Monday, March 29, 2010

Ethics training under way at City Hall?: April Fools!!!

Oxymoron of the week: City Hall ethics training under way. Do they realize most of these people get into the positions they're in through unscrupulous means? Weren't most of us taught ethics by our parents and teachers? Now we need to pay some lawyer to come in and do it? I'm not sure, but I think this might be some kind of April Fools joke gone awry...
Ethics training session under way at City Hall : Latest Local News : The Buffalo News

I could tell some bad jokes about people from South Buffalo political families falling backwards while others catch them, exhibiting "trust". However, I'll just print some of the comments left on the Bflo News website under the story:

Ethics are for those who possess a conscience
Posted by:
gorgon on Mar 29,2010 at 01:00 pm

Ethics are complicated? I sure as heck don't need a law or rule to tell me what is ethical and what isn't! Most of us learn ethical behavior as we are growing up.
Posted by:
Justathought26 on Mar 29,2010 at 12:45 pm

Who could've seen this coming? Lawyers teaching ethics?... weren't any used car salesmen available.What next? Tiger giving classes on fidelity?

Posted by:
ugottaluvit on Mar 29,2010 at 12:03 pm

They should hire a motivator next. The people in City Hall are disgustingly lazy.
Posted by:
repomania on Mar 29,2010 at 11:32 am

Are the Mayor and Casey attending?
Posted by:
getreal on Mar 29,2010 at 11:19 am

I just spit my coffee all over my monitor!! Is this for real??
Posted by:
bflogloria on Mar 29,2010 at 11:18 am

Talk about ethics...just take a look at how much money attorney Adam Perry (individually) and Hodgson Russ (as a corporate entity) donate each year to Byron Brown. You will see an ethics issue there as well.
Posted by:
HarryStone on Mar 29,2010 at 10:59 am

Rumor has it, they will be getting this guy next year as a motivational speaker. He's not that good but he is second cousins with the Comerfords. So of course, that makes him qualified, doesn't it?...


  1. Are you saying Dave Comerford is not qualified? He went to the top school in the country, Amherst College. I guess he got in there because he was from the entitled Strathmore Comerfords? Give me a break. Ask anyone who knows anything about public administration and they will tell you he is one of the best managers around. ASk your buddy Kearns or Paladino, or anyone else you hold in esteem and tell me what they say. Also, you brag about your community service, well Dave coached football at Timon for 30 years and got paid peanuts. Ask any kid who played for him how much work he put in and how much they respect him.

    Two more points that seem to be a sticking point with you. First, he lives in the city. Second, None of his kids even live in the city or have ever gotten a city job. So after you ask around and find out how good of a job he has done and is doing, what will your gripe be with him again?

    Two more points

  2. To be honest with you, I've probably spoken to him twice in my life. Timon football is 2-3 months per year. Soccer is all year round. I really don't care what anybody thinks about my community service. I do it because i enjoy it. also, there are a few thousand people reading my blog that know me from there. who cares?

    I simply know I didn't go back to school for my masters to stand behind a Comerford, a Hillary, or anyone other politically entitled kid. I want to compete. If political hacks like Jim Kane and the Comerfords want to take care of the kids of S Bflo sychophants over me, then I have the right to comment about it and i plan to. Since you're obviously a Comerford or at least close to them, why don't you do something about it? 1000 readers every week and growing every day. And by the way, I don't work for Mickey Kearns or Paladino and really don't give a rat's ass what they say about the Comerford's maqnagement abilities. i'm very willing to make a measly $30,000/yr if it means i can make fun of you for the next decade. Let's compete.

  3. "Also, you brag about your community service, well Dave coached football at Timon for 30 years and got paid peanuts."

    I'd love to know what jobs he was handed while he was coaching for three months a year.I've coached 12 months a year and had all non- political jobs.(no benefits, no health insurance.) i might not have the asskissers behind me but i have many others who read my website daily. pack a lunch.

  4. I think you make a measley 30 grand year because that is your talent level. Plain and simple. Maybe there is some favortism involved in the hiring in the Buffalo schools, but there isnt in the suburbs, or in other cities, or in other states. Maybe you cant get a job because you are socially akward. All the education in the world cant cover that up.

    Also, Jim Kane helps out other people, not his family. Can you name one relative of his in the schools? God forbide he tries to help out other people he knows who are qualified. Its not like the bend the rules for these people. They go through the same schooling and same certification as every other teacher, and if they have an in so be it. If you talented and qualified, you will be successful in any endeavor. Maybe you should stop complaining and do something with your life outside of being the Perez Hilton of shitty south Buffalo gossip.

  5. I had hoped to work in Bflo because I like Bflo kids. I have zero interest in working in the suburbs. Why should I leave NY state? So more of your inbred friends and relatives can get handed jobs?

    Jim Kane does whatever he's told to by people higher up than him. Brian Higgins' nephew, Hopper's niece, Jim Comerford's daughter, Jim Hillery's grandson all got hired because of their last names.Common knowledge.Everyone knows that.I really could care less. Who's complaining? I'm having a blast. What you call complaining, I call competing. I'm just getting started by the way.

    Also, I worked 10 hour days teaching and tutoring, managed three travel teams, and ran 3 indoor soccer leagues this winter. I simply make fun of S Bflo cowards in my spare time. For the record, I sign my name. You don't.

  6. "Maybe you cant get a job because you are socially akward. All the education in the world cant cover that up."

    How would they ever know that? I've never been interviewed. They only give interviews to Sullivan's, Comerford's, Hillary's, or other families whose integrity is up for sale. I've been dealing with the public for almost 20 years. How could a socially awkward person manage that? Socially awkward? I'll debate you in public any day you want. We'll find out who's socially awkward. Until then, I'll continue my satire, which has been very well received by the public.

  7. And you think you are going to get an interview now? Maybe if you didnt start this blog and talk bad about everyone in the Buffalo Schools you would of had an interview. How can you say you want to work in the city schools when all you do is talk HORRIBLY about the board members, the administrators, current teachers, etc. You think anyone would respect you if you were hired, take a big dose of common sense because right now you have none. The brass in the schools knows of you so it looks like you are going to have to try and get a job in the suburbs or move out of state, that is if your still living. Also you seem to avoid the fact that you blackmaled a previous South Buffalo politician (Bonnie Kane Lockwood) by calling her when she was running against Dennis Manley, and saying "Bonnie I want a garbage man job or else I will have 300 soccer families vote against you!" This was told to me by Bonnie as well as many others. Jim Kane (Chief of Staff in Buffalo Schools)is Bonnie's brother. Now I realize why you have not gotten your interview and never will. If you want a job I would shut your mouth, you are only burning more bridges.
    PS I do not have to sign my name because I do not have to. This is your blog, idiot.

  8. Mike, keep writing. these people need to know someone is watching them. you've obviously struck a nerve by monitoring the truth and they don't like it. all my friends read your blog and truly enjoy it.

  9. Anonymous II: thank you very much.

    Anonymous I: I started this blog well after I determined I wasn't going to be looked at in Bflo. I tried at first to be nice but quickly realized who I was dealing with. It don't matter. The cream always rises to the top.

    If I'm still living? Is that an anonymous death threat? Just so you know, these anonymous comments are easily traceable. That statement will come back to you if anything were to happen to me. It's what I expect though. Violence is what you resort to when you are on the wrong side of an argument.

    Finally, this garbage extortion claim is flat out bizarre. I have responded to your strange claim in the past.I still don't know why anyone would think I would want a garbageman's job? I did send a letter to 500 friends of mine when Lockwood ran against Manley. She lost because of Florida resident James Keane's opposition and more importantly Jimmie Griffin's. She voted for the "temporary" garbage tax. Her opponents also used racial politics against her with the Arbour Ln apartments. People finally realized she was only given the job because she was the daughter of Don Kane. I had nothing to do with that. By the way, you don't sign your name because you know I know you and you don't want people to know whose ass you kiss on a daily basis. I don't know who you are but I can tell your the type that is kissing up to someone.

    This blog gets more popular every day. Look at the archives. Most of the stuff I talk about is just everyday news stuff. From time to time, I guess I like to remind you and your friends that you're followers and not leaders. But I'm writing with a smile on my face.

  10. For every one out there that wants to punch you in the mouth to shut you up ,their are twenty that want to shake your hand and say thank for exposing these hacks. The reason they get jobs is not because of their name, it's because year after year they give large amounts of cash to every politician they are told to. Sounds like your getting under the skin of people with something to hide.

  11. Thank you very much. I think you are right. What they don't understand is I like the school I'm at. I get along with the teachers, administration, and the parents. I'm there every day and have taught in almost every classroom. Excessive money isn't that important to me.

    These people do make large donations but as you say, they are not really donations but investments. For most of them it's been in their families for generations to prostitute themselves. It's all they know and that's sad.