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Here’s The Scoop … Words From The Past …. The Circus Is Still In Town ….

October 7, 2009 by Barbara


Dear Readers… In the Mc-Furth Halloween Edition…the Vice Mayor commented…”I am shocked that for the first time in my life I am dealing with people that who seem to have no conscience when it comes to presenting their side of any issue.”…”The same mean-spirited people come up to the podium at every commission meeting and spout negativity¬† and hate based mostly on misinformation”…Editor Cristie Furth wrote about “what’s a nice citizen like you”…writing about the lack of decorum inside the hall, practically making the case for metal detectors to be installed and mace as a requirement for those that dare to enter……Editor Furth also wrote about this writer and “outbursts…and “taunts”…(which I already addressed as false…prev. post)….The Mc-Furth Gang come up short on their collective¬† memories though….as seen in this excerpt from the Sentinel…in 2008….


“Circus always in town
The election of Jerome McIntee, then a volunteer firefighting leader, was the beginning of the end for Parker.
The gruff, retired police officer who beat Ed Kennedy in 2006 bows up at the slightest challenge.
“I don’t take crap from people and nobody can touch me,” he said in a recent interview. “I’m untouchable.”
Parker had met his match. Town meetings became forums to air the dirtiest divides.
“I went to one meeting to see what it’s all about because I’d heard so many stories,” said town resident Nick Musso. “It’s just a circus.”
The competing ringleaders, Parker and McIntee, embodied the war over firefighting service, and many other issues. Almost always on opposite sides, and at each other’s throats.
McIntee said people urged him to run, because no wallflower could topple Parker. It would take a McIntee.
“My style was if you create the monster, I’m going to slay it,” said McIntee. The “monster,” he said, was Parker’s abuse of political enemies, his “picking on” them from the dais, his moves to remove dissenters from advisory boards, his refusal to let critics respond, or have a proper say.
McIntee used the town meeting agenda as a weapon, putting on such agenda items as these: “Discussion regarding Commissioner Yanni calling Christie Furth a liar and claiming she displayed a sign in 4th of July Parade that said ‘BSO Fire Must Go.’ ”
The fighting words are spread throughout meeting minutes, documenting the rancor for posterity: “kangaroo court,” “bad dream,” “behavior unbecoming a commissioner,” “mistrust and miscommunication,” “a slap in his face,” “a disgrace, “a blatant lie, “an evil person,” “back stabbing and lying,” “motion to reprimand the mayor,” “motion to reprimand Commissioner McIntee.”
A withered Parker said he was tired of arguing and didn’t run for his seat this year.
“It’s been an out-and-out war for two years plus,” said Stuart Dodd, a McIntee ally who led a recall effort against Parker last year. “It’s absolutely absurd what’s been going on there.”
Dodd is on the Town Commission now.
At its first meeting last week came the first signs of conflict.
The matter was minor; a change in the seating chart so Mayor Minnet wouldn’t be able to sit next to the town attorney and talk to him excessively, as Parker was accused of doing.
Minnet appeared flustered; the veneer of civility had been cracked, so soon.
“I am not Mayor Parker,” she said firmly. “I am Mayor Minnet. You do not know me, you do not know who I am, and I would request that you get to know me and you understand who I am. I would ask that of you.”
The vote was 4-1 against her.
Brittany Wallman can be reached at [email protected] or 954-356-4541.”



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