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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Michael Butler of "Change Hallandale Beach" fame has a new YouTube Channel with videos of our favorites at Hallandale Beach City Hall
As I discovered Sunday night quite by accident when my latest "Google Alert" for "Hallandale Beach" arrived in my inbox, ever-modest Michael has a new YouTube Channel of videos of our favorites at HB City hall doing their thing in typical HB fashion!
The perfect thing to compliment his fact-filled website,
Michael has already uploaded three videos, which I guess is the hint that I need to actually start spending more time uploading some of the hours of material that I've recorded over the past 13 months.
Sadly for all of us, that archives of mine does NOT include Mayor Joy Cooper's impertinent and unsavory remarks in the summer of 2009, prior to a HB City Commission meeting in Room 257 at City Hall, wherein the mayor referred to her political opponents in town -i.e. you and me, the citizen taxpayers who just want a NORMAL city where the elected officials are both honest AND hard-working, rather than neither- as "Nazis" and referred to Comm. Keith London as "a Hitler."
In case you forgot, Cooper said this to Comm. Bill Julian, who, predictably, did nothing upon hearing these remarks, which is par for the course for him, of course, which is the problem we have -the devil-we-know who's so very clueless and disconnected from reality, but who gets to cast a vote that matters.
Go to Michael's site and check out the vids for yourself!
Here's a peek at one of the videos, regarding the city's embarrassing and short-circuited City Manager search.
It's from the HB City Commission meeting of September 15th, which saw Mark A. Antonio go from being the former Asst. City Manager and interim-CM, literally, a person the mayor didn't want to even consider for the short-list, to being HER first choice.
Once SHE had decided that, SHE wanted to stop the 'search' before it was even half-way completed, so the public would never be assured that the best-qualified candidate actually got the position.
To use a sports metaphor, Mayor Cooper stopped the 'search' at halftime.
The public NEVER got to speak on this issue that night before the final vote took place.
Par for the course under the anti-democratic Joy Cooper regime.
For the record, public accountability and transparency lost 3-2 that night in Hallandale Beach, with Keith London and Anthony A. Sanders voting to keep the process moving forward, so that the best candidate was actually selected to manage the affairs of this poorly managed city of 4.2 square miles.
Yet another dark day for this city which has seen so many the past 7 years.
This is how the City of Hallandale Beach Commission hires its City Manager
#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy
Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016
Last night at #election2016 #party in #hollywood #city. Congratulations #joshlevy #newmayor #hollywoodcity. Privileged to be with the #sunsentinel #sunsentinelnewspaper #photographer #makeamericagreatagain #neverforget #anighttoremember #life #liberty #pursuitofhappiness #blessed #yourphotographer #miamiphotography #photography #proudtobeamerican ����
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Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015
Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.
Today is the day. Today is a celebration. Today is my day. Today, I hiked, I photographed, and I explored. Today I choose to love. Today I'm happy. Today I'm blessed. Today is my birthday. Today is a special day for you and me. #birthdaygirl #birthday #birthdaymonth #brazil #braziltrip #rio #theview #livingthelife #lifeisgood #morro #rio #praia #travel #miami #miamigirl #luckygirl #loveisintheair #justdoit #artist #photographer #photography #taiwan #beautiful #vacation #viajar #instagood #smile #dreambig #wishes #true
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Forbes estimates Gisele Bundchen will make $15.2M this year. Tom Brady will make $15M ($1 salary, $14M bonus) + likely another $8M off field for a couple total of $38.2M. pic.twitter.com/tWiVv8kpTH— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 23, 2017
@ETARURestaurant, Señor Café
#SoFL - Enjoyed some excellent Chicken Milanesa yesterday at Señor Café, a very popular #Cuban ���� family restaurant on US-1, 1520 S. Federal Hwy., #HollywoodFL, with my sister, Jennifer, who'd done me a huge favor earlier. Ham & cheese on top of bistec de pollo a la milanesa. pic.twitter.com/xtizku5oKb— HallandaleBeachBlog (@hbbtruth) November 26, 2017