November, 2008 Category

Nov 28 2008

Sunrise’s Botched City Attorney Search Will Overshadow Future

Filed under: General News

 BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

Sunrise City Attorney Stuart Michelson has a problem.

Its not the generous salary that was handed him last June.  That contact is worth up to $432,000 annually, minus his expenses and the salary of an assistant city attorney Michelson hired to help him.

It’s the way Michelson was hired — a classic no-bid deal. Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 28 2008

Second Choice For Sunrise Commissioner Don Rosen Lookalike

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

A Browardbeat.com reader says I am way off base when I wrote that Sunrise Commissioner Don Rosen and the lead character in the cult movie classic “The Hills Have Eyes” were separated at birth.

Here is this reader’s entry for a Don Rosen lookalike:

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Nov 27 2008

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Dr. Steven Bogdanoff is not just your average middle aged Broward County dentist.

Bogdanoff recently volunteered to do a tour in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 27 2008

Fields: How I Saved $ On Electricity And Why FPL Is Wrong

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS

GUEST COLUMNIST

 

Once again the Public Utilities Commission and Florida Power & Light continue to look for a solution for an energy shortage that does not exist.

Simply put, we do not need to add one overpriced watt of electrical capacity to meet the needs of Florida for the next twenty years.  What we need is improved efficiency which is cheaper, safer and proven.
 
I should know.  I have reduced my electrical demand between 30 and 40 percent without reducing my lifestyle one bit.

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Nov 25 2008


Nov 25 2008

Sunrise Commission Still Screwing The Public

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

I could say democracy died Tuesday in Sunrise, but I would be wrong.

I watched it die a long time ago under former Mayor “Big John Lomelo, if democracy means including citizens in decisions and conducting government in the sunshine.

The ghost of Lomelo walked through Sunrise City Hall Tuesday.  He was back at his old haunt, the dais of the Sunrise City Commission. Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 25 2008

Effort To Dump Ceasar Started With Criminal Complaint

Filed under: General News

 BY BUDDY NEVINS

The effort to get Democratic Party boss Mitch Ceasar kicked out didn’t start today with a news release from the so-called Broward For Change.

It started more than a month ago with a complaint to the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 25 2008

Update: The Miami Herald Weighs In On Sunrise Mayor’s Deal

Filed under: General News

On Tuesday, The Miami Herald wrote a detailed story on the controversy over naming Roger Wishner mayor in Sunrise instead of holding an election.  

This follows on a story written by Browardbeat.com about the blast e-mail circulating through Sunrise alleging the incident is a shady deal.

Here is the link to the Herald story.

 

 



Nov 24 2008

Fields: Deutsch’s Religion Biased Against Women

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS

Guest Columnist

Fields is a downtown Fort Lauderdale lawyer, political activist, outspoken atheist and sometimes contributor to Browardbeat.com.   

Imagine if the Broward Democratic Executive Committee had someone running for Chairman who woke up every morning and religiously proclaimed that he was grateful to God that he was not born a Black man.

Confronted, he insists he is not a racist but merely following the word of the Lord.  And it is the word of God that requires him to believe that those of African descent should never hold the highest position.
 
What does he get?  One voteis own.
 
Yet if you substitute the word “women” for “Black” and make that candidate an Orthodox Jew, he gets a pass on gender bigotry.  Read the rest of this entry »



Nov 22 2008

Blast E-Mail Attacks Sunrise’s Alleged Shady Government

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The following blast e-mail was circulated among the residents of Sunrise, political figures and the media.  It alleges shenanigans in Sunrise government.

What’s new? Read the rest of this entry »



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