Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"Sexy" Mayor of Arlington Is Out!

(The photo below is a bit racy, although I have seen MUCH MUCH Worse at the local Courthouse pool in the summer! If you might be offended I am sorry, but it is vital to understand the story. Thank you in advance for your latitude.)

So, not that I approve of, nor am I a fan of MySpace, but when this story broke a month ago or so, I thought it was pretty funny.

This young lady became mayor of Arlington and proceeded to increase the budget, get some new income for this small town and in general was doing very well as mayor according to the townsfolks.

Then, someone in town, rumored to be a teacher at the High School, found her MySpace page and the story was all over the world.

Well, this story has ended. From the Associated Press:

Voters in Arlington, population about 500, voted narrowly on Monday night to recall Carmen Kontur-Gronquist.
The tally was 142-139. City officials said the recall is effective today.
Kontur-Gronquist said the pictures of her in black bra and panties were taken for use in a contest about fitness, but a relative posted them on MySpace in hopes it would improve the social life of the single mother.

They predated her election, but she said she saw no reason to take them off the popular Web site once elected three years ago. Later, she closed access to them.
Opponents said it wasn’t fitting for the mayor to be so depicted. They said they also disagreed with her on issues about water and the local golf course.

Now, the interesting thing is, there are all kinds of stories online about the woman who let the story out. Here are some quotes I found about the teacher:

That woman, Lorena Woods, has no place to point fingers at anybody. Is she still teaching? Cause she shouldn't be. She was my 7th and 8th grade teacher. She was a child herself, she thought she was a popular teenager. She would degrade "uncool" students in front of the "cool" students, just for her entertainment, and to make herself more popular with the "cool" students. I could list of few things that she did that is completely unacceptable to do as an authority figure to students. Its hard enough to be a teenager, the kids don't need a teacher to pick on them too. She was a horrible, HORRIBLE teacher. And she would take her little teachers pets on day trips, hockey games, sleep overs at her house. She was their friend and not their teacher, and you think if they were to do something wrong in class they would get in trouble no! And if a student had a hygiene problem, wouldn't you think she would talk to them privately, NO not her, she would discuss it in front of the whole class. She threw tic-tacs at a student in front of everyone, so her pets could have a good laugh. She would look at one of her pet students with a sense of gratifaction after humiliating another student. She does not need to be teaching.

Lorena if you think Carmen did such a bad thing by posting her photo's on My Space ( the most important word being My) then what do you think the resident's of Arlington should do with you for taking your 8th grade class to Hooters? Ye with-out sin cast the first stone. If you spent as much time helping your students instead of being of the mentality of their age group and gossiping among the students effecting the lives of these student to the point of suicide then you might be more effective in these young peoples lives. Yes I said suicide, you know what I'm talking about. Shame on you for being one of the problems in theses students lives instead of helping solve their problems. You should not be a teacher. In face I wouldn't trust you to care for my dog.

There is more on this story: the lady that seems to be most upset, the Teacher as quoted about above, is evidently making a power play now herself. Her mother has been proposed as the new Mayor!! Will have to follow this story further!

All I can say is, I am very glad that our own Janet Taylor has not done a MySpace photo session:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think that god created the female form so why should we be ashamed if a woman shows the glory of god and the lord jesus christ's excellent work?