Friday, April 21, 2017

3d DCA Watch -- All Hail the Great "Determiner of Interpretive Questions" and "Resolver of Conflict Issues"!

Oh bunker I love you, but trust me the overlords in Tally put their robes on one leg at a time (mostly) -- just like you do (mostly!):
In Orthopedic Specialists II, the Supreme Court of Florida has now
determined that interpretive question
......But the Supreme Court of Florida has now resolved the conflict issue ...
Got it -- you work for them??

Or is this just a straightforward nose-holder?

Either way happy Friday cowpokes!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy 420

Remember folks, it's not illegal because it's bad. It's illegal because it's really really good.
American farmers are promised a new cash crop with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, all because a machine has been invented which solves a problem more than 6,000 years old. It is hemp, a crop that will not compete with other American products. Instead, it will displace imports of raw material and manufactured products produced by underpaid coolie and peasant labor and it will provide thousands of jobs for American workers throughout the land.
The machine which makes this possible is designed for removing the fiber-bearing cortex from the rest of the stalk, making hemp fiber available for use without prohibitive amounts of human labor.
Hemp is the standard fiber of the world. It has great tensile strength and durability. It is used to produce more than 5,000 textile products, ranging from rope to fine laces, and the woody "hurds" remaining after the fiber has been removed contain more than seventy-seven per cent cellulose, and can be used to produce more than 25,000 products, ranging from dynamite to Cellophane.
Machines now in service in Texas, Illinois, Minnesota and other states are producing fiber at a manufacturing cost of half a cent a pound, and are finding a profitable market for the rest of the stalk. Machine operators are making a good profit in competition with coolie-produced foreign fiber while paying farmers fifteen dollars a ton for hemp as it comes from the field.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Digital Dump Wednesday!

Bunker scraps can wait another day, what do you make of this?
Over drinks after 10 p.m. at the members-only Governors Club just steps from the state Capitol, Artiles told Sens. Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville and Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale that Senate President Joe Negron of Stuart had risen to his powerful GOP leadership role because “six niggers” in the Republican caucus had elected him.
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Oops -- did your true feelings inadvertently pop out?

Forget six...African-Americans (slurred by Frank here as a double pejorative) in the Republican caucus, how about six prominent African-American Republican national leaders period -- Carson, but then what -- Herman? JC Watts?

What a jerk.

Speaking of manly virtues, how about Kasowitz Benson staking their firm's reputation behind defending Bill O's alleged falafel adventures?
In his statement, Kasowitz also said that his firm “has uncovered evidence that the smear campaign is being orchestrated by far-left organizations bent on destroying O’Reilly for political and financial reasons. That evidence will be put forth shortly and it is irrefutable.”
I'm sure Fox is a HUGE client, but dude -- how disappointing.

Turns out Alex Jones is a performance artist -- just like me!

Finally, Mr. President -- man up.

In fact everyone, all of us -- man up peeps.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Welcome Reed Smith!

Yet another unwashed immigrant white-shoed fancy pants "foreign" law firm has laid claim to some of South Florida's finest:
Reed Smith, an international firm with a large Virginia presence, has expanded to Miami with acquisition of a seven-lawyer international arbitration and litigation practice from Astigarraga Davis. With lawyers in offices around the world, the Astigarraga team provides legal services in Spanish and Portuguese to clients throughout Mexico, Central America, and South America, according to a Reed Smith news release.
New partners include José I. Astigarraga, who will lead Reed Smith’s International Arbitration Practice; Ed Mullins, who will serve as the Miami office managing partner; and M. Cristina Cárdenas, who is recognized as a leader in international arbitration.
The new office gives Reed Smith 27 offices worldwide.
And here's what the kind Reed Smith folks have to say about Miami:
Compared with other global arbitration hubs, Miami offers a thriving, pro-arbitration culture, highlighted by vast multilingual, multicultural, economic-value and locale-convenience advantages...
 "Locale-convenience advantages"??

Is that the same as just saying that Miami is convenient?

Anyhoo -- congrats on the move!!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The River Flows....

I see how former deputy AG to Bondi, Carlos G. Muniz -- now a partner ensconced comfortably at McguireWoods -- is in the flow:
As a top aide to Florida’s attorney general, Carlos G. Muniz helped defend the office’s decision to sit out legal action against Trump University. Now the president is naming him to be the top lawyer in the U.S. Education Department.
President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Muniz to serve as general counsel to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate would then consider the nomination of the Republican lawyer.
Emails reviewed by The Associated Press show that in 2013 Muniz, who served as Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s chief of staff for three years, was included in discussions about student complaints alleging fraud with Trump’s namesake real-estate seminars.
His high-profile defense of FSU in the Winston case has also raised concerns regarding civil rights enforcement:
Mr. Muñiz would advise on a broad range of policies that fall under the purview of the Office for Civil Rights, including sexual harassment and violence complaints, the mistreatment of students with special needs, school discipline disparities, and discrimination based on race, ethnicity and gender. The Obama administration issued nearly three dozen policy guidance documents.The Florida State case was a flash point for mishandlings and cover-ups.
 The river flows, to the sea....

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

3d DCA Watch -- Bloggus Interruptus!

I was going about my merry way, reviewing the dreck pumped out careful work product produced by our erstwhile bunkerites, when I was suddenly assaulted with this:


Poor little miniscule "Paint Spot" with their SAD pathetic weak small-penised "lien" -- good thing liberal icon and bow-tied legal champion Bruce Rogow has risen to represent the.....appellant???

Oy veh this too shall pass-over....

All Hail the Great Loofah!

Don't let the door hit you on the way out!
On Tuesday night’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly announced he was taking a vacation. The announcement comes in the midst of a massive advertiser exodus following revelations that he and Fox News paid millions of dollars to five women who said they were sexually harassed by O’Reilly.

O’Reilly said that he booked this vacation “last fall” and that he often takes vacation “around this time of the year.” He is reportedly scheduled to return in on April 24.

But Gabriel Sherman, a journalist for New York Magazine who literally wrote the book on Fox News, reports that “tonight’s show could be his last.” According to Sherman’s sources, lawyers for Fox News “are currently doing a ‘deep dive’ investigation into O’Reilly’s behavior.”

Sherman also reports that James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, wants O’Reilly gone. Murdoch forced out longtime Fox News CEO Roger Ailes last summer over allegations of sexual misconduct.
In my household we always refer to the name of this show with another "F" besides factor.

Monday, April 10, 2017

"My Client Is a 27-Year-Old Schmuck!"

May the Lord reign acquittals upon defense attorney Gustavo Lage, who has inadvertently delivered the finest tribute I've heard yet to the passing of a great man in all respects, Don Rickles.

May his memory be a blessing.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Medical Marijuana Malpractice

World War III blues got you down? Maybe you need a little MMJ? But leave it to Tallahassee to F that up.
There are 21 million people in Florida, millions of whom will eventually qualify for the medical-grade marijuana that voters approved in November. Very soon, a hell of a lot of weed will be legally sold in the Sunshine State. And so far, lawmakers have given exactly seven companies the right to grow and sell all of that pot.

While Tallahassee might yet hand out a few more licenses by the end of the session, the seven-member pot cartel is already cashing in big-time on its advantage. Yesterday Canadian firm Aphria paid $25 million to buy out Chestnut Hill Tree Farm, an Alachua nursery with one of those licenses. And last year, Massachusetts-based Palliatech bought a minority stake in Miami's only legal pot grower, Costa Nursery Farms.

As millions of dollars flow into those lucky license-holders, critics say the state is letting a de facto monopoly rake in major cash at the expense of the patients who need that medical pot.

"The Legislature may ultimately act to sanction what will be the creation of the largest marijuana growers in the world outside the Sinaloa cartel," says Ben Pollara, head of United for Care, which spearheaded Florida's successful medical marijuana campaign. "Which begs the question: Which licensee is El Chapo looking at buying?"
And it's not just monopolies. One version of the regulations moving through committee would ban edibles, smoking, and vaping ~ although vaping would be allowed for terminally ill. How generous!

So let's see, if you can't smoke it, eat it, or vape it, how exactly are you supposed to take it? I guess the only other option is as a suppository? Shove it up your ass? You first State Rep. Ray Rodrigues!