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GoFundMe’s can be a good thing, but they can also be a terrible thing. They can go to good causes, like when we used it to help us raise money for Sarah Ewing’s family, but they also went to scams like Widoff’s bakery for their years of malfeasance. Basically they’re good when you’re raising money for people who need it and deserve it, but they’re bad when people beg for shit they don’t deserve.
On Facebook today I saw that the Worcester South High School football team started a GoFundMe. This is an example of both a good and bad GoFundMe at the same time. On the one hand, there is no cause more worthy of our help than an inner city school athletic program. I can’t tell you how important sports are to the development of young men, particularly kids who come from homes where there is no Dad, and there is no structure. And no sport teaches you discipline, hard work, teamwork, than football does.
I can tell you from experience, that there is no school in all the land that has a tighter knit community than South High. As a cranky middle-aged man, I can assure you that friends from South High School stick together throughout life like no other alumni. All we ever did was lose games (unless you graduated in 2007 or 1989), but yet the sense of pride that South kids had in where they came from is unrivaled. Go to a South High wedding. Guaranteed that over half the groomsmen will be dudes that the groom went to high school with.
So I know that South High alum will come through for this team, because they know how important it is. The Colonels are led by first year coach Mike McAuliffe. When he first stepped in as coach he came to the realization that the team didn’t even have the appropriate supplies for practice, never mind the games.
This is what I was talking about when I say that GoFundMe’s can be a bad thing. Because make no mistake about it – this is a fucking joke. It’s an EMBARRASSMENT that a diverse city high school has to go to the Internet and beg for money like a Goddamn panhandler. I’m happy they’re doing it, but I’m embarrassed as a South graduate and a Worcester taxpayer, that this is what South High School has to do in order to put together a football team. Why is this not adequately funded in the budget? Why is this more important than the hundreds of thousands of dollars in waste that I can think of without even going through the budget line by line?
Here’s what I’m proposing. Jen Roy, I know you’re reading this. If you have an ounce of class or integrity, you will resign from your bullshit, superfluous, $50,000 a year job as “communications specialist” tomorrow. Anything else is unacceptable. Jen Roy’s job is the definition of wasteful spending. It’s a position that did not even exist until Melinda Boone decided that she was too gutless to face the media, and needed a cheerleader to make a bullshit website and newsletter that made her look good.
It is a DISGRACE that she has the minerals to pay this talentless, unqualified, obsessive busy body, to message Turtleboy Sports at 2 AM with imaginary lawsuits, and borderline psychotic rantings and ravings:
What an absolute joke. The city of Worcester also put out an ad today for a “Chief Diversity Officer.” (If you’re reading this, you should apply for this job, because we all know who will get it if we just let them take it). This person will probably get a six figure salary to do a task that is not needed. The mere fact that this position exists, suggests that Worcester’s workforce is not diverse enough because those who do the hiring are racially biased. We all know that that is the furthest thing from the truth. Yet Joe Petty and Ed Augustus signed off on this, while the South High football team has to beg for fucking money!!
Are you as sick of this shit as we are? South High school is THE perfect example of something that the Circlejerk and their fantastic friends should care about. But yet because of their incessant whining about institutional racism, we are diverting city funds towards groups like Mosaic Cultural Complex, Jen Roy, Chief Diversity Officer’s, Hector Pineiro settlement funds, and all this other BULLSHIT. That’s where your tax dollars are going as black, hispanic, asian, white, and a shit ton of other diverse boys beg for money on the Internet.
Coach McAuliffe had this to say on the GoFundMe: “My main goal is for the student athletes on the South High Football Team to become young men that value hard work, friendship, sportsmanship, and selflessness.”
Ya see that? There is a coach with a vision. Doesn’t mention winning or losing, because traditionally we lose at South High. That’s what makes us Colonels. But it’s the values you took out of it that really mattered. If every dollar that went to Mosaic, Jen Roy, and DOJ discussions, instead went to programs for the youth in worcester, there would be less youth violence. You want to make the city better? Start with the kids. The parents are a lost cause. Did you read what the coach says in his explanation? I want to teach these young men about hard work, friendship, etc. What the fuck is mosaic teaching anyone? To resist law enforcement?
The Mass Fury’s starting defensive tackle, Craig Winfield-Shippee, was a 2007 graduate. A kid who grew up with nothing handed to him in life, smack dab in the middle of Main South. Without football every day after school, what would kids like Craig be doing? What are their options when they go home? Because all the other neighborhood geniuses end up harassing the gang squad in front of Tedeschi’s with an iPhone.
In these yearbook pictures right here I see four army veterans, a U.S. border patrol agent, Worcester firefighters, cops, small business owners, a North High Vice Principal who was assaulted this year, and tons of other productive American citizens.
All of them could attest to the fact that football shaped them into the men they are today. The current students at South High School NEED our tax dollars more than the sneakthieves, crooks, and chiselers who are basically stealing it right now.
And it’s not just Jen Roy who should step down. Melinda Boone just accepted a pay raise that could fix all of South’s problems over night, despite being borderline incompetent. Joe Petty’s salary doubled when his boy Tim Murray doubled salaries for part time elected officials back in 2006. Now he’s asking for another pay raise. Both of these ass clowns and Ed Augustus should resign tomorrow.
This is what their version of Worcester looks like – a heavily funded state and federal investigation of a blog, while South High School students beg for scraps.
Get these fucking clowns out of my face in November, Worcester. Vote them out. Vote them out hard. I don’t just want Joe Petty to lose – I want him to get steamrolled. I want this election to send shockwaves through the establishment. I want Jim McGovern making phone calls to the Massachusetts DNC to ask who the fuck started this dumpster fire. Because if this doesn’t tell you that change needs to come, then I don’t know what will.
P.S. Someone just donated $5,000 anonymously. I fucking love you whoever you are. I’d ask you to come forward so I can get you credit, but you’re obviously not doing it to be recognized. So I tip my cap to you sir or madame. But it doesn’t change the point that it shouldn’t take some anonymous Robin Hood to bail out our schools when there is money available that is going to the wrong people now.
Double P.S. Doherty sucks.
Triple P.S. Leicester sucks too.
Quadruple P.S. Mike Gaffney just gave $250. Your move Joe Petty.