Obama Headed to St. Pete College

President Barack Obama will be at a grassroots event at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus on Saturday.

Fresh off the 2012 Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama will make his way to Florida Saturday for a campaign stop at the Seminole campus of St. Petersburg College. 

According to an Obama news release, doors open at 8:30 a.m. at the Natural Habitat Park Field at St. Pete College. 

Tickets to the event are free and can be picked up at various locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Tickets are required for entrance and one ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, a news release said.

To pick up your tickets, visit one of the below locations starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday. 

Ticket Pickup Locations

  • OFA-FL Office – St. Petersburg
    • 951 Central Ave., Suite B St. Petersburg
  • OFA-FL Office – Pinellas Park
    • 6537 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park 
  • OFA-FL Office – Largo
    • 225 West Bay Dr., Largo
  • OFA-FL Office – Clearwater
    • 1820 Drew St., Clearwater
  • OFA-FL Office – Ybor City
    • 1702 N 14th St., Tampa
  • St Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, University Partnership Center                      
    • 9200 113th St. N., Seminole


Torrey Craig September 06, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Donald ... Please use a dictionary liberally
PaulRevere September 06, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Michael: Let's not mince history here. There is a concerted effort to remove the "mention" of GOD anywhere in this USA. This President is on record for stating "America is NOT a Christian country". You may be an historian in your own rights, but this Democratic party has exposed it's agenda. Whether it is changing Christmas season to "Holiday season" Not allowing the mention of GOD in our Public schools. That is where I think the constitution and current liberalism differ. The term "separation of church State" is being overdone to accomodate 10% of this country. Remember , we all had prayer in all public schools. Many historic documents and movies show that with certainty. I am not blind to the direction of liberalism. A little at a time. The name of "Education" has replaced religion. Many Catholics choose the accredited private school education. Govt. has stolen that with "Forced" public education support. That is wrong. My $2,000 private education cost is equivalent to the $2,000 public ed cost "THAT I DO NOT NEED NOR USE". So Catholics pay $4,000 for Education . WHY? I know it is intentionally to financially Force me to Public ed. where I cannot even "pray". Just like the const says to keep our Govt out of religious liberty, I equate the financial duplication of Education as "stealing my religious support" I am on a mission to change that. Do you see my point.?
Torrey Craig September 06, 2012 at 03:47 PM
NCI ESS, Michael D. Linda ,,, etc. Please read the following from The Weather Channel: CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Democratic officials are moving President Barack Obama's convention speech Thursday indoors because of the possibility of severe weather. Obama had planned to accept his party's nomination in an outdoor football stadium before a crowd of up to 74,000 people. But Obama officials said forecasters have predicted severe thunderstorms in the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. hour, raising concerns about the safety of supporters, volunteers, staff members and law enforcement. Officials said Thursday's entire program would be moved indoors, including Vice President Joe Biden's speech. The events will be held at the Time Warner Cable Arena, the site of the first two days of the convention proceedings. (http://www.weather.com/news/obama-speech-moves-indoors-20120905)
Torrey Craig September 06, 2012 at 03:49 PM
From Forbes ... ADP: U.S. Hiring Surged In August With 201,000 New Jobs. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2012/09/06/adp-u-s-hiring-surged-in-august-with-201000-new-jobs/)
PaulRevere September 06, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Tahti: Do you care to be specific? What exactly about this "current history" of obama (2009-2012), do you want to challenge me on.? And if I don't hear back from you, let all the commentators here label you some mis-placed self-assessed Liberal elite-ist. Just to make it fair, you can do this with all your books open.
Michael D. September 06, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Torrey Craig, thank you. I hadn't seen this until this morning.
Michael D. September 06, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Paul, I'm not mincing history when I'm counterpointing your agrument. Dismissing the counterpoint to your agrument is beneath both of us. If you are going ot make a statement like "Do you know the founding Fathers had much diversity on religious beliefs. But, their constitution and Bill of rights is full of references to a creator, "GOD"" and found inaccurate, accept it. As far as an agenda to move away from Christianity. The government is supposed to be a representation of the people, all the people. And their is a slow shift away from Christianity. 32% of the world's population is Christian and about 75% (census bearu) of the nation's population considers themselves Christian. That is the lowest in history, so yes Christianity has been less emphasised. I disagree with the outright banning of prayer in school, but I do not agree with the mandatory prayer in school. I used to pray before football games and after games. This is a case of Judical branch interpretation of the Constitution, not liberal bill creating. I disagree with the change from "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays", but that wasn't due to liberal agenda, due to a lawyer making some money with a "damaged" client feeling excluded by a store for the cashier saying "Merry Christmas". Not wanting to be next on the litigation trail stores/companies made changes. That is your judical branch you need to blame for that. Religion and Education both start at home.
Michael D. September 06, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Torrey that is great for August 2012, but what about January 2009-July 2012? This election has to take into account his 3+ years on the job.
Michael D. September 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM
And the problem that the political process is the way it is, is that instead of factual, intelligent agruments. You get comments like this.
Torrey Craig September 06, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Michael D. - The answer to your question regarding job growth is found on the BLS website (http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0000000001?output_view=net_1mth). These charts demonstrate conclusively that from Oct, 2010 until now each and every month there was an increase in the number of employees. Prior to that date there where months where the numbers went back and forth.
Michael D. September 06, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Torrey, and I would ask then what is the growth of specialized job. For people with a college education and higher. I know the non-specialize sector has grown vastly in the last 4 years. But that's not going to pay the student loans. From the same website you posted your graph, the statistics show total compensation for a all civilian job sectors has dropped in growth. Starting a 2.1 percent in Jan 2009, and peaking at 2.2 in Qtr 2 of 2011. And finished quarter 2 at 1.7 % change. Which says that jobs that are out there, are decreasing in value. Now in fairiness They have been falling from 4.0 since QTR 1 2002. But they were never below 3.0 until 2009. It also says the jobs that are created are worth less than the jobs that were lost. What good is it for a college graduate to be working at Wal-Mart when they have student loans to pay?
PaulRevere September 06, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Michael: 75% is indeed a super-majority in any poll. As I read through all your weak excuses for "Prayer" and Christmas, I am convinced you represent the minority of what America stands for. That is, A Christian Country undergoing assault by a minority. Let me add, up until now Christians have been much less aggressive in changing the playing field. This is no longer about "Book history". Rather it is about "moral History". I would prefer the minority use their own funds to make their case. I do not believe my money in the name of "public education" should support any opposing causes. A Fair tax from Christians to pay for "public education" that supports non-GOD and no prayer will be argued by a majority as they see the light.
PaulRevere September 06, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Hey TERESSAW: I'm Glad there is someone else around here that "writes" the way I "Ride"
Michael D. September 06, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Paul, You strike with "history" and you are proven wrong. Then you change tactics and shown again you are speaking of opinions. I would like to know which founding fathers moral history you want to discuss. The ones who enjoy prostitution, slavery, etc... Just because the facts don't match your case. We are a great country established by great but human (flawed) people. We were based on a group of people running from tyranny of a Religious/Empire Government. But it's ok for us to create the religious constraints on our citizens, because that is our moral history? Because men that are obviously much greater than those we have in office had the forthought to create a doctine to stop it happening here. But much like Fox News or MSNBC lets not get facts get in the way of a good story.
Sahara September 06, 2012 at 11:40 PM
What makes any of you people think that a person has to believe in a god to be a moral person. People have believed in thousands of different gods over thousands of years. Most of us would not recognize the names of these gods today even though millions believed in them at that time. They are long forgotten as your gods today will be in the distant future. The world didn't begin with Judeo-Christian beliefs. People existed before them who knew nothing of your myths. And why do you christians think that you have some kind of stranglehold on morality. Who is the person you would have as President. The strong christian who goes to church on Sunday and screws his fellow man every other day both figuratively and literally or the atheist who respects his fellow man and treats him as he would be treated. I know, some of you would take the christian over the atheist just because he is christian. Make your choice for President based on this silliness or whether he is Mormon or Christian or Black or White or Gay or straight. Sad, little, small minded people!
papo September 07, 2012 at 02:56 AM
You're really really stupid!
Torrey Craig September 07, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Well ??? Keith - the report is in now, what is your comment sir? How many consecutive month is it of positive job growth?
The Masked Blogger September 07, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Applauding "Sahara" for nailing it right on the head. Good job!
Michael D. September 07, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Torrey, The unemployment report is up. In January of 2009 unemployment was 8.3%. In July 2012 the unemployment was 8.3%. In August 2012 the unemployment is 8.1%. That is the number that moves the needle. Yes jobs were added, but that doesn't matter if we are still above 8% unemployment. When you are talking about a healthy unemployment rate of 4%-6%, being 2.1% higher is huge. For reference Bush was never higher than 6.3%.
Lynda September 07, 2012 at 04:29 PM
President Obama (over the objections of a number of Democrats who find Israeli policy and treatment of Palestinians cruel) reinstated the platform language. It is a controversial plank even among supporters of Israel since the status of Jerusalem will be a negotiable item in any peace talks between the parties to a treaty. Try to keep up and try to understand a complex policy area. No bumper sticker talking points! Besides, it is supposed to rain here on Saturday. If I were you, I would be afraid of melting. . .
Lynda September 07, 2012 at 04:31 PM
DH, you would rather support the man who spent his draft years in France during Vietnam? And none of his healthy five sons spent any time in the military. Wonder why you prefer this old white guy . . .
Lynda September 07, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Many people in the Democratic party object to combining religion and politics. Many people in the Democratic party are proud to be non-believers or at least people not associated with religions whose clergy preys on vulnerable children or churches who exclude people. Many people in the Democratic party are proud of their faith. Some of the most exciting convention speeches were made by clergy and some of the most enthusiastic supporters are people of faith. This is one reason voter suppression tactics such as no Sunday voting are being implemented. The Democratic Party is inclusive; unlike the GOP where there is a religious test for membership. Try another talking point from your list.
Lynda September 07, 2012 at 05:03 PM
All of the veterans who support President Obama speak gratefully of his influence on increasing funds and services for them. Are you or your family members veterans? Do you care that Gov. Romney made no mention of veterans or veteran services in his acceptance speech? Do you agree that it is patriotic to refuse military service during a time of war as VP Cheney and Gov Romney did? Do you agree that your healthy children should fight the wars you support as an old man/woman?
Shell September 07, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Because your mama's in town......lol..lol..lol
Torrey Craig September 07, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Michael D - According to the BLS (http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000) when President Bush left office in Jan, 2009 the unemployment rate was 7.8 %. The previous month Dec, 2008 the rate was 7.3% and in Nov it was 6.8%. In the last two month of President Bush's administration the unemployment increased one full percentage point.
Michael D. September 07, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Torrey, so what you are saying is that the numbers on the graph you create differ from the latest report they released. So either you are manipulating your numbers, or they manipulated theirs on their latest release? It is in this report sitting on my desk from the Department of Labor, which numbers should I believe. The ones that arrived sealed or the ones you set up in the chart to run?
Michael D. September 07, 2012 at 07:46 PM
We also need to remember while looking at unemployment numbers, that it only includes people looking for work, not the people who have been looking for a while and stopped checking in with the government or have stopped looking because there are no jobs out there. remember that the 96,000 jobs increase is still most likely a bad number, that will be adjusted to somewhere between 86,000 and 99,000. Which is still 45,000 less than is needed to move the needle for the increase in workforce population in this country. In order to keep up with the workforce population growth we need to average 145,000 jobs a month.
PaulRevere September 07, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Lynda: You state that "many people in Dem party object to combining religion and politics" "People in Democratic party are Proud to be non-believers" (IN WHAT)? Dems would rather be Believers in a totally inept Obama who makes promises-promises, declares, give me another chance while this country is on the brink of supporting 50% population unable to find work to support themselves. Better to believe in a "GOD" than a false belief in someone who does not really care about YOU. Go join a worship group and maybe you will pesonally experience the love of others who share a much richer belief. Democrats like "John Kennedy" and prior to him would have scolded you for that assessment of the Democratic party.
Sahara September 08, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Donald...as a combat vet you don't have any more rights than every other citizen of this country. You see, we believe in our system that all people are equal regardless of who they are. The problem this country is having is that some citizens believe they are more equal than others and should be treated preferentially. As for the President being "natural born", this witch hunt is over or haven't you heard that any intelligent person and almost every respected Republican concedes this topic. Now you don't earn rights, remember you "are endowed with" them. See our founding fathers. Also the President of the United States IS your CIC. This is not your choice. In the Military respect for "command" is essential to gain respect yourself.
Anti-Westboro Baptist September 08, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Sahara you are my new hero! Btw for all the racist, birther, blowhards out there you now have your very own laundrymat in Dunedin you can use and will be welcomed with open arms! Hurry down it will be closing soon and that wont be the Presidents fault!


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