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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

IF TODAY IS WEDNESDAY

If today is Wednesday then......

Judge Johnson must have retired (again) withdrawn as a candidate (again) and Sr. Rodriguez-Chomat is a new Circuit Court Judge (again).

Then again....this may all change in a day or so. But for now, it's as we say it is.

For Now.

A TOUCHY TOPIC: Here's the Channel 7 video of the now infamous "seductive scratching" by the Broward ASA and BSO deputy after the DUI arrest. Fetching.

Broweird Redux:

North of the Border Judge Marc Gold's wife has written brother Broward Blogger Bill Gelin accusing him of demeaning the profession of law and violating the Florida Bar's rules that regulate lawyers. Bill immediately shut down the blog and announced that he was voluntarily suspending himself from the practice of law until the wife of Gold thought he was punished enough. He also promised to run "every single thought and idea I will ever have in the future" past the erstwhile social critic to make sure his thoughts and ideas meet with her approval.

Or you can read what really happened here on the Daily Pulp blog. (Look for some Rumpolisms creeping into common usage. That shows us that we really have arrived.)



If today is tomorrow then what is yesterday's tomorrow?

If today is tomorrow, then yesterday's tomorrow is today.


Another answer:
Yesterday's tomorrow is today. This is a fact. This is reality.
But if what we
think is today is really tommorow, then we are a day behind! So rather than yesterday's tomorrow being today, 'yesterday's tomorrow' must be one more day than today, i.e. it must be tomorrow!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there a bigger putz, schmuck, shmeggegie than De la O right now? Why didn't he run against Johnson or Milt? He lacked the cojones (as his people say). My tribe says he's a nayfish. Good riddance.

Fake Petey adrien said...

There will be a "rally for justice" this Saturday at the Aventura Chucky Cheese, at 11 am, following which I will be the recipient of the extremely prestigious first annual Chucky Chesse Judge of the Year for 2009. All those who show by 11 am get $20.00 in free coupon play after the ceremony.

My acceptance speech will center on why Judges once, elected should remain on the bench for life. Plus I will examine whether Judge Johnson was legally obligated to inform me that if I filed against him, he would not run.

Please attend and show some support for the legal dignity of our community.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

Judge William Johnson ....

Rump, here's the scoop.

Judge Johnson faxed a letter of withdrawal to the Florida Division of Elections on Friday, April 30, 2010. Apparently he did it from Judge Cynamon's chambers. She did not block the door and claim that her fax machine was broken.

While it was not broken, the time on the machine was not accurate - at least as far as the Division of Elections is concerned. And the issue of time is worth $5,687.12 in this case.

The letter was faxed, according to the stamp at the top of it, at 11:51 am. The Division of Elections clocked the letter in at 12:04 PM. That four minutes could cost Judge Johnson, out of his pocket, the $5,687.12.

Judge Johnson has withdrawn from the race. Judge Johnson can not, and never could have "un-withdrawn" from the race.

The only question now is, whether Judge Johnson gets his money back. If he had withdrawn before 12:00 noon, he would get it back. Withdrawing after Noon - no money back. He will fight that out with the Division of Elections.

Now, on to retirement. And Judge Johnson has a new decision to make. And this one could be worth a lot more than the $5,600 mistake he already may have made.

Judge Johnson is a Judge until January 2, 2011. But, the Florida DROP laws have changed effective July 1, 2010.

If Judge Johnson retires before July 1, 2010, he only has to sit out 30 days before he is eligible to be assigned as a retired Judge and collect both a pension and salary when he sits.

If Judge Johnson retires July 1 or thereafter, he must sit out 6 months before the Chief Judge can assign him to work as a retired Judge. Also, not only must he sit for the six months, but in months 7-12, even if he is working as a retired Judge, he only gets paid salary during months 7-12 and cannot also receive retirement benefits. That would not begin until after 12 months.

Hope that clears it all up. Whew!

Cap Out .....

De La O and Kopko want to know said...

If Johnson can retire now and avoid the effects of the July 1st changes in the retirement laws, why couldn't Kreeger also wait and retire now????

Blog Management said...

Due to contractual obligations beyond our control, Fake Michael Matters will no longer appear on this blog for the remainder of 2010. We apologize for the inconvenience.

blog brooklyn tough guy said...

HEY CAPPY- NOT FOR NOTHING, BUT ANSWER DE LA O AND KOPKO'S QUESTION. WILL YA?

Anonymous said...

No Fake Matters. WTF Rumpy. Soon they'll be no RFB and then where will the blog be?

CAPTAIN said...

My understanding of the law is that Kreeger could have waited until after April 30 to send in her resignation letter. That would have prevented Gov. Crist from appointing her replacement. And Kopco and De la O would have been able to run for that seat.

I have no idea why she chose to mail in her resignation letter before qualifying week, giving the Gov the chance to name her replacement.

Maybe someone can handle that question better than I.

And as for the Norman Gerstein replacement, the Governor has until Monday to name his replacement from among the now three finalists that he has narrowed the field to, including:

Judge Victoria Brennan
Judge Jose Fernandez
Judge Darrin Gayles

And, as soon as he names that person, the JNC will announce that they are taking applications for a new County Court opening.

So, folks, get your applications ready, one more time. That means Alan Fine, Margot Moss, Pat Kopco, Miguel De La O (assuming that they want to be considered for a County Court seat), etc.

Cap Out ...

Anonymous said...

That's one lucky sheriff's deputy! However, if they do get married and divorced he will have to pay alimony to the prosecutor based on the difference between the salary of a sheriff's employee and the salary of a state attorney employee, so, he should be careful.

Anonymous said...

I know Deputy Hager. He will say anything to get someone convicted. Why is the DUI squads are frequently full of cops who will do just about anything to get a conviction....even when not true?

We had a case years ago in Miami when a male Beach cop was dating a female ASA in county court. She then listed him as an expert witness on all kinds of DUI cases that were not Beach cases.

The shit hit the fan when the metro cops were asking why a Beach cop was getting overtime on their cases.

The two lovers then denied the relationship but, were seen together with lovey dovey eyes and were photographed by a DUI lawyer who just happened to be on a USAir flight when they boared together with one bag. (Hmmmm. let your imagination go wild... flight from FLL to up north, no relationship, one bag.... hmmmm.)

ASA, forced to resign.
Cop, in hot water, but, still a cop, of course.

Lawyer who took the photo, writing this stupid post and laughing out loud again.