Who are We?

What have we become?

On Tuesday June 17th, we all met to elect the only two officers of our organization who must bear the rigors of standing for election, the rest being appointed by the newly elected chairman. I have never witnessed such an abusive nasty carrying on in the five years I have been associated with this organization. We all need to hold our heads up high and march forward, proud in the fact that we have reduced ourselves to a common rabble better than any Democrat could have painted us. I witnessed racism, shouting down people you do not agree with and outright rudeness the likes of which we have never exhibited before. Go forth and rejoice, your mother would be proud.

Let’s get something out in the open lest you feel compelled to point out I was an unsuccessful candidate for Chairman. Yes I ran and yes I was defeated and quite handily I might add, but Verel was successful and will continue guiding our group to the best of his ability. I pledged to him beforehand that if he was successful I would support him in every way. Now that I see how some of you treat our fellow members, we will all give thanks that I failed in my attempt. Why?

If I had been elected, I would have thrown no less than five of you out of the meeting and told you if you ever behave like that again you will be banned from every meeting we ever have in the next two years. I witness a big bully ordering people to sit and shut up. Who in the hell made you boss. If you were appointed to some sort of master-at-arms the crowd should have been told, but even then, you had no right to treat our fellow elected members in that manner. I heard and witnessed with my own eyes a member booing a candidate. This person has treated me in the same way but he did not this time and he better never do it to me. He is rude in the first order and an ignorant jerk, I thought he might be ill or something but then realized he is perfectly healthy, just an ass.

We had people who went way past the imposed two minute rule. Did anyone ask who in the hell imposed that kind of a gag? We have never limited a member to two minutes even during contentious Brown Bag meeting. These people had something that was important to them and if they cannot articulate these feelings in two minutes then do we feel we have the right to shout them down? Why? Is it because we think we cannot support someone who is ignorant, stupid, what? Who died and left some of you in charge.

Because Winston was unable to plead his case and inform you about the racism aimed repeatedly at him personally I will tell you, read it or not, ignorance fits some of you.

What most of you do not know is Winston has been subjected to multiple racially motivated attacks in the past four years. (Remember I said four years, two years longer than he was Vice Chair) They were not misinterpreted I have read them and they made a bunch of pointed comments about his ethnicity and demanded that he return to his place of birth. What you also do not know is the IP address attached to the messages was traced and the very person who sent them was in the room and very vocal, leading the chant and cat calls

He thinks he is so clever because he used another person’s computer to send the hate mail leaving no trace to himself. Wrong and Winston chose not to go after these people legally.

Ann was supported by a large percentage of people; I just wish you could have witnessed her behavior when she lost two years ago. Go ahead and ask the people who were there. Some of you think she was mistreated when she was acting as secretary, well she was told to behave by the attorney and resigned and stormed out of the meeting. She was not used to being told her behavior would not be tolerated. In her two minute speech that by the way went past two minutes she engaged in an ad hominem attack on Winston again, the very thing that got her admonished in a meeting when she stormed out. She also in the past has referred to him as an A–Hole. Well seeing as you are such a lady, remember an a** hole has a purpose a hemorrhoid does not.

We all do things at times we would rather not be brought up but the fact that a few people behaved in such a manner and we as a body permitted it and the Chair did not take any action tells a bunch of eye witnesses who and what we have become or worse what we have always been.

Before some of you hide behind the fact that I just moved here be aware that I grew up here and did not even know that this area harbors a bunch of racist jerks who would never be able live elsewhere. I have had my eyes opened and will treat those guilty people as I should have been doing instead of pretending I can tolerate your behavior. I have discovered I don’t have to and I will not.

Yes I am your treasurer and since I am appointed I will continue to serve to the best of my ability as such. If Verel asks for my resignation he will have it, but some of you are in for a rough ride in the near future.

The rules of engagement are as follows:

Ad hominem attacks will be called out as they are witnessed and a point of order will be called if it happens in a sanctioned meeting.

Any racist comment will be also called out but will be reported to the authorities by me.


If you can’t say something nice about our fellow members keep your pie hole shut           because I will call you out no matter where we are or who is there.

If you don’t like me, go to confession and tell someone who is paid to give a s**t.

If you ever break the law again I personally will prefer charges but this time I will make sure I give the authorities the evidence. Those of you who played fast and loose with      the treasury in the past got away with it but this time I have all the records. If you want       to make an issue of this I can call back the State Trooper Investigator and have him give a full report to the assembled committee. All you have to do is ask.


Those of you who are guilty know who you are and best stay away from me. Those of you who are not, I promise to guard your treasury to the best of my ability. I am also sick to death of those of you who whine constantly that this stuff happened years ago, it’s a non issue now. Where did you learn that, at the Obama indoctrination? It is a big deal, you had people who literally misappropriated money and destroyed all of the records and some of you say so what or worse I don’t believe it

Gene Sorrentino

Treasurer ECRC


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


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