Sunday, July 11, 2010

Copy of E-mail to Annabeth Karson re: Save Energy Workshops




13 comments:

Chris said...

What names will I be called when I anticipate that no public records ---i.e. Names and Telephone Numbers--will be available for Karson's Complete Count paid city work?

You can imagine my odds for you getting the records being created with our tax dollars by a primary operative of both the Jennings and Mulvehill reelection campaigns!

Anonymous said...

This smells very fishy indeed. Can someone from the state ethics committee comment on this Wes? Can you investigate to see if they can do an audit or if Karson, Jennings, and Co. are doing something unethical? it just all seems way to shady and I question their motive and use of this info. from both record collecting events. Can the Palm Beach Post or Lake worth Herald do an investigation? Something really stinks here.

Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath waiting for the Post to print something negative about their darling Cara.

Anonymous said...

actually, jennings said at the last commission meeting that the flier was paid for out of her office account. those funds had been transferred from her leftover campaign money. no lake worth employees or funds were to have been spent on the flier or the workshops. notice that the lake worth logo doesn't actually appear on the flier. she made a big production of the lengths she went to make sure that this was all "legit."

Wes Blackman said...

I didn't listen or attend the last meeting. If so, I'd like to see the date that happened. If so, why was it Commissioner Mulvehill led the workshop on Saturday? And, if so, why was Annabeth Karson there taking voter ID information? I say it is bad form and that Commissioner Jennings' allies on the Commission are not the only ones that are concerned about energy conservation. If so, why use a City of Lake Worth staff person to applaud the efforts of a Commissioner, as was done Saturday morning with Commissioner Mulvehill. It is just such a GRAY area in a city plagued with GRAY areas - why do it? The answer is: Because it works.

Wes Blackman said...

Was this a campaign stop? If you go to the City's website, under Elections, Treasurer Reports, 2010 Candidates, Suzanne Mulvehill has a link but no report. Does that mean that she is a declared candidate and opened an account? If so, is she campaign on Commissioner Jennings' dime? Ethics ordinance anyone?

Joe said...

Too, if you look at the location of each workshop, they are all churches in the city? Why churches? What really bugs me is we always say we want a separation of church and state, or church and government, yet we use churches for things like this, yet none of the candidates will ever say what religion they are or what church they attend regularly or work with in this city, I find this odd. I would love to know the religion/faith of each elected official and how they serve their community in faith too. I am proud to say I go to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and that I am Catholic, that I volunteer to help shut-ins at my church and can serve as a eucharistic minister as well as that I attend church weekly. What about our candidates/elected officials? What church do they attend? Do Cara and Suzanne go to these churches listed on this mailout? Why churches? I hate when our politicians use churches to reach people just to get votes, names, numbers, acting as if they are so religious or holy, when who knows if they are church going, have a faith, or are acting in Spirit. This all really bugs me.

Wes Blackman said...

I'm not sure Joe, but I think - not coincidently - that these churches happen to be polling locations. What better place for a campaign stop than the place where people are going to vote?

Joe said...

I know the Chruch of the Nazerene is not a polling place, not sure about the others. I just hate though that we say we want a separation of Church and state all the time and then use churches for government practices, it seems hypocritical to me. I have no problem with faith in government, I feel living in Spirit is important in all aspects of our lives, many do not agree and we all have different faiths, we just all need to respect this, that is why we have this "separation of church and state." So there is not a conflict with different relious beliefs which makes sense. But we use the churches all the time for political gain, and they also use government too. I still would love to know which churches they all attend and what their faiths/beliefs are before I vote for them or use this info. to help me decide who to vote for. It is just my personal preference to know about this aspect, we can know if they are a democrate or republican or their views on the environment, etc. but why is it no one seems to want to know their religion, beliefs, or church they attend? I personally think this says more about how our elected officials will be representing us.

Anonymous said...

Politicians and churches or certain religions both like to use each other when it is convienient for their own gains. It happens all the time, yet they say that there is a "separation of church and state" or that there is supposed to be. Churches all the time too push their views and try to tell their parrishiners how to vote and who to vote for all though they are not suppposed to as they are tax exempt, it happens all the time, that too is wrong for them to do this.

PMM said...

Let's see who paid the postage with a bulk rate stamp.That should tell us where some of the money came from.

PMM said...

Let's see who owns bulk rate stamp number 1420. That should tell us where some of the money came from.

Anonymous said...

Annabeth's response: Thanks for your e-mail Wes. I'm sure that you are aware the city is in dire straights right now and it's getting worse. No matter how we try to spin it the responsibility clearly falls on our elected officials who hold the majority on the dais. While we have been able to deceive voters in the past things are not looking too good this fall, and as we have publicly stated we don't want to lose our 3-2 majority on the dais so we're pulling out all stops no matter how low handed they may be.

P.S. You ain't seen nuthin yet.