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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

LIPSTICK ON A PIG: Not Chanel's $35 'Vamp'!

To put "lipstick on a pig" is a rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of something.

And with the recent activity at the Grand Traverse Academy, it has to be really red lipstick on a really snorty pig.

Like a row through a sewer in a glass-bottomed boat, it's crystal clear that the road apples bobbing below are winking back at you in derision—if you believe that contemptuous mockery and ridicule can come from something that sticks to your hiking boots.

I'm not suggesting the "Smart Schools Repayment Plan" was a swindle, but according to the International Association of Professional Con Artists, Grifters, Flim Flammers and Scallywags, that plan is known as 'The Dough Boy' - convince people you're the boy rebating money and in rolls the dough! - and it's exceeded in popularity only by the Pigeon Drop and the Three-card Monte. 

And with other recent revelations, including an extensive analysis of the claims made by Grand Traverse Academy Board president Brad Habermehl, as of this writing it appears that parents who attended the July 18 Board meeting may never learn the "answers to the questions and concerns" presented at that meeting.

The Academy Board is still "working diligently to form comprehensive answers"—their words, not mine.

Back in the day when Times Square hookers wore stockings, business questions were answered expeditiously.

But times—and the Square—have changed.

If there are any questions you'd like answered before Friday's Grand Traverse Academy Board meeting, please send them to Miss Fortune at: tcmissfortune@yahoo.com

I'll try my best to provide you with an answer before the meeting starts:

September 12, 2014 - Onyx 1
11:30 am Finance Committee; no Instructional Committee today (Secondary Conference Room)
12:30 pm 2014-15 Annual Meeting (Onyx 1)

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