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Here’s The Scoop … 3/4/2010 LBTS Commission Meeting #1 …. Furth-er Finger Lickin’ Good …. Fear-mongering …

March 5, 2010 by Barbara

SMACKIN’ THEIR LIPS… FOR VOTERS TO BE “FILLED” WITH FEAR…

Dear Readers… Did the Roosters come home to roost?… The last meeting of the current majority was a fully orchestrated event…It had all the “Mc-Furth Gang”members in Jarvis Hall….(including Moe McIntee)..in all their assigned roles fulfill a last ditch effort to bring the voters of LBTS “pure propaganda of fear”… It must have been “hatched”at Town Hall East… and all in hopes that you the voters are ready to buy what they are selling …It was cheap and plentiful!……Tonight the white gloves were off…This was to be no fancy table cloth affair…This was a down and dirty…greasy and grubby …roll up your sleeves and prepare to need a bath just to get the scum off back door”Barbs”-on- cue!….CIC “Newbie” Liliana Pomareda was “sitting in wait” to sign up first before half past 6…Cristie Furth arrived looking like she hadn’t bathed in weeks…(Familiar- 2008) …A small but vocal contingency of CIC members were seated in a pack on the left side in order to boo as directed…and boo and hiss they did (who’s the real mob?)… Cristie sat next to Louis Dvorak, the man Marc Furth and Jerry McIntee told this writer long ago was responsible for many after midnight runs of mischief and supposed vandalism alongside them in the Parker days…( I asked him to leave my house alone as I left)…Christie Furth could hardly contain her glee when off camera… (On camera was another “Oscar” worthy cameo)…She was ready …”Smackin her lips”…like she had a big old bucket of KFC…She would tell this writer to shut up…she would boo…she was full of such cackling laughter  (like the cat who ate the canary…fried?)…as she watched what she designed,…..the most orchestrated meeting we have seen in this town since the orchestrated VFD Fire Dept. meeting ….   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDbw9CCLLHI&feature=youtube_gdata …. Cristie sat down when one of her “Swedish” minions came forth to recreate more hearsay …She was practically playing patty-cake with Louis when heard one by one tell their story…and what stories they were…Liliana acting all concerned about her children being on Youtube…(we hear earlier in the day the “concerned ” mother practically had her child running in the road)… The Youtube-child predator “angle” was  a last ditch effort to thwart the mess she put herself in with the camera putting a damper on her exploits!… The McIntee- Silverstone-Clottey majority stopped the DVD from being shown knowing it would contradict her claims of intimidation and fear after resident Diana Kugler stepped up to counter her claims and asked for it to be shown to put this matter to rest and let the viewers decide……. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aalo2v3NbJI …..(I can guarantee you if the time had been 2 years prior and it was a help to McIntee-Silverstone-Clottey and Furth…it would have been shown at least twice!)…..Liliana Pomareda broke the rules of the hall as she came back up to try and stop the DVD…as she used “politics” in the process….going after the Mayor…The CIC group had by all accounts “baited” their opposition…as they positioned their Mayoral candidate Couriel to set-up what happened on Monday night……Both sides provided the LBTS Police with reports…and it is an ongoing investigation……. What a proud “Den mother” Cristie was as she gave me smirked and smiled with zeal……overjoyed with what she…her husband …the McIntees…Silverstone…and Clottey created all in the comfort of her Hacienda …..Undoubtedly they were deep in planning it all when the residents would see their cars there 24-7…. (Sunshine be damned…the rules do not apply to them)… She had Hannah Hempstead, a nasty piece of work in this writer’s opinion taking videos of this writer and others in the hall …(Youtube bound no doubt)…Many in the hall spoke to me of their discomfort being around her at the break…Cristie herself  took to the podium to pounce and spew out a one sided “woe is me” type fairy tales as she stuck it to the Mayor (the Mayor let Cristie go on the attack much further than any other speaker in recent memory)….The residents who observed the incidents countered the claims  tit for tat with yet another resident stepping forward to say he was “assaulted” in the hall by “Newbie” Liliana Pomareda…This time with her glasses!…( On Feb. 9th it was paper)…YIKES!…They had their “Golden Parachute” Town Manager Esther Colon fully engaged as she falsely claimed (As you recall) with the assistance of Jim “He’s not a nice guy” Silverstone that her “Commission & Staff Past & Present Accomplishments” were done routinely as the commission observed its last meeting before an election… A look at agendas in 2006 and 2008 show it was false to state it as fact…and Jim Silverstone was dishonest to claim it was so!… (He is so easily led in her “recollections”)….

The Manager did a power point that was as political as it gets…She is very secure in her declarations of this being a Town Manager form of government and after witnessing this type of behavior she is right!……She  spoke of herself in the 3rd person…saying Esther Colon was responsible for so much all on her own…(disturbingly slanted and distorted)…She went head on in her politically pointed arrows at those candidates running against her choice of Furth-CIC endorsed candidates…knowing these candidates will offer her unparalleled job security and a Town Manager form of government that’s here to stay if they win!… She was rude to the Mayor..and equally nasty to Commissioner Dodd…and no one…put a stop to it… Cristie could not have been prouder!…She glossed over the fact that we had $18 million dollars  (now down to $12+ million) and could have built our Town Hall Complex…and our El Mar Project…and our drainage townwide…forgoing a crappy $ 2million dollar motel…and piecemealing McIntee Memorial “median walkways”…and we could have lowered the millage rate… She did not address all the big projects she miserably directed unilaterally…( Beach Pavilion/Public Safety Motel/ Off-site warehouse) the below the belt tactics of going after the Fire Marshal after she terminated him……the ongoing denigrating and out and out attempt to replace the Senior Center Director… and stopping RFPs from being read aloud as she claimed to be above reproach for opening sealed bids …not reading them aloud and taking them to the back room…….She did not point out her termination of  BSO Polcie Chief Gooding or leading on the BSO for months over their new offices…She did not talk of her thwarting public records requests and financial statements….looking the other way on VFD oversight…or anything McIntee-Silverstone related….Her payback actions to those residents and businesses that dared to call her on her actions……She left off the presentation her shorting the Chamber /Welcome Center and sullying their personnel…All this was aided and abetted by the current majority…They sat mute as she denigrated CPAs and hurled insults and innuendo to residents and businesses…. Silverstone/ McIntee love to  talk of her sterling reputation…her being highly regarded everywhere she goes… This writer hears of her other reputation that counters their claims from those who have felt her wrath… She and Silverstone and McIntee were responsible for keeping it quiet for 2 years that she gave herself a years severance if she is ever terminated……..and so much more…(prev. posts)….But tonight it was a last ditch effort to hold on to their power…… Yes, it’s nice to have a healthy budget…but you can have that with a Manager that understands her place in on the dais…and her place in the LBTS Commissioner-manager form of government mandated by the Charter!…

The Public Safety item was odd with McIntee and Silverstone “going after” the VFD Fire Chief for the Beach Patrol ATVs not saying “Volunteer”..The Chief was short and stood his ground and the BFF “Broom Boys”…were left with nothin’… (This writer has heard the VFD is not on board with this Silverstone re-e-lection…guess those who said so, were not speaking out of turn)….

Commissioner Comments was the most disgusting display we have ever witnessed in this town…thanks in large part with “Besotted” Clueless” “Classless” “Crazy” Clottey…She should be removed from office!…It was shameful…She lied and perpetrated false statements of racial slurs that she says took place in the hall…False!…A look at the Feb 9 2010 public comments (yes, again proves it did not happen!… She made statements to incite…and distort and then crossed the line further with references Nazi Germany… Going so far as to say her candidate received a threat to “kill” him.!….I am told the majority of voters (this voter is among them) feel worse about voting Clottey in than they do about McIntee or Silverstone!…WOW!…I could take it no longer and told her “Shame on you!”… She answered and asked if I wanted to speak since I know more… That was the only honest thing that came out of her mouth in this whole despicable diatribe!… Commissioner Jim “He’s not a nice guy” Silverstone lied about this writer when he said I said drivers that honked were “stupid voters”… I said they were “misinformed”…perhaps Silverstone does not understand what “misinformed” means!…Pecifically!… I said it was a lie…and I was given a warning…I took it gladly to right his wrong…… Vice Mayor McIntee seized his opportunity…He called for me to be removed and said it was a 2nd warning… A vote was taken and surprise, surprise…these three “led by the nose” Furth Commissioners voted 3-2 to remove me… I took the parting shot at the door to say “Shame” on them…and tell them they were “lying” …”propaganda”…”fear-mongering”… I am told the CIC- Furth “pack” clapped at my removal…and a call to give them a second warning and removal by the Mayor was voted down…3-2 by “led by the nose” Furth Commissioners Silverstone- Clottey-McIntee…It figures!… I am told Jimmy campaigned big time on false statements…and false attacks he said he received……and of course he steered clear  on his McIntee-like voting record!…I missed Comm. Dodd’s comments…and heard a small portion of Mcintee’s swan song…No matter…it was the same old tired stuff…No mention that he is leaving a despised man…who was given the heave-ho by the VFD  (who now says it’s our turn …meaning the voters …and the CIC and is slinking out of town… (Pod and all)…The Mayor finally broke down……Town Manager Colon was seen and heard chuckling at the Mayor’s pained reaction to what she has been in receipt of over the last 2 years and the last 2 hours of this evenings “game plan”…….. The Mayor shot back at outgoing, disgraced Vice Mayor McIntee that he finally succeeded after 2 years…He made her cry!… What a fitting way for such a “pox” on our town to exit!…The “bully” made an elected official cry!…Sums up the Vice Mayor’s..M.O.”Quack, Quack”…In the line of fire …the Mayor still called the present majority to task for all their bad acts…and said it was the voters…the taxpayers who paid the price.in the long run..not she!… This writer agrees…not she!…

Did they pull off this dastardly planned parting night of propaganda?… We shall see…Next Tuesday…after 7 pm…

Are the voters still uninformed in 2010?…Are the voters gullible in 2010 ?…Are the voters so complacent that it matters not as long as the ends justify the means in 2010?…

I certainly hope there is an  overwhelming number of informed voters this year and they are ready to say enough is enough to this type of shameful orchestrated fear-mongering….I must hold on to the hope that they will not fall prey to orchestrated race baiting being spewed as we saw last night in order to retain Furth-er Colon Silverstone-Clottey-Evans-Couriel style power over the next 4 years…Because it we are so easily deceived…so disengaged that we allow it to go on…heaven help us all!…

Time to come clean in 2010….. napkins …silverware…. table manners …and properly attired…. Leave the buckets outside the door in 2010!…

more to come….

Post Division

Here’s The Scoop … Local News That You Can Trust … That Is If You Too Spell February …”FEBUARY” …OOPS!…

February 13, 2010 by Barbara

RUNNING ON FEAR AND STUPIDITY … WILL VOTERS FALL FOR IT?…

Dear Readers… How sad it is that the new owners of the By The Sea Times have sunk so low in their dual role as Owners-Publishers-Editors of the Times and Campaign Managers to Candidates Silverstone. Evans and Couriel that they purposely put out what appears to be false article after false article to try and make up for the impact they are feeling from the opposing Candidates Sasser, Vincent and Minnet!… These fine candidates are going door to door and meeting the voters one on one …These long time residents are being welcomed into condo after condo and walking away with growing support … These candidates have shown that support is growing in their required G1 and G2 reports…Their donations are from individuals who live in the town and from local businesses who know they can count on the candidate’s longtime support…..All who want a positive change and a way out from under the Furth led majority that has kept us all from having a solid plan to move forward while keeping this town in good stead…

A look at the G2s (G1s prev.post/ G2s post to come) show a huge lack of support  and funds from the residents  and businesses of this town for Silverstone, Evans and Couriel in their first two reports … and it is now said both Couriel and Evans are putting in $5,000 each of their own money to continue to run…for the next three and a half weeks…

The BTSTimes have reached another new low in putting out their latest edition of BTSTimes with Bert J. Harris placed squarely on its cover…with the date “Febuary 12, 2010″……The Furths are running the very campaign this writer posted  they would long ago….They  running against “Ghosts”…The previous candidates backed by the previous UOT …Why?…Because they cannot run against the the present candidates…and win!…

The Furths have spent much of the paper recounting the previous election and using old campaign materials from the former candidates to mislead their readers……Is this an attempt just to see how fearful and stupid their readers are?…How sad if they are right…What does that say about their readers…and them?…

Why disparage two fine upstanding family men who are anything but “Newcomers”…How long do you need to live in town to not be a “Newcomer” in the eyes of the CIC and the Furths anyhow?… As stated before Chris Vincent has lived here since 2002 and Scot Sasser since 2003 … Perhaps these candidates should say all “newcomers” who have lived in LBTS since 2002 should NOT vote for Silverstone, Evans and Couriel…These “Newcomers” can join all those unwanted voters Comm. Silverstone stated he didn’t want votes from…those who have never volunteered in town…The combination of “Newcomers” and “Those who never volunteered in town”…should offer Sasser, Vincent and Minnet a landslide victory!…

From the Editorial written by the Furths it’s almost like no one has the right to vote…or the right to run for local office if you have not come over here on the “Mayflower” aka belonging to the the CIC …How very inclusive and limiting a place this LBTS has become!… Funny when you realize that if the same criteria the Furths want us to use for a commission seat in our little town were used to elect the President they would have voted  for Obama’s opponent…OUCH!…

Lets clear up some things inside this pre-election edition…(paid for by the candidates…CIC and the VFD…a post to come on the advertising questions that seem to be election time deja vue for the Times)…

First, Candidates Sasser and Vincent chose not to answer the question sent to them by Cristie Furth after she sent them the question ….She contacted them on Feb 4th…and they each responded with an e-mail that day……Mayor Minnet responded on Feb 2nd…As you will the Furths chose to leave the responses them out of the paper and instead to falsely print the three agreed to respond…Candidates Sasser and Vincent  did not agree …and Mayor Minnet declined due to her letter for a retraction…Her retraction letter does not appear in the new edition…

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BTST
Thursday, February 4, 2010 9:23 AM
From:

“Scot Sasser”
Dear Mrs. Furth,

I appreciate By The Sea Times offerring me the opportunity to answer the candidate question. However, I want to set the record straight that I never agreed to answer or committed, in any way, to participating in any activities whether written or otherwise with By The Sea Times.

Please let this email regretfully serve as my declination of participation.

Regards,

Scot Sasser

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From: Christopher Vincent
Date: February 4, 2010 10:35:29 AM EST

Subject: BTST
February 4, 2010

Dear Managing Editor By the Sea Times;

I am in receipt of your email regarding the question sent to me for your next edition of By the Sea Times. While I appreciate the opportunity to answer the question at no time did I commit either verbally or in writing to do so. Please let this email serve as my notice to decline.

Sincerely,

Chris Vincent
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“ROSEANN MINNET
2000 S. Ocean Blvd. #llE
Lauderdale-By- The-Sea, FL 33062
02/02/10
By the Sea Times Publishers and Editors:
On January 26, 2010, I sent a certified letter to your office asking for a
retraction and correction of misinformation the By the Sea Times printed in
the January 22,2010 edition of the paper regarding my voting records. I
am in receipt of the notification that you received the letter on January
27,2010.
As of today, I have not received a response from you. Accordingly, I
cannot respond to your questions until I have seen the correction printed
in your newspaper.
Roseann Minnet, Mayor”

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Not quite what the Furths printed in their paper …OOPS!…

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About that question….

“From: “Marc Furth”
Date: January 28, 2010 11:58:16 AM EST
To: , , “Joe Couriel” , , , “Jim Silverstone”
Subject: Question to candidates.doc
Reply-To: “Marc Furth”
Question to candidates:

While the maximum town wide height limit is 44 feet, the current zoned height limit in the RM25 zoning district – which extends east and west from El Mar Drive to Seagrape Drive and north and south from Palm to Pine Avenues – is 33 feet (3 stories).

Where do you personally stand on increasing the existing zoned height limit of 33 feet to the maximum allowable height of 44 feet in the RM 25 District?

Please submit your answer (200 word maximum)along with a photo by Wednesday, February 3 to http://bytheseatimes.combytheseatimes.com

Thank you,
By the Sea Times”

Jim Silverstone states…”Therefore the only reason I can see the maximum height of 44 feet in the RM 25 district is for those properties that by State or Federal regulations, would not be allowed to build or continue to use ta habitable first story.  Currently, I am not aware of any such properties in Town.”…perhaps Comm. Silverstone forgot the property approved last year…by his running mate Mayoral Candidate Joe Couriel (prev. post -boards)…and the Commission for the single family home next to the Oriana…It is to be built higher than 33 ft. due to the first floor being uninhabitable…and the grade …Joe Couriel himself says “I would oppose any effort to increase the current zoning of 33 feet in the RM 25 district.”…Same house…same vote …more than 33 feet!……YIKES!…

BC- According to the 1998 heights vote the secondary reason was to alleviate the back out parking on El Mar Drive and A1A…courtesy of former Mayor Parker…It had nothing to do with the Overlay Districts…not yet in place… The real question should be this one…Does that 44 feet still apply in those two RM 25 zones …without the Overlay Districts… Marc Furth says no…while another well informed old timer says otherwise…Hmmmm….Who will put this to the test and when?….It will be quite something for Candidate Joe Couriel  to deal with since he stated at the 1/19/10 well attended MPSC he spoke at length that he was very concerned with being hit by cars backing out on El Mar Drive if he becomes Mayor!…OOPS!…

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The Mayor’s voting record …check out the previous post “Here’s The Scoop … 2/9/10 LBTS Commission Meeting … Walks Like A Duck Local News ….”…and see what her real voting record…

#1 was the following …

1- The BTSTimes – 1/22/10 printed…Minnet voted No to awarding fire suppression services to the Volunteer Fire Department.

Mayor Minnet -1/26/10 letter sent- 1. Mayor Minnet voted no to awarding fire suppression services. to the Volunteer Fire Department. This is false. In fact I voted yes to approve the contract with the Volunteer Fire Department on September 12, 2008.”

Mayor Minnet 1/26/10 Comm. comments- “The first one that they said I did not vote for the VFD contract. On September 12, 2008 in fact I did vote Yes for the VFD contract.”

Editor Cristie Furth 2/9/10 public comments-”I stand fully behind the story on your voting record regarding the VFD”

Town Minutes – September 12, 2008 -pg 11-”Consent Agenda b. Commission approval of Volunteer Fire department Contract for Fire Protection and Fire Prevention Services (Manager Colon) pg 12- Commissioner Dodd made the motion to approve the Volunteer Fire Department Contract of Fire Protection Services commissioner Clottey seconded the motion. In a roll call, the motion carried 5-0″

BC- The Mayor voted YES for the VFD “fire suppression” services …The By The Sea Times was incorrect…

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In this edition they added in a few votes to confuse those who cannot spell February…

The original printed vote again…1- The BTSTimes – 1/22/10 printed…”Minnet voted No to awarding fire suppression services to the Volunteer Fire Department.”

In this issue they put in the following…”For the record, we did not write that Minnet voted against the final contract approved on September 12, 2008. By then it was a done deal and only the details in the contract and costs were the main issues.” They added this “As you can see on 6/12/08, Minnet voted against the selection of the VFD with transitional funding  budget, did she forget about this vote? Over a month late she did vote to approve the transitional agreement, but the funding had already been approved.Funding needed to be provided to the VFD so that they could hire and administrator and immediately resume training. Without proper and intense training, the VFD would not have been prepared to take over as the Town fire suppression provider on October 1, 2008. Time was of the essence and Minnet was stalling for time.”

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Really, the VFD had no funds to get their training up and ready?…Hmmm….The same fire dept. that was set to buy 2 trucks at that same 6/12/08 meeting for approximately $100,000 …. The same VFD that wrote a check for $150,000 for a ladder truck without batting an eye in 2009 ?…OOPS!…

The Mayor as posted previously did not vote for monies for the VFD  before they were hired …and again here is  why…

Town Minutes- February 19, 2008-pg 9 “New Business e.Discussion and/or action of Lauderdale By The Sea- Volunteer Fire Department (Commissioner McIntee) -pg 10.”In a roll call vote, the motion carried 2-1. Vice Mayor McIntee and Commissioner Silvsertone recused from voting. Mayor Minnet voted no.”

Also included in the Feb 12, 2008 minutes- right above the vote on pg 10- ” Mayor Minnet believed the commission was a bit premature and felt it was important to have an agreement in tact. She said it was imperative to have a workshop and listen to the people. Commissioner Silverstone said the people had spoken during the election.”

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Back to the Times …yesterday…”6/12/08 (continuation of 6/11/08 meeting) Award the RFP #08-04-03 for Fire Services to VFD (VFD only proposer) P (4-1) Minnet-o”

Town Minutes- pg. 10 Old Business a. Award of RFP # 08-04-03- Fire Services (Manager Colon) ATTACH DRAFT CONTRACT … Both the minutes and the video shows absolutely no discussion on the contract being voted on…The attachment is not included in the minutes …read aloud in the video…..The discussion is about Sea Ranch Lakes and what would happen with the funds coming from our neighboring town if the VFD wins the position…(They did not, due to the interference of VM McIntee and TM Colon)…Also discussed was the purchase of the 2 trucks…by the VFD and the Town Manager’s assertion that all fire and police apparatus should be owned by the town…Town Manager Colon said it was leased back to the VFD but the Town should own it in case we ever replaced the department…That quickly changed  and was no longer brought up by the Town Manager after the VFD under McIntee’s control quickly kept buying more and more equipment..OOPS!… The exchange with Chief Perkins continued with the fire hydrants and who took care of them and condo drills along with VM McIntee talking of making a referendum to never remove the dept before the VFD was even rehired….Commissioner Clottey who still had a mind of her own in those days…to a certain extent… called the VM on putting the cart before the horse…and holding off on the idea… The Mayor asked the questions that were still of concern for those supporters who voted her in…She spoke of a “Citizen Review Board”…”She believed there was some diversity as far as what people wanted to see”…and after more discussion…but NONE on the contract itself…the vote was taken 4-1..Mayor Minnet did vote no…

The Mayor, certainly may not have recalled what the Times on 1/22/10 called “awarding fire suppression services to the Volunteer Fire Department” and most likely did not think the Times was referring to this 6/12/08 vote which according to the BTSTimes  “was a done deal” …especially when the contract itself was not discussed at all at that time..

More confusing is  the Times on 1/22/10 referring to it as “fire suppression services to the Volunteer Fire Department.”… It’s quite different then the actual 6/12/08 vote “Fire Services to VFD” and the 9/12/08 vote for “Volunteer Fire department Contract for Fire Protection and Fire Prevention Services”…Neither one of these two votes are found under the Times “header” of “fire suppression services to the Volunteer Fire Department.”..easily leading to much “Febuary” confusion…OOPS!..

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This writer must have struck a nerve with the”Staff Writer” on the Master Plan Steering Committee meeting and the “Staff Writer” either has a loss of memory, a lack of ability to count or feels revisionist history is allowed due to MPSC meetings not being kept online or tape…The hall was full on the left side and the camera showed it…The MPSC members made note of the unusually large group…and the outcome of the meeting and its aftermath had Cristie Furth eating her words …from that 1/19/10 meeting “As a stakeholder on El Mar Drive I’m all for it and a lot of my neighbors and friends are. I don’t know who’s talking to you but my people that I know love the idea!”…along with her candidate’s “flip-flops” after the overwhelming response of those against the El Mar Median walkways… Talk about loosing a grip on reality…No one will fall for this lame attempt to cover up a major failure on the Cristie Furth’s part…She blew it…big time…It must be “Febuary”… Hey, just a note to the Editors Furth each and every time you include me in your paper…my readership goes up!…Thanks for the Valentine!…

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“What if …Mayor Minnet had actually been in charge….”by Cristie Furth…

“A Minnet Majority  would have maintained developer -incentive overlay districts”… Just because Oriana built over their setbacks…does not mean it would happen again…

“A Furth-led Majority” meant we were too quick to throw out the baby with the bathwater…never aware that the “Furth-led majority” had an alternate agenda to stop the MPSC and the P &Z for 2 years from addressing the Master Plan or any alternative to allow for “planned” alternatives to revitalize the Town…Nope, the  Taco-Bell motel is the status quo in the eyes of the Furths…and LBTS should be stuck in 1973  …for the duration…until and unless they follow their pal McIntee and head out of town…

“With Minnet in the Majority” …Cristie Furth goes into the VFD not being the “Fire Suppression Provider” …again using the wrong terminology (see above)…BUT Mayor Minnet voted for the VFD…in the final contract…What Ms. Furth leaves out…The VFD would not have even been an issue if it were not for their demise courtesy of then Comm. McIntee (per Marc Furth)….. Ms. Furth states the Mayor would have funded the Palm Club sewers…interesting since it was John MacMillan and Jerry McIntee and the Furths themselves that fought with Candidate Stuart Dodd, this writer and John Thompson to back the sewers for the 99 votes and the MacMillan’s real estate sales.in the club….OOPS!…

“Under a  Minnet Majority there would be no beach patrol”…this is likely true …at least at the beginning …..due to the Mayor feeling it offers up a liability to the Town…A view shared by many, even those supporters …and even more so with Candidate Silverstone’s assertion they are the “lifesaving” Beach Patrol…A false and misleading campaign ad…in this writer’s opinion…

With a Minnet Majority There would be no new public safety complex”…So true…and that would have been a blessing!… We spent $2 million on a crappy old hotel that the BSO did not want to move in and the VFD now tells this writer they did not want either!…OUCH…Commissioner Silverstone says a new complex would have cost $10 million…Ms. Furth says it would have been $7 million…and if we were under a Mayor Minnet Majority…we might have found we had it!…$2 million from not buying the hotel…$2 million for actively selling the west warehouse…and the millions from the sewers funds that were designated for “Capital Improvements”…YIKES!…

Cristie Furth had to dig deep to fault Mayor Minnet on her stance for the Bel air signs…Her vote was never about the signs for Bel Air ..It was about the process of the signs for Bel Air and any neighborhood in town…And as for the pier 2-way traffic in the alleyway……Ms. Furth stating that it is  “the busiest pedestrian beach access” …only to to one person does that ring true…..The Vice Mayor who used it as “payback” against the owners of the Pier…with a big Furth-Colon- Silverstone assist…

“Biased Ethics”…Cristie Furth wouldn’t know ethics if it bit her on the you know what…and “bias”…again …Owner-Editor- Campaign Manager…enough said…

Mayor Minnet would not have returned 15 stories to the north…and as for Mayor Minnet’s voting record…looks good to most….that is if you see her real voting record… and the reasoning behind each and every vote…fiscally responsible and upholding the Charter and Town ordinances…

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Jimmy “He’s not a nice guy” Silverstone is full out fearmongering…it is said, going door to door, in condos  and now in his comments… He knows the candidates he and his “slate’  are running against are NOT for 15 stories…he knows the candidates he and his “slate” are running against are NOT for more density…He knows the candidates he and his “slate” are running against SUPPORT the VFD… He knows the candidates he and his “slate” are running against are NOT going to raise taxes…and he should know that residents do NOT debate Commissioners… just as he should know you cannot READ  pictorials”…(He actually said he read a pictorial in the 2/9/10 commission meeting!)… JIM SILVERSTONE… In my opinion “THE WORST EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT”…a totally inept elected official who cannot speak, cannot lead and cannot think on his own…A pseudo “finance professional”l with no finance education…no training …who skews his “numbers”…An elected official that either lied about the Town Manager’s contract or did not know what he voted on…left only to make up a story using one of his skewed charts to try and redeem himself…A candidate that should now withdraw after revealing a $3 million dollar “deal” only to change his “fanciful” story when faced with yet another potential violation of Fl. ethics for ex parte communications……Time for him to be “swept aside”…

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And finally all of the Anonymous letter writers included in this campaign issue says it all…..It’s “Febuary” …for the Furths…

more to come….

Post Division

Here’s The Scoop ….Words From The Past …. Bringing Out The Old Furth “Playbook”…. From The Bottom Of The Pile …

October 8, 2009 by Barbara

NO ISSUES … NO SUPPORT … CAMPAIGN 101 -“SCARE TACTICS” ….

Dear Readers… As you walk around town and see the latest “Halloween” issue of the Mc-Furth BTSTimes… It’s an orange colored “fish wrapper” of Furth Politics …. From the couple who are the real “Old Guard” in LBTS… (as one reader pointed out)… for all the political races they had a “hand” in… from both sides of the aisle…throughout the years…

For the upcoming campaign for Commission 2010… CIC support is down…the old “standard” issues that gave them big wins…are null and void…(they’ll find no argument from their Commission opponents on the VFD and letting the people decided once again the  proper height limits townwide) …So what to do…what’s left… “scare tactics”…and to try and “feign” ignorance of all such activities in the past…

So, as you read the Editor Furth’s BTSTimes “Editorials” and “Opinions”…when you encounter her with that “smile” on her face……as she joins more town clubs….. waltzes up to the podium”cheerleading”  her  Town “events”…and  (we hear) possibly throws her own “hat” in the ring for Mayor…in her efforts to keep a tight hold on being “Town Hall East” for another 4 years ….make your move….and  take a quick look behind her back… for those fingers  she has crossed may tell you a whole different story!…”Scare tactics”…

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FROM 2008 ROYAL COASTER NEWSLETTER ….Excerpts….

“The Official Newsletter of the Royal Coast Condominium Owners
ONE DOLLAR
Volume 3 Number 1
January2008

TOWN:

“The scare the Voters” campaign is typically used to make voting for your opponent appear dangerous….which
then forces the other candidates to spend their time and money refuting the lies rather than getting their own
message and platforms out to the voters.”
from “The Scare Tactics Begin” by Christie Furth”

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full text link below…………
http://www.royalcoaster.com/issues/RC%20v3n1.pdf.

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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!…

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