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Poll: The Coeymans Police Department…Or Not?

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Most Citizens/Residents Are Very Tolerant of Police Tactics Either Because They Have Some Reason To Believe They Can Get Some Special Consideration or, More Likely, Because They Feel Intimidated and Fear Reprisals, Retaliation.

Have You Been Abused, Brutalized by the Coeymanazis?
Do you really feel safe and protected?

This Poll Explores Your Feelings on the Coeymans Police Department And How You Feel About Filing a Complaint About Police Misconduct in Your Community.

Got Petty Cash?

Highlights from the June 26th Coeymans Town Board Meeting: The Coeymans Police Department says that $300 petty cash is not enough. They want more. How much more? Try $1000 “petty” cash! The Board approves the request. Are they completely out of order or What? That puts new meaning on the words “petty cash!” Petty cash is supposed to be a small amount of discretionary funds in the form of cash used for expenditures where it is not sensible to make any disbursement by cheque, because of the inconvenience and costs of writing, signing and then cashing the cheque. Well, that certainly solves the paper trail problem, doesn’t it? (According to most sources $100 is sufficient for most small businesses…but then maybe the Coeymans Police Department is moving up and is now big business, Coeymanazis Inc.!)

To Serve (Ourselves)
&
Protect (Our Godfather)

And did you know that the Coeymans Police Department has the authority now to impound any vehicle at their discretion (not that they know what the word “discretion” means)?!? And they’ve raised the per day impound lot charge, too!

Please Participate in the Poll Below and Leave A Comment or A Confidential Message at RCS Confidential.

But before you go to the poll questionnaire, we thought you’d enjoy this little  this cartoon scenario:

Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca , Josephine O’Coonor, and David Soares are out on the town and sitting at the bar at Yanni’s chewing the chitlins, and Harold Warner crooning in a corner! Then police chief Greg Darlington saunters in with his wife, Mrs Darlington (Soares’ secretary) and Nancy Warner, while Hal Warner’s court clerk sachés in and takes a seat at the end of the bar, from where she can keep an eye on her ex-squeeze, village justice Hal. You don’t get the connection yet? It’s coming. John “Junior” Biscone pops his head out from the kitchen where he’s doing pasta with John Bruno. Michael Biscone’s washing dishes as his brother, Junior, adds a couple of dirty pans to Michael’s pile. Greg Teresi slinks in with dad Joe Teresi, who does a karaoki number from the Supremes, and then they find a corner table where they hold royal court, right under a picture of their Godfather, John J. Biscone! Some ARANY and DEC thugs are having some heads down discussions with Josephine Dority (Biscone), who is trying to sell them a bridge, when a couple of NYS assemblymen start dancing the “Deluca Fat Lady Dance,” later joined by Soares and Mrs Darlington. Ryan Johnson and Kerry Thompson are checking IDs and harassing guests at the door, collecting cover charges. Deluca has Peter McKenna cuff a RCS business person to a table leg so he’s immobilized, but McKenna later denies he did it. You still don’t get the connections? Be patient. Donna Leput-Hommel, R.J. D’Esposito, Melanie Lekocevic, Dayelin Roman, Scott Waldman, Sarah Engel, are all lighted up by their iPhones (the source of their “brilliance”), busily texting on FaceBook, while off to the side we see Betsy Smith, Brian Bailey, and Matt Miller being served with summons and complaints. Through the window we see a group of RCS residents huddled together, raising their tin cups for a couple of coins to get something to eat, while Cathy Long Deluca suggests they go out and collect bottles and Supervisor Stephen Flach passes them, looking the other way, hurrying to join Soares, Deluca, and the ‘in-crowd,’ as they sit down to a sumptuous pasta-and-sausage-feast with chief cookers Biscone and Bruno, who toss some garlic bread over to Johnson and Thompson, who greedily gobble it. Fr James Kane (RC Church of St Patrick) blesses the meal and gives a short sermon on adultery and hypocrisy…and how to make it work for you. George Dardiani is the head waiter tonite serving cooked justice from the steam table, as he eyes Joe Tracey lumbering from table to table obediently collecting the “tips” for the “servers”, while saving the scraps for himself. As he makes his way to the ladies room “Dirty-Hands Jerry” (Wait a minute! Did he just slip some of that tip into his pocket? It’s OK. Tracey will be blamed.) DHJ gives Joe Tracey a kick, and Johnson and Thompson chuckle gleefully. The Blogger is sitting in an out-of-the way booth with a couple of collaborators, taking notes, as the scandalous predators nervously look around, hoping to identify him or her.

Jerry Deluca

 Dirty-Hands Jerry, Greg Darlington, and David Soares leave the bar arm-in-arm, while David Soares tucks a check into Darlington’s pocket, while Dirty-Hands Jerry winks appreciatingly to the NYS assemblymen, who are still doing the Deluca “Fat-Lady Dance” on the dancefloor with Josephine O’Connor and Joe Tracey.

 The present situation in Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk has become a democrat political machine over the past 30-50 years. It’s time for a change and the best change may be to switch to a grassroots party that represents the community and not national party lack of principles.

Here’s the Poll:

David Soares

Remember in November: This man, P. David Soares, Albany County District Attorney, MUST GO! Replace David Soares!!! Soares has allowed his office to be misused, tainted, and compromised and has failed in his duty to properly and diligently prosecute corruption and misconduct in your police department His record of selective prosecution and his visually challenged (his ethnicity and background may be a major stumbling block to his vision) view of law and order are troubling. (Did you know that Soares was born in Brava, Cape Verde, an island off the coast of West Africa?) His connections with Albany Law School already make him a prime suspect for being a member of the Albany boys club (Albany Law School is a legend as a prep school for the boys club) with its love and history of corruption and dishonesty. Does it surprise you that Albany would be only a bigger Coeymans with people like Soares in the office that oversees law enforcement in the county?

Another One Who Needs to be Voted OUT!

Tom Dolan
NOT for Senator

Where has a 2:1 Democrat-to-Republican ratio gotten this community so far? Right into the hands of the Coeymanazis like Gerald “Dirty-Hands” Deluca, the Biscones, the Brunos, the Teresis, the Rotellos, the Darlingtons (He’s just a toy; his name doesn’t end in a vowel). Time for change? You betcha! But this time it’s gotta be change for the better!

But which is the real Tom Dolan?


And
Tom Dolan is NOT the solution; he’s part of the bigger problem in RCS! It’ll be sheer disaster if you put him in the NYS senate!

Thank you for participating in the Coeyman’s Police poll. We also hope you enjoyed our little cartoon scenario, too. Let’s get together and clean up the community!

Thank You!
The Editor

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation and assistance!

Thank you, again!
The Editor

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Abuse, ACLU, Aggression, Albany County District Attorney, Albany County Executive, Albany County Sheriff Department, Albany County Supervisor, Albany Police Rejects, All the Justice You Can Buy, American Civil Liberties Union, Anger, Big Brother, Bully Cops, Burning the Constitution, Capital District, Cathy Deluca, Cathy Long, cathy@policeaffairs, Coercion, Coeymanazis, Coeymans Police Department, Conflict of Interest, Conspiracy, Corrupt Justice, Corrupt Legislature, Corrupt Police, Corruption, Crime and Punishment, Crisis, D. M. Crosier, David Soares, Dayelin Roman, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Fraud, Frustration, George Dardiani, Gerald Deluca, Greene County, Greg Teresi, Gregory Darlington, Harassment, Harold Warner, Hudson Valley, Ignorance, Incompetence, Intimidation, Investigation, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joe Tracey, John J. Biscone, John Neri, John T. Biscone, John T. Bruno, Joseph Edward Tracey, Joseph Teresi, Josephine O'Connor, Josephine P. Dority née Biscone, Justice and Courts, Kerry Thompson, Law, Law Enforcement, Lies, Lurking, Mayor Bruno, Michael Biscone, Misconduct, Misinformation, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, NYCLU, P. David Soares, Police Incompetence, Police Rejects, Police State, Police Thugs, Ravena Village Attorney, Retaliation, Ryan Johnson, Secret Police, Smalbany, Small Town, Stephen Flach, Stifling Freedom, Stop the Bullying, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Tracey Traver, Transparency, William "Bill" Bruno

 

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag…Oh Yeah!?!

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I Was Struck By an AHA! Moment When Reviewing the Video of the June 5 RCS Board of Education Meeting, and Wonder If Any Of Our Readers Are as Awed As I Am With this Observation

New Sign On Entering Coeymans

The president of the board of education announces the meeting and asks the assembly to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence. Everyone accepts the invitation, rises, and recites the words, then stand in silence. Happens every time that way. But it struck me that you pledge like you pray: MEANINGLESSLY. If it weren’t meaningless, you’d take that moment of silence and think about what you just pledged. But isn’t it kinda silly you’re pledging allegiance to “the flag?” Not to the Constitution, not to the People, Not to the Nation–and if your recitation of the so-called pledge is sincere, how do you explain your behavior after the pledge and the moment of silent reflection that should follow that recital?

Lynch Mob

Well, all you patriotic, loyal, pledge-spewing dyed-in-the-wool Americans, almost immediately after the pledge you turned like a pack of rabid rats on each other! On the board one evil twin continues the attacks of the ostracized other evil twin and demands the resignation of the board president! Others disrespect, insult, and interrupt other residents’ exercise of freedom of speech! Still others complain that they voted for something but aren’t getting it (Perhaps because they didn’t know what they were voting for?). Maybe you’re all in the wrong country, the wrong world, maybe the wrong universe. But one thing is damned certain: You are wrong-headed!

Did you know that Francis Bellamy (1855 – 1931), a Baptist minister, wrote the original Pledge in August 1892. He was a Christian Socialist. Yes! A Socialist!!!!

Francis Bellamy in his sermons and lectures described in detail how the middle class could create a planned economy with political, social and economic equality for all. The government would run a peace time economy similar to our present military industrial complex.

In 1892 Francis Bellamy was also a chairman of a committee of state superintendents of education in the National Education Association. As its chairman, he prepared the program for the public schools’ quadricentennial celebration for Columbus Day in 1892. He structured this public school program around a flag raising ceremony and a flag salute – his ‘Pledge of Allegiance.’

In 1940 the Supreme Court, in Minersville School District v. Gobitis, ruled that students in public schools, including the respondents in that case, Jehovah’s Witnesses who considered the flag salute to be idolatry, could be compelled to swear the Pledge. A rash of mob violence and intimidation against Jehovah’s Witnesses followed the ruling. In 1943 the Supreme Court reversed its decision, ruling in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that public school students are not required to say the Pledge, concluding that “compulsory unification of opinion” violates the First Amendment. In a later opinion, the Court held that students are also not required to stand for the Pledge. That’s democracy for you! Sounds a bit like RCS doesn’t it?

One objection states that a democratic republic built on freedom of dissent should not require its citizens to pledge allegiance to it, and that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects one’s right to refrain from speaking or standing (also a form of speech). Another objection lies in the fact that the people who are most likely to recite the Pledge every day, small children in schools, even many adults, cannot really freely give their consent, and many adults don’t completely understand the Pledge they are taking.

Now back to YOU! How do you reconcile your Ravena village slogan “The Friendship Community” (we’ll have more on this when we publish our “Incest and Better than Banjos” geneology of corruption article this weekend), the principles of the Pledge, and your behavior in the community and at public meetings, a right and a privilege of freedom of assembly to exercise the right of freedom of speech (a freedom interpreted to be limited by what you say and how you say it in the company you say it in)? And what do you reflect on during that holy moment of silence? Murder? Mahem? Hate? How you’re going to degrade or shame your neighbor? Whose resignation you’re going to demand tonite? Or how to justify the LIE, “It’s for the kids!”

I have a pretty robust GI tract but watching that video and listening to some of you people made me pretty much physically SICK!

Just a couple of closing observations:

  • You who think that you’re getting short-changed by finding that class sizes are being increased or classes merged and the number of classes reduced have no basis on which to complain. In the Superintendent’s budget presentation at the May 1 board of education meeting there was nothing said about not reducing the number of classes or increasing class size. In fact, those were options that were being considered as austerity measures, and no statement was made that they were somehow connected with a defeated budget nor that they would not happen if the budget were accepted by the vote. The superintendent, in fact, opened her presentation by stating that the budget is a “financial roadmap” but that the “road is uncertain.”
  • The 2012-13 budget was NOT accepted unanimously by all board members at the April 17 board meeting! Be clear on that point. So don’t go lumping the entire board into one box and don’t attack the very board member(s) who opposed the budget. The ones you need to go after are the members of the teachers’ clique on the board who voted to accept the 2012-13 budget and put it on the ballot (H. Engel (teacher and husband of a teacher), J. Latter (husband of teacher), J. O’Connor (wife of teacher and whose tenure she voted to approve), T. Traver (evil twin of J. O’Connor), A. Whalen (retired teacher)) and those in the community who did everything conceivable to get you to vote YES!
  • If I’m not mistaken, those of you who are now complaining about class sizes and class reductions are the very ones who voted YES! You jumped on the propaganda wagon and sucked up all the pretty, soppy slogans, and condemned those of us who were urging caution and prudence! You don’t present a very pretty or happy picture now in the video, especially you Ms Hommel…you seem a bit unhappy, if you’ll allow us the observation.
  • Did any of you read your dear teachers association’s  Memorandum of Agreement, written by your double-dipping atheist darling Matt Miller? Did any of you listen to the Superintendent’s budget presentation? Most of you agreed to it all with your vote. The actual promise made in the Superintendent’s presentation was: No reduction that impacts students or programs, and jobs were protected. Nothing more. In fact, she actually outlined possible austerity measures. Go back and review the video; it’s still available on line. It is purely ignorant and baseless to argue that a modest increase in class size will adversely affect students. So Shut Up! It’s your behavior that’s adversely affecting the students!
  • The Superintendent emphasized that to make things work the district needed the help of the community. So far that’s not happened. All the district has gotten has been complaints and insults. And all the abuse is coming from the YES! voters. Funny, that. The same people urging consensus and collaboration before the vote are still appealing to the trouble makers to stop the infighting, make peace, and work together. But there’s still so much unhappiness. That may be because certain of those people who before the vote urged acceptance of the budget are the same ones who after the vote  have been very busy crucifying others and creating all sorts of lunatic distractions and chaos. But they’re a bunch of nut cakes! Why aren’t the rest of you getting your heads together and getting the real work done? Let the Coeymanazis and the Deluca Losers Club do their looney tunes. They’ll soon fizzle if you learn to ignore and shun them. You don’t have to dance to their tune! Even if you have made your bed and your neighbor’s bed by voting Yes! you don’t have to be so damned disgruntled. You don’t have to dance to the Coeymanazi tune!
  • And stop being so damned complacent. You don’t have to give a standing ovation for Cathy Long Deluca’s proposal of a Bottle Campaign!

    Be Bad! Be Bad, Little Monkey!

    Most of you just voted to accept a more than $41 million school budget with a 6.8% tax increase and now they want you to go out and pick up bottles to support programs you still want to keep!? At 5 cents a bottle…Good Lord! Did you all flunk math!?! Tell Cathy Deluca to pick up her own damned bottles, cash them in, and write a check. You have to take a third job to pay your school taxes, and she wants you to pick up bottles! You’ll be doing that soon enough just to put food on the table! Has she no shame? (She doesn’t, we know that!) Or maybe Deluca Public Affairs can help out. Or maybe Jerry Deluca can use his “political connections” with the DEC to get some help for the Bottle Campaign. “Come little monkeys, my pets, let’s collect bottles!” Our advice: Be bad, little monkeys, be very bad! Tell her where to stick her bottles!

There are some real problems and you’re not dealing with them:

  • Get the loonies off the board of education (luckily Traver and O’Connor are soon to leave). Don’t wait til the last minute. Start looking for intelligent, honest candidates to run (No teachers or teachers relatives, please! Your love affairs with teachers has caused enough problems already.). Protect and support the good ones you have on the board.
  • Deal with the bullying in the schools, especially the RCS High School. If you don’t there’s going to be a rash of lawsuits! There’s the Dignity Act now to deal with, and it’s going to open a number of cans of worms. You wait and see!
  • If you feel you have a gripe, there’s FERPA, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. (Read more about FERPA at Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).
  • There’s too much power and too little accountability. Teachers and coaches have a long history of abuse. Administrators have a long history of brushing off parents and concerned residents. Make them accountable.
  • Stop being SHEEPLE! One of the major reasons this community is in the dire straits its now in is because too many of you have been sitting back, riding the waves, and delegating your power and rights. The police and courts are corrupt because you let them become corrupt. Clean them up. If you don’t like the corrupt power structure that’s been in the community and operating  behind the scenes for more than 30 years, boot them out. We’ll be telling you who they are in future articles.
  • Most importantly stop being led around by your nose rings and spoon fed by the mouthiest and loudest cows in the community, and get the facts. That means not relying on the crappola that sells newspapers but doesn’t educate you, like the Times Union (a.k.a. Times Useless) that rag tears down and destroys more than it has ever built in the past 25 years. Its journalism stinks. Unless you make the local rags more reliable and less beholding to their drinking buddies (Ravena Halfway House crowd) you’ll never know the truth! It’s been legend for years that the local politicos and godfathers get to read the Ravena News Herald before it goes to print and decide what goes in and what goes out! Maybe legend but all legend is based on some truth! Collect the news yourselves! Make sure it gets into print. Or don’t subscribe or cancel your subscription to make your voice heard!
  • Complain! Comment! Compliment good work! Reward good! Complain and then compliment and reward; don’t just be negative!
  • And, of course, READ THIS BLOG 😉
  • And the next time you recite the Pledge of Allegiance, think about what you’re saying and what it means; then, in your moment of silent reflection, think of how you can make things work in your community, one community under God!

    Stop Being Village Idiots!

Reminder: Stay Tuned for our Geneology of Corruption Series

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Posted by on June 7, 2012 in ACLU, Albany Schenectady BOCES, All the Justice You Can Buy, Anger, Anti-Bullying Law, Bled to Death, Blog, Blogger, BOCES, Boogeyman, Brian Bailey, Budget Presentation, Bully Cops, Bully Teacher, Bullying, Burning the Constitution, Cathy Deluca, Cathy Long, Coeymanazis, Coeymans Losers Club, Coeymans Police Department, Complaint, Conflict of Interest, Corrupt Police, Daily Mail, David Bartlett, Dayelin Roman, DEC, DeLuca Public Affairs, Department of Environmental Conservation, Dignity Act, Dignity for All Students Act, Donna Leput Hommel, Elizabeth Smith, Endangering a Minor, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, Freedom of Information Law, Freedom of Speech, Frustration, Gerald Deluca, Greedy Teachers, Gregory Darlington, Harassment, Harold Warner, Hypocrisy, Ignorance, Intimidation, James Latter, Joe Tracey, Joseph Edward Tracey, Josephine O'Connor, Liberty Weeping, Losers Club, Matt Miller, Memorandum of Agreement, Misdemeanor, New Baltimore, New York State Education Department, News Herald, Pam Black, Perjury, Pieter B. Coeymanazis, Pledge of Allegiance, Police State, Poll Misconduct, Program Cuts, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central School District, RCS Board of Education, RCS School Superintendant, RCS Teachers Association, Retaliation, Ryan Johnson, Sarah Berchtold Engel, Stifling Freedom, Stop the Bullying, Teacher Misconduct, Thomas E. Dolan, Times Union, Times Union Blogs, Times Useless, Tracey Traver, Transparency, Vampire Teachers, Verbal Abuse, Voting Irregularities

 

We Asked…You Responded: Thank You!

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We Asked You for Your Help in Identifying the Coeymanazis Who Were Bullying the Local Businesses Suspected of Opposing the 2012-13 School Budget Levy of +6.8%. You Responded and What You Provided Is Serious Stuff! 

Coeymanazis
in the Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School
The Trollettes

This FaceBook text was forwarded to us in response to our request for names involved in the bullying of local businesses and the slandering of the local business group, the Greater Coeymans Ravena Community Business Group.

This exchange is taken directly from the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO (Parent Teacher’s Organization) FaceBook account (Pieter B. Coeymans PTO)! Note that the so-called Pieter B. Coeymans PTO is a “closed group” it selects who can view it and who cannot. It identifies itself as “We are the PTO of Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary, A place to learn and grow.” Really?  Perhaps this little group of PTO Coeymanazis has a lot of learning and growing to do! So, this is how the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO members behave and how they conduct their business?!? No wonder the RCS CSD schools are going to hell in a handbasket carried by the Pieter B. Coeymanazis!

From what they are plotting it appears that this bunch of witches on electric brooms sat (probably too heavy to stand) at the  meeting but don’t have the íntelligence (You’re kidding!) to comprehend what was said at the meeting (Well, it looks like the BoE crybaby, Hommel was there and asked to leave because of her idiotic behavior! She’s part of the coven below.)! The individual who forwarded this advised that the PTO group allow only certain “approved” people on their FaceBook site? Is that possible? Its not difficult to comprehend how these individuals could misunderstand what was said to such a degree, knowing who they are and who they hang out with. It seems like they were at an entirely other meeting!! Also, isn’t McTigue writing for the News Herald??

Here’s the actual exchange on FaceBook (on about May 12, 2012):

RJ DEsposito …We need to band together and not let a bully [Editor’s Note:  A “bully?”]  hiding behind a blog and a couple of people falsely claiming to represent the businesses in town to use scare tactics in order to keep people quite. I sat in a meeting and listened to them try and say that the blog represents how people in our area feel.  [Editor’s Note:  We don’t doubt you were sitting there but if you didn’t have your head stuck so far up your butt you would have actually heard what actually was going on!]. They went so far as to ask Coxsakie Savings Bank and the Bank of Greene County to advertise in the blog. [Editor’s Note:  This is an absolutely false statement!]  They also showed the blog (it was printed out and put in a binder to pass around) to one of the founders of the Coxsackie Chamber of Commerce.  As if our area was not already getting enough bad press. [Editor’s Note: Thanks to people like you!] This has gone so far past vote yes or vote no. (but vote yes please!!…lol) I have spoken to a couple of business owners and they A. were not invited to participate in this organization and B. never even heard of it, yet here they are lumping everyone together and making us all look bad. [Editor’s Note:  You really don’t need any help from us to look bad! You’re doing just fine on your own!] something needs to be done. Any suggestions?” Saturday at 12:13pm

Marlene McTigue likes this.

Sarah Berchtold Engel [Editor’s Note:  This is sitting BoE member H. Engel’s wife, also a teacher at Averill Park.]  Print out the business listings and SHOW these reputable businesses whose list they are on! I would bet they have NO IDEA whose website they are being “promoted” on! We all want a healthy business climate, but THIS group is not going to do that. I would be mortified if my business was on their list! Saturday at 4:13pm mobile.

Marlene McTigue Can you send me the complete list? Does this association have a website? Saturday at 6:44pm

RJ DEsposito When i get home i will send it Saturday at 7:09pm via mobile

Donna Leput Hommel http://albanysouth.com/ Saturday at 7:14pm via mobile

Donna Leput Hommel Mar, please let Kenny &  Billy Jo know they are listed! Saturday at 7:15pm via mobile.

Marlene McTigue Oh dear, I will but I’ll let them have a peaceful Mother’s Day first because this will go over like a lead balloon as it will with so many of the businesses on the list I think. Yesterday at 3:24am

The Pieter B. Coeymans PTO FaceBook group (click the link but you’ll have to sign in on FaceBook) is a “closed group”, you need their approval to read or post anything; we now  know why: it’s a way to use social media for illict puposes like this anti-community activity by Esposito, Engel, Hommel, McTigue . But one thing is really obvious: someone in their “closed group” has exposed them! Probably he or she  feels like most of us do: Enough is enough! and they have to be stopped. Thank you, Anonymous!

Parents: Do you know what’s going on in the Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School PTO?

In keeping with our standard policy, we would like to offer those persons named in this report the opportunity to respond, perhaps to deny that this is going on. Let’s see if they step up to the plate.

Marelene McTigue writes for the Daily Mail group that includes the News Herald newspaper. It’s a disgrace to think that someone entrusted with reporting in the news media is such a pulp fiction journalist, and betrays the community by such an involvement. Shame on Marlene McTigue, Coeymanazi on the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO, slanderer, libeler, and conspirator. Shame on the Daily Mail and the News Herald for having such a perv on their staff. Shame on the RCS community for subscribing to and reading their deceits. Shame on the Pieter B. Coeymans PTO for having such evil trollettes in their organization.

Please keep the information coming in. Somehow, we’ll get rid of the evil in town and perhaps get a new start!

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What do the Signs Tell Us?

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The Rats Are Busy!

Flash! We just received a very disturbing comment from a local businessperson… that comment reports that the Coeymanazis are making calls to all of the member businesses of the GREATER COEYMANS RAVENA COMMUNITY BUSINESS GROUP telling them that if they don’t leave the group, that the Coeymanazis will force the community not to do business with them. That’s how the rat pack in Coeymans works!

Read the Comment under Know What It Feels Like to Be BLED to DEATH?

Stop those RATS! VOTE NO!

 Cruising Through the Area Today, I Noticed All the Signs Marring the Landscapes, and I Thought About What Those Signs Tell Us. Here Is Our Reading…

Ingenious! Brilliant!

This One’s Our Hands-Down Favorite and It Speaks Volumes!

This one simply shouts out: “We’ve Had Enough of Your Sign Vandalism! Try Trashing This One, Stupid!

With all the nastiness in this budget controversy, probably the worst demonstration of moronic behavior has been the YES! side’s trashing and vandalism of the NO!’s signs. Totally unfair play but Hey! were in the RCS district! Do we expect different? But this local business person’s response was unique and utterly brilliant–a courageous challenge to the local gangsters and the Coeymanazis! Bravo!

Then we have the signs that take the children hostage and ransom them for a vote. Here’s one of them:

Pure Propaganda

This One Is Just Pure Propaganda. It Appeals to the Emotions, Not to the Head. One of the lowest tricks in the book to get people to do what you want them to do is to tug at the heart strings. We see it regularly on the television when they show dirty South American or Aftican children and appeal to you to adopt one with your check! Or those animal rescue commercials with the abused puppies and kittens; how can you not give and give more? Well This is no different, they’re taking the school children hostage and demanding your vote as ransom! Don’t fall for it!

The sign is posted conspicuously on the lawn of the home of a Coeyman’s town justice.  Why is that important you might ask? Well, New York State has what is called the Code of Judical Conduct that governs a justice’s or judge’s conduct. Specifically,

  • Section 100.5   states that  ” A judge or candidate for elective judicial office shall refrain from inappropriate political activity.”
  • Section 100.2    “A judge shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all of the judge’s activities.”
  • Section 100.3    A judge shall perform the duties of judicial office impartially and diligently.
  • Section 100.4    A judge shall so conduct the judge’s extra-judicial activities as to minimize the risk of conflict with judicial obligations.

It really looks like the judge has made a big mistake. By placing that sign urging a Yes! vote on his front lawn the judge is broadcasting that he is partisan in a heated political debate centering on the 2012-13 school budget. In addition, and considering much of the illegal intimidation, harassment, vandalism that has been going on during this debate, he is broadcasting that he is not impartial but supports the group for the budget over and against those opposing the budget;  he is supporting the special-interest teachers union. Furthermore, it’s not enough we have one ex-cop in a judge suit (H. Warner), now it appears we have a town justice broadcasting that he supports the political group spearheaded by unethical and atheist teacher Matt Miller and the Jerry Deluca gang, the Bartlett-Hummel-Dingbat gang of Coeymanazis. The judge, in other words, has broadcast loud and clear his potential for bias and prejudice and should not be on the bench!

Read more about the Rules at Rules Governing Judicial Conduct of the Commission on Judicial Conduct.

We have pictures of the sign and we will be filing a formal written complaint to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct demaning that town justice Dardiani be sanctioned or even removed from the bench for his unethical conduct! (There will be more on this issue after the vote, too.)

We All Know About Clusters, Don’t We?

 Flooding the area with signs all over the place makes the false impression that there’s also numbers behind the signs. That’s not so in the propaganda world. But it does influence some of the stupider one’s seeing the signs. What it does mean is that they don’t have what it takes to pursuade people with sound facts and figures, so they’ll try to make them think that they are big enough to carry the vote. It’s just a smoke screen, people.

The cluster effect also means that this is a bunch that, like their signs, stick together…they don’t have the guts to stand alone, they can only act in a pack, like rats, under cover of darkness.

Please note also that the signs are impersonal, have no warmth, no personality, they’re plastic just like the people they’re advertising. Think about it…store-bought, cold, plastic…are those the kind of people you want making your decisions for you?

They’re Blowin’ It Out Their Butts!

It’s a snow job but did you even consider what all those signs are costing them? Who’s paying for it? And what are they getting out of it? Well, if that budget gets passed, we all know who’ll be paying the bill, YOU!

This is another example of the “appeal to their emotions” type of propaganda: the luvy-duvy crap…manipulating you through the symbols that the pictures and the colors represent:

You’re Being Manipulated!

 This is basic psychology 101 but you’d be surprised how many geniuses fall for the ploy. It’s the same level of manipulation that they use when they take the kids hostage for your vote. This time it’s like a child’s note written by impersonators…tug, tug. You have to see through their tricks and how they affect you.

I’ll close with just a couple of signs that really have a message; you can see it as well as feel it. The first sign, the truck, is one of those signs rich in meaning. here are a couple more:

Purely Simple and Honest; No Hype. Handpainted by a real human being!

We liked this one because it’s honest and human. A real person took the time and energy to create this sign that expresses his or her position and calling out to the reader to vote NO! How good does it get?

And this one has the same effect but it’s also asking the reader not to soak up all the toxic waste that’s been fed to them by the Coeymanazis but to know the facts.

Use Your Head’s People!

This is a real person speaking to YOU! Telling YOU to use your head, your God-given intelligence to know the facts for yourself. Don’t be bullied, intimidated, harassed or over run by the sign clusters of rat packs. Just know the facts and vote NO! Simple, to the point, honest. Not plastic, not mass produced; just another human voice going out to the reader.

But of all the signs we’ve shown and commented on, the one that says it all is the lone sign, standing there, challenging, courageous, made with human hands, it’s message as simple as its design:

Strength and Courage; Independent!

It’s Judy Sylvester, a courageous woman with the guts to stand alone, not in a cluster, powerful in the simplicity of her message. That’s the kind of persons we need on the RCS Board of Education, courageous, human, unoffending, smart and independent. Judy Sylvester, like her signs, can stand on her own and doesn’t need a rat pack to back her up!

Thank you! Judy!

By the way, did you know that Howard ENGEL, a candidate for re-election to the RCS CSD Board of Education is a teacher married to a teacher, and is member of the teachers union at Averill Park? Did you know that candidate for election to the RCS CSD Board of Education Edward “Teddy” Reville is married to Engel’s sister? Sunilda Swan is also a former teacher. A. Whalen is a retired Teacher. Sitting board member James Latter’s wife, Amanda Latter, is a math teacher at the RCS middle school. Particularly disturbing is the Board of Education meeting of November 1 at which residents call for the immediate resignation of sitting Board member James Latter for breach of confidentiality and endangerment of a student, RCS Sports Association misuse of funds, questions regarding the RCS Sports Association’s non-profit status and 990 tax returns (non filed). O’Connor is a teacher. And you still don’t think the teachers are running the RCS BoE? In the name of fair play, get the teachers off the Board of Education!

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation and assistance!
 

In All Fairness…

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

The Residents of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and the New Baltimore Community and School District Deserve Much Better Than They’re Getting.  The Only Description of the Situation that Comes to Mind is:

The Scandal is Everywhere!

This Blog, with the Cooperation and Collaboration of Many Residents has Recently Exposed the Snow Job and the Finagling that’s Been Going On and the Deceitful, Misinformation That’s Been Published and Circulated in Recent Weeks in Public Statements Made by the Teachers Association and in Letters to the Editor Written by the Major Perps and Pervs and Published by Needful Pulp Fiction Backwoods Reporters.

We’ve exposed the scandal of immorality in the major fingerpointers in a campaign to drive a fine member of the Board of Education from his elected seat; the very ones pointing the fingers were booted off the Board ostensibly because of their immorality and poor performance. As Matt Miller about his FaceBook promotions and his statements before and after the elections. But sit down when you do it.

We’ve pointed out that those very fingerpointers were the ones who saddled the RCS school district with a swimming pool that is worth as much to this community as a refrigerator is to Eskimos; built of materials that can’t withstand the stresses of blasting in the quarries behind it and so poorly designed it cannot host competions. Ask Jerry Deluca about this! (While you have him cornered you might want to ask him about the Coeymanazis and their secret meetings conspiring to undermine the democratically elected RCS Board of Education!)

We’ve argued against the disproportionate influence of the teachers and teachers association on the RCS Board of Education and how they favor anything the teachers association asks for and obstruct anything that might not be in the teachers’ interests. We’ve argued that teachers, former teaches, and the spouses of teachers need to be booted off the board and now! There has to be a level playing field! The Board must be able to exercise independence and autonomy in making its decisions and that is impossible if special interests have voting power on the board! Ask Schools Superintendant Elizabeth Smith about this.

 We’ve pointed out the problems in school sports and the fact that the coaches and assistant coaches may be endangering the players. We’ve pointed out a well-known problem with the aquatics director and his abuse (verbal) of the students–we repeat: a well known fact but he’s still there.Helmet Brain. Traumatic Brain Injury.

We’ve pointed out the questionable practices and concealment well-known in the RCS Sports Association and its code violations and vindictiveness. We’ve pointed out the total lack of transparency in its financial business and other suspect practices. Ask Bill McFerran about this, the financial recordkeeping (if there is any), where the money goes, the tax status of the Association, etc.

We’ve pointed out a number of discrepancies and misleading points in the Superintendant of Schools budget presentation and the impractical notion that a 6.8% increase cannot be sustained by this commuinity and we urge the community to vote down that budget. The contingency budget will keep the RCS districat at the previous year’s levy and even further require $1.5 million in cuts! We provided a list of a number of schools across the state that are biting the bullet and facing the reality that the policy of spending more to get less just doesn’t work nor or ever. The RCS community together with its neighbors in Greene County, in New Baltimore have no other choice than to VOTE NO! on the 2012-13 Budget!

We’ve pointed out the imprudence at this time of expanding the Ravena Public Library; it’s idiotic to consider a move and spending of that magnitude in a time when we need to be pushing AUSTERITY measures. The library board has no answers for such questions as HOW MUCH? WHEN? HOW? And the answers they do have are far from convincing. This is not the time! The library director and the library board must come up with concrete answers to concrete questions. You must not be asked to buy the Brooklyn Bridge (again)!

We are not aware of any figures in terms of library utilization or demographics that could support such a plan. In addition, the library board wants to more than double its space in an age when most libraries are reducing space in response to the trend in digitization and online resources that are replacing print-based newspapers, journals, and books! 1000 books fit easily on a Kindle or Nook but take up hundreds of square feet in a library. In 5 years the trend will only have become more obvious but the library board, to get any money from the state of New York, has to sign a 10-year lease for the new library and that doesn’t include adaptation work costs! It’s idiotic! Vote NO! on that crazy project.

Worse than all of the above is the situation with the teachers and their teachers association. Not only to they bully the Board of Education but Matt Miller, president of the RCS Teachers Association is consistently misleading the voting and taxpaying public to believe that the teachers are dedicated and sacrificing; that they have the students’ interests at heart. We’ve said in the past that they should put their paychecks where their mouths are. What do they do? The offer a LOAN, a half-year “pay freeze,” in response. But here’s the clincher: after the 6 months they get RAISES! Pay increases! It’s a win-win for the teachers. Here’s another fact: the average teacher ( called “instructional staff”) in the RCS district makes more than twice as much ($63,000-70,000 annual salary) as the average non-teacher (non-instructional staff) who makes an average of about $30,000 a year, and the teacher gets several months off every year, gets additonal support for “professional development,” and they still complain that they don’t have enough. Well, we think the taxpayers in this district have had enough. Don’t you?

Student or Teacher? You tell me!

The New Testament (Matthew 7:16)  tells us that we will “Know them by their fruits.” This has come unexpectedly to light in a recent development where a number of RCS high school students left some really nasty comments on this blog. One student actually wrote that her “teachers were there and laughing at the idiocy” of this blog. Since when is honest reporting and presentation of facts to the community and to taxpayers “idiocy.” If you read those comments–we published them on this blog and you can read the comments–you will have to ask yourself “What in hell is going on at that high school.” “What are those teachers doing all day?” “What are they doing with our kids?” You’ll have to read the students’ comments–they’re published on this blog– to understand the seriousness of what’s going on in the schools in your district.

After one of the students went over the top in escalating his abusive conduct, we had to advise him that he would be banned from the blog, that his comments would not be considered, that they would be immediately trashed. In addition, we had to advice the Superintendent of Schools and the School Board of the student’s misconduct. We even had to notify law enforcement of some of the threats the student was making. But that’s what’s going on in the high school. (For more information, read our two posts on the incidents.)

Speaking of the New Testament and Scripture, have you read our post on the RCS teacher who does not repeat the “one nation under God” in the pledge of allegiance and, when asked by his students Why? tells them that he’s an atheist! Ask Matt Miller, president of the RCS teachers association, the teacher, about this one.

Let’s be clear on one thing: We do not find the fact that the students commented or that they feell they have a voice in what’s happening. Commitment and dedication are important. What we are pointing out as a serious defect is that those students were on the blog all day long, from 9 a.m. through to about 3 p.m. and then from about 5 p.m to about 9 p.m. And the language they used and the thoughts they expressed were, well, not quite what you would expect from teenagers talking to and about adults! The language was filthy, disrespectful, arrogant…and “the teachers were there laughing.”

That’s what you need to be looking at. Where is your money going and for what? They can’t spell, they can’t write a sentence, the state report card shows that the RCS district is failing and it’s not because you are stingy with your cash…let’s be real, there’s a far more insidious and serious problem and you might want to start looking at the company your kids are keeping all day long!

And don’t blame the non-teachers on the Board of Education; they’re fighting tooth and nail for you…they have no special interests except an interest in justice and fairness but they’re hobbled too much of the time by the special interests of the teachers who are on the board.

Teachers Association Bullies

Read our report on the Superintendant’s Budget Presentation and read our recommendations and notes on the candidates. One candidate Edward Reville is married to Howard Engel’s (a board member) sister; Engle is a teacher and his wife is a teacher! It’s literally incestuous if you allow Reville on the board or Alice Whalen or re-elect Engel. You might as well make the RCS CSD Board of Education a department of the NYS Teachers Union, the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)!

You need to seriously look at the postings on this blog. Then you really need to ask some really serious questions about what we are saying and you have to ask the people in charge. But for starters, you need to think realistically and not in terms of an ideal world.

Vote NO! on the Budget. Vote NO! on the Library. Vote NO! on the buses for now. Find out who’s running for the Board of Education and who’s married to the teacher, who’s the former teacher, who’s the teacher and get them off the board! Find reputable intelligent moral persons in the community and get them to run as a write-in candidate. Send us their bios and we’ll support them. We have 400-700 readers every day and those readers will pass on what they think is good. Give it a shot; it can’t get any worse than it is now.

If you like what you’ve read on this blog send a link to a friend, a relative, your elected officials. Make your voice heard. You have power but you have to use it to better your life, your community, the future.

STOP THE SCANDAL!

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What Your Kids Were Doing in School at RCS Today…

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

If You Are Wondering What Your Kids Are Doing When They’re At School–And You Really Should Wonder–, Here are some Examples.

Misfits Just Don’t Fit Neatly Anywhere.

 After Reading This You May Want to Think Again Why RCS is A Failing School and Whether Your Teachers and Their Supervisors Are Worth the Money!

You may also want to question whether your kids are  using those electronic gadgets you provide them with to best use, and whether your paying for telecommunications and computers so that they can write stuff like this:

This young man, whose real name is Timothy, started off with a pseudonym, “jack’s inflamed sense of rejection” and you might know him just by that assumed name if he’s your kid. “Jack-O” writes from e-mail kph@nycap.rr.com at 9:43 a.m.:

This is a vapid, short sighted, deceitful and overwhelmingly ignorant blog. Instead of real facts it is filled with morons who are appparently as anti-progress as they are anti-intelectual. I feel like the short sighted coward who runs this blog lacks any courage to present his “arguments” (I say this loosely because very little of what is posted here has enough truth behind it to even constitute as a real argument) in public to those he has singled out for dissent. Do the “smalbany” community and leave it. Remember that passing a 0% budget, rather than the well thought out 6.8%, would not only severely damage the school and town’s infrastructure but it will damage the lives of the children who attend it. Please keep this in mind next time you post you disgusting pedo-sadist.
“Sincerely, The Concerned Students Of RCS High School.”

Jack-O’s thought processing is a bit strange as is his language, but that’s what your paying for…this guy’s allegedly an RCS senior ready for the world!

Jack-O writes again from kph@nycap.rr.com at 11:10 a.m:

“Well seeing as you responded to not a single issue that I have placed before you and rather dodged the topic I see fit to dodge yours. You call me immature yet you reference my perceived ignorance with sphincter anatomy, how laughably asinine and poorly thought out. Now I know that on top of a blinding sense of self superiority you are also a childish megalomaniac who seems to succeed only in dodging real challenges when placed before you. Now to adress our anonyminity; and your own seeing as you are equally hyopcritical and cowardly. We are a group of students, mostly highschool seniors (amazing how someone pressumably half your age seems to work with twice the level of intelligence and decorum?) If you wish for names we are more than willing to oblige, knowing that you will remain hidden while shackled by your fear. As students and educated citizens (quite unlike yourself) we see it only fit that you either write a “fair, truthful and complete” blog as stated above, or remove your ill-conceived filth that you parade as “fact” from the internet. In the mean time please resume with your unbacked lunacy and borderline slander of otherwise upstanding rcs faculty.
Sincerely, Timothy, Cassie, Karin, Tyler, Sierra, Brandon and numerous other students”
“PS: I’m hoping your next argument might actually provide. Debatable counter points rather than the shallow and quite lack luster presentation you provided us in your previous attempt at a rebutal”

Well, our little backwoods Conan the Barbarian certainly can get riled, can’t he? Wonder how much class time he’s getting in today?

“Jack-O” the inflamed and rejected one writes AGAIN from kph@nycap.rr.com  at  11:50 a.m. (busy little beaver tail isn’t he?):

“Well after some recent enlightenment and research it is now apparent who we are truly dealing with. Failed justice and confirmed fraud [Redacted. The puerile little clown thinks he knows whom he’s addressing.]. Dishonored by the military and rejected in many aspects of life, it seems one might grow bitter over time. Lying about educational qualifications when applying for an appointed position seems about as intelligent as any argument you’ve presented today. At first there was anger at your short sighted attacks, now I find only pity for you. I wish you well in your future endeavors because good fotune is something you’re clearly lacking, [redacted].
“PS: commenting on grammar and spelling is usually the first sign of someone losing an argument, please keep this in mind when trying to construct arugments in the future. For someone who claimed to have such solid educational credentials you seem to be lacking in the most basic, maybe lying about your degrees wasn’t the smartest road you could’ve taken in life.
With pity, RCS High School”

After a diatribe like that you really have to wonder what his application essays look like…failing schools and substandard teachers…”rejected and inflamed” kids lashing out. Yup! Yer paying for the whole Magilla mom and dad. Ain’t you proud?

And again “inflamed and rejected” Tim a.k.a. Jack-O writes from his kph@nycap.rr.com at 11:52 a.m.:

“” Also guessing you missed the Fight Club reference. Maybe you and your adopted brother can rent it this weekend”

And again, our little inflamed reject Tim writes from kph@nycap.rr.com  at 3:08 p.m.:

“You refuse to publish anything I might post, [redacted]. How does it feel to be confronted with your lifes failures, turn blindly away and then miscontrude what you heard only to fit your ill percieved goals? A complete failure as a linguist, stripped of military awards and rejected as an appointed official due to aggregious fraud, this is what highlights your life. You hold a very self righteous demeanor (fitting for such a pompous theologian as yourself) but it all crumbles when somebody finds who you truly are, or worse; when someone begins to beat you. Also, I wish that you refrain from presenting me and my classmates as adults under our pseudonyms. Is the thought of losing intellectually to a high school senior too much for your poor battered ego to take? I’d like to think so. Expect more in the future, [redacted].

Our little “inflamed” and “rejected” Jack-O is a real candidate for counseling. There’s a lot of anger and frustration there. What happened to your little boy? Too much exposure to RCS high school environments. Is this person really going to be turned loose on the real world in June?

Then, for a little change, karin.rachael@yahoo.com chimes in at 12:28:

As I am reading the argument in the previous comment, I’m wondering why tearing down an innocent high school senior is “proving your point” at all. Yes, we are in high school and I will send you my transcript if you don’t believe me. You call him “incoherent” and “prepubescent” yet he is bringing up more of a valid argument than any other post on this page. His comment that started this mess had valid points as to the budget itself, our school, and truth backs every one of his arguments. Yet who ever is calling him out on his “anonymity” (which, ironically, we don’t know who that is yet) his/ her only point is to bash someone for pointing out the truth.
To put in my own two cents here, Why is this blog even up? I have seen nothing on here of truth until Tim [Aha! So Jack-O is actually Tim! thank you Karen Rachael!] started commenting, and everything else has been stretched out or straight up lies. For wanting to keep “an open forum for discussion” you don’t exactly want to hear the other side of the argument.
And yes, we are a product of our teachers, but the last thing I will do is take that as an insult. We have had a wonderful education which is proved by the high end vocabulary used that you so clearly need a dictionary for, seeing as you are misinterpreting EVERY word we say. [Well, isn’t this little minx feisty! “High-end vocabulary” without grammar…well, OK.]
“The reason our school district is turning to gumbo is because of ignorant websites like this one. You take the time and energy out of your day to post trash about whatever you can get your hands on, yet someone challenges you with the honest truth and the only thing you can do is insult them. How about we keep an open mind an actually read what he was saying in the first comment that you so rudely chose to ignore:
“Remember that passing a 0% budget, rather than the well thought out 6.8%, would not only severely damage the school and town’s infrastructure but it will damage the lives of the children who attend it.” Bringing up an honest, researched point is no excuse to insult someone.
“I am embarrassed to be living in this district after reading this and I hope some of what we are saying gets through to you. Just because we’re in high school doesn’t mean you can overlook us. We’re the future of this town. Thanks”

Well, young lady, it’s pretty hard to overlook you when you spend all day long bombarding us with comments using such “high end vocabulary”…and K. I believe high-end is hyphenated…but I’ll have to use a dictionary to be sure; you do the same, why don’t you?

And now Seamooney987@gmail.com vents at 12:34 p.m. [We haven’t edited anything for grammar or structure]:

“You are a decietful person who is not with whatthe people want.you are going to be the dick who makes the rcs school an awful boring school for the next to come so, you can have just some extra cash in your pockets.well I hope you happy. Wait, I have an idea, grow a pair and vote yes for the younger generation s”

Now that was eloquent and a real example of what RCS is pumping out…

Seamooney987@gmail.com at 1:11 p.m.

“Now you just follow some guy behind a screen and do something good for the community. Why not fight for the rest of the kids in the RCS schools.thats what you should do not rejected the people fighting for the schooland its kids.so vote yes from the while rcs student body. Ps. This website is for the nonbeilevers!!!!”

karin.rachael@yahoo.com at 1;33 p.m.

“I’m going to respond as calmly as possible because frankly your ignorance is driving me insane. I am not a minor, I am an 18 year old senior at RCS high school, believe me or not. While I was typing this, I was lunch, where I’m allowed to use my cellphone, and the other students commenting were right there with me so, yes, I AM convinced that it is a “high school senior”, thank you. My teachers were there as well, laughing at your idiocy.
“And who is the “WE” when you write that we are “misrepresenting every work WE say?” That would be an interesting question to have answered” and you will have it answered! Tim, Cassie, Brandon, Sierra and I, as Tim mentioned in his other comment, you probably didnt even read.
But again, you are straying away from the points I made, just to insult me. Believe me, sir, we (the students of RCS, incase that is in question again) are the ones shuddering. Because people like you, ignorant and disrespectful, are the ones making the decisions for our school. I’d prefer it if the students voted, we have half a mind as to what goes on around us, unlike yourself. But don’t worry, we’re too “irresponsible and incompetent”
Have a great day.”

K. is apparently losing it, letting histrionics take control of her. So, her teachers were there with her “laughing” I really would like to know what else they were doing…the mind boggles, doesn’t it.

Finally, the editor Fides Qua Creditur replies to the “Concerned Students” at 1:39 p.m.:

“Any further communications from you or your mentors that are of similar tenor or content will be sent immediately to trash. You are some of the worst examples of bad-mannered, poorly tutored, disrespectful, children presuming to be adults that I have ever had the amusement to have encountered. You have made no points, no credible suggestions, and make the impression only that you are being goaded by some toad into writing these comments.
 “Again, please refrain from your puerile diatribes until such time that you can dispense with the ill-informed tabloidism and the infantile bleating; otherwise we shall have no other alternative than to trash your comments without further consideration.
“Thank you in advance for your understanding.”

Enough is enough already. These unsupervised children have spent an entire morning pumping out diatribes, being disrespectful, insulting and even admitting that their teachers were there with them allowing themselves to be amused by their little pets. Scandalous, indeed!

A 2:09 p.m. karin.rachael@yahoo.com checks in with yet another installment of drivel:

“Sir, that was my exact point right there. The fact that you wont even LISTEN to us, our side of the story, shows how single minded you are. [Editor’s Note: They never presented their “side of the story” in any of their comments. All they did was FLAME!] Throw this comment to trash, go ahead. Because I will make a print out, I know it was sent. [So big deal!] But I know that I’m not bad mannered or poorly tutored, and as for disrespectful, who is the man bashing a teenager, and who is the one making valid points? [What the devil is a teenager doing writing crap like you children have been writing?!? Who’s doing the bashing?] You should have to trash your own comments because I have never said one bad thing on this page, yet somehow saying “you seem to have your head stuck up beyond at least two anal sphincters” is alright to say here. Pathetic, thats what you are. I’m guessing you run this page as well. Nicely done, youre showing the entire community how vastly incoherent you are. Please, feel free to respond to this with more ignorant comments. I’m through here for the sole reason that I fear that your idiocy is contageous. Have a fantastic life.

And then our little furry friend, Tim, pipes in from kph@nycap.rr.com at 2:58 p.m.:

“Thank you for your well though out (sarcasm) and very truthful (extended sarcasm) post. It appears you didn’t answer my 3rd post due to the nature of it calling you out as a failure and fraud. I hope the FBI enjoys your raving lunacy and overwhelming incompetance as much as I and many fellow students do!

Why thank you very much for your acknowledgment, Timmy. Likewise, I’m sure. So that’s the sum total of your upbringing and education, is it?

But Tim is back again [!] from kph@nycap.rr.com at 3:08  [Did he get lonely?] this time with a new pseudonym, “[redacted] encompassing sense of failure” formerly “jack’s inflamed sense of rejection”at 3:24 p.m.:

“Oh and one last addendum: for one who does nothing but debase others over the internet, why must you be so sore when the same happens to you, [redacted]? Also, I look forward to whatever frivilous legal action you might seek to impose (knowing how well that went over with your neighbors I’d say it might not be the best course of action for you to take!)”

This kid’s a real loose cannon! He really gets off on himself, doesn’t he? He’s been at it most of the day!

Then Seamooney987@gmail.com takes his cue at 5:04 p.m.:

“Well you and your blog followers are some of the most one sided absent minded peopleI have herd.the school is one of the poorestscolds put there but with the budget voting yes we can pull through this.but with the rude inconsiderate people in this town.if you think that you are an assault that is responsible(which your not) then vote yes.don’t do it for your 14 followers but for the student body. Have the best days in your life.”

Poor seamooney’s RCS education is really showing in that message. If you are his parents, you really should get him some therapy. I’m really sorry but I couldn’t make out what he was trying to say. If you can, I’d be interested in knowing.

It got really worse when Tim (Remember “inflamed rejected” Tim?) sent a threat note at around 9:30 p.m. “Please keep this in mind as you continue posting, nice house by the way. Maybe I’ll stop in for a face to face conversation? (Shouldn’t be hard seeing as you spend the majority of your time there) I’d hope you’d be up for a little debate seeing as you’re so articulate when voicing opinions over the internet.”  Would it be reasonable to say that this kid has some major problems? The note was reported and copied to the school authorities and to law enforcement.

So there you have it. What your RCS seniors are doing all day long today while their teachers are with them “laughing” at the idiocy. Really makes you proud, doesn’t it.

It was at about midday that we decided to put op a notice to the effect that the blog is only for persons over 17 years of age. But even that didn’t help–not that these teenagers would respect the notice. They apparently have not received the education or the upbringing that includes respect.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention one articulate and very impressive student comment–although it bore the signs of orchestration by others–that came from a writer identifying himself as “Kieth” and as an “18 year old individual with the legal rights and responsibilities that go with it.” His comment disagreed with our position but was civil and asked for more information. His comment was so impressive we responded privately and at length. Bravo, Kieth! (Now the poor kid will probably get death threats from students and teachers alike!)

Really, if you’re the parent of any of these kids, you ought to be ashamed and very, very concerned! And if you’re the parent of one of these kids, you’d better get your butt down to that school and find out who those teachers were, and why your [b]rats have so much time on their hands!

These incidents are so embarassing and criminal that we are not asking you to forward the link to friends, relatives, or elected officials. It’s dirty laundry that needs to be handled inhouse…and by law enforcement.

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Superintendent’s Budget Presentation

We’d like to provide some highlights from the 2012-13 RCS Central School District budget presentation that was done at the May 1, 2012 RCS Board of Education meeting by Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Smith.

(Editor’s Note: The entire BoE meeting can be viewed in streaming video with annoying pop-up avertisements at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22276965.)

More on an Impossible School Budget

The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and suffer for it. Proverbs 27:12

According to the superintendent’s presentation, 72% of the budget is represented by salaries and benefits! Another 8% is for debt payments.

72% Is Salaries and Benefits!

In the current budget, compared to the previous year’s budget, there is a so-called gap of $2,274,272 (two million two hundred seventy four thousand two hundred seventy two dollars) that has to be closed. The way the superintendent proposes closing that gap is by “a combination of budget cuts and levies (tax increases).”

The so-called “gap.”

$2,050,552 in Lost Revenues You Have to Make Up For!

The superintendent mentions also that the district has lost $2,050,552 (two million fity thousand five hundred fifty two dollars) in revenues. 

The teachers have agreed to a 1/2-year pay freeze (total savings theoretically because it’s what they would have received not what they’re giving up! So it’s not a real savings but just a hold on more spending!) is something like $130,000. But it should be noted that the teachers recover this and more after the six months! It’s actually a loan on money they might have received but you are paying it out for real. Go figure!

Here’s the clincher: The budget last year contained some fudge figures to cover “if needed things” (see the slide below), actually fake allocations because they didn’t really exist. Here’s the joke: part of the cuts in personnel would be the jobs of low-income earners (non-instructional staff) whle the teachers (instructional staff) can look forward to pay increases. Is there something wrong with this picture?

There will be a 6.8% increase in the levy for this year. The pie-in-the-sky is that the Cogen Pilot Project will theoretically contribute to revenues next budget year. Do you want to bet your house on that one? If so, I have an extra bridge to sell you. But the superintendent tells us that the future tax levy will be about 2%. OK…and where are those flying pigs roosting in Coeymans today?

The Contingency Budget

If the 2012-13 budget is defeated with its 6.8% increase on May 15th, state law requires that the district revert to a contingency budget that does not allow a levy increase to a rate higher than the previous year (in other words, the levy will be the same as last year). But the RCS CSD will have to trim $1.5 million from the budget. According to the superintendent this would mean “less staff, fewer programs, larger class sizes.”

What will the $1.5 million look like? Well it would eliminate about 16 teachers at $63,000 each or 4 teachers from each school (= a couple more kids in each class. Currently there are an average of 19 children per class; more in some classes (up to 22), fewer in others). Or 30 non-instructional staff (average of $30K per year salary). This might mean that teachers may have to do some work! But think of it this way: one teacher earns more than twice what a non-intructional” employee (secretary, janitor, etc) earns and works only half the year! Now is that right?

Possible Areas for Cuts

It would mean also eliminating the late bus run to cart the kids in the 10th period help period home. Come on! Is a 10th period really necessary? Where are you parents anyway? Can’t parents do some parenting and help their own kids out? How about a parents consortium to meet in the library on a weekend to help out kids in need? Why do they need a 10th period to learn what they should have learned in the first 9 periods????

The full-day kindergarten a.k.a. taxpayer subsidized daycare to free up parents…for what? If full-day kindergarten were to go to half-day, it would eliminate 4 teachers and save more than $275,000! It might also keep some parents home to do some parenting and spend some time with their kids!

More Questions Raised Than Answered!

There are five candidates running for four seats on the RCS CSD Board of Education. Here are some highlights from their public statements:

Alice Whalen: Retired Teacher. Champion of the Teachers and the Teachers Association. Whalen claims to have “institutional knowledge and expertise.” But she also has allegiances to her friends and colleagues, the teachers special interest group. Why not do it this way: Get her off the BoE and call her in as an unpaid consultant when the board needs her “institutional knowledge and expertise.” Get a non-teacher parent or business person to fill her seat.

 Sunilda Swann: A local parent with children in the system. What bothered me with this one was that she opted not to tell the community about her qualifications but went on and on about her “philosophy.” Doesn’t tell us much except…well, it doesn’t tell us much. Swann raised more questions than she managed to answer. Maybe next time? Too vanilla for our tastes.

 Judy Sylvester: Yes!~Sylvester is active in many community activities and has grown up children who are the product of the RCS CSD system. Sylvester knows quite a bit about what’s going on where and she may is committed and dedicated to many other areas and can do the BoE a great deal of good. She is unflappable, honest and dedicated. She is knowledgeable and well informed. She’s a definite YES! in our opinion. Seems like Judy’s the only real sincere one in the entire group running!

Married to H. Engel’s Sister!

Edward Reville: Seems like a nice guy but there’ve been some disturbing reports of his associations. While he may bring some business or management expertise to the team, his associations with some Coeymans troublemakers might not be such a good thing. Is his wife a teacher, we wonder? We’ll have to learn more about him. But he does have some suspicious connections with Jerry Deluca and the Bartlett pair and attends their “secret society” meetings. Sounds like a rat to us! He’s connected directly with candidate teacher Howard Engel! How incestuous can it get?

Howard Engel: A teacher married to a teacher! Does it get worse. The positive angle is that he justifies being on the RCS board because he has three kids in the system and he doesn’t teach in this district. I don’t know if I buy that bridge but Hey! He’s a teacher, coach, substitute bus driver, parent, husband, etc. Perhaps he should spend more time on his lesson plans and do more teaching! Now there’s an idea. Besides, he’s related by marriage to another candidate, Edward “Teddy” Reville; that would make the BoE nicely incestuous, wouldn’t it?

With that mix of candidates, we might as well make the Board of Education a department of the RCS teachers association or a unit of the teachers union!!!!

Overall, the Budget Review was not very upbeat. There’s a lot of doom and gloom and a lot of unfairness, particularly when you look at the teachers compared to the guy on the street. Parents and community must carry some load and we have to dump some ballast or the whole ship is going to sink with us on it!

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We apologize for some of the screenshots. They may be more clear if you view the video (see link above).