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Here’s The Scoop … Sometimes When You Fall It’s Your Own Fault …

HE TOOK A GREAT FALL  ….

Dear Readers…Let’s get this one out of the way…looks can be deceiving…and though Commissioner Jim Silverstone looks like the  “nice guy” voters thought he was in 2006….He is NOT a nice guy anymore in 2009!….. He is a “complicit guy ” who “willfully” joined forces becoming  “fully engaged” in all thing McIntee-Furth and Colon … And those who voted for McIntee…a man they knew nothing about, because he was “nice guy” Jim Silverstone’s pal…. say they are not going to make that mistake again… Those who voted for these “2-Hats”  in 2006 have seen the despicable antics on and off the dais in their first  ( and only) term…The decline in decorum accelerated in 2008 when Jim’s BFF McIntee was installed as the Vice Mayor (despite Jimmy’s post election-pre-Vice Mayor nomination “promise” to the new commissioners of “a kindlier, gentler Jerry, once he became Vice Mayor”) and in 2009 when McIntee again became VFD Deputy Chief ( with a big Jimmy-boy assist )…going against the VFD By-laws and the 2007  promises they both made ….

It is painful to watch the befuddled speech of “pacific ethnics”…”udder”…and the disjointed repetitious commentary that comes from his time at the microphone… His “statistics” are seriously flawed and lack any validity for why he would spend time on them in the first place…His uneven, unfathomable attempts made for trying to reconcile the bad acts taken by his “gang” further prove ….this is no “nice guy”…

The 7 minutes of Commissioner Comments made by Commissioner Silverstone on Nov. 10, 2009 again spell out what is wrong with having him as an elected official in this town…And as in previous posts…by using his own words…there is no way he can accuse anybody of attacking him, not being honest …no calling foul, Coach Jim! ….

CS- “Thank you, I don’t know where to begin at this point. Um, as I’ve been trying to do for the last ah, since I can remember. I’ve been trying to write down the ah, the ah, responses from the public during public comments and answering them as best I could and now I’m getting accused of attacking people by doing that which I think is funny.”

“There seems to be a sporting event, a new sporting event in town. Because we’re public servants up here I think people have the idea that you can just throw stuff at us and say things to us and we have to sit up here and we can’t respond back. When I do respond back it doesn’t do any good cause I hear the same thing over and over again and it becomes a sporting, thanks for acknowledging that. It becomes like a sporting event up here. It’s absolute torture to sit up here and not having to directly respond. But when I do get a chance to respond it still doesn’t make any difference. So logically the conclusion I can make is that this is pre-planned and this group of people are getting together and doing this! And ah, it’s, it’s anti- American! It’s anti- Town to do something like that!”

“Having said that I will go through the comments again like I always try to do.”

“Accountability, that works both sides and also I would appreciate it if the people in charge of information that the public reads in whatever forum,there’s a standard of “ethnics” regarding that too. If you go online pull up blogger or press ethics you will read that to yourself a favor ah, you will find that there’s a lot of contradictions here.”

He went on to speak of “Chrissie” Furth and Halloween… and perpetrated the ruse of “saving” the Town $1200 dollars by spending only $1800 of the $4000 dollars budgeted for the Halloween event…He knows from all his years of participating as “Dracula” that the years of purchases the Furths made …reimbursed by the Town (taxpayers) are in the thousands…and are kept in the still unsold west side warehouse…so spending less was just the same as the false claims made for 4th of July when the Mc-Furths claimed less used for the very same ploy…re-use of the items purchased on the previous year’s event!…OOPS!… (A PRR is expected of the event and will be posted)…He went on to say…

CS- ” I worked maybe ten percent of the time Marc and Crissie Furth worked . They wore me out and I , it took me two days to recover and I lost my voice like I do every year playing Dracula. I’m in the back in the room there scaring the adults more than the kids. It’s my little payback! It’s a lot of fun, it’s a lot of work and again I shouldn’t say this.”….

BC- IF YOU DON’T READ ANYTHING ELSE THIS ELECTION SEASON ABOUT COMMISSIONER SILVERSTONE…….. READ THIS!!!!!….

Commissioner Silverstone ” If I run again, I don’t want anybody to vote for me that hasn’t participated in doing something for this town other than criticize us. If you don’t give your time back to the community, I don’t want you to vote for me. I hope I make that clear. I don’t want to represent that!”

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“Cause that’s just, when people attack me up here, that’s kind of like what you call somebody who can’t defend themselves and so who’s that person that attacks them? They’re a bully. Again, you guys, some people out there have turned into the same thing you’re trying to, to, to defend this town with but you don’t, but we’ll see what happens next election.”

“As Abraham Lincoln wrote during the Civil War, at the end of the day he had faith in the American people that they would wise up and, and know that what the truth is, and what honesty is and I think the same thing is gonna happen this election.”

Most in the audience were snickering of course…thinking of all the votes he just said he did not want…along with thoughts of Abraham Lincoln saying “wise up”… and then the follow-up after  his “Honest Abe”fairytale …was to repeat the “gang’s”misleading pre-payment payoff  explanation…of “saving ” the Town a million by paying it off … instead of being “honest” and telling the constituents that the Town Manager held on to the loans too long…costing the town $300,000 !…

He spoke to Mark Brown, who stood at public comments about the poor response to skewed townwide survey with the deceptive maximum height limit question and recounted the Vice Mayor’s negative actions toward him on a past north side survey that was sent to members of the SBCA organization in comparison to this one…Commissioner Silverstone…CIC- endorsed member, Commissioner Silverstone…told Mr Brown ” but you also said in your talk that it was only members that you gave this response to. Well I think that says it all right there. You can’t do a ah, statistical analysis that’s jaded like that!”

Comm. Silverstone tried to ask about Candidate Scot Sasser’s well researched questions concerning the county plan for garbage…and was precluded from any further embarrassment when the manager said she was looking into it and would confer with the Mayor and the resident (Scot Sasser)…

It would not be Commissioner comments without including the VFD… “2-Hats”…don’t ya know…

CS-” VFD is properly trained and properly managed and accused, being brought up again and again and again. Let’s look at all the vendors in this town. It seems to be focused only on the VFD for whatever reason.”

CS- ” Pension benefit, I thought I explained this pretty clearly the last time. The benefit, you have to derive from the town. That’s state money. That’s pennies. But it’s not benefiting, it’s not coming from the town contract. You know that’s from the state and well that’s, that’s…”…(In the background it appears Vice Mayor McInee can be heard from his chair at the other end to say “stop talking”…OUCH!…

Commissioner Silverstone after being “slapped down”?…by his BFF over the pension went on to thank his supporters…such as Renee’ O’Neal…CIC-board member- recipient of the $20 annual beach parking pass reduction…and “Rosie” the CIC- member-Tomato lady…who came to the podium and tried to disparage Silverstone and McIntee’s  opponents in her best Roseann Rosannadana …persona…saying fondly ” She brings a lot of wisdom to her talk and it’s always nice hearing her.”…Last time at the podium, the Tomato lady said she did not want to hear about history…she just wanted her annual hardship permits lowered!… This time she did not want any candidates to come prepared and read their words…she wanted them to come like her and speak..YIKES!… By the way “Rosie’s” son…is the highest paid non- officer VFD member in the department from his fire and medical call responses…as well as being employed by the town as a parking officer…that’s called a “patronage” supporter…and as a native of Chicago, Commissioner Silverstone understands that!…Honest Abe,he does…

Commisioner Silverstone.. in his own words.. is NOT a nice guy!…”Wise up!” LBTS voters…

“As Abraham Lincoln wrote during the Civil War, at the end of the day he had faith in the American people that they would wise up and, and know that what the truth is, and what honesty is and I think the same thing is gonna happen this election.”…

There’s always basketball…Coach Jim!…..It’s a McIntee Free Zone!

more to come……..

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