The camel driver had three wives and advised Tom to "get rid of that skinny old white woman and get yourself three plump harem girls." I still gave the rascal a tip. Look at how cute he is. I could have become his 4th wife if I had put my mind to it. We Georgia girls are irresistible, no matter our age.
Email from the chief of Community
Affairs, Master Steve Hegarty, delivered to Ms. De Cesare, activist citizen who has lived a life of unabated virtue, by diplomatic pouch:
We received the complaint you forwarded to the school district's online bullying reporting system. This is not an appropriate venue for your complaints against the school district.
Office of Communications
Hillsborough County Public Schools
901 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Fl. 33602-3507
Chief of Public Information Steve Hegarty:
Define how you use "appropriate" in your email to me.
The law says that students and anybody who gets paid for work in the schools qualify as candidates for bullying charges.
The district's bullying reporting site omits the adults who work for the district as appropriate targets for bullying charges. This omission evades the law. The guy who heads that department of the bullying response as well as the board and Ms. Elia are responsible for evading the law.
The school district can't carry out the law partially. It must carry out the law fully as the legislature wrote it. There is no pick-and-choose privilege for Hillsborough County when it comes to obeying the bullying law.
Tell me whom in the school-administration hierarchyy to report Gonzalez, Elia, and the Board to for bullying Steve Kemp by putting him on a year's suspension for a charge cooked up by Smiley and Morris to advance their administration careers.
The sheriff threw the charge out lodged by Smiley the same day this ambitious special-ed cipher filed it.
Tell me to whom one could have reported the bullying intimidation and public humiliation of Bart Birdsall if the the board and administration were concerned with the whole school community and not just the administration's and board's invidious prerogatives. It was under Ms. Elia's that Linda The Enforcer Kipley cooked up a charge against teacher Bart Birdsall for protesting the the county's diminished library rights for gays from Bart's home computer to the head of the county's public library, a gay like Bart.
The cause of the Elia-Kipley faux charge was homophobia and Elia's fear of bad publicity and the resistance of the right-wing political homophobes. She didn't mind bullying and terrifying a teacher about his job if it served her obsession for good publicity.
The bullies named in my extant bullying charge kept Kemp on suspension from the classroom and in a state of terror about losing his job for more than a year. That's intimidation big time; it's public humiliation of a teacher who did nothing to deserve it. It's putting pressure on the victim's nerves and body that adversely affects his health and psychological well being.
This manufactured charge against Steve Kemp by Ron Smiley with the cooperation of Principal Morris and condoned by the board and Ms. Elia represents the way the district manipulates, browbeats, terrorizes, and bullies teachers to keep them from speaking out against the board's and the administration's malfeasance. They want the teachers to be a bunch of drones who do nothing outside the classroom that puts a monkey wrench into their delusions of grandeur gotten from the tax money that pours over the transom of ROSSAC because the teachers teach the students, who provide the head count for the monies ROSSAC rakes in.
Pray, Sir Chief Public0-Affairs Head Honcho,
consider this a public-information request for all transmissions to the state authorities for funds mentioned in the bill; send those data to me as soon as the ROSSAC administration cooks them up. Consider this also a request for all transmissions that the state requires schools' administering the bullying statute to submit to check on the appropriateness of the bullying protocol the schools must follow.
Those records are due the first of the year, I believe. Whenever they are due, I want them as public information.
I need your advice. Do I complain to the Secretary of Education or the governor for the Hillsborough County's dereliction of duty in fulfilling the requirements of this law if the administration and board continue this path of partial compliance? Will the retrograde behavior of the board and administration mean that I must write as well to all members of the Hillsborough County delegation and the House and Senate Education Committees to alert them to the partial, distorted use of the bullying law law that the Hillsborough County administration and board plot to carry out?
I witnessed the hoopla that accompanied the announcement of this law on the board dais. This board and administration folderol was late indeed.
Bart Birdsall and Jane, a mother with a gay son at Hillsborugh High, had tried for years to get the schools to do something about of bullying gay students because gay children came to Bart saying they felt like committing suicide from the homophobic taunts they got on school property; but the agony of gay children was not something the administration and Board cared about. Both did nothing and evaded Bart and Jane.
To augment Bart and Jane's efforts, I ran down Earl the Pearl Lennard at a political function and pledged him to take Bart's advice about guest counselors from Miami, which had a robust anti-bullying program before the Florida law forced all schools to have one. I pledged Earl the Pearl to his promise to give teachers and administration the seminars on the Miami schools' successful campaign of combating gay- baiting in schools. The school-superintendent Dr. Lennard promised he would. The rascal lied.
Routine elected officials' lying explains how Earl the Pearl became Governor Crist's appointee as head of the Election Supervisor job. In his school superintendent job, Earl the Pearl didn't give a damn about gay children's suicidal suffering any more than he cared about the suffering of teachers caught in the maelstrom of the administration's bullying to keep them quiet so that the administration and board could continue to suck up tax dollars to burnish their power and privileged community status because they had the power to dispense state money hither and yon, making them Masters of the Universe in Hillsborough County.
Now the administration and board make a clumsy try to weasel out of enacting the full directive of the bullying law. Dream on, Mr. Steve. Tell your bosses that they won't succeed as long as the kid here breathes above ground as Brunhilde says to Sigmund to in The Ring Cycle.
The pro-bullying-teachers administrative and board weasels will not get away with this scam without publicity from the kid here. Two have opponents: April and Jennifer. I plan to debrief them on the two's cowardice and roll-over behavior as board members
The board and Ms. Elia should have figured out this fact long ago: They cannot defeat any ordinary citizen who can write and has access to a computer in this age of dumb-as-stumps immoral power seekers.
Give me the pubic information requested, pray. I look forward to receiving it. Repeat: You can't implement only a part of the bullying law. No matter how inconvenient the board and administration find the law's full application to their Professional Standards teacher torture chamber, the schools must implement all of the law. Teachers from now on can file bullying charges against any bullying done by the Professional Standards office.
This is the administration's and board's Waterloo, Mr. Chief Laundromat of Information Factotum.
I predict you won't dare answer this email; nor will La Elia or the cowards and toadies on the Hillsborough County School Board, who don't give a damn about the schools, who obsess only on maintaining their incumbency so as to look Very Important in the political community of the Bay Area and to be able to attend all the Bay Area pig-out eatery summits at which the Bay Area parasitic political community gathers to gobble at the public trough at public expense.
Lee Drury De Cesare