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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

POOLER IN A JAM

We often use the pages of this blog to point out the frailties and faults of our robed readers. Some of what they do is funny, and some of it is down right scary. 

But we are not all doom and gloom. And after a week of reporting on two Judges who have brought unwelcome controversy to our courtrooms,  we are happy to report, as the Herald reported in an article today (the title links to the post) that long time county court judge Katie Pooler has won a blue ribbon for her strawberry-guava jam at the world famous Plant City strawberry festival. 

Known as the "Big Berry" of Strawberry Festivals,  The Plant City Festival awarded Pooler  the coveted blue ribbon for her well known and top secret recipe.  As the article points out, many lawyers, judges, court personnel and just people who she happened to see wandering the hallways were recipients of her strawberry jam last Christmas.

Well done Judge Pooler, and thank you for humanizing court and making going to court a "sweet experience" for a generation of clients and lawyers. 

See You in court trying to score a jar of the jam. 

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bah-hum-bug - that Pooler must have some scandal we can goosip about! I will not allow this blog to become a place for fuzzy warm get together thoughts! This is a outrage!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Rump,

I hope I scooped the Captain on this stuff.

For Judge Judy Kreeger's open seat in circuit (I think she hits mandatory retirement age), we have Miguel De La O vs. former ASA Patricia Kopco.

And in related, but unrelated election news, Lisa Lesperance who ran against Norma Lindsey for a county court seat in '08 is running for a seat in the State Legislature.

Sincerely,
Captain Jr.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to "Sam I Am"?

Anonymous said...

I love Pooler. She used to hand out candy to everyone in the courtroom.

Congratulations, Katie.

eyeonshumie said...

Rump- over on the civil blog- south florida lawyers- they refer to Shumie as "the great one" ala jackie gleason and consistently speculate on his whereabouts and report when they see him going home or at a cigar store.

You've unleashed a monster on them.

eyeonaleXmichaels said...

Many of you have heard that Robin Williams has canceled his shows at the Hard Rock because of chest pains and shortness of breath.

But do you know who replaced him?


DIS IS BULLSHHEEEEEET!!!! DIS ROBIN FABER WILLIAMS CANCELS BECAUSE HE DON'T FEEL WELL.. AWWWWW POOR SUSPER STAR. WELL NOW YOU HAVE ME AND YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK???


DIS IS BULSHEEEET!!!

Anonymous said...

Lamest post in a long while....Rump on punishment for a week.

Anonymous said...

Robin Williams (the comedian) is at a local hospital in intensive care. He has a sever heart condition. Please say a prayer for Robin.

Anonymous said...

Let me think Miguel De La O vs. former ASA Patricia Kopco, ummm...

Let me be the first to say welcome Judge De la O, to the bench. Can we bypass the whole election and just seat Miguel?

rumpy-likes-the-princess said...

A'right rump the bets' been x-tended 'til the weekend. Post the comment and I'll have a chance to win back my fifty bucks times two.

Anonymous said...

Kopco can't go toe to toe with De La O!

www.delaoforjudge.com

Has anyone found Kopco's website.

Here's Uncle Milt's: www.miltonhirsch.com

old guy said...

De La O?

Just one more addled headed nincompoop on the bench. I do not care if it is his lifelong dream. I never got to play center field for the Yankees. I was not good enough. Either is he!

Anonymous said...

Rod Vereen for State Attorney?

Anonymous said...

To Rumpole & the Word of the Day Guys

Is it Octomom (mother of eight) or Octumom (mother or Octuplets)? My eighth grade orthography teacher is stirring in her grave for the anwswer to this question.

Bring-on-shumie said...

Your blog is a snoozefest. Bring on the shumie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

MIAMI LOVES KOPCO
MIAMI NEEDS KOPCO


E. Garcia

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Anonymous said...

Kopko is a good person and was a nice prosecutor. I wonder why she has not come out of committee?

De la O has been a real jerk and that is why he never gets out of the committee anymore.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Robin Faber, did he really give a first time DUI offender the max (180 days) in jail after losing a trial?

Anonymous said...

You are complimenting the same judge who, just a couple of weeks ago, stormed into another judge's courtroom during calender, got in his face and bitched about him parking in, what she perceived as being, her parking space based upon here seniority. There is a definite disconnect here.

Anonymous said...

"Sam I Am" has become "Cuz I Was"