Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sad, Ridiculous Little "Springboard Economic Development Corporation" Event October 22...

Chism stock photo and blog post by John Hoff

All the way from Afghanistan I can take a moment to be amused at the spam-oidal email I received from Springboard Economic Development Corporation. God only knows why I'm still on their email list, but I am.

Springboard is, of course, a sort of Lennie "Heckler" Chism entity with a heavy touch of Don "Ponzi Scheme" Allen.

Lennie is the notorious woman-abuser who came in fifth place in a five-man race for the Fifth Ward last political cycle, actually getting less votes than a garden gnome. And Don Allen is, well, here's a link that says all you need to know about Don Allen, click here.

So here's the laugh-aloud-funny "invitation" I received by email here on the other side of the planet, when I have time to clear out my inbox spam in between watching for vehicle-borne IEDs to come across the wire...

Hello John!

You are invited to the following event:

You're Invited - Sat, Oct 22nd 9am, Minorities ASKING - Where are our JOBS/CONTRACTS on Federal Funded Projects, Light Rail, MnDOT? Let's Talk Solution - Invited Gov. Dayton, Sen. Klobuchar, Rep. Ellison, Rep. McCollum, LETTER for JOB SUMMIT, CONGRESS

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Attend Event

Oct 22, 2011
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

4801 4th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Dirty JOBS??? Where are OURS? JOBs/Contracts Enforcement? “It’s my responsibility and the responsibility of the MnDOT director to make sure that happens,” Dayton said to Chism. “Every six months, if you don’t see progress … give me a call.” ...

We hope you can make it!

Springboard Economic Develoment Corporation

Please note that last word "Develoment" is spelled just the way it was on the email. 

Yes, this entity literally can't SPELL "development." I don't know who authored the email but, of course, atrocious spelling, bad grammar, excessive capitalization and lack of proof reading are pretty much Don Allen hallmarks.

Note how the author of the email name drops a whole bunch of important folks who are "invited" to the event.

Oh, yeah, like the governor will be there. The state senator.

The only way THAT would happen would be if it were NOT a Springboard event, but Springboard were merely publicizing another entity's event as though it were their own. Then it might happen.

In typical con man fashion, Springboard tries to make itself seem like much more of a successful player than it is.

When these important folks don't show up at this event, then there will be a hue and cry: Why are they ignoring us? Why won't they come and talk about these issues? THEY WERE INVITED.

From the other side of the world, I am calling bulls*** on the email publicity surrounding this October 22 event or, shall I say, non-event.


Johnny Northside! said...

Of course, the ridiculousness of THAT event is rivalled by this one:
You are invited to the following event:
Black Men Unemployment Crisis, Black Woman's Role in the Solution? Tune IN Sun, Sept 18th, 10am-11am, KFAI Radio, Let's Talk Solution, Hosted by Lennie Chism & Monica Maybery

How does this relate to Lennie pushing his mistress out of a moving car? What, I ask you, was HER role?


Anonymous said...

To bad all your Uncle Sam IED Money will be going to PAY JERRY MOORE....

Johnny Northside! said...

Don Allen,

I assume this comment is from you because,

1.) Nobody else gives a damn about Springboard enough to defend it except you and Lenny.

2.) Your atrocious spelling gives you away, as always.

It's "too" bad.

Not "to."

And, well, what you said? That won't actually be happening.

I am confident we will win on appeal, an appeal that will make Jerry's involvement with the mortgage fraud at 1564 Hillside Ave. N. even more infamous than it already is.

Anonymous said...

Her roll was to "roll".

Johnny Northside! said...

Not sure what you mean by that in this context, unless you're making a joke about Lennie Chism pushing his mistress from a moving car.

Anonymous said...

It always seems to be the ism's. Sadism, masoChism, alas, Lenny Chism drowning in his own Jism. It's always some pesky ISM. Ism it?!? From here on out you and the reject from Central High (who likes to rip off veterans who are disabled in their hospital bed) are going to be watched. Period. Closely. I would not want to be a poverty pimp in 2012. The gloves are off.