By M.R. Wiley.
The game of musical chairs has been said to have been invented around 30 to 36 AD. The game is pretty simple and as we all know, the rules are plain and simple to follow. The one thing for certain is in the end, there is little room to dispute a winner; but what if the rules changed and allowed for the loser to choose when the music stops. Would there ever be a winner? It’s like trying to get the truth out of someone that can’t remember the truth, all you can do is sit back and watch the game unfold.
Sounds just like the Gettysburg Battlefield Bash and the Steve and Pam Barry merry-go-round. Sure all the seats are on the ride and soon it will turn so you can see the painted ponies go up and down, but the facts remain; no matter how many times you go up and down, or around and around, you’re still in one place going nowhere. For me I’ve watched this ride spin in circles and witnessed the ponies go up and down. I have even watched the old riders jump off after getting bored with the same old tune that is played, while other riders climb aboard and chose their position, but still the path it takes will be the same as it was before. Going nowhere, spinning in one place, hoping to entertain new riders to maintain the costs of having the ride.
The Bash has gone from a once great idea based on raising funds for charity, to a personal bank account that is managed by a pair of half witted scam artists that have run out of options to deceive people out of money. And, just like the merry-go-round, the ride has failed to attract new riders to pay the freight. So to keep the people from seeing it as the same old, same old, song and dance, they now are trying to mutate into a private business. The announcement of The Gettysburg Battlefield Bash, LLC has been thrown down as a “new” business adventure. I guess that will make everything alright for robbing everyone blind in the past? Or, another way to say, “It’s okay to give us your money now, we’re legal now.”
I can hear the music playing in the background, so that means it’s time to watch the players shuffle their feet hoping to find an open seat to fasten themselves into for when the music stops again. Sound familiar? It should. We’ve listened and watched this happen before, everyone that was on the merry-go-round is now looking to scrounge up an extra buck from some wayward soul to pay the bills, since the ride has been shut down. From one game to another, it’s time to see who will survive the cut. The Barry’s are doing their best to keep their remaining friends close, but the fact is, they are worried more about their enemies not being close enough.
Right now there is a whole new set of rules that have been applied to the Barry’s quest for survival. They are looking to score a new avenue to get money. They have already made it known that they are going to attempt to take advantage of another business in Gettysburg. I have read that they are planning to launch a second business within the confines of Mark Nesbitt’s office. But even more alarming are the new posts that I have seen that shows the Barry’s hooking up with Pam Barry’s part time employer, the Battlefield Bed and Breakfast. There has been lots of advertising heading out in social media to sell their services to unsuspecting visitors, offering a paranormal thrill while in town. It still leaves a bad taste in my mouth knowing that the Limo that they are advertising was purchased using the donations for the veterans. What a real piece of work and class act these two are; nothing like rubbing salt in the wounds of veterans. Talk about stolen valor.
Let’s talk about the idea of fraud. Let’s talk about what it takes to scam someone out of their money. It’s an age old art that has been seen and talked about for as long as time has recorded history. There are several that have held up throughout time, such as, Trojan Horse, the slight of hand, the show and tell, the vanishing number, even Pandora’s Box, each of these falsehoods has its own merit, with each providing a different surprise outcome. The great Harry Houdini spent years debunking many of these acts, but the one that he had the hardest time dealing with was the bold face liar.
That’s the one where someone tells you one thing and then says that wasn’t what they meant, while in the next breath that person tells you what it was supposed to mean, only to change the story again. This is repeated time after time, after time, after time, until what they say just doesn’t matter. Houdini called them the outcry of a horse’s ass. Today we see the Barry’s as nothing more than scam artists and we will see them tell everyone something different each time they are called on the table to explain what they have done. Bank on it!
Just for the record, as of today there is no record of an LLC for the Gettysburg Battlefield Bash, that’s with and without “The” being used, that has been recorded. While I’m at it, there is no license that has been applied to for the Hallowed Ground Tours. There is no LLC that has been applied to the Pam Barry for her Love and Light business… The only License you will find is one that is outdated and ill informed. The Ghost Exchange’s information is incorrect and beyond the 45 day limit to correct it. I’m guessing they don’t want anyone to actually look into real factors of what they have done. The Merry-Go-Round is broke. There are no seats left in the Game of Musical Chairs and the Out-cry of a Horses Ass has again spoken… If you doubt me go look for yourself. Here’s a link to play seek and find… Ollie, Ollie in Free!!