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“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#1 Jan 10, 2013
Interesting article in the PiPress.

Here is an individual who makes a good living on the tax payer's dollar over seeing the Lakeville School District's Substance Abuse Program getting a DUI and the district is not going to fire him.

Yet, I remember quite vividly how Education Minnesota said that a DUI from 20 years ago disqualified one Thomas Emmer from being Governor of the State of Minnesota.

The hypocrisy of the Left never ends, does it?

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Lakeville school official's DWI arrest a 'teachable moment,' board says

By Christopher Magan
[email protected] ies.com

Updated: 01/09/2013 08:14:06 PM CST

Lakeville school leaders say a 2012 drunken driving arrest of an administrator responsible for substance-abuse prevention provides a "teachable moment," and not a reason to fire him.

Bob Ertl, Lakeville North High School activities director, was charged with DWI in June and pleaded guilty Dec. 20, according to Dakota County Court records. He received a suspended jail term, probation and a $200 fine.

In a statement released by the district, Ertle said he immediately informed his supervisors about his arrest, entered treatment and has been sober for seven months. Ertl also had a DWI arrest in 2008 and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, records show.

"I have made mistakes in my personal life and I am taking action to get my life in order," Ertl's statement said.

Despite his arrests, Lakeville school officials say they believe Ertl can effectively continue his oversight of extracurricular activities and substance abuse prevention efforts.

Ertl said he realized the "difficulty" the incident presents given his role at the school, but hopes students will learn from his mistakes.

"To me, it's not about paying a fine and moving on," he wrote. "I want to make a difference and keep others from going down this path. Students will hopefully learn from the mistakes that I have made."

Alcohol is the No. 1 substance abused by students, according to the state and national data. The 2010 Minnesota Student Survey, a questionnaire given statewide, found 55 percent of high school seniors drank alcohol in the past year and 23 percent reported binge drinking in the past week.
District officials acknowledge they received some push back from parents about their handling of the situation.

"No one is happy to hear this kind of news, especially for someone in that position who is a role model," said Roz Peterson, school board chair. "He's seeking treatment and has been accountable and responsible for his actions."

Board members have been supportive of how administrators handled the incident, Peterson said. The have not discussed Ertl's contract, which is up at the end of the school year.

District leaders will continue to monitor Ertl to make sure he is performing his job duties, she said.

"We'll use this as a teachable moment," Peterson said. "You will make mistakes in life and will recover if you do the right thing afterwards."

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_223403...
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#2 Jan 10, 2013
WOW !?? A guy make a mistake and pays the price, why is it your business, again ??? If we fired for every mistake you made, it would sure HERTZ !!! LMAOROTFU~!
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#3 Jan 10, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
WOW !?? A guy make a mistake and pays the price, why is it your business, again ??? If we fired for every mistake you made, it would sure HERTZ !!! LMAOROTFU~!
A man with a prior DWI is responsible for substance abuse prevention, and then gets another DWI. He did not pay the price or he would have been fired. You ask what business it is of his when it was in the local news. The big question is what business is it of yours?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#4 Jan 10, 2013
The price, from the court of law...

He received a suspended jail term, probation and a $200 fine.

non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 10, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
WOW !?? A guy make a mistake and pays the price, why is it your business, again ??? If we fired for every mistake you made, it would sure HERTZ !!! LMAOROTFU~!
So the substance abuse coordinator gets a second strike on substance abuse convictions. Nice low integrity response, mr low integrity poster. You keep on saying elections have consequences. Evidently arrests do not have consequences in what passes for your mind. What a slewpid response from the resident slewche.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 10, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
The price, from the court of law...
He received a suspended jail term, probation and a $200 fine.
What penalty would a student on the sports team get for a first offense under this coordinator? Thrown off the team. Get real mr low integrity poster. The court has its punishment, the school should have their own punishment, and double secret probation doesn't count.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Jan 10, 2013
You don't see a difference between your examples ?? Thrown off a team isn't fired, non-sense.. Poor dummy, your nose tickles.

REWRITING REALITY, again !!???

non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....

THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!

non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source

OR MY NEW FAVORITE-

non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers

You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jan 10, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
You don't see a difference between your examples ?? Thrown off a team isn't fired, non-sense.. Poor dummy, your nose tickles.
REWRITING REALITY, again !!???
non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....
THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source
OR MY NEW FAVORITE-
non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers
You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.
How can anyone ruin a source? It is the same now as it ever was, mr low integrity poster. Don't be such a slewsie. You validated the urban dictionary over Webster's and Wikipedia when you chose to use it to correct my usage and spelling of "shoo-in". Either you have no integrity and will use whatever worthless source you can find, or you have no integrity and won't stand by what you post mr low integrity poster.

As for the administrator, role models matter. I can't imagine the kind of role models you had, but the students in Lakeville certainly deserve better.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Jan 10, 2013
Parents are YOUR kid's role models, criticize the guy's education credentials or get a life, loser...

Humans make mistakes, you're your parent's...

Poor loser, made up words reflect your "education" choices, which explains your bitterness, loser. LMAOROTFU~!
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#11 Jan 10, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
The price, from the court of law...
He received a suspended jail term, probation and a $200 fine.
So a substance abuser with a history of substance abuse is the type of person to be in charge of preventing substance abuse? I bet you were a big fan of when Bristol Palin was calling for abstinence only sex-ed. Still what business is it of yours? If you seem to think that this is not the business of a Twin Cities resident, then that goes double for a Seattle, WA resident.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#12 Jan 10, 2013
Bridgework wrote:
<quoted text>
A man with a prior DWI is responsible for substance abuse prevention, and then gets another DWI. He did not pay the price or he would have been fired. You ask what business it is of his when it was in the local news. The big question is what business is it of yours?
The question was asked by the low integrity poster of why it was anyone else's business.

Here's as good a response as anything on why it is your business, my business, and everyone else's business....

He is paid using the tax dollars the State of MN confiscated from my earnings.

He is a public employee, and a public servent. If he was just some schmoe that was not paid with tax dollars, it would be none of my business. But that is not the case.
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#13 Jan 10, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
The question was asked by the low integrity poster of why it was anyone else's business.
Here's as good a response as anything on why it is your business, my business, and everyone else's business....
He is paid using the tax dollars the State of MN confiscated from my earnings.
He is a public employee, and a public servent. If he was just some schmoe that was not paid with tax dollars, it would be none of my business. But that is not the case.
That's why I was asking what business it was of Slew Jumbo. As Twin Cities residents we have a vested interest in our educators and public workers. What interest would someone from Seattle, WA have?

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#14 Jan 10, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
The question was asked by the low integrity poster of why it was anyone else's business.
Here's as good a response as anything on why it is your business, my business, and everyone else's business....
He is paid using the tax dollars the State of MN confiscated from my earnings.
He is a public employee, and a public servent. If he was just some schmoe that was not paid with tax dollars, it would be none of my business. But that is not the case.
While I agree with your above statements, in the private sector, you pretty much can't fire someone for getting a DUI unless they are drunk on the job. Even then you have to offer them some kind of rehab option.(at least the first time around) So you can bet in the unionized public school system, one would need to be drunk, naked, on the front steps of the school during school hours, with a gun, having sex with a goat while surrounded by kiddie porn images. And even then it would probably only result in paid leave.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#15 Jan 10, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>So the substance abuse coordinator gets a second strike on substance abuse convictions. Nice low integrity response, mr low integrity poster. You keep on saying elections have consequences. Evidently arrests do not have consequences in what passes for your mind. What a slewpid response from the resident slewche.
"Resident slewche". Good one! Go the full route and say slewche-bag.
Ok with you if the rest of us utilize this term from time to time?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#16 Jan 10, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
The question was asked by the low integrity poster of why it was anyone else's business.
Here's as good a response as anything on why it is your business, my business, and everyone else's business....
He is paid using the tax dollars the State of MN confiscated from my earnings.
He is a public employee, and a public servent. If he was just some schmoe that was not paid with tax dollars, it would be none of my business. But that is not the case.
He's paid to do a job, when you can prove it's not being done, please whine.... As for "tax dollars", I gotta fire MY produce guy, he got a DUI ??? LMAOROTFU~!

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#17 Jan 10, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
While I agree with your above statements, in the private sector, you pretty much can't fire someone for getting a DUI unless they are drunk on the job. Even then you have to offer them some kind of rehab option.(at least the first time around) So you can bet in the unionized public school system, one would need to be drunk, naked, on the front steps of the school during school hours, with a gun, having sex with a goat while surrounded by kiddie porn images. And even then it would probably only result in paid leave.
Or a promotion and a celebratory party funded by tax payer dollars.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Jan 10, 2013
Seems like you NEED to make up crap, are you really that miserable ?? GOOD ! LMAOROTFU~! So miserable, it HERTZ !
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 10, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Or a promotion and a celebratory party funded by tax payer dollars.
Should promote him right to "home shopping network monitor", with commission pay.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#20 Jan 10, 2013
Slurp up your pals lies, they "taste" like loser, right ??
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Jan 10, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Slurp up your pals lies, they "taste" like loser, right ??
Another insightful posting from the low integrity poster. You are a slew-in for slewche of the year.

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