Josephine O’Connor: A Role Model of Maturity and Mental Stability…NOT!

17 May

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog now.

This Post Published By So-called School “Teacher” Josephine O’Connor Is A Testimony To The Addled And Confused State Of Some Of The RCS CSD Teachers To Whom School Children Are Exposed On A Daily Basis.

THIS is FAT, Josephine! So Shut Up, Already!

This so-called “teacher’s” idea of a “teachable moment” is protesting her lack of self-esteem, her “weight problem” and “yelling the insult up and down” a “hot hallway full of people waiting for election results.” This is a real RCS role model at work!

If this is representative of the mental coherence and level of self-esteem of even one teacher in the cohort at RCS it is pitiful This post is being published only because Ms O’Connor actually invited it’s publication! [Editor’s Note: We avoided fixing any of the grammar or editing any of the content so that the reader can appreciate the contradictions, the confusion, the perverse irrationality of the post. We’d also ask you to note below those who are responding and to compare the names on the list of Pieter B. Coeymanazis on the PTO who feel that bullying children and local businesses are also “teaching moments.”]

Before you read O’Connor’s post and our comments, we would like to inform you that we have received information that Ms O’Connor is not entirely truthful in her posting; she is not a teacher in the RCS CSD or anywhere else (In her posting she states “Since I am a teacher…Where do you teach, Josephine?!?!)! In fact, she is not a teacher but the RCS BoE board member who arrived late (“Not in attendance at the start of the meeting… O’Connor, it turned out, would later make the meeting and turn the tide on a crucial vote….Just before nine p.m., board member Josephine O’Connor arrived and apologized for not being in attendance for the bulk of the meeting due to other obligations and asked that the board go into executive session so she could be brought up to speed on what had occurred.” See this link Daily Mail, April 26, 2012. O’Connor had the unenviable reputation for being absent or late for BoE meetings.) with some display to break the tie vote on the most recent exhorbitant RCS CSD 2012-13 school budget; furthermore, Ms O’Connor, as a sitting board member voted to give her husband, a teacher in the RCS district, tenure–an act that is somewhat questionable, ethically speaking, since her vote to give her husband tenure was tainted by personal gain and vested, conflicted  interest; ethically, she should have abstained from that vote O’Connor didn’t run in May 2012; apparently she was satisfied with the damage she had already done, and she got her husband tenure so why stay?

Now let’s move on to Ms O’Connor’s posting…we comment in green:

“I am so proud of everyone that worked so hard on the budget. You made a huge difference in people’s lives. [Editor’s Note: Yeah! Can’t wait to see the difference it makes!]

“On another note…

“I want to talk about what was said to me tonight while waiting for the results. A fellow board member asked me why I hadn’t called him back on the telephone. Frankly, after being verbally abused and berated at a board meeting, I don’t feel comfortable calling him. I only want to talk to him with others present because of how I have been treated in the past month. [Editor’s Note: Do you have the date of that BoE meeting? We’d like to review it in order to confirm your statements. You’ve lied already once in this posting.]

“So I replied that I wouldn’t be calling him, that emailing would suffice. [Editor’s Note: Now that’s mature; and real leadership behavior. It’s called avoidance and is a type of denial behavior; very common in the RCS district. Probably why nothing constructive gets done.]
He looked at me and said “it looks like you’ve put on some weight” and turned away.  [Editor’s Note: Any witnesses to the actual statement? That would lend some credibility to this report.] Now, if you think I’m posting this because the specific insult bothered me, you’d be wrong. [Editor’s Note: Really? Well that’s not what we get from the rest of your rant below.] Instead of being reduced to tears or standing shamefully [Editor’s Note: We hope you don’t teach English!]  in the corner, which is what I gather he expected me to do, I did something that I have never done before. [Editor’s Note: As an adult, we would hope not but you do something even more childish, immature, and absolutely SILLY!]

“In that hot hallway full of people waiting for election results, I raised my voice and said “hey everyone: Member of the Board X just said I look like I put on weight, anyone else want to chime in?” I yelled the insult up and down the hallway. I invited anyone who wanted to agree with his judgement of me to jump right in. Simply calling the insult on the carpet gave me a sense of liberation that was amazing. I did it because what was said to me shows what a kind of person that HE is, not me. [Editor’s Note: No, Ms O’Connor, you just made a DumbAss out of yourself, an histrionic spectacle, which is why this post was sent to us: You made yourself laughable with your clownlike display!]

“Since I’m a teacher, I just had to write this; it’s a teachable moment. [Editor’s Note: OMIGOD! She claims to be  an RCS teacher doing this! Am I really surprised? And this is what RCS calls a “teachable moment.” Puhleez! More like a lunatic moment!]

“To even think that I would be embarrassed by being called fat in 2012 is the joke here. [Editor’s Note: But you obviously did, on fair assessment of what you’re writing in this post!] I thought: “that’s all ya got?” My weight? I would laugh if it weren’t such a tragic commentary on the nature of misogyny, which is alive and well I might add. [Editor’s Note: But what about your own self-esteem problem? Even if there were “mysogyny,” wouldn’t a competent, mature adult, a teacher no less, come up with a better public statement than “yell[ing] the insult up and down the hallway”? Most of us would agree that there are more adult ways of expressing one’s self.]

“That’s right, a fellow board member couldn’t think of anything intelligent to say so he insulted my physical appearance. That’s all he had to try and hurt me with. [Editor’s Note: We don’t know you but are you overweight? Is that your own body image? It seems you have an unhealthy fixation on your physical appearance as representing your self or your essence to the detriment of any other qualities. is that so? Sounds like a really big problem, Josephine. How will you manage in a high school with all those slim divas around you?]

“To all of the little girls, young women, middle-aged women, old women who have been verbally pummeled and made to feel less-than for any reason: try yelling the insults from the rooftops. [Editor’s Note: No. Please don’t try that. It’s likely to get you arrested and comitted for psychiatric observation. Have more dignity and you’ll be taken more seriously. And Ms Josephine O’Connor, please don’t teach that sort of behavior to students, they have enough problems finding positive role models as it is!] Because those words have nothing to do with you and everything to do with the awful, twisted, weak-minded and hateful person spewing them. [Editor’s Note: Well, Josephine, that’s not the message you shared in this post! You seem to have thought it had a lot to do with YOU, and the fact you’re sharing it seems to reinforce that observation.] I hope that you find sense of exhilaration that comes from knowing that only your own opinion of yourself counts.” [Editor’s Note: That’s exactly the problem with society today: teachers encourage students not to live, work, and associate as members of community but to isolate themselves as being self-important. The very basics of ethics is missing in that statement! Josephine O’Connor, you are an endangerment to the youth of this community! You obviously never took an ethics course!]

Ms O’Connor concludes her post with the words, “Feel free to pass this along.” We have done that. Thank you, Josephine!

Of course, the usual Coeymanazis chimed in with their usual bovine mooing of chagrin and disgust: Cathy [Long] DeLuca (of all people! and with her history!), Sarah Berchtold Engel, and a couple of others commented, though not on the substance of the post from what we could read. But if you know any of the main commenters named above, you’d wonder why they would want to direct attention to themselves! Especially when weight is the subject!

This is no joke; Josephine O’Connor is a not a real-life teacher (she lied in her posting), but she really did post the message on FaceBook, on an account called “Save the Arts at RCS.”

Read a companion article on another crown dingleberry of the RCS CSD, Matt Miller, self-proclaimed atheist teacher and president of the teachers association (just a nice way of saying teachers union!) at Matt Miller: “I Seen The BLOGGER!!!!”

Thank you for visiting!
The Editor

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6 responses to “Josephine O’Connor: A Role Model of Maturity and Mental Stability…NOT!

  1. Simon

    May 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Everything else aside, no comment on what caused the situation in the first place? You did an ample job of taking apart her writing, I was just curious why you didn’t address the original interaction which caused her response, other than to cast doubt as to if it happened in the first place.



    • Fides qua Creditur

      May 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      In principle I can only comment or respond to what is documentable. I have no information on such an exchange having taken place, much less the type of exchange that O’Connor describes. I could only review her posting and comment on that. The presumption I almost always make is that the spoken word can’t be edited once it leaves the vocal organ; when one writes something there is ample time to edit and check it; the final product can be assumed to be what the drafter intended. That confused and mishappen statement of mental depravity and insecurity was what I had to work with; therefore, I ran with it. Once I detect a misrepresentation or a lie in a text, red flags, go up and everything else becomes suspect. O’Connor’s problems, judging from what she wrote, are so deeply seated that the lie, the delusion, is almost excusable. All other details become tainted with the delusional thought process, or the lie, whichever applies.

      As always, Simon, thanks for the opportunity to reply 😉



      • Simon

        May 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        My only response to that would be to ask if you were present during the bullying of the businesspeople down in Coeymans. You seemed to take that at face value, without being present?

        Harassment is a tough subject. Most workplace training classes state if a “victim” ( dislike that word, but bear with me) *feels* or perceives they’ve been harassed, then a major component has been satisfied. It’s a sucky way to interpret the situations (as what doesn’t bother me may completely knock someone else off their wall), but it’s what case law has dictated in the age of things like sex and age harassment.

        In this case, O’Conner could be completely off her rocker. But if she perceives she’s been harassed (or the more modern, schoolyard-friendly term “bullied”) that’s the major component. True, she could have make up some or all of the story (as you, I have yet to hear from any first hand witnesses to the initial exchange… only the response), but you must also acknowledge that since you were not in ABC Shop of Horrors when the PTO came in and wagged a finger, we have to take both reports along the same perspective.

        The issues between O’Conner and the others are undoubtably deeply seated as you said; however I would put to you as you have demonstrated in prior blog posts the issues between DeLuca (and whatever this group is down there) and the business owners is obviously very deeply seated as well, and we may have to take all these reports with grains of salt from the same container.



      • Fides qua Creditur

        May 18, 2012 at 7:29 am

        Good mornng, Simon:
        We appreciate what you are saying and it is simplistic but cogent. Even if we trim away the psychopathology or the sociopathy of the self-report, we have basically an inconsistent, very lean, non-specific, unwitnessed report made by a person of questionable character and motive, Josephine O’Connor. The incident is being reported against an unnamed Boardmember, male or female we don’t know, who made a cryptic and per se inocuous remark, whose circumstances and context we don’t know. That’s what we have.

        If this reporter were credible, which I hold she is not, and I do so for a number of reasons, some of which I cannot disclose or publish at this time, and if the report were not a fabrication, which hold it is for a number of reasons, some of which I cannot disclose or publish at this time, and if there were at least 1 witness, which there is and more, to the encounter who will testify that the incident did not play out as described, there would be gounds for further investigation, which do not present.

        O’Connor has demonstrably irresponsible, ineffectual, incompetent, and vastly self-serving during her office on the BoE; what she may have accomplished, when she appeared, which was open for betting, was merely to logroll and to attain her own pesonal objectives, her husband’s tenure. It is generally agreed that she is not a team player and is generally disliked by her colleagues. My own studies of her conduct on the board would superficially confirm this observation.

        Beyond the intrapersonal issues we confront here we have the ethical and the politic. The complicating factor is that there are two cognitive groups: those who can grasp abstracts and those who cannot, the former arguing issues and principles, visions, the latter confused by their inability to envision the abstract and in their anxiety and confusion react ad hominem.

        I am not emotinally or otherwise involved in the fray. I merely pick up something, study it briefly, determine it’s veracity and import, and then proceed to offer it for discussion. I am a catalyst in discursive activism, that’s all. I edit out extremes of emotion and most names from comments because they are disembodied assailants; at least I am somewhere where you can reach me to have your say, hundreds who make unsubstantiated, unverifiable, clearly malicious non-specific aspersive attacks are not. Josephine O’Connor’s posting fits into that paradigm somewhere.



      • Simon

        May 18, 2012 at 8:07 am

        You may very well be correct. However I would encourage you to remember that for every person who sees this issue one way, theres another who sees it the opposite. Just like with the DeLucas and businesses.

        Don’t get me going on the voting on the BOE issue.



      • Fides qua Creditur

        May 18, 2012 at 8:18 am

        Briefly: On your first point: I agree completely.
        On the second point: I’ll take your advice unquestioningly and won’t get you goint 😉



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