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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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's National Pancake Day!

A big fat welcome home to neighbor Suzanne. We missed your face hon. Anyone have a Ms. Val update?. Sounds like neighbor Malcolm on Tindel is recovering nicely.

Seriously? Someone has a problem with a covered bus stop for the kids? Really? I mean Really?! I guess it takes all kinds to fill up an island.

Don’t forget about the voter registration drive this Saturday. Maybe we can get some of the folks who are interested in running show up and tell us why they deserve your vote. Speaking of..

Looks like we have 3 souls registered to run for the 3 council seats in 64 days. Councilman Sowrey is in, Neighbor Charlie Russell on Narcissus has put his hat in the ring. To the best of my knowledge this will be Charlies first foray into the inner workings of our fair city. He’s been a resident for very long time so I guess he figured it’s his turn in the barrel. Brian Chernecke has put his hat in also. Brian’s been here for quite a while too. He has served on the EDC and was appointed to a vacated Council seat by then Mayor Guthrie. Good luck men.

A man was sitting on a blanket at the beach. He had no arms and no legs.
Three women - one from England, another from Wales, and the other from
Scotland, were walking past and felt sorry for the poor man.
The English woman said, "Have you ever had a hug?"
The man said, "No." So she gave him a hug and walked on, feeling pleased
about herself.
The Welsh woman said, "Have you ever had a kiss?"
The man said, "No." So she gave him a kiss and walked on, feeling
pleased
about herself.
The Scottish woman came to him and said, "ave ya ever been fooked,
laddie?"
The man broke into a big smile and said, "No".
She said, "Aye, ya will be when the tide comes in."

102 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happened to Bryan and Carlos?

Adelia said...

I talked to Ms Val the other day and she is as spunky as ever. She has to go back in 3 weeks for more surgery and may have to go back after that so that is not good but at least they are fixing the problems. Right now she is just building her strength back up. She said thanks to all the wonderful people that did things for her.

Anonymous said...

Since Brian Chernyke probably has as many rubbish violations as Jackie we know how he will be voting regarding Jackie's lawsuit in 60 days don't we?
I guess that was why Jackie had that big smile and smirk on his face at the end of council meeting last week. Since Brian hasn't attended a council meeting in at least the past nine months I wonder why he became interested in being a council person again.

Anonymous said...

Allan,
To repeat what I said earlier, but may have gotten lost in the other comments:
The bus stop was a nice idea -- but not very attractive in the execution. To my eyes, it looks a bit like an outhouse. The community complained about the plans for an electronic sign as not being appropriate for the city, but I'm not sure from the various postings what the consensus is about this new addition to our city.

Anonymous said...

Chernecke? The guy with the Amusement Park house on Oak? I guess we now need to add a question to the questionaire you posted earlier that we are hoping all the candidates will fill out. I propose the following: "Have you ever knowingly and blatantly disregarded any City Ordinances and/or Procedures?"

Adelia said...

Right now it is a simple basic NOT EXPENSIVE design that will keep our kids out of the rain. As you may know from council meetings we have recently paid a pile of money for investigations and really don't have room in the budget for things like a nice bus stop for our kids. No matter what design you came up with there would be someone who hated it. The sign was a significant investment.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Russell? Isn't he the NS candidate? Brian Chernecke? He's friends with Ted G., right? So maybe NS has both of them in their net. I didn't think it was possible for NS to come up with two more puppets. At least these guys have some intelligence not like Junkyard Jackie and " ". Let's hope they fill out Allan's survey, show up Saturday and lose to Bryan H. and Carlo!

Anonymous said...

Filling out Allen's BS and showing up at your lynching would be a fool idea. Anyone with half a brain can see you are the Dark Hole Party. A half starved pack of dogs would be better company on Saturday night. Allen your bunch of thugs and halfwits on here got to be joking. Just go on with your drunken party and bring a pinata to beat up. That way you can beat your chest and shout how you are going to rule the Island in two months. The rest of us will way for the letter of the law to drop and then we will have a party and invite you to our walk of shame. LOL

Anonymous said...

I think all possible candidates would see the value in meeting the newbies on Sat. I think filling out Allan's great survey would be another tool to let the community get to know them and their views.

The more I think about it the more I think any serious candidate would want to do both and much more.Makes me question if NS would forbid them from doing either. Puppets...too bad.

Anonymous said...

I think Brian Chernecke posted here back in the summer. His views were more philosophical and, well, "out there". If I remember correctly, he was not a backer of Paul, like the majority of citizens were.

Anonymous said...

"the letter of the law to drop" I must be one of the halfwits... what exactly does that mean?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all about being invited to the party!

I bet the lynching you speak of will be the Civic Club sponsored Meet the Candidates night.
If you're implying that a voter registration drive and an opportunity for candidates to meet their potential constituents is a lynching then you don't have much faith in our democracy do ya?
OR, is that how the do it in Patton Village?

LOL (living on ludes?)

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon 3:36. All serious candidates would utilize every opportunity to meet and greet with potential voters. I don't know Charles or Brian. I am not a newbie, but I plan on going Sat. and hope to meet both men.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:10 said, "Filling out Allen's BS and showing up at your lynching would be a fool idea."

(I think you meant, "fool's idea".) What ever you meant, I could not disagree more. I would jump on both opportunities is I wanted the votes. Actually, I would do both for more than just the votes. I would want the confidence of the residents. I would want them to know the vision I would have as a leader of CLS.

I tend to agree that NS will be pulling the strings of both men, if they are the new puppets. Perhaps Frog won't let them attend. Strange. Very strange.

Anonymous said...

Let us not forget what a fine job NS did when they presented with that fine example of a candidate for mayor a few years back. Chris somethin or other...

haven't seen him around much since. Nor before for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Of course we don't have the funds to build a better bus stop. Think of what we could have done with the funds wasted on the investigation to nowhere. I bet Junkyard or " " may have had something to do with the red tag. Neither understand ordinances.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who either men are and I sure the heck won't vote for anyone that has not been attending CC. I want them to fill out Allan's survey and shake some hands on Sat., too. Sure would like to hear from someone on EDC about Brian C.Why didn't he run when his appointed term was up?

Anonymous said...

I don't think Chernecke is a supportor of the PD with or without Paul.

Anonymous said...

If the new men that want to be on Council don't fill out Allan's survey I will tend to believe they are the new NS puppets. They don't get my vote if that is the case. Good night, look at what NS has cost us already. When is Meet the Candidates Night? This Saturday could be a Meet the Candidates Afternoon. Why not show up? Heck, they didn't have to buy the hot dogs or facilitate the event. They just have to show up. Sounds fishy to me. Hope I am corrected by them soon.

Anonymous said...

First - Niether has indicated that he wouldn't show up on Saturday so stop with the prosecution. Maybe they have a previous engagement.

Second - Allan's questionaire is an option, not a requirement. A serious candidate might not find it necessary to debate his beliefs and opinions here in what is obviously a tough environment with anonymous pundits and critics.

And C - Let's judge these candidates on their merits and beliefs, not on their affiliation with the Pink Deep Hole party or whether or not their schedule allows them to appease Bernie or Aunt Rozy.

Give people a chance to serve here.

Anonymous said...

When is the Meet The Candidates Night scheduled?

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:39 - after the year we have been through, I expect any candidate to prove themself and their leadership skills. I question why any would refuse to fill out the survey and post it here. What type of jobs do the men have? What is their administrative and or executive experience?

Anonymous said...

I want them to PROVE they are not NS puppets! that may be tricky, but filling out the survey and showing up on Sat. might be a good start. I think they should help pay for the expenses Sat. too.

Anonymous said...

The Civic Club provides a perfectly good means of communicating the candidates experience, opinions and views both with the introductions which are provided in the Islander and the Meet the Candidate night. The difference is that at Meet the Candidates night citizens are required to stand up and face the people that they question. As oppossed to this anonymous platform that lends itself to abuse and childishness. And drug adled posters that eat peas and love Patton Village.

LONGLIVE PATTON VILLAGE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Meet the Candidates Night is not listed on the calendars for the City or Civic Club (March).. Yes, that is an important event but I think there is much more that candidates can do. Afterall, they don't always tell the truth that night. Thanks to all of those that are putting on the event on Saturday. Way to go! It is needed to get a good voter turn out. It would be nice to meet some of the candidates, too. I realize they may have plans, but look how many times they had to reschedule their calendars this year due to " " and JYJ. I can think of two Saturdays at least. Shoot, I think Al had to change his work schedule. Wish we could find another AL BURNS!

Anonymous said...

5:05 Saturday would be face to face event. I plan on going and I do not plan to put a bag over my head. There isn't the time to really question someone at length at Meet the Candidates. I was lucky to get a question asked last time.

Anonymous said...

If someone can't take on the citizens on the blog, they should not be running. Perhaps Carlo would be the best to answer that since he was the only one to do the blog survey.

Perhaps a rule should be established, that only real names should be used if they want feedback on a candidate's survey.

Anonymous said...

The blog posts may be anon. but they are usually residents of CLS. Why wouldn't a candidate want to post a survey here? I don't get it unless they are NS related. NS is the only ones with blog issues. Everyone else LOVES it. I think it will say a lot if they don't fill out the survey.

Anonymous said...

BINGO - no survey here = a NS puppet. They won't get my vote.

I hope every newbie will get registered to vote.

Anonymous said...

I won't miss your eight votes. You wouldn't like me as your candidate anyway. I can't go along to get long with those who support City corruption. The Dark Hole Party on this Blog has shown that is what they represent and at any cost to the Citizens.

Anonymous said...

AB's survey is a great idea ... Carlos did post his and immediately won my respect. If there are questions on it any prospect does not want to answer, he / she can opt out of that question ... but it serves to provide some of the most important and elusive qualities in politics ... transparency and honesty. It also provides fact-checking ... a respondent can be called to answer why thier actions do not jive with their written responses ... SPorter

Anonymous said...

BINGO - no survey here may mean that a reasonable candidate has chosen not to participate in this unofficial biased platform.

BINGO - no survey here may mean that a candidate has no interest in getting involved in dumbass arguments and anonymous blurbs in some blog comment section.

BINGO - no survey here may mean that some close-minded fool will ignore a perfectly capable candidate because of you and your unfounded opinion that they are somehow associated with Bernie the Kook.

BINGO - The best candidates might not even read this. Ever think that maybe this isn't the center of the world?

Anonymous said...

Bingo ... you're an IDIOT !!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:54 - can you be more specific? I presented a couple of arguments which you are more than welcome to respond to... looks like you choose to resort to name calling.

Now why wouldn't a candidate want to get involved with the likes of you?

Anonymous said...

I love getting home and reading the blog. Today's comments prove there is no way in hell a NS candidate will win. Many involved residents do read it.Many expect to see the surveys here. If you ask me, Charles and Brian C already lost. Thank you, Allan. I doubt you will every truly know all the good you have done.

Anonymous said...

I agree. If it wasn't for Allen CLS wouldn't be aware of the left-wing liberals on here that have been dubbed "The Dark Hole Party."

Anonymous said...

659, It is NS that is a bunch of liberals. Kathy Bernie Jean Larry Charles Russel and his wife nearly all of them are hard core liberals. Most of the so called Pink Party or as NS is trying to dub them the the black hole party are very conservative individuals. You NS idiots are so paniked and desperate you will say anything to crawl out of the hole you have dug for yourself the last nine months. Last election you resorted to telling citizens on aspen and tindle the city was going to take their homes to build the town center. You all are a bunch of f-ing liars and everyone paying attention knows it.

Anonymous said...

ANON 6:59 -
Let me get this straight -
You refer to "left-wing liberals" therefore I assume you would consider yourself a "right-wing conservative". Am I correct? As a conservative in this specific case I would presume that you would be opposed to the unchecked spending of public funds by public officials. For example: Say your congressman were spending public funds and paying it back later you would likely be up in arms. I also presume that you would be opposed to government interference in the private sector, say for instance your local government decided to fund and manage a real estate development. I bet as a conservative you would say the real estate speculation is no place for our government. Am I right?
Please, without name-calling, elighten me on exactly what it is that you consider to be left-wing liberal and what exactly it is that you hold to be conservative. I'm asking because I've found that just about anybody who uses this terminology is typically on Fox news or it's somebody who learned to say it by watching Fox news. I'm sure you're pretty smart as most conservatives hold themselves out to be so it will be a grand opportunity for you to straighten us out.
If you can't do it I understand. Thanks for your consideration.

If you ramble on and resort to name-calling it won't do much for your conservative movement.

Anonymous said...

Yeah 7:12. I bet you get nothing in response though. I support the Town Center and I support the chief. I still think being called a "liberal" as if it were a bad word is a ridiculous argument.

Anonymous said...

Wondering what lies NS and their candidates will come up with this year.

Let's not give them an inch though since they have pulled off some unreal victories.

The ones that will determine this race are the avoiders, the ones that have never been to a CC mtg. How do we reach them? How do we get the word out about the blog? Will they know about the gathering on Sat.? Pinks need organization even though NS has become so much less of a force.

ab said...

OK, I can see we need to get a few things straight. First, that is not "my" questionaire. It is a compilation of several questions I asked these readers to submit several months ago. Look it up. I personally removed a few questions that I, and I alone, thought were of little use but I also let everyone know this. It seems most were payng attention except you anon. But that's OK. I do get it. Here is where some would say they are sorry that you don't get it. Not me. I don't want you to mistake me for someone who gives a shit about what you think. I post information. You do with it what you will. Again, I don't care. And blaming this blog for the animosity towards our elected officials is like blaming your keyboard for a typo. Give it up.
Second, The event on Saturday is a voter registration drive. If you have a problem with that, well that's another story. Why a serious candidate would not come out and meet his constituency is beyond me. Well, it would have been two years ago but now, not so much. Rest assured my "gang of thugs" will be there to let the air out of your tires. Or not. As to a pack of half starved dogs, I'll have to get back to you on that one. To all the adults out there, stop by if you get a minute. Drop in and chat, get to know your neighbors, bring a chair but know that we will have extras. If you're a candidate, the venue is all about you. Come on down, stay or don't. Anon, if your mom won't let you ride your bike that far drop me a line, I'll bring you a weiner.
About the two gentlemen running, don't be so quick to pass judgement. Brian C has served the community before and Charlie was HPD for many years. Talk to them. Ask them your questions. Then make up your mind. Most of you can stop reading here because what follows is secret code. Bernie, I'll have a Miller High Life in the cooler just for you.
Hope to see y'all Saturday

Anonymous said...

Charles and Brian C have stepped up. Thanks for your offer but no thanks. In the 11 years I have lived here I have met both men. I have spoken to Charles at Sundown a few times. He is hardcore NS and his wife is best friends with Kathy M. I hear she used to sit with Kathy and take notes for her at CC meetings a few months back then suddenly quit comeing to meetings. Charles has only been to one CC meeting in the past year if not many years from what I have heard and all of the information he has has comes from members of NS. I doubt he or Brian C has a clue about the budget or Town Center two of our biggest issues. Brian C seems to be way out there. Go look at his Jackie style home on Oak. It looks like a mad scientist on crack lives there. I understand he is good friends with Ted G who is also hard core NS.

If these two don't want to come out Saturday and meet us and answer questions or fill out the very unbiased survey that is fine with me. I already know enough about them to know I will not be voteing for them.

When we do get to ask qustions of them and the other "qualifed" candidates who have and do participate on a regular basis, everyone needs to ask in depth detailed questions about important issues on the Island. NS's new flunkies lack of knowlege should help you decide. Espeially when you hear Brian H, Jeff, Amanda or Carlo speak.

I am sure Charles and Brian C are being coached to distance themselves from being associated with NS but don't be fooled Newbies. From what I know they are true NS Groupies.

BrianH, Amanda, Jeff, Carlo, you need to decide who should go for it and the other two should step back and get involved in other projects like the EDC in case Barbra needs replaced and the vote isn't watered down. Remember it doesn't matter who runs for NS, it could be a two headed monkey as long as it could vote along their agenda lines. So we can't afford to split our votes four ways. It is simple math. We don't need more agenda laced polotics. We need to move forward and make positive changes for the Island.

Anonymous said...

Brian C is bad news in my opinion on many levels. I won't go into it but ask him his opinion on Paul and ask him how many ordinance violations he has. That would at least get you to the tip of the iceberg on good ol Brian C

Anonymous said...

Allan, not to get into a big argument about electronics with you (I wouldn't want to change the subject), but I once had a calculator that divided incorrectly. No, really. And I've got dibs on that High Life if Bernie doesn't show. Can, not bottle, please. The bottled high life tastes weak. Odd, isn't it?

- Jim

Anonymous said...

The Dark Hole Party supports the Chief and his wife who quit while under investigation. He remains the City Administrator, a none elected position, who has admitted to using City Finances for his own personal gain. Then there is the Evidence Room issue which has never been resolved but guns and jewelry are still missing. Now our City Council by a narrow margin voted to not Audit our City Finances even knowing that there has been abuse by those who should have reported any improper use of the City Finances. Those same Officials now claim they paid back everything they took but then again they never reported they took the money until Paul was confronted at a Counsel Meeting. The records reflect he not only used it to pay his utility bills, dinners out, breakfast most mornings, gas for his RV while on vacation and on and on. This doesn't even get to the bottom of their purchases but the Dark Hole Party and these Public Officials want you to believe that they paid it all back and they wouldn't steal from the City> again? I can't wait to ask these questions and more at the Meet the Candidate Night of our sitting City Council and those running. I want a CC who will terminate those who stole and seek criminal charges against all those involved. I want them to go after retirement funds and anything else they have to recover the City Funds. Now that is a Candidate I will vote for.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:01 I'm calling you out. I get that continuously repeating lies is a well established political tactic and that it mostly works. But the short version is you're a liar. Tina quit because the shit she had to endure was too much from you people. Next. There was no personal gain you liar. It was a gas bill, light bill, whatever and it was paid back. The evidence room issue was resolved by the Galveston County Sheriffs dept. you f-ing liar Larry. Our City Council didn't pass anything by a narrow margin you moron. It was a majority vote. Just like the one you dingleberries have enjoyed until the kool-aid wore off.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Please read the post at 7:12. Define left-wing liberal please. Tell me what makes you a conservative please.

Can't do it can ya?

See, that's the problem when you try to apply that stuff that Rush teaches you to the real world. It leaves you in a position where you have to develop your own arguments and positions. You usually can't get past "I hate Obammy".

It's tough being a Conservative.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo for 8:31. Now, 8:01 you have the perfect opportunity to respond to him.

Speak. Tell us why you're right.

Or, call him a bleeding heart lib and a BingoIdiot.

I bet you won't respond. I bet you will go and tell your wife that you're not going to stoop to 8:31's level.

It's cause ya-got-nothin.

Anonymous said...

To 8:01 no one in their right mind will address wanting to fire Paul because no one in their right mind wants him fired. Most of us fret about what will become of CLS if he chooses to retire at the end of this contract. Most of us are praying a strong council will encourage him to stay for another decade. He has done more for CLS than any elected official.

Don't know if Dennis will be the moderator at Meet the Candidates night but if calls on any of NS for questions...nah, he knows better.

Anonymous said...

If you tell a lie many, many times you will begin to believe it. Get over it NS...your days are done. You aren't going to get Paul's job,Bernie. I think that is what is behind most of your crap. You want Paul out and you and Wm Young could have done so much damage.

Now we have tough budget decisions to make. Thanks so much for all you did to destroy CLS.

Anonymous said...

It really was paid back?? No one piece of evidence has been presented to show that at any meeting I have attended. Why didn't Karen, Vern and/or Paul report they used the City Credit Cards? I haven't seen any tally sheet where Karen or our CPA tracked the usage or the paybacks? Have you seen one? If so make it available to the rest of us. Not a gain, Paul and Tina were making in excess of 175,000 dollars a year and couldn't pay their monthly gas and utility bills which were going to be shut off until they used the City Finances to pay their personal bills. I see that as a gain. I see using the City Credit Card on Vacation as a gain. What was wrong with their personal credit card or just good old hard cash? We are to trust them that they paid it back? The City Council did by a vote of 3 to 2 to not Audit the City Finances. So those who sided with Paul and the rest who used the City Finances as their own need to be gone. We don't need this den of ?

Anonymous said...

Now i get it. They have been named the Dark Hole Party because the light goes in or the light is turned on but it is so void that the darkness overwhelms the light. It fits this Blog to a T. How else can they keep misrepresenting facts to cover up for Paul and Tina?

Anonymous said...

Wait! wait! wait a gal'derned minute here. Look at the post from the previous days blog - comment posted at about 10:30 this morning. I asked our drug luvin, LOLing, hen-pecked, Patton Village worshipping functionaly illiterate spokesperson to consider naming his own group the Dark Hole Party. If you go and try to make it a Tina and Paul thing then it's going to have to merge with the Pink party...

so help me out here. Should it be the Pink Dark Hole party or The Dark Pink Hole party?

Anonymous said...

Anon at 8:58 - Have you been at the city council meetings? Clearly you have not, or else you would know that city council voted not to waste an additional $12,000 of taxpayer dollars. They did NOT vote down a city audit. Get your facts straight. The city audit will commence next week. It's an annual thing. All companies, municipalities, etc. conduct an annual audit. And that's exactly what we are going to do. And in that audit, the auditor will look at credit card charges, pay advances, etc. THAT IS WHAT AN AUDIT IS!

Is what Paul did paying his utility bills and for other things ethically wrong. Yes. Was there any ordinance or city policy against it? Nope. So council is doing what it should do by putting a policy in place so that if this happens again, there are repercussions.

We need to move on!

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 9:23 - NS can't move on. NS can't get their facts straight. I am convinced they will go to their graves bitching about the credit card abuse (that never took place). They are sick, twisted, negative people from another planet. They have run out of crap to bitch about so they will hang on to the credit card nonsense. I admire all of you that take them on since new people are finding the blog all the time. Real facts need to be on here. Not their crap.

See you all at the great event on Saturday. Rob, you are brillant for thinking of this and implementing it.

Anonymous said...

Let see Pink Party, Communist Party, Leftist Party no the Dark Hole Party is perfect as is. I like it.

Anonymous said...

Enuff wid ta credit card crap. NO ONE CARES!

Anonymous said...

We don't need the likes of Paul ever again. We need to terminate him and abolish the position. We need a Mayor who is elected by the people and answers to the people. Not an untouchable who has taken advantage of his position to satisfy his own needs. How can you say the credit card use never occurred when Paul has admitted to it? Only liars, or those who live in deniaL or those who hope to sway the vote continue to make these fictitious statements that Paul and others have not abused their position and the trust by using the credit cards for their personal needs. There is no prove that it has all been paid back nor has it been shown just how long Vern, Karen and our CPA allowed it to go on without reporting that abuse. In fact they never did report it, Paul was confronted at a CC Meeting and owned up to it in part. To date Karen nor our CPA has produced any documentation to proof how much, who, when, how long or if it was paid back. Now Dark Hole Party those are the facts. Our CC swept it under the rug with their 3 to 2 vote to not hire an outside Auditor. The General Audit never reported finding the abuse, so what good are they. CC should save that money too for that Audit is a sham.

Anonymous said...

Pissant, here is your answer: They will teach you for free and you can work at your own pace. I know that is important to you. Now let the adults continue without further interruptions. You are welcome.

http://www.gedforfree.com/

PS: Let them know you are interested in Civics and American History.

Anonymous said...

!0:22 You are crazy. The majority of people here admire Paul. He has earned our respect over time. Did you ever stop to wonder how so many people can be wrong and you are right? Well, you and you five buddies. Admit your rule in CLS is over. Gone. Kaput. Finished. Let the Golden Days of CLS begin in May. We will get back on track and move full steam ahead.Hopefully, in ten years, at Paul's retirement party someone will say something about the terrible political year in 2011 - 12 led by Bernie, The Frog.Everyone else looks at each other and says in unison, "Who?".

Anonymous said...

I was wondering why the Texas Rangers were involved in Patton Village: Here is the answer I was emailed.

Ranger Responsibilities

The Texas Ranger Division is the primary criminal investigative branch of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Murder, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, theft, and fraud;

bank fraud;

theft by credit card and computer generated counterfeit checks;

misuse of criminal history information;

misconduct and corruption of public officials;
threats against the governor and other state and federal officials; and

missing persons, parental abductions, questionable deaths and unidentified bodies

Anonymous said...

And the Rangers will laugh at you, too.Bernie, you have earned your reputation. The DA dredes when you walk in their office. They are real happy when you leave.Take your crap where ever you want. No one can spend much time with you without realizing you are nuts. If I may suggest some things: Plz have others do the writing for you. Should you actually get to meet with anyone face-to-face, dress appropriately. Please fill us all in how it goes. We know how to decode your perspective. We know you leave out critical facts. We know you make up stuff to meet your needs. This should be a hoot!

Anonymous said...

Black Hole Party is the majority? I count less than ten maybe fifteen if you have a spouse who agrees with you. Allen you need to turn the Anon Button off again. This isn't doing your party any good.

Craig said...

Everyone is so hung up on this credit card stuff nobody is talking about which candidates would help us move forward not stagnent or backwards. This credit card stuff is small potatoes compared to our budget problems and trying to get the Town Center built not to mention several other matters that have been left behind by this worthless council majority. Lets talk about progress which NS has completely stopped for two years now.

Anonymous said...

CC didn't stop the Town Center, the people did with a vote to not fund it. I don't want the Town Center. I don't understand how it is operating after the vote to not fund it. It is time for the City to sale the land and get out of the real estate business. That is an important question for any Candidate, ;Where do you stand on the Town Center?." Where do you stand on corruption?", "Where do you stand on having a full time Mayor?"

Anonymous said...

Fact check:
1. The Pink Party is the majority.
2. Only NS is hung up on the credit card crap.All five or six of them.
3. The citizens voted IN FAVOR of the Town Center going forward. They wanted to pay as they went instead of taking out a loan.

I agree with you, Craig. The residents need to focus on the candidates that will move us forward. Let's see which ones will post here like Carlo. I want to shake some of their hands on Saturday, too. Litmus tests. Lots of tests along the way will weed out the best ones to earn our votes. The wave will turn in May. I would be in favor of Vern being a paid mayor but we need the consistency of a City Admin., too, especially if it is Paul. What would we have done without him post Ike.

Anonymous said...

Craig is right; residents need to focus on electing new members for City Council that will move CLS forward. Don't buy into NS credit card garbarge since it is in the past. We can't move forward if we keep looking back.

Does anyone know if potential candidates will be at the Sandbar on Saturday?

Who would know the date of Meet the Candidates? I want to be sure I am not working that night.

Anonymous said...

5:41 Explain what you mean with, "I can't go along to get long with those who support City corruption. The Dark Hole Party on this Blog has shown that is what they represent and at any cost to the Citizens."

There has been no corruption. Who the heck is the Dark Hole Party? NS cost the citizens much with their investigation to no where and all the wasted time and energy that went with it.

Oh, wait, I should know better. 5:41 is from NS. Whenever I can't understand a sentence or two and / or the facts are WRONG I should know it is from NS.

Never mind.

DaveC. said...

Please remove the anon button. None of these comments have merit since the poster did not sign his/her name.

Adelia said...

For the first and probably only time I will be disagreeing with Dave here. While whew this is a lot of comments it does give a chance to address things like how the Sherrifs department has already investigated the alleged "missing" items from the police property and found no problem. Otherwise it would be like last year with all the lies about the town center and no evidence to contradict them. Also answer people who think the town center was voted down. Only the loan was voted against - the center was approved with use of city funds - no loan.

Adelia said...

Oh and happy leap day. We are getting 4" of snow and ice up here today - bet these kids wish they had a CLS bus stop!!

Suzanne said...

I tend to agree with both Dave and Adelia. I am always proud to sign my name; I stand behind my words. Not everyone can do that. To me, the anons are not credible. Every now and then there is a bit of information from an anon but I tend to skim them.

I hope they realize their actual names will be used if there is a lawsuit. To me, there has been plenty of harrassment and defamation of Paul.

Craig said...

We voted down the town center? I hope everyone can see how far off NS can be. We voted for it just not to borrow to get it done. I predicted many months ago NS would eventually play the victim card which they have. They would become desperate which they are and they would start saying anything to try and survive. The Town Center thing is just one example with many more lies to follow I am sure. Pay attention folks and check your FACTS when you hear something from either side.

Anonymous said...

Wow, more propaganda than on NBC. If people were for it why didn't they fund it? We don't want it, we voted no believing that would end it. Now it is time to end this forever. Sale the land and put the money back in the City Coffers. Paul did do a good job during Ike, but since then it has been a nightmare.

No one has answer why a couple making 175,000 dollars is so far behind in their bills that they have to use the City Credit Cards to pay their bills? What is the give here? Some of you claim to know them, why have they been using City Credit Cards to live on? Why are they living paycheck to paycheck and that isn't enough? No wonder you don't want an outside audit.

Anonymous said...

The quote "Majority Party" doesn't know if one candidate will show up??? Pinky NO, you are the Dark Hole Party! The lights aren't even on. Join Paul and use the City Credit Card so you can get lights. LOL

Allen Cruthirds said...

Just sign your name and be done with all the ANON silliness. This is still America. So be not afraid of who you are and what you stand for. Once all the candidates are known. They should proudly state what they honestly believe in their hearts. In any case I hope they will look out for the best future of our slice of paradise.

Anonymous said...

8:57 - That has got to be Barbara.

How else could you type such delirium without being "enhanced".

Anonymous said...

You don't get it NS - go back and see if you can find a ballot re: Town Center. The city voted for it but not the loan. Why do you think the EDC is working so hard on it? Duh? I'm done wasting my time on you all.

I will work very hard to support any anti NS candidate for Council.

Anonymous said...

The Evidences Room missing property has "not" been resolved. To date Kenny can "not" get a letter from Galveston County giving the Evidence Room a clean bill of health. There are still guns and jewelry unaccounted for while in Paul and Tina's control. If in doubt ask Kenny or call the Galveston DA and ask for a copy of any letter giving the CLS Evidence Room a clean bill of health while under Paul's Control. It has been pushed under the carpet just like the credit cards.

Don't forget the lawsuits pending against the City because of Paul and Tina "Wrongfully Discharging Officers", that has "not" been resolved either.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean the officer that was fired via the attorney's directives? That was clearly stated in the investigation report. If you had any HR experience you would know wrongful firing charges are very common.

Anonymous said...

Let us resolve the issue and put the termination of the Town Center, any committee, and the sale of the land on the ballot. How do we put the issue on the ballot so we can vote on the final termination and the sale of the land?

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:26 Please clarify which Officer you are talking about? I believe there are at least four pending lawsuits. Also at least two of the Officers terminations were not in the report because TCLEOSE didn't rule against Paul and the City until after the Report.

Anonymous said...

Here is what is 'resolved'. Tami's and Jackie's seats come up for reelction in May. The majority sentiment in this town is very much in favor of anything which is anti BernieKathyTamiJackie. What you're going to get are a couple of candidates who will swing the pendulum as far to the other side as it will go. They're going to be doing things just to spite Bernie and Kathy. It's going to be fun to watch. The issue is that Bernie and Kathy and the rest of the group didn't think this through. They've done a good job so far of driving the idiots here in the direction they want this to go - Nobody is discussing the actions of Tami anymore, NS has all of you sheep talking about credit cards. But, when it comes time to vote I think NS is going to be done.

In the meantime Bernie is having a good time at your expense by making you defend against false accusations and slanted "facts"

Baaaaaaaaaaa (that's what a sheep says)

Crystal Rose said...

What a lot of negative spin is going on with the Anon postings!

Seems to me the Town Center development can only be a good thing for Clear Lake Shores, increased revenue, etc.

I am more concerned that we cannot enforce the ordinances that are in place. What is the point if they do not work and everybody is a law unto themselves.

We have people on committees and people on the council who feel they do not apply to them, so no example is being set. If these get away with it what incentive is there for the rest of us?

I just hope the right people get voted on this time!

Why would a candidate not want to say why he is the man for the job unless he has something to hide?

Anonymous said...

Allen, Roselyn, Suzanne, Dave, Adelia, Craig, any Pinky, the Big Bad Wolf is a huffing and puffing at your door -

Please answer the Question:

No one has answer why a couple making 175,000 dollars is so far behind in their bills that they have to use the City Credit Cards to pay their bills?

Adelia said...

Wow - no EDC committee, sell our land (does that include Jarboe Bayou) and then we can all enjoy the strip club they put up at the entrance to our neighborhood. Next you would like to get rid of city manager, mayor, and the police. I would like your name because then we would know who to call for city services, budget issues, an ambulance, or crime resolution. All of these things have already been voted on.

Anonymous said...

9:34 has a point. Paul Shelley isn't up for election.

Why is everyone here so worried about him? You're not going to do anything. You're lying about going to DAs and Rangers and The Pope and whoever else you say you're "filing complaints" with. If you're not lying you're wasting your time.
Run for council or get your candidate elected. Then resolve your issues. Quit crying about credit cards and audits. The only thing it's going to get you is an ass-chewing from Craig.

Hell, even Aunt Rozzy has given up on you.

Anonymous said...

9:43 - you're being ignored because you're not making any sense. you have no idea what Paul or Tina make. You have no idea what their expenses or other forms of income may be.
You have no idea whether or not they "needed" money for anything or if it was a matter of convenience at the time.
Nobody is going to answer you.

give it up. Go spy on your neighbors frogs.

Adelia said...

OK last post lunch is almost over. Just because they used the cards doesn't mean they were behind in their bills or their lights were being cut off. Maybe it was just a convenience thing. See you guys later have a good day. Rant on Garth!!

Anonymous said...

These are Election issues. I want to know where you stand, or any candidate supported by this blog or NS. I don't see one answer on this Blog addressing these questions. You are right Paul isn't up for election and I'm beginning to see why that may be a problem. Allen can you or maybe Craig give an answer as to why Paul is still in Office and why this Blog supports Paul to the point of overlooking these allegations? In the private sector an Executive Officer with these allegations (I realize some are true, some may not be, some are pending) would have resigned or been pressured to step down before further damage can be done to the Administration.

Anonymous said...

These are Election issues. I want to know where you stand, or any candidate supported by this blog or NS. I don't see one answer on this Blog addressing these questions. You are right Paul isn't up for election and I'm beginning to see why that may be a problem. Allen can you or maybe Craig give an answer as to why Paul is still in Office and why this Blog supports Paul to the point of overlooking these allegations? In the private sector an Executive Officer with these allegations (I realize some are true, some may not be, some are pending) would have resigned or been pressured to step down before further damage can be done to the Administration.

Anonymous said...

I didn't double post. It said I had entered the letters wrong but apparently it did except both. Allen please remove one of the Postings. Thanks J. Fishin

Anonymous said...

People, you're being drawn into an argument about Paul Shelley. Don't forget - Tami is the enemy of the people. Tami started all of this. Obviuosly not by herself, but she should be held accountable.

Paul Shelley has never been proven to do anything illegal or wrong. There is an OPINION held by some that the credit card issue is grounds for dismissal and prosecution and a hangin. But, it's your opinion. It doesn't hold up anywhere else other than in your head. Now there is a policy in place. It won't happen again. It wasn't illegal or it would have been prosecuted. Do you think Craig and Roselyn have the DA in their back pocket or something? Do you think the city attorney is just taking his chances on ignoring illegal activity? Do you think that if you cry enough it will by means of trancendental CREDITATION become credible and Paul and Vern and pop into the Patton Village jail?

Stop.

Anonymous said...

Are Jackie and Tim making any progress on cleaning up those crap-holes over there?

Is Tami shopping at Target again yet ro does she still drive to the League City WalMart to avoid us?

When is Bernie's next court date?

Anonymous said...

Adelia, when you haven't paid your utility bills in three months, you don't use the City Credit Card just because it was in the wallet alongside your own personal credit or debit card. Get real. At one time or another everyone has wondered where the next dollar was coming from to pay a bill, but few if any would reach for their Boss's Credit Card to pay that bill.

Anonymous said...

I can't see Tami as the enemy when your only answer is to not answer. This is beginning to not pass the smell test. Why don't you answer the questions and shut this person (s) up. You seem to have all the answers but not to questions of substance.

Anonymous said...

I think he did answer. You may choose not to accept the answer, but don't deny that there is an answer. He said, if it's illegal why haven't YOU done anything about it?

"Paul Shelley has never been proven to do anything illegal or wrong. There is an OPINION held by some that the credit card issue is grounds for dismissal and prosecution and a hangin. But, it's your opinion. It doesn't hold up anywhere else other than in your head. Now there is a policy in place. It won't happen again. It wasn't illegal or it would have been prosecuted. Do you think Craig and Roselyn have the DA in their back pocket or something? Do you think the city attorney is just taking his chances on ignoring illegal activity? Do you think that if you cry enough it will by means of trancendental CREDITATION become credible and Paul and Vern WILL (corrected) pop into the Patton Village jail?"

Anonymous said...

Forget NS. They are not worth our energy. Focus on the elections.

Anonymous said...

http://galvestondailynews.com/story/265938

Copy and Paste to your browser.
Report Clears Former Police Chief of Wrongdoing.

Read it.

You people forced the investigation. Are you mad at the investigators for not uncovering something for you?

Can't satisfy ya can we?

Anonymous said...

Your right, since the principles involved in the allegations are the primary persons responsible for requesting the investigation and the Police Department and the City Attorney is controlled by them there is only one thing left and it isn't the City Council since they have passed up taking any action with their last vote to not hire an outside Auditor, so they too have condone the allegations if they are true. It is time to by-pass the Galveston DA and go straight to the Texas Rangers and/or to vote in CC Members who will act. We need a majority who will bring an end to all corruption allegations in CLS with the assistance of outside law enforcement. Then look at the real possibility of a Major and not an untouchable City Administrator who sees the City Finances as his own.

Let's get out the VOTE. We need the majority to insure our City is clean of corruption.

Anonymous said...

I am confident Paul can take care of any alligations easily. He is not untouchable, as you claim. If he ever broke a law he would have to pay for it. There is no corruption here except in the dellusional minds of NS. We will get out the vote to bring an end to NS. I cannot wait for May!

Anonymous said...

We agree to leave it to the Voters to decide what they want for their City. It will be an interesting Election, but there will be reminders from those who oppose the Dark Hole Party and their Teflon Leader who uses the City as his own little playground.

Craig said...

OK 1005 I will answer your question. This will be easy.

First of all Paul is not an Officer. He is the City Manager which is an appointed paid position.

Secondly no one is overlooking the allagations. Wrongway, Sunshine, The Frog, The Knife, " " Perkins, Junkyard, Stephen Dean and Barbra "Gone with the wind" Nichols have all looked into the allagations and have found Paul did exactly what he said he did. Good job detectives. Now we have asked The firm handleing our audit to look closely at the Credit Cards. If they find something then maybe more investigation is needed. Maybe not. You don't just start throwing more money at something untill it is necessarry. Fortuneately three of our Council members saw we didn't have the money to throw away at this time and voted not to spend 12 to however many thousands at this time. This has been explained numerous times. What don't you simpletons understand? You can't just vote to spend money we don't have and figure out where to get it later as Junkyard would have you do. AAARRRRRRRGGGGGG! What the hell is so confuseing about that.

Why should Paul step down or resign? If a few ass holes at work accused you of something and you feel you didn't do anything wrong, assumeing you even have a job, would you just quit or fight? Do you realize he is under contract? Lastly no one can damage this administrations reputation anymore than they have from day one. They are worthless to our city. Do you go to CC meetings? They have accomplised nothing and have spent at least $75,000 proving Paul did nothing wrong as our Chief. Do you seek information from all sides when you hear a rumor? Do you put any thought into what you are saying? Do you check your facts? If the answer to any of the above is no then you need to get more informed then try again or better yet run for office for NS. The fact you think Paul is in office is proof you have no idea what you are talking about.

Yes 943 another ass chewing by Craig. But when someone says really stupid stuff and asks me to respond it is my civic duty to help them.