Tuesday, March 06, 2012

LOOK BEFORE YOUR LEAP

Did you know that a Leap Year that falls on a Sunday will ALWAYS have three Friday The 13ths in the year: one in January, one in April and one in July? 


Today is Super Tuesday. Are you psyched? 


Ace Herald Reporter David Ovalle outs the City of Miami Internal Affairs unit  in the Herald here for its abject failure to complete investigations within the legally prescribed time limit of 180 days. As a result, 50 (fifty!) separate investigations were ended without any punishment because the time for action expired. 


FREE BREAKFAST! For those of you intrepid souls who venture to the downtown Hyatt Regency on Thursday March 8 at 8:00 for an "Ethics Seminar" hosted by DOM featuring a gaggle of Federal Judges and Magistrates. 
DOM is big on the lecture circuit these days. Check it out on his blog. 


HEALTH UPDATE: We feel great. 


If you are a middle aged lawyer reading this blog, chances are your doctor has you taking a baby aspirin a day (bad idea. Increased risk of life threatening gastrointestinal bleeding and stroke) and a statin of some sort to lower your cholesterol. The statin is a worse idea.  The NY Times reports that after twenty years of studies, we now know statins increase your risk for type II Diabetes.  Statins also come with a whole host of side effects from impairing the function of your liver to cardiac arrhythmia to memory loss. "But Rumpole" you whine, my doctor says cholesterol is bad. Oh really? Try living without cholesterol.  You will last about six hours. Here's the rub: statins give you diabetes and it is your excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates that causes both diabetes and high levels of bad cholesterol. 


Try: eating nothing white (rice, flour, sugar, potatoes) and using Red Bean Yeast and Niacin (not the no-flush alternative) to lower your bad cholesterol. The combo should work as well as statins without the side effects.  


Note: We're not a doctor, but we play one on a blog. 

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is also an ethics seminar run by Stan the man Blake and Betty the jerk Butchko.

Stan, if nobody shows up, it is not you who is to blame.

We all had to put up with Betty and it is hard to take ethics advice from a judge who was rude and miserable to deal with.

Stan is the exact opposite of Betty but, who wants to hear Betty tell us how to be ethical?

Anonymous said...

Where do you get the Red Bean Yeast and the no-flush Niacin?

Rumpole said...

DO NOT use no flush niacin. Use regular niacin and eat a snack like a few grapes or a slice of turkey before taking it You can get both products at Whole Foods or from. Amazon.

South Florida Lawyers said...

My diet exactly!

Anonymous said...

Why no no-flush?

Anonymous said...

Rumpole:

Is drinking yourself into oblivion in Las Vegas during Super Bowl weekend part of your recommended health plan?

Anonymous said...

simply cuz you're middle aged lawyer and reading the blog chances are dr has you on baby aspirin?

Is that because reading this blog is hazardous to your health and can cause you to go into cardiac arrest??

D Hayden said...

http://www.wptv.com/generic/news/Goodman-Page-the-trial

Live updates from inside the courtroom at the John Goodman trial in West Palm Beach.

Two veteran attorneys go head-to-head. This is surely a trial not to be missed.

Enjoy!

- D Hayden

Anonymous said...

Careful with the dosage of the niacin if you've never used it before - the 'flush' feeling can really be uncomfortable/almost painful and freak you out.

George Frobisher said...

Riveting coverage on WPTV of Black and his client clearing security at the courthouse. Please remove all cameras, cell phones, calculators!

Anonymous said...

I too laughed when I saw the ethics seminar featuring Betty Butchko. Who's idea was that?

I agree with 8: 36 am, Stan is great but, why her? She was openly hostile to all of us.

Anonymous said...

Stanford is a great gator and a great guy. But "Stan the Man" should always be reserved for Stan Muscial".....

Anonymous said...

Betty is tough, but I've always found her to be fair and honest (including when she was a prosecutor).

BTDT

THE TRIALMASTER said...

3rd DCA Judge Juan Rameriz has resigned today........we lose one of the best judges and he will be difficult to replace.

Anonymous said...

Betty is angling to try to ascend to the federal bench. that is why she is doing the so=called seminars. She is not a bad civil judge, but if you have a civil case before her, you have to use a criminal analogy. she is probably in the top 25% of the judges in the civil division. This only goes to show you how shallow the trial bench is now.

Anonymous said...

Blog reading is GOOD for our collective (mental) health. Its practicing law that's killing us. Just ask how many of your collegues are a walking pharmacy.

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