Is Stacy Really Concerned About Security?

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Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter had her regularly scheduled "Coffee with Stacy" on Wednesday and I commend her for that.

After the horror on Saturday that occurred at U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' "Congress on your Corner" event, I think it's great that Ritter is carrying on in that tradition.

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Ritter with her guest, Lynn University professor Robert Watson

​But still, after watching the video of her very small Wednesday meeting, you have to wonder if Ritter was really so concerned about her own security the day before when she announced in commission chambers that she wanted metal detectors installed outside the governmental center.

More and more it seems that Ritter was just using the Tucson shooting as an opportunity to take a ridiculous crack at her critics.

I say this because she didn't seem concerned about security at all on Wednesday. At the start, she first gives a rave advert for the bagel shop and pinpoints the exact location before revealing her Friday routine. 

"This is my favorite bagel place ... and Mitch's tuna fish is absolutely to die and the coffee is great," she says. "I'm usually here on

Friday's, by the way, at 11:30 right after I get my nails done. I'll come here for lunch. So you can see me. I don't wear makeup on Fridays so you probably won't recognize me."

Okay so she publicly revealed this personal information on YouTube the day after she told the public that she believed that "bloggers" want to "shoot" her and "by extension" all the other commissioners and urged the county to beef up security. She also brought up getting her nails done in Tuesday's speech -- telling the public how "uncomfortable" she was when a someone there recognized her.

How contradictory can a politician be? It's just more reason to believe that her Tuesday speech was mostly a piece of political grandstanding in an attempt to marginalize her critics. They aren't really concerned about her continual abuse of the public trust -- most recently the outrageous spending by her and her lobbyist husband Russell Klenet during her law-breaking campaign. They're just potentially violent wingnuts.

But Ritter by her own words and actions clearly knows that her critics don't want to hurt her. They just want her and Klenet and their unethical brand of government to exit stage left. 


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I think this is a case of how regular people are not security experts. They don't think about the ramifications of what they say to their security. Especially when it comes to technology like YouTube and location-based services.

anonymous
anonymous

Given what happened at the Courthouse, I would be very concerned in the County Government Building. But, like Stacy, I'm not to concerned about my security while at a bagel shop.

Justwondering
Justwondering

Re: the photo above: Poor Professor Watson. What was he thinking? Based on a cursory review of his credits, he seems to have a wonderful background and devotion to all that is good. Why, oh why, would he allow himself to be USED by a woman who is arrogant enough to wear such an outrageously ridiculous outfit (that sparkly plunging tight fitting top) to have coffee? I feel badly that Professor Watson paraded out and that his apparently everything good reputation was sullied by Ritter. Evidently Ritter will stop at nothing to try to prop herself up. Anyone who is cajoled into being seen publically with Ritter (the never-ending arrogant self-promoting beeeeeach of all beeeeeachs) should think twice. Stacy is only using you for her own enrichment. She cares little if nothing about you or your reputation.

Local_Lawyer
Local_Lawyer

Westside Bagels is on Coral Ridge Drive. I'm pretty sure Stacy said Coral Springs Drive. And they have great challah wraps. Bring your platinum card.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Is there such a thing as being "kvetched" to death? Knowing Stacey's constituents,--those that even know who she is--I think that may be the greatest danger she faces.

LAZY LANCE
LAZY LANCE

For Stacy:

China Promises To Kill The RichJanuary 12, 2011: The Chinese government is publically threatening to execute corrupt judges, as well as members of the security services, who are caught taking bribes. The government leadership is getting desperate about stopping the growing public anger against corrupt officials, and the threat of rebellion, or just widespread unrest, that it implies. The Communist Party that has controlled China for over sixty years is increasingly accepting the fact that it is its own worst enemy. The problem is corruption, particularly among party members. One advantage of joining the Party is that it gives you an edge in getting government jobs, especially ones that enable you to get rich by taking bribes. In the last two decades, the government has announced several campaigns to eliminate the corruption (and all the anger and anti-government gossip among the people the communists are supposed to be serving.) Most of these efforts have hardly made a dent in the corruption. While more death sentences for corrupt senior officials makes headlines, it’s the millions of minor acts of corruption every day that cause most of the anger.

Gatorfl
Gatorfl

State and stage left Pulp.

LAZY LANCE
LAZY LANCE

Stacy, for a couple if cigs and some honeybuns you will be able to get your nails done every Friday when you are in the graybar hotel and you won't have to worry about your makeup either.

But if you think you have security issues now just wait until you meet your new roomemates.

Ulysesses Macauley
Ulysesses Macauley

My big brother Homer says Stacy Ritter gives a bad name to every Jewish American Princess.

ShortySalinsky
ShortySalinsky

When golfers are being shot at Deerfield Beach Country Club we all have to be worried about security.

Anonymous
Anonymous

She is being Keechled for sure. May she go the way of Keechl.

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