Hey Nigel, did you ever think that maybe the people here who don't like you feel that way just because you're a name-calling jerk --and not because of race? You should look into that (while you look for real estate in Connecticut). View Comment
Let's turn this back on you, Nigel: do you think Jere Hochman and this group >>> http://eec4justice.com/ are more qualified to discuss issues of race with you and your children than you are? Of course you don't.
I judge people by the content of their character and am surrounded by a large group of diverse friends because that's how MY PARENTS raised me. I credit the The Katonah-Lewisboro school district with much as it related to my academics, but little when it came to my value system. Was my best friend in the world at mostly white John Jay High School black because of the school leading me down a certain path... or was it because of my parents? Did I seek him out in 9th grade because of his skin color... or did I not give a crap about any of that and just started hanging with him because we had math, Spanish and lunch together and played sports? Again, you know the answers.
You should hold this retreat on your own dime. You can swing the cost, apparently. You and Jere can put pins in my voodoo doll together while singing Kumbaya around a carbon-neutral campfire. Maybe Len will show up too. View Comment
What kind of a pompous jerk drops something like this??? >>> "You can thank me later, much later, for subsidizing your offsprings education."
Probably the same guy who would Tweet this? >>> "When it comes to charity I NEVER think about taxes when I contribute." Hahahahahaha! What a great guy! Someone get him a medal. Clearly, the rest of us are only considering the tax break when we contribute to charity (or better yet, actually roll up our sleeves and volunteer locally... which Nigel doesn't).
Another lesson from Mr. Hart. Take heed, everyone!
This is the highest of high comedy. View Comment
Right here, Mr. Race Baiter.
There is no subject too touchy for me. You are barking up the wrong tree.
Does racism exist in every corner of the planet at some level? Um, yeah? Is this community made up of highly educated, moderate (not you), diverse, cultured individuals who as a collective group can boast about their community being a welcoming melting pot? Yes, it is. (save one angry guy)
Why did you pick Pound Ridge? Because it has a racism problem? What are you trying to get at here? How disingenuous can you be???
What am I running for? What have I ever run for? News to me.
Maybe I should now. You can be my campaign manager. We'll kick off every event with you announcing that I'm 100% guinea and all questions from the audience will be answered with a racial angle. Should go over big.
You keep putting labels on everyone. You just did it again with Dean in your last post. You are embarrassing yourself. Please keep it up, though... View Comment
Nigel Hart, Pound Ridge's resident mud-slinging cyber-bully rears his ugly head once more. Since this utter drivel in your post is obviously a direct attack on me, my family, the other two BCSD residents who spoke out at this BOE meeting, the letter writers in the Record Review and the many, many people who e-mailed the school board... I will head down to your gutter for a moment and respond.
First of all, the only thing that you're obsessed with more than race is labeling people like me who don't own guns or aren't in the Tea Party as "gun-toters" and "Tea Baggers". You do this and label people, while you protest that people are unjustly labeling you and yours?! Ignorance, illustrated.
You and Jere have a lot in common. You suffer a similar affliction. One needs to only look at YOUR twitter page to see the similarities. Here's a gem from Nigel's page: "@GovChrisite Bridgegate offered a peak at those that you choose to work with - mean, vindictive, small minded and angry older white people." Good God. The GW Bridge scandal was a racial one? Was this a hate crime? Is the DOJ investigating it as such? Only you could see things this way. YOU are prejudiced here, injecting race where it doesn't belong and going after "white people." You don't see this??? Of course you don't because you are a fringe character.
I have lived here my entire life. I'm a New Yorker. You're the outsider (like Jere). You come to this country, make your millions (on "evil" Wall Street no less), start a family, move to Pound Ridge --and then TELL the rest of us that we have a race problem. Why? Because you said so? You hold the higher ground because your marriage is interracial? You're a race hustler, nothing more.
A fair number of my friends in this town are mixed race couples. I can tell you that NOT ONE of them supports what our esteemed superintendent just tried to pull. Neither did the seven members of your school board. Please make sure to go after each and every one of the to let them know how racist they are (since you are the authority). Did you actually go to the consultant's website and nose around? You're on your own island here.
If Pound Ridge is so unhealthy and racist why the hell are you here?! Please move --and don't let the door hit you on the way out, Sir Nigel. View Comment
Sadly, nothing Mr. DiCarlo or I condemned Jere for was worse than what he did to himself up there at the school board meeting. I've never seen anything like it.
Good reporting by Tom here, but the headline may mislead readers into thinking that Dr. Hochman came to his senses and canceled this retreat (which was of his own creation). THE SUPERINTENDENT DIDN'T CANCEL ANYTHING. It's obvious that the school board (who represents the people) put a stop to this. They allowed Jere to announce that it had been cancelled, but he chose to admonish them for 81 minutes, instead of taking 5 minutes to apologize to the community and move on. Now, he needs to apologize to the residents here and OUR school board.
Tom provided very useful links in the story.
Here is another: https://twitter.com/JHSTL
Everyone should look at Dr. Hochman's Twitter page to understand the charge that I made (that he sees way too many things through the prism of race). There is more than enough evidence there within his 3,728 tweets.
Jere's attempt to "enlighten" this community comes down to one thing for him: those who oppose illegal immigration in our district must be racist. It is sad that he cannot understand that nearly all of us are the product of LEGAL immigration and that we could care less about the race or culture of those that reside here. We want the playing field level and no special treatment for any one demographic. We have a math problem, not a racism problem.
What are the repercussions for a superintendent who is guilty of insubordination? The residents of this district who are the employers of Dr. Hochman must come together now to discuss his future here.
-Joe Malichio View Comment
Local Democrats should call Doug for their mailers. I'm sure he'd take the biz and be competitve with any vendors they have. I called his business to do a non-political print job for me. He didn't know me from a hole in the wall. His pricing was better than Vista Print.
Again, this is a non-story. This board should be grateful he keeps his business in Westchester, a miserable place for commerce. View Comment
Good stuff, Lou. You know a lot about me. I'm in the Tea Party and chummy with Sarah Palin. Witty comeback.
I point out that your acumen is lacking (true statement) and your retort is to tell me to live in Alaska "they like them dumb up there." What's next, the rubber/glue 1st grade material?
Speaking of irrelevant, head on over to your blog and whine to your 7 followers about how taxes are reasonable in this, the highest taxed area of the entire planet. Congrats, you're the only person in a state of 19,378,102 who thinks that our taxes aren't too high here. Exclusive company.
Are you telling me that you really get a pension from the taxpayers here? Please tell me you didn't have a hand in educating young, impressionable minds. We are doomed. View Comment
Uhhh, I've been tracking your blog and musings for years. You're no sage yourself.
Keep denying what's happening to this state if it makes you feel better.
The BCSD will have a $7 million deficit in 2018. Make sure to blame the hedge funders for that. Smart. View Comment
Len, stop comparing school teachers to hedge fund managers. It is a meaningless and ridiculous comparison. The teachers and administrators in this area make too much $ (as a whole) compared with what the public is willing to stomach, long-term. NY State is being crushed by all its pension obligations (not just from teachers). This is a fact.
Public school salaries and benefits ought to be compared with private school salaries and benefits. View Comment