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“Michael Gaffney Is A Slave Master” – Spanky McFarlane

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Want more proof that the Turtleboy Sports Revolution was a HUGE success at the polls on Tuesday? Spanky McFarlane has completely gone off the deep end and is drowning in a sea of butthurt. His column today starts off crying and whining about how unfair it is that Tracy Novick and Hilda Ramirez will no longer be around to make sure students in our schools are free to punch their principals in the face.

The fearmongers added up a number of fights among teenagers at one of the system’s high schools and produced them as evidence the school administration, in order to raise graduation rates, was not kicking out kids who misbehaved. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The fact is more students are being kicked out the Worcester public schools today than at any other time in recent history, so the issue was never about kids not being kicked out of schools, but that too many were unnecessarily being arrested or kicked out.

Oh I see. The problems at North High last year and this year are a result of the school kicking too many assholes out. Because there weren’t nearly enough teachers and principals who got punched in the face last year. Got it.


From that point on he does his usual, unoriginal drivel about how racist the criminal justice system is and the “school to prison pipeline” and blah, blah, blah. But then he apparently lost his mind and couldn’t stop talking about slavery. Instead of congratulating Donna Colorio on her INSANE 2nd place finish after finishing 7th last election, he attacked her because she must be racist. Why else would Turtleboy Sports endorse her candidacy?

Donna Colorio, who runs in tea party circles, received the second most votes in the School Committee race. If she follows the dictates of other tea party school committee members around the country, she will soon be asking for a review of the district’s Advanced Placement U.S. history course to make sure it is “patriotic” enough, such as, is it putting more emphasis on the Founding Fathers and less on slavery?

Yup. We’re fucked now. Donna Colorio is going to make sure that we don’t teach about slavery in schools anymore. This is what Spanky gets paid to do. Write nonsense like this.

Spanky knows the TBS Revolution worked. That’s why he’s freaking out that his girls aren’t on the SC anymore and the Turtleboy Ticket has infiltrated city government. He also readily admits that Gaffney’s second place finish was a DISASTER for the hippies:

Those involved with social justice work in the city, particularly those concerned with “school-to-prison pipeline” discipline policies, should be troubled by the significant support City Councilor Michael Gaffney received at the polls. He took a solid second place in the at-large City Council race. And while he lost the mayoral race to incumbent Joe Petty, he enjoyed robust support there, too. It shouldn’t be lost on us that his candidacy was endorsed by the Worcester police union.

Yup. Gaffney is racist, the cops are racist, and the 8,600 people who voted for Gaffney in Worcester are also racist. Clive used the word ‘solid’ to describe Gaffney’s finish. Because he knows damn well that the TBS Revolution worked, and now he’s getting desperate.

But it’s the way he ended the column that crossed a line that Spanky has never crossed before

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.

My head almost exploded when I read this this morning. He just called Mike Gaffney a SLAVE MASTER!!! This is what it has come to. A SLAVE MASTER!!! This was not only written by Clive McFarlane, it was then passed onto an editor at the Telegram and they OK’d it. People pay money to read this. It’s gonna get a shitload of clicks though and the Telegram will be able to sell more ad space to potential clients. But don’t worry, Turtleboy Sports is the REAL hate blog in town.

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When are people gonna open their eyes and recognize the Telegram and Gazette for what it is – a newspaper that spreads hate and doesn’t report news. Find me a Turtleboy column that’s more offensive than what Spanky just did. You can’t. Clive McFarlane just took 200 years of slavery, including rape, murder and countless other injustices, and compared it to Michael Gaffney – a Worcester City Councilor who favors transparency. That’s a slap in the face to everyone in our country’s history who actually had to endure life as a slave.

Here’s what you can do. Rotmans is a major advertiser for the Telegram:

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They spend over $10,000 per month on digital ads. They directly contribute to Clive McFarlane’s salary. We’re not saying you should boycott Rotmans, because boycotts are for hippies. But we’ll be calling them up to let them know exactly what they are paying for. Because they probably don’t even read Spanky’s drivel.

Here’s the contact information for the people who approved of this column today. Feel free to flood their inboxes and let them know that this is why you don’t pay to subscribe to their shitty website anymore.

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As usual, this is why people read Turtleboy Sports. Because the alternative is a racist, unoriginal slug rake. There’s a reason Spanky has bee nat the Telegram for 20+ years now. No one else will hire him.

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53 Comment(s)
  • Gronkmonster
    November 8, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    You sure spend a lot of time thinking about Turtle boys penis dont you Spurts??? I guess we should be happy you are thinking about adult genitals for once

  • RSoxGuy
    November 8, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I noticed two odd something things this morning. The comment section under Clives race bait got nuked. Supposedly it has 53 comments but none are shown on the TnG site anymore.

    Also, OB’s hypocritical clog post bashing TB (he just cant keep TB dick out of his mouth) and Gaff for how irrelevant second place is (ignoring the fact he claimed he was Worc’s #1 blogger and cowardly betting $10k of someone else’s money, then got trounced by TB in WoMag’s Blogger of the Year without even taking second, then bashed the contest as only a sore loser and pussy would), his comment section go along with the titles of all of his clogs. Perhaps the TnG has had enough of his Alzheimer’s induced delusions.

    The WINS just keep rolling in for the TB-RiderZ!

    • TurtleBoySpurts
      November 8, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Nope, it’s all still there on the T&G site, must be user error on your part. Just another day of Turtletards calling a loss a win. Hey, how’d Gaffney do in the mayoral race in Worcester this past week? What, he still lost? Hahahahaha….. Funny that you hate Clive and Carlo so much, but you just can’t stay away from their blogs. Admit it, you chub just at the thought of their smiling faces.

  • Or am I Clive?
    November 7, 2015 at 1:18 am
  • I am Clive?
    November 7, 2015 at 12:43 am
  • Gronkmonster
    November 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Jive Clive doing the only thing he knows how…Throw around the racists tag

    The T&G must be scared to death to even think of firing him..Because they will be labeled racists..I am betting the owners would prefer to wait to go bankrupt first than go through that bullshit with Jive

  • Publius
    November 6, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Clive interest is in destroying the City and he sure does his part. Clive would never utter a kind word about individual achievement like Carson’s.

  • Troio
    November 6, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Its truly amazing how far this president has set back our society especially in race relations. The liberal mind is truly a mental disorder. Im waiting for Clive to write an op-ed about Dr. Ben Carson and all his impressive accomplishments. That would truly inspire black youth in Worcester. But Ben is a conservative so that would go against his obvious agenda.

  • Publius
    November 6, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Big fan of Rotmans, they got a few thousand more coming soon. Jordans is good too.

  • Bowen Hardcase
    November 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    TB, I have to disagree with going after advertisers. Like TB has always said in response to attacks on his advertisers, they’re just businesses with employees who are trying to make a living like everyone else. The T&G is a good place to reach their customers and the T&G’s actions don’t reflect the opinions of their advertisers anymore than TB’s words reflect his. Take the high road, not the hippie highway…

    • yup
      November 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      He is taking the high road and not the hippie road… He didn’t say to boycott the advertisers. There’s nothing wrong with making them aware ofe types of people they are associating themselves with… They’ll probably end up getting a better deal if they switch anyway (less money for advertising but with much more exposure)…. If anything he’s trying to do a Rotman’s a favor! 😉

  • Anna Conda
    November 6, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I have been boycotting Rotmans for over 30 years due to bad service with even worse customer resolution. They sold something I special ordered and then wanted me to wait to reorder it. It took several weeks to get my money back.

    Now as far as the T&G goes, whenever I am asked if I want a subscription while entering a grocery store, I tell them, No thank you, not until Spanky and Old Balls are terminated. You should see the looks I get……

  • Loyal Reader
    November 6, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Clive obviously has a crush on Mike Gaffney. Living on the down low and unable to come to terms with these intense, taboo feelings, he lashes out at the object of his affection.

  • Rational person
    November 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I read Clive’s column and was stunned by it. (No, I don’t pay to read it, I go incognito). I immediately came over here to see if there was a response. He really did cross a a line with that column.

  • Del Griffith
    November 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    To Skeptical, please don’t cloud the issue with facts. Clive and the rest of the progressive media once again use their tried and true response. If you disagree with the president – you’re a racist. If you don’t elect hippies – “you a stoopid racist”. If you don’t like Clive’s inane drivel – yup, you got it Racist! The T&G is only good for the obituaries.

    • Skeptical
      November 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Oh noes, I promise I won’t from now on! LOL

      Honestly, there’s things I agree with Obama on, and things I don’t. Life int his world is becoming fucking insane in that way, you have to pick a “team” and stick with that clique *all the time* with blind loyalty lest you be labeled as an outsider by everyone.

      They say there’s no “I” in team. Well, as George Carlin once said “There is an ‘I’ in independence, individuality, and integrity.”

      • Rational person
        November 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

        “Life int his world is becoming fucking insane in that way, you have to pick a “team” and stick with that clique *all the time* with blind loyalty lest you be labeled as an outsider by everyone.”

        Ain’t that the truth??? I’m friendly with some of the folks that have been labeled “hippies” by TBS and know them to be good people, even if I don’t always agree with them. But I would hate for them to find out I read and comment on this blog. And that I even agree with it sometimes…

        But that whole “pick a side” thing is the reason I stopped getting involved in any activities that are at all…controversial or divisive. Maybe I’m too thin-skinned but it just got to be too much. I got tired of having to pick a side.

  • Publius
    November 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

    The only reason Clive gets away with this is that the T&G ended posting to the columns. In fact does anyone ever spend more than a minute or two on T&G website anymore ? The get like 1/4 of the hits now.

  • Publius
    November 6, 2015 at 11:51 am

    State law should be changed to allow more kids to be thrown out of North High. Especially the 189 year old sophomores. Hopefully US History teaches both founding fathers and slavery. The founding fathers were genius but certainly not perfect.

    • Skeptical
      November 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Actually there were a series of letters between Washington and Adams discussing their desire to end slavery and knowing it was bad, but pragmatically stating that doing do that early on in America’s history would have destroyed the political connection of the Confederation and America would have failed.

  • Maggie the Cat
    November 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Looks like Clive’s headed for a nervous breakdown. He should go over to Mosaic and get his blood pressure checked.

    • Skeptical
      November 6, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Honestly the funniest comment today hands down.


    • JoeMomma
      November 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      They don’t know how to check blood pressure at Mosaic…….

    • Kevins 9 Iron
      Frank Lee
      November 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      you win the internet Mags!

    • A. Dookie Pyle
      November 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      While it’s still there

  • Thornton Melon
    November 6, 2015 at 11:24 am

    People really like to shout racist. It has become a national pastime in the last two years. Don’t call people fat, don’t call people stupid, but you can call anyone racist you want. To call someone fat isn’t nice, but it is only a surface comment.

    To call someone racist is literally the worst thing you can call someone. It is calling that person’s very inner soul/personality/whatever you believe in, evil. If someone has very clearly said/done something racist, then yeah call them out on it. But to call someone racist, simply based on if-then causalities (if you think the police help keep order, then you’re a racist) is the most hateful speech that exists.

  • Lincoln Street Turtle Rider
    November 6, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I can smell the butthurt all the way from Brittan Square… want some cheese with your whine, Spanky?

  • Clive's not a racist, just ask him
    November 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

    this fuckin piece of shit, guy is the biggest racist of them all.

  • Q--Ball
    November 6, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Spurts, I speak for turtle riders everywhere when I say “Fuck yourself, it’s cheaper” and “You wouldn’t like it…I’d be sweating and you’d be bleeding”

    • TurtleBoySpurts
      November 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Love you too. Kiss, kiss.

      • Q--Ball
        November 6, 2015 at 11:16 am

        Not even with an artificial penis and the Pope’s blessing.

      • Jeffrey Neal is a Giant Pussy and a Dangerous Perverted Deviant Person
        November 7, 2015 at 2:19 am

        Ok now Jeff – Full disclosure I have nothing against the Gay and Lesbian community. It is 2015 and although strides have been made and succeeded of the course of time we do need to further progress forward all the more for equality for all. This what I believe and that is where I am coming from. I have friends that are gay and there is zero problems at all with me and my wife with a persuasion that differs from ours. We poke fun at each other only IN fun when we get together.

        But dude come on you are off the rails and way more than just me knows this as you can see. The very weird shit you say on here is just that – very fucking weird and suspect. Seriously, who thinks like that? You come up with shit that my gay buddy who lives next door to us would never think of because he and his significant other are gay but not fucking social misfits weird ass deviant perverted thinking psychopaths.

        The fun part reminds of my roommate in the dorms in college. He was a black guy but I could give a shit about that. I am colorblind. I remember the four of us ( there were two more ) getting booze for a dorm bash and among the products bought was several bottles of Freixenet – Cordon Negro champagne. I know the cheap stuff but we were poor college kids. My God. I took that word Negro from the several bottles of champagne and ran with it. It was all in fun and my roommate knew it and he laughed his ass of.

        So the message is Spurts, lighten up Francis. Maybe you will find a friend some day. Either that or get the flying fuck out of here. Your choice…

        • TurtleBoySpurts
          November 7, 2015 at 10:05 am

          I choose neither. Haha. You move, asshole.

          • Jeffrey Neal is a Giant Pussy and a Dangerous Perverted Deviant
            November 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm

            Well then, go fuck yourself you self loathing egotistical weird perverted deviant fucking asshole.

  • TurtleBoySpurts
    November 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Hey, it’s now the Friday after the election and, yes, Gaffney still lost. HAHA HAHA.

    • Finnish Goalie
      November 6, 2015 at 11:19 am

      And Clive seems to take minimal pleasure from this fact.

    • Waaaaay back Wasdin
      November 6, 2015 at 11:30 am

      It’s Friday and another article about how great Turtle Boy is. Can we just stick to articles about underwater Italian restaurants. I found that one very funny. Are we going to have to sit here for two years of self-aggrandizing?

  • Mr. D
    November 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

    just in case though

  • Ser Davos Seaworth
    November 6, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Well…. that escalated quickly.

    • Skeptical
      November 6, 2015 at 10:42 am

      To an insane level at an insane pace. This is just ridiculous. He could have chosen an evidence supported, eloquent argument explaining why he felt what he felt and how his ideas should be on the table as well to be discussed, but instead chose to accuse someone of aligning their views with slave masters.

      This is an insult to impartial investigative writing.

      • Q--Ball
        November 6, 2015 at 11:10 am

        Exactly. Yet we still pay his salary by purchasing the T&G. Know what really scares Spanks? No readers. Gives the editors the Willies too.

        • Skeptical
          November 6, 2015 at 11:29 am

          The sad part is you don’t see this drivel out of Nick or Dianne. How in the Hell is Clive still working there when standing shoulder to shoulder with people like that?

      • Haha
        November 6, 2015 at 3:18 pm

        “He could have chosen an evidence supported, eloquent argument explaining why he felt what he felt and how his ideas should be on the table as well to be discussed, but instead chose to accuse someone of aligning their views with slave masters.”

        Where did you think TBS learned his writing style from? Take this article, replace every “Gaffney” with “Petty” and you have Monday’s exclusive hot take. The only difference between them is what side of the social spectrum they sit on.

        • Skeptical
          November 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm

          Bullshit flinging.

          There’s times when you’re right, but TBS does offer evidence in many different articles.

          • Haha
            November 7, 2015 at 8:22 am

            Vague correlations are not proof in most circles.

        • Skeptical
          November 9, 2015 at 12:11 pm

          So showing the obviously bullshit shady donations for Sarai’s campaign was not proof?

          Or how about screenshots of what people said or references made to other articles by sources you yourself would deem credible? All are at least *something* in terms of data.

          What the fuck did Clive do here that constitutes anything but vitriol?

          The answer is, nothing.

  • Skeptical
    November 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

    While I agree with a lot of what is said here, the article only passes the desk of two of those people before being printed, and maybe a third.

    Parsons, Webber, and Simollardes are the three people to email. Focus on them people.

    The rest of them have zilch to do with the newsroom.

    • Fred
      November 6, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Actually, there’s almost no reason any of those folks would’ve read Clive’s article. The city editor or someone else on the city desk (a junior editor or senior reporter; Webber and Simollardes would only intervene in special circumstances; and a publisher at a paper that size almost never steps in the newsroom) would have given it one or two reads before sending it to Austin, Texas, to be “copy edited” by folks who couldn’t find Worcester on a map.

  • Finnish Goalie
    November 6, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Whoa. Well, Clive sure thinks things took a turn for the worse, eh?

    • Q--Ball
      November 6, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Oh, Clive! It took me 30 years, but now I get it! You’re what Willis was Talkin’ bout, aren’t you.

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