Category Archives: BOCC

Silent But Deadly Has a Challenger!

I saw some excellent news in the corrupt local government propaganda rag, otherwise known as the Key West Citizen.  A candidate has filed to run against David Rice! Of course, you can’t believe everything you read in the Citizen.  After … Continue reading

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Closing the Loop on the Animal Control Rip-off

Monroe County has more or less conceded that there is no justification for the astronomical $175,000 price increase we’ve been forced to pay the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA) to run the Marathon shelter.  … Continue reading

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Shady Bob’s Public Records Game

Update2:  That little Brian Bradley fellow got back to me..  Turns out the county doesn’t have the audited financials from SUFA and SHARK.  That’s about what I expected.  Fortunately, I found other information sources, which tend to support the idea … Continue reading

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Keys Media Hellscape

The Blue Paper was the only news source in the Keys that did any sort of investigative reporting.  Its future is uncertain at this point, but hopefully it will live on in some form.  The Citizens of the Keys need … Continue reading

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The Swap Agreement and the Skunk Ape

Monroe County made it’s third $1 million payment to the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District.  As usual, it’s an occasion for distortion and spin. I corrected Cammy Clark’s work below.  My revisions are in red.  Here’s a link to the … Continue reading

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Shake up at the Citizen

Bwahahahahaa. The Keynoter/Reporter garbage-mess of a newspaper published a story about what’s happening at the Key West Citizen – another garbage-mess of a newspaper. Interesting.  Very interesting.  Of course, I went the extra mile and turned up a bit more … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Rep. Raschein

Dear Rep. Raschein, Monroe County government is plagued by corruption, incompetence and waste. The latest outrage is the $425,000 per year contract awarded to the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (FKSPCA).  This is an increase … Continue reading

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Tangled Web: Tracking Costs

Update:  When I reread this post, I realized I buried the lede.  Bottom line – available cost information does not support the $425,000 contract price.  Taxpayers are being forced to pay FKSPCA more than it costs to run the Marathon … Continue reading

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Not Adding Up

I submitted the following public records request to Kevin Wilson, the Assistant County Administrator who is supposedly responsible for animal control. Please provide the documents that show what due diligence was done to confirm that $425,000 per year is a … Continue reading

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“Mere Allegations” and Smoke Without Fire

Mere allegation. It’s funny.  That phrase has popped up more than once in the past few days.  Donald Trump used it. “People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” the president said in his tweet Saturday. “There … Continue reading

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