Marsha was quite disappointing in her presentation of Monday night. I expected some groveling and even an upfront apology - my bad - to avoid the long stream of dissidents that floated to the podium to chastise the Chair. The strategy appeared to be one of defiance rather than compliance and just couple that with the “hanging by her own petard” as presented so skillfully by several inquisitors made for good theater as one could watch the Hammer Of Thor (towns people) descend upon the woe begotten Chair. I did hear a lukewarm apology of sorts but her heart just didn’t seem in it. Just my impression.
Steve McKinnon made what appears to now be a monthly motion and that is that the Chair be removed and therefore muzzled. It didn’t appear to this observer that he had the backing of other board members but certainly had the backing of public support. Steve Spataro called him out when he attempted to delay the motion until a full board was present - not sure if that gives credence to Spartro being a party to the coup or merely putting McKinnon of the spot. Time will tell.
With apologies to Howie Carr it is now quite possible that Middleboro has its own “Hack Family” in Roger and Marsha Brunelle. Roger is apparently playing out the string as IT Director until retirement looms. IMO this translates - to paraphrase The Godfather “Make me an offer I can’t refuse” and I will step down and reorganization of the IT can move forward with a new director - hopefully one that is familiar with 21st century technology.
Adam Bond offered to help guide the Lost Tribe Of Middleboro (BOS) through the rules process. I am sure Marsha just loved having him go forth as one of the lead henchmen in this local drama. Adam actually does have a nice and rather straightforward outline of rules on his blog and since they even make sense to my simple mind they will no doubt be summarily rejected.
The audience at the BOS meeting represented a full house as this was to be some real local blood sport with the jackals - moi included - waiting to pounce on Ms. Brunelle. It really did not come to that and I did not see a police presence ready to remove any rabble that attempted to disrupt the proceedings. I scooted out when the real work of the board was starting with some presentations that just make my eyes glaze over. But I had more important duties at hand and that was to demonstrate my dwindling support for the Boston Nine in their quest to somehow get back into serious contention for the playoffs.
The meeting did represent a nice finish to the summer as the BOS at this time of the year usually is just playing out the schedule until the next dog complaint, earth removal permit, used car petition and billion dollar casino arrives to grab our attention.