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Saturday, June 30, 2012
DVR Alert - Saturday on Turner Classic Movies at 3:15 pm EDT - The thriller "36 Hours," starring James Garner, Rod Taylor, Eva Marie Saint - "James Garner thinks World War II is over but it's all a charade concocted by the Nazis"
Friday, June 29, 2012
Is there any end in sight to Bill Julian's serial lies, revisionist history and sense of entitlement? Anything he won't say or do to get back on the dais? Unfortunately for Julian, character and competency really DO count, which is why my friend Csaba Kulin has him so spooked in this election. He has it and Julian doesn't.
Is there any end in sight to Bill Julian's serial lies, revisionist history and sense of entitlement? Anything he won't say or do to get back on the dais? Unfortunately for Julian, character and competency really DO count, which is why my friend Csaba Kulin has him so spooked in this election. He has it and Julian doesn't. Csaba not only has that, but good ideas, financial common sense and a sense of purpose, too,
Meanwhile, Julian offers us nothing but warmed-over, failed Julian. No thanks!!!So, you know that Broward Bulldog article I mentioned on Wednesday to bring you up-to-date on the galling-but-true story that at least three of the five Hallandale Beach commissioners are actually stonewalling the Broward Inspector General's office to be saved from being forced to have meetings with agents and having to tell the truth about what they know about the CRA and other dirty City Hall doings?
The article where it was stated that they want to know the questions in advance and... what, so they could presumably practice acting sincere in front of a mirror for a few days before their interview?
Yes, that one!
What I found there was... well, pure, unadulterated Bill Julian in all of his most shameful and disturbing mania.
Honestly, is there no end in sight to Bill Julian's serial lies and mis-statements?
Just one of his many odd personality traits.
And said it in a rather imperious and condescending fashion, as if it was actually just a rhetorical question.
Or, the words of someone whistling past the political graveyard, never looking down!
"Other people in this position in the corporate world would be making much more money than we are," Julian said. "It is a steep jump, but it just shows how little we received before. I don't think it's out of line at all.
Commissioners in the city of Hallandale Beach, who thought they were underpaid until they voted themselves a 254 percent pay raise Wednesday, might be feeling underpaid again today.
After a public outcry, Hallandale Beach leaders quickly rescinded a raise that more than tripled their $21,196 salaries.
The lunch that almost quadrupled their salaries became impossible to swallow just two days later.
But there's no reasoning with the fever. Mayor Cooper and Commissioner Keith London warned them, but those three commissioners thought they were on a roll. They were hot. They blew on the dice, tripled their salary and figured to walk out of city hall like a high roller after a good night at Gulfstream Park.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
When is former Hallandale Beach Commissioner William "Bill" Julian, infamous for his foolish and nonsensical words, deeds and ideas that made this city a media laughingstock for years, finally going to volunteer to talk to the Broward Inspector General, and finally tell the truth about what he saw and did at City Hall for YEARS? The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
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But then that cuts both ways, doesn't it, since Julian has no realistic chance of being elected in November if he refuses to talk and tell the truth?
Those of you in the South Florida news media might want to make a mental note of those salient facts.
More on mendacious Bill Julian here...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
30 Weeks until Election Day, and candidate William "Bill" Julian STILL shows no remorse over his years of myopia, incompetency, apathy and bad votes that hurt HB taxpayers and made the city a laughingstock. Just like Comm. Sanders!
Stone-cold fact: Bill Julian, serial scofflaw, for years has parked in handicapped/access parking spaces so he can hang out at a beach bar for hours
In a week of stories re Obamacare and SCOTUS predictions, Dan Diamond at Forbes.com has the most useful essay of all in detailing how one of the cornerstones of U.S. govt. is also one of the most archaic and least-transparent: "The Bizarre Way That Millions of Americans, and Even Obama, Will Get the ObamaCare Verdict"
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Google Maps Street View's July 2009 image of the U. S. Supreme Court, looking east from First Street, N.E. and Maryland Avenue, N.E., across from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
At about 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, an 81-year-old reporter will pick up a printed sheaf of papers, quickly scan them for a few key phrases, rush to relay the details by phone to his editor, who will then type several choice words out on a live blog.
Yes – this is how we find out Supreme Court decisions in the United States in the year 2012. Even for the Affordable Care Act.
Hallandale Beach's political corruption is hiding in plain sight -"Your Tax Dollars at Work" Hallandale Beach CRA (City Commission) Says Hands Off to Broward Inspector General; Mayor Joy Cooper's stonewalling initiative begins in earnest, since the true facts are NOT her friend
The iconic Hallandale Beach Water Tower on State Road A1A/South Ocean Drive, looking east towards the North Beach Community Center and the public beach. July 12, 2010 photo by South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved
Hallandale Beach's political corruption is hiding in plain sight -"Your Tax Dollars at Work" Hallandale Beach CRA (City Commission) Says Hands Off to Broward Inspector General; Mayor Joy Cooper's stonewalling initiative begins in earnest, since the facts are NOT her friends
I was already planning on writing this email to Florida Governor Rick Scott, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Broward Inspector General John W. Scott, Broward County Commissioners Suzanne Gunzburger and Barbara Sharief -who each represent parts of Hallandale Beach- and the de facto County mayor, John Rodstrom, as well as some prominent members of the local South Florida news media, including Miami Herald Executive Editor Rick Hirsch about the unbelievable news that Hallandale Beach City Hall is actually considering defying a lawful request by the Broward IG's office to talk to HB's five city commissioners and city employees.
But when I received an email from HB Comm. Keith London -a commissioner who actually wants to talk to them about what he knows and has observed over five years, and who wants to find out was REALLY going on- letting me know that there was yet another new development -more active pushback by HB City Hall, which wants to know the questions that will be asked beforehand to the commissioners and officials, people who have resisted telling the truth to a lawfully-authorized government agency whose creation was enthusiastically supported by Broward voters fed-up with the pervasive culture of corruption here, the most-corrupt in the entire state.
You get a full sense of how truly absurd and upside-down this city's government is, and this request is, if you try to think of a single film/TV crime and police drama that you've ever seen where the police, prosecutors or investigators revealed the questions they'd ask to a defendant's defense attorney BEFORE an interview with the client.
Really, just think about that for a minute.
That's the sort of people that HB citizens are used to having decide their city's future.
Is it any wonder they're angry?
Broward Inspector General hits first legal hurdle; Hallandale CRA says hands off
By William Gjebre, BrowardBulldog.org
June 27, 2012 AT 6:25 AM
After I read that article, I decided that I'd go ahead and send that email on Wednesday rather than wait until Thursday afternoon, in case any of them got an early start on the Fourth of July holidays.
The last thing I wanted was for my email to ferment in someone's email inbox for a week.
Below is the email that was sent to these named individuals, along with about 75 other interested parties in Hallandale Beach, Broward County and the state capital up in Tallahassee, which for those of you who are reading this far from me here in south Florida, is about the same distance from Miami as
Roughly 95% of the people in this community have never been to Tallahassee for more than a few minutes while driving thru, and distance from the state capital here often accounts for why things in South Florida often get quite bad before the state (in the form of the governor or attorney general) is forced to act and do something because of both facts and circumstances.
FYI: re corruption in plain sight -"Your Tax Dollars at Work" Hallandale Beach CRA (City Commission) Says Hands Off to Broward Inspector General
From: Commissioner Keith S. London <newsletter@
Date: Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Subject: "Your Tax Dollars at Work" CRA Says Hands Off to IG
Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Keith S. London for Hallandale Beach Mayor, Non Partisan
#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