Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Burlingame: I made an ass of myself on purpose

It is not hard to notice one similarity between blogger and frequent Joplin Globe guest columnist Anson Burlingame and the departing Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff.

Neither one of them can ever admit when they are wrong.

Burlingame still defends Huff right down the line, and even worse defends departed master developer David Wallace of Wallace-Bajjali.

For the past couple of days, Burlingame has been ripping into the Turner Report, its commenters, and R-8 Board of Education members Debbie Fort and Jennifer Martucci, particularly, Martucci, whom he has targeted with a series of sexist remarks, including repeated references to her as "cupcake."

In a response to a comment today, Burlingame says that he and I have acted "despicably" and our supporters have acted even worse. Speak for yourself, Anson. I have not acted despicably and neither have the people who read the Turner Report. As for your supporters, I don't know either one of them well enough to hazard an opinion.

Burlingame, who apparently is having problems posting his blog this morning, ended the comment by saying that he has made a fool of himself by design. It was all part of his master plan:

If I get this blog back online, I promise I will be as professional as possible in the future. I won’t respond agains to Turner, et al. They will ignore it unless I make a real ass out of myself, which I have done on purpose in the last few postings and comments. See how ineffective it is!!

I will be generous and accept Anson's statement at face value. During the past couple of days, when he has written sexist comments about Jennifer Martucci and continued to make crude remarks about my readers, it was all just an act.

It would be easier for me to believe if I could see even a slight difference in these most recent writings and what he has provided to his blog readers and Joplin Globe readers for the past several years.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought he was a ASS since birth....... Every group needs a fool to poke fun at and Mr. Ass you are it for Joplin....... Just saying...

Anonymous said...

He can't help doing it on purpose, it's who he is.

Anonymous said...

Finally....a flattering photo of the real Anson!! Thank you!!

"John Shaw" said...

So what did you think of this comment on Anson's Blog?

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You, sir, are a sanctimonious blowhard. The only reason your blog is getting any traction is because Randy Turner has linked to it.

And the only reason that creepy old perv has an audience is because he’s well versed in yellow journalism and caters to a bunch of anonymous cowards.

Frankly, the two of you ought to join forces and take your show on the road: “Two Old White Men Screaming Into the Void.” I doubt there’d be an audience for it, but at least it would get you sad sacks off the Internet for a while.

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Sounds to me that "John Shaw" has described both Turner and Burlingame accurately appropriately.

Any comments? Gonna tag-team up and go on exhibition together what with having a symbiotic relationship and all?

Anonymous said...

Since when is reporting facts considered yellow journalism? This goes to show that some people really just want to "scream into the void" to hear their own rant.

Anonymous said...

Reporting on things in a factual manner is NOT yellow journalism. If it wasn't for Randy, we wouldn't know most of the horrible things that have been carried out by Huff and his crew. As for Anson....I'm not sure WHAT color his journalism is.

Dusty Roads said...

Anson sure is just one real big cupcake.

Anonymous said...


Anyone know what his level of education is. Seriously, cause I'm thinking 9th grade at best. Anyone?

Anonymous said...

I hope Anson is flat out drunk when he writes this kind of crap. No man in a rational state of mind could do this and live with himself. Surely he isn't this stupid.

Oh wait. He is. And he proves it over and over and over again. The best thing he can do is just stop writing altogether. Or, if he must write, perhaps he could find some subject he actually understands to wax profoundly about. He is a buffoon who cannot admit that he was wrong in his estimation of Huff, Speck, Rohr, and Wallace Bajjalli. A man who cannot admit a mistake is a fool. This is one giant fool. I wonder if he made money off the tornado too? Got a few bucks from CJ for the publicity?

Anonymous said...

11:35

It amazes me that time and time again you and those of your ilk just completely overlook the data, documents, and evidence that Turner has provided with his posts. These aren't just opinions. He gets evidence. He is not screaming into the night. He is giving us facts so that we can make informed decisions. If that is inconvenient for you, Anson, and the R8 administration and its former Board, plus Banwart, then that is just too bad, as well as pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Amusingly enough I know the real John Shaw. An arrogant asshat that worked at RES in Carthage. Sounds just like him, no wonder he was fired.

Herman Daring said...

It is wholly unfair to blame Mr, Burlingame for expressing his opinion. His lack of charm and wit should not preclude him from his God given right to argue his point: regardless of how obtuse or ridiculous that point might be. He is the Joseph Goebels of the Huff administration. As such, he should be given credit for at least trying to spin pigshit into platinum.

Having defended my good friend, I would point out that any culpability should be placed on the desk of Ms. Stark. She has given the loaded and cocked revolver to a toddler, She bears full responsibility for the outcome.

Anonymous said...

Good point. Stark needs to take her share. Refused to give testimony during the rohr game while being smack in it. Then not reporting facts regardless of her own opinion has turned the globe into useless. The same is true here. City, Wallace, Rohr. Print the facts. Letting a fool write is her deal everyone has their opinions. Keeping quiet opinions of others and picking out only parts of facts to spin that way is not journalism it's propaganda.

Anonymous said...

Excellent job on putting that into perspective.

Anonymous said...

Mission Accomplished, Anson! You sure enough are a fool and an ass. Good job!

Someone get the man a piece of Mission Accomplished ribbon, will you? There should be plenty of it hanging around here somewhere.