POTTSTOWN, PA – Election season must be right around the corner. One of our SavePottstown!! staffers recently alerted us to the new fangled “Web site” at Pottstown Citizens for Responsible Government, the fringe political activist committee headed up by Pottstown School Board member Thomas Hylton and chaired by Pottstown School Board Vice President Dennis Wausnock. Hmmm. Can a Mercury article promoting the site be far behind??
One of the more laughable images on the “Web site” is the one with Hylton and Wausnock peering onto the screen of a laptop. It’s funny. Dennis Wausnock has no email address (as noted on the Pottstown School District’s Board Member website page). And everyone knows that Dennis is the only board member to receive hard copies of all school district correspondence because he refuses to embrace technology (and this is the guy who sits on the board’s Technology Committee???). So, the image of Hylton and Wausnock trying their best to look tech-saavy is total BS.
One of our staffers was interested in running for office. So, they selected the Contact Us link on the “Web site”….and this is what they saw:
And we noticed a couple of other glaring errors. On the About Us page, Hylton claims that “Pottstown Citizens for Responsible Government is a registered political committee created to encourage Pottstown Borough and the Pottstown School District to conduct their business in an open and professional manner.” Well…that’s not exactly a truthful statement…is it Mr. “I’m Pretty Familiar with the Sunshine Law”?
The “Web site” also claims that: “We have already posted a great deal of factual information”. Not true. Opinion doesn’t equate to fact. It’s opinion. Don’t put lipstick on that pig.
And we highly disagree with this statement: “We believe these columns are necessary to promote good government and preseve Pottstown’s core values, which include walkable neighborhood schools.”
First off…we’re not exactly sure what preseve means. Maybe it’s some kind of fancy French planning and design term. And since when are “walkable neighborhood schools” considered a core value of Pottstown?? Show us Tom all the families that have moved to Pottstown because they “value” “walkable neighborhood schools”. Are they the folks who move to Pottstown in the middle of the semester and then move out before school lets out for summer?
Now we all know that the neighborhood schools myth is a core value of Tom Hylton’s (even though he has never had any children to send to those so-called neighborhood schools)…but for Pottstown residents to consider the tax-gouging system of too many crumbling schools for too few students a core value actually makes us pretty darn angry. It is not our shared core value to be taxed out of our homes to prove Tom Hylton’s erroneous mad scientist theories.
So, the new PCFRG “Web site” is now supposed to look like a blog…even though it’s still a static site…with zero dialogue. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Maybe PCFRG’s “Web site editor” can clean things up and start sharing some real factual information based on 2010 facts and figures…instead of opinion and outdated information masquerading as “factual information”.