Tuesday, January 25, 2022

We aren't deplorables. We are Disruptors.

Now we know who we are. According to James Manning, we are "Disruptors". 

Listen to the board comments after the COGNIA report on the District. They started about  8:15PM, and I'll find the timer-marker after the recording is posted. This is in the livestream.com/richland2 for January 25, 2022.

Manning clearly doesn't like anyone who disagrees with him (or the Core Four).

EDITED 1/26/22

I received a long email about COGNIA last night from a Richland 2 professional. I didn't watch the full COGNIA report online, but I'll do that. I remember having a negative reaction to the portion that I did watch, especially Supt. Davis' glee about COGNIA's report that Richland 2 wasn't doing enough in the equity area.


Overnight I thought more about Manning's use of the word "disruptors". Mrs. Davis' outburst certainly was more disruptive in a board room than anything i have seen since my first meeting in February 2018, two weeks after the Parkland, Fla. shootings.

I'm still confounded by her outburst. When I first greeted her (I didn't know who she was) with a friendly, "Hello, I'm Gus Philpott", she instantly turned aside, to her left, unwilling to even look at me. Then she shouted, "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE. DON'T TALK TO ME. GET AWAY FROM ME."

You'd have thought I was the devil incarnate. Maybe she saw a red suit, horns and a pitchfork. 

TRESPASS!!!! Philpott kicked out of 1/25/2022 board meeting!

So much for positive race relations at Richland 2!!!

Shortly before the beginning of the executive session, and before the board members took their seats, I was speaking with two men and one male student. I noticed a black woman seated in the first row. I'm a nice guy, not racially biased, and I stepped over in front of her and said, "Hello, I'm Gus Philpott."

WW III started. She said, very loudly, "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE! DON'T TALK TO ME! GET AWAY FROM ME!" 

I immediately stepped back. I was shocked. Who would respond to a polite Hello like that?


I have to write up a statement for the Sheriff's Dept.

An R2 security officer told me it was Mrs. Davis who yelled at me.

Security Chief Marq Claxton put me on Trespass and ordered me off school property.

Stand by for News. (You remember Paul Harvey; right?)


Page 2 (Thanks, Paul Harvey)

I have filed a report with the Richland County Sheriff's Department about tonight's reaction by Mrs. Davis. 

I'm not going to put all the details here - yet.

In the meantime I seem to have joined the Trespass Club, which means I cannot be on any Richland 2 property. I'll get the "infamous" letter in a few days.

I expect Baron Davis to stand up for me and against his wife. An apology won't be enough, but it would be a start. Sure hope that doesn't cause him another health event. Could she yell like that at him?