October, 2009 Category

Oct 30 2009

BTU Endorsed School Board It Now Calls “Corrupt”

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The Broward Teachers Union is yelling loud about the “corrupt School Board and its croniesnow.

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Oct 30 2009

BTU’s Boss Ducks The Tough Vote

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

You would think that when  teachers union members pay Pat Santeramo $175,922-a-year, the union boss would at least show up for meetings.

You would be wrong.

 pat santeramo

Six Figure Santeramo

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Oct 28 2009

Dinnen “Mistaken” For Lobbyist

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

I want to thank blogger Chaz Stevens for the following bit of silliness.

Lobbyists are so entwined with the Broward School Board that the paper pushers at the school system mistakenly gave  Board member Maureen Dinnen the job title of  “lobbyist on her telephone bill.
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Oct 28 2009

Notter’s New Commission Laughable

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The Broward County School Board is under federal investigation because of the tangled political web tying Board members with lobbyists.

So who does School Superintendent Jim Notter appoint to his new three-member commission to clean up the Board?

A lobbyist and two politicians!

Earth to Jim Notter.  Do you know what’s going on down here?

 jim notter

Oblivious Notter

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Oct 27 2009

Tynan Is A Lame Duck Before He Starts

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Newly appointed Broward School Board member Kevin Tynan is a great example of that Woody Allen quote: 80% of success is just showing up.

kevin tynan

Kevin Tynan

Tynan always showed up when he was GOP chairman, 2002-2004.  That’s about all I can say for him.

 

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Oct 27 2009

Fields: New School Board member Kevin Tynan Should Run As Republican

Filed under: Guest Column

SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

 

I have long objected to the so-called non-partisan elections for the Broward School Board.*

 

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Oct 26 2009

Open Letter From Satz’s Felony Chief: Finkelstein Is Wrong

Filed under: General News

Dear Buddy,

Recent posts to the Broward Beat have been critical of our office regarding the “Brady notifications.

Remarks by the Public Defender (Howard Finkelstein) are inflammatory, as well as factually and legally incorrect. We feel that it is time to address this rhetoric, distinguish fact from fiction, and discuss what the law requires. Read the rest of this entry »



Oct 23 2009

Teachers Union Pays Big Salaries

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Most teachers are poorly paid, unless they are lucky enough to be an official of the teachers union.

The Broward Teachers Union officials’ treat themselves very well.

pat santeramo

BTU President Pat Santeramo

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Oct 22 2009

School Board Blocks Attempts To Curb Waste

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The School Board’s audit committee reminds me of the Little Dutch Boy with one big difference.

 

DutchBoy
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Oct 22 2009

Fields: America’s Living Lies It Tells Itself

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

If you ever wondered whether our anti-terrorism policy was on the wrong track, two news stories make it clear that we are.

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