August, 2008 Category

Aug 30 2008

I Wonder Why Wonder Was Indicted?

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS

Guest Columnist

The only wonder that a  Broward Grand Jury indicted James Wonder for manslaughter is that he was indicted for anything at all.  Read the rest of this entry »



Aug 30 2008

GOP’s Sarah Should Be Home With The Kids

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS

Guest Columnist

No one who truly believes in so-called Christian family values can support Sarah Palin.  Read the rest of this entry »



Aug 28 2008

Al Lamberti Proded To Go Negative On Scott Israel

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Al Lamberti told me today that after 31 years in law enforcement he can do the sheriff’s job standing on his head.
Winning in November’s election won’t be as easy. Read the rest of this entry »



Aug 27 2008

Ceasar Fiddles While Party Burns

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS
While Broward Democratic boss Mitch Ceasar cavorted in Denver at the National Convention, Tuesday’s primary spelled trouble for him. Read the rest of this entry »



Aug 27 2008

Voters Say No To Moore Development

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The downtown Fort Lauderdale crowd must be crying in their chocolate martinis today.
Slow growth advocate County Commissioner John Rodstrom on Tuesday beat the darling of the development industry, Carlton Moore. Moore is a pro-developer Fort Lauderdale Commissioner. Read the rest of this entry »



Aug 27 2008

Prejudice Against Hispanics Clear In Tuesday’s Results

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Some Broward County voters should be ashamed of themselves today.
Two fine judges Julio Gonzalez and Pedro Dijols were defeated Tuesday. Still up in the air at this time are the results for Catalina Avalos, trailing her opponent Ian Richards
I can’t attribute the results to anything other than prejudice. Read the rest of this entry »



Aug 25 2008

Israel Roasted With Humor: See The Videos

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The best weapon in campaigns is humor.
Sheriff candidate Scott Israel is going to find that out soon.  Read the rest of this entry »



Aug 24 2008

Update On The Wizard And Sobel

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

UPDATE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 24:
Integrity Counts Committee’s latest financial report has been posted online in Tallahassee here since I wrote the previous post.
 The Committee raised $125,000 from committees associated with the trial lawyers (Florida Justice), the insurance industry (Impact), the wireless phone industry (Citizens for Economic Progress), chiropractors (CHIRO-PAC) and others, including lobbyist Ron Book of Plantation. The money went into the group’s attacks on state Rep. Eleanor Sobel, who is running for state Senate.
With the new report, it is clear that it is not just the trial lawyers who don’t like Sobel.  It seems like a whole bunch of special interests who are upset with her conduct in the Florida House. For instance, the phone folks are probably upset with Sobel’s vote against granting them statewide authority to offer television through phone lines. Chropractors, like the trial lawyers, are often at odds with physicians.
You get the picture.   But remember that Sobel supporters in the medical community started these attacks, lashing out at her Democratic opponents, former state Reps. Ken Gottlieb and Tim Ryan.



Aug 23 2008

The Wizard of Oster Takes On Sobel

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Russ Oster is Wizard of  Oz of Broward politics.
Behind the curtains, Oster pulls the levers that shape campaigns.

Read the rest of this entry »



Aug 23 2008

A Jenne Connection In The Sheriff’s Race?

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Is Ken Jenne’s former chief of staff, who left town just as the feds were closing in on the former sheriff, involved in the Broward sheriff’s race from 400 miles away?
Advertising attacking candidate Rick Lemack hit mail boxes this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »



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