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Here’s The Scoop … 12/1/09 LBTS Commission Meeting … Hypo-CRISSIE … UPDATED ….

GOT THAT SINKING FEELING ….

Dear Readers … The Dec 1, 2009 Commission meeting started off on a high note with Rabbi David Mark, from Temple Shalom in Pompano Beach. He thanked the Mayor, the Commission and the residents for honor of being asked to deliver the invocation. He was there at the invitation of our Town Chaplain Rev. George Hunsaker. The Rabbi faced the audience as he spoke asking “God to bless this assembly as they have gathered to deliberate the laws and governance of their community. May their council be like a tree planted by streams of water that brings forth fruit in its season and whose leaf does not whither, so in whatsoever they do their town will prosper.”…He went on to bless those that serve their country… The audience members appreciated his words and thanked him as he walked by to leave the hall …. The high note was a short note as we began public comments …

Now listen, Rosa the tomato lady, you may want to admonish your pal Cristie Furth as you did the candidates running for commission last month, for she too came  with her speech written…so do the same rules apply?…

Ms Furth must be feeling a sinking feeling these days…she can’t catch a break…the old “tricks” don’t work and the smiling, fake glibness…well it ain’t cuttin’ it anymore either..and tonight’s “blasting the politics of the past”…did not fare well either…

BC-[commentary included]

“Good evening everyone, Cristie Furth,” [she sighed] “I have listened to the Unite Our Town speakers express their outrage at this podium meeting after meeting about how terrible the political opponents are running the town. So I began to wonder where their outrage over similar type issues was before 2008 when their Old Guard friends had been a majority for fourteen years?   Today they’re all outraged about ethics and conflict of interest. Even when there’s no financial gain.” [conflict of interest comes without financial gain, a concept Ms. Furth and her Gang still do not get] But yet when Commissioner Yanni sat on that dais for eight years as an Eighty five thousand dollar a year paid BSO employee and voted yes for BSO every single time, never heard a peep.”[ Comm. Yanni, is on record going to the same Fl. Ethics Comm. that both Comm. Silverstone and VM McIntee say is the only agency required for ethics and conflict of interest. A letter from Ms. Furth’s husband Marc was sent addressing Comm. Yanni’s  situation and Comm. Yanni was found to have none due to his job description. Ms. Furth cannot support the current dais members and their stance on the Fl. Ethics Comm. and have a double standard  for former Comm. Yanni.] “You want to talk about trust? Where was the outrage from theses folks when the Old Guard fired the entire volunteer fire department  after sixty years of service on election night and placed armed guards in front of their quarters the next morning to prevent them from entering”.[ While it was a bad move by the Town, Marc Furth himself informed this writer that the act was due solely to Comm. McIntee’s actions behind the scenes, and despite many including the Furths imploring McIntee to back off so the VFD could remain viable until the next election. McIntee would not listen] “Unite Our Town seemed just fine with that How about when the Old Guard refused to discuss firing the VFD at a special meeting leaving a packed room of over 300 residents behind.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDbw9CCLLHI&feature=youtube_gdata [ This meeting was orchestrated by McIntee , and unfortunately most of those in the audience, this writer included were unaware of the reasons behind the action and what was still going on to exacerbate the situation] “Where was the outrage when the Old Guard Commission selfishly reinterpreted the term limits referendum so it would not apply to them?” [ Where was the outrage when Vice Mayor McIntee went back on his word to not be a VFD officer, broke the VFD By-laws to return to be Dep. Chief?] “Silence from Unite Our Town. You want to talk about back door deal and corruption? How about giving away water views, Sea Grape’s cul-de-sacs and one lane on El Mar Drive away to developers for free”.[Why at this late date is it that the “Gang” does not understand a cul-de-sac does not give water views to a private property? Where was the outrage when Ms. Furth changed her decision to use  the Oriana million to return the 1 lane in front of Oriana back to 2…saying she liked it after all]” Unite Our Town saw no problem there. How about the Old Guard turning a blind eye to the mountain of complaints that Oriana was illegally building into the set back. [ No Gang outrage for a crappy 2 million dollar motel , they turned a blind eye] No outrage from Unite Our Town when Commissioner Yanni told an audience member that he had more integrity in his little finger than the resident had in his whole body and called another citizen a liar. [ Pick a date and a meeting for all the times McIntee called audience members liars and worse]”Or when Mayor Parker called an audience member a foul name from the dais and said don’t vote for the jerks during the campaign.[Hold on isn’t this “Mr Oliver”, Comm. Clottey’s Hillsboro Inlet nominee and Moe McIntee’s favorite Mayor of Decorum?] You want to complain about stifling the voice of the people. Where was Unite Our Town’s outrage when the Old Guard limited public comments to  a half an hour and only allowed people to speak on agenda items?” [ This comment was priceless as Furth and her co-horts have tried to enact the same restrictions ever since their support went south!] Where was their outrage when the Old Guard fired three board members without cause, [ No CIC outrage for the despicable behavior the “gang” in the board appointment process with Mrs Booth and others under the direction of Ms. Furth herself]” tripled the fire assessments,” [ less fire assessment, but it could be lower except for a purchasing frenzy the Vice Mayor has been on ]gave big town contracts to their cronies.” [ Town Manager Colon’s picks for vendors fit the same bill]” Refused to allow Athena Saturday night events. Put the town thirty million in debt.[ same pre-payment penalties/ Finance Director was TM  Colon]  Held a Christmas Eve special meeting to put a developers referendum on the ballot”, [ the ethics/ heights put on late in the game tonight ]”promised to user tax dollars to put sewers on private property” [ The MacMillans/ McIntee fought to support the sewers in Palm Club early on in the 2008 election along with Peanuts Wick] “hardly ever put out RFPs,” [ What a hoot, only reason RFPs went out after 2008…Comm. Dodd went against the “Gang” and Town Mgr.] stonewalled citizen referendums”.[ “Gang” stonewalled the ethics ordinance and the Town Manager’s contract required annual review]” I could go on and on [ and so could I, the Town Manager’s contract, Chief Gooding, BSO Police, Patrick Pointu, Scot Fowler, Fire Marshall, substandard Dept. Heads, Beach Pavilion, sewers, infrastructure, unsold warehouse, insurance for Commissioners, Cell phones for Commissioners, $300,000 to pay off loans] “but suffice to say there was no outrage because the Unite Our People, the, the because the Unite Out Town people condoned all of it.” [ No outrage because the CIC is a dying group of chain of command cheerleaders/ a patronage army condoning all the same bad acts they fought to replace]” Their deafening silence back then when we had serious corruption on the dais belies the crocodile tears they shed today over insignificant issues” [ For Ms. Furth to call the actions taken by her majority “gang” “insignificant” and not corrupt ,in this writer’s opinion, says it all…out of touch and in denial, and sinking fast]”and that is the definition of hypocrisy.” [ and that is, the very definition of hypo-CRISSIE Furth!] “Thank you.”..[a few of the supporters left, clapped]..

I had signed up with the intention to pass up public comments..but could not pass this opportunity to follow Ms. Furth up…

“Good evening, Barbara Cole,. I wasn’t going to speak. I mean this sincerely. Everything that you just heard, take out Unite Our Town, fast forward two years put in CIC,. There you go! Their CIC people have been complicit in being quiet to what’s been happening up there on the dais. I haven’t seen any outrage over what has taken place in the last almost two years. I would say hypocrisy works both ways and we will see what happens in the future. Thank you.”

Finally folks, two important points to remember…both organizations are no longer the same as in they were in the past…UOT has a large, growing  new membership with two new “no-guard” candidates for commission while the CIC has a dying membership with the usual suspects for candidates in one position or another….they are now the new-“Old Guard”!

more to come…

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