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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

TRACK SANTA & YUEL LOG

HER MAJESTY, THE QUEEN'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE


 











NORAD SANTA TRACKER

20 comments:

Thefiman said...

Not for nothin, but.....league champion!

Real fake former Judge said...

Rump- A blog holiday tradition. I will start us off….

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the Justice Building, not a creature was stirring….except in Bond Hearings….

Fake Kenny & Colby said...

"The a forms were stacked by the judge's bench with care, in the hope that retired Judge Rick Margolius would soon be there…" !!!!

Anonymous said...

The defendants were nestled all snug in their cells
While visions of pre-trial release rang like soft bells

And Judge Bertie in her chambers for a new courthouse she did pray,
Had just settled down for a long holiday.

Anonymous said...

And out from the hallway they came with a clatter

12 detainees in jump suits who all thought whats it matter.

Anonymous said...

Everyone left at the Gerstein Building
wished they could be at The REN (a venue)

fake Kenny & Colby said...

When in the court there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
Away from the table I I flew like a flash,
to the middle of court I ran like a dash

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a judge in a robe with long flowing hair

With a little old bailiff, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be Judge Rick

More rapid than eagles corrections officers came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

Anonymous said...

Judge Ric Margolius will never return. After 42 years of working at 1351, he went out the same way he came in, quietly w/o fanfare, no party, no one noticed. Many of you disliked him, but he was never for sale and assuredly did his job to the beat of a different drummer. He is now Ric Zweig, and at the age of 72, sings lead in his rock band "FRESH AIR" with a bunch of young guys. I am proud to call him my friend.

Anonymous said...

Between the two of them colby and Kenny couldn't write a notice of hearing. And yet. Not a bad poem at all.

Real Fake Hercule Poirot. said...

Hmmm. Knows exact amount of time RZ served. Not 40 years. But 42. Knows exact age. Knows he had no good bye Party. Seems to me that a certain resident from Panama wrote 7:15 pm. Just sayin ....

Anonymous said...

If Zweig is 72 is he dating babes who look like QE?

Anonymous said...

I understand the Margolius bashing. He could be as cantankerous as the day is long (he was much easier to talk to in chambers or in the hallways than on the bench). BUT, he knew what he was doing, ran a smooth courtroom, wasn't in the least bit intimidated by anyone, and tried to the right thing (who can forget the lie detector tests, etc.). He also was great in trial. Finally, he could admit when he made a mistake (a trait many of our robed colleagues and friends don't share).

715 is right. Like him or not, he was a better judge than most.

Further, Ric could be incredibly nice and gracious off the bench in social settings. We all have our faults and, in the end, Ric is a decent man who did a good job.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

Not true 510 Am. kenny is the author of "the 4th amendment and prime italian. Spaghetti and standing. Pasta and Pre-textual stops. Steak and search snd seizure "

Real Ric Margolius said...

Oh brother! I am not 72. Isn't being old bad enough? My staff gave me a WONDERFUL party when I retired from active service in 2001. To 6:46am, my girlfriend Yariela is 29. When we met, she was a blackjack dealer and pole dancer at a club that catered to Columbian drug dealers. She is now a successful attorney in Panama (for the last 4 years) and teaches at the Law School. I've encouraged her to pursue a judicial career, but she wants to be the first female President of the country. I am el padrino of her daughter Crystal, age 11 who will become a veterinarian some day. Yes, I do sing and play guitar in my rock band. And to the 3 people who think I am competent, I will be speaking on March 14th, 2015 at the 17th Annual Medical Marijuana Concert Event being held at Miami's Grand Central. My band will also be performing. I love retirement and sincerely wish all a healthy and Happy New Year. And in true Ric Margolius form, I simply cannot resist saying, "Good health, good wealth and good riddance".

Anonymous said...

SIR KENNY WEISMAN and Judge Jon Colby are Rumpole -- and write this Blog! I knew it.

They work out of their law office in a back room at the Bal Harbour mall - somewhere on the 2nd floor near Zegna Sport!

Look at Sir Kenny's varied fancy sock collection and it becomes obvious that he is the brilliant and witty author of the blog and that Colby is the business guru trying to take this Blog public with an IPO in early 2015.

In my opinion, they need to increase online advertising revenues to show some growth and profits before the public offering?

Anonymous said...

You guys make fun of Broward judges daily. Margolius, however, was one of the biggest pieces of ---- ever to sit on ANY bench.

Great that he's now Ric Zweig. The MF can't ruin people's lives nearly as easily.

Anonymous said...

Ric.........great to hear from you. I'm so glad you're doing well. You have every right to be proud of Yariela. It's easy to succeed when everything is handed to you on a silver platter, but extraordinarily difficult to pick yourself up as she did (even with the help of others). I respect you both for that accomplishment. As for Crystal, she's lucky to have you both.

Good luck and enjoy.

BTDT

PS---1028---Ric's bark was always much bigger than his bite. For every defendant he hammered, he cut two breaks. You must not have spent a lot of time in front of him. He actually used his discretion wisely. I stand by my earlier comment. He could be a bear when in a bad mood, but was a good judge nonetheless and far better than most we deal with today.

Anonymous said...

Ric never had the gut or talent to go into private practice. He was a justice building lifer,but better then the little latin girls with 5 years experience that clutter our benches now. I fondly recall Ric would yell SHUTUP as loud as he could to quiet the courtroom. Not exactly great decorum for a judicial officer.

Claude Erskine - Browne said...

Those of us whom were assigned to Ric Margoluis's division knew there were rules to be followed, like no talking, in court to others while the Judge was handling other matters
BUT, we also knew that in the END , Ric always got to the right place. Clients got fair treatment, and were not punished for maintaining a position of Not Guilty. Ric never assessed a Trial Tax. He sentenced to what he thought was appropriate for the crime.
While he hated car thiefs, he disliked incarnation for bs drug offenses.

Anonymous said...

Ric was arbitrary which is not a good quality for a judge.