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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT STATE OF THE TRUMP EDITION

Dear Diary... big speech tonight. Thought it was a state of the union address and then was informed that it is too soon for me to give one. So Speaker Ryan, that little twerp, just invited me to address congress. It is a congressional address, not a state of the union address. I'm very upset about this. 

....

Dear Diary, just blew off some steam. Fired some white house maids I caught speaking spanish. No more espanol en la casa blanca I say. 
I was thinking about the state of the union. I hate unions. They're job killers. I am a job creator. So I'm going to give a state of the Trump speech. The speech should be about me, That's what people care about. How many people were at my inauguration. How many electoral votes I won (ALL OF EM!). How high are my poll numbers- through the roof. It is the best month in any presidency ever. 

A few final thoughts. I smell a rat behind this state of the union business. A big-eared, born in Kenya, non-american, muslim Barak Hussein Obama rat. And I'm gonna get even with him. Obama care will become Trump-Insurance. I going to erase his name from the history channel. 
Tried to fire the limo driver. Caught him making Taco-Bell runs for the secret service guys. Mucho Bigo-problemo with these hombres. 

Enemies list. Obama. Kenya. Ryan. Wisconsin. Mexican maids. Those supreme court justices not coming to my speech. CNN. The Golf channel. The archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. NATO. Holland. Taco Bell. 
The Yellow Pages. Candle-Pin bowling. That roller coaster at Coney Island. The Bee-Gees. ABBA. Little Anthony and the Imperials. Chicken Kitchen- they screw up my order one more time and put onions on my chicky-chop and the CIA is going to hot wire their soda machines to make everything taste like Dr. Pepper, which is really so misunderstood. California- go ahead- try and secede- make my day. 


Monday, February 27, 2017

THE SAO: TWO VIEWS

We received two comments with two different views on the SAO under State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle.

Here they are for your consideration:

 Anonymous said... It is such a tired line the worship of Reno and the hatred of KFR. Reno was a great person and we have not had an AG Since with her integrity. That said, Reno was the State Attorney when crime was totally out of control in this city. There were double the number of murders and robberies that there are today. German Tourists were being killed regularly by armed robbers. Kathy has been SA during one of the greatest drops in crime and has done many innovative things such as setting up states first human trafficking unit, insurance fraud unit. She disbanded the narcotics unit and increased the staffing of the career criminal unit. All the while Rick Scott destroying her ability to retain staff by giving no raises for 8 years and cutting all employees pay by 3 percent. Not saying she or that office are perfect but all you whiners go defend a case up in Broward and try to reason with one of the robots employed by that office and you will realize it could be much much worse.
 Friday, February 24, 2017 7:20:00 PM 

 And

Anonymous said... Most of the ASAs forced to attend this ego-driven event sat seething for two hours, as speaker after speaker reminded us of the wonderfulness of all that is her. It was regarded as an unnecessary imposition, not a pleasure. When the rabbi finally gave the ending benediction, the ex-judge celebrity who served as MC decided it was appropriate at that point to add another 10 minutes of her remarks. The capper was that absolutely NO thought was given to what was ostensibly the purpose of the gathering, i.e., for the ASA's to be sworn in and have their oath signed by one of the several judges present. Rather than prearrange and announce that the judges array themselves in an organized manner so everyone could line up and do this quickly and easily, a mad crush ensued as ASAs scrambled to get out of there so they could then get into the fun of downtown rush hour traffic. A good time was had by none. The comparisons made to Ms. Reno only reminded us that she would've never staged such an event.
 Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:05:00 AM

We report. You decide.

From Occupied America...Fight the Power!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 2 25 2017

Dear Diary...
It's been a good week. An amazing week. No one has ever seen a week like this in the presidency. BUT...there are some nagging little things I need to take care of next week. 

First, fire this National Security Advisor guy. He got good press. Smart. Capable. It's rubbing me the wrong way. Where was he when I banned muslims from entering the country? Not here. Where was he when I signed the order deporting Arizona? Not here. Those are the real accomplishments of this presidency and what the fake press should be writing. He's gone. Ralph, the head doorman at Trump Tower handled the security for my lobby for ten years. No crazies ever got in. National security. Lobby security. What's the diff? Ralph is my new guy. He knows not to talk to the press and he's already got the uniform with the big hat. It will add some class to this place. 

Second, I have a Jewish problem. I'm not the first world leader to have one. But I've got one...and I need a solution. 
What is it with these people? Every Sunday night Jared has tons of Chinese Food being delivered to the white house. Chinese food? That has to stop. China is manipulating it's currency. Doesn't look American if I'm seen eating sushi and chopped suey. 

It's always the food with these people. And when they're not eating, they're complaining. The service is slow. The bill is too high. The room is too hot..then the room is too cold. Bomb threats at their schools. Some reporter asked me about what I was going to do about this. Don't they know I got the most electoral votes ever? More than Ben Franklin even. Jews must have been some of those electoral votes. I mean don't tell me New York City doesn't have electoral votes. The place is crawling with Chinese restaurants and you can't get near one on Sunday night and that means...well you get the picture. 

Good news Diary. I've fixed the Ivanka problem with Nordstroms. We've opened a beautiful store in the east wing. 3800 square feet of all of her merchandise Nordstroms canned. We had to clear out the situation room for this. But who needs that? There are no situations. Only solutions. John Lennon. Beatles. Real American. Anyway, the tourists will be routed from the Oval Office into Ivanka's store- like when the kids get off the rides at Disney and are dumped into a merchandise store. 

Ivanka's East Wing. It's a beautiful store. An amazing store. No one has ever seen anything like it in the white house before. Best store ever. Best Presidency ever. 

Enemies list. Real quick. Not much time. Tee time today at 11. 
First Amendment. Girl Scouts- those cookies are made in china. Congress. Wo-Hops in Manhattan. Got a delivery bill for 800 bucks. Some nerve. The Vatican. Japan. AP. UPI. Polls. 

That's it for now. 

Oh.. one more thing. Love those girls who took out the North Korean guy at the airport by spraying nerve gas in his face. Brillant. Winners. We need those gals. We don't win anymore like they do. That's going to change. 

I love being President. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED

Judge Soto was re-elected this week by her colleagues to serve as head-honcho for a third term.

She ran unopposed.

The White House had this to say:

"While we congratulate Judge Soto on being reelected as chief Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit in the sanctuary city of Miami Dade County, we remind everyone that her margin of victory was not as big as President Trump's. She didn't run in all 50 states. President Trump got more popular votes than Judge Soto in the United States, in Florida, in South Florida, in Miami-Dade county, and even in Hialeah. We look forward to working with Judge Soto in deporting some seriously bad dudes and President Trump will be happy to meet Judge Soto when Miami's portion of the Wall with Mexico is built."


From Occupied America...fight the power!


Thursday, February 23, 2017

STATE ATTORNEY INVESTITURE TODAY!

It's not a Trump-ian inauguration, and we are sure that Kathy Fernandez-Rundle will not obsess over the size of the turnout, but today is the swearing in of our State Attorney, and all of her assistant state attorneys. 

So if you want to respond when the padre says "whoever objects, speak now or forever hold your peace" this would be the time to do so. 

Here are parts of her speech that we would offer, gratis, for her to use:

"I stand here today in ths shadow of giants. Richard Gerstein, who trained a generation of lawyers who shaped this community and who had the good sense to recommend Janet Reno as his replacement. And of course Janet Reno, who instilled in the next generation of lawyers one simple ethic that applies to any age and any time: Do right. Go where the evidence leads you regardless of the political consequences, and never ever prosecute a person who MAY be innocent....

"Reno and Gerstein planted acorns, that grew into oak trees and you- the members of this great office, stand in the shadow of those great trees. Never forget that you have a lifetime to create your reputation, and just a few seconds to ruin it. Your opponents may mislead you, but you can never mislead them. Judges may dismiss your arguments, but you can never dismiss them. Police and witnesses may not respect you, but you can never disrespect them. In short, you have the toughest job in the legal system. And the best. ...

"Your simple mandate is a holy one in our society. Go do justice. That often means winning, but sometimes means losing. But you don't lose when you dismiss a case or reduce charges or a jury votes not guilty. You still win, because those outcomes could have never occurred without you doing your job. 

"I leave you with this. You are here because I trust you. You are here because this community needs you. And you are here because you care. Never stop caring, and I will never stop believing in you. Now go and do justice."






Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SCORECARD

As any long-suffering Cubs fan occupying chambers on the second floor of the REGJB would tell you, you can't tell the players without a scorecard. 

It's that time of year again, when a new judge's fancy turns to dreams of.... "Judge ___of the Third District Court of Appeals...." "Justice ___Of the Florida Supreme Court..." ... 
"President Trump is pleased to announce he has chosen Judge ____from Miami-Dade County to replace Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg who mysteriously disappeared after a dinner in Berlin with Russian Prime Minister Alexander Putin...."


2017 Investiture Dates


Alexander S. Bokor (County Court)
February 24, 2017


Mark Blumstein (Circuit Court)
March 9, 2017


David H. Young (Circuit Court)
March 10, 2017


Victoria del Pino (Circuit Court)
March 24, 2017


Oscar Rodriguez-Fonts (Circuit Court)
April 20, 2017


Linda Diaz (County Court) [formerly Linda Luce]
April 21, 2017


Marcia Del Rey (Circuit Court)
April 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CAPTION CONTEST

AND THE WINNER OF THE CAPTION CONTEST IS.... (drumroll)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. So, tomorrow we block off 
both up AND down. He He He.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 
5:02:00 
PM
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A riddle: How do you know it's Monday in the good ol REGJB? 

Answer: They are fixing the escalators!

Except it's Tuesday- but Monday court's are closed. 

Caption contest: Add caption to picture:



We'll start:
"Fred, I still can't understand Robert's reasoning upholding ObamaCare.