Comments by dc5799

Written on Larry Magel resigns from Marco Island City Council:

in response to happy6:

hopefully magel takes diaz with him.

And also Issler.

Written on Larry Magel resigns from Marco Island City Council:

Today is a very good day.

Written on Despite outcry, stand-ground law repeals unlikely:

in response to 26yearsonmarco:

You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old white child who was shot at point blank range by two black teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty...too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.

My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.

I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation's history, but the media doesn't care to cover the story of my tragic demise, President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me - so he doesn't care and the media doesn't care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.

There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there was he would be declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick GA to demand justice for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller - I no longer have my life.

So while you are seeking justice for Treyvon, please remember to seek justice for me too. Tell your friends about me, tell you families, get tee shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Treyvon

I am so happy to see this written again after being buried for so long. 100 per cent correct where are all those do gooder's now?
Thanks Mr President and Al

Written on Marco Island City Council begins manager search, authorizes study on Capri fire proposal:

in response to Hascle:

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Don't you remember how fast both Moss and Rienke bolted off the Island?

Written on Bedind the scenes with the Island's 'Water Wizards':

What does mismatched furniture, tattered stained carpet have to do with the quality of the drinking water?

Written on Should dogs be allowed on Collier County beaches?:

Children wearing pull ups and srs wearing pull ups are allowed.

Written on Marco Island City Council vetoes city manager pay raise, agrees to $500,000 grant from BP:

in response to lauralbi1:

Mark my words, everyone needs to do historical look ups for postings and articles about Russ Columbo. Thought he was moveing, maybe he still is. But it sure looks to me like he is setting up a run for City Council in the next election.

Voters beware. If that becomes a reality, please read all the information that will be published before anyone makes up their mind.

We will watch Sunshine Law activity and the new President of the Marco Island Property Owners Association very closely. The citizens of Marco, all the citizens, deserve it.

Ed Issler

Issler,
How is the 4-3 vote going for you. It must hurt your heart a lot.
You have lost lost lost. I love this new council, thing's can only get better
Go for it Russ and good luck

Written on Goodland man arrested in shooting of neighbor's dog:

He looks like a POS

Written on Connecticut man dies after being pulled from Marco Island lake:

What about the guy who went to urgent care with chest pains and there was no one there to drive the ambulance?

Written on New kids on the block: MIPO hosts forum for recent City Council additions :

in response to lauralbi1:

26 years on marco: maybe we could get Bill McMullan to provide a background and insight into this type of activity. After aoll, he was indicted and had his Florida Real Estate License revoked for his part in one of the largest and earliest real estate fraud cases, that took place right here on Marco Island.

Let me know when you schedule his speech, I would love to listen.
Ed Issler

Issler,
Give it up no one listen's to you anymore. You are done/done/done

Written on Letter to the Editor: Improving City Council:

in response to lauralbi1:

Dear Sayre: Without going into the meaningless diatribe that you constantly present us with, I will tell you that your number of registered voters that voted is totally inaccurate.
In fact, if you research the numbers in detail, you would find that over 500 voters did not even vote for City Council due to the fact that the names were on the back of the Ballot.
Yes, I agree, s-----. But you need to go to the Supervisor of Elections to get an accurate number.
And when you do, you will also see that there were candidates (1) that lost by 184 votes. And while I have already congratulated the victors, as a citizen, and while I acknowledge that the Democratic process has worked, 184 votes is hardly a mandate on the part of our voters,
And it is the same Democratic process that allows our seven member Council to vote on issues to determine their impact to the citizens of Marco Island.
We can only hope that all of our City Council votes for the betterment of ALL Islanders, I repeat, ALL Islanders, rather than special interests. We have many more families here than we do retirees. We have condo residents (how many I do not know compared to homeowners). We have younger and we have older voters, each looking for different things from our City Council.
Once you get the correct number of voters, why don't you print the retraction and correction yourself.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Ed Issler

Issler,
You and your landslide members lost lost lost.I thought you left the Island because you were so devastated. How is the 6/1 vote going for you? Get over it, you are on the losing team.

Written on President Obama named Time's Person of the Year - POLL:

No problem,just boycott TIME Magazine.

Written on Former Marco police lieutenant receives final warning after sending inappropriate photos :

What about running into other female officers?

Written on Letter to the editor: Thank you to the citizens of Marco Island :

in response to lauralbi1:

26: The people of Marco Island have spoken and by a vote of 184 of "us", yes 184 votes, the slate of 3 candidates were victorious. They worked harder than their competitors and they won. They are to be congratulated.

But just like any Democracy, their membership on the Council is 3 out of 7 for most votes. The only leverage these Council memebers have is when the Budget comes up for approval. It is then that the people of Marco (all 13,000 registered voters) will see the real impact of who they have elected.

I believe the Budget requires a super-majority in order to pass (5 out of 7 votes). That is where we will see who supports what.

I do not see the current Council voting against themselves to change past decisions and policies. I anticipate many 4-3 votes on issues.

I also see that Sunshine Law will play a very important role in the near future. It has already been demonstrated that the 3 candidates are discussing issues outside of Chambers. Let us hope that this behavior stops immediately.

And Mr. Honig has started off demonstrating that he is a man of his word and has conducted himself exactly as he stated he would during the campaign. Let us hope that he continues to do so.
Ed Issler

Give it up Issler you are a loser and a sore one at that.

Written on Marco Island city sign at foot of Jolley Bridge destroyed in crash, flag pole dented :

in response to 1Paradiselost:

There is a bigger question here......

When is the drivers insurance company going to write the check for a new pole?

The flag pole in it's current condition is totaled.

What about the damage to the auto, must have been extensive.

Written on Letter to the editor: Thank you to the citizens of Marco Island :

in response to lauralbi1:

Mr Breeze: You really need to look at the plans that Deltona had for this Island. For if you did, you would see much more development, MORE schools, more businesses that what are here already and certainly nothing that resembles a retirement community.
I do, however, agree that there is room for all of us to get what we want out of this Island Paradise. I certainly hope that the new Council members always remember that they represent all of us. If not, we can only hope that as a 7 member Council that the majority votes in a manner that represents a vision that moves our Island forward.
Ed Issler

Issler,
Do you really think the old council represented all of us? I think not.

Written on Election 2012: Newcomers take down incumbents in Marco Council race:

in response to lauralbi1:

So we have all of 15-20 people blogging on the subject, including myself. For the most part, these blogs are just chatter amongst a small group of people. It has always been that way.

There are 7 (seven) members on our City Council. The first vote taken was 4 to 3, with the 3 new members voting as a block on the losing side of an issue. They all voted with the same "technique" which leads me to believe a "pre-discussed" stategy.

One of the 3 candidates won by 184 votes. I would hardly consider that a "Mandate" from the voters, when over 500 voters did not see the back side of the Ballot mand did not vote al all. The only reason I mention this is because in past elections, a majority of the actual voters (the total) had elected the Council members. And while I heartfully congratulate the victorious Council members, only 1, I repeat, 1, of the new members won by a majority of the voting Public. This is NOT "spilled milk", rather a reminder to all members of Council to always fight for and vote for the majority of voters as much as possible. Remember, the Pendulum swings very easily !!!

I would caution the newly elected candidates to be careful about Sunshine Law violations and avoid discussing Council issues amongst themselves outside of Council Chambers.

Most of their supporters are the very same that have brought these violations to light in the past.

I look forward to good discussion and debate from Council and I expect each and every Council member to vote on issues as they each see them, individually.
Ed Issler

Your guys lost lost lost. Don't worry about sunshine laws no sneaky letter writers on our team. Get over it Ed no one cares what you think anymore. Your on the losing team now.

Written on Election 2012: Newcomers take down incumbents in Marco Council race:

in response to lauralbi1:

Congratulations to all the victorious candidates that ran for City Council. The voters have spoken and we will see how it all shakes out.

The Democratic process is a great thing. We have 7 members on Council who are responsible, as a group, for deciding the direction and future of Marco Island.

I still look for great things for Marco Island and it's residents, young and old, and count on City Council, as a group, to make the right decisions.

The votes on Council may be 7-0, or 4-3, but we can take pride in the process and in our Island Paradise.

I have always been a proponent for supporting how the majority votes. That applies not only to the election, but to Council, itself.

I certainly hope that everyone celebrating feels the same way and still supports our City Council, even if the vote on an issue is 4-3 opposed to an idea or proposal brought forth by the newly elected "slate". I know I will support Council if the vote is for a suggestion by the newly elected slate. I may not agree with it, but the process works !!
Ed Issler

You lie,lie,lie. Did the mafia dump you? You have never been a proponent for anyone except the condo managers.
Now we have someone to listen to us not telling us how and who to vote for.No more letter's secretly delivered.
Life will be nice without you and your cronies

Written on Election 2012: Newcomers take down incumbents in Marco Council race:

Issler,
Now that is a LANDSLIDE.

Written on Angiolillo plans upset in Collier sheriff's race, says crazy talk 'working 100 percent' :

Vinny,
I'm with you 100 percent. I think the police dept. could use a clean sweep.
Good luck

Written on Marco officer involved in crash to retire, receive $10,000 :

What does the injured woman get? Is the City going to take care of her or is that another lawsuit?

Written on Marco Island City Council candidates – Nine vie for four seats, part 2 :

in response to 2themoon:

Has the city settled the sexual harassment lawsuit against waldack or is that still ongoing?

Anyone have an answer?

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marco Island City Council and the news media ... :

in response to GorgonZola:

Before you look at the latest appointment for the city's Code Enforcement Board, we suggest you have the name of your nearest surgeon who can repair your jaw when it hits the ground. Guess who was insane enough to appoint Rony Joel?

WHO/////

Written on Marco Councilor Waldack, injured in bike-car accident, recovering:

There is no east or west on Collier. Just north and south.

Written on Marco Island cultural leaders announce plans for theater :

Why not have the theater in the museum?

Written on What's hot? What's not! Marco Island City Council budget subcommittee gets first peek at capital requests for 2013 :

There will always be someone on M.I. who is queer for bridges. Used to be Joel now it's Riviere and Pinter. Nothing ever change's no matter who sit's on council.

Written on 41-year-old man accused of killing 2 deer from roadside :

He has enough money to buy ammunition though. You and your son, go out and get jobs. Hope they put you in jail you creeps.

Written on About half of local high school students fail FCAT test:

I would rather be a parent to a nerd from anywhere than be a parent to a DOPE.

Written on Speed limits studied, will change on some Marco Island roadways:

If you want to see signs go to the bike path crossing at Whiteheart and Heathwood. There are at least 12 or 13 signs there.

Written on Speed limits studied, will change on some Marco Island roadways:

in response to seasonala:

Somebody is making a lot of money on signs! Pay attention. Additional "signage" ideas have being suggested also.

I agree, who owns the sign company?There are more signs on Marco than there are in all of Naples.

Written on Patricia Bliss reassigned; no longer Marco Island's city finance director:

No big loss she was not that good of a finance dirictor.

Written on Judge: Florida worker drug testing unconstitutional POLL:

Anyone testing the judges?

Written on Comedian Bill Maher brings his brand of funny to Fort Myers on Sunday, April 29:

Why would anyone pay to see such an ugly POS with a nose bigger than his head?

Written on Death of bald eagle on Marco Island ‘like losing a child,’ sanctuary founder says:

in response to RayPray:

"When you lose one, it’s like losing a child"

Why no such delicate sympathies when the City decided to exterminate all the Muscovy ducks living around Mackerel Park?

And exterminate they did,at forty bucks each.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Police have better things to do:

Does no one care the woman works 16 hrs a day, was brutally attacked and the animal that did it is still walking around?
Park the car on the lawn see how fast they will come running.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marco Island needs a new City Council and I’m volunteering!:

in response to MrBreeze:

Mr. Issler Why is it that when the people of the island want change you are alyays the guy to step to defend the current council.

The whole thing is it is now not about the STRP it is about not going broke. Wasted spending, fire trucks, pumpers and boats. Parks and lights, rec centers, busted down water plant,million dollar bridge designs and other wish list spending.

The quesion is Mr. Issler how to keep the island from going broke from the total wrong direction that the current leadership is taking us. It is time for all these little commities and adhock groups to be kicked out.

If you can tell me Mr. Issler what is your "vision" of direction for Marco Island for the next four years I would be very interested in hearing it.

Mr Issler has no vision, all he knows is LANDSLIDE////

Written on Marco Island Planning Board: Draft handbook outlines elimination of inorganic materials in swales:

What street's does the city sweep? Never on my street.

Written on Letter to the Editor: Marco Island needs a new City Council and I’m volunteering!:

Does Popoff still live hear on the Island?

Written on Marco Chief takes fire-rescue boat out of service after vessel’s poor performance in powerboat explosion:

Did Murphy know that he put his men in harm's way? How long have we had the unsafe boat in service?

Written on Marco Chief takes fire-rescue boat out of service after vessel’s poor performance in powerboat explosion:

How old is the fireboat that we have and how much did it cost?

Written on Marco Island City Council defers utility rate decisions hoping $4.2 million deficit can be explained:

Did the finance dept. ever find the m54 file that they couldn't at the meeting last Weds.?

Written on Marco Island property owners question Mackle Park building expansion costs:

How is my quality of life improving with a new gym and higher taxes? I am in my seventies Stacy, Bryan, and council get a life.Make my golden years really golden and peaceful.

Written on Marco Island homeowners could face new swale landscaping requirements:

I remember years back when Moss was in charge he purchased a 4 wheel vehicle, created a position and had an employee drive around the city sidewalks and spray paint any crack's or inperfection's with red paint.
The city was supposed to repair the sidewalks. Pinter want's us to repair them? Anyone remember this project that fell through the crack's? Also what happened to the 4 wheel vehicle?

Written on Marco Island homeowners could face new swale landscaping requirements:

They have to find the money somehow to pay for that $100,000 that the guy from Naples has filed suit against M.I.

Written on Caxambas Republican Club – Local GOP group meets for social at CJ’s:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

In response to dc5799:

"Don't worry where Boehner is, worry about your nowhere but on vacation president is".

The link below is from CBS News:

"There has been criticism of the president's vacation at this time. But how does the number of vacation days the president has spent compare to his predecessors?

So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office.(has not been in office for 4 years as Augest8 said above) At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off 28 days.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/0...

The Republicans want you to believe lies... that's how they get elected. Where are the job creators?

You still watch cbs? Obama might take less vac. days but what about Michelle and all the other relations? To name a few, Spain,India,Marthas Vineyard, Maine,Hawaii, Africa and a ski trip to Vail.
Bo the dog even has his own jet. Where is the big black bus that was made in Canada?

Written on Caxambas Republican Club – Local GOP group meets for social at CJ’s:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

In response to dc5799:

"Don't worry where Boehner is, worry about your nowhere but on vacation president is".

The link below is from CBS News:

"There has been criticism of the president's vacation at this time. But how does the number of vacation days the president has spent compare to his predecessors?

So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office.(has not been in office for 4 years as Augest8 said above) At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off 28 days.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/0...

The Republicans want you to believe lies... that's how they get elected. Where are the job creators?

Bush and Reagan took their staff with them. Obama took Michelle with him.

Written on Caxambas Republican Club – Local GOP group meets for social at CJ’s:

in response to NobodysFool57:

"I will not pay for your health care or anyone's." That's what YOU think a-hole, you already do. I'm a decorated veteran and get my health care gratis at the local VA clinic. I WAS a republican until many of us got screwed by Reagan (pathetic B-movie actor and lousy president) 30 years ago. Haven't voted republican since. Shut-up and pay your taxes. While you're at it, show up at Marco Polo tuesday night and ask Boehner what he's doing at a fundraiser down here instead of representing the folks back home.

Don't worry where Boehner is, worry about your nowhere but on vacation president is.

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