Is Peter Tesei actually speaking about this blog?

Peter Tesi: Village Idiot demoted to First Selectman

Peter Tesei: Village Idiot demoted to First Selectman

Apparently so. Here’s Little Lord Milquetoast speaking at last night’s BOE meeting about causes for the suicide of 15-year-old Bryan Paloscz:

“I think our media locally has been irresponsible…when you provide a platform for adults to make anonymous comments…you fuel a behavior that is deemed acceptable. In a sick sort of way people get off on it because they get, ‘Well, I can say what I want but I don’t have to say who I am.’ They say things that are inflammatory, inaccurate, and they are allowed to get away with it...I’m all for freedom of speech, but I think freedom of speech means you have to know who is saying what. Anonymity is cowardice and I think bullies are cowards...I would call upon the local media outlets, Hearst and all the others…to cease that practice.”

So far as I know, Greenwich Time doesn’t print anonymous letters, so that rules them out, and if there are other blogs in town saying mean things about Peter, I’m unaware of them so gosh, I guess that leaves me. I’m honored and pleased that Peter finds me annoying, but I’m not following the connection between anonymous adults speaking harshly about our local incompetent politicians and a poor tortured teen putting a shotgun muzzle in his mouth. As Walt points out, teens aren’t big readers of this blog, and even then, would anyone, teen or adult, kill himself because he learned what a silly, helpless moron Peter Tesei is? I think not.

Peter Tesei is as much a logician as he is a constitutional scholar: “all anonymous commenters are cowards, bullies are cowards, therefore all anonymous commenters are bullies ? That doesn’t  pass muster, not even at Peter’s alma mater, Eagle Hill. And no, Peter, the rights of individuals recognized by our First Amendment are not contingent upon a speaker identifying himself to the authorities, just as our Second Amendment rights don’t depend on permission from you or Drew Marzullo. Our constitution recognizes and protects rights we are born with as free individuals – it is not a schedule of privileges bestowed upon us by the likes of pond scum like you.

“Allowed to get away with it” – you silly, stupid man. This should be a  fun election.

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36 responses to “Is Peter Tesei actually speaking about this blog?

  1. Sue Donim

    I agree with Tesei. What a bunch of anonymous cowards!

  2. Greenwich Taxpayer

    Perhaps Mr. Tesei should speak to what happens when you identify yourself and speak against a proposal he puts forth. You are portrayed as being “out of step”, isolated and then run out of Town – in other words, bullied because you do not agree with the “group think”. Speaking anonymously is about the only thing left to do. Sorry Peter, but until you allow people to speak without setting the lions on them anonymous is what you will get.

  3. Anonymous

    Last time I checked there is no one forcing anyone to read blogs. If you feel this environment is not for you—its a fucking free country—change the channel.

    If your kids are plastered to Facebook and Twitter, well, who is allowing that? Or in this world of no personal responsibility—parents and kids themselves don’t count?

    And, where would we be without the true free press that is the blogs. There is more FACT CHECKING by the readers on this blog than by any wet-around-the- ears Greenwich Time reporter who doesn’t even live in Town.

    Man up, Tesei.

  4. GT doesn’t print anonymous letters in the paper but they do allow people to post anonymous comments under stories on their website. That’s what I assumed he was referring to.

  5. AJ

    I believe that in relation to the GHS suicide, the school knew what was going on but chose to do nothing. Certainly, no one in the blogosphere knew anything about it. In my opinion that makes the school, the town, in part, responsible for this tragedy. And Tesei would instruct us all in taking responsibility by blaming someone else?

    • townie

      this is absolutely untrue ghs knew all about him and was working closely with him and his family. it was the first day of school! Not a lot of time to address current issues (like his sister heading off to college, his sadiness over the summer)

      • Toonces

        If the school was working closely with him – then why were the bullies allowed to remain in school and why weren’t they arrested each time they physically assaulted Bart? The attacks took place over a period of *years*.

  6. Inagua

    Please advise Tesei that the folks who brought us the first amendment mostly wrote anonymously. Several of them were anonymous pamphleteers, like Thomas Paine and Common Sense; some used pseudonyms, like Alexander Hamilton as Publius in the Federalist Papers; all valued the right of unidentified free speech.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      Inagua: Thank you for pointing out that true fact. Obviously, Tesei either didn’t read his history lessons thoroughly when he was in school, or he’s long since forgotten them.

  7. Walt

    Dude –
    I really don’t get this whole cyber bullying stuff. When I was little, pre-pubes, bullying meant a kid beating the snot out of another kid. THAT WAS BULLYING!! But name calling? And not even face to face? THAT IS BULLYING? We have become a society of wimps. TOUGHEN UP YOU SPINELESS NEEDLEDICKS!!

    If I call you a bony lily assed, illiterate, no talent hack WASP, is that bullying? I call it factual. If I call the Loser in Chief a jugged eared incompetent moron, is that bullying? What about calling Francis a commie? NO!! None of this is bullying.

    Now this Tessio dude. What is his story? He appears incompetent, impotent, ill informed, arrogant, and a bit of a douche bag. Is that bullying? I THINK NOT!! He wants a pass, for old times sake. GODFATHER DUDE!!

    And being that no one reads your blog, I really doubt he was referring to you.
    Balloon Head.

    Your Pal,
    Walt

    • 3Generations

      Walt,
      You’re a complete Jackass. Cyber bullying is far worse than any beating your pathetic ass has ever taken. At least in a fist fight you have a chance to defend yourself. In a cyber-bully attack, you’re fighting a nameless, faceless individual. Kinda like yourself. Very powerful behind a keyboard, but a p@ssy in real life

    • Toonces

      Walt – Bart was shoved into a locker (requiring stitches) and repeatedly shoved into bushes. Additionally his cell phone was taken and smashed in bio class. All of those things should have resulted in expulsion for the perpetrators as well as criminal charges.

      • I think Walt is writing for effect – something I’ve been known to do, but I’m absolutely with you, Toonces: this was not “schoolyard hazing”, whatever the f that might be interpreted as, but just a brutal, unremitting campaign of torment that stretched out for years. The thugs who engaged in it are truly the lowest form of life.

      • Walt

        I wasn’t referring to the Bart incident, I was addressing Tessios comments. And 3gen is a total douche. Cyber bullying and name calling is not as bad as actual violence. I would have thought any douche would know that, but obviously not.

        • 3generations

          Asshole(Walt),

          Do you even know what cyber-bullying is? While I’m sure you’ve had your ass beat on more than one occasion, have you ever actually been cyber-bullied? My guess would be no. To be cyber-bullied you have to put your name(real name, not some online identity) on something. Then have to fight nameless/faceless people. An ass beating would be a pleasure compared to that.

          Either way, stand up and be counted. Not you. You’re a pussy in the first degree. Keep hiding behind that keyboard.

        • Toonces

          Thank you Walt

        • Anonymous2

          Whatever happened to sticks and stones will hurt my bones but names will never hurt me?

      • Riverside Chick

        Yes Tooances- All going back to WMS!!! Shouldn’t Tesei be asking WTF is going on there!!!! Also the school that welcomed Stacey Goodnow, the alcholol /drug addicted teacher who had been arrested for assault and had be to rehab 5-6 times! Common knowledge that she was always drunk at school if she showed up????? Hey Tesei, you need to start with WMS!

        • CatoRenasci

          Goodnow had around a decade at Eastern before she was shuffled off to Western….

          • And in fact several of her former and current students wrote in here to say what a wonderful teacher she had been. Clearly, you can’t permit an active alcoholic to remain in the classroom, but it is a shame that she destroyed her talent through addiction.

        • Riverside Chick

          Yes Cato- She had a long record there of leave of absences due to forced rehab. Didn’t the Principal look at her record? Incompetent !

  8. Patrick

    How pathetic to try to use the bullying incident to bash blogging – a clear form of free speech. Shame on you Peter….can’t handle the truth get out.

  9. Anonymous

    Wonder who really wears the bully pants at the Tesei home.

  10. Anonymous

    Tesei is actually exhibiting Obama-like characteristics: complete ineptitude in managing the affairs of his electorate, and focusing attention on distractions.

    Bravo Tesei! What’s next, Congress? Senate? Tesei-phones? Fighting chemical additives in Subway lunchmeat?

  11. Carlos Danger

    Please Senor Tesei, don’t take away my anonymity on the Net.

  12. Anonymous

    Interesting thought, though…
    “…the rights of individuals recognized by our First Amendment are not contingent upon a speaker identifying himself to the authorities”.

    I agree, Chris (mostly because I still worship you for the Journal News thing like a Bieber-struck teenybopper ), but it’s interesting to note, if anonymous commentary is OK, who needs the First Amendment?
    The anonymous commentator then takes on the air of a thug who doesn’t give a damn about gun laws or the Second Amendment…

    Don’t yell at me, Justin…er…Chris…

    • Mark B.

      Oops – that was me. Deleted my cookies again…

    • AJ

      Speech stands on it’s own merit, and can be argued against. You may have noticed that many of the things I’ve said on this blog do not go unchallenged. What difference does it make whether the comments were put forward by Jack Smith or John Jones.

      BTW, the government pays anonymous commenters to troll the blogs to attempt to shoot down anything contrarian, and no matter what, they will always be provided cover. You know, it’s like you can’t legally lie to a cop but they can legally lie to you.