"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by Chuck on Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:47 pm

What TRR says vs what they really mean

What they said: finally, we have a Town Manager who is a true leader that chooses to deal with the problem on behalf of the hard working families here in Rumford who also feel that "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH".

What they meant: finally we have a town manager that will help us take care of “our own” and allow us to take our retribution against the RFD and anyone else that might expose our lies. (Thank god he is making up for not taking better care of us when he admitted he had held an illegal meeting about the casino issue)


What they said: Len Greaney deserves to be treated with the utmost respect.

What they meant: Len Greaney is on our side so we will defend him as long as he keeps taking care of us. He should never be criticized for his behavior by anyone but us, even when the criticism is deserved. We reserve the right to criticize everyone else that stands up to us, including telling lies, slandering people and treating them with complete contempt and disrespect.


What they said: Selectman Mark Belanger has been trying to get a hold of this problem for years but has not been successful because he didn't have a Town Manager who was willing to hold employees accountable.

What they meant: The former town managers saw the reality of this situation, including the need to balance safety as part of the criteria for making decisions regarding town services. We hate that the formers town managers saw through us and wouldn’t let us control them.


What they said: Based on the behavior witnessed just in the past couple of months since we have had a Town Manager who is trying to do the right thing on behalf of the citizens, it doesn't surprise me that our previous Town Managers would find it necessary to align themselves with those who think they control the town.

What they meant: We don’t who is writing this so we’re just going to sling some more mud around.


What they said: It also doesn't surprise me that the Fire Chief would choose to align himself with the RFD. It appears that if you want to keep your job in Rumford and avoid the headaches of being set up and attacked, it behooves you to fight those who want it to stop versus those in Town Hall who don't.

What they meant: We know that Chief Wentzell has an inside view of what should happen at the Rumford Fire Station. We are going to attack him if he doesn’t fall under our control. We will slant this story to try to turn public opinion towards us. We know it doesn’t matter what the truth is, it matters what we can make the truth look like.


What they said: Both of them have been publicly bashed for taking a stand against the corruption via cowardly, anonymous comments on the Sun Journal and newly created anonymous blogs. The Sun Journal has also been fed inaccurate information to help them generate controversial stories that increase their readership and paint a picture that is just plain not true.

What they meant: We want to be the only news media in town so we can feed all the inaccurate information to the public that we want. We HATE being challenged and having the correct information given out because we lose credibility.


What they said: And, now I am one of those people taking the beating because in my relentless search for the truth and the betterment of the community, I will not stop providing you with the facts behind the issues so that you can make better, more informed decisions at the ballot box.

What they meant: I’m going to play the victim and hope everyone feels sorry for me for my martyrdom. I want you to believe that only I, JNS, am capable of telling the truth and I hope that no one notices or remember all of the venom, lies and slander I’ve unleashed on this town.


What they said: It seems the only way to be successful in Rumford as Town Manager is to protect the employees at all costs so they don't sick the only media outlet we have and their blog mafia on you with their slander, their victim status, and their manipulative tactics, i.e. SAFETY vs MONEY.

What they meant: We know that we’ve acted like a bunch of bullies in town, ruining people that we can’t control but we are going to try to turn the tables so we can look like victims. We don’t want safety to be part of the consideration in providing town services because that will get in the way of us taking our revenge on the RFD.


What they said: It is all about crafting a perception, one that makes it look like they are overworked and underpaid, they are victims and we, the taxpayer, are the abusers.

What they meant: We want the taxpayers to see the RFD as the abusers even though we know that we, TRR have been the ones to be incredibly cruel and abusive in this town.


What they said: And, it's all about having all the right people in the right places to ensure the hidden agenda stays alive.

What they meant: We know this works because this is precisely what we have done.



What they said: We remember 9/11 and we appreciate those who actually sacrificed themselves for the good of the people but we have no respect for those who use the tragic events of 9/11 to bolster their points and lift themselves up to a level that they will never achieve. So, please spare us of how you put your life on the line everyday.

What they meant: We have no respect for anyone that doesn’t let us run over them. We hope no one remembers when the roof crashed in on the firefighter recently and others had to risk their life to go save him.

What they aid: It would be one thing if you racked up $1,600 in overtime expenses because you actually fought nine fires but it is a completely different thing when you need money because you have a house renovation to complete and a kid on the way.

What they meant: We are going to make this personal against individual firemen because we hate them for standing up to us. If we make it about the firemen, we can sidestep the real issue, that the RFD is understaffed and underfunded.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by xmashen on Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:11 pm

WOW! totally brilliant disection of another self-promoting TRR piece, Chuck! thanks!!!

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by marktripp on Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:52 am

Nice work Chuck.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:12 pm

"Enough is Enough" is right. Enough of the editor of TRR and her calumny. I personally feel that she should not have a position on any town board. I think she's too caught up in her own biased agendas to serve with impartiality. And considering all the discord she continues to create, I think it unwise that she's in a position that might affect the citizens of this community.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by xmashen on Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:15 pm

I "second that emotion". Hey, Gang! let's do a Norma Wells -type recall petition! We've got what appears to be a total conflict of interest here.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by Admin on Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:43 pm

I agree too. We shouldn't have people on our town boards that treat our employees this way.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by Timeout on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:44 pm

I keep trying to give the benefit of the doubt but it gets harder and harder. Reminds me of when I was the head waitress at K'bunk Inn in my mid-twenties. One of the young men who worked under me told me I was a total b..... I was shocked and hurt and talked the matter over with the owner. She told me that I was an excellent worker, etc., etc. but none of that mattered if I couldn't maintain a relationship with my co-workers. She suggested I compliment them more and focus on what they were doing right. I was stunned, why tell them they are doing well when they must already know it? I just didn't get it. I was young. I didn't really understand any of it until I worked for a while for my brother. I asked him one day why he didn't say good morning when he came in...he had the same stunned look I probably had in the restaurant...why do I have to make sure everyone's feeling loved? I'm paying you...just do the work...it didn't feel too good and I got a taste of what my co-worker in the restaurant had been talking about.

Kindness matters and so does appreciation. I wish TRR would give equal time saying what town employees are doing right (all we get is how good their friends on the selectboard are doing).

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by C on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:17 pm

I think if a petition or complaint was filed to remove JSN from the FC we know it wouldn't be approved by the selectmen but then it could be taken to the appeals board and she would likely lose. Also the votes would be public and we'd get a good indication on what side of the fence certain members sit.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by Timeout on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:36 pm

From my experience with the tree thing, filing a complaint which the selectmen will then round file doesn't really solve the problem. Neither do public apologies. Either TRR left one of its editors "home alone" with the Chief Carter posting, or they really do want a reaction/complaint filed. If it goes to Appeals they can then pound on members of that board (again)... so repetitive and boring... at this point it looks like they can just do whatever they want... I think we should just be the cool heads in a hot crowd and save all the postings for future reference... plus, not reacting is really annoying to people who want a reaction, plus it's the AWAP approved first step in getting out of an abusive relationship. Remember how they got the Open Doar shut down through MB (kind of like he's trying to do with the police report?) but didn't have to close their own web site? I'm sure they can't do it with this private site but they can try to scare people into thinking they can... we have to stand our ground but not engage at their level...I'm sure of it.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by T on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:39 pm

Successful or not, you'd be playing right into her hands if you attempted to remove her.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by C on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:49 pm

I think they only want a complaint filed because they are sure or have been assured they will win. Before any action is taken against them we would have to be 100% sure of success, because it is the failure that would play into their hands.

Oops, nevermind. Stephanie Thompson, Jeremy Vashaw (casino)... the appeals board wouldn't be much help.... They've got us over a barrel.... Lol, but we are the patient sort...Timeout's advice seems to make more sense now....we hold the cards and just need to wait for the opportune time to play them.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by KevinNSaisi on Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:14 pm

Please be advised that any person who is perceived as having a bias cannot serve on a hearing. The appeals board does not have any alternates, and I would recuse myself from any action involving RT or JSN. We need at least three people to make a decision.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by Timeout on Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:48 pm

FRANK ANASTASIO 2009
KEVIN SAISI, CHAIR 2010
LEONARD MCKENNA 2010
JEREMY VASHAW 2011
STEPHANIE THOMPSON 2011
VACANCY, ALT 2011
VACANCY, ALT 2011

This is the makeup of the Appeals Board. So from what Kevin is saying, Stephanie would obviously be out and correct me if I'm wrong but I think Jeremy would too. Kevin is taking himself out so that would leave only McKenna and Anastasio to make a decision...only two people...what happens then?

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by Timeout on Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:57 pm

Oh good grief, now the BOS will probably be asked to appoint an alternative...not sure how that works. Let's see, who does TRR have left in the closet or are they represented on every single board already?

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by C on Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:04 pm

Wouldn't the 3 selectmen in question need to recuse themselves??? Actually wouldn't they all?

Okay- she's basically rendered our system useless. Our only choice is to deport her.

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Re: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH"

Post by Timeout on Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:13 pm

Is this a new wave in economic development? Overthrow the government? Or, maybe we're really a practice ground for some covert military operation...lol...and they wanted to try out the strategy here first. I'm sorry but this is just too absurd...I'd better get back to my housework before I say something REALLY silly...lol...

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