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PATRICIA: CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE HITS MEXICO
Compilation Video of Patricia
All I can say is, we lucked out on hurricanes this year.
Hurricane Patricia Flooding reaches Guadalajara
It took 11 hours of grueling testimony to get Hillary Clinton's campaign back on track. The Republicans did her a favor to let her show her commanding presence, her stamina and her memory. Most people her age are trying desperately to find their keys. She pronounced words I never could even if I was briefed for years. She isn't as likable as Bill was, but she certainly is as smart.
BRIBES IN OPA LOCKA
Hudstead's Steve Shiver is accused of soliciting a $150,000 bribe for one of Opa Locka's officials. I can't help think, knowing Opa Locka's history, that he, as City Manager, did it wrong -- if he did it -- perhaps pissing off the guy who was the target of the bribe causing him to spill his guts. Just a theory, we don't even know if the bribe story is true.
FLORIDA FLOOD INSURANCE IN LIGHT OF SEA LEVEL RISE
CONSERVANCY FOR MUSEUM PARK
The idea to add more stuff in Bicentennial Park is off the table for now. The vote was put off until January.
Speaking of the City of Miami: There is a 50 page glossy magazine of all Marc Sarnoff's accomplishments while in office. I looked to see who paid for it. I guess the city. It didn't say. I hope we don't see more of these expensive publications by other politicians. Apparently Al Crespo wrote about this book three times: one, two, three.
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MY READERS DISAPPOINT ME
Opera day came and went yesterday. Few readers responded. I only make you listen to Opera every couple of years. If you can't play 30 seconds of an opera video so you can vote, you are pretty useless. It is not as if I am asking you to listen to Country Western music. These women are the LeBron James of opera. Go back and listen to 30 seconds of the damn videos. You might be at a cocktail party someday with intelligent people (how did you get invited?) talking about opera. You can then chime in: "I think Joan Sutherland is the greatest Soprano of all time." They will look at you in awe, a heated discussion will ensue and you will be the star on the conversation because of me. And the people will go home and say, "Funny, I thought he/she was uncouth."
MAYORS REGALADO AND GIMENEZ FEUD OVER THE SOCCER STADIUM
County Mayor Gimenez doesn't want Raquel Regalado to get any credit for the soccer stadium deal. Gimenez went on Spanish language radio accusing City of Miami Mayor Regalado of playing politics to help his daughter. Carlos Gimenez, don't you help your son the lobbyist? He seems to coincidentally lobby on things you are working on. I guess that is an aside. Anyway, Mayor Regalado did the same on Spanish radio -- ragged on Gimenez. I love feuds, but Gimenez said he will be the bigger man and step away from this issue. Why is he so afraid of Raquel? He has enough money to crush any opponent. It is in the Miami Herald. Reporter Doug Hanks said (BTW very amusing Doug):
In a series of interviews, the reliable drama that is stadium politics in South Florida played out in Miami’s signature theater: Spanish-language talk radio. There were allegations of pataleta (tantrum) calumnia (slander) and politiquería (politicking), ratcheting up the stakes surrounding David Beckham’s sudden shift from the county to the school board as the chosen landlord for his soccer stadium.
Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade’s mayor, went on WURN-AM (1020)’s Actualidad Radio shortly after 7 a.m.. Friday and accused his Miami counterpart, Tomás Regalado, of “petty” politicking. He said the Miami mayor orchestrated the Beckham switch in order to boost the fortunes of daughter Raquel Regalado. She is using her seat on the school board as a springboard to run against Gimenez in 2016 for county mayor.
“It wasn't surprising to me because I know the mayor, Regalado. I know that for him everything is political, instead of what is to the benefit of the people or the city,” Gimenez said. “For him, it’s political, and he and his daughter are politicians. That’s what they do.”
About an hour later, Tomás Regalado was on Actualidad to accuse Gimenez of being bitter over a Regalado getting credit for bringing soccer back to Miami. One solution, Regalado said, was to take a photo where “Mayor Gimenez stands next to Beckham and I stand in the back. Then he’ll get over the tantrum.”