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Here’s The Scoop … The Sun Finally Sets On The Mc-Furth-Silverstone-Clottey-Colon Gang ….

REMEMBER THIS DATE MARCH 9,2010 ….

Dear Readers … It was quite a day yesterday in LBTS …it was the day when the Mc-Furth-Silverstone-Clottey-Colon Gang found out …people were listening… voters were paying attention and bad acts are not tolerated for long in our Town without paying the piper!… Yesterday that piper said the bill was due…and due it was…overdue!…

The voters voted by absentee ballot with numbers we have not seen before… …Couriel 179/ Minnet 449….Evans 190/Sasser 435/ Silverstone 177/Vincent 447… In the North…Q231 Couriel 88/Minnet 262 ….Evans 84/Sasser 266 ….Silversrtone 92/ Vincent 255…..Q232 Couriel 55/Minne 10=98….Evans 57/Sasser 194….Silverstone 59/Vincent 193…In the South…Q33 Couriel 81/Minnet 130….Evans 80/ Sasser 131….Silverstone 83/Vincent 129….Q30 Couriel 300/Minnet 290….Evans 294/Sasser 293….Silverstone 310/ Vincent 280…

Totals…Couriel 703/Minnet 1329….Evans 705/Sasser 1319….Silverstone 721/ Vincent 1304…All won by 65%!……

(The numbers received at Athena By The Sea where the Minnet/Sasser/Vincent families and supporters came to celebrate..)

It was truly something to behold ….That no matter how down and dirty the Furth-CIC endorsed candidates went with the lowest of the low in campaign fear-mongering…countless false accusations…multiple false and misleading By The Sea Times “News Flashes”…Shameless and Nasty editions of their newspaper chalk full of  slanderous sounding articles ….Outrageous accusations made on and off the dais about residents…businesses and non-majority dais members…from the beginning of their campaign right up to the end ….including election day where we saw Commissioner Clottey use an anonymous call said to the Town Manager that was put out as a memo to the commissioners to try and subvert votes stating the anonymous call came from the opposition of the candidates she supported!… We were privy to voters who came to us with stupefying stories being told to them…that a win for Minnet/Sasser/Vincent meant a casino in the Holiday Inn…heights returning…taxes going up….and of course their unsubstantiated claim of racial slurs and threats to kill their Mayoral candidate… None of it worked!… It all backfired big time…and the Mc-Furth Gang are left in no man’s land to deal with the aftermath and the isolation they have no one but themselves to blame!… They took an opportunity provided to them by the very same voters 2 years ago …to govern  this town the right way…and blew it big time…on their own self serving agendas!…

As the numbers were read out by this writer ….the cheers and tears were seen throughout the packed restaurant…All in attendance agreed…we would get it right this time…we would not take the voter’s votes for granted and we will take this opportunity to show the voters…the taxpayers…the residents and businesses… that we intend to make them proud that they voted for this change…and offer up to them government that is  respectful…inclusive…transparent…fiscally responsible… and something that will finally make them proud!… After all the acceptance speeches…each heartwarming and each providing us all even more reassurances that with these three …Minnet/Sasser/Vincent joining Commissioner Dodd on the dais March 15, 2010…..we can now truly breathe a sigh of relief…..and look forward once again to a town that will put community first!…

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From the Sentinel…last evening….
“3 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea candidates trounce opponents
A team of three candidates who ran together trounced their opponents in a race that centered on development and decorum.
Incumbent Mayor Roseann Minnet overcame a challenge by Joseph Couriel. In District 1, Scot Sasser beat Marjorie Evans — both of them newcomers competing to fill the spot vacated by Vice Mayor Jerry McIntee. In District 2, newcomer Christopher Vincent beat incumbent Commissioner James Silverstone.

Voters have “shown they wanted some change here — the change is we want to bring decorum and respect back go the town and then we can move forward and get some of the town business done,” Vincent said after his win.

Sasser and Minnet could not be reached for comment.”

Oregon snowbirds Diana and James Macfarlane voted for the three winners Tuesday because they felt the trio supported their vision of smart development at the current height restrictions.

Diana Macfarlane said she wants to keep Lauderdale-by-the-Sea a “darling little town.”

Town politics usually center around development issues. Public meetings are heated, loud and often angry, as residents take their politics very seriously.

“The unruliness, the fighting, it’s disgraceful,” said Diana Macfarlane. “Take a lot of the friction away and get things done.”

Marla Conley also voted for Minnet, saying she hoped the mayor would be able to bring civility to Town Hall. “Meetings need to calm down,” she said.

“I lived in Coral Springs for 15 years and I never saw anything like this,” said resident Myra Sullivan. “There is so much animosity in this town it’s ridiculous, it’s horrible.”

Mayoral candidate Couriel even accused one of Minnet’s supporters of spitting on him last week as he campaigned. Minnet alleges Couriel spat, too.

“It’s just unfortunate,” she said before the votes were counted Tuesday. “Hopefully after this election we’ll get common sense in this community. We’re so polarized.”

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/elections/fl-election-night-lauderdale-20100308,0,3950698.story

more to come…..

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