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In particular, Broward & Miami-Dade County, and the cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood & Aventura. Trust me when I tell you, this part of Florida is NOT the Land of Lincoln. Photo in upper-left is Hallandale Beach's iconic beachball-colored Water Tower on State Road A1A, September 2008; March 2018 photo below of North Beach, looking left-to-right, looking north, HYDE Condominium, Etaru Japanese Robatayaki restaurant, and Hollywood Beach in the distance, with umbrellas. All photos by me, © Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nothing like a romantic weekend getaway at the Stacy Ritter suite at the Westin Diplomat! Esp. when your political contributors are paying for it.

Above, June 3, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier of the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, FL. It's located about three miles from me, on the the beach. This view is from SW of the hotel as seen from State Road A1A thru a slightly wet car window.

Bob Norman's
recent spate of stories on Broward County Comm. Stacy Ritter and her days of reckoning with the Florida Comm. on Ethics have been esp. instructive, not only in depicting the unappealing aspects of the dysfunctional Broward County political culture and the rather creepy and sordid people who inhabit it, but also the resolutely galling sense of entitlement of folks like Ritter and what they believe passes for normal.

His latest dispatch, below, is no exception.

BrowardPalmBeach New Times
Daily Pulp blog
More Ritter-Klenet Campaign Expenses: $2,189 At Diplomat Hotel
By Bob Norman,

Sunday, December 5 2010 @ 11:27AM

Among the many whopping charges reimbursed by Stacy Ritter's 2008 campaign account for herself and her lobbyist husband Russell Klenet were two at the swank Diplomat Hotel & Spa totaling $2,189.14 -- including one for $1,889.31.

Over $1,000 was spent during four shopping trips at The Fresh Market, an upscale grocer that happens to have a notably fine wine and meat selection.

Curiously, the couple like to have alleged "campaign dinners" in Boca Raton in Palm Beach County. A visit to Chop's Lobster Bar in Boca Raton ran $682.20. Another dinner well outside of the district happened at Emeril's Miami Beach where a $769.80 charge was racked up. Let's not forget the $156.89 charge for a limo service, Carey International, Inc.

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#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 now-closed ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016 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. To the right is the world famous beach of Ipanema and to the left is the equally famous beach of Copacabana. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's yet another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

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