CAPTAIN POLITICAL UPDATE:
These are coming in on a daily basis now:
The Miami-Dade County Elections website has officially updated their webpage and now has the information that I previously reported about Judge McWhorter and Judge Samuels....drawing opponents.
But, I must add that Ms. Marino has followed the lead of Ms. Gonzalez (aka Gonzalez-Meyer)......Patricia Lea Marino, as she is licensed to practice law with "The Florida Bar" is running for County Court Judge as: Patricia Marino-Pedraza.
I must comment that I believe the voters of Miami-Dade County deserve better than two judicial candidates, who are running to uphold the administration of justice and to be fair to all parties that appear before them and to not "prejudge" anyone or any case ... these two candidates first acts are to try and pull one over on the voters.....because they believe that there names will best be "prejudged" by their ethnicity .....
First, Ms. Gonzalez has become candidate Gonzalez-Meyer and now Ms. Marino has become candidate Marino-Pedraza ....a very disingenuous opening act!!!!
sounds like something we might be reading about in a Joan Fleischman article real soon.and the CAPTAIN has spoken .....
Rumpole humbly notes that we scooped the Captain in our post about the Judge McWhorter race by mentioning the rumor that the challenger was going to add the “Hispanic Hyphen” to her last name. Of course negative publicity about name changes never hurt anyone, did it, Judge Macho Camacho Adrien? No truth to the rumor that in his next campaign the chief Judge is going to be listed as Joe “El Jeffe” Farina.
Hey, there’s an idea!!! Send us your submissions of best hyphens or middle names to be added to names. Like “El Jeffe” for Farina, or, say, David “Mucho Anos” Miller. (una pregunta por favor : is it “mucho anos” or “mucho tiempo” ?)
Two readers wrote in about this. The first wrote:
hey rump, how about we talk about that scumbag assistant state attorney who got caught with ecstasy in his pocket? i wonder how many poor schmucks he's locked up because of even more petty shit. personally, i don't give a fuck if someone smokes a little weed or pops a few pills from time to time, but an assistant state attorney who does it is a scumbag asshole hypocrite douchebag.
Then the Captain wrote in with the pertinent info: ASA Ray Sarmiento was arrested.
[note that until the Captain confirmed it, we removed a post that named Mr. Sarmiento because we could not confirm it. But the captain had the case number, and it checks out.]
There is another term for people’s delight at the problems of another: Schedenfreude A German word that has worked its way into the English Language, and is defined as "taking pleasure in other people's misery".
Judge Victoria Sigler gets her first mention on the blog, and not a favorable one at that, as a reader writes:
victoria sigler need to be tought a few lessons.
1) Be polite
2) your not funny
3) drop the sarcasm
4) do not pre-judge defendant on their attorney
5)study the Rule of criminal procedure
6) remember who you are and quit trying to be someone who you are not
7) do the right thing not what is political
Rumpole responds: Judge Sigler remains the favorite Judge of quite a few attorneys. However you are entitled to your opinion, and we are sure the readers will follow-up with their own. Our own experience with Judge Sigler is that she is good, fair, and has her own unique way of arriving at just and simple solutions to what appear to be complex problems. She would get our vote any day of the week.
Signs, Signs, Everywhere are Signs:
More than a few people in the REGJB commented today on what this reader wrote in about:
SPOTTED DRIVING AROUND TOWN:
A billboard truck with a yellow sign that says something like
"DADE COUNTY ELECTIONS PREDICTION -
JUAN GONZALEZ - 69%, STEVE LEIFMAN, 31% -
LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN"
anyone else seen it?
Rumpole notes that we hope its going to take a lot more than that to beat Judge Leifman. Judge Leifman remains mysteriously quiet on the scandal surrounding wannabe politico Juan D’Arce, when more than rumor has it that D’Arce threatened the Judge with opposition. We hope Leifman is just keeping his powder dry and not firing until he can see the whites of their eyes.
See You In Court, and if we catch as case before Judge Sigler, she is as fair as it gets, in our opinion.
PS check out the new poll- and we took Portia's poll down because she has gone silent on us.