The following is an actual re-creation of the scene in Tallahassee on Wednesday.
(Justice Canady is pictured holding the bowl.)
The Governor and his henchman- Florida House Squeaker Dean Cannon- having successfully reduced the judiciary and Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady to a Dickensonian English waif begging for some more, have agreed to "loan" the judiciary some money to keep the courthouses open and the JAs and Bailiffs fully employed through the end of the fiscal year, which in Florida happens to be June in years in which the sum total of the digits are divisible by an even number. In all other years, the fiscal year begins between October and July, depending upon leap year, El Nino, and whether Speaker Boehner cries when Phil the Groundhog sees his shadow. See how easy that is? Finance is fun! The Sun Sentinel has the story here.
(FYI- "fiscal year" is technically defined as "an arbitrary time period invented by an accountant in the 1950's named Norman, designed to confuse anyone who is not an accountant.")
The loan will be made by "an outfit out of Chicago" and will be delivered by two guys named Vito and Sal and interest(technically called "juice" in these transactions) has been negotiated to "three points a week."
In plain English- we keep working and trying cases, and your favourite JAs and bailiffs aren't forced to take furloughs they can ill afford. To quote a great governor: Now lets get to work! (10:00 am to 2:00 pm for those of you in county court. ).
Has there ever been a better time for the old Neil Rogers drop of Larry King: "Loan me fifty dollars." ?