THE RECENT PAST
As I write this Post, we are all painfully aware of what can happen when a School Board Regime gives out Jobs to the Unfittest – or the Fittest of the Unfit!
We’ve seen Administrators slide through the Cracks with phony PhDs.
We’ve seen Lawsuits soar through the roof, mostly of the ‘Without Merit’ variety.
We’ve seen a Profusion of Misdemeanors & Felonies perpetrated under the Auspices of Nepotism, Patronage and Cronyism – some Incidents featured Administrators, who were not even a ‘Member of the Club’. Bad Government affects everybody!
We know, but cannot prove YET, Deals have been made between those in POWER and Capital Improvement Contractors; those Deals were finalized in Ca$h to avoid Audit Detection.
And we’ve seen B.O.E. Jobs go to residents, who rank intellectually somewhere between Edith Bunker and Elmer Fudd.
Come July, 2013, we will have 2 New Board Members, who will replace 2 “Unholy” Clerics of the Baptist Persuasion. (Most folks dare not speak the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth, but I dare! Did I forget to mention that I abhor EUPHEMISMS!)
I do not rebuke either the Baptist Christian Sect specifically or all Baptists in its Entirety! However, recent events in Wyandanch do cause me to reconsider why Baptists are permitted to gain and exploit such Power in our People of Color Community (specifically Blacks)!
However, although the Job Seekers and Job Getters may be more or less qualified, the Perverted System of PATRONAGE will undoubtedly continue just as it has for the past 30, 40 or 50 years. Patronage is a FACT OF LIFE in Wyandanch.
If you think that I think my chances of REVERSING this time-honored Tradition are good, let me advise you that if I’m successful, I will be more shocked than any of you.
Having said that, I now proceed to try anyway!
Obviously when you have a Church Leader like Bishop Michael V. Talbert, who trades Jobs for Tithes in a ‘Tit-For-Tat’ scenario, that sort of stuff has got to stop.
But when average people get elected to the B.O.E., it’s not quite the same story. Individuals cannot attach Employees’ salaries like Churches can. When average Board members grant Jobs to Family and Friends, it’s not always totally their own fault. And I will tell you why.
There are some Community Residents (best described as Leeches), who hang onto Board Members with the ferocity of Piranhas, whose loyalty and devotion to those Board Members is predicated on that Anthem ‘What’s In It For Me!’ This ‘condition’ is prevalent, not just in Wyandanch, but everywhere including among Professional Sports figures. Some of those ‘hangers on’ are available for sexual favors!
If I lived in Wyandanch, I would NOT run for the Board because I already know too many people in Wyandanch, and the PRESSURE that would be applied by those Job Seekers would be more than I could handle. Thank God I don’t have to make that decision. That may be one of the main reasons good potential Candidates are so reluctant to run for office. I don’t envy Board Members!
You must make IRREVOCABLE RULES in the time of Good Administrations, which will obstruct the Greedy in future Bad Administrations. One must never assume that Picnic Flies or Greedy Clerics will go away forever.
The following SOLUTIONS can only be effected in May, 2014, as PROPOSITIONS, not Board Initiatives because whatever a Good Board does can be UNDONE by a succeeding Bad Board!
PROPOSED PROPOSITIONS FOR 2014
1 – Wyandanch Hall Of Shame: Proposition, which if approved by the Voters, will forever prohibit those named from serving on School or Library Boards because of prior behaviors and actions while serving on either Board. A Plaque ‘Wyandanch Hall Of Shame’ would hang outside the Board Room at the Administration Building, which lists those Pariahs, who have been affirmatively selected by a Majority of the Voters.
2 – LAME DUCK EXCLUSION: Proposition to prevent Defeated Board Presidents like Bishop Michael V. Talbert from instituting Abominable Acts and Administrative Appointments or Firings. This could be
a) No Board Meetings permitted subsequent to May Voting and prior to July when New Board is installed – OR
b) No Votes or Voting Sessions permitted subsequent to May Voting and prior to July when New Board is installed – OR
c) Permitting New Board to be installed in June, instead of July, with no May Meetings permitted subsequent to May Voting
Albany must be consulted to determine what is permissible to eliminate forever any and all LAME DUCK PRESIDENTS from exacting REVENGE or PERSONAL AGGRANDIZEMENTS!
Current Nepotism Law requires 5 of 7 Votes to approve any Job Applicant related to any School Board Member instead of a Simple Majority 4 of 7 Votes. This does NOT WORK! On any Board, an unmentioned Policy of
is BOUND TO OCCUR particularly in small communities!
However, excluding superior candidates simply because they are related by friendship of family status to a Board Trustee makes NO SENSE either!
To prevent Current Boards from violating Principles, if not the Law re Patronage and Nepotism, I recommend a 3-person Panel composed of Individuals (possibly retired), who have never lived in or worked in Wyandanch. This obviates the “Friends & Family” Problem, which affects any and all Trustees in Wyandanch.
This Panel would make all final decisions re Hirings and Firings without personal relationships with the Applicants.
In the event that a member of that 3-Person Panel has such a relationship with Any Job applicant, that Panel Member must RECUSE him- or herself during that SELECTION PROCESS.
There are necessary Jobs to be filled in Wyandanch, but those Jobs should go to the Best Qualified Applicants, not necessarily a Trustee’s Best Friends!
‘LAME DUCK’ PLANS
FOR HIS OWN PROFITS
AT YOUR EXPENSE VIA
HIS DEN OF THIEVES!
Life Imitates Fiction or
Can’t The Bishop Even Be Original!
Bishop Talbert has lifted his “Scamology” directly from Reverend Ike and the Daddy Rich character (Richard Pryor) in that classic Black film ‘Car Wash’!
To read more about Pryor’s interpretation of ‘Daddy Rich’, go to
Or better yet, rent the film. You get to see where Bishop Talbert’s persona came from!
‘Daddy Rich’ Theme Song
Pryor SPOOFING ‘Wealth & Prosperity’ Preachers
Daddy Rich (Richard Pryor) with one of Pointer Sisters.. Richard Pryor spoofing “Dandy” Preachers was funny – Bishop Talbert being himself is not!
Capitalism is a Breeding Ground for Selfishness, Immorality & Evil. Capitalism is the Most Corrupt Economic System ever invented. And our Religious Leaders, our Black Clerics have taken to Capitalism like a Duck takes to Water! Their Obsession with the Almighty Dollar supersedes any and all preoccupation with God, Jesus or the Bible.
Any collaboration, meeting or gathering of Black Preachers invariably leads to talk of Collection Plates, Ticket Sales, Investments & Tithes. These conversations are not excluded on Sunday mornings.
Christmas, like Christ, has been lost to Xmas or rather Xma$!
Easter Sunday is best exploited by the wearing of new togs and over-the-top chapeaus!
Preachers may not have started these Transitions, but they sure as Hell cooperate fully and voluntarily with the Parade to Wealth & Prosperity.
Regular Church Goers wear Rose-colored glasses, which permit them to see what they want to see – but those, who participate in the Patronage and those, who merely support the Daddy Richs of America, know the real truth in their hearts. They may be SOBs, but they’re not that Stupid! (Barbara Hunter, are you reading this!)
Churches feed the Poor, clothe the Destitute, preach to the Hopeless, and take low-income children to camp and other destinations, which usually encompasses severe proselytizing disguised as Religion. It isn’t REAL CHARITY! These facets of modern Church life are just the COSTS OF DOING BUSINESS! Regular Businesses call it ‘Advertising’ and good Public Relations (PR)!
Tabacco, who abhors EUPHEMISMS, calls Tithing ‘KICKBACKS’! You may not like my terminology, but you’d be hard pressed to argue the issue. What would Jesus think today if He returned to find the Money Changers had returned to the Temples with a vengeance!
Prior to leaving the White House, our Chief Executives grant Clemency or ‘Absolution’ to White Collar Criminals, who have supported those same Presidents financially. Remember Bill Clinton and Marc Rich?
Governors, about to leave the Gubernatorial Mansion, commute the Death Sentences of Convicts on Death Row. Remember that Illinois Governor, who commuted Death Sentences of Blacks, but was tarred and feathered by the White Elites for doing so?
There is a name for this end of Term period. It’s called ‘Lame Duck’.
This brings us to Wyandanch’s own LAME DUCK – BISHOP MICHAEL V. TALBERT! He did not resign. He did not choose not to run. He ran and was defeated! But that is NOT THE END OF THE GREEDY BISHOP!
He has been defeated at least 3 times – that makes Talbert a 3-time loser! So we can expect to hear from him again!
But remember those Gubernatorial and Presidential Pardons? Well, Talbert is doing them one better. He’s not pardoning those Crooks, who supported himself; he’s doling out Loot to the Corrupt that he himself will share in. “How?”, you ask!
Allow me to enumerate!
PERSISTENT & CREDIBLE B.O.E. RUMORS:
1 – Wife, Gina Talbert, (also known at 1st Baptist as The 1st Lady) will be granted a “Leave Of Absence” from her Grants position (3-days a week at $150K per annum), and her Insurance will be paid for. Then she will be nominated to serve as Assistant Superintendent, which requires Certification she already has, replace Darlene White or some other Manipulation,. I need not remind you that however Gina gets paid, hubby Michael V. gets PAID too!
2 – Mr. Kester Hodge, Milton L. Olive Principal, will be contracted to become Superintendent at the astronomical salary already given to current Superintendent, Pless Dickerson.
However, this is deeper than meets the eye. Dickerson already has a CONTRACT with about 2 years left totaling $380,000. If Hodge were to replace Dickerson, both salaries would have to be paid!
My Analysis is this: Hodge will be offered a Contract, which will give him leverage to FILE SUIT against Wyandanch. Dickerson will be retained as Superintendent (because Talbert won’t get any KICKBACK from Dickerson – that Contract is ironclad).
Bishop Michael V. Talbert will receive one of his infamous KICKBACKS from Hodge once a “Negotiated Settlement” is reached (If Hodge were to receive such a Settlement and KEEP HIS JOB AS Principal THAT IS).
Were Hodge to become Superintendent, the KICKBACK to Talbert would only accrue from the DIFFERENCE between the Superintendent’s Salary and that of Principal), and the Kickback could spread over 3 years. Doesn’t sound like a ‘Good Deal’ for a Greedy Bishop to me!
The DRAWBACK is for Principal Hodge. I evaluate him as being too smart to take this “Deal” because the NEW BOARD will NOT NEGOTIATE a Settlement if Talbert is not Board President. Hodge would have to pay Lawyers’ fees if this goes to COURT (cutting into his Gross). Hodge might indeed lose his Principal’s post because of the SCAM, and last – but not least – Hodge’s CAREER could be OVER! You see, having Wyandanch on your RESUME is NOT a “selling point” on Long Island. And being FIRED from Milton L. Olive would make that Curriculum Vitae a JUNK BOND!
Hodge, not Talbert, has a LOT TO LOSE! Should Hodge allow Talbert to exploit him in this SCAM, Hodge is not as bright as I believe. Talbert is NOT thinking about your CAREER, Hodge, he’s thinking about his own KICKBACK. Your CAREER can go into the TOILET for all Talbert cares! (A word to the Wise is sufficient!)
3 – Sherman Roberts, recently profiled in Newsday for his phony PhD, would be a risky “PARTNER IN CRIME”. Roberts just had a Major Operation. He suffers from Pancreatic Cancer. And though I do NOT wish him well, I do not wish him an immediate Exit. However, Talbert won’t take that chance! Roberts already has another LAWSUIT in the works. DANGER: Roberts’ FRAUD could mean EXPULSION for him!
4 – Then there’s always Larry McCord! McCord is the Cohort of Last Resort in case others like Roberts fail to serve their purpose. DANGER: McCord’s FRAUD could mean EXPULSION for him too!
AND YOU THOUGHT THAT ELECTION DEFEAT MEANT THE END OF BISHOP MICHAEL V. TALBERT – SILLY YOU!
That LINK immediately above shows you projected Meetings. BUT BEWARE! One of Talbert’s Best Tricks is postponing and rescheduling Meeting Dates to confuse the Citizens and SUPPRESS THE TURNOUT! And June is the one-month when LESS IS MORE to Bishop Talbert!
FINALLY, and here’s the MOST IMPORTANT POINT – you must SHOW UP for JUNE B.O.E. MEETINGS! If you have NEVER ATTENDED BEFORE, or if you RARELY ATTEND B.O.E. MEETINGS,
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!
In 1981’s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.
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