See article in the Norwich Bull by Dustin Racioppi on Ms. Wholean’s decision to primary for the First Selectman’s office. I was contacted by Dustin mid-day on Tuesday and left with the impression (from talking to Dustin) that the article was to be focused on Joe Breen and the flight of DTC members. The article was clearly planted by a faction backing Ms. Wholean that wished to present only their side. – John Leavitt
Your response to The Cheese’s post is another example of the double standard that you apply to your postings here. You claim that he is drunk (are you going to hide behind the excuse that you attempted humor with the “whine” remark?) When you perceive you’ve been called a name or view an attack on your argument that has merit, you resort to name calling. Quite understandable from one who has admitted to paranoia. Boy are you sensitive … make sure you stay on your meds.
The first and fifh sentences of Cheese’s post are consistent as to your failure to admit the dual role of the BOE. What is clear in you numerous postings here is that you believe BOE’s obligation to the state in its dual role is subordinate to its obligation to the locality. Your belief is contrary to law.
It’s quite reasonable for Cheese to make the statement in his 8th sentence you quoted because Stranded made the following statements in his article: “bear in mind that these percentages are calculated against an ever growing allocation, so that the real dollars continue to soar” and “the BOT are embarassing themselves with this shameful campaign of bullying the BOE into agreeing to a contract that is clearly at the expense of the K-8 system” and “I for one applaud the BOE for its tireless efforts to search through every legal nook and cranny and under every rock (especially those that the CPS crowd seem to slither under), to find an equitable solution to our current educational funding crisis.” Apparently you didn’t read Stranded’s article or you could see how Cheese’s view of Stranded’s belief is fair. Read the rest of this entry »