Friday, January 31, 2020


England leaves the European Union today.  In the long and glorious history of the British, England, and their empire, today is not their finest hour. England leaves a union of European countries that established open trade between the countries, simplified travel and  importation of goods, and the easing of restrictions when a citizen of one country wanted to work in another country. The EU was and is in all respects a recognition that we all inhabit one small planet, breathe the same air, and have the same goals for our families and children. 

There was and is no good reason for England to leave the EU. The rise of xenophobic fears of foreigners, frustration among the poorly educated lower class of stagnant wages, and the feeding of those ignorant and mostly wrong fears by unscrupulous politicians have all led to this highly regrettable moment. 

English industries, trucking, farming, transportation and banking will all suffer. And those who are struggling most will struggle even more. Prices will rise and wages will fall and jobs will become scarcer. 

England has endured tougher times, but none of them of her own making. And most troubling is this- the British Empire will collapse. Scotland will withdraw from the Empire. They have the votes and the reasons to do so. Ireland will soon follow, and then the British will again find themselves alone on their small island. 

We have faith in the British people. They stood alone in the last century's darkest hour. A beacon of courage, democracy and literacy when the dark cloud of German national socialism fell upon the continent. The world owes the British for what they endured and the United States owes them the most, since we sat on the sidelines while Europe fell. 

Perhaps we can cash that chit. Perhaps when this dark cloud of ignorant nationalism lifts,  the great British Lion will open his eyes, shake his great mane, and wonder what he has done. When this occurs it is our fervent hope that their neighbors welcome them back into the EU. 

They have earned the right to make a mistake. 


Anonymous said...

Is it true Martinez put Lurvy in jail today?

Anonymous said...

No it's not Lurvey stood up to her on a DUI case where she was mouthing off on the prosecutor's not being tough enough and he asked her to recuse herself. He was in the right.

earl rogers said...

Who cares if the British Empire crashes. For someone who claims to be a great historian, you seem to have missed a few chapters in the book or maybe just chose to ignore them. The British built their "empire" on elitism and racism and maintained it by exploiting their subjects while dividing them against each other and brutally subduing those who tried to assert their rights as human beings. I can think of little good to say about the British aristocracy, which, to this day, bullies and persecutes any who don't fit its definition of "true Englishmen" (See e.g., Meghan Marckle). Every day I wake up and thank God this same aristocracy drove my "non-conforming" ancestors from England, Scotland, and Ulster centuries ago to North America where they were able to thrive in an environment that gave them a chance to prove themselves as equal to any, whether high-born or low-born. I used to admire Britain too, but the more I learned and the more I see and here, the less I think of the country. I'll to Scotland and Ulster though, if they break away.

eyeonezE said...

Easy E update: Not really an update, just several rumors after the Easy E has left the building live Elvis and retired:

He's teaching Intellectual Property Law at Pepperdine Law School. IP was always his passion.
He's a shopkeeper of fine china and rugs in a small Town outside of Barcelona, Spain.
He's an English language professor at a small school in Beijing and is currently trapped by the coronavirus.
He's legal counsel to the European Union on the issues of property law.

One thing we know for certain, he dropped the mike, walked off stage and NO ONE HAS SEEN THE EASY E Where can he be??

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,


Very Sincerely yours, etc.

Anonymous said...

The question for the Senate was not right or wrong. Most would agree that the behavior was wrong. Duh. The actual question for these puppets was whether those allegations, taken as true, warrant the removal of an elected president.

I await the filing of papers in Court for challenge of the President's exercise of executive privilege.

I await the full truth as reflected in the available evidence.

Anonymous said...

I heard two rumors- first that he started the first of the year teaching evidence at UM law and the second is that he opened or took over a pizza slice joint on 65th and 3rd in Manhattan called "Miami Slice" and the specialty of the house is the Miami Slice with mangos, tostones, and sliced pork. Yum.

Anonymous said...

No I have it on good authority he bought a lobster boat out of Bar Harbor Maine and is out on the water tending traps every day. A comfortable retirement with a little lobster money on the side.
I'll take a two pounder with drawn butter please...

Anonymous said...

The REN A Super Bowl Venue, released their final menu for the club level Venues they are running tomorrow and YES!!! Stone Crab Hash made it on the menu plus the Unami rollatinis. That with the peach/pear cobbler and homemade coconut ice cream and a nice Petit Syrah to watch the game at the club level and I'm all set. Go 49ers!

Anonymous said...

If one more person on radio row calls it the Shumie Bowl as a way of currying favor to get tickets into the Ren A Super Bowl Venue party tonight, I don't know if I am going to scream or eat a banana.

Seth Sklarey said...

I don't know what to make of a virus born in China and named after a Mexican beer.
Can I use an e-file to do my nails or cut the bars on a cell?
Not too much of Harvey Ruvin's systems work very well. Why will this be different. They stopped answering the phones years ago.
The process server's website is full of errors and glitches and despite numerous requests for information to Harvey, he has not been able to account for $20,700 that is lost in the system.
It's time for a change.

Anonymous said...

Lurvey wanted to get away in his case with no jail on a third DUI within 10. Let’s see who would accept that plea offer. The CTA in 5-7 is completely unprepared!

Anonymous said...

Judge Martinez never mentioned the word jail or contempt. I was there. She was acting responsibly. He should know better than to be disrespectful to a judge.

Anonymous said...

January 31 comment about Judge Martinez. I was in the courtroom. Lurvey was extremely disrespectful. The CTA is unprepared, and Lurvey wanted Judge Martinez to accept an offer on a third DUI within 10 that no one in REG would accept. Good for her in protecting the community. She takes her job seriously and is not intimidated. He wanted her to recuse because she set the case for jury trial.

007 DUI said...

A judge makes comments about why a plea deal seems too low and how important DUIs are and a defense attorney gets uncomfortable with it and asks her to recuse herself and Lurvey is taking flack?? For doing his job and protecting his client? I myself have gotten 4th DUIs broken down to reckless. The appellate courts and supreme court have said over and over that trial judges should stay out of plea negotiations or they are liable to get reversed on vindictive sentencing.

007 DUI the only lawyer licensed to kill the Intoxilyzer 5000
(cue james bond music)

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Anonymous said...

I’m in 5-7 everyday. Judge Martinez asked for the basis of the plea and no one had anything to say. The judge was inquiring whether the state had a basis for the plea in order to enter the sentence. Neither side had any basis. Good job, Judge Martinez. Don’t let anyone walk over you. Continue to do justice as always happens in 5-7!

Anonymous said...

This discussion is ridiculous. EVERY judge has the right to reject a plea. Period.

"[A] criminal defendant enjoys no constitutional right to plea bargain. Weatherford v. Bursey, 429 U.S. 545, 97 S.Ct. 837, 51 L.Ed.2d 30 (1977). Even when a plea bargain is offered, both the defendant and the court must accept it before it can be considered binding." Fairweather v. State, 505 So. 2d 653, 654–55 (Fla. 2d DCA 1987).

"[W]e do not find that plea discussions can be specifically enforced against a court. As stated by Justice Drew in Tilghman v. Culver:
‘According to the record before us the trial judge admits that he bargained with *30 the petitioner and reached an agreement whereby the petitioner was to plead guilty to the breaking and entering charge in exchange for a particular sentence by the judge . . .
Courts cannot bind themselves to agreements such as that shown by this record. To countenance such would require too high a price for administrative efficiency. The judge is an instrument of the law charged with meting out Just punishment to convicted men. Just punishment is that which fits the circumstances of the crime and the particular criminal; therefore, expediency has no place in formulating the judge's act.’ [99 So.2d 282, 286 (Fla.1957), cert. den. 356 U.S. 953, 78 S.Ct. 918, 2 L.Ed.2d 845.] Davis v. State, 308 So. 2d 27, 29–30 (Fla. 1975).

"A trial court is not obligated to accept a plea agreement which binds it to a specific sentence, . . ." Jernigan v. State, 608 So. 2d 569, 570 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992).

In fact, the rules specifically recognize this right.

(h) Withdrawal of Plea When Judge Does Not Concur. If the trial judge does not concur in a tendered plea of guilty or nolo contendere arising from negotiations, the plea may be withdrawn.

Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.172.

Judge Martinez rejected a plea. That is her prerogative.