I attended a Geauga Park Board meeting on November 6, 2014. My second time there. I saw the room filled with maybe 50 people wearing T-shirts with the words in large green letters, "Conserve Protect Preserve". There actions and behavior reminded me more of cultists.
Joseph Bastulli, one of their members who spoke, used the words "political extremists" to identify people that were helping Mary Lou Strathern who was horribly wronged several years ago by the Geauga Park District, under the administration of past judge Charles Henry and director Tom Curtain during development of Sunnybrook Park in Chesterland. Those people were Patriots. It is Bastulli that is the "Greenie Extremist" and nothing in his speech was true.
He stated that disabled people from Metzenbaum Center no longer had use of that Park because of changes made to it. In checking with Metzenbaum Center, Bastulli’s statement was found to be false.
He also intimated that the Strathern’s dilemma was their own fault for building their house on the property line. Joe Bastulli, Mary Lou Strathern's closest neighbor, also lied about the Strathern house being built on the property line and he knows this. Drawings on Geauga Access demonstrate proper placement of the house. The Strathern’s have been living there 20 years before the park came along and abused them.
Using lies and disabled people to make himself look like a big man and promote an agenda is not the mark of a man at all.
The Park Board is trying to dismantle the parks little by little, and the so called “political extremist” group don’t want any parks at all, are other outrageous false statements by Joe Bastulli.
The radical cultists in the Conserve, Protect, Preserve group must be mindless to blindly applaud Bastulli’s speech that was filled with lies and generalizations without being specific or offering any facts or proof of anything. I think they would applaud anything, truthful or not, if it suited their radical agenda.
Group member Mary Louise Toth, described how a boy on a bike whizzed by her on a park trail while walking her dog and now she feels threatened and afraid to go to the park. Give me a break! Anyone that emotionally weak should be on Prozac and not come out of the house. A park Ranger told her to keep her dog under control.
Are these the kinds of people populating this small radical group that promote their agenda with lies, fear, and absurdity? There is no talking to them, it’s their way or the highway.
Too bad they don’t put this kind of effort toward fighting for our GOD given freedom and Constitution, both of which are fading rapidly.
To them it seems animal and insect rights are more important than human rights.
To top it off, their previous leader/heroe Tom Curtain, ex director, got caught after he buried a car, tires and all, on protected park property. This is an environmental hazard, but none of these cultists say a word about it, they ignore it. I guess it must be OK with them. That's because this small group are Judge Henry/Tom Curtain loyalists and won't accept the current park board and Judge Grendell.
They nit pic and make lies up about Judge Grendell and current board, but the previous Judge Henry/Tom Curtain administration could do NO WRONG in their distorted eyes.
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