Yesterday, Monday the 20th, the Cafe had 288 visitors (including boycotters ) and >800 page turns. Sunday the 19th, the Cafe had 320 visitors and >600 page turns.
I hope that you will see the desperation in Mr. Wetzel’s last post … the fantasy he lives in is simply amazing.
1) Mr. Breen has recognized the artificial barrier that Prop 46 imposes upon reasoned evaluation of the budgetary needs of Woodstock. So have many others, including ironically Mr. Wetzel himself. In fact, Mr. Wetzel spearheaded the last effort to repeal Prop 46 much to the consternation of his pals, like Gerry Ralston, a ruthlessly deceptive act perpetrated upon his own supporters and proof that he’ll do anything to accomplish his objectives. As to the belief that Prop 46 should be amended … check the results of the vote on that referendum … extremely close and to the extent that Mr. Wetzel’s claim of a mandate against Prop 46 amendment is devoid of factual foundation.
2) Mr. Wetzel demonstrates clear confusion about Mr. Breen’s role in contract negotiations with the Academy. It is Mr. Wetzel himself who has contributed to the outcome of no contract. The record shows that Mr. Wetzel has stated at several Woodstock Academy meetings that the Academy should not negotiate a contract with Woodstock BOE.
3) Mr. Wetzel has once again incorrectly characterized Mr. Breen’s proposal to the legislature as an attempt to “take over” the Academy. Mr. Wetzel demonstrates a complete failure to understand the Breen proposal by such a statement which is obviously intended to fan the flames again without factual basis. One only needs to read the Breen document and the draft legislation that was issued by the Education Subcommittee of the General Assembly to see how far off Mr. Wetzel is in his allegation of a take-over attempt. And in another example of contradiction by Mr. Wetzel, one can see that he was one of several former BOE members, including Mr. Livernois and Mr. Masiello, who previously advocated for increased representation of sending town representatives in a published BOE report that Mr. Wetzel signed himself (see “WA Agreement Committee…- 1999″ in Key Articles on the right. Admin).
4) Mr. Wetzel’s suggestion that the Woodstock Democratic Town Committee and Mr. Breen have stated that taxes should be increased is a complete fabrication and figment of Mr. Wetzel’s deranged imagination. Actually the facts would show that since the last election when there was an increase in Democrats elected to office in Woodstock, taxes in Woodstock have not increased by any larger extent than in prior years, and in the case of some citizens, have actually decreased in the last year.
5) It was Margaret Wholean who championed the last bond issue referendum with the full support of the Board of Finance members Wisnewski, Hosmer, Rapose, Dowd, Woodward and Murphy. All except the comatose in Woodstock know that Ms. Wholean and Mr. Breen don’t agree on much, so Mr. Wetzel has incorrectly identified the source of his bonding paranoia … it is his friend, Ms. Wholean.
The Woodstock Democratic Town Committee has not spent even one hundred dollars in legal fees to obtain anything. What they did without expending any legal fees was accomplish victories by substantial margins in the last municipal elections 2005, especially over Mr. Wetzel’s CPS candidates who were overwhelmingly defeated, a result that shows their platform was obviously understood and endorsed by the voters at the ballot box.
John, it seems clear that no matter what you may publish as your endorsed position, as he has done with Mr. Breen’s stated positions, Mr. Wetzel will fail to understand it, and then through twisted maniacal self-delusion, misrepresent it in his subsequent ranting.