Boycott the Times Union (a.k.a. Times Useless)

09 Jun

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Of Penises and Post-Its
How Long is the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Community, or Any Community With Any Self-Respect, Going to Put Up with the Turdy Times Union (a.k.a. Times Useless) and Its Pulp-Fiction Journalists?

Scott Waldman & Dayelin Roman
Times Union Turd Journalists

The Only Use the Times Useless and it’s Turdy Journalists Have for Ravena, Coeymans, or Selkirk Is to Dig Up Some Sleeze or Smear, Or Create One to Sell Their Rag! People! Wake Up! The Times Union and Its Turd Journalists Show Up In This Community Only To Make Asses of It and Its Residents! All The Times Useless Prints About Us is NEGATIVE! Or Weeks Old! They’re too stupid to do any real investigative journalism to cover the reall news! Or are they silent for other more sinister reasons?

Scott Waldman and Dayelin Roman or any of the other illiterates they send out know nothing about the community, nothing about its history, nothing about its people and saunter in whenever they need someone or something to smear or slime, do their damage and run back to their pig pens. They smeared some local person or event, they sold their rag, they collect their 30 pieces of silver. That’s American journalism? Well, it is in the Albany and Capital District region. If they’re such hot shot journalists what the hell are they doing of all places at the Times Union, in Albany, and stuck with covering not news but what they fondly refer to as the “hill towns“…I guess that makes us all the hill people, then. Sounds like a title for a cheap horror flick. Don’t know if I can deal with that label! Can you? How about Pursuit of the Post-It People or Penal Penalty of the Penis Painter? Nah! Don’t do much for me either. Let’s get back to the real business before it gets really silly.

Beat it! Times Union! (Waldman’s probably beating it as we write!)

In better days when people like that showed up in our towns they’d be sent packing…or our local constable would make their lives uncomfortable. As it is, locals welcome them and their smear as if they were covering the prom queen’s first dance with her prince. No! Too positive. Are you people nutz? Do you like being made asses of? Do you hate yourselves that much? And our local protectors, our Coeymans Police are too busy harassing and intimidating local residents to give a whit about the carpetbaggers as they roll in. Maggots!

The report on the senior’s prank distracted me from Part II of the Geneology of Corruption, Residents Complain. But when I read the benign events at the high school when compared to some of the other high schools, I breathed a sigh of relief until…

I read RCS Superintendant of schools remark (as quoted by the Times Useless’ Scott Waldman, who we all know has a little trouble with facts, truth, and correct quotes):

“In an email, Superintendent Elisabeth Smith referred to the Post-It note prank as vandalism. She said the spray-painting was “most likely” a separate incident than what happened inside the school and student access to the building being investigated. She said police are looking into the spray-paint vandalism.

“As adults in this learning community, we are not willing to sacrifice the health and safety of ourselves or our students, we are not willing to sacrifice the integrity of our school building, and we will not tolerate the loss of valuable planning or instructional time,” she wrote. “These acts and any similar acts will be dealt with in accordance with our disciplinary code of conduct, and with the assistance of local law enforcement.” (“RCS seniors suspended over Post-It prank. School administrators identify 29 students by watching YouTube video,”  Times Union by Scott Waldman, Friday, June 8, 2012.)

Vandalism?” Any other place would call it art! Where are you MOMA?

Get a grip, Ms Smith! Senior pranking as benign as this should suffice with a simple single-day suspension and the commitment of the seniors to remove the penis paint! Law enforcement!?! Are you totally nutz? Who? The Coeymans Police. Don’t make me pee myself laughing! Maybe the FBI or the State Police? Yeah! That’ll be a priority case for them. Right after they arrest the entire Coeymans Police department! My guess is that it probably was a Coeymans cop, or one of your perv teachers or coaches that did the porno artwork!

I don’t doubt for a minute that you need law enforcement to control your rabid teachers and coaches, and your bullying problem, Ms Smith, or to control the lunatics on the RCS board of education in their backstabbing and conspiracy operations, but against the seniors for a prank? You really need to get some rest and reassess your policies!

If you feel like getting heavy-handed with your disciplinary and code of conduct policies, and involving law enforcement, try doing so in handling the budget vote irregularities and fraud, your looney-toon teachers and your bullies, getting the Coeymanazis off the PTO and off the board of education*! Try those for starters and application of code of conduct policies.

*There’s little hope of enforcing policies against teachers or teachers on the BoE because the Superintendant is a former teacher and principal at the elementary school; she’s in the thick of the cliques! But give her a chance and some time. Let her prove us wrong.

Goes to the Times Union

And is Shared by Collaborators
Turd Reporters Scott Waldman, Dayelin Roman, and
Superintendant of Schools Elizabeth Smith!

And let them attend their senior picnic! That’s an event that marks an important transition for them. No one has a right to deprive them of their moments…they’re entering a horrible world and need some fond memories to look back on. It ain’t been no picnic growing up in this community!

Boycott the Times Union, Cancel Your Subscription, Tell the Times Union What You Think of Their Coverage and Performance in a Letter or E-mail! Tell Superintendant Smith what you think of her public condemnation of RCS seniors, and about her handling of the scandalous situations at the RCS high school!


Elisabeth R. Smith, Interim Superintendant
RCS Central School District Office
15 Mountain Rd.
Ravena, NY 12143
Telephone: (518) 756.5200

The Times Union
Box 15000
News Plaza,
Albany, NY 12212.
Telephone: (518) 454-5694

Vice President and Editor: Rex Smith,
Online Executive Producer: Paul Block,
Associate Editor: Michael V. Spain,
Editorial Page Editor: Jay Jochnowitz,
Senior Editor, Local News: Teresa Buckley,

 I have to get back to our exposé Part II: Geneology of Corruption, Residents Complain. Stay tuned!

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5 responses to “Boycott the Times Union (a.k.a. Times Useless)

  1. Simon

    June 12, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Did you see the note sent to the staff via email by the principal? It was a very well presented explanation of the event and why the kids were dealt with the way they were.

    While I still think there may have been a better way to handle this, I feel comfortable with his explanation as presented.



  2. Simon

    June 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I’ll post the same comment here I posted on the TU blog:

    There must be more to this story, as this seems to be a MASSIVE overreaction (by the RCS administration).

    The building would have been occupied from 7 to 11pm at bare minimum by custodial staff and potentially by others. I don’t see how you can penalize the students for being in the building when I as a member of the public could openly walk into the building at that hour.

    I agree with the earlier poster (again this refers to the TU blog!). This prank caused NO damage to the building. If doorknobs were glued then sure, penalize those kids (they have security cameras remember!) and make them pay for the damage. But post-it notes seemed to be an entirely creative and no-impact thing to do.

    It seems like the administration is grouping these kids in with the painting vandals in order to have someone to blame for that incident.



    • Fides qua Creditur

      June 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Apart from my concern and surprise that you spend any time on the TU blog…

      Absolutely right, Simon! It’s histrionics at work again, and the easiest ones to punish are the kids, who, admit that they used the post-its because it was the safest and least injurious (although I would also argue it was terribly wasteful!). The entire argument of their being in the building after hours is total rubbish, and indicates not that the seniors were malicious but that the security polices of the school district leave a great deal to be desired! Maybe the administrators should be suspended for negligence or dereliction of responsibilities. Again we are witnessing power without accountability at work.

      I am particularly miffed by Smith’s loose tongue! She played right into the hands of the turd journalists to the detriment of the district! Shame on Superintendant Smith!

      What a lunatic school district! What a psychotic community!



      • Simon

        June 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        The security concerns were exactly what I had in mind, although didn’t include in my TU blog post.

        The schools are a resource of the community and need to be protected. All the main doorways within the school have security panels on them. Even if there was custodial staff in the building, the “critical” doorways (the one I can think of off the top of my head is the door in the main hall as you enter the building via the main entrance and go to the left) should have been secure. What if the people entering the building wanted computers?

        We will never know if the staff in the building were disciplined or counseled for being THAT inattentive in their surroundings for 4+ hours. That would be bound by confidentiality (although I’m sure you could ask John).

        But like I mentioned, I believe there’s a bigger story here that we’ll never know. These kids are being too forthcoming to be as guilty of as severe an infraction as the district is saying.



      • Fides qua Creditur

        June 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm

        Very good points. But I do disagree that the real story may never come out. They tend to come out eventually. Not that anyone will confirm or not. Someone will ‘spill the beans.”

        Thanks very much for the comment.




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