UPDATE: Go to the comments section and read El Capitan's comment. He has all the breaking news on the Hirsch/ bond hearing/stay away order contretemps.
Maybe it is, and maybe it's not. In any event, 2011 is rapidly drawing to a close.
Look back to December 2010. Did you accomplish all your goals for 2011?
We did not. We never do. And isn't that the point? To live is to continually strive to make yourself a better person. To love more, learn more, and (zen warning) be more.
Lets look at some of our predictions for 2011. Some panned out; some did not.
We predicted that there would be a natural disaster somewhere in the world which would in turn spark a man made disaster. And in fact that came true:
Just turn on your TV and you can't help but seeing Newt Gingrich's fat face everywhere. (Newt was the man made disaster, started by the natural disaster of Sarah Palin being relevant in our nation's life). (If you were thinking about the nuclear meltdown in Japan sparked by the Tsunami, we didn't predict that.)
We predicted the Dolphins would lose two games this year and be a lock to win the Super Bowl.*
For 2012 we confidently predict the following:
The Heat will have another disappointing season and will NOT win a championship. (Like shooting fish in a barrel folks, or appealing a decision from a broweird judge- just way tooo easy.)
In January 2013, the person taking the oath of office for President of the United States will have a wife named Michelle, two daughters and his first name will begin with a B. And it won't be close.
The economy will continue a slow improvement. Stocks will rise modestly.
Another Judge will have the guts and courage and integrity to admit they got their initial decision wrong, as did the Judge in Famous Fee Fiasco of 2011.
This Judge will be promptly snapped up by a large firm who quadruples their salary.
The talent drain on the circuit courts will sadly continue.
The Marlins won't be half bad. The stadium is super cool.
Judge Murphy will continue doing an outstanding job.
Ditto Judges Firtel, Soto, Sayfie, Lopez, Thornton, Bloom, Walsh, and Hirsch. For all the grief we give our robed readers, we as lawyers in Miami are truly lucky to have a core group of outstanding and dedicated judges. We don't say this often (because it gives us indigestion) but - THANK YOU!
Morning Joe will continue to be the best morning show on TV.
The Kindle will continue to be the only way to read, when you're not on your computer reading our blog.
Certain federal bloggers will continue their mighty struggle to be funny.
A certain state court blogger will continue to be quaintly amusing and relevant.
We wish you a Happy and Successful and Healthy 2012 and if you want to be amused, stay relevant and in the know, just keep clicking our blog and reading our posts.
See you in court in 2012.
* Of course we didn't. There's no amount of liquor in the world that would make us that loopy.