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Shirk is a joke

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5597 Aug 19, 2010
Shirk wishes he ever made 150,000 in private practice. And then he actually practiced law (so he claims). He was a bottom feeder lightweight then, and he is still a lightweight. Refik Eller making 140 grand and not carrying a single case is a crime. All of the people Bill White paid well were ACTUALLY WELL REAGRDED ATTORNEYS.

There not a lawyer that Shirk has on staff that is even half the attorney that Al Chipperfield, Pat McGuiness, Anne Finnell,or Waffa Hanaina was (to name just a few). Shirk couldn't litigate his way out of a traffic ticket.

And I bet if the good Republicans of Jacksonville realized all of the money he is throwing away on his cronies, they would call him out for the pretty boy lightweight northern carpet bagger that he is. Looking forward to hearing the "anonymous" reply from his well paid PR guy.
next round

Germany

#5598 Aug 19, 2010
will shirk run again?(has he officially come out and said one way or the other?)

if he runs again, has anyone comes out to say they will run against him? if no one has surfaced, when will they make their intentions known?

what happens if shirk loses? who would leave with him?
Sensibility

Anonymous Proxy

#5599 Aug 19, 2010
Shirk is a joke wrote:
Shirk wishes he ever made 150,000 in private practice. And then he actually practiced law (so he claims). He was a bottom feeder lightweight then, and he is still a lightweight. Refik Eller making 140 grand and not carrying a single case is a crime. All of the people Bill White paid well were ACTUALLY WELL REAGRDED ATTORNEYS.
There not a lawyer that Shirk has on staff that is even half the attorney that Al Chipperfield, Pat McGuiness, Anne Finnell,or Waffa Hanaina was (to name just a few). Shirk couldn't litigate his way out of a traffic ticket.
And I bet if the good Republicans of Jacksonville realized all of the money he is throwing away on his cronies, they would call him out for the pretty boy lightweight northern carpet bagger that he is. Looking forward to hearing the "anonymous" reply from his well paid PR guy.
Has a poll ever been done since Matt Shirk entered office as to his approval rating with the voters?

The voters of Nassau and Clay counties are responsible for placing Shirk in office, correct? How do they feel about how money has been spent and for what - even with positions that never existed before.

One thing is certain - those who enjoy a 'cushy' situation right now should enjoy it while they can because there is always the chance the voters will demand accountability.
Clay

Jacksonville, FL

#5600 Aug 19, 2010
Sensibility wrote:
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Has a poll ever been done since Matt Shirk entered office as to his approval rating with the voters?
The voters of Nassau and Clay counties are responsible for placing Shirk in office, correct? How do they feel about how money has been spent and for what - even with positions that never existed before.
One thing is certain - those who enjoy a 'cushy' situation right now should enjoy it while they can because there is always the chance the voters will demand accountability.
I think you give the voters of Clay and Nassau WAY too much credit. Shirk has got them so rolled with his tales of daring "budget cuts" and what a good Christian family man he is that they will send him back how ever many times he wants.
Bert

Orange Park, FL

#5601 Aug 19, 2010
Sensibility wrote:
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Has a poll ever been done since Matt Shirk entered office as to his approval rating with the voters?
The voters of Nassau and Clay counties are responsible for placing Shirk in office, correct? How do they feel about how money has been spent and for what - even with positions that never existed before.
One thing is certain - those who enjoy a 'cushy' situation right now should enjoy it while they can because there is always the chance the voters will demand accountability.
No polls have been done. But Nassau and Clay gave Matt his post. It was all about the "R". Most people don't really impower themselves to research the canidates. I pretty sure Clay was shirk 55/white 45, which was more than Bill expected. Most voters didn't realize that Bill had already been serving for 30 years already.
We will see what happens next
Mayhem

Orange Park, FL

#5602 Aug 19, 2010
If someone runs against him it should be interesting. How can a good Christian man represent Jarred Harrell??
Jared

Jacksonville, FL

#5603 Aug 19, 2010
Mayhem wrote:
If someone runs against him it should be interesting. How can a good Christian man represent Jarred Harrell??
Well his OFFICE is representing Jared Harrel because he is accused of a crime and that is their job, if they refused it would be a profound ethical violation. The PDO has defended bigger scumbags than him, believe it or not. What is funny about that is Matt Shirk would likely still be unable to defend him personally because he has yet to get his death penalty qualification.
Pretty Please

Clearwater, FL

#5604 Aug 20, 2010
Will someone PLEASE run against Matt Shirk.
Pretty Please

Clearwater, FL

#5605 Aug 20, 2010
By the way, Shirk is not the "good christian family man" he makes himself out to be. If the voters only knew his reputation for dishonesty, lack of work ethic and lack of moral compass as evidenced by his personal affairs, they would be in for a shock.

Not to mention his lack of credentials to be running such an important office. He should go back to Illinois and see if he can pull the wool over the eyes of the voters there. Check out how Wikipedia describes him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Shirk
conservative christian

Clearwater, FL

#5606 Aug 20, 2010
Shirk reminds me of Charlie Crist- way too tan pretty boy with expensive shoes pretending to have conservative Christian values. Bet those two would get along well.
up to date

Jacksonville, FL

#5607 Aug 20, 2010
Sam wrote:
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Why dont you tell us you bitter ender. Matt is a lovely Christian man who will have my vote no matter what. The more you atheists and hedonists try to tear him down the more support he will get from the real residents of Jacksonville the hard working Christians of this town who dont want the scum walking the streets and just want to make sure that the trials dont get kicked out because of some stupid "representation" issue.
We also dont want our tax dollars wasted on a bunch of criminal loving, bleeding heart tochey feeley trial lawyers.
Lovely Christian man? Convincing isn't he?
conservative christian

Clearwater, FL

#5611 Aug 20, 2010
Don't think the good people of First Baptist would like to hear about Shirk's penchant for pornography either. He spends all of our tax dollars on tanning, hair gel and designer clothes. Not exactly a "man's man." He's definately got some skeletons that need to "come out of the closet" before the next election. I hear he spent some time with Charley Crist. Somebody needs to expose Matt Shirk for the scam he is. Shirk is no more a good christian than he is a good lawyer or even a good person. He needs to tell his little overpaid PR guy that he's afraid his little secret might get out. Sure would be a shame if someone outed him. Love those "family values"
Mayhem

Orange Park, FL

#5612 Aug 20, 2010
Well, He did bring Shoemaker in with him. He had habits. Those habits got him busted while "working"
Mayhem

Orange Park, FL

#5613 Aug 20, 2010
Folio wrote:
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Not in my eyes. I had been told his current wife (which I think is number two?) was pregnant with their son BEFORE they were married. Funny, but I always thought they way you were supposed to do things was getting married first, then have children. Not the other way around.
Yes, this fact is true. She was a court reporter. They were banging. End result, child.

newton

Germany

#5614 Aug 21, 2010
conservative christian wrote:
Don't think the good people of First Baptist would like to hear about Shirk's penchant for pornography either. He spends all of our tax dollars on tanning, hair gel and designer clothes. Not exactly a "man's man." He's definately got some skeletons that need to "come out of the closet" before the next election. I hear he spent some time with Charley Crist. Somebody needs to expose Matt Shirk for the scam he is. Shirk is no more a good christian than he is a good lawyer or even a good person. He needs to tell his little overpaid PR guy that he's afraid his little secret might get out. Sure would be a shame if someone outed him. Love those "family values"
i have never heard that before - that shirk was gay. i had heard crist was. when you say shirk has some skeletons that need to come out of his closet, what are you talking about? if someone needs to expose shirk, why hasn't anyone done that yet? after all, the dude has been in office a year and a half right?
newton

Germany

#5615 Aug 21, 2010
Mayhem wrote:
Well, He did bring Shoemaker in with him. He had habits. Those habits got him busted while "working"
that habit didn't get him busted right away. he was kept on for a while, wasn't he?
hmmmm

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5616 Aug 21, 2010
Shoemanker and Shirk both like the porn. After Shirk left the PD's office originally, "Vived Entertainent" repeatedly called his old office phone looking for payment for merchandise he purchased. This is fairly common knowledge. Vivid is a pornography company.
Now that I think about it, wouldn't shock me if Shirk did swing both ways. He is a member of an ant-gay group (see his facebooke page), but isn't it always the outspoken anti-gay people that have something to hide?(i.e. Ted Haggard, Charlie Crist). Put Haggard, Crist and Shirk in a room together and I bet you'd be amazed how much they have in common.
Maybe somebody should (or already has) gotten hold of his rescords from Vivid Entertainment. Interesting to see what titles the good Christian Mr. Shirk purchased.
Wasn't it Larry Flynt who offered a reward for information on any member of Congress having an affair during the Clinton scandal? Where's Larry Flynt when we need him.
Hmmmm..........
laughing at you losers

Atlantic Beach, FL

#5619 Aug 21, 2010
Ok seriously punkasses, who are all of you to pass judgment? Now, you are the moral g-ds in charge of people's lives? I mean, who gives a rat's ass if he likes some porn and knocked up his wife prior to "officially" being married? Adults are allowed to look at porn and YOU aren't his wife! Also, Matt doesn't hold himself out to be perfect or an angel. Being a public official does not mean you are perfect, it means you open yourself up to public scrutiny....not about when your sperm reached its goal, but about how well or badly you run your office. And as for Matt possibly being gay with Charlie Crist, nonya! If he is, aint your business or your problem, unless you are married to either. As for the fact that the office is now made up of shitty attorneys... that is quite interesting. Only about 18 lawyers were canned (if that). As for the other 60, do they suck? did they suck when Bill White was their boss? COme on, you true beleiver fired ass lawyers are so transparent..... we know who you are. Move on and get over it! There are more NGs and life recs than there ever were under Bill. Maybe it is because ABC is filing more cases and more death notices... maybe BUT if these lawyers suck so bad, why are they having this success....? Yeah, maybe Matt has some nice shoes and a Gucci briefcase but SO WHAT! You think you overweight, nasty coffee breathed smokers look or smell any better? hell no you don't. It seems entirely appropriate for a public official to take care of himself and dress nice. Harry shorstein always looked tan and fly! wtf? Bill White looked like a damn slob, so does Angela.... Get to the real issues, or actually get a life. Oh, and thanks for the mundane entertainment..... lame-os!
laughing at you losers

Atlantic Beach, FL

#5620 Aug 21, 2010
Oh, and give me a break about White's attorneys earning the money they got. Ann had one murder case a year and all of his top dogs spun their wheels.... They were also completely offensive to juries and judges and NOT well respected by their adversary state attorneys.... it was like the star wars bar for crying out loud! They did their clients a giant disservice and argued false confession and police coverup for every case! Lost all credibility with juries, judges and ASAs.... just FYI....
Espy

Orange Park, FL

#5621 Aug 21, 2010
Espy??
You drinking the kool aid again?? No posting while drinking again.

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