Saturday, June 9, 2012

Open Thread on School Committee Debate

Ken O’Brien

The School committee debate is over.

Did you watch?

What are your reactions?

Comment.

17 comments:

  1. beyond the typos by the cable station "Demoocratic" and "Democartic committee."
    I believe that two out of the three new challengers aren't bad options. As Doc O'Leary said at a recent SC meeting " maybe we do need new voices on the SC!"

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  2. Watching Jovan I could only think of Joe Biden talking about Rudi Giuliani saying every sentence was a noun, a verb and 9-11.
    In Jovan's case it was a noun, a verb and "seven years as chairman".

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  3. I absolutely agree with McLaughlin and Donovan on what they said about school choice and the real problem there.

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  4. Did anybody notice how Jovan wouldn't criticize Lazo?

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    1. I don't see where any of the questions related to Lazo. I thought Jovan was a statesman. I see that this site is for people who want to bash a good man who's worked hard for the people of Southbridge. You are so drunk on the power you want for yourselves.

      I am voting for John D. Jovan Jr. because he has experience, conducts himself like a gentlman, and because I have seen him be consistent in these areas for the last 11 years.

      I will probably not vote for any of the other candidates because they're just not worth it. They're tearing down Mr. Jovan to try and win. Mr. Jovan, keep doing what you're doing. those of us who understand will support you.

      I don't understand why Ken O'Brien allows these attacks on you.

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    2. Jovan didn't criticize anyone.

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    3. I allow people to express their opinions on all public figures and candidates. I would like them to be objective and respectful, but unless they cross the line into being libelous I do not censor them based on my personal biases.

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    4. To anonymous 5:58, Just a note on Lazo he never said he didnt like people who are not from here he has said that department heads that live out of town should live in town because they get the big bucks they should live here and have a vested interest in Southbridge, What I saw at the debate was his experience in government that all the other candidates didnt show. Dont get me wrong we need some changes up there but we also need to put in experience in one who knows the the charter, bylaws and how to get things done. Remember what he said in so many words that this council has gone sour in the last couple of cycles because of inexperience and that includes the two incumbents. I can support anyone of the new comers but I want to put experience in there and you cant take that away from Mr. Lazo , So my family and I will be voting for Mr. Lazo and two of the new candidates which are a breath of fresh air over the incumbents

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    5. Anonymous 5:58 Im so glad you formed opinions on the candidates at the debate but you left out the reason for them running.... Did you happen to notice in your list of candidates that something was missing???? THE TWO INCUMBENTS!! I can understand you having no comment on them because they dont deserve any vote them out!

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    6. Funny, I thought this was the discussion page for the School Committee. :-)

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    7. Unfortunately, I don't know how to move them without losing the time stamp reference. Another reason for people to use pseudonyms rather than just "anonymous".

      See:
      http://ozonesouthbridge.blogspot.com/2012/06/editors-note-courtesy-request.

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    8. Duplicate Entry: Posting ErrorJune 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

      aka Jester

      @ Ken O'Brien

      Suggestion: Try the Copy/Paste method leaving the original in tact.

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      locally informed June 10, 2012 10:17 AM

      To anonymous 5:58, Just a note on Lazo he never said he didnt like people who are not from here he has said that department heads that live out of town should live in town because they get the big bucks they should live here and have a vested interest in Southbridge, What I saw at the debate was his experience in government that all the other candidates didnt show. Dont get me wrong we need some changes up there but we also need to put in experience in one who knows the the charter, bylaws and how to get things done. Remember what he said in so many words that this council has gone sour in the last couple of cycles because of inexperience and that includes the two incumbents. I can support anyone of the new comers but I want to put experience in there and you cant take that away from Mr. Lazo , So my family and I will be voting for Mr. Lazo and two of the new candidates which are a breath of fresh air over the incumbents

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    9. Thanks - I've duplicated them on the Town Council thread.

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    10. Great! I'm still in Blog catch-up mode.

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  5. Lazo --- Remember why he didn't win last time ... doesn't like people who are not from here.

    Peloquin -- Lunatic left fringe.. . (Zotos and Puloski in her camp . . . the close the dump at any cost group)

    Ried . . .an unknown

    Martinek . . . Does his homework

    Moriarty . . . A breath of Fresh Air . . .

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  6. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’ve not seen anything to match the vile and libelous comments that have been sent regarding school committee matters.
    Town council partisans can’t hold a candle to the comments I’ve had to block from both sides on school committee issues.

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