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Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Jul 2010, 12:46

Connecticut businessman of Italian descent upset by country club blackballing his application responds in a novel way. See this news article
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Re: Snubbed Italian responds with tubs

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Jul 2010, 13:11

Just because I am a commoner does not mean that I cannot appreciate the social distinctions that define class with all its refinements of wealth. and genealogy as evidenced by my family coat of arms.

However while the newspaper article denotes a refined and elevated discrimination, I am reminded of Wood Allen's comment that he would not want to belong to a club that would accept his application for membership since the club had already lost its lustre by accepting him. =Peter=
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Re: Snubbed Italian responds with tubs

Postby Squigy » 16 Jul 2010, 13:16

johnnyonthespot wrote:Connecticut businessman of Italian descent upset by country club blackballing his application responds in a novel way. See this news article


Thanks for posting, Carmine. I enjoy these types of stories.

Not to get too political, but if a black man had done the same thing, he would get a lot more support and the Club would be very embarrassed.
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Re: Snubbed Italian responds with tubs

Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Jul 2010, 13:22

Of course, no one knows for certain why Bosco was blackballed. Possibly he has a history of doing weird things and it had nothing to do with his Italian heritage.

I have to say, Bosco's display potentially does far more harm to his immediate neighbors (not to mention fellow Connecticut Italians like myself) then it does to the country club. He would have done better if he had taken the money spent on tubs and used it to buy a full or half-page ad in the newspaper wherein he could state his case and make a plea for the country club to put an end to its secretive application process and join the 21st century.
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Re: Snubbed Italian responds with tubs

Postby Squigy » 16 Jul 2010, 13:29

johnnyonthespot wrote:Of course, no one knows for certain why Bosco was blackballed. Possibly he has a history of doing weird things and it had nothing to do with his Italian heritage.

I have to say, Bosco's display potentially does far more harm to his immediate neighbors (not to mention fello Connecticut Italians like myself) then it does to the country club. He would have done better if he had taken the money spent on tubs and used it to buy a full or half-page ad in the newspaper wherein he could state his case and make a plea for the country club to put an end to its secretive application process and join the 21st century.


Not living in CT, I can laugh at this from a safe distance :lol:
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Postby PeterTimber » 16 Jul 2010, 13:39

Carmine that is socialist thinking..."joining the 21st century indeed" Good manners would dictate that he make his point in the way that he did with money spent on the fanciful clawed bathtubs which from my point of view maintains the elevated level of response to the alleged discrimination to that superior level of living which I would love to have been born (working to get there is not acceptableto me) into. =Peter=
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Re: Snubbed Italian responds with tubs

Postby Squigy » 07 Aug 2010, 07:26

Carmine-

This story was linked for me; it's similar to the one you posted:

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/11/nyreg ... asses.html

Given the fact a club member said "too bad you have an Italian name, John" I think it's obvious this is why he was snubbed.
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Re: Snubbed Italian responds with tubs

Postby johnnyonthespot » 07 Aug 2010, 09:11

Squigy wrote:Carmine-

This story was linked for me; it's similar to the one you posted:

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/11/nyreg ... asses.html

Given the fact a club member said "too bad you have an Italian name, John" I think it's obvious this is why he was snubbed.


Interesting story; thanks. Additional research only adds to the interest:

"Checkered History: By all accounts, Silo Ridge is now under solid ownership. But the public club, which has long attracted golfers from not only New York but Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey, has a checkered history. It was built as the Segalla Country Club in the early 1990s by Amenia businessman John Segalla, who said he was miffed at having been rejected for membership at a nearby private club.

He sold the club in 1997 for $14.5 million to Frank Zarro, who later went bankrupt and was foreclosed on by a Colorado mortgage company. Country Club Funding of Denver sold the club in 2000 for $8 million to its current owner, Stephen Garofalo, the former chief executive officer of Metromedia Fiber Networks.

Zarro was acquitted of swindling Segalla out of $9 million, but was convicted in 2004 on 13 felony counts of grand larceny and fraud. One of those counts was for stealing $2.3 million from William Florence, a Peekskill attorney who advised Segalla on the original sale."
( http://saveyourtown.com/press/06/0112LJ.html )

http://www.siloridge.com/

FWIW, I have heard from friends that bathtub man was denied membership because his reputation as a troublesome person preceded him...
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Re: Snubbed Italian responds with tubs

Postby Squigy » 07 Aug 2010, 19:36

johnnyonthespot wrote:
Squigy wrote:Carmine-

This story was linked for me; it's similar to the one you posted:

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/11/nyreg ... asses.html

Given the fact a club member said "too bad you have an Italian name, John" I think it's obvious this is why he was snubbed.


Interesting story; thanks. Additional research only adds to the interest:

"Checkered History: By all accounts, Silo Ridge is now under solid ownership. But the public club, which has long attracted golfers from not only New York but Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey, has a checkered history. It was built as the Segalla Country Club in the early 1990s by Amenia businessman John Segalla, who said he was miffed at having been rejected for membership at a nearby private club.

He sold the club in 1997 for $14.5 million to Frank Zarro, who later went bankrupt and was foreclosed on by a Colorado mortgage company. Country Club Funding of Denver sold the club in 2000 for $8 million to its current owner, Stephen Garofalo, the former chief executive officer of Metromedia Fiber Networks.

Zarro was acquitted of swindling Segalla out of $9 million, but was convicted in 2004 on 13 felony counts of grand larceny and fraud. One of those counts was for stealing $2.3 million from William Florence, a Peekskill attorney who advised Segalla on the original sale."
( http://saveyourtown.com/press/06/0112LJ.html )

http://www.siloridge.com/

FWIW, I have heard from friends that bathtub man was denied membership because his reputation as a troublesome person preceded him...


That's definitely how the story would end up for an Italian :lol:
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