Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eye on Miami Saturday Editorial: Lynda Bell Voted National Right to Life Chairman of the Board. By Geniusofdespair

The Miami Herald Gave Up Saturday Editorials So Eye on Miami Stepped Up to the Plate!
It this appointment keeps Lynda Bell out of our hair, I congratulate Lynda Bell. I know many of you may disagree on the congratulations but it looks like Geline, the former Chairman of the Board of National Right to Life, needs a rest and Lynda certainly needs something to do. Geline was also the Mayor of Richmond Virginia for 2 years.  I would think that Lynda will have to travel a lot now. She will get to meet my candidate Ted Cruz. It will be fun for her. I wish her well...if she stays out of Florida and doesn't change Roe vs. Wade.

Maybe that is why John Dubois, Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor,  took Lynda and Mark Bell out to dinner earlier in the week? Maybe they were celebrating The National Right to Life Chairmanship post? Dubois does like celebrating with her. When she won the election to the County Commission, years and years ago (4 but it seems like more)...he had the victory party at his home.


OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
A bit of Erosion on the Rickenbacker Causeway - County Planted Tree 

Hobie Beach 2007
You might ask, why did the County plant the trees so close to the water's edge and that would be a good question..

Hobie Beach 2015-  Palm Trees soon to be on their way out to sea.



BAD IDEA OF THE WEEK
Mayor Carlos Gimenez as head of the MDX to make it more transparent. Just ask Herald Columnist Fabiola Santiago what she thinks....
Of all the things Gimenez has brought to county governance, transparency isn’t one of them, vetting projects publicly isn’t one of them, and listening to ordinary people before making high-impact decisions that affect them isn’t one of them.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the editorial page. We hope its goodbye Linda.
The county should have planted salt resistant palms farther from the high tide line. Oops

Anonymous said...

Oh well... it's definitely not the last tax dollars to be taken away by the sea. LOL. Vote the bums out!

Philip Stoddard said...

Scientists at RSMAS on Virginia Key have measured 5" of sea level rise in the past 5 years. That's about 4X the rate over the previous 10 years.
http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/blog/2014/10/03/sea-level-rise-in-miami/
Accelerated erosion is a natural consequence, and the atmosphere is just starting to warm up - in 5 years the Pacific Ocean is predicted to begin dumping its stored heat.

Geniusofdespair said...

Philip - so much gloom and doom on a hot day in the sunshine state. At least we have the prospect of the county mayor as head of the MDX to brighten your day.

Anonymous said...

Genius: Thank You for the Saturday Editorial. I look forward to the latest news. So far this is the best news of the week maybe year.

Anonymous said...

She will be worse.

Anonymous said...

If the woman from Richmond could hold the Direcor position and be mayor it means Lynda will be around. No such luck she will be out of town.

Anonymous said...

Lynda is a one time wonder.

Anonymous said...

The serious erosion of Virginia Key brought on by sea level rise means they should stop building shit on the island - including the new public school and God forbid the ridiculous Boat Show in the Marine Stadium basin. Time to start shoring up what we have, restoring dunes and replanting natives. Next big storm surge means the only land left is the road in. And the storm after that.....

Anonymous said...

Why stop at naming Gimenez head of the MDX? Why not name him Emperor, Ambassador to the United Nations or name a galaxy after him? It is sickening to watch grown men lined up as sheep bending over in front of a corrupt politician whose only concern is lining his pockets. Go on man servants, buy him a gold crown as well. Miami Dade County citizens got exactly what they voted for in 2012.

outofsight said...

What were they thinking to name Lynda to that post?

If the other woman was civil, polite and gracious in a southern way... wait to Lynda throws a temper fit. They they will wonder what ever made them consider electing her ...

Can we hope they will sell the hotel and move to whatever city hosts the main office of this group?

Anonymous said...

Lynda Bell has gone national.

Anonymous said...

Carlos Gimenez has been a HUGE disappointment on so many levels.

Public Records Freak said...

I cant stand County mayor Carlos Gimenez for several reasons, but Fabiola Santiago is dead wrong on his transparency record.

I have been requesting public records from the county since the 1990's. Gimenez put all important county records online so I no longer need to request them. If I want to know how much a vendor received in the past year, it's available on the mayor's website. If I want to know how much an employee was paid in the last year, it's available on the mayor's website.

So why do I dislike Gimenez? I was promised reform and I didn't receive it. I can't stand that all of the incompetent corrupt Burgess/ Alvarez cronies (e.g., Alina Hudak, Jennifer Moon, Lester Sola, etc.) became Gimenez's incompetent corrupt cronies. I hate that Gimenez retained and promoted complete morons for director jobs without a job advertisement or a job interview.

But one thing I can't criticize Gimenez for is a lack of transparency. No one has done transparency better. Check out his transparency website. It's awesome. Even Politifact reviewed his transparency record and gave him high marks.

Anonymous said...

THE CURRENT MDX SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING! I CAN'T AFFORD THESE EXCESSIVE TOLLS THAT ARE GOING TO LINE THE POCKETS OF CORRUPT MDX BOARD MEMBERS AND THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Geniusofdespair said...

I think that you didn't read her whole column and it has hurt the meaning of transparency. What she was talking about was all the last minute deals such as The American Wet Dream Mall Miami, The Beckham Soccer stadium and the tower in Bayfront park. The defunding of libraries caught us all by surprise. He works out the secret deals with no public input and then wants the commission to vote on them right away. Read the links. You misunderstood.

Anonymous said...

The very traits that resulted in the political demise of Lynda Bell catapaulted her to this new position. In the arena of "right to life," there is no middle ground, no compromise, no gray area and no room for any understanding of any position other than that of hers. Until the constituents of RTL realize she is a more polarizing figure than George Wallace and does not serve them well, she will hold the new job and enjoy the continuation of the perks of travel, expense accounts and domination and abuse of staff underlings she perfected and enjoyed at the City of Homestead and Miami Dade County. Maybe she can now afford blouses, jackets and polyester slacks that fit and whose buttons and zippers are not screaming plus at least one pair of closed toed shoes to wear while meeting with the likes of Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and any other of the scores of fanatics out there who don't want to limit the population but neither do they want to properly care for the innocent children they so zealously seek to protect as embryoes.

Anonymous said...

The National Right To Life HQ is in Washington, D.C.

Don't count her out - Lynda Bell is NOW the most powerful pro-lifer in the country with the full weight and resources that only a national, and even, I dare say, an international organization, like NRTL can provide.

Before, as Mayor and Commissioner, she had to keep her opinions to a minimum. She now has a National Bullhorn at her disposal and will not be afraid to use it.

This is only the beginning folks...