No one should be surprised that Anthem
Opinions has questioned many decisions made by the Sun City Anthem Board of
For years we have tried desperately to
find, recommend, and elect QUALIFIED individuals to
become members of our Board, yet year after year, the "same
old...same old" group of
political HACKS seem to get elected.
As to why, that remains a mystery, but
we know that most people couldn't give a hoot about community politics until one
day they suffer the worst pain they can imagine..
...in their pocketbooks
Well now...it appears that the "Piper" has finally got to be
The question is "why"...
...is the scapegoat
The easiest target
The former management company
fund the reserves properly", shouts the Board.
fault, not ours" whimper the gurus, who now say we need more...
Time out for a good LOL folks !
This one is more ludicrous than
believing Benedict Arnold's place in history should be more properly looked at
as a British hero !
After this latest tale, in our
opinion, if any of you really believe it, you deserve
In our estimation, here are the real reasons we need more dough in the association
First, we elected people whose knowledge of finance is so limited,
they couldn't see we were being "had"!
Here's one for the community to stomach
and finally accept !
Good management knows
how to police the store !
Did any of them even know WHAT TO QUESTION?
Just look at the general make-up
of "the chosen ones" over the years!
BUREAUCRATS....almost all of them...whose success in life
has often been defined as "time in grade" rather than
WHAT THE REAL WORLD refers to as TRACKRECORD OF RELEVANT SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE
...while the few who haven't fit the
BEAURCRAT moniker...and...have made valiant qualified attempts to "right the
...have been sadly OSTRICIZED by 'the
spoils system" to which an "incestuous" "good old boy" Committee network of
"like minded " referrals has generated the largest percentage
...most of their members refusing
to admit ERRORS IN JUDGMENT, blaming anything other than...
Oh...before some control freak blogger
and his minions make a claim that we "hate" committee
(as history would seem to dictate when
incapable of facing PROBLEM ISSUES CREATED BY THOSE HE
Let us EMPHATICALLY
STATE...and....MAKE IT PERFECTLY
...WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY BELIEVE... there are a number of GOOD, CARING, AND QUALIFIED COMMITTEE
MEMBERS out there...
...but how often are those guys and
gals "in white hats" looked down upon when their positive recommendations are
all to often considered...
"Rocking the Oars
of the Crony Express" !!!!
Just ask those who made an honest
attempt to "contribute", but after a short time, realized that having to deal
with a certain "element" was so impossible, they left with a feeling
"Why did I Ever
...were rejected from consideration
because their expertise far exceeded those in control....and were
Second, believing and voting for people who have read specific biased community blogs who endorse such CRONIES again and again.
Examples of such
victorious "distinguished" directors that included...
... a MEMBER OF CHANNEL 13 HOA HALL OF
...a five year Treasurer (not even CPA
qualified) whose ego and inability to LISTEN to competent and qualified
individuals, helped create a financial IRS nightmare costing "only" $100,000 plus legal and accounting fees when filing a
proper income tax form could have avoided the entire
...individuals who met illegally behind
closed doors in discussing association financial matters to evade discussions
with fellow board members....
...an individual who authorized the use
of association funds...without the approval of fellow directors... to pay for
buses during a presidential primary visit for some who didn't even reside in Sun
...a woman who wasn't smart enough to
listen to others who said....
GET THE LIBERTY CENTER
PROFESSIONALLY EXAMINED BEFORE ACCEPTING IT.
(The booboo that is now
estimated to cost unit owners
...one blog whose criterion for rejecting a
qualified candidate was based on a ridiculous claim that the individual "hated
women".... an act of PETTY childish REVENGE...
(after which the club the individual
established with 400+ members... dwindled to less than 100
subscribers...following his resignation...and being taken over by the principals
of the respective blog that made the damning and
...another blogger who made a request
to Anthem Opinions and a board candidate to reprint his "Mr. Fix-It" articles,
yet would not endorse him, instead finding a librarian better suited for a directorship position.... ...in
light of the many construction defects in which his expertise would have proved
...and 2 past presidents along with the
current one who, with a recently reelected
...ALL were and are PARTS of PAST and CURRENT regimes,
approving LOANS to a private entity that eventually defaulted, costing
association members $40,000 IN ADDITION TO WASTING ADDITIONAL SUMS ON RESTAURANT SUBSIDIES
and PRIVATE PARTIES, spending
more moneythan a gambler who believes he's smarter than the
system that built all the big buildings that we see in the
Third, the belief that going self-management will save us money
OK...the jury is still out on that one,
but the score card to date reads:
10% hike in dues in
another 10% likelihood
On top of that, the Sun City Anthem Board just voted to grant our new General Manager a $20,000 BONUS in addition to her current $250,000 salary and benefit
When we inquired as to what constituted
the criterion for the bonus?
The answer...nothing concrete...all subjective reasoning without any clear cut defined
requirements as to having had to accomplish
" X.. Y.. Z" in order to obtain it
That's your community, my dear
STILL NOT OPEN.
...more talk of the
probable NEXT FAILING COSTLY RESTAURANT.
...a dues increase
with more on the way.
community that is in financial "limbo" to
When your wallet is $120 lighter in 2017 and losing even
more weight in the following year, are you really going to swallow the
former management company's fault"
People Have Been Chosen to Watch the Store"
Our belief ???
WE TOLD YA SO
But our question to you
is the most important of them all ?
Will you re-elect them if
they choose to run in the next Board
Will you be smart enough to PAY
ATTENTION to the FACTS and choose those who
are qualified to handle the job...or...are you going to take the traditional
path of asking your neighbors or reading some biased publication ... or worst of
all...not exercising your opportunity to vote at all ?
...you know...the path
that has brought us to where we are today !
The 2016 World Series
starts Tuesday night at 5:00pm on
FOX (Channel 5) and two great "long suffering" teams
will be "at it" to determine the
Champion of Professional Baseball.....
...who haven't won a World Series since
...who haven't won a World Series since
The last time the Indians appeared in
the Fall Classic was in 1995, but the
...it's been since 1945.
In 1995 the
Indians were beaten in the World Series by the Atlanta Braves due to the superb
pitching of FORMER CUB and Hall
When the Indians last won the Series in
1948, Harry Truman was our
...the Marshall Plan was signed,
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, the Hells Angels were formed in California, the
State of Israel was founded, and the mighty Babe Ruth died at the young age of
...well in 1908, Teddy Roosevelt was
winding down his presidency.
...and in that same year of 1908 there was even a rumor that Butch Cassidy & The
Sundance Kid were killed in Bolivia, Henry Ford introduced "The Model T", and a new sports song became popular as
...and I can assure you...there is
not a single person in Chicago who's not familiar with that name
To this very day....since
Aisle 4, Row 8, Seat
is known as "The
Bartman Seat" and is one of the most heavily photographed (and spit on) areas of Wrigley
Then...we discovered that
poor Jason Kipnis has yet another "tie" to the
One of his uncles, a
doctor, delivered one of Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne
Sandberg's position on the diamond...THE SAME AS
When Jason Kipnis was
confronted by all of this, his comments were the best that we could expect in
any professional athlete:
is tough. The 10 year old kid in me is saying...
Why Does it Have to be the Cubs? My whole social media and
Facebook and everything is Cub posts...and I have to try to disappoint all of
Well, it all begins
Tuesday evening...and..Jason Kipnis will be at 2nd
base for the American League Champion Cleveland Indians as they welcome his
childhood heroes, the Chicago Cubs.
And...though we make no
excuse as to whom we want to win this affair, it appears that Jason Kipnis will have the irony of being the biggest winner (and loser) of
them all !
When these two teams face
off against each other, many of us Chicagoans will not only remember the days of
Ernie Banks, Ron Santo,
Billy Williams, Fergie
Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg, and Greg Maddux, along with Hall of Fame broadcasters Jack Brickhouse and Harry
...but personally Iwant this one for a young 36
year old "kid" who lost a battle to leukemia one week
before the Cubs would play in the 1984 Divisional Series with the San Diego
Padres...a series they also lost...
....whose music will live on forever in the hearts of every true
Chicago Cubs fan....