Monday, April 05, 2010


The most interesting part of this post is the reader comments at the end. I have posted them all.

Vox has researched the Whitehead case and found a court judgment that lays out the skullduggery of the ROSSAC fiends. They didn't want a jury trial. They knew a jury would see through their lies as it did in Doug Erwin's case. We benefit from the fact that nobody ever opposed them before. They are used to getting away with murder with no opposition. This situation has made them flabby as compared to our lean, mean fighting machine.

Tom Gonzalez was Crosby Few's assistant in defending the board in this Whitehead case of discrimination against a Downs-Syndrome child.

Gonzalez's DNA mixes inextricably with the ROSSAC crooks. He's in it up to the neck.

Below is the junk-filled classroom of special-needs children in the Kemp case, where the Professional Standards gulag mauled teacher Steve Kemp on a charge the sheriff had thrown out the same day Supervisor Smiley filed it. Ms Elia et al let administrator Smiley, responsible for the disgraceful junk-room housing of retarded children, skip away with administration immunity.

I am busy for a couple of days writing to the accreditation people: SACS. I want to see if I can intervene in the automatic approval by SACS for the school district. The US Department of Education is a resource here.

Fortunately, SACS has an attenuated relationship with the Federal Department of Education. That will be a helpful connection to alert to the Hillsborough-County-board-and-school- administrationn skullduggery pile-up.

What we deal with here is interlocking rackets it seems. Keep alert. Eat your Wheaties. Floss. Our country's integrity depends on us few, us happy few, us band of brothers and sisters. lee

The fun news is that snootie-tootie Candy Olson lives behind a movie theater now. My dears, my dears. Living behind a movie theater just isn't done. IS NOT DONE if you want remain a snoot in good standing in South Tampa while ignoring the needs of poor children in your school district. lee

Whom can I contact at state level to get a copy of that Whitehead file? Thank you for the Susan Valdes travel record; it's bad but not as bad as one year.

Mr. Hegarty, head of your division, isn't pulling that turndown for me to address an agenda item out of the air. That regulation has to be written down, so I would like a copy of it. And yes, he did say refusing to let me speak was board policy. ldd


The records retention schedule set by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services, requires that lawsuit files be kept for five years. The Whitehead case ended more than five years ago, so the records are no longer available.

Susan Valdes' $50,000 in travel expenses spanned more than two years.

You may have misunderstood Mr. Hegarty's explanation about the item and a related policy. He did not say it was school board policy.

Linda E. Cobbe
External Communications Manager
Hillsborough County Public Schools
901 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
813-272-4602 (O)
813-493-6964 (C)
813-272-4510 (F)

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lee if they have all that available on their system and THEY SHOULD.. if you ask for it on CD they must provide it to you in that fashion. Which is cheaper than paying for copies. OR they must allow you access to their computer records on site.

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admin said...

The travel spending by Valdes was at least trice than of any other board member during the same period, thus the media interest. Included were trips to Las Vegas, and $400 a day for rooms in Fort Lauderdale.

Anonymous said...

If they don't want to give you the Whitehead file, they won't. You are dealing with people who act criminal and ignore the laws every single day of their lives. They do whatever they want and are shocked when you ask them to follow the law. Then, they make up all kinds of reasons or rules for not adhering to the law. About 90% of the ROSSAC building belongs in jail. The school board should be ashamed of itself for not paying close attention to how ROSSAC officials break the law daily.

twinkobie said...

I will try the state; then that wonderful attorney who summarized it. It has to be in existence. So all it takes to find it is persistence. This is a lot like doing research on some piece of Chaucer. It's there. You just don't give up. lee

Anonymous said...

These criminal shits will just keep lying and when you uncover their lies they just change their stories. The federal government should just come down and erect bars on the windows of ROSSAC and just turn it into a jail while everyone is still in there working.

Anonymous said...

Candy Olson lives in a condo north of Swann. For hardcore South Tampa socialites that is a bad neighborhood. South Tampans like to live south of Swann, north of Gandy. The outsiders know that you want to be south of Kennedy, but people who have lived here for a while don't want to be north of Swann either. Candy lives in the ghetto now. People believe it is behind the movie theatre.

Vox Populi said...

Lee when JEB666 was king of fl he DID change a lot of retention rates. If you'd lived in tampa you would have seen shredding trucks on every corner. THOSE BIG ONES ... and when you look up court cases now it talks about records shredded in accordance with bla bla bla stature. Here's a little bit on them I'll look more

I'm sorry. I inferred from the attorney's letter that the case was STILL ongoig.

Vox Populi said...

anonymous II. LMAO !!! Although I don't think that 'work' is what they do in that 'rossac' house of ill repute. LOL on the mental image of bars. That gives me a photoshop idea.

Vox Populi said...

was linda THERE? Did she hear what steve said? WOW. She's everywhere.

Vox Populi said...

WhEW .. lee you hit a hot button on whitehead v hillsborough county schools. Blurbs on the web indicate that the hearing officer found that the school board had RETALIATED against the parents.

This case is OFTEN CITED> That's BIG AND GOOD. No wonder why they try to bury it. Too bad their shovels aren't as bad as David Gee's Hillsborough County Sheriff who buried all the bad stuff about his nasty outfit but then MORE AND MROE rose up to bite him on his ass.

They're all in bed.

918 F. Supp. 1515 (M.D. Fla)

There's the case number I'll email you every word I find.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Lee, Check it out. I know you're busy but over here Ms. Cobbe (she really IS everywhere) encourages students NOT to exercise their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly RIGHTS under the first amendment.
WOW !!! We should mail them some copies of the Constitution !

Anonymous said...

Linda Cobbe looks like she used to be a man!

Vox Populi said...

I think maryEllen Elia brought Linda Ellen Barr Cobbe with her to Florida. Isn't it interesting that both of their middle names are ellen. Or Ellen? When I think of maryEllen I always picture her in little, stubby, crooked pigtails poking out from the sides of her head. Of course, I know this is not true because I SEE SO MUCH OF HER AS SHE FOLLOWS ME AROUND. But, yet it's an image that always comes to mind. Like that MAD cartoon of the freckle-faced boy.
Incidentally, as one of the commenters at the st pete times opined, maryEllen's tin roof was about more than the tin roof. She managed to get herself a 'planned development' designation ! For a closed in patio that looks like a SHED???? And now there are pink flags all up and down her driveway denoting some construction-ish activity. AND the fence has just rotted and fallen to the ground. Almost. The vines are holding it in place. Maybe she is enlarging her garage for Candy to move in??

Anonymous said...

ROFL !!!!!

Anonymous said...

The two people with the worst taste in South Tampa are MaryEllen Elia and Candy Olson. It must suck to be them looking uglier than hell and having no taste!