office.

Jul 19, 2010 12:05 PM2 1 Report Abuse

peak wrote:
Italian Joe Chillura would have been even more pathetic.

Jul 19, 2010 12:07 PM1 0 Report Abuse

BlastFromThePast wrote:
Curtis Stokes is nothing more than a thug in a shirt and tie. Back in the 90's he worked at Norwest Financial and would use intimidation and threats to collect on loans. And now he is in politics. Thank GOD I do not live in Tampa. And I equally hope to God that his "career" in politics will fizzle out.

Jul 19, 2010 12:12 PM2 0 Report Abuse

VacantSea wrote:
Great, a known racist is now on the Tampa City Council.

Jul 19, 2010 12:18 PM2 0 Report Abuse

ddunn1111 wrote:
Same old same old! If you gave the seat to a white person you would be called racist. Give it to a kown black racist and call it "give the brother another chance". You elected officials in Tampa suck!

Jul 19, 2010 1:02 PM0 0 Report Abuse

voxyqt wrote:
Sick. Seriously. Now complete it with the nazi julie brown and I will laugh my fine butt off as it all crashes around you. Did she and her thug husband and her thug friend Jason Kuhn join forces with the thug curtis stokes/ Wow. Tampa. FOR THUGS BY THUGS. Congratulations, Mr. Stokes. Please get busy dragging Tampa back a century and getting your name in the paper every day. Try to remember: If you're doing the job you're paid f0r (LMAO WE ARE GOING TO PAY THIS THUG LMAO) we should never hear from you. It's only when you fail continually or make an idiot of yourself that we have to see you at press conferences..... (pam and jane and david gee and krewe)

Jul 19, 2010 1:10 PM0 0 Report Abuse
voxyqt wrote:
vacantsea: key word: "known" ... there are plenty of closet racists sitting in those chairs.

Jul 19, 2010 1:12 PM0 0 Report Abuse

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but I am not laughing ....

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say something that you know they might attack you for
cause I'm sick of being treated like I have before ....
Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
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And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day

In their living room laughing like,

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