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Here’s The Scoop … Town Hall East … Furth- er Fearmongering… And Yellow Journalism …. OOPS! …

January 23, 2010 by Barbara

IT ALL EMANATES FROM HERE ….

Dear Readers …. Follow the “yellow” brick road …to the Town Hall East aka BTSTimes  aka Campaign Headquarters for Comm. Jim “He’s not a nice guy or a gentleman” Silverstone – Candidate Marjorie “Clueless #2 ” Evans- Candidate Joe “McIntee is God” Couriel …and you will find the  Fearmongering  Furths who are spreading falsehoods and not abiding by the rules…all in their ” No holds barred'(Idiom Definitions-If there are no holds barred, there are no rules of conduct; you can do anything.) campaign to retain their power in LBTS…

First there was the door to door style fearmongering being made by the Furth-endorsed candidates and their small contingency of misinformed minions…It is said they have gone around with falsehoods of the Mayor’s contributions…actions and voting record… They are using scare tactics  purposely misrepresenting the occupations of the Candidates Sasser and Vincent and tying them to actions made by previous opponents ….from the Furth’s past…

The Furths and the CIC  followed this up with their invitation and letter to their mailing list (many on the list have long been non-members who have not re-upped their yearly dues)…In the letter they wrote “A big THANK YOU to the many CIC members that showed up for the January 12th Commission Meeting. It was a standing room only crowd and it must have impressed Mayor Minnet since she actually cur off Public Comment speakers that were politicking. Of course the intention was to prevent Joe Couriel and Marjorie Evans from announcing their candidacy.”

BC- Let’s be factual- Jarvis Hall was full- standing room only on Jan. 12th because of the Senior Center- not the CIC!… The true amount of CIC supporters was minimal at best and non-existent after public comments including new Candidate Evans…. You cannot have it both ways…to say the Mayor stopped the “politicking”…but then say she did not allow it for the Furth- endorsed candidates…OOPS!…Candidates were told they could not announce by Silverstone-McIntee long ago ….and the NO Guard Candidates Scot Sasser and Chris Vincent NEVER declared their candidacy at the podium…Never!…OOPS!…

FLASHBACK!… At Cristie and Marc Furth’s place on El Mar…..there are shelves of old campaign stuff…and they pull em’ off those shelves every couple of years…This year is no exception… “The Old Guard/Unite Our Town folks will spare no expense to regain power and control LBTS once again as they did for 14 years. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW if we are to preserve what years of efforts by citizens have accomplished toward preserving our small- town charm and special quality of life. “.. YIKES!….

BC- Saw that one.. They used that one…and it worked…EXCEPT…Candidates Sasser and Vincent were not here 14 years ago…Candidates Sasser and Vincent are No Guard…and Candidates Minnet, Sasser and Vincent are also for keeping the small-town charm …as the voters voted for …OOPS!….

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MC-FURTH  TIMES ….LOCAL NEWS YOU CAN’T TRUST …..

Yesterday they put out their latest “psycho-delic” edition  of the “Local News You Can’t Trust”……1 week behind schedule…and chalk full of Furth Fractured Fairytales….. and some election time no-nos…

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OPENING UP PANDORA’S BOX? …..

1. On the cover the Furths are stating the Candidates are- “Marjorie Evans Commissioner/ Joe Couriel Mayor”…M.I. A. the required “FOR” ….OOPS!… The Candidates did the same on their signs…OOPS!…

2. Christie Furth FALSELY writes the “Unite our Town Political Committee – (UOT) Under Investigation”… She writes “A complaint was filed and probable cause was found- so the State is now proceeding with a full investigation”…

BC- Christie ought to know by now after watching Silverstone and McIntee go through quite a few “Full investigations” over the last 4 years where Jimmy and Jerry were the recipients of probable cause found for each……She knows that probable cause can only be found AFTER a hearing of the full Fl. Elections Committee in Tallahassee AFTER the investigation is finished…OOPS!…

BC- If there is an investigation those who are under investigation are prevented from speaking about it…Therefore for Cristie Furth to have any information and publish it for political purposes….shows that it is either the Furths and/or their BFFs who have made the complaint…OOPS!…

BC- The Florida Elections Commission does not take kindly to complainants who thwart their inquiries in print for political purposes and usually find a way to go after those who make such a leap!…OOPS!…

BC- According to Christie… the “more legally sufficient ALLEGATIONS” Section 106.022(1) -The complaint alleges that Unite Our Town, a political committee, failed to file with the department of state, Division of Elections, a statement of appointment for the appointment for the registered office and registered agent: and Section 106.022(3) The complaint that Unite Our Town, a political committee, made expenditures and accepted contributions without having filed with the Department of State Divisions of Elections a written statement of change of registered agent.”…It goes on to state  “an online search failed to produce any record of Unite Our Town ever being registered with the State of Florida even during the 2008 municipal elections when they first became politically active.”… Christie ends with stating “the State may investigate each individual transaction for legal sufficiency including all contributions received and all expenditures paid by UOT”…

BC- How low the Mc-Furths have sunk!…It must be a joint effort  from the looks of it….. The truth “deflector/ slapp -staff writer has always had problem seeing the forest through the trees…. and this one…may boomerang to the Mc-Furths and the CIC…bigtime….OOPS!….

1. UOT  is registered with the Town of LBTS because UOT only deals with politics within the Town of LBTS

2. According to a source the CIC is registered with the Town of LBTS because the CIC only deals with politics in LBTS

3. According to this same source if a political organization does not deal with politics outside of the Town there is no requirement to register with the county or state…OOPS!…

4. We hear UOT is not registered with the County or the State as a political organization because UOT does not deal with County or State politics …

5. According to this same source the CIC is not registered with the County or the State as a political organization EITHER!… OOPS!….

6. According to this same source the CIC  aka LBTS Citizens Innitiative Committee Inc. is only registered with the State as an non- profit corporation…and that Inc. registered agent is not always the same as the Town registered agent (see 2008-2007-2006)…

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6. UOT is not incorporated therefore no registered agent would be required….OOPS!….

7. I am told that when the president (registered agent) of UOT stepped down he went to the Town and filled out the required paperwork.

8. I am told that when the new president (registered agent)of UOT took office he went to the Town and filled out the required paperwork.

9. A source has informed this writer that the CIC may not have gone to the Town and filled out this required paperwork over the last 3 years!…OOPS!…

* This writer made the following Public Records Request …and will post the response upon receipt…
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PRR – Registered Agents for UOT/LBTS CIC
Friday, January 22, 2010 11:56 PM
From:
“Barbara Cole”
To:
[email protected]
PIO D’olivera,
1. I am making a public records request for the registered agents for Unite Our Town for 2006-2007-2008-2009 as required by the the Town for each change of agent made by the organization to the Town Clerk.
2. I am making a public records request for the registered agent for the LBTS Citizens Initiative Committee for 2006-2007-2008-2009 as required for each change of agent made by the organization to the Town Clerk.
Please acknowledge receipt of this request.
Please advise if the cost exceeds $20.
Thank you, Barbara Cole

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FUDGING THE FACTS …..

The “Staff Writer” writes that Candidates Minnet, Sasser and Vincent were all in favor of shutting down our VFD election night, 2006 and taking over our town.”… Get real!…This writer was there!… The Furth’s have slandered the candidates…who were not involved…and the Mc-Furths know it!… OOPS!…

The Furths write that Mayor Minner voted NO to awarding the Fire suppression services to the VFD…FALSE!… Mayor Minnet voted YES!….OOPS!….

Comm. Silverstone … a  VFD member and his pal Vice Mayor McIntee recused themselves for the transition budget for the VFD for $86,000 BUT…voted YES for the VFD for $900,000 !…OOPS!…

The Furths write Mayor Minnet voted NO against the Buoys ….FALSE!….Mayor Minnet vote YES to the buoys!…OOPS!….

Commissioner Silverstone is still  the “registered agent” for the VFD…a contracted vendor for the Town…and as such he was and is responsible for the VFD not having the correct status to allow for VFD supporters who deducted their donations legally…OOPS!…

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Every headline from Editor Mark Brown was correct… and by the landslide ouster of Furth pal McIntee in his quest to be the VFD Fire Chief…the VFD got it!…LBTS voters, will get it right next!… OOPS!….

The Staff writer says the UOT is the “minority” activists…the numbers who attend the UOT/ Jarvis Hall meetings …say otherwise…OOPS!….

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WAS THIS THE BEST THE FURTH’S COULD FIND ? ………

The BTSTimes endorse…….for Mayor…Joe Couriel is a long winded hot head who yells at women, has been removed from Jarvis Hall countless times over the years……Joe Couriel who calls McIntee “God”, “Hero”…Joe Couriel who talks out of both sides of his mouth…Joe Couriel who supports everything the Manager  has done from acquisitions…to terminations…to fees and her $$$$ contract….If it walks like a duck….part 2….

For Commissioner ….Marjorie Evans is only a plus to Comm. Clottey…because Ms. Evans makes Clottey look a little less clueless…Marjorie Evans who had never been in Jarvis Hall before Jan 12th…Marjorie Evans who did not know what the MPSC did….Marjorie Evans who said she did not know where the Corniche was located….

For Commissioner …. the Furth’s lap-dog…. Jimmy (He is not a nice guy) Silverstone….

Jim Silverstone voted for the Manager’s $250,000 + if terminated -no term contract and lied about it for 2 years….

Jim Silverstone wanted to give her a raise…

Jim Silverstone voted for his pre-2008 election agenda item $2 million dollar crappy motel…

Jim Silverstone  wanted to purchase the $800,000 motel behind it…

Jim Silverstone voted for the Sea grape Drive sidewalks after promising he would not until after the 2008 election…

Jim Silverstone wanted to annex in his Fiancee’s street in Pompano Beach …

Jim Silverstone backed the Manager and disparaged BSO Chief Gooding by making insinuations on the dais for the cause being other than the Manager’s lame “fiscal responsibility”…never producing any facts…

Jim Silverstone tried to get a different fence height for himself than the code allowed in a variance…

Jim Silverstone  did a Study” to replace the BSO police…

Jim Silverstone broke the VFD By-laws by voting McIntee in as Deputy Chief and again with his vote for McIntee for Fire Chief…

Jim Silverstone  voted against having bank statement accounts made available monthly to the commission……

Jim Silverstone voted for insurance for himself…

Jim Silverstone voted for cell phone allowance for himself…

Jim Silverstone voted for not allowing RFPs to be read aloud…

Jim Silverstone backed the Manager when the Jazz of the Square was shut down…

Jim Silverstone voted for the noise ordinance…

Jim  Silverstone voted to not allow public speakers to  call Commissioners by name…

Jim Silverstone voted to not allow “outsiders” to use Jarvis Hall despite “Historian” John Thompson informing him the Anglin’s intent was to allow it….

Jim Silverstone voted for vendors recommended by the Town Manager that were not the most cost effective…

Jim Silverstone voted the Town Attorney the Town Manager wanted and would not go back out for bid..

Jim Silverstone voted for a COLA increase for Town employees …

Jim Silverstone did not forgo a 5% increase for the VFD….

Jim Silverstone voted to spend $980,000 for a walkway in three El Mar medians in the south…

Jim Silverstone voted to buy new Town vehicles…

Jim Silverstone voted for the VFD to return…while a member and the registered agent for the VFD Inc….

Jim Silverstone backed the dismissal of the Fire Marshall..

Jim Silverstone voted on business items that appear as a  conflict with his Fiancee’s business…

Jim Silverstone voted on items from the dais for clients in town…

Jim Silverstone had probable cause charges from both the Fl. Ethics and Fl. Elections Commission over the last 4 years…(the charges were found and he and McIntee received a slap on the wrist with the advisement to got forth and not do it again)…

Jim Silverstone never gave a directive to negotiate the $300,000 pre-penalty clause payment on the debt…

Jim Silverstone voted for $56,000 to blacktop Mayoral candidate Joe Couriel’s street

Jim Silverstone voted to keep investigating Greenfest

Jim Silverstone voted to allow anonymous letters

Jim Silverstone who cannot put 2 sentences together…is not a CPA and who is not a nice guy or a gentleman…

Jim Silverstone fully complicit in every bad act his pals McIntee and Colon have made!…

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ARE YOU LEGITIMATE IN THE EYES OF THE FURTHS?…

You gotta laugh at the Furths…just laugh out loud as they disparage candidates for not living here long enough to run for commission…..

Jim Silverstone has been here for 17 (and ran for office 4 years ago at 13)…..But…Candidate Chris Vincent has lived in town for 8 years and his wife for 35… OOPS!…

Marjory Evans is a “fresh -face”…who has worked for the community…problem is…not the LBTS community…nothing…nada…zip!….But…. Scot Sasser has been in Jarvis Hall before he qualified for the commission…Scot Sasser knew what the MPSC’s function was before he qualified for commission…Scot Sasser knew where the Corniche was before he qualified!…OOPS!…

Joe Couriel has lived here since 1994 ….But….Mayor Minnet has lived here longer…..OOPS!….

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MC- SLAPP-ATTACK ….RIGHT BACK……

A Special note to Ms. Town Tidbits as she packs up to head out of town…libel charges for what’s been posted on this site?….No way!…….Copyrighted material without permission?…Can you say slapp …and topix blogging (aol ) with copyrighted BCByTheSea content misused….over the past 2 years.?…It’s a fact!…Granted it’s hard when you have to leave town with your tail between your legs…. …But libel?……come on!……Below the “tidbits”…..”all opinions are those of the writers”…DITTO!…

Long live freedom of speech…and freedom from Furth fear- mongering in 2010!… That’s what I’m voting for!….

more to come…

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