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Here’s The Scoop.. #1….Big Talk…Promises And Deals ….The Fallout…..Circling The Wagons….

September 20, 2008 by Barbara

WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP….

How do people who live on the edge…do it?….

How do you talk the talk…. puff yourself up…making the deals…. the promises….and then have to make it happen …after the fact….knowing you were blowing smoke…..waiting for the other shoe to drop?….

Why because…the talk was just that…the promise is just your puffed up persona ….the deal was not yours to make in the first place…..the fallout happens when you are found out….and circling the wagons is with those still underneath you…for no one is your equal…(all part of the personality)…. who are bullied…prodded …cajoled…until they make your concocted plan a reality…only enabling it to happen…over and over again…..

This writer wrote about this …in “How The Sausage Was Made”…with the ads to BTSTimes….the removal of those that Jerry McIntee feared would more than be his equal…but would usurp his very control….such as Mayoral prospect…. Michael Deem….or who dared to question his grand schemes….as this writer did…..also in the Sausage series….

The hierarchy and “wheeling and dealing” from the dais…since becoming Vice Mayor…(another deal in itself…in the sausage series)…with the recently overturned rule of not addressing the dais by name……the “perks” of cell phones…insurance…a reimbursement for forgoing insurance which would compensate him….(it will come back in front or behind the scenes)….his Public Works Complex…and on and on….

Last week we saw it again…with the Chamber…an about face on moving them….did he have a reason to suddenly back off…perhaps….for his political future ….HMMM…..

He did his “wheeling and dealing” in a meeting with the President of the Chamber….a 25% cut in monies from the town…and a $5000 cash donation from the VFD…previous post….

A reader suggested it was “in-kind” for $5000…the President of the Chamber disagreed…saying he said cash…the VFD Fire Chief sent an e-mail reply…no such offer was made from the VFD or discussion in a meeting for cash……..just to offer man-hours…..and this writer should check with the Vice Mayor…on his statement….

This reply came with the first request of information…public information from the VFD….more about this later….

Well this writer was checking a few items on the 9/12/08 commission meeting tape…

The exchange between Paul Novak and Vice Mayor McIntee’ were these…….

Paul said Jerry guaranteed the $10,000 in some fashion… from the VFD in their private meeting…

Jerry said no it was $5000… from the fire department….with a five finger gesture….

Jerry said Chief Perkins could answer Paul…saying “Christmas By The Sea …we discussed it at our meeting …we would come up with five grand”….

Chief Perkins looked perplexed…

Paul asked “Is that in terms of putting up the tree….”

McIntee…”No…No…No…that’s cash.”….

McIntee went further…”that was passed at the volunteer meeting already.”….

BCbythesea….not according to Fire Chief Perkins…or Battalion Chief Pointu….has the fallout begun?…

Look for circling the wagons…you all know how that works…you did not see what you saw…you did not hear what you heard….and someone was mistaken….many were mistaken….just not the big talker…never the big talker….

There is more….no details yet….but I expect them soon….and I expect them to be as honest as the above responses…because the LBTS-VFD Chiefs have always represented to this writer true dignity and honesty in their roles….something that will hopefully be evident to Town residents…as they take over in 10 days….

The second part…to come….

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