Benito, top agent for Gang of Five Realty works clients.
When I go to hell I think I should get credit for time served on the Inglis town commission. Since before I took office, I’ve watched and listened to Bill Monteverde do everything he can think of to destroy our town. He’s spent the last six years abusing the town staff, making unfounded allegations, and criticizing anyone who can’t read his personal crystal ball. At this month’s regular commission meeting on March 3rd, he put agenda items up, aided and abetted by Sally Price, that were nothing more than his signature ambush-“gotcha” productions, designed to denigrate and imply that the town staff, the town attorney, and myself had done something crooked and/or negligent. He provided no supporting material to the commission members or the attorney. The script was all his. And, it was a Dandy for the first thirty seconds. Monteverde arrogantly believes that the town is obligated to provide him a “paper trail” that matches his ulterior motive specifications, du jour.
I’ve been troubled for some time trying to figure out who he reminds me of. You know that nagging thing that hangs in the back of your mind but just won’t come forward? Well, I got a breakthrough yesterday while researching. I needed a little refresher on Fascism. BINGO! IL Duce: Pompous. Arrogant. Condescending. Benito Mussolini. More than just a resemblance, 5’7” – same stature, same attitude. The name, the behavior, has such a familiar ring. Now we have: The Inglis IL Duce.
He has hijacked meetings. He has shown himself to be a bigot. He staged one session during which members of the Gang of Five screamed “shut up!” repeatedly at the mayor. He has consistently threatened to get rid of the Town Clerk, Sallie McCrainie, and the Water Clerk, Darlene Slattery. If he, Price, and Smalldridge get elected they will do that and then the town will fall on its face. Monteverde’s lieutenant, Drew White, the slum lord, wants to run town government without an attorney. This is one hellava brain trust. The destruction, waste, and mismanagement will run rampant, just like all anarchist takeovers naturally do. Town government, a million and a half dollar budget and a four hundred and forty thousand dollar per year, water system business don’t manage themselves. This is not a situation that a Kelly Girl can come in, flop down, and pick up where the staff pro’s leave off.
Monteverde, Price, and Smallridge (for mayor), all three, have declined to appear at a candidate’s forum on Saturday, March 14th, from 2P to 4P. Smallridge has crap falling out of his closet regularly. Pretend veteran of the 101st Airborne, pretend Coast Guard, and pretend Captain in the Merchant Marine. Facebook porn celebrity. One of Monteverde’s worst mouthpieces to ever appear on the commission stage. He hasn’t stopped talking about himself since taking office. He’s also missed two of the last three meetings and when he was here he announced that he was only available on Friday evenings.
Now we come to Carol Gibson. This is a gem in the rough. You want to understand her personality? See the TV20 clip below. She and Smalldridge are the perfect candidates for mayor of Inglis. You elect one of these two and you won’t be telling strangers where you live. But, if you want to sink the town and make it a bigger laughing stock than it is already, vote for either one.
Watch this until the end. Too frightening for children.
In the bigger picture, if you were tricked into signing Gibson’s recall petition for removing me, you can make that right by voting against her and the other Gang of Five member candidates.
The judge threw the petition out as groundless. Makes no difference to Gibson, they’ve already filed an appeal. Gibson lied to the judge when he advised her to get legal counsel. She said she didn’t have the money. Then on court day she shows up with an attorney. When I asked the Katzenjammers if they had consulted an attorney when they created the recall petition, they said they had. When they circulated the petition, they told people that if they didn’t sign they’d lose their trailers. That’s three lies on one count and two hundred or more on the petitions collected.
So far, Gibson has cost the town $9,932.50 in real money for legal fees. This doesn’t include the fees covered by insurance, which so far total, $18,379.46. This bunch of “jimcracks” think that is Monopoly money. The town will sue to recover these wasted dollars - - - a total, so far, of $28,311.96. And, there’s more to come, much more, after the appeal process. By the way, just like the other cowards, Gibson won’t show at the candidate’s forum either. She only has one plank in her platform. “Get Kesterson.” Once again, if your bag is to destroy Inglis these are your candidates
Last Man Standing ? You can bet on it.
Gang of Five Headquarters.