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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Hallandale Beach Blog will "out" the craven spy in our midst -with glee!- on the 24th. Our midst being the corrupt Duchy of Hallandale Beach
If everything goes as planned, in this space, a week
from tomorrow, someone's life as they once knew it
here in the Duchy of Hallandale Beach is going to get
very public and very, very uncomfortable.
People they know, trust and respect -and even
those they don't- will suddenly point fingers at
them and talk about them behind their backs.
That is, until those people start saying some not-so-nice
things to their face, which may take a few days, but
hich will become easier with both time and practice.
And the best part is that it will all be true.
It will be like a light suddenly flipped-on in the middle
of the night, but here, rather than a bathroom light
suddenly exposing their longtime cowardliness,
cravenness, and their all-around genuine creepiness,
it will be the light of day, and even better yet, the
Sunshine of public commentary and open ridicule,
the best disinfectant of all.
Public ridicule is the gift that keeps on giving,
especially when as will be the case you read
about here, it is so richly deserved.
And I really wouldn't be your blog friend if I didn't
name this person's enablers and allies in their covert
mission to lie, deceive and subvert the truth in our
community, now would I?
Making an example of this person?
Yes, yes, yes say I with such glee!
But this person will soon learn that's the life of
a spy on a municipal payroll, being paid with
taxpayer dollars, after their true identity
And trust me, dear friends, that will just be the
beginning of the public flogging-cum-spring cleaning
that will be taking place in this city, where long-held
personal and professional secrets and deceptions will
be exposed to the light of day for all to see -and be
utterly sickened by them, if I'm any judge.
Moral turpitude in Hallandale Beach, where the mayor
thinks nothing of calling her political opponents "Nazis"
while at City Hall?
We've got it in bulk and we've got it to spare!
Whether the lazy, condescending and often low-rent
South Florida news media wants to cover it or not,
be they Miami Herald or South Florida Sun-Sentinel
or any of the many snoozing TV station news operations
who've consciously ignored what was, literally,
right in front of them.
The condescending attitude. on top of ignoring what's
actually going on, yet saying with false humility that
they really want to be kept in the loop with tips via
emails from yours truly on the sly, was a perfect storm
last week with what I wrote but which you still haven't
seen or read elsewhere.
But after next week, no more suffering of fools gladly
in order to get the truth out.
I won't need them and you won't either. especially once
the formal investigations begin and facts come raining
out of the sky like a thunderstorm -in buckets.
And trust me, once you hear the truth, you will want
so very much to hear even more.
And I will only be too happy to oblige and dish it out
in very manageable bite-size portions.
Hallandale Beach Blog is where I try to inject or superimpose a degree of accountability, transparency and insight onto Florida and local Broward County government and public policy issues, which I feel is sorely lacking in local media now. On this blog, locally, I concentrate my energy, enthusiasm, anger and laser-like attention on the coastal cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and Aventura.
If you lived in this part of South Florida, you'd ALREADY be stuck in stultifying traffic, paying higher-than-necessary taxes and continually musing about the chronic lack of accountability among not only elected govt. officials, but also of city, county and state employees as well. Collectively, with a few rare exceptions, they couldn't be farther from the sort of strong results-oriented, eager work-ethic mentality that local residents deserve and expect. But seldom if ever see...
This is particularly true in the Broward County city I live in, the City of Hallandale Beach, north of Aventura and south of Hollywood and right on the Atlantic Ocean. Here, the "Perfect Storm" of years of apathy, incompetency and cronyism are all too readily apparent. Sadly for its beleaguered residents, HB is where even easily-solved, quality-of-life problems are left to fester for YEARS on end, because of myopia, lack of common sense and ineffective supervisory management. It's a city with tremendous potential because of its terrific location and well-educated populace, yet its citizens have almost become numb to HB City Hall's frequent outrages and screw-ups, the result of YEARS of the worst kind of mismanagement and lack of foresight. On a daily basis, residents and Small Business owners wake up and see the same old problems that have never being adequately resolved by the city in a logical and responsible fashion, merely kicked -once again- further down the road for others to solve in the future.
I used to ask myself, not always rhetorically, "Where are all the enterprising young reporters who want to show that through their own hard work and enterprise, what REAL investigative reporting can produce?" Hearing no response, I decided to start a blog of my own that could try to do some of these things, taking the p.o.v. of a reasonable-but-skeptical person seeing the situation for the first time with fresh eyes, and wanting questions answered in a honest and logical way that citizens have the right to expect.
Hallandale Beach Blog intends to be a catalyst for positive change in public policy and goivernment engagement. If there's one constant gripe in South Florida, regardless of your age, race, nationality or political persuasion, it's about the fundamental lack of PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY of Florida's state, regional and local govt./agency officials, elected and otherwise. Hallandale Beach Blog aims to be a small step towards regaining some of that needed accountability, whether it's thru shining some well-needed public scrutiny on the issue or pol, or requires a higher degree of follow-up investigation and public exposure of the incompetency, cronyism or negligence -South Florida's usual governing style.
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Congratulations Sweden - 200 years of peace! Solveig Rundquist (@RundquistS)
Which European country has the most attractive citizens?
As seen in my July 31st, 2013 blog post titled, "Which European country has the most attractive citizens?" Sweden won in a landslide with almost four times as many votes as second-place France, with Spain third and Norway fourth. Yes, seeing is believing!; Norwegian.com's non-stop flights from Fort Lauderdale to Oslo start in 4 months! :) http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/boredpandacom-poll-of-europeans-asked.html