BLUNDER!

Annual State of the Broward Circuit Luncheon by Chief Judge Peter Weinstein at The Tower Club.

Peter Weinstein, Chief Judge

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Robert Lee, Traffic Chairperson

After 23 years, Brenda Di Ioia is out of a job.  Her contract to remain for another year as chief traffic magistrate has not been renewed, and it stinks of politics.  Buddy Nevins has the full story here. ****SEE UPDATE BELOW****

Di Ioia, of course, is running against a sitting judge, Nina Di Pietro.  Ian Richards is also in the race.  Tips started coming in late last week that Di Ioia was done, and that payback for running against an incumbent was at issue.  Judges Lee and Weinstein haven’t returned calls placed late this afternoon regarding the reasons for the decision.  One thing’s for sure though, given rumored behind the scenes involvement of Kathy Pugh and Alexandra Rieman, it would seem the chief  judge was involved in the ultimate decision.

Politics isn’t softball.  This kind of thing could be expected in the broader political realm.  But given the context of a judicial race, where a higher level of decorum is demanded, a perceived blow like this has no place, particularly when the powers that be seem to turn a blind eye to some incumbents relentlessly campaigning in the community during peak morning work hours.  Let’s hope Lee and Weinstein call back to clarify the issues.

As for Brenda, it’s only a problem if she loses, and her critics may have inadvertently made it a lot easier to ensure a Di Ioia victory.  Americans love fair play, and a carefully tailored speech detailing her firing after years of dedicated service, for daring to run against a young Republican political darling, well, you get the picture.

Throw in a tear or two, Brenda, and it might be Di Ioia v. Richards in November …

****UPDATE**** Like a lot of Buddy’s stories initially highly critical of a judge or a courthouse matter, his story crying foul over the Di Ioia firing has now undergone an extensive rewrite. After speaking to an unnamed source who “is in the 17th Judicial Circuit administration“, BrowardBeat now contends there was good reason not to retain Di Ioia as a traffic magistrate. To us the timing is still of great concern, so, as previously stated, let’s hope Lee or Weinstein call back Wednesday with their official perspective. In the meantime, anyone desiring a copy of Buddy’s story as originally published should feel free to drop us a line …

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121 thoughts on “BLUNDER!”

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    Bye bye Brenda Didioa. It’s not good to run against sitting judges in broward county. You learned it the hard way. Bye bye.

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    Poor Bren. U really have been had by the very same scabs you sold your soul too all those years ago, just different management. Moron Ross can’t save you now. He lost the marble game too. Ping pong balls might be the game now.

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    Brenda is nuts running against a highly qualified and respected judge. What in the world are you thinking Brenda. YOU are history.

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    This is looking more and more like Judge Richards is back in the pension accruing business next year January.

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    Everyone knows that the Chief Judge pulled the trigger on that decision. He is the Chief Judge after all.

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      Princess Lea carries the complicit stench of center circus big top. The best thing that could come from Brenda’s absence from the ticket racket is that she bides her time after losing to Richards and runs against Lee. She’d be a vast improvement over Mini Orb and Septer.
      Let’s see him blame it on a hanging tag this time !

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      she already used him to try to destroy lives. I guess she is not loyal to anyone. She will never be a judge!

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    FINALLY!!! After years of watching her make bad rulings and treat the cops as the end-all-be-all deliverers of truth and justice , and screwing defndants both Pro Se and represented on a daily basis, someone is finally paying attention. No more $500 court costs for 20 miles over the limit and dating all the cops and have them appear in front of her with never a recusal. Hopefully she won’t be elected and we 6will never see her again in Broward County!

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    She’s sucked at the public trough long enough. You strayed way out of your depth which is to say you were never very deep to begin with. Hell, you can’t even cook.

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    Woo hoo!!! Goodbye wicked dictator!!! Go back to where you came from witch! Oh yeah take your lapdog drputy with you!!!

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    LOL ! Bet you didn’t see this one coming, Brenda. You deserve to be thrown to to curb. You’ve been bootlicking in the scablands for 23 years because you couldn’t do anything else and now it’s rolled around to your turn. Your rediculas act won’t be remembered and neither will your stupid attitude. You miscalculated baby.

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    This is the latest insult to the people of Broward. Thousands will rally for Brenda. Thanks Bill for exposing the dirty politics. The Judiciary has no business pulling this hijinks.

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    Has she figured out yet she’s being totally used for her name to confuse voters and assure a Richards victory. Probably not

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    Why is Brenda paying for her law office’s rent from her campaign account?!?! Can someone please call the SAO and make a complaint.

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      3 6/15/2016 Office Edge
      1580 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy
      Sunrise, FL 33323 Campaign headquarters Monetary $582.55

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    Judge Richards was a good Judge and will be again. Thank you crooked Jnc for the low hanging fruit.

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      Uh right…Richards a good judge?!

      Hardly. I saw Richards send a man to jail for 364 in DV court after it was established and known that the woman had invited the guy over. Sure, it was a violation – but come on Ian, it did NOT deserve a year of the mans life behind bars.

      I for one am looking forward to watching Richards get his ass handed to him …. AGAIN!

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    Looks like Judge Robert Lee will draw an LGTBQ opponent in 2018. He days as little Hitler are over. As for Ian Richards, he is yet another fraud who has done nothing since having his ass handed to him two years ago.

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      Yes it will be brenda again for the umpteenth time. She will start planning after she loses in August.

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    Brenda has got one ugly haircut. It looks like she’s wearing an ugly helmet, a very ugly helmet. Does she ever look in the mirror.

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      She’s got tits for days on that mailer though. Someone tell her she’s running for judge, not Boca’s Top Cougar.

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        Would somebody get the message to her to drop the circus tent hairdo. It’s Killer Clowns from Outer Space all over again with the cotton candy !

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    If Peter was trying to help Dipietro this manuever may end up helping as much as leaving Gisele on the bench when she got sick again.

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    Brenda is a beautiful and mature woman. At public events she warms up the crowd and is extremely likable. She has so much to offer as a Judge and would be a welcome addition to the bench.

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    Whomever pushed this agenda with the CJ has indeed made a miscalculation if the agenda was furthered with the hope of helping one of Ms. Di Ioia’s opponents.

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      Another Broward Whack Job looking for a free ride judge job where if u get it, it’s smooth sailing. U don’t even have to come to work unless u get filed against and have to do some politicking! Broward Judges do little next to nothing for big benefits and pay and call it public service!

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    She might have big tits but she’s got a big nose to go along with those sagging hangers and one ugly haircut. But what the hell, I’d hit it a few times.

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    23 years of loyal professional service to the judiciary and the citizens of broward county and this is how the Chief Judge treats a very loyal soilder. Despicable.

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    I find it quite amusing that this happens to be the only race against an incumbent who’s other competitor has the same campaign manager as herself. Di Ioia was handed a gift from Lee and driven by Di Pietro (or “Judge Nina” as she now likes to be called to distance herself from hubby’s problems). After 23 years of service this kind of stuff is routinely addressed and taken care of as clerical stuff…that is unless your running against judge Botox who could never win an election in the first place unless already appointed. Keep your head up Brenda we all see how this is being played.

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    you cant think of anything better to say than to comment on her looks? would u comment on a male judicial candidate’s looks? no, but because she’s a woman u all think it is ok. despicable. hope none of u have daughters.

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      Ask Raag where Destry is … He’s been covering for the missing person for weeks when he’s not having his own problems regarding burnout ! Lol

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    Ugly haircut who cares. Big sagging hanging tits who cares. Big nose who cares. Great ass I care. Hit that all day and night. I love you Brenda.

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    You got what was coming to u if you don’t comport to what you are already being paid to do. Check with Benson. U can’t campaign on company time. Check attendance records to verify.

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      This rule applies to all but Judges. They can disappear whenever to do whatever whilst being paid. Disgusting.

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        There is a logical reason for this. If the employee loses its like getting a free spin. Betsy Benson is using this corrupt loophole.

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        The rule does not apply to Destry. That guy has been campaigning during Court hours for months now! Just ask Singhal (who seems to get stuck covering for him most days).

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      Why are Broward County Court judges handling Circuit Court cases is a better question. I know they get paid more.

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    It’s nice of judicial administration in Broward County to take on the role of judicial campaign ethics tzar. It’s so much easier than waiting on the Florida Elections Commission or the JQC. Just watch out if a Judge is misbehaving out there. The 17th will send that info to Tallahassee via the intercoastal on a ship named the Titanic six months after the election is over. Circle them wagons, y’all!

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    “Brenda is nuts running against a highly qualified and respected judge. ”

    Who? Nina Weathergirl I don’t know my husband until after the election DiPietro or Ian Jump Over the Bench Richards? That’s the laugh of the day!

    Sorry, Bren, this is a right to work state. Time to find something else to do.

    As far as the Judge Lee commentary, he’s a great judge. I’d put his judgeship up against most any other judge on the bench. His sexuality has nothing to do with his qualifications. Do yours?

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      True. Lee is a fine judge – in civil. Though he was a menace in criminal, with an obvious slant against defendants (and a disdain for signed waivers of appearances), he has proven to be respectful, hardworking and deserving of his job as judge.

      To those who only recall Judge Lee’s antics from criminal court circa 13 yrs ago, his time in civil court has made him more…civil. It’d be a great mistake to run against Lee – most of the civil attorneys I’ve spoken to all respect him and his knowledge of the law.

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    Has no one else spotted Lee and Brenda having lunch over the years? There is no bad blood here- give me a break! I highly doubt that such a decision came from Lee… This smells of other interests from other political factions within the courthouse.

    Speaking of Lee though, he has never been opposed since being appointed in the late 90’s. Many other judges have. I highly doubt that it is the simple fact that he is openly gay that is the reason. I highly doubt that attorneys are scared to challenge him. Maybe it’s that he is a good judge and has a solid knowledge of the law.

    Having said all that- Sometimes Lee’s attitude leaves a lot to be desired. Many civil lawyers can’t stand appearing in front of him. Then again, maybe that’s the sign of a good judge. Who knows? Whatever the case, these are all public seats and it’s not a bad thing for any judge to be challenged. Perhaps it will humble them a bit and keep them grounded.

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    Lee was a horrible criminal judge, so so in Civil with nothing particularly distinguishing about him whatsoever.
    Robert Lee could easily be beat should he garner competition for his spot regardless of what you say about any fantasized support coming from we Civil boys.
    I for one wouldn’t contribute 2 cents to any re-election effort he might mount because it would be wasted on a waste of a judge who has a higher opinion of himself than anyone else has of his legal ability.

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    It’s not Judge Lee’s fault Brenda got the axe. She deserves to get handed her ticket. She’s had a free ride long enough and wasn’t very good at it either. Give somebody else a chance to feed at the public trough. Lee does what he’s told to do like a good soldier.

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    I could stand Lee’s attitude when he was in criminal. He acted like a little scolded girl when he couldn’t get his way.

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    Brenda should run against Lee. She’d win easy. The first time Lee gets filed against he’ll be the one looking for a new job.

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      Lee’s a whimp sucking up to whoever is calling the shots to keep his job. This time it’s Weinstein.

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    The new courthouse hasn’t open yet because it already has serious mold problems on many of the floors. Floors 1 thru 7 and numerous floors above that are covered in mold. Serious problem.

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    Hot weather encourages morally reprehensible behavior. You’ll never guess what I caught two idiots doing in an empty courtroom last week. They should keep them locked when not in use for their intended purpose.

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    It’s what u get swaggering on the promise of life, Brenda. Now you will have to go out and get a real job.

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    Why is Brenda paying for her law office’s rent from her campaign account?!?! Can someone please call the SAO and make a complaint. 3 6/15/2016 Office Edge
    1580 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy
    Sunrise, FL 33323 Campaign headquarters Monetary $582.55

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    I know what you saw in the empty courtroom. Two bailiffs having intercourse. They do it all the time. Your just finding this out ?

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    They also do the JAs and clerks in the empty jury rooms or their front offices that they always keep locked.

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    Wow you people have nothing better else to do than to sit in court and just stomp on who ever is next on the spot light. Half of you people don’t even know what you are talking about ? $500 dollars in court cost really ? I guess you’re still butt hurt your client blamed you for not “getting him/her off the hook” Diioia has always been more than fair on her rulings. Bailiff?!?!? what bailiff ? Magistrates are not assigned bailiffs or deputies what a joke. Guess her opponent couldn’t handle a little threat.

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      Guess you have never been to traffic court!! Ask anyone about her “wh $485”. You have no idea what you are talking about!

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      Guess you have never been to traffic court! Ask anyone about her infamous “wh $485” Oh yeah and the fact that she wouldn’t know reasonable doubt if it bit her on the ass!

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        I’ve been to her courtroom more than you I’m sure and I can guarantee that you are the one that has no clue what you’re talking about. check her stats that might help you out.

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    Get your stories right ? Are you crazy, nobody wants to hear the truth. The truth ! You can’t handle the truth. And I for one think that Brenda is amazingly hot and would hit it six ways to Sunday.

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    This blog is utterly ridiculous. It appears she is misrepresenting herself as a Judge, she is missing meetings and over all not doing the job the tax payer pays for…so why would voters feel sorry for that? Can I expect if she wins to have he gone from the bench as well? Just more of the same old thing.

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    Talk about a Bimbo ! She’s one of the biggest ! Just the kind of perfect pretender you’d expect in Broward. She thought she could get away with not showing up to work while she’s out promoting herself for judge ! Broward has enough of these idiot judges that think the rules don’t apply to them. Kick all their lazy butts out! Run against every one of these jokers every time they are up for re-election.
    And Whiney has the nerve to ask Tallahassee for more judges! Make them use time cards and three quarters of them will be out looking for new jobs. Broward judiciary is an utter joke with no one watching these creeps.

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    Why is Brenda paying for her law office’s rent from her campaign account?!?! Can someone please call the SAO and make a complaint. 3 6/15/2016 Office Edge
    1580 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy
    Sunrise, FL 33323 Campaign headquarters Monetary $582.55

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      If you are so sure that this expense is for her law office in an office suite with 30 + offices then file it yourself and put your name on it so Brenda will know who to sue. Do you have short term memory loss or just think by repeating the post someone with as few brain cells as you will actually believe this crap?

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    ^^^^ you apparently have nothing better to do than to mislead people into thinking she’s using her campaign account for her office rent.. get a life

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    Why is the picture of Robert Lee that you have on here so old? Couldn’t you find anything more recent? Mustache is still the same at least.

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    Now helmet head Brenda can put in for Dale Ross’s seat on the bench for judge. One dumbass loser replacing another dumbass loser. It’s a win win for everyone. And the gator poaching bailiff can come back and be Brenda’s bailiff and teach hrer the finer points of poaching something other than cops so young that they don’t even shave yet. Old cougar Brenda will be a fast learner.

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    Brenda has always been very concerned about judges being “politicized” in order to attain or continue in their position. Apart from the important differences in both legal and life experiences of the candidates, this race is more of a referendum about process. A choice of whether the ends justify the means or whether the means are part of the ends. To put it another way, a car thief is not excused because they might be a good driver. Broward is entitled to independent Judges free from insider double dealing, and political “arrangements”. Consider joining us and financially supporting the candidacy of Brenda Di Ioia.

    -Beverly Vesel, Esq., Chair

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    Good analogy, Bev, but the fact still remains Bren has sucked off the public trough flouting her ticket maven status long enough. Don’t count on my support for a career traffic bowler who wants to now up the stakes for a raise in salary while wearing the wig of a Big Top Clown and complaining about how she’s been unceremoniously dumped from her traffic mag job !
    Besides that, she still doesn’t know how to cook worth a crap. Lol

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    Is Bren excused because she’s what I consider to be an airhead because she can shuffle papers while making goo goo eyes at cops at the same time ?

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    Keep dreaming putz. Nina will teach her a thing or two about being a judge. She outsmarted Help me Howie and she’ll outsmart tinker bell easy.

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    Dale is actually somebody who is as stupid as he looks. If you ever had a hearing with him you’d know what I mean with that stupid lisp of his. He could have only pulled it over on a lot of other stupid judges. This this BRoward after all where imbeciles lead the pack. He better not be lookin to have his face carved on Mt. Vernon.

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    Things are falling into place. Brenda doesn’t get to suck a grand a week out of the public till so she can put in 4 hours a day screwing, and teaching other magistrates how to screw defendants and generate the most revenue possible. Someone else is going to have to oogle over alcoholic, steroid pumping motorcycle cops.
    Spechler and Lee are the 2 worst judges in Browards history. I could go on ad nauseum about Spechler, but since Tobin stuck it up his ass and he’s not a judge anymore, whats the point?
    Lee ran a foreclosure and eviction mill prior to being appointed, so it’s no wonder where his blatant contempt for defendants in eviction cases comes from. File a pro answer a day late and post the rent money and you get defaulted. How many other judges do that? Especially with Forman closing the clerks office eatly everyday. He tries to sway other judges to be pro plaintiff. He routinely tolerates defective complaints and it would flat-out kill him to dismiss an eviction. He’s mean and spiteful, but his day is coming too. There’s gotta be someone on this glorified sandbar that can file to run in 2018 and send this little credent back to private practice so maybe he can be reminded once again whats its like to practice law.

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    Brenda loves to commit campaign report violations. Check out the link below…. it states

    “Disclosure: Brenda Di Ioia has been advertising her campaign for County Court Judge, Group 7, on South Florida Reporter”

    So, where is that expense on her campaign report? Also, does she pay that troll Buddy for his “services” since he owns that website?

    http://southfloridareporter.com/brenda-di-ioia-loses-23-year-broward-courthouse-job-campaigning-judge/

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    My former employee Brenda has my full support. I will be sending in my absentee ballot in from Estonia voting for Brenda. Also, I will be sending her campaigns checks from my friends in Estonia. I will, of course, funnel the money back to my friends making the contributions. Please don’t tell Mike Satz.

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    Too bad Brneda did not put into the JNC for the 20th time. I heard her “VIP Fundraiser” tonight had zero turnout and not one “VIP”. It’s looking bad for Ms. Huevos! No job, law firm makes no money, no more referrals for mediations anymore…. hopefully Dan Lewis has a bedroom for her to move into at his house!!

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      Oh contrair…I was there and I counted 70 people. Your spy must’ve been on some good drugs surely furnished by Broward Health physicians.

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        I counted 2 people and 1 of them was a spy from the other camp ! Stop BSg, Bren. I know you have some time on your hands now that you lost your contract… But really …

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        Can you please serve tacos at the next fundraiser Bren ? BTW lookin good except for the clown haircut.

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      Time to check out Bollywood Shak. Guess you heard your buddy Ross resigned. Maybe padded room time for the old fart. You could always ask him to lend you some support.

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