|The Saga of The Oracle of Fortescue
July 24, 2009
did the Oracle
of Fortescue erect these signs?
When you look at the
picture, keep in mind that Tammy "I-never-lie"
McGinley gave me
permission to put her signs
and her story on the Internet.
She gave me permission five times
in nine minutes the day before I
took this picture.
Realize, also, that she called the State Police to complain about me a
few hours after telling me that she was glad I was putting my pictures
on the Internet so her story could be told.
How it all began
Father's Day, I heard about a woman from Fortescue who was putting up
signs. It sounded like a good photo story for the new video and photo
blog I had plans to build at
Above are a few of the signs. In total, she erected 11 different groups
of signs over 23 days with the first signs being placed a day or two
before Father's Day, 2009.
Her last group of signs was all of the signs--every one--in no order
and festooned around her house. See that picture at the end of this
No one I have spoken to understands what her signs meant.
It would be nice to
learn that she had a grander reason than entrapment,
slander and defamation of character.
The day I
handed her my business card
Sometime toward the end of June, I saw Tammy on the street
talking to a woman. I pulled my car over to where they were talking and
handed her my business card through the passenger side window.
As I passed the card to her, I said, "I'd like a few moments of your
time to discuss your sign project."
She looked at the card and said, "I know who you are!"
I said, "I'm the Guru."
She said, "You can't be much of a guru if you hang around with Earl
She never called me. Ultimately, I mailed her a letter which you can
read below. I mailed the letter five minutes before the episode with
her and the "STALKER" signs.
am still trying to get
around the insanity of
having criminal harassment charges filed against me by a woman who gave
me permission--FIVE TIMES--to take her picture and to publicize her
story on my
I thought I was
doing her a favor by offering to spread the word. What ever her
word is supposed to be!
On Tuesday, she gave me permission five times to photograph her sign
On Tuesday night, she called the State Police to
complain about my actions. She told them I was harassing her.
AFTER she had already given me permission...five times.
I'm looking forward to discovery so we can find out exactly what she
told the police.
Look at the video.
How many times does she gives me permission?
In addition to telling me that I can put her story on the Internet,
you'll notice she performs an
on-the-spot psychoanalysis and she determines that I have Narcissistic
Could she truly be
the Oracle of Fortescue?
Why do I call Tammy McGinley the Oracle of Fortescue?
See the definition here:
oracle on the Web:
an authoritative person who divines the future
- a prophecy
(usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess;
believed to be infallible
- a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
I got my self into this mess because I was told that "some woman from
Fortescue put signs along Fortescue Road just before
I heard about the signs around Father's Day. I know because my daughter
and I talked about getting pictures of the signs for my new website
at BernieSayers.TV. We decided to get pictures the following week.
It was not my intent or purpose to harass Tamara McGinley by taking
videos of her!
My intent was to put her flag story onto the
Fortescue does seem to have a thing about
high-speed internet get yourself up to speed by watching
the following videos.
reading this on a dial-up or very slow connection you are out of luck
for watching the videos.
Go to a local library and use their fast connection.
of Fortescue #1: The Five Permissions
When viewing the Oracle video #1 watch for
me permission and her obvious desire to have her signs seen by as
many as possible by having the signs posted on the Internet.
Notice how she attacks me because of where I live. She does this
She equates a gated community with some sort of anti-social and
anti-establishment disorder...along with her assessment of Narcissistic
Oddly, she never once mentions ex-Zoning Officer, Bob Campbell, and his
"gated community" living accomodations.
Hundreds of people, school
children and avid birdwatchers have visited my Glades Nature Center on
How many people have visited Mr. Campbell's compound at the end of
I mean, how many people other than the workmen who built
his 'fortress' have visited him at his compound?
The Oracle is able to explain everything, completely, about a person by
person presents themselves. She professes the ability often.
She has totally misjudged me...and Bob
You will see and hear her give me permission five times.
Oracle of Fortescue #1: Permissions. Click HERE
Click your browser BACK button
to return here after watching the first video.
to the second video of the Oracle Trilogy series, you need to read and
understand the context of a
letter that I wrote to Tammy McGinley after our first meeting which was
recorded in the first video.
On July 8th, a day after the first video, I awoke thinking I would
formally ask to give her a few minutes of Internet fame.
down and wrote a letter in which I explain that I have started a new
website and that I wanted to interview her
about her flag and sign project.
wrote this letter to thank her for talking with me the previous day and
to formally, in writing, ask Tammy for 15 minutes of her time to hear
why she was
erecting so many signs.
When I drove to Fortescue to take pictures of her new signs, I stopped
at the post office to mail a copy of the letter.
look for in
Oracle of Fortescue #2: STALKER
Here is the letter I sent to her:
Ms. Tamara McGinley
P. O. Box 304
Fortescue, NJ 08321
Dear Ms. McGinley--
Thank you for taking the time from your day to speak with me yesterday.
I fully agree with your statement in which you said having your signs
available to everyone on the Internet would help your cause. As you
said, the more people who know about your cause the better. My
difficulty is understanding what your cause actually is.
You've gone to some expense and considerable trouble creating and
erecting flags and signs. Our short chat yesterday didn't allow me to
undersatnd what it is that you are attempting to do with those
signs...and the purpose of your efforts.
As I told you, my purpose for handing my business card to you a week
ago was to arrange a time for an interview. This letter is a more
formal way of asking for time...15 minutes. I'd like very much to
interview you for a local Internet-based TV show to be starting soon at
BernieSayers.TV. I discussed BernieSayers.TV at the Monday Committee
meeting and I will be broadcasting from meetings very soon.
It's unfortunate that you don't attend township committee meetings
because you could attain a less biased perspective on Downe Township if
you did. Obviously, you are completely free to listen to whomever
you wish and not listen to whomever you wish.
Having you honor my request will give the world an opportunity to hear
what you have to say and to judge your perspective from your own
words...rather than your words filtered through another person's
Please contact me via phone or email.
Five minutes after handing the Fortescue Postmaster my letter I took
And all of this from a woman who never lies... but who says "To tell
the truth..." just a little
"The lady doth protest
above quotation was not spoken
Just like in the first video, Ms. McGinley
walks across her property, across New Jersey Avenue and over to where I
am parked along the bulkhead. At no time did I get out of my car. She
walked over to me.
It's important to notice that she is engaging me in this
second video as well as in the first and she follows me south on New
Jersey Avenue in a direction away from her house.
Ms. McGinely is too ignorant of the law to realize that by erecting
dozens of signs over three weeks she has created a public spectacle.
She is exercising her First Amendment Rights while creating and
words on the signs.
The number of different signs with multiple colors and different
messages make it quite clear that she wants the world to read her signs.
I was exercising my First Amendment Rights
by looking at, reading and
photographing her signs.
She has created a public spectacle and I have every right to photograph
As you view STALKER, remember the five times she gives me
permission in the first video.
And remember her immortal words, "I
Note also that near the end she begins talking to a person off camera
to the right who just got into a SUV which is parked to my right. She
turns and begins walking toward the person in the SUV.
Her comments to the person in the SUV--who happens to be a 15-16 year
girl--are highly slanderous and defamatory. Tammy yells at the the
is stalking me and does what sex predators do!"
In video #3
it is clear from the words of the irate father in the "WTF"
T-shirt that he has been incited to yell at me, "If you took pictures
of my daughter I'll fucking kill you!"
You will notice that
I NEVER took video of the young girl.
When I panned the camera around to follow Tammy I immediately reversed
the movement of the camera when I saw that the person Tammy was talking
to was a young girl my daughter's age. You
can see that only the tires of the vehicle are videoed. I never video
Although the girl and I made eye contact, I immediately panned the
back when I realized the girl was someone my daughter's age.
The father doesn't know that I never actually took a video of his
daughter. All he knows is that his daughter told him: "There's a
stalker and sex predator taking my
Or something like that.
provokes and incites the man to
Which he does. You'll see that he knocks the camera out of my hand and
gets into a screaming match with me and the man who is walking by.
Tammy walked 50-60 feet down the road--carrying the STALKER sign--to
engage a total stranger and to tell him who I am... just after I
filming this video #2.
You'll notice that she makes a major issue of telling the man that I
have a gate. She doesn't realize that the man and I have known each
other for a few years.
She was on her way into her house to call the police...until she
realizes she has another audience for her slander and defamation of me.
She stops walking in to call the police and walks toward me where I'm
talking to the walker...to spew her slander of me to him.
View Oracle of
Fortescue #2: The STALKER
Click your browser BACK button
to return here after watching the second video.
of Fortescue #3: Confrontation!
In the third video,
"Confrontation", she is videoed as she appears at my car window again,
after she followed me south on New Jersey Avenue to where I
had driven, stopped and was talking to the walker.
followed me to where I was talking with the walker so she could pitch
her stalker/sexual predator slander to yet
Although this third video is only 1 minute long, it shows the initial
attack by the man that she incited...and continues to incite...with her
statements of "sexual predator" and "pedophile".
The altercation with the man in the "WTF" shirt went on for a few
minutes but was not taped. There was much yelling back and forth
between the walker, the WTF man and myself with Tammy yelling "He's a
STALKER and sex predator!"
Oracle of Fortescue
Video #3: Confrontation Click HERE
The Oracle's House:
Festooned with all of her signs at once.
The last set of signs was ALL of the signs around the house in no
order...and still with no known purpose.
I'm disappointed that at least two signs were erected of which I didn't
Sort of like a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Stop back soon for more in the Oracle of
1. Why would anyone go to the trouble to erect these signs?
2. Why would she tell the State Police I was harassing her when she
gave me permission to publicize her efforts?
What would cause any person do what she has done?
4. Why does she have such a noticeable hatred of veterans...and men?
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