Saturday, December 27, 2008

I Need Help, Minions of the Light

Pam, where are you? I need your help with email addresses for our New Year's blog blastoff. Get in touch with your real email. lee

Goader and Thomas are helping me assemble a master list of emails to send crucial information from this blog about administrative and board skulduggery.

We know how the blogs disturb the Minions of the Darkness because the board and administration have begun to squawk about them. They want to keep pumping out the lies they use to cover up ROSSAC and board skulduggery. That's why they got away with crucifying Mr. Erwin. Nobody let the truth off the plantation. We can do that via the blogs.

I need volunteers who will do some of the email-assembling grub work. In every campaign, somebody has to do this work. I have done as much as I can, but I need volunteers to help me do things like get all the names off the school board sites of all the counties in Florida so that we can get Hillsborough's peers talking statewide about their bad deeds. Get the names of the teachers and anybody else from the middle and grammar schools with email addresses. I have done the high schools and principals.

Think of any other groups that need to know about what the school board and the administration does to dishonor the teachers and harm education.

What about the PTA? I have done all the state educational agencies. I have spent three days at the computer writing the first issue of our blast of the real stuff. Education Commissioner Smith is my Charlie MccCarthy.

Everybody can think of some group we need on this list. It is a huge list already. We want to make it huger. We are in the information business. This is the list that will provide the seed that replaces the present board members.

Don't tell me that y'all are going to leave one little aged granny of ten and mother of four who has to cook every day like all liberated women to do this by herself.

You can send the lists anonymously, keep in mind. I will be the front person. They don't dare lay a finger on a granny of ten even in the evil environs of the board room. lee

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Yadada Yadada Yadada

From: Anonymous [] Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 9:48 AM To: Subject: [Lee Drury De Cesare's Casting-Room Couch] New comment on The Beat Goes On. Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Beat Goes On":

I also was amused by Faliero's off mic comment, which was audible. I can't quote it verbatim, but essentially she said to Lamb: Can we wrap this up? I want to go to the mall, my daughter and I. Nice to know where our district fits in your list of priorities, Ms. Faliero.

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How many people heard Lamb whispering instructions to Falliero on how to evict April Griffin from the meeting when Falliero was chair and Griffin was trying to get an exception to the travel rule so that she could flit off some place outside the new rules that the taxpayers outcry made come into effect when people found out Susan Valdes had spent $50,000 in junketing on the tax dime with thousands of children unable to participate in classes for want of the supplies they needed but that their families could not afford?

Faliero and Valdes argued as I have never seen them do about school business. The only time they get exercised is when something concerns their perquisites for holding the exalted office of school board member.

April was determined to get special treatment, and Falliero was determined to put her in her place as gavel-wielding chair. Lamb--always carrying water for the administration--was trying to coach Faliero in the language of evicting a member according to Roberts Rules. He hates Griffin but isn't man enough to say so out loud so that everybody can hear him.

I asked my mayor-for-ten-years husband if the chair could evict an elected official. He said, no, that is not possible under Robert's or any rules. Nobody ever said this gang of incompetents would ever value their job enough to learn Roberts Rules.

They prefer operatic screaming to get their point across and to hell with Roberts Rules.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to All

Thank you and to all who make the fight against the board and administration's mistreatment of teachers, I wish a merry Christmas. I think we will make a few inroads in the new year. The thing is to just keep chipping away. lee

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Thanks for all you do for teachers, parents, students and the district. Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and let's hold out hope for a "NEW" Year!

Same to you and amen for the second wish.


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merry Christmas to you Lee. My best to your husband too.

Thomas Vaughan

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Posted by Thomas Vaughan to Lee Drury De Cesare's Casting-Room Couch at 6:09 AM

Back to you, Thomas, as well as your family. We have a sprightly year before us, fighting the harassment of you and other teachers and many other issues. But we are up to the challenge. lee

Ms. Cobbe: Do you have public information that addresses this citizen’s question below? Thank you.

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Merry Christmas, Lee and Hubby. Same to you and to your family.

When you come back, I would love to hear your thoughts on Mrs. Elia's charitable donation of her bonus proceeds.

I have written on Ms. Elia’s “bonus” charity before.She timed it to the Christmas season to tug at the heart strings of those uniformed about the administration's and board's rascalities. I said then and repeat that the bonus is the money stolen from the teachers by Elia with the board's ok for teachers' raising student scores.

Ms. Elia had nothing to do with that miracle that takes place only in the classroom. It is a transfer of knowledge that teachers only preside over. In fact, Elia makes teachers’ lives as miserable as possible. She inflicted on them an extra class without warning, and the board sat by and let this outrage occur. She made some teachers use grade inflation that disadvantaged the students and derogated the teachers’ professionalism. The board approved. She bought a 30 million-dollar gimcrack Spring doodad to replace English and math books without consulting teachers or even apparently the board, yet is is teachers who have to implement it. The board was mum.

I hear that more and more teachers are not using this expensive geegaw that I believe3 enriches some marginally literate operator in the business world with whom most likely a board member or Ms. Elia are buddies. Such thugs are trying to commercialize education for the enrichment of the stupid in the business world.

I said and repeat that Ms. Elia’s desperation for good publicity drove her to let go of the $42,000 that she stole from teachers with the board’s complicity. I believe pressure from the blog community helped create that pressure.

Finally, let me again point out that neither Ms. Elia nor the board will designate a place on the board agenda for teachers and students to speak. If these two pivotal populations of the schools come to a meeting, these teachers and students, the heart of the school system, must sign in for the “citizens” speech slot.

I emailed both Ms. Griffin and Ms. Valdes to work for this student-teacher slot on the agenda. Neither answered me even though I had supported both in their first election tries and had donated both considerable money.

Dumb me. I had no idea how getting elected to a school board would turn these two’s heads. They seemed normal to me before they were elected. In fact, Ms. Valdes has distinguished her career by spending $50,000 of tax money on board travel when thousands of poor children in the district can't afford to participate in class projects for lack of the supplies they need. A normal citizen must label such tax-paid junketing as insane abuse of the tax monies that the public pays and thinks they go to the schools and the students. This gesture has made me put Ms. Valdes in the lower quartile of the Stanford Binet.

I just received a message calling me a “lying bitch.” We must be doing something right. lee

I'm also curious to know if Mrs. Elia is compensated for any of her keynote addresses, speaking engagements, or panel discussions that she takes part in throughout the year. I think that might make for interesting discussion.

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It's a Pile-on by the Minions of the Darkness in the Fens and Bogs of Seffner

Another of my grammar combatants rises from the crypt. Do visit his (I am sure it is a guy) site Antigrammargrinch to see the hilarious collated picture he has of me. It’s a masterpiece. My hat’s off to this guy who hates my guts for some reason buried in his psyche probably in the sad scenes that accompany all childhoods according to Uncle Freud.

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>Why doesn't [sic] Ziggy and his friend comment on that? Instead they are lusting after a fight with Lee for whatever reason.< This quote above comes from a reader. You can pick on me when I nod off on grammar and punctuation; but lay off my readers. Critiquing their writing is unfair. They have not signed up for the grammar tussle as you have.

Probably for the same reason I don't comment on it. The preceding is a fragment, sugarbritches, a grammar felony. I find it more offensive that Lee picks and chooses whom she bullies with her grammar and punctuation pedantry. She won't mention that you should have written "Why don't Ziggy and his friend comment on that?" because you are one of her little pets.

I have no idea who this reader is, so I can’t make her or him a little pet for lack of knowledge whether he or she is pet material.

She'll correct her detractors for a couple of missing commas while refusing to comment on how illiterate she is with her either/or error.

You don’t cite a correlative either-or error because you don’t know what you are talking about.

Post your comments here if you like, Ziggy, although you won't be a man in Lee's eyes until you start a blog of your own. No, you have my criteria for manhood or womanhood wrong when it comes to school blogs.

A real man or woman must take a deep breath and post names on blogs. When you post your name on your blog comments, you become a Knight of the Blog Wars. However, if you do put your John Henry to your comments on the schools, get ready to occupy the get-this-guy-or-gal list that Les Elia and Kipley keep in the Professional Standards hell hole. Ms. Elia doesn’t like criticism. It makes her bonkers. She would have never lasted thirty minutes in the thrust-and-slash of a faculty lounge of any college or university.

La Elia is obsessed with getting good publicity. She hasn’t realized until recently how important blogs are in the press glosses she gets. She hasn’t noticed that the print press is dying as I predicted fifteen years ago and that blogs are replacing it. Now the board members have begun to criticize the blogs as it has slowly dawned on them that blogs are powerful and set up a contrast to the spin that the ROSSAC puts out to the voters to keep them lulled into the idea that the schools run by the ROSSAC crooks are wonderful places for their children and grandchildren to attend school.

Jenifer Pole Girl Falliero has even demanded of the St. Pete Times that it require every blogger to sign his or her real name to blog posts.

A special-ed teacher named Steve Kemp who has a blog that is sometimes critical of the schools and whom Elia had thus tagged for firing in the Professional Standards archives just got suspended for the cooked-up charge of child abuse of a special-ed child. That charge is false. I soon shall write a blog entry that shows it’s the special-ed supervisors who deserve Professional Standards charges with suspension and investigation. I will blog on this fraud against Steve the minute that I get information I requested via citizens’ right to see any written material and emails under the freedom-of-information act.

I not only correct grammar and punctuation when the tactic I suits my purpose, I also fight the firing of teachers who get targeted for speaking their mind about the administration and putting their names to their opinions. La Pole Girl has recently demanded that the Times put a staffer on this job around the clock. Nobody ever said the Pole Girl smashes into the upper reaches of the Stanford Binet. She had to get help from the Professional Standards office for editing her letter to the editor. That’s the quality of people who sit on school boards and dictate the educational destinies of our children and grandchildren. That fact can offer no comfort to people who have observed the doings of the Kattzenjammer outfit of small-time mess-ups who occupy the potted-plant slots on the board.

“Ziggy” is not Ziggy’s real name. I suspect he works for the schools in some capacity—probably a math teacher. When Ziggy comes out of the closet and puts his name to his comments, he will have reached real manhood. Same rule goes for women.

I shall preside over Ziggy’s knighting ceremonies in the lobby of ROSSAC with open invitation to one and all of the Minions of the Light. Lee, head crone of the Minions of the Light

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Bye, Bye, Master Ziggy

How did I miss that? It sounds grand. Hurrah for the person who said it. Ziggy, the little rascal is trying to make sorry for him by sounding like a wounded baby seal. He's saying things like he never wanted fame and glory, etc. when I told him he gets the comment section in the back of the bus from now on. I feel he's used this scam before. Ziggy is a born blog manipulator. lee

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Although I hooted and hollered at the audacity of it, a commenter at the board meeting said it best:

"You're a bunch of criminals"


"You're leaving our children with a legacy of stupidity"

I needed that laugh.

Board members take notice. You cannot hide your dastardly deeds forever.

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How did I miss that? It sounds grand. Hurrah for the person who said it. lee

This is your last entry on the front page of the blog; I will accept your posts, but they will go in the reader comment section. So long. Lee<>