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THE “SIMPLE MAN” SAUSAGE…..

Dear Readers…Before we take a walk down the factual “memory lane”…

If you choose to read the new May 29,2009 Mc-Furth BTSTimes…. let this writer point out a few facts…I have always found it interesting when people “skirt” the issues…”bend the rules” that apply to themselves…and revise history to suit there own agenda …..The Mc-Furth Gang does all three…They put out a paper where they “conveniently” leave out the facts…such as in the article on the referendum workshop saying “Citizens have never voted to implement 4 story buildings in any areas in Town”…3 over 1 means 4 no matter how you look at it…and  having to comply with coastal building of an uninhabitable first floor cannot be ignored no matter how many time Mrs. Furth shakes her head and keeps her blinders on…Speaking of the Referendum Workshop…it showed the lack of backing for yet another height referendum, along with the McIntee pulled from the agenda VFD  in perpetuity referendum…(due to an overwhelming presence in the hall of those opposing it), while ignoring what the people really want…a referendum on lifeguards and ethics preventing the very “2-Hats” Commission we find our town saddled with at present. time…….Mrs. Furth has a short memory for why she herself is not sitting on the dais …..It was after she was shoved aside by VM McIntee in her quest for a seat to serve in a most callous underhanded way……Comm. Clottey has also lost her recollection of the attempt to shut her out of her place on the Commission by McIntee and MacMillan…along with  all the hair-brained ideas they wanted her to follow during her campaign which if enacted by her would have found her sitting  down below instead of in the seat she now occupies…. Sadly these two independent women have joined in with their suppressors and have chosen to go after another independent woman, as the Vice Mayor leads the way in taking aim at the Mayor, the one woman of these three who has grown into her job with a steady hand on the gavel while showing great grace under constant uncalled for fire….. Mrs. Furth writes a column castigating  the Mayor for seeking a legal opinion for the VFD ocean rescues…. The Mayor had every right and did her due diligence by inquiring further on the liability to the Town with the VFD going into the water on Sea Doos, especially after the VFD advertising such a service on the back of the Mc-Furth Times with the VFD Chief photo- shopped in by Marc Furth insinuating  a guarantee of protection to all those who read it…Many believe that VFD Booster club full page ad left a new door open for a lawsuit by a victim …Also, as previously posted…a look at the recent beach rescues actually show there was just one  VFD Captain that did the lifesaving of the 2 victims…As the Dep. Chief pointed out (unintentionally)  with the VFD presentation using  the Marc Furth “training” photos…(both on screen in the hall and in this edition’s paper) …Careful in his “semantics”, the VM/Dep. Chief said he never “directs” members into the water he “asks for volunteers”…possible cover for liability?…YEP!….The victims that day were lucky a young, strong VFD Captain was on scene because if the “volunteers” had been McIntee, Conn and McGirr…the saves might not have gone so well!……The paper reiterated the McIntee ISO lies, without doing any further research to find that in fact …no unions had contacted ISO as VM McIntee asserted…No Times reporter researched the low 2.3 out of 9 for training that was substandard…training done under the Dep. Chief…(A possible conflict for the Times as they are in receipt of  VFD Booster Club funds for each issue and the Editor/Owner is the Official VFD photog.?)….Bert J. Harris…The Mc-Furth Gang threw John Thompson under the bus…( ala Comm. Dodd)…kept him off the CIC board despite the fact he was voted to sit there by the CIC members…and took away his membership this year for not living in town…or working in town (they saw to that) and then they had the gall, the nerve  to ask for and use all his research on Bert J. Harris…Truly boggles the mind!…Funny they chose to bring up the Fl. Ethics Comm. two times in the paper…with reminding all of Mrs. Geesey, and her Oriana “flip”…. and with Jimmy-boy himself in his commentary blaming the complainants for his Fl. Ethics  Commission inquiry…Perhaps a case of revisionist history in attempt to rewrite that fact that the Ethics Commission did find probable cause for both him and McIntee…(previous post)..The  Ethics Commission gave them all a  pass to go forth and not do it again…Mrs. Geesey now knows what needs to be included in any future financial disclosures if she serves on another Town board… For Jimmy Silverstone and VM McIntee though it seems they have chosen to skirt the advice offered “going forth”……What Jimmy seems to have conveniently left out of  his …what he “won’t do to win ” article …is the other finding of probable cause for him and his BFF “2-Hats/Broom Boy” pal McIntee……when probable cause was found in their Florida Elections Commission inquiry for numerous election law violations as they thwarted the inquiry itself…as noted in the Commission conclusions…(previous post)…More on BFF Silverstone’s “commentary ” to come….How dishonest is it for the Editor of the Times to use his initials and write a letter to the Editor also neglecting to say he is the Chair of the CIC?…That is what Editor/Chair of the CIC Bob Roberts did with the letter to himself, in this edition…Second time he has done it!…..(Guess the Truth Detector won’t go down that lane…right Moe?)……As for two of the byline writers, (non-CIC members) you may want to reconsider where you are publishing your articles….for to do so in a paper that has purposely done harm to your fellow condo owners,potential clients…  hurting them perhaps financially in a quest to politically harm the Mayor……as a licensed Decorator, a POA board member and a licensed Real Estate agent, is this how you want to be aligned?…..Showing the “red tags”of the Mayor’s condo building…is a “BLACK EYE”…for ALL of the condo owners…just as it would have been for the residents of the Palm Club if the plan the Mc-Furth’s had to put a “bulls eye”  photo of the Palm Club front entry gate on the cover of the BTSTimes special election issue was distributed… ..It was pulled from use  when  Comm. Dodd…Peanuts Wick…and Comm. Clottey  joined forces to fight for them to stop it! (previous sausage post)… This group pointing fingers at permits!….HAH!…(Glass houses)….enough said…for now!

Now about that commentary Jimmy-boy, do yourself a favor, be a one term Commissioner, because you won riding on McIntee’s coattails and this time you will lose in the same manner….with or without a broom!…Heed your own advice, you have spent much time using doublespeak, most often leaving many befuddled in trying to decipher your “Norm Crosby” butchering of the English language…You were breaking rules from the get-go whether fully cognizant, or blindly following your BFF, as was found in your Fl Election Comm. probable cause findings……You have been found with probable cause for ethics violations,…you have ignored your VFD by-laws and backed VM/Dep. Chief McIntee by allowing him to be both an Officer in the VFD and an elected official…If you think your latest notions of what the people want are what the people want…break out from the gang!…In fact, better yet…. just turn over one night and ask the the smart lady beside you what the people want!…They do not want more government..bringing more fees…more codes…..more ordinances…They do not want to stick it to business…kill the music…the events…and the kiteboading…Just as they did not want a sliding scale for fire assessments…as you proposed through Burton and Assoc….Get some info from those who possess all the research…to save yourself from further embarrassment…such as you almost encountered when you though you “HAD” Sea Ranch Club on their sewers…..only to find out you were DEAD WRONG…looking for the billing in the wrong neighboring town!…OOPS!…You were not privy to much in the last election…by design per your BFF…keeping you apart from the group….So it’s very funny you choose to write the things you do…very funny indeed…such as “tell people what they want to hear”……Palm Club- McIntee says it all!…The name change the “FIST” (need a proof reader?).. …perhaps you have forgotten the Wardlaw attempt to change Peanuts to Lawrence (We hear Peanuts is listening now, for his next  run for Mayor)…and the MacMillan attempt to re-name Birute …”Betty”…finally settling on “Birute Ann”…About the local papers…and “savvy political writers”…have you looked into the political backgrounds…the educational backgrounds of each? …Hands down the the winner is the Futures…now that the Times tossed Thompson aside…Jimmy-boy,  it’s sort of like you are the Times…and Ben Freeny is the Futures…Non-CPA vs CPA!…OOPS!…Blogs as many know by now can offer what print journalism is sorely lacking …due to budget cuts of municipal coverage…a subject that has been duly noted as of late in the news, with kudos going to those who are proactive in keeping government and officials transparent …When it goes bad…is when it is done anonymously …reactive, and unseemly… especially by those elected officials themselves and their spouses/significant others…to retaliate for being required to be transparent or caught in nefarious acts…(strike a cord Jimmy-boy?)…Joining a Town organization…it used to be a plus..but when you overpower that group …take away its watchdog status…leaving it to be a cheerleader…it becomes a political liability…Once you are  elected…you are supposed to do what you promised…represent ALL of the people …not just the ones that voted for you or you owe something to…Not to strong arm yourself into a Vice Mayoral position…help your BFF get insurance…vote yourselves perks and make large property purchases while circling the wagons with the Administration arm in arm with your own private agendas…Not to wreak havoc on those who dare to question …who will not sit mute…..who are not afraid…It’s nothing new…as readers will see below….

BARBARACOLEBYTHESEA.COM….FROM JULY 14, 2008….

‘BCbythesea…hears….

THE 1ST ANNUAL CIC…”CITIZEN OF THE YEAR”…

screamed from the back room last night ….at the CIC celebration of the very event that honored him and his wife…….just a week before…. July 4th…..to the Co- Chair of that event… newly elected….. Commissioner Stuart Dodd…… who was endorsed by his paper….. 6 months earlier…..

“YOU’RE A TRAITOR!”….

WOW!…. Nice pick for “Citizen of the Year”…….CIC….

Commissioner Dodd was INVITED by the CIC Board to explain his reasons for a e-mail he sent to the Board asking for a “leave of absence.”….

He came to explain what he desired to do….and set the record straight ….

From the time Stuart hit the “send” button on his computer ….to send the request to the CIC Chair …Cristie Furth… to distribute to Board members only…….all hell broke lose….from a series of mis-communications…mis-interpretations….and a mob mentality….that resulted in…

The Editor of the By The Sea Times John MacMillan …and his Pal… Vice Mayor McIntee… yelling from the back of the room … at the “yacht Club” on Palm Ave…….like a lynch mob!

BCbythesea….hears….these two told Commissioner Dodd…he needed to repay the CIC for their contributions to his campaign….

They told him “You cannot leave the CIC!”…..

Guess the “sausage is starting to cook!”….

more to come…..

Train Wreck…the Beginning….

On Thursday night….July 10, 2008…Commissioner Dodd sat down and wrote an e-mail to send to the CIC Board of Directors….

On Friday morning Commissioner Dodd…showed it to his wife….and ….hit the “send” button….. around 7:30 a.m.

Commissioner Dodd sent this e-mail to the Chair of the CIC….Cristie Furth …to distribute to the CIC Directors….

Commissioner Dodd made a call to Marc Furth sometime afterward to speak about a left over problem from the 4th of July event they both worked on the week before….

Commissioner Dodd thought Marc was “cool” towards him….and thought he was acting this way due to the e-mail…although Marc did not mention the e-mail…and neither did Stuart….

Marc Furth….did not read the e-mail prior to talking to Stuart….he read it shortly afterward….and was stunned ….

Marc did not call Stuart …..and Stuart did not call Marc…..and so it began……this train wreck!…..

Stuart unfortunately used the “header” “Resignation” on this “ill-fated” e-mail….although…contained in the “body” of the e-mail……. that was NOT what he was requesting….

The correct action that should have taken place upon receipt of this e-mail by the Chair…(aside from a phone call to clear up any confusion)….

(BCbythesea…HISTORY….during the election both Cristie and this writer “resigned” ….with e-mails sent to the board….those e-mails never went any further….and both of us reconsidered after numerous phone call from board members… so a “protocol” was known ….prior to this request….)

The Chair should have sent it immediately to the 8 other Directors….

It should have been discussed among themselves how to respond to this member of the organization….

A board meeting should have been called….perhaps following the scheduled meeting of last night….with the member possibly being invited to speak…and answer questions….

The request ….if not covered in the current by-laws …should have been discussed…and a vote should have taken place to put it out to the full membership to vote on or not….

The member should have been confident that his situation would be handled…accordingly and in the meantime…instructed to wait until a vote was taken…. in order to come to a proper organizational response…and conclusion…..

None of this occurred….

After the e-mail was received….a “volcano” erupted…..and “innuendo”…accusations….and volatile “personalities” ran amok!…..

The e-mail was not sent to the Directors….ASAP….

Slanderous finger pointing went wild….. for some inexplicable reason NO ONE……NO ONE… ….involved at this point could stop the insanity…with a phone call…..to ask this fine FRIEND….. who worked side by side with them for so long….what he meant….by what he sent!….

They all knew …all too well…that Stuart’s verbiage….from his “Queen’s English”…often means something very different…from the American version…..

This had been a subject of much “good hearted” joking in the past….

The recipients of the e-mail….simply “fed” off each other…. dug in their heels ….turned their backs on one of their own…..and went way off base from his intentions ….

This train was just not going to slow down….much less stop…..it just kept going …….increasing in speed….bypassing all opportunities….to idle…..until it hit the wall….culminating in ….incredibly nasty e-mails…name calling…of “traitor”…..”puppet”….”user”…..and the anger that came last night…

How Sad!…..

The e-mail….. sent to CIC Chair Cristie Furth…. copied as Commissioner Stuart Dodd wrote it….

C.I.C. Board of Directors

Please distribute accordingly

Thursday, July 10,2008

Dear All,

As a new commissioner I feel that it is necessary be seen to be totally impartial by all the residents of this town who elected me. I am therefore asking to temporarily suspend my membership from the CIC so as to resolve any possible conflict of being labeled or associated directly with any political organization as a paid up member. I don’t want anyone to feel I’m not extremely grateful for all the assistance and help given to me by the organization during the campaign and election.

I have thought long and hard about this request and I think it best to ask that I suspend my membership so as to be able to maintain complete impartiality on all issues that effect the town. I would like to still be invited to address the CIC in my capacity as a commissioner on a regular basis and answer questions as well as take the full weight of input from all the members as I have and will continue to so do during my period up on the Dias. I will continue to follow very closely all the ideals of the organization without actually being a full member.

If I continue to try to do what I believe is best for the whole town I hope the CIC will continue to support me during my period as an elected official for Lauderdale by the Sea. I hope none of you will be upset or feel I’m being a traitor to the organization since I value greatly all the friendships I have established as well as the invaluable input from my closest advisors.

Sincerely

Stuart Dodd

more to come……

Here is the second e-mail … Commissioner Stuart Dodd sent to the CIC board and others ….after more than 48 hours of the train to hell…

Stuart read it last night at the CIC meeting….

I am very disappointed with the reaction to my request to suspend my membership. I did not say resign. I have been accused of being a traitor; it’s all Barbara’s fault, despicable treatment of Mark and Cristie, out for my own gains to name but a few comments. I hold the CIC very dear to my heart and having been president there is nothing further from the truth. Let me state on the record that Barbara knew absolutely nothing of my actions or intention, nor did my wife till she read my letter. I had discussed the possibility openly and made no secret of the possibility with a few other individuals.

These actions were not intended to be hurtful to Mark, Cristie, any of the directors or the CIC. It was my decision and I accept the consequences. I personally feel the Ethics committee ruling may have stopped short of specifically finding a conflict between being a member of a political action committee and a commissioner but I have always tried to set an example when it comes to integrity, honesty and avoiding any conceivable appearance of impropriety. It is my personal belief that there is a big conflict to being a commissioner and a member of the CIC and I believe it weakens the CIC as an effective political action committee.

For example, if the CIC as a body wants to discuss amongst the membership sanctions, petitions, referenda or whom they are going to support as candidates in the next election I feel that having four current commissioners sitting in the audience would be totally damaging to the freedom of the general membership to voice their opinions openly. The CIC & CAC before it is and has always been an very effective “watch dog” of the town’s elected officials and the members and directors of the CIC should be completely free from any influence or pressure from those elected officials. This is actually why I was against wives of commissioners serving as directors but that’s my own personal opinion that was voted down. I happen to think that it is unhealthy for the CIC to continue with four commissioners sitting in the general membership and have chosen to take the lead in doing what I believe will strengthen rather than weaken the standing of the CIC in the eyes of the town or potential new members. What is the point of joining a political action committee if the committee already has 4 out of the 5 commissioners in the membership that they are supposed to be monitoring.

I would sincerely hope to be invited to the future CIC meetings in order to be able to listen to the concern of the CIC membership, update the membership on my position on any current issues and listen to all ideas and opinions of the directors and membership. I personally feel that by asking for a sabbatical I will be in a better position to serve the town and uphold the values and mantra of the CIC that I have steadfastly campaigned on and never once flip-flopped on any issue during the election or since I was elected.

If this request has been interpreted as anything other than a genuine desire for what I believe is the correct thing to do then I am guilty as charged. Do any of you who I call friends believe I want to stand down and distance myself from my friends and the strongest political organization in town that I spent countless hours to bring together and unite against the previous commission.

The CIC can not be as effective an organization with the fox guarding the hen house and I stand by doing what is right and not taking the easy way out.

I thank you for all the help and hope you will continue to help me be a better commissioner so I can serve the town and the CIC ideals without being an actual member. If you must label it- call it a sabbatical.

Stuart Dodd

BCbythesea….So readers….after reading “Train Wreck…#2 & Train Wreck…..#3…. (Scoops below)

How could it all result in………. “Train Wreck #1” ?

more to come’

Dear Readers…..

Below is HOW THE SAUSAGE WAS MADE part 1…To read the part 2-8…go to CATEGORIES  on the right hand side…click on HOW THE SAUSAGE WAS MADE and scroll all the way down for part 2 and continue up…It’s the best way to answer…Commissioner Silverstone’s Mc-Furth BTSTimes…article titled “How I Won’t Win a Town Election”in the 5/29/09 edition……Due to the FACT that the Silverstone ways to NOT win…were practiced wholeheartedly by those he clings to today The Mc-Furth Gang!…..It is quite amusing that the new owners and fellow staff writers of the Mc-Furth BTSTimes paper where he wrote his “Simple” man commentary  (He definitely is ” a Simple man”) were the biggest perpetrators of all he finds so unseemly in running for a Town Election…You know who they were…they were the  “SAUSAGE MAKERS!”…………

PART 1….HOW THE SAUSAGE WAS MADE….July 2008….

‘FROM …”HOW THE SAUSAGE WAS MADE”…AND BEYOND….

For those unaware…….of the above reference….

a friend and confidant…told this writer…in the height of the ongoing insanity….leading up to the LBTS election in January 2008…….

“Elections are like sausage ….nobody wants to how they’re made!”….

STUART DODD…..

The “problem” with Stuart Dodd…in this writer’s opinion came from his stubborn…independence …front and center ….from the get-go…

When he became the name of record for the Oliver Parker Recall….and again when he put his name on the ethics complaint …of then-Vice Mayor Yanni….because he thought it was the right thing to do….

Stuart was elected to the Board of the CIC…and then appointed Chair by the directors…(the procedure in 2007) which still included then- Commissioner/Chair Jerry McIntee

BCbythesea…a little history….

in the previous year as Chair of the CIC…then -Commissioner McIntee…loved to “run the show”…regale in his trials and tribulations…his going to “bat” for the CIC…taking on the “bad guys”…the “evil Old Guard”….the “dastardly developers”…the supposed “briber”…and his “nemesis”…the Mayor…Oliver Parker…

We… who were fully immersed in all things McIntee…”oohed and ahhed”…at the “Great Protector “…of the “little guy”…as he so often reminded us!….

It was McIntee who decided that a President/Chair..should serve for 1 year…with the “caveat”… that they could come back after sitting it out …serve 1 more and so and so on…and so on….

BCbythesea…of course it was not a correct call…..which he should have known…for he was charged with a conflict of interest…ethics complaint…for being the Chair…and being the Commissioner….(most of us were unaware of this at the time…but McIntee was….)

DESPITE..recent CIC e-mails…and “selective memory” declarations on the dais or in BTSTimes….McIntee was indeed in a “conflict of Interest” situation….and “Probable Cause” WAS FOUND…on June 6,2008….lucky for him …they “threw him a bone”…”gave him a one time only free pass”…due to not benefiting financially…and being INSTRUCTED by the Ethics Commission…to NOT do it again!….

Back to Stuart….he was now the new Chair…and this writer…the new Vice Chair….after some maneuvering from McIntee…to push aside…the present CIC Chair …then Board member Cristie Furth…who was voted in as Vice-Chair …by the board…including this writer…(it was “decided” before the actual vote…that I would be Vice Chair….although a board member forgot…this writer did not care…and stated so….as long as Cristie would fulfill the role.)……but…McIntee and a former Mayor…pushed for it…and Cristie stepped down….

We..the New Chair and Vice- Chair had the “audacity” to believe that this organization would work like all others…newly in charge….we were now “allowed” to run it in a manner that suited our style…VS McIntee’s…WRONG!…

What transpired…in this writer’s opinion…we were a “RUSE”… a “FRONT”….we were to continue on as if McIntee were still Chair…and he would continue to “run” the meetings…to continue to “regale” the CIC in all things McIntee!…..

Well…Stu stood up…and so did this writer…and some others on the new board…to “tell” McIntee otherwise…

It caused the expected …”The WRATH of McIntee”….due to being “challenged”…. responding with his customary….”Don’t be telling me what to do!”…..retort…..

Pizza Night…. the get together ….took place while a group of us were “on the outs” with McIntee……due to a series of confrontations over “control”…and “pitting” us against each other with “stories”…a little “mind game” he liked to play…as he proudly told one of us later on….whether it was the upcoming campaign…or CIC…..issues…some previously posted …

Stu and this writer stood our ground…and McIntee fought back…most assembled at this pizza night..agreed with the rights of the newly acquired position…including .. one very vocal….John MacMillan…who seemed at that time to be “above” McIntee in a position of “authority”…resulting in McIntee’s backing off…..surprisingly so….

BCbythesea…in fact this “on the outs with McIntee” group were so impressed with MacMillan…and his “authority” we each “prevailed” upon him to further implement this action…and get McIntee “in line”…MacMillan…spent a significant amount of time with each of us…assuring us of his “stature” and “ability” to do just that….

We waited….feeling all was good…only to be totally “blindsided”….when MacMillan….not only did not do as he promised….but joined McIntee…to become….a team….that caused double the trouble…going forth!…

We went ahead with what was the primary cause for the pizza night “showdown”……going ahead with the invitation to the monthly CIC meeting of former candidate for the Florida House.of Representatives…..Chris Chiari….

Chris Chiari came…producing a “welcome change” according to the responses received afterward from those CIC members in attendance….

The meeting itself…was “boycotted” by McIntee and wife along with their “pal”…MacMillan and wife…..as he “proudly” stated some time later!…

BCbythesea…a sitting LBTS Commissioner and CIC Board member… and the Editor of a LBTS newspaper…..”boycotted”…a past and possible future candidate and potential elected official….. who could likely be representing our town…NICE MOVE!….

Stuart Dodd ultimately decided to run for Commissioner from the south end of town…after a few “episodes” of dissent were put to rest……and being the candidate …decided he would put together a small “campaign committee”…and get a handle on who along side him would advise him…and put together a plan…seems the “appropriate” move …right?……..WRONG!…

BCbythesea…McIntee had a “fit”….the candidates…were “expected” to “re-enact” the “BROOM BOYS CAMPAIGN!”….

An aside…..watch for …the Ms & Ms & Fs…to take another shot at “BROOM BOYS… PART 2″…..at their re-election for McMayor…..kicking off July 4th…2009!…..

The “DEMAND” for absolutely…. no deviation… what-so-ever…from the prior VFD/ Commission campaign…..was later brought to the Dodd campaign committee meeting…via “MESSENGER” Maureen McIntee…followed by a “barage” of phone “attacks” coming from McIntee himself…not long after the conclusion of the meeting…and after he was “filled in” on the campaign strategy from his wife…

BCbythesea….This is why…Stuart and this writer as members of the CIC Board…pushed for no spouses or significant others to be allowed on the CIC Board…when deciding new By-Laws for the April 2008 CIC election….previous post….

Palm Club sewers….was the next big problem….Stuart was against them…and said so from the start…..due to it being private property…and therefor it could not be the recipient of taxpayers monies….

McIntee and MacMillan…were FOR it!….

They both were on the “rampage” again ……with a “set-up” meeting at the BTSTimes office…between the Palm Club and their CIC candidates…

Prior to the meeting…….MacMillan attempted to “guide” the candidates to change their position….to be FOR the sewers…to be prepared to tell the Palm Club so….in short order …upon the arrival of the Palm Club representative….

Dodd and Clottey declined…Wick…appeared to “flip-flop” over the sewers about this time….saying as much at the next public comments…at the next regular commission meeting….

BCbythesea…it was told to this writer by MacMillan at the time…”his wife was the largest real estate agent in the Palm Club.”….HMMM….sounds…like a Cooney “promise”…..

Also…..McIntee said to get those 90+ votes…”Give them the sewers”…..

Stuart did not change his stance…and informed the Palm Club representative of just that….

BCbythesea…. later…with the political climate …showing it was NOT the right decision to be FOR the sewers…with the majority of the voters…especially in the condos…the M&Ms…did an about face….

As is his “M.O.” McIntee…spoke at a debate prep meeting…at the VFD office on Commercial Blvd. ….as if…he was always AGAINST the sewers!…

Many in attendance…just knowingly “smirked”…at the “revisionist history”… well known …. by now….

Further trouble arose………with the last BTSTimes newspaper…the Election Edition…including a real “over-the-top”…reversal for the Ms & Ms & Fs…. the 1st “mock-up” …cover…of the paper….

A photo of the front of the Palm Club…with $ signs all over it…to put it in the face of the voters…the candidates were AGAINST the Palm Club!…

This writer ….upon hearing the plan from Stuart…was appalled….and outraged….as was he!….

This candidates …all three……were never against the Palm Club….for they were unfortunately caught between “promises” of the outgoing Old Guard Mayor…and what was allowed under the law….

So to put a “BULLS-EYE” of their gated entry …on the cover….. YIKES!…GREAT WAY TO BLOW AN ELECTION!

Stuart..called on the other candidates……who were paying for this whole BTSTimes candidate issue…and the three of them put the “Kabosh” on it….resulting….. in yet again….. hours of verbal rebuke from the Ms& Ms & Fs!….

In the end…after a multitude of CIC Board exchanges….a pleasant photo of the three candidates…became the final cover….. that came out…. PHEW!…..

Both candidates Dodd and Clottey had to stand up against numerous…”hair-brained” ideas..throughout the campaign……”zigging…and zagging”…with no continuity…arising from the Ms & Ms & Fs….on fire safety protection….and such…incredible…. unpredictable ….. increasingly disturbing… ideas….

Each time Stuart and Birute…said…”NO”…you guessed it…”It’s Barbara’s fault!’..

Thus the “joke”…previously posted…anything not Ms & Ms & Fs…was “Barbara’s fault!”….still is……

Stuart Dodd was the Sun-Sentinel choice for commissioner….big deal…right?…..WRONG!…

That “green-eyed monster”…came decidedly quick in the responses from McIntee and MacMillan…

To anyone who heard these two….it meant nothing!…HUH?….

Election….biggest winner…Stuart Dodd….

A night for this newly elected Commissioner to savor….right?….WRONG!….

In his victory speech this evening… winning candidate Dodd….was kind enough to single this writer out…to mention some others…and apologize if anyone was left out…a normal addition…for any victory or acceptance speech…all well and good…right?…WRONG!…

A “BOOMING” voice came from the sidelines….McIntee….”YOU FORGOT MOE!”….”YOU BETTER DO SOMETHING!”…

Shocking!….

Maureen McIntee…ran from the room…and proceeded to “require” a group of good hearted people … to “console” the absence of recognition …the “perceived betrayal”….”done to her”….

BCbythesea….a grudge some say…she has never gotten over….. carried over to the reaction and subsequent actions towards Stuart’s July 11th e-mail…perhaps?….

Commissioner- elect…Dodd’s wife’s….election night evening was also “torpedoed” ….she was “ambushed” by the MacMillans…and “raked over the coals”…pun intended…for what they said happened …to Moe….

On this night…that should have been “HIS” night…the McIntees…and the MacMillans….”pulled the rug out from under him”…….NICE!…

Commissioner Dodd…as previously posted…asked to step away from the CIC periodically… starting from the time he he decided to run for office……..but remained…… due to many events……such as electing the new CIC Board…and the 4th of July ……he waited…to fulfill his personal decision…well known to those who are so angry now…

BCbythesea…” Methinks they Doth protest too much”…comes to mind…from the Ms & Ms & Fs….(they knew!)

Not known for a good 6 weeks though…… by Commissioner Dodd…. was that Vice Mayor McIntee…”threw him under the bus”…at the June 6th Ethics hearings in Talahhassee…..previous post….

Well known to Commissioner Dodd …. increasingly well aware … in recent months….McIntee on the dais…taking over …Commissioner Dodd’s agenda items….and making them his own…”cutting to the chase”….says McIntee….

BCbythesea….perhaps this is due…to the BCbythesea…previous post…on how the Commissioners were doing …in the first months on dais…extolling….the campaign promised agenda items…swiftly being enacted by Commissioners Dodd and Clottey…along with the glaring…lack of agenda items…non-VFD…that is…. from Silverstone and McIntee….this writer was immediately “informed”…McIntee was “angry”….and had “planned” it this way……..

At the 6/24/08….1st “pre-commission” meeting…….put together by Commissioner Dodd….the increasingly overbearing …Vice Mayor…suddenly sat forward ….( in his customary dais behavior…lean back in the chair…rub your head….and sit forward….and pounce)….to declare….. to Commissioner Dodd…. that he was “trying to upstage me….and I don’t need that.”…..

A REAL HONEST COMMENT…HOW RARE!….

Coming up to the present now….

July 4th…..a day of happiness…unity…success….after months of meetings…endless re-dos…of the event site plans….and pulling it all together….amongst friends….CIC members…and Commissioners….

July 9th…a meeting to that was “supposed” to be to discuss the above…iron out what went wrong…and what can be done to fix it …next year….

With “talk” in the audience…of Stuart coming back…to do it once again….(no “figurehead” was he!)

Unfortunately…in what could have been a sign of what was to come…in the following days….

as previously posted…it quickly…in this writer’s opinion…took a “wrong turn”…into discussion for next year….treating the Chair of Donations…amazingly bad…by talking of his replacement….as he sat there….. discarding any voice of reason…from Commissioner Clottey….for the correct “protocol” required for a final event meeting of the present committee…

July 10th….Stuart Dodd….decided…it was now finally the right time…to act on his desire to step away from the CIC UNTIL his time as Commissioner was over…..writing up a letter making his intentions known….

July 11th….early in the morning…Stuart showed the e-mail to his wife….and sent it…to the Chair…Cristie Furth…as was the correct action to take….

See scoops…..The Train Wreck series…..for what transpired…next….

July 13th…The CIC PARTY.. the July 4th celebration…and…..the “Tar and Feathering…of Stuart Dodd”….

see previous scoop posts…

July 24th….The BTSTimes…the…..”SCORCHED EARTH EDITION OF STUART DODD”….

see previous scoop posts…..

more to come…..’

WANT MORE?….

Go back to the CATEGORIES…scroll down to E-mails…to see the rest of the story…and Scoops will provide the previous scoops posts referenced  just above…

To the detriment of any future McIntee/ Silverstone “2-HATS/BROOM BOYS” run for Commission in March 2010…this writer will continue on ……

MORE TO COME!….

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