Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vote for Becker Attorney Ryan Pinder.....In The Bahamas!



I'm not sure what to make of this, but apparently Becker & Poliakoff attorney Ryan Pinder has possibly renounced his American citizenship and is running in a disputed election in the Bahamas:
The tax attorney was born to a Bahamian father, former PLP MP for Malcolm Creek Marvin Pinder, and an American mother. In January, Mr Pinder, who is employed by Florida-based law firm Becker and Poliakoff as a Nassau-based consultant, defended his right to hold dual citizenship in the face of criticism that it was inappropriate and unconstitutional for someone seeking public office in the Bahamas. At the time he called his dual-citizenship a "non-issue." During the week prior to the by-election, however, PLP chairman Bradley Roberts said Mr Pinder had renounced his US citizenship prior to nominating as a by-election candidate on January 29. Mr Pinder had stated that his decision was a personal one, adding that he was not pressured by his party to give up his American citizenship.
Boy does that bring back some pleasant memories!

The last time I was in the Bahamas and renounced my American citizenship I got pulled into a three-day bender involving kiln-fired pottery, Monica Potter and...let me try to remember, oh yes -- Justice Potter Stewart.

Say what you want, but that old coot sure knew what he liked (and liked what he saw).

11 comments:

  1. This is too funny. TOO FUNNY. Other than a bong hit or two and a big bowl of Cap'n Crunch, I can't think of a better way to start the day. (That's not exactly true.)
    Anyhoo, doesn't she look like a cross between Melanie Damian, Judge Barzee and Nancy Grace? I'm just sayin'...

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  2. i'm none too bright. can someone please explain to me s l o w l y
    the hidden pottery joke. gracias a usted.

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  3. Where was Colonel Potter?

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  4. Please don't ever include Nancy Grace in the same sentence with the other two...major party foul.

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  5. This is the funniest post I have read in a long time! Bah! ha! Ha! I wonder if he really did it??? He is married to a US Citizen and he still owns a house in Plantation and he also voted in our 2008 Presidential election it appears (thanks for the link to the Tribune - that paper has a whole election coverage page)....this will be a funny story to watch. I wonder if they have hanging chads also.

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  6. SFL's college buddyFebruary 23, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    @7:16- ceramic pipes my man!

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  7. @7:16 come on - think clearly....Tommy Chong went to jail for something related to same....and a documentary was produced on his ordeal.... :)

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  8. Odd. Does Alan know?

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  9. @previous post:

    Does Alan know? About the three day fun play memory lane trip or the rest?

    Mr. no longer an American Citizen just filed a protest case in Court regarding protest votes....this should be interesting....lawyers - always good for a laugh sometimes.

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  10. I literally can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality anymore. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

    Wow

    -P
    www.whoneedslawyers.com

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  11. I hated the way Ryan Pinder held his spoon in his palm like a 5 year old, even when he was a senior in high school.

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