THETA, TN – The “Flatter Flyer” arrived 12 days late on Tuesday in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Based on the BGB Network, none of the Flyers have not yet arrived in the Western states, i.e. Montana, Colorado or the West Coast, California and Oregon.
IS IT NOW:
Based on past TWHBEA elections, it appears that a fumbling disorganized inept effort by the Keith Dane led Flatters may very well have sealed the fate on the chances of the Sound TWHBEA members defeating the draconian Steve Smith/Tom “I’M A PROUD HPA VIOLATOR” TWHBEA By-Law changes.
KEITH DANE, MARYLAND DIRECTOR AND HSUS OFFICIAL
In order to provide the best chance to rally Sound members to “Vote Against”, the “Flatter Flyer” needed to arrive on or before September 18, 2014.
The Flatter Flyer which arrived on September 30, 2014 said: “You will soon receive a ballot asking you to vote on proposed changes to our Association By-Laws.” This was approximately 12 days after the TWHBEA members had already received their Ballots.
The By-Laws Amendment was mailed from Shelbyville, Tennessee to TWHBEA members on September 15, 2014, and it was received by the members between September 18 – 21, 2014. (The proposed By-Law changes wipe out 40% of the present TWHBEA Directors and leave many states with no Director.)
The 11th day bell appears to have tolled Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014, on the Keith Dane led Flatters. A look at the 2013 Pat Stout Poll on the PAST ACT shows that over 76% of the votes were cast within 11 days after the members received the Post Card Ballots.
Using the Pat Stout Poll as an example, 6,600 Pat Stout Poll Postcards arrived throughout the United States on Mon.-Wed., September 23 – 25, 2013. The Post Cards, which were marked by the TWHBEA members, started arriving at the Cook & Co., CPA office on Thurs., Sep. 26, 2014. No Post Card Ballots were tabulated by Cook & Co., CPA until following the close of business on October 15, 2013.
The results were, 1,795 ballots cast (26% of eligible membership) with 1,132 votes “YES” and 663 votes “NO”, 63% to 37% for passage of the PAST ACT.
PAT STOUT POLL – VOTES DAY BY DAY (11 DAY PERIOD – SEP. 26 – OCT 4, 2013) BALLOTS MAILED ON SEP. 23, 2013
- Thurs., Sep.26, 2013 179
- Fri., Sep. 27, 2013 302
- Sat., Sep. 28, 2013 300
- Sun, Sep. 29, 2013 –
- Mon., Sep. 30, 2013 335
- Tues, Oct. 1, 2013 41
- Wed. Oct. 2, 2013 62
- Thurs, Oct. 3, 2013 50
- Fri., Oct. 4, 2014 50
- Sat. Oct. 5, 2014 50
1,369 Votes (76.2%) of 1,795 Total Votes Cast (1,132 “YES” 63% – 663 “NO” 37%
TWHBEA BY-LAWS – VOTES DAY BY DAY (11 DAY PERIOD – SEP. 18 – SEP. 30 BALLOTS MAILED ON SEP. 15, 2014
- Fri., Sep. 19, 2014
- Sat., Sep. 20, 2014
- Sun. Sep. 21, 2014
- Mon., Sep. 22, 2014
- Tues, Sep. 23, 2014
- Wed. Sep. 24, 2014
- Thurs, Sep. 25, 2014
- Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
- Sat., Sep. 27, 2014
- Sun., Sep. 28, 2014
- Mon. Sep. 29, 2014
- Tues. Sep. 30, 2014
The mastermind behind the Flyer chose to have it ‘anonymously’ sent from Nashville, Tennessee. That move didn’t pass the laugh test. Apparently, all it accomplished was it put the “Flatter Flyer” in the hands of the sore Big Lick in time for Keith Dane‘s sworn adversaries, TWHBEA President Steve Smith and By-Laws Chairman Tom “I’M A PROUD HPA VIOLATOR” Kakassy, to prepare and send an Email BLAST from TWHBEA to all its members on Saturday, September 27, 2014, to vote “FOR” the By-Law change BEFORE the Flatter Flyer even arrived.
THE FLATTER FLYER
The Flatter Flyer contained NO GRAPHIC and NO SLOGAN that the Flatter TWHBEA members could rally around IF it had arrived on time – September 18, 2014. It appeared to be amateur hour by committee.
THE FLATTER GANG WHO CAN’T SHOOT STRAIGHT
QUESTIONS THE KEITH DANE LED FLATTERS NEED TO ANSWER:
- What arrangements have been made to ensure that the vote count is fair?
- Who will be present when the Ballots are tabulated?
- Will the Ballots be tabulated only after close of business on October 15, 2014, or are the Ballots tabulated as they arrive each day?
HERE’S WHAT’S AT STAKE – THE DRACONIAN TWHBEA BY-LAW CHANGES
STEVE SMITH/TOM “I’M A PROUD HPA VIOLATOR” KAKASSY PROPAGANDA (It is amusing that the Lickers invoke the name of sore Big Lick antagonist Fran Cole’s in the “Commentary”, but reflective of the sore Big Lick deceit)
The Mailer Envelope from Gwinnett in Shelbyvlle did NOT identify the contents of the envelope. With no identification, It could easily have been misidentified as an audit request from a bank, medical office or perhaps even a clever junk mail.
Here is an example of what was put on the front of the envelopes when Cook and Co. of Arab, Alabama handled TWHBEA By-Law change votes for approximately 10 years.
For TWHBEA members eligible to vote, Gwinnett purchased approximately 5,650 first class postage stamps at 49 cents each for cost of $2,769.00. If there is a 30% turnout, then that means $1,938.00 was wasted.
$1,938.00 will buy 71/2 months worth of donuts. President Steve Smith had a “donut austerity plan” to show solidarity with the beleaguered employees over reduced wages, but apparently the austerity went out the window when Smith and Company blew $2,000.00 on wasted postage stamps.
When Cook and Co. was handling the Directors Elections, the return envelope to the accounting firm had a “Business Permit” and postage would be charged ONLY if the ballot was mailed back. Since there usually was a 22% – 30% turnout, that was a considerable savings. Also, even more importantly, the U. S. Postal Service provided the accounting firm with a daily computerized record of Ballots returned, in essence an independent third party check on the number of ballots. There is no third party check with the Gwinnett firm’s handling the TWHBA By-Laws election.
The 2014 By-Law ballot does not have any membership number it to identify it, and the only way to keep up with the number of ballots received is to keep a count of the envelopes in which they are mailed back to TWHBEA. The return envelope has a membership number and the State from which it is mailed.
Up here at the Theta Hilltop Market, Marvin from Cornersville says, due to the Keith Dane led Flatters not being on the ball and bungling the Flatter Flyer to a fare thee well, that the smart money has the By-Laws election going:
- 57% FOR the By-Law Changes
- 43% AGAINST the By-Law Changes
Yet, a noted long-time TWHBEA expert predicts:
- 59% AGAINST the By-Law Changes
- 41% FOR the By-Law Changes
Nephew Eugene thinks if the Flatter Flyer had been on time with a good graphic and slogan, that the TWHBEA By-Laws proposal would most likely NOT pass. If it does not pass, despite the incompetent Flatter Flyer efforts so far, it will be because of the education campaign that was started last September when about 6,950 Post Cards showed up in mailboxes through America and the World asking people to help “The Horses”. (A strong International vote AGAINST the By-Laws would also help.)
It’s a crying shame that quality campaign wasn’t run this time.
Please stay tuned for further analysis in the days to come.