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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
When Lewy met Obama in D.C...it gave HB an "invaluable opportunity for our neighborhoods to enter into the national dialogue.” Or something like that
So, per the curious link at the bottom, which I came across completely by surprise, did you hear about the trip up to Washington, D.C. last week by Hallandale Beach's newest city commissioner?
I can hardly wait to hear about this D.C. trip at the next Hallandale Beach City Commission meeting when the agenda gets to "Other."
The one always held up in the second floor City Hall room, 257, where hardly any citizens dare to venture, which is why Mayor Cooper has the "Other" meetings there in the first place -to keep YOU out.
Yes, the same room where a couple of Junes ago, the mayor called her opponents -and me specifically- "Nazis" and Comm. London "a Hitler."
The room I've mentioned dozens of times here, complete with photos.
But isn't the person who talks below to the news media about an "invaluable opportunity for our neighborhoods to enter into the national dialogue” the very same person that was so dismissive of what the concerned people in a certain NE neighborhood in Hallandale Beach really thought?
I wrote that once upon a time, which is to say in February and March of this year, when he was in agreement with Mayor Cooper's absurd and un-safe two-way streets proposal for NE 8th & 10th Avenues, he was the one who told NE residents against it that THEY had "their facts all wrong"?
But when pressed, he couldn't explain why HE was for what THEY were against.
See my March 22, 2011 post titled, Once again, thru his words & misdeeds, Alexander Lewy is proving that he is EXACTLY who we always thought he was -a career politician in training
I'm especially interested in hearing the part about President Obama disagreeing with Comm. Lewy and taking him to task for swallowing whole Mayor Cooper's anti-democratic notions about public accountability, particularly, intentionally hiding information from the taxpayers or regularly voting on matters that don't appear on the written agenda.
Why?So that HB voters can't be forewarned, organized and publicly oppose those efforts to take advantage of them.
Yes, THAT part of the next meeting definitely ought to get get videotaped.
Starting next week, I'll be filing some public records requests that are aimed at eliciting physical evidence that may be brought up during the budget meetings that the city will have to explain away publicly when targeted questions are asked of the Dept.'s director and the City Manager.
Many of them have been kept in cold storage and are going to be the basis for some forthcoming blog posts that I've been sitting on for a bit.
If there is a particular issue you know about or are upset about which you believe has been under-the-radar for far too long and deserves to see the light of day, please drop me a line and I will add it to the list if I don't already have it.
I mention this because just within the past two weeks, I've been contacted by four different HB residents I didn't already know about problems & issues I was heretofore unaware of.
To add to the mountain of ones we already knew about.
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August 2016 update about above: As I could have predicted, once again, the fake candidate failed to file the appropriate paperwork and fee with the City of Hollywood, and so his name will NOT appear on ballot.
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Ethics? Not for us! Follow-up to my post re Hallandale Beach's unethical "business as usual" attitude, with "special rules for special people" if they are named Joy Cooper, Bill Julian and Anthony A. Sanders; What ethics? What rules? @MayorCooper, @SandersHBIn twenty-two more days, you'll get the chance you've wanted to take Hallandale Beach City Hall b ack and completely change ...
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"A" is for Awesome and ABBA as the new ABBA Museum in Stockholm officially opens this afternoon. Monday night's gala premiere brought Anni-Frid, Benny and Björn together, cheered on by a select group of invitees from across Swedish society and the music industry, who are, in the end, just fans of the band like everyone else, and very excited that this amazing museum is FINALLY a reality; #abba, #AbbaMuseum, #ThankYouForTheMusic, @stockholm, @swedenEuronews YouTube Channel video: Euronews reporter Valerie Zabriskie speaks with lucky Abba fan club members selected to get a sneak preview...
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Perspectives on American TV, 2015: A public shout-out for some nicely-observed insight from Stacia L. Brown @washingtonpost - How @RosewoodFOX is expanding representations of black men in network TV. She correctly notes how the new Fox-TV show starring @Morris_Chestnut has already shown "how rare it is to see two black men onscreen discussing something other than violence, racism, or their own mortality." Amen.Perspectives on American TV, 2015: A public shout-out for some nicely-observed insight from Stacia L. Brown @washingtonpost - How @Rosewoo...
Oh-là-là with ten exclamation points! Perfect chemistry: Dior Addict + Dutch supermodel Daphné Groeneveld channeling Bardot + Saint Tropez + Jonas Åkerlund's vision = Magnifique!Dior video: DIOR ADDICT Fragrance [Director's cut] AND DIOR CREATED ADDICT June 20, 2012 http://youtu.be/8ZAKwpdgTZI Oh-là...
Miami Hurricanes scandal -Michael Putney interviews U-M Trustee Mike Abrams re his disappointment with Donna Shalala & UM's pathetic public responseChannel 10/WPLG-TV News: Trustee: Shalala's Response To UM Scandal Disappointing. UM President Refuses To Speak To Reporters. Au...
Flashback Friday returns to the Summer of 1980 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sing "American Girl" (LIVE) on ABC-TV's "Fridays" on June 6, 1980; remembering summer nights at Rum Runner Bay in North Miami Beach in the 1980's, soon to be the Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residencesshoutfactory YouTube Channel video: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sing "American Girl" (LIVE) on ABC-TV's "Fridays&q...
Congratulations Sweden - 200 years of peace! Solveig Rundquist (@RundquistS)
Which European country has the most attractive citizens?
As seen in my July 31st, 2013 blog post titled, "Which European country has the most attractive citizens?" Sweden won in a landslide with almost four times as many votes as second-place France, with Spain third and Norway fourth. Yes, seeing is believing!; Norwegian.com's non-stop flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oslo start in 4 months! :) http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/boredpandacom-poll-of-europeans-asked.html