SUNDAY NOTES

Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016get your applications in by the 15th if you hope to replace Matt Stevenson on the Fourth DCA.  An interesting group of Broward jurists are rumored to be applying.  Stay tuned to review their applications …

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Mixed Messages – The Sun Sentinel endorsed Judge Ian Richards‘ reelection bid in 2014, with these words:

“Statistically, black candidates in judicial races face long odds in primary elections. Yet, in his first campaign, Richards pulled off a stunning upset. He ran a low-budget but shrewd race against a heavily favored incumbent Hispanic judge.

This time, Richards is campaigning on his record, which is a pretty good one, and the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board recommends voters re-elect him. His accomplishments as a sitting judge far outweigh any controversy over how he ran for office six years ago.

Richards, 39, is an independent thinker with a reputation for efficiently running his courtroom in the county’s South Regional Courthouse. He serves in the court’s domestic violence unit and hears both civil and criminal cases.

In his first term, Richards cut the number of active domestic violence cases from 1,100 to under 500. He ranks among the top 5 percent of county judges presiding over jury trials. And fewer than 0.1 percent of his decisions have been reversed on appeal … “

Cut to 2016, when the Sun Sentinel had this to say about Richards in his race to unseat politico Nina Di Pietro, appointed in 2015:

“Ian Richards served as a county judge for six years. He was elected in 2008, but lost his re-election bid in 2014 to Claudia Robinson. He has been working with a private law firm since his defeat.

Richards’ ascension to the bench was controversial, too. Richards is African-American and ran a campaign that kept his photograph out of sight. He didn’t even attend the Sun Sentinel endorsement interview that year. His defenders say it was a clever and defensible strategy in a county that does not elect many black judges …

But his critics say that Richards could be arrogant and ran a disorganized courtroom. He acknowledged during his endorsement interview that he “has done some soul-searching” about his judicial demeanor since his election defeat.”

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96 thoughts on “SUNDAY NOTES”

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    Question of the Day: In what year will ATurd have a massive heart attack?

    a) 2016
    b)2017
    c) 2018
    d)2019
    e) all of the above

    Winner gets to have dinner with Maxine Streeter.

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        I disagree. This question is actually very difficult compared to the ones on his food consumption. Considering that he eats hamburgers and hotdogs all day and is disgustingly fat, it’s more likely that he has a massive heart attack sooner than later. So I’m going with A.

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      Dear ATurd, I need go know they answer to this question so that I know when to convert your office back to my closet. Thanks, Jack

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    Qualifications have to count for something. Affirmative Action doesn’t apply nor should it when attempting to recommend the best person for the job.
    As far as the Sun Sentinel endorsements are concerned, they are not worth the paper they are written on. Voters don’t pay attention to what the Sun Sentinel has to say and really never has. I think the stats show that’s the case.
    The quality of reporting in the Sun Sentinel leaves a lot to be desired. The opinions of the editorial board mean even less.

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    Who the hell is Michael Aturd, is he one of the hero NY bailiffs that walks around with hero NY bailiff Moochie Moocher looking for free food all over the courthouse all day long ?

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      Follow any snail trail and you’ll find The Terd sucking some politician’s bumpkiss ! He’s the weirdo lurking at the back of the room.

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    “Richards continues to stay involved in civic affairs, facilitating mock trials at high schools and mentoring local youth. And he used his own money to develop a website to help young adults learn of intern programs and scholarships.”

    This is why he lost. He should have spent his time in the condos buying bagels.

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    They are giving away free bagels at the condos, which condoj ? The hero NY bailiff Moochie Moocher wants to go right now and get bagels for free, anything for free makes the hero NY bailiff Moochie Moocher happy.

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    They are giving away free bagels at the condos, which condoj ? The hero NY bailiff Moochie Moocher wants to go right now and get bagels for free, anything for free makes the hero NY bailiff Moochie Moocher happy. Hero NY bailiff Moochie Moocher loves anything that’s free.

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    All of the Blacks that are running are qualified and none were endorsed by the sun sentinel. Endorsements bought and paid for but it won’t Matter…

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      Last time I checked, Florence Barner is still black and was rightfully endorsed by the Sun Sentinel. The only other black candidate besides Richards was not endorsed because of a prior government scandal. Florence Barner was selected because she is highly qualified…race had nothing to do with it. The other two were not endorsed because they have baggage. Check your facts before you make sweeping statements pal.

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        That’s accurate. There’s language in Barner article about diversity. But why wouldn’t they endorse Richards over DiPIetro?

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          Maybe it’s as simple as what they wrote in the paper: Richard’s was rude to attorneys and ran an unorganized courtroom but now he is crying fowl because people aren’t lining up to support him? Good judges generally get the support of the attorneys. Judge Williams, Judge Gillespie, Judge Robinson…they all treat attorneys with respect and run an efficient courtroom. Perhaps Ian Richards should take a clue from them.

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            Have you forgotten Williams was a sellout to his own people when Greene referred to a black defendant as NHI or NON HUMAN INVOLVEMENT AND Williams did his best to cover for his fellow judge until uttering the words I AINT GOING TO CARRY THE WHITE MAN’S WATER ?
            Short memories make for really bad judges!
            And you want to talk about respect?

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        If race had nothing to do with it, why did it reference Barner being in a bi-racial marriage? In this County, that tidbit did her no favors.

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          Because they are stupid small town hacks like the public officials they’re in bed with. What’s worse is a lot of them come from big cities where this stuff doesn’t fly so they should know better. Seeing as how they couldn’t compete in the majors they come here and do their level best to make themselves and their role important by keeping the racism and corruption going.

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          The bi racial marriage must have made her blackness less threatening to them. Why else would they include it?

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    He made all his colleagues in County look like lazy bums by trying a case every day so that’s why they don’t want him back.

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      Boy do u have that one right. Richards wasn’t afraid to work and and the rest of the lazy judges don’t want a good example like that. It makes them look like what they are; freewheeling, lazy and stupid.
      Richards was a credit to Broward tax payers unlike so many of the other judges who think they are too good to work a full day, let alone a full week.
      Richards is a better judge than 99 percent of the rest of the slackers and has a much better legal knowledge than the political do-nothings.

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    Members of the Academy:

    I hope everyone is enjoying life in a world where the NRA’s antics have finally come home to roost. Even a senile old man could have predicted the future when any alienated nut-job who could see over the counter can buy an endless array of military grade weaponry. I only hope everyone is making 15 to 20 million a picture with a piece of the back end so your families can be adequately protected going forward.

    One last thing, Soylent Green is people.

    Chuck

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      President Trump will put her on the Federal Court of Appeals so she never has to talk to any of those icky people again.

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    Trying a case everyday hahah. 99 percent of DV cases plea or Nolle Prosse. Come on. Every atty. used to say he had no idea what he was doing, he looked confused, he was clueless. Now suddenly people are saying he would make a good judge? The guy was in practice for 5 or 6 years before getting the seat, and before that the Dade State Atty office complained he had no clue. Who are we kidding here?

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    Like the rest of us, the Sentinel editors probably don’t read their endorsements, explaining why they didn’t remember what they said about Judge Richards in 2014.

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      Mitch has never done a honest day’s work in his life … Not what I would call honest unless you call networking a real job !

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    The only hero he knows is the kind you stuff your mouth with. Bailiffs have shone once again just how worthless they really are. Broward judges are bad enough ! Lol. At least Pappyback is soon to disappear for good. Better wipe down his bench with alcohol real good and remind him to take his Pampers with him.

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    Jamaican’s get old and need help too. They dedicate their lives to cleaning Jewish houses, watching Jewish kids, Doing the landscaping for Jews., and pushing old Jews around in their wheel chairs.

    Why is it, I never see young Jewish women, pushing older Jamaican’s in wheel chairs?

    Jews should not be allowed to own slaves.
    Their Black Holocaust project, has killed 100’s of millions.

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        College? Jamaicans need compensation, and free collage paid for by the Jews who milked the system, with their “programs.
        They made us grow sugar, and cotton.

        They owe us.

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    Got news for ya ! Hero NY bailiff Moochie Moocher and the rest of the bailiffs are nothing but imbeciles and do nothing’s that are always trying to get something for free or trying to sell you some cheap piece of garbage and doing everything in their power to get out of doing any work all the while telling everyone how great they are and how brave they are and talk incessantly about everything that they did when they were nypd super heroes. News flash to all of you bailiffs, you all a bunch of pathetic old losers living in the past. Get over yourselves already and retire again for the 4th time in your pathetic lives and don’t forget to change your pampers more than once a day, you old farts really smell putrid. Now move along out of the way !

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        Like who cares ! Lol. That airhead Teresa is a big time loser! Must be sad to be that starving for attention ! What a stupid bimbo !

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      Oy vey there’s pekker heads of every race and religion doing stupid things including a couple black prosecutors/juristas that ought to be ashamed.

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    Come on. That’s a lie. Completely false. But I’m having a good laugh. I needed a good laugh.

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      Funny, there is no Betsy benson on the ballot.
      I saw an “Elizabeth Benson”
      This woman’s hack of a consultant has had her campaigning on the wrong name. Rotfl

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    Good morning. Today’s question of the day: At what age did ATurd lose his virginity?

    a) he’s hasn’t yet
    b) 40
    c) 45
    d)50
    e) none of the above

    Winner gets a Jack Seiler for Mayor t-shirt.

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      Is Fat Turd over 50? I’m surprised that fat toad mad it so long eating the way he has. The number of French fries he’s downed in 50 years must be astronomical.

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        The Turd is a very healthy 400 pounder. Lifespan is approximately 6 years if he is eating fruits, nuts and salads.

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