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.
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.
Keep safe and dry.