August 30, 2013

Textgate in 10 scandalous emojis

For further insight, read this week's cover story that gives you Five reasons you should care about the Orange County Commission textgate scandal. (Update: State Attorney Jeff Ashton releases textgate report: $500 handslaps all around) (Update: MORE TEXTGATE STUFFS!: Full Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports just released. Read here. (Update: Today in textgate Part III: Sad things we learned from State Attorney Jeff Ashton’s press conference this afternoon)

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Sent to Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Disappointed no one researched what happened in San fansco (9/11/12 17:40)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: When we put Jacobs amendment on ballot we put a sunset of sorts. Thoughts on auto sunset of Thompson amendment (9/11/12 17:42)
Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Mike Thomas did but didn't have a write up. It was all in his head. (9/11/12 17:43)
Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Will ask him to text u highlightsThx (9/11/12 17:43)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: And stealing tax dollars. (9/11/12 17:45)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: Do you understand (9/11/12 17:46)
Received from Kevin Shaughnessy: Not a fan of sunsehNot a fan of sunsets plus BCC can propose amendment to delete it anytime. CRC can too every 4 years. (9/11/12 17:48)
Received from Kevin Shaughnessy: Not quite clear what you're saying (9/11/12 17:50)
Received from Mike Crabb: Judge just dismissed Chambers lawsuit. (9/11/12 18:02)
Sent to Mike Crabb: No shit?! (9/11/12 18:02)
Sent to Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Advice?My patience is running lowFull transcript
Sent to Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Disappointed no one researched what happened in San fansco (9/11/12 17:40)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: When we put Jacobs amendment on ballot we put a sunset of sorts. Thoughts on auto sunset of Thompson amendment (9/11/12 17:42)
Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Mike Thomas did but didn't have a write up. It was all in his head. (9/11/12 17:43)
Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Will ask him to text u highlights
Thx (9/11/12 17:43)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: And stealing tax dollars. (9/11/12 17:45)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: Do you understand (9/11/12 17:46)
Received from Kevin Shaughnessy: Not a fan of sunseh
Not a fan of sunsets plus BCC can propose amendment to delete it anytime. CRC can too every 4 years. (9/11/12 17:48)
Received from Kevin Shaughnessy: Not quite clear what you're saying (9/11/12 17:50)
Received from Mike Crabb: Judge just dismissed Chambers lawsuit. (9/11/12 18:02)
Sent to Mike Crabb: No shit?! (9/11/12 18:02)
Sent to Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Advice?
My patience is running low

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Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Maxwell: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_local_namesblog/2013/09/orange-county-on-sick-time-well-show-you-grass-roots-folks.html (9/11/12 20:02)
Sent to Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Can’t read it all now. Did I say that (9/11/12 20:05)
Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: U may have in the context of this is the only way to get voters to think about what voting for
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Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Maxwell: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_local_namesblog/2013/09/orange-county-on-sick-time-well-show-you-grass-roots-folks.html (9/11/12 20:02)
Sent to Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Can’t read it all now. Did I say that (9/11/12 20:05)
Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: U may have in the context of this is the only way to get voters to think about what voting for

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Lewis M. Oliver III text log from 9/5/12
Hey Ted I am in your lobby are you in?
Lew Oliver here
Yes. On a call. Should wrap up shortly and then communityeeting. Can be out shortly.
Just wanted to hang u briefing book and say hi/thanks
Great ill wait
Btw I won’t tell Teresa about this effort until 10 min before the meeting to avoid any possibility that she or the county attorney would have a chance to prepare some corrective language. I will also make sure you have 3-4 other votes even if Teresa balks for some reason (frankly I think she will be pleasantly surprised)
Thanks. Will get back with you once I have reviewed manuals tomorrow.
Great thanks
Fred will make the motion to cont
Continue
Thanks.
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Lewis M. Oliver III text log from 9/5/12
Hey Ted I am in your lobby are you in?
Lew Oliver here
Yes. On a call. Should wrap up shortly and then communityeeting. Can be out shortly.
Just wanted to hang u briefing book and say hi/thanks
Great ill wait
Btw I won’t tell Teresa about this effort until 10 min before the meeting to avoid any possibility that she or the county attorney would have a chance to prepare some corrective language. I will also make sure you have 3-4 other votes even if Teresa balks for some reason (frankly I think she will be pleasantly surprised)
Thanks. Will get back with you once I have reviewed manuals tomorrow.
Great thanks
Fred will make the motion to cont
Continue
Thanks.

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Email from Lew Oliver to Fred Brummer 9/18/12 11:01 pmFull transcript
Email from Lew Oliver to Fred Brummer 9/18/12 11:01 pm

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Fred Brummer text log from 9/11/12 5:26 pm
Brummer: Someone stop EdWards
He said he knows the drill. Maybe he’s just showing off first?
Fred he knows the drill I promise
He likes to show off sometimes first
He told me he will vote for the continuance. He’s trying (probably unnecessarily) to create a record
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Fred Brummer text log from 9/11/12 5:26 pm
Brummer: Someone stop EdWards
He said he knows the drill. Maybe he’s just showing off first?
Fred he knows the drill I promise
He likes to show off sometimes first
He told me he will vote for the continuance. He’s trying (probably unnecessarily) to create a record

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Fred Brummer text log from 9/11/12 9:06 pm
Ted can be a bit obtuse
Well alls well that ends well. No clue what Ted was doing. None. But THANK YOU!
Brummer: Done.
You are a hero sir!
Brummer: Let’s win some elections
Yeah well thank to u we have one less to worry about
One *fewer
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Fred Brummer text log from 9/11/12 9:06 pm
Ted can be a bit obtuse
Well alls well that ends well. No clue what Ted was doing. None. But THANK YOU!
Brummer: Done.
You are a hero sir!
Brummer: Let’s win some elections
Yeah well thank to u we have one less to worry about
One *fewer

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Email from Lew Oliver to Fred Brummer 9/19/12 11:36 amFull transcript
Email from Lew Oliver to Fred Brummer 9/19/12 11:36 am

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Received from Mike Thomas: Just tuned in. I see they are angling for same sex benefits for gays for county contractors (9/11/12 18:12)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: You know court dismissed chambers lawsuit (9/11/12 18:15)Full transcript
Received from Mike Thomas: Just tuned in. I see they are angling for same sex benefits for gays for county contractors (9/11/12 18:12)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: You know court dismissed chambers lawsuit (9/11/12 18:15)

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Sent to Jeff Newton Pls have Eddie put check mark by each speaker when they speak so people know where we are on the list (9/11/12 18:20)
Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Heading back (9/11/12 18:21)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: This is so bizarre. Pls help me with a written explanation of my position. This is most distressful to me (9/11/12 18:21)
Received from Jeff Newton: Ok (9/11/12 18:25)
Received from Kevin Shaughnessy: No Wow. But that actually hurts the petition bc they’re argument was Chamber is premature until you choose ballot language. (9/11/12 18:25) Full transcript
Sent to Jeff Newton Pls have Eddie put check mark by each speaker when they speak so people know where we are on the list (9/11/12 18:20)
Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Heading back (9/11/12 18:21)
Sent to Kevin Shaughnessy: This is so bizarre. Pls help me with a written explanation of my position. This is most distressful to me (9/11/12 18:21)
Received from Jeff Newton: Ok (9/11/12 18:25)
Received from Kevin Shaughnessy: No Wow. But that actually hurts the petition bc they’re argument was Chamber is premature until you choose ballot language. (9/11/12 18:25)

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Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: U were really great tonigh! Kevin and I started to put ur statement together.
Sent to Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Thank you!! !
Sent to Stina D’Uva: Thank you so much for being there tonight and for coming to my defense! I don’t say it often enough but I am very grateful for your friendship.
Received from Stina D’Uva: And I feel the same way about you. Let us get together soon.
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Received from Graciela Noriega Jacoby: U were really great tonigh! Kevin and I started to put ur statement together.
Sent to Graciela Noriega Jacoby: Thank you!! !
Sent to Stina D’Uva: Thank you so much for being there tonight and for coming to my defense! I don’t say it often enough but I am very grateful for your friendship.
Received from Stina D’Uva: And I feel the same way about you. Let us get together soon.

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