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Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy hump day

Correction to the times for the Civic Club meeting. You’d think I’d have this down pat by now. I guess I’m one of those slow learners we keep hearing about. The Pot Luck dinner starts at 7:00 and the Meeting starts at 7:30. This month is A-K veggies or salad, L-R Dessert and S-Z entrees. It’s all right there in your Islander. Don’t tell me it’s still laying in the driveway.

Someone left a little stinky package of nastiness on the blog last night. I deleted before I finished reading it. It had nothing to add to our lifestyle and was great incentive to remove the anon button. Look around you folks. This is where we are. Yesterday and beyond is history. It won’t change and name calling doesn’t do anything. If you like where you’re standing and all things around you are where you want them your life is good. I wish you peace and happiness. If the smell from Council chambers bothers your stomach stay tuned.
If you missed last nights’ Council meeting the highlight was naming Assistant Chief Cook to Chief (interim). Even though it took our city Council a couple of tries with enough adult supervision they stumbled forward. I’m glad T.J. Aulds wasn’t there to record the fact that some of our elected officials don’t know how to make a motion. And that we have one councilman who thinks the new Chief reports to her and not the Mayor. What an embarrassment. The rest of the meeting was consumed by your friends and neighbors expressing their disappointment in Councilman Perkins less than professional behavior. One standing call for her resignation and many calls for an official reprimand.
The investigation begins soon. Should be interesting.

I’m thinking you’ll be seeing this sign more and more.]
See that new link over there ------------------------------------------------------->
It says Fix Council. Check it out.

One cutting edge aquarium saved a lot of money when its owner discovered a means to make the dolphins live forever -- since the dolphins never died, no money needed to be spent on buying new ones. Extending the dolphins' lives required putting a special mixture into their food; one of the ingredients was baby sea gull meat. So one day, one of the workers was sent to the beach to find some. On the way back, baby sea gulls in hand, he had to pass through a forest. In the middle of the path was a sleeping lion. He very carefully stepped over it, only to be handcuffed by a policeman.
"Officer," he said, "what's going on?"
"You're under arrest," said the policeman.
"But why?" he asked.
The policeman replied, "For transporting young gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises."

35 comments:

Bryan said...

I hope everyone picked up on the fact that budget workshops have not started yet as our leaders have been "too busy", and now we are considering pushing through last year's budget and amending later out of desperation since the October 1st deadline is only 2 months away. Too busy? Too busy with what? Dealing with this fiasco, that's what. The city had been barely creeping along since that fateful election of 2010, but now we are officially idling in place. Get to work, Council. The damage has been done and you are getting the investigation you wanted. Now let's get back to focusing on the city and its residents. I know it is hard to get anything done while you are dragging 2 heavy anchors behind you, but at least the other 3 of you still make up a majority and there is some hope that maybe we can still get a few things accomplished between now and the next election. That seems to be the best we can hope for until May 12th rolls around next year and we can undo the horrific mistake that a number of uninformed and/or irresponsible voters made. Maybe we can actually make some progress on the Town Center between now and then? The pile of mud up front isn't looking any better. I seem to remember that initiative being approved by the voters. Isn't it your obligation as a "leader" to help move that along? By the way, someone needs to ask where the money for the investigation as well and the salary for the new Police Chief will come from. My guess is it will likely come from the Rainy Day Fund, and that isn't a good thing given the fact we are just getting into the heart of the hurricane season.

Bryan Hoerner

Anonymous said...

Bryan,

Council is side tracked with their own agenda. Business as usual: the budget,the Town Center project and the betterment of CLS is not even on their minds.

We are two police officers short (Tina's position and a new chief). Where is the monies for those salaries coming from and it better NOT be the rainy day fund.

All Dumb and Dumber could do wa to sit there and smerk all evening. God help CLS.

Anonymous said...

I love the new sign you posted, Allan, but it is real hard to vote responsibly in CLS. Let's remember how Jackie lied while campaigning. Arlene lied at Meet the Candidates night, saying she was not going to go after Paul. So voting responsibly means we need to keep a real close eye out for the next puppets of N. Shore. We need to increase voter turn out period.

I hated writing that about Arlene since I hear she does not always side with Dumb and Dumber. Arlene, I challenge you to take the lead, turn it around and get back to a real agenda. An agenda that adresses real issues for the betterment of CLS. Get the budget done without touching the rainy day fund. I hear the tree project coming in the fall is impacted. That is sad, but we can wait on trees we can't wait on filling police vacancies. I loved hearing about tennis courts, but that too can wait. Before new projects are stated let's deal with old ones like Town Center!

Anonymous said...

hi - another new person to CLS here. So people were mad at the cheif ofpolice before the election? I am getting confused. tks for helping us new people understand. I am afraid to sign my name because I am new here a few months ago.

Bernie McIntyre said...

Back from vacation and playing catch up; some of you did not like Tami's two word reply a while back but you feel free to use the finger to people and see nothing wrong with that.
Glad to see that Suzanne was able to get some information out of the city via the open records request. I have been trying for about 6 weeks and only get a copy of the minutes of the CC meeting in which Paul was appointed police chief. For those who feel that the polarization of the community is something new, you should read it. Same story, but names reversed. A police chief fired so Paul could get hired, citizens complaining about the process, singing the praises of the former chief. In the end, the unemployed truck driver was hired as chief.

Do you remember the blog entry from Paul stating that his record and file is an open book, open for any citizen to view ? I called him on that one; still waiting. It seems the city is scared that by letting me see the file, homeland security and the fight against terrorism would be compromised. Seeing his file would result in my learning how CLS is organizes to fight terrorism.
The CC meeting last night was a bit more tame than previous ones. We even has a gay pride group in attendance. No doubt they will be anxious to participate in our drag race next yeAR.

INVESTIGATE !!!!!! Push the investigation so we can more quickly move on.

Bernie

Anonymous said...

I bet your investigation would go a lot quicker if you would fund it instead of us. I thought this was Tami's investigation but your comments make it look like it is your idea and your investigation. I can see why people think she might be working for you. And by the way Pink is not Gay - are you gay phobic as well? Many people are standing for the new Pink Flamingo Island Party!!

Anonymous said...

Since there seem to be terrorists on this island (see mirror) maybe it is best that you don't see that document. Terrorists destroy peoples lives, spread fear and discomfort, disrupt our way of life all to further their personal causes. Hmmm sound familiar?
Do you ever have anything nice to pass on about this island or the people that run it other than those who puppet YOUR ideas and YOUR investigations?
I usually sign my name but I fear an investigation and retaliation.

Anonymous said...

Well Bernie- if you don't like the way things are done in CLS, THEN MOVE SOMEWHERE ELSE!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice besides me that Kathy walked up to Tami just prior to the meeting and handed her the actual statement that Tambra recited during the discussion on the interim Police Chief appointment? Clear evidence she is simply a puppet. You can almost see Kathy's hand moving in the audience as Tambra speaks. The othwr funny thing is that they don't even allow Fuller to speak. I think even the CAVE People have given up on him and his white socks. And isn't it amazing that Bernie would correlate some yahoo shooting the bird with Tambra cursing a citizen to her face while acting as a representative of our city as a government official. I remember someone calling Bernie senile in an EDC Workshop a few years ago and he was offended. Well, I think that person had it right. Please go back on vacation, Bernie - a looooonnngg one. You are no longer welcomed here.

Anonymous said...

Bernie the TERRORIST. Maybe he is an alquada member and we don't know it. THE TERRORIST MCINTYRE'S and thats what you are TERRORISTS.

Anonymous said...

I think Bernie should sell his homes here and hide his money in a foreign account since the lawsuits that are coming his way will wipe him out financially. No doubt his insurance company will drop him as soon as they realize what he is doing. Good luck getting another policy.

Sure wish Bernie could write. What follows is from his post above. "...how CLS is organizes..."


Does it make your hair stand up on your neck knowing he is "educated".

Note to self: skip Bernie's posts.

Anonymous said...

okday, I just checked this blog for second time and as said before am new to island. 2:27 post really scared me. who on earth wrote this and did you go to school or have spell cker.? and who are you angry with ? a neighbor or the whole world. Afraid to sign my name. I am wondering why my family moved here recently. Trying to make sense of this mess. I really like Cheif Shelly alot - he has helped me when we moved . he seems like a very decent person.

Anonymous said...

To the 2:37 post The McIntyre family on the island have cajoled or what ever three of our city council members to do their bidding and represent only them and not the whole island. their puppets on council are Jackie Fuller, Tami Perkins and Arline Laughter. These 3 follow orders from the McIntyers and only the mcintyres. This leaves the rest of the island majority unrepresented and we are going to rectify this problem.

Anonymous said...

Since I am new here - and do not know any McIntyres - How many are in this family? I want to steer clear of them. Sounds like there are quite of few here and the rest of the island is in a minority. true? I really like Chief Shelly and support him. He was so kind. Still afraid to say my name.

Anonymous said...

The newbie is telling lies like her cohorts. The newbie is
BAH BRAH baiting you. She is the poster about us acting like kids also. Take a sail BAH BRAH and "hold er steady".

Anonymous said...

omg! now yall are turning on bernie! wow! i guess yall have to have someone to talk bad about 24/7. how about this, if you dont have anything decent to say, or any facts to base your bs on, dont frickn comment. go plant a sign, or or weed thru your flower bed. do whatever it is you idiot rich people do, besides slandering someones name by calling them a terrorist!!!!

Anonymous said...

It amazes me that no one in CLS, on Council or off, ever reads the city ordiances. If they did they would know that 1)the responsibilities of the City Administrator are clearly spelled out therin and 2) every employee reports to the City Administrator, aka Paul Shelley. And this includes the past and present police chief. Now Cook can call Paul "boss' instead of Chief. And oh, the Mayor's responibilities are also spelled out

Allen Cruthirds said...

Allen Cruthirds says,
All of this could be very funny, and some of it really is, but it is also damn serious. BTW....eat your peas, and buy a Volt.

Anonymous said...

315 says now yall are turning on bernie like it is news. breaking news whoever you are kathy and bernie have been known as trouble makers on this island for years. where have you been

Adelia said...

Oh boy I'm rich - I can just go play in my flower bed. Get real!!! As someone mentioned above investigating people, spreading malicious rumors, controling the way govt works and destroying a peaceful way of life is a terrorist thing to do. We would love to be doing something else but we feel we need to keep an eye on those who are "investigating" us - not anon

Anonymous said...

237 asks if 227 ever went to school or had a spell checker but starts his post with okday. the spelling , puntuation and grammer goes downhil from there. All of this grammer and spelling correcting going on is kind of silly but if you are going to do it at least try to make yours readable. WOw unbelieveable

Anonymous said...

Kathy was on her game last night. She appeared to be leading Tami thru a meeting while possibly mentoring a new puppet Bah Brah. Please color Bah Brah green and place her in the bug jar. Note to future green party candidates. You might wat to pretend you don't know the Mc Intyres. It is probably political suicide. Who else needs to go in the bug jar?

Anonymous said...

THE PINK FLAMINGO ISLAND PARTY. I love it. Were can I get the signs and t shirts. I'm serious that is awsome. Needs a really cool logo though.

Anonymous said...

when kathy shuffled up to the mic last night and everybody was trying to get her to face the right way it looked like a saturday night live skit frikin halarious

Anonymous said...

BAW BRAH, if you had political ambitions find another hobby your pretty much done before you evnn got started in my book

Anonymous said...

ok I will ask. Who is Baw Brah? is this someone's name? not joking here - i am "serial". And real men do wear pink!

ab said...

Test using Google acct

John Doe said...

Test using Name/URL

Anonymous said...

Test using Anon

Anonymous said...

bah brah is Barbra. she has been here a year or two. She has nothing but praise for our city council seems to hate the blog, sat with Kathy at the meeting last night, seems to have a grudge against Paul for not letting her lead the charge in buying a generator for the city and sounds like she has the lead role in a small production of The Sound of Music but frankly my dear I don't give a damn about all of that she seems greener than green and is buddies with Kathy that is all I need to kbnow about her

Anonymous said...

Saturday night live skit last night....Everybody telling Catherine which way to face, Tami's head with a demonic smile whirring like Linda Blair in The Exorcist, and Bernie handcuffed in the back set of a patrol car having the time of his life.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Think Pink

Anonymous said...

Bernie in a Police Car? Please let this be true. You can't stop there though. Give us the dirty details

Anonymous said...

Feel like above guy- but, must ask who is Catherine? I am out of loop I guess.

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling Daddy is about to pull the Anonymous button plug. Darn, us kids have been too bad. I was hoping the poster last night would name names before the anon. button got pulled.