The “Occupy Sweetwater” group, most likely acting as a political front for Sweetwater Union High School District Board Member Bertha Lopez, hit a new low this week by disrespecting the Pledge of Allegiance and victims of 9-11.
Listen to Occupy jeering the request that the Pledge of Allegiance take place.
Intent on disrupting the Sweetwater School Board meeting on Monday night, September 10, perennial malcontents Stewart Payne, John Brickley, Maty Adato, Gene Chivara, Bernardo Vasquez and Wanda Pairse were among those who booed, yelled and made rude comments, interrupting while speakers and trustees tried to conduct the District’s business. The group trotted out their current political candidate George Cameron and former failed candidates Karen Janney, Stan Canaris and Jaime Mercado.
At the beginning of the meeting, leftist Wanda Pairse was blowing a whistle trying to insight the crowd to throw objects in the air to disrupt the meeting. Slimy insurance salesman Bernardo Vasquez made wildly false statements that the board meeting was illegal. Political agitator Maty Adato, an Eastlake Educational Foundation member, threw her usual temper tantrum, blaming interim Superintendent Ed Brand for a host of wrongs. Attention seeker John Brickley used profanity once again in his speech to get attention for his tirade, while children were present at the meeting. The crowd yelled out the names of Janney, Mercado and Canaris to promote them politically.
The group’s members are upset because they recently failed in an attempt to qualify a recall of Board Member Jim Cartmill. Although Bertha Lopez’s home was raided by the District Attorney during a corruption sweep in December last year, the group decided to try to recall Cartmill, who is not under investigation, to deflect criticism away from Lopez. The recall failed for lack of community support, the group only winding up with a handful of signatures.
The Occupy group then showed their true colors when Trustee John McCann, an Iraq War Veteran, noticing the Pledge of Allegiance had not been conducted, asked that the Board state the Pledge and have a moment of silence for the victims of 9-11. The group erupted in anger and ridicule, with jeers, hoots and laughs. Stewart Payne from i9Sports jeered and group members can be heard yelling Trustee Lopez’s name.
Listen to the recording (linked here again) and please remember the names in this post, including the group’s chosen candidate, George Cameron. Remember how these individuals treated the victims of 9-11, our Pledge of Allegiance, our flag, our military and the United States.