Toppling Old Men for a Single Word (It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!)

From a press statement put out by “Roger Williams University School of Law student organizers Matt Jerzyk, Majessire Smith and Kim Ahern” on the resolution of the Roger Williams University Papitto melodrama:

We are proud of every law school student and all of the faculty, alumni and donors who raised their voice against racism at our University. When a community comes together with one voice, they have the power to move mountains.

Yeah, move mountains… or devastate old men in the waning days of their distinguished service to the university. Pretty much the same thing. At least everybody got to parade around the classroom in hero costumes.

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Tim
Tim
14 years ago

Justin,
Thank you for ignoring this outrageous story up until now. That was the right thing to do and I salute you for not giving forum to these creeps. I see where Matilda Jerzyk is so proud over her elder abuse of Mr Papitto. Typical liberal! The beauty of life is how the pendulum swings back and forth. Matilda and her ilk will get paid back in this life for their abuse of others all in the name of promoting their own agenda. Guaranteed!
FYI Justin on Matilda’s blog she does not list Anchorrising under her RI blog listing as you do with her blog. You may want to reciprocate the snub.

Matt Jerzyk
Matt Jerzyk
14 years ago

a. AnchorRising is included in our blog roll.
b. I quoted an AnchorRising contributor, Andrew Morse, in my recent Phoenix story.
c. The activism around the Papitto racism was remarkable for a school more known for its conservative activism. It’s a bright, new day for the law school!
d. Yes, I am sure your characterization of Mr. Papitto as a victim really fits with a man who vindictively punished whistle-blowers on his board. Such a victim!

Mike
Mike
14 years ago

CONGRATUALTIONS TO ALL PROGRESSIVES You haven’t done a damn thing to: Stop the war Solve the looming social security crisis Provide a national health care bill End Bush’s openly fascist surveillance and Patriot Act abuses. Find a solution to to the growth in the teachers pension payments (nearly tripled in 8 years to 25%+ Find or identify the magical, mysterious “funding stream” which is somehow going to pay for education costs and reduce the property tax. BUT, you have: Passed a Darfur resolution and Taken the name of an octogenerian off a building. WHOOOO-HOO Matt-I dedicate to you this Cole Porter song: Artist: Cole Porter Lyrics Song: You’re The Top Lyrics At words poetic, I’m so pathetic That I always have found it best, Instead of getting ‘em off my chest, To let ‘em rest unexpressed, I hate parading my serenading As I’ll probably miss a bar, But if this ditty is not so pretty At least it’ll tell you How great you are. You’re the top! You’re the Coliseum. You’re the top! You’re the Louver Museum. You’re a melody from a symphony by Strauss You’re a Bendel bonnet, A Shakespeare’s sonnet, You’re Mickey Mouse. You’re the Nile, You’re the Tower of Pisa, You’re the smile on the Mona Lisa I’m a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop, But if, baby, I’m the bottom you’re the top! Your words poetic are not pathetic. On the other hand, babe, you shine, And I can feel after every line A thrill divine Down my spine. Now gifted humans like Vincent Youmans Might think that your song is bad, But I got a notion I’ll second the motion And this is what I’m going to add; You’re the top! You’re Mahatma Gandhi. You’re the top! You’re Napoleon Brandy. You’re the purple light… Read more »

Tim
Tim
14 years ago

Justin,
The sudden appearance of Matilda on this blog only reinforces the excellent decision you made in not give her and her ilk forum to lie about and smear Mr. Papitto on this blog prior to today. The many readers of your blog thank you very much. The fresh air and lack of flies are greatly appreciated
Matilda,
Very poor manners not to thank me for pointing out your snub of anchorrising on your blogroll. A quick fix. I’m very very impressed honey. lol Now get on back to Fairyland where you belong. There must be more elderly people you can ‘woody up’ over. lol Such a losah!! Just watch out for that pendulum because it is coming for you Matilda. Just a matter of when.

SusanD
SusanD
14 years ago

Ditto what Tim said about not bringing this up sooner, Justin.
Everyone at AnchorRising should be clear, however. We do not approve of anyone who “goes off the reservation”.
(… I’m directly quoting Matt J on the John Depetro Show a couple of days ago.)

JakeE
JakeE
14 years ago

Speaking of Matt Jerzyk on the radio, wasn’t a question asked of Matt about giving the money ($$$millions$$$) Mr Papitto donated to the school back to Mr Papitto? Didn’t he say the money shouldn’t be given back?
I thought that extremely hypocritical of Matt Jerzyk as Mr Papitto’s money is good enough to keep but his appology isn’t good. Very hypocritical indeed, but typical!

Rhody
Rhody
14 years ago

If Papitto had quietly resigned after his unfortunate choice of words, this story would not have blown up to the point where it makes national cable news. It might never even have left the boardroom.
Unfortunately, dropping the N-word was only the second-worst act of the distinguished Mr. P. By refusing to yield the reins until the three objectors had been thrown off the board, he engaged in a gross act of arrogance that had to be brought to light.
I find myself actually agreeing with John DePetro for once in my life. While one N-word may not have been enough to justify erasing his name from the school, his assault on whistleblowers cannot be tolerated (or encouraged, as Dan Yorke and his amen chorus did today).

Tim
Tim
14 years ago

Rhody,
Ah yes the whistleblowers. Dr. Barbara Roberts a cardiologist and former heart doc to 80 yr old Mr. Papitto who has put his health in great jeopardy by first threatening to out him in the media over the N word and then doing it. Very ghoulish and unethical behavior from this physician. What was really the motivating factor in this horrendous behavior from this supposed doctor? The words ‘self interest’ and ‘money’ come to mind immediately.
Then we have Sally Lapides who proclaims this to be all about diversity at RWU. Shall we take a look at the diversity in Sally Lapides world as owner of Residential properties? lol Think we have yet another bigtime hypocrite on our hands.
http://www.residentialproperties.com/agents.cfm?searchtype=Last+Name&searchstring=
There is so much more to this story but with our one sided liberal agenda driven media we’ll never get to the truth. They got what they wanted cause he dun ben hanged.
Regarding John Depetro poor old Johnnie has gone soft and very PC since his Boston firing. Him cuddling up to the likes of Matilda Jerzyk says volumes about the limpwrist of John Depetro.
He’s a mere shell of his former self and is losing listeners because of it.
Jake,
Matilda is a liberal and taking money from others under any circumstance it what liberals are all about. That’s why Matilda doesn’t want Mr. Papitto’s racist and tainted money returned to him. We’re not dealing with ethical or moral people here Jake as you’ve probably deduced by now.

phil
phil
14 years ago

Papitto’s hand picked Board of Directors
16 people,all white.
Is there another University in the country with a all white Board?

Rhody
Rhody
14 years ago

Tim, I won’t argue with you about Sally Lapides’ insider status. But funny, Ralphie didn’t give a damn about that until she dared called him out on the N-word. If Ralphie Boy was such a stickler for ethics, why didn’t he boot her off the board before?
As for Barbara Roberts, that’s the same hooey Dan Yorke was trying to peddle last night. If either of us did something ethically beyond the pale, I don’t think our personal physicians would just nod their heads and smile (if they had an ounce of integrity).
But if you want to go after her license because of some alleged violation of the hippocratic oath, or press felony wrongful death charges against her if Ralphie expires on his throne in the next week (at least he spared us the courtroom bed theatrics of Raymond Patriarca), just bring it.

phil
phil
14 years ago

Matilda,Justine,Caroll,Timie
Girls:
Did you see “Right-Wing Hero” Alan Fung
at Wednesday NAACP news conferance, in regards to Ralph Papitto?

rhody
rhody
14 years ago

Phil, if Fung has distanced himself from Laffey a little earlier, he’d be sitting in the mayor’s chair right now.

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