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Here’s The Scoop…3/24/09 LBTS Commission Meeting ….#1….”I Love You, Man”…….

A “BROMANTIC COMEDY”….

So Monday night this writer got roped into going along to one of those godawful bathroom humor comedies as the BCbythesea #1 daughter and son-in-law were in town….A new low…in which 30- something guys have friendships that make “metrosexuals” look like construction workers!….These “friends” have “man-dates”…and talked to each other in ways this 50-something gal…who grew up with 2 brothers and lots of “guy pals”  with loads of testosterone …. had never witnessed before in straight guys……(How about those Cubs…it’s not!)

The paper said it was a “Bromantic” Comedy…about  a guy that puts his “guy-pal” above his gal….YIKES…

Flash forward…24 hours later I witnessed it up close and personal…on the LBTS dais…the “2-Hats”…a LBTS “Bromantic” Comedy…starring Vice Mayor McIntee and his “Bro”-Jimmy Silverstone…Whether it was moving up the public comments…(Are Commission meetings really meant to listen to the public first?)..or giving stereo convoluted doublespeak for cutting the price of beach parking permits back down yet again to a paltry $20 from $50 annually…just to appease their shrinking base of fellow CIC supporters…

They completed their final 360 on the vessels in the north end of town…coming back to where they started …after putting their “re-election fingers in the wind”…It remains to be seen if they earned any votes…for their upcoming “sweep”…The “Broom Boy”-Bro’s McIntee …Silverstone…and don’t call me “Peanuts”anymore……it’s “Lawrence Wick”…the  CIC re-endorsed Mayoral candidate ….sweeping your way…in 2010…running on 33 feet and getting rid of the BSO police platform!….

These “2-Hats” went all out in their “slap-stick” shtick with their utterly ridiculous attempts to stop the Waste Haulers RFP…The Vice Mayor brought one representative from each company up to the podium to ask each a rat- ta…tat…tat  litany of questions…including the age of the trucks…the size of the trucks…how many yards they hold…the biggest city they service…their terminal location….where they dump……the age of their truck drivers…their turnover……and asking if they would accept a shorter contract…Trying mighty hard to stop the process in its tracks…The “investigator” would go to each of the 5 companies to see if they  had just lied to him about their trucks…threatening to check the registration year of their trucks…..and telling them…if it did not pan out….it would  take away his vote…WOW!….A resident in the hall said…. “He’s not a paid  investigator…he’s a commissioner”…His “Bro” was ready to play along…piling on….wanting to put on the brakes as well…Watching this unnerving display of ineptness was worth the price of admission though……especially as the “2-Hats” caused the Town Manager some grief…( She certainly gave her share earlier in the evening)… Guess she wasn’t privy to their “Bro-feelings”….when she pulled the plug on their plot…. along with the temporary Town Attorney…who explained to these two “comedians”…. they were here tonight to choose a contractor and keep to the schedule to hire the Waste Hauler…OOPS!…The VM  always quick to “bounce back”…added that these guys (waste reps) had all done their homework…and it was “our job to pick one”…(Atta Bro!) for Esther to negotiate…saying it didn’t matter how many garbage men or trucks they had!…(Wasn’t that his opening monologue?)…They did get one last “assist” from their new “Gal Pal” Commissioner Clottey…playing the 3rd wheel by telling the “bidders” at the podium…she was “a little disappointed in them”…likening them to “used car salesmen”……The reps sitting throughout the audience grumbled…saying they had never sat through anything like this…This was a new one for them……It’s a  “Bromance”… guys…It’s “Bro-mance!”….. The Commission votes were being tallied…and the Mayor read a statement…She recused herself…citing a business conflict…saying she would file the paperwork required…Bro-Jimmy Silverstone…asked “if that was proper?”….His pal the VM said “you( the Mayor) asked questions”…(She did not…she only made some statements)….Recusal…conflict of interest…to these “man-friends”…this was something of a “mystery”…. The numbers were finally  tabulated with the lowest bidder winning …Choice Environmental…But the Vice Mayor…wasn’t done yet…the credits hadn’t rolled…He wants new trucks… (Flip-flop again!)..and told the Manager he was serious…She said she wrote it down….And for his final “bow”…this scene stealer…McIntee came off the podium to give a big handshake to the highest bidder …and now former service provider Waste Management…leaving many observers in the audience shaking their heads in disbelief….but leaving the door open for the Bro’s to attend year 3 of  $500,000. “Waste Management Gala” in Orlando!…

Ahh…those silly “2-Hat-Bro’s” they couldn’t stop the garbage..(pun intended)….despite all their  pratfalls…But never fear…they had more “stunts” up their sleeves…….We call this one….”SAVE THE TOWN FROM LIABILITY”……a “Fairy Tale” to keep us out of a “crisis” when it comes to the Anglin Pier Fishing sign…standing in the same “historic spot” since the 1960’s ( 40+ years is old enough to be considered historic) It’s time to get a title search….”Will the real owner please stand up”……..It’s “preventative”…. We need to “clear it up”…We could have an “aggressive lawsuit” on our hands…the “plot” thickens….

The final Bro- “trailer”……”It’s not a breakaway sign”…you know like in the movies!….

More “stunts” to come this afternoon………

“I Love You, man!”….

More to come…

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/movies/orl-movie-review-i-love-you-man,0,3253167.story

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