Fred Grimm

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    September 13, 2012

    Broward Adopts Climate Change Plan; Dumbasses Think It's a U.N. Conspiracy

    Broward has been out in front of the rest of the state, maybe the country, in terms of preparing for climate change and rising sea levels. The county commissioned a report showing that large parts of Lauderdale could be underwater 50 years from now. Over and over, experts say our low-lying areas are ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Who Are Florida's Real Enemies? Fred Grimm Explains.

    Infested!‚ÄčThe Miami Herald's Fred Grimm is probably Florida's resident expert drollerist, and his drollery is seldom so barbed or smart as it was in Wednesday's column: "To Legislature, enemy is us." Check it out, if you're in the mood for some lightly depressing weekend reading."Gotta have us som ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Grand Jury Report Another Exercise in Futility

    When ineffective governments lack the strength or wherewithal to act, there is only one thing left for them to do. They issue reports. After Rick Scott is sworn in as governor tomorrow, grand jury starter Crist will have more time to party‚ÄčI can't say that the statewide gran ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Fearless Prediction: Hollywood Will Soon Bring Anti-Sex-Offender Ordinance

    Flickr User: Paul ThurlbyFor Hollywood pols, sex offender legislation is a low-hanging fruit that may prove temptingTo piggyback on a Fred Grimm column in the Herald and a Smashed Frog blog post -- as well as the article that started it all, in our sister paper -- I'll venture a prediction that rece ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    May 6, 2008
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    November 26, 2007
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    July 16, 2007
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    May 15, 2007
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    January 25, 2007

    Judge Stays Mayor's Political Execution

    Out Of The Frying Pan Mayor Oliver Parker can breath easy for a while. A Broward Circuit judge has thrown a recall effort to remove the much-reviled-at-the-moment Lauderdale-By-The-Sea honcho out of office, Melissa Hoyos reports in today's Sun-Sentinel. I've been paying attention to the turmoil i ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    Battling Viewpoints

    Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm's has this take on sham schooling for star athletes, the sex allegations and coverup regarding high school football star Antwain Easterling, and other "lessons that lying, cheating, jock-sniffing adults impart." Below is New Times' editor Tony Ortega's response. H ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006

    Negron Screwed

    State Rep. Joe Negron has been chosen -- or condemned -- to run for Congress in Foley's place (with the disgraced rep's name on the ballot). I think his photograph at left says it all. And there is this hilarious understatement from former state Republican Party chairman Tom Slade in Brendan Farring ... More >>

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    September 21, 2006

    De La Cruz Empowering Cheapskates Everywhere

    Lifestyles columnist Ralph de la Cruz asks us in a headline today, "'Are we tightwads for wanting our 'loose change'?" The answer, before we go any further, is a resounding "hells yes." But here's the key passage, which comes after he tells the story of his family getting overbilled one Thanksgiving ... More >>

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    August 22, 2006

    Killer Dog, King Belief, and Charity Good--UPDATED

    Via Stuck on the Palmetto Today, the Sun-Sentinel enlightens us on why Shawna Willey was so obsessed with having large, vicious dogs surrounding her all the time. Sallie James, Jennifer Gollan and Robert Nolin report on the front page that Willey had the Presa Canario that killed her in her backy ... More >>

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    July 18, 2006

    Herald Breaks Traffic Story; World Misses Significance

    -- The Miami Herald's Web team pulled off another gem this morning. Headline: "Early morning driving is difficult because of traffic woes - 7/18/2006 08:27 AM EDT" Read this thing. Is the Herald serious about posting traffic reports in the morning at 8:30 a.m., when most people are already on the ... More >>

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    June 27, 2006

    About Those Alleged Terrorists

    When you have a gang of disconnected, apparently inept stragglers who make international news because of a federal War on Terror bust, it's the duty of the press to look upon it with a critical and discerning eye. To investigate it to its core and reveal all of its intricacies and, should they exist ... More >>

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    April 17, 2006
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    November 21, 2002

    That's not Journalism. That's Poetry!

    The biggest, baddest bloviators in town match witlessness in our Columnist Poetry Slam

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    December 27, 2001

    Coitus Interruptus

    Daily newspapers have wasted a lot of ink on a Hollywood swingers club. New Times went inside.

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    March 22, 2001


    Why is the Sun-Sentinelís Cuba bureau so kind to Fidel?

  • Music

    October 19, 2000


    Fort Lauderdaleís ban of under-21 clubbers shows that when fun is outlawed, only outlaws will have fun

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    June 3, 1999


    Six shoppertainment malls, three eager mallrats, one day of shopping nirvana