More Jew-Hatred in our Community

A couple of weeks ago, there was a spate of antisemitic graffiti in Rome that included swastikas and this one that translates to “dirty Jews"

A couple of weeks ago, there was a spate of antisemitic graffiti in Rome that included swastikas and this one that translates to “dirty Jews”

First we had a group of “palestinians” protest on the streets of Miami while telling a Jewish reporter that he should leave a public street.  (July 20, 2014)

Then an Orthodox synagogue in the vicinity of North Miami Beach was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.  (July 27, 2014)

Then an Orthodox Rabbi was murdered at gunpoint on the 800 block of NE 174th Street, while he was walking to a synagogue for morning services.  (August 9, 2014)

Last night, just before midnight, I received a text that a swastika was carved into a BMW on the 600 block of NE 179th Terrace.  Miami-Dade Police were called to the scene. (more…)

Panic at t̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶c̶o̶ City Hall

Panic at the discoThe big news out of North Miami isn’t so much that the city’s purchasing agent, MarcAnthony Tulloch, was arrested on July 24, 2014.

I mean, sure, he was arrested by Sunny Isles Beach police for “third-degree felony grand theft and official misconduct,” according to a WLRN article published on August 1, 2014.

And, yeah, he was hired by the City of North Miami in January of this year at a salary of $79,400.00, after working at the City of Isles Beach as its purchasing manager.

Even though there weren’t any “red flags” about this employee’s background at the time he was hired, the big news is (more…)

Second Ever Official “VotersOpinion Recommends” in the History of the World

I'm a celebrityOn the surface, logic would dictate that I’d support the re-election of a candidate such as Florida state representative Daphne Campbell.

As a Republican in an overwhelmingly Democrat area, my ballot options are quite limited.  Most of the time my only choice is to pick from a slate of Democrats in state elections.  As a rule, this doesn’t matter since I always vote for the individual whom I believe is the best candidate for the job regardless of political party.

Campbell’s voting record in the legislature, however, is often further to the right (more…)

North Miami: Election Brief and MOCA Madness

NM candidates

Photo: WLRN.org

The Miami Herald published an article on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, entitled North Miami mayoral candidates have all faced criticism.  In addition to the candidates, one of the individuals mentioned in the article was former North Miami City Attorney John C. Dellagloria, who rushed to defend his former boss-slash-client by quickly dashing off this letter to the editor:  Attacks on former North Miami mayor are unjustified.

Justified or not, there is plenty more to reveal about a certain CRA fuzzy-math deal that Dellagloria cavalierly pooh-poohed as being “in the court of public opinion no one even cares about.”  In his letter, the lawyer bemoaned the fact that the reporter “dredged up” a political football that, in his opinion, is just so five years ago.

Au contrere, John.  (more…)