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Here’s The Scoop … “Butch” McIntee and The “Son-Dunce” Kid ….

December 17, 2009 by Barbara

IT’S A REAL STAND-OFF…..

Dear Readers … It looks like “Vice Mayor/ Former Dep. Chief Butch” McIntee and his “Son-Dunce” Kid…Commissioner Jimmy-boy Silverstone are “gunnin'” for the LBTS-VFD!…

We hear “Butch” is a sore lose (no surprise there) and he’s been M.I.A.  since his huge loss for his “shot” at being the new VFD Fire Chief!…He ‘s either slinked off with his tail between his legs to lick a few wounds…or he is plotting with his BFF to retaliate against those who gave these two their own chance to re-enact that famous scene in the movie… you all know the one…where Butch tells “Son-Dunce” to jump…he says no..”Son-Dunce”  says he’s can’t swim and Butch tells him “Are you kidding me, the fall will probably kill you!”… We hear “Butch” is ready to resign…and according to the VFD the process requires a letter and a talk with the Chief….then the letter goes into the “inactive” file…Hmmm ….anyone taking bets on this one…….

While trying to climb their way out of this …we are told behind the scenes …the “Son-Dunce-Kid” has taken that final plunge…leaving no doubt that “Jimmy is not a nice guy”…He is “Butch’s” sidekick  through thick and thin… episode after episode…but just like in the movies the sequels never live up to the original…and soon the audience gets tired and moves on ….

The “audience” in town…and in the department feel like they just moved on all right from the old “black and white”of the past 4 years …to HD…color enhanced …with a wide-screen view of possibilities for next 4!..

Rumblings are that their “Gang” is not offering any shelter from this self- imposed storm “Butch” created….and they are actively looking for a new “Gun-slinger” or two or three…. perhaps a new “sidekick”  to lead the way …It’s “Nuts!”… The dwindling CIC…has been “waving of the white flag” at various gatherings..(Too little…too late!)…A look at the CIC site shows…finding someone to take up the Furth cause…

“The CIC meeting will be on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010. By that time we should know the candidates for the March 2010 election, and will be able to decide which candidates deserve the CIC endorsement.” …

Now that sounds desperate…and what is the  Furth “cause” anywhooo?…Whatever “epiphany” Cristie Furth “sees on any given day!……

Waving the white flag as well is the woman who stood alongside the “boys”… Manager Esther Colon….Hmmmm….Today is the Town Staff holiday luncheon and Manager Colon ever the tactless wonder…decided to extend an invitation to one Commissioner long her “S–T list”…at 6 pm last night…but this Commissioner should not be insulted though… for we hear the Mayor…was not invited at all!… Hmmm…and this writer figured the Commissioner was higher on Colon’s “S–T list” than Minnet!…

The question is…will “Butch and Son-Dunce” make a pilgrimage today at lunch to sit down among just what might be the last group in town willing to break bread?…

Whatever happens…if these two best buddies…mount their “brooms” and sweep off into the sunset…after the dust settles…this really will be the “prettiest town in America” once again…No new slogans are required…Thank you very much…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXCC53ndwac

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Here’s The Scoop … WRITE YOUR OWN TICKET TO 2010 ….

December 6, 2009 by Barbara

ONE WAY TO KEEP YOUR JOB ……

Dear Readers … Commissioner Dodd put an item for New Business (ND 16d) on the Dec. 8, 2009 Commission Agenda for “Discussion and/ or action on a commission directive to the Town Manager to ask the League of Women Voters to set up two  ” Meet the Candidate” debates for the next election” … it is customary for a commission to place this on the agenda….

The Town Manager decided too unilaterally act on Comm. Dodd’s agenda item…On the same Dec 8, 2009 agenda under Town Manager Report she put down the date of Feb. 16, 2009….

The problem  is we do not have declared candidates yet…and we do not know what the candidates want to do this year…. So what gives?…

Not only did the Manager unilaterally set up the date with the League…she really crossed the line with her memo to the commission on Dec. 1, 2009…that stated the following…

” Please provide any questions that you would like to be utilized by the moderator in the proposed upcoming “Meet the Candidates” forum to be held in Town prior to the upcoming election.”…WOW!…

How can the manager think it’s kosher to ask commissioners who will most likely be the candidates to supply the questions they want asked?…That’s a raw dirty deal for the new declared candidates Chris Vincent and Scot Sasser who are opposing them…

What would the League of Women’s Voters say to this memo fro the Town Manager?… This writer sent them an e-mail…(see below)… and I will post the response when received!…

What a bad way to start off campaign 2010 in LBTS…

I guess we know who’s rooting for whom from that center seat on the dais!… YIKES!…

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From:
“Barbara Cole”
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12/6/09
To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing as a concerned registered voter in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea about a Debate scheduled by our Town Manager.
According to the Dec. 8, 2009 LBTS Commission Agenda under Town Manager Report she set up a “Meet the Candidate” with the League of Women Voters for Feb 16, 2009 .
We do not know who all our candidates are as of yet.
Our time for registration is Jan 4-11th, 2010.
There has been no discussion with the candidates since they are unknown.
Furthermore, and even more disturbing , the Town Manager sent a memo on Dec. 1, 2009 to the Commissioners stating the following
” Please provide any questions that you would like to be utilized by the moderator in the proposed upcoming “Meet the Candidates” forum to be held in Town prior to the upcoming election”.
It is very likely that three members of this commission will be candidates participating in that debate.
This request, if responded to and enacted will seriously impede those candidates challenging the incumbents for their seats as well as casting suspicion onto not only on the Town, and the sitting commissioners, but the League of Women Voters.
I am hopeful the Commission will call the Town Manager on her actions at the Dec. 8, 2009 meeting, but I ask that the LWV also look into this matter to guarantee an unquestionably fair debate when and if the candidates decide to go forward with one or two such debates as they have done so in the past.
I look forward to your response.
Sincerely, Barbara Cole

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