What's the deal with Gino Montagna?
former student

Erie, PA

#280 Oct 15, 2012
tired wrote:
<quoted text>funny how gino's group wants to stop the personal shit when they are the ones who started it
you should read some of the stuff he, mike bogart and friends put on their facebook page. It is way low and then they try to act all righteous.
steve

Erie, PA

#282 Oct 15, 2012
lets move on wrote:
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So lets get this straight? In one thread you said Gino has a personal issue with the board? Then you say that he wants his friends on the board to help him get contract jobs? Which I am sure he has no friends on that board. Again! I will say you just have a personal issue with Gino! So why dont you drop your PERSONAL SHIT! Its PATHETIC!
I don't even know gino, but i read his posts and went to one meeting. it is obvius he stands to gain from making his own friends to set up for election on that board. i hate this board as much as gino after that vote to shove 100 mil up wilgas gay beater ass, but his approach looks like he has a personal issue with the board. if you want people's trust be REAL, don't act like you are walking on water. do you want the people you put up to suck like lou does at the polls? fuckss sake get your head out of your ass gino....lou aliota couldn't get elected dog catcher. you can cut the shit now or later but people see it and they are talking. get serious and then you will be able to remake this board
lets move on

United States

#283 Oct 16, 2012
steve wrote:
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I don't even know gino, but i read his posts and went to one meeting. it is obvius he stands to gain from making his own friends to set up for election on that board. i hate this board as much as gino after that vote to shove 100 mil up wilgas gay beater ass, but his approach looks like he has a personal issue with the board. if you want people's trust be REAL, don't act like you are walking on water. do you want the people you put up to suck like lou does at the polls? fuckss sake get your head out of your ass gino....lou aliota couldn't get elected dog catcher. you can cut the shit now or later but people see it and they are talking. get serious and then you will be able to remake this board
How about you and everyone talking get involved and run! Everyone wants the same thing! A new board! If Gino isnt going to run (which I hear he is not) and you dont like Lou then find people to run. Help then dont make it worse.
Concerned Taxpayer

Fairview, PA

#284 Oct 16, 2012
lets move on wrote:
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How about you and everyone talking get involved and run! Everyone wants the same thing! A new board! If Gino isnt going to run (which I hear he is not) and you dont like Lou then find people to run. Help then dont make it worse.
I'd like to start off by saying I have NOTHING to do with the people on the present school board.

You've got to be kidding me. You want to get behind this typical, low effort "conservative"? He's stirring the pot but doesn't have the cajones to run for the position? It's called "public service". Let's see, he doesn't like the way things are but wants someone else to do exactly what he wants done? Typical freeloader, hoards his funds & wants everyone else to work for free while he & his group attack the people that are on the board in an unpaid position.

Man up or give up little one.
steve

Erie, PA

#285 Oct 17, 2012
Concerned Taxpayer wrote:
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I'd like to start off by saying I have NOTHING to do with the people on the present school board.
You've got to be kidding me. You want to get behind this typical, low effort "conservative"? He's stirring the pot but doesn't have the cajones to run for the position? It's called "public service". Let's see, he doesn't like the way things are but wants someone else to do exactly what he wants done? Typical freeloader, hoards his funds & wants everyone else to work for free while he & his group attack the people that are on the board in an unpaid position.
Man up or give up little one.
why would gino run? he could not award any contracts to his own company could he? he needs a few puppets on the board to do that, but these guys up there now hate gino. the part that get me is that gino could win an election, but won't run whats that say about gino. he puts three new people on the board and gets eveyone he knows to vote for them. those 3 will owe gino big time. question is what does gino want from his puppets? contracts.
Trojan Man

Erie, PA

#286 Oct 20, 2012
Looks like Gino Had the balls to stand up to this school board But all you haters been doing is bitching back here in the shadows of topix.Some people lead and some people stand on the sidelines and bitch.lol
Unknown

Erie, PA

#287 Oct 20, 2012
What makes you so certian they are on the sidelines Gino?
have some fun

New York, NY

#288 Oct 21, 2012
Trojan Man wrote:
Looks like Gino Had the balls to stand up to this school board But all you haters been doing is bitching back here in the shadows of topix.Some people lead and some people stand on the sidelines and bitch.lol
Like you, third string boy?
tired

Pittsburgh, PA

#289 Oct 22, 2012
Trojan Man wrote:
Looks like Gino Had the balls to stand up to this school board But all you haters been doing is bitching back here in the shadows of topix.Some people lead and some people stand on the sidelines and bitch.lol
if standing up means insult, lie, & create drama, he most certainly did it

too bad he let it get personal with the board. more people may have been willing to listen
huh

United States

#290 Oct 22, 2012
tired wrote:
<quoted text>if standing up means insult, lie, & create drama, he most certainly did it
too bad he let it get personal with the board. more people may have been willing to listen
how did "he" let it get personal with the board? The board brought this on themselves. Typical response from a board friend or member. Lots of problems in our school district that needs to be fix. A new stadium is not one of them! There are alot of people that are not afraid to question the board now! I think that is a good thing for our district! I am confused as to when it became bad for taxpayers to question the board? Could it be that nobody ever has? We voted them in to be our voice for us. NOT AGAINST US! And keep your nasty comment to yourself. I dont give a ratass what you have to say! And I am not a Gino or NNM supporter. That gets old! I am actually just someone against this!
tired

Pittsburgh, PA

#291 Oct 22, 2012
huh wrote:
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how did "he" let it get personal with the board? The board brought this on themselves.
the real question is why he let it get so personal with the board

look at the facebook page promoted so heavily. it is littered with personal insults of every board member, except koybilka, and those in support of the project. the page is quite terrible and represents a mob mentality

go to a NNM meeting, if they actually have them anymore as the last one was cancelled. it is more about insults than facts and so disorganized, there is no way for millcreek citizens to understand what is happening

I am simply a concerned millcreek resident and my grandkids go to millcreek schools. i have no horse in this race but have been turned off by the nnm tactics. opposition to anything always has a louder voice, unfortunately the voice in this case started out bitter and never changed. perhaps if different leadership were at the helm of nnm, real support would have emerged and real issues would have been brought to the table and the vote could have been different. the reality is they started out with us against them and talked in circles around the real truths
huh

United States

#292 Oct 22, 2012
tired wrote:
<quoted text>the real question is why he let it get so personal with the board
look at the facebook page promoted so heavily. it is littered with personal insults of every board member, except koybilka, and those in support of the project. the page is quite terrible and represents a mob mentality
go to a NNM meeting, if they actually have them anymore as the last one was cancelled. it is more about insults than facts and so disorganized, there is no way for millcreek citizens to understand what is happening
I am simply a concerned millcreek resident and my grandkids go to millcreek schools. i have no horse in this race but have been turned off by the nnm tactics. opposition to anything always has a louder voice, unfortunately the voice in this case started out bitter and never changed. perhaps if different leadership were at the helm of nnm, real support would have emerged and real issues would have been brought to the table and the vote could have been different. the reality is they started out with us against them and talked in circles around the real truths
Why are you on there if you dont like it? Start your own group then if you think you can do better. I do my own research and have made my own opinion. I didnt need anyone to make it for me. Funny how nnm is blamed for making it personal but you dont think the school board hasnt made this personal against the people who have spoken up? Huh!
tired

Pittsburgh, PA

#293 Oct 22, 2012
huh wrote:
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Why are you on there if you dont like it? Start your own group then if you think you can do better. I do my own research and have made my own opinion. I didnt need anyone to make it for me. Funny how nnm is blamed for making it personal but you dont think the school board hasnt made this personal against the people who have spoken up? Huh!
my visits and my friended position of nnm on fb started with interest on why this project was bad for millcreek. it quickly turned into something entirely different than I expected after reading what the group was all about and that the leaders of nnm supported the personal comments and insults of the board and their families

perhaps you can show me a link or video as to what board member has made the personal attacks you are referring to. I would like to see them

I have been to every school board meeting for over two years and have spoken with every school board member personally and have not heard an insulting personal comment about any people opposing the project. I certainly do not agree with all the decisions the school board makes, such as the new stadium, but agree that the current stadium needs serious upgrading. as a retired project employee in the city, i also agree that with construction costs and interest rates so low, there is no better time to do such a project
huh

United States

#294 Oct 22, 2012
tired wrote:
<quoted text>my visits and my friended position of nnm on fb started with interest on why this project was bad for millcreek. it quickly turned into something entirely different than I expected after reading what the group was all about and that the leaders of nnm supported the personal comments and insults of the board and their families
perhaps you can show me a link or video as to what board member has made the personal attacks you are referring to. I would like to see them
I have been to every school board meeting for over two years and have spoken with every school board member personally and have not heard an insulting personal comment about any people opposing the project. I certainly do not agree with all the decisions the school board makes, such as the new stadium, but agree that the current stadium needs serious upgrading. as a retired project employee in the city, i also agree that with construction costs and interest rates so low, there is no better time to do such a project
I have heard them with my own ears. No link or video. It was enough said that they lost my respect!
mmom

Cooperstown, PA

#295 Oct 22, 2012
huh wrote:
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I have heard them with my own ears. No link or video. It was enough said that they lost my respect!
do you hang out with board members? how did you happen to hear what they said and where was it?
lol

Erie, PA

#296 Oct 22, 2012
former student wrote:
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you should read some of the stuff he, mike bogart and friends put on their facebook page. It is way low and then they try to act all righteous.
So are you on no new mcdowell?
Oh noes

Erie, PA

#297 Oct 23, 2012
tired wrote:
<quoted text>the real question is why he let it get so personal with the board
This is a very unfair critique of people that simply oppose a very expensive project. Look. People take it personal when elected officials want to take more of our private property (tax money) and in the end provide the same service. It looks even worse when students now there come home saying the school does not need to be torn down just fixed up.
tired wrote:
<quoted text>look at the facebook page promoted so heavily. it is littered with personal insults of every board member, except koybilka, and those in support of the project. the page is quite terrible and represents a mob mentality
Listen. The first reaction when people feel they have no say is anger. Some are very angry. I myself was surprised and I am against the project, but it was not the end of the world either. The stadium added on top made it a real slap in the face. We don't need that with money there to fix it up. You would do well to learn from this ordeal! DO NOT GO AGAINST THE PEOPLE if you do you will...you will feel pushback.

I am not sure what personal insults you are talking about. Be specific. The good thing about topix is no one side will monitor/delete your response.
tired wrote:
<quoted text>opposition to anything always has a louder voice, unfortunately the voice in this case started out bitter and never changed. perhaps if different leadership were at the helm of nnm, real support would have emerged and real issues would have been brought to the table and the vote could have been different. the reality is they started out with us against them and talked in circles around the real truths
If this is so true I have to ask you why there is regret in a board member? The school board was not interested in communication. It wanted what it wanted, if you are trying to say starting soft would have made them change thier minds I will say that is ridiculous. Palermo would shut down and errect a wall...and say things like, "We cannot agree to disagree unless you were here with us researching consolidation for the past 2 years." He insulted everyone's intelligence, by suggesting we could not come up to speed if we started following this last winter.
Oh noes

Erie, PA

#298 Oct 23, 2012
tired wrote:
<quoted text>if standing up means insult, lie, & create drama, he most certainly did it
too bad he let it get personal with the board. more people may have been willing to listen
Where is the lie? If you are going to say Gino or something about No New McDowell is a lie then I challenge you to say what the lie is here.
Oh noes

Erie, PA

#299 Oct 23, 2012
huh wrote:
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how did "he" let it get personal with the board? The board brought this on themselves. Typical response from a board friend or member. Lots of problems in our school district that needs to be fix. A new stadium is not one of them! There are alot of people that are not afraid to question the board now! I think that is a good thing for our district! I am confused as to when it became bad for taxpayers to question the board? Could it be that nobody ever has? We voted them in to be our voice for us. NOT AGAINST US! And keep your nasty comment to yourself. I dont give a ratass what you have to say! And I am not a Gino or NNM supporter. That gets old! I am actually just someone against this!
This is very important, because I don't understand how asking questions of these public servants is so outlandish! Then when I heard one board member accuse people of ganging up on them when people were merely asking questions from all angles. These people don't get it. The economy is in the shits!!! We can't be spending this kind of money. The interest rate on this bond is about %5.00. This is not a reason to spend alone. Look at Strong Vincent 7.2 million and they are getting everything McDowell needs.

Gino was even saying that the limestone on the entrance way is 20K worth of materials right there on McDowell High as it stands now....that building is no piece of junk. MIHS isn't even that old...from the 70's. Looks great on the inside as well.
Oh noes

Erie, PA

#300 Oct 23, 2012
Thirty Million in upgrades should be all the McDowell campus needs to stay updated. I think the people would feel okay with that. You people in public servce seriously need to learn how to deny yourselves and work within a budget

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