139 thoughts on “JAABLOG’S “COMPARE & CONTRAST””

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    Destry? What’s he up to? He did his thing but was never surly. I think going to see Bailey on the docket is worse than Mccarthy.

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      But in a district where circuit judges averaged four reversals in 2016, Bailey’s tally reached 17, a Daily Business Review study of a year’s worth of appellate decisions revealed. The figure, boosted by appeals court rulings on two motions for reconsideration, was higher than the eight amassed by Broward Judge Lynn Rosenthal, who resigned in October amid an ethics probe following a DUI charge, and seven more than the total for former Judge Cynthia Imperato, who retired in early 2016 during disciplinary proceedings by the Florida Supreme Court. Challenges tend to become more frequent when a judge is under fire.

      It was also nearly 50 percent higher than the count for former Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry, once the target of a petition for removal from the bench. Destry’s rulings were the subject of 12 appellate decisions ordering reversals, including cases that made repeat appearances before the Fourth DCA for clarification.

      Bailey’s reversals topped the tallies for Broward Senior Judge Joel T. Lazarus, who had 14 appellate opinions reversing his rulings; Broward Judges Barbara McCarthy and John J. Murphy III, each with 13; and Palm Beach Senior Judge Howard H. Harrison, Broward Judge Jeffrey R. Levenson and retired Broward Judge Kathleen D. Ireland, who each had 12.

      http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202781944186/The-Most-Reversed-Judge-Before-the-Fourth-DCA-May-Surprise-You

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      Look, Bailey simply expects lawyers to be prepared – I saw him give a speech to the Weston Bar a couple months ago where that was the topic.
      The no-nothing, wrinkled, jacket-less/tie-less lawyers who are afraid of trials are also afraid of Bailey – well, I can understand why.

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        I can tell everyone he is very good in trial. However the daily docket is another matter entirely . The outrageous and inappropriate comments, the hair trigger temper. Impatient. Enough! He should be in a trial only place.

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        Look, nobody cares what Bailey expects. He’s rude and hasn’t earned respect because of his snot attitude. Bestowed power is real, but earned respect is what life’s all about.

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        Timothy Bailey was elected in 2012. His reelection is in 2018.

        Dennis Bailey won a runoff in 2014. His turn is 2020.

        If the goal is to beat Dennis then running against Timothy now would be a mistake by keeping the Bailey name before the voters. Timothy is well respected in and out of the courthouse where it matters and will win.

        Dennis has been treating everyone (fill in the blank), and could easily lose if Timothy isn’t targeted needlessly thereby helping Dennis.

        If the goal is to run Dennis out then keep this in mind. get things in order for the right year.

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            He sets all those cases for trial unnecessarily. Screws with everyone’s lives. Then continues them or tries to farm them out. Mr. Green will beat both of them at the polls.

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              Judges probably worked him over repeatedly when he was coming up. Probably thinks its his turn now. Totally lacks perspective.

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              Judge T. Bailey deserves opposition because his brother is doing a bad job? Is that what things have come to? Punishing someone because of their relations?

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    Dennis is a lot like Destry. They’re more alike then Dennis and his brother.

    But I just saw the article on Tony Loe and I can’t with the AWFUL SunSentinel

    Is the SS AWAKE OR ASLEEP? Seriously? Have they met Tony? A fawning story on Tony Loe. With lies about why everyone is leaving the office? The story is bullshit. It’s why no one respects the SS. The only thing I believe in the story is where he’s going to work and what Garfinkel Mager does.

    He’s leaving behind a job he loves.

    After 20 years with the Broward State Attorney’s Office, 13 of those as a homicide prosecutor, Tony Loe is reluctantly moving to the civil arena. He says he can’t afford to stay. His last day is today.With two college-bound sons, Loe, 51, stands to triple his income as a civil trial attorney.

    He’ll join Garfinkel Mager, representing property owners fighting insurance companies to honor hurricane-related repairs, Loe said.

    But if he should win the lottery, Loe said, he would return to his government job in a heartbeat.

    “The intrinsic gratification that I derive from doing this job is phenomenal,” Loe said. “Every single day you get to do a job where you have the opportunity to do the right thing.”

    Losing a veteran prosecutor is a blow to an office that has seen a large exodus of young lawyers because they can’t afford to repay student loans and start families on their salaries.

    “It’s nice to be on the side of truth, justice and the American way, but it’s difficult when lawyers with comparable experience and ability are making infinitely more on the other side,” said prosecutor Brian Cavanagh, head of the homicide unit.

    Prosecutor turnover is a statewide problem. Florida loses more than half its young state prosecutors within their first five years, according to the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association

    The Florida Bar recognized Loe in 2006 as its outstanding government lawyer.

    He’s leaving behind a job he loves.

    After 20 years with the Broward State Attorney’s Office, 13 of those as a homicide prosecutor, Tony Loe is reluctantly moving to the civil arena. He says he can’t afford to stay. His last day is today.With two college-bound sons, Loe, 51, stands to triple his income as a civil trial attorney.

    He’ll join Garfinkel Mager, representing property owners fighting insurance companies to honor hurricane-related repairs, Loe said.

    But if he should win the lottery, Loe said, he would return to his government job in a heartbeat.

    “The intrinsic gratification that I derive from doing this job is phenomenal,” Loe said. “Every single day you get to do a job where you have the opportunity to do the right thing.”

    Losing a veteran prosecutor is a blow to an office that has seen a large exodus of young lawyers because they can’t afford to repay student loans and start families on their salaries.

    “It’s nice to be on the side of truth, justice and the American way, but it’s difficult when lawyers with comparable experience and ability are making infinitely more on the other side,” said prosecutor Brian Cavanagh, head of the homicide unit.

    Prosecutor turnover is a statewide problem. Florida loses more than half its young state prosecutors within their first five years, according to the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association

    The Florida Bar recognized Loe in 2006 as its outstanding government lawyer.

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        He also came back to the tune of 150,000 a year while the rest of the attorneys were being furloughed. This is the man who wanted to get rid of a career prosecutor while out having surgery on a brain tumor so he went through all of her files looking for anything he could put in a memo. To you it’s a brain tumor. To tony it’s an opportunity.

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    He seems very unhappy and should resign if he’s so miserable instead of taking it out on young lawyers that are just trying to do a good job. Being a Judge isn’t for everyone after all.

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      He could also be transferred to a division he’s better suited for. A bad fit or burnout shouldn’t cost him his job.

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    Not at all surprised. Both are full of it and full of themselves. As for Tony I say good riddance. He won’t be missed.

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      Unfortunately that article was from 10 years ago. He’s here to stay unless Satz finally puts his foot down… anybody actually see that happening?

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        Tony Baloney can’t do anything but work for Satz. He needs the steady pay and benefits. He and his former bud Bailey tried that and both came back to the gravy train after biting the big one. Neither one of them could make it. Takes sweat and hard work, something they’re not used to.

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    Bailey cases are double fee cases. Like Destry, Aleman. There’s the case issues to deal with, and then managing the Judge.

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      I smell a Gustavo Bar complaint.

      While the public can, I don’t think lawyers are allowed to impugn the integrity of judges with comments like:
      “Some County Court judges makes it so that every appearance is an unpleasant one” ….or that a judge “has no business being on the bench”

      Ouch!

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        That’s the scariest thing I’ve heard lately. He’s a racist pig. Just look on his Facebook. And his stupid belt buckle and boots- at some point he converted from Hispanic to Redneck.

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    Similarities? Both have nice head of hair for older men.

    Otherwise Destry driven less by ego than Bailey. Destry was more peculiarities driven.

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    There’s always one courtroom lawyers hate going to. These days it’s DBailey but at least the other Bailey is a pleasure.

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    Judge D. Bailey may be a little gruff, but so what! I have had two open pleas in front of him with DD motions. One was denied but he didn’t launch my guy and the other was granted. On both occasions, he took the time to consider the arguments, asked questions and in my opinion did the right thing.

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    LOE is staying? That article is 10years old? Thought it was a good month with Gallagher and Loe leaving. So it’s gross Loe goes around with the young ASAs that are the age of his sons!

    But with Bailey I question whether there’s a duty to disclose if sitting Judge was former partner with one of the counsel on a case? Were they partners? Does Loe have cases in D Bailey courtroom? Do they tell defense counsel in writing or on the record?

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        Dethroned from CCU. Homicide: whole unit threatened to quit when you were a possible chief. Belly flopping through your gf’s trial (she’s half your age and terrible). Teresa up your ass about it (and rightfully so). Most disliked person in the courthouse. Getting divorced/losing half of nothing. Facing retirement with no savings, no friends/family, and only claim to fame is your ability to clear a room faster than a flatulent bull elephant based on your mere presence.

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    Please don’t even mention D Bailey’s name in the same sentence as physco Destry! Admittedly it took DB to swiftly earn a rep for being a cranky bitch on the bench but Destry would be more accurately described as a major ASSHOLE of epic proportion! That anal cavity was literally tarred and featured and run outta town! Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy who once shared with me ” being a judge is cool but it’s the ” your honor ” thing that truly defines me.” Wasn’t aware of DB’s reversal stats but I’ll take him all day long whose knowledge of the law makes Destry look like the true douch he is

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        Thank goodness gracious for social media. Every Elected donkey should understand that they need to treat everyone they deal with with respect and decency. It’s not like before there was social media when they could shit on everything without consequences. Nowadays they get exposed, and if they get voted out their legacies can be solidified for eternity on social media like this Destry fellow. Blessed be social media, our President Trump who has shown us the way, and the United States of America.

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          DUMP ALL BROWARD JUDGES AND SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
          CAST YOUR VOTE TO REPLACE SITTING BROWARD JUDGES WHEN THEY HAVE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.
          REPLACE JUDICIAL HUBRIS WITH EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENCT ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.
          NO MORE DRUNK OR DRUGGED OR SLACKER BROWARD JUDGES.
          DRAIN THE JUDICIAL SWAMP IN BROWARD OF THESE PARASITES AND REPLACE THEM WITH HONORABLE JURISTS.
          KNOW YOUR BROWARD JUDGES. THEY CAN ONLY OPERATE THEIR SCAMS IN DARKNESS.
          ILLUMINATE THE DARK CORNERS OF BROWARD JUDICIAL MACHINATIONS.
          EXERCISE YOUR VOTE. MAKE IT COUNT. VOTE INCUMBENT BROWARD JUDGES OUT OF OFFICE.

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    Destry was inefficient. It meant if you had a Destry case you spent all day in court whether for plea or to continue because there were another 100 cases on the docket and he spent at least 5 minutes on even the first time up waiver of speedy continuance.
    The things that went on in Destry wouldn’t have been tolerated in any other county. Luckily Broward got it right and he’s out. D Bailey is efficient. You don’t spend all day in court for trivial issues.

    You can take a case in D Bailey. I know some that charge more. The reversal stats people talk about are for his brother. From when his brother was in civil. His brother is a pleasure. Professional.

    Now a prior post said D Bailey is gruff. He’s more than gruff. And that he had a nice head of hair. Put it this way: if he were a female the blog would be heated and no one would say gruff (yeah right) instead the b word would be all over the comments. No one would talk about his ok hair.

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      I just sum it up to another kind of stupid Broward judge that needs to be shown the road by voters.
      Every Broward judge deserves opposition. We might get rid of a bunch of incompetent interlopers that haven’t added anything to improving the bench.
      Broward is widely known for having the worst judges in the state.

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        Maybe most of them are much better now but one bench bully can send away a litigant or lawyer thinking the whole town still reeks of incompetence and Ross-stank.

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    The most common thing they had was neither should be in Criminal dumping their bad attitudes on everybody. He should be moved out already. It would be a favor to King Surly himself as well, before he self destructs like that creep Destry. Anyone that has completely alienated so many on both sides needs to go for the sake of the 17th and himself.

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      Chief can’t even get an offensive hallway decoration removed AND Chief dumped McCarthy back in Criminal.

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        Tooty is just a jarhead hack that’s trying to pick up the pieces of a circuit in dire need of a leader. He doesn’t fit the bill.

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          Judge Tuter is not as this statement portrays. Instead of anonymous grumbling, if Judge Tuter were approached as befitting the Chief Judge, he would in all probability counsel Judge Bailey for the improvement of the entire judicial circuit. Judge Tuter is decisive. Dedicated to improvement. Trust him.

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    You want to talk efficiency?
    Is it efficient to move a bunch of employees (lawyers, secretaries, investigators) to a new office and during that same time the office computer people (IT dept) are both out?

    You want to talk about who else should go.? Inefficiency. I want to know who else is running for Public Defender?
    When you run for PD:
    Talk about the inefficiency of the administration. How inefficiency costs taxpayers money. But administration wouldn’t think about how ridiculous it is to have IT out when 50-75 people are moving offices because they have no cases. Administration and the Chiefs have no clients. That inefficiency permeates throughout all the decisions in the office and the taxpayers pay. You have staff with morale in the toilet so they just leave. They leave for jobs just slightly better. Legal aid, DCF because what’s going on is $#%@. If they try and seek help they get watched. Ignored and then more work or something worse. The staff turnover means cases languish and guess what? People stay in jail longer. The tax payers pay more $$$$$. The heir to the throne is currently part of administration.

    When you run for PD make the efficiency and money argument at the meet and greets and debates.

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      The computers in the PD’s office have never worked properly which takes a tremendous toll on trying to get any work done for those of us that do have caseloads. You call about it and get the most ridiculous excuses for weeks while the idiots do nothing.
      So many good people leaving and the cases being transferred all over the place with computers down make for a lot of waisted time.

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        What are you talking about ? I’ve been a pd for a long time and my computer works just fine. And whenever I’ve had an issue, it gets resolved very promptly. This is so ridiculous

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          I know, the porn comes through perfectly, no problems at all. Try the Wifi if the Ethernet is slow.

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    Where are the PD Chiefs when the lawyers and clients get the D Bailey treatment.
    That’s a big real reason for leaving.

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    Any Judge that gets off making a job that’s already difficult and emotionally draining (when done right) a 1000 times more difficult is a lousy Judge.

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    How many got a pay raise when they became on the bench? Damn near all. Then they act all high and mighty like they weren’t bottom feeders as lawyers. There should be term limits to keep the ingrates off the bench and off the backs of lawyers that can make things happen. The jealousy routine is not for the bench. Call the balls and strikes and sentence when it’s time. Nobody gives a rat turd for the pontificating and look at me I’m not really just a low paid beauracrat power display that chews up expensive court time and makes everyone see them for what they are, totally sad people.

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    So sad when the only thing people can agree on after leaving a court full of thieves, rapists druggies and murderers is that the Judge doesn’t get it.

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    Swift Justice? Dennis Bailey signs a warrant for Ernesto Padron this morning and he’s shot dead in the Miami River by lunch……

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    For somebody so full of himself, Tony Blow is incredibly mediocre in talent, utterly despised by co-workers, easily distracted, uncoordinated, and one of the dumbest self-absorbed loser twits I’ve ever had the displeasure of dealing with. I’ve trashed him every time I’ve come up against him.

    I may have left a few things out …

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        how many times has mike been warned about tony being a liability and how many times has he given him a raise and promoted him? The problem isn’t tony (he’s a nightmare of a human being, but not the root of the problem). The problem is satz. Until something is done about satz, nothing will be done about misogynistic, abusive nitwits with young girls in their offices for closed door meetings for hours.

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    Lazy, stupid lawyers become judges who are bullies. Vote them out. B.McCarthy, D.Bailey, Duffy, Levey Cohen, Miller, Greene…

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    Dennis Bailey was already a brilliant lawyer when he was prosecuting DUI’s. And if he is impatient, it is probably because he has forgotten more law than most of the morons posting here anonymously and appearing in front of him will ever know.

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      First it was Gold he was pandering to. Now Bailey ?
      Brown-nosing has become a regular habit.
      Guess he hasn’t figured out it won’t get him zip in this zoo.

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      Bailey and Loe left the SA to go into private practice and then Loe squeeked back and Bailey became a judge . That kind of tells the story about their experiment in private practice. Happens a lot.

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    I do not need a continuance . Unlike you gutless moron, I know the elements of the crime charged in the information (that’s what we call the charging document).

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      Halperin, such a kiss ass signing his name to a comment praising a judge.

      Isnt this Halperin the same guy who had to remove his name from all those Registry lists after he got busted for working full time at Regional Conflict at the same time?

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        These self proclaimed super lawyers——they know it all but for some reason never made a nickel in practice. Then they get on the bench and make everybody jump around for no reason but payback.

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          There’s a plaque in the rotunda with the names of the best “brilliant” lawyers in Broward County’s history . Named after a hero of mine, Mr. Harry Gulkin. No offense to Mr. Halperin or Judge Bailey, but their names don’t appear.

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                no, Gelin wants his name to finally appear on something outside of the local broward papers.

                He’ll do anything (even jump on a bandwagon trying to rename Dixie Hwy., or Plantation) to catch that elusive, national spotlight bestowed on others who have used his blog to do so.

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              Make no mistake, that award is for trial lawyers, even Gelin admits he is not a trial lawyer.

              Besides,, Bill is a blogger, and this blog wasn’t even started by Bill in the first place.

              Sorry, no plaques out there or NY Times stories for gossip tabloids.

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            Legends in their own minds , lol. Neither can say they’ve excelled in private practice or they wouldn’t be sucking so hard at the public trough.

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            That plaque should be entitled , Those We Have To Blame. You good old boys made your back room deals to help your clients and your bank accounts and we deal with this bullshit everyday. The defense bar in this county sucks.

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                An organization that’s as worthless as the imagination it possesses. That’s why I don’t bother with it. When they’re not kissing the ass of some equally as worthless Broward Judge, they’re hedging their bets all for an occasional ruling in their favor. Ass wipes if you’ve ever attended a meeting.

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      Dennis Bailey gave him the award? Another thing they should disclose to the defense when tony tries a case in there. Gross.

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        1. Has Mr. Loe tried cases in front of Judge Bailey?

        2. Can it be said the disclosure was necessary?

        3. How can it be said with certainty that Judge Bailey didn’t notify the parties if it was even required?

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      “The prosecutor is not like any other attorney. The prosecutor is a minister of justice; the prosecutor has a higher duty than other lawyers and the prosecutor has the duty of seeking justice, not of the special interests of his clients, but of seeking justice,” Judge Bailey said before calling Loe to receive the award.
      “Tony immediately impressed me as someone with powerful character rooted in his faith, a relentless work ethic and an insatiable appetite for truth and justice,” Judge Bailey said of his long working acquaintance with Loe.
      “Tony always demonstrated the difference between having a job and having a profession, and understanding that relationship. He always set himself firmly in the role of a minister of justice and not simply that of an advocate. It was a role he kept whether in the office or at home, whether it was a workday or a holiday,” Judge Bailey said.

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    Bozos often band together under the guise of religious affiliation. You grease my palm and I’ll grease yours when the time comes.
    Sometimes there’s a lot more getting greased at vespers.
    Loe can put his plaque next to his Cardinal’s zucchetto.

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    I rarely come down to Broward anymore so I am out of the gossip loop. I have known Dennis for over 30 years on a friendly basis. I know he can be overly critical at times, but at the same time I know he is bright and hard-working. I am confident that he is dong a great job as Judge. The only thing bad I can say about him is he thinks he’s a better golfer than he is.

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