Summary of the Gourmeltz Situation

Matt Strickland provides a good summary of the Gourmeltz situation in the below video. The whole situation shows the tyranny of a bureaucratic government attempting to still enforce covid mandates. The problem with bureaucracy is that the bureaucracy cannot solve an easy problem with common sense. This entire situation proves the need for smaller government.

The incompetence of the Virginia ABC is on full display. The original basis for the suspension of the alcohol license was the suspension of the health department permit due to covid restrictions. The health department permit was reinstated so there was no longer any basis for the suspension of the alcohol license. Yet the Virginia ABC and the idiot judge upheld the alcohol license suspension. This is bureaucratic incompetence at its finest. This whole situation makes a strong case for smaller government.

Matt Strickland gave us permission to post this video on the Spotsy Wire YouTube and Rumble accounts. Just in case Facebook decides to censor or remove the original video on Mr. Strickland’s Facebook page, there are other avenues to view the video.

Dawn Shelley is Jezebel

The Spotsy Wire has confirmed from concrete sources that Spotsylvania County school board member Dawn Shelley plans to press charges of harassment against Lisa Phelps and sexual harassment against Kirk Twigg. There is no merit to any of these frivolous charges as we will explain in a moment. However, there is plenty of political motivation for these frivolous charges going into an election year. By design, it distracts from the mission of the conservative majority. By design, it also serves as an early propaganda hit piece aimed at Twigg’s reelection campaign.

The frivolous charges have no merit because they are designed to portray Shelley as the victim. We understand that Shelley is claiming harassment because Phelps called her the name “Jezebel”. In all seriousness, this is actually a better name than the one we gave her, Shameful Shelley. Shelley is claiming that Twigg called her a name. None of this is harassment as it is all first amendment protected speech. This is all part of Shelley’s political tricks to distract, delay, and destroy.

We can see how this all plays out. Adele from the Free Lance Star will give air to this story. Lieberman, and his associates will contact NBC, ABC, CBS, and other liberal news media for interviews. Left wing propagandists will come out in droves to school board meetings. Shameful Shelley, Nasty Nicole, Lying Lorita, Uncle Rich, Kellogg’s Kassie, Looney Lofaro, and their radical associates will all participate in the same playbook.

Frivolous Lawsuits that Defund Schools

The frivolous lawsuits against the Spotsylvania County school division are a waste of taxpayer dollars. Budget season is just around the corner. Many will advocate for higher pay, extra programs, and more overall money for the schools. Yet, the frivolous lawsuits continue to drain taxpayer money. How is it possible to advocate for higher pay when taxpayer money is redirected towards fighting frivolous lawsuits?

The Board of Supervisors provides minimal funds to the school division so every penny counts. To protect the taxpayer, we think those initiating each individual lawsuit (Jeff Glazer, Christina Ramos, Makaila Keyes, and school board member Nicole Cole) should reimburse the school division for legal fees and pay the court costs. These individuals have lost every one of their cases in court. See the link below. Yet, they want to continue to appeal these cases that are clearly a lost cause.

https://spotsywire.com/2022/11/02/keeping-score-at-home/

The teachers, bus drivers, and school staff that donate to these frivolous lawsuits do not realize the damage they are doing to their own financial well-being. Inflation continues to eat away at wages. Yet, teachers and bus drivers donating to these frivolous lawsuits are decreasing the possibility of pay increases. How is that helpful during this time of high inflation? However, if a teacher has the money to donate to these frivolous lawsuits, do they really need a pay increase since they have all this extra money?

Below are screen shots of the donors to these frivolous lawsuits on the GoFundMe website. The donor list is publicly available for all to see. We find it interesting that a “Baron Braswell” donated. Weird, there was a former radical leftist school board member named Baron Braswell that ended his term in 2021. Thats an amazing coincidence.

Gourmeltz and the Need for Small Government

Here are the lessons that we learned today from the raid on Gourmeltz.

  • The case for smaller government is clearly evident
  • The Virginia ABC authority needs to be reduced and defunded since their mission scope has expanded to a small business that did not break the law
  • The judge that ruled against Gourmeltz a few months ago is an idiot that lacked the common sense to completely dismiss the state case against Gourmeltz
  • The bureaucracy of bigger government is the biggest threat to democracy because bureaucracy is not capable of resolving an issue using common sense
  • Matt Strickland and Gourmeltz do not pose any harm to anyone nor did they break a law

The Virginia ABC states that the agency is responsible for “investigating license applicants and conducting underage sale compliance checks……….They also investigate and prosecute criminal activities ranging from drugs, gangs and gambling to money laundering and tax evasion.”

Why does the Virginia ABC need to attack a small business owner that committed no illegal activity? Why is this state agency not hyper-focused on underage compliance checks or criminal activities by gangs or money laundering? The Virginia ABC and state of Virginia are not serving the best interests of the public with this heavy-handed action against Gourmeltz. The state is making a very good case why government needs to be smaller. Where is Youngkin and Miyares on this issue?

The best way to fight against this tyranny is to support Gourmeltz and Matt Strickland. If you are in the Massaponax area, please stop by and support this small business owner – https://www.gourmeltz.com/

Snacks for Everyone

The Spotsy Wire has seen the light. We encourage everyone in the community to donate snacks to any school in Spotsylvania County. When you go to the grocery store this week, please consider picking up a few extra bags or extra boxes of snacks that you can donate to your nearest school. All you have to do is drop off snacks at the front office of any nearby Spotsylvania County school.

The holidays are coming up, so this is an urgent need. Many schools in the county are requesting snacks so let’s help them out. We are aware that students need plenty of snacks just to make it thru the day. We heard that Courtland High School wants parents to bring extra boxes of snacks to the front office. We support this initiative because no child should be left behind.

Please drop off boxes of snacks in the office of your nearby school before this Friday. The school that receives the most snacks might just be featured on the Spotsylvania County Public Schools Twitter and Facebook pages. This would be great for the students and the community. School principals are asking teachers to do their bidding by calling on the school board to use taxpayer dollars for snacks. However, we as a community can get these snacks to the kids faster.

The Spotsy Wire will tackle both of these manufactured political problems by supporting parents and the community for this urgent need.

School Board Meeting on November 14

There is a regular meeting of the Spotsylvania County school board on November 14. Screenshots of the agenda are below. Here are some topics of interest on the agenda.

  • Superintendent presentation on STAND committee (student committee)
  • Second Reading on Revisions to School Board Policies Feb 2022
  • First Reading on Revisions to School Board Policies May 2022

The school board policy revisions are worth reading even though they are long. We hope the following questions will be answered at this school board meeting.

  • Will Dirty Uncle Rich continue to clog the arteries of students with junk food snacks full of saturated fats?
  • Will Nasty Nicole continue her quest to promote childhood obesity with junk food snacks full of carbs and sugars?
  • Will Shameful Shelley applaud the efforts by Dirty Uncle and Nasty Nicole to increase the number of students with diabetes?
  • Will Kellogg’s Kassie use her connections to Kelloggs to purchase more snacks for students? The former school board member has an association with this person – https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/richmond/news/press-releases/former-kellogg-salesman-sentenced-on-wire-fraud-charge

The Kids are Hungry

It is amusing listening to our friends on the left conflate multiple issues simultaneously with regards to teachers providing kids snacks during the school day. The core argument is that kids learn better when they are provided snacks. However, test scores have been on a steady decline since the early 2010s. Providing snacks to kids to improve learning was not a thing when the test scores were higher. This fabricated issue is all just a red herring.

Why is it a red herring? This fabricated issue exists to distract from the woke policy positions of Cole, Shelley, Daniels, Lieberman and other political activists. There is no problem to solve here. They are using the kids as a political tool to promote a dependency on the government. Nicole Cole, an expert at wasting people’s money, proposes to use 390K in taxpayer carryover money to fund snacks while roofs are still leaking.

  • The donated snacks are junk food that does more harm than good.
  • Nicole Cole wants to mandate the taxpayer fund junk food for the kids
  • Cole, Shelley, Daniels, Lieberman all make it sound like every kid has this desperate need for snacks
  • There are programs that already exist that fund snacks or food for kids in the low-income demographic. Some of this food is being thrown away from our understanding
  • There are some that would like to donate snacks for free in the school division. Ok, fine, let them.
  • The snacks issue never existed until recently. Somehow millions and millions of students over many decades survived without snacks but somehow managed to get higher test scores. Funny how that worked out in the past.

At the end of the day this is a fabricated issue. Parents are responsible for their own child’s welfare. The teacher is not to interfere with parent’s rights over their own kids. If a teacher feels a student should have a snack, then contact the parent. Yes, there are a small percentage of parents that are in the low-income demographic or are negligent with their own kids. There are programs that already exist for those kids. The way that political hacks such as Cole are portraying the issue is that all the kids are hungry, and it is necessary to provide snacks immediately. Give me a break!

The Snacks Issue

Radical leftist school board member Nicole Cole is making a big issue of providing snacks to kids at schools. Below is a screenshot of the Spotsylvania County Schools Facebook page. This picture should spark some concern. Do you notice the problem? Maybe this link below provides a hint.

https://nutritionfacts.org/2016/03/03/how-to-prevent-childhood-obesity-and-diabetes/

Nicole Cole, Lieberman, and others supporting the snack initiative are promoting childhood obesity and childhood diabetes with these snacks. It is all junk food. How is this beneficial for the kids? Look at the picture closely. All these snacks are rich in carbs and sugars. This is not good for the kids. According to anyone with common sense, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables promotes a healthy lifestyle. Do parents have any say in the specific snacks given to the kids?

Cole’s Proposal on Snacks

Radical leftist school board member Nicole Cole proposes that snacks be provided to students at all schools at a cost of $390K from carryover funds. Cole is proposing to expand the scope of government. Government cannot be all things to all people. There are roofs leaking at schools. Test scores have dropped significantly. Why are snacks more important than these items?

Come on, this is dumb. There are more important needs. This proposal by Cole is a waste of taxpayer dollars. Parents can buy snacks for their own kids. Why does the government need to replace the responsibility of a parent to feed their own kid? This is not an important issue. As kids we never got snacks during the day, and we turned out fine.

Rabih’s Response

On October 28th, we emailed all school board members a series of questions about recent events. Below is a screenshot of Rabih Abuismail’s response to our questions.

We couldn’t agree more with Rabih Abuismail’s response. Everyone needs to stop supporting these frivolous lawsuits against the school division, Mark Taylor, or VDOE. The plaintiffs of these lawsuits and the school board members that support or interact with them are undermining the will of the voters and wasting tax-payer money.

Spotsy Wire Endorses Yesli Vega for VA-7

The Spotsy Wire endorses Yesli Vega for VA-7. Matt Strickland said it best in his facebook post today

“Democrats have wrecked the economy, destroyed small businesses, ignored record crime rates, opened our border, made elections unsecure, etc., etc…It blows my mind how anyone can vote Democrat at this point”

The inflation we are experiencing is a direct result of excessive spending and the $31 Trillion debt. The democrats brought you the inflation. Only an idiot would refuse to see that. Now it’s time for a change in leadership.

Vote Yesli Vega on November 8th!

The Fifth of November

November 5th is Isaiah’s favorite day of the year !

“But in the spirit of commemoration, whereby those important events of the past, usually associated with someone’s death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way.

Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.

Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler (aka The Democratic Party). He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence. Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you’ve seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you, then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.”

Pre-Budget Work Session on November 7

There is a pre-budget work session of the Spotsylvania County school board on November 7. Screenshots of the agenda are below. Here are some topics of interest on the agenda.

  • Strategic Plan Review
  • Proposed CIP Plan
  • Carryover funds request
  • Action Item – Approval of Budget Amendment CIP Roll forward
  • Action Item – Approval of Proposed Carryover Use

Although there are no public comments, the meeting ends with a school board discussion about budget priorities. We hope the following questions will be answered at this meeting

  • Will Nasty Nicole announce another lawsuit against Mark Taylor?
  • Will Shameful Shelley request that the school budget prioritize the purchase of a new 2023 car for Shelley?
  • Will Lying Lorita ask for a silly equity committee again?
  • Will Dirty Uncle Rich, Kellogg’s Kassie, and Looney Lofaro spread more conspiracy theories?

Keeping Score at Home

The number of losses keep piling up for Nicole Cole, Dawn Shelley, Lorita Daniels, Rich Lieberman, and their associates. The sad thing is that they are wasting tax-payer money in their quest to get their own way. The funny thing is watching them waste their own money and other people’s money to a lost cause. Cole, Shelley, and Daniels continue to prove that they are experts at wasting other people’s money.

Here is a run-down on past and future court cases involving attacks on conservatives.

Rich Lieberman vs Roy Searles: UNCLE RICH LOST. No evidence that supported anything by Uncle Rich. Searles should sue him for malicious prosecution.

Makaila Keyes vs Conservative 4 on the school board: KEYES LOST. They could not prove the “knowing and willing” part of the law.

Jeffrey Glazer (Bernadette’s Husband) & Christina Ramos vs Spotsy School Board: GLAZER & RAMOS LOST. They lost the first round last Thursday October 27

Nicole Cole vs Spotsy School Board: COLE LOST. The injunction was to prevent Taylor from becoming the Superintendent. Taylor is now the Superintendent. There is no point in applying the injunction. In court, Cole and her legal team were unprepared, unprofessional, and clearly did not have a good argument. The judge seemed annoyed by them today in court.

Nicole Cole vs Virginia Department of Education: We predict a WIN for the VDOE for the same reason Cole lost her first lawsuit. Taylor is now the Superintendent. The VDOE voted 6-2 to give Taylor the license after the Spotsy School Board voted 4-3 to recommend Taylor for the license.

Jeffrey Glazer (Bernadette’s Husband) & Christina Ramos vs Spotsy School Board Round 2: We predict a WIN for the Spotsy School Board for the same reason as the Cole case.

Makaila Keyes vs Conservative 4 Round 2: We predict a WIN for the Conservative 4. We get a chuckle on this one. Keep wasting money on a lost cause Makaila!

Searles vs Lieberman Round 2: We predict a WIN for Searles. He will make a lot of money and probably retire early.

Let’s Welcome Mark Taylor

Congratulations and a big welcome to Mark Taylor. Today is Taylor’s first day on the job as the new Spotsylvania County Schools Superintendent. This is big news for Spotsylvania County. We wish Mark Taylor all the best. It is a brand-new day for the Spotsylvania County school division. Thank you to Mr. Twigg, Ms. Phelps, Ms. Gillespie, and Mr. Abuismail. Yes, we love our new Superintendent!

Check out our earlier article rebutting all of Shelley, Cole, and Daniel’s arguments – https://spotsywire.com/2022/10/31/the-far-lefts-frivolous-crusade-against-mark-taylor/