12 - 0, you are mighty impressed with yourself. Were you looking in the mirror with your pants around your ankles while you were praising your high intellect, great power and influence, high paying job and quality partner? Easily the most embarrassing couple of sentences ever on the MM whiner board. Stop making excuses and deflecting the obvious. You clowns whine and complain about Melrose behind the anonymity of a blog because you are a bunch of cowards with no ability to do anything but b*tch and moan.
Only because I'm mighty impressive, I promise! Embarrassment is in the eye of the beholder... You're projecting again! It is only embarrassing if it were made up, and I got you to respond to it just like I wanted you to! Not making any excuses or deflecting anything. I openly admit that I'm not interested in speaking publically, at least at this time, only in following the local happenings and occasionally commenting on this forum. It is really all I have time and enegry for at this point in my life. Data speaks for itself, no matter how many aldermen repeatedly fall in line and how many boot camp workouts and coffee shop hangouts the pols around here attend. The schools are in poor academic shape, the brand new MVMMS has more problems than Apollo 13, and water rates continue to go up with more talk of a tax override. The police station is decrepit and the City Yard is a dump despite plenty of "renovations." Is all this the Mayor's fault? Of course not. The parents have a lot of the responsibility for the poor performance of students here. And no doubt RD has great intentions with all these capital improvements, but they bite off more than they can chew resulting in poor management and quality. And I'll say one more time for good measure, you pathetic little sycophant, these "beautiful people" you so loyally and steadfastly defend against "clowns" on this site are without question mocking you the moment you walk away. But that is your problem, not mine.
Anonymous boasting followed by admitted cowardice is truly pathetic. Backpedaling has begun. Your responses are a desperate attempt to convince yourself you are not a coward and are doing this casually, when all of your ranting, posturing and pretending is an indication that the continuous victories and beat downs put on your crowd by the Dolan administration is driving you crazy. You and your crowd are to afraid to put yourselves out there. Keep beating your chest. You are accomplishing great things hiding behind the key board. 12+ years of seeing the administration the whiners hate achieve victory after victory with no end in site...keep your pants down in front of the mirror and keep telling yourself how wonderful you are...its all you got left.
It isn't backpedalling if I didn't make the claims to begin with. If you're associating every negative comment and complaint on here with my view, you're not only incorrect but also very simple minded. Dolan's administration's victories and beat downs(?) driving me crazy? Why would municipal minutiae drive me crazy? My comments are clearly upsetting you, because you respond to all of them. I just enjoy responding to you to pass the time. I don't need to convince myself of anything, I know what I've accomplished in life. My language composition and lack of juvenile commentary versus your very simplistic bloviations says a lot about each of us. You need a hero to rally around in the city administration. Is this you, Rob? Be honest. No one could be pathetic enough to KEEP blabbing about this stuff without a true vested interest. I kid, there is no way this is RD as he is well educated and is a far better writer than you are.
So please, why don't you stop imagining me with my pants down and stop pretending to protect your messiah from non-existant attacks and explain why $5.3 mil for the hs is a good investment.
The high school almost list accreditation because the infrastructure was so bad. Fixing the physical plant, and standardizing the curricula were the 2 biggest issues. So of course the issues in the high school need to be addressed. First the roof, then the ventilation, then the physical space inside the school. The science wing and the resource center go a long way to meeting this need. I hope the redo the lockers and the bathrooms too. And redesign the cafeteria because that is another huge awkward space. If anyone is to blame for this physical plan fiasco - it was anyone who designed and approved the original structure. Who was mayor then anyway?
12 - 0, the ultimate MM bozo. Bragging and self promoting, explaining yourself and rationalizing your posts is pathetic behavior on an anonymous blog. No one gives a crap about you. Here is the only thing that matters: You and the rest of the cowardly clowns on this website are irrelevant. Dolan p*sses down your necks, gets every single thing he wants, and you are all to cowardly to do anything about it. Keep on beating your chest. I'll keep on calling you an irrelevant coward.
"Dolan p*sses down your necks, gets every single thing he wants"
Yeah, this is characteristic, this is the kind of thing he'd think and say. Really nice. And the person posting this thinks they are helping his cause, but in fact only proving that it's this kind of person and this kind of behavior that characterize the current administration. He cloaks himself in his "Melrosian" flag and says disgusting things even about the ones who are out there stumping his causes, with that ugly smirk of his.
And then people wonder why so many Melrose teens grow up to be bullying drunken nobodies.
That's funny. Those cowardly clowns you speak of have put themselves out there for the benefit of Melrosians who are too afraid to speak up themselves during SC public comment period about the disturbing violations of law happening in our school district. Is it just a little embarrassing that the School Committee Chair had to admit publicly that OML laws have been violated yet again? Is it just a little embarrassing that The Melrose School Committee has been hiding the fact that they have been under Federal Investigation by the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and spending thousands of taxpayer dollars to defend their reckless behavior? Do you think these things get exposed on their on? No. Good brave Melrosians have stepped up to the plate on behalf of residents too afraid to speak up and have filed formal complaints. I personally thank them for their vigilance.
"Now THAT was an excellent post! And backed up with real data, no less."
You're very busy this morning. Real data, eh? All those new toys (science kits, smartboards, labs) really improved science scores in the district, didn't they? Now nearly half of the district students are now failing science, but that's okay in your chromebook. Sell a few more flamingos and maybe you can create enough ether fog to convince all those kindergarten parents to buy that bridge (over troubled waters).
I think you get the point
That's a great idea - actually that's where we all go to drink away our sorrows after watching school committee meetings!