Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pinkie and her dance with the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates, better known as a pig.

Brace yourselves as we delve into the world of vileness, vitriol, and the self-hatred of loud underachievers (aka, "blogging clowns")...and a pig.

First some background. On Saturday, 11/15, the Neighborhood Association Presidents Council (NAPC) and NAPC President Mary Lindsey hosted the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Banquet celebrating the success of the NAPC and the individual neighborhood contributions. The event was wildly successful. You can read about it here.

It didn't go unnoticed by most of the attendees, who had a great time by the way, that there was an absence of certain people belonging to one particular neighborhood association. Specifically that would be any member of the ROLO neighborhood association, a constant critic of the Lake Worth neighborhood initiatives. I am sure they got the memo and were made aware of the event. Surely someone from the extreme southwestern part of the city could have made it there. Perhaps we could indeed have broken bread together on our knees.

The Lake Worth Herald's "Pelican Pete" on 11/20 had some thoughts on this snubbing by ROLO of the NAPC Thanksgiving Dinner, Pelican Pete wrote: "What a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner at South Shores...all of the...uh...most of the neighborhoods in Lake Worth were represented...seems one of the Neighborhood Associations doesn't play well with others...they don't even play well with few purport to speak for so many...shame."

Fast forward to yesterday, Friday 11/21, at the Evening on the Avenues in downtown Lake Worth. Even though it was a rainy night there was barely a spot to park anywhere in the downtown. Groups of people were all over the downtown despite the rain. My observation was this: many came to the downtown for the Evening on the Avenues, walked through the venue and then sought refuge in our restaurants and bars for a bit to return for the entertainment in the Cultural Plaza later in the evening.

Now for The Other Blogger (TOB), the one that simmers in bitter pickle juice most days, it would be good therapy for her to attend the NAPC Banquet. Getting her out in public, interacting with other neighbors and sharing the great repast. Instead, she declined for reasons unknown. A ticket was reserved for her at South Shores. That didn't stop her from posting this on her blog at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 11/21, this screen grab is from a friend's phone:
The image above is hard to decipher. Patience please as things now get very interesting. I called another friend to go to TOB's blog and capture the "NAPC slop" picture. She called me back to tell me there was no "NAPC slop" picture on Anderson's blog but she did send me some screen grabs of the blog. Here is one:
When I got home retrieved the original screen image and enhanced it with some software. Here is the enhanced image of the original above:
You see, at some time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Lynn Anderson posted this offensive image of lipstick-on-a-pig, along with some choice words about "eating slop" by certain of her "betters." But then, almost as quickly, she then deleted it from her blog. Why?

For some reason Lynn Anderson posted an image on her blog citing NAPC President Mary Lindsey as "Eating the Slop", along with some unnamed commissioners and staff. If Lynn Anderson has such strong feelings about Mary Lindsey why would she publish this image at 4:00 p.m. and remove it at 7:00 p.m.? Did Lynn Anderson feel "guilty" perhaps? Perhaps it was a strange warming in her heart? Maybe it grew ten times its size that day? Why would TOB publish an offensive image and then delete it? Is she embarrassed? Ashamed? Or is she turning over a new leaf? Doubt the latter. But we can hope.

People living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, then pick them up and claim it never happened.