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Here’s The Scoop … Mc-Furth FIB-BITS…

October 5, 2009 by Barbara

LOCAL NEWS YOU CAN TRUST?…

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Dear Readers…The “Halloween Edition of the BTSTimes…page 10… Town Tidbits or as this writer refers to as… Town “FIB-BITS”… “Light the Night”…says “The new Commercial Blvd. pavilion sees a lot of action both day and night”…”Now that the nights are not so dark”…. it goes on to inform the readers of “new turtle friendly lighting that has been installed to give just the right evening ambiance to the popular gathering spot”….

You don’t see anything?….Consider the “source”…BTSTimes …news you can trust!….NOT!…

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop … Just In Time For Halloween …The “SCARY” Edition of the BTSTimes ….

October 4, 2009 by Barbara

NO SUPPORTERS ….SCARE EM’ TO COME BACK …

Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive!

Dear Readers …. The Halloween Edition of the BTSTimes is out…(if you can find it…as of Sat. night…not in condos/in front of houses around my neck of “Mayberry”)the Editors and staff have really spun some “scary” tales from the crypt…”Commissioner McIntee and his pack of ghouls” are finding “no treats” this Halloween season……So they are bringing out all the “tricks” spinning  a web alright…in order to deceive…the voters…Let’s lay them all to rest….in peace……

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The “gravest” attempt to trick the readers is in the prev. post … Mighty Moe as “Truth Detector”..(last years green-faced Lady Liberty”)… makes the “case” for the BSO to re-interview the Deputy Chief for his sworn BSO investigative statements….. “Witness 3″interview does not match up with the BTSTimes “TRUTH-tales”… Ooooohhhhhh….

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MAYBERRY …was a back-lot on a TV Show… But the Police Department did have a jail cell!

The Editors would like everything to stay the same…no development… and everything is “black or white”…any “re-development” is PRO-development…Pretty scary stuff that re-development…I would ask the Editors who asked the Editor of BTSFutures about what “pro-development” has done for LBTS to get their “frightening” facts straight…Ocean Terrace Condominiums and the Seaward have been just as stagnant in their building as the new development properties …..”dust-cobs galore”… it’s called a lack of funding!…. Take a walk at midnight, the  “ghost tour” and see the decaying, foreclosed  buildings all around…”Mayberry” Fla. is not only Commercial straight to El Mar Drive…Those on El Mar that have invested millions are longtime owners…..no one could buy and make a profit with an old motel…..frightening…but true!…

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” Andy, the Town Manager is messing with the The Senior Center…She’s putting out an RFP on Monday!”

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“Howard, Andy just told me the Town Manager is messing with the Senior Center, She’s putting out an RFP on Monday!”

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“Andy, let me out of here, I just heard the Town Manager’s messing with the Senior Center. She’s putting out an RFP on Monday”…

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“Happy One Year Anniversary VFD”…”They have PERFORMED beyond  anyone’s WILDEST expectations” …Let’s see the many highlights…They allowed Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee to run the whole shebang!…He had no oversight from the get-go…despite assurances from the “worth her weight in gold” Town Manager who told the Town’s residents SHE would be the oversight committee of one!…She did nothing after receiving the letter with serious charges from Battalion Chief Patrick Pointu in Oct. (prev. post)…The VFD stood by and watched as Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee pushed out every qualified firefighter that might give him a run for his money on knowledge and expertise……including Scot Fowler…and too many of the original 90+ to count… The VFD with the full blessing of Commissioner Silverstone  disregarded their own bylaws and made Jerry McIntee the Deputy Chief in an election that still has many who were there and who remain wondering who exactly voted for him when so many deny they did?…The VFD who touted open meetings and transparency closed their meetings to Comm. Dodd and to residents…and at times we hear to members as well….The VFD has black marks on its service with the actions seen from their Deputy Chief…the most aggregate being the May 4, 2009 suicide where as “First Responder” he did nothing! (prev. post)…The VFD has spent money like drunken sailors…with McIntee leading the way despite his claims to the Fl. Ethics Commission he had no involvement with purchases (admitting his involvement from the dais with 1 of the 3 trucks purchased)…And in this article the “Staff Writer” falsely claims “five mainline pieces of equipment, one of which was 102 foot tower ladder truck REQUESTED BY ISO “… there was no request…….and the 102′ ladder truck is virtually useless for the north end condos …the Chief acknowledged it is too heavy and too big to go on the properties ….and we now hear Pompano Beach is going to purchase their own (touted as another reason for the $150,000 purchase)…add to that the Town had no say-so in the McIntee led purchase of the 1989 truck although they  still want the Town to purchase it with no RFP for a reduced price…and it has had multiple incidents of repair requirement…we hear it is in the shop again after a mishap under the Vice Mayor’s training last week (prev. post) when he was cursing the VFD on Pine Ave!…As previously posted this writer was 100% behind the VFD…when and if they follow their bylaws and vote McIntee out…I will be again!………

BCBYTHESEA…March 20, 2009 previous post …ISO at Jarvis Hall (full post VFD cat.)

The equipment…the pumper truck…the reserve pumper truck…the ladder service truck  and ladder reserve truck…..In a town of this size we need 2 trucks and a 3rd would be used as a reserve truck…a 4th truck was not required by ISO…quite a different representation than this one…(one of many such misrepresentations made by the VFD)…3/10/09 Commission meeting-public safety agenda item…being the latest one…

Public Safety Report exchange excerpts….

Commissioner Dodd-” I came and spoke to you a couple of weeks  back and I felt it was something the public should know, that we are getting a truck”…he asked the Chief to elaborate…

Chief Perkins- ” Ah, the truck we’re buying is a pumper. It’s similar to the engine that we bought a while back, Engine 212. It’s going a backup reserve and a training truck and yes it does help our ISO rating. Ah, with equipment, hoses, nozzles etc. It’s gonna be great truck to have another truck. It will be our fourth truck.”

The VM went on to again lead the Chief about the new truck and ISO…

CP-” Ah, yes they were here last week and they wanted to know if it (the truck) was on its way and ah, he he waited long enough to turn in his information. He couldn’t wait any longer so , and he’s gonna  come back on the 19th where he’s gonna do that class here and he’s gonna then check the truck out and make sure it’s what we said it was.”

The VM asked the chief if he had any indication of how it went with ISO and the equipment and such….

CP-” He, um indicated to me we were doing a very good job protecting this town.”

From Brad Bain ” No bonus for extra engines”….”Got 4 engines, need to be able to staff them”….”Sensible for smaller services (towns) to have a reserve ladder truck, probably not.”…”For every 8 engines-1 reserve”…

BC- we now have 4 trucks…and we still do not have a 100 ft ladder truck…which according to ISO is a must to increase a rating…A 100 ft. ladder gives a community a 100% (or the height to the tallest building)…75 ft. ladder…75%….A ladder truck is for 5 or more buildings over 3 stories…BUT…

Brad made this startling statement…(an example not intended to say they will do this for LBTS)…alarmingly strange though…He said that they are a “kinder gentler ISO” “So when you get your report and it says you have a ladder truck,you may look at it and wonder where this guy was”  …The ISO report now says you have a ladder truck when in fact you do not!…Same example was used for a reserve….HUH?….

Asked at the end of the presentation about how many trucks this size town needed it was affirmed 2 and a 3rd could be the reserve..and the 4th we will get credit but it will not improve our rating….( a ladder truck might have done that)…it was not required by ISO…The VM clearly unhappy …(Gotcha)….said it was a positive thing…it couldn’t hurt…that was affirmed by Brad…This writer responded by saying… “That was not the question.”…..The  VFD Chief said the 4th truck was for hurricanes…when it would really be needed…..WHAT?…

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Commission meeting highlights… perhaps Editor-Photographer Marc Furth was looking for “sign Language” among his photos of the commissioners with their hands up?…

“He has nothing to hide because people that know him know I don’t do emails”…27 emails to this writer posted……and countless others from other constituents with responses…from  a commissioner with a taxpayer- paid Iphone to boot…Simple solution…..to give him the  boot…..no email…no 2nd term!…

New business….This writer was never “taunting” the Manager as those in the hall and around me will be happy to attest to…The Manager is very thin skinned these days… and she has a strange fear of paper plates that say “MARCH 2010″… Hmmmm…

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Who knew that handing out a business card would ruffle the feathers of the Town Manager…perhaps because this “blog” has opened up the RFP responses to those that can save the Town big money…In response…we saw retaliation from the Town Manager with legal costs and costs for the Town of a big black eye…in PR …with businesses who want to come and bid…More will come from this……No matter who you are …when a Town takes sealed bids…slices them open…and takes them away..it looks bad…and any sane Town Manager and straight thinking commissioner would know that and not condone it!…

Try one on for size…when this writer stood at the podium, I NEVER “claims Dodd had executive privilege”…I said all commissioners should be allowed something like executive privilege…You see most people don’t take siestas and stay up until all hours of the night…they communicate through email…to plan and advise just as the many e-mails this writer and candidate Dodd/Clottey  had with Editors Furth…should those be public record…Hmmmmm .. my Yahoo …did not delete automatically them!…

Where have all the By the Sea Times Gone?…… “Fish Stories”….This tactic was used in the last election…along the same lines of “attacks” …”misinformation” and “evil” “out there”…TRUTH be told…it is the Futures that is MIA…found in garbage bins….. and put under old papers…just as it was at the last election…MOE-VIN On….

“What’s a Nice Citizen Like you”…Editor  (possible Mayoral candidate?- Cristie Furth) would have readers believe there should have been an RFP for metal detectors in Jarvis Hall!……It’s hard to watch your CIC numbers drop…Chalk it up to the tides turning……but this calculated fearmongering…is desperation pure and simple…There are no attacks in Town Hall…and this crowd that now fills those seats on both sides of the aisle…compared to the past McIntee-Furth led gang…is like comparing a tide to a tsunami!…

Commissioner Comments…

Clueless Clottey…has again changed the rules for the Town Manager’s  “breached” contract Performance Review evaluation…Now she states the “Range Rider” a retired Town Manager according to the Range Rider site…will not do the evaluation…he will “speak with  the commission first”…at the meeting which the Comm. has wrong…it is at 4pm (not 5pm ) on Monday Oct. 12, 2009 (not the 13th) at Jarvis Hall… At a time and date that was picked to cut down on the input and attendance of those who work for a living!…

Vice Mayor McIntee…is “shocked”…and states “for the first time in his life he is dealing with people who have no conscience”…to that this writer responds …using one of the Vice Mayor’s oft said lines on the dais…”look in the mirror”…Vice Mayor ….. If the TM was named Baldwin…you would be leading the charge!… Talk about a load of bull…”I will no longer accept any e-mails because I now understand they are considered public information”… Time to take him off the dais…Fl. Ethics/Election probable cause…and now breaking the public records laws as well…He is not worthy to sit in office….perhaps the Senior Center computer class could have saved his hide?…

Commissioner Jimmy-Boy Silverstone… quotes Murray Gell-Mann a Nobel Prize winning physicist…who spoke of humanity and complexities…a book bio of Gell-Mann says the following..”The book, like Gell-Mann’s life, divides neatly into three parts: before, during and after physics — or, one might say, history, business and humanity. The first part examines the world and family into which Gell-Mann was born and the forces that shaped his life until his almost accidental foray into physics. The picture Johnson paints of the young genius is at once exhilarating and sad. He was born in 1929 and grew up in Manhattan. We feel the loneliness that developed out of the tremendous intellectual gifts that his parents were unable or unwilling to guide effectively. Gell-Mann was profoundly puzzled by the alienation that followed from his spouting of facts or abruptly correcting other people.”…I wonder what Gell-Mann would say sitting in Jarvis Hall listening to the 3 commissioners above?…Hmmmm…

New turtle lighting in the pavilion…( anyone tell the commission?)…what happened to the turtle friendly lighting in El Prado Park? / Jerry’s Kids…anyone watching knows…there were no takers..for the event..the $4,000 event for mostly out of town kids (per Jerry’s own admission) that shuts down the Senior Center and Jarvis Hall for approx. 2 weeks..Comm Dodd declined knowing he would be put in the uncomfortable position of dealing with the Editors-Event Coordinators Furth…and what the tidbit “teller” left out…was Comm. Silverstone putting out this writer’s name to Chair……and while I declined for the same reason as Comm. Dodd (after all we have both “been there, done that”…Furth wise)…If I could hit rewind…I would have accepted…because the I could have chose the event coordinators…right?…Nah…./Edmund Malkoon announced he will be running…and judging by the incorrect spelling of his name (Moanin-Moe)…it’s still better than Comm. Silverstone calling Ben Freeny…Mr. “Freely”..Now the Tidbit “teller” knows…as does her hubby the VM…Mr Malkoon “graciously stepped aside” to let Michael Powers have a turn…something the VM said himself from the dais in June…OOPS!…We are hearing a great sigh of relief from Bel Air…Terra Mar…the condos…and many residential areas in the south…businesses as well…an 180-McIntee candidate…it’s about time!…/Burning the mortgage…”We are debt-free”…well, huh… did it cost to pay off the mortgage? …YOU BET…big time…$300,000+/ and with 1.6 million in another ( penalty clause) promissory note for  parking …only a CIC politician running for office could discount that as debt!..A look at meeting from last month when the payback was discussed will show Mcintee was against til the very last vote…perhaps he wanted it for a firehouse if there is no grant?… Conveniently missing…thanks to Resident Yann Brandt and Comm. Dodd for letting all the taxpayers FINALLY know the finances we have in this town!…Thanks!…

The BTSTimes receives emails…it’s “inevitable”…just as “inevitable” as the 1st names only …and AOL did not delete them…Imagine that!…

An Open Letter to the Residents of LBTS from this writer and ex-CIC Mc-Gang “Kool-aid” drinker…a look at the open letter to you, the residents from the current Mc-Furth Roberts CIC board will further make you understand that this once important organization members…now wear egg of their faces…IF they are quietly standing behind this board that so blatantly distorts the truth…and continues to discard those that have not changed their positions one iota…from when they lead this “watchdog” group in the days it had credibility…Sad to say…those days were gone for good…when it became the cheerleaders of Mc-Furth style revisionist history propaganda…(“the current maximum height in LBTS is 33 feet”)…

And last but certainly not least…the VFD -Booster Club funds paid full back page…displaying 12 months of Booster Club funds paying for the BTSTimes…Did you know where your donation went?…Now that’s scary!….

more to come…..

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Here’s The Scoop … PURE HOGWASH …. Updated…

September 11, 2009 by Barbara

THAT’S SOME “SPIN”- IN”  OF THE FACTS…MC-FURTH-SOMETIMES-NON-SENSE-NEWS…

Dear Readers …Sad to report but the theme of the Mc-Furth-Campaign is “DELETE”… and “DENIAL”….The Vice Mayor said on the dais  last Wednesday night  he deleted his e-mails…( prev. post LBTS agendas/ meetings cat.)… and that was only the beginning…in his comments in the new edition of VFD-CIC backed paper from Town Hall East…he says he is going to run on his record…perhaps he is planning to delete that as well!…This writer will help him with that “recovery” just as I helped him with his professed ignorance of e-mails… ( this from the Vice Mayor who once sat on the dais explaining he received a text … the Vice Mayor who on the dais explained how to get the decibel reading on his Iphone…Hogwash)…..

Let’s quickly peruse the Mc-Furth paper …which states below the header…”LOCAL NEWS YOU CAN TRUST”…Hmmmm….really?…Should we “trust” the Editors that show a photo of their “granddaughter”?….The little one is sure cute and proud as they are…the cutie is not their “granddaughter”…so trust em’ …Hogwash….The BSO must have been thrilled to have the Editor stop by for an interview…knowing quite well that the Furths are front and center on getting back the LBTS Police Dept…So trust em’…Hogwash….Lauderdale-by-the-Sea- still affordable…with the cartoon character (at least that was truthful) of the Town Manager…writing that she had a crystal ball…she foresaw the downturn in the economy and scaled back (not on HER salary…nope went up to $160,000+ )…and don’t forget the pre-penalty clauses on those promissory notes …..the purchase of the 2+ million run-down hotel…the stalled and moot on discussion west-side warehouse…and the 10.8% savings…not so fast….check the incessant flock of Town Manager inspired fees..that cannibalize the claim….so trust em’…Hogwash…Town Tidbits is back…(this writer used to do many of em’ for quite a time)…and boy, Moe’s mowin’ em’ down……Yann Brandt is a resident looking into his elected official and if  he had any prior knowledge about a dismissal of the BSO Police Chief, who’s dismissal impacted his town…Moanin’ Moe’s hubby, the Vice Mayor “turned the tables” by asking his opponents …Mayor Minnet and Commissioner Dodd who are now called the Old-Guard …quite amusing!… Is that like being :”branded”?…As for this writer, I’ll take the OG “brand” over the OMG “brand” that stands for OH MY GOD!… for the Mc-Gang…any day!…There’s a big difference Mrs. Mc-Detective…the Vice Mayor asked as Vice Mayor…and according to your “tidbit”…he’s looking for e-mails between this writer and Commissioner Dodd…Now imagine that Readers…a Vice Mayor wants e-mails between a private citizen who does not sit on any boards …owns no business looking for a Town contract and is not a fellow Commissioner…so there can be no Sunshine Law violation…no conflict of interest…Nope, it’s just a sitting official, his wife and their “gang” …”Detectives” all who want to see what email exchanges were made!…And these are the same people who accuse this writer of “taking notes on private conversations”…Commissioner Dodd is going to do what he sees fit….in complying…as for my e-mail exchanges…Have at em’…nothing is there to be concerned about…But why didn’t the Vice Mayor just ask for them…and leave the rest of the e-mails alone?…Planned retaliation for others? …By the way the dates…May 1- Aug. 13th…not Aug.17th…OOPs!…Hmmmm…so trust em’…Hogwash!….The paid ad from the CIC would make one think there are only 3 Commissioners on the dais who lowered the fees……so trust em’…Hogwash….An article by Ken Wardlaw who was quite a prolific in his daily ( throughout the day)  e-mails with this writer for quite some time..(his would be of far more interest for the Detectives)…..is shown in a photo that must be from circa ?…(What is up with many of the Times staff photos…Furth photo-shop)…looks like old fences were a-mended on the project that tore the Editor and the former mayor apart…for quite some time…so trust em’…Hogwash…. Town Commission Report Card…Commissioner Clottey must have been clueless on the re-run of dishing out the bias…for she was furious over the last one and told this writer she informed the Editors she was not amused by the “kindergarten teacher”……Wear that “F” proudly Mayor Minnet and Commissioner Dodd…for that “F” stuck on you from this “gang” …to the voters means you are …. FORTHRIGHT…..FAITHFUL ….FAIR  …..FRIENDLY …. and FURTH-LESS… …so after this 2nd Moe-mockery…trust em’…Hogwash….CIC-Commissioner Comments…Vice Mayor…talkin’ truth…”I don’t send e-mails” …”AOL deleted my e-mails”…”Vice Mayor-Deputy Chief of the VFD”…talkin’ truth..while the VFD By-laws say it is not allowed and  the Town acknowledged…no changes were made….

Sunday, August 23, 2009 7:24 PM
From:
“Barbara Cole”

To:
[email protected]
Steve, I would like to request any updated VFD Bylaws to their Constitution/ SOPs received by the Town since they took over as our contracted provider last October 1st, 2008.
Thank you, Barbara Cole

PRR Answer on VFD Bylaws
Thursday, September 10, 2009 1:59 PM
From:
“Steve D’Olivera”

To:
“Barbara Cole”

Barbara:

The Town Clerk’s office asked me to let you know the Town does not have any updated bylaws from the VFD after 10-1-08.

The Vice Mayor’s running  on his record…great…his opponents will see that AOL aka (his alter-ego)-ALIEN ONLINE LIAR keeps from deleting the past 3 1/2 years …so trust em’…Hogwash….

Commissioner Silverstone…Jimmy-boy…boy he’s taken a tumble off that wall…he took a great political fall… fallin’ on the old noggin’ one too many times…his continued “principles”…”promises he makes to himself”…”self determination”…”rules that are fair”…this is “in lock-step”…”BFF” Jimmy-boy…who let the VFD by-laws be ignored…who has increasingly appeared to enjoy his jabs across the dais…with that smirkin’smile…you know that smile Readers…watch for it…it’s the smirkin’ smile that appears on someone who nervously can’t help themselves when somebody breaks their neck…that smirkin’  smile…and his decision to follow his “Broom Boy” buddy full- out into the abyss …”udderly, reedicolussss “…so trust em’…Hogwash!….Commissioner Clottey….writes of John Thompson, former premier writer for the old BTSTimes…back when it offered up some real substance…..quite a hoot in her timing…coming right after the evening before this paper comes out when she and her CIC-  compadres… chose to turn their backs on John once more with their willingness to reintroduce an illegal storm water fee… (Note to John…stay in Pompano Beach)…so trust em’…Hogwash… The “Truth Defector”…tit for tat..on the BTSFuture mistake with the photo of the new BSO Chief…( payback for the Times faux pas headline a while back)…Esther Colon contract…the same..NO WAY…NO HOW… wake up! (previous post…scoops cat./ Bob Baldwin interview)….Baldwin was NOT paid for 10 weeks…check the post…or ask for a PRR (waiting time?/ and charge?)…No performance review for Baldwin…should have been…”McIntee would turn over emails if he had them. McIntee’s rarely uses email. He does not download his email to his computer but goes to his server, AOL to read them. The server deletes his emails after a certain amount of time so the requested emails were automatically deleted. Vice Mayor McIntee has no problem with AOL retrieving the emails if possible.”…Check it out folks…Vice Mayor McIntee was less than 90 days from the request….easy to retrieve…Vice Mayor McIntee knew he was required to be the custodian of his town business related e-mail…so do you really want to re-elect a man who erred in his duty and chose to not protect his records….purposely deleting 3 1/2 years of documentation being observed by all who sit beside him on the dais?….The stranded sailor…sorry …a picture says a 1000 words…no broken mast until the Town cut it up…and ALL bystanders on scene are standing their ground…the VFD did not arrive  quickly and help out the guy…and ain’t it curious that Times Editor and photographer Marc Furth, who arrived on the beach early on…did not put any photos in the paper?…..Maybe they were too… Mast-er-full?…..”Truth -Defector” ending on the Ed. Note..as the article began…. tit for tat…with BTS Future Editor Geesey…and her past finding of probable cause…The difference in hers…from McIntee/Silverstone…only one finding for Geesey…who actually took care of the mistake…and actually went forth and didn’t do it again.as instructed……As for McIntee/ Silverstone…going forth…and not repeating the actions …that’s a often- crossed line…so trust em’….Hogwash….Mary Ann Wardlaw/ CIC board member/ MPSC board member…..wife of the former Mayor…writes of Commissioner Silverstone and his excellent background in finance…from where?….She writes of Vice Mayor McIntee as a police officer…..who “understands  the constraints of being a part of municipality.”…HUH?….”They have walked a fine line of serving the needs of their constituents and preserving the fiscal integrity of Lauderdale-by-the-sea”….Hmmmm….like a 2+ million dollar crappy hotel…( and a $3 million one on the way)….voting for a $250,000 payout if fired contract for the Town Manager and either lying about it or not doing their homework…plus the buying, buying, and more buying as VFD members… (must be maxing out those non-profit credit cards…for all the cool big-boy toys)……so trust em’…Hogwash….Dignitaries …on the Reef Project… State Representative “BODANOFF”….and their McIntee quotes …(coached?)…and in true Furth-form actually admitting their bias with the Ed. Note …” Neither Mayor Minnet  nor Commissioner Dodd were contacted for comments.”…going on to say they (Ed. Furth 1 & 2) knew their views…(Note to the “Dignitaries who participated…would you have participated knowing the Eds. did this to a sitting Town Mayor and Commissioner?)…so trust em’….Hogwash…FFFRANK….we hear he said he was in the dark…didn’t know if there was a paper….so trust em’….Hogwash…..Shevaun/ Barbara/ Judy ….ladies once again…do you really want your articles to remain in the politically bent company they appear with?….should YOU trust em’…Hogwash….Letters to the Editor…Mr McGinnis…take a look at the emails…prev.post…do you sir, really want to send your letters in to a paper who endorses and supports  Vice Mayor McIntee after his rather unkind reference to you?….. R.W. (BOB) Roberts…is no ordinary letter writer…although he appears in each issue as one in his ongoing Hillsboro saga ( micromanaging …Hmmmm)… He should be writing as Editor which is what his title says he is…as well as CIC Chair…so trust em’…Hogwash!….Booster Funds…funding the back page $$$$$…growing their “team”…( Diving team?) …training with “vehical” extrication (McJon blankets used?)….and the trainer for this is?…Nice foam guys……but don’t see any bees around…….OOPS!…so trust em’…Hmmm….MAYBE…. after the October election of new VFD Officers ….But if we see more of the same…Vice Mayor McIntee remaining in the Deputy Chief position…in clear violation of the VFD longtime by-laws while the Vice Mayor running for a second term…trust em’….HOGWASH!…

The LOCO-BTSTIME(s)….. to put a lid on it….

Truth about advertisers……BTSFuture…15 ads…/ BTSTimes…5 ads…plus CIC/VFD/ AMR /Disabled Vets (July 4th)/ Editor’s motel…so advertisers trust em’…Hogwash!…

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop …. Campaign Ploys OR Voter Lobotomies …

August 31, 2009 by Barbara

CAN THE “BROOM BOYS” CAMPAIGN MAKE THE VOTERS FORGET? ….

Dear Readers…Tomorrow starts the month in which those ready to take on the “2-Hats/Broom Boys” need to make their decision known to those who will be backing them….Strategies will need to be made with an eye on March 2010 and the expectations of an election just like those we experienced  in the March 2006 and January 2008  Commission outcome …The majority changes yet again due to voters unhappy with the status quo majority in charge on the dais and the Town Administration….

What will be seen from the “Mc-Furth Campaign Committee Gang” and their campaign themed BTSTimes will be an attempt to lobotomize the voters to the past bad acts  from the “Broom Boys”…and the Town Manager…They tried this before ….attempting to quiet “Jerry” down”on the dais ……to stop “Jimmy” from putting forth ideas that hit  the voters in their pocketbooks (until the election is past…ie the Public Safety Complex 2008)…. all met with little success and plenty of chest thumping from McIntee exploding and letting it be known  nobody was gonna be telling  him what to do….But that was when other candidates were running…not the “Broom Boys part 2″…. If it starts to look like McIntee is on meds, perhaps it might be that Mr and Mrs “event coordinator” after putting their fingers in the air to see which way the wind is blowing, and not liking direction found, demanded a “promise” to strictly adhere to the 7 month “spiritual”campaign path to provide them any hope of retaining their seats….. thus allowing “Town Hall East” to stand again like “Tara”!…..

The BTSTimes will surely be filled with more psychedelic feel- good pablum to lull those unsuspecting few into believing the “2-Hats” are wearing “white hats” and are the “good guys”…still!….Epiphanies at sunrise cannot suffice this go- round though…Nope, because this time there’s a record attached to their brooms …They have a 4 year record to contend with… and a competitive fact-filled local newspaper, a neighboring community newspaper, community reporters from the daily newspapers….and this site…With each and every act that has their names connected to it I see lots and lots of headlines!….There is now an opposing organization, Unite Our Town that has mobilized faster in numbers than the CIC did in its heyday… (and those days are long gone now)….chomping at the bit….ready to beat the drum … and hit the streets running  to deliver the message of bad deeds done by McIntee/Silverstone /Colon on every front doorstep in town!… Past “Broom Boys” supporters are in concert in saying no 2nd term for these guys…Many we hear voted for “Jerry” because they knew and liked “Jimmy”…”No more”…they say…”Jimmy” let them down…and they have no desire of 4 more years of McIntee!… Those who came forward for the VFD know it’s a non-issue for this election……The VFD is here to stay…that’s a given…Eyes will glaze over if the VFD is front and center…There is a buzz around town on if the VFD members can provide the first blow to the Vice Mayor/ Deputy Chief in October that if they follow through on demoting him to VFD member only, will redeem for many residents where exactly the department’s loyalty lies… Will the Mc-Furth’s campaign be running on the referendums?…Are they still going to pursue the 33 feet?… If so, when? …Will there be a backlash? …Will there be petitions to see if the voters really want 33 feet or 44 feet south/15 stories north?…How about ethics..no more “2-Hats” in the future?…. This writer thinks a “laundry list” of items should be included if we are still going this route… After all we heard from the “Broom Boys” in the past March elections needed to stay in LBTS due to LBTS March municipal voters…discerning, astute voters who will be fully prepared to tackle referendum items…like lifeguards, bonds etc….So why not throw it all on there and let these diligent voters decide on it all in the voting booth?…

The lazy days of August gone, we prepare now for a busy, busy fall….A few days after Labor Day…it’s time to take your seats at Town Commission meetings…Commission Round Table meetings…Town Budget Hearing meetings …and a Town Manager Performance Review?…

We will watch in anticipation for campaign hats being thrown in the ring…one hat at a time, new hats, clean hats, hats that bring with them new ideas to be heard, offering new direction for the Town and for new exemplary records to be made on the dais that may finally, finally give us the future we so richly deserve. And to think when that  happens, it was done with our brains still intact knowing it was our fully informed votes made it possible!

more to come…..

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