Monday, July 23, 2012

Needelman Wins Partial Victory in Court Case Brought by Ellis

TITUSVILLE, Florida - Mitch Needelman’s Clerk of Courts office won a partial victory Monday morning when Brevard County 18th Circuit Court Judge John M. Harris ruled that the Clerk's office does not have to provide Clerk of Court candidate Scott Ellis with a contested opinion letter as part of his public records request.

Addtionally, the Court accepted the position of the Clerk’s office that a digitizing contract which Ellis claims exists - does not.

Needelman and Ellis are locked in the August 14 Republican primary battle for the Clerk’s Office leadership.

Ellis contended in his lawsuit that a legal opinion letter from the law firm of Krasny and Dettmer, P.A. regarding a contentious digitizing contract between the Clerk’s Office and BlueGem LLC should have to be released, but Judge John M. Harris ruled that the letter is exempt, citing the following statute.

Section 447.605(3), Florida Statutes, provides an exemption for "work products developed by the public employer in preparation for negotiations, and during negotiations." The exemption is limited and does not remove budgetary or fiscal information from the purview of Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. See, Bay County School Board v. Public Employees Relations Commission, 382 So. 2d 747, 749 (Fla. 1st DCA 1980), noting that "[r]ecords which are prepared for other purposes do not, as a result of being used in negotiations, come within the exemption of section 447.605(3)."

The Clerk’s Office had also claimed relief due to attorney-client privilege due to the potential of future litigation. Judge Harris called this claim “disingenuous.”

“This is not a defeat,” Ellis said. “I will be filing an objection later this week. Most of the public records I have gotten were only released because I got this hearing.”

The Clerk of Courts office released the contract with BlueGem LLC on June 29, 2012. Ellis believes that a prior contract was signed on May 23, 2012 since that was when a $500,000 payment was made by the Clerk’s Office to BlueGem before the contract signing.

In Monday’s proceedings, the Clerk of Court's Attorney Merrily Longacre denied knowledge of an earlier contract. The judge advised Longacre that she was representing the Clerk’s Office and she acknowledged this was the official position of the office. In other words, Judge Harris was taking her word as a witness for the Clerk's office rather than just mere argument of an attorney. She said that Ellis has been provided with all contracts related to the BlueGem.

The judge also ruled that the Clerk’s Office has until Noon on Friday to deliver related public records requests to Ellis.

Longacre requested that the judge review any future public records requests from Ellis. The judge denied that request, telling Longacre to "take that up with the legislature."

The judge did not address Ellis’ claims of excessive costs, noting that the hearing was related to a public records request. He did advise Longacre to keep costs in line with statute.

Needelman issued this press release following the Court's decision:

For Immediate Release

“Courts Rule that Mr. Ellis Received Everything Outlined in his Petition Prior to the Hearing”

July 23, 2012

Scott Ellis admitted in court today that he sued to obtain information he already had. In the court case against Clerk of Courts Mitch Needelman filed by candidate Scott Ellis, Ellis was forced to acknowledge several times that the information he sought in the suit was already in his possession, having been received from prior public records requests. This admission proves that Ellis filed this suit, within weeks of the election in which he hopes to regain the Clerk’s position, as a political grandstanding gesture designed to garner attention and possibly votes in his bid to oust Needelman from his position.

Since filing as a candidate, Ellis has struggled with the stigma of having resigned his position as Clerk midway through his third term. He has employed numerous tactics throughout the campaign to draw attention away from this fact. This lawsuit is the latest in a long string of political posturing.

After publicly accusing Needelman of flagrant misuse of his power as Clerk to refuse to release information, and going as far as suggesting criminal activity regarding recent contract negotiations, Ellis gained little from his “day in court” with the exception of the judge setting some official guidelines regarding information release, which have already been followed in previous records requests.

Per the Court’s instruction the Clerk will continue to release certain documents per state statute. The Court has ruled that Ellis has received all records requests he has made that fall under the Sunshine Laws with exception of a single, most recent request for a 17 page document, which will be released upon payment of the standard fees charged for public records requests per Florida Statutes.

An attorney/client privilege letter, which Ellis demanded be released, remained protected per the judge’s order. Other information cited in the lawsuit was deemed to have already been released. All in all Ellis did not make the impact he hoped for, and the taxpayers were once again forced to pay for Ellis’ effort to gain publicity for himself and his campaign.

“We were confident in our position on these matters,” said Needelman, “But sometimes it takes judicial opinion to make the case clear to everyone.”

Clerk Needelman has confirmed that since he took office there has been an avalanche of emails from Ellis, some with multi-layered requests for information in a single email correspondence. Additional requests from Ellis’ associates, essentially for the same information on a different day, has resulted in a quagmire of paperwork that is hugely burdensome. Fulfilling these requests has interfered with getting the real work of the Clerk’s office done.

Needelman said: “Although we fully expect Ellis to find another way to create issues, it is the way he has campaigned before, and he will probably continue with it until the election.”




                      Left to right:  Scott Ellis, Mark Cook, Merrily Longacre ready their cases.

Ellis speaking with the media after the judge's ruling.

239 comments:

  1. WRONG PARKER ... you were NOT "listening" !!!

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  2. Mr. Parker, I attended this hearing today and I so did not see this as even a partial win for Needelman!! Mr. Parker this is NOT a game!! Your article seems a little one sided. I believe you interviewed Scott Ellis as did Kevin Oliver from channel 9 for more than 15 minutes after the hearing today. So I find it hard to believe all you got out of what Scott said was he is filing an objection later this week. I would have to ask you, are you writing these articles for the citizens of Brevard County or as Needelman's personal editor. You just write what someone tells you to write in every article I have read of yours. You never ask any questions. I would think for this article anyways you would ask Needelman, "Why he would wire $500.000 to BlueWare, BlueGem on MAY 23 2012 without having a contract signed until JUNE 29 2012"? Oh and one more thing I think you forgot to mention to the readers, Needelman's attorney stated on the record that law enforcement is now involved in this matter. Submitted by Chris Sharpe

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    1. This story is about today's hearing - not the previous ancillary issues. Most of what Mr. Ellis was saying after the court hearing to the media was background that has already been thoroughly covered in Brevard Times and was not about today's hearing. Those other guys do not have the background knowledge that we do so they had to spend valuable time getting up to speed. I have interviewed Mr. Ellis numerous times - and his "side" has had ample hearing in Brevard Times.

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  3. I have to admit I have always been impressed by the sheer audacity of Needelman claims and press releases. Needelman failed to show for the hearing so he could avoid any direct questioning.
    During the hearing I told the Judge I had received the public documents AFTER filing the FS 119 hearing. Nothing was received before the filing. Much of what I have now received did not come from the Clerk's Office but from when Blueware payments of March, April, May, and June, done through electronic transfer, were finally posted to SAP Financial program on JULY 9th and they could be publicly accessed by others.

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  4. If nothing is to be hidden why does the Clerk continue to suppress the Krasny-Dettmer opinion on the BlueGem contract completed May 21st? The May 23rd electronic transfer of $500,000 to BlueGem, which Needelman calls some crazy 'good faith transfer during negotiations' is CLEARLY marked on the transfer itself "INITIAL PAYMENT ON SIGNING". Who in their right mind sends a firm $500,000 to simply negotiate?

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    1. Give it up Scott. Take to heart the saying, "a man can be thought a fool if he keeps quiet. If he opens his mouth, he confirms it". You have confirmed it. Take your little farmer's outfit, your bad haircut, and your bad attitude back to the hills of West Virginia. We southerners do not like carpetbaggers like y'all!

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    3. Filing an appeal? On something so trivial as this? Why do you continue to waste taxpayer money? Stop this Scott! You are being a sore loser, and nobody likes a sore loser! Don't go away mad, just go away!
      Try happy hour at Ichabod's. Maybe it will make you "happy"???

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    4. If you grew up in EUA Gallie, then why can't you spell it???

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    5. An objection is not an appeal. If the document is so trivial why does the Clerk not release it?

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    6. The document is not trivial. Your insistence on seeing it is trivial.

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    7. A strange dichotomy. The document will show a contract was to be signed May 23rd which was not the contract paraded as signed on June 29th. Since the Clerk Attorney swore in court there is no such May 23rd contract, should it surface she, her boss, and the Judge and the Bar may have a larger interest than I.

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    8. Well Mr. Ellis you just said it all WAS to be signed, so stop spending the tax payers money needlessly!

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    9. There is no contract until there are signatures Scotty. Except in your world where you did not even bother with any of the formalities before cutting big payments to your cohorts.

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  5. The Needelman Press Release is about as long as the story. The man was hiding from the courtroom, and whomever wrote the release was not there, either. The judge did not 'rule' I had documents. I did not say I sued to get documents I already had, ONE of the documents were in my possession when suit was initiated. In fact after the lawsuit was initiated is when the Clerk showed up with his version of a signed contract on June 29th.

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    1. He was not hiding. I happen to know for a fact that his plaid shirt and wrinkled khakis were at the cleaners today and he had nothing to wear but a suit and tie. So as not to embarass YOU, he decided to stay at home, like the true southern gentleman he is.

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    2. I have no doubt he stayed at home rather than be in court or at work. Certainly he was not so incapacitated as to release a lengthy press release about an event he did not attend.

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    3. This makes lots of sense, Mr. Ellis, if you had documents why did you sue? OMG what are you implying, that there is some other version of a contract? The contract was given to you after it was signed. It was not public record until then and you promptly received your copy! What about this insanity does anyone not see? Mr. Ellis and his counterparts keep filing records request to slow down the operations of the clerk office. It is costing you the tax payers for these requests and by taking the clerk to court he is costing us even MORE money. It seems to me this is harassment.

      There was no need for Needelman to be in court, his employee and counsel was there with ALL the facts as presented to the Judge, whose opinion you still seem to not honor. Whose opinion do you honor? It is not women because you have a low opinion of them too! Your only use for them is to use them to spread your constant lies. You think they are stupid so you can snow ball them with anything. They will wake up and when they do they will see what you are made of!

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    4. I received none of the documents prior to the suit. After the suit some were dribbled to me, others we found as they were posted months after the fact to the financial system. Needelman did not appear so he could maintain plausible denial when the May 23rd contract finally surfaces.

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    5. I guess you did not read what I wrote above, because you keep repeating the same story over and over. Do you think the FACTS are going to change if you keep saying the same thing? NO CONTRACT WAS SIGNED UNTIL the 29th. You are not entitled to a contract that is being negotiated. Why do you keep saying this? Ar you hoping someone will believe it is true if you say it enough? OMG

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    6. I believe that giving a company a cool half mill, just to "continue negotiations" is a lie. Nobody in their right minds gives a company $500K, without SOME kind of contract. What if that company said "Well, we've decided to not work on this project", they could keep the money without some kind of contract. Then the Brevard County taxpayers would be out a half million bucks. Yeah, there was a contract, guaranteed. Where is it? Do you know Anonymous?

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    7. Have you ever heard of an escrow account? No, they could not keep the money once it is put into escrow. I believe you have not done much in the legal world have you?

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    8. Did it go to an Escrow account? Nope. Go back to square one and start over.

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    9. Yes, it went to escrow and where do you find it did not? Why wouldn't it go to escrow?

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    10. Really? According to the transfers, it went to BlueWare directly. Needleman never claimed it went to escrow. To set up an escrow account, there needs to be some kind of contract. I have one with my mortgage company to pay my taxes and insurance. I know exactly what happens to that money, and have a contract to prove it. If Needleman sent this money to an escrow account, why hasn't anyone said that, and why can't we see the contract for it?

      And, how would you know? I'm assuming YOU work for Mitch, and I correct?

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    11. No, matthew, I guess you did not listen to the hearing! It was clearly stated that is where it went. I do not work for Needelman, only listen with both ears! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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    12. Prove it. Show us the name of the Escrow account holder, which company is holding it in escrow. Prove it.

      Bet you won't, because you cannot.

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  6. Vote Ellis, August 4.

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    1. YES!!! I will absolutely vote for Ellis on Aug.4 and I encourage everyone else to go to the polls that day and do the same!!

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  7. Oh, Scotty... last week all your little band of misfits loved Charles Parker for slamming Needelman and Ford for not attending the hot dog fest. Now today they hate him. How fickle is the affection of the truly disturbed? And all because he wrote a fair and unbiased account of the hearing. Sorry Charles, I thought you did a good job. But if you do not praise King Ellis, you are in the dog house.

    Think how much more twisted they will become as the election draws nearer!!! Especially Scott himself who does not do well when cornered and/or pressured.

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  8. I appreciate the anonymous Needlemen postings as they never address anything substantive. Having grown up in Eau Gallie I'm not sure about he carpetbagger comment, but I would say you and your cohorts, depending on where you grew up, could be either carpetbaggers or scalawags. That said, I do appreciate the sound advice of Satchell Paige and pass it along to you, "Don't look back, something may be gaining on you."

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    1. I see I sufficiently embarassed you regarding your inability to spell "Eau Gallie" that you removed the post and then reposted it with correct spelling. That is not sufficient, Scotty. I am "outing you" again on this. You originally spelled Eau Gallie incorrectly, yet you profess to have grown up there.

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    2. And posting lies is substantive? These posting seem to be telling the readers that your posts are very inaccurate. I do not know what growing up in Eau Gallie has to do with anything other then maybe its the water!

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  9. I'm a registered Democratic Party member. I'll be voting for Mr. Ellis, as I know people down there who are miserable now and were happy working for Ellis. I'm not sure if I can vote in the primary but my wife is a registered Republican and she can and will. Let's put an end to the crony politics and kick back deals.

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  10. OMG! Mr. Ellis, you really need to stop your lies! You were struck down today and you will not listen to what the Honorable Judge Harris has told. I guess the judge is corrupt now too! Mr. Ellis is the whole world out to get you too? You have a reputation in this county of trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill. If you think this is going to make the voters elect you, you have another thing coming. You are proving to the people what you are really made of!

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    1. There was nothing struck down, that's an odd comment. By filing the suit the records were delivere except the May 23rd contract and the Krasny-Dettmer opinion on same. The Judge is certainly not corrupt. I not told to do anything by the Judge, next time come with Mitch in person.

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    2. Again, the records were not available to be gotten because they were in negotiation. Stop twisting the facts AGAIN! There is no May 23rd contract, didn't you hear what the Judge said! By law you are not entitled to the Krasny-Dettmer opinion. That again is what the judge told you also. Why are you bringing up the same things over and over and over without merit?

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    3. The Judge has no idea if there is a May 23rd contract. The Clerk attorney specified here is definitely not. Check with your leader about the contract signing on May 23rd with Rose Harr and various other parties from both firms. The $500,000 was transferred and in contract terms a meeting of the mind was achieved. When a copy of the contract from that meeting surfaces I guarantee you your leader will hang his attorney out to dry and state HE never said there not another contract.

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    4. Your big mouth is going to get you in a lot of trouble. You better be real careful about spewing out statements you cannot prove.

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  11. Suspiciously quiet here. Funny how all the Ellisites scurry back under the rocks when their fearful leader has suffered a smack down. Where are y'all? At Ichabod's having a regrouping meeting?? Hey, Scott? Is your favorite cab driver waiting in the parking lot to drive you home??

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    1. Strange comments as all my life people have known I don't drink alcohol. I don't care if others do, but I do not. Never. Ever.

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    2. anonymous 5:15; I think what happened is they might have become wise to the fact that Scott was blowing smoke and now that the Judge has ruled they are running the other way, because as Scott said earlier "Don't look back, something may be gaining on you."

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    3. Strange comment. The lawsuit brought forth the Blueware contracts, invoices, and transfers as the Clerk uploaded months of Blueware financial data on July 9th (just coincidence, I suppose). There was no ruling by the Judge other than allowing Needelman to continue to suppress the outside evaluation of the contract. I'll be able to see it come January.

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    4. How will that happen? You will be back on the farm chowing down on swill with the rest of the pigs!!

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    5. Hey Anonymous,

      You talk a lot of big game, with your little sass mouth, why not post your real name?

      I use mine, why not you? Quite the Keyboard commando you are.

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    6. Yes, yes I am! ;-)

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  12. I still would like to know how a company who bid over 5.5 million less for the same job, who previously done record digitizing for clerks offices in florida did not get the contract. Smells fishy to me.

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  13. Perhaps Scotty needs to be beamed up?

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  14. To all those who criticize the anonymous posters let me explain. Scott Ellis is a crazy vengeful vindictive nut job. Just look at the way he responds to posts. Earlier this year a WWII widow criticized him in a FT letter to the editor. She got shredded in the comments. She is probably about 85 tears old. Who in their right mind attacks an old lady?? His history waaaay back, even pre-clerk days demonstrates instability. Just ask anyone who worked private sector with him. He was a textbook recluse and hoarder in the clerks office. Ask the poor folks who had to clean out his office when he left. Just think rubber gloves and lots of lysol. Behavior is right out of Psychology 101. So to post with real names could be invitation to unfortunate consequences. It's too easy nowadays to track you to your door. I personally do not want to answer the bell and find Scott there. We all have political opinions, but he is over the top. So I will remain anonymous. To my knowledge Needelman nor his supporters have never been threatening to anyone. They do not scare me. But Scott definitely does. So I shall continue with my constitutional right to freedom of speech but do it safely. I suggest all those who oppose Scott guard their identities as well. Strange things happen in the strange times we live in.

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    1. No one attacked the widow. She and many other elderly ladies were used by the Needelman campaign 'team' to send letters to the Florida Today pre-written for them. It's a common tactic by Matt DuPree and Garrett Pomichter. You're not scared of Needelman supporters because you are with them. You may be more scared in the coming months as investigations bring much more to light than fabricated letters and write-in candidates

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    2. Only psychos post in all caps. Get a grip. You are all as nuts as Ellis. That is what years of treating your body as an amusement park will do to your brain.

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  15. Re: "To all those who criticize the anonymous posters let me explain. Scott Ellis is a crazy vengeful vindictive nut job. Just look at the way he responds to posts. Earlier this year a WWII widow criticized him in a FT letter to the editor. She got shredded in the comments. She is probably about 85 tears old. Who in their right mind attacks an old lady?? His history waaaay back, even pre-clerk days demonstrates instability. Just ask anyone who worked private sector with him. He was a textbook recluse and hoarder in the clerks office. Ask the poor folks who had to clean out his office when he left. Just think rubber gloves and lots of lysol. Behavior is right out of Psychology 101. So to post with real names could be invitation to unfortunate consequences. It's too easy nowadays to track you to your door. I personally do not want to answer the bell and find Scott there. We all have political opinions, but he is over the top. So I will remain anonymous. To my knowledge Needelman nor his supporters have never been threatening to anyone. They do not scare me. But Scott definitely does. So I shall continue with my constitutional right to freedom of speech but do it safely. I suggest all those who oppose Scott guard their identities as well. Strange things happen in the strange times we live in."//The person that wrote this and other comments is the only one that shows they have some psychological issues. Knowing Scott for close to ten years; I have only seen an honest, compassionate, intelligent, drug and alcohol free (never done), stable, reliable, trustworthy, man of integrity. He is a likeable person, he certainly is not a vengeful person. He is not running for re-election for self-gain; however, because he cares about the employees he left behind that are miserable. He care about the citizens of Brevard County. He could have just enjoyed a pleasant life in West Virgina, and not deal with any of this sarcasm, lies, and attacks on his character. Scott, is not running for himself, but to clean up the mess the Clerk of Courts office is in. It would help if you would stick to facts and not fiction, then your comments would be credible.

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    1. if if scott cared so much about his employees, why did he "leave them behind" and QUIT in the middle of the term? oh, wait, that has already been answered: he had such a financial mess on his hands with no way out of it, he had to run away. and make no mistake, he had the chop list ready. he was already planning who he was going to ax because he had fouled up the finances so bad and knew he could not sustain the payroll. if he cared so much about his employees, why did he not manage the finances in such a way as to protect their jobs FIRST, and maybe not buy all those worthless computers and a phone sytem that was obsolete before it was installed?

      he is out of money and needs a job. he was always out of money when he was clerk, requesting again and again payroll advances between paychecks. this is something that has been brought up over and over again in this forum, and he ignores it because he cannot answer it. it is public record that he could not make it from paycheck to paycheck, but he will not step up and admit. We don't need him to. It is all there for anyone to see.

      you may have known him for 10 years. the rest of us have known him for 20. and if he is so likeable, why are all those people beachside making up lies about this wonderful guy that put him in a particular bar getting hammered on a regular basis? generally nice guys are not targets like this, and these people have nothing to gain from the stories? if it walks like a duck, it is probably a duck.

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    2. Unless you are with Scott 24/7 you cannot state with absolute certainty that he is drug and alcohol free. If he goes in the bathroom without you, you cannot state he is drug and alcohol free. That is what is aggravating about all the "Scotties". You make wild and unsubstantiated statements about his behavior that you have no way of knowing. You do the same regarding his ethics and integrity. The fact is, you JUST DON'T KNOW. Scott can say or do anything he wants, because he is just a candidate. Needelman is under scrutiny at all times as the sitting clerk, and what he says has to be correct because of the public records laws. Why can't you people GET that?

      So I will ask you - are you with Scott 24/7 even in the bathroom? If not, then stop making proclamations regarding his sobriety, because the fact is, you don't know the facts.

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    3. For the first time in EVER, the clerk's office has surplus money in the bank, the employees are making fair wages, they have decent benefits, they are consistently exceeding all state standards for performance, there will be no layoffs, furloughs or reduction in services guaranteed for a full year from now, and customers are satisfied with the services.

      so what exactly is this "mess" all the scottites keep referring to? everyone screams there is a mess. can someone please define it in a paragraph or two, as i have just done to recap the improvements since scott left? stop generalizing and say what the mess is and more importantly aside from undoing all the employee benefits and salary increases what is scott going to do to fix this imaginary mess? we have not heard his plan. is there one?

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    4. An interesting set of comments by the same person. I don't drink, ever, never. I visit Satellite Beach often checking up on my Mom, I am virtually never there in the evening.
      There was no financial problem. The end of year revenues showed Needelman actually received MORE than we budgeted, $17.1 million versus $16.8 million.
      The whole 'crisis' was a ruse to cover the Outsourcing, an action not to save money but to put money in the correct pockets. The whole Clerk's Office has been up for sale through a series of no-bid and sham-bid contracts.

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    5. You mean he knew all along the finances were bad, so he quite so he could say, he outsourced or maybe laid off all the workers. So he is trying to make himself look good by saying he did not create the problem. So Mr. Ellis had a list of people he was going to layoff, but didn't have the heart to do it, so he resigned to let the next guy take the fall! Aren't we cute!

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    6. Exactly. Finally someone gets it!! He had hit list prepared and had already discussed with HR. But there were a bunch of other issues and rumor of state audit of his books. So he ran before any of that could happen. Now with Needelman having cleaned up the finances he thinks the coast is clear to try to get back in. Problem is all his old records and hinky contracts he wrote are all archived and if by some miracle he should get elected the first act will be that audit of past acts. So getting elected might be the worst thing that ever happened to him. If he loses he loses. If he wins he also loses.

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  16. My God, Scott, Satchel Paige was one of the greatest baseball players of all time, you profess to be a little league coach, and you cannot even spell the man's name correctly? What is your problem? If you are going to quote someone, at least get their name right? But if you admire Satchel so much, here are a couple of quotes from him that you might take to heart instead of trying to impress others with your vast knowledge. Try these on for size.

    "Mother always told me if you tell a lie always rehearse it. If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to no one else." You really need some rehearsal time, Scott.

    "Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common." Your dress, demeanor, and lack of respect for others makes you common. You do not even try to rise above yourself.

    So if you want to start playing the quoting famous people game, it's on. But be careful. People who can't spell should not enter into a game of wits with those who can!

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    1. Mama always told me if you don't lie at all you don't need to rehearse, or do you need to hide behind a shield of 'anonymous'.

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    2. You don't have a "mama" . It is well documented fact you slithered onto land from the bottom of a pond of prehistoric muck.

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  17. SOUND FAMILIAR?

    Leadership style
    Hitler promoted and followed the idea of the Führerprinzip. The principle relied on absolute obedience of all subordinates to their superiors; thus he viewed the government structure as a pyramid, with himself—the infallible leader—at the apex.[192] Hitler's leadership style was to give contradictory orders to his subordinates and to place them into positions where their duties and responsibilities overlapped with those of others. In this way, Hitler fostered distrust, competition, and infighting among his subordinates in order to consolidate and maximise his own power. His cabinet never met after 1938, and he discouraged his ministers from meeting independently.[193][194] Hitler typically did not give written orders; instead he communicated them verbally, or had them conveyed through his close associate, Martin Bormann.[195] He entrusted Bormann with his paperwork, appointments, and personal finances; Bormann used his position to control the flow of information and access to Hitler.[196]

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    1. YEP!! That's our Scotty alright! A perfect characterization of him.

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    2. absolutely, 11:32. that is why it toook needelman 6 months to untangle the nepotism and consolidate positions that were redundant, thereby saving taxpayer money. ellis' structure had everyone intertwined with family members reporting to each other. the more he could create that dependency on each other, the more power he had over all of them, because when one family member's job was in jeopardy they all felt threatened.

      good job, 10:21!!! this is a fine assessment of ellis, the quitter, and how he mismanaged the employees to HIS best advantage!

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    3. HEY NEEDELMAN NITWITS, Ray Charles could see that 10:21 assessment is of Needeldick himself!! But good try Michael and Jennifer!!

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    4. nice try to turn the tide away from mein scotty. but bigger question who is michael and jennifer???

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    5. Needeldick??? Tsk! Tsk! Do you kiss your children or mother with that mouth? Shame on you. Clearly a comment on your own inadequacies turned outward to another. Do you own a sports car? I hear that is overcompensation for, shall we say, small equipment.

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    6. Your mom didn't have a problem with my equipment, chump....

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  18. I think Ellis is posturing just like Obama!

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  19. Scotties? Hysterical! You know there are some really mean people from the Needelman camp You should remember the golden rule and try to practice it more.

    As I said earlier on the original Brevard Times story addressing the hearing:

    I think over all I'd give you a solid B on the reporting. However, I question the use of "Needelman Claims Partial Victory" as the headline. How about they won some, they lost some? Neither of them came out victorious.

    My favorite best line ever from the hearing was when Judge Harris told Longacre that he suggested she not look at her calendar but look at her watch instead for a time frame on turning over the records.

    I also immensly enjoyed when she was trying to tell the judge that Ellis' requests were cumbersome for her so could he approve all future requests? His response, NOT MY JOB...priceless!

    Lastly, the secrecy shrouding this issue does Brevard County no good. Mitch is clearly on the down low until after the election. If he had nothing to hide, why not just show us what he has?

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  20. Oh, Brenda what about this comment from AnonymousJuly 24, 2012 11:58 AM
    You say that Needelman people are mean? Oh, please.

    If it is clearly on the down low then why did the Judge rule he was not entitled to the opinion?

    There is no shroud here, only someone harrassing the current clerk making constant records requests and costing the tax payers money. Trying to make it look like something is not on the up and up. You do not see this political game he is trying to play?

    Taking an elected offical to court because you will not believe the information you have already been provided is all there is? This is costing the tax payers even more money. I believe you can call and talk to mr.needelman any time, I have.

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    1. Well you might be able to, but I myself have done a public records request over a year ago that has never been responded to. Not only that, the last email that I sent to him, and him only was posted to the Florida Today Blogs. If he had posted the letter as written, I would have no problem with it. But he edited it like crazy to make it read entirely different then it had been written. Add on that the person that did the posting did it anonymously?

      Just curious though, you are OK with Needelman paying 8.5 million to a MICHIGAN company when a local company said it would digitize the court records for 2.9 million? If that is the case, don't even talk to me about how much Scott's lawsuit cost the taxpayers.

      And yes, the Needelman posters are mean. I agree on occasion Scott's people might get a little out of control themselves, but it's usually in response to something that was outrageously posted by the Needelman camp.

      Lastly, I used to be a mitchie. I supported Needelman against Scott Ellis in 2008. Scott tried to tell me that I would get bitten. I didn't believe him. Like you, I too believed the lies Needelman told me (no employee would lose their job, no major changes without consulting with the employees, emails telling me to be careful as he wouldn't want to cost me my job...). Well guess what? I found out what Mitch was about. I'll be voting Scott Ellis. I prefer honestly, integrity over smooth talking liars who are only looking out for themselves.

      And before anyone wants to come back and anonymously call me bitter. HA! My life is good. I'm happy to not be working for the COC. I miss my customers as I loved helping them but my 'reorganization' truly was a blessing in disguise. Mitch is going to find out, life does go on after the clerks office...

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    2. I'd like to share this quote:

      “Of course I believe in the free enterprise, but in my system of free enterprise, the Democratic principle is that there never was, never has been, and never will be room for the ruthless exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few.”
      - President Harry Truman

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    3. NONE of the information was supplied, after months of requests for the same thing, until after the lawsuit was filed.

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    4. Yea, Brenda and speaking of quotes, Scott believes this:
      You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
      Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)
      16th president of US (1809 - 1865)
      That is what he is counting on!

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    5. In other words, Scott thinks he can fool everyone all the time!

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    6. Can't Scott tell us what he believes? Or is he so high and mighty now that the minions speak for him?? King Scott has returned. Along with his bunch of court jesters

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    7. There is that over exaggerated comment again: NONE of the information was supplied, after months of requests for the same thing, until after the lawsuit was filed.

      Mr. Ellis,I guess you have said it so many times you must think it is true, but once again, they were not public record at the time you ask for them. When will you stop the twisting of the facts?

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  21. Brenda,ife is too short to fiddle with a fool like you. I have in my possession two emails you sent to Clerk Needelman in 2011 after he took office. One is dated Feb. 12, 2011 and the other is dated April 25, 2011. You need to pull those up, review the contents, and realize the sunshine law that you and your buddy Scott are so fond of cuts both ways. If I were you I would send Needelman another email thanking him for not making those public and then I would shut up and take myself out of this campaign.

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    1. You do hold the e-mails, but not through a public records request. You work right out of the office, as does the rest of the Executive Team and much of the Campaign Team, and they were given to you to further initimidate former employees.

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    2. I believe this post was addressed to ms. Brenda who no doubt is sucking up to you in hope of getting her job back. She tried to threaten Needelman to reinstate her but that did not work. Is she so pathetic you have to answer for her? What is wrong with you people?

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    3. Scott you are so smug in what you think you know but the fact is you don't know diddly. If you knew who I really am you would wet your pants. I am somebody so close to you I could spit on you which I will do when you lose this election. I am a trusted friend who finally figured you out. I went over to the other side but you don't know it. I am still one of your loyal minions to your knowledge. Don't you wonder how Needelman knows some of the stuff he knows? Guess who? Can you say "double agent"? It is getting close enough now, and some of your recent antics are so disgusting that I now want to mess with you a little. Maybe I will start dropping clues to help you figure it out. Stay tuned!

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    4. You have truly become delusional. You know little of me, you fabricate bizarre tings at will to make these Needleman idiots believe you know something and keep your checks coming.

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    5. You just keep telling yourself that, little buddy, and keep wondering who among your cronies is the mole. Cause there IS one!! And it are me!!

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  22. Brenda, I think I found the Scott supporter making these posts! Such a nice man:

    Ron Cook
    Needeldick is such a scumbag. He turns everything around to make himself look innocent as he stated in his comment 07/23 “Courts Rule that Mr. Ellis Received Everything Outlined in his Petition Prior to the Hearing”

    And yes he is correct, he had everything when it was available to be had! No Mr.Ron Cook, Scott is turning everything around to make a mountain out of a mole hill and you are believing his lies!

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    1. Anonymous, you think you found the Ellis Supporter?Great investigation finding who wrote it. I hope you did not spend hours trying to find out. Did you happen to see my first and last name and my picture on the post? In the future all you need to do is look in the upper right corner and there will be a name like I did. Oh hang on I'll say it slower for you. L o o k.....i n.....t h e....l e f t....o r....u p p e r.... c o r n e r and there will be a name, unless an individual as yourself is hiding behind an "Anoymous". See I'm proud of my name and if I have an opinion I will tell you as I did by using my name. Not as you who hide.

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    2. Mr. Cook, I do not have to post my name as I am not the one making unprofessional comments, mr deputy sheriff. Your comment above AnonymousJuly 24, 2012 1:08 PM seems to be a resounded post with no name and no picture or is this just one of you family members!

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    3. You are hiding your name because you work at the clerks office and you are on County time writing all these post,and Mitch doesn't want the public to know that he is paying his Mitchies to fabricate lies on the peoples dime!!! Go get some work done and do your job.

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    4. Oh 6:43, I do not work at the clerk office, I am not on County time, and the only lies or fairy tales on here is from the Ellis clan. Nice try, but once again you are so very WRONG!

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    5. I'm not wrong, and you know it.That is why you feel so compelled to go back through all these post, so you can have the last word.

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    6. what are you doing? pot calling the kettle black! You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wrong

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    7. I'm so right on thats why you keep comming back to see my replies.I sure hope you banking that salary he is paying you...

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  23. As someone who personally knew these people from Michigan, I tell you that she is a crook and Needleman is just trying to cover all their hind ends! Shes lied to all her employees, she has lied to all of you in not only FL but Brevard County. You should feel taken advantage of. Regardless of which election candidate says what, you need to wonder and realize who is getting millions of your taxes. Do a little research and see what is REALLY going on with this company called BlueWare, or wait BlueGEM, or wait is Roseware. Aren't any of you curious why there are 3+ companies. Remember too, this company "specialized" in medical software (and pissing customer and partners off). Now suddenly they think they are going to make money off you hard-working people by claiming they have the ins and outs of the clerks office and other government tasks. Please!!!!! She (the owner, president, CEO, whatever) cant even run her own business.
    Here's a challenge and something to think about... Find out how many employees she had the first of this year, now, how many does she have as of today!!?? Look at the turn around rate!!
    *Like I said, I'M NOT sticking up for a candidate. I am telling you first hand the experience I had with this MICHIGAN company! Be very careful!!!

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    1. Ahhhhh, when a company moves from one state to another I would think people would rather take a layoff package if they do not want to move!

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  24. What happened to Bremda?? Shocked about those emails no doubt. Come on 5:05!! Share what you know. Everyone is curious!

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  25. 9:20, show us where you are finding your infomation, because I searched the internet and all I can find is what a great company they are!

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    1. Dear 5:25am,
      I worked there PERSONALLY and TRAVELED countless time with them. If you were to contact partners and customers personally, you would not get a very pleasant response. I cant SHOW you things due to signing a confidentiality contract.
      TRUST me Id love to!!!!
      Like I said, you don't have to listen to me, but when things start going wrong or you are asked to shell out more money you cant say I didn't warn you. I do know that others were asked to quote the same project and the others came around $3M if I remember correctly (give or take as Im trying to put this nightmare behind me), while Blueware came in over $8M (again I beleive, give or take a few). Now, tell me why this is necessary to spend that much more of your hard earned money.
      Working for that woman was such a stress and truly a nightmare. Never knowing how she would be from day to day. How would you like to sit on pins and needles EVERYDAY? You maybe doing your job perfect to the T, but if you disagree with a statement or anything she believes, you could be fired. I, along with 1/2 the company was laid off with no reasons. Now, she reported bring 40 of us to Florida, I KNOW because I watched, that she did not and was not planning on it.
      I could go on on specific details, but I dont have the time and I dont want to write a book on here.
      If you really believe she is going to hire 190 youre crazy. She could NOT handle the 30-35 she had a ONE POINT. If you all think she is going to hire vets, again, wishful thinking. She does not like structure of organized people. If you're ok with being her pet, go for it and being be-littled, go for it.

      ** Like I said Im not for either political party, Im just speaking from experience about this company and warning people about the constant LIES. **

      Also, I dont usually answer these forums, BUT I'm sincerely worried about this company taking advantage of Beverad County.

      Again, due to me signed disclosure, I cant say certain specifics... So sorry!!!

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    2. Sounds like a disgruntled employee to me. Tell us why you got fired?

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  26. Anonymous 5:48 you just described working for Needelman to a tee! Not only does he employ intimidations tactics, he has his henchmen do it also.

    Sorry to hear about your troubles with the Michigan company (say I'm from Michigan...great place to be from). You raise valid points. Hopefully people will listen to you.

    Have a great day!

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  27. I really do not believe that the company was investigated before being hired and you are just making up this information. Nice story. I checked on the internet and only found rave reviews of the company and even videos from customers!

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    1. Thats fine 6:34, once you see in the end you will know. If you want a "story" go read a fairy tale. If you ran a company and you wanted to put quotes on your website, do you honestly think that you are going to put negative comments. Get real!!

      I wish I could have made it up, I wish I never worked for them...

      You will see... Time will tell.

      PS check the dates on when these REVIEWS were released... now wonder why they were never updated. Did you CALL any of their MOST RECENT partners or customers (those that are left)?

      BRENDA,
      Michigan is a great place, I still love it :)

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    2. I love it too. My mom and three of my siblings are still there. I am not able to visit nearly as often as I like but when I do, I'm always amazed at how they have grown culturally.

      And how nice the people are!

      Again, thanks for trying to give us a heads up. The people of Brevard can be ignorant on occasion, as proven by some of the posters on this page.

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    3. Brenda why don't you and the rest of your carpetbagging friends go back to Michigan where you woul clearly be more comfortable in the ragged out ghetto that used to be Detroit. I hear you can buy houses there for $1500. Sounds like a deal to me. I bet even Scott oils find a little slice of heaven there. You all could buy up a city. Lock or two and establish your own government. Maybe break away from the US and form your own country and all live happily ever after. Think about it!

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    4. anonymous July 26 -5:48 -- Thank you for this information. I do believe you! Rose Harr sounds like Needelman as an employer. They will get along perfectly. I know Blueware was close to being bankrupt before taking $500.000 good faith payment from Needelman on May 23, 2012. I also know Rose Harr went to England and won't be back until after the election, even though she stated to Brevard Times she would hold a press conference to answer all the questions the public had.. I for one am a true believer in KRAMA.
      Thank you again for the heads.

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    5. I am so glad you believe in kRama. It will guide your life!

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  28. 7:25, yes I went back pages (years) on the internet. I have already read a fairy tale, your post.

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    1. Hahahahahah!! Good one!
      Anywho it doesnt affect me Im not near your county (thank the lord)!!

      You will see and you wont want to admit it then but you'll remember I tried telling you.

      PS... you didn't tell me if you CALLED any partners (current or previous) or customers (current or previous)

      Good luck to you, it doesnt bother me! :)

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  29. 8:56, if the situation is as bad as you say, where are the news articles? If I called you, you have already stated you can not talk to me. If I call customers I would assume they will not tell me anything either due to contracts and fear of being sued, so how would you suggest that one could find this info? Also I looked at the BBB site that gave them an A+ so you will have to excuse me for thinking I have read a fairy tale?

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    1. If you knew what a disclosure was you'd understand that there are things I can and cannot say. No customers can tell you what they want. Especially if they arent happy. If it were you and you werent happy would you recommend a them? Im thinking you wouldnt...
      You need to put yourself in a different perspective...
      I can see how you all down here would be excited! A new company is here, offering 190 jobs at $69,000+ a year, offering to hire vets. I was so excited to come help here to. I LOVE it here. I loved WHAT I did there, not who it was for and I didnt agree with the many who were hurt.
      Like I said (sir?), Im not into politics and they ONLY reason I replied to this forum was because I dont want to see as many hurt as she did in Michigan. Im not trying to persuade anyone, because its your choice, but I am putting the facts out there. If I didnt feel so passionately about this I wouldnt be reading the daily articles to keep up. I DO have better things to do.
      I care about people and I DO not want to see them hurt or have to experience this if they dont have to.
      Upon your research, which customers did you come across, how about the partners what/who did you find?
      All I know NOW is that I am so much happier to not have my name with a company who lies, cheats, and likes to do sneaky things.
      I wish that this could have been a huge benefit you down here!!

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    2. 9:44; I am not sure who is confused here, but are you here or there? I know what a disclosure is, I am in the business world too, but I think you might be a disgruntled employee and we all know how those stories go. Lets hear the rest of the story?

      There are lists on their website, pages and pages of information giving information on the background of the owner and the companies they have done business with.

      Like I said before when companies re-locate people do not want to move, so they take the lay off. I am sure they are not happy they had to go on the unemployment line. No one ever is, which is another reason why I do not undertand why the outsourced people are not happy they still have a job.

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    3. You know I know the truth and I dont have to prove a thing to you. Like I said you will soon see!
      I KNOW that the number of employees went from about 35 to now around 10. I was begged to relocate here, as most of us were. I was HAPPY to move here. I STILL AM HAPPY TO BE HERE, WHY DO YOU THINK I DIDNT MOVE BACK!!?? My move was paid by them. So know you Mr. "I-know-it-all", so call business guy, tell me where and what the sense is in paying for relocation just to lay off. Im talking around $5,000 or more. Im not confused, I was the employee who doesnt mind telling the truth, I know that they did ALL they could to make their website look the way it does. I was in meetings regarding this re-build. Those that couldnt move (owned homes, had children or family they didnt want to leave and so forth) were told the could run the MI office. She, the owner was all for it. Its not the JOB its the morals and ethics, which she has NONE.
      You didnt tell me why youd rather spend, or have your county spend $8.5 Million when you could be spending around $3 Million. Youre telling and those who read this that YOU would rather and have your neighbors, friends, and family pay more in taxes and other fees???? That my friend does NOT make any sense and I think you know Im right.
      AGAIN... Did you look up the current and previous partners and customers. Did you call them? Who did you come up with to call??
      PS Im NOT a disgruntled employee. Did you not read where I said I am WAY HAPPIER not dealing with her "light switch" attitude/personality?? Youre telling me youd work for someone like that? Have you have had a job where you were never guaranteed if you had a job tomorrow. I doubt youd be ok with that.
      PS that background is a joke. I know you can talk about your background and add details that are lies. Who cares right, as long as YOU look good. Who care if they can provide like they promise. You dont have to tell me whats on there, as a past employee who watched the hits on who looked at the website, I know whats on there...
      I just cant wait for all those who I know who are getting lawyers and making cases against her!! That will be the last laugh. How would that make you feel if you heard that allllll come out. And I know of at least 5 that are pending...
      And to cover her ***, she let everyone go who could provide a REAL and HONEST description. Smart? Maybe, but I feel shes a coward.

      Again, for being a "business person in the business world, does it not strike you at all that I know some of this stuff. I could tell you address I stayed at overseas, and the countless times I was told to lie to customs to get into the UK just to work over there. But let me guess, thats a lie huh, Im sure your employees make up that crap too huh?? (eyes rolling).

      *** Again, please remember that I am NOT writing to persuade minds, I am NOT writing for politics, I CARE ONLY about the those that WILL be affected. ***

      I dont care if you dont agree, or like what you see, Im just giving you my personal (a few years worth) of experience there. I cant help but laugh at all the articles coming out!!

      Oh and at her little ribbon cutting ceremony, about 3 employees were there because she lied again and didnt move anyone down from the company to work here like she told the press.

      I know others will see this and thats all that matters to me.

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    4. Let me help Michigan anonymous as I have no NDA. Blueware had one foot in the financial grave when Florida temporarily rescued them. Since arriving they have collected $2.2 million cash from the Clerk, State, County, and Melbourne and so far rented an office. They have unpaid vendors and litigation all over the world. Blueware still has a Michigan Office, it is NOT relocating to Florida (this is just a branch) but the layoffs comes from financial issues making payroll. How about checking a few of the references anonymous could lead you to?
      The Outsourced people know they lost their position to sweetheart contracts, not financial necessity.

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  30. Thank you Mr. Ellis :)

    I think its ok for me to say that, but I have to be safe. I hope they dig their grave til bottom and are sunk.

    She cant be allowed to hurt people like this and walk all over them!

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    1. Awwwww, want that a cute suck up?? Maybe "Mr" Ellis has a spot for you in his band of merry men. You will fit right in with the rest of the disgruntled fired employees.

      en.

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  31. http://www.scribd.com/doc/101128918/Ellis-v-Needelman-Order-120726

    Can anyone please tell me how this order reads like a win (Needelman's webpage) or partial victory (this headline) for Needelman?

    The losers in this whole situation are the taxpayers of Brevard County!

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    1. The main thing Ellis wanted was the Krasny and Dettmer letter to prove there was a May 23 contract. Or he wanted the judge to force Longacre to admit there was a May 23 letter. He got neither. The rest of the stuff is fluff - A few emails which really mean nothing and a little financial relief.

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  32. Ellis we are all sick of the pot calling the kettle black. Do you honestly think that by yelling and pointing at needelman it will draw attention from you? And stop trying to threaten with your overblown use of the word "investigation". You honestly think that is intimidating? The only investigations going on from you are in your imagination late at night from your keyboard as you post more drivel. Why don't you answer some of the real questions about you that you so conveniently ignore? Tell us why you always had to get payroll advance? You criticize out of state contracts? Who was that lady you paid thousands to for redecorating your clerk office from thousands of miles away? Crony deals? Let's talk about Matt Nye. I got more. Will you answer? Or keep hiding behind the Blueware smokescreen like you are doing now?

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    1. Matt Nye never did a nickel of work for the Clerk, as you well know. Anyone who ever visited my office knows 'decorate' is not a fitting word. I think you have confused who is on which side of the Blueware smokescreen. Needelman is paying $8.5 million to an unproven firm with an incomplete contract, chosen over a nationwide firm, which has done court records before and done so in Florida, which bid an all inclusive contract at $3.5 million.
      $5.6 million is a lot of vig.

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    2. You buried Nye in a paper trail but not well enough

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    3. Agreed you are a pig and you did trash the decorators work. My daddy always said you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. That is an old southern saying so you might not understand it being a Yankee carpetbagger and all. Even if you came to EAU gallie as a tyke you ain't no native son. You were probably toting a little tiny carpetbag. But I digress. No matter what you want to call your "decorator" you still spent I believe over $20k for her services which she managed to "perform" for you from several thousand miles away. Talk about outsourcing!! Tell me you couldnt find a local woman to service you??

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    4. Let me see, our x-clerk, spent over 2 million dollars on a building to house the records which he says is not needed. If he had Mr. Needelman's vision, it could have been spent for digitizing those records which we are currently paying to house, not to mention the thousands of dollars in file folders, shelves and other items which they need to put those files in storage. The law requires these files be kept for so many years. Do the math folks!

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  33. AnonymousJuly 25, 2012 5:05 PM
    Brenda,ife is too short to fiddle with a fool like you. I have in my possession two emails you sent to Clerk Needelman in 2011 after he took office. One is dated Feb. 12, 2011 and the other is dated April 25, 2011. You need to pull those up, review the contents, and realize the sunshine law that you and your buddy Scott are so fond of cuts both ways. If I were you I would send Needelman another email thanking him for not making those public and then I would shut up and take myself out of this campaign.

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    LOL...proving my point that Needelman posters are just downright mean. Now why would your try and intimidate me by telling me to shut up or you'll post emails that I sent to Needelman? Did you forget I sent those emails and there is nothing in there that I'm ashamed of...I should add as long as they aren't edited!

    I will send Needelman a thank you on August 14th by voting against him for the damage he has done to the Brevard County taxpayers.

    I will remind anyone who reads this blog at this point, which is probably only you and me, Mr. Anonymous, that the real losers of this whole fiasco which is Mitch Needelman is the taxpayers of Brevard County!

    Good Day Sir!

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    1. Brenda you cannot discuss mean. You are the queen of mean. Need I remind you that you fabricated that Needelman was involved with a woman not his wife (which was totally untrue) and stated that if he gave your job back you would in exchange not make that public. You were willing to destroy lives and families with that lie to further yourself. So you tell me---who is mean?

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    2. Prove it. I'd love to see this proof. Perhaps you'll be providing this soon? How about those emails?

      Tick tock....

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    3. Go to the mitchforclerk website. Ther are links there to the information that proves this.

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    4. Not there. Got a better link?

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    5. Ha Ha! Made ya look! :-)

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    6. Wow, are you 12? You don't have squat. You don't have any incriminating emails, you don't have the information on the supposed "Escrow" that this $500k went to, you have nothing.

      Liar. Plain old liar.

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  34. Dear disgruntled ex-Blueware employee: you profess not to care about this and say you just want to help Brevard residents. How noble from such a new resident! But I hope you will understand that none of us is buying that line of bull. With the exception of the incessantly long winded and boring Ellis, yours are the LONGEST posts here. In fact they are almost obsessive in their detail and tone. Nearly desperate in your plea to "please believe me". You don't want to help anyone but yourself in some vengeful attempt to discredit your former employer. A confidentiality agreement such as you describe is generally the result of a bitter parting of the ways between employer and employee where the employer just wants to get rid of a trouble maker and will part with a "settlement" amount to achieve that end. It is worth it to cut out the cancer, so to speak. A confidentiality agreement is ALWAYS a condition of the payment. You were no doubt greedy to get the payment and signed. Now you have found a way to partially defeat the agreement through these anonymous posts. You are walking a fine line here. You are slandering what seems to be a credible company. You have given enough information about yourself here that it is not hard to figure out who you are. If you annoy the Blueware people sufficiently lawsuits may result. Just saying because as one loyal and dedicated Brevard resident to another I would not want to see you get hurt just because of your altruistic interest in our community .

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    1. Look, if I wanted to get back at her I could. I could pull a few documents that would land her in jail, but Im not and wont. Why? Because shes not worth my time. She will get her just reward VERY soon. Little lies catch up to you in the end. I dont care about money. I wouldnt bother going after her in a lawsuit she has no money. I already advise the "others" to not file anything. Its not worth it, she has not money, its not worth the stress, and life is too short.
      I dont live in your community. But deep down I feel the need to voice that. Again, Im not here to change any thoughts, just voice the truth I experienced first hand. And as we can all SEE, you too LOVE voicing her opinion.
      Look I understand that when something that looks SO good can be so hard to not see the ugly truth. I was same way and had high hopes for them, but you can only do so much.
      Well, I put the truth out in public and now the others can read. And if you think I made this up, looks like you make up stories yourself.

      PS, yes my posts are the longest because I HAVE the most experience with them you dont. I have the most information about them, you dont.

      Oh, and still waiting to hear who you contacted and what their names are... Dont want to do you?

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    2. 6:21 Where is the owner of BlueWare? with the research I have done she is in England now and Matt Dupree was with her. He came back but she stayed. Why?

      FYI- I am buying the story from the ex-Blueware employee!! And so are a lot of other people.

      The truth will come out and you 6:21 might want to get ready to be sued yourself!!

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    3. OMG!!! I am so scared. I am shaking in my shoes. If I had known you might threaten me I would never have posted and made you angry!! Oh! What shall I ever do?? Would apologizing to you fix this??? I am soooooooo sorry!!
      Okay folks the comedy portion of the evening is over.

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    4. Ex- Blueware guy!! If this woman is so horrible and is guilty of acts that could put her in jail you have a civic and moral duty to come forward and make sure justice is served!! You profess it, you tease with it, you tell us all what you COULD do and yet you don't do it. So what kind of coward are you? The answer seems to be the kind that has no proof and is making this all up! Either take action or shut up. Nobody believes your escalating stories if there is no action. If you have proof then prove it. And stop blathering about your confidentiality agreement as an excuse. Evidence of criminal activity supersedes all other agreements. So either go to law enforcement or stop with the tall tales!!

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  35. Brenda, wow someone really doesn't like hearing the truth. To go as far as to threaten you and wanting you off the campaign is really crazy. It is obvious this is an employee of Needelmans to even know about any emails. They must know there time at the Clerks Office is about up!!

    I am one that believes in KARMA and I don't have to be a physic to know these employees who have lied and covered for Needelman will be looking for a new job really soon...

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    1. This is all just really sad. I hate to say this, but this makes Florida look like they take any company and are gullible. As a new resident of the state of Florida, it doesnt look good to not do a thorough investigation of a company.

      Best of luck

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    2. Okay Scott. You keep alluding to all these investigations that are going on in your imagination. There actually IS a real one going on but not of who you think. Don't look back because they ARE gaining on you. They are not looking at the clerk's attorney they are looking at YOU. Have a fun day! :-)

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    3. Thanks, Blue guy. I know all about the bogus FDLE investigation launched by Needelman because he thinks Matt and I are hacking the Clerk's system. Note to you, there is nothing there worth hacking.
      The call to FDLE is another smokescreen. Needelman fed Blueware another $250,000 for an 'IT Audit'. The report is exceedingly WEAK, so making a chicken little call to FDLE becomes ANOTHER legal shield to suppress documents.
      Not to worry, I can see it all come January.

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    4. Ah then fdle is up your butt, no pun intended. Pretty sure of yourself since the final report is not out yet. Better pack your toothbrush and a bar of soap. Oh wait! Do you even own those items? And you will have to request the special plaid jumpsuit. Standard issue is, I believe, orange. Maybe if you ask nicely you and Matt can be roomies! ;-)

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    5. I believe you directed this message to the wrong person? Save your comment for the story coming one day in Brevard Times about who needs to start packing.

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    6. Weak, very weak. Is this the best you can do?? I am very disappointed. I guess this all you got when faced with the truth

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    7. Scott if my timeline is correct, ( and make no mistake, it IS) your unconteolled panic attacks started when your little snitches in the clerks office told you rose ware was hired to audit all your contracts from when you were clerk. You freaked out and now that a lot of the contracts have been reviewed I can understand why. You did not go out of state, you went out of COUNTRY. No bids on a lot. Bogus bids on some. Unexplained payments on others. You knew exactly what to accuse Needelman of because it was all from your play book. The only difference being you actually did it while he did not. It isn't over. This is tip of iceberg. You still have snitches but not Paul any longer. You can tell the nice people here what happened to Paul when he got caught spying for you and feeding you confidential information. Have you promised him a place in the kingdom if you win? I hope he has plan b since that is not happening.
      As for your brave attitude about FDLE, are you aware they traced that IP address? You can get those by subpoena you know. If I were you I would not be sleeping well these days. Between Roseware and FDLE you have a lot to think about. Plus that person close to you who plays for both teams... It must suck to be you.

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    8. Wow, lots of bluster and smack talk, little proof of anything. Care to provide it?

      GoogleDocs is simple and easy to operate. Even my 10 year old can do it.

      docs.google.com

      Good luck.

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    9. Patience grasshopper. Soon, very soon.

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    10. You may be able to fool some people about your threats with an investigation. But if law inforcement is involved they certainly don't need your big mouth blowing it for them by telling the person they are being investigated.How long have you worked at the clerks office? Didn't someone from that office get fired a few years ago for giving out information on an ongoing investigation? Oh yeah I forgot you work in finance and do absolutely nothing to collect that fat raise you received except for blogging all day on the county's money. Keep up the work good, your strategy was well thought out.

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    11. It must be very scary for you there inside your head.

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    12. I have nothing to lose to be scared,BUT you on the other hand have alot to lose.Its ok,unemployeement and food stamps lines will be seeing you shortly.

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    13. Person, I do not work I am independently wealthy thanks to a smart family of investors of which I am one. So don't worry your pretty little head about me. I probably spend more a month on dining out than you earn.

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    14. FYI nothing about me is pretty,But handsome I'll take.
      And my comment had no concern for you,and usually people who are wealthy do not feel the need to announce it. I could care less how much you spend,to bad you didn't inherit the smart family trait.

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    15. Again more of your outright lies and half twisted truths. I never said paul worked for clerk. You know he worked for Roseware. Somehow you got to him and he was feeding you info that was confidential. It was discovered and they axed him on the spot. This is typical of you to play semantics games to divert attention or outright ignore questions, like why you constantly needed payroll advances, because you can't answer that.

      You were despicable to your employees. Screaming so loud they could hear you down the hall. You also made people very uncomfortable with comments you made about your wife. Rember your discussion about fertilizing the corn field?? Now that they know Needelman can and will beat you they flung open the closet door and the skeletons are rushing out.

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    16. More diversions. I did not say the IP was traced to you. I said it was traced. You would not be so stupid to access from your own computer but the trail of tracking is there. They even found the computer in the courthouse that acted as the portal.

      The point is not whether the jury program worked, the point is that you went to Canada when any number of US or Florida companies could have won that job. You were the king of outsourcing!! All outside Florida. What did you personally gain?? That is what Roseware is finding out right now.

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  36. If you have ALL this terrible information about this company, please tell us where to find the information? I have gone back years and can find nothing on the internet that indicates there is a problem. In fact the BBB gave them an A+ rating.

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    1. Call Michigan and see if they got paid this week.

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    2. The BBB will give anyone who is a member and pays their fees an A+ rating.

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    3. Is that how you got yours?

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    4. I don't own a business. And I would never do business with the BBB either. I don't believe in paying for good grades.

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    5. Apparently you don't believe in paying for anything. You have made numerous public records requests and refused to pay the fees to get them. Apparently you believe yourself exempt from the rules that govern the rest of us. Just like Scott! Are you his daddy??

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    6. Nope, not his daddy. But, how would you know? Sean Campbell? My bet is yes. I respectfully asked for an exemption, because at the time, I was not working. I received an outrageous quote for a few pieces of paper. I replied back to Sean that I would be unable to pay, and requested an exemption. What's amusing, is that I've gotten better service for FREE from West Melbourne for FOIA requests, than I do from the Clerk of Brevard. And I am not even a resident of West Melbourne. My FOIA request, as I am sure you know Mr. Campbell, are fairly simple. Do you remember what my request was?

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    7. I am not Sean. But the cost was about $6 . Why should you be exempt from paying? That is total BS. We working people are getting mighty tired of carrying you unemployed on our backs!

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    8. And now you're lying

      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WnTiG7YqdQo6guZjzC22Opaa7gApN9cynREaLl58okI/edit

      I specifically asked to be exempt, just as anyone is welcome to do. I have filed hundreds of FOIA requests over the years, and many times, if the cost exceeded what I was able to pay, I respectfully asked for an exemption, and sometimes was denied, and sometimes approved.

      And "we working people"? You think that you're entitled to look down on someone because I work in a field that sometimes experiences temporary layoffs? BS.
      (You can claim to not be Mr. Campbell, but I'm pretty sure you're either Campbell or his idiotic sidekick.)

      But, one thing we DO know for a fact, is that you're a liar. Did you not think that I would save those type of things? Please. Keep lying.

      And your identity will be available soon enough. If you received my information via FOIA request, then your name will be there too.

      Gotcha.

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    9. Be a cold day in hell when you get me. Not worried at all.

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    10. Gotta wonder why you have filed so many information requests. In my life, counting this one, I have filed ZERO. I guess when you don't work you have lots of free time on your hands. Or are you just a cantankerous old buzzard that enjoys causing trouble?

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    11. So, you know about my FOIA request, but you've never filed for a FOIA request. Gotcha. So, you work in the COC office.

      Which still doesn't absolve you from lying, liar. Why not stop being such a chicken and put your real name. Afraid?

      Who said I don't work? Nobody. Now you're making up things you do not know to be fact. But, that's what liars do. Make things up. I am back at work, and have been for some time. But, of course, liars like you don't care about facts.

      Old? Hardly. If you'd actually done any kind of research about me, other than watching Sean or the legal department's emails, you'd know that I am far from old. So, why not put your name out there chicken. Be a man for once in your life.

      So, how's those emails coming along chicken? Since I have shown you to be a liar, it's going to be awfully embarrassing when I get the emails, and they're shown to not say what you claim to say. Pretty sad that people in Mitch's campaign and employees have to resort to being anonymous and lying. Why can't you be honest for once in your life?

      Tick tock! Monday AM.....

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  37. Did some research on this "concerned for Brevard citizens" ex Blueware employee. He is very bitter because he was excited to get out of Michigan and come to Florida but got the plug pulled and so remains in the lovely state of Michigan which for most people happiness is Michigan in the rear view mirror. I sympathize with his bitterness at not quite making the escape, but focus on finding a new job rather than wasting your energy on a political blog in Florida. Even if Scott did promise you a job if he wins doubtful as that is. You cannot believe the ratings of a terminated employee. I point you to Brenda as example of another. It is impossible for someone in that position to not spew forth venom. Everyone must take this in context. This is akin to believing the rhetoric of an ex spouse. They ain't gonna paint a purty picture of you no matter how saintly you be!

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    1. The queen of mean is spewing venom!!! I must have some awesome powers.

      I believe the ex blueware employee. Being from Michigan, I don't get it myself why people want to stay there either but they do. It's truly beautiful up there. People work really hard. Everything moves faster. People are nicer. It truly is a lovely state.

      As to me spewing venom, if that's what you call someone telling the truth, then I am guilty as charged.

      Signed,

      the venom spewing queen of mean aka Brenda

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    2. Now what, Brenda? Are you auditioning for a job at the Michigan tourism bureau ? Desperate times call for desperate measures. Check and see if they might have a job for Scott, too

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    3. I have a friend up there with a great little farm outside of Jackson. Not all of Michigan is Detroit, and for those here from Michigan, not all of Florida is as corrupted as our Clerk's Office.

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    4. Your friend just called. Said he never heard of you. Just another delusional day for Scott

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  38. Hey everyone Scott wants us to call Michigan ?? Who has michigans number? Every time he posts there is more evidence of his ignorance.

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    1. Absolutely. Call Blueware at (231) 779 0224. Ask for Rose Harr, she may be the last employee left. If you do get a receptionist, ask her is she got a check this week.

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  39. sorry, loser, you can't spell psychic, and you have mispelled it the exact same way in your previous posts with your name attached. so see, i figured you out. am i hired now?

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    1. You have proven since you can spell that you are not Joannie.

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    2. Wow you are really scraping to now start on family members. Want us to go there? So far we have respected your twisted and bizarre family situation. I can start digging if you want me to. Do not start with me you will not win.

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    3. you've respected nothing at all, so be my guest.

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  40. Gee, Brenda, back so soon as anonymous? How can we miss ya, darlin' if you won't go away?

    i see now we will have to deal with your alter-ego. no prob. we can handle ya!

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  41. I'm not Brenda wrong again Mike Mcdaniel.

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  42. Not mike McDaniel. Sorry.

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  43. You don't have to apologize to me, You should express that to Scott for choosing the wrong Clerk to vote for.Scott Ellis 2012!

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    1. Oh, Snap! What a clever comeback. I wish I had thought of that!!

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    2. Me too!!! We could be friends. HAHAHA

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  44. Not to change the subject or anything but I have a real important question for Scott that a lot of us are curious about: you quit as clerk and went to the farm. You quit your family because they don't even live in the same state as you. You quit farming to try to be clerk again. So what comes next ? You have quit three in rotation. How long will you hang out this time before something shiny beckons? A movie career? Run for president? Get an Elvis costume and head for Vegas ?? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    1. Did I say Vegas ? Oops! My bad. I meant to say Tennessee .

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    2. The kids are adults and are free to live where they choose in Tennessee. The only thing I quit now was the peace of being away from the slimy characters inhabiting much of Brevard politics and particularly the little toads all hopping around the Clerk's Office. One last clean-up job, four years to straighten it out, then send you all little cards to your new homes.

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    3. So "your kids" choose not to be anywhere near you?? That is the way YOU would spin that. See, I am getting the hang of "Scott-speak"!!

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    4. 5:13 he is the king of spin! Constantly telling a small portion of the facts and leaving some off thereby making it sound like something it is not!

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    5. Johnson City is a great area. The colleges were fine and two graduated there. I'm very proud of what they've done. You seem to enjoy spinning stories on mine, how has your leader's son been doing?

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    6. And what does it matter where Scott's kids live? Perhaps they have good paying jobs there? Maybe they hate Florida, like many people do. Maybe they met a nice guy/gal there, and are staying there to be with them?

      Does it matter? Nope, not one bit.

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    7. It matters because in a candidate profile in HTN Scott lied and portrayed himself as a family man married with kids. As usual he twisted the truth. His wife and her kids left him years ago. They have been gone for a long time. Scott has lived as a hoarding hermit most of his life. Ask the landlord of the house he vacated when he quit the Clerk's job. They couldnt decide if they should try to clean it or burn it down. I personally don't give a rat's patootie if he is married divorced or lives with ferrets and goats. The POINT is he lies about everything. EVERY thing.

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    8. So, did YOU come to that conclusion? Oh, right, most likely just as fact filled as your posts about me, which are about 75% lie, and 25% true. The 25% coming few and far between, and is usually just my name.

      I'd ask you for proof, but we both know that it will never been seen, just like when asked for Brenda's supposed emails attempting to blackmail the Mitch, you sent me on a .2 second wild goose chase, then lied some more.

      Many who live in glass house, not throw stones.

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  45. Brevard Times - may I suggest that you follow the Florida Today and many other publications that would require your posters to sign in with a valid fb account?

    I see that many posts have been deleted and still many more that should be deleted leaving much on this page sounding disjointed.

    Also, if a lot of these anonymous posters had to stand by what they posted here, they wouldn't be posting it. You are allowing people to lie with impunity. I'd like to see it stopped.

    Thanking you in advance,

    Brenda McCallum

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    1. I was requested by the editor to delete posts that referred to people who are not public figures and are not participating - at least by name - in the discussion.

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    2. Why u here brendie?? How many times do we have to tell you goodbye??

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    3. Many people including those who helped their stock offering to tank do not believe in the teeny bopper mentality of FB and choose not to participate. That is no reason to prevent them from having a public platform to express views. You Brenda are just frustrated that you hero is being toppled from his pedestal here and you can't get back at the people doing it.

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    4. What about the dirty mouthed deputy above? He does not seem to admit he is proud of his unprofessional posts? Anyone can make up a facebook page, get real.

      I thought if you were running for public office you were a public figure?

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    5. Thank you Mr. Parker. I'm glad that you included the 'at least by name' comment in your response as it's pretty clear who some of these anonymous posters are.

      And as you can see by the above posts, this type of behaviour wouldn't be happening if they had to put their name on their posts.

      Have a good day Sir!

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    6. Is lying a requirement to hang with Scott ? Or maybe the quit and comeback part is the requirement. Brenda are you not just a little embarrassed to make that big dramatic departure and then be right back business as usual the next day?

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  46. 5:08 you mean our x-clerk is her hero? Who does he resemble? Spider-man perhaps? What a tangled web . . .

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    1. Let's not forget the lyrics:

      Spiderman, Spiderman,
      Does whatever a spider can
      Spins a web, any size,
      Catches thieves just like flies
      Look Out!
      Here comes the Spiderman

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    2. Geez! Now Scott is singing. Where u get them drugs man. That some good stuff!

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