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THE OLD FAKE ENDORSEMENT SCAM
COMMISSIONER “ETHICS” CAN’T RESIST ACTING UNETHICALLY
MARC SARNOFF
A TRUE CORRUPT CONSERVATIVE
MARC SARNOFF’S ETHICS ARE LIKE HIS NOSE - TWISTED
NO
SHAPE UP OR GO TO JAIL
JUDGE PUTS THE IDIOT OF THE CITY ON NOTICE
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In the continuing drama of Angel Zayon and his wife over temporary support for her and her children, the judge in the case issued an order on October 12th, stipulating that Zayon has 30 days to get his finances in order and comply with his Order granting her temporary support - including arranging to get her a car - or he will entertain putting his dead beat ass in jail.


Somehow, what seems to have been lost in this story is that Angel Zayon, in his official capacity, is the spokesman for the City Of Miami, which even with all of its problems, is still considered a major American city.


Name another major American city where a deadbeat like this, under threat of being thrown in jail for failing to obey a Court Order, and who has forced his wife to go on Food Stamps and Welfare because he would not support her, would not become the subject of unrelenting press scrutiny and criticism?


Very few in the local news media have any respect for this moron, and he has managed in the months he’s been on the job to piss people off repeatedly by his arrogance and smart mouthed responses, yet, the local press continues to give him a free pass.


Why?  It’s not that most of the local media actually focus that much on Miami City Hall that require that they spend much time covering what goes on there, because if they did, no one would keep providing me all the information about wrong doing that keeps coming my way.


Zayon’s a low-life slug, whose personal behavior does in fact impact on his position as the Chief of Communications for the City of Miami.


This guy is being threatened with jail for failing to provide for his wife children, including a severly autistic child while being a Pimp Daddy, driving around town with a new girlfriend, and forcing his wife to go on Food Stamps and Welfare.


This only reflects just how much of a scumbag he is, and that he still has a job, or that he’s still allowed to be the spokesman for the City of Miami tells even more about how much the Mayor and City Manager Johnny “The Doormat” Martinez really support family values and women.

Marc Sarnoff’s last campaign report indicates that he’s raised $417,973.19, and as reported in Investigation Miami, he’s raised an additional unknown amount through at least one PAC, that in recent weeks has engaged in what appear to be illegal political activities on his behalf.


His opponents on the other hand haven’t collectively raised a fourth of the amount that Sarnoff has raised.


You would think therefore, that with overwhelming edge in money, along with the benefits of incumbency, that Sarnoff would resist engaging in sleazy campaign activities.


Unfortunately it seems that he can’t.  His unethical behavior reflects the core of a personality that when given a choice between doing something on the up-and-up, or doing something shady, he will almost always choose to go the shady route.


Take as just one example the campaign flier he sent out to Republican voters in his District last week. The implication of this flier is that both Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen support Sarnoff’s bid for re-election.


NOT TRUE.


A call to Senator Rubio’s Washington office resulted in staff member responding to whether Senator Rubio was endorsing Sarnoff, by saying that, “At this time there is no formal endorsement.”


Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen’s spokesperson in Washington responded by saying that, “The Congresswoman does not involve herself in local races.”


But, like I said, it’s all about illusion and about using photographs to convey messages that aren’t necessarily supported by reality.


So that got me to thinking, and I figured I’d put together a couple parody campaign fliers for the Commissioner with photos of him and messages that might not imply reality - but maybe they do.


I figure it’s the least I can do to balance things out for folks who might be confused.

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MRC’S GAIN IS MPD’S LOSS

Luis Cabrera, Assistant City Manager/Deputy Police Chief

LUIS CABRERA’S RETURN TO THE MPD AS DEPUTY CHIEF

After an increasingly turbulent period as an Assistant City Manager, it now appears that Luis Cabrera is set to return to the Miami Police Department as the deputy Chief of Police.


Last November, Cabrera was transferred from the police department to City Hall after a series of increasingly disturbing confrontations with then Chief Miguel Exposito and other top brass which rumor has it ended when Cabrera broke down into a crying fit, took of his stars and badge, and was demoted on the spot by Exposito.


Cabrera was only a Lieutenant when he was promoted to Deputy Chief last year following the election of Tomas Regalado as Mayor.  Cabrera has often been referred to as Regalado’s Godson, but it’s also rumored that there exists a connection between Regalado and Cabrera on the basis that Regalado deceased wife and Cabrera’s mother were two Santeria High Priestesses, and that that is the real connection.



Among the highlights of Cabrera’s tenure as an Assistant City Manager was his attempt to illegally bar me from access to the MRC building (See my Playing The Ex-Con Card story), and an ongoing tension within the MRC building as Cabrera took to creeping around the building, often using the stairs, to convey the impression that everyone in the MRC was under some sort of survillance.


Cabrera also took part in a handful of firings of key senior staff that included escorting these people from their offices and out of the building.


Cabrera is neither respected or liked within the ranks of the Miami Police Department, and has long been the target of criticism and ridicule on the police department’s bulletin board, LEO AFFAIRS, where he has been tagged as Luisto the Cry Baby.


It will remain to see what happens with his return to the police department, where interim Chief Manny Orosa is doing everything he can to kiss ass with Regalado in an effort to become the next Chief of Police.


That Cabrera could actually be considered a chip in this game is both laughable and potentially disastrous, because too many folks remember his last go around as Deputy Chief, and know that it will only be a matter of time before Cabrera again becomes unhinged.


You can make book on it.

OCTOBER 17, 2011

OCTOBER 17, 2011

To download copies of these parodies, click HERE.

NO
OCCUPY MIAMI

OCTOBER 17, 2011

TURNOUT EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

I’ve been covering protests for over 15 years, and in Miami, if the protest didn’t involve something to do with Cuba and Castro, the turnouts were always smaller than one would expect for a city the size of Miami.  Even at the height of the anti-war protests, Miami was never able to get much past 500 folks turning out.


So, it was refreshing to see the turnout Saturday.  I agree that it was at least a thousand folks who turned out, and like it’s been reported elsewhere - Miami New Times - the crowd had everyone from Ron Paul supporters to ultra-liberal Democrats.


The issues that face this country are serious, and until more and more people hit the streets to drive home to the politicians that they cannot continue to operate with their usual disregard for the needs of a population that has had it economic brains beat out over last couple decades nothing much will change.


i remember being in Buenos Aires the night in 2001 when the city came out at midnight - and there were tens of thousands out that night beating their pans - and marched to the Presidential Palace. The next day, the President resigned and there was a new government.


Nothing changes without the courage of the first few people who are willing to stand up when everyone else wants to stay seated.  So, if you click on the button below, you can see some of those people.  They don’t all agree on what needs to be done, but they agree on one thing, and that is that if you’re being screwed over you need to stand up.


If you don’t, the screwing you continue to get you deserve.

OCCUPY MIAMI PHOTOS

OCTOBER 17, 2011

UPDATE ON DDA STORY

Below is page 1 of the Miami DDA Board minutes from July 11, 2011.  The  section that is highlighted in YELLOW details the involvement of the DDA in a Get-Out-The-Vote/Absentee Ballot campaign.  You will see that Commissioner Sarnoff was present and chaired the meeting.

Here is a PDF of the entire minutes of that meeting.  No where does it indicate that there was any objection, or discussion in opposition by any of the Board Members, especially Chairman Sarnoff to this Get-Out-The-Vote/Absentee Ballot campaign.

Here is page 15 of the 2010 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer’s Handbook published by the Florida Division of Elections. Check out the section that is highlighted in Yellow.

The Miami DDA is an organization that is funded as a result of the creation of a Special Taxing District, whose milage is set by the Miami City Commission.  It is a public body whose employees are public employees.


On top of that, the absentee ballot postcards I have been told were sent to ALL of the downtown and Brickell Avenue condos, among other addresses.


How expensive was that? 


That an elected official running for reelection and Chairman of a tax funded body allows, without challenge that organization to engage in this flagrant act of campaign election fraud demands that this activity be challenged immediately by ALL of the other candidates, and that they need to go to court and seek an immediate injunction to have an independent 3rd party take over the collection of these postcards, and that the Court impose some sort of sanctions against the Alyse Robertson, the Executive Director of the DDA, along with Sarnoff.

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OCTOBER 19, 2011

POSTER OF THE DAY

For over 10 years, Marc Sarnoff and his “Cousin Neil” Bayer illegally operated the law firm of Sarnoff & Bayer at a house owned by Sarnoff next to his residence in the Center Grove, at 3000 Shipping Avenue.

TWO REASONS NOT TO REELECT SARNOFF
REASON I: THE ILLEGAL LAW FIRM

During the same time, Sarnoff & Bayer also operated an branch of their illegal law firm out of a house in Colorado.  This house was actually an investment property in a highly restricted community, and in addition to not being allowed to operate any businesses from this property, Sarnoff and Bayer never registered to practice law in Colorado.

When John El-Masry, Stephen Murray and I went after Sarnoff’s illegal law firm in the Grove, he fought tooth and nail in trying to deny that what he was doing was illegal.


In all, it took 6 separate Notice of Violations from the City of Miami’s Code Enforcement, the last coming after Stephen and I documented that Sarnoff’s wife was having to move her car out of the garage of their house in order for Cousin Neil to hide his car, before Sarnoff finally decided to close down the law firm.

None of this has stopped Sarnoff from lying about all of this when the issue has been raised at various candidate debates.


So here’s the final piece of evidence that can be used to call him a downright, lying asshole at the debate to be held on Friday at Legion Hall, hosted by the League of Women Voters.


On November 16,2010, Sarnoff sent his wife to the MRC Building to get the permit for him to have a law office - not a law firm,  but a small personal law office - at their residence at 3100 Virginia Street.


Below is the Accessory Use Certificate she received.  Notice the hand written warning on the top.  “NO VISITORS/EMPLOYEES, OR WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH FBC CH.11.”


FBC is the abbreviation for Florida Building Code, and Chapter 11, details the need for any commercial property either old, or new, to be in compliance with the requirements for accommodating people with disabilities.


Shortly after receiving this information, Sarnoff & Bayer moved their law firm to 200 SE Biscayne Boulevard, where they now sub-leases office space from Sarnoff’s pal Jay Solowsky.


There was nothing voluntary about Sarnoff’s moving.  He was forced to move, and he only did so after 6 separate Notices of Violation were served on him for flagrantly breaking the law and after he was warned that if he did it again he’d have to retrofit his house to accommodate folks with disabilities.

Here’s a photo of the house, and the legal stationary listing it’s address as the Colorado office of Sarnoff & Bayer.

Above are photos of Sarnoff’s wife’s car and Cousin Neil’s when they were playing Swap The Car, and below is one of the last Notice Of Violations posted on Sarnoff’s fence.

REASON II: THE ILLEGAL TRAFFIC CIRCLE IN FRONT OF SARNOFF’S HOUSE

Another poster from Obie-Wan Kenobi. To download  any poster, click HERE.

On December 6, 2010, I posted the story below which detailed with irrefutable evidence that Marc Sarnoff, shortly after becoming the District 2 City Commissioner had abused his power, and misused public money in arranging for the traffic circle in front of his house to be built.


It’s as classic a story of abuse of power and misuse of public money as one could ever stumble on, and I got very encouraging and supportive letters from attorneys and others in the community.


The post was forwarded to Joe Centerino, then Head of Public Corruption for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.  He refused to consider even looking at the evidence, much less opening an investigation.


It was then that I realized that Centerino was in the bag and as corrupt as any of the people he supposedly bragged about prosecuting.


Since then, Centerino and Katherine Fernandez-Rundle have only solidified my belief that they only prosecuted people on their list of politically expedient list of people who could be sacrificed as examples, or those who had fallen out of favor with the clique of politically powerful insiders who control so much of what happens in Miami-Dade County from the shadows.


I still believe that Marc Sarnoff deserved  to be arrested and removed from office for how this traffic circle was built, and that the evidence sat in plain site for so long until I found it is also indicative of just how big a piece of shit the Miami Herald has become in recent years.


If you have problems reading the small type, click HERE.

There are countless other reasons why Commissioner “Ethics” should not be reelected, but I always like to provide documentation for my conclusions.  I’ll stick with these two because the exhibit a willingness to abuse his power, misuse public money, and generally act like a sleazy prick.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE

OCTOBER 19, 2011

RECALL

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE RECENT CAMPAIGN ANTICS INVOLVING SARNOFF, CHECK OUT INVESTIGATION MIAMI.

VISIT INVESTIGATION MIAMIhttp://investigationmiami.blogspot.com/
TERMINATION OVERTURNED
CIVIL SERVICE BOARD RULES IN MEREDITH NATION’S FAVOR

In a lengthly, and at times unnecessarily confused hearing, the City of Miami Civil Service Board voted to overturn the City’s firing of Meredith Nation earlier this year for receiving $80,613.00, in salary during a 9 1/2 month period in 2010 while she stayed at home, supposedly waiting for the city to find her a job.


Although they were issued subpoenas, several individuals, including former Chief Financial Officer Larry Spring and former assistant to the City Manager, Basil Binns Jr., refused for whatever reason to honor those subpoenas, and consequently, a critical portion of the city’s case depended on hearsay and secondary  evidence.


The hearing ended with additional confusion when the Board, after discussing whether Nation should be denied collecting any additional salary from March 23rd of 2011 when she was fired until the vote today, could not get an intelligent legal opinion as to whether they had that authority.


It appears now that Nation, in addition to coming back to the city as an employee, stands ready to collect another $80,000,00 or so in additional back pay, on top of the $80,613.00 that she collected last year while staying at home.


There appears to be no legal requirement, based on the board’s decision, that Nation will be required to pay back any money.


At this point only City Manager, Johnny “The Doormat” Martinez could overturn the Civil Service Board’s decision, and “The Doormat,” only seems to be willing to fire people when the Mayor tells him to, or when Luis Cabrera bullies him into doing something.


It’s Miami, Bitches!

OCTOBER 19, 2011

SCREWING THE POOCH
MIAMI DDA WANTS YOU TO VOTE - AND THEY WANT TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE

The civic minded folks at the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are so concerned about getting out the vote for this year’s Miami City Commission races that they sent out the above postcard encouraging folks to register for an absentee ballot to make sure they vote.


Who can disagree with that, right?


Well, if you look at the portion of the postcard above highlighted in RED, you’ll see that if you decide to seek an absentee ballot, the card doesn’t go to the Miami-Dade Board of Elections where the absentee ballots would come from, but rather the postcard goes back to the DDA.


Why would anyone want that to happen?  At best, it would then require the DDA to resend these cards to the Election Board.


Ah, for those who do not know or remember, the Chairman of the Downtown Development Authority is none other than Marc David Sarnoff, better known as Commissioner “Ethics,” who just happens to be running for reelection as the Miami City Commissioner for District 2.

So, the Chairman of the DDA, who’s also running for reelection as a City Commissioner has this organization send out postcards encouraging folks to register for absentee ballots.


Those who choose to do so, send those postcards back to the DDA, where the Chairman has the inside track of learning before any of his opponents - if they ever do - who is seeking an absentee ballot, and being able to mine that information for purposes of promoting his campaign.


And although this would never happen - but in a world populated by unscrupulous, unethical people - imagine the possibility of being able to identify any potential voters for any of his opponents, and then shit-caning those absentee ballot requests. 


Once you got the information requested on the postcard, you’d be surprised how fast you could find a phone number and target THOSE people for special calls to feel them out.


Of course none of that would ever happen here because we know that those fine folks at the DDA are above-board, ethical people who just happen to make a shitload more money than they could make anywhere else for the sub-standard work product they put out, so they would never stoop to engaging in this kind of nasty, underhanded political hanky-panky, even if it looks like that’s exactly what they’re doing.


It’s Miami, Bitches!

OCTOBER 19, 2011

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OCTOBER 19, 2011

OCTOBER 19, 2011

REGALADO

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POSTER OF THE DAY

Another poster from Obie-Wan Kenobi. To download  any poster, click HERE.

SCREWING THE POOCH
MIAMI DDA WANTS YOU TO VOTE - AND THEY WANT TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE

The civic minded folks at the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are so concerned about getting out the vote for this year’s Miami City Commission races that they sent out the above postcard encouraging folks to register for an absentee ballot to make sure they vote.


Who can disagree with that, right?


Well, if you look at the portion of the postcard above highlighted in RED, you’ll see that if you decide to seek an absentee ballot, the card doesn’t go to the Miami-Dade Board of Elections where the absentee ballots would come from, but rather the postcard goes back to the DDA.


Why would anyone want that to happen?  At best, it would then require the DDA to resend these cards to the Election Board.


Ah, for those who do not know or remember, the Chairman of the Downtown Development Authority is none other than Marc David Sarnoff, better known as Commissioner “Ethics,” who just happens to be running for reelection as the Miami City Commissioner for District 2.

So, the Chairman of the DDA, who’s also running for reelection as a City Commissioner has this organization send out postcards encouraging folks to register for absentee ballots.


Those who choose to do so, send those postcards back to the DDA, where the Chairman has the inside track of learning before any of his opponents - if they ever do - who is seeking an absentee ballot, and being able to mine that information for purposes of promoting his campaign.


And although this would never happen - but in a world populated by unscrupulous, unethical people - imagine the possibility of being able to identify any potential voters for any of his opponents, and then shit-caning those absentee ballot requests. 


Once you got the information requested on the postcard, you’d be surprised how fast you could find a phone number and target THOSE people for special calls to feel them out.


Of course none of that would ever happen here because we know that those fine folks at the DDA are above-board, ethical people who just happen to make a shitload more money than they could make anywhere else for the sub-standard work product they put out, so they would never stoop to engaging in this kind of nasty, underhanded political hanky-panky, even if it looks like that’s exactly what they’re doing.


It’s Miami, Bitches!

OCTOBER 19, 2011

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OCTOBER 19, 2011

UPDATE ON DDA STORY

Below is page 1 of the Miami DDA Board minutes from July 11, 2011.  The  section that is highlighted in YELLOW details the involvement of the DDA in a Get-Out-The-Vote/Absentee Ballot campaign.  You will see that Commissioner Sarnoff was present and chaired the meeting.

Here is a PDF of the entire minutes of that meeting.  No where does it indicate that there was any objection, or discussion in opposition by any of the Board Members, especially Chairman Sarnoff to this Get-Out-The-Vote/Absentee Ballot campaign.

Here is page 15 of the 2010 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer’s Handbook published by the Florida Division of Elections. Check out the section that is highlighted in Yellow.

The Miami DDA is an organization that is funded as a result of the creation of a Special Taxing District, whose milage is set by the Miami City Commission.  It is a public body whose employees are public employees.


On top of that, the absentee ballot postcards I have been told were sent to ALL of the downtown and Brickell Avenue condos, among other addresses.


How expensive was that? 


That an elected official running for reelection and Chairman of a tax funded body allows, without challenge that organization to engage in this flagrant act of campaign election fraud demands that this activity be challenged immediately by ALL of the other candidates, and that they need to go to court and seek an immediate injunction to have an independent 3rd party take over the collection of these postcards, and that the Court impose some sort of sanctions against the Alyse Robertson, the Executive Director of the DDA, along with Sarnoff.

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OCTOBER 19, 2011 - 7:54 PM

OCTOBER 21, 2011

ALIEN SHAPESHIFTER
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October 21, 2011


MEMO TO:  David Landsberg, Publisher

                    Miami Herald


Dear Mr. Landsberg:


I am writing you inform you that there now exists growing concern that Chuck Rabin, your reporter at Miami City Hall, has become possessed by an alien shapeshifter of some kind.


It has been apparent for some time to Rabin watchers that his reporting was becoming less and less factual, but many of us, as evidenced by the comments and posts on various blogs, ascribed this behavior to either Rabin’s courting favor in the hopes of landing a job as a PR flack for Tomas Regalado when his current flack leaves, or perhaps just the natural effects of job related burnout occurring after spending too many late nights listening to the self-serving nonsense of moronic city commissioners during commission meetings.


However, the increasing possibility of Regalado being arrested - did anybody at the Herald catch the comments made by former Purchasing Director Glenn Marcos’ attorney at the last Civil Service Hearing Board on Tuesday when he asked for a continuance because Marcos was requested by law enforcement officials not to discuss any subjects related to an ongoing criminal investigation that might also come up as subjects during his his civil service hearing over being fired for refusing to go along with the hanky-panky contract deals being orchestrated by Regalado and Sarnoff pals and lobbyists?


Probably not. Not too many people in the Herald exhibit news sense anymore. In any event, that’s another story for another time.


On Wednesday evening your paper published a story written by Rabin about possible election ballot fraud committed by the DDA. 


This is always a serious topic in Miami where dead men have historically had a special ability to come back from the grave and vote by absentee ballot. To bad Houdini didn’t die in Miami. An absentee ballot would have been the sure fire way to get a message back to his wife letting her he was okay. (For the record, if you review ALL of my posts, you’ll see that out of professional courtesy I’ve always linked and cited any story that includes information from the Miami Herald prominently.)


But I digress. 


The story was that the Miami Downtown Development Authority had sent out 31,000 postcards encouraging folks in the DDA District to vote, and further encouraged them to apply for absentee ballots.  The kicker was that the requests for these ballots, instead of going directly to the Election Board, went back to a DDA, PO Box.


Under any circumstances, this would have raised eyebrows.  In this case however, it turns out that the incumbent candidate for the City of Miami’s District 2 City Commission seat also happens to be the CHAIRMAN OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, Marc David Sarnoff, himself somewhat of an alien shapeshifter.


This was a nugget of FACTUAL information that any real reporter would have considered critically important to any story about the DDA shilling for Absentee ballots. Yet, no where in his story did he reveal that Sarnoff was the Chairman of the DDA.


Instead, what he did allude to this possibilty by writing, “The DDA website features Sarnoff’s picture at the top of its 15-member boardm which also includes County Commissioner Bruno Barrerio and former Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasiden.”


Clearly, this blatant failure to engage in fact-based reportage on an item of such central importance to the overall story is, I would argue, evidence that some alien entity has possessed Rabin’s mind. Even the dumbest 1st year journalism student would know that identifying Sarnoff as the Chairman of the DDA was central to this story.


Then, Rabin, always bending over forwards and backwards to be “fair and balanced,” much like a Slinky, went on to quote Sarnoff claiming that, “Sarnoff said he was unaware of the mailing campaign, adding that his campaign is “not touching any ballots.”


Again, Rabin - or the alien shapeshifter in his body - failed to do the most elementary fact checking by clicking on that page that he cited had Sarnoff’s photograph - a dollar to a donut says he lifted that “fact” from my mid-afternoon post instead of actually going to the DDA website.


Had he done so, on that same page he would have found the link to the DDA’s Agendas and Minutes, and had he just clicked on the last minutes posted - July 11th - he would have seen on page 1 of those minutes that Sarnoff chaired that meeting, and that Alyse Robertson, the DDA’s Executive Director very clearly discussed the Get-Out-The-Vote/Absentee Ballot campaign, making a lie of Sarnoff’s claim that he did not know.


In fact, Rabin didn’t even have to do that because I had already done it and posted it before you posted his story online. 


Rabin, could, as he has done other times in the past to me or The Straw Buyer or Investigation Miami, have just ripped off my reporting without giving me credit. 

HAS CHUCK RABIN BECOME POSSESSED?

Had Rabin really wanted to act like a real reporter he could have gone one click further and illustrate the power of the Chairman, by going to the top of page 2 of those same minutes where it was revealed that Chairman Sarnoff was empowered to assign members to the DDA’s Nominating Committee.

Of course, a real reporter would have also clarified Sarnoff’s claim that his campaign was “not touching any ballots,” by explaining that he didn’t need to “touch any ballots” in order to benefit from the DDA efforts to collect these absentee ballot requests.


That’s a flagrantly bogus Red Herring, and show the degree to which Rabin - or the shapeshifter - was willing to go to misleads his readers.


The claim that I made, and that other people are either making or agreeing with me is that by virtue of being the Chairman of the DDA, Sarnoff has the ability to acquire information from the cards returned to the DDA - and not to the Election Board - of those seeking an absentee ballot.


That’s the issue that a real reporter would have focused on. What Chuck Rabin did was to intentionally obfuscate and misdirect the reader into the reason why this is a story about potential election fraud.


I would argue that Rabin behavior in this matter makes him, and the Miami Herald the equivalent of in-kind contributors to Marc Sarnoff’s campaign.


Many of us thought that Rabin had demonstrated his complete surrender of journalistic principals when, in response to the now irrefutable evidence of Mayor Tomas Regalado’s pathological proclivity to lie about almost any subject he is asked a direct question about, wrote in a piece several months back that, “Another issue that has plagued Regalado: He Occasionally strays from the facts.”

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QUEEN OF SWAG
THE QUEEN SEEMS TO HAVE HAD A JESUS MOMENT

After racking up almost $25,000 in gifts over the last 3 years, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle seems to have finally come to the conclusion that accepting all of these gifts makes her look like little more than a political tramp.


So, it was with interest, that when I did my quarterly request this week for gift reports, I got back a skimpy report listing only 1 gift received by Fernandez-Rundle this last quarter.

Hopefully this is the beginning of a new pattern of behavior for her, and not just a reflection of hard economic times on those who like to give her gifts.

It seems that Rabin - or rather his shapeshifter - has lowered the bar of journalistic competence to a new low.


For this reason, I implore you to protect the remainder of the Herald news staff from this shapeshifter currently in Rabin’s mind and body from multiplying and seizing their minds and bodies too.


We’re beyond the time that you could take Rabin out and set him on fire as a way to burn this alien demon out of him, so might I suggest that perhaps the safest thing for all concerned would be to transfer Rabin to covering the Dolphins.


They don’t seem likely to get any better, and perhaps that in and of itself would work better than a full-blown exorcism to get the alien shapeshifter to leave Rabin’s mind and body.


In any event, once again it’s evident that the Miami Herald is issuing knee pads to its employees so as not to soil their pants when they get on their knees to kiss ass.


Lastly, please feel free to continue to rip off my site without credit when it comes to exclusive hard news about the City of Miami acquired the old-fashioned way.  I used to get mad about it, but now that I understand that you are afflicted with alien shapeshifters, and smarmy, dimwitted ass-kissers, I can be more forgiving.


Yours truly, a former Miami Herald paperboy.


al crespo

OCTOBER 21, 2011