Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Arrested Lobbyist Sandy Walker, County Commissioner Vile Natacha Seijas, Lobbyist Miguel DeGrandy, Nuclear Power and the Dolphins. By Geniusofdespair
I am going to let quotes from the Miami Herald today stand "as is" because they illustrate our wacky life in Miami.
Lobbyist Sandy Walker pleaded guilty to submitting false tax returns and is under house arrest in a plea deal.
Walker, whose clients have included well-known landowners and builders, said she won't miss being a lobbyist.
''I never felt that was my calling,'' (ya think?)
Natacha Seijas' response to the Britto shirts suggested for airport workers.
'I don't want to see the employees at the airport walking around with tacky shirts on, My maid wears better clothes than this T-shirt.'' (both elitist and degrading) and:
she didn't like the flamingo design on one of the proposed button-down shirts because ``it looks like a snake.'' (Not a Britto fan but what is with the Freudian fear of snakes?)
Florida Power & Light on Tuesday filed formal papers with State regulators to build two new nuclear plants in South Miami-Dade County.
In the filing with the Public Service Commission, FPL said it was seeking to add 2,200 to 3,000 megawatts in two additional units for the existing Turkey Point. (Some people down South are brain dead, maybe the two reactors already operating have created a meltdown.)
Ripping off county taxpapers? Parking Garage and Miguel DeGrandy:
The parking garage operator at Miami International Airport overcharged Miami-Dade County about $500,000 over three years by passing along inflated payroll costs and insurance fees, according to a new report.
But a lobbyist for Airport Parking Associates dismissed the report as naive and uninformed. Miguel De Grandy, a Coral Gables lawyer who represents the firm in talks with MIA, noted airport officials approved the disputed fees and were free to seek their own insurance policy. (Miguel, really!)
Pathetic Dolphin news:
Five former Dolphins, including Wes Welker, are finding success and are happy to be with undefeated New England this season. (escaping the Dolphins seems to be a win-win).