Recent reference to the Cafe as a “Hate Blog” here and on WoodstockTruth.com deserves some examination. Here is an excerpt from Mr. Powers recent comments:
“The Sock Puppet misinformation campaign over at the Aljazeera Café never ceases to entertain . . . BOE bus driver bully from hell Becki Leavitt and her husband (also from hell) . . . My name is Craig Powers and I am the sole proprietor of this blog. Others contribute from time to time including Dave Richardson . . . ” and then “they called the tune with an article . . . and I will finish the fight by whatever means I deem neccessary . . . elected officials involved for . . . nefarious purposes, and way deeper than you know . . . I guess some would call it vendetta, but as with any man worth his salt, if you screw with my family you will ultimately pay the price”.
I mean, he sounds like Sonny Corleone, for God’s sake. Per Websters, “Vendetta” means “Blood Feud; a prolonged dispute marked by bitter hostility”. All of this racially charged, threatening, and, well, hateful language appearing in Mr. Powers comments follows months of mocking, conspiratorial attacks on BOE members by Preston Shultz and Dave Richardson against those volunteering their time to serve the town’s public education system. And it was Mr. Powers who had published under his family’s name a full page article in the Academy school newspaper outlining a completely false indictment of the BOE’s efforts to achieve funding equity with Woodstock Academy. From this, it appears Mr. Powers believes that he and his family can “screw with” anyone they want; can publicize whatever articles they want; and can use “whatever means he deems necessary”. And Powers will pursue a “vendetta” against anyone who publicizes any objection to his tactics. Read the rest of this entry »