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In today’s episode of Turtleboy owns the Turtlegram and Spanky McFarlane’s brain, Clive is all fired up because Councilor Mike Gaffney suggested that Clive’s dooshnozzle friends like Nate Pickens and Mike Jerry were wasting everyone’s time by doing stuff like this:
Let’s check out what he wrote about us today:
It seems the City Council has had enough of those members of the public it believes are using their allotted speaking time at the council’s regular and subcommittee meetings to heap abuse on that august body, or on individual members. The last straw seems to have been a threatening display of irreverence by Billy Breault, chairman of the Main South Alliance for Public Safety, at a subcommittee meeting on homelessness chaired by City Councilor Sarai Rivera.
“I’m tired of the disrespect we get on a regular basis,” Mayor Joe Petty said Tuesday night.
“It’s not going to happen anymore.”
Well, three cheers for the mayor, but for starters the council has to understand that injurious deeds cut deeper and bleed longer than hateful words. While their concern about the latter is admirable, the council should treat it merely as the starting point for a much deeper discussion about abusive behavior.
For example, being punched in the gut and told to go to hell are not abuses that are necessarily only delivered physically or verbally. Those abuses can just as effectively be communicated when, in response to community concerns about police conduct, the council passes a referendum to hold the Police Department above reproach; or when in response to concerns about institutional racism the council conducts a series of race dialogues without any meaningful follow-up.
Just a reminder that this City Council resolution in which they voted 9-2 to tell the police they’re doing a good job, happened in January of 2015. It’s now June of 2016, and Clive’s STILL butthurt about this. And just for the record there were no valid concerns about police misconduct either. The only people who spoke against the police were Robert Blackwell-Gibbs, Sonya Conner, Nate Pickens, Mike Jerry, and a handful of other losers who have either been convicted of crimes or done time in jail. Not one of them has ever said a single thing that a reasonable person would consider “valid.”
Oh yea, and those race dialogues were a joke, you’re right about that Clive. It was just a place for Deb Powers to get free sandwiches, Crazy Ol’ Gordon Davis a place to hold his cardboard signs, and students a place to call their teachers racist without getting in trouble. It cost taxpayers a shitload of money, diverging opinions were not welcomed, and everyone left with full belly. That’s all you get.
The council is indeed sending out a tone that unfortunately says it is fair game to such abuse, and that tone is not just coming from irreverent public speakers, it is coming from at least one member of the Council, its assistant chairman, Mike Gaffney. It is common knowledge that Mr. Gaffney is in bed with the king purveyor of incivility in Worcester, a local blog that Mr. Gaffney used in his unsuccessful effort to bludgeon his way into the mayoral office, a local blog whose stories Mr. Gaffney has liked and occasionally posted on his Facebook page.
I can see the steam pouring out of Spanky’s dreadlocks as he typed this stanza. He can’t bring himself to saying the magical word – Turtleboy. “King purveyor of incivility in Worcester.” This coming from a guy who literally called Mike Gaffney a slave master in November:
It is not an unfair question, because Mr. Gaffney, who is openly dismissive of criminal justice reform advocates in this city and who seemed inclined to turn the public schools into armed encampments, is now the vice chairman of the City Council. And every time he swings that gavel in the people’s chamber, it will likely resonate among the city’s community of color with the sting of a slave master’s whip.
Calling Mike Gaffney a slave master. If this is what “civility” looks like then we’re proud to be uncivilized. Not only is this insulting to people who actually lived through real slavery, it’s also pretty immature on Spanky’s part to call a politician a slave master simply because he disagrees with him. Not nice.
This includes liking a video posted on this blog that cartooned Mayor Joe Petty as Hitler, and liking a posting by a woman saying that the Tatnuck area of Worcester was nice, but that it was mostly Jewish and Albanian.
LOL. He’s still talking about this hilarious Hitler spoof video?
Ya know, the most popularly used video for captions on the Internet. A video that millions of other people have used for similar purposes. Ya see, it’s not that the person who made this video was comparing Petty to Hitler. Petty is a dooshnozzle but he’s pretty tolerant of the Jews. He was comparing Petty freaking out about Turtleboy and Gaffney to Hitler’s frustration with Russian advances on the Eastern front.
Hey Clive, are you this upset with the city of Northampton? After all, their government actually commissioned this video and put it on their town’s website – look familiar?
Of course anyone with an elementary understanding of how the Internet works would know that this is a video that people caption over all the time because it can be used in so many different ways. It doesn’t mean you wanna kill 6 million Jews. It’s just funny because the ACTOR playing Hitler is getting so mad that he’s losing the war. Get it?
This is the blog, which, in response to Councilor Rivera’s concerns about civility, referred to her as “Pastor Sarai ‘ti-ti ho’ Rivera — the most cruel, venomous, evil, ghettofied city councilor that Worcester has ever seen.”
Yes!!!! Karen Webber and the Turtlegram actually published the phrase “Pastor Sarai Ti-Ti Ho Rivera” in their newspaper. That will be there for eternity. But yea, don’t blame us for using that phrase Clive. That’s something that Sarai Rivera called her own sister on this AWFUL, un-Jesus like voicemail that she left for her own flesh and blood
Given the opportunity through a citizen’s petition to denounce this blog and to censure Mr. Gaffney for his association with it, the City Council took a pass. And guess who is now complaining the loudest about uncivil public speakers at City Council meetings? That’s right. Mr. Gaffney himself.
Wow. We really do own this poor guy’s brain.
He actually expected the Worcester City Council to “denounce this blog” and to punish Mike Gaffney for sharing it on Facebook occasionally. And he’s mad at them for not doing it!!! He won’t be satisfied until Gaffney is strung up and Turtleboy is given a public spanking by Ti-Ti Ho herself!!!
Anyway, thanks for letting us know that you read Turtleboy every single day Clive. Because we literally published that blog a day or two ago. You have no idea how happy it makes us all, knowing that you wake up in the middle of the night with a cold sweat, and when your wife asks you what’s wrong the only thing you can say is, “Turtleboy.” As a commenter pointed out, you just went full Old Balls. Never go full Old Balls.
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