Above, photo I snapped of Steve Geller,
for the 2008 Primary debacle, despite all the
by CBS4's Michael Williams in front of
Hallandale Beach City Hall, where Geller's
district office was located.
Ignore the info on photo, it was actually
taken on May 7th, 2008.
And why is that City Hall breezeway
ceiling STILL messed-up 18 months later?
Geller: Take My $50,000, Please!
By Buddy Nevins
Former State Sen. Steve Geller says he has a problem: He can’t figure out who should get $50,000 in tainted money.
The money is from suspected scammer Scott Rothstein. It was earmarked for Geller’s campaign against County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger.Geller now suspects Rothstein stole the money. He wants to give it back.
Read the rest of the story at:
In case you were curious after reading
Buddy Nevins' story, above, I've
included at the bottom of this post
the list of contributors to this CCE
of Geller's, which used a lot of
its money last year unsuccessfully
the former North Bay Village mayor,
State House seat, when he
ran for the State Senate in
November and won.
Now, of course, having been elected
for four years and equipped with a
fall-back government job with nice benefits
that keeps his seat warm in case he fails,
and able to still charge taxpayers for his
flights home, Gelber is already running
for State Attorney General, which is
Miami Beach and environs when he
was running last year, promising to
use his best judgment on their behalf
in Tallahassee for the next four years
in a higher-profile position.
That is to say, once Gelber dropped
his already announced plans of running
for U.S. Senate, which is yet another
option he didn't care to mention to
voters last year when offering himself up.
At some point, I suspect Gelber's
love affair with himself, like most
come to a very sad and predictable end.
If you were me, and a woman you were
very interested in romantically called you
up after you'd spent a fair amount of time
together said that she'd love to see you
again once she got back from a business
trip, you might say fine and that you were
looking forward to her return.
But you might have a change of heart
if she says that her trip is actually a
vacation with her boyfriend to visit
his hometown and spend some
You'd immediately think you needed
to consider other 'candidates,' no?
Perhaps sensing that voters would
not be interested in him if he already
Gelber never gave South Florida voters
Yet counter-intuitively, Dan Gelber
seems to think that by being so open
about his promiscuous personal
ambition, and clearly not really
attention to the job he was
elected by voters to a year ago
-which, despite my warnings
to them last year, is abundantly
clear to my friends on Miami
Beach who voted for him-
since he plans on campaigning
for yet another year, he's somehow
free from criticism that he seems
to have a clear history of using
South Florida voters for props
(or pawns) for his personal
ambition, and of not being
honest with them.
But why should being so obvious
be judged a positive character trait
Guess what, it's not.
And what has he actually DONE?
Admit it, you probably can't think
of even two things he's noted for.
Some brilliant argument that changed
the tenor of debate for the better
or some insightful solution to
personally responsible for bringing
both Democrats and Republicans.
Where's the defining moment when
he asked his own Dem supporters
needed to be intellectually honest
thing for the greater good?
Guess what, neither can he.
There aren't any.
The kicker is that THAT doesn't
seem to matter, as Gelber slowly
tries to become the latest governor
of this state without having earned
of any particular consequence.
That doesn't make him unique,
of course, just more transparent
Just like Steve Geller,
whom you all know I loathe,
he's personally implicated in
all the myopic bad decisions
of the past few years in
that have crippled this state
and made it a laughingstock
by so many different measurements.
Frankly, if it wasn't for his father,
a very well-respected Miami judge
Gelber clearly doesn't- most
Florida press in particular, would
general conclusion that Gelber,
despite who his father is,
is clearly no different from the
dozens of other ambitious
even unethical hacks populating
state, regional and local govt.,
seemingly intent on making things
worse for us, not better.
(Elected versions of Alex Lewy.)
Gelber is just someone from whom
much more was expected but who,
thus far, has produced no tangible results.
that solid criticism of him from the
South Florida media never ever comes,
It's the dog that never barks.
Which doesn't mean it's not a good dog,
just that it's NOT actually a WATCHDOG.
To me, this suggests that more than anyone
else, he's the male counterpart to DWS,
the South Florida media pet/demagogue
-whom I also loathe-, who is never
subjected to any sort of rigorous fact-filled
Now there's a good question.
I'll be posting some things you may
find of interest on my blog this weekend,
and one of them will be on a force you
may not already be aware of that is
quickly taking over this area and which
the geniuses at HB City Hall and the
HB Police Dept. continue to ignore,
of them: HGS.
Keep those initials in mind as you
walk, bike and drive thru SE Broward.
Folks, it's HGS' world, we just live in it.
|Type:||Committee of Continuous Existence|
|Address:||Post Office Box 220015|
Hollywood, FL 33022
|Chairperson:||Steven A. Geller|
100 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, 33309
12121 NE 16th Avenue
North Miami, FL 33161
|Registered Agent:|| |
100 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Floridians for a Stronger Tomorrow
Rpt Yr Rpt Type Date Amount Contributor Name Address City State Zip Occupation Typ InKind Desc
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2007 Q2 06/01/2007 20.00 TEXEIRA NANCY 1326 NORTH DUVAL ST TALLAHASSEE, FL 32303 CAS
2007 Q3 07/17/2007 2,500.00 TITLE INSURANCE THROUGH LAWYER 6545 CORPORATE CENTRE BLVD ORLANDO, FL 32302 INSURANCE DUE
2007 Q3 07/17/2007 2,500.00 FLORIDA ASSOCIATED GENERAL CON PO BOX 10569 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32302 BUILDERS DUE
2007 Q3 08/20/2007 2,500.00 LAWYERS ACTION 1224 GREENSWARD DR. TALLAHASSEE, FL 32312 ATTORNEYS DUE
2007 Q3 09/07/2007 5,000.00 FLORIDA POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSO 300 E BREVARD ST TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 POLICE UNION DUE
2007 Q3 09/12/2007 10,000.00 PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB 1111 NORTH CONGRESS AVE. WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33404 PARI-MUTUEL DUE
2007 Q4 10/22/2007 8,333.33 HCA EAST FLORIDA DIVISION AND 101 N. MONROE ST., SUITE 801 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 HOSPITAL DUE
2007 Q4 10/22/2007 8,333.33 HCA NORTH FLORIDA DIVISION AND 101 N. MONROE ST., SUITE 801 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 HOSPITAL DUE
2007 Q4 10/22/2007 8,333.34 HCA WEST FLORIDA DIVISION AND 101 N. MONROE ST., SUITE 801 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 HOSPITAL DUE
2007 Q4 10/31/2007 30,000.00 MARDI GRAS GAMING 831 N. FEDERAL HIGHWAY HALLANDALE BEACH, FL 33009 PARI-MUTUAL DUE
2008 Q1 02/01/2008 500.00 CHIRO-PAC 217 N KIRKMAN RD. ORLANDO, FL 32811 CHIROPRACTORS DUE
2008 Q1 02/29/2008 1,000.00 COMMITTEE FOR ACCESSIBLE GOVER 1224 GREENSWARD DR. TALLAHASSEE, FL 32312 POLITICAL COMMITTEE DUE
2008 Q1 02/29/2008 10,000.00 PPI, INC 1800 SW THIRD ST POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069 PARI-MUTUAL DUE
2008 Q1 03/06/2008 5,000.00 ASURIAN INSURANCE 8880 WARD PARKWAY KANSAS CITY, MT 64114 INSURANCE DUE
2008 Q1 03/06/2008 8,333.34 HCA NORTH FLORIDA GOOD GOVERNM 101 N MONROE ST SUITE 801 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 HOSPITALS DUE
2008 Q1 03/06/2008 8,333.32 HCA WEST GOOD GOVERNMENT ACCOU 101 N MONROE ST SUITE 801 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 HOSPITALS DUE
2008 Q1 03/06/2008 8,333.34 HCA EAST GOOD GOVERNMENT ACCOU 101 N MONROE ST SUITE 801 TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 HOSPITALS DUE
2008 Q1 03/06/2008 5,000.00 CALDER RACE COURSE 21001 NW 27TH AVE MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33056 PARI-MUTUEL DUE
2008 Q1 03/17/2008 2,500.00 RON BOOK, PA 2999 N. E. 191ST ST, PH-6 AVENTURA, FL 33180 ATTORNEY DUE
2009 Q1 03/31/2009 5,000.00 HARTMAN AND TYNER, INC PO BOX 2007 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33022 PARI-MUTUEL CHE
2009 Q2 06/29/2009 10,000.00 HARTMAN AND TYNER INC PO BOX 2007 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33022 GAMING CHE
2009 Q3 09/29/2009 1,000.00 DAVID R CUTSIN AND ASSOCIATES, 6401 SW 113 PLACE MIAMI, FL 33173 CONSULTING CHE
2009 Q3 09/29/2009 50,000.00 ROTHSTEIN SCOTT 2308 CASTILLA ISLE FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 LAWYER CHE
2009 Q3 09/30/2009 5,000.00 GREENSPOON MARDER, PA 100 W CYPRESS CREEK ROAD, SUITE 700 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 LAW FIRM CHE
24 Contribution(s) Selected