08/20/2022 A Voice From the Gallery

Anita Berit Johnson-Lusk says, “…my son Connor is 18 years old now, technically a man. However if I catch anyone looking at his crotch, you will be terribly sorry… (0:21:41.87)


Folks U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has defined Sexual Harassment as:

It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.

Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.

 Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).

The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.


Now Ms. Berit Johnson-Lusk now you have a real definition of Sexual Harassment and since I have already delivered the FACT that Ptomaine Poisoning was not considered Food Poisoning.  You Madam seem to have a FACT problem.  “Hear-say” does not prove sexual harassment.  So let’s talk about Finance Officer Patricia Jurrens and her office’s improper and what I term as grossly suggestive choice Christmas gifts for city employees.  I demand Finance Officer Patricia Jurrens be fired for cause for gifting grossly improper gifts to city employees a couple of years ago.  What happened to the traditional Turkey or Ham?  Huh?   

Ms. Berit Johnson-Lusk you ranted, raved and threatened in your input of diatribe and by Golly if the council didn’t jump to accede to your rant ’cause if they didn’t they were going to be in your own words, “…terribly sorry…”! Are you threatening Mayor Dan Haeder? Sounds like it! Are you threatening the Council? Sounds like it! Are you threatening former Councilwoman Linda Talbott? Sounds like it? Are you threatening me and the rest of Alcester? Sure did sound like it!  How  dare you?  You witnessed nothing! You apparently are ranting, raving and threatening upon basely upon “hear-say”. You make the threat, “…if I catch you looking at my son’s crotch…you will be terribly sorry…” Ma’am you make the assumption someone thinks there is something there to look at. 

Now Madam Berit Johnson-Lusk I watched your son go into Executive Session Wednesday night to ‘talk’ to the Mayor Haeder, Councilwoman Darla Reppe, Councilwoman Cyndi Peeples, Councilman Kyle VandenHull, City Attorney Sam Nelson and Finance Office Patricia Jurrens.  Unfortunately I did not time his performance but it seemed around 1/2 hour.  So your  ‘adult, 18 year old, man’ son was presumably describing the ‘alleged’ incident.  So Madam Johnson-Lusk, just WHERE was your son looking?  A corruption of a old Germanic saying “Tip for Tap” or was it “Tit for Tip”?  H-m-m?  I never had to compete for Tips but I did notice the restaurant waitresses I knew who achieved the highest Tips definitely dressed-for-the-income.   I bring this up due having witnessed the open-meeting discussion by the city council of proper attire for the wait staff of the Albatross.   So if you son was indeed relating this ‘looking incident’, he was looking too!  So Sugar what-is-sauce-for-the-Chef is sauce-for-the-Chef-in-waiting.  Gee, I wonder what conviction/sentence would a “man” get for felony-looking?  If Mr. Nyreen’s termination is anything to judge by, A long one!  I can hearing the Village People Navy would be chanting We don’t want you, We don’t want you, we don’t want you as a new recruit. (for sous cook for the Albatross)

Continuing on discussing your public diatribe.  The city has employed male and female life guards.  I commented some time ago on the appropriateness of the swim costumes the life guards were wearing.  I opined to the council that city female lifeguards should be wearing a one piece demur swim costume, preferably with a t-shirt and the male lifeguards wear similar swim attire of a T-shirt and swim trunks.  I suggested the city purchase the appropriate swim wear much like a city uniform for the life-guards.  I felt the string bikinis I saw that summer were a highly inappropriate exhibition of skin to our children at the pool and the mode of swim wear has not changed. I mean Come On, a swim-suit so tight and miniscule you can count the rolls of skin like the rings in a tree stump.


Folks it is a sad state of affairs when Mayor Haeder did not have the intestinal fortitude to allow Mr. Nyreen to rebutt any of these scurrilous allegations.  The council failed their due diligence and fell prey to the ranting and ravings of some California Karen and her co-horts.  The Council and Mayor Haeder voted to terminate Mr. Nyreen for cause and evidently Mayor Haeder was too much a coward and negligent in his mayoral duty to give the termination notice in person. Hear It? I hear a chicken by the Alcester Swimming Pool, squawking and flapping his wings.  To date it is my understanding Mr. Nyreen still has not received official notification of termination from the Great Coward himself, Mayor Haeder.  Then top it all off, evidently Chef-in-waiting Connor Lusk had the unmitigated crassitude to text Chef Nyreen for instructions on how to be a Chef.  Apparently young Mr. Lusk seemed to think he was qualified to replace Chef Nyreen. By Golly he and the girls could handle the Albatross kitchen. Unfortunatley he was crass enough to send a text asking how long should he cook meat, the morning after Chef Nyreen was terminated.   Yeah right. So let’s see how well the kiddies do and how long?

More to come, lessons in napkin folding. 

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Mayor Dan Haeder                              605-934-2287     

Councilwoman Darla Reppe              605-934-2602

Councilwoman Cyndi Peeples          605-934-2096

Councilman Lukas Driesen               605-934-

Councilman Kyle VandenHull          605-934-

Patricia Jurrens                                  605-934-2517