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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

...AND I APPROVED THIS AD

This political ad for Judge David Miller is just......awful. The voice over is about as bad as we have ever heard.  The sound is bad, the music doesn't fit and the message is obtuse. Yes, we know Judge Miller has the reputation of agreeing to set hearings at unusual hours, but really, most voters will not care about that. Plus, the pull away shot shows him reading, out loud, to .....no one.  Which is sort of weird. Most of have learned to read silently without moving our lips since we were about 8 or so. The penultimate shot of Miller with his wife and dog is a good one,  but that's about it for this amateurish ad.




By contrast, this commercial by Tanya Brinkley is much better. The music is similar which leads us to believe they may have both used the same company to create the commercial, but it is a bit softer. The images that are projected are more compelling and interesting and there is an underlying message of Ms. Brinkley out in the community dealing with people. The voice over is much better and the only complaint here is that the two very close close ups of Ms. Brinkley don't really work. We would have pulled back a bit on both. But over all the commercial works much better.  




We're not endorsing or "not endorsing" anyone here. We're merely drawing upon our vast knowledge, accumulated many years ago, of election advertising.

July was THE hottest month EVER recorded in the United States, since 1895 when  records were first kept. But as Mitt Romney and most republicans will tell you, that proves nothing when it comes to global warming. Indeed Romney was over heard saying "why don't they just turn up the AC in their Escalade or vacation home if they're hot?"

See you in court. Keep cool.  


42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tanya smiles more in this one commercial than I've ever seen her smile in the courthouse in the past 10 years. When you walk into her traffic mag court its like walking into the morgue.
Great to see her lightening up a bit on the campaign trail just not sure she will maintain that disposition once on the bench.

Anonymous said...

It's all bullshit. Judges used to be accomplished and applauded professionals. Now, it's just a paying gig

real fake btdt said...

Here's the deal New Esq- when you look around the courtroom and can't figure out who the fish is, it's you. Lawyers will lie and cheat and leave you holding the bag. And that's your co-counsel and friends. Prosecutors will abuse you and your client just for fun, and threaten your clients with horrific sentences just to keep you up at night. Judges will smile at you and chat nicely with you in chambers and offer you some coffee and then jam you so hard in court on the record that not even your momma will be able to make you feel better.

Clients that you have worked your ass off for, who you have put your own money in their accounts so they can buy a tooth brush, will turn on you- not to save a day in jail- but just to save a few hours in jail. They will file multiple bar complaints accusing you of the worst possible conduct and seek your disbarment and they will rat you out to the feds as well if they can.

Welcome to the practice of law.

Anonymous said...

I find the Ad ok the voice over could have been better the voice over guy doesn't sound convincing or prestigious. Judge Miller came out to a forum and he's a natural at speaking publicly and came across congenial.We all know this is not exactly the judges empowerment on the bench, and should understand that a judge really cant smile while deciding serious matters so I don't hold that against them.

What is preeminent to me is the judges impartiality, temperament, perspicuity, diversity awareness, and knowledge of the Law. Judge Miller's mail out that I received proclaimed 7am hearings, I must say that is a little puzzling, from my understanding the Metro Justice Building opens at 8am. Perhaps someone can share an account of this statement. I don't doubt it but that detail is obscure to the common voter.
Judge Miller came out to the NAACP forum and came across very judicial, congenial, and even humorous. I give em credit for that he even stayed and mingled a little after the event which is always a plus he seemed to be genuine. We shall pay attention of course and see he has my vote I thought he is more qualified.

Santovenia and Alex-Jimenez Labora debate was..... But I voted for Santovenia by default.

I voted for Teresa Pooler but she made a comment that was very concerning although be it a common one that a candidate that had debated at St. Agnes came across to her as angry.The candidate was being assertive, and being that she interpreted assertion for anger, I question her diversity. To be honest she was very nervous and off track so that added to me questioning her diversity and qualification. Although I voted for her, I think maybe Deyhuree is the better candidate, I was offended by her comment.

Last but not least, Kathy, Kathy, dirty little Kathy, Al Lorenzo, her consultant hiring "Bolateras" and employing convicted felons who'm she has prosecuted then saying that the claim is unsubstantiated only to turn around after being publicly exposed forced to recuse herself and retains this scoundrel to run her campaign, who admitted he knew of this criminal Jerry Ramos person from day one. What happened to integrity and honesty and most importantly respect for the Law?

Anonymous said...

Knowing Teresa Pooler and Victor De Yurre as traffic court hearing officers, I voted for De Yurre without hesitation.

Anonymous said...

What's the bid deal with Kathy, Lorenzo, Levy and the boleteras? This crap's being going on for decades, so why is it being treated as news now by the media?

Anonymous said...

Judge Philip Bloom conducted hearings at 7 am. There was always a guard at 73 West Flagler who unlocked the door for you. It was nice if you had an emergency motion: Bloom would hear it right away. In civil, getting a hearing on a motion longer than 5 minutes is difficult. Miller is like that. I have been in front of him countless times. Totally unpretentious. Like talking to someone at the Rotary Club. I will vote for him and ask others to do the same.

DS said...

10:16
Welcome to politics Miami style

Fake Kenny W said...

Just bought an Anderson and Sheppard suit (HRH Prince Charles has several dozen) for $1.800 on sale from 3K. Celebrated at BLT Steak on Lex. Blew my clothes budget.....for the week! Damn suit needs about three fittings before they'll release it. Oh well, I live better than the rest of you.

Anonymous said...

Weird advertising - the music sounds like they are going to war.

Anonymous said...

Is fake Kenny W a brilliant lawyer or a brilliant suit salesman.

Anonymous said...

Keep It Simple Stupid. Most of the public will reach out for the shiny little trinket, and that's where Miller's ad wins the day. Personable man, in a black robe, with lots of red, white and blue... and most people will vote for the pretty wife and dog anyway.

I would have changed the music, maybe gone with Barry White, but that's just me.

And, btw, you can get a hearing with Miller at any time of the day, 7 a.m., in your office, on the weekend. No legit lawyer can challenge his accessibility. And what other judge freely gives out his cellphone number?

"American Minority" said...

Make that 195 fraudulent absentee ballots...

Absentee-vote probe expands to new ballots

The police investigation into alleged absentee-ballot fraud in Hialeah expanded Wednesday to 164 absentee ballots mailed at a post office shortly after a woman was discovered two weeks ago carrying dozens of them.

Detectives with the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Public Corruption Unit interviewed on Tuesday and Wednesday voters whose ballots were part of the latest batch. Previously, 31 questionable absentee ballots had been discovered.

One of the voters interviewed this week was Milagros Guerrero, 64.

“I only handed in three ballots,” Guerrero told El Nuevo Herald without naming the person she gave them to. “I was already interviewed by the detectives and have nothing more to say.”

On the afternoon of July 25, authorities arrested Deisy Cabrera, 56, with about 10 absentee ballots. Detectives had also watched her as she mailed an additional 19 absentee ballots at a post office at 2200 NW 72nd Ave.

Cabrera was charged Aug. 2 with forging the signature on an absentee ballot and two minor counts of possessing other people’s ballots in violation of a county ordinance. The allegedly forged signature was that of Zulema Gómez, who lives at a nursing home and suffers from a brain tumor.

Cabrera surrendered at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office the day El Nuevo Herald reported Gómez’s case. One of the detectives to whom she surrendered visited Guerrero’s house Wednesday, accompanied by another officer.

Wednesday, detectives interviewed at least two other elderly voters who live in federally subsidized apartments, according to a city source.

Spokesmen for the police and the state attorney’s office would not comment Wednesday on the case because the investigation is ongoing.

Christina White, deputy director of the Miami-Dade Elections Department, said she was notified about the 164 absentee ballots at the end of last week. She said police told her the ballots had been mailed at a post office. Officials would not confirm the post office’s location, but sources familiar with the case said it is the post office at 2200 NW 72nd Ave.

“The elections supervisor decided to handle them the way we have handled the other 31 ballots,” White wrote in an email to El Nuevo Herald.

After Tuesday’s election, in which Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez faces Joe Martinez and other candidates, as well as numerous legislative, municipal and judicial races, a special committee will examine the 195 ballots to determine which are valid.

The investigation has stirred turmoil in Miami-Dade because Cabrera had promoted the campaigns of several politicians and officials, including Gimenez. Cabrera was arrested a block away from Gimenez’s campaign office in Hialeah.

The arrest was witnessed by Hialeah City Council member Vivian Casals-Muñoz and entrepreneur Jorge González, who were helping on Gimenez’s campaign. González said they approached the detectives to ask what was going on, but were told to stay away.

Gimenez has said Cabrera was never part of his campaign. After her arrest, critics and political activists questioned what seemed to be a conflict of interest of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle in this case because she shared the same consulting firm with Gimenez — Quantum Results.

Fernandez-Rundle recused herself from the case after being informed that someone working for a firm hired by her campaign had been seen with Cabrera. Broward State Attorney Michael Satz has been appointed to prosecute the case.

This campaign operative who prompted Fernandez-Rundle’s withdrawal has not been identified. On Monday, Gimenez canceled his contract with Quantum Results after learning that it had hired an ex-convict, Gerardo Judas “Jerry” Ramos, who has a long history of convictions for fraud and other offenses.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/08/2941184/absentee-vote-probe-expands-to.html#storylink=fb#storylink=cpy

Anonymous said...

how do you all go to court everyday knowing all this bullshit is going on. Or should I say vote for the Queen KFR, she's not a public servant anymore, knowing she has and is employing fraudulent, illegal tactics in her campaigns, and it's right in your faces to see.

Anonymous said...

Jerry Ramos is a criminal by virtue of his convictions. But hiring him after he has served that sentence is not. And there's nothing to suggest Al Lorenzo or Jerry Ramos have done anything but run a clean campaign for their clients, which include many of the judicial and governmental candidates about to be voted for.

Someone named Daisy Cabrera recently was accused of committing a crime about ballots, but there's no accusation any of that was done at the request or behest of Al Lorenzo, or anyone who works for him. Thus there's no proof of any involvement done by Al Lorenzo or Jerry Ramos that would connect them to those acts. Apparently Daisy is an operative in Hialeah who has her own 'consulting business'.

This is a complete red herring, an accusation and slander of a connection in crime between Al Lorenzo and Daisy Cabrera designed to throw mud on the walls and see what sticks. This is not Kathy's fault or doing and she is blameless. She also did the right thing in reaction to these revelations.

Complaints about Al Lorenzo, and thus Kathy and/or Gimenez,coming from people who are in bed with John Rivera and Michelle Spence-Jones, are worthless. Shame on them.

Anonymous said...

Fake Katherine Fernandez-Rundle said,

I do not care what the law or citizens think. I am the Queen of Dade-County. I am deity, and my consultant, Al Lacrooko,along with Quantum Results will canvass every senior citizens building in Miami-Dade County/especially Hialeah,Little Havanna, and Miami Beach and collect all the absentee ballots that we can.

Living La Vida de Bolateras Baby.

Anonymous said...

David Miller is absolutely crazy....not a fan

Anonymous said...

Doesn't David Miller's ad violate the rules of judicial ethics (or perhaps the 'canons')? I remember something about no advertising in robes or on the bench or things like that.

Vince said...

I found the Miller ad quite good. I thought the music was very uplifting. Most candidates would not take the time to address the camera and speak about the great lengths they go through to help serve justice. Judge Miller should be applauded.

Vince said...

I found the Miller ad quite good. I thought the music was very uplifting. Most candidates would not take the time to address the camera and speak about the great lengths they go through to help serve justice. Judge Miller should be applauded.

CAPTAIN said...

I went to watch the Olympics this morning and it must be over. Instead of watching athletes competing, there was a horse dancing to the music from Lion King. I kid you not.

What the heck happened to the Olympics; I thought they were over on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

How much do you think Miller's ad cost?

Anonymous said...

Hey Kenny---

Anderson & Sheppard in London is best suited for aspiring royalty and established corporate chieftains. Head on over to Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row in London or Ozwald Boateng on Savile Row-- Sir Mick is a client.

Anonymous said...

R

What would you rather have? 800 cash or a beach a 2 bedroom two bath house in ditch plains.

Anonymous said...

One of the best bespoke tailor is "Turnbull and Asser" in London. Prince Charles buys all his shirts there.

Anonymous said...

12:12pm, You sound like a Kathy operative you are full of it. Jerry Ramos is a criminal on federal parole and the only virtue is that he fraudulently secured votes for your boss KFRand Gimenez. Larenzo states Ramos was in set up collection of absentee ballots in predominantly hispanic areas. The dirt hasn't been thrown, it's right there in Kathy's and Gimenez's campaign. It's not like the opposing candidate hired these people. Kathy is unscrupulous and unintegrible, question is how long has this runaway train been going ??? It's time to stop this unconstitutional runaway SA.

Anonymous said...

Jerry Ramos sentence is not finished he's currently on Fed Paper's and what did he do to abruptly get his state probation vacated at the same time he was pending indictment...???
Al Lorenzo's stated he knew of his extensive criminal history and wanted to give him an opportunity so much for that. Kathy stated she seen this Jerry Ramos guy around previously so he is known to the campaign. Bottom line is he fraudulently obtained absentee ballots and this most likely isn't the first time just like there were more than 31 absentee ballots. Now why hasn't the Feds stepped in because this is corruption at it's ugliest in the hands of the powerful, whom we trust to do an honest job.

Anonymous said...

This goes to show that the old adage "Everything that's done in the dark will eventually come to the light."
Kathy has joined the ranks of the people she prosecutes with a common denominator of dishonesty. I guess she got a little to lax and the time has come no matter how much money she has it can not replace her reputation in regards to the second probe of absentee ballot fraud on her campaign. It's time to say no to corruption and yes to integrity and the Law which we regrettably entrusted her to abide by.

Anonymous said...

I buy all my suits from the Sears outlet in Hialeah and TJ Max. Three suits for under two hundred bucks. I look like a million bucks when I walk into court.

Fake Kenny W said...

No you don't. People like me are laughing at you and actually cringing that a lawyer would wear a suit that costs less than the tax on my ties.

Anonymous said...

Pop Quiz,
Speaking of suits, which Attorney looks like he got laid in his on a daily basis...? lol

Anonymous said...

I know this will generate a lot of frivolous comments but I am serious: is it wrong to date a juror on a case you tried?

Anonymous said...

5:42, Listen chump--- the ladies go wild when they see me in my dapper suits. The stares and the winks I get say it all. Sexy ladies brush up against me so they can feel the smooth texture of my suit as they slip their number into my pocket.

Anonymous said...

6:13pm
What better prospect, at least you know there listening to you...

Anonymous said...

Not after the case, ask Roy Black, he married his.

Anonymous said...

Really!!? A criminal defense/prosecution forum with such wild accusations, without any proof, based upon personal prejudices!? Get a grip, please!

Anonymous said...

You people are delusional if you think that rod vereen will be the next state atty. It's just naïve. Money talks and bullshit walks. KFR has the money. It will be closer then the experts think however. Rod will get 28 percent of the vote.

Anonymous said...

Fake DS sez
Petter Kentt and Smys for siuts

Anonymous said...

8:56, You are delusional kfr has illegal bolateras working for her. They complain about Castro yet run they're campaigns like and treat our electorate process like third world politics.

Anonymous said...

Was Judge Miller holding the book upside down?

Anonymous said...

kfr has no reason to steal latin votes......She has the support of the Latin community, Dem or repub! How silly. She has no reason to steal them or to cover it up.
Look to the candidates that have a reason to steal votes and who they hired to do just that.

Anonymous said...

Best election story in Dade this year is sitting with Supreme Court Justice Labarga as well as Former Justice Cantero at the CABA judicial luncheon and having candidate Alex Labora come to our table during desert to pass out his election cards (cheesy to say the least) and handing them all to Justice Labarga. It was painfully obvious he didn't know who he was or what Court he sat on.