Thursday, May 26, 2011

Governor Scott Busts Out His Red Pen, Or

"You Voted For Him Dumbass, Don't Blame Me."

Scott's Job Creation platform during the campaign?

He eliminated 4,500 state worker jobs.


State workers pay 3% of their salary to fund their retirement.


Tens of millions stripped from the education system, eliminating school construction and teachers.

(He asked for greater cuts for K-12, but failed.)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Breaking News: Governor Scott Appoints Michael Hanzman to Circuit Bench

The DBR breaks the news here.

Congratulations to Michael, who will be a terrific Judge.

This appointment allows the Governor to score multiple points. First, the citizens of Miami-Dade County and the members of the local Bar have a new trial judge who will continue to elevate the quality of the Bench. Second, they still have Ace Traffic Attorney Richard Hersch to retain for all of their criminal law issues.

N.B.: We think with a few more years trying, that eventually Ace will be appointed, if he does not wish to run for election, what with his compassionate quotes. Heck, he just looks like a judge, doesn't he?

I Love Clients

I know, I know: you have already seen this video.

But it never gets old.

N.B.: I bet Ace never has these problems with his clients.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Count Down


Apparently, not everyone received a personal invite from Ms. Damian.

So see below.

This is a great cause and a great night and Wynwood is the hippest place, bar none, including the Meat Packing District (of old) or anywhere in Seattle or San Francisco.

The title of the post links to Educate Tomorrow's site.

Buy a ticket.


I invite you to join me in showing your support for Educate Tomorrow at their 8th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Bakehouse Art Complex in the Wynwood District.

Your attendance or sponsorship will help Educate Tomorrow serve disadvantaged young adults transitioning out of the foster care system to further their education.

I would personally appreciate any support you can provide and hope to see you you at the Wine Tasting. Tickets are $75 and available for purchase online at

Thank you,

Melanie Damian
Educate Tomorrow Co-Founder

Wine Workshop with Michael Bittel, Sunset Corners Fine Wine & Spirits, and Abraham Horowitz, BuyLines Tasting Panel, Wine News

Thursday,June 2, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bakehouse Art Complex
located at 561 NW 32nd Street, Wynwood District.

Tickets $75 per person | $100 at the door

Purchase Online at

Sponsorships Available: $250 - $10,000

Contact Shawn Joost for more information at 305.374.3751 or

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What a Bunch of Bullshi*t

As Pacenti reports, the Senate placed Kathy Williams nomination on its "consent calendar."

Whatever that means.

Senator Nelson's office offers this wisdom: "Williams’ confirmation is imminent as long as there are no objections."

No shit, Sherlock. Ya' think?

Man, despite her veneer of unflappability, this has to be difficult on Kathy. And it underscores again that politics prevents good people from putting their lives on hold to seek appointment to the Bench or some other important position.

Fortunately for the Southern District, Kathy is tough as nails and has the mettle to wait this out.



Check out this NY Times article on Senate Republicans blocking a vote on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Ciruit. Apparently, all because Liu spoke out against Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court. Such petty partisanship. But, this is the way the "game" is played in Washington.

Senator Jefferson Beauregard (I shit you not) Sessions, III, Republican of Alabama, said we don't need any slant-eyes on our courts, especially in California. Don't you remember Pearl Harbor? That's close to California! It would be an insult to put one of them on the court out there! “This nominee, I believe, represents an extraordinary circumstance. His record reveals that he believes the Constitution is a fluid, evolving document with no fixed meaning.”

Beauregard can hold a grudge. Remember 1986, when Ronnie nominated him to the District Court for the Southern District of Alabama? He didn't make it because FOUR of the assistants working under him when he was the US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama testified that he made rascist comments to them.

Don't believe me?

One of those lawyers, J. Gerald Hebert, testified that Sessions had referred to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as "un-American" and "Communist-inspired" because they "forced civil rights down the throats of people."

Thomas Figures, a black Assistant U.S. Attorney, testified that Sessions said he thought the Klan was "OK until I found out they smoked pot." Sessions also called Mr. Figures "boy" and told him to be careful what he said to white folks. In his defense, little Jeffy said that "his remarks were taken out of context or meant in jest." Really, you in-bred, backwater rascist weasel? HAHAHAHA just kidding! That's a joke, Beau! Please don't take it out of context!

This guy would call Jeff Sessions a dipshit. I am not calling Jeff Sessions a dipshit. Nor would I ever call Jeff Session a dipshit. I think that calling Jeff Sessions a dipshit, would be inappropriate.

He's just an angry little man, who has become more sophisticated in plying his anti-American obstructionism and zealot agenda.

Sweet Home Alabama, indeed.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Broward Chief Judge Victor Tobin to Practice Foreclosure Law!

At the Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, no less.

Who in their right mind could turn down that gig?

Obviously the Chief will do well and we wish him well. If we may, here are a few tips to insure your instant success upon your return to practice.

Heck, the Chief already has the newest buzz phrases down pat. Check out this quote from the DBR:

“Number one, it’s a firm that has a need. Number two, it’s a good fit for me. It’s an opportunity for me to carry on some of what I’ve done in the courthouse to see that best practices are used. They instituted a best-practices policy, and I’m going to make sure that is followed and make sure we do everything right,” he said

Best practices? Really? The Attorney General did not think so.

Despite his homicidal disdain for our blog we share Rumpole's opinion of BroweirdBroward.

N.B. Chief - trilogies. What is number $ 3?