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Star Trek! It previewed in 1966 on NBC. This is me getting goose bumps.
111 years ago Galveston got nailed by the 1900 storm. With the memory of Ike still fresh can you imaging 6,000 deaths? OK, now we have Nate. Maybe we can get lucky. As of 8 AM the 6 computer models show 3 going to LA, 2 to Mexico and one stops in the middle of the gulf. And Maria is staying low. Heads up Fl.
This interesting note from neighbor Craig. He is in the cross hairs of one of our council members. I had considered a little editing but decided against it. Read it carefully. Then read it again. This ain’t over.
“Where do I start? Well, at 6:00 pm I received a call from one of the Travis’s. Travis told me he knew how I could solve my home based business problem and went on to tell me just what to do and say at the meeting. I will not go into details right now but I quickly realized puppet strings were being attached to my wrists. I managed to cut myself free but we continued to talk. Travis claims he used to live in CLS at the far end of Pine. He had hoped to move back here and retire but all of this turmoil started about the time he started looking so he started researching the issues and found some disturbing information that he shared with me. There was a lot of information but I will try to trim it down and still get the meat of the issues to you. Travis tells me that the EDC and the Park Plaza Corp. are involved in a conspiracy to take our homes. He tells me that if we do not wake up and pay attention we all may lose our houses within five years and folks like Tami, Kathy, Bernie and so on are our only hope if we are to save our homes. . How will we lose them you may ask? That is what I asked also. Travis tells me and I hope I am getting this right, please chime in if I am wrong Travis, he tells me that the EDC and The Park Plaza Corp first tried to take all of the homes on Tindal through Public condemnation. Where have we heard that before? Anybody remember? The next step is for them to annex and take all of the homes in Lazy Bend the same way because they are not on stilts. At this point we would be surrounded and because of some alleged zoning ordinances that were put in place in our City, these two entities could then easily take the rest of our homes through public condemnation and build a casino on the Island. Travis tells me the gambling boat would be docked in the Lazy Bend canals and the homes would be torn down. Travis didn’t mention if we would be offered jobs at the casino or be able to live there but if we can I call dibs on driving the boat and the penthouse. The conversation lasted for 45 minutes and I finally told Travis I had to go because the sideshow at City Hall was about to begin and I needed to get there to see if I would be able to go to work today.
The Meeting? Well the meeting started out slow and boring but excitement was in the air as the Council folks were asked if they had anything. Of course everyone thought Jackie, Arlene and Tami would chime in with their typical “I have nothing” but a hush fell over the crowd as Tami announced I have something. She then presented a framed degree to all who doubted she actually had one. No mention of what the degree was in, what her grades were or if she ever put it to use. There were muffled laughs throughout the room that only got louder when Vern ask Tami if she had anything that actually had to do with City Business and she said “no”. After some boring check related business and a slip transfer the moment of truth was here. Would I have a job today or not? The first thing that jumped out at me was that the ones who complained, Jean, Steve, Pam and Dava were nowhere to be found. If you know them that will not surprise you as most of them do their dirty work under the table. Paul and Jack started the discussion. Jack seemed to attempt to justify his letter to me while ignoring all of the other businesses on the Island including Steve and Pam’s home based business but Paul suggested that the whole mess be turned over to P&Z for their review. Tami jumped in and told the crowd that I put 40 to 50 bags of lawn debris at the curb every Tuesday and Thursday which is total nonsense. All of my yard debris is taken straight from the job site to the mulch yard and I don’t use bags. There has never been even one baggie of business related lawn debris put in front of my home ever. Pre Ike for 15 years or more I did have over 160 ft of Hibiscus that we trimmed to fence height three times a year and that was put in front of our home creating huge piles of sticks tied together but they died off over three years ago. Tami then went on to tell everyone that my employee’s trucks are parked up and down the street and in all of the neighbors yards every day. I wish I did have that many employees but the truth is other than Ryan now at UT and Cameron I only have one part time helper who has to be dropped off at my house by his mom to ride with me or take the golf cart on the days he works because he can’t afford a car. Anyway there were about 5 or 6 folks from my street that can’t figure out what she was talking about. After the meeting I got at least 11 calls from folks who drive Narcissus everyday and told me they have never seen trucks or massive bags of trash near our house and expressed sympathy that I was having to put up with this crud. The most dramatic part though was when Tami’s angry ranting face suddenly turned peaceful and her voice softened as she told the crowd that we all needed to use common sense and realize a business like mine with stuff strewn everywhere, 100 bags of trash put out every week and trucks parked up and down the street and in everyone’s yards everyday is bad, and would be if it were true, but gave an example of a business that has little girls walking up the drive to take piano lessons as acceptable. I’m still trying to figure out who she was referring to that gives piano lessons. Gee, can anyone help me figure that one out?
Folks, between one of the Travis’s and Tami’s outright, in my opinion, delusions last night I am more convinced than ever and it is my opinion that we are dealing total nut jobs. I am very disappointed that only few are showing up to keep an eye on these folks and witness this insane behavior. Shame on you. I understand everyone is busy but there were only a handful of folks at the meeting. That ain’t gonna cut it folks. Thankfully most everyone there, with the exception of Tami’s four or five regular supporters, were bug jar watchers faithfully doing their duty. Get off of your asses and get to the meetings. Oh no! did I just make you mad? Good, come take it out on me at the next Council meeting. Keep involved or get what your handed from this group of crazies.
Watch this blog for this number à247ß What is it you ask? It is the number of days we have to put up with this crap until the next election. There are three seats looking for new butts and until any of the three care to explain to me how not paying your fair share of taxes is OK all three have to go. Period. In the past this is where Bernie would chime in with “ he’s a little behind” and “I hope you never experience.. blah, blah, blah” and for anyone to stand up and say It’s none of the City’s business is just the most retarded fucking thing I’ve heard all year. 3 seats. Period.
What: BBQ, Beer, Ice Cream, Silent Auction, Senor Beans and Duck Races!
When: Sunday September 11th from 4 PM till…….
Where: Jarboe Park Pavilion
Why? “Breseman, Party of 4” It’s a benefit! We’re going to get together and help some neighbors over a tough spot. It happens to most everyone at some time or another. It just happens to be their turn. Come on out and let us serve you dinner and drinks, visit with your friends and neighbors enjoy the music! You can go to bed knowing it’s all for a good cause. See you there!
An extra special event at our Farmers Market
A One Touch Gold Weber grill will be raffled off that day to support the “Breseman Party of 4” Community BBQ Benefit being held September 11 to help a local family. All proceeds will be donated to the fundraiser, and supporters need not be present to win.
PS: If you’d like to donate something please let me know ASAP. Thanks.
PS I’m looking for beans and potato salad….
Tribes-5 HE’S BACK!!!!! I got more in the mail so here you are.
If all of you who have been here awhile look back, you should realize that the Cave people have been in charge more than not - Gutherie, McIntyre, slowing up Town Center, now this Council. Now, we have a “Cave/Off Island-Tindell/Who Knows What” alliance that is doing several agendas – Cave, Tindell, just plain retaliation. Some of you may call it the North Shore agenda – but that is probably just control. But, guess what, they are the winners over time! And they are no dummies – they held mayor for a long time. When Council took mayoral powers away to tone down the agenda and gave them to Council, what did they do? They took over Council. Face it - one tribe is prevailing. The important issue to understand is that it is one tribe controlling six. One more time: one tribe controlling six! The Sundowners have spent way too much time swimming, drinking, building squirt guns, souping up their carts, and plain old drinking. I resent that; you should have been running the darn place and balancing the Cave people and Romeos. The Romeos just got tired and old, I guess. I do know their major disciple gave up the fight and took off. I DON’T resent that. And, the silent people? They were silent. Did nothing, ran for nothing. Can’t blame them – they work and pay taxes. Build businesses and wealth. But, where is the balance? There isn’t any. The Caves were sneaky, persistent, subsumed some unlikely allies, understood the system, and took on new veneers. Who cares; the other power tribes didn’t step in and they are prevailing. Looks like Cave people 3, Romeros 1, and Sundowners 0. We have had the battle of the control freaks back and forth, got a lot of things done, but the old folks got their way a little more and more often. “
“ I love cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food”