THE CHARLATANS of Swing: FRAN HADDAD - Charles Court East Board - Century 21 Commonwealth - Key Advantage Realty - CAI and Authoritarian HOA Regimes
FRAN: PLEASE OPEN BOARD MEETINGS AND PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION NOW.
- The Community Associations Institute (CAI), law firms (GSL, MEEB), and PMCs (The Dartmouth Group) have created an enviable, but false, no risk situation for themselves. It will not stand examination.
- "The beginning of HOA legislative reform and improved governance thus begins with dispelling the belief that the CAI represents home owners; curtailing the CAI’s influence with our Government agencies, media, and legislators."
- Mass Bill H1110 establishes condominium ombudsman within office of Attorney General (AG) that could POTENTIALLY protect condo owners from predatory practices of HOA condo boards, property management companies, and law firms shilling for CAI and CCAL.
- Elena - Disco Romancing - magical, enchanting diversions ON the mandatory ROAD trip NOT to MANDALAY or to MACONDO (with 100 years of solitude) BUT to BEDFORD to obtain state mandated financials from The Dartmouth Group, but NOTHING ROMANTIC there!
- THE CHARLATANS of Swing: FRAN HADDAD - FRAN: PLEASE OPEN BOARD MEETINGS AND PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION NOW. YOU HAVE APPARENTLY OUTSOURCED CCE GOVERNANCE.
- JAMES T STENTO Needham - The Dartmouth Group - Bedford - Community Associations Institute (CAI) - Condominium Homeowner Association (HOA) authoritarian government by the George Staropoli termed CAI 'Philosopher-Kings'.
- THE CHARLATANS of Swing: Charles Court East Board - The Community Associations
Institute CAI and College of Community Association Lawyers CCAL are clearly TOXIC to INTERESTS of condo owners because their actions, policies, and dogma belie their words.
- GSL’s Lombardi Named Fellow in College of Community Association Lawyers
- apparent DOUBLESPEAK (which camouflages, MISLEADS, DISTORTS, deceives, inflates, circumvents, and obfuscates) by GOODMAN, SHAPIRO, and LOMBARDI discussing a fellowship bestowed on FRANK A. LOMBARDI by the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL).
- George K. Staropoli: "The CAI Philosopher-kings are best to rule HOAs?" " ... designed to teach attendees what is necessary to live happily under the authoritarian HOA regime. And not subject themselves emotional stress or financial loss."
- Lorde - Everybody Wants to Rule the World ->
'GETTING MEDIEVAL' ON OWNER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, PROPERTY, FEES.
OWNER EMPOWERMENT, DEFENSE AGAINST THOSE WHO WOULD BE KING !!!
END TOXIC SILENCE - IMPERIOUS BEHAVIOR!
- Rammstein - Engel - Undoubtedly vulgar, lewd. Of whatever metaphorical significance, it reminds me of Hieronymus Bosch painting using imagery to show wise ETHICAL/MORAL CHOICES are necessary to avoid injury to others in this 'hell' on earth.
- GARBAGE - Special - "Do you have an opinion? a MIND of your own?" - "Queen Astarte has taken to the skies to defend her once peaceful homeland from the EVIL LORDS of GARBANIA (CAI?), who SEEK TO RULE THE UNIVERSE" or at least the HOAs!
- ++ BOARD MEMBER SHIRLEY ELLIS PASSES. WITH 1 EXCEPTION ALL MEMBERS late 70s -> mid 80s! That's some planning! ++ UNRESPONSIVE, MEDIEVAL CONDO MANAGEMENT Newly-elected Massachusetts Governor CHARLIE BAKER, 1975 graduate of Needham High School, clearly demonstrated his displeasure at the MBTA's performance during the February snows. I am sure that he will quickly discern the deleterious effects on owners of UNREGULATED, UNRESPONSIVE, MEDIEVAL CONDO MANAGEMENT by boards, PMCs, and the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and that he will support legislation that 'tweaks' the EXISTING LAW by adding an enforcement provision, providing owners with the information that they need. ++ Clearly, BAKER ‘gets’ the concept of COMMUNITAS that will probably never be understood by the cupidinous, controlling MINDS of the CAI. ++ Captain Renault: “I’m SHOCKED, SHOCKED to find that GAMBLING is going on in here.” Actually, I would NOT be that shocked to find that Frank LOMBARDI, Henry GOODMAN (GSL - Goodman, Shapiro, Lombardi LLC Dedham), and Robert MCBRIDE (The Dartmouth Group, Bedford) were GAMBLING on the community, school, and personal connections of BAKER and STENTO (among others) as entrée into the CORNER OFFICE for the authoritarian, antidemocratic philosophy and ideas of the Community Associations Institute. ++
- A BRIAN WILLIAMS MOMENT @ TDG ++ After the Christmas surprise discovery that the Massachusetts Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license of Jim Stento, VP and controller of The Dartmouth Group (TDG), apparently expired in 1989, I reiterate the necessity of fact-checking ANY written or oral statements / claims made by anyone associated with the board, The Dartmouth Group, Community Associations Institute (CAI), or Goodman, Shapiro, and Lombardi (GSL). Clearly, NONE of their statements can be accepted at face value. It cannot be stated often enough! Puffery deflates rapidly when punctured by the sharp pin of reality. To echo Woody Allen in 'Bananas': “It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.” Fran Haddad has been on the CCE board for about a quarter century. I have been an owner for more than 20 years. In my opinion, over that period of time the performance of the board has exponentially decreased as the influence of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) has increased. ++
- THE BASIC EXPLOITATIVE PHILOSOPHY AND ANTIDEMOCRATIC METHODOLOGIES ++ Apparently, Fran, the board, and others do not have the moral integrity and courage to explicate the true nature of the exploitative philosophy underlying the self-aggrandizing actions of the Community Associations Institute, its supporters, and hangers-on. It is clear to me that like Hitler and Goebbels the CAI 'philosopher-kings' have forged lies and obfuscations. In my opinion, once its antidemocratic methods are better understood by a greater portion of the population, the CAI and its ideas will be quickly relegated to the slag heap of history as was National Socialism. ++
- The Charlatans of Swing: Fran Haddad - Charles Court East Board - Century 21 - Key Advantage Realty (appearance of conflict of interest to me!) ++ FRAN: PLEASE OPEN BOARD MEETINGS AND PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION NOW. YOU HAVE APPARENTLY OUTSOURCED CCE GOVERNANCE.
- The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize - Is this the modus operandi (m.o.) of the so-called CAI 'charlatans’ (1) to pass legislation nullifying owner protection by US and state constitutions and (2) to pander falsehoods to inattentive legislators, owners, and other 'homies' in the 'hoods'? ++ " ... Biggie Biggie Biggie can't you see Sometimes your words just hypnotize me And I just love your flashy ways Guess that's why they broke, and you're so paid (uh) ..." ++ The Charlatans of Swing: Charles Court East - The Dartmouth Group TDG - Community Associations Institute CAI ++ With Homage to Dire Straits and The Sultans of Swing ++ RECHARTER: Resolving the Homeowner Association HOA Constitutional Crisis - CAI NE - GSL Goodman Shapiro Lombardi LLC - TDG The Dartmouth Group ++ Dramatis Personae: Charles Court East board members: Fran Haddad Pete Belval Peg Tally Dave Frawley Bill McCarthy Shirley Ellis Vinnie Zizzi ++ Robert McBride, CEO, The Dartmouth Group James T. Stento, Jr., VP, Controller, CPA (?) The Dartmouth Group ++ Henry Goodman, GSL Ellen Shapiro, GSL Frank Lombardi, GSL, President, CAI-NE ++ Although I will focus primarily on parochial players and problems, these actors and sets are a but a microcosm of a nation-wide crisis. ++ I consider the witting denial of anyone’s civil rights or the deprival of any person of property without due process of law to be anticonstitutional brown-shirted thuggery and 'financial terrorism'. ++ NEVER AGAIN! ++