June, 2009 Category

Jun 30 2009

Fields’ Random Thoughts: On Adultry, Iran and Michael Jackson

Filed under: Guest Column

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BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

 

 
 RELIGIOUS CHUTZPAH AND THE HYPOCRACY
 
 

My favorite part of the Governor Mark Stanford debacle is not necessarily recalling the self-righteous attacks that he made on serial adulterer Bill Clinton a decade ago.

 

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Jun 29 2009

Judge Gardiner Asks To Be Dropped From Hispanic Honor

Filed under: General News

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BY BUDDY NEVINS

Broward Circuit Judge Ana Gardiner asked to not be named a Hispanic Women of Distriction because to accept the honor might violate the Canons of Judicial Ethics.

 

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Jun 29 2009

Judge Hurley Gets Help From GOP Chair

Filed under: General News

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John “Jay” Hurley

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

John Hurley was a Republican activist until he was appointed to the bench.

Now that he is a “non-partisan judge seeking re-election, there are Democrats and Republicans supporting him.

 

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Jun 28 2009

Commission Votes Insider Moskowitz More Money

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

It has happened again:  The Broward County Commission signed a contract and gone back and upped it.

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Mike Moskowitz

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Jun 28 2009

Loconto Show Has Three Interesting Shows Scheduled

Filed under: General News

 BY BUDDY NEVINS

Frank Loconto’s  Countyline  show is the only long-form television interview show featuring Broward politicians. 

Loconto always has great shows, but over the next three days he has some real winners.

 

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Jun 26 2009

Geller vs. Gunzburger: A New Issue

Filed under: General News

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Sue Gunzburger

BY BUDDY NEVINS

South Broward voters need to remember this post next year when Sue Gunzburger is running for re-election:

She is behind the biggest proposed expansion of county government in two decades.

Is she giving former State Sen. Steve Geller, who is running against her, an issue?

 

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Jun 26 2009

Fields: Victory For The Constitution Despite Clarence Thomas

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

 
In a victory for the Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable search and seizure, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8 to 1 ruling, decided that school official’s strip searching 13-year-old girl on a hunch was a bit too much.

The only dissenting vote was Justice Clarence Thomas.  No surprise.

 

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Jun 25 2009

FPL Doesn’t Need More Money

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

At first, the hearing for an electric rate hike was a Florida Power & Light love fest.

People praising a utility that was seeking a rate increase in a recession?

I felt like I was upside down. In Bizarro World.  Or a hall of mirrors.

Here is what I heard:

 

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Jun 24 2009

Bar Brawl Expected When Lawyers Fight For Ed Marko’s School Board Job

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

There is no Broward government figure that has been around longer than Ed Marko.

 

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Jun 21 2009

Joe Gibbons Tells Washington To Stop Special Cell Phones Taxes

Filed under: General News

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BY BUDDY NEVINS

State Rep. Joe Gibbons, the Hallandale Democrat who is on almost everyone’s short list for higher office, raised his profile by speaking out in Washington last week.

He asked Congress to prevent Florida from targeting cell phone users for special taxes.

 

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