Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cable Ch. 12 Property Vandalized

SCATS:

It looks like we were the victim of vandalism at Ridgeway ave here Friday night.

Someone damaged one of our satellite dishes. My engineer looked at it and he thought it had to have been done deliberately. The amount of force needed to do the damage was not likely weather related or accidental.

We filed a police report so there will be a record.

We were able to fix it but it seems curious that the incident comes at this time.
As you may or may not know I've been subject to some personal attacks on local conservative blogs. One silly person even took a picture of my yard (my house not educable) with Dollinger and Garretson signs as proof that I am some evil being. So I am suspicious.

Brian


SCATS ~~ I'd be VERY suspicious, too! Especially after the way the Greece Town Council treated you and your supporters on Tuesday night. I wonder if Meaghan will ever get out a story on that. It's five days later ... tick ... tick ... tick ...

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is a conservative blog? Is this a liberal blog? Just asking.
Sorry to hear that the opponents of edu-cable have gone to such drastic measures. Reminds me of the days when the school board races had many candidates and the old guard used to vandalize the signs of the candidates that were not endorsed by the teachers union and the power candidates would intimidate people to remove non union endorsed signs from their yards.
This is definitely "dirty tricks" and smells of the party in power in Gates and Greece.

Anonymous said...

SCATS is more broad in its scope but
other blogs feature a specific political slant in their choice of itesmsand theslant they put on it. posting. Something like Rochester Turning would be an example of a more liberal to progressive political outlook. The blog that Brian is referring to is Monroe Rising which is very clearly conservative though sometimes not very coherent. I think that MR is also restrictive in who it lets post (unlike SCATS), so it is not a true give and take. and seems to have some Republican party officials and perhaps employees (or so I hear)

Unfortunately I am not surprised that such things may be happening
I look for a very dirty campaign in Greece

Anonymous said...

I foresee a very dirty campaign in Greece too. There will be more mudslinging, foot stomping, doorbell ringing and flyer tossing than we've seen in a good long while. I just pray that a few folks with common sense and a dash of honesty can come together to LEAD US!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information about the other site monroe rising. Not as much fun as this blog. Maybe because this is closer to where we all live.

Anonymous said...

These kinds of childish actions are so typical of local Republicans. They have no message of any consequence and they can't defend their actions, so, like children, they strike out at those who threaten them.

Anonymous said...

Retaliation seems to be one way our "leaders" count on to control us. Another is through threatened job loss if you work anywhere in the public sector. They want their so called "constituents" to put up (campaign money), shut-up (about the corruption) and tow the line (do whatever you're told) to keep their machine rolling. With any luck, Greece Town and Maggie's offices will have to clean-up some of their messes. Too bad the bosses never take a fall.

Anonymous said...

Its funny that everyone, including Brian, seems quick to blame the big bad bloggers at MonroeRising or members of the Republican party. But where's the proof that they did anything to this property. Where's the photographic evidence of the busting of their satellite dish by these groups? I don't think bloggers go out trudging in the night to vandalize like teenage vandals. I'm sure SCATS doesn't. It just sounds like sour grapes by Brian about the towns of Gates and Greece dropping the lackluster service that he provides. Maybe he wouldn't be in this position of having no clients had he provided a service that was actually worth watching now and again.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he'd have better programming if the towns actually paid him instead of stiffing Educable and trying to squeeze him out of existence... of course now we'll have Time-Warner for free and even less to watch.

Meanwhile, what happened to the money I've been paying on my cable bill every month. I know it didn't pay for Augie's home repairs cuz he already got those for free from the Rob-publicans

SCATS said...

To 4:28PM ~~ I think you are reading too deeply or maybe too much between the lines. Nowhere do I see MonroeRising or the Republicans blamed. What I read is that "opponents" to Edu-Cable are "suspected." Big difference, ya know?

Anonymous said...

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

This is really one of the silliest things I've ever read here.

Brian and the Greece Democrats have sunk to a new low.

Time Warner will be running true public access now as voted on by these town governments. Why the heck would "the government" partially damage a sattelite dish that was easily repaired?

Seriously Brian. You gotta stop this craziness. There's as much proof in your claim as there is saying you did it yourself to draw our sympathy and get some free press outta it.

How old is your equipment again Brian?

Is G. Gordon Liddy roaming the streets of Greece? Maybe it was The Plumbers.

I can see it now - The Satellite Gate Scandal Rocks Local Community!!!

P.S. - Thanks for the tip on the conservative blog. Glad there's more out there than just this stuff. No offense SCATS. I know you have to run stuff like this. Crosses to bear I guess.

SCATS said...

To 4:44PM ~~ Good luck trying to get your opinion onto that other BLOG unless you are in lockstep with their POV.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is blaming the big bad bloggers on those sites for the damage done at Educable. Just going on past performance, these are the tactics of the Greece Rob-publican party.

Usually it is intimidation in one form or another so it is not too hard to surmise that they were behind this.

Anonymous said...

past performance of greece republicans? you mean to tell me that they've gone out and vandalized things of what they disagree with? that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard. and scats if you suspect someone, then by definition you believe them to be guilty; if your not going to blame them, then you shouldn't "suspect" them. scats i would hope that you've tried to post or comment on monroerising if you say that its impossible to do so. i know i've tried to comment on roch. turning, but because i was critical of their the posts i wished to comment on, they wouldn't put up my comment.

Anonymous said...

A few years back at the Barnard parade a democrat candidate (judge?) shoved through two volunteers (republicans?) knocking one into a car. Last year I saw democrat lawn signs placed closely on either side of pre-existing republican ones. They were moved (assuming by the republian candidates) but left up on the property close by, only to be moved back coving the republican candidates' signs again. This went back and forth until "someone" stole...

the republican candidates' signs. Which were later replaced and remained until the election.

I also remember seeing Democrat lawn signs placed on school property election morning and even heard they put some up at the town hall.

Are those the tactics you're talking about? I'm sure both sides play these games but please be careful when casting aspersions.

Legit vandalism on private property? I highly doubt democrats or republicans would risk getting caught doing that. Again, a silly accusation by Mr. Caterino with no proof. Just a grudge.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried, SCATS?

SCATS said...

To 5:03PM ~~ I tried to explain it simple terms. You don't get it. I "suspect" it's because you don't want to :)

Anonymous said...

5:25- of course they won't risk getting caught. They get one of their flunkies to do the dirty work for them. Under threat of getting fired. Nothing corrupt about that is there? lol

Anonymous said...

Why would they vandalize something that is not even a threat or competition anymore? They have what they want so why would they try destroy Brian's equipment??..Isn't that a little after the fact ???..Not to mention I have to tend to agree with the point made about it being an easy repair, if they were going to take such a chance don't you think they would make a bolder statement than a minor repair?Seems a little paranoid to me. Not that I think any ones property should be defaced but it seems like a cheap pity tactic to get sympathy.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they are as incompetent with vandalism as they are with their corruption.

Anonymous said...

@ SCATS - To 5:03PM ~~ I tried to explain it simple terms. You don't get it. I "suspect" it's because you don't want to :)

SCATS, you ASSUME a lot. You and I both know that's a typical response one gives when you really can't give a good explanation. You've been doing this blog stuff for a while and should know that.

I think Anon's request is simple. Provide proof or let everyone know Brian's accusation and your implicit support of it are completely made up because you personally don't like those you're accusing, without proof of courcse.

If you still choose to fabricate reality, well, I'll play along then.

I heard the republicans asked their space alien allies in the galactic war they plan to wage here on earth to begin targeting high profile, quality telecommunication equipment previously used to provide unbiased fact based information to the people of the local community, thereby crippling the critically important information these people currently receive.

I don't know why they went to Brian's house. I think his stuff getting damaged was a pure accident.

I guess aliens can't used mapquest directions very well. ;)

SCATS said...

To 8:50AM ~~ Actually, I assume very little. And I owe you no explanation at all. As for "proof," I've charged no one with anything. The word "opponents" was used. Hopefully, you're an adult, so YOU can interpret that however you like.

I posted something interesting that someone emailed. As you said, I've been doing this BLOG for awhile (3.5 years!). From all my practice, I can detect the odor of BS from a pretty good distance now and it appears you have a little bit still clinging to your lip. Please wipe it off :)

SCATS said...

I copied this from Monroe Rising's website in case anyone cares to join their BLOG with its "like minded" standards ~~

How To Post
Published in February 3rd, 2008 Posted by Cincinnatus in Articles

We are looking for a few good men and women. We have openings for a few new contributors to our page. If you are a like minded citizen please contact Cincinnatus@monroerising.com. We will allow anonymous posts — all you need is an e-mail account that does not give away your identity and the ability to be interesting.

Note: at first nothing will be posted without approval — we don’t want to offend the general public’s sensibilities. Once an author has established himself or herself, we will give them publishing rights.

Please hurry, this is a limited time opportunity to join the fastest growing political blog in town.

Anonymous said...

Ego check--read your own words SCATS:

Please check your name-calling and bullying remarks at the door, since it's your persuasive writing abilities that will help you to get your point across ;)

"BS clinging to your lip....wipe it off.." Come on now...play nice kitty..

Anonymous said...

SCATS have you emailed Cincinnatus@monroerising.com to attempt to post on that blog? Or did you just get discouraged and decide to not to even try so that you could play with all the fun colored fonts you have on your blog.

SCATS said...

To 9:22AM ~~ I'm in charge here. Period :)

SCATS said...

To 9:35AM ~~ I'm an extremely persistent person which means I don't get "discouraged."

SCATS started in Feb. of 2006, so it appears my "fun colored fonts" are older than theirs by quite a bit, if Feb. of 2008 was their start.

Anonymous said...

First of all, Time Warner will be anything but true public access television. The Town, School Board, Church Services, etc. will now have to tape their own programs and submit their tapes to Time Warner in the City on Mt. Hope Avenue. Taping their own programs gives them (Town Board, School Board) the ability to edit or change anything they choose because after all, they are their tapes. This is not public access this is government controlled access.

I also ask the question put forth by 4:40 p.m. - Where is the money we have paid and which should have been paid to Mr. Caterino over the past several years. When the State Comptroller comes to Greece to audit the corruption that has gone on, this is one important thing they should look at.

If Mr. Caterino has a grudge, who could blame him. I would be angry if I worked for a couple of years with no pay. We have had good and true public access for 25 years. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Why is the Town so eager to get rid of their free service? It doesn't make any sense other than that they personally don't like Mr. Caterino. Good reason huh? Nothing could be more childish and nothing is more childish than the local poliiticos who think they can do anything with total immunity, including taking a shot at his property just to show him that they can do it.

Can't prove it, but it is very, very likely. All this business about Democrats putting their signs near Republican signs is ridiculous, mainly because the Democrats have not run any candidates in Greece for the past several elections. The Republicans have run unopposed and that is the crux of all our problems.

Anonymous said...

It's important to realize that the fees you pay to Time Warner go to the town..they have no obligation to do anything in particular with those funds. It's kind of a rental of town property for the TWC wires. Brian's contract was up years ago, so they had no obligation to pay him...plain and simple. As for his precious dish, it was probably some kids messing around. Not everything is coruption ya know.

Anonymous said...

If the democrats haven't been running candidates, then why do they keep putting signs up? Sounds fishy. Sounding fishy is more than enough information for people here to storm the gates with pitchforks and torches. Someone contact the attorney General!!!

Anonymous said...

If the towns didn't want to use educable then why didn't they get time warner years ago. They had alterntives, they chose to stay with educable. Case closed. Pay up.

Anonymous said...

With Greece's track record, I assume incidents are related to that corruption until I discover differently. I "discovered the promise."

Anonymous said...

I bet we haven't heard the last of Mr Caterino. With all the bad press Greece is getting, a poor review by the Comptroller will add a nice touch in an election year. Stay tuned cronies.

Anonymous said...

I saw the video of the last meeting on ch 15 last night. There seemed to be a good deal of interest by residents. When is the last time you saw people talk for an hour at a town board meeting. Then Auberger and the board just acted like a jerk.

So I also wonder why the D and C is suppressing this story. The newspaper is censoring the news.

Anonymous said...

Some posters here should read the PEG Law, What the town is doing regarding public access is totally illegal and they know it. Who's going to question them?

They have total control over everything including what you see on public access. This is something like they used to have in Moscow called Pravda.

Anonymous said...

"There seemed to be a good deal of interest by residents."

Heard they were Brian's people he brought and democrat candidates. These aren't your average, everyday residents.

Sorry, average folks just don't seem to be lining up fighting to keep Brian's version of Political Access TV. I'd guess they're probably more concerned about the economy and keeping their own jobs versus Brian wanting the towns to pay him a salary.

Anonymous said...

"So I also wonder why the D and C is suppressing this story."

Their reporter was there but left halfway through. She failed to write anything which is a disgrace. No wonder the D&C is on its last leg.