Quote of the Day

Thursday, February 11, 2010


It is my personal opinion that the Wikipedia user Ibinthinkin is either Oliver DeMille or his wife.

Check out this person's edits. Note the quantity and type of edits to the Oliver DeMille page.

See my earlier post on the subject.

As Mr. DeMille obviously has a larger bully pulpit than I do, I call on him to either (1) stop these silly, biased edits to his own Wikipedia article, or (2) direct the person who is making the edits to stop.


Anonymous said...

Didn't DeMille post someplace how upset he was about wikipedia edits? I think he wrote something about a legal remedy to his difficulties with wikipedia at one point. Am I wrong?

The Real George Wythe said...

Anon -

He doesn't seem to be having much trouble with Wikipedia these days.

Anonymous said...

Is GWU still functioning? I haven't seen an update to their website in months. Their newsletter hasn't been updated for months. If anyone is a student, please let us know.

Anonymous said...

Hah! Ask and ye shall receive!

Anonymous said...

I'm a student. A proud one! If you look at the newsletter, you will see a new posting. It actually explains the stagnation on the updates. :) Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Can you find any additional info on this?


Anonymous said...

It seems like the author of that story was inferring from Groft's newsletter that GWU is NOT going to move there. The author glossed over the feasability study that GW wants to do. While it is likely true that Monticello is out of the plans, it hasn't been formally announced.

I have dealt with that newspaper before. I think that the editor is on the school board. His name escapes me.

The Real George Wythe said...

Anon at 3:32 am -

I thought the article was objective and restrained. I wouldn't expect him to give much credence to the promise of a "feasibility study" since the school has proven that it cannot be trusted, consistently NOT doing what it says it's going to do.

Unlike the school newsletter, his paper has no obligation to serve as a propaganda outlet for GWU.

I did think it was rich for Groft to "gloss over" the foreclosure proceedings the George Wythe Foundation is facing in Monticello by saying only that they are "deeding back" the property they were purchasing.

If the foundation / school had any shred of decency, they would deed back the land that was donated as well, since those donations were made under the pretense of the school actually coming to Monticello.

Anonymous said...



The Real George Wythe said...

Anon at 7:24 am -

There's nothing new here. Like I said earlier, I don't think Glenn Beck understands the school.

We have never disputed the merits of reading original sources. What this blog is about is documenting the history and operations of George Wythe College / University, including where what really happened / is happening differs from what Oliver DeMille / Shanon Brooks / pick your GWU president of the month says happened / is happening.

I'm glad Beck's mention of your school causes you to say "Yay!" Just realize that Beck doesn't really understand what the school is about.

Anonymous said...

what happened to that woman who loaned George Wythe $150,000 and lost her house? Did they ever pay back ANY of it?

Anonymous said...

Over the years I've really come to admire Glen Beck for his steady growth in wisdom and courage. TRGW, regarding your statement above that “Beck doesn’t really understand what this school is about.” Could you do us the honor of enlightening us? Perhaps a brief summary. What is this school really about?

I mean I could go to their website and find out what they claim, but as you are constantly pointing out, I can’t really trust the original source. I’d rather hear it from your unbiased “arms length” perspective. A post please.

Thank you ahead of time. I look forward to learning what it is Glen Beck doesn't really understand.

The Real George Wythe said...

4/5/10 Anonymous -

See my post here

Felidae said...

Regarding the feasibility study, Groft said in his newsletter that it began back in January. Right around that time I was interviewed over the phone for about 10 minutes with a battery of questions surrounding the Monticello project. More recently, two others I know received similar calls, so it appears the market feasibility portion has been going on for a while now. The questions were pretty thorough, so I imagine they'll have a fair snapshot of what's realistic -- which my guess would be, nothing. In fact, had this been done before the recession under Brooks, I would have bet on the same outcome even then. It's good to see proper due diligence for a change though.

Anonymous said...

The editor of the SJR is not on the school board. I from Monticello and know him personally. I'm very glad that GW will not be setting up in Monticello because they, "failed to raise the 1 billion dollars needed." Gee, that is a shocker.

As for Glen Beck, I think it is becoming more and more obivious what his agenda is. He is far too involved in consipiracy theory. He says what his listeners want to hear, but he isn't losing any sleep at night over these things.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ever hear about that woman who lost $150,000 and her house in a loan to the Monticello campus? Did she ever get any of that back?