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Article Headline: Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle on TBT Reporter: "What an A**hole!"


Comment:
This is another example of some of our elected who do not understand professionalism in their positions!
Posted by Susie Copeland on March 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm
 


Article Headline: Critical Global Issues Examined at this Weekend's Conference on World Affairs in St. Pete


Comment:
I did not see one mention of the danger that permeates our neighbor to the South. Mexico is a sieve for WMD's supported by the Drug Cartels that basically control the Borders between our two Countries. Terrorism exists on our own Continent. When will the Mexican take the lead to plug this potential threat.

Terrorism is terrorism and it is on our Borders and finding its way North and across the Gulf of Mexico into the United States of America and this should alarm us greatly, but it does not seem to be of concern to the Governments of either Country or to the Media or to the citizenry of either country. We look for leadership but find none. The members of the Drug Cartels are well known so why the dragging of the feet? Why the inaction? Why no Shock and Awe? Why no Message that this criminal enterprise will no longer be acceptable behavior or tolerated? Why is it that the United States cannot bring pressure to bear on the Government of Mexico to clean up their act and use their extensive Military, consisting of approximately 267, 506 active members to apprehend, eliminate, terminate with extreme prejudice, or in any other way purge the Country of the criminal element that deal in kidnapping, drugs, slavery, prostitution, drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism, murder, decapitation, body dismemberment, murdering of government officials, the murdering of justice officials, with seemingly impunity? This is becoming a real threat to Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico. It is not as though the United States of America and the Mexican Governments do not know the players in this illicit criminal action. It is well past time for action from our Government and from the Mexican Government. We cannot control our borders until and unless this criminal element is eliminated.
Posted by skip speer on March 2, 2015 at 11:08 am
 


Article Headline: Critical Global Issues Examined at this Weekend's Conference on World Affairs in St. Pete


Comment:
I did not see one mention of the danger that permeates our neighbor to the South. Mexico is a sieve for WMD's supported by the Drug Cartels that basically control the Borders between our two Countries. Terrorism exists on our own Continent. When will the Mexican take the lead to plug this potential threat.

Terrorism is terrorism and it is on our Borders and finding its way North and across the Gulf of Mexico into the United States of America and this should alarm us greatly, but it does not seem to be of concern to the Governments of either Country or to the Media or to the citizenry of either country. We look for leadership but find none. The members of the Drug Cartels are well known so why the dragging of the feet? Why the inaction? Why no Shock and Awe? Why no Message that this criminal enterprise will no longer be acceptable behavior or tolerated? Why is it that the United States cannot bring pressure to bear on the Government of Mexico to clean up their act and use their extensive Military, consisting of approximately 267, 506 active members to apprehend, eliminate, terminate with extreme prejudice, or in any other way purge the Country of the criminal element that deal in kidnapping, drugs, slavery, prostitution, drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism, murder, decapitation, body dismemberment, murdering of government officials, the murdering of justice officials, with seemingly impunity? This is becoming a real threat to Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico. It is not as though the United States of America and the Mexican Governments do not know the players in this illicit criminal action. It is well past time for action from our Government and from the Mexican Government. We cannot control our borders until and unless this criminal element is eliminated.
Posted by skip speer on March 2, 2015 at 11:04 am
 


Article Headline: Don't Get Duped on Net Neutrality


Comment:
Thanks for thoroughly explaining the importance of Net Neutrality.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on March 1, 2015 at 9:09 pm
 


Article Headline: Perico Mangroves Need Enforcement of the Rules that Protect Them


Comment:
We have to stay on this and pressure them. Many thanks to Joe McClash and other great environmental groups in the area. What would we look like otherwise -- the great wall of St Pete?
Posted by Barbara Scharold on March 1, 2015 at 12:38 pm
 


Article Headline: Perico Mangroves Need Enforcement of the Rules that Protect Them


Comment:
We have to stay on this and pressure them. That's the only thing that works. Can you imagine if no one spoke up or cared. What would this county look like? The Great Wall of St Pete?
Posted by Barbara Scharold on March 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm
 


Article Headline: Don't Get Duped on Net Neutrality


Comment:
UTILITY,NOTHING MORE, to be regulated for the benefit of the masses at the expense of a few, a good use of our tax dollars to benefit Common Man and not at the expense of Common Man. Regulations only benefit those who have no say or power or wealth. Greed is not good accept to further divide this Country into the have and the have not's. Inciting to riot is not the business of Government but listening to the people is. People and Corporation may buy election but that does not mean they stand on the line of protests and protesters. Don't make the mistake of dividing this Country further, support the FCC's decision to treat the internet as a Common Utility to the benefit to and for the Consumer. We have had enough Monopolies. Monopolies are price fixers and become To Big To Fail. It is like the Stock Brokerage Houses that play Monopoly with your Retirement Account to benefit the Brokerage Houses at the expense of advancing your financial gain. The Brokerage Houses have a fiduciary responsibility to you but they are not regulated to the point that they put your financial interest ahead of the Brokerage House or the Broker interest. Look at our banking industry it was YOUR tax dollars that bailed them out and it will be tax dollars that consolidate the internet service provider and the cost of YOU and YOUR ACCESS. It is tax dollars that pay Congresses salaries but it is Corporations that subsidize those salaries and pay for reelection campaigns. Enough is Enough. We must stop this assault on Unlimited Access to the internet. Don't allow this issue to become another "Bank" or "Brokerage House".
Posted by skip speer on March 1, 2015 at 11:24 am
 


Article Headline: Don't Get Duped on Net Neutrality


Comment:
Well said!
Posted by doctor on March 1, 2015 at 10:04 am
 


Article Headline: Shotgun Weddings, the Three-Minute Rule and an (Expletive) Named John


Comment:
I get it, everyone wants to talk, however most find it hard to stay on task when they are afforded the opportunity. These meetings can't last all day, whether we like it or not the board still has to conduct business and the Chairman of the Board runs the meeting within the guidelines of the law. Our displeasure should be demonstrated on election day, express your displeasure in an orderly open public way discussing the issues and not attacking the person. There are no winners from this type of behavior. If you wish to change the culture of politics then get out and vote.
For a country that prides itself on being the example of freedom to the rest of civilization we have one of the lowest voter turnouts in the world.
Posted by Doctor on March 1, 2015 at 9:55 am
 


Article Headline: Shotgun Weddings, the Three-Minute Rule and an (Expletive) Named John


Comment:
Your essay accurately describes The Scared Six Commissioners who cling onto one another in dire expectation they will be found guilty of denying electors their right to address their concerns to the elected. This is inevitable when you have two developers - Beruff & Neal determining the fate of the county.
These nervous commissioner - Benack, Bustle, Chappie, Baugh, Smith and Whitmore genuflect when these plutocrats grace their presence. But woe to the insolent elector who has the insolence to question their transparent obedience to Neal & beruff.
These commissioners will spend hours wrestling how they can restrict our views, while rubber stamping another huge development.
And woe to anyone not looking these miscreants in the eye while addressing their concerns. A new rule just implemented by this unholy alliance demands No citizen may turn to address their thoughts to the audience - voters - god forbid.
Faith begets trust. The fate of this Gang of Six is bankruptcy of their cause and the county. And even though they pretend they are deaf to our concerns their days are numbered as investigations continue -just watch the body language of Carol Whitmore. Every parent knows when their child has done something wrong. The transgressor betray themselves by isolating themselves from their guardian - the elector. While we have deplorable commissioners we are so fortunate to have such an excellent reporter not afraid of telling the truth. Bustle's profane: "What an ASSHOLE" confirms Rehill's worth to the county citizens. Keep fighting for our cause - our CHAMPION John Rehill.
Posted by joe kane on March 1, 2015 at 8:42 am
 


Article Headline: Shotgun Weddings, the Three-Minute Rule and an (Expletive) Named John


Comment:
Your essay accurately describes The Scared Six Commissioners who cling onto one another in dire expectation they will be found guilty of denying electors their right to address their concerns to the elected. This is inevitable when you have two developers - Beruff & Neal determining the fate of the county.
These nervous commissioner - Benack, Bustle, Chappie, Baugh, Smith and Whitmore genuflect when these plutocrats grace their presence. But woe to the insolent elector who has the insolence to question their transparent obedience to Neal & beruff.
These commissioners will spend hours wrestling how they can restrict our views, while rubber stamping another huge development.
And woe to anyone not looking these miscreants in the eye while addressing their concerns. A new rule just implemented by this unholy alliance demands No citizen may turn to address their thoughts to the audience - voters - god forbid.
Faith begets trust. The fate of this Gang of Six is bankruptcy of their cause and the county. And even though they pretend they are deaf to our concerns their days are numbered as investigations continue -just watch the body language of Carol Whitmore. Every parent knows when their child has done something wrong. The transgressor betray themselves by isolating themselves from their guardian - the elector. While we have deplorable commissioners we are so fortunate to have such an excellent reporter not afraid of telling the truth. Bustle's profane: "What an ASSHOLE" confirms Rehill's worth to the county citizens. Keep fighting for our cause - our CHAMPION John Rehill.
Posted by joe kane on March 1, 2015 at 8:38 am
 


Article Headline: Shotgun Weddings, the Three-Minute Rule and an (Expletive) Named John


Comment:
Your essay accurately describes The Scared Six Commissioners who cling onto one another in dire expectation they will be found guilty of denying electors their right to address their concerns to the elected. This is inevitable when you have two developers - Beruff & Neal determining the fate of the county.
These nervous commissioner - Benack, Bustle, Chappie, Baugh, Smith and Whitmore genuflect when these plutocrats grace their presence. But woe to the insolent elector who has the insolence to question their transparent obedience to Neal & beruff.
These commissioners will spend hours wrestling how they can restrict our views, while rubber stamping another huge development.
And woe to anyone not looking these miscreants in the eye while addressing their concerns. A new rule just implemented by this unholy alliance demands No citizen may turn to address their thoughts to the audience - voters - god forbid.
Faith begets trust. The fate of this Gang of Six is bankruptcy of their cause and the county. And even though they pretend they are deaf to our concerns their days are numbered as investigations continue -just watch the body language of Carol Whitmore. Every parent knows when their child has done something wrong. The transgressor betray themselves by isolating themselves from their guardian - the elector. While we have deplorable commissioners we are so fortunate to have such an excellent reporter not afraid of telling the truth. Bustle's profane: "What an ASSHOLE" confirms Rehill's worth to the county citizens. Keep fighting for our cause - our CHAMPION John Rehill.
Posted by joe kane on March 1, 2015 at 8:34 am
 


Article Headline: Shotgun Weddings, the Three-Minute Rule and an (Expletive) Named John


Comment:
Your essay accurately describes The Scared Six Commissioners who cling onto one another in dire expectation they will be found guilty of denying electors their right to address their concerns to the elected. This is inevitable when you have two developers - Beruff & Neal determining the fate of the county.
These nervous commissioner - Benack, Bustle, Chappie, Baugh, Smith and Whitmore genuflect when these plutocrats grace their presence. But woe to the insolent elector who has the insolence to question their transparent obedience to Neal & beruff.
These commissioners will spend hours wrestling how they can restrict our views, while rubber stamping another huge development.
And woe to anyone not looking these miscreants in the eye while addressing their concerns. A new rule just implemented by this unholy alliance demands No citizen may turn to address their thoughts to the audience - voters - god forbid.
Faith begets trust. The fate of this Gang of Six is bankruptcy of their cause and the county. And even though they pretend they are deaf to our concerns their days are numbered as investigations continue -just watch the body language of Carol Whitmore. Every parent knows when their child has done something wrong. The transgressor betray themselves by isolating themselves from their guardian - the elector. While we have deplorable commissioners we are so fortunate to have such an excellent reporter not afraid of telling the truth. Bustle's profane: "What an ASSHOLE" confirms Rehill's worth to the county citizens. Keep fighting for our cause - our CHAMPION John Rehill.
Posted by joe kane on March 1, 2015 at 8:30 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle on TBT Reporter: "What an A**hole!"


Comment:
Mr. Cohen, you have mistaken me for someone else. I don't even know who you are. I know you have an aversion to all of my pieces. I have never spoke to you or called you a name. If I ever call you a name, you should report my conduct to my bosses. But I do think you know you are not telling the truth.
Posted by john rehill on February 28, 2015 at 11:38 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle on TBT Reporter: "What an A**hole!"


Comment:
With the exception of Commissioner DiSabatino, this is the worst commission I have seen in my 11 plus years in Manatee County. At this meeting, citizens? actions and their future comments in the chambers were being batted around on the dais as to form and allotted air time. They demand respect from the citizens that pay their salaries, but have no respect for them.

It is time to demand workshops on the protocols for comments and actions from the dais and this includes the attorneys and administrator. This outrageous behavior by Bustle not only at this meeting but at many others requires a public,on-camera apology to Mr. Rehill and all the citizens of Manatee County.

Robert?s Rules Point of Order was discussed by Benac as a method to prevent citizens from straying from topics or exceeding time limits. She feels the Board can do this, but when citizens raise a hand from the chambers and call for a Point of Order they are refused and even the attending county police ask
citizens to be quiet. This is not acceptable.

At other Board meetings one commissioner accused a citizen who was testifying on an Agenda item of furthering a political career by doing so (Baugh ? Wonder). Still another commissioner who chaired a meeting (Chappie) allowed an applicant (Mosaic) to approach the podium and speak during Citizens Comments.
(2/2/12 BOCC ? Karen Swager, Mosaic Mine Manager who spoke at 4:20:51 on the video). And then there is the?..of course, you can have more time to speak??to developers, Mosaic and their attorneys. Lest we forget Commissioner Whitmore, maybe we certainly need to.

These six commissioners, with Bustle being one of the most egregious, has made a shambles of Board meetings. If his action at this Tuesday?s meeting coupled with other inappropriate comments from the dais does not get all citizens of this County to recognize the serious arrogance, abuse and disconnect being perpetrated against them they need to step aside and let the rest of us replace these six commissioners. This is no way to run a County.
Posted by Barbara A. Angelucci on February 28, 2015 at 10:54 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle on TBT Reporter: "What an A**hole!"


Comment:
As a frequent flyer of the BoCC meetings, this is not the first time name calling has occurred. I believe the Commissioners are unaware, or simply don't care, that their mics are on when they whisper amongst themselves. The mere fact that this was not reprimanded by Chairwoman Benac speaks volumes of the arrogance shown to the public as well as the disrespect shown to Commissioner DiSabatino. Our tax dollars
at work. I believe this should be reported to an Ethics Board immediately. 2016 is
too far away for taxpayers to be treated in this manner and sadly it happens more
often than not.
Posted by Katherine Morningstar on February 28, 2015 at 9:31 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle on TBT Reporter: "What an A**hole!"


Comment:
Larry was only speaking for the six commissioners who believe they are above the law and press. It's so delicious to hear that LT. Col Ret Bustle is so thin-skinned that a mere reporter get his goat But Bustle was merely speaking what commissioners Whitmore, Smith, Chappie, Baugh and Benack think about the probing questions Rehill persists asking our PAID public officials. If it's too hot in the kitchen Chef Bustle, better leave before it really gets hot. After all there are investigations brewing for Whitmore. Her nervous body language betrays what she thinks of an OPEN PRESS. Keep up the good work, John.
Posted by joe kane on February 28, 2015 at 7:22 am
 


Article Headline: Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle on TBT Reporter: "What an A**hole!"


Comment:
Beyond the law. What an arrogant A hole.
Posted by Jeff Rohney on February 28, 2015 at 3:20 am
 


Article Headline: Perico Mangroves Need Enforcement of the Rules that Protect Them


Comment:
So typically selfish and arrogant by Pat Neal. He has the opportunity to build responsibly and respect the environment, but instead he chooses to flex his influence and political clout -- all at great expense to Manatee County environment and its citizens. If he is allowed to get away with this, it will set a precedent that will be the beginning of the end of mangrove and wetlands in the county and region.

Shame on Pat Neal. And if he gets away with this destruction, he should know that we will all know where he (and his family) live.
Posted by Randy Edwards, Ph.D. on February 27, 2015 at 7:02 pm
 


Article Headline: FBI Declines to Look Into Allegations of School District Bond Fraud from 2009


Comment:
Dennis, Like always, TBT reports the real story. You picked the correct elements that explains why the FBI wanted an investigation. There has to be more.
Posted by Jeff Rohney on February 26, 2015 at 9:56 pm
 


Article Headline: Gagnon to School District: $5 Million or My Old Job


Comment:
What an Ass Clown
Posted by Jeff Rohney on February 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm
 


Article Headline: FBI Declines to Look Into Allegations of School District Bond Fraud from 2009


Comment:
This is by far the most informative of all the three pieces written about this subject. Once again, TBT hones in on what the issues are while the other papers completely gloss over the real issues. Superb reporting.
Posted by Jeff Rohney on February 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm
 


Article Headline: Perico Mangroves Need Enforcement of the Rules that Protect Them


Comment:
Thanks to joe and the other groups for taking up the fight.
Posted by Norris Elswick on February 26, 2015 at 7:57 pm
 


Article Headline: McClash Warns City on SWFWMD-Issued Land Use Permits


Comment:
Interesting that this is going to a hearing and yet Joe still is complaining. If he has a legitimate issue then the judge will find in his favor, if not, then its over. But, I'm sure the independent judge will probably not understand Joe's brilliant arguments. It is this type of stuff that lost him his seat.
Posted by Mike on February 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm
 


Article Headline: McClash Warns City on SWFWMD-Issued Land Use Permits


Comment:
Why the surprise? Based on the SWFWMD board members only two are even remotely qualified to make "Water Management or Water Quality" decision. I have asked this question before and no one seem to know the answer. I would think that somewhere in Florida the State could come up with qualified resources. The board should consist of Biologists, Water Quality specialists, Scientists, Engineers, Environmentalists, Civil Engineers, and if it is actually in the interests of Florida's future it should be devoid of "Developers" as from what I have seen by the decisions of the MCBOCC Developers have only one goal in mind, the development no matter what the damage that might be done then perhaps we would not plunge headlong into the Abyss of destruction of our only home. Remember "Plan "A" has to work because there is no Plan "B", because there is no Planet "B"".
Posted by skip speer on February 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Ghosts of Ringling


Comment:
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Director of Security, Russell (Russ) Pillifant no longer is employed by the Florida State University system. Ringling security supervisor, Bill Pennington, walked into Mr. Pillifant's office trailer after an event at the museum and reported Mr. Pillifant drunk and passed out along with one of Mr. Pillifant's male FSU event staff members, Claude. They were surrounded by empty bottles of wine. Later, on Sunday January 31, 2010 while working the Forks and Corks event at the museum, FSU employee Robert (Bob) Reyes reported that Mr. Pillifant was directing vehicle traffic at the event with one hand, while drinking from a bottle of beer in his other hand. Mr. Reyes observed that he got the specialty brewed beer bottle from one of the vendors at the event.
Posted by Ray Flash on February 26, 2015 at 4:41 pm
 


Article Headline: Pumphrey Files Amended Lawsuit Against School District


Comment:
Sounds like a justifiable case to me. The blatent disregard for equitable treatment of employees shows that most school board members, especially the "old guard, i.ie. good ole boys" who once again dominate school board "policy" decisions.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on February 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm
 


Article Headline: Health Care Billing Legislation Takes Aim at Out-of-Network Costs


Comment:
Heartless and poor money management to boot!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on February 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm
 


Article Headline: Perico Mangroves Need Enforcement of the Rules that Protect Them


Comment:
Thanks to all, who are spending so much time, effort and money to stand for the environment. So sad, that local and state officials act against the welfare of native plants and wildlife, as well as, human safety.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on February 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm
 


Article Headline: County Commissioners Adopt Wounded Resolution


Comment:
The shameless disregard of citizen concerns never ends for this BOCC with the Exception Of Commissioner DiSabatino.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on February 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Eleanor Nordstrom March 2, 2015
Chase Bowman February 24, 2015
Arlene McDonald February 26, 2015
Michael Provost February 12, 2015
Joseph Brunory February 19, 2015
John Meiklejohn February 20, 2015
Obie Hill February 12, 2015
Alfred Gaspari February 21, 2015
Betty Hager February 20, 2015
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