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Here’s The Scoop…LBTS 1/13/09 Commission Meeting…cont. 1/22/09…”DUPERMAN”…..”Dupes” New “Dupees”….Palm Club/Petition Gathering Newbie…

“DUPERMAN”…Duper of those caught unaware…those who want to believe…those who are new to the town…those who need a “Hero”…

DEFINITIONS…..

dupe
1   /dup, dyup/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [doop, dyoop]
noun, verb, duped, dup⋅ing.
–noun
1.     a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull.
2.     a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person: a dupe of the opponents.
–verb (used with object)
3.     to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick.
Origin:
1675–85; < F; MF duppe for *(tête) d’uppe head of hoopoe, i.e., fool (cf tête de fou) < VL *uppa, L upupa hoopoe, a bird thought to be especially stupid; cf. hoopoe

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The latest gullible beguiled potential voters…to jump on “Duperman’s”…Ferris wheel of usually empty promises…in the pursuit of getting re-elected in 2010…the Palm Club….

Readers will remember Palm Club…our neighbors to the north…who live on a private property that is essentially a “horizontal condominium”…and are therefore unable to use taxpayer money to improve their private land…for sewers…

These poor residents have been in this place before…when according to many…former Mayor Parker and the previous commission promised them their sewers…as they did for Sunset Lane…a private street but with single family homes…along with Bel Air and Terra Mar…only to get caught…and caught up in a political fallout…when Parker was no longer running for Mayor…and “let the cat out of the bag” about the club being private….

Well the residents went wild…no way…no taxpayer monies for Palm Club…it won the votes for Clottey and Dodd…in Sea Ranch Club…changing the majority…that’s a fact….

In the Sausage Series …readers will remember it was then Commissioner McIntee and Editor MacMillan who wanted the new candidates to go along wtht the sewers…for the 90 + votes it would bring…but the candidates and those in the know said…no!…

It was wrong…it was political suicide…providing much more than 90 + votes lost….

So it was sad to see….that the residents of Palm Club were taken in…but the rules still apply….and now…with 2010 elections next year “Duperman” is looking for votes….

Last night he filled Jarvis Hall with Palm Club residents…and made an addition to the agenda …putting it on first…..Commissioner Clottey found out moments before the meeting…with an assist from the Manager about a memo in her town box …put in just that day…Commissioner Dodd was not given any heads up…and was left in the dark….(once more)…

Was it an emergency…no!…

It was campaign P.R…..along with help from the Manager (making the pavilion cover-up look even more suspect)….with “Duperman” saying he went up north (NY) and met with a guy who may be the next Senator …( announced today as a she)…found out about $800 +million in grants from the federal government…earmarked for projects like this…WHAT?…

Come on…unless the LBTS Administration is going to “pull a fast one”… by hiding the fact the Palm Club is private property…. there is no way it would go to a private property…provided full disclosure…

Thank you Commissioner Dodd… even though you were left in the dark on this “packing the hall” event…you said what was the truth…what could have saved the Palm Club  a trip to the hall….You asked who was going to pay the “matching funds”…certainly not the LBTS taxpayers…even if this could be done…POOF!…You ended this “fairytale”….Reality check 101!….

The Manager spoke of putting this together …after “dealing with public records requests and litigation”…for Palm Club potential lawsuit…..HUH?…(No input from the Attorney on this strange  legally questionable combo?)

“Duperman” does not like to deal with “the details”…that inquiry is “getting ahead of ourselves”…and takes away from “Duperman” saving the day….bad P.R….such a downer…

Afterward with the “grandstanding”  “grandly” over….”Duperman” dutifully waved his “Dupees” off…to empty the hall…”mission accomplished….

SCREECHHHHH…..NOT SO FAST…..

A resident not so easily “duped”…but very disturbed by this dubious display……made a beeline to the departing  “Dupees”…gathered them around and gave them fair warning…”Do not be Duped”…”Beware”…of false promises…and Parker Pulling the Plug Part Deux!…..

Were these “Dupees”…saved from “Duperman”….time will only tell….

“Duperman” went on to another “Dupee”…a woman with a petition…who wanted $29 thousand dollars to pave north Tradewinds….(she got it, with a thumbs-up  Mc-“assist” from the Manager …who was against doing the rest of Seagrape being paved for $56 thousand….and despite her Assistant Manager saying otherwise…HMMMM……and a 3-2 vote…Dodd/Mayor dissenting)….She came just as this writer did once…quite some time ago…”green” to the politics…ready to get on board with “grass roots”…primed for “US VS THEM”…and in need of a “Hero” for something right outside her front door…her cause…her problem…she was in need…

Oh believe me Ms.”Dupee”…I know that look…the newly “initiated” inclusion…. the belief this is a good guy”Hero”…and those “grass roots” sidekicks are good people…who only want to help you out …on your quest…neighbors helping neighbors…that just happen to bring them votes!…

I won’t be telling you anything…for you won’t believe me…you will look at me with a preconceived “jaded” eye…and think “no way”…..Been there done that…Ms “Dupee”…standing right where you are NOW in the Mc-Furth”Dupee” cycle…..

But be prepared…Ms. “Dupee”…time will come…something will happen..if you choose to get more involved…after getting what you came for…the “bubble will burst”..then “payback” kicks in…(for no one walks away unscathed…”Hotel California” reference)……..in a year…give or take…two if you are afraid…take heed Ms. “Dupee”…for the streets of LBTS are lined with previous “Duperman””Duped” “Dupees”…..growing in numbers everyday…

Question now…are there enough?……That’s the burning question within the Mc-Gang CIC “Duperman” Camp….Are there enough “Dupees” left in LBTS to get “Duperman” and his “2-Hats” “Broom Boy” “Robin” re-elected…….to  live to”Dupe” for four more years…Two if “Duperman” is going for “Duper Mayor”….

more to come…

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