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    NJ Teachers Union Gone Wild!!!

    brought to you by our friends who brought down ACORN....looking forward to parts III on...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdqQTIQhn5A

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yt2SwDuhQ4

    Video released by conservative activist claims to show undercover footage at NJEA conference
    Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 10:27 AM Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 2:16 PM


    TRENTON — Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released a video — titled "Teachers unions gone wild" — claiming to show undercover footage from a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference at the East Brunswick Hilton hotel.

    The video shows people identified as teachers playing arcade games on "their dime," chanting about kicking Gov. Chris Christie "in the toolbox," and talking about how hard it is to fire a tenured teacher.

    NJEA spokesman Steve Baker said O'Keefe is "completely and utterly discredited."

    "It’s James O’Keefe and that’s all you need to know," Baker said, citing O'Keefe's legal troubles in the past.

    "I'm sure he sent people into the conference," Baker said, but added O'Keefe dubbed the video and audio afterward.

    O'Keefe told the Asbury Park Press he used "citizen journalists" to record conversations with teachers. The citizen journalists also played acting roles, according to APP.com.

    "He admits that he uses actors to supply some of the lines," Baker said.

    O'Keefe pleaded guilty in May to misdemeanor charges after entering the offices of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu while posing as telephone repairmen. The 26-year-old grew up in Bergen County and attended Rutgers University.

    Baker said the NJEA is not planning to take any action against O'Keefe.

    "He’s not really worth the effort," he said. "This is not somebody that’s going to get a lot of our time or attention."
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...servative.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    brought to you by our friends who brought down ACORN....looking forward to parts III on...
    It's all for the children.................

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    But...but.... unions build bridges that don't fall down. And provide us with safe plumbing. And protect us from big scary "business people".

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    This kid is a scumbag. He will do anything to sensationalize a story. I guess he knows his audience.
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    I'm about as anti-NJEA as they come, but James O'Keefe is a tool. And this video is so amateurish. There are a lot better, more effective ways to hammer the NJEA than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    I'm about as anti-NJEA as they come, but James O'Keefe is a tool. And this video is so amateurish. There are a lot better, more effective ways to hammer the NJEA than this.
    Better than in their own recorded words?! Do tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    Better than in their own recorded words?! Do tell!
    This kid manipulates anything and everything. Once again, he must know his audience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    This kid is a scumbag. He will do anything to sensationalize a story. I guess he knows his audience.
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    How unlike you to attack the source and not the substance.
    lol-

    just think; if his name was michael moore rather than james o'keefe he would be given an academy award and all you lefties would be applauding....

    knowing o'keefe, there's more to come...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    lol-

    just think; if his name was michael moore rather than james o'keefe he would be given an academy award and all you lefties would be applauding....

    knowing o'keefe, there's more to come...
    LOLZ, you want to pretend this kid is legit. Good luck, although he could be a Head Scout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    LOLZ, you want to pretend this kid is legit. Good luck, although he could be a Head Scout.
    how's ACORN doin these days??? lol...

    o'keefe is actually a perfect fit as a gov't employee; he's already got the stalking part down pat and really doesn't do all that much to earn his wage...
    Last edited by Come Back to NY; 10-27-2010 at 05:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    how's ACORN doin these days??? lol...

    he's actually a perfect fit as a gov't employee; he's already got the stalking part down pat and really doesn't do all that much to earn his wage...
    You honestly think you are important enough to be stalked? That is funny stuff. Your modesty is overwhelming.

    Maybe you and your boy can pretend you know who I am again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    You honestly think you are important enough to be stalked? That is funny stuff. Your modesty is overwhelming.
    lol- not really; which makes you out to be even more pyschotic...

    Maybe you and your boy can pretend you know who I am again.
    which boy?? the one you stalked the internet for pictures of?? the one whose picture you used in your avatar before that?? the CPA in NC you stalk???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    lol- not really; which makes you out to be even more pyschotic...



    which boy?? the one you stalked the internet for pictures of?? the one whose picture you used in your avatar before that?? the CPA in NC you stalk???
    Everything is right here on good ol' JI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Everything is right here on good ol' JI.
    including the stalked and the stalker....

    and as usual:

    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Ok, yes there you go stay on topic! Congrats!

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    another scalp for o'keefe, i'm sure there will be more to come.....several interesting additional videos at the link...

    N.J. teacher is suspended, denied pay raise after being filmed on hidden video at NJEA conference

    An unflattering video made during a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference this summer has had repercussions for at least one union member: A Passaic special education teacher was suspended for nine days and will be docked a pay raise after making crude comments to an undercover videographer.

    Alissa Ploshnick’s unintentional starring performance in the "Teachers Unions Gone Wild" video included, among other things, using the "N" word and joking about how hard it is for tenured teachers to be fired. It was all caught on tape at a hotel bar during the weeklong conference in August.

    Passaic Superintendent Robert Holster, who said he considered bringing harsher punishment of tenure charges, said the discipline was a "difficult decision," because "some people believe what’s said outside the school system is someone’s right."

    But he said Ploshnick’s comments — which he called "professionally insulting" and not "the responsible behavior of a professional person employed by the Passaic Board of Education" — merited the response. He said the tape created "kind of an outrage" in Passaic.

    "The character of an educator has to be beyond the school bell. It doesn’t take place only in school," Holster said.

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    The superintendent took particular offense to the racial epithet: on the video, Ploshnick is heard saying she knew of a teacher who had used the "N" word to a student and was not fired, an incident Holster said did not occur.

    "Passaic is multi-cultural and everyone has to be extremely sensitive in their thinking if they’re on our payroll," he said.

    Holster recommended the school board withhold one pay "increment" — worth a few thousand dollars. He said the board agreed unanimously, and will vote on it in a resolution later this month. Ploshnick was suspended with pay when the video came to light, and will return to school tomorrow, he said.

    Ploshnick, 38, who began teaching in Passaic in 1996, did not respond to a request for comment. She was given the chance to attend the board meeting, but did not, Holster said.

    A spokesman for the NJEA said Ploshnick "deeply regrets what she said" and is looking forward to returning to her classroom.

    Ploshnick earns "probably in the high 90s" and teaches a class of seven or eight special education students, Holster said. Wollmer said Ploshnick once was named "Teacher of the Year."

    The video was one of three targeting the NJEA that was released by self-styled muckraker James O’Keefe. Taped largely at the East Brunswick Hilton, it included teachers chanting things against Gov. Chris Christie, who has been in an on-going battle with the union. Ploshnick was one of few identified teachers in the video.

    Wollmer said an "operative" bought her drinks and secretly recorded her at the bar, engaging her in what she thought was a "social" conversation.
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...ded_to_be.html

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    The teacher was suspended...

    cr told me it was fake

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