September 23, 2009
By Travis Andersen
HERE'S A STORY ON THE VILLAGE IDIOT, RON DELUCIA, WHO SAID HE WOULD BE 'DAMNED' IF HE WOULD LET CITY HALL SHUT DOWN TV3
HEY RONNIE, HOW IS SATAN TREATING YOU NOW THAT YOU GOT YOUR WISH AND ARE ONE OF THE DAMNED?
STEVE MARRA, LUCIFER'S HANDMAIDEN, BEING GOOD TO YOU TOO? THAT'S A RHETORICAL QUESTION, OF COURSE, BECAUSE MR. B.S. HIMSELF, BIG STEVE, WITH THE INITIALS B.S. SO APPROPRIATE, WAS NEVER A NICE PERSON!
Ron Delucia, vice president of the TV3 board, said candidates would discuss their platforms at the event but face no questions. The forum has not been scheduled. Delucia said it will air repeatedly before the election.
But Joe Viglione, a litigant in several suits against TV3 over access issues, questioned the data, claiming the hard numbers would put membership in the single digits. He also submitted a letter to the Council demanding action on a recently released audit of TV3.
And then the volume shot way up.
Councilor Paul Camuso flew into a rage when he spotted a reference to his 3-month-old son in Viglione's letter, which read in part, "I hope [Camuso's son] sees the record of how his dad went after me, the guy fighting for the rights of all children."
Camuso thundered back at Viglione from his seat in the Council chamber.
"You can take me on as a councilor, but you're not taking on my son [who's] three months old,"
Council President Breanna Lungo-Koehn called a two-minute recess, as Viglione fired one last salvo, calling Camuso, "an absolute jerk."