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The turtle is taking a little road trip to the Keystone state for some slimy shenanigans happening in the Facebook galaxy. Thanks to a sleuthy turtle rider, we bring you the saga of the Providence doggy dingleberries and the Gettysburg hat shop.
Before we continue, let’s be totally clear, the hat shop we’re discussing did not sanction this blog and I’ve never spoken to anyone associated with Dirty Billy’s. This blog was compiled based on Facebook trolling by yours truly, Rhode Island Turtle Sista, because when there’s misbehaving in MA and RI, TBS is on it.
So there’s this neat little hat shop in Gettysburg, PA called Dirty Billy’s Hats creating reproductions of headwear from the 1600s to the Modern era. From what I’ve seen, he’s very talented and the reviews show hundreds of satisfied customers.
Just a small business owner doing what he’s good at and enjoying it, what could possibly go wrong?
Well, Billy’s wife, Fran, is an advocate for animals and especially fond of Italian Greyhounds, so much so that she runs an Italian Greyhound Facebook group.
So way back in freaking 2015 in Providence there was a story about an Italian Greyhound found freezing under some lady’s car. Apparently the senior pup escaped the house the day before and when found had some medical ailments to work through. It wasn’t determined to be abuse, but animal activists went full torches and pitchforks before vet reports were even finalized. Fran, using her knowledge of IGs, came to the owner’s defense and left this review on the Almost Home Rescue FB page.
Honestly, I love a good Facebook trolling sesh, but I wasn’t even able to find Fran’s review. A nice turtle rider supplied a link to it. So it’s not super accessible and this Almost Home Rescue doesn’t even have the option to leave reviews anymore.
Here’s Fran’s take on it from Dirty Billy’s FB page:
So over two and a half years pass and someone gets the butt tickles to put Fran on blast. That someone is Carla Ciccone aka Carla Maria.
Carla left this review:
She seems like a sweetheart. Friendly, logical, and definitely not defensive. Just bashing a small business’s FB page at 8:30am in her puppy dog jam jams, the usual.
Carla, bruh, YOU need to get over it and put your inner conniving Facebook troll down for a nappy.
Yup, totally normal, nothing weird to see here…
If ANYONE should know better than to falsify bad reviews it’s friggin’ Carla. She works at the RI Supreme Court and Local 808 Union and her daddy was a RI Senator. Carla, Carla, Carla. Butthurt is not a good look.
Carla’s equally triggered partner in irrational bashing, John Ernest, also took it upon himself to falsely review Dirty Billy’s and he was just as much of a blabbermouth.
Suuuure, poorly rating this business is totally justifiable.
That cover pic really made me LOL. John’s is the same lusty look I give Mr. RITS before a rambunctious game of hide the pickle. Oh. Now I understand why that dog looks so worried.
I mean I love dogs too- I have my own 70lb couch turd- but there’s dog people and then there’s THIS guy.
Oh look, another one of Carla’s minions who thinks he’s all that and a bag of chips.
“Play nicely in the sandbox”? Get out of the sandbox, Bill, there’s children there and they don’t want to be gazing into your creepy peepers.
Now it wasn’t just Carla, John, and Bill leaving 1 star reviews, most with no text because without text the business can’t refute the rating. There are MANY more- about 18. Let’s take a spin through these Blackstone, MA and Rhode Island based puppy crusaders. Anyone know any of these turdcakes?
They all seem to be friends with Carla and/or random combinations of other poop reviewers.
Lisa (on the right) is the wife of Karen (left), who is the Business Manager of the Local 808 union where Carla works.
But Carla is TOOOTALLY not responsible for the other individuals who left bad reviews. Yep, and babies come from storks.
UGH I am sooo sick of trolling dog-obsessed looneys’ Facebook pages. If I see one more dog in a weird outfit looking scared shitless in a death grip while the owner takes a selfie I’m gonna spoon my eyeballs out.
Crystal even tried to make hers seem legit. Except that she’s friends with John Ernest and you’d sooner convince me to take a jog down Broad St past 9pm than that this she-hulk bought a civil war era hat from Billy’s.
These cowards bore me. None have responded to comments on their reviews, other than Queen of the Butthurts Carla, dog “lover” John, and creepy grandpa Bill.
Well, now they’re all Turtleboy famous!
It’s always acceptable to take down those false reviews like big boys and girls, bruh!
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