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Saturday, August 12, 2006

POSTS

We posted some comments from last night and have a few thoughts:


1) We thought the E mail from Mr.Carhart about Judge Rippingale was legit, but the ever vigilant Captain noted that her name was spelled wrong. It was one letter and could have easily been a typo.

2) An alert reader posted a nice article on immunity of bloggers from lawsuits, for those of you who care about such trivial matters.

3) A person who claims to be an employee of the South Dade Branch Court wrote in with a criticism of Judge Miller. It’s an opposing view to our endorsement and deserves to be considered.

4) At least one person does not like the Alan/Chris dialogue. We’re not sure what it’s all about but we won’t block it.

Thanks for reading. Post when you want and it will usually go up pretty quick.

More endorsements next week.

(OK. Because you demanded it- two endorsements to ponder over the weekend):

RUMPOLE ENDORSES JUDGE ISRAEL REYES…

Woops…never mind.

RUMPOLE ENDORSES SAM SLOM...

You get the picture.

See You In Court Monday!

146 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what I have, but I think it is terminal. I woke up at 2:30 this morning,,,,and the first thing that popped into my head was Rumpole. I am sick, very sick.

Roving Reporter said...

rump, i saw some campaign posters for Ms. Davidson, running for Circuit. Her pic, chest up, looks as if she is wearing a black judicial robe. on closer (nose to the photo) inspection she is wearing a dark black dress with one black button in the middle.

i took two photos.

i think this is highly deceptive and makes it appear that she is already a robed one. shame on her. do you want me to e-mail you the photo so you can post it on the blog and get opinions.

my guess is the dcba would like to see this too, captain.

Anonymous said...

Rippingale is actually spelled Rippingille

Anonymous said...

I dont think Vic Wainstein is getting enough love on here. For those of you who don't know Vic (he practiced in Orlando and then Broward, and has only been down here about a year), he is a great guy and a great lawyer. FOr those of you who are trying to figure out who he is, he can best be described as the Shaquille O'Neal of Jewish lawyers. He is about 6'6" 265 lbs. He runs the show for Josh Fisher in Miami. Anyway, the case he tried was a deadly missile case where his client was suspected of shooting into a car. The State listed no gun expert. The gun was half falling apart, and the officer had stated in depo that the gun was in such bad shape that he was afraid it was going to misfire. Vic's client apparently also said that the gun had gone of accidentally. So on the day of trial, the State ups the charges to attempted first. They pick the jury, and Vic opens telling the Jury that the gun went off accidentally, and that his client was going to testify and tell them that, etc. They recess. The next day, the State files an amended witness list with a gun expert who is going to say that the gun did not or could not misfire. Vic is livid. No chance to hire his own expert. No chance to voir dire on experts, Already stated in opening that gun misfired and committed to his client testifying. Jimenez says no Richardson violation...get this...no prejudice to the defense! Vic pulls it out and walks his client. That is justice, at least of the poetic kind.

Rumpole said...

RE: Davidson campaign poster: I saw the same thing you did while driving in my Bentley today and had the exact same thought you did. I told my driver "driver driver..pull over" but the klutz was going to fast. Anyway, maybe there is a FEC complaint heading her way.

Anonymous said...

I saw the same thing you guys did.

Anonymous said...

At a rally at a Kendall car dealership this morning, 1800 voters singing at the top of their lungs:

Miami's for Migna
Migna's for Miami
Oh Shelly don't you see?
Miami's for Migna
Migna's for Miami
She's on the bench by January Three.

(sometimes the last line is replaced with "He's off the bench by January 3")

Anonymous said...

Scene: Little Lord Fauntelroy Key Biscayne Golf Tournament.

ME: (Just as Joel D is teeing off)

Mah Blogga...you da man.

(Security people then hauled me away while Joel glared at me as his ball went into Biscayne Bay)

Anonymous said...

go captain, go captain

Anonymous said...

The Herald's endorsements have pretty much been right on thus far.

Anonymous said...

To the hot dog lady at the South Dade Justice Center who endorsed Alvarez...just make sure you have enough arepas to make it to the end of Judge Miller's calendar.

Anonymous said...

Alan .....is Joel da man and da blogga?

Fake Judge Sepe said...

I'll have the Calamari and Pasta Fra Diablo and put it on my friend's tab.

Fake Joel Danero said...

Hey stop this junk about me. I mean it.

Anonymous said...

He is da man chis, but I don't know if he is da blogga.

Anonymous said...

Lawdy lawdy is Fake Joel a riot. Click on his web site and laugh.

Anonymous said...

migna sanchez belongs on the bench like alan postman should be posing naked in playgirl.

Anonymous said...

to 3:49 I think you have her confused with the lunch box driver

Anonymous said...

Is L. Schwartz working or napping? Wake up Larry, Gina M. is quickly passing you.

Anonymous said...

Alan Medoff is Rumpole. Fact. Guaranteed.

The Robot Pimp said...

Rump,

May be a good idea to run a little piece on Vic Wainstein's acquittal, given "ASA" Jimenez' take on letting last minute experts testify sans a Richardson inquiry. This is the sort of crap I deal with all the time. Man, the victories are so rare and so temporary and so fleeting, why not celebrate them?

Rumpole said...

robo=email us your thoughts and we can give them a main post

Rumpole said...

Question= which Hollywood actors would play your favourite characters in the REGJB?

For instance: "Paulie Shore as Jeff Swartz, Dom Deluise as Alan Postman- two former Judges desperate for one last spot in the limelight."

Anonymous said...

You mean like: "Anthony Quinn as Ted Mastos....Diane Keaton as Diane Ward...Burt Young (paulie in rocky) as Stu Mishkin....

that type of thing?

Anonymous said...

Tony Danza as Jason Grey

Anonymous said...

the guy who played screech as joel denaro

The Truth said...

Andy Garcia as Judge Israel Reyes

Anonymous said...

Judd Hersch as Judge Jerry "The Hawk" Hubbart

Anonymous said...

James Farnetino as Judge Farina

Anonymous said...

The Invisible man as "Bennett Brummer"

Anonymous said...

Danny Devito as former Judge Alex Ferrer

Rumpole said...

Ouch..and double ouch.

Casting Director said...

Edward James Almos as Judge Perez
and Ricardo Montablan as Judge Pedro Echarte

and Herve Villachez as Judge Rosinek

and while we're at it

Ricky Ricardo as Federal Judge Federico Moreno

Anonymous said...

Jessica Rabbit as Judge Bach

Anonymous said...

judge judy as judge cohen

Anonymous said...

Ok Ok Ok.

Hows about Peter Fonda as Judge Margolius

Owen Wilson as Country Dave

Nancy Grace as Gail Levine

Diane Wiest as Karin Kahgan

Mel Gibson playing himself in a cameo (in orange jumper)

Ludacris as Judge Adrien

Anonymous said...

Oprah Winfrey as McWhorther

Kelly Ripa as Brownywn Miller

Gabriela Spanic as Ada Pozo Revilla
(Ok, spanish telenovela star, but there is a resemblence!)

Anonymous said...

Re Victor Weinstein's win: In the State's case in chief, the gun expert was only allowed to testify that he test-fired the gun and it successfully fired a round. The expert could not say that the gun could not have fired accidentally or how many pounds of pressure were needed to pull the trigger because he never tested the gun for that. After the defendant testified, the State called the gun expert in rebuttal and his testimony helped the defense.

Anonymous said...

Katie Couric as Beth Bloom

Lou Ferrigno as Ed Newman

Sean Penn as Steve Leifman

the truth said...

Popeye as Judge Arthur Snyder (RIP)

Anonymous said...

fred gwynne as abe laeser

robert downey as jc elso

Anonymous said...

fyvesh finkel as sy gaer

the giraffe in madagascar as bobby reiff

john goodman as don cohn

Anonymous said...

neil young as dave"country"pettus

Anonymous said...

nick nolte== bill surowiec

devito as warren schwartz is a layup

Anonymous said...

herve villachaeze as carlos canet

jack black as pat nally

Anonymous said...

Wanda Sykes as Karen Mills Francis

Anonymous said...

Charles Grodin as Judge Shelly Schwartz

Anonymous said...

L.schwartz`as m.k. leban

Rumpole said...

Some of these are too funny. Should I make a main post of them?

Anonymous said...

as long as were doing broward

larry david as judge feiner

vince vaughn as judge diaz

marilyn monroe as lisa trachman

rosie o donnell as eileen o connor

dr phil as geoff cohen

mickey rourke as dale ross

Anonymous said...

Jackie Chan as Owen Chin (remember him?)

Anonymous said...

Peter Falk as Richard Sharpstein

and Paul Newmann as Ron Guralnick

Anonymous said...

Bella Lugiosi as Roy Black

Anonymous said...

Fred Gwynn as Warren Schwartz???

Anonymous said...

Nah...Woody Allen as Larry Schwartz

and Charles Nelson Reiley as Shelly Schwartz

Anonymous said...

Barney Miller as Stan Blake

Anonymous said...

Joseph Stalin as Bennett Brummer

Nikita Kruschez as David Weed

Abe Vigida as Art Koch

Gary Burgoff (Radar on Mash) as Herb Smith

Anonymous said...

AND JACK NICHOLSON AS FRED MOLDOVAN

Anonymous said...

TEDDY KGB (John Malkovic) as Alex Michaels.

Anonymous said...

Meadowlark Lemon as JR the Bailiff

Anonymous said...

Pol Pot or Ho Chi Minh as Bennett Brummer.

Anonymous said...

REMINDER

This is not "20th century despots and Mr. Brummer.,

it is REGJB THE MOVIE

Anonymous said...

Margarate Thatcher as Kathy Rundle

no wait... Charo as Kathy Rundle

no wait...

Anonymous said...

Ed Norton as David Sisselman??

Anonymous said...

Debarge as Peter Adrien

Anonymous said...

Peter Lorie as Juan D'Arce

Richard Nixon as Judge Ivan Hernandez

Harold Stassen (ask Rump who he is) as the Juan Gonzalez running against Leifman

Anonymous said...

Pam Anderson as Portia

Anonymous said...

Dustin Hoffman as Dennis Berger

Anonymous said...

The Penguin as Fred Moldovan

Anonymous said...

Carlton from Fresh Prince as Alphonso Gillis

Anonymous said...

The Joker as Shuminer

Anonymous said...

Kusay Hussein as Chris Pracitto

Anonymous said...

Ray Liotta as Chris Lyons

Anonymous said...

Stephen Hawking as the Gum Guy

Anonymous said...

Al Franken as Ron Dresnick

Anonymous said...

Lou Diamond Phillips as Julio Jimenez

Anonymous said...

Morey Amsterdam as Shelly Schwartz

Anonymous said...

kd lang as Gail Grossman

Anonymous said...

Tammy Faye Baker as Tammy Forrest

Anonymous said...

Sgt Carter from Gomer Pyle as Ivan Hernandez

Anonymous said...

Kirsten Dunst as Norma Lindsey

Anonymous said...

re the campaign. all the judicial candidates were lined up like silly sheep at churches today. pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Ellen Barkin as Jayne Weintraub

Anonymous said...

But the smart ones were using their time more effectively.

Anonymous said...

Who is that clown peg man? The man with the hat with a feather in it.

Anonymous said...

Woody Allen as A.J. the court reporter

Anonymous said...

DONT' MESS W/ HIM. HE'S BAD.

Anonymous said...

John Candy as Jerry Davenport

Anonymous said...

Hi, Don?

Anonymous said...

Tangela?

Anonymous said...

Gordon Gekko as Juan Mourin

Anonymous said...

Rerun as William Johnson

Anonymous said...

No..Ray Liotta as Dan Lurvey

Anonymous said...

Sandy Duncan as Dava Tunis

Anonymous said...

Greg Brady as Blecher

Anonymous said...

Cindy Brady as Judge Lindsay

Rumpole said...

Rerun??? We had our first Rerun reference on our humble blog.

Anonymous said...

Denzel Washington as Larry Handfield

Andy Griffith said...

Don Knots as Bad Bill Kestrewski

Anonymous said...

Sebastian Cabot as Jorge Alonso

Anonymous said...

Rick Moranis as Joe Farina

Anonymous said...

Flounder as Neftali

Anonymous said...

Ronald Reagan as Gerry Klein

Anonymous said...

...ho hum... I'd rather talk about Pando Bear.

Anonymous said...

Niles Crane as Mike Catalano

Anonymous said...

Danny Bonaduce as Panunzio

Anonymous said...

Neil Diamond as Harvey Ruvin

Anonymous said...

Frankie Valle as Jason Grey

Anonymous said...

am i entertaining u rump?

Anonymous said...

Al Pacino as Steve Leifman

Anonymous said...

Foster Brooks as CP Rubiera

Rumpole said...

Gotta monitor the posts because we are still under attack.

Anonymous said...

Captain Stubbins as Sam Slom

Anonymous said...

Al Molinari (from happy days) as??

Anonymous said...

Jack Klugman and Tony Randle as David Young and Scott Bernstein

Anonymous said...

Kelly Ripa really is Brownwyn Miller

Anonymous said...

Don Imus as Rory Muffin Stein

Anonymous said...

Juan Morin as Gary Dell'Abate

Anonymous said...

Jay Leno as Pete Heller

Anonymous said...

Barbara Walters as Peter Adrien

Anonymous said...

Doug Neidermeier (animal house) as
Matt Greico

Anonymous said...

Morley Safer as Bruce Reich

Rumpole said...

umm somebody just emailed us that they want us to do a radio show??!!! Wow!!! Gonna need a voice synthesizer

Anonymous said...

Andy Rooney as John Hobart Lipinski

Rumpole said...

Ok going out to eat- the blog is secure- write in and it will go up later.

HR

the thruth said...

Fab Morvan (Milli Vanilli)as Peter Adrien

Anonymous said...

Jay Leno cannot play Peter Heller (who should be played by Kevin Kline)

Jay Leno is already playing Steve Amster

Rene Zellweger is playing Mary Barzee.

David Duke is playing David Miller

Kramer is playing Kenny Weisman

Dennis Miller is playing Dennis Murphy

By the way, Rerun as William Johnson is the funniest one yet

Anonymous said...

terah patrick as margot moss

Anonymous said...

federal blogger markus = seth green.

Anonymous said...

seth green== rick freedman

turtle on entourage===greg iamunno

oscar meyer baloney boy== andy reier (ooops that one is real)

lenoard nimoy as laeser

woody allen herb smith

jenna jameson former asa katherine slye

jason alexander/george constanza==former pd nick van valen

peter falk===david waksman

Anonymous said...

has anyone actually seen actor joe mantegna lately?

he is hiding out in miami praticing law as chris pracitto

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Manny from Scarface (Steven Bauer) as Juan Maurin?

Anonymous said...

Porky Pig as Alan Medof?

Anonymous said...

Sean Connerry as Jon Gordon

Anonymous said...

an amoeba as norberto the clerk

Anonymous said...

Ben Stein as zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

This one is dead on:

Ted Danson as Earl Seligman

Anonymous said...

jessica lange as Mary Barzee

Anonymous said...

Roy Orbison (RIP) with a grey wig on as Lane Abraham

Anonymous said...

George Washington as Earl Seligman...look at a dollar bill, you'll see!

Anonymous said...

Bobby Rieff as Dave Nozick

Anonymous said...

"Sean" from "Rescue Me" as former ASA Mike Baxter

the truth said...

Mike Douglas (rip) as Rumpole

Harry Reems as Stan Blake

Anonymous said...

TOP FIVE ON THE LIST SO FAR

1.Gary Burghoff as herb smith
2. just mentioning rerun is funny in any context
3. Greg Brady as Blecher
4. Turtle from entourage as Iamunno
5. john candy as davenport

Anonymous said...

MR. HUFF (Mr. Incredilble Boss The Incredibles) as PETER LOPEZ