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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Does anyone recognize the three mugs pictured below on Hallandale Beach City Hall property under a tent on Election Day?


The question of the day is this:
Does anyone recognize the three mugs pictured below on Hallandale Beach City Hall property under a tent on Election Day?

Or, while I was exercising the Heisenberg Principle after exercising my right to vote, three members of the Hallandale Beach Rubber Stamp Crew were exercising their grandiose sense of entitlement.
And a sense of entitlement is something they have in spades.

Photo above of the Hallandale Beach City Hall monument sign from September 1, 2010 by South Beach Hoosier.

So, a little bit later than I planned, I'm finally posting those photos of three local politicos that I snapped last Tuesday on Hallandale Beach City Hall property -which is to say, public property, YOUR property, NOT THEIRS- on the east side of the access road from the Hallandale Beach Cultural Center, where voting was taking place on Primary day for local and state-wide races.

I apologize for the delay but it's in part because I needed to shoot some more establishing shots of the locale to give people not familiar with the layout of the municipal complex there a sense of perspective and context to better understand how
truly over-the-top this embarrassing performance was, when looked at from the P.O.V. of city rules, common sense and decorum.

But then consider who was doing it, so the questions pretty much answers itself.

Above and below, campaign signs lining the entrance to the parking lot next to the HB Cultural Center -above, off of Old Dixie Highway, and below, S.E. 3rd Street. August 24, 2010 photos by South Beach Hoosier.



In the past week, I've seriously considered sending an email to HB City Attorney David Jove before, along with these photos, with cc's to the local news media.

In that prospective email I'd inform him that some friends and I may well be pitching a tent in the same exact spot on the real Election Day on November 2nd, strongly suggesting he not suddenly start getting overly concerned with appearances -and laws!- after he and the rest of the Hallandale Beach City Hall Crew were deaf, dumb and blind to -drum roll please- the antics of Mayor Cooper, Dotty Ross and William Julian last Tuesday.

Yes, three-fourths of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse masquerading as the Hallandale Beach
Rubber Stamp Crew, missing only Comm. Anthony A. Sanders.


Above, walking west from the HB City Hall towards the HB Cultural Center. September 1, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier.


Getting closer to the access road that separates the two buildings. On the right side of the opposite side on the white light pole are two of the police controlled surveillance cameras, pointed in each direction. September 1, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier.

Those cameras are STILL missing the Warning/Public Notice signs that should've been erected concurrently when the cameras were put up YEARS AGO. September 1, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier.

On a multi-acre complex that is approximately two city blocks by two city two blocks, there is only one state-required warning sign, and it is NOT near a public entrance to a city building nor is it at the entrance of the two public road entrances. Instead, it is near the U.S.-1 employee entrance to City Hall.

Other cities in this county and state seen to handle this sort of thing easily, without any problem at all. It's a measure of how poorly Hallandale Beach has been run for years and continues to be run, that the simple required signs are missing YEARS later.

You'd think that HB City Attorney David Jove would notice that after a couple of years, wouldn't you?
His role is strictly to be the wooden Indian in the room, or, if you prefer a different comparison, the quiet church mouse.



The view from the other side of the road from the HB Cultural Center looking towards HB City Hall. September 1, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier.

A better shot while standing on the sidewalk, right under the surveillance cameras, looking toward HB City Hall. September 1, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier.
So, hopefully having set the scene a bit better for you to understand what's what, let's return to the photos I shot last Tuesday on Primary day, and the scene I saw immediately after voting and leaving the building.
Not even trying to hide their sense of entitlement, right on the public sidewalk.


Looking east towards the tent across the road from the HB Cultural Center, where it was erected directly over the public sidewalk.


Zooming in a little bit closer now and you can see Mayor Cooper seated to the left and Comm. Julian standing.


And now coming into view, the Lady in Red, Dotty Ross, seated to the right on the public sidewalk, a Kendrick Meek for U.S. Senate campaign sign in the giant planter.

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See also:
Slate
Egghead: Philosophical Ruminations
Uncertainty About the Uncertainty PrincipleCan't anybody get Heisenberg's big idea right?
By Jim Holt
Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at 3:54 PM ET
http://www.slate.com/id/2062844/

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