Saturday, February 26, 2011

My function to put these at the bottom off the blog is on the fritiz, so I'm putting them here. lee

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Egypt's Crooks in Government Are Not the Only Loo...":

It is good for these crooks on the school board to know that even some people are onto their shenanigans. In the end they could care less, because they are shameless. Already everything you have reported about Tom Gonzalez, the entire school board, and MaryEllen Elia shows that these people are absolutely shameless and have not ethical compass. They probably don't care what others know or don't know. Still it has to be good for the world that they know that a few people know about their bad behavior, and you can bet that God knows. The entire ROSSAC building is probably going to hell one day!

Posted by Anonymous to Lee Drury De Cesare's Casting-Room Couch at 10:51 AM

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Subject: [Lee Drury De Cesare's Casting-Room Couch] New comment on Going up the Ladder for Help.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Going up the Ladder for Help":

To the poster above:
Let me start by saying I do not personally know April Griffin’s son, or any of the other individuals that were commenting on the forum in which his tirade was spewed. It was publicly posted and I stumbled upon it by accident. This “Zac” could be a serial killer for all I know or care. That wasn’t the purpose of sharing the posts. Chase either did not have enough common sense to know that posting on other people’s FB wall (not marked private) may result in other unintended people reading it, or he didn’t care. That was poor judgment on his part. I assure you that my intent for reposting his rants was not to highlight some immature feud which people could care less about, but to bring light to the type of individual April Griffin has raised. I consider myself very well qualified to assess the values and character of others, as my line of work gives me daily contact with both parents and their children. I have found over my many years of working with young people that their words and actions do most often reflect the character of their parents. (This barring the few with PTS, personality disorders, and organic/biological conditions.) The posts by Chase do reveal an arrogant and spoiled child, who feels entitled to put down and bully others. He also seems extremely desperate for attention, and most likely suffers from some major insecurity in which he feels the strong need to overcompensate by either attacking or acting superior to others. It's not a huge leap to assume this is a result of either poor accountablity at home or faulty modeling. Keep in mind that this forum is for shedding the light on the dark side of the school system. By being a public figure on the school board, April Griffin opens herself up for close examination. This includes family. If Chase is too ignorant to understand the responsibility that brings, then he is either excessively self-centered, or seriously misguided.
April would be wise to either cancel or closely monitor his account from this point on. He might not have the self-restraint needed to make the right choices, and she doesn't need another layer of hypocrisy revealed.



Anonymous said...

It is irrelevant what two kids chatted about. Let's get back to discussing the criminal behavior of the school board and ROSSAC building.

Anonymous said...

What teenager is not "excessively self-centered" as you call it? I know a lot of great people whose children have taken major misteps in their life. I know how hard these parents have worked and what they sacrificed to keep their children on the straight and narrow. As far as elected officials, I look at their record to judge them.

Anonymous said...

The kids have an excuse. They are immature at that age. What is the school board's and school administration's excuse? They are selfish, rude, immature, and greedy. These people are nothing but filth.

Anonymous said...

The following sounds like Hillsborough's school board, except instead of a board member bullying everybody it is the Superintendent in Hillsborough.

School Board Bully Bentley Retaliates

…the continuing saga of Hesperia Unified School District Board president, Chris Bentley, and his assault on the employees in his narcissistic pursuit of his self-declared “passionate” advocacy for things that matter more to him than that benefit the students. Go here to read about the misdeeds of this elected public official that lead to the present.
When the school board pres is the bully and Board bully goes Latin
At the Jan 24 public Board meeting, the chief of the HUSD police, Mike Graham, described an election season encounter with Bentley during which Bentley intimated to Graham that he would be made to pay for supporting a candidate that Bentley did not support. Graham countered this “Godfather-like” threat with an entirely proper rebuff, and the bully Bentley left Graham alone after that. Watch the video.

Jump to 2011 when Bentley attempted a baseless coup of Assistant Superintendent Matt Spencer through Bentley’s cowed Superintendent Mark McKinney. Spencer enraged Bentley by granting an interview with the local paper about his commitment to eliminating workplace bullying in K-12 education (something honed before working at Hesperia). Bentley, as a bully, recognized the threat that a little public education could reveal him for who he is, and had the story killed (it posted, but was actually pulled from the newspaper’s website).
Fearless Spencer chose to launch a counter-offensive by telling the four other Board members what staff in the schools had been telling him about Bentley’s chronic disrespectful mistreatment of school personnel. Bentley deflected personal responsibility for the alleged conduct and started quoting Cicero and Aristotle in his rambling, editorial replies published in the newspaper. He characterized Spencer as a complaining employee, when, in fact, he is a responsible executive daring enough to confront problems experienced by District staff. Bentley retaliated against Spencer with interior decorating. In the Board chamber he moved Spencer and all the Assistant Superintendents (the “cabinet”) to a table in the rear of the room, behind public seating. There, he really showed them who’s boss!!! It’s not a public school district, it’s “Bentley’s district.”
Spencer was the lone voice to speak truth about the Oz-like fraud Bentley — until January 24. Mike Graham strode to the public lectern and spoke up. Bentley thereafter made known his intent to eliminate the district police force. Board member Anthony Riley connected the dots and stated in public session (at the next meeting), that the timing of the move to eliminate Graham and the others led reasonable people to see that Bentley was retaliating against Graham.
This is a classic bullying tactic. Board member Eric Swanson tried feebly, but failed, to excuse Bentley. [You can see all the Board members here.]This is also predictable. Bullies surround themselves with sycophants and toadies. Toadies hover in orbit around the bully hoping that their alliance will protect them from the harm bullies inflict on others. Sychophants are mostly followers who respond with uncritical loyalty to the more direct and aggressive bully. Bentley, puppetmaster, has McKinney and Swanson on strings he can pull at will. Watch Survivor on TV to see how repeat player Russell and Bentley both use deceit and Machiavellian strategies — lots of parallels.

Anonymous said...

I agree the kid is a reflection of his mother. She is arrogant and scary. Top down behavior.