Betsy Combier of the NYC Rubber Room Reporter seems to be the only one to have caught the vile and unprofessional comments of Joe Baranello.
Who is Joe Baranello?
Joseph Baranello is the Central Records Access Officer for the NYC Department of Education. He sits at 52 Chambers Street, and denies Freedom of Information requests at random. If you want information from him immediately, forget it. He will delay his response for more than two years, if he feels like it.
Seems like Joey B. likes to poke fun of people who spread holiday cheer:
I was on the L this afternoon when 100 or more Santas boarded at Bedford. It was the biggest collection of douchebags I have stumbled into in at least a decade. They would burst into drunken caroling every twenty seconds or so. Anyone who made a nasty remark was shouted down with chants of “Grinch! Grinch!”. By the end of the ride it got ugly. One biker chick started ripping the beard off a Santa and belted him.
As a non-Christian and someone who does not celebrate the holiday season, I am still offended by Baranello’s comments. Why? Because if it were a teacher, they would be facing 3020a charges.
But his rampage did not stop there:
“Then, at union square they deboarded. I went to 6th ave just go avoid them, and walked back to union sq. Oops! Bad move. There were hundreds of f-ing santas all over the area, congregating on University and headed south, towards what fratty sh-hole one can only imagine, and shudder at the thought. This photo was taken hours later on the way back”.
He said the “F” word? Where is Walcott and the Daily News?
It is obvious Joey Bag of Donuts is a depraved character. Just look at what else he had to say:
“Bottom line–I miss the days when it was crowds of trannies and drag queens roaming the streets”.
So, not only does he hate Christmas and those who celebrate it, but he publicly talks about other people’s sexual identities.
If this were a teacher, the Daily News headline would read: “Devil-Worshiping Pervert Tells Children To Dress in Drag”.
There would be photographers at his door step waiting to snap a picture of him. His name and salary would be published for everyone to see. The incredibly stupid comments from incredibly stupid readers would say “this man is unfit to be around children” and “how can such a monster be in such a position of responsibility?”
Alas, Joe Baranello is a DOE official and immune to the Puritanical standards to which teachers are held. He can continue to pull in his large salary, deny FOIL requests and make offensive Facebook posts to his heart’s content.
Thank you Betsy Combier for drawing attention to this and the horrendous double-standards of the DOE.