Rumblings Part II
|Holy Smokes! Joe forgot to back in the 'ole' boy.|
Corruption in the Public Sector- Are we talking
about the famous Community Health Center run by Ernst Starvo Blofeld or in this case Mark “I love my bowtie”
Masselli. This man banks a lot of capital on your dime folks?
That’s right the taxpayaers
of this fine city are paying for Mark’s
trips to the Olympics and other festivals all in the name of WHAT?
Why did he have to go to TIBET or the Olympics? Let’s get real. Perhaps he was finding medical supplies for
the CHC in the mountains of TIBET or getting hockey puck samples at the winter
The spin has already started,
in the commentary section of The Insider
and other fine (biased) blogs in town a few folks wrote to say:
“Mark started a company many years ago to
help those in need that need health
Really? Did he use his own money to do that or did he
create a non-profit company that allowed him to be tax exempt and award himself
a huge salary of his own.? You know the
answer to that one folks. BIG BUCKS
The only way to expose this
type of corruption is from the outside or to utilize people who are not involved in the
magical circle of public sector corruption. Translation: bring in The Untouchables.
The problem with public sector
corruption is that everyone who is in a position to clean it up has to get his
or her own hands dirty to get there. That's the "dirty little
secret". Everyone is dirty, so nobody can blow the whistle without being
implicated themselves. Which is why the light has to be shined from the
outside, i.e. The Insider.
SAFER GRANT- Remember
how Dan Drew was all overthe Italian mayor about hiring cops when he debated
Giuliano a few years back? Drew in fact railed against Giuliano for not taking the SAFER grant! One reason Giuliano did not pursue SAFER was because the City would then have to cover the total sum of the salaries of the new law enforcement hired under the grantonce the grant ran out after two years. Well, it seems Drew is doing the old cop shuffle
himself. The boy king who backs into his
stall, has opted out of keeping on the SAFER grants, a program that will allow
Middletown to hire a few extra Police and Firemen. If one goes back and views the three debates,
Dan mentioned numerous times that our city needed more cops and emergency management
personnel and he would be the 'man' to deliver those folks to Middletown. On April 4, 2013 the tides have changed and
Drew is quietly letting the SAFER grant go without hiring anybody new in fire
and police. I can see the comments now,
“A SAFER grant only pays for an employee for two years and then the town is
on its own and has to come with said employee's salary.” So what! Dan Drew promised to bring in more cops and said he would
get the job done. I think not. He also promised to lower taxes. Spin that one, High Street doorknockers!
Random Thoughts- Perhaps the people that are suing the city
after the double whammy denial at the Planning and Zoning Committee should
focus on a few important issues that are plaguing the town:
A) Villagers, please help the food pantry- Those people really need help, but yet, most of you like the MK-Ultra Zombies that you are
want to please your master and help Blue House LLC make money. Think about it, why couldn’t the master pay
for the anti-Middletown lawyer himself?
He has the money, but he wants
you, the MK-ULTRA followers to pay the money for his Kurtz like journey into
B) Perhaps the village district can get together and send Ellen
DeGeneres a letter and request that she stop dancing on the program. Enough is enough.
Question of the day: What notable (rich) members of
the Middletown elite were paid for their
services on New Year’s Eve at the Middnight on Main event? The town elders were yapping about “giving
it up for the community” or stating that , “being a volunteer is a great
thing,” while taking city money for the event. The liberal rich get richer:
I love the smell of fresh MOOLA in the morning! Money that is! There' a lot of money in liberalism. Don't deny it ED4ED or MM.
D) Token Republican- The roster of the Riverfront Task Force has been
announced and according to the April 2,
2013 published committee brief, only one
member of the Republican Party is allowed in the room. Former Deputy Mayor and Suzanne Vega fan (R)
Joseph Bibsi (the Garrett Morris of the group) will join Richard Pellitier, Mike
Gaudino, Dan Russo and others on this important commission, er I mean Task Force, in order to complete
Drunk Driving is a bad thing, please don’t do it.
The Middletown Board of Education has voted to privatize their cafeterias. Perhaps now, we
can get the kids to eat some fruit! Ketchup doesn’t count.
Design Review- Bob Landino ‘s case is
coming up and it seems that 3 of the 6
members will not be voting for a variety or reasons. Conflict of interest baby! The number one overused excuse not to show up. Let's take a stance on the Landino issue. I still love how the mayor of the town is 100% in support of Landino, but yet the village people district zombies continue to ignore this. He's the enemy folks! Wake up.
H) Did Dan Drew
really compare himself to King Solmon and St Francis of Assisi in the recent
budget address? Rumor has it that Drew had
Joe Somolis, his designated car parker to taste his food thrice daily. The other day the Mayor's CD player broke and Joe had to ride shotgun and rap the entire side 1 of Dr. Dre's The Chronic while helmet head dove the MN1 car around Wesleyan Hills. "Everything going to be alright, yep, yeah, protect the gov, yeah, f- th 2nd amendment."
Earl V. Roberts
still wants to run for something in the fall.
J) What happened to NEAT? Did their
funding really dry up? Mark, come on can you spare them some loose change?
K) Coleman’s Carnival showed up and it didn’t rain. Is that a pig flying? Rumor has it hell recently froze over as
Who does more for
the community Fred Carroll or Mark Masselli? Answer: Fred, hands down!
M) Hats off to BOE member Ryan Kennedy: Board member Ryan Kenney objected to the redistricting of Macdonough on the grounds that the board would have to revisit the issue again in the fall. "This is a very temporary fix to a very permanent problem." said Kennedy.
N) Wesleyan’s new (lack of) ethnicity policy- This is
true folks! The Wesleyan Security Officers are not allowed to use color to
describe anybody doing anything remotely suspicious on campus. If someone is carjacking
you in the Usdan lot, the cops can’t say, “All units be on the look of a white
male, 5 feet 7 inches with glasses.” The
Wes security will have to say: “All units be on the look out for a male 5 feet
7 inches with glasses.” What's next leaving gender and hair color out of physical descriptions too? This is the
stupidest thing I have heard of in town.
o) Complete Streets Report only has 3 out of 56 pages that aren't common sense fluff that actually talk about pedestrian/bike issues in Middletown specifically. Oh yeah and a color coded map that the city pz department probably could have done in an afternoon. Good theories, but no real plans! Yup, taxpayers paid the professional consultants $20,000 for this 6th grade level book report that took a year to complete!
P) Margaret Thatcher said "There is no public money, only taxpayer money." And on that note another wise person once said: "Grants are the institutional equivalent of prostitution. The "John" (ie the institution paying the grant) offers payment to any "hooker" (eg. a city, a school district, a non profit) who will perform specific act or acts. And we all know how well that ends. R.I.P Iron Lady.
Q) Where the hell is the streaming for municipal meetings
that was supposed to be finalized a few months back? Now, that may be the stupidest thing I have
heard of in town. Imagine expecting the town to fulfill any objective on time,
that’s like ED4ED actually making a difference on the board or education.
You guys are F'n awesome! A humble suggestion if I may. Partner up with an investigative reporter that is well versed in corruption. It's time to clean house. Break out the antibacterial soup to wash those dirty dirty hands! You are only barley scratching the surface of this cancerous corruption. It's obvious to most it's a lot deeper then anyone could imagine.ReplyDelete
If Mayor Drew did not want to hire new police and fire with a Federal grant, then I give him credit. We do have to pay the salaries after two years. This to me is good if Drew does not go for it. Besides how can a cop live in this city not making $155,000 in pay and OT?ReplyDelete
The only cops making 150k plus are very few. And they are workaholics 80+ hours a week and most have no life and are divorced having to pay child support and other issues that come with that mess.ReplyDelete
The average cop in Middletown make around 70k tops.
The chief and DC make more then double with a new car gas 24/7/365 use anywhere they want to go. That's easily a 200k+ package each. Drew just gave them sweet deal 20% plus pay raises! What did the cops get? 0% and a 1.5%???? Talk about corruption.
The Riverfront committee is a joke with one republican "okay maybe two" on the committee. That is not bipartisan it is a disgrace. If the mayor wanted to be bipartisan he would have added at least one more republican.ReplyDelete
This reminds me of the mayor appointing an independent to a commission the day after that person switched from a democrat to independent. Seems fishy to me, but I was told by a ranking republican that this was a one time thing. My question is why aren't republicans being put on commissions when their letters have been submitted and we have city commissions don't have quorum because people haven't been appointed.