Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Radio Host Bill Mick, Commissioner Andy Anderson Engage In Name Calling

MELBOURNE, Florida -- A heated exchange has erupted between WMMB AM 1240-1350 conservative radio talk show host Bill Mick and Brevard County Commissioner Andy Anderson.

What led to the exchange was an appearance by Commissioner Trudie Infantini on the Bill Mick Live show on August 6th where the topic was the garbage rate hike proposed by the Brevard County Manager's Office.

Anderson, without directly naming Infantini, took to his Facebook page on August 14 to say "Beware of half-truths and misinformation that are apparently motivated by political ambitions" about the new Waste Management contract with the county.  Again, without naming Infantini, Anderson then added a list of "Myths vs. Facts" to his Facebook page on August 15:

Myth: If your cart is stolen or damaged, you will have to pay $75 to replace it.

Fact: Waste Management will deliver a garbage and a recycling cart to your door for free. If it is stolen or damaged, Waste Management will replace the cart for free. Only if “customer abuse or neglect” occurs will the citizen be responsible for its replacement.

During a presentation by Waste Management at the August 20 County Commission meeting, Infantini asked Waste Management representative, Dina Reider-Hicks, specific questions regarding the free replacement policy of the new garbage carts and what would constitute customer abuse that would disqualify for free replacement.  Reider-Hicks used and example of a customer pouring hot coals into the cart.  Infantini then referred to the contract language between Waste Management and Brevard County.  Anderson interjected, saying he did not want to revisit the contract.  "If you want to make a political statement, go on your little radio show," Anderson said.

About an hour later during public comments, Brevard resident Pat Paisely brought up Anderson's prior comment about the "little radio show."  Anderson responded, referring to Bill Mick, "I'm not going to support a guy's advertisers who wants to beat me up on his radio show.  I'm not going to make a living for him."

Mick, on his 7 a.m. radio segment this morning, then attacked Anderson, calling him clown, skippy,  and a "little boy who happens to have a gavel in his hand."  Mick then played what he called Anderson's theme song, which was a composite song made up of, in part, the Dukes of Hazard theme song Just a Good Ol' Boy and Kenny Roger's Coward of the County.

During the 8 a.m. segment, Mick questioned Anderson's claim as being a financial conservative, his relationship with Xun Energy, and the Field of Dreams incentive payments made by Waste Management.

In response to an email from Brevard Times this morning, Anderson said on Facebook:

"I think he is an idiot has has no impact on my life - he is just a low level shock-jock.   However if the "real coward" would like to discuss it with me off-air - I'm good with that!  I refuse to help create an increased audience for his little show of half-truths and innuendo that only benefits him financially though increased advertisement money.  I will be making my rounds to other media outlets though." 

UPDATE:  Commissioner Anderson has removed his statement regarding Bill Mick from his Facebook page.


  1. WE <3 Andy...time for Mick to be shipped out....maybe Iran..who is dumb enough to get up at 7 AM to listen to his trash mouth..

  2. Is it possible Andy got some pointers on contract negotiations with Waste Management from Mitch? Just wondering!

    1. That is 100% BS, I may not agree with Andy Anderson on everything but have known his for some time. One thing he is NOT is dishonest.

      As to Andy and Waste management: From F/T 20 Feb 2013:

      The Brevard County Commission on Tuesday approved the contract 3-2, with Chairman Andy Anderson and Commissioner Trudie Infantini voting against the contract.

  3. Once again, an elected "leader" publicly bashing a private citizen.. You need to take some lessons in ethics you career politician P.O.S.!!!

    1. Betcha he's buddy's with Needleman!!! Corrupt POS's is more like it...and I will meet ya off the air you parasite!!!!

    2. Anything about Bill Mick's character has got Anderson's and Needleman's beat!!!! These corrupt career politicians are scum of the Earth gutter rats!!!!!

  4. Needleman... ahh... little boy in fat man's clown suit

    Thus Spake Zarmethuselah :()

    1. So sorry...Anderson look so much like Needleman...I mistake him for little boy in fat man's clown suit

      Thus Apologize Zarmethuselah :()

  5. The contract Section 4, Article B2 states: "Customers may also purchase additional carts from the COLLECTOR at a cost of $75.00 (delivery included or purchase from a third party a cart compatible with the COLLECTOR's system. Replacement of carts that are damaged, lost or stolen due to customer abuse or neglect shall be replaced by the customer."

    During the meeting, Commissioner Infantini was asking for a clarification on the above when she was shut down by Commissioner Anderson with his comment to "save it for her little radio show". 1. His interruption of her while she had the floor was a violation of Robert's rules, which the Brevard Charter says they subscribe to and should be followed especially by the chairman. 2. This comment by Commissioner Anderson was rude, unnecessary and not pertinent to the subject on the table.

    The subject of stolen carts is only one of the concerns that need clarification in the poorly written and negotiated Waste Management contract.


    1. That is nonsense, I've known him for 10 years, sometimes I agree with and some times I don't agree with him but never ever do I suspect he is dishonest, he as far from it as you could imagine. To suggest Andy is somehow making money on that waste deal is outrageous, and hurtful. If you have proof fine bring it until then if you don't like his vote say so but leave out the slander.

      Richard Charbonneau
      Satellite Beach

  7. Elected officials serve by the voters and, as a public figure are responsible to the citizens they serve as well as the media. The media no matter how "show-boat" they may want to appear, have the right to respectfully ask elected officials questions. Sadly that same media while on air have the right to offer their opinions (that is all it is their opinion) or discuss a public figure. You don't like it, don't listen to it. If you are an elected official, you take the heat like anyone else and act like an mature adult, not like a 12 year old. Keep your opinions of how you feel about someone to yourself, not discuss it in a public forum where business is being discussed. Grow up. I already know how I am voting next go around. I want mature clear headed thinkers in office. Not children.

  8. just put Anderson on the list to vote out when it comes time to do so.....aaagh my children act way more better than these two babbling bimbos. FYI I dont listen to this retarded show either, I am just tired of this bullcrap. BREVARD CTY NEEDS TO CLEAN HOUSE ASAP

  9. Andy has been a disappointment. I thought he'd carry the conservative torch (and at least we'd have two points of conservative light on the commission), but he has become "one of them"....sadly, as most of them do.

    Brevard (and many cities within Brevard) are going the way of our country...inefficient and bloated government. Unfortunately, much of the destruction has been caused by those who call themselves "conservative" but are anything but...and that means both citizens and politicians.

    For some reason, Brevard politics (at all levels) breeds a Good Old Boy culture--again both politicians and citizens who consider themselves in the political "in" crowd. The result is a majority of the population is reticent to engage for fear of retribution. As evidence, I give you the lady who spoke up at the Commission meeting against the Commission accepting the absolution deal proposed by a beachside city for the misuse of county CRA funds this week who was in tears for fear of speaking out.

    We're a Banana Republic.

    We are well and truly screwed.