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#1 2011-02-03 19:54:16

Oh My GOD!!!!

Wareham Week wrote:

Rob Slager, editor/publisher/reporter for Wareham Observer will be leading a creative writing class here at COA.

Are you kidding me?!  Oh my God, 9,257,898,221 jokes just instantly flowed to my brain...

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#2 2011-02-03 19:54:56

Is this for real?  That guy can't write for shit!!!

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#3 2011-02-03 19:56:01

Oh wait, I get it, he brings copies of his old paper (back when it was still in print) and says "OK Seniors, this is how NOT to write!"

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#4 2011-02-03 19:57:06

The guy that doesn't know how to spell words like "Earth" is going to teach writing.  Oh my God, I have to go fall on the floor and laugh for three hours straight.

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#5 2011-02-03 19:59:36

Oh wait, now I get it, it's a creative writing class and he's an expert in making shit up.

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#6 2011-02-03 20:01:47

"OK Class, what questions do you have about writing?  Just don't ask me how to spell "the" or "cat" or "dog" or any of the advanced stuff..."

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#7 2011-02-03 20:04:49

What, was this guy not available?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Eiwce13X738/Sa51EDkit-I/AAAAAAAAGGM/CQXSDSsy9yo/s400/Chimp_Typewriter.jpg

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#8 2011-02-03 20:25:57

Agenda For Writing Class

1)  Why Your Computer's Spellchecker Must be Avoided at all Costs

2)  How to Blame Your Lousy Writing on Diabetes

3)  How to Keep Your Writing Under 42,000 Typos Per Page

4)  How to Keep a Newspaper Afloat...No Wait, Seriously, Does Anyone Know How To?  I Haven't Figured It Out Yet

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#9 2011-02-03 20:35:28

Guy, any truth to the rumor that the class will be conducted in the Gym, with participants seated on stationary bikes as they go thru the "spin" cycle?

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#10 2011-02-03 20:38:00

Will it be like those 'infomercials" on cable TV, where facts are replaced by paid testimonials?

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#11 2011-02-03 20:41:53

Will it be like those real estate hucksters who bring out their 'successful' pupils to tout their program? I can hear BoBo now....HEEEERE'S SWEET BRUCIE !!!!!

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#12 2011-02-03 21:02:59

Oh God Stewie, the jokes are endless aren't they?

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#13 2011-02-03 21:05:05

slager is a pro at creative writing or makeing things up.

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#14 2011-02-03 21:07:04

And in other news, it's opposite day in the world of teaching and...

Paris Hilton will be teaching Frugality 101

Lindsey Lohan will be conducting a seminar "How to Stay Away from the Booze"

Mel Gibson will teach "How to Keep Your Cool"

And Hosni Mubarak will be teaching "101 Ways to Keep Your Subjects Happy"

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#15 2011-02-03 22:04:17

Oh God..that's rich. Here's just a little taste of his "writing skills" (from his current story "School Committee votes to keep school busing in-house; critics outraged")...I count five errors..There's only 49 words here!! That's 20% screwup! Quite a "writer"..

World's Worst Writer wrote:

"..they way they claimed no school bus had not failed any inspections to see see that isn't true."
    Schneider said he was taken back by claims that the town lacks the committment to replace school buses.
    "What about the committeement by the School Department to properly maintain the fleet?""

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#16 2011-02-03 22:21:47

OK Class, today's lesson is how to create realistic sounding names for your fictional characters...names like..."Paul Shooter."

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#17 2011-02-03 22:23:43

Are we sure there wasn't a typo in Wareham Week and it's that he has signed up to take a writing class?

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#18 2011-02-03 22:29:21

Wareham Week wrote:

For more information including  times, dates, and costs for these classes call 508-291-3130.

And will free boots be provided to protect the elderly's feet from all the BS?

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#19 2011-02-03 22:31:26

I guess it's all in how you define "creative"..He does create new words..new versions of events..new realities!! Maybe we're just not giving him enough credit for the depths of his "creativity"..

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#20 2011-02-03 22:32:31

"Class by DA on how the elderly can keep themselves from being scammed...Class for the elderly on how to write taught by world's worst writer...students in first class unlikely to take second class..."

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#21 2011-02-04 05:56:14

Your above comments are all quite funny.

I don't think the idea of slager having a reason to be at the senior center very funny at all. He can use this as an excuse to hang around the center and brainwash the seniors. 

The seniors are not dumb, but anyone hammered with only one side of an issue can be brainwashed.

I do not trust the motives or integrity of that group.

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#22 2011-02-04 07:42:23

Lynn Burroughs and now the alleged journalist, talk about pushing the agenda!!..ya think they'll be any political discussion int he creative writing class?..will Curly,or better yet Brucey be brought in as special guests?

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#23 2011-02-04 08:34:57

It gets worse.

The World's Worst Writer just put up a report about how he'll be conducting a 6 week workshop in March (for people of all ages, not just seniors) on writing (insert joke here) charging $60 per person.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let's think about this for a moment:

1)  A class like this probably takes a month to put together

2)  One month ago, the World's Worst Writer announced that his rag would go back into print in March

3)  A month after that announcement, we learn World's Worst Writer will be teaching writing on Wareham town property at $60 a pop.

4)  Oddly, an event at a Senior Center is open to non-seniors, you know, just in case some young people want to give him some money.

5)  The class will begin in March.

6)  The rag will go back into print in March...you know, "coincidentally" when people pay their $60.

I submit to you all that what will most likely happen is that all of the tin hats will sign up and pay their $60 and then that money will be used to fund a rag reprint in the month leading up to election day.

I have to apologize to the Hypocrite Elite.  I always thought they were brainless incompetent dullards.  But I have to hand it to them - they have figured out a way to fund their favorite hate rag during election season using a department of the Town of Wareham.

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#24 2011-02-04 08:52:15

All jokes aside...and the joke possibilities about the World's Worst Writer teaching writing are endless...any and all town officials who ok'd this should be fired immediately.

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#25 2011-02-04 09:26:45

Three-time New England Press Association award-winning writer Robert Slager will present a series of six writing workshops at the Wareham Counsel on Aging beginning Thursday, March 3 at 2 p.m. in the Multi-Service Center. These workshops are open to writers of all age


Its COUNCIL on aging!! You can't even spell council correctly and your going to be teaching a writing class??

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#26 2011-02-04 09:31:30

That is not the only butcher of the english language. Proofread the entire story. The person with the correct number of "red" corrections gets a prize.

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#27 2011-02-04 09:32:28

ude the following: 1. Writing 101. This will cover the essential skills necessary to enhance any type of writing, from sentence and narrative structure trough proper grammar and syntax. This is the foundation that all writer build upon. 2. Creative Writing. In this workshop participants will learn to enhance their writing


What the hell is trough????   Are you trying to spell through?????  People should be fired over this

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#28 2011-02-04 09:42:58

Darn it, Peter beat me to it.  You'd really think that a guy who is teaching a class in writing at the Council on Aging would know how to spell "Council on Aging." 

Oh Great Writing Teacher Bobo, sorry to correct you but it is "Council" and not "Counsel."  A "council" is a board of advisors, such as a Council on Aging.  A Counsel is what someone gets when they are sued.  Don't you know that since you've been sued twice for defamation?

There should be some kind of discount for people who notice errors in the writing teacher's press releases.  Anyone who notices any errors gets to take it for $30 instead of $60.

(Be sure to check this out soon, I'm sure he'll correct the mistakes and pretend like they never happened).

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#29 2011-02-04 09:44:58

Is this some kind of novel teaching approach?  Present the students with an error laden syllabus to see if they are paying attention?

I heard every time you find another error the price of the course drops.  $60...$55....$50...$45....

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#30 2011-02-04 09:47:07

Peter, that's a new writing technique called "The Narrative Structure Trough."  You throw all of your proper grammar and syntax into the trough and it holds it there until needed.

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#31 2011-02-04 09:48:59

World's Worst Writer wrote:

The cost for the six workshops is $60. Financial assistance is available for qualified senior citizens through the COA.

Are you shitting me that Wareham tax dollars are going to be subsidizing this crap?

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#32 2011-02-04 12:04:56

Breaking news!  Bobo makes corrections within hours of reading this blog.

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#33 2011-02-04 12:22:37

That's ok, the evidence has been preserved.  I wonder if Jay Leno wants a copy of an error filled writing class syllabus for his erroneous newspaper clippings segment.

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#34 2011-02-04 12:25:06

World's Worst Writer wrote:

"I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of this program," Slager said. "These workshops will be strictly about the art of writing, a subject I love very deeply. While local politics interest many people in Wareham, these workshops will not be the place for such discussions. This will be about passing along what I've learned from other writers in my 25-year journalism career. I can't wait to begin."

Will there be a session on how to conduct an interview with yourself?

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#35 2011-02-04 13:38:50

What sort of accreditation, I wonder, do you need to launch a second career like that?

Online diploma mills are a dime a dozen anymore but if Little Bobby has trumpeted his advanced degrees - a BS, at least - anywhere on his mega multi-media empire over the years, it's escaped me.

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#36 2011-02-04 13:58:52

BoBo wrote" "I can't wait to begin."

but BoBo, you are already hip deep in the Big Muddy. Who else would be creative enuf to describe his 25-year meandering thru the fetid swamp of his worklife as a "career"?

Please let me correct one poster, in fairness to his BoBoness. BoBo was taken to task for his phrase 'Counsel on Aging". I have it on good authority (i.e. his own writings), that this qualifies as a true Freudian slip, or parapraxis as the psycho-babble bullshit artists would call it. You see, the BoBo recognizes his need for counseling, and that's a good thing, is it not? It was weighing on his space which formerly housed a mind, and..well, you can see what happened.

Totally unfair. IMO.

but then, perhaps BoBo can redeem himself by describing the differences between & among the following words:
SITE.    SIGHT.   CITE.

A recent article revealed a lack of understanding by the BoBo of these sound-alikes. Here's a second chance, BoBo: Use each of the cited (oh, damn!  -  gave it away) words in a sentence.

You know, I was contemplating a retirement gig as a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL). Perhaps, I could make myself available to BoBo as a teacher of English as a First Language (EFL). But, what to charge? Oh, dear. Wait! Got it! $60.00 per hour.

All major credit cards accepted, with proper ID.

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#37 2011-02-04 14:12:24

I don't believe he has a degree.  People who pat themselves on the back as much as he does would have mentioned it by now.

Unless you count the honorary B.S.P.H.D.  (Bull$h%t Piled High and Deep)

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#38 2011-02-04 14:20:12

World's Worst Writer wrote:

I am honored that Marcia agreed to allow me to share what I have learned about writing with others. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach writing again.

So, if there's any justice in the world, I hope we'll see her fired by the end of next week.

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#39 2011-02-04 14:25:57

did paul shooter come out of retirement to interview bobo?

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#40 2011-02-04 14:31:57

As many of you may know by now I will be teaching a writing course beginning in March as part of a program offered by the Wareham Counsel on Aging. Iím thrilled at this prospect. I taught writing courses in San Francisco when I wrote for the Examiner newspaper and remember it as a wonderful experience. I am very grateful to be presented with that opportunity again.



holy shit even after being corrected on the word counsel which he fixed a couple of hours later in his previous article he prints a new article and he makes the same mistake. for the love of god bobo its C O U N C I L!!!!!!!!!!

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#41 2011-02-04 14:32:13

World's Worst Writer in a New Whiney Column wrote:

The ironic thing is that this class has nothing to do with politics. Writing has been my passion since I was a child. Passing along that passion to other is a good thing. More people should embrace the art of writing. Words lead to ideas, and ideas lift us all.

Oh, gee whiz, far be it from me to criticize the big time writing teacher but uh, I think you meant to say "Passing along that passion to otherS (plural-with an s) not "other."  How do you pass along something to "other?" 

It's ok Bobo, go run along and change it, but either brush up on your pluralization skills before March or consider a price reduction in the cost of your course.

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#42 2011-02-04 14:34:11

Class, we're going to use the first 2 weeks to tackle the very difficult task of learning how to spell "Council."  After that, we'll get into the nitty gritty of the course.

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#43 2011-02-04 14:34:57

Come on Bobo, $5 off the price of your course has to be knocked off every time you make a typo.

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#44 2011-02-04 14:35:31

I donít know how to state it any more clearly than that. I literally laughed out loud when I read McDonaldís plea for people to file a state ethics complaint. I canít even fathom how any of this is even remotely unethical. Across the country Counsels on Aging offer classes in a number of different areas.


heres an idea just use coa if you cant get it through your fat head thats its spelled council

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#45 2011-02-04 14:36:57

The ironic thing is that this class has nothing to do with politics. Writing has been my passion since I was a child. Passing along that passion to other is a good thing.



do you mean passing to others???????

passing to other?

your teaching a writing class?

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#46 2011-02-04 14:38:29

By: robertslager on 2/4/11
Of course any of these hateboggers could have picked up the telephone and asked me about all this, but they have never let the facts get in the way of a good smear.

why call, you read this blog constantly

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#47 2011-02-04 14:38:44

C
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#48 2011-02-04 14:40:05

Class, let's learn the Porky Pig Technique of Spelling Difficult Words...

"Counsel...council...counzel... badeeba deeba, COA!"

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#49 2011-02-04 14:46:33

World's Worst Writer wrote:

I have every right to make a living, and I have every right to make a living doing something I love.

Can you at least make a living doing something you can do?  Nothing you've done in the 6 years since your arrival in Wareham in 2005 has led me to believe that you can write.

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#50 2011-02-04 15:48:33

So...his mum and his da said "make sure you masticate 20 times each bite" when he first began eating meat.

He thought they said masturbate....he ain't been right since.

Goin' blind I heard too...

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#51 2011-02-04 17:24:37

I always thought the Hypocrite Elite was against using town property to conduct private business.  I thought that was one of the five hundred reasons offered by the previous BOS to explain the computer audit that never panned out.

Why can't this clown rent out a hall to hold his second rate class in?  Why does Wareham town property have to be used to help him line his pockets?

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#52 2011-02-04 18:10:02

We've got just the man for the job!!

http://static.letsbuyit.com/filer/images/uk/products/original/209/61/creative-writing-for-dummies-20961167.jpeg

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#53 2011-02-04 18:36:41

No! No! No!

that's backwards.

It is "Dummies for Creative Writing" at the CoA.

Available now for $19.95, plus shipping & handling.

Call: 1-800-GETDUMB

Operators are standing by.

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#54 2011-02-04 18:43:24

I stand corrected, Stewie. I must have been confused. Maybe my inability to comprehend was due to the fact that I've been learning how to write at the "Halifax Hacks School of Writing"...I'm afraid I've not done too well..Seems I have far too few spelling errors and lies in my writing..I'll try harder.

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#55 2011-02-04 18:57:33

What's that you say?? He's been working on a novel too??

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#56 2011-02-04 18:59:02

Well. Ok....except for the "I'll try harder" part.

I have it on good authority (his own body of work) that trying harder is inconsistent with the goals of the "Halifax Hacks School of Writing". MORE spelling errors. Multiple shortcuts. MORE lies. Misleading analysis. Incorrect conclusions. And above all, an all-encompassing slant to all screeds.

These all require less effort, a disinterest (or even uninterest) in the consequences of your words, and a total lack of any standards of quality.

Yes, my friend, There is less for you to do. Have a couple of beers instead. Make that many beers. Then, you will be properly situated for classes at the HHSW.

Belching in class accepted as a creative statement.

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#57 2011-02-04 19:36:09

There are many troubling ethical implications here, but perhaps the biggest one is that a town official, aka Marcia has basically arranged a situation to occur in which a person that claims to be a "reporter" will reap a personal financial benefit (and at $60 a person, quite a hefty one - isn't that a bit high for an informal senior center class?). 

I imagine that he'll be beholden to that town official and will have to avoid writing criticism of her in the future if he wants to keep teaching the class and continue to benefit financially.  If he writes anything negative about her, he'll lose a new source of bread and butter.

Actually, since the TA has the power to step in and put a stop to it at any time, he'll have to avoid writing anything that cheeses him off too.

Quite an appearance of impropriety if you ask me.

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#58 2011-02-04 20:39:04

"I AM HONORED THAT MARCIA AGREED TO ALLOW ME TO SHARE WHAT I HAVE LEARNED...........BLAH, BLAH.........."

Does Slager mean that he approached Marcia with the idea and she approved it?

Does Slager mean that someone else approached Marcia with this idea?

Just wondering.

I also note the price of $60 per person for six classes.  The part that I question is that "FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR  QUALIFIED SENIOR CITIZENS THROUGH THE COA".  Are we to assume that the Town of Wareham, from the COA's budget will be paying for some of the cost?

Just wondering.

I put the cart before the horse.  I just read WW's article and it and the blogs on the online version answered my questions.  I'm still not very happy about this, however.  Over the years assorted classes (knitting, crafts, etc.) have been offered for the seniors but I have no idea if there was a fee involved.  It is very upsetting to see this man back in Wareham under any circumstances.   Oh, and I don't believe Andrea's explanation either.

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#59 2011-02-04 21:05:18

GuyIncognito wrote:

Quite an appearance of impropriety if you ask me.

Reread the crib sheet. They're shameless. There are no rules.

Do you know who they are?!?!

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#60 2011-02-04 21:32:34

Marcia mentions one thing in the news and another in the office. She talked about a father with a baby that needed a blanket  and helped him. But in the office  she berated him for poor parenting skills not having a blanket for the child. She asks foe help from other offices in the building and then puts them down as be the riff raff of the building and the worth thing in town.  The Career Center is a leas payer to the town and she wants them out. The are paying the town to be there and many businesses use them to fill vacancies. They are part of the Economic development of the town and She is trying to drive them out behind the shines . She would not say that to the media but it is what she tells others. Myself for one.  She is most likely going crasey trying to figure out who I am first time here I sit near her every day and drives me nuts. I donít like slager either for many obvious reasons. It is time for Wareham to take control like the middle east.

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#61 2011-02-04 22:29:53

Sweet Brucey wrote:

By: rsauvageau on 2/4/11


For those of you who have said that I have a gift for writing, guess who edit's my work.

Sweet Brucey, you meant to say "edits" not "edit's."  Why the hell did you even put an apostrophe in there? 

Apparently Bobo isn't a great "editor" if he didn't "edit" your "edit's." 

Take another $5 of the course price.

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#62 2011-02-04 22:43:03

Ever since I saw this quote (written by the ex-moderator and husband of a current lame duck selectman) I knew the Hypocrite Elite was desperate to find ways to fund their pet newsboy:

Curly wrote:

By: John_Donahue on 1/16/11
Robert, could you help us help you by giving us a notion of what it would take to finance your operation? For the sake of discussion, how many contributions of $50 or $100 or $250 or $500 or $1,000 would it take to make your operation successful?

Just in case you missed it, that's a former town official and husband of a town official asking out loud in a public forum "how many contributions of $50 or $100 or $250 or $500 or $1,000 would it take to make your operation successful?"

I don't know about you all but that sends chills up my spine.

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#63 2011-02-04 22:52:14

You can't make contributions to a for profit co. he would have to consider each donation as income supjuct to income tax and if you do not report it you have a problem like Bruce has right now. Robert does not need any more problems with the IRS. Any donations as he claimed to have received last year and they are in print are subject to IRS  tax this year. Did you report them Robert. And we all know you wrote about lthem in your posts and paper so it is in writing you can not say no to the IRS we have all let them know. report it or go to jail. Robet.

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#64 2011-02-04 23:01:03

yes I know I spell as bad as him but I do know what I am talking about Tobert you are a thief. You take from the community and the gov. and you expect the Gov. to support you get out of town and see if the council on aging in your town would hirer you for what you want Wareham to support you for. TA better step in on this one or He has some real problems




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#65 2011-02-04 23:20:12

Tin Hats,

Give us a break with the "The Hatebloggers are trying to keep the poor seniors from learning how to write" crap.  The class was opened up to non-seniors and tell me, when are senior classes ever offered to non-seniors?  How does it even qualify anymore as a senior class?  If non-seniors are allowed too then doesn't it become an everyone class? 

Anyone can see that non-seniors were allowed so that some of the more youthful tin hats would be able to pony up some cash too.

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