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Monday, August 22, 2011

HOLD ON IRENE

UPDATE: THE END OF DAYS? There's a CAT 4 storm steaming towards South Florida; a 5.8 quake struck the Northeast today, shaking courthouses from Washington DC (The White House and the Capital were evacuated and stock markets immediately soared) to Manhattan (where it struck just after the DAs office dismissed charges against DSK, causing the victim to protest that if she was lying, the good lord should strike her down...) and the largest earthquake since 1967 struck Colorado this morning. Judge Hirsch declared 893.13 unconstitutional, Judge Cuerto did not.
A Judge in Broward actually smiled at a colleague from Dade and wished her good morning (before scoffing at her motion and tossing it aside with a curt denial.)

In summary, weird things are happening- except for the denial in Broweird.

"Behold I am coming as a thief... and he gathered them all together in a place called Armageddon... and the Seventh Angel poured forth his bowl into the air, and a voice cried out from Heaven, saying, "It is done!"... "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
The Book of Revelations

The new ASAs and PDs have started and we have a lot to say about that.




But we pre-empt this regularly scheduled blog post for an Irene Update: CLOSE CALL- that is the operative term as it appears Irene will storm through the Bahamas and turn northward, brushing South Florida. The strength of the storm will remain off shore, but we will feel some bad weather and the closeness of the storm will probably necessitate the closing of the courts Thursday or Friday. (Although we posted this Monday night, as of Tuesday morning the forecast confirmed this. Note that as Irene churns off shore South Florida, it will be a Cat 4 monster as it brushes by Broward. One can only hope....Nah, even we're not that mean and callous to wish for disaster on our fellow citizens. Who do we look like, a Judge in Broward? Hardly.)

A very predictable weather pattern called the "Bermuda High" (post your bad jokes in the comments section) is forecast to drift eastward in the eastern atlantic. If that occurs, Irene will have the room to turn northward. If that does not happen, Katie (Pooler) bar the door.

Stay tuned.

Keep safe and dry.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Be careful everyone. A storm that big in the Bahamas can still cause lots of problems here.

Remember Katrina.... it went through Broward as a tropical depression and badly damaged many places south of Flagler Street.

I hope they close the courts on Thusday and wait to see about Friday. It is not worth getting hurt just to handle a few cases.

3L Hottie said...

Sneaky Rumpole- the title of the post has a link in it. Very funny and cute. I love the way Rumpol's posts are chock full of secret nuggets and messages and the like. It causes you to be, in his words. a careful reader. It just makes me lust after him even more.

Anonymous said...

I have to wonder if the 3L Hottie is equally turned on by a rousing game of "Got Your Nose"' or by pulling a quarter from behind her ear.

Gotta love the young girls.

Anonymous said...

@3:10- Rumpy are you sending messages to yourself again. You ole' sly dog!

Anonymous said...

Honestly, many of the newer Broward judges are rather nice and respectful. A bunch of the old jerks are gone or in the case of Dale Ross (biggest jerk of all) simply in civil court and not bothering anyone.

So, maybe Broward is getting better or maybe all the JQC actions up there are making the judges grow up.

Anonymous said...

and i have gas.

Rumpole said...

I need more information before I can post a comment accusing two attorneys of going through another attorney's file.

Anonymous said...

To the commenter who posted-- "Got Your Nose" or by pulling a quarter from behind her ear.

How old are you? My grandpa use to play that game with me when I was a kid.