• Reader Email: Mayor Joe Petty Accepted An Award For A 5K He Didn’t Run At The Same Time He Was At The Pride Parade



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    Reader Email: So today was a busy down in downtown Worcester. The Canal Diggers 5K, which had over 600 people running in it, and the LGBTQ pride parade converged onto Main Street at pretty much the exact same time. I was running in the 5K and finished somewhere in the middle. There were a million people around you at all times, and it got confusing when you turned left off of Highland Street and onto Main Street. This was the point when you basically joined the parade. We were all running down Main Street IN the parade itself. It was a nightmare. Not that I have anything against the parade, but everyone standing on the sideline was cheering me on because I guess they thought I was there to show off my pride. I was really just trying to finish the race. Only in Worcester would these two events happen at the exact same time. 

    Anyway, I noticed that leading the parade were the usuals – Jim McGovern and Joe Petty. But later on on Joe Petty’s Facebook page I saw him posting pictures of himself with a finisher’s medal from the 5K. I’ve attached pictures of him from the parade, and also pictures of him proudly wearing the medal, as if he finished. I mean, come on now. If you’re gonna wear the medal, at least earn it by running the 3.1 miles. Kind of a dick move if you ask me. 

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    This is too good to be true.

    First of all, do Joe Petty and Jim McGovern favor gay rights? I’m not sure. They haven’t made that abundantly clear a million times already. I’m sorry, but these wanna be SJW’s paint themselves as pioneers for gay rights…..AFTER it becomes cool to be in favor of gay rights. This parade used to have a purpose back when gay people were oppressed, but now it’s like having a parade for being anti-killing puppies. When no one is against what you’re standing for, it’s kind of pointless to have a parade for it. Just sayin.

    Newsflash – there is no country in world history that has ever been a more comfortable and welcoming place for gay people. The only people who don’t like you if you’re gay are irrelevant weirdos who are quote the Bible because they’re actually closeted gay people themselves. Other than that the politicians have your back, and the Supreme Court will make anyone who doesn’t like it bake you a wedding cake. The only countries where you’re really in danger are the countries where people like Joe Petty are encouraging unlimited immigration from.

    But seriously, does this guy not realize what a putz he looks like? I mean, we always knew he was a joke and all, but accepting a medal for a race he didn’t run might be the new low for Mayor Puddy. Here’s the results of the race. See for yourself. Go through all 642 names of the finishers. He ain’t on there. I see Councilor Michael Gaffney lost to his wife and came in a solid 578th, but at least he actually earned his medal. At this point you’d have to be a completely braindead moron to ever consider voting for this ding-dong or any of his fantastic friends.

     

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    Discussion

    1. Turd Burglestein


      That one drag queen looks like she’s already had plenty of cakes baked for her. Assuming she ran in the race, was there any reported seismic activity in the area?

    2. Boss Tweed


      Lets face it, he is a phony. It did not take a road race to figure that out. DID IT?

    3. Steven Stover


      I bet McGovernment has smoked a few Portland St cigars.

      1. Don James McGovern


        Now that’s misinformed my good fellow. I only smoke Cubans.

        1. PG


          Jim McGovern smokes sausage and meatballs with extra Alfredo

    4. Realist


      I don’t recall reading that Petty said that he had run the race. We both know that he received the medal as a gift from the race organizers, he being the Mayor and all TB. Nice job fluffing for Gaffney though, even though he’s not much of a runner!

    5. Ed Augustus


      Gay pride parade- If it’s all about pride then why do I keep my orientation under wraps? Shouldn’t I be wearing stilettos and speedo trunks while kissing a bunch of hairy guys? Just look at Jimmy McGovern’s famous smirk. Sorry Joe, but you just aren’t a cute guy.

      1. Frank


        Don’t dream it, Eddy… Be it! I see you shiver with antici…. pation.

    6. Angus W. Mann


      When is the next “Meet a Muslim Day”?

    7. BobnMic


      At the next Boston marathon

    8. Myself


      Anyone notice who finished 4th in the road race?

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