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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Another Election without Hope ?

Reports from An Election Committee Meeting
An Anthem Opinions Editorial


There they were...all huddled in the same location...waiting to see if there was someone out there willing to "rock the boat" they so carefully contrived in order to maintain their precious "machine"...

...former and current Board members that included Bella MeeseAletta Waterhouse, Bob BurchDon SchramskiMike Carey, and of course, their mouthpiece, the blogger whose history of endorsing them, while at the same time, never stating anything that would in any way be considered the "full truth", was there lying in wait to watch any "renegade" come forth in preparation of destroying their character.

It's all so typical, and this year will not be any different.

To date, only 2 individuals have made it known they intend to run in the 2018 Board of Directors election:

Nona Tobin and her handpicked Board appointed Machine "Rent a Replacement" Jim Coleman !

Am I wrong about Coleman?  

He's NEVER voted against ANYTHING the machine has proposed.

But mark my words, the "machine" knows how to play the game, folks.

Somewhere around 30 minutes before the final bell rings to announce candidacies, a certain number of them will come forth to make sure their "system" is protected...

...a predominant bunch of "recruited groupies" who, for some unnatural reason, will seek the power almost all of them never achieved in their pre-retirement lives, but now have to have it as they get closer to the "Pearly Gates" !

Competence and relevant experience will have NOTHING to do with anything...that's been obvious for years...

...but butt licking certainly will !

...many of which are too ignorant to realize their egos were stroked and merely recruited for a vote, that "obey" is an unofficial requirement for endorsement by "the machine".

And what a record to boast of !


Just look at the results if you believe my beliefs are in error.

Dues increased

Attorney Fees out of control

Foundation Assisting Seniors gone

No checks and balances on expenses

A construction defect lawsuit with no end in sight

Clubs in revolt

A General Manager who believes a community is her personal kingdom 

With the exception of Nona Tobin, all of them supported the antics displayed in the recent removal election for one reason...

...they were scared to death that playing with a full deck might actually have a community look at them for what they are....

...political hacks who will use any unethical tactic possible in order to avoid telling a community the truth !

A few months ago they claimed a "huge" victory while employing tactics that even DISHONEST individuals would question, didn't they?

How ETHICAL was it to send out ballots to people while disguising them in a CPA's envelope?

How ETHICAL was it to dump $85,000 on an election that should have cost $8,000, and...then blame others for the waste !

How ETHICAL was it for an outside CPA firm to miscount the ballots and allow one of the "machine" to escape the removal by all of 2 votes AFTER PROOF was submitted they was not counted properly?

How ETHICAL was it to have a new Association attorney make sure every HONEST and FAIR attempt at an election was BLOCKED, while, with the full support of a General Manager that 10% of an association members signed a "no confidence" petition, would EXPENSIVELY USE HIM, portraying herself as an "innocent lamb" that did so, to ensure "fairness"???

...a "lamb" that has established control over a senior community that has been forced to cater to her ever increasing whims and demands, protected by her hotline to the association attorney and backed by a spineless Board, at an income that exceeds just about every person in Nevada with similar responsibilities !

How ETHICAL was it to have a Board Treasurer compose a BIASED report, have it published on an official association source, alongside an association employee forwarding it to all CLUB members asking them to forward it to their members....while DENYING ANY OPPORTUNITY TO REBUT ?

This bunch even went so far as to gather about $5,000 among themselves to send a letter to every homeowner, filled with propaganda.

But...despite all of that, the "machine" was only able to obtain less than 400 more votes than the removal proponents.

Over 1,200 people believed the machine "had to go" !

One would have to wonder what the result would have been had ETHICS and FAIR PLAY been displayed?

Well, when all is said and done, don't look for any big changes...

...unless at least three others can somehow come forth and join Nona Tobin to win a majority of the director positions.

The clock is ticking !

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  1. From Robert Nusser...to...Anthem Opinions

    I used to think it was total apathy in SCA that prevented a slate of candidates beating a path to the election 'door'.

    I realize I was wrong:  MAYBE the SCA residents recognize the futility of running for the Board AND - if elected - do not want to face the fate 'ala Nona Tobin' if elected and TRY to change the "machine".

    Most people moved to SCA to enjoy their "twilight years" and get away from unnecessary BS, and most don't find it necessary to achieve "importance in life" they never achieved during their working careers.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Catch the Lunar Eclipse


Lunar Eclipse of "Blue Moon"
Early Wednesday Morning


It's back ! Another "Blue Moon"...

...but to see it, make sure you set your alarm clock early Wednesday morning.

It all begins at 4:51am and remains until 6:07am.

Taking Care of Roses is a Year Round Affair

Roses...Care for Them
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Did Ya Know ? Let Us Entertain You !

The Origins of Every Day Sayings

Every day all of us use sayings without much thought as to their origin.

And...with that in mind....






Early aircraft each throttle had a ball on the end of it. 

In order to go full throttle, the pilot had to push the throttle all the way forward into the wall of the instrument panel. 

Hence...



...for going very fast. 

And now you know the rest of the story.


During WWII, U.S. airplanes were armed with belts of bullets which they would shoot during dogfights and on strafing runs. 

These belts were folded into the wing compartments that fed their machine guns. 

These belts measure 27 feet and contained hundreds of rounds of bullets. 

Often times, the pilots would return from their missions having expended all of their bullets on various targets. 

They would say, I gave them the...



...meaning they used up all of their ammunition.

In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. 

Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms.

Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted.

Arms and legs are 'limbs', therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. 

Hence the expression...



(Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint.)



As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October). 

Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. 

Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from woolThey couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes

The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term...



Today we often use the term 'here comes the Big Wig' because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.



In the late 1700's, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. 

Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining

The 'head of the household' always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor

Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. 

To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. 

They called the one sitting in the chair the 'chair man.' 

Today in business, we use the expression or title 'Chairman' or... 





Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. 

The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. 

When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told... 






Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term...


 In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt

Therefore, the expression...




Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. 

A proper and dignified woman, as in 'straight-lacedwore a tightly tied lace.







Common entertainment included playing cards; however, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the 'Ace of Spades.' 

To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. 

Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because...






Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. 

Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. 

They were told to 'go sip some Ale and listen to people's conversations and political concerns

Many assistants were dispatched at different times

'You go sip here' and 'You go sip there.' 

The two words 'go sip' were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term...




At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. 

A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. 

She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in'pints' and who was drinking in 'quarts,'hence the phrase...



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Henderson Mayor & Council Call Special Meeting to Address Recent Report

Despite Lowest Valley Crime Rate 
Henderson Violent Crimes Substantially Increased 38.2% from 2012 to 2016

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Need More Space in a Closet...Try this !

Before you toss an empty soda or beer can in the recycle bin...we have use for them you might want to be aware of !

Maximizing Closet Space...Using Aluminum Cans


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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Driving in Nevada Has It's Rules...and...Penalties for Not Following Them

Are you aware of the Nevada Driving Point system...and how it can affect your ability to drive legally ?

We thought we'd give you a heads-up on how it works.

The Nevada Driving Point System


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Hanging a Picture...Is an Art !

The "Art"
of
Picture Hanging
 

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Tips

Decorating Motif Options

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Time for a Flooring Change ?

Tired of Tile Floors?
We Have Some Ideas on Choosing
Discount Hardwood Flooring
 
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