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Monday, August 31, 2015

REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO

DRAFT UPDATE (yawn) 9pm tonight? 
Let us know. 

Rain storm Erika. 
Ground Zero. 
Wet leaves scattered everywhere. The gardner will be upset. 
Neighbor has a tree branch down. Uhho. Channel seven news van comes screeching up to do live report.

There was water on the ground outside our Starbucks today. Miss those rubber galoshes we used to wear during the winters up north.
Traffic was heavier than normal as brave South Floridians braved the elements and ventured to their vehicles.

 It's going to take more than puddles and wet leaves to stop us from working. We are a strong people and we can take it. We  think of Churchill walking the streets of bombed out London, chomping on a cigar, growling "we can take it" and inspiring a small island nation standing alone against tyranny,  and then we see a South Miami parking enforcement officer this morning  write a mini-van full of kids a ticket as the mother ran into Dunkin Donuts and didn't pay the meter- and our heart swells with pride. 

We can take it. 

THE JURY IS OUT- In the first degree murder case, with Alex Michaels a/k/a "Hurricane Alex" for the defense. David "pollo" Ovalle gave Alex that nickname on a tweet today and later tweeted that Alex liked the nickname. There was an expert rapper called who testified about rap and street cred and some (obvious) legal posturing about the group NWA, because as we all know, the districts are divided about the admissibility of NWA at jury trials. 

But not here: 911 is a Joke. (Always loved that song, and yes we know it was by Public Enemy and Flavor Fav ). 

Ovalle is on verdict watch sitting on a hard bench.  We are home sipping a bloody mary watching TV in an easy chair. All is well. 

See you in court.  





12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bloody Mary's are a morning drink

Anonymous said...

I have a great idea.

When you call a judge and ask for a hearing and they JA says SHE will pick the date, we then put up a well connected latin female to run against that judge.

Anonymous said...

You don't mean that as some kind of a clever reference to Alex's opponent in the present trial did you?

Anonymous said...

Actually I didn't . I just prefer that particular drink with a Sunday brunch. At night I'd prefer to sip on a cognac. No personal reference to anyone here. Just a booze reference.

Anonymous said...

Labor day weekend at the REN (A venue). Could be worse.

Anonymous said...

Get a coupla sticks from the cigar store and make it am all shumie holiday weekend.

Anonymous said...

This blog is becoming very lame.

Anonymous said...

"Judge Veronica Diaz! We, the taxpayers, pay you $146, 079.96 a year. What time do you think you should start work each day? Thanks in advance for your answer."

Anonymous said...

Iran deal locked. I'm calling a Shumie.

Anonymous said...

Most of Alaska melting away. Obama called the shumie on the earth. But there is no such tung as global warming

Anonymous said...

Speaking of, I guess there was no follow up on Judge Veronica Diaz's 'eventful' summer?

Anonymous said...

Not even been on the bench a whole year and she has more issues than a mental health defendant, geezer Veronica Diaz is not off to a great start