Oh, boy! Another North Miami Special Election CTR Update (Yawn!)

Special ElectionFolks, it’s that time again.  The three candidates running for Mayor in the North Miami Special Election have filed their third Campaign Treasurer’s Reports.

I’m not sure I can contain my excitement, but I’ll try.

I spent over three hours studying these Campaign Treasurer’s Reports, examining the contributions and expenditures, trying to find something scandalous, unethical, illegal, anything.  You name it, I looked for it. (more…)

VotersOpinion Recommends (Okay, stop laughing now)

Miami-Dade County Commission District 2I’m going to do two things I’ve never done before:

1.  Write a blog about a Miami-Dade County Commission race; and

2.  Take a Miami Herald recommendation mostly seriously.

Since the race for Commission District 2 affects most of North Miami and a portion of North Miami Beach, I figured now is as good a time as any for me to put my (more…)

Jihad comes to North Miami Beach

Pro-Palestinian protesters throw projectiles during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip which had been banned by police in Paris, July 19, 2014.

Pro-Palestinian protesters throw projectiles during a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip which had been banned by police in Paris, July 19, 2014.

Several readers have asked me why I haven’t written about the conflict in Israel and Gaza.  The truth is if I had written this post yesterday or even this morning, I’m not sure I could have stopped the flood of anger from pouring out of my fingers onto the keyboard without breaking a few nails.  Or keys.

But since I spent a productive day at the office (no, folks, this blog is not my real job!), and ran a few errands, I’ve had time to cool down a bit since I saw the all the news broadcasts about the escalating violent outbursts against Jews (more…)

Michael Pizzi, you’re doing it wrong!

pole dancingI confess I haven’t kept up with the criminal trial of Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi.  As far as I’m concerned, he’s just another dirty politician in a long line of dirty politicians that South Florida has become famous for breeding.  For some reason, though, an article in yesterday’s Miami Herald, Convicted lobbyist becomes star witness in Miami Lakes mayor’s bribery trial, got my attention.

Maybe it had something to do with the words “lobbyist” and “bribery” being used in the same headline.

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MOCA Update: Mum’s still the word

Moca Galleries Closed

Photo: mocanomi.org

Ever since the June 18, 2014 report from the Miami New Times, MOCA Allegedly Reaches Agreement With North Miami: M’Bow Stays, Trustees to Leave With Artworks, and the response from North Miami’s attorneys denying it, there has been radio silence from both the the Museum of Contemporary Art and its host city as to whether or not a settlement has really been reached.

The most recent document, The Board’s Motion to Strike, was posted on the City of North Miami’s website, (more…)

North Miami Beach Special City Council Meeting, Tuesday, July 29, 2014

North Miami Beach Special City Council Meeting

Special City Council Meeting
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CITY OF NORTH MIAMI BEACH
PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CALLED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL FOR TUESDAY, JULY 29TH, AT 6:30 P.M., CITY HALL, 2ND FLOOR COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 17011 N.E. 19th AVENUE, NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL. 33162 TO CONSIDER (more…)

Who will be Mayor of North Miaminopoly?

MonomanIf you want to read what the candidates had to say at last night’s North Miami Mayoral Candidates Forum

Go directly to Miami Herald reporter Lance Dixon’s article, North Miami candidates’ debate called “civil.”

Do not pass Go.  Do not collect $200.00.

He did a fabulous job reporting what the the candidates said and why they want your vote.

You don’t need me to recap a reporter’s article about Things Politicians Say in Public.  (Unless I’m quoting Phyllis, of course.)

I’m pretty sure you come here for snark, irreverent humor and the unvarnished truth from the peanut gallery.  (more…)

Two “non-profit” scam artists get their just deserts!

Just DesertsIt turns out that the City of North Miami Beach is not the only municipality in South Florida that got ripped off by so-called non-profit organizations.

In a Miami Herald article on July 17, 2014, Homestead “non-profit” owner accused of looting public funds, one Hilda Hall-Dennis operated The Business and Technology Development Corp, “virtually rent-free” out of a city-owned building, under the registered fictitious name of The Carrie P. Meek Center for Business.

Hall-Dennis is the owner of the corporation, which was formed on February 20, 2006 and administratively dissolved on September 27, 2013 (more…)

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