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    Etel Haxhiaj: “I Am Going To Keep Asking The Same Questions” To Candidates About Turtleboy Sports, Sign The Petition To Remove Her From the CAC

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    Earlier in the week we broke this story about local SJW Etel Haxhiaj abusing her power on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee to deny a spot on the zoning board to local Worcester Attorney Margaret Melican. Despite the fact that Margaret is incredibly savvy, has great investigating skills, is a property tax paying citizen, a respected member of the community, and has previously served on the zoning board in the city of Somerville, Etel Haxhiaj did not recommend her to the City Council. Her reasoning? Margaret Melican reads Turtleboy Sports and comments on our Facebook page:

    She refers to Turtleboy Sports as a “local hate blog that frequently attacks women of color.” Therefore anyone who reads it is disqualified. Even though Turtleboy Sports was voted Worcester’s Top News Outlet by Worcester Magazine readers. Because people appreciate and respect the work we do in exposing corruption that the mainstream media will not expose.

    Never mind the fact that literally everyone, including Etel, reads Turtleboy Sports on the regular. Using this logic the entire police department, fire department, courthouse workers, judges, politicians, and other government employees are all disqualified from their current jobs. That is the precedent that has been set by this egregious violation of the first amendment, and abuse of government power.

    This week the City Council was planning on discussing this issue, because it affects all citizens of Worcester.  However, instead of allowing elected leaders and citizens to be heard on the matter, Mayor Petty once again denied all of these people their first amendment rights:

    And City Manager Ed Augustus, who has the power to hire Margaret Melican anyway, admitted at the meeting that “The city staff who work with our boards and commissions gave guidance at the beginning of the meetings.” Etel ignored this guidance and voted against a candidate because of her alleged political views that could only be determined based on the fact that she reads a blog.

    Ed Augustus said that he was going to give Etel and the CAC additional training to avoid this happening ever again:

    “We’re gonna go back and look at that guidance, and also offer some additional training to our boards and commissions so they know our best recommended practices for asking questions.”

    But yet here is what Etel Haxhiaj recently stated about this:

    Haxhiaj, however, sounded a note of defiance, saying she feels justified in bringing the blog into the conversation.

    “Guess what,” Haxhiaj said, “I am going to ask the same questions.”

    Ya got that? She’s going to continue to thumb her nose at the City Manager because she knows he’s not going to do anything. The same City Manager and Mayor who just covered for her at the City Council meeting and gave her a mulligan. She’s spitting in their faces and saying, “Nah, I don’t like you’re training and I’m going to continue to do things my way.” She’s basically saying that she knows he will allow this power hungry, virtue signaling, arbiter of what is and isn’t hate speech, continue to deny qualified citizens to boards based on whether or not they read Turtleboy Sports.

    It’s time we make some noise about this. Margaret Melican is one of us. She is a turtle rider. But she’s also a swell lady who deserves our support. For that reason we have created this petition we ask you to sign on her behalf. It will take two seconds of your time to sign it. Feel free to use your real name. You have nothing to be ashamed of. When the City Manager sees normal, law-abiding people are disgusted by this, he will have to decide if someone like Etel Haxhiaj, a woman who just openly defied him in the media, is worth protecting.

    Once again, here is the petition, and here is the body of the petition:

    Etel Haxhiaj is an unelected member of the Worcester Citizen’s Advisory Committee. She was instructed and trained by the City Manager to nominate qualified candidates who came before her for city boards, and pass them onto the City Manager for confirmation. However, Margaret Melican, a local attorney and taxpayer, was denied a recommendation to the City Manager, not because of her qualifications, but because of a blog she reads that recently voted Worcester’s Top News Outlet.

    Margaret is immensely talented, has impeccable research skills, would be great on getting the down-low on anyone trying to get a zoning appeal, and has worked on the zoning board for the city of Somerville. 

    But none of that matters because she occasionally comments on the Turtleboy Sports Facebook page. Due to these harmless Facebook comments Etel Haxhiaj decided she would not be passed along, because this made Margaret an associate of a blog that Etel has arbitrarily deemed a “hate blog.” Once again, this blog was recently voted the top news outlet in Worcester, and has exposed countless layers of corruption in local governments, not only in Worcester but other municipalities as well. 

    This is a blatant violation of the first amendment. Etel is representing the City of Worcester and a branch of the local government. She is using her power as an agent of the City to deny someone a position they are qualified for, simply because she is exercising her first amendment right to read and comment on a blog. A blog that has never published anything resembling hate speech, and is only inconvenient to some because it exposes wrongdoing in society. 

    More importantly, she is intentionally not doing the job she was hired to do. The City Manager at the most recent City Council meeting said that the CAC was instructed to only judge candidates based on their merits. Etel willingly admits that she judged Margaret based on the fact that she reads Turtleboy. On top of that the City Manager recently said that he would provide additional training to Etel and the CAC. However, she will be disregarding this training as well:

    “Guess what,” Haxhiaj said, “I am going to ask the same questions.”

    Etel Haxjiaj has made it clear that she is going to continue violate the first amendment, disregard the City Manager, and harm the city by denying qualified individuals spots on important city boards. For that reason we implore City Manager Ed Augustus to relieve Etel Haxhiaj of her duties as a member of the CAC. 

     

     

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    Discussion

    1. JoeMomma


      Communists don’t believe in the Constitution
      Time to remove the commies……

    2. Chris T


      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      How many politicians and civic volunteers do you think are going to step up to bat for a facebook-screenshot hate blog that YOU won’t even show your face for!

      Put your reputation on the line here Turtleboy — put your face right here on the blog! You expect your advertisers to put their reputation on the line. Your turn!

      1. KJDS


        Is this Etel?

    3. President Matt


      I would suggest collecting signature for this petition in front of the Hanover Theater this coming Wednesday. You should get there well before 6:00 so you can get signatures from the concerned and tolerant persons going to the City of Worcester Office of Human Rights & Disabilities’ community forum, “Reporting the Story: Responsible Journalism.” It will be a gathering of those most committed to the First Amendment, a free and vibrant press, and the honest exchange of ideas .

      1. Literal Jim


        Won’t get any signatures there!

    4. Tngsucks


      It hurts my head to read her name. Can you write fucking cunt instead? Much easier on the eyes.

    5. Fuck Etel


      Signed. FUCK Etel. That dumb bitch is a piece of shit

    6. Let me up, I've had enough


      The more you show Etels picture, the more I wanna see her tits. They look massive. But then I think to myself “they’re so big & plump”…. but she is so pasty white, she probably has those big blue veins running through em’ like a map of lakes in Minnesota and then I think, do I really WANT to see them? Yeah, I really want to see them.

      1. Fuck Worcester Telegram and Gazzette


        lol I was thinking the same thing

    7. Alex Cee


      And down goes the petition. Oops.

    8. Independent Thinker


      Didn’t people such as Hitler, Mao, and Stalin tell people what they could and could not read?

      This person is a complete loser. An informed person gets his news from a variety of sources. Besides, these SJW’s read Turtleboy so they can say how racist everyone is.

    9. Dark Truth


      The real problem that we have here, is that the Ottoman Empire did not go far enough.

    10. wabbitt


      The petition is down. Probably got flagged by some bleeding hearts.

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