Thursday, October 19, 2017

Top 10 Reasons why you Gotta like Mayor Tom 'Now 15.4%' ChoiLankey's 'You Got to Be Kidding Me' Team for the Edison Board of Mythomania!?!

10. Because you like the politicization of the Edison Board of Education and it's simpler for you to just call it the Board of EDems anyway.

9. Because you like that they are 'The Only Independent Team Not Funded by Any Special Interest Group' and you don't care if they take another picture with Señor Lankey, he'll have to independently adopt them.

8. Because you like their claim of 'Rebuilding James Monroe School at Zero Cost to Taxpayers' and you don't care that it was really because of some odd new thing we have over there on Mythomania Lane - called insurance.

7. Because you like that they 'Gave the Taxpayers Back $1.46 million in additional state aid and you don't care that they Hoarded the previous $2.0 million, raised your taxes by 10.1% over the last 4-years and have been known to tap into the Cap Bank when they want money back from you.

6. Because you like how they tried to Sneak in an Early Extension of Super Dr. Richard 'Looking for the Exit Ramp' O'Malley's employment contract one-year early and before the election where 4-seats are up for Grabs and you don't care if they provided no rationale, justification or support other than ..they like him - they really, really like him.

5. Because you like when they tell you about 'Zero Cost Turf Fields' and you don't care that they just committed us to some $370 million with the ETEA over the next 3-years and they somehow didn't think it was important enough to tell you about it or that extra $10.8 million that comes along with it.

4. Because you like how they've been following Señor O'Malley from ..Soo Far Behind for ..Soo Long and you don't care that they've Long-Lost Sight of him.

3. Because you like when they come up with Sophomoric Board Goals and Merit Performance Criteria, some with no academic achievement criteria, and you don't care how much money they're paying out in bonuses to Señor O'Malley.

2. Because you like how they've failed to come up with a long-overdue cogent, cohesive, practical and cost-conscious plan to deal with the overcrowding in all the schools and you don't care if they're just wasting time and money by temporarily plugging holes using these Lease-Purchase agreements that do nothing more than create debt and bypass Voter Approval.

1. Because you like a Good Paradox Wrapped in an Enigma and you don't care if Incumbents Shi, Moroney and Distefano Really, Really Need to Be Shown the Exit this November 7th, even if it's through their own 'Zero Cost Turf Fields.'

PS: Postage Savings Suggestion - just a thought but it might be a good idea to take me off your mailing list. Somehow - don't think I'll quite be voting for your team.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Cost of the ETEA Settlement $10,760,565 (9.27%) over 3-Years - that the Board of Mythomania didn't tell You at Monday Night's Meeting!

Well, here's what I just received from the Edison BoE about the settlement approved at Monday Night's Meeting with the ETEA - for Certified and Non-Certified Staff.

The total increase for both is up $10,760,565 or 9.27% over the 3-Years with annual increases over the 3-Years of 3.141%, 2.902% and 2.955%.

The Certified goes up by $10,024,209 or 9.4% over the 3-Years with annual increases over the 3-Years of 3.2%, 2,9% and 3.0%.

Non-Certified goes up by $736,356 or 7.7% over the 3-Years with annual increases over the 3-Years of 2.1%, 2.5% and 2.8%.

Something how it works over there, isn't it? Something with numbers as humongous as this to their budget and Your Tax Bill, they approve without saying a word about how much the settlement was and why. They had a responsibility to tell the People of Edison what they did - and they didn't. But hey, if no one asks a question at their meeting, then they don't have to tell you, Right!?!

Anyhoo, at least we're comforted in the knowledge that they can $pend Your Money anyway they want - and Don't Have to Tell YOU!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wow! Edison Board of Mythomania Approves Settlement with the ETEA Last Night with one Caveat!?!

This duct-tape transparency over there on Mythomania Lane just never ceases to amaze me. Think about it. The Board of Mythomania approves the settlement of the 3-year Contract with the Certified and Non-Certified Staff last night and neglects to do one thing.

They didn't bother to tell you how much the settlement was for over the next 3-years!

Geez, really. Staffing is only the single largest expenditure that they have in their $234 million Bloated 'Pots of Money' they call a school budget and they don't think it's important enough to tell you what they've obligated you for and what it's gonna cost you?!?

Not one Board Member said a thing about the contract.

The last contract settlement for the above staff resulted in an increase of some $9.6 million or 8.6% in salaries over the 3-years.

Would be Nice to know what it is under this contract - since the school tax was 55.4% of your total property tax bill this year, was some 46% of this year's total property tax increase and let's not forget with all their Whining about not getting our fair share of state aid under SFRA, we still pay some 90% of the total school bill.

Yup, that Stinks!

Anyhoo, just put in an OPRA Request to get the numbers.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Local Dem-Party Machine isn't Broken - it just Doesn't Work for You!

Geez, how much more are you willing to take from these people? As as democrat who remembers a Party that used to be the Party of the People - you just can't associate that attachment with this collection of Wanna-be oligarchs here in 'Downtown Edison.'

Don't be Mislead. They're not going to change. You fall for their propaganda again and guess what you'll get - more of same! More of everything that has made Edison what it is today - a town where the few benefit at the expense of the many - and they don't really care what you have to say. Unless, of course, when it's election time and they're out pandering for your vote again.

Unfortunately, the Dem-Party Machine is working just fine here in the 'DemBadLands' of Downtown Edison - it's just Not Working for You!

Seems it's about time you recognized it.

They Need to Go on November 7th if you want any hope of taking away all that Power they enjoy in the Hands of the Chosen Few and putting it back to where it belongs - in the Hands of the People of Edison!

It's up to you to do what's in your Best interests this time around - and not be fooled into doing what's in their Best interest.

Anyhoo, at least we're comforted in the knowledge that even Señor Lankey looks a little uncomfortable in the presence of these two escapees from the EDO - the Party that has Made Edison Safe for Hypocrisy.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Politicization of the Edison Board of Mythomania!?!

Well, it's good to know Mayor Tom 'Now 15.4%' ChoiLankey and the EDO Chair are out there with their 'You Got To Be Kidding Me' Team for the Edison Board of Education, aka Board of Mythomania, Board of EDems and Board of Sneaky..Sneaky..Sneaky come November 7th.

And you thought it was a good idea to move the school board elections to November!

Anyhoo, what do I know? I still can't figure out why Señor Lankey thinks this kind of stuff is helpful to these BoE Incumbents (who need to be Voted into Forced Retirement on November 7th) or himself!?! Sneaky likes Sneaky, I guess!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Letter to Dr. Frank - Re: Super O'Malley's Contract at October 11, 2017 Meeting

Update - just been told that there's a Notice here on the EBoE's website that there will Not be a Public Hearing or Vote on the Superintendent's Contract at Wednesday's Caucus Meeting. It's been pulled from the agenda.

Well, I've written a lot about what the Board of Mythomania is planning to do on October 11, 2017 with Super Dr. Richard 'Looking for the Exit Ramp' O'Malley's contract is so Wrong!

However, I would be remiss if I didn't make one last effort to share my thoughts and to make Dr. Frank recognize why it's so wrong for him to be doing this at this time and to pull it from the agenda at Wednesday's meeting.

So, towards that end, I sent him this letter below via email and copied the Board Members as well as Super O'Malley and Dan Michaud.    

If you have any of these concerns or others about what is going on here with this contract, please take the time to reach out to Dr. Frank and any of the Board Members and make your voice heard.

Anyhoo, this thingie is kind of important and has long-lasting impact to the People of Edison - so, you might wanna make sure you have your say now before it's too late.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Wow! So che le tasse sono troppo elevate in Edison ma il cibo italiano troppo?!?

Geez, who would of thought some Italian food would cost so much?!?

Anyhoo, that's a tad bit out of my price range! Here's one Italian in town that has to take a pass. Oh wait, I forgot, they're willing to take donations as little as $25.00 from you if you can't afford to go to the dinner! That's Nice of them.