When you think of Janice Harvey, does Magic Johnson ever come to mind? Well it probably should according to resident elder Telegram blogger Carlo “Old Balls” Baldino. They’re basically the same person except for all the basketball and the AIDS. Let’s see how Old Balls came to this hilarious conclusion:
“Her column used the words ‘color blind,’ which are as outdated as the word ‘Negro.”
Yup. Color-blind. Negro. Exact same thing. One is a derogatory racial slur designed to point out your racial makeup, while the other is a friendly way of saying that your race will not be held against you. Besides that though Old Balls is right on point as usual.
Lisa, who married a Black man and has two biracial sons she successfully raised to adulthood, might know a wee bit more about racism than Ms. Harvey.
Ding, ding, ding!!! The “I married a black person” card. Old Balls’ favorite card in the deck. Since him and Lisa Dyer are honkies who married black people, they can’t possibly be racist. It’s really a brilliant idea if you want to be a flaming racist like Old Balls or Lisa Dyer. Janice Harvey on the other hand can’t possibly know anything about racial issues. After all, she never married a person of color. Get your shit together Harvey!!!
Oh yea, and the fact that Old Balls has hitched his wagon to Lisa Dyer proves how badly the school system fucked up on this one. As you know, Old Balls is a delusional geriatric man who says funny things for our amusement. Literally no one takes him seriously though. Not even Joyce. He supports Dyer, but not Harvey. Let that sink in for a minute. Old Balls is dictating policy in the WPS from his blog in Sutton. That’s what this city has come to.
The attacks on Lisa Dyer were combined with attacks on the Black school superintendent, Melinda Boone, who appointed Dyer to her position and defended her performance at the school.
So Lisa Dyer is the victim now? She was “attacked?” Apparently now when someone writes a racist email designed to humiliate a quality teacher, we can’t criticize them for this, because it is an “attack.” And what’s up with the capital “B” every time he writes “black.” Didn’t think we’d notice that one Old Balls? You can stop sucking up to the black community. You married Joyce – your credibility has been firmly established.
You might not know this, but Old Balls used to be a teacher at North High back in the 80’s and 90’s. He is kind of obsessed with known racist Louis Farakkhan, and for whatever reason wanted to show his class a video of one of this guy’s speeches. Because when you’re that old and out of touch you don’t realize that no high school kid in America gives a fuck about a Louis Farrakhan speech. He was expecting to be transferred like Janice was because he was such a pain in the ass about showing this VHS tape that the ACLU got involved (back when it wasn’t run by a useless fat bastard). This is what happened to him though:
Instead, when I returned in September after the summer recess, they took my Honors classes away and assigned me the absolute worst class in the school—twenty-five 9th grade repeaters—for a double period at the end of the day, the worst time to teach a recalcitrant class. One kid was 19 years old and had flunked freshman English four times. He was 6’4′ tall.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. So let me get this straight. Old Balls gets to refer to a bunch of kids as “the worst class in the school?” What makes them bad, Old Balls? Are there any students of color in that class? Because if there are, that sounds pretty racist to me. And why are you bringing up the 19 year old freshman who is 6’4″? Are you suggesting that he is some sort of…..savage? Why else would I need to know his height and age? Isn’t this the same bullshit your wife calls out Turtleboy about?
Anyway, he was one of the greatest teachers of all time, even ask him:
This was supposed to be my punishment, but with my Tony Soprano personality it took two days before you could hear a pin drop in the classroom.
Yea, Tony Soprano was very tolerant of interracial marriage. LOL. This is the world Old Balls is living in. A world in which he is a magical mafioso teacher who takes the worst kids in the school and gets them to learn. He’s like Michelle Pfeifer on steroids. Even ask him.
So what does any of this have to do with Magic Johnson?
‘Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss…fired Coach Paul Westhead Thursday within hours of Magic Johnson’s threat to leave the club unless the coach was let go.’ If we substitute Dyer the principal as the coach, and Harvey the teacher as the player, the reverse happened. The player was let go and the coach remained.
Amazing. I wanna take a field trip into the mind of Old Balls. Is his brain just filled with analogies like this? It’s just so delusional, yet I cannot look away.
Of course, Magic was so good the Lakers gave him a 25-year contract, and the team won the NBA championship in his rookie year. Even though the team had Kareem, it couldn’t win until Magic worked his magic. I knew Magic Johnson. Janice Harvey is no Magic Johnson.
Translation – Magic was really good at baksetball, but Janice Harvey isn’t very good at teaching. Therefore Magic had the right to demand that his coach be fired, but Janice Harvey has no right to ask that her boss not publicly humiliate her by calling her a racist in a faculty-wide email.
I’ve never been in Janice Harvey’s classroom before, but I’ve read her work and she’s an extremely well-written woman. She could easily be teaching at a high performing suburban school, molding the next generation of Ivy Leaguers through AP Literature. But instead she works with Worcester kids who were not handed a silver spoon in life. This highly qualified woman has dedicated her career to teaching the most vulnerable and at-risk amongst us.
If we’re going to make NBA comparisons, let’s talk about LeBron James. Bron-Bron’s first stint in Cleveland was essentially what Janice was dealing with at North High. Incompetent management while working at a place that it seemed was cursed by God (Cleveland, North High). Bron-Bron is a coward, so he went and signed up with two other superstars to win not seven, not six, not five, not four, not three, but TWO championships in Miami.
Janice Harvey could’ve pulled a LeBron. She could’ve taken her talents to Algonquin, or Bromfield, or Sutton, or anywhere else. But instead she chose the old, crumbling Harrington Way Jr. High School, where she could work with the kids who needed her the most. North High was lucky to have her on board.
But because our city is run by gutless politicians who stand by incompetent administrators instead of all-star teachers, North High students just got fucked over. But we’ve known since the beginning that all of this anti-cop, anti-teacher rhetoric from the Circlejerk has nothing to do with kids. It has to do with pushing an agenda, no matter who gets hurt. Guns in schools, principals getting assaulted, good teachers losing their jobs. The hippies are cool with all of these things.