Start Getting Accustomed to the Miami Herald Saturday Editorial Page Lite. Mine is on its way out.
RUMORS AND TRUTH
|WHAT?? Jorge Luis Lopez has City BFF's Too? That is Marc and Teresa Sarnoff|
|From Jorge Luis Lopez's website. What better way to butter up a Mayor: have a ball in his honor.|
|No way can Carlos Gimenez compete with this.|
Former Steve Shiver came in as Opa Locka City Manager and Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi quit as Opa Locka City Attorney. Was it forced out, bad blood, not enough bucks? I guess I should have asked Pizzi. But those two surely are oil and water. Meanwhile Pizzi has more troubles, this time with the insurance company. According to Ben Kuehne:
Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi learned today that the Town’s insurance carrier is refusing to pay the legally required claim for litigation costs arising from Mayor Pizzi’s federal court exoneration and his successful fight to resume the Office of Mayor to which he was elected to serve until November 2016. “For many years, the insurance company charged the Town’s taxpayers premiums to cover claims just like this one, and the Town duly paid every premium for what it believed was the insurer’s contractual coverage,” remarked Mayor Pizzi. The insurer’s denial is absolutely unjustified under the terms of the policy and Florida law.
This is an all-too typical ploy by insurance companies. They charge high rates to be paid by the Taxpayers, and when obligated to pay claims, they defer, delay, and deny. Often, insurance companies will only pay claims – legitimate claims exactly like this one -- when courts order them to pay.
MIAMI BEACH FLOODING AT A GLANCE
OTHER FLOODING AROUND TOWN DURING KING TIDE
QUOTE OF THE WEEK (MAYBE THE YEAR):
"I don't want to operate anything." Mayor Carlos Gimenez
FIU STUDENTS GET CLIMATE CHANGE
(Didn't Marco Rubio teach here?)
Trailblazers: The Perilous Story of the Tamiami Trail at the Coral Gables History Museum -October 2, 2015 - May 22, 2016
I went to the opening and I was very impressed with the exhibit. It was very cool to read a letter with an address of the Kampong on it signed by David Fairchild (his winter home). You will learn a lot about Florida's History in connection with the trail:
The Tamiami Trail's history, culture, its devastating impact on the Everglades and plans to mitigate that damage are all featured in this multi-media interactive exhibit featuring images, artifacts, historic documents and film. Curated by Jon Ullman.LUNAR ECLIPSE SEPTEMBER 27TH
|I don't know what happened in my best photo, but I like it.|
BREWERIES, BREW PUBS, DISTILLERIES AND WINERIES ORDINANCE
This ordinance's prime sponsor is Miami Dade County Commissioner Pepe Diaz, accused of a DUI late last month. Hmmm.
THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON vs. THE OVER-REHEARSED HILLARY CLINTON
Yes the question in the first video is painfully long (I skipped a lot of it) but the answer by Hillary was actually given by a genuine Hillary for once. You can see how smart and likable this woman is if she would just be herself and not that rehearsed Hillary.