Conserve, Protect, Preserve
Uses Metzembaum Center Lie to
On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at the Geauga Park District park board meeting, Joseph Bastulli, a member of the “Conserve, Protect, Preserve” political action committee, stated that he was very upset about a modification made to a walking trail at Sunnybrook Preserve.
He said that the change in this walking trail was a detriment to the clients of the Metzenbaum Center for the developmentally disabled who use the trail daily. In essence, he alleged that this change is now impacting Metzenbaum clients and families; to the point that some can no longer use the trail.
On Thursday, November 6, 2014 around 8:30 a.m., I contacted Don Rice, Director of the Metzenbaum Center and he told me, "At no time has anyone, not a staff person, family member or client of the Metzenbaum center complained about the trail at Sunny Brook Preserve." He told me they just had a big staff meeting and this issue was never brought up or discussed. He said he does not know what Mr. Bastulli is talking about.
“We don’t use the Sunnybrook Preserve park; we use the park next door to our center," Mr. Rice commented. "Mr. Bastulli is neither affiliated with Metzenbaum, nor does he speak for the board. Anything official from the board will come from the Superintendent or an official press release."
Preserve, Protect, Conserve has published a series of lies, but Mr. Bastulli's statement at the Geauga park board meeting is more than just a lie. Now the organization is using developmentally disabled residents to garner empathy and to elicit support for their agenda. (Conserve, Protect, Preserve gave Mr. Bastulli a resounding round of applause!)
In Mr. Bastulli's ranting presentation, he labeled residents whose opinions differ from his own as “extremists.”
The Conserve, Protect, Preserve group may have recited the Pledge of Allegiance that evening but apparently do not feel the pledge applies to all. Anyone who would use developmentally disabled persons to garner sympathy or support for their campaign is resolutely vulgar.
Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts
Excerpt from another site I thought was befitting:>
(A connection between Marxism and radical environmentalism?...nahhhhh. No way.)
Of course, practicality, reason, truth, and real science never factor into greenie thinking.
Like fervent cultists everywhere, they are the ONLY ones with a corner on the truth market and their way is always best for everyone. And if you don't agree with them, they'll shove it down your throat one way or another.
Despite their delusion that they are open-minded, caring, and sensitive people, in truth they are some of the most inflexible, self-righteous, and arrogant bastards you'll ever come across.
Joe Stalin would've loved them...right up until the time he no longer found them useful and had their smug asses thrown into the Gulag too.)
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Joe Bastulli sounds like a
man with no backbone to lie about developmentally disabled people in order to raise "emotional" support for a cause with no substance, based on lies and fear. I understand his wife Dawn used to work for Metzenbaum Center years ago. Maybe that's why he thought he could get away with this.