Chaz's Last Stand

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Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, left, wants to engage in a high-heels contest with Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, right. From Twitter yesterday: 

"I think Hallandale Mayor Joy Cooper's heels are higher than mine which rarely happens. I see a contest of heels in our future. Game on Joy!" 

Cooper, to her credit and the relief of the population at large, has yet to respond to the challenge.

-- UPDATED: BSO recently settled a lawsuit for a whopping $1.565 million with the family of a 5-year-old boy whose head was fractured after deputies neglected to remove him from his abusive home despite pleas from his grandmother and previous evidence of abuse. The case is bad from the get-go, but what's truly baffling for the taxpayers is the fact that the sheriff's attorneys didn't recognize that they were going to get walloped in court until the third week of trial, when the insurance company pulled the plug. This should have been settled long ago. Bottom line: BSO's suspension of good sense and decency led to more legal bills, public embarrassment, and almost surely a larger settlement.  

-- Most municipal races are nonpartisan, meaning that political party is supposed to play no role.

But Broward Republicans got wind of Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar's people passing out cards at the DEC meeting this week identifying the political party of the candidates in the heated Plantation commission races. They sound off on it in their Red Broward blog. The jab at Diane Glasser at the end of the blog is pretty funny. 

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It's clear that Ceasar et al. were targeting one candidate in particular: Jerry Fadgen. He's the only Republican on the list. And that, in my opinion, is fair game, considering the political nature of Fadgen, who is steadfastly opposed to gay rights and has been a regular protester at abortion clinics (yeah, he's one of those). After the Farrelly brothers came to Plantation to make There's Something About Mary, he was beside himself when he saw the movie. "We've soiled our hands," he said. Not to mention Cameron Diaz' hair. Here's an oldie but goodie called There's Something About Jerry, which is about Fadgen and his strip mall, an historic little plaza he festoons with GOP posters every election season.    

Inside, see a blast from the past: Call it Chaz's last stand. 

As many of you know, Deerfield Beach activist Chaz Stevens has retired from the blog game. He said he's moving on to the next phase of his life.

Stevens has been controversial. He's been profane (here and elsewhere). And he managed to shake that town up pretty good. For the latter reason, I think his departure from the political scene is a loss to the county. What can I say? I like agitators.

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This isn't Chaz.
But he's not quite finished yet. Here's an email he copied me and several other members of the media and officials sent to Assistant State Attorney Tim Donnelly, who heads the state's corruption unit:

Mr. Donnelly;

Greetings and well wishes from this side of the monitor.

Well Sir, it appears, if my sources are correct, that your office is close to making a decision on the criminal disposition of Commissioner Sylvia Poitier.  That news, dear chum, if true, is good intel indeed.

As it's my nature to help progress issues along to the rightful completion, allow me to reitierate the following claims about Poitier:

1) Found guilty of violating Federal Conflict of Interest laws, costing the city $40,000 or so.
2) Sworn testimony indicated that Poitier was to be paid $500 for each HUD application processed by a local contractor.
3) Numerous witnesses offered testimony that Poitier took an active role in the counting of Brazilian festival cash.  Approximately $28,000 of which has gone unaccounted for.
4) Poitier offered several different voting strategies with regards to funding her daughter's WDBA organization.  By my recollection, Poitier voted "yes", "no", "yes with conflict" and "yes with no conflict".
5) Poitier failed to disclose the relationship of her brother Lionel Ferguson as it pertained to his status of creditor to the WDBA.
6) From the Kessler audit, approximately $2.6M, that's M for million, seems to be in flux with regards to the Mango Festival.  From the same report, Poitier's name and thumbprint is all over the event.
7) Poitier has very close ties with numerous local 501s that were found to be "of questionable nature".

Sadly, various elected officials from the City of Deerfield Beach, and in particular Mayor Peggy Noland, passed at a golden opportunity to remove Poitier from office by leveraging the findings of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's audit. A not surprising manuever by these political hacks - especially given the fact that Noland and her husband have, for decades, illegally pilfered from our city coffers. I suppose there is much to be said about birds of a feather, or in their case, crooks in prison stripes, tending to flock to one another.

I respectfully request, that should the opportunity for a Poitier Perp Walk (tm) present itself, your people will call my people and we'll send over a film crew.

My very best to you.

Chaz Stevens, Retired Activist At Large

For all of Stevens' posing and puffery, his work on Poitier was very solid. I'm rooting for him on this one.


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74 comments
Pepe Lepew
Pepe Lepew

Joy Cooper is dumber than a pile of dog poop. Trust me, I know. I've worked with her. And, also, she's not attractive up close. Especially once she opens her mouth. She is one of The most narcisstic people of have ever experienced.

Signed, Mike Good

BumFarto
BumFarto

I, too, was once chaztized. Not fun, but an experience. GB won! Watched the game with my gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) 50-something hot-for-his-age nephew.

Hammerhead
Hammerhead

Chaz needs to learn, when dealing with Donnelly you must praise in public and criticize in private. That allows for nothing to ever really be addressed and nobody on either side has to be held accountable. I wish Chaz the best of luck. I wish Tim the best of luck. I do not feel confident that either will ever achieve the goal of providing a benefit to the greater good. It's sad, but then isn't that the mantra here in BrowardTown.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Ironic that Stacy Ritter wants to spend our money improving Broward's image. She should start by keeping her big mouth shut, that would go a long way.

skydove
skydove

Off topic: The online edition of the SS this morning has a story headed "Man-of-war loom large across South Florida beaches." It contains the following advisory: "Most beachside cities, including Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, and Delray Beach reported the presence of man-of-war."

I was walking on the beach yesterday afternoon, north from Las Olas, and there were many, many such creatures, beginning at the high water line. They ranged from mouse-looking things with no discernible tentacles to kitten-sized bladders sitting in what looked like blueberry pie filling, with long, abundant tentacles. People were in the water and no lifeguards were trying to warn them off.

Peculiar that the Fort Lauderdale paper neglects to mention that the invasion has hit our beaches, too.

unowho
unowho

Hey Timmy I talked to one of the big boys at SAO and they did take you serious and appreciate your efforts fighting corruption in Deerfield Beach ....Other than being an arrogant Ahole ,mentally disturbed juvenile delinquent who thinks he is "Chris Farley Ninja" (RIP) your an OK guy!!!

unowho
unowho

Any arrests today???

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

I thought I would share with you a gem (in my opinion) offered up by Dave Barry tonight, during the taping of "Wait Wait ... " at the Arsht Center tonight.

He suggested that an efficient enhancement to Florida government, following an election, would be to have the induction ceremony and the indictments occur at the same time.

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

THE PULP ALWAYS ON FORT LAUDS ASSES DIDNT MENTION THE LUIS FELIPE PEREZ PONZI SHIT AND THE ARRESTS YESTERDAY OF THE MORONS THAT STOLE 12 MILLION TO INVEST IN HIS PONZI SCHEME OH MY!! I NEED TO TAKE OVER FOR THE JUICE:)

Christy
Christy

Go Green Bay Packers!

Randi Krotch
Randi Krotch

How dare Chaz to write such a vile letter to the State Attorney's Office about our dear Sylvia.The shame of it all.Especailly to tarnish the reputation of this remarkable women during Black History Month.Why the next thing you know, Chaz will be saying cruel things about Stacy Ritter on Yom Kippur!

Gimmesamore
Gimmesamore

Fadgen doesn't just protest at abortion clinics- no, no, no - this right wing nut takes his protests to the abortion doctors' houses. Make this guy mayor--- hell no! Hand me one of dem party tip off cards Mitchy baby....

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

I wish Chaz much success on ALL of his future endeavors.

Goldengirl2500
Goldengirl2500

Stacy Ritter is a public official. She shows very little class from what I can tell of the photo of her in a non-skirt with everything hanging out. What an embarrassment to women who to office.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Is Timmy aka A1AChas who posts incessantly on SS???

therealyaz
therealyaz

My dear pulpsters, i can no longer make a comment on my computer at work. They are blocking disqus. For some reason my own black berry can not even get comments? Rest assured i am reading. Some body please ask ask my daily question. Any body arrested today? P.S. watch # 28 on the county consent agenda next week! Also full page ad in Dania Press. Love you all. Even though i don't allways agree with you

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

For all of his posturing, Timmy has not accomplished 1 of his stated goals. He was the boy who cried wolf.

How's the campaign? The project for a better tomorrow? The multitude of books? The one person removed from office/fired? He is fun to watch but really he has spent a ton of time and money (both his and tax dollars) for a whole lot of hyperbole.

On a side note I hear big things are in order very soon for a certain mayor of a city in NW Broward County.

Guest
Guest

Thank you Christy. I feel the same way. That's why I think he really isn't capable of empathy and is actually very insincere. Don't you feel he's not to be trusted? yed

CriminalswithaBadge
CriminalswithaBadge

opin litter to Mr Chaz StevensI wood likes to state that's I shore am glad that Mister Chaz never had anythings to doo whit all the investmeniagitions concernin the almost murderin of eye and the sweet corrupt deel that was aforded to the perpetrator with a little inflatulance bye me to prostitotin states atturneeys orifus mr .m.Sitzs took kare of et al. Furthermore whin all of thee BOdyguard detale foorty nines of ma best armeed thuges was protectin ma closessed associate's that bought me all that's fooDs an licker that eye consummed free of charges an all the cash monies that's my crews made maid from my ex-closessed associate's eye no that you wood found out thee truth an we all be gone. Ma boy faux capin rickie magtitudeliar I A cleened it all up wit know traces, even faux sGT. greenelawn beet thee raps on steelin from the ciyt wee jest say its an oversites an jest takes a sicc day too kover it.

Thank u MR. Chaz Stevens four all that's u did too xpose thee coruptions in DearField beech an Pimpino.

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Guest
Guest

Sorry Folks....As you can see, I'm not a fan of Chaz. I'll say again, his intensions may be well meaning and just, but he has proven himself not to be the right well respected messenger. I'm sure there is hardly anyone saying...Please Chaz don't go.

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

i would like to take the time to tell Mr bob Pulp...what an honor it is to watch his blog he makes me smile:)))

Guest
Guest

Perhaps his intentions were were in the right place, but he was definately the wrong messenger. Smart move(genius in our own mind) to move on. Stacy Ritter( aside from her supposed corruption) has to be one of the most unprofessional officials I've ever come accross. Charges should be brought against her as soon as possibile so we can have a mature, professional focused comission.

Jody
Jody

I wish someone would investigate Mike Good for criminal wrong doing. He made so many backroom deals clearly beyond his authority as city manager without commission approval.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

He also presented a strong case AGAINST low flush toilets.

Any similarities between these two topics may *not* be purely coincidental.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

perhaps better said "ANy and ALl future endeavors....."

Linda
Linda

Any Arrests today?

He Drew First Blood....
He Drew First Blood....

DF3Respectfully. the BSO mail servers were heavily augmented a couple years ago and can handle 100 times what they have to. Please believe me-they have everything in storage and can retrieve it if they want to, and that is the key to unlocking some truths about the agency's misdeeds. It sounds like you were inside at one time. So was I but probably closer than you. No offense intended.

unowho
unowho

And what about the remote control toilet or some other ingenius invention he was to do BIG bizzness with someone I recall .....I guess that was hyperbowl that got flushed too!!!

PENNYSCIRCUS
PENNYSCIRCUS

I AM SAYING IT, I ENJOY HIS WRITING AND IF THE EDUCATED WAY HE DOES THINGS OFFENDS YOU DONT READ IT I MISS HIS BLOG

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

It has something to do with his style and sense of self importance. He was correct in his findings, but his crudeness demeaned the product.

Christy
Christy

Glitters,

I find it strange that one who is an advocate for women in distress can speak sounkind and disrespectful towards a woman.

therealyaz
therealyaz

I wake up every morning to see what is up.

Guest
Guest

meant to say he's a Genius in his own mind. He's a vindictive and comes accross as mentall ill. That's why he's the wrong messenger and is not taken with respect or seriousness.

Guest
Guest

Kenny, I absolutely agree. Having the right salesman makes all the difference.Have a great Saturday and Go Steelers!.

Guest
Guest

Thank you Christy. I feel the same way. That's why I think he really isn't capable of empathy and is actually very insincere. Don't you feel he's not to be trusted?trusted?

unowho
unowho

Yes and I am sure Dr Augusta (was that her name?) could tell us a few stories!!! Gee I wonder where she went???

Chaz stevens
Chaz stevens

Taken serious? Are you fucking kidding me? What isn't taken serious is the fact that you live on this blog. 24/7.

If Poitier is removed from office, it will be due to my effort. Solely my effort.

Why don't you ask Mr. Donnelly of the SAO, Mr. Berlinger of the FDLE, or Mr. Lamana of the BSO how serious they take me.

PS. You so need to get laid.

therealyaz
therealyaz

You are right!! That is my question. I am just so pissed off right now. I look forward to my daily pulp.

Guest
Guest

Thanks...You too have a Good Night

Marley Ungaro
Marley Ungaro

Wow...if it isn't Chaz Stevens!!!! Remember me, Chaz?? Marley Ungaro

unowho
unowho

Timothy (if this is the dimwit) tell us why you wimped out on Deerfield ? And why some of our favorite commenters dont post here now, is that due solely from your effort ?...I hope you are proud of that great accomplishment!!!

Guest
Guest

Good Riddance!

unowho
unowho

where is the (genius) dimwit???

Guest
Guest

Go ahead and prove my point. You mentally ill vindictive asshole.

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