Dude Goes Full Hitler At Boston Zoning Board Meeting: Says He Doesn’t Want “Undesirables” Like Vets Cancer And MS Patients On Newbury Street
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NBC Boston: A Back Bay resident stunned the crowd at a zoning board meeting in Boston by making a series of shocking comments against a proposed medical marijuana facility on Newbury Street.
“All my friends and I are against this because it will bring undesirable elements into the neighborhood,” Oliver Curme began.
He then made insensitive remarks about veterans. “There are army vets with PTSD and we don’t want them in the neighborhood,” said Curme. “Give me a break, they can get over it.”
Then he took on people with disabilities.
“The second thing is people with wheelchairs, with MS, whatever,” Curme went on.
And finally he attacked cancer patients.
“Women with breast cancer…they all have that cadaverous look…and they all wear those ridiculous turbans,” Curme said. “Newbury Street is our high end shopping district, we don’t want people like that scaring off the clientele.”
But in an interview with NBC Boston, Curme says he meant no harm.
“It was a caricature,” Curme said. “It was a satire.”
The retired venture capitalist says he actually supports the dispensary, and was mocking his neighbors who don’t see how much good it could do.
“The point that I was trying to make is a marijuana dispensary will bring in the people who really need this, people who are sick, people who have cancer, and this is the only choice for them,” said Curme, who lives around the corner from the proposed site. “If you listen to what I said it was so over the top that I think it’s the only way they could have been construed.”
Curme says he does apologize to anyone who took his comments seriously and didn’t understand the point he was trying to make.
Well, that’s one way to make it onto Turtleboy.
When I first saw this on the news I assumed it was in Florida. We don’t have people like this in Massachusetts. We might have people who think like this, but we’ve also created an atmosphere where they know better than to actually say these things at a City zoning board meeting.
But as it turns out it was right here in Boston. Dude just teeing off on “undesirables” like veterans with PTSD, cancer patients with their silly turbans, and people with “MS,” as if that’s even a real thing. No one would ever take offense to someone shitting on those people. Who likes cancer patients and veterans anyway?
In fairness, I actually buy his story that this was satire. It’s the only thing that makes any sense. If you read my last paragraph you might think I’m the bigot, since I didn’t explicitly state that I was being saracastic with the last two sentences. But the difference between Turtleboy and this guy, is that Turtleboy is a brand that’s already well known for sarcasm in our blogs. This guy is just some random millionaire from the Back Bay who didn’t even attempt to announce at the end that he just completely failed in his attempt to prove his point by using satire. No one would have any idea he didn’t actually mean these things.
You can’t live in the Back Bay, have such an unfiltered mouth, and truly believe all these things without already making headlines. Plus if you go to his wife’s Facebook page she pretty much only shares left-leaning articles from Daily Kos:
And they have a summer home in Lenox, one of the wealthiest and more progressive towns in Massachusetts:
But he’s just really, really, really, really bad at satire. I had no idea watching this video that he was attempting to be anything but himself. And when I heard his excuse at first I started laughing. But then I realized that he’s actually just a huge tool and in his mind he probably thought that he proved his point with his little rant. Get it? He’s the smartest guy in the room. He’s mocking all you intolerant people. He just forgot to mention that part at the end because he assumed you were smart enough to figure that out on your own.
The dude owns a mansion in the Back Bay. He used to live in Weston. He summers in the Berkshires. He’s a retired venture capitalist.
You don’t achieve that amount of success in life by going full Hitler. Never go full Hitler.
But I do believe that in his line of work he didn’t achieve this amount of success by being witty. And that’s what he tried and failed so spectacularly to do tonight.
Something tells me I’m one of the few who actually believes his story though. It’s gonna be awkward the next time Oliver Crume attends a wine sociable with country club friends, that’s for sure.