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OCTOBER 31, 2011

ATTENTION ALL MIMO PROPERTY OWNERS
NANCY LIEBMAN THINKS I BRAINWASHED YOU - CAN I GET YOU TO CHIP IN AND COVER THE COSTS OF THE SOAP AND WATER.  IT WAS EXPENSIVE!

OCTOBER 31, 2011

Nancy Liebman says that the reason that the majority of MIMO property owners voted against the creation of a BID was because you paid attention to the “misinformation” I posted on this site on July 20th.  Really!?!


Here’s what Nancy claimed in a Miami Herald story about the failure of her and her friends getting a majority of MIMO property owners to go along with this plan:


        “Liebman blamed what she believes was the   

         widespread misinformation by some of the

        neighbors and Miami blogger Al Crespo and

        the fact that many people are on vacation

        during the summer for the failed petition drive.”


What’s up with that, Nancy?  The article pointed out that this was THE THIRD TRY that you and those supporting the creation of a BID failed to get the required votes.


Since I wasn’t around for the first two tries Nancy, maybe it wasn’t the “misinformation” I wrote so much as it was the realization by the folks that voted against this effort that the screwing that they’re already getting isn’t worth the additional screwing they’ll get by creating a BID, which as I pointed out will probably be controlled by none other than Commissioner “Ethics” Sarnoff, although one would hope that enough folks in District 2 decide that Punky’s got to go.


In any event, I wrote only 1 post about the MIMO BID efforts, - in July, which according to Liebman, was a time when few people were even around to read my mad rant - and contrary to Nancy opinion, I think that my “misinformation” was reasonable and spot-on.


As I stated then, and repeat now, my opinion - and mind you, all I did was offer an opinion - was that the biggest problems facing the property and business owners in the MIMO District were the 35 foot height restriction, and the refusal to treat the Boulevard as anything other than an urban freeway. 


For the 35 foot restriction, the two people that the MIMO folks should blame and should be going after are Commissioner Sarnoff and his butt-boy Elvis Cruz.


The fact that you allowed a whack job like Elvis Cruz to lead the fight to impose the 35 foot height restriction on you to begin with only points to the fact that the screwing you’re getting is one you obviously bent over so that he could deliver.


I know it’s easy to shoot the messenger, but don’t blame me because your initiative failed FOR THE THIRD TIME!, You need to face the reality of what your problems really are and start trying to address them.


But of course you won’t, because that takes courage, gumption and the rolling up of your sleeves to accomplish the goals of getting the FDOT to allow parallel parking along the Boulevard, and to get a revision of the 35 foot restriction.


Instead, you’ll try for THE FOURTH TIME to get the property owners to go along with a BID because there’s nothing like doing something over and over and expecting a different result.  I think there’s a name for that. 


And just in case you missed it readers, I really encourage you to go and read the Miami Herald article I linked above and read the comments posted below the article. It seems that someone seems to have had some prior experience in watching Nancy Liebman at work on Miami Beach, and it left a bad taste. 


In the meantime, I’m honored that Nancy thinks that my “misinformation” made a difference, because I’d hate to think I spend all the time I do pissing on peoples shoes without occasionally making them walk around with wet, stinky feet.

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BRINGING IN THE SCUM
MANNY ALONSO PUKE REVEALS WHAT A LOWLIFE HE REALLY IS

OCTOBER 31, 2011

Instead of rolling up his sleeves, admitting that he fucked up and trying to clean up the mess with his Charter School, Manny Alonso Poch has gone over completely to the dark side - it took about a half a step - to call on help from the Regalado camp’s chief propagandist, Nelson Horta.


Horta, who publishes a Latin blog largely devoted to furthering the agenda of his patron, Armando “The Whopper” Gutierrez, who himself is referred to by some as Miami’s “Phantom Mayor,” and by others as a longtime FBI informant rumored to be on a list of possible suspects under investigation for his involvement with the Hialeah “shadow banking” activities is, even in a cesspool like Miami, considered a dirtbag extraordinaire.


When you make it onto the pages of Horta’s site - who in the furtherance of full disclosure has written about me several times, but without the courage to actually include my name - you know that you’ve really pissed off the thugs, crooks and political cronies of corrupt politicians like Regalado that Gutierrez and Horta consider pals and/or clients.


So it was that last week Horta posted a story in his blog about how the real reason that Regalado pal Alonso Poch was having problems with his Charter School wasn’t because Poch was an deadbeat, asshole who had been using the school as his personal piggybank, but rather because the Teacher’s Union had decided to wage an attack to close the school because:


            “Sources close to the school system of

            Miami-Dade nelsonhortareporta.com have        

            told that unions linked to the school system

            and many interested that benefit from the union,

            are behind the charter school closures.”


This is little more than the ravings of a moron trying to pass himself off as a hack political insider.  It does however reveal to what lengths Alonso Poch is willing to go in an effort to try and deflect attention away from his actions in this debacle.


Yeah, that’s right Poch - or is it Puke - blame it on the unions, and when that doesn’t work, maybe you can blame it on climate change, or same-sex marriage, or liberal democrats, or maybe even me.


Blame it on anybody but Manny Alonso Puke, because in Puke’s world, assholes never accept responsibility.

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THE SARNOFF RUMBLE
MUD WRESTLING COCONUT GROVE STYLE

Our effete pal, Commissioner “Ethics” Sarnoff, was out walking his dog on Saturday afternoon when he came upon longtime Sarnoff hater Reid Welch spray painting one of his campaign signs, and depending on who’s story you believe, Welch attacked Sarnoff, or Sarnoff attacked Welch.


Welch who is a longtime Coconut Grove character who among other colorful habits likes to get high inhaling Propane and then ride around on his bicycle looking for what he claims are illegally posted Sarnoff campaign signs was doing just that on Saturday afternoon when the rumble occurred.


It’s easy, given Welch’s admitted addiction to getting high on Propane to dismiss him as an out-and-out whack job, but he does have some basis to claim that the Sarnoff campaign signs stuck in swales and other city property are illegal according to Sec. 54-7, City of Miami Code, which states:


        “It shall be unlawful to place political advertisements,

        handbills or snipe signs or billboards on city-owned

        property and trash receptacles placed upon city

        streets and sidewalks.”


What does not seem to exist however, is any law or ordinance that limits campaign signs to 1 sign per property as he claims, or that the signs must be close to the house.  If anyone can provide me with the information that supports Welch’s claim about this, send it to me at: al@alcrespo.net.


In addition to the original video that Welch posted, he also posted a 2nd video which appears to have been shot moments after the incident.  Here it is.

OCTOBER 31, 2011

You can read more of Horta’s handiwork by clicking on the article above.  Google offers an English translation.

From a second hand account that I got of the incident, Welch was spray painting a sign on Virginia Street when Sarnoff came up on him and tackled him. The fight, assault or whatever, takes place at 3:16 on the first tape, and the video only includes a couple seconds, since Welch told people that when Sarnoff tackled him, he dropped the camera.


No matter whose story you believe, the incident couldn’t have been all that bad because there is a short portion of video that shows Sarnoff’s back as he walks away with his dog, and nobody felt the need to run over and break it up.


As the 2nd video shows, there appears to have been a number of potential witnesses to what happened, but given the cowardice of most folks to “get involved,” the only ones who will come forward will be Sarnoff supporters.


I heard one report that one of the local stations ran with the story last night and claimed that Welch had been found with a “box cutter.”


“Box Cutter” is a pretty incendiary description for the little snipper that Welch carries to cut the plastic bands, and which he prominently features in some of his videos.


Odds are that by Monday Sarnoff’s political machine will be making every effort to use this incident to portray Commissioner “Ethics” as under attack from some crazed maniac with a “box cutter” that was lucky to escape this incident with his life.


In truth, Reid Welch is a real life version of a character that you would find in one of the late Hunter Thompson’s stories, and the kind of character that embellishes the marketing image of Coconut Grove as being a place where eccentrics still roam the streets.


In this case we had Reid Welch mud wrestling with another Miami archetype, the corrupt politician.


It was the kind of event that let’s us say with pride, It’s Miami, Bitches!

SARNOFF UPDATE

INVESTIGATION MIAMI makes an interesting observation about the Miami Police Department decision not to arrest Reid Welch in the aftermath of the Sarnoff/Welch Rumble In The Grove.


After you finish checking us out, go over and read what IM wrote.  It will make you say, Hhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm.

OCTOBER 31, 2011

DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO
SARNOFF AND HIS PEEPS DON’T OBEY LAW

In the last days of a political campaign is when you stand the best chance of gauging a candidate true character. That’s when you can see whether the candidate is a person of character and principle, or a scumbag willing to do and say anything to win.


It’s no surprise therefore, that in the last 72 hours of the current campaign to get reelected to the Miami City Commission we’ve seen Commissioner “Ethics” “Take down” Reid Welch for supposedly being a menace to folks in the Center Grove because of his actions against Sarnoff’s illegal placement of campaign signs around his house.


Very little focus or attention has been paid to this issue, which in fact is a serious one, both as a violation of campaign law, and also as an example of visual pollution and littering.


The Crespo-Gram received the following photographs on Monday afternoon that documents that when it comes to breaking the law, Commissioner Sarnoff and his supporters have no compunction about breaking it at every opportunity - or street corner.

OCTOBER 31, 2011

BREAKING STORY

These illegal signs have been removed, but word is that Sarnoff’s people are still trying to put more signs up.

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