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A Tribute To Ray Mariano – A Man Who Wanted People To Get A Job To Live In Public Housing And Got Called Racist For It

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We just wanted to take a moment to point out what a fantastic job former mayor Ray Mariano has done as head of the Worcester Housing Authority. Ray is a Worcester guy through and through. When he was the mayor people actually showed up to vote, as turnout was double what it was in 2013:

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Joe Petty only got 8,499 votes last election. That would’ve put him in 10th place in 1999. No one shows up to vote because what’s the point? When your leader is an uninspiring mush mouth who is clearly following the commands of a powerful and corrupt political machine, then how invested can you possibly get in the process?

The reason people showed up and cared 16 years ago, was because the man at the top had a vision. We saw that again, when as the director of the WHA, he attempted to implement a plan for the heads of households in taxpayer funded housing developments:

Those heads of households could only stay in public or leased housing for a maximum of seven years, the policy states, and would be kicked out of housing after three years unless they worked or went to school.

Wait, a minute. In order to keep living in an apartment that is largely subsidized with taxpayer money, you want people to (gasp) work???!!! Or even worse – GO TO SCHOOL???!!! What kind of fascist nonsense is this?? How much did you want them to work?

“Under the revised program’s requirements, at least one member of the family would have to work or go to school for at least 1,200 hours a year. Less than ten percent of the people on the waiting list wanted to sign up to attend school or find a job.”

Hmmmm, 1,200 hours a year you say. Well that comes out to roughly 25 hours per week. You really expect people to work that many hours in a week? Who does this tyrant Mariano think he is? He’s Italian, so he must be related to Mussolini!!!

Look, I think we can all agree that this is a great idea. Better yet, it’s common sense. Of course you should have to work if you live in public housing. Because public housing, just like a minimum wage job, isn’t supposed to be the end of the line – it’s supposed to be the beginning. You’re not SUPPOSED to live in public housing for seven years. Public housing sucks.


Ray Mariano realizes that, and is trying to incentivize people to get off of their asses and learn what it’s like to work like everyone else. The purpose of his program was clearly to HELP poor people, not hurt them. He’s forcing them to help themselves. I think we can all agree that this is a good thing right?

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Ding, ding, ding!!!! He said racist!! That’s 20 hippie points right there!! So now Ray Mariano has officially joined the club of people who have been called racist by the hippies. His crime? Incentivizing people to work. Pretty much the most racist thing you can ever do.

It’s not really a surprise this is coming from Jordan Berg-Powers.

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He works for Mass Alliancewhich does….something. He is the hyphenated son in law of Deb Powers, one of Turtleboy’s most vocal critics who used a GoFundMe campaign to pay the $3,577 in rent she was delinquent on. She also is the head of household in an apartment that was raided by the police on November 12, 2014, because two men living there were downloading child pornography. Oops!!

He’s also the wife husband of known racist Cara Berg-Powers. A woman, who saw that racist BU professor Saida Grundy mocked a white rape victim with “#whitegirltears, and still vocally supported her on Twitter:

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Not surprisingly, both of them “liked” his baseless allegation that Ray Mariano is a racist:

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Jonathan Hardy-Lavois lol. The infamous hyphenated hippie boycotter.

Guess who else has a problem with the work Ray Mariano has done?

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LOL. He’s a dictator for making people get a job or go to school. Not ALL people. Just one person in each household. That’s what a dictator is according to hippie logic 101.


Anyway, Mariano’s plan was obviously a great idea. Every normal person out there agrees – liberals and conservatives alike. Hell, even the InCityTimes,  the employer of Ol’ Man Gordy Davis, agreed that it was a great example of positive reform for the community. But for whatever reason, the HUD decided that they weren’t going to let him implement it, because they got some phone calls from the Jordan Berg Powers’ of the world. Ray Mariano put it best:

“One explanation is they’re incompetent. The second explanation is they’re cowards, because they got some phone calls and some pushback.”

Our thoughts exactly.

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The bottom line is that Ray Mariano did such a great job as mayor, and an even better job as head of the WHA, because he had a vision. He stood for something. He had a plan. And most importantly, he wasn’t in the pockets of special interest groups like Mosaic Cultural Complex and the various Community Circlejerks that rename themselves once per fortnight. We need a mayor and a city manager like this so Worcester can go back to being a decent place to live, instead of the current administration who would like to keep giving power to the hippies. That man is Michael Gaffney. Vote right in November. Vote the Turtleboy ticket.

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22 Comment(s)
  • April 23, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    This fucking bastard isn’t worth the shit that that he steps in. Have you idiots ever had to personally deal with him ?? And yes I work more than 40 hours a week. He shows up at my place of employment and treats me like I’m some kind of piss-ant underling who should lick the crap off of his shoes. Worcester is a little piece of shit community that tends to IDOLIZE a guy like this. Only goes to show that the people of this little piece of crap town have absolutely no ability to think straight!!! In the end he NEVER got these people to work did he ???? But you insist on erecting a virtual statue to this idiot!!! He’s been making the rounds again to get himself noticed in the media. We all know what this means.
    He wants to run for mayor again you idiots !! And you’re ALL STUPID enough to vote for him again !!! You really think he’s going to clean up all these welfare recipients like some kind Superman cleaning up Metropolis ???? Those people are there for the duration. Forever.
    But New Englander’s a are very dim lot. If someone gave you idiots a bag of gold bars, you’d have them made into statue that a pile of pigeons would shit on for eternity !!! If they were given to someone else, they ‘d find a way to improve their economy. “Ohhh Worcester !!!! Such a gloriously beautiful community !!!” Piece of fucking CRAP !!!!!
    I notice all the comments here are sucking his dick. I guess that’s means you love his semen as well “Turtle Boy” BTW a turtle only sticks it’s head out when it thinks it’s safe. Enough said.

  • Jack
    June 26, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Mariano, Is basically a good fair man, who has a heart and cares for people.

  • clives doorag top convertable
    June 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Cara “Ice Berg” Powers and her four hundred pound trophy husband…GAWD CAN YOU STOP PUTTING PICS OF THE 2 CIRCUS FREAKS ON YOUR BLOG?

  • Worcester Resident
    June 25, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Just to clarify those two men who lived with Deb Powers and got caught with kid porn are her sons and the brothers of Cara Berg-Powers. Maybe this whole family needs some counseling before they try to preach to others how to live their lives.

  • CFT
    June 25, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I started working at fifteen years old with a working permit and have never stopped. The alarm goes off every morning at five am and I arrive home at four. I have been working these hours for 30 years to support my family. I could puke on these morons that are complaining about working 25 hours a week! How about we start with just setting the alarm at five and getting out of bed and see how that goes first?

  • Black
    June 25, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    RACIST?? What the actual fok??
    Is it wrong to train people to be self-sufficient?
    Is it wrong to educate people?
    What has happened to common sense?

  • Strata
    June 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Contributing members of society agree with Ray.

  • June 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I’m no psychic but I’m seeing a drug bust at Ms. Wanda’s casa at some time in the future.
    Big rule #1 in housing is you catch a drug charge you lose your free ride.
    Not only is Ms. Thing flaunting her illegal drug use on social media for the world to see, she is bragging about being on this or that board with housing. She better watch her ass that the next director of WHA doesn’t go and pluck her right out of her seat and kick her ass to the curb literally.
    Here’s to hoping that the next director picks up where Ray left off.

    • Wabbitt
      June 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Oh, I’m sure Old Balls and Joyce will give her a place to stay when the WHA smartens up and kicks her out.

      I mean, it would be racist not to, right?

  • RJ
    June 25, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Look, I enjoyed Sister Act as much as the next guy, I just don’t think Whoopi Goldberg should get involved in Worcester politics.

    • BobnMic
      June 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Interestingly enough I had Ray Mariano as a Professor up at Anna Maria College back when he was Mayor of Worcester. He taught a class on the advantages of cultural diversity in the workplace. It was a great class and Ray Mariano was a great Professor. I forget the actual name of the class but it’s principle focus was on management theories and Ray put a focus on the virtues of cultural and racial diversity.

      So my term paper was based exclusively on that; the advantages of cultural and racial diversity in the workplace. Ray gave me an A on that paper which took me weeks to put that bad boy together. I was so psyched. Ray outlined and explained fully how lucky we are to have racial and cultural diversity, all the advantages that we in America have over other countries, and the positive end results of a nation of diversity all working together.

      So my point is that I have first hand knowledge that Ray Mariano is not a racist. He believes in hard work to achieve success in life’s endeavors and Ray is the perfect example of that. Ray grew up in Great Brook Valley and look how far he went in his life.

      • BobnMic
        June 25, 2015 at 6:05 pm

        Second point: And this is just my own opinion. I believe that Ray Mariano in his capacity as the Director of the Worcester Housing Authority was attempting to teach those attached to public housing to rise up, be a productive member of society, and most of all earn your dignity so that you can hold your head up high and know and feel that you are somebody. And not a leech on a very giving and compassionate country laughing at the rest of us supporting you.

  • Wanna Be Wanda
    June 25, 2015 at 1:14 pm


    • OldBallsIsaBitch
      June 25, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Could you maybe try to portray one ounce of professionalism or class. I mean you must be able to at least fake it right?

  • COB
    June 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    You couldn’t offer me free dinner at Auntie Dot’s for a year to tongue-punch Wanda’s fart box! Even I have standards! 😀

    • Wanna Be Wanda
      June 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm


      • WormtownorBust
        June 25, 2015 at 1:17 pm

        Didn’t want to, but I had to give this the thumbs up. Thanks for the laugh today.

    • BobnMic
      June 25, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Very proud of you COB. I can’t imagine what that could possibly be like. I just threw up in my mouth thinking of it. 🙁

  • Fitchburg-Shuffle
    June 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    It actually looks like he hasn’t seen his balls or stick in many years

    • WormtownorBust
      June 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      He has no need for his balls or stick.

  • Fitchburg-Shuffle
    June 25, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    What’s with the name change? He actually hyphenated his name when he got married? His balls must be kept under lock and key in his wife’s purse. Nothing against male feminists but that t shirt couldn’t be more perfect.

    Unless your name is Cassius Clay or Lew Alcindor you should never change your name

    • Jack
      June 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      One does that, when he has a huge ego and way too full of himself. Same as placing your middle initial, before your first name.

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