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Agony Aunt Column
A very special thank you to the Our Town for publishing my letter to the editor, "The Age of Political Dinosaurs is ending", in this weeks newspaper. Check it out.
Instead of "The Cannonball Run", join us for the next Greater Johnstown school board meeting this Monday, December 17th at 4:30 pm for "The Trojan Run". See you there!
A very special thank you to the Tribune Democrat for today's feature article, "GJSD officials: Hiring of Arcurio as schools chief was ‘above board’", in today's newspaper. This is the second time the TD has acknowledged the ethics commission probe. Given the papers resistance by editing my letter to the editor in August's paper mentioning the investigation, and writing a glowing biased resignation article for Vince Arcurio, seeing this about face and responding to we 'critics' is very flattering. With the resignation of Board Director Dan Tomak on tonight's agenda, he makes 3 directors to resign in 18 months, who will be next to resign over the investigation?
From the article. "After nearly 13 years as a member of the Greater Johnstown School Board, Vince Arcurio – Amy’s husband – resigned from his post on the board in August.
Neither have said whether Vince Arcurio’s decision was prompted by the ethics probe and his wife’s potential application for the superintendent position." Check out the article for the full story at~https://www.tribdem.com/news/gjsd-officials-hiring-of-arcurio-as-schools-chief-was-above/article_186444a2-f779-11e8-a8d1-93e64d77edeb.html
I will be attending tonight's school board meeting at 5 pm. Please join us as we 'critics' continue this conversation. I am grateful the TD has started mapping the nepotism in the school district in anticipation of the release of the charges and report in late January. The family tree will need extended greatly btw. With rumors about the 22 recent subpoenas served in the district, with immunity deals given to certain school bloc members in exchange for testimony, and Bobby's deal with TV Tom and DA Kelly to get them re-elected in exchange for a county job for Justin, it leaves me with my catch phrase that started this all years ago: Is this Fact or Fiction? As for the GJSD's defense and spin of Amy as Superintendent in this article, u mad, bro?
Rumors are afloat that Bobby is having Bryan change to a Republican to run with TV Tom to maintain control of the courthouse for next year's election. Is it fact? Is it fiction? And if it is true will the Republicans embrace Bobby and Bryan or turn them away? Stay tuned as the story continues.
From part of my speech at tonight's school board meeting: "Have you ever heard the word “nepotism”? I'm sure that you have as you are suppose to be a learned group of educated folks who educate our children but now what you want to do is put the fox in charge of the hen house or at least that is how I'm seeing it. You want to take Bobby's daughter in law and you want to make her the superintendent? I'm telling you this stinks of a lot of inside stuff going on and I just don't think you guys seem to get it. You don't seem to care that this is still a good old boys network, it's all whatever Mr. Bobby wants and I'm telling you I would hope this board would wake up and really take a hard look at themselves and make some changes so our students can get educated because appointing her is the biggest mistake you are ever going to make and I can assure you of that."
The Spin Doctors
There are those people that are just like what we call for the politicians that are the Spin Doctors, that are the one's out there that put out the falsehoods, the one's that spin the tales of untruths, and they are the people out there for a long time trying to spin tales and talk about all these different things about me, none of it related to truth.
One just has to begin to wonder why is it that there are so many people so concerned, in a sense, of spreading lies about me? Why? Why are they so concerned? What are they afraid of?
Join me Tuesday, November 13th for the Greater Johnstown School Board meeting to see the anointment of Amy Arcurio as Superintendent, on Wednesday, November 14th at the Johnstown City Council Meeting and on Thursday, November 15th at the Cambria County Commissioners Meeting and find out why it appears all these politicians seem to be closed mouth, not willing to talk, not willing to communicate to the media or to others for they are afraid of what they say. Instead they rather hide and ignore the truth of the situation as it may be.
The last of 4 update letters on the Greater Johnstown School Board investigation. I wonder who next will resign? Or will they wait until Amy is anointed as Superintendent to resign? One thing is for sure, Bobby campaigned hard for Barbin and lost. His empire is crumbling and he knows TV Tom and KA Kelly are next to be voted out. As the county swings Republican opposing decades of Arcurio control, it is clear change is coming. I'll keep you all posted. And if you are still reading, Chip, stop covering this up because you are in league with the school bloc and do your job.
Here's the article on one ex board members investigation. https://www.dailyamerican.com/ourtownjohnstown/exclusive-ethics-commission-findings-leaked-regarding-ex-school-official/article_1324b31c-c698-11e8-8932-e71f650b995d.html?fbclid=IwAR1uzhfuHQxlqYE1F2HefgayOu4I17QIN79ABB9pIZhTheoOLMW14VKecEs
Here's the story when they were advised not to comment by their Solicitor. https://www.dailyamerican.com/ourtownjohnstown/johnstown-school-board-advised-not-to-comment-on-investigation-query/article_b8ff93b4-8f5d-11e8-9dd4-23b91f4a278a.html?fbclid=IwAR3Zkx75FQk7yN2YUn5FOg8XeVvt1tX8oL-4FyyuUB4zDAFIKLi4betywSI
Here is WJAC coverage when Vince Arcurio resigned. The investigation is mentioned and I suspect when it breaks WJAC will cover it. https://wjactv.com/news/local/greater-johnstown-school-board-member-resigns?fbclid=IwAR3s4xLCAUWxRpxi7zhigtZA9XiG2BuAVRFIhuCnN4k-EyE1kbSxLQLeFvA
Vote for Jim Rigby for PA State Rep of the 71st District on Tuesday, November 6th.
Thank you, Chip, for recognizing that I always speak the truth and that by losing I still win in the end.
"If you’ve seen the movie “Liar Liar,” you’ll recall that actor Jim Carrey’s character – attorney Fletcher Reede – can not tell a lie for 24 hours thanks to a birthday wish uttered by his son as he blew out the candles on his cake.
Reede nearly loses a high-paying case because he can’t fib – or even let his witnesses do so in their testimony – until saved by a legal loophole that gives his client the courtroom victory, which prompts Reede to proclaim: “And the truth will set you free!”
That phrase, from the Gospel of John, is indeed gospel for those who make their living reporting on the news of their communities."~ Chip Minemyer, Tribune Democrat, http://www.tribdem.com/news/chip-minemyer-that-facebook-post-might-not-be-as-harmless/article_333af55e-bdd2-11e8-828e-c752a8acb9a1.html
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