Spanky McFarlane is paid by the Telegram and Gazette to be a clickbait whore. That’s literally the only reason to keep him around. He is paid to throw around the race card, piss people off, and get people to pay attention to the Telegram’s Facebook page. But lately he’s been failing miserably, as can be seen from his column on July 22:
What a dud. Hey Spanky, no one cares about how block grants are affecting people’s lives. No one read that article. The weird part is that he wrote this column the day after the City Council rowdy-down over the Mosaic audit. It’s almost like he was trying to show the world he wasn’t a one trick pony.
But we all know that Spanky got the call to come upstairs and speak with his superiors: “Look Spanky, don’t forget what you’re here for. Get out there and racebait!!!”
Not surprisingly then today this was what the Facebook page looks like after he defended the indefensible and called anyone supporting a simple audit a racist:
See. Good job Spanky. You were the page view whore that the Telegram paid you to be. Seriously, though, has there ever been a columnist more predictable and unloved as Spanky? He’s like Henry VIII’s daughters. No one wants him but yet we’re stuck with him.
Anyway, we all knew Clive would think this standard audit of an organization receiving money from the government was a racist witch hunt. But how could he possibly defend what happened at the meeting the other night? The place was a literal zoo. Hippie after hippie got up there and talked about how racist Turtlebigot is and thus any councilor who agrees with Turtlebigot on ANYTHING is also racist. There was no decorum, everyone ignored Joe Petty, multiple people were taken out by the police, and Boom-Boom told Joe Petty he was “abusing children our children North High” despite the fact that she has no children.
His logic was as follows. The City of Worcester has a long history of being fiscally irresponsible and fucking shit up. Therefore they should continue to do so by ignoring malfeasance that has been presented to them by three media sources and dozens of concerned taxpaying citizens. So when Gary Rosen got up there and said he signed onto the audit because he believes in transparency, this was Clive’s hot take:
“This statement would make sense if the gusto with which Gaffney is going after Mosaic, with zero evidence of wrongdoing, was matched by an equal zeal to bring an accounting for the dollars at issue in the cases listed above.”
Zero evidence? Seriously? Zero fucking evidence? Hey Spanky, what are you smoking man? Pass that shit to the turtle because I’ve got a glaucoma!! You’d have to be baked out of your mind to think there is zero evidence brotha. Once again, here’s the check written by the city to Mosaic on November 18, 2013, when they were NOT registered with the state as a 501c3:
See that Spanky? That’s what we call “evidence.”
Want more evidence that they were not in fact a 501c3 on November 18, 2013? Well here’s proof that the Secretary of State had revoked their 501c3 status at that time, only to reapply for it on April 17, 2014:
Want more proof? Well their own lawyer actually said at the meeting the other night that they didn’t need to file for tax-exempt status because they used a fiscal agent – the Barber Shop Alliance. But the problem with that is, when you use a fiscal agent, checks are made out to THEM and they pay all your bills for you. They handle all the money….and yet, the city’s checks were made out directly to Mosaic.
But please, tell me more about how there is no evidence. Tell me more about how Councilors Gaffney and Rosen are going after Brenda Jenkins because she’s black, not because she’s a criminal.
From there Clive went on to complain about how Gaffney doesn’t care about “Black Lives Matter.” But for the record, Gaffney and every other normal person out there agrees that black lives do in fact matter. But we just don’t care for the assholes that hide behind those three words. Because they use it to block highways, endanger the public, protest outside of Marty Walsh’s home, defend the terrorist killed in Roslindale, and even do the unthinkable – defend Angelo West after he shot Officer John Moynihan in the face.
Then he threw this gem in there:
“The surprise here is the total capitulation of his colleagues on the council to Gaffney’s strategy of using the power of his elected office to try and lynch a community organization that he opposes.”
Ya see how he snuck “lynch” in there? Gee, I wonder why he did that? Maybe it’s because when you hear that word the first thing you think of is an angry white mob and a black guy hanging from a tree. This is what he is now trying to equate a standard audit of a corrupt organization. A lynching. You know, because you’re allowed to fight for transparency in the government, as long as you’re not white and the people you’re auditing aren’t black. Then it’s a lynching.
Then Spanky did the unthinkable – quoted Dicky Rushton:
Some of his colleagues took comfort in noting that they didn’t think there was a need for an audit. Councilor Rick Rushton called the audit a “fishing expedition.”
“He puts this on the (council) floor and lets the bombs fly away. He did not understand the sensitivity of bringing this issue up without any firm evidence. Zero evidence has been provided, and that’s disturbing. This is very inflammable, and not based on much.”
Oh I’m sorry, did we hurt Mosaic’s feelings with this audit? Because you’re not allowed to audit a corrupt organization if it makes them “insensitive” by bringing it up. Spanky, don’t you know that everyone thinks Dicky is a joke? No one takes him seriously. Even he knows that. It’s the reason he’s not running for reelection. I mean, just look at this fucking guy:
That man is clearly here for our amusement. Then listen to this mushmouth try to string a sentence together before getting roasted by Gaffney:
The bottom line, is they’re so butthurt because we’re winning. They are in hippie denial. They actually think Tuesday night was a victory because they audited 10 other organizations as well. But yet we haven’t heard a peep or complaint from any of them. Just the hippies defending their cash cow. I wonder why…..