Friday, July 13, 2012

Spelling Lesson

Let's talk about how to spell a few words. 

Word 1:  NARCISSIST -- common spelling JANICE DANIELS
Word 2:  EGO -- common spelling JANICE DANIELS
Word 3:  RUDE -- common spelling JANICE DANIELS

Many times during council meetings, speakers and/or fellow council members will refer to Janice Daniels as "Ms. Daniels." 

I noticed several meetings in that Janice was EXTREMELY bothered by this.  She would start with the stink eye to the unsuspecting victim.  Then, emboldened after a few meetings in which she got to play out her apparent fantasy of being in charge (albeit of a weak-mayor, mostly ceremonial position), she began displaying a new tactic.

She would INTERRUPT the speaker to say loudly, "MAYOR Daniels!" in correction for the undesired nicety of being called Ms. Daniels.

That's right...Janice Daniels was so focused on what the speaker called her that she would interrupt a conversation to correct the speaker as though he/she were a child.

MAYOR Daniels is focused on herself.  She views every issue, event, and speaker through a filter that is focused on herself.  She is the TRULY the center of her universe.

For me, that spells another good word:  RECALL.

RECALL THE MAYOR...however you refer to her.  Because any iteration of her name on our city letterhead is wrong.

37 comments:

  1. It also impressed me during the Charlie Langton interview when she said in deflecting one of his questions "Charlie, Charlie, you MUST respect me, after all I am Mayor", in a coy, almost flirtatious tone that I found most unusual in an elected official.

    There is something wrong with her, the normal inner self-examination trait is missing. And she is bolstering her inner fantasies of herself with skewed nterpretations of religious and political ideaologies.

    Her supporters are not doing her or themselves, or the City of Troy, any favors, they're using her simply as a future voting chit for what they deem as "their side" without a glance at her bumbling, nonsensical, undignified, offensive, self-aggrandizing behavior.

    I want to get a chance to feel sorry for her, once she is out of office!

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  2. The funny thing about respect is that it has to be earned.

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  3. Time for you to get a life

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  4. I saw this behavior quite frequently from a mayor named Schilling.

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    1. Could you please link and/or reference the council meeting web casts in which this is proven?

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    2. Sue, no i'm not going to do that. I know it happened, you know it happened. My comment is not testimony at a trial. There doesn't have to be irrefutable proof. But you know louise looked down her nose at people she didn't like ( that stink eye look you mentioned). I saw it , and heard it at a number of different council meetings.

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    3. In her last Charlie Langton interview, she actually interrupted him and said something like: "Charlie, Charlie ... I'm the Mayor of Troy ..." She was admonishing him, as if he had no right to push her on the issue they were discussing. The narcissism and self aggrandizing is blatant from her. It's sad, because it's an illness. But it's also true that someone with such a disorder has no business being mayor of a city with some 80,000 residents.

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    4. Anon. 3:07 -- Ah, so you cannot prove that Former Mayor Schilling interrupted people to make sure they used her courtesy title. Thanks for clearing that up.

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    5. Regarding "Anonymous 3:07 pm"?- Is this what we've come to? Shouldn't we demand quality leadership and make fact based decisions regarding who our leaders should be? I am, have been, and plan on remaining a fiscal and socially conservative Christian. However, I have enough experience to know that the letter "R" after a name, or a Tea Party endorsement, or church membership/attendance, means nothing about the true character of a person. Rather than find someone who's qualified we rely on affiliation cues that direct out vote and defend poor conduct as long as it's "our side".
      I am a trained, professional manager. My employer would never condone the dressing down of a subordinate in a public setting, would discipline me if I required my employees to refer to me as
      "Division Director" as opposed to "sir" or "Mr.", they would not have hired me if I had used social media to express a slur, they expected me to accept the organizations value statement and work rules (read: City Charter), required that I have an understanding of budget management from day one and made sure I knew how to conduct a business meeting (read: City Council meeting) prior to being hired.
      So often I hear the statement "let's run the city like business"; perhaps that's a good ideas, Mayor you're fired.

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    6. Ahh, Sue, always one for splitting the hairs. I was not referring to Schilling interrupting anyone when I typed that I had seen similar behavior. I was referring to Lousie's obvious disgust and judgemental attitude towards people she disagreed with. The looke on her face says it all. You wanna talk about "stink eye". Yikes Louise was one of the best.

      All the best...."Anon 3:07".

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  5. Only very small people care about titles. If you are the position, you know it, everybody knows it, you don't need to be referred to by a title at every opportunity. I find her interuptions, to tell taxpayers, whom in her words she SERVES as a citizen representative, that they should refer to her as Mayor Daniels, as PETTY. It lacks any of the social graces and has no place in a cooperative, collaberative business environment. I am pretty secure in who I am, and people can call me in both social and business settings by my first name. No ego involved, because I am all about the job. And I know that people respect me, even when they don't use my title. She obviously knows that she isn't up to the job, but has to do something to keep reminding everyone. It is really pretty pathetic and desperate.

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  6. I am amused that Janice Daniels is accepting donations to fight the recall effort. She always feigns concern about use of tax payer dollars by municipal government. But she has no qualms about accepting money from tax payers for anti-recall efforts. Many of her supporters allege that the recall is going "nowhere." If this is true then I'm wondering why its necessary to collect funds to fight it? Especially if you have nothing to worry about. Sort of makes you wonder.
    And this is me being absolutely serious. And I think others would agree with me. Sue Martin would make a heck of a good mayor!

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  7. From a regular Council meeting attendee during the Stine, Pryor, Schilling tenures, I never heard them behave in the manner the current mayor does. I saw all of them subjected to personal attacks and none of them ever demanded respect just because they were the mayor; to suggest otherwise is not based in fact. Pryor may have been argumentative and stubborn, but didn't correct people who called him "Mr. Pryor" or "Matt".
    Did it occur to any to anyone else that she suffers from a lack of self esteem and her belittling of others, grandiose visions of herself, and need for attention, are attempts to overcome the problem? She loves being mayor, and has said so on numerous occasions, because it garners her the recognition she desires. Unfortunately for us, the job comes with much responsibility; simply loving it doesn't cut it.
    One final thought; I love how her supporters defend her by alleging similar misconduct on the part of her political foes or others. This is akin to what children do when caught misbehaving. Here's a better defense, Kwame Kilpatrick did a lot of worse than Daniels, so she isn't that bad. Grow up. Point out specifics of SchIlling's poor
    behavior and if valid I will criticize her also.

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    1. That is SUCH a frequent response, often used just as you say: to justify the bad behavior.

      "So what if she used the word queer! There's a TV show that uses it!"

      "So what if she appointed a bigot! Lots of people use racial epithets!"

      "So what if she votes without knowing all the facts! She told us when she was campaigning that she would vote a certain way regardless of all sound and wise judgment showing otherwise!"

      Yeah. That's a really great strategy for defending bad behavior. Rock on.

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    2. I truly believe she suffers from low self esteem and self loathing. Her treatment of women and how she refers to women on her facebook page (titled Mayor or Troy) is very revealing. On her facebook page, she uploaded some shots she thought were kind of stupid and posted them with the caption, these are dumb, I am such a girl. WTF! We are all trying to raise strong young women. We don't need a Mayor to diminish them.

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  8. Wary and Weary in TroyJuly 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Why does she have what seems like 6 different versions of her official portrait now? Is she having her pix taken every other week? Is she reading comments about her hair and clothes online and suddenly concerned about her "look?" Is she getting a makeover to prep for her Sarah Palin event? Getting her headshot ready for the cameras...
    So many things to fret about, why waste energy on the future of our community and reputation of 81,000 citizens. Not just her "supporters" she mentions that she owes in the Detroit News today. She owes ALL citizens better behavior and governance.

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  9. "Ms. Daniels" is sure a lot more respectful than when Dave Henderson referred to Louise Schilling as the "Schilldog." Just sayin.'

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    1. Ah, but remember...Henderson used the classic Daniels Defense Mechanism: It was ok to insult the former mayor that way because he ALSO called his wife a dog!!!

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    2. I remember this too. Classic.

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    3. Some of you need to take yourselves a little less seriously. Life is certainly more fun when you do... Just sayin'...

      I recall a day I was at a meeting and as I turned to walk away from the podium after spending well less than 5 minutes to get off my chest what I needed to get off my chest... Mayor Schilling quipped something to the effect of have a good ball game (I was wearing my softball uniform at the time). Her tone was very condescending and she was optically dressing me down the entire time I was speaking... she had little regard for my enjoyment of a ball game I was heading to, and zero desire to hear me talk. It's very easy to see the disdain others have toward "your team" when you're against them... again, just sayin'. That you can't chuckle about someone using a funny term on social media is a little sad. That said, I wouldn't push at all if someone came up and called me Dave at a council meeting, but I'm not the Mayor, or CM Flemming or CM Dane Slater for that matter. We all have our quirks.

      Dave (I mean Councilman Dave)

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    4. I enjoy life just fine Dave, but thanks for your concern. However, I take my Govenment seriously, particularly local Govenment because of my large investment in this community. I really could do without all the lectures from you and Janice about how to live my life. I seem to have done just fine without you both all these years . . no divorces, no financial problems, etc. Just sayin' . . .

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    5. I'm very happy that you are so insulated from the economic downturn, It does indicate why you hold those that require government to hold a higher standard financially in such disdain. A little compassion to your fellow man that hasn't been so lucky might be more in order. Just to make sure anyone reading this understands clearly... My wife and I just celebrated 30 years of marriage two months ago... and we laugh about much together including certain financial issues, politics and government. Often that is required to get through troubled waters.

      Dave

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    6. "Anon 2:50".. glad your life is so comfy cozy. No problems at all, carefree and joyous eh? Is your halo so tight that it squeezes your brain matter?.

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    7. I think you have got me wrong Dave, my professional job is to make sure Government money is spent wisely, efficiently, and always keep the taxpayer in mind. The same as with my own personal finances. I have a problem with those who are pennywise, dollar foolish with Troy tax dollars.
      And the way to "insulate" yourself, or at least make an effort, is to get a good education when you are young, study hard, work hard. I find the harder I have worked, the luckier I have gotten. I notice that alot of Janice's supporters have taken a different approach to life and now want me to pay a price for it. Sorry, I am all about personal responsiblity and accountability. Yep, I have worked very hard, lived below my means, and life is pretty cozy based on it.

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    8. CM Dave - If you really are Councilman Henderson, I have met you at a couple of civic functions and although we did not speak of the Mayor or city goings on, you came across as intelligent and sincere. I am not being patronizing, just honest. Given my impression of you I don't understand your support of the Mayor. I appreciate your attention to the spending of tax dollars; but, the rest of it? Quirks? Yes, we're all quirky, but attacking John Szerlag publicly? Is that a quirk? Clearly, you dislike Louise Schilling, fair enough, but maybe she was just quirky too. My questions to you are, are you a man who will study each issue, consider the impact of your decisions in view of both long and short term impacts on Troy, publicly stand for civility, embrace the non-partisan council form of government and insist that we treat each other with respect, or a you a party line politician? Either way, people have the right to know. If someone is pretending to be you in these posts I apologize.

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    9. I have you pretty sized up.

      I also believe you create your own luck with hard work, effort and personal responsibility. That is one of the reasons i am in the profession I am. I want to be in control of my personal finances rather than toiling away for "the man". My plight in this profession is not that I'm not working hard enough or doing the right thing... there are tons of reasons the real estate market turned sour (on us all, not just me). Banks giving "fraudulent" mortgages based on what the customer asks for rather than what a home is valued at is one of the biggies. Economy sours, real estate crashes, taxpayers lose jobs, home goes into foreclosure because it isn't worth what the bank loaned, and it can't be sold for what is owed. In that perfect storm... a downturn in a largely automotive economy has devestating effects on the community as a whole.

      Again, I'm glad you are insulated from that for whatever reason. Not all of us have been so "hard working and lucky" as you. No ones asking you to pay a price for anything. The door you are eluding to swings two ways. On the one hand, folks think conservatives simply don't want to pay their fair share when it comes to transportation, libraries and water parks that all contribute to a vibrant community. After all, if we all pool our resources, we can have a swell golf course or two even if you don't choose to play the sport. But the rub is that it is unacceptable by the liberally minded to tighten the belt and cut back when things get tight financially... don't touch my water slide (pick your favorite leisure activity and insert it there). When cash is flowing, horses for everyone, when cash flow is tight, you tighten the belt. Its an easy concept, and every business owner on the planet that understands cash flows if he/she wants to survive has a plan in good times and bad, and never is it a good thing in bad times to spend more money than you take in. And businesses don't have the luxury of taxing their patrons in an already competitive market.

      There is a happy medium here, and its a combination of both mindsets. Naturally I think more tightening is better than more spending and taxing. I say tomato, You say tomahto.

      Dave

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    10. The original comment was a request for those on council who tell us to "be less serious" or have "intact marriages" to butt out. Somehow that got construed to anonymous saying they distained Government and then a justification of why the real estate market went south. Interesting obfuscation. I agree with the original post, please butt out of our personal lives and focus on city business.

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  10. So our anti-government, leaders-must-be-servants-of-the-people mayor is going to tell us that we must show her respect? She will tell us how we must address her?
    But I thought she works for us?
    Look to the right on the home page of Keep Troy Strong when she tells Republicans how they must act and what they must say.
    This woman is a born dictator.

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    1. Concerned CitizenJuly 14, 2012 at 10:25 PM

      I have decided that every thing this group of people do is contrary to what they SAY they believe. For example:
      The claim to be about personal freedoms... and yet they would tell someone else who they can love and marry, what books they can/should read, what schools are right or wrong for your children, what a woman can do with her own body and that your religion doesn't make the cut if it isn't Christianity.
      In addition, they say the private sector is way better than the government. But when they are mad about the smart meters yell at the government to "do something" instead of taking their grievance before the private company that is installing them. Why would the government intercede? They are bad and meddling and too regulation crazed. Shouldn't our government stay out of it, according to them?
      They want public servants to cut and give back and go away. And yet, are trying to BE public servants in every possible avenue. They don't want to pay taxes and yet use the roads, flush their toilets, run their taps, call the police/fire departments and put their garbage at the curb.
      Look at how much money is being spent by these anti-tax, "fiscal conservatives." One mailing to all Troy voters costs about $4000 and one robo call costs about $2000. So start the tally. See what incredible lengths and expense they will go to in an attempt to grab a public servants seat. It would have paid for 50 years of millages to pay for police, roads and nature centers, historical villages and libraries. This is NOT about money. It is about their narrow ideology and getting power.
      Let's remember that in November when they seek to ruin our city and possibly our state.

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  11. One must wonder if the writer is being a hypocrite, especially when they write a blog that serves no other purpose than to personally slander others.

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    1. Do you think the mayor when she was a citizen at the podium slandered John Szerlag and other public employees? Did she lie about their salaries? YES to both. Come on, get real.

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    2. How is the truth and quoting peoples' words back to them slander? That is hilarious. No one needs to make up anything about Janice, she is her own worst enemy.

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    3. So her actions justify yours? Name calling is okay so long as the other person does it? My advice to this blog; get a life.

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    4. There is a simple and easy answer to your dislike of this particular blog...don't read it and don't post on it. The fact that you are responding and taking the time to engage tells me that you enjoy the repartee and get some satisfaction from it all. Otherwise you would read a book, ride your bike or otherwise participate in some activity that you find worthwhile. In other words, in fact, your words, would "get a life."

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  12. There's much talk from the Mayor about our founding fathers one of whom penned numerous letters critical of those in power under the pseudonym "Silence Dogood". Those letters were pointed and were published so to reach the masses. Today, we have the Internet and blogs that facilitate the publishing of government critics thoughts. Our founding fathers valued the right to criticize and challenge the government so highly that they established that right in the FIRST Amendment of the Constitution. They recognized that an informed public, armed with the right to speak out, is vital to keep government in check.
    This right was exercised almost weekly by the Mayor prior to her election; and, although I didn't always agree with them, the late Mr. Hughes, Mr. Lenivov, Mr. Savage, Ms. Bernardi, those opposed to the minor league
    baseball stadium, those opposed to the I-75 exit at Long Lake and a host of others used the right to it's fullest.
    Now comes Mayor Daniels (who is now the government) whose actions have alienated and offended at least 8,800 or so Troy registered voters. Utilizing their First Amendment right the citizenry has risen to speak out and attempt to keep the government from imposing its will on the public. That's what I think this blog is about. Let's not forget that TCU, the Tea Party, and others have utilized blogs and the Internet to express their views. Funny, those Constitutional rights are often a double edged sword.
    However, I will concede that I find comments about personal appearance, hats, manners of speech, etc. to be over the top. The facts are sufficient to support the case.

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