Frantzie Watch: Absentee-Ballots R Us

Vote TwiceNorth Miami Beach Council Critter Frantz Pierre doesn’t have time to attend City Council meetings, Pension Board meetings or Budget Workshops – even though it’s his J-O-B to be there.  He seems to have cleared his calendar to work for Florida State Representative Barbara Watson‘s re-election campaign.

According to Rep. Watson’s Campaign Expenditure Report, she paid the sum of $250.00 to one Frantz Pierre of 19637 NW 12 Avenue, North Miami Beach, Florida 33179.

There’s only one problem.

No, Continue reading

That’s Debatable!

There's mathThe much anticipated and (until last Wednesday’s mayoral debate) very boring Special Election to replace the suspended Mayor Lucie Tondreau, will wrap up on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  In the event there is a runoff, Election Day won’t take place until November 4, 2014, which will give the two finalists more than two months to reload their war chests and continue to hold the City of North Miami hostage with ugly campaign signs.

I was unable to attend the debate, but fortunately, I got my hands on an audio recording Continue reading

Another case of “Affluenza?”

affluenza-the-newHo hum.  Nothing to see here, folks.  Move along.

The really shocking thing about the “trespassing incident” at former Miami Heat player Ray Allen’s home is not that seven college-bound adults felt entitled to walk into a stranger’s home, uninvited, for a look-see.

It’s not even surprising that no one has been charged in a case where the law has clearly been violated.

What IS surprising is that I agree with Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago Continue reading

Oh, darn! Too bad I have a day job.

Fist-pumping Pizzi

Fist-pumping Pizzi Photo: Miami Herald

‘Cuz if I didn’t, I’d be camped outside Miami Lakes Town Hall at 9:00 AM waiting for the fireworks.

Y’all know by now that former-slash-suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi was acquitted of corruption charges on Thursday, thanks to the cracker jack legal team of Ben Kuehne and Ed Shohat.

Governor Rick Scott, who suspended Pizzi after he was arrested, has refused to “reinstate Pizzi because the town already had a new mayor,” according to a Miami Herald Continue reading

North Miami CTR Update Version 2.0

two-dot-ohHappy Saturday!

I know you’ve been hanging on the edges of your seats for the latest North Miami Campaign Treasurer’s Reports, so I’ll just get right to it.

I’ll start off with an amendment to my earlier CTR Update on August 13, 2014.  When I noted that candidate Kevin Burns was missing a report, it turns out that he did file both.  Continue reading

Breaking: U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer (GASP!) lost a case!

Not guiltyAt the news that suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi was acquitted today, I imagine Ben Kuehne thinking, “Aha!  It can be done!”

The Miami Herald reported in, Miami Lakes mayor acquitted of corruption charges:

“From day one, I always said I was innocent,” a jubilant, fist-pumping Pizzi told reporters outside the downtown courthouse. “Today, I have been vindicated and I have been exonerated.”

Fist-pumping?

Alrighty then. Continue reading