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Here’s The Scoop…MC-FURTH BTSTIMES…BRINGS LBTS THE “U LIT MATE” NEWS…

U LIT MATE?….

WOW!…First The Editors Furth brought us words of wisdom with their editorial homage to the late George Carlin and now they give us  their headline in this week’s edition ….”BY THE SEA TIMES SALUTES THOSE WHO GAVE THE  ULITMATE SACRIFICE” !

YEAH BABY!…EASY ON THE TOKES!….(Just a George Carlin Reference…..not insinuating any whiffs of new-age “healing” that might be going on at the BTSTimes -news headquarters )….

Do we hear hissing ?…….Ahhh…forget the “Truth Detector”…get the “PROOF READER”…ASAP!…

UPDATE-5/11/09… Looks like the online edition was “fixed” …hard copies though…remain the ulitmate OOPS!

“LOCAL NEWS YOU CAN TRUST”….REALLY?….

“TRUST”?…Lets see…If you “trust” that Editor Cristie Furth…outgoing Chair of the CIC…now a CIC board member/P & Z Vice-Chair/ Town Co-Event Coordinator/ New-Age “Healer” used an e-mail she sent to Comm. Dodd recently as an Editorial…as criteria of trust……you may want to think again….

Christie Furth knows the truth about what happened with Comm. Dodd asking for “a leave of absence” from the CIC in a letter to the CIC Board…that escalated into a “tar and feathering” due to her and her Vice- Chair Moe McIntee’s feverish derogatory e-mails disparaging the Commissioner….(previous post …train wreck )…A tactic that continued on with former CAC/CIC- founder John Thompson ….and ran in tandem with McIntee- VFD actions against Patrick Pointu…Scot Fowler…and others…who dared to stand their ground…

Those who are on the outside the Mc-Furth Gang (including many members inside the VFD  past and present) know that Comm. Dodd is for the VFD …He is just not accepting the McIntee led “cut to the chase” self- serving  leadership that ignores the current VFD by-laws of who may not be an officer … while being an elected official…and McIntee led incidents within the department and outside the department which ignore their own rules for protocol…McIntee continually usurps and diminishes the VFD Chief and AMR by “taking charge”on scene………..In reference to the Town Manager and Town staff… calling them to task for faulty research or supplying insufficient backup materials needed for meetings……or making questionable decisions on major Town projects and contracts without RFPs…without coming to the Commission is what voters should not only demand from their elected officials …but  should  be assured is in fact the case….To let such actions continue is to be derelict in the duties of what a Commissioner was elected to do…Any Commissioner not questioning …simply choosing to look the other way… making excuses for unilateral or non- directed decisions and choosing to not abide by the Town Manager’s contract that calls for “at least an annual review” should be found highly suspect by the voters …..Characterizing asking for backup materials or explanation from either a Commission member or a taxpayer…as “harassment” or” constant criticism”…brings to mind a Town that would be run by Chavez…Such Furth assertions really should bring forth a big belly laugh from the previous Old Guard majority…Administration and BSO Fire Department…(take a look back at old minutes and videos online to see “the pot calling the kettle black!”)…No one is irreplaceable…elected official…administration…or volunteer……and as for “passing information directly onto his “adviser, a local blogger”…everybody knows the same information goes directly to the Furths from the Vice Mayor…(case in point…see below and previous editions of the paper)…Anything that is handed out is public information…remember sunshine and transparency?.. …  As for the “vast majority of Town residents ” the Furths say are happy with the way the town is being run… That one will have to wait for March 2010…to find out…But at this point in time  from what this writer sees and hears…the Editors Furth…along with the Mc-Gang may be in for the surprise of their life!….

“TRUST”?….Still in the “muck” of bias reporting……the paper is going after the Mayor and her recall from the board at her condominium…Never mind that facts are coming out to say that condo residents may not have had the correct information at the time they made their decision to recall…A letter to the Editor concerning this matter appears in this week’s edition of the Pompano Pelican…If it is so, it should again call into question the “trust” issue of the BTSTimes…especially after hearing from condo owners throughout our town that such matters should not be used for political purposes…causing harm to the owners and hitting them in their “pocketbook”!…Peanuts their likely Mc-Furth CIC candidate  being a condo owner at the building and at Sea Ranch Club should want to distance himself from such actions…rather than to be looked upon as a conduit to this losing act….sure to be remembered at election time…

“TRUST”?….So  much fun to take a look at the Marc Furth Photos of the Commissioners on the dais…..Some weeks he makes them look good and some weeks he makes them look bad…What power with the lens he holds……That said …in this edition…as expected BFFs Jerry , Jimmy-boy and “Clueless” Clottey  look happy and relaxed while …Mayor Minnet and Comm. Dodd look mean and  angry…..BTSTimes….photos you can “Trust”…HMMM……

“TRUST”?…A look at the reminder for the May 13, 2009 Referendum Workshop brings forth another reason to question “trust”…removal of the overlay was wanted…but a return to 33 feet was NEVER part of the deal…that dear readers is pure FURTH -McIntee FANTASY!…Just like having a private corporation being put on as a referendum item at a cost of close to $14,000 if put on in Nov. to make sure the VFD cannot be replaced without a vote and more special election costs to the town!…OUCH!…The referendum item really wanted is not on the workshop agenda…and it will not be as long as the Mc-Gang of 3 is in place…the “2-Hats” …ethics referendum…to prevent the actions we currently suffer from on the dais…

“TRUST”?…..Commissioner Opinions…The Vice Mayor thinks  the meetings run on too long from Comm. Dodd asking questions …(probably because the Comm. actually reads the backup and comes prepared)…and because according to McIntee…Mayor Minnet cannot “control” the meeting…such as muzzling his (VM) detractors…playing Chavez by wanting to  restrict access to public information…and  “challenging” the Mayor to “pass the gavel”…BC- Do it Mayor, it only shows how miserable the VM is in the gavel-holding role…(see previous meeting video online!)….He seems to miss what any sane observer can point to…it is him that makes the meetings run on…”2-Hats”…ad nauseum…”2-Hats”…BFF “Jimmy-Boy”…tries again to use his self proclaimed “accountant” status to say we are “in the black”…(look for more on this to come from other avenues…and those with a real CPA degrees…we know of a few that have them)….Comm. Clottey……states “the purpose of revising our current ordinance is to relax the current ordinance and make loud music legal until 10:00 pm”…To make that so… the ordinance upon 2nd reading will have  to include a certain decibel allowed at certain times of the day…HMMM…and she adds it will be “toned down” after that hour….her assertions seem to be in flux…What exactly does she base her statement on about town sponsored events that provide for many attendees to head to Anglin Square afterward?…Quite funny because it is at odds with Vice Mayor McIntee’s comments recently…..stating the opposite…

“Trust”?…see scoops previous posts on lack of July 4th posted meetings…behind the scenes actions being made by Marc Furth, and sanctioned by the Co-Chair Commission members and the Town Manager ( quite a 180 from her requirements last year)…along with the reply from Comm. Dodd to Marc’s ultimatum for supplying the fireworks display…Do the taxpayers really want to pay $$$$$ for a CIC/VFD “Broom Boys” Kick Off Party with no fireworks?….Might just be the “plan” making the Mayor, Comm. Dodd and any other “questioners” the “Fall Guys” for the demise of this years display…

“Trust”?…The Truth Detector…Noise…the reading will only be done when there is a “complaint received”…perhaps by the mysterious “complainers” who brought this highly unpopular ordinance to forefront……Fear of making a complaint..fear of “retribution”…still doesn’t pass the smell test…Biggest Defective Detector claim….the Easter drowning event…again dear readers…just go by the Incident Reports…BSO (previously posted…) tells a different story…..In fact the VFD Incident Report (prev. post VFD cat.) is a humdinger…with the Chief being in 2 places at once and the Fire Station arriving on scene!…

“TRUST”?…The Times included in their paper the VFD hyperbaric chamber “press release”…(prev. post VFD cat.) which was distributed on May 6,2009…Was the Times in receipt of the release before the Commission?…Did the VFD send a “press release” to the other local town newspapers as well?…HMMMM…

“TRUST”?…It is also sad that in what must now be included his new job description as the new Chair of the CIC, BTSTimes Editor Bob Roberts follows suit by writing a letter to himself (Editor) stating falsely that because Comm. Dodd does not think the VFD should be going on all medical calls he is against the VFD….The VFD in “selling” itself to the Town over BSO repeatedly said one big difference was the AMR- EMS service would provide the 3rd paramedic/EMT and therefore take away the need for that 3rd person to arrive by truck as we had with BSO….As for learning the addresses. as the excuse to follow all medical calls….a look at the VFD roster and the monthly reports will show that should have been finished long ago!

“TRUST”?…Is there any oversight into the VFD Booster club and how much it can pay to support one local paper in town?…From this edition and others the VFD ad space must be $$$$$….

Just a note to readers who may have noticed loud and clear from this issue of the Times…it’s a bash Comm. Dodd issue…the VFD pics on the back of the safety rings…they are going in during turtle season…due to Comm. Dodd going that extra mile to find that they could …..

“TRUST”!…That the Mc-Furth BTSTimes will continue to amp up their bashing of the Mayor…Comm. Dodd and anybody else who does not go quietly into the night…and since “WE” are not going anywhere…that’s the only thing you can put your trust in coming from this Mc-Furth newspaper!…

more to come…

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