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2020-11-24 2:39:15 PM  
I was actually feeling sorry for her early on in the article, especially since the people who watched her apparently didn't say anything to her, either while it was happening or afterward. But then I got to this part:

Cogelja made headlines -- and drew widespread condemnation -- last year when she called new state laws that require teaching about LGBTQ history "repugnant."

And now I think she can go fark her worthless self. On the toilet, if she prefers.
 
2020-11-24 3:44:31 PM  
An exhibitionist eh?
 
2020-11-24 4:22:20 PM  
Whoops!
 
2020-11-24 4:24:02 PM  
HEY! No toobin while zoomin'.
 
2020-11-24 4:25:06 PM  
Oblig

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2020-11-24 4:26:10 PM  
Did she sexually assault someone with a concrete dildo?
 
2020-11-24 4:27:09 PM  
I'm constantly checking if my camera is on and if I'm muted or not during zoom meetings. I am so afraid of doing something stupid.
 
2020-11-24 4:29:00 PM  
The Baltimore school meeting where sexual noises were heard still has yet to figure out who was doing it.


Well guess this is her comeuppance for being an ass about the LGBTQ education, this isn't the 50s where you can ignore and arrest them anymore.
 
2020-11-24 4:34:15 PM  

mscleo: I'm constantly checking if my camera is on and if I'm muted or not during zoom meetings. I am so afraid of doing something stupid.


Working from home a few years back, on a conference call (audio only) with several other people, colleagues and client. Wife walks in, asks me what I'm doing so I start describing in detail to her about what an idiot each person on the call is. Though I was muted.

Narrator: He was not muted
 
2020-11-24 4:34:18 PM  
I haven't done anything like that yet but I have mumbled a few things not realizing my mic was on about a project or two which unlike everyone else I thought was amusing. Oh well, I told them to hire another developer in case something happen to me and they didn't want to. With the COVID, lack of budget, retirements with no rehires, and work piling up like a Jenga tower I get grouchy now and then though I do very much like to be respectful about it as I can be given the circumstances.
 
2020-11-24 4:34:49 PM  

mscleo: I'm constantly checking if my camera is on and if I'm muted or not during zoom meetings. I am so afraid of doing something stupid.


I have a bad habit of eyerolling and looking at Fark, (mostly because I have a lot of calls with Sales Engineers about the next great IT solution). So I am that guy that is double muted and has tape over his camera.
 
2020-11-24 4:34:49 PM  
Was it someting like this:

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle: Battleshits
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2020-11-24 4:34:50 PM  
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2020-11-24 4:34:53 PM  
The dumb thing is, that the host of the zoom meeting can turn other people's cameras off for them.

I've done it for my students before, such as when I notice them getting up to answer the door of thier firm.
 
2020-11-24 4:35:05 PM  
Nobody filmed it?
 
2020-11-24 4:35:31 PM  
I think she should be removed for her beliefs.

Less so for making an unfortunate video chat mistake.
 
2020-11-24 4:35:41 PM  
if only she had been accosted by a man dressed as a woman she could've used it as  justification for her prejudice.  but as it is, now everyone knows what she looks like when she pees.

oh, and she's jobless in a shiat economy.

shame she was fired for this and not her abhorrent opinions.
 
2020-11-24 4:35:55 PM  
Was she using the proper bathroom according to the gender on her birf certificate?
 
2020-11-24 4:37:18 PM  
He shot up a Shakespeare in the Park production?
 
2020-11-24 4:42:50 PM  

sandbar67: mscleo: I'm constantly checking if my camera is on and if I'm muted or not during zoom meetings. I am so afraid of doing something stupid.

Working from home a few years back, on a conference call (audio only) with several other people, colleagues and client. Wife walks in, asks me what I'm doing so I start describing in detail to her about what an idiot each person on the call is. Though I was muted.

Narrator: He was not muted


Oof.
 
2020-11-24 4:44:44 PM  
Pocket Ninja:
And now I think she can go fark her worthless self. On the toilet, if she prefers.

A couple of things surprised me about this article. I live very close to Hackensack. In fact i need to go pick up a pizza there in an hour. I never heard the original uproar about the LGBTQ thing last year. Its a very blue and liberal area, and it isn't something that would typically fly. Hackensack is even more so than its surrounding towns.

I'd like to think that her argument against it was a bit more nuanced than LGBTQ is a bad thing, as most NJ educational debates are, and her opinion wouldn't be representative of the people whom elected her....well....maybe some....but that is another uncomfortable conversation.

I'm going to go dig a little deeper now, but if i had to guess, it was more along the lines of Hackensack is already stretched in educational resources.

Regardless, if by now, you haven't figured out how to use zoom at a meeting, you shouldn't be on a school board.
 
2020-11-24 4:45:03 PM  

sandbar67: mscleo: I'm constantly checking if my camera is on and if I'm muted or not during zoom meetings. I am so afraid of doing something stupid.

Working from home a few years back, on a conference call (audio only) with several other people, colleagues and client. Wife walks in, asks me what I'm doing so I start describing in detail to her about what an idiot each person on the call is. Though I was muted.

Narrator: He was not muted


I can't funny this... I can only 'cringe' it and that isn't an option offered here on fark.

/I'm really sorry that happened to you though
 
2020-11-24 4:46:27 PM  
Growing up I thought blondes were the answer.

Now that I'm close to 46 I know that brunettes are where it's at.

It's like you guys have never heard of Bettie and Veronica
 
2020-11-24 4:46:32 PM  
Well, that's one way to get her to resign.
 
2020-11-24 4:47:06 PM  

GypsyJoker: Did she sexually assault someone with a concrete dildo?


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she sucks in bed. worst. lay. ever.
 
2020-11-24 4:47:52 PM  
"Want to take a dinghy?"

"No, I took care of that at the press conference."

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2020-11-24 4:48:42 PM  
Board of Ed (O'Neill)

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2020-11-24 4:51:11 PM  
At least it wasn't showing safe sex:

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Mistakes happen as far as the bathroom incident, there is no reason for her to resign over that.  It just seems like an excuse to push out an undesirable elected official.
 
2020-11-24 4:53:22 PM  
She looks like the hate-sink in a movie adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Think "The Myst" or "Tommyknockers".
 
2020-11-24 4:53:43 PM  
LGBT...C? Is that a typo?
 
2020-11-24 4:55:15 PM  
Ok, did a bit of digging, it wasn't very nuanced, so uh....don't let the toilet seat hit her on the way out.
 
2020-11-24 4:56:22 PM  

LaBlueSkuld: LGBT...C? Is that a typo?


You don't know.......stand there while i gather a pile of stones. Assuming the other consonants are cool with me doing so, and we checked with the prime numbers that they are at least willing to look the other way.
 
2020-11-24 4:58:39 PM  
Staunchly opposed to LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, thereby directly harming students for whom you are responsible? That's fine.

Unintentionally take a shiat on camera, a thing that literally everyone on the planet does (the shiatting part, not the on-camera part)? GTFOH!
 
2020-11-24 4:58:55 PM  
Good riddance. The board is obviously better off without her.

You know, a smart person would learn something from this. Something about "judge not lest ye be judged" or maybe that condemning people for something that isn't a choice (like being gay or mistakenly going to the bathroom during a Zoom meeting and having everyone watch you pee or whatever) is wrong, so have some farking compassion. But she probably won't.

She'll probably just whine about "cancel culture" and learn nothing whatsoever. That's how these types usually are.
 
2020-11-24 5:00:46 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: She'll probably just whine about "cancel culture" and learn nothing whatsoever. That's how these types usually are.


To be fair she is be "cancelled" for using the bathroom, not her misguided opinions about LGBTQ issues.
 
2020-11-24 5:04:21 PM  

LineNoise: Pocket Ninja:
And now I think she can go fark her worthless self. On the toilet, if she prefers.

A couple of things surprised me about this article. I live very close to Hackensack. In fact i need to go pick up a pizza there in an hour. I never heard the original uproar about the LGBTQ thing last year. Its a very blue and liberal area, and it isn't something that would typically fly. Hackensack is even more so than its surrounding towns.

I'd like to think that her argument against it was a bit more nuanced than LGBTQ is a bad thing, as most NJ educational debates are, and her opinion wouldn't be representative of the people whom elected her....well....maybe some....but that is another uncomfortable conversation.

I'm going to go dig a little deeper now, but if i had to guess, it was more along the lines of Hackensack is already stretched in educational resources.

Regardless, if by now, you haven't figured out how to use zoom at a meeting, you shouldn't be on a school board.


FTFA:

"I have every right as a parent to not have my child participate in something that I do not think is suitable as part of a public school curriculum," she said at the time. "I believe conversations having to do with sexuality should be had at home between parents and their children."

So yeah, I guess a little more nuanced than "icky gehys," but does anyone not understand the subtext at this point?
 
2020-11-24 5:07:30 PM  
Nice Beaver
 
2020-11-24 5:08:48 PM  
Icarus_Rising:

So yeah, I guess a little more nuanced than "icky gehys," but does anyone not understand the subtext at this point?

Read my follow-up. As i said, as someone from the local area, those views aren't representative of ours, and my answer to her would be "if this is a problem you can't expand upon with your kids at home, move"

But i'm also not in her school district. I could appreciate an argument of, "Hey, we have lots of other issues in our school, lets focus on pure academics and work it in at every opportunity where relevant, and highlight the diversity of our community and the many contributions from the cultural groups they come from, the same as we should be doing everything else" and maybe i'd see a bit of a point there.

She didn't have that point. She bucked for name recognition on something she was out of her element on. It caught up with her. Amusingly on the john.
 
2020-11-24 5:09:31 PM  
Hey, pics or it didn't happen.  My friend lives in Hackensack and is very involved with the schools there.  She was on Zoom meeting. Most of the meeting was about how quickly they could get rid of her.

The woman is beyond repugnant.  AND she homes schools her kid while serving on the BOE.  Here's a pic.  I believe it is safe for work, but the mods can always delete.
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2020-11-24 5:11:01 PM  

mscleo: I'm constantly checking if my camera is on and if I'm muted or not during zoom meetings. I am so afraid of doing something stupid.


Me, too. Like say something outloud.

/Well isn't that a pisser.
 
2020-11-24 5:11:24 PM  

allthesametome: The woman is beyond repugnant.  AND she homes schools her kid while serving on the BOE.  Here's a pic.  I believe it is safe for work, but the mods can always delete.


The worst part of that picture is baseboard heating by the toilet.

YOU KNOW shiat SPLASHES. Who would sign off on that?
 
2020-11-24 5:16:37 PM  

mjbok: Smelly Pirate Hooker: She'll probably just whine about "cancel culture" and learn nothing whatsoever. That's how these types usually are.

To be fair she is be "cancelled" for using the bathroom, not her misguided opinions about LGBTQ issues.


Meh. Like it matters. Using the fairy tale that her type usually fall back on: God made her forget about being on camera while peeing to teach her a lesson about humility and compassion.

A lesson I feel sure she won't learn or acknowledge. She'll probably use some other means to sabotage public education.
 
2020-11-24 5:23:08 PM  

Terminal Accessory: The dumb thing is, that the host of the zoom meeting can turn other people's cameras off for them.

I've done it for my students before, such as when I notice them getting up to answer the door of thier firm.


and yet, they waited until the deed had been done, and they had a nice, neat reason to request her resignation that didn't involve them talking about her comments.
 
2020-11-24 5:23:08 PM  
She looks like the kind of hambeast that would upper-decker her own home.
 
2020-11-24 5:27:22 PM  

Icarus_Rising: "I have every right as a parent to not have my child participate in something that I do not think is suitable as part of a public school curriculum,"


I'll put on the devils advocate hat here. In no way do i support her or her beliefs, but at the end of the day someone has to decide what makes core curriculum and not, and an elected body is the best way of doing that, and she deserves her voice, and the morons who voted for her deserve their voice to be heard.

I think that it is important that the cultural background of people who were part of history or key advancements for us is highlighted, wherever possible, and particularly when that plays into the story, as a part of helping kids appreciate our diversity. 0 argument there.

Should there be a core class on every single one of those? I'll disagree there, because there are only so many hours in the day, its a district with other issues on its table, and who decides what cultures or subgroups are important, especially when half the time they can't get on the same page with each other?

So while i respect her right to dissent, and i think she could have worded it better, and while i personally disagree with her and will say she is wrong....she was elected.

So how do you fix that to avoid the issue in the future? who decides what kids are taught?
 
2020-11-24 5:29:57 PM  

padraig: She looks like the hate-sink in a movie adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Think "The Myst" or "Tommyknockers".


Hadn't heard that term before. Good term.
 
2020-11-24 5:30:23 PM  
When I was working, I used to do audio conference calls before the pandemic - probably a couple or three hours a day on average (I worked remotely for ten years). I always "multi-tasked" because I couldn't spend my entire attention span on the calls unless they were 1:1. The more people on the call, the harder to focus.

I was fortunate enough to retire 10 months before the pandemic but kept in touch with some of my former colleagues. For some reason, despite the company having done audio conferences for decades, they suddenly switched to video when the first wave of the pandemic hit.

That'd have killed me - because (unlike the person in the article and others) you can't risk goofing off when the video is running. During the first couple of months of the pandemic, my colleagues were doing eight hours a day straight video calls. I would respectfully contend that nobody can keep that up without psychological damage.

\Like a ceiling cat watching you do EVERYTHING!
 
2020-11-24 5:30:50 PM  
That was only the third time I'd masturbated to a board of education meeting...
 
2020-11-24 5:53:18 PM  

mscleo: I'm constantly checking if my camera is on and if I'm muted or not during zoom meetings. I am so afraid of doing something stupid.


My work laptop has a privacy shield that's simply a piece of plastic that slides over the camera lens.

It's an HP.
 
2020-11-24 5:53:53 PM  
Shouldnt have to resign over that. Thank god you cant smell over zoom calls.
 
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