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AUGUST 8, 2011

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AAA TO AA+ ON MONDAY

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DADDY?  WHY IS MOMMY ON WELFARE AND FOOD STAMPS
THE MAYOR’S “4TH SON” SHOWS WHY HE FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE REST OF THE REGALADO CLAN

Last Tuesday, one of the Mayor’s cousins got busted for Cocaine Possession and DUI.  On Friday, I reported on how Tommy Jr. seems to be living large thanks to shady payments from Daddy’s campaign and to the kinds of favors that weak children of politicians often succumb to. 


But in the Regalado Clan, no one is stupider, more venal or a bigger scumbag that Angel Zayon, the Mayor’s “4th son.”


Now divorce is a private matter, and normally I would not write about anyone getting a divorce, but Zayon’s current divorce battle is something that all the citizens of Miami should know about, because they are unknowingly paying to help his soon-to-be ex-wife survive through their tax dollars.


Zayon, being the dick that he is, decided to punish his soon to be stay-at-home, ex-wife of 20 years - and the mother of his 3 children, one suffering from autism - for tiring of his bullshit by refusing to provide her with any money, to the point where she had to go on welfare and food stamps to take care of herself and her children. 


As you will read in the Court Order below, he’s even refused to pay for her Metro PCS phone, as well as the water and electricity, which have been shut off periodically as they wrangled in Court for temporary support payments.


This from a guy who is making $70,000 a year in a job arranged for by “Daddy” Regalado. A job that he has treated as little more than a part-time diversion while he continued to make money from his TV hosting and Broadcasting School gigs, commuting from job to job in a city car paid for by taxpayers.


Zayon is perhaps the best example of the caliber of the people that His Ignorance,Tomas Regalado feels comfortable enough to surround himself with.  Referring  to Zayon as part of the Regalado “family,” just underscores the Mayor’s own moral corruption.


Nothing can describe Zayon’s behavior better than the Court Order below, and the only thing I would add is, when he shows up at the various Latin radio and TV stations to blow smoke up everyone’s ass about what a wonderful Mayor Regalado has been, I think it’s only appropriate that the hosts of those shows start out by asking,“Yo, Zayon?  What’s up with you? Only a scumbag treats a woman and his children like this!  Especially a woman who has raised your three children, including a child with severe autism that requires 30-40 hours a week of specialized care”


On top of it all, Zayon, as one would expect from being one of Papi Chulo’s “children,” has supposedly found a new girlfriend, and I’m sure she’ll require more than an occasional early bird dinner at Sizzlers Steak House to keep her happy.

EL HYPOCRITE

HIS IGNORANCE EXPLOITS A SERIOUS ISSUE TO PANDER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Last week, His Ignorance, Tomas Regalado made a big to-do about sending a Letter to the U.S. Department of Justice asking for an investigation of the police shootings in the Black community.  The Herald quoted part of his letter.


        ““In light of the growing concern in the community

        regarding police practices and police accountability,

        I have concluded that an external investigation by

        DOJ would provide the resources, expertise and

        independence to begin to transform the department

        and assuage police-community tensions,” Regalado

        wrote Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday.””


The letter came two days after the news broke that the Miami Police Department’s Fraternal Order of Police and the Miami Association of Firefighters - IAFF Local 587 Executive Boards agreed to ask their members to vote on a recall motion to oust the Mayor.


Because the Black community will play a significant part in any recall effort, it’s elementary politics to understand that Regalado’s move was transparently designed to pander to the Black community’s continuing frustrations over the aftermath of those shootings, just like earlier this year the hiring of retired FBI agent Paul Philips to do his “study” of the police department was supposed to convince people that anyone at City Hall really cared about the Black community.


What’s largely been forgotten however, is Regalado’s own part in creating an atmosphere of tension in the Black community, which at the time, many took as a signal that he sanctioned the shootings by the police, stating in an interview of Channel 41, that, “A message to the gangs is that the streets are not theirs. and we will respond to violence with violence.”


“We will respond to violence with violence,” is indicative of the way in which the Mayor thinks about public policy.  Throughout his career Regalado has often treated serious problems as opportunities to utter stupid and divisive comments, intended to do little more than pander to the basest fears and prejudices of our divided community.


So now, a year later, when he figures he’s going to need the Black community to help stave off a recall, His Ignorance claims that he’s concerned about assuaging police-community tensions.


What about the tensions created by an ignorant Mayor, talking incendiary, stupid shit? I wonder if Regalado included that as part of his request for an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department?


This is the Mayor of the City of Miami!  Think about that!

INVITE OF THE WEEK

IT ALL LEADS BACK TO THE CROSSWINDS PROJECT

Last year around this time, Matthew Greer and The Carlisle Group tossed a big fundraiser for Reverend Commissioner Dunn.


This year, given my recent reports about The Carlisle Group and the CRA’s deal to turn over as many as 6 downtown city blocks to them as part of a revised Crosswinds deal, tossing a fundraiser for Commissioner “Ethics” would be egregious, even for Miami.


So, instead of Matthew Greer, this fund raiser is being tossed by Robert Behar, who is reported to be a major behind the scenes player in the Crosswinds Project, responsible for inserting a Walmart into the mix as part of this revised deal.


It’s all about 2 Degrees Of Separation with these folks, and once you accept that as a guiding premise, it’s never hard to figure out who the players are.


I’ll probably be out of town, but for those who want to play the 2 Degrees game, mosey on down to Bayside and watch who attends this fundraiser. 


There’s no better way to keep track of who’s a player than 2 Degrees Of Separation, which is why a lot of movies use the concept as part of a story’s narrative.

Guess from which movie, this image reflects the use of 2 Degrees Of Separation as part of the narrative.

AUGUST 8, 2011

AUGUST 8, 2011

Only a lowlife scumbag with a little dick who’s pretending to be a man would force the woman who had his children to go on welfare and food stamps, and leave her walking around in a house with no electricity or water, while strutting around town like a little Mack Daddy?


Yes, Angel Zayon, is the Chief of the City of Miami’s Communication’s Department and the spokesman for the city. I’m sure that makes a lot of folks proud knowing this dickhead speaks for them on matters of city policy.


To read a larger version of this Court Order, click

on any of the pages.

MOVING THE GOALPOSTS
JOE CENTERINO MUST BE SHREDDING THE FILES BECAUSE HE DAMN SURE AIN’T INDICTING ANY PUBLIC OFFICIALS

In the continuing charade that passes for a change of Executive Director’s at the Miami-Dade Ethics Commission, a new press release was issued on Friday announcing that Joe Centerino, the pretend head of Public Corruption at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office wouldn’t be taking over until September 1st, citing his involvement in “pending projects.”


Given Centerino’s history - and please spare me all the bullshit from some local media folks that “Joe’” is a good guy because if he answers their phone calls and pretends he’s telling them “inside” information he must be a straight shooter - the only “on-going projects” happening in Centerino’s office is trying to erase the fingerprints from all the botched investigations and self-serving backroom deals that took place over the years as the State Attorney’s Office acted as little more than a shill between various political factions who used the office to either get rid of a problem, or protect a crooked politician with inside connections.


Through it all, Robert Meyers and Rodzandra Sanchez - she of the “Wear something nice,” directive - no doubt are enjoying this respite to continue taking those long lunches that originally got Meyers in so much trouble.


The real patsies in all of this are the supposed, upstanding members of the Board of the Ethics Commission, who with every postponement reveal that they are nothing but pliable phonies who, as long as Kerry Rosenthal sits among them, are more morally corrupt and devoid of ethics than anyone who appears before them.

AUGUST 8, 2011

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IT’S A DOUBLE WHAMMY
FDLE TO INVESTIGATE MAYOR.  WILL HE GO BANKRUPT IN ORDER TO PAY BACK ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS?

On Tuesday night El Nuevo Herald/Miami Herald broke the story that the FDLE is investigating His Ignorance, Tomas Regalado for the $8000 in campaign contributions from individuals and companies in the Dominican Republic.


This story which was originally broken by our colleague at Investigation Miami not only puts His Ignorance in serious criminal jeopardy, but might also force him to declare bankruptcy in order to repay the $8000 in illegal contributions, that he claims he will do.


Regalado who for years claimed a net worth of $5000 - it’s now reportedly increased to $7500 - would have to liquidate all of his net worth - which rumor has it is the Rolex watch he wears - and borrow another $500 in order to keep his promise.


The announcement of the FDLE investigation might also reveal the identity of the criminal lawyer that Regalado supposedly hired some months back as the evidence started mounting that his ass was in serious legal jeopardy over these campaign contributions as well as several other issues including the attempted bribe of Chief of Police Miguel Exposito.


In addition to the illegal foreign contributions, Regalado’s campaign irregularities also include serious questions about the expenditures related to renting his campaign headquarters - another story broken by Investigation Miami - and also about $39,455.09 in unreported or illegal campaign contributions that were also revealed by Investigation Miami.


Yes, there is dancing in the streets - albeit a bit premature - over this latest news, but the fact of the matter is that our colleague at IM broke ALL of these stories months ago, and not only was ignored, but worse, never got the rightful credit for doing what no one else in Miami’s news media was doing for months after these illegal activities first started being presented to the Miami Herald and others, including the State Attorney’s office in January.

THEY BE CRUISING

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OVER 25% OF ALL CITY EMPLOYEES HAVE TAKE HOME CARS

The City of Miami has a $61 million deficit in next year’s budget.  The City of Miami currently has 1266 city cars being driven home by city employees - and there are employees taking home cars that are not included in this list - that in some instances are claimed to be driven as far away as Naples and Orlando.


In addition to the cars provided police and fire as the result of contract agreements, 4 members of Mayor’s staff have take home cars including Jose Marrero, 5 members of the City Commission’s staff including Sarnoff’s new butt boy William Plasencia have take home cars, and of course, my favorite scumbag, Angel Zayon goes through city cars like he goes through girlfriends.


I tried to get someone in the city to provide me with a ballpark figure of what these cars cost the taxpayer annually, but its complicated because of the large number of police cars - 1050 - in the fleet.


Here is what I was able to learn.


The current fleet has cars from 1999 to 2009. The City has not purchased any cars in the last 2 1/2 years, other than 100 police cars last year. There are plans to buy more police cars this year, but there is a question as to whether the budget will allow it.


The maintenance and gas for the cars assigned to the Fire Department is approximately $90,000 a year. The maintenance and gas for the General Fleet - everything but fire and police is approximately $135,000. The police are responsible for fueling their cars - which is now an issue since all the police were issued gas cards allowing them to gas up at regular gas stations and accusations are now being made about abuses.


The big cost is the cars themselves. Police cars are specially designed and ballpark figures on the internet have these vehicles costing anywhere between $25,000 to $40,000 per unit.


General Fleet cars can run between $15,000 to $25,000.


When you’ve got 1266 cars, and the overwhelming majority are in the 2004-2008 range, their replacement becomes a major cost to the city.


Another issue is the number of individuals, in addition to all the people driving take home cars, who are provided with car allowances, starting with the members of the City Commission who get $800 a month, AND door to door chauffeur service by Sgt-At-Arms in SUVs.


Here is the complete list of all the people by department who have a take home car in the City of Miami.

Click on box with arrow at left for full screen view of list.

NOT WRONG THIS TIME

HERE’S MORE PROOF THAT THE MIAMI HERALD IS WHORING FOR REGALADO

Once again the Miami Herald dropped to its knees and fastened its corporate lips on the wrinkled ass of Tomas Regalado as they did a reach around to to try and distract the average reader of their mullet wrapper from getting an overload of negative news about their corrupt Mayor.


Melissa Sanchez, a writer for El Nuevo Herald, who’s beginning to create a name for herself, wrote a story that appeared in this morning hardcopy El Neuvo Herald as the lead story above the fold on the front page.


For newspaper reporters, not greater trill or validation of their work - short of a Pulitzer - takes the place of having your story go above the fold on the front page!


The Miami Herald chose to run the same story, in their Local & State Section, on page 3B.


That didn’t mean that the Herald didn’t consider Regalado front page material this morning, because they did.  Instead of writing about the FDLE investigation however, the Herald went with a puff piece written by Chuck Rabin, who once upon a time might have been a reporter, but who is recent years has become a sock puppet for Regalado and the other corrupt folks at City Hall.


On the website, El Nuevo Herald featured the story prominently on the website, while the Herald featured the smoochy story, and side-barred the English version of Ms. Sanchez’s story.


Rather than go through all the trouble of photographing the various pages of these newspapers, it’s more fun to refer you to 2 pieces in today’s Miami New Times about Chuck Rabin’s smoochy piece, and a rebuttal to Regalado’s claim last week that New Times was Anti-Cuban.  You got to love the ignorance in Regalado that will leap to making a claim of racism at the drop of the first mention that he’s corrupt.


My favorite line in Rabin piece was, “Another issue that has plagued Regalado: He occasionally strays from the facts.”


Now that’s a subject that Rabin knows a lot of about himself, but the notion of the Mayor of Miami persistently lying and purposely attempting to mislead the news media and the public being excused as “occasionally straying from the facts,” is like trying to claim Charlie Sheen occasionally snorts cocaine and screws hookers.


Regalado doesn’t occasionally stray from the facts, he’s clueless as to what the facts are, and makes shit up as he goes along, which is also what Chuck Rabin has been doing more and more of in recent years.


So, this time there will be no apologies for maybe getting part of this story wrong.  The Miami Herald is a whore, and Chuck Rabin is a bigger whore, and collectively they pretend to be the voice of the city while they’re both on their knees giving the corrupt politicians blowjobs.

AUGUST 10, 2011

AUGUST 10, 2011

MIAMI FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE RECALL VOTE

YES

432

NO

16

AUGUST 10, 2011

AUGUST 10, 2011