Cindi Hutchinson: Another Broward Pol Flushed

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Was it worth it, Cindi?

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Former Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Cindi Hutchinson not only wins the the award for selling out her seat the cheapest -- a toilet, really? -- but also for the worst mug shot in a procession of public official mug shots. 

Look at that face. It's the face of denial and belligerence. Or was she just dropped on her head too many times as a child? You can't tell.

Whatever the case, she was charged today by state prosecutors with selling out her office to McMansion developer Glenn Wright and former Toy Store owner Steven Goldstrom for $14,000 in home repairs and fixtures. 

Sorry, I would have weighed in on the arrest earlier, but I was out of town. Fortunately, there's a lot to say about this case. One of the things that stands out about Hutchinson is that she, like criminally charged former School Board member Stephanie Kraft, was another one of those standout new-wave women pushed into office by the so-called Steel Magnolias -- lobbyist Ali Waldman, current state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, and activist Mary Fertig.

After Kraft and Hutchinson won office, the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald touted both candidates as fresh faces who wouldn't play the good-old boys' game. Here's how the Sun-Sentinel raved after another Magnolia-backed candidate, Darla Carter, won her School Board seat:

"Their message is simple: Money isn't everything in politics. Good candidates can win with hard work. The three-piece suits with the fat billfolds can be beaten... Kraft, Hutchinson and now [Darla] Carter. All were great candidates with a winning message of change. All were outspent by five, six, seven times by their opponents. And all needed the grass-roots help the Steel Magnolias provide. The Steel Magnolias work for

free. They pick candidates they think will be best for the community."

Unfortunately two of those three candidates turned out to be all about what's best for themselves -- until they got caught. The Herald detailed how the Magnolias turned Hutchinson into a viable candidate.

"A volunteer from Hutchinson's campaign bumped into Bogdanoff at a Publix supermarket. In short order, the Magnolias were on the job. Bogdanoff, at 40 the youngest of the group and the most intense, walked all of Fort Lauderdale's upscale Rio Vista neighborhood, where she lives, knocking on doors. They helped design Hutchinson's final mailings, including a devastating piece portraying Latona as a pro-development politician who had sold out the city."

The irony is richer than Glenn Wright used to be. Boy, could they pick them.

Sunrise Commissioner Sheila Alu was another politician touted by the Magnolias and in a 2009 interview described her expectations of the club.

"I thought the Magnolias were about ridding Broward of corruption and putting incorruptible people into office," she says. "I really believed that."

She said she and Waldman had an agreement that the lobbyist would never discuss Sunrise city business with her on behalf of developer GC Homes. Alu said at the time:

"Ali kept talking about developing this golf course. It wasn't like she just brought it up once -- she kept going on and on and on about it. I finally said, 'What is the deal with you and this golf course?' And she said, 'This is one of my clients.' My mouth dropped wide open."

More from the 2009 story:

"I told her she wasn't even registered to lobby and she wasn't supposed to be lobbying me," says Alu. "Ali said it was a gray area. I told her there was no gray area and that she could either choose our friendship or her client."

About a month after returning from New York, Waldman made her decision when she registered as a lobbyist for GC Homes with the City of Sunrise.  

That was it for that friendship.

To be fair, the criminal charges involving Hutchinson and Kraft don't involve the Magnolias. Hutchinson attorney Bruce Udolf, who is also representing criminally charged Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, told the Sentinel the charges stem from another friend, Wright's partner, Steven Goldstrom.

Udolf said that's all the $14,000 worth of household help was about -- friendship. "Any work that was done was a personal favor between friends, and there was absolutely no quid pro quo for any favors that might have been done," he told the newspaper. "Any favors that were done for her by her friends were not given in exchange for an official act."

Nice try, Bruce, but there was an official act, according to prosecutors, namely Hutchinson's votes in favor of Wright's controversial housing projects in Fort Lauderdale, La Preserve and Georgian Oaks.

She cast those votes in 2003 and 2004. The gifts -- including fencing, pavers, and air-conditioning repair -- started flowing in 2005, according to prosecutors.

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Hutchinson, right, and Goldstrom, glaring into the camera, at Fort Lauderdale City Hall meeting. The photo was taken by activist and graphics artist Cal Deal, who relays that the pair were listening to the Gretsas hearings on November 17, 2009.
Luisa Dugas, a former project coordinator and bookkeeper for the developers, testified that Hutchinson visited the La Preserve site to visit Goldstrom on numerous occasions. This was confirmed by "several" subcontractors as well. It was Goldstrom, according to Hutchinson's arrest affadavit, who ordered subcontractors to go to Hutchinson's home to do the gratis work for her.  

A company called C.D. Stroud Enterprises provided fencing and fence repair to Hutchinson. The listed customer for the work wasn't Hutchinson but "Glenn Wright La Preserve," and it was the developer who footed the bill.  An employee of C.D. Stroud told prosecutors that when he questioned Goldstrom about the work, the former luxury car dealer told him that he was acting as a contractor for Hutchinson and that she was reimbursing him. Investigators determined that Goldstrom wasn't a contractor and that Hutchinson never reimbursed him a cent.

Then there was the paving work, which was done by Signature Design, whose owner, Steven Tonari, testified that Goldstrom instructed him to give Hutchinson a "very good price." Tonari further stated that he paid Goldstrom a total of $3,488.50 for the work, "significantly less than what he would normally charge." So if investigators are right, Goldstrom got a cut-rate deal on corruption.

Then came air-conditioner work in the same vein followed by the $125 installation of a toilet by plumber Edward McClain, again at the direction of Goldstrom. This time, Goldstrom got a really good deal -- McClain never charged him for the toilet.

When questioned by BSO Det. Michael Johnston, who led the investigation, Goldstrom denied ordering the work done by the subcontractors, earning him a perjury charge of his own. Johnston questioned Hutchinson this past September 9. After agreeing to talk, Johnston asked her if she'd had work done her house in "recent years." She told him she'd had hurricane shutters installed, landscaped her yard, and tiled her floors. Curiously she made no mention of the fences, pavers, air conditioning, or toilet. Then she denied knowing Glenn Wright or any of his associates.

Then, in a true gotcha moment, Johnston obtained Hutchinson's mobile phone records and found that less than 20 minutes after his interview with her, Hutchinson made a tell-tale call to Goldstrom.

Hutchinson's apparent lies earned her a perjury charge as well -- on top of four counts of official misconduct, four counts relating to unlawful compensation, and grand and petit theft.


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jad
jad

Thanks for the information skydove. My friend was brilliant but childlike in his innocence. I’m sure that this is the organization that he had told us about (when the invitation was made). I would assume that the 2 Old Crows (at Lundy) that had approached him for membership did not realize his aversion to war. Although he was too young to be actively involved in protesting (what we now call) the Vietnam “War,” he was against that war and was a devout pacifist (as well as a devout Catholic).

What many people do not realize is that we were in Afghanistan during the Clinton years. And, that Patriot Act that is blamed on George Bush for removing the Great Writ (of Habeas Corpus) was just a follow-up to Clinton’s signing of a bill that involved Anti-Terrorism Legislation. At the time that the Anti-Terrorism legislation was being pushed through the Congress (during the Clinton years, after the botched attack on the twin towers), I had found out about the maneuver and had put a lot of effort into trying to get a copy before a vote could be registered (but was told that there was only 1 copy, which had to remain at the desk -- which illogically meant that there was only 1 copy of the bill available for review, and as I had argued must have meant that our taxes could not pay for a Xerox copy machine at the Capitol, that would have made a copy available for all of the members of our Congress).

That Anti-Terrorism Legislation had been written years before by Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, (Douglas Feith,) & Paul Wolfowitz, and they & their lobbying friends had worked very hard to implement the tenets of that bill after the Murrah building was taken down in Enid, Oklahoma (which the government has said was instigated by a Timothy McVeigh plot). For whatever reason, that first go-round for that new legislation (suspending the writ of habeas corpus, as a means to introduce martial law) did not go over well, and these persons, who wanted to take the country into (the benefits of) war (profiteering), had to wait until the blind sheikh from New Jersey was blamed for an attack on our financial center.

My friend had noticed how hard I had been working on trying to receive something that I was unsure had any relative information (to what I had been working on that was proving a criminal misuse of taxpayer funds). With the assistance of a gentleman in the environs of the third basement of the Capitol building, I had been able to gain access to this bill, and I had disseminated a copy to my friend. At that time, the process (my friend had been working on) to make aircraft invisible had been documented and the company had received a contract. (There were lots of men in black suits high fiving, when the flights shown -- but unable to be seen -- here, in Broward County, were successful.) My friend believed that (what he had developed, together with that new legislation, would mean that) we would have a prolonged presence in Afghanistan, and he immediately quit his position (at the same time that he had been invited to this ?secretive? society). Later, he came to believe that what he had worked on would be responsible for (bringing us deeper into a war in Afghanistan, and) the killing of innocent civilians, but I don’t believe that he would have committed suicide over such a thought. I believe that he would have grabbed the opportunity to support his idea & ideals. His death has always been troubling. And, the information that you have posted may provide a little help for the friends that he left behind.

skydove
skydove

I'm sorry for your friend, jad. He must have been brilliant (read: useful) indeed to be talent-scouted like that. It's possible that those involved had had enough experience with unexpected suicides to be able to tough out a few news cycles of media attention and grant a few carefully scripted interviews to friends both grieved and astonished.

One aspect of the information I'd posted might be wrong. I cited Macon, GA, as the home of the Dixie chapter. But when I went to look in "the" Macon phone book, it turned out that there are several Macons in the south. There's a little map on one of the Dixie chapter's pages, however, and with patience you guys can determine which Macon it is.

The arrogance of the postmodern presidency is on display in your contact's ridiculous claim that there was only one copy of an important bill available. Obvious workarounds come to mind, but no doubt you were wise not to kick the hornet's next. Keep on being careful.

PlayItAgainSam
PlayItAgainSam

JAD-

I do hope you & others get the 9th edition of "Elite Deviance" by David R. Simon.The 8th edition is a bit cheaper, but doesn't have updated info on Iraq, Afghanistan, the latest of Wall Street & the banks (nationally & globally)The text is readable/understandable by the layperson, and, can be read by chapter based on one's interest in the subject material. Or, it can be read from beginning to end. This scholarly writing is available via internet sellers.Please, ALL PULPSTERS, get this text - I believe knowledge and the coming together of a common goal - to root out this "social, economic, political deviance" will take a movement of well-informed persons who are NOT afraid to take this social condition on in order to conquer it.

Debbiekaya
Debbiekaya

Are you a Hollywood Resident, I own property right on the beach....until they put in the new Broadwalk it was an absolute disgrace....then the building boom and many torn buildings all around and empty lots in forclosure. do you have any idea how many models have been brought forth for this property for the past 20 years??? It's time we get a nice hotel and bring in people before the beach collapses....And it will be handy if full gambling comes. Time to move forward

jad
jad

WhiskeyForMyMenBeerForMyHorses. I just watched that Tavis Smiley taping. Prince did mention chemtrails. I haven’t watched that G. Edward Griffin film about chemtrails, but the subject seems to be of interest.

Some time ago, a friend of mine worked at Lundy, off Sample Road. He worked on a project that involved either silica or silicone, that would enable an operator of aircraft to make it completely disappear. When he was developing this dust or whatever you want to call it, he was approached by a couple of gentlemen in the Old Crows’ Society. They offered him admittance. He quit instead. Shortly afterwards, the story is that he committed suicide. He was a devout Catholic. So, it was hard to understand how such a devout Catholic would take his life. For sure, it had something to do with his former employment at Lundy, but none of his remaining friends understand what. It’s been over 15-years, and we still have a hard time with his death -- other than to genially toast him on his birthday. If he were alive, he would have been able to explain what is being touted as a new phenomena (about chemtrails). What do you believe this to be? Do you think that this is new or do you think that we have just recognized these chemtrails that have been in the sky since man took to flight?

skydove
skydove

Not to get too far away from your excellent earlier post that ties together recent comments about corruption in Broward, but I'd never heard of the Old Crows, so looked them up. The first noticeable thing is that the websites are very stingy with information about where the chapters are physically located. The Dixie chapter has a link that mentions Macon, GA, but not necessarily as the site of the organization. Access to the website of the parent group, AOC (Association of Old Crows), looks to be restricted; however, I didn't try to register. The events calendar lists a full schedule of meetings and symposia but doesn't give the city of any of them.

Here some excerpts from the home page of the Dixie Crow chapter:

"The Dixie Crow Chapter takes pride in its professional presence within the [unnamed]community. . . . Today over 350 military, DoD civilian, industry and academia representatives comprise the membership roll. . . . Elements of evaluation [in recognizing the Chapter of the Year] include membership retention, Scholarship Program, community awareness, social functions and technical information awareness meetings. . . .

"The Dixie Crows facilitate the objectives of the Association through social events, technical symposia, monthly meetings with guest speakers and a monthly newsletter. The Chapter recognized the need to create a forum for users, developers and maintainers of Electronic Warfare systems and components to share information and discuss common challenges and in 1976 held its first symposium. . . .

"The Chapter leadership established a Scholarship Fund in 1979 to provide assistance to deserving individuals pursuing a degree in engineering/hard sciences with the potential for enhancing the field of electronic warfare. . . . Dixie Crow members have participated in Habitat For Humanity, building homes for those who otherwise may not know the joy of home ownership."

It's certainly understandable that such a group would have major security concerns with respect to its technical data and information exchanges. Implementation of these concerns could be working for us or against us.

WhiskeyForMyMenBeerForMyHorses
WhiskeyForMyMenBeerForMyHorses

Hey Jad - great posts!

I'm not really sure what it is & I hate to speculate. On New Years day they were totally out of control. I have friends in other states who told me when those birds mysteriously died there were heavy trails.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... at 1:52 you can hear the pilot weigh in

I do plan to watch G. Edward Griffins new documentary about it; stay tuned.

Kingmeerkat
Kingmeerkat

Just look up, large puffy clouds way to close, sun is larger and much brighter, something is wrong.

jad
jad

In reviewing the comments, you can see that so many of those reading Bob Norman’s articles feel that there is a lot of criminality by an inter-related association of persons. Sid wrote that he believed that the city commissioner’s take of $14,000 was just the tip of the iceberg (and 1 of many others that have not yet been revealed). And, when responding to Sid, randomthoughts101 brought out the fact that the busted city commissioner had been working with 2 of the Mutual Benefits lawyering scammers, Michael McNerney & Ken Keechl. It makes you wonder about those fundraisers for the Riverwalk Trust, and if any donated moneys (or public funding) could have been skimmed or diverted to areas unknown. Even money laundering is possible in a money diversion scheme. One of the parts attributed to the Richard Scrushy designed-plan, with the HealthSouth Corporation (supposedly regulated, but watched-over by the same public-payroll characters as were supposed to have been overseeing the assets of innocent investors of Bernie Madoff in the pre-indictment stage), was that the HealthSouth organization claimed increments under $5,000, because the enterprising racketeers knew the accounting format -- the government would look into the books only in amounts that were over $5,000). I wonder what the magic number is for that Riverwalk Trust? Since the city is known to keep double books, I wonder if the city, knowing it’s caught, will show the real accounting books, to get off the hook?

Anon brought in the complicity of the Miami Herald in supporting what would turn into a criminal takeover. You’ve got to throw in the Sun-Sentinel too. There has never been a bond issue that this paper didn’t push in their editorial section. Can you imagine that? The community newspaper pushed an enormous debt onto the backs of the people & reported nonsense to their loyal subscribers, when a review would have been able to show a debt-free way of paying for parks, schools, and other infrastructure (which, at one time, would have been on their advertisers, the developers, that were making the profit, when bringing in more people that needed those extra parks, schools, etc.). It wasn’t just the Sun-Sentinel in cahoots, when media would not touch a story that bond moneys (that the overburdened taxpayers were told they had to pay back) were being stolen, and neither community paper even bothered to investigate the singular fact that the bond moneys were not being invested according to the documents (let alone outright stolen).

DeathFrog3 pointed out the fact that it is a Fort Lauderdale case that is the first case brought by Lamberti’s BSO. Since there’s a spotlight on Fort Lauderdale, hopefully, there will be a look-see into the bought-off law enforcement officers wearing badges and patrolling the streets of the city, that used to be controlled by the likes of Scott Rothstein & his gang of thugs. Someone in that BSO unit must understand policy when it comes to working off-duty details. Why is it taking so long to get the dirty cops off the force? Adderley’s routine that he had not installed proper policy for those off-duty details works about the same as Lamberti’s excuses that permitted his spokesman to talk about the off-duty detail at the Super Bowl as being unreportable because of a minor technicality in the sheriff’s policy (which supposedly would have permitted the off-duty detail to NOT report the detail or the earnings -- since the sheriff had shuffled it off to Buffalo, and let the NFL take care of the deputies that ostensibly would not have recognized Lamberti as the master controller, but demanded allegiance be given to another entity as the BOSSMAN).

EyemNotFree mentioned the construction industry as being corrupt. It isn’t the entire industry that is corrupt. I worked many jobs, union & nonunion, that had no hint of corruption (because our companies did not pay-off politicians or enter into sweetheart deals with designated, protected contractors for a split of the action). The corruption comes in when the company is working with someone in government that can offer them a deal that they can not refuse. Look at the school board & their cronies and the persons or entities that were able to get more-and-more moneys from emergency change orders or from a bidding process that had been written for only one company to take advantage.

Another little known fact is that a city, like Fort Lauderdale, would give permits to persons (or pocketed contractors) to upgrade property (that would then be taken off the tax rolls), but then act in sham ignorance about a follow through with a Certificate of Occupancy. This allowed many of those connected to get away with not paying their local ad valorem taxes (for a very, very, very lengthy period of time, until recent case-law assisted the Legislature to establish otherwise). Think of that next time you write out a check, to the property appraiser, for the taxes on your real property -- that many in-the-know and connected at-the-hip to bought-and-paid-for-public-servants did not pay taxes on property that they had lived in (or invested in) for decades because the city knew better but did not bother to issue that C.O. (that would have made the friends of commissioners and friends of the mayor pay their fair share of local ad valorem taxes). Another thing is that “tax free copulation of church and state” mentioned by EyemNotFree is not just at the national or State level, but exists at the local level. Once, that (local) tax-free exemption under the non-issuance of a C.O. could not be used (after a lengthy period of time, even though years and years of utility bills showed otherwise), some of these properties magically converted (from a local tax exempt status to a federal tax exempt status). For more about how this is done, read the February 25, 2010 Dan Christensen article, at Broward Bulldog, titled “Lori Parrish Proposes, God Disposes, Pastor Says.”

Hamerhead & others -- let’s hope that the arrests don’t act to cover-up those who have been the real corrupted power in Broward County. The federal investigation was active in the low 1990s, which made those in power think twice and gave them an opportunity to put in the unrelated low-hanging fruit. If the investigators are happy with plucking these low-hangers, we will be boggled down with much more corruption when the feds & feebs wrap it up. Quite a few of the pulpsters understand that the fleecing of the taxpayer, for the benefit of a few connected to local commissioners & other public officials, has been occurring for decades, if not generations. These women currently being arrested are guilty as all get-out, but it has to be recognized that these women had to have been chosen because their weakness was known, and the powers could afford to sacrifice these newbies to stave further investigation. I believe that the powers-that-be thought that the populace might be happy with arrests of those more recently in office, because these leaders of our community must think that we are stupid enough to think that the corruption must have just started yesterday, instead of years ago. They certainly don’t think any better of us or very much of us. That is a fact. For -- if they did, they wouldn’t have fleeced us or abused us for so long.

Yahoo Yahoo
Yahoo Yahoo

Shes a joke and always has been ....Fort laud gets what they deserve when you elect losers...what big city elects a former cleaning lady with no education to lead? A flight attendant with no education? come on what a joke...that is why Fort laud is the laughing stock of the nation...our judges get publically shamed, our cops get arrested, our cheif of polcie and sheriff hang out with ponzi schemers and our commissioners are on the take....at least in NYC they are less discreet.

unowho
unowho

60 min Wiki Leaks

Guest
Guest

Who knows what damage she's done there. I would hope the authorities look into her dealings at the Riverwalk Trust. There should be no TRUST affiliated with this lying unethical crooks name.

Guest
Guest

I've just sent an e-mail to the Riverwalk Trust asking for the removal of Cindi Huchinson as their President. To have this unethical woman as a representative of our City is a disgrace. I urge all to do the same.

www.goriverwalk.com

Kingmeerkat
Kingmeerkat

Is it just me or anyone else notice weird contrails and clouds over us?

WhiskeyForMyMenBeerForMyHorses
WhiskeyForMyMenBeerForMyHorses

Yes - they've actually been criss-crossing all day - some lower than normal. According to the Govt. they admit doing them and they are "good" for us. I still have to watch G. Edward Griffin news Chemtrail film. Should add a little more insight.

Prince spoke out about it...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOGUqX...

Just like the flouride they put in the water....its good for you! LMAO - Sodium Fluoride is registered with the EPA as a rat poison.

jad
jad

I was going to detail another scheme that at first seemed to have dovetailed nicely with Bob Norman’s article, but the following response seems to fit more with this article (since the ridiculous taking of underpayments of moneys by so many of our elected officials, to further the profitable schemes of others, has not yet been reported by the press -- and could finally be in the throes of an investigation -- although such obscene selling of talents has been discussed openly by members of the community for over 20-years). The response is to a comment, added to the Paula McMahon article (that had been linked in the prior Bob Norman “It’s Just So Wrong” article by WhiskeyForMyMenBeerForMyHorses), titled “Former Fort Lauderdale vice mayor arrested on corruption charges,” posted by hikers @ 4:32 PM, January 28, 2011 (which Jody had linked).

This is a little bit more of the information that can be added to the data on corruption provided by hikers, which I thought might also interest some of the pulpsters. Maybe some one else can use this information with other descriptive information to get a better appreciation for how things are done (so deceptively) in Broward County, and how certain angles are (manipulated to be) taken to unjustly enrich those selected few behind the scenes, their network, & their foot-soldiers while avoiding the possibility of being caught in any one or more of the criminal enterprises run out of so many organizations, both public and private (whether the person is elected, appointed, or paid, or whether the person’s pay is that of a public servant or from ties to a for profit, not-for-profit, or non-profit entity). It runs the gamut.

Hikers mentioned the benevolent gift (contributed by our paid public servants in the City of Fort Lauderdale), for a private project benefitting Hamilton Forman, which was the donation of a publicly owned roadway median for parking purposes. That sounds like a similar benevolent gift to another of the Forman projects (that had Bill Scherer, Terry Stiles, & Wayne Huizenga involvement in another public giveaway with well-connected private profiteers, close to the downtown Fort Lauderdale area), when (the Sazaki designated major park of the Riverwalk financing scheme) Smoker Park was trashed, the riparian rights to the New River transferred, and the streets destroyed, for a private development to be constructed on IRS protected Riverwalk (“muni”) bond land. In addition, to further the scheme & grant an exception (or allowance) for a problem that arose with the parking shortage of that overly-built private enterprise, the commissioners just threw in special accommodations to the taxpayer-financed county courthouse parking garage. After all, there must have been a belief by the corrupted commissioners (both county & city) that the cash cow of the taxpaying public could still be milked, and that the pork provided by State and federal matching funds could continue to be made readily available for consumption, for another courthouse parking garage or additions to the older garage that had been donated to a private enterprise (with the right connections and placement of bought-and-paid-for-persons on boards such as the Riverwalk Trust or New Courthouse Committee).

The commissioners have always acted as though sweetheart deals with multi-millionaires & the elite can be entered into without any care for what the majority of the lower classes of the taxpaying public deserves. In a “let them eat cake” attitude, the commissioners (past & present) have shown their disdain towards what has been treated as the unwashed, ignorant masses (albeit taxpaying masses). So, in one particular well-documented giveaway of land and water rights, where acts of criminality had been exposed, neither city nor county commissioners had any care that the activity could be stopped. The State Attorney would not do anything to prevent massive bond fraud. And, those that had been Attorney General had no desire to prove that any area of the State of Florida intentionally violated the bonds that had been issued. Other entities, like the school board, could see that bonds could generate lots & lots of money, with no one the wiser -- or, at least, no one who would care that any one could be the wiser. (They had retained the power to lock up anyone who had a backbone who could point out the fraud, which would not be any of the public servants in-on-the-take.)

The actions were that the taxpayers could foot the bill when more space had to be found to take the place of that which had been traded away, out of that documented general obligation bond, IRS protected, courthouse parking garage. But, then again, before that, there had been that project on 6th Street that a city commissioner, Aurelius, assisted, when the then police chief, Ron Cochran, together with 3 of his associates, were given the public streets to be used for that enclosed “tennis club” development (after not paying property taxes on the supposedly ministry-owned land of that former Presbyterian Church). Even the racketeer Rothstein had associates that knew how to play that religious exemption, to avoid the payment of ad valorem taxes on residential property disguised as a sometime synagogue (church, mosque, or what have you), and may have understood more about street dedications (or what could have been deemed surplus or unusable property) than we are being told.

BUTT, and a huge butt -- ‘cause that’s the way it appears when bent over by these buggers!!! One of the most benevolent donations is that gift of a city park on the New River, when half of it was handed over to the Mayor’s friend on the marine advisory board. Mayor Naugle’s friend, Sonny Irons, said that he had been given that park land on the New River to benefit the taxpayers, because he would be paying ad valorem taxes on the land. Some years later, Mayor Naugle’s other friend, Lori Parrish the property appraiser, decided that the public park land that had been given away was actually now considered to belong to a church, that Sonny Irons had set up, under Eddie Kahn principles (which somehow did not work for Wesley Snipes). So, no taxes would be paid on the land at all. And, it seems that a taxpaying citizen probably wouldn’t be able to take it to court to show the errors of the ways of these public officials, since both Lori Parrish and former city mayor James T. Naugle are married to Circuit Court Judges and have other influential backers and good ole boy associates in their network. It makes you wonder -- Is nothing sacred in Broward County with these characters? Maybe the feebs & the feds can answer that question in a way that the citizens would appreciate.

PlayItAgainSam
PlayItAgainSam

JAD-I've said it before, I'll say it again,"Elite Deviance" by David R. Simon, Prof. Univ. of N. FL(formerly Berkeley), has been writing about about this for over 25 years. This is required reading for all.

Guest
Guest

jad-Thank you....Very insightful and interesting. We've all been scamed for a very long time. Probably everyone on Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale are involved or knows what's going on. I'm begining to think they're all crooked!

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

AFTER such amazing night and day ........i came back to look at bobs toilet and grin!! people go see the rite the rite its a must see!!!

Guest
Guest

She admits to being a liar. The ethic laws were put in place because of her wrong doings. That was 3 yrs. ago. She now has been arrested for grand left in accepting gifts for favorable decisions and this woman(POS) is heading up Riverwalk? I will strongly protest if she is allowed to maintain that position! In fact, I want to spend time in jail not only for her unlawful compensation, but for her deception to the people who voted her in office and her continued thievery while she was there. I'm grateful she was caught!

Hammerhead
Hammerhead

Pulp...two of my posts have been torn down from the site. If there is censorship please let me know. Maybe there is a higher power because I do not feel this is the Pulp's style.

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

Pulp - your Sunday blog has also apparently been "torn down from the site." Please re-post.

Hammerhead
Hammerhead

The post below was posted by Amazing Karnack yesterday. I found it particulary interesting so I saved it. I then saw that it was missing this morning and decided to post it again. I did so only to find that it was removed again. So I ask the Pulp...what is going on with the blog comments? Is there some new censorship happening? Is the blog suddenly allergic to posts which are not complimentary of the machine and their minimal asking price to sell elected's seats and votes??? Let's see how long this post stays up. Please look into it Pulp.

"Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack."

Christy
Christy

It's been Clickety, Clickety,Clickety waiting for the Clack.

Hammerhead
Hammerhead

I forgot to put quotes around the Karnack posting, but the insights seem to be on point at this moment in Broward time. I think that the final curtain call for the Good Old Boy club is near. Amen Karnack...Clickety Clack

Amazing Karnack
Amazing Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

Amazing_Karnack
Amazing_Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

Joe pike
Joe pike

I feel so good to read about the gals and realize current state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff is still out there selling out, no, no, protecting me from big insurance, big banks, and big corporations. You can only wonder about her, all her pals in the movement were dishonest, and now she is a state senator.

PlayItAgainSam
PlayItAgainSam

Pulp & Pulpsters:It's interesting how so many elected officials, employees, developers & monied interests have been caught "wrongdoing" in so many local municipal governments along with Broward County and the Broward Schoo Boardl. What is most intruguing is the "most "corrupt" municipality of all, Davie. Rooted in decades of "Elite Deviance" by monied interests including Forman, Bergeron, Miller-Leg, Stiles, "beholden,back-door dealing elected officials", "pay for play", employees who turn a deaf ear and blind eye to white collar crime and crimes of opportunity, etc., etc., continue to "manage under the radar" of the Federal Agencies-FBI, Dept. of Justice, IRS. Here is a re-post/crosspost. Just another example. The FBI, Dept. of Justice, US Attorney, IRS, State Attorney and FDLE need to take up residence in Davie Town Hall.And, the The Pulp and Pulpsters need to "Keechl" Davie's Caletka.When will the "House of Cards" finally fall in Davie?Davie's Caletka Spending Campaign Contributions Like A "Drunken" Sailor

No pun intended!

10/1/10-Bryan Caletka,Petty Cash-$500.0011/17/10-ATT, Cell Phone-$192.9311/22/10-Event Ticket-Victory Fund, Washington DC-$100.0011/22/10-Plane Ticket-$Delta Airlines-$1,070.8012/13/10-ATT, Cell Phone-$107.7712/13/10-"TOTAL WINE"-Beverages for Holiday Party for "CAMPAIGN WORKERS"-$999.2512/13/10-Bryan Caletka, Petty Cash-$500.0012/13/10-Robert Decker MBA-Campaign Bookkeeper/Consultant-$1,500.00

"Keechl him", or, "Ritter-Klenet" him. Bob, you nailed Keechl on his plane tickets (to attend "political events" in San Fran), wine spending/dinner spending, rents, petty cash and other outrageous use of campaign contributions.

Bob, you & Brenda Chalifor are nailing Ritter & Klenet for their "drunken sailor" spending of Ritter's campaign funds.

Time to clean out the Town of Davie "Political Cesspool"! Have at it!

Town of Davie, FL 2012 Elections-Mayor, District 1http://www.davie-fl.gov/Pages/... District%201/Caletka/BC%20-%2004.pdf

http://www.davie-fl.gov/Pages/... District%201/Caletka/

http://www.davie-fl.gov/Pages/...

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Sam,

Although there are some "interesting" expenditures, these do not look anything like Ritter,Keechl.

They dont even look out of line actually. Not sure what the airline ticket was for, but 1000 over 3 months for petty cash doesn't seem out of line. The alcohol at my personal Christmas party was half that, I'm not running a campaign.

Cell phone bills, As long as it is to his phone, where's the problem?

Paid consultant is right in line with other consultants on campaign finance reports I've seen.

Listen I'm not saying he's clean. With what you're showing, it doesn't look like he's dirty.

PlayItAgainSam
PlayItAgainSam

"Interesting expenditures" when one considers Caletka does not have an opponent,yet. And, in 2008 his opponent withdrew, so he kept the seat by default.

When it comes to Davie-there are reminiscences of a State Attorney investigation as a result of a complaint filed against Susan Starkey related to her home built by GL Homes in Long Lake Ranches and her voting/conflict of interest. And, speculation there were lots of "perks", "courtesy change orders" and "upgrades" involved in the construction of her home...which would make Cindi and Stacy look like amateurs, if it had been properly investigated by "Countryman" of Satz's office.

Suckit
Suckit

I won't be convinced until Satz/Lamdirti arrest Lieberman or Ritter.

And furthermore maybe that douche bag George Platt can do a fund raiser for this bitch too!

CowboyRonnieB
CowboyRonnieB

Mis Ali is my steel magnolia. She has been lobbying me to me her all kindsa stuff all the time. Ain't this here a Miss Ali a hoot.

When I pay her for the lobbying she seems really happy and gives me sex.

Then i take her for a ride in my pimp hummer.

Amazing_Karnack
Amazing_Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

P_Nis
P_Nis

Mr Golstrom and Wolofsky are now doing business as the "Fort Lauderdale Collection".

Amazing Karnack
Amazing Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

BrowardCleansweep
BrowardCleansweep

Oh Karnack,We should have lunch sometime. Perhaps the "fresh air" will do us some good?

Amazing Karnack
Amazing Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

Amazing Karnack
Amazing Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

Amazing Karnack
Amazing Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

Guest
Guest

She has to be removed immediately from any public office or representation of our city!II suspect she's a pawn in her current Riverwalk position as well. That post needs a vibrant exciting personality to bring fresh and new ideas. She is is an unattractive dullard who lacks ethics and morals who's only positioned there because she is the big construction companies player. Suggestion: Let's look into what she got and gave away to them in the Riverwalk location. This just might be the tip of the iceberg, REMOVE THE TRASH!

Amazing Karnack
Amazing Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

Amazing Karnack
Amazing Karnack

Karnack foretold it was deep and wide. Karnack foretold that the machine would be disassembled piece by piece. Karnack says don’t be fooled into thinking that this is small time just like the Beverly doggie bag, or the Kraft to Kraft 10k parley. Karnack says why do you think these puppets work so hard to keep from implementing integrity reforms that would criminalize these types of voting for self enrichment schemes. Karnack says absent real teeth in the laws the stethey investigators are using every technique at their disposal. Karnack says aided by a playbook supplied by others who shall remain unnamed at this time.

Karnack foretold that the puppets would turn on themselves as the conductor closes in on them. Karnack says behold as the perp parade continues as those already entrapped provide many more sordid details of the machinistas with the hope of reducing their own train ride. Karnack foretold he had become a patient man. Karnack said the train left the station 5 years ago. Karnack says look into other operations of the conductor. Karnack says they have held sealed indictments in other operations for as much as 8 years. Karnack says have you got the patience. Karnack says don’t be quick to ridicule the amount of the transgressions. Karnack says it only reflects on how little integrity and moral purpose we require from our electeds. Karnack foretold that our culture was at stake.

Karnack says don’t look at these cases as to how little the initials have on the electeds. Karnack says look at how little it takes to corrupt the electeds and why Karnack refers to them as puppets. Karnack says see how easy it is and how cheaply a puppet master aka lobbyist can buy votes to make them and their clients filthy rich. Karnack says you should be mad as hell and demanding reforms to ensure integrity and eliminating the access of special interests. Karnack reminds you that the train has left the station. Karnack says the train goes clickity clack, clickity clack, clickity clack.

unowho
unowho

Thanks....... Mr Wolofsky and Mr Goldstrom should be flushed down the above toilet for the garbage vehicles they have sold over the years...A new website should be set up for disgruntled and disatisfied customers. I believe the Chris Gettings website no longer exists

Christy
Christy

Females

Is the Good Ol Boys club still running the show? The Gallery of Mug shots is mostly female.

Where are all the Bad Boys? In hiding or cutting deals?

Hammerhead
Hammerhead

By the way, I expect some big Bucks to show up in the mugshots soon.

Anonomyte
Anonomyte

I hope so. This looks pretty small-time. $14K? WTF?

Hammerhead
Hammerhead

Christy - when Bucks (adult male deer, that is) travel, they send out the Doe troops ahead of them. That way the hunters and predators take aim on them before the Buck ever sits in the cross hairs. That is definately a self-preservation move that only the Bucks in the Good Old Boy club would think to use. It has saved many a Buck in the history of man. But just like any good hunter, when they truly want a trophy, they look for Doe to find the Buck. I hope this little metaphor was helpful.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

David Frye just passed away (as did Charlie Callas). In his NYT bio/obit, this quote (in the Nixon character) seems appropos to this discussion:

“Today I have regretfully been forced to accept the resignations of 1,541 of the finest public servants it has ever been my privilege to know,” Mr. Frye’s Nixon intones on the album. “As the man in charge, I must accept full responsibility, but not the blame. Let me explain the difference. People who are to blame lose their jobs; people who are responsible do not.”

skydove
skydove

Very thought-provoking metaphor, Hammerhead -- an interesting distinction between the experiences of the cervine and hominid females emerges. Namely, the doe don't have a choice; the women do. The Cindis of Broward County may have begun their political careers for idealistic reasons, first working hard as volunteers, then getting noticed, at last being tapped for elective or appointive office. Then, if not before, they start to show their true colors (greed, ambition beyond their talents, ethical flexibility, lack of foresight, &c), and the bucks, ever on the outlook for new patsies, develop them little by little. The bucks know better than to try to corrupt the Patti Lynns, and with so much low-hanging fruit, they don't have to.

Christy
Christy

Interested to see the Bucks that stole the big Bucks $$$.

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