• Hippie “Boycott” Has Turned Into Harassment, Cyberbullying Of Turtleboy Sponsors



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    As you know the hippies are in full swing with their “boycott” of Turtleboy Sports sponsors. Everyone knows they can’t get us to stop telling the truth via hot takes so instead they’re picking on local small businesses. Because that’s what bullies do.

    This is probably the least surprising story ever. I mean, these people have shown a general disregard for everyone but themselves since they started protesting back in November. These are the same people who have no problem blocking ambulances from getting to the hospital on I-93. You think they give a shit if a local small business takes a hit too? LOL. Yea right.

    Their entire philosophy can be summed up as follows. “If you don’t agree with EVERYTHING we have to say, then we will disrupt your way of living until you comply with our demands.” We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. These people are nothing less than financial terrorists.

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    But here’s the thing. I don’t think they understand what a boycott is. The technical definition is, a “withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.” Which is fine. They have every right to do business with who they please. They can recruit their hippie friends to join their boycott until the cows come home as well.

    But they’re not doing this. Instead they are doing what they do best – bullying and harassing innocent people trying to make ends meet. The last couple days a bunch of our sponsors started getting harassing phone calls and emails from hippies all over because of this:

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    There you have it. Proof that these lovely specimens are encouraging their brilliants friends to harass innocent people who have committed the crime of participating in a capitalist society. And the best part is it’s all based on the outright LIE that Turtleboy Sports is a sexist and racist blog. We’re still waiting on any sort of evidence of our racism and/or sexism.

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    Two of these hippies are Jonathan Hardy Lavoie and Dana Remian. Dana was one of the “leaders” of Occupy Worcester. Remember them? The people who pitched tents at Lake Park and thought they were gonna start a revolution? How’d that turn out? Last I checked banks didn’t have a single aspect of their operations interrupted. You lose again hippies. But hey, Dana (pictured far left) did bury the Bill of Rights behind City Hall so I guess he did get SOMETHING done.

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    Jonathan Hardy-Lavoie is a real winner too.

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    And you know he’s not sexist, because he took his wife’s maiden name. Mrs. Turtleboy took the Turtleboy surname without the hyphen, so obviously that makes me a misogynist. Look, I don’t like doing this type of stuff. It’s low brow. But you people give us no choice. You’re hitting below the belt. You’re disrupting innocent, hard-working people’s lives. I’ll make a deal with you. Stop harassing innocent people, and we won’t dip into your private lives like this. No one deserves to be the victims of your bullying. These people have bills to pay and mouths to feed. And you’re trying to take that away from them because you don’t like a blog.

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    Here’s what his email had to say:

    I’d like to register my disgust and disappointment with your company for advertising with Turtle Boy Sports. There is a growing resentment among those in the Worcester community towards this blog, the toxic sentiments it contains, and those who support such antagonistic expression. The sort of sexist, racist material that regularly is posted to that site is really something that you as a business might do well to distance yourself from. Please consider the impact your business has on Worcester and remember that hatred casts a long shadow.

    The thing with Jonathan Hardy-Lavoie is, we don’t disagree on everything. As a turtle rider pointed out on Facebook yesterday, we both were passionate about saving the Chandler Magnet ball fields from becoming a Worcester State parking lot:

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    So he agrees with us on this topic, but disagrees with us on other topics. And for that reason he believes our site should be shut down and businesses who support us should be harassed repeatedly. Gotcha. Hey Jonny boy, you just proved my point. If EVERYONE doesn’t agree with EVERYTHING you say, then you bully them into submission. That’s what you people are all about.

    Well guess what? Your act has worn thin with decent honest people. You’ve been able to get away with this because the people didn’t have an outlet to come together and take a stand against your insanity. Now we do. It’s called Turtleboy Sports, and you’re not gonna take that away from us.

    But my favorite hippie rejection story comes from one of our sponsors, who was actually called on the phone today by an angry hippie who wasn’t planning on doing business with them anyway. The person said they were a “concerned citizen,” and “former teacher” that wanted to make them “aware” of Turtleboy’s debauchery.

    Here’s the thing though. They messed with the wrong people. The person who answered the phone just happens to be an Eastern European immigrant. They grew up in a communist country. They know what REAL oppression is. Ya see in communism you don’t get to just open your own business. You also don’t get to speak freely or voice your opinions. If you do then you get locked up.

    So you can imagine that anyone who grew up in this sort of society would value the sweet delicious freedom that America has to offer. When this “concerned citizen,” who actually thinks they know what oppression is, called our sponsor, they got some Eastern European style justice. Our sponsor told them that America is the land of the free and they are free to to advertise with whoever they want. Our sponsor told them that they’re acting like communists by trying to repress freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

    This woman is my hero now. The final nail in the coffin was when the hippie told her that “We are concerned.” When the hippie was asked, “who is we?” they responded by saying, “I mean, I am.” AKA I saw a Facebook post and did as I was told.

    But here’s the thing. This isn’t a boycott – it’s organized harassment and cyber-bullying.  Cyberbullying is defined as “the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner.” They are undeniably guilty of this. Their emails and phone calls are repeatedly harassing our sponsors in a deliberate manner.

    This isn’t a boycott. If it were they would simply not go to these establishments (which they never went to in the first place of course). But they realize that won’t do any good because there’s only a dozen or so of them and no one really cares if they don’t come. So instead their strategy is to harass and bully until our sponsors get sick of it and decide it’s not worth it to do business with Turtleboy.

    Well guess what hippies? The bad guys don’t get to win. Because while you continue to bully and harass these innocent, hardworking, local members of your “community,” Turtleboy Nation will continue to give them more business than you can possibly imagine. I was at Smokestack last night. Packed. I went to lunch at Bennie’s Cafe today. Packed. Our sponsors are getting TONS of people who say they’re going there BECAUSE of your “boycott.” Don’t take my word for it, look at the bottom of this for proof:

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    And it’s all because of you. You did that. The same way Clive’s attempt to come at the Turtleboy drastically increased our readership, your attempt to come after our sponsors has increased their customer base.

    See the thing is, you’re just not very good at anything at all. You are professional losers by trade. You’ve lost everything you’ve tried to do your entire lives. And instead of looking in the mirror and realizing that you’re a bunch of talentless chumps who need to get their shit together, you blame everybody but yourselves for your situation. Your excuses are long and never ending – racism, sexism, big banks, patriarchy, access to deodorant, etc. But at the end of the day you just plain suck at life and your boycott is one of the greatest epic fails of all time. You can’t beat us. You’re way out of your league. Do yourselves a favor and just surrender, because all you’re doing is helping Turtleboy and everyone affiliated with us out.

    Never change hippies. Never change.

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    Discussion

    1. Turtle Rider 101


      i would suggest next time you go to write a blog you reread that definition of cyberbully. Margee Pesikov, Buffalo, Busgate people and most of your other blogs are great examples of it. You can do a lot of good for the area without harassing people in the ways you have in the past. Posting their real names, facebook information and emails because you disagree with their opinions and doing so behind your “anonymous” TB. And when you try to respond to this saying it is for the greater good, go back and read that definition again, that doesn’t change just because you disagree with them or the way they acted or the disgusting things they said.

      You do a great amount of good here exposing incidents that aren’t covered by the T&G or other news outlets and getting them attention. But when you cross that line into a cyberbully you become no better than the people you ridicule here, and in doing so you are even lower than them because at least Dana and Jonathan put their names on their attacks.

      1. Lambe


        Look, call me crazy, but I really don’t think there’s a way to be nice to some of these people…

      2. Margee Pesikov


        I take offense to this point. I got what I deserved, and loved every long and deep second of it. Yum.

    2. Nick


      The lady must be Albanian. Can’t fuck with Albanians.

      1. Elveez1


        Haha, she’s Polish

    3. Clive's not racist, just ask him.


      I hope they keep this boycott going for a long time, less chance of running into these asshats during my daily life.

    4. Mean joe green


      Today in news: ” Cyberbully cyberbullies cyberbullies for cyberbullying.”

    5. Finnish Goalie


      I’m reminded of the episode of South Park where the mayor invites all the hippies to town to have a music festival, claiming they’ll help stimulate the local economy.

      Cartman’s response, “Hippies don’t have money!!”

      Boycott in name and spirit only.

    6. amy


      I still don’t understand where the hippies have found racism and sexism?? Never once have I came across such a thing! And for the comment above…. The bus gate parents deserved every second of that. No child should ever hear their father utter the words, “Samantha get your mother fucking ass off the bus.” Or have their parents claim the bus driver was kidnapping their children. Or have their sister punch a rule abiding bus driver. They assaulted a bus driver!! And you’re defending them?!? If you dislike tbs, then go away, you hippy.

    7. Dave


      “There is a growing resentment among those in the Worcester community towards this blog” Looks to me like the numbers are growing and the support for all things turtleboy is on the rise. Its great to see that the advertisers read between the lines and stay here instead of pulling the ads and cowering in the corner. I think the hundreds of new supporters clearly outweigh the 10 hippies and their housemates who don’t have a common clue. RIDE ON TB!

    8. ScrewUp Crew Not From Woo


      Hilarious. Jobless losers who never intended to sped a dime they don’t have in a local business are going to boycott the.

      You can’t make this stuff up.

      I went to Smokestach BECAUSE of the boycott yesterday with my whole family. It was delicious and we were given so much food we even have awesome leftovers for lunch today.

      I also joined Crossfit Worcester instead of another place I was looking at. Thank you for making it easy for me to decide.

      BTW- what these hippies are doing is stalking. It is illegal in Massacusetts. I hope there are arrests, but then the hippies probably would love that attention.

      It’s not like going to jail will disrupt their lives. They don’t have jobs and the government handouts go right onto their accounts electronically. Their balances will just build while they double dip publicly laid for meals at the jail. It’s like getting a bonus for people who actually work and do their jobs well, only they detract from society. This isn’t racist- the guys called out in the blog are white. Losers come in all flavors.

    9. RSoxGuy


      So taht what “Occupy Worcester” has come to huh? Internet blog bashing? WOW. How the mighty (weak) have fallen. From tilting at windmills… err I mean BIG BANKS and now a local blog. My, their parents must be so proud that all the world’s injustices have been resolved and we are down to a Worcester bloggers website.

      Heroes indeed.

    10. Soviet Russian


      In Soviet Russian, turtle ride you.

      1. Finnish Goalie


        You’re drunk, Yakov. Go home.

    11. Box Cutter Diaries


      Everyone knows hippies hate Slayer

    12. Leo


      “Our sponsor told them that they’re acting like communists by trying to repress freedom of speech and freedom of the press. ”

      Dude, these people worship people like Che Guevara. ‘You’re acting like communists’ is NOT an insult to them.

    13. True Worcester


      You once called the Boston bomber “Jafar” that is racist. And a total insult to anybody who practices Muslim and is not extreme.

      1. Finnish Goalie


        For someone claiming to represent the local Muslim community, I’d have assumed you knew the religion is named Islam.

        No one “practices Muslim.”

        1. True Worcester


          i don’t claim to represent shit, you ignored my point

      2. Turtleboy


        You must be new here. Since the bombings we have referred to them as timon and jafar, two famoua disney characters, largely because they werent worthy of having to learn how to pronounce their real names. Also Islam is a religion, not a race.

    14. BeantownBuck


      Dude,
      Howie Carr calls the dead one, ‘Speed Bump’…..is that offensive to you also?

    15. sick


      bully blog calling out bully blog. the internet folks.


    16. […] The other one is from someone who is being harassed by Jonathan Hardy-Lavoie. You may remember him as one of the hippie boycotters who has been harassing our sponsors. […]

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