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Here’s The Scoop….MC-Furth BTSTimes…Newspaper Wars…With A CIC Slant…With Updates…

March 27, 2009 by Barbara

THIS WEEKS EDITION….FROM CARLIN….TO ROYKO…TO CIC SLANTS….


GEORGE WE HARDLY KNEW YE….

Quoting the “Comedian” of their youth…the “Prophet” of his time…the Editors have brought forth “Truthysms” for their Mc-FurthBTS”Times”…pure Carlin…big …little…more…less…etc…etc…etc….yada…yada…yada….

UPDATE- Yes this writer is well aware where Truthyism…and yada…yada…yada…are from but surely Carlin begat…Corell…and Seinfeld!

WAS THE “TRUTH DETECTOR” OUT FOR LUNCH?…

Included was an article from Senator Jeff Atwater…and as this writer read it …it did seemed oddly familiar…above the article was an Editor’s note that the Senator personally asked them to publish it…and…he probably did…along with many other publications …including the below link…including the Future’s?….

http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2009/03/atwaters-three-priorities-and-three-omissions.html#more

NO TALL BUILDINGS….ONLY TALL SIGNS….

The paper show a digitized picture of the Vice Mayor’s vision for the new improved pier sign…In the “truth detector”…the truth is skewed by the “Detector’s” assertion that it was the VM that brought up combining the sign with other businesses…When in fact it was Commissioner Clottey…the VM just “picked it off” from her as has been his “practice” on the dais too many times to keep track of……

The Sign is tall…Too tall?….HMMM…Maybe sign heights should be on the referendum too?….

UPDATE- You can always count on a faithful reader with a “zoom” on their computer…the “Tall Sign”…shows the Mc-Group to a “T”…Misspelled …’RESTURANT” (Restaurant)….and …..’DINNING’ (Dining) ….Too..too funny …Thanks Reader!….

BC- By the by in one article the “proofer” missed the misspelled name of “Editor” and E-mailer ‘Adrian’ (Adrienne) Roberts…and what happened to the Garden Show…a no show in this edition…but maybe no big surprise due to the ‘old news’  coverage of the 3/10/09 Commission meeting…as”slanted” as it was…old….with the hard print coming out days after regular meeting 3/24/09….OOPS!…

ENJOY THOSE ORIANA MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS OF PORT-A-JOHNNIES…ALONG WITH YOUR OCEAN VISTAS….AT NO EXTRA COST…

The second rendering  from the “Truth Detector” shows the VM’s idea for port-a-johnnies…right in front of the Pier fence facing the Oriana…All fair…next stop…port-a -johnnies at the entrance of Bel Air?….(Just a point…Bel Air Residents…just a NIMBY point)…

BC- Also pointed out…hardly think these port-a-johnies will pass ADA compliance!…UH OH!

ROYKO MUST BE ROLLING OVER …..

Being a Chicago native myself…the late…great Mike Royko must be rolling over in his grave…Comm. Silverstone …if memory serves has used this one before in his Times comments…or on the dais?…But as a longtime Royko reader…I can guarantee…if Royko was around …he too would have a blog…( he wrote his column everyday… called it like HE saw it…writing his many, many  books at night)……No doubt he too would have his blog taking “shots” at politicians and giving his opinion………Sorry Commissioner …anyone who thinks otherwise missed the point of his columns completely…Oh well…….

REHABILITATION THROUGH REVISIONIST HISTORY….

Presenting a kindler…gentler VM…in front of the cameras and in print courtesy his own Mc-Furth publication and sidekick photographer…(very Obama-like to have your very own photog riding “shotgun” to catalog your every “vigilante” move)……Including a new dais demeanor with musings of “give peace a chance”…But off  the dais one- on- one…we hear…a different persona is still very much in play…along the lines of…..”I did this for you”…”in the name of peace”…so now what’s expected in return……We’ll leave it at that…It’s open for interpretation….on behalf of the recipient…and interpretations are running rampant…so we hear!…

NUMBER 5 On THE “HIT” BSO PARADE….

This train just keeps on rolling…Commissioner Clottey has her BSO police diatribe in yet another venue…Not only is it even worse to read in print…her late night outings smack of a “Mac-Attack”…and who is micro-managing now? Come on…Commissioner be instructive to the “Lots of people” calling you about the police…draw the line on your duties as Commissioner and tell them to call 911 or the BSO cell phone…

I did enjoy though a few of Comm. Clottey’s comments…Contrary to her neighbor Vice Mayor McIntee who insisted he could hear the loud music at his house…just a few doors down from her …Comm. Clottey writes that living in the north end of town she could hear nothing!….She said the town doesn’t allow loud music after 10 pm…stating the obvious…that without a complaint the police don’t do anything…and then the ZINGER….LBTS doesn’t need “VIGILANTES” who enforce the law on weekends and at night….saying it was a waste of our limited resources…HMMM…Who’s resources…the taxpayers who pay for the VFD- SUV fuel bills used by “Vigilante” # 1?….A very disappointing question followed though ….stating that because of what she sees wrong with the BSO police …Commissioner Clottey asks what choice “WE” have…The real question now…with late night trips to downtown and the police station being done by now a second Commissioner…. she sets herself  up to be called “Vigilante” #2…Say it ain’t so!….

HOW DID THEY LET THAT ONE IN?….

Columnist Bill Hubly….still shows his independence…a very pithy article about the majority and the minority…and who is right…WRITE ON BILL…write on!…

BUT WE DIDN’T NEED THAT ONE!….

Another full page ad courtesy of the VFD Booster fund…showing VFD-Chief Perkins and the 4 VFD Firetrucks…including “their” new reserve pumper truck….First of all this writer writes “their” new reserve pumper  truck because they bought it with funds from the VFD…depending on which version was told when …it was either with the Booster funds…or the VFD members digging deep in their pockets…Also, no matter the slant from the “truth Detector” this edition……the VM is on tape saying he was the one who got the $40,000 dollar truck for $11,000…..despite his assertions to the Fl. Ethics Commission stating otherwise …and the Chief approving  the purchase along with the membership does not wipe that away…Back to the pumper itself…previously posted in the VFD category…ISO said at their community outreach presentation …. we did not need a reserve truck…and a reserve pumper truck while adding some credit does not improve our rating…what we really needed a 100 foot ladder truck…HMMMMM……What happened to that?…

Next week in the “Newspaper wars”….provides the “Truth Detector’s” next column….as she lies in wait…for BTSFuture page by page by page….

more to come….


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Here’s The Scoop…Newspaper Wars…Where It Stands…

January 24, 2009 by Barbara

FORGET THE STRAW POLLS….PUT OUT A NEWSPAPER STAND…

http://www.walib.com.au/files/product-images/thumb/117_17%20E%20newspaper%20stand.jpg

In the backup material for the 1/13/09 Commission meeting…for New Business item 16 e….concerning kite surfing…right after the incident of the warning given to kite riders on the beach…was the inclusion of a town wide inventory of news stands…( a sweep)…..

Readers will recall  the hours spent in the past in this town on news stands…how they looked…who could have them and where they could be….

Seems they can be overlooked by the present administration if you have the right connections…

The Mc-Furth Times seems to get a pass in front of their BlueSeas/BTSTimes headquarters on El Mar…with a news stand holding their paper on the drive by the sidewalk…and again on the sidewalk in front of Ham and Eggs…

As they say…. “all is fair in love and war”….

Will the Away Inn come on board for the Futures along with other hospitality and commercial properties?…

Listen up Futures…buy the stand and you can put one out in front of my house on Washintonia…high traffic to the beach…I’ll keep it on my side of the sidewalk…for pedestrians to take one…

(I personally prefer a paper that does not accept “anonymous” ads)….

Anyone else in town want to do the same?…

Come on …pick your choice of paper…and then let the games begin…

Who will have the most new stands…easier than a straw poll….

and if a “code sweep” comes…along…that too will say a lot!…

of course if you don’t like what your choice…the content…the views……remember to be green…

http://www.physicalplant.ou.edu/extContent/recycle-buildings/Newspaper%20Cabinet%202.jpg

more to come….

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