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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

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Birthday

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. He had my vote.


I would ask who wants to talk about the Civic Club but it looks like everyone does. When asked if I would consider running for President again I hesitated. It is a lot of work. And not just for the President. If you have been around long enough and took the time to read my monthly letters in the Islander you should remember me shouting from the rooftops about the tireless 4 that sit on the other side of the table. There is sooooo much that does not meet the eye and every one of you should thank the board for their service every time you attend a function. If ever there were a definition of team effort just look behind the desk. My eligibility is in question. While there is no doubt in my mind there is in someone’s. Hopefully that will be put to rest early at Thursday's meeting. If, by my oversight I am not eligible so be it. I will withdraw my name and enjoy my free time. Under NO circumstances will I withdraw due to the ranting of a dysfunctional neighbor. Do you hear me knothead? You and people like you will never dictate my actions. Ever. It is not their call. It is the memberships. Period. Oh my Gosh I said period. Here comes the rant…
Before any of you cast a vote one way or the other I want you to seriously consider the purpose of the Civic Club “..promote civic pride, …. and establish public unity in the community;...”
Yes, I have the by-laws on my Mac. I helped update them during my 4 years, There is no need to quote them to me. Ask yourself this “Will your vote help accomplish the goals of the club?” Lord knows we’ve had our share of BS this past year. The Civic Club is or should be our little Switzerland. Vote your conscience and Bernie pass the peas.

31 comments:

Bev E said...

Anon 12:13 I had to re-post your post, I am not impersonating you I promise! This sums up most peoples feelings that I have spoken to over the matter and worthy of being at the top of this one!


"When y'all get through with the grammar lessons can we start working on manners please?

Anybody notice that Allan is posting and ranting about the Civic Club president position?
He's involved in just about every Civic Club event. He contributes his time. He organizes a damned good group of volunteers. He cooks. He cleans up. He takes the lead when someone needs a benefit or a building torn down. He brings a lot to the table. He doesn't bring politics into the Civic Club. You shouldn't either.

He created this forum for you to come here and anonymously rant against him. Maybe you should thank him when you're calling him an asshole.
If any of you are so offended by cartoons and invitations to kiss some ass then you have the option to create your own forum. Or, at least quit reading this one.

April 5, 2012 12:13 PM"

See you later Allan!

Anonymous said...

Allan, you are such a better man than me. It is hard for me to go to Switzerland when I feel danger lerks. There are some NS people I do not want to look in the eye. If you secure the position tonight I will get involved. Otherwise I will consider the Civic Club Nazi Germany.

Allen Cruthirds said...

Allen Cruthirds says, "I will be standing up for my friend Allan Batchelor tonight."

Anonymous said...

What you do on this Blog or what you think of women in your own little domain is your business but it will become public business if you end up on any committee or in any elected position. You then will avail yourself to the scrunity of the public and to the accountibility of the people you represent. I don't want to be respresented by the likes of you and will bring your actions, words and cartoons before City Council if you are elected. Then they can be held accountible for their actions if they allow you to represent Clear Lake Shores. You are a sexist bigot and have no business holding any elected office or to represent anyone. You are a liabliity to the City, for it is known prior to you being elected that you are a sexist bigot and if you offend or speak to a woman or child as you have done on this Blog the City will then be held liable. In doubt, as the City Attorney for a ruling.

Anonymous said...

I hate this but Allan you can't write one paragraph without a comment about women. This is really a different side of you that I wasn't aware of until it was pointed out. It is a shame.

Roselyn said...

Ha! that is laughable! You can't be serious!

One can have misdemeanor convictions (no felony)and be elected to council, so why would you show things that are legal to a council where some might have misdemeanor convictions? You might embarrass some on council if you really decide to make an ass of yourself. I asked for their records through Open Records request and the AG and City Attorney ruled that I could not have them.

On second thought, go for it and I will hire the camera man again. and just when I thought it was getting boring at council!

Roselyn said...

Will someone please come to Opus when its over and tell me what happened? I dont have the stomach for this today. I will buy the first round.

Roselyn said...

On second thought....would I be allowed to sign up at front door and vote?

Anonymous said...

A lot of things are being said on this blog to try to make people including Alan seem worse than they are. This is intimidation and a power play to try to get control. It is a shame to see how power hungry some people can be. Alan is willing to volunteer his time to the civic club and the NS group wants to control it so much they are willing to accuse him of being a sex preditor. Really!! This is so sad. Yes people are afraid of the NS group - they are vicious. Can you name one incident other than a bad joke of something that Alan has done to deserve this. You are willing to destroy lives and reputations so you can be President of the Civic Club? There have to be better aspirations.

Anonymous said...

What does city council have to do with the civic club?

"for it is known" that's barbara's poor use of language. Calling allan a bigot is beyond all reason. If you're calling Allan a sexist it's because you don't know him and you have a cartoon obsession. But bigot? That's just you being stupid.

Suzanne said...

As previously stated numerous times, Allan has served on numerous committees and had been President of the Civic Club longer than anyone. His past speaks for his character. Have any complaints ever been filed while he held those positions? No. The best way to determine future behavior is to look at previous behavior.

I hope you do present yourself before Council if for no other reason to reveal your idenity. As a scheduled visitor you will have your 3 minutes. I hope someone will bring Vern a timer that night and he uses it.

Suzanne Hubbard

Anonymous said...

@ 2:31. Move. Problem solved. Take John with you.

Bob said...

Someone sure is hell bent on defaming your reputation, Allan. You still have your attorney on retainer my friend? You say the word and the largest fund raisor ever will be held for your legal defense. Bring it on you nameless, poor, pathetic soul. You just don't get what you are saying is more a reflection on you then one of the most loved people in CLS. Do you realize how many people will be character witnesses for him? Besides all of those that served on the numerous commitees he has sat on or chaired, there will be all the officers who served with him when he was previously President of Council. I would bet every teacher or principal his son ever had will want to be there. Now let's count his hundreds of CLS friends. Heck, people will come in from out of state, too. I have plenty of vacation days, I am not missing a moment of the trial if he sues you for defaming his character.

Anonymous said...

You can sue but you won't win. The words are here and if you haven't notice, others are beginning to take notice of just what he is saying along with some of what the rest of you are saying. The Civic Club got great insight into what you thought of them and their accomplishments and so did the voters. Somebody said, " You are your own worse enemy." I have the right to free speech too. I have noticed you don't recognize anyones else's rights but you squeal like stuck pigs when someone stands up to you and your next ploy is to threaten legal action hoping to shut people up so you can get your way. What were Allen's words "You don’t have the ovaries to sign your name so what the hell are going to fight with? Shut up. Sit down. Up your dosage you human stain." You belittle people every day on here but can't handle your own words and deeds being shoved back at you.

Where in the last couple of days did any of you display promoting civic pride or establishing public unity in the community? You did your best to rip it to shreds. I surprised you didn't join the rest of the haters and burn a flag while you were at it. Even Allen with his uplifting spill couldn't do it without another dig at women in general. What a loser...

Bev E said...

Well common sense prevailed, politics were left at the door and a sense of civic pride returned to the island! Party on people.........

Anonymous said...

Congrats to President elect Allan B
The vote was even close 63-0

Capt Mike

Anonymous said...

Well. 728 I see by the time on your post you choose to ramble on here hiding behind the anon button while 65 of your neighbors voted unanimously to elect Allan to office. Even folks who speak against Allan voted him in. Granted he was the only candidate but they didn't have to raise their hand in favor. I'm sorry you were t busy to come and speak your twisted mind. I guess we will se you and your cartoon at the next city council meeting. That should be fun

Suzanne said...

Phase I check.
Phase II win back Council.
Phase III Complete Town Center

Who are the other officers?

Adelia said...

I won't say congratulations Alan because I know what you just got yourself into - a whole lot of hard work!! I will say thank you so much for giving your time to us and our community and give you my promise to support the club by giving my time as well. Here is to making 2012 Civic club all it can be.

Anonymous said...

Fellow Pinks, Let tonight be a lesson to us all. NS likes to create havoc. They were probably laughing all day as they poked our buttons. Let's not poke back. Let's rise above them. We are better than that.

Does anyone like the finger food idea as much as me? We would only bring a food item every other month. Now with A GREAT LEADER there will be more people and plenty to nibble on.

Flying Spaghetti Monster said...

To me it was a lot of bark very little bite from NS....Keep Calm Carry On!!!!

Flying Spaghetti Monster said...

No pasta or meatballs at the pot luck????....Just Sayin'

Tom J said...

What a waste of hot air from idiots anons having an issue with Alan running our club! They didn't even show up to oppose, so they must be in favor!

Roselyn said...
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DaveC. said...

the haters were not there!K.Mc.,H.B,J.G and A.L. Oh and B.Nc. They couldn't show their faces and look at the overwhelming support!

Anonymous said...

Let's be better than that. All are welcome. Especially anyone willing to volunteer. The civic club should be Switzerland. No politics allowed.

DaveC. said...

I agree but they could have showed and seen the direction most of the island desires. Also would you put your name to your posts!

Adelia said...

RE: Finger foods for Civic Club. There are some incredible cooks on this island that have amazed us with some great dishes at civic club and others who don't cook at all but add a bunch to the club itself. It is not about the food but the gathering. If you want to bring a home cooked dish great, if you pick up some store bought fried chicken great, if you show up with nothing there is usually more food than we need anyway. Please feel free to bring finger food if thats what you want to or just bring yourself.

Adelia said...

And I have to say I agree with 8:03. While I disagree with some of the people on this island the civic club should never be a place where people on the island are not welcome. Arlene for one has volunteered a lot of her time for events. Leave the politics at the door. Maybe the civic club can be a venue of healing. Ugly comments and actions do not have to have a response in kind. We can ignore rants or tell those throwing them to take it somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I did not go to mtgs. because I don't cook or might not have time to stop and get something after driving in from Houston. I didn't want to show up empty handed. Now I have a better understanding so I resind the finger food suggestion. Thanks for helping with your suggestions.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I did not go to mtgs. because I don't cook or might not have time to stop and get something after driving in from Houston. I didn't want to show up empty handed. Now I have a better understanding so I resind the finger food suggestion. Thanks for helping with your suggestions.