Lamberti: OK, Nobody Else Bring Your Kids to Work


Wild Vid: Charlie's back on the tube. 

-- Some of the deputies at BSO got a laugh when Sheriff Al Lamberti sent out an agencywide memo about the recent Bring Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day. 

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​​In the memo, the sheriff reminded his officers that they weren't to bring their children to work because of various safety concerns and the high-risk nature of their work. 

That's a no-brainer, but some of the deputies were reminded that those caveats didn't stop Lamberti from bringing his own teenaged son to work when BSO was conducting some very high-level security at the Super Bowl. 

Lamberti is currently under investigation by the State Attorney's Office for that one. 

Ah, that's light fare, so inside I thought I'd also share a testy exchange between Broward County's top curmudgeon, former Sun-Sentinel writing coach John De Groot, and Robert Watson, an ever-earnest Lynn University professor. Ironically, the subject was "Dialogues in Democracy," a rather windy event put on by the Sentinel and Lynn billed as a "community conversation on the need for civility, intelligence, and truth in our public discourse."
OK, so the exchange starts with a De Groot email to promote his blog that went out to numerous people, including this blogger, with his take on a recent Sun-Sentinel event: 

Yesterday I blogged-predicted the Sun-Sentinel's highly publicized Dialogues in Democracy would prove to be "slightly more noteworthy than the opening of a new shopping center."

I was wrong. 

It was way less!

Like an intellectual high point of last night's Dialogue saw Sun-Sentinel Editorial Page Editor Antonio Fins suggest the addition of classes in high school social studies and civics as a way to reduce the anger-fueled polarity in American society.


Then De Groot sent an email to Watson which follows along with rest of that exchange: 
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From: John Degroot [mailto:degrootj@bellsouth.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 10:11 AM
To: Robert Watson
Dialogue In Dumocracy
 

OK...
To be fair, you struggled manfully to inject a degree of substance and rational thought into [former Broward County Commissioner] John Hart's hot air circle jerk...  
However, you're few intellectual bullets were no match for the tsunami of mindless bromides and sophomoric sound bites unleashed by the Talking Heads you were up against. 

JKdeG 
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From: Robert Watson 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:48 PM
To: 'John Degroot'
Subject: RE: Dialogue In Dumocracy

Hello Mr. DeGroot,

Thank you for attending the event and for what is, I suppose, a compliment. I am sorry to learn that you did not feel the event was worthy and encourage you to send your ideas for how to enhance the Dialogues in Democracy to both John Hart and Tony Fins. They are smart and honorable fellows who are committed to promoting civic and civil discourse in the community, and I know they are planning to offer additional programs. As such, I would think everyone would be open to proposals and ideas. I applaud the idea of having such programs, as we really need to do all we can to promote a healthier conversation.

Regards,

Robert

Robert P. Watson, Ph.D.                                  
Professor of American Studies
Coordinator of the American Studies Program
Lynn University
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From: John Degroot 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:36 PM
To: Robert Watson
Subject: RE: Dialogue In Dumocracy

Dr. Doc. Watson

RE: Hart and Fins as "smart and honorable fellows who are committed to promoting civic and civil discourse in the community."
Kum-awwwn!!!!!
Like what community?
Where community?
And how community?
Because you know damn well today is all about E Pluribus Pluris - which is a huge hunk of the problem you guys blithely avoided in last night's Dialogue in Dumocracy!
Fact is, on his best polished day, John P. Hart is a politically correct version of Professor Harold Hill - only with him , you don't get no trombones.
Also,  after The Donald,  Antonio Fins sports one of the World's Worst Comb Overs - which pretty much suggests the nature of the stem that winds his springs.
Anyhow...
Like my dear old dead Quaker grandmother used to say, "Triumphos Ignorantia!"

JKdeG
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From: Robert Watson
To: John Degroot 

Mr. DeGroot,

I do not know you and, to the best of my knowledge, we have never met. I wish, however, to make three quick points: (1) It is never productive to send accusatory and mocking emails (comb-over, really?), just as there are better ways of introducing oneself than through such emails; (2) Tony and John have a track record of community service and volunteer work, so I must defend your "what, where, and how" remark.  I personally have served on countless community projects with Tony and he has graciously met with and helped dozens of my students; and (3) I would like to request that you refrain from emailing all of us.  While I usually encourage civil exchanges and try to answer much of the mail I get, I have pressing emails from my students and relating to my job that take priority over rants.

 I thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Robert
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Fins got into the act too, writing to De Groot, "I'd rather be blogged about than ignored," to which De Groot responded that he's also blogged about anal bleach and Earl Maucker's mustache. 

A lot of times, it's hard not to cringe at De Groot's rantings, and I often do (cringe), but somehow it's slightly reassuring -- whether he's right or wrong -- to know that he's always out there poking sticks into the establishment's eyes.

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TimeForChange
TimeForChange

Hey Pulp,

When are you going to take a closer look into BSO's Enterprise Technology Division? They're currently planning a disastrous server relocation move that they tout as a "backup location." All they are effectively doing is moving systems from a building in which they control to a building in which they don't control and are paying an exorbitant amount for. How exorbitant?

The cost of this move? First year: ~$400,000.

So while we're all suffering from the recession and BSO is laying off and cutting back, ETD (led by the corrupt Rick Carpani) is wasting tax payers money.

If you're interested in this as a story, please respond with your email address and I'll be sure to email you more in depth.

Lou
Lou

Isn't it time for another Lamberti scandal? What has it been two hours almost?

Meatballs Joe Alu
Meatballs Joe Alu

If a BSO officer brings his son to work, does the son have to do steroids and get tattooed as well so that he can fit in? What about bringing daughters to work? Do they have to whore themselves out as "Reality Television Stars"?

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

Does anyone wonder how Charlie got so totally screwed over by his Party. How did he go from Vice Presidential material to out the back door so quickly? He was Rubioed and finally Scotted right out of the picture. For his sake, I hope a golden parachute was strapped to his back, by the Pub leaders. I have no sympathy for the man, just wondering wtf happened Charlie. Did you lose your demographic appeal or just become stale bread?

Iknow
Iknow

good to see degroot hasn't put down the bottle as he scurries about his efficiency apartment in stained men's briefs, sans shirt mumbling, " I'm John De Groot". Ahhhhh, I am certain he longs for the days when he was a shill for Ken Felon, clipping coupons and rewriting press releases!

Parkland man
Parkland man

Charlie,why aren't you continue to work with assbritt you worked together for years and steering all the contracts there way when you were governor, they even lent you the company airplane to fly around and pick up your Checks and campaign all over Florida,I know there under a little bit of heat but come on man your down to suing Charlie,wow I really hope the feds lock you up with all the rothstien stuff you said you knew nothing about,oh wait your a lawyer now,your allowed to lie.

Parkland man
Parkland man

Charlie why didn't you look to get a job giving out parking tickets,you do everything wrong and backwards,what a demotion you are taking lowering yourself to a personal suing lawyer and now your going to after insurance claims,Charlie come on man get a life and a wife, stop being a gay suing lawyer,go find kimmie and bang her out she's amazing lol you are a fn looser,Florida really picks winners for governors put Charlie and dick scott in a room they look like fn bookends lol and there both lawyers I wonder why,

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

Oh Charlie , how the mighty have fallen. From the Governor and potential VP nominee to the Billy Mays of the legal community, what a comedown.

Ed Foley
Ed Foley

Broward can't handle the truth. Kudos to DeGroot. There's a man with his eye on the doughnut all these years.

Christy
Christy

MIssion: Russ Klenet

Code name: Angus Beef

EKIA: Enemy Keechled in Action

Enema
Enema

I am calling it here first.....Lamberti will go to jail soon.

Parkland man
Parkland man

Hey I'm watching CNN and there saying that 4 to 5 hundred lawyers are protesting on the streets saying bin Ladin was not killed and that it's all bullshit,now I don't even think I need to remind anyone anymore what a PAC of lying lowlifes lawyers really are, all they do everyday of there life is lie,cheat and steal,so when something is true they say it's not,wow fuck them lowlife pice of shit lawyers,and look at this fn thieve Charlie crist now a suing lawyer he belongs in prison,with his buddy Scott rothstien and his is gay also his wedding was all bullshit,he's a fag.

Parkland man
Parkland man

Look at Charlie wow a fn suing lawyer that shitbird should have went to jail with his buddy rothstien I'm just hoping the Feds are still working on that, it might save a lot of companies from his bs lawsuits he's going to be doing from his last job in office,I always said he's a fn queer,now I think he's a pice of shit lawyer,and a suing lawyer, I've seen it all now,it just proves me right,none of them shitbird lawyers are any good,ps Fu Charlie

Guest
Guest

Good Evening All!Regarding that RK post a few articles back addressed to Pulp...RK, in my opinion, is dilusional or very dishonest take your pick. I'm reminded of my favorite quote from one of my favorite journalists..."They've be doing this so long, they've gone feral and are less than human"Your Time will come RK and Stacy to face the music..it will be a sad tune for you. Don't worry though, Bob's not the gloating kind.

Dustin Mifartz
Dustin Mifartz

I don't understand what the big deal is regarding Lamberti.Lamberti is qualified to manage 700mm/yr of taxpayer's money, right?He has never been 'bought', right?He does not have a closet full of skeletons, right?

O.K., maybe i am wrong...

Christy
Christy

Operation Lamberti

Code name for Lamberti: SuperbowlEKIA: Enemy Keechled in Action

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Charlie, you're amazing!

(not that there is anything wrong with that)

Old Ft Lauderdale Guy
Old Ft Lauderdale Guy

Sounds like John fell off the wagon. He used to be a pretty mean drinker. Always a great writer.

anonymous
anonymous

Bring our sons and daughters to work day is an educational program in the US. I guess Al thinks the kids might learn some bad shit if they hang around the BSO for a day, what with all that internal crime going on.

anonymous
anonymous

Kind of funny?? Those emails are hysterical.

City Activist Robert Walsh
City Activist Robert Walsh

He's (lamberti) is such an ass. Yet he can bring Jr(son) to the Super-bowl though. Did you get Jr. laid too???.

Gator
Gator

The answer is simple -- he wasn't extreme enough for the Republicans. He didn't excoriate Obama at every opportunity and was deemed too soft on social conservative issues. The GOP has move so far to the right that Ronald Regean would have a hard time winning a Republican primary today.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Hey, Archie Bunker:

Your knuckles must have some calluses from scraping across the ground for so long.

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

You crossed the line from rambling, barely coherent, obsessive lunatic to homophobic miscreant that is a waste of oxygen and space.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

His is gay huh? I'm glad mine is not gay. Cause that might make me gay. Mine is as big a stud as I am.

(not that there is anything wrong with that)

Guest
Guest

Time for you to hibernate...you really are disgusting.

Guest
Guest

Classic Parkland man

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