Coffee Art: Osama Bin Latte

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This is the fine work of Rob Negron at the Brew Urban Cafe on Himmarshee.
Al Qaeda put out a statement on the internet today about Osama Bin Laden's death: 

"It [Bin Laden's blood] will remain, with permission from Allah the Almighty, a curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries. Their happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears." 

Sounds like they hired Baghdad Bob to write that thing. I'm sure our Navy SEALs are trembling. I can't wait to hear about the capture (or otherwise) of more of those clowns. 

Zawahiri's next. 

Inside, we pick a couple of names who have contributed to the local investigative journalism site Broward Bulldog. One name stands out. 
Here's the list of Bulldog contributors. You'll see the big dog at the Bulldog is Michael Connelly, a former Sun-Sentinel reporter turned best-selling novelist. But up there toward the top -- members of the "New River Club" who gave $500 to $999 -- are defense attorney Benedict Kuehne, who has represented Josephus Eggelletion and Stacy Ritter; and one of the Pulp's all-time favorite lobbyists, Judy Stern. 

Now let me say something right off the top -- the guy who runs Broward Bulldog, Dan Christensen, is a great investigative reporter who plays no favorites. Nobody is going to buy that guy. 

But human nature is human nature, and Stern is a master of the influence game. She knows a solid contribution won't hurt if she has to make a plea regarding her own political activity or that of one of her politicians (who for starters basically make up the Fort Lauderdale City Commission and a chunk of the Broward County Commission) or clients.

Another name that pops out on the list -- Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar. But the notoriously cheap and increasingly politically ineffective Ceasar lived to up his reputation and gave less than $100.


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The Independent Man
The Independent Man

Bob;Is this true that Dan doesn't want to take over your job at the pulp because he thinks it is non serious rag. If that is true what does he think of you and us deep down. Can you ask him that question. Would he work for the new times or is that beneath him.

anonymous
anonymous

Bob Norman should be replaced with two people, or a team of people. Folks in the know who can bring the best of the best talents to the Blog, writing, interviewing, researching, you know, specialities. And people who are connected to the community and have proven to represent high standards. Let's put together a journalistic Seal Team. Unbeatable, and frightening if your corrupt actions get on their radar screen.

parkland man
parkland man

Steve Gonot is on trail,anyone know how that shit bird is doing,what a fn creep he is,this jerk off steals money, uses his daughter's bank account nice farther huh, dad of the year,beat his wife, husband of the year,this ugly bastard even took his best friends wife,he wins friend of the year,but one thing for sure is he wins broke of the year.Lets hope he gets a few years in jail.

Anyone
Anyone

OK so what? A blowhard former Herald reporter has solicited donations (charity) from his former colleagues who still have a full-time job.

Pitiful that this is simply a list of current and former South Florida reporters who feel sorry for Dan and for the state of their profession. Their righteous donation to his cause is but a thinly-veilled prayer that they don't suffer his fate..."By the grace of God go I."

Their funding impluse would be better directed to a class action to focus attention on the biggest untold story of corruption and swindle that was Knight-Ridder's sale to McLatchy.

parkland man
parkland man

This ought to make even the most cynical lawyer do a double-take. Two partners at King & Spalding, the law firm that dropped defense of DOMA on behalf of the US House of Representatives, have spent the past several years defending al Qaeda terrorists at Gitmo — for free. And apparently with the law firm’s blessing.It also seems that Coca-Cola, a major K&S client, was behind the pressure that persuaded K&S to drop DOMA. Well, actually, drop the House, since it was the client.K&S cites a lack of proper “vetting” as the reason they dropped the House. What does that mean? Did they properly vet the terrorists the firm’s partners are defending, for free? Has Coke ever weighed in on K&S’s free defense of terrorists, or any of K&S’s other clients? I’d really like for them to show their work if they deign to answer.Not to be Captain Obvious, but when terrorists get preferential treatment over the American people’s representatives by one of the nation’s more important law firms, we have a serious problem on our hands. Does Coke think al Qaeda is a burgeoning market? What on earth are they thinking?

parkland man
parkland man

Hey i was thinking if al quaeda wants to play tuff with Americans and threaten us, we should have charlie Crist sue them,we don't need navy seals we can use lawyers,they really think there tuff,they shoot with pens and use yellow pads as shields,they can use bagels as grenades,and use cream cheese to make the opponent slip and fall,lawyers now all about slip and fall,and forget the cia they like private investigators,they can also sew there taupe together and use it for coma flush, I'm not so sure if there poodles will hold up as good as German shepherds,so go get em lawyers go defend the constitution and the united states.One thing we know for sure if they get captured we don't have to worry about them giving any intelligences away they don't have any, and if they did they would lie anyway.

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

I know she reads this but Broward Bulldog has Wanda Demarzo who did a great job with the Jenne fiasco. Like SR is Pulp's bitch. Jenne is Wanda's bitch. I think in giving due credit Wanda's story was more important. SR imploded... Jenne would still be acting like Lord Farquaad had Wanda not done the reporting. She fucked up and paid a heavy price.

Wanda has a very similar reporting style. She was able to get insiders at BSO to tell her where the bodies were buried. Maybe she'd be good here?

Pulp, by shear number has everyone in this town beat. It is hard for me to believe that anyone can replace Bob. He has a genuine disdain for not just corruption but the dirty dealings and back room deals.

The Independent Man
The Independent Man

Sorry Bob I will not get involved nor will I blog on broward bulldog. One is Known by the company he keeps. So if your intent is to maintain the spirit of this blog with a transfer to broward bulldog count me out. Any organization with those mutts involved will not be for me.

If you lay down with the bulldog you wake up with fleas.

P_Nis
P_Nis

Kuehne needs to spend as much money as possible to put that federal money laundering mess behind him.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Yea, you tell em parkland man they can all go

"sew there taupe together and use it for coma flush".

Couldn't have said it any better myself.

anonymous
anonymous

He has a genuine disdain for not just corruption but the dirty dealings and back room deals.

That, plus he's a geniune decent human being, and very compassionate to those who are also decent human beings. But to the corrupt, he's evil and a nightmare. Therefore, take a look at which description you see Bob Norman as...and it'll probably tell you a lot about yourself (and how others view you). Hmmm, think about it.

anonymous
anonymous

Yeah, actually, that IS pretty transparent. It seems the good guys like the Pulp. The bad guys, don't. Rothstein, Ritter, Lieberman, Michelson, Klenet...all on record saying they don't like Bob Norman. Patti Lynn, ScoreKeeper, etc. on record liking Bob. So, who would you trust?

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