IslandDrumz

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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's Ash Wednesday

Only three days ‘til daylight savings time begins. Make note it’s 2AM Sunday.

Interesting Council meeting last night. I guess the anon who has been so outraged by the park closing calmed down because the question of “who” never came up. I asked afterwards just to find out.

No pedestrian bridge. Died on the floor for lack of a second.

The most interesting part was the new golf cart ordinance. The rules will be posted on the City site when they are formalized. The short version is we need proof of insurance, lights, slow moving vehicle sign and mirror. Oh, and no kids behind the wheel grandma. Not even sitting in your lap.

Onwards and upwards




22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update!

Anonymous said...

Speak for yourself! Maybe all of us are not appreciative of the update! What makes you think you can just run around here and say "thanks for the update" for some stupid blog update? I demand to know who is responsible for this! And, I demand to know how John Wright is involved. Or, was it you AB? Huh? Making updates and then expecting your minions to just thank you for them. Is that it? This is ridiculous! You people need to wake up and stop being sheeple!

Anonymous said...

What is ridiculous is demanding things anonymously on a blog.

Anonymous said...

Well I'm glad for the update however I am not real happy about yet more rules. CLS can't seem to enforce the rules they have yet they keep creating more. I realize that Is how most every city is but when I got here a decade ago I moved here because it was more casual And laid-back without a bunch of rules to worry about From what I hear CLS was like that for many decades and did just fine now we are constantly adding more and more rules. I hate to see that happening But I guess I am in the minority

Anonymous said...

Well, as usual Allan is hiding the truth. Here is the real story:
There were only 24 people at City Council last night which is less than half of the posters who have weighed in regarding the Deep Hole Park Closing Scandal. I went to the meeting expecting to see a line out the door of Unscheduled Visitors that would DEMAND an explanation as to what happened. Nope, 24 people and a bunch of empty chairs.
If you stayed home monitoring the blog waiting for your answer then you missed getting your answer in a very dramatic fashion. Have no fear – I took good notes. I will use first and last initials just to keep A.B. from being put in jail again.
No mention was made of the scandal during the opening of the meeting. A few Council folks said it was a great time and how the city did a fine job in hosting. What?, I thought. Have they not been reading the mighty blog? Councilman A.B. was absent so I immediately thought he must have been the one responsible and that they had already tied him to the Sundial at the other OPEN park and lynched him. Someone did say he was in the hospital so it was a plausible scenario in my mind, anyway.
When it came to the Unscheduled Visitors it appeared this would be a non-event, but then suddenly the doors to the Clubhouse burst open and an angry mob of at least 30 people (well, really 2, but 30 sounds better) rushed in with banners and t-shirts that read stuff like: “Save Our Parks”, “Get off our Grass”, “Yachty Gras, Schachty Gras”, “Our Island is not for Rent”, “Complainers Complain, Whiners Rule”, etc. The “leader” of the pack - the older one with the walker (as opposed to the older one without the walker), said that she was appalled that her 42 Anon posts on the blog has gone unanswered. “Who gave the order to close the Park” she screamed, “Who gave the order????? I have been blogging all day! “We want the truth! We want heads to roll!”
All was quiet for a moment as we were waiting for her to collapse. Then, in a fit of fury, Mayor V.J. stood up and, using his best Col. Nathan R. Jessep voice said: ”you want the truth, but you can’t handle the truth! I do not know who gave the order but the order was given and I stand behind it. This is my town and my parks! Now move on!”

to be continued....

Anonymous said...

Councilwoman J.B. then said: “that is not good enough. We need to find the culprit. We owe it to our citizens. I need to accomplish something this term! I am ordering City Manager G.J. to chop off my fingers one by one until someone steps up and admits guilt!” With that she pulled a giant knife from under the table and handed it to him. City Manager G.J. then asked Mayor V.J. if doing this was in the original Job Description that he signed and the Mayor said: “yes”. So, the first finger was wacked off, spraying blood all over Councilman C.I. which caused him to wake up. No one spoke. All were in shock except for one guy from Tindel who seemed to like it. “Another!”, yelled Councilwoman J.B., "just leave my bird fingers for last just in case." And another finger was wacked.
Suddenly Councilwoman A.B. stood up and yelled: “I gave the order! I am the one! I am a lover of all-things-Kemah and I was worried that the Islanders not in support of the event would harm the judges, eat all their food, drink all their drink, and steal all their beads. So I gave the order to close the park! I did it!”

“Off with her head” screeched the Unscheduled Visitor without the walker. And with that Mayor V.J. pulled out a hugs sword, hat very one that was originally purchased by former Mayor K.M. to ward off Councilman M.B. back in the day, and cut with one fell swoop right through now former Councilwoman A.B.’s neck. Her head plopped off and rolled to the floor. The guy from Tindel then ran forward, retrieved it, and bolted out the rear door before anyone knew what was happening.
So…..you now can sleep better at night knowing your voices were heard about the travesty that happened Saturday night, and that drastic measures have been taken to keep it from happening again.
And there is now another Council Seat open if you are interested.
With that I woke up in a cold sweat.
Allan was right. It wasn’t even mentioned. The event was deemed a huge success, which it was, and you whiners all missed your chance once again to be heard.

Thanks again for a great weekend, John, Allan, and the whole support staff.

Anonymous said...

You must have been in the private park , eating food denied to parasite, moocher residents , soaking up the view . Hypocrite !

Anonymous said...

Howdy folks,

I learned today that we will now have to have liability insurance on our golf carts. I think that is a great idea and have had liability insurance on my cart over the years however when I began my quest to comply today I ran into a few problems. When I had liability previously I had it under my homeowners policy and paid approximately One hundred dollars a year. We now have a different homeowners policy and when I called them today they indicated that they would not cover the golf cart or it would only be covered for trips between my home and the golf course, they weren't really sure which and we're going to check on it and get back with me. Since that will obviously not be a solution I called my auto insurance carrier pretty much knowing what the answer would be. As I suspected they told me that they cannot insure a motor vehicle that cannot be licensed or titled. It appeared my only option was to switch homeowner carriers to one that would insure a golf cart. Not knowing for sure what to do I immediately called my friend Steve Lee who always has an answer and solution for everything. Steve suggested that I call Allstate and buy a separate policy for my cart which would cost approximately $80 per year. As usual without blinking an eye Steve immediately solved yet another problem. I am putting this out there for anyone else who might hit a bump in the road when seeking liability insurance for their cart. If anyone else has any solutions please let us know so we can all get insured and comply with the new rules

Craig

Anonymous said...

Who deemed this event a huge success? I was there and the boat parade was pathetic. Anyone who thought this was a huge success was either in the private park, very drunk or needs to get out more.

Anonymous said...

For those complaining about the boats - CLS has nothing to do with the decorations on the boats... or lack there of. The "event" for CLS consisted only of the kick-off party on Friday night, and the hosting of the judges for the parade. As MANY have stated over the past few days... If you came to a City Council or Civic Club meeting once in a while, you would already know these things.

Anonymous said...

FYI... The new golf cart "rules" are actually state laws. Have been for years. We're lucky that CLS has skated thru as long as we have without it being enforced. Thanks Craig for passing on the insurance info!!

Anonymous said...

As far as previous entertainment dream , Miss Juanita is the only person with walker... Her voice matters .. Your trivializing is revolting !

Anonymous said...

If you need golf cart insurance call Western Agency in South Shore. 800-833-8071. It's a part of the company I work for and only 5 minutes away.

Anonymous said...

To the anon that wrote the fictional account of CC - you have way too much time on your hands. Find something useful to do.

I was somewhat psyched to see someone was going to provide more details on the evening. When I realized it a nonsense, I was more pissed than anything.

Back to reality - I hope an alternative bridge is in the 20 yr. plan G. Jones has in mind.

Anonymous said...

If the City builds the bridge (no grant)will it need all the environmental studies required by the state? The noise study was the most ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

To the fictional report writer, YAY! Thank you! Somebody is finally taking this as seriously as it should be taken! To the ignorant poltroon that considers the city or civic club involvement a failure due to the lack of what he/she deems to be acceptable parade decorations, it is amazing that you're able to log on here. It must be a hell of an achievement for you.
To whomever it is that takes an obviously fictional account and tries to assume that he is talking about anyone that you may know, you're a complete dumbass. Why don't you bitch about JB's fingers? Aren't you concerned that she may have ''imaginarily'' bled out? REVOLTING!

Anonymous said...

If poodle boy and his dog , continue to run the show, George jones may have to take up singing . This is about lawbreaking , not decorations ! City can not afford it !

Anonymous said...

Hey check out rebel flag at Dennis house ! What's next ? White sheet party at public parks

Anonymous said...

Linda, will you be at the Civic Club meeting tonight?

Anonymous said...

I checked in with JB and her fingers are all intact.

Anonymous said...

NS burned a cross on a yard a few decades ago.

Anonymous said...

2500 klansman had a rally in CLS in the 80's. some live here Grand wizard is in Santa Fe , Texas