Everyone knows by now that Carlo “Old Balls” Baldino is a senile, racist old man who wants to bait Turtleboy with his Telegram.com blogs. I don’t even read him because it’s a waste of time. You might as well go down to the YMCA locker room and listen to old naked men stand there all day and talk. That’s what an Old Balls blog sounds like – a conversation amongst a group of naked old guys at the YMCA.
But people are all fired up lately, and rightfully so, for the things he’s been writing about. I’m not even going to bother to point out how idiotic some of his ramblings are. Because getting into it with old senile people usually leads nowhere, as many Thanksgivings have shown us all.
Instead I’m going to stick to pointing out what a blatantly racist and offensive dooshnozzle this person is. And I’m not even upset with Old Balls. He is what he is – a delusional elderly man who makes you laugh because he’s so insane.
The real dooshnozzle here is Jim Normandin at the Telegram and Gazette who continues to allow this bigoted old man to publish hate speech blogs in his newspaper so that he can get cheap page views and attract more advertisers.
One term Old Balls has been referencing a lot when it comes to Turtle Riders is “rednecks”:
“The blog is extremely popular with Worcester’s color-blind rednecks who want to “take their city back.”
“My guess would be that releasing the Worcester film would skew the narrative of the city’s color-blind rednecks who insist the police are never wrong.”
“Worcester’s white redneck class has been making their usual extreme remarks coinciding with their usual extreme responses to a Black Lives Matter protest on Martin Luther King Day that blocked traffic in Kelly Square for four and one half minutes.”
Worcester’s white redneck class. The Telegram allowed an old man from Sutton to print a racially derogatory term about white people in Worcester. But it’s OK to call white people rednecks of course, right Jim Normandin? Imagine this were the other way around and an old white guy from Sutton was calling African-American people from Worcester racially insensitive names. I’m sure that would go over well.
It’s also laughable that Joyce McNickles keeps telling him to write these things about Turtleboy Sports readers at their luxury home in Sutton. A lot of you reading our blogs are doctors, judges, lawyers, cops, teachers, principals, healthcare workers, firefighters, and a bunch of other honorable professions. And Jim Normandin is publishing blogs that call you rednecks.
“Their goal is to elect anti-Boone candidates to the school committee and pro-police candidates to the city council who support police officers in schools and surveillance cameras in classrooms.”
See that right there? That’s Joyce McNickles shaking in her boots. You’re right Old Balls, our goal is to elect anti-Boone, pro-police candidates to the city council and school committee. And your trophy wife realizes this, which is why she’s freaking out and telling you to publish this garbage. Well guess what? In November, we’re going to show you just how powerful the Turtleboy Sports Revolution is. There will be at least two, if not three new members of the School Committee. Can’t wait to read your blog about how racist the entire city of rednecks is then.
Then there was the article he posted blaming the Boston Police officer, John Moynihan, who was shot in the face because he was racially profiling black people:
“Let’s break it down: shots were fired at an earlier point in time, so the cops came along and stopped the first vehicle they saw because it had Black men in it. This is what is known as racial profiling. This is what happens when you drive while Black. If they hadn’t stopped the car for no justifiable reason, the Black man would still be alive and the cop wouldn’t have been placed in a medically-induced coma.”
Ho-Lee Shit. The Telegram and Gazette is making money off of this hate speech. Jim Normandin allowed this old man to call a cop who got shot in the face, a racist. Jim Normandin allowed Old Balls to victimize Angelo West, an attempted cop killer. I’m not even going to get into how ridiculous everything he is saying, I’m just gonna point out that the Telegram allowed him to print it because they’re making money off of it.
“Worcester is far more racist than Mississippi.”
The Telegram and Gazette is profiting off of a man who just called Worcester residents more racist than the most racist state in American history.
“If the police were disarmed, they wouldn’t be shooting unarmed Black men and then using their dubious defense, “He reached for my gun.” In Ferguson, Missouri, Officer Darren Wilson would have had to confront Michael Brown one-on-one, with only his club and taser to aid him. That would have been a relatively fair fight, wouldn’t it? Or this disgraceful coward could have rolled up the windows of his police cruiser and locked the doors until backup arrived.”
Jim Normandin just allowed Old Balls to print hate speech in which he suggested that Darren Wilson and Michael Brown should be engaged in a “fair fight.” Because the Telegram and Gazette believes it’s OK to advocate for a society in which criminals are given a fair opportunity to kill police officers. The Telegram and Gazette is promoting speech that suggests that police officers who use their weapons in self-defense are “cowards.” He actually said that. Someone should pass this on to the Paxton Police Department to let them know that the Telegram and Gazette profits off of speech that suggests that Police Chief Robert Mortell deserved to die when he was shot by three burglars in 1994. After all, it was a “fair” fight because Mortell didn’t use his gun.
“If a bunch of old white folks holding signs with pictures of aborted fetuses blocked Kelly Square for four and one-half hours would there be the same reaction, the same demands for legal action? Not bloody likely. How can this be explained?”
Yes. There most definitely would be a huge backlash against abortion protesters if they blocked traffic in Kelley Square. And whether or not you agree that the grim reaper should have a right to embarrass his cause on Pleasant Street by protesting outside of Planned Parenthood, the fact of the matter is that those protesters aren’t breaking the law. If they stepped inside the buffer zone before the SCOTUS said that zone was unconstitutional, then they would be arrested and no one would feel bad for them.
Here’s what it looks like when you read an Old Balls blog:
See on the right hand side? Those are ads from the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury, and the Neil Rosenblaum Goldsmith Gallery on Park Ave. They pay the Telegram and Gazette money to appear on Old Balls blogs because they know people will click on them for the shock factor and see their ad. The hippies aren’t the only people who can boycott.
If you want to then feel free to call those places up and tell them you don’t appreciate them financing a man who calls you a racist redneck. They probably don’t even realize it since businesses have been trained to throw their ad budget at the local newspaper. They have no idea what they’re promoting.
The Telegram peddles their smut effectively too. Check out their digital advertising page. The first thing they do is brag to prospective advertisers about their audience size:
1 million monthly visitors. That’s close to what we get and we started a blog from scratch last year. Cool story bro. But 1 million is a lot of people, so they can peddle space on their racist smut blogs by pointing out that most people who read their blogs are well-off and will buy your gold and gymnastics:
Then they’ll point out how old their audience is:
See that right there? That’s how you can tell they’re losing. Over 40% of our readers are between the ages of 25-34, while only 15% of their readers are. That’s because the only people reading the Telegram are Old Balls’ old friends in Sutton and those naked guys at the YMCA. The Turtleboy Sports Revolution is the way of the future. The Telegram is the way of the past, which is probably why they continue to promote a racist agenda.
And those ads that Neil Rosenblaum and the Gymnastics Learning Center are putting on there? Here’s what they pay the Telegram for that privilege per month:
$3,501 per month. Ya got that? That’s what the Telegram charges them to advertise their businesses on racist and offensive articles that blame police officers who get shot in the face for being racist. That’s what the Telegram and Gazette makes per month off of articles Old Balls writes for them in which he calls people like you rednecks.
Jim Normandin’s phone number at the Telegram and Gazette is (508) 793-9111. His email is james.normandin@telegram.