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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

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday Y’all

If you weren’t at the Civic Club meeting last night too bad for you. You missed Pege Wright’s chocolate cake. It was still warm. Yes it was. And that was just desert. We had a mountain of good eats that started with a rockin’ rigatoni pasta salad. Vern got a head count of just shy of 40. We covered a lot of stuff in what I hope was record time. Everything from a BBQ cook-off to the 4th of July Picnic and parade. Whew! A shout out to Greg Stanfield for stepping up to handle the 4th of July golf cart parade. Thanks pal. You won’t regret it. Thanks to everyone who showed up and I really hope the rest of you get a chance to make the next one. The regular date is the first Thursday of the month but because it follows the fourth this year we agreed to slip it to the following Thursday the 12th. See you there.



So much for the fun stuff. Given our penchant for short memories I’m going to ask you to put on your rememberin’ hat for a minute. In the not too distant past the vast majority of this city came to rally around our Police Chief. We had a friend and colleague under siege and he needed our support. He deserved it and he got it. In spades. I’m hearing that some of our neighbors are out there politicking for Officer Janssen. Rumor has it K McIntyre is out on the street extolling the virtues of said officer prior to her hearing at tomorrows executive session. The hearing that very well could end her career here in Clear Lake Shores. I have no bone to pick with Officer Janssen even though, in my opinion, she did not get the whole story before she took me to the slammer back in March. It was mentioned time and time again several months back that she was getting a little too close to Island politics and I’m sure it was suggested that she back up a tad. Maybe even a tad and a half. It’s all about choices isn’t it. Well our Police Chief has brought her up on discipline charges and she has lawyered up. Looks like a certain element is asking their 60 voters to show up at tomorrows meeting in support of an officer over our Police Chief. He’s the Chief Dammit! We have finally turned the corner on a nasty year and the last goddamn thing we need it a bunch of knot heads trying to micro manage our police department. Shit! It’s déjà vu all over again. I guess these are the slow learners I keep hearing about. Chief Cook, I’ll see you in the morning at 0830. You have 100% of my support. I hope to see a bunch more of you at the meeting in the morning.


All you folks that have yet to serve, go here. Your City needs you. Pick something that looks like fun and volunteer. You will not only make this a better place to live you just might learn something.


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47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Alan, the links doen't work. Can ya steer me somewhere??
Thanks, Janna Derry

ab said...

Try the links now Janna. thanks

Craig said...

Alan,

I think we should all show up tomorrow and support whatever is right but I don't think anyone knows what is going on or why. Can someone in the know chime in with some details as to what councils reasoning for these actions are? I did not appreciate officer Jansens and officer Mcmillians blatant in your face support of NS from day one and while they have a right to support whomever they choose, as officers they are here to serve all of us and should keep their personal opinions regarding very contentious city politics to themselves or at least out of the council meetings. It seemed to me like they spent a great deal of time at Kathy's and Tamis this past year while on duty. Maybe I am wrong but that is how it appeared to me and how many saw it. It was the wrong thing to do in many folks opinion. My personal opinions and thoughts certainly don't carry any weight and they shouldn't, but It would really help everyone understand if we could have some factual details as to what is going on instead of rumors. Jansens choice of friends and associates apparently is the least of her problems. I think I know where I stand on this but without facts I am keeping an open mind. Can anyone fill us in?

Anonymous said...

Since when can residents of a community decide whether a city employee can be fired or not? It is up to the Chief, Mayor and Council.

She was one of the original snakes taking Tina down and the whole mess with Paul. Will she serve warrants unless she is paid over time? That is BS

Let her lawyer up. Get depositions from other cops, especially the pretty tall blonde female one. Would she say Denise was a negative influence and not exactly a team player.

It seems like Denise needs to learn the lessons here. If you are not happy, move on.Being fired is not going to look good on her resume. Going to court will look worse. Who the heck will hire her next? Duh...

It is her choice just like she has conducted herself the last year.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Craig about her lining up with NS. I felt threatened at one Council mtgs.she was taking down names of Pink residents that spokeup.

I say let her go. She did it to herself. Perhaps the next ones on the chopping block will shape up and tow the line. Maybe not.

I certainly hope Council does not settle with her like they did with WM Young. Put up the bucks and take it all the way.

Anonymous said...

If North Shore is showing up, then I will be sure Kenna shows up. A couple years ago she lived in your city a couple years ago and Denise had her arrested because they had the same boyfriend or some crazy shit. Kenna moved from Galveston Co. because she was so afraid of Denise. The DA at the time told Kenna she needed to file charges on Denise. Kenna said that Denise and Bill Young were hanging out at Jackie's Brickhouse together. I imagine this is how Young was introduced to Tami and Jacki. Kenna will tell you that Denise is "one bad cop" and another ex cop will tell you that Denise doesn't like women. She sleeps with citizens and cops to get her way and she needs to be gone. If Amanda and Carlo dont have the balls to support Chief Cook on this, then I will be VERY disappointed.

Let her sue. Tell all those bad cops to stand in line and dont push.

Craig said...

Anon,

Citizens can't decide if a city employee is fired or not but if we the citizens know the facts we can form educated opinions and let our council who does have the power know what we want. That may sound like a foreign concept since we have not had a council that will listen to us for two years but thank ya lord, we do now. Everyone needs to show up at 830 tomorrow morning to support our interim chief. He does have the facts and I for one trust Kenny and our new council to do the right thing based on the evidence. Deniese lawyered up! So freaking what. Lawyers are only as good as the facts they have to work with. From what I am hearing he may be going to a gun fight with a water pistol. We will see.

Anonymous said...

You all are on the right track. Don't stop now. There is more to discover I would guess

Gokb

Anonymous said...

Should Denise show up with Wm Young's attorney, LaValle would someone please take a picture of his sleeze mobile.His SUV looks like he does work for the mob.

Anonymous said...

Denise may be the first for Kenny to fire and I doubt if she will be the last.

See Ya.

Anonymous said...

So Saturday @ 8:30 is the going away party. Good riddens to the slithering snake. Take a few of your buddies with you.

Didn't we tell them awhile back to be job hunting. Some folks just don't listen. In this case, they may have listened to the wrong peeps.

After the landslide election you would have thought they would have gotten jobs elsewhere. They will never find another CLS.

Anonymous said...

"LAST PLACE LaVelle". All NS associates need a nickname.

Anonymous said...

You are right she had an easy gig in a great place with great pepole and she choose to buddy up with NS and throw it all away. Depending on the facts she might even have lost her profession. I don't think she will be the last to fall. Am I right gokb.

Anonymous said...

Garst needs to get that kid down here from that Houston underground paper to investigate our drinking at cc meetings. He may find us drinking at 830 tomorrow. I don't think the bunch at that rag could get up that early. I would love to know how garst knows that kid and why she called him down here in the first place. She's frekin nuts.

Anonymous said...

Who thinks Tami will get her butt to the meeting tomorrow to support her little buddy. She will probably throw Deniese under the bus like NS did to her.

Anonymous said...

Jean knew the rag paper kid because he had done an article on her crazy husband sitting offshore Israel calling the Israeli goverment to protect him while he protest Israel sinking a USA ship. That is when he was promoting himself as a hero and that kid at the rag took the bait. Wonder if the kid at the rag saw what the son posted about the American hero. (You just cant make this shit up!)

Can;t wait for Denise to start posting on this board once she is fired. Hopefully she will throw all of NS under the bus.

Anonymous said...

I think it's great Carlo is doing a book about the island for the 50th but we also need to do a book on this past year while it is clear in our memories and the video proof still exists. You couldn't,t make up a cast of characters like jean Larry Bernie Kathy tami Arlene Jackie joe bawwwwwbraaaa and the list goes on what a year it has been

Anonymous said...

I bet we have a pretty interesting year ahead of us as well. We get to sit back and watch NS gang members get torn down by their neighbors as they go to court one by one. Linda vs John, Linda vs. Bernie, Alan vs. bawwwwbraaa, jackie vs the city and I hope Paul vs the whole damn gang. So far there has been one case heard and Bernie got fined and put on probation. That's just one out of 70 some Bernie gets to deal with. Maybe joe H will offer up his trolley and offer to drive us to all do the trials this year. It should be fun watching them go down.

Anonymous said...

In some ways the year of "what the f--- just happened to our slice of paradise" book has been recorded here on the blog. Thank you Allan.
He recorded the bulk and all of us added to it with the posts.

The first chapter would begin with the June Council mtg. with " "Perkins reading the list of names of former cops.I think it was Arlene's first mtg after being sworn in. How about that chapter be called "We knew NOT what we did" as we sat back and let Arlene get voted in. If we could turn back time...

Anonymous said...

I hope all this big talk results in somebody filing a lawsuit. I can't wait to see the results of an Attorney tying a knot in the Pinko's tail. You mouth off on here, but none of you have ever follow through on one dam lawsuit. It is always later.

The City's Lawsuit record is pay and pay some more. The Chief of Police can't keep the City out of losing lawsuits and now Ken is picking up where Paul left off. Paul has four or five lawsuits still pending? Ken is looking at a hugh lawsuit according to those who are running their fingers over the keyboard here.

Come on Alan, show them how it's done? Give Barbara access to your total private life and files. Come on show the Pinko's what a real Loser looks like. Alan you can do another piece on how it feels to be exposed in a Court of Laws.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy the anon obsessed with pinkos is back ad him to the list of characters although I think he was already listed am I right Bernie

Anonymous said...

We pinkos already know what a loser looks like. Bernie or bawwwwwwwwbraaaa are good examples in my mind

Anonymous said...

We mouthed off at the polls too. Everyone from bill young to Bernie to Jackie got their asses kicked

Anonymous said...

Where are all these lawsuits you claim the city has? I've only seen one talked about at council.

Anonymous said...

Anyone seen if NS has put out their homemade recycled political signs repainted with "Save Duhnese"?

Anonymous said...

We sure like to have fun. We have earned it after this past year.

There would be an entire section in the book devoted to Paul. I think "Hail to Our Chief" would be a good name for that section. I will never forget how we packed the Club Hse to show our support.

How about all of our sleepless nights..."The Island Stirs at 2 am."

Anonymous said...

Please would someone provide an update here after the mtg Sat. for the few of us that cannot attend. thank you.

Anonymous said...

My memory is horrible but I will NEVER forget what NS did this past year. Evil, mean NS.

I try to find the good in things, too. What will be great about NS rallying Sat. is we Pinks can finally see who the heck the 60 voters were. I anticipated NS condidates getting about 2 dozen votes. It should be interesting.

Duhneez brought this on herself. She needs more than this job could ever provide...like a crown and power. Too bad she couldn't be loyal to the dept. Now what will she have left...

Anonymous said...

You reap what you sow, especially when you're a ho.

Anonymous said...

How will he next resume read...
Past accomplishments included taking down my former chief

Stood ground on not serving warrants

Build relationships with the way wrong Council members.

Maybe she should practice this line, "Do you want fries with that?"

Anonymous said...

Maybe Duhneez and Wm Young can start up a business together...oh wait he was not successful at his last business venture. He already filed bankruptcy once so it will be real hard to get a line of credit any where. Maybe Bernie and Jean can provide their start-up funds, while they still have $$.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised you have counted your chickens before they hatched? Of the Voter's on the Island you got less than 1/5th to turn out for you. Now with the Eminent Domain Petition being circulated, I wonder if more voters will turn out for that?

The first decision of the City Council is to set in motion the ability to take Islander's Homes. This City may set new records too. The first house that needs to be addressed is the Mayors. How does someone whose yard and house is in that condition ever think they can sue anyone when they are just as bad as Jackie. Tires in the backyard, fence following down, wood pens, house boards missing on front porch, un-painted exterior, junk in front of the house, unmoved lawn, and then there is his next door neighbor. TALK ABOUT LIVING IN A GLASS HOUSE, at least Jackie's house is in better condition?

Anyone want to see the pics?

Anonymous said...

So many lawsuits to keep track of. Will the first one be John Wright's in Aug? I have a bunch of vacation days. I would not miss Jackie's if I had to be docked. I am hoping we will be notified here when that will happen. Keep us posted, Allan.

Anonymous said...

Once again NS does not get their facts straight. I guess they did not understand what the attorney said.

Someone please get a copy of their petition. It should be a real hoot.

I hope NS asked Arlene about it before they started smearing her. She will be the next one they dump like a hot potato.

Anonymous said...

No one would disagree that Vern's place is not in need of some work.

Perhaps if he wasn't working full time as our Mayor this past year he would have secured another job.

I for one still have not finished some of the Ike damage.

I certainly would not mess with Vern.

Anonymous said...

Looks like NS took the eminent domain bait and they are doing their spin with it. Man they know how to waste their time of this planet.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that wondered why our attorney did not suggest what someone said under the comment section in the GDN. It follows.

Perhaps I am confused...why would this go on for years?

If the property owner didn't comply with the city's regualtions why didn't the city send in a crew to mow the grass, remove hazardous items, etc. and then place a lien on the property?

Then if the property owner refused to continue to comply or didn't resolve then lien then move forward with a seizure of the property to be sold at public auction to (hopefully) a responsible property owner?

Anonymous said...

The city has allowed Jackie to get by with his bs for years and there is no excuse for the city's non action I couldn't be more anti NS if I tried but I am very dissapointed and frustrated with our leaders for not taking stronger action long ago

Anonymous said...

I think what the above poster said would be the best route to go with Jackie. He could not resolve the lien and the Aspen property could be auctioned.

Anonymous said...

Usually I have to wait years for karma to come around!

This time it came back to the person who started it in less than a year!

Amazing what the power of a group of citizens can do when they speak up about a wrong. Maybe its the verbalization of the wrong that speeds it up to come back.

Anonymous said...

It was a lot of things that brought karma so quickly. Love of our slice of paradise would top my list. We realize we live in a very special place. This wonderful island has been held together by a very special man. Paul has been a part of each of our lives. He ran this place. Paul being threatened meant each of us were.Justice is coming. It is right around the bend.

Anonymous said...

I set my weekday alarm to go off this morning so I can get Saturday chores done early. This will allow me to be at the Club House all day if needed. I cannot wait to see Sgt Denise get her pay back. She was the one that got things going with Tina and Paul. Justice is sweet. I would never wish someone to lose their job, but in this case it is beyond fair.

Anonymous said...

To our wonderful new, bright, visionary Council,

Please kick some ass today but not in relatiation. Look at the evidence of her not doing her job. Base your decision to fire her ass on what she has not done in regards to being an officer here. Kenny, I am sure, has a real thick file for you to review.

Yes, it will be sweet to have your first Exec. Session to kick her to the curb. Please leave emotions of the damage she did to Tina and Paul aside. Base your decision on what the facts are that will stand up in court.

Anonymous said...

Karma is coming on a galloping horse but it isn't for the ones you wished it on. It is coming for those you worship. GOKB, Mike, it is coming for yours truly.

As for Vern, the pictures are taken, as far as work being an excuse - you got to be joking. When the Mayor lives in a pigsty you should't be throwing bricks for you will end up paying attorney's fees. How about this - have a block party and clean up Vern's place first then think about who you can help next. Oh, that right Pinkos are atheists.

Anonymous said...

So who is going to request records of this Exec Session?

As far as the NS comment about an indepth discovery...remember one or more of you will be paying your attorney to conduct such. Good luck with that.

If we got less than 1/5 of the residents vote, where does that leave your side of the fence.

Anonymous said...

Just heard the Phil Collins song with the lyrics that go something like. "I saw what you did and its all been a pack of lies." Wouldn't that be a great theme song for NS! Let's play it on the way to Galveston for all the trials.

Anonymous said...

When ordinances are broken to make all comply we should start with city officials who break them. Jackie first he definitely deserves it and was one when it started, but if there are others then fair play go for them too!!