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Here’s The Scoop….Senator Atwater/Diving Buddy/July 4th Dunker/Greenfest Guest and McIntee Collateral Damage?

November 19, 2008 by Barbara

‘Atwater now Florida’s 83rd Senate president’

‘Sen. Jeff Atwater, who represents most of coastal Broward and Palm Beach counties, today became Florida’s 83rd Senate president, a role that for the next two years makes him one of the three most influential figures at the capitol.’

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politic

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Psst…Senator Atwater…your “BFF” Vice Mayor McIntee is using you and the Republican party as “collateral” damage in his attack on LBTS Mayor Minnet….

HMMM…let’s see…The new 83rd President of the Florida Senate…who graciously came for McIntee driven-BTSTimes P.R. and the 4th of July CIC- led Town event…is now being “scorched”along with the Republicans for being part of a non- McIntee- CIC Town Greenfest event…in what is really an attempt to derail the ongoing inquiries into the VFD……..

BCbythesea….This writer was in receipt of a copy of an e-mail sent by a faithful reader to BTSTimes…after the reader forwarded a copy to me as well…advising the Editor at the time MacMillan …(pre-Furth takeover)…that Sen Atwater was having a “walking event” for his campaign at Coral Ridge mall….deciding I better see if this was a go…and on the up and up…I called Sen. Atwater’s office…and the Aid whose name appeared on the e-mail. The Aid commented that they had decided to add a quick stop by the Greenfest before their own event…a last minute addition.

When another Commissioner called to comment on the “robo” call received with the Mayor speaking of Greenfest event and Republicans …saying a few citizens had called to complain…that the Greenfest event was now a Republican event….I related my above conversation…

Surprise…surprise when weeks after the fact…angered about his take of a “personal attack” …(most agreed it was no personal attack on the Vice Mayor) from a resident…McIntee took aim at the Mayor for what he decided was lack of her brandishing the “perpetrator” for the alleged personal attack…with the Greenfest “spitball”…calling her on her costs…well aware of the “robo” calls…and preparing to do battle…Republican BFFs…be damned!…

As previously posted….for McIntee the heavens opened.up…big time……after the first volley at that commission meeting……and after he already placed the item on the agenda….when the Town Manager’s Nov. 7th e-mail was put in his Town Hall box……(if he was not already informed personally by Madam Manager…in their daily meetings)…and he zoned in on the name of names included at the top……Terry Arthur…the Mayor’s former campaign manager… being front and center in the Greenfest mix…

HOLY INVESTIGATIONS…CALL THE FEDS….TEFLON MAN HIT PAYDIRT…ON THE MAYOR…THE MAYOR’S FORMER CAMPAIGN MANAGER….AND COLLATERALLY….THE 83rd PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA SENATE…

LBTS residents…should take note…so far it all adds up to “ZILCH!”…except…for the “black eye” LBTS might have when we need to call upon the 83rd President of the Florida Senate…the next time….YIKES!

more to come…

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The Lemieux Report

June 2, 2008 by Barbara

www.thelemieuxreport.com

6/2/08…link for full text…email service….

As stated previously…BCbythesea.. offers an overview….rather than expanded points of the past reports…

Topics covered….

Dem. Delegate decision….

a look at what took place on Sat…..1/2 vote for Fl. voters/super delegates…all Fl. delegates will be at Denver Convention this summer…Rep Robert Wexler…Obama supporter and super delegate was prominant with his proposal….

Hillary…52.5%/Obama…33.5%/Edwards….6.5%…of delegates

Look for challenges from Clinton …lawsuits…already made…and more to come over the constitutionality…for failure to count all the votes…

BCbythesea….1/2 vote for a voter…seems to defy the call the Dems stood by during the Fl. election fiascos of tthe past….

Tax watch Turkeys…

a non-profit/non-partisan group looked over the state budget …finding $110 million dollars of “turkeys” that were included without public review…for  hometown water/school construction…state universities…

the Gov. has the right to use a line-item veto…to keep spending in place…

BCbythesea….one government watch group call the “earmarks..another “pork”…we here in Fl. call them “turkeys!”…thanks to all watch dog groups….

New Resolution to challenge Save Our Homes…

new residents to Fl. are challenging the act and the expansion under amendment 1… under the equal protection laws …saying it is not fair they pay more in taxes than their neighbors with the 3% cap…

Lemieux says it is not unconstitutional to the new Fl. residents…due to the fact that whether they are new to the state…or not…any new homeowner has the same conditions…therefor…not a federal violation…

BCbythesea…this one will not go away…the cap will leave at some point down the line…with rolling re-appraisals done regularly… by the property appraisers…as money gets tighter…for the counties….states…

Global warming report…

Fl. Coastal & Ocean Coalition…released their report last week…as expected…the temps will rise…the impact will be dire…sea levels will rise…and change the acidity in the ocean…devastating the coral reefs/seafood industry….real  estate will go bust due to global warming…

Gov. Crist will continue to address the climate change issue/ the movement to address the issues will continue…

BCbythesea…contained within the usual catastrophic results of global warming  presented was some advice for even the skeptics to agree with…upgrading the storm water regulations…discouraging more development along the coast… taking away state funding/tax incentives and breaks….and taking into consideration the sea level rising when amending land use plans…

New Insurance Law….

Last week Gov.  Crist signed major insurance reform legislation….decreases ins. rates 15% statewide…makes Citizens continue be in a rate freeze until 1/2010…..the rate freeze will help out citizens trying to make ends meet… the future…more private ins. companies to come into the state and take a piece of the ins. pie …

BCbythesea….still need to see what exactly is put away for a catastrophic event by Citizens?….

Things to watch…

www.wallstreetjournal.com

articles on..Gov. Crist…health coverage/Fl. housing markets ups and downs…

Piper Aircraft expansion in Vero Beach…$32 million incentive package and public partnership…

Everglades lawsuit…mediation …Army Corp. of Engineers/South Florida Management District VS National Resource Defense Council…over Everglades Agricultural Area Resovoir…NRDC wants water used primarily for Everglades restoration project…fears it will go for industry…

check the Lemieux  Report for details….

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