Friday, March 20, 2009

Henry Saavedra and the tampa hi-jinxists

Knowing Henry personally I can't even say whether he'd stand up for ME or not if the shoe was on the other foot. Maybe not. But maybe. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

There is NO damned way that Henry was derelict in his duty to the holier-than-thou Tampa Sports Authority. NO WAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anything, he is extrasuperlative in his attention to detail and rarely misses a beat the many times I have observed him in action. Maybe never. Maybe he never misses a beat. That's ... saying something coming from me. I'm one of the FEW people I know who almost never misses a beat. Unless I do so on purpose working things out. Henry ... he's on top of stuff.

As you might remember, although I kept his name out of the blog I disagreed VEHEMENTLy with Henry *spokesman and executive director of the Tampa Sports Authority* over the 'patdowns' at the stadium. I phrased it as being in disagreement with the 'sports authority' in deference to the esteem I have for Henry. So .. calling a spade a spade is what I do. Don't give a damn ... I'll speak my mind. And, I want you to, as well. EVERYONE. Speak your mind.
From the st pete times:
Saavedra gave 24 years of his adult life to serving the TSA, the last 12 as executive director. But none of that service meant a thing to a cabal of six board members who went after his head with a list of dubious charges the would be the envy of Dick Cheney making paper airplanes out of the Constitution.
For example, Saavedra was accused of not alerting the board in a timely fashion of the collapse of the financial firm Lehman Brothers, which handled investments for the agency, even though the investments had been handled, not by Saavedra, but by Hillsborough County money managers. As well, didn't any of the TSA board members bother to follow news accounts of Lehman's woes? It's not as if this was a big secret.
But perhaps the most bizarre allegation against Saavedra was that he violated Florida's public records laws — by giving two reporters, Channel 10's Mike Deeson and the St. Petersburg Times' Janet Zink, public records they requested concerning the use by board members of the TSA's skybox for the Super Bowl.
Uh, wouldn't this be a bit like canning a priest for saying Mass?

I know that Patrick Manteiga used to be on the board of the TSA .. maybe his term expired. I forget EXACTLY how that works but I think most of these guys are political appointments. The reason I mention Patrick is that with him gone that would have been a key vote. FOR HENRY. The vote was six to five leaving five VERY upset people. And six folks who OBVIOUSLY COLLUDED outside the Florida Sunshine Laws (because obviously they have NO respect for these silly damn laws) and went behind Henry's back and shanked him.

I hope three things: First of all let me preface these remarks with the admission that believe it or NOT, I'm not stupid .. I know that many of these folks are laughing at or angry with me over me not just rolling over and allowing them to steal more from our family. They've gotten enough. They'll learn. When they come .. come with decency and self-respect. Because some of these folks are NOT bad people. They are easily convinced to conspire in pushing others around, perhaps not quite wittingly.

Now, on to my three hopes:

a. Let this be the TIP that allows people to see that while they're trying to screw over good people LIKE MYSELF I'm not so stupid I'm worried about myself and not keeping an eye on the big picture. The big picture is that they're involved in a really bad game of survivor and if people getting screwed over such as Bill Poe and other former Tampa leaders and now Henry a man whose rightful place has always been assured. I see things happening to them that I don't discuss nor reveal because ... well, I've noticed if they gang up against me their own situation improves a bit. I know they have to get this in the back of their minds. Maybe denial.

b. my second hope: Please folks go down that list of foks you consider friends with this new perspective and RETHINK IT. Look at the current leadership in Tampa and the DRIVING NEED to be on EVERY BOARD making every decision. I'm beginning to wonder what Lex Salisbury did to someone or who they wanted in THERE because the same things started happening to him as did around MY house ... the animal control was the teller. HMMMM. Anyway .. you take a good hard look at those folks. And remember! The only way people get pushed around is that each person who would say, KNOCK THIS OFF!!! stands back for their own safety. Despite the fact that they MUST KNOW that eventually it's their turn or their child's turn, whatever.

c. Third hope: BOB BUCKHORN .. get Barry and sue the snipe out of these self-righteous, conniving, collusive, WHINING, control-freaking ASSES

Given that NOT SO LONG ago they went after Barry Cohen himself with some flimflam bunch of lies. Still I guess that's better than being RUN OFF THE INTERSTATE by the Jason(s), the Sheriff's dumptruck developer friends and their assorted hirelings. All because of the NEW people wanting to take over Tampa with some long-term Tampa people cooperating, sometimes unaware until the trap door opens under THEM.


This might come as something of a shock to the six board members who voted to accept Saavedra's under duress resignation — chairman Vin Marchetti, Hillsborough County Commissioner Jim Norman, Andrew Scaglione, Tony Muniz, Mark Proctor and Tampa City Councilman Tom Scott — but TSA documents are a (ahem) public record one need only ask to see to have access to them.
These aren't the nuclear codes, folks.
Five members, Tampa City Councilwoman Mary Alvarez, former councilman Bob Buckhorn, Frank DuBose, Kalyn Brandewie and Johnny D. Page, who has served on the TSA board since Red Grange wore a leather helmet, all voted against Saavedra's resignation.
THE SIX WHO MET IN SECRECY to seal the fate of Henry Saavedra

Henry might not even think this is that big a deal but I HOPE he does.
I hope so.

Because it is.

And, when he gets back in charge I want him to come down to the gates personally and let me in without a patdown.


Just kidding, Henry.


They did wrong.

President Obama

I think we should keep him.

Saw him on Leno. Was actually for the first time IN MY ENTIRE LIFE watching a President speak .. glued to the screen. EVER. * i always enjoyed jimmy carter, too.

Now, I will watch Jack Kennedy with a devotion unmatched but this is because I never saw him when he was alive and .... well, he's handsome, articulate and fun to watch and his gorgeous wife Jackie .. she is ... never going to come this way again.

Truly a unique and sparkling couple. America SHONE ....

And, now we have the Obamas ..... I can't wait til they have Jimmy Carter over. And his lovely wife.

Obama .... whether it's your media savvy or just plain you: I'm CHARMED.

Now ... keep doing the right thing.

You guys are doing just fine.

He's not going to build an indoor basketball court as I hoped but only getting the rolling thingies. That's a shame .. I was so picturing he and majerle pounding up and down the hallways of the west wing.

I think he's adorable. It surprised me. We all watched together, had some laughs and commented on how he doesn't really LOOK presidential and we LIKE THAT.

On the other hand Jack Kennedy looked presidential. He exuded power and majesty and still was a casual appearing man who was brilliant and fun to watch.

Obama on the other hand ... ya don't see him coming. That's awesome.

There's something about him I'm very charmed by. AND I appreciate and respect his intellect. He speaks as a much older person and I myself am an old soul.

He and Michelle will return some class to the White House. American NEEDED A FIRST LADY we have not really had one in so long ....

I think it's been helpful that Oprah has stepped back and allowed them to fill the spaces.


Obama ... keep on keepin on, brother.

Looking good.

Michelle .... good job.

Making us proud.

Even if ya looked like orks YA AIN'T SLUMPY as the younger set pointed out.

This post was done WITHOUT that last sentence BUT ... it IS true.

We haven't had a president and a first lady for ages.

WOW. It feels GOOD.

how they do the stalking

besides suspicions that there is a device on some cars in the Tampa area unless someone just follows my family constantly ...(and they do but still the firetrucksHAVE to have some kind of notice for the frequent appearances) it's awesome that these guys were given MORE radios to carry around.

In case any of the stalkers lose track of us or their girlfriends they can alert the BLUE LINE.

ANOTHER GRANT for the fire dept.\\

Hillsborough fire company receives $230K in federal funds for ... - Scarlet Scuttlebutt
Hillsborough fire company receives $230K in federal funds for ...Scarlet Scuttlebutt, NJThe money will help offset the cost of 80 Motorola "ultra high-band frequency" portable radios, which will allow firefighters from all three township fire departments to tap into the Somerset County 911 system. The system allows for improved ...

OH MY BAD that's another county of Hillsborough. I'm sure we already have THESE here in Terrible Tampa.

Blanks and Charges

Okay, tell me if this sounds mercenary. I'm leaving out names and identities for now, and even some words to protect those who frankly don't deserve protection but having never been a RAT (like some) I just don't feel good about spilling people's filthy sides of their lives onto the WWW...

However -- (you knew this was coming, right??) -- I'm willing to disclose same for a fee. In fact, I'm going to disclose some of this in a book which will definitely be for sale very soon but if you'd like to know if your name or some similar aspect that identifies your smarmy and illegal acts towards me and my family have been mentioned I'd be happy to negotiate a fee with you. For the record, save your pennies if I've known you longer than thirty years. Out of respect for you and your family I'll leave your names out. Out of respect for you and your family I have remained silent. Apparently this same respect was not inbred in you. That's a pity but you and yours are safe with me. The ones who took it upon themselves to do your bidding against an innocent family are wide open just like they've left MY family wide open. Herewith I refer to my extended family and network many of whom are currently suffering at your hands. Be on notice.

Bush McCain Huggy Bears 2008

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A Nation in DISTRESS

A Nation in DISTRESS


In my living room watching;
but I am not laughing ....

..... risk something, take back what's yours
say something that you know they might attack you for
cause I'm sick of being treated like I have before ....
Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day

In their living room laughing like,

"what did he say?"

Fight the Good Fight

" .... courage is humankind's cardinal virtue, because ''it makes all other virtues possible."
Reverend William Sloane Coffin

......" And I dare you to ask for a lot, I dare you to hold fast to your ideals and to expound them as publicly and as fearlessly as Martin Luther King and Bill Coffin and Betty Friedan and those dozens of grandmothers arrested a few weeks ago for protesting the war in Iraq."

Francine du Plessix Gray


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Never Mistake Kindness for Weakness
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires. Kahlil Gibran
Every man dies.

Not every man really lives.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends...... Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vox Talk

Contrary to popular belief:

Patience is NOT a virtue.

It is concentrated strength.
"The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service."

- Albert Einstein
"Only those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly" – Robert Kennedy
"Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation…want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters…. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." Frederick Douglass, 1857
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