POPCORN! Lies, hypocrisy and stupidity on full display in North Miami Beach! (UPDATED)

Ever since North Miami Beach Commissioners contemplated outsourcing the “operation, maintenance and program management” of its water utility to a private company, the city has been under siege by the usual suspects.  Along with the same residents whose job it is to complain about anything and everything, a gaggle of paid agitators posing as a grassroots organization has been disrupting public meetings and forming drum circles in front of City Hall for the benefit of the media.

The real organization behind a vicious attack campaign sent out last March is For Our Future Action Fund, Inc., a “deep-pocketed political action committee” based in Washington, DC.

This political committee was formed last year by “billionaire environmentalist [and former hedge-fund manager] Tom Steyer and four labor groups to elect Democrats to the White House and Congress” in 2016, according to a May 12, 2016 article in USA Today.  The original intent of this super PAC was to “take down Trump,” according to a Politico article published a day earlier.

Yeah, that worked out well. Continue reading

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Clueless in North Miami: Mayoral candidate’s email blast sends heads to desks!

North Miami mayoral candidate Hector Medina sent out a bitchin’ email this morning at 8:18 AM in order “to protest most energetically Mayor Smith’s inappropriate use of city resources for electoral purposes.”

As opposed to “most lethargically” perhaps?

In his email, Mr. Medina complained that the Mayor’s sponsorship of the city’s annual Farm Share food giveaway “is being misrepresented by the city as a philanthropic act on the Mayor’s part, undoubtedly to garner votes for him.”

Medina further ranted that “this is nothing but a covert act of political patronage, and an abuse of office.”

He even went so far as to demand “that all reference to Smith Joseph as the benefactor, and champion of the needy, be removed from all city venues. Furthermore, this event should be postponed until after the elections.”

Oh, dear. Continue reading

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North Miami Elections: The candidates, the issues, and the all-important VotersOpinion endorsements.

It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since the last North Miami city council election.

In 2015, Mayor Smith Joseph defended his seat for about five minutes against Jean Marcellus, who was summarily disqualified for paying his qualification fee with a bad check, City Clerk Michael Etienne beat his challenger, Janet Reed, by using dirty tricks to oust her from the race, Councilman Alix Desulme handily beat his opponent, the carpetbagging fake teacher (and PBA endorsed) Carline Paul, and Councilman Scott Galvin was re-elected because no one had the cojones to run against him.

Good times!

On April 6, 2017, the Miami Herald reported that there are a total of nine candidates running in the upcoming election scheduled for on May 9, 2017. Continue reading

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Give it up already, Biscayne Park. Game over!

The Village of Biscayne Park is a bush-league town encompassing slightly more than a half square mile of real estate.  It would be easy to ignore this minuscule municipality if it could only stay out of trouble.

The Village first got on our radar almost four years ago when then-Commissioner Bryan Cooper, a/k/a the Village Idiot, sponsored a resolution in an attempt to interfere with a rezoning issue in North Miami Beach.

The Foibles of Commissioner Cooper were already well documented by the Village blogger (and now-former Commissioner), Fred Jonas, whose own pompous ass-hattery got him voted out after one term. Continue reading

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FUBAR in Biscayne Park (SURPRISE! A North Miami connection!)

Last night Channel 7 reported an incident in which a Biscayne Park Police Officer responded to a call involving domestic violence, which resulted in his repeatedly striking the mentally ill subject, Shawna Yuen, and giving her a black eye.  Reporter Rosh Lowe noted that “one of their police officers repeatedly struck a woman suffering from schizophrenia after she grabbed him by his private parts.”

Ms. Yuen’s mother called the police when her daughter threw something at her during a fight.  Channel 7 reported, “According to a Biscayne Park Police report, the male officer arrived alone. Shawna ran from the home, and at that point, the mother told the officer, ‘Her daughter suffered from schizophrenia and sometimes refuses to take her medication,’ the police report said.”

When the officer approached Shawna in a tool shed, she allegedly grabbed him by the testicles, after which he “struck the defendant several times in the face area.”

She was eventually was booked by Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation. Continue reading

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PBA Prez John Rivera steps in a pile. Then puts his foot in his mouth for good measure.

Dade County Police Benevolent Association President John Rivera was never known for his tact, subtlety, or diplomacy.  Apparently, nothing’s changed.

In a knee-jerk response to the arrest of North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Alleda, Rivera managed to insult both North Miami City Manager Larry Spring and State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, risk pissing off the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, left-wingers, right-wingers (and everyone in between), and dump on “media folks looking for ratings” and “a public whose wavering support changes with the wind.”

All in one fell swoop.

Believe me, that’s no mean feat. Continue reading

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