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My name is Aidan Kearney and I’m the guy who runs the show at Turtleboy Sports. For the last 4-5 months I’ve been writing a tell-all, coming out of my shell book, about everything you could possibly want to know about Turtleboy. It’s over 100,000 words long and set for publishing within a week.
It’s self-edited and published so it probably has a bunch of spelling and grammatical errors that you’ve become used to by reading the blog. But then again, you don’t come to Turtleboy for spelling and grammar, you come to Turtleboy because we fight back against the forces of censorship. And that’s ultimately what this book is about. It explains my origins as a teacher in Worcester and at Shepherd Hill, and how my experiences there with students, the union, administrators, and parents opened my eyes to so many societal issues that we cannot publicly express opinions about for fear of losing employment. Here’s some highlights of the book:
- Attempting to teach the hand-picked 100 worst behaved students in Worcester at the Fanning Learning Center, many of who have appeared in Turtleboy blogs, and what I learned from it
- Teaching at Shepherd Hill, and the effect that overbearing parents and vindictive administrators have on public education
- What Shepherd Hill taught me about coverups involving teachers, and how institutions manipulate the media to publish fake news
- My first blog AidanFromWorcester.com and the trouble it got me in at work
- How and why Turtleboy was created, and its evolution from a hobby to a business with millions of followers and dozens of contributors
- The real story behind my October 2014 trip to Buffalo to see the Patriots, how it ended with me being falsely accused of sexual harassment and/or assault, being forced to leave school due to death threats, and how I used this opportunity to turn Turtleboy from a hobby into an established media outlet
- How the blog used “bone rides,” investigative reporting, brutal honesty, humor, entertainment, and social media to grow into what it has become today, including my role in the company
- How my experiences as a teacher and the owner of a free speech website has shaped my political opinions
- How the blog battles back against many forms of attempted censorship, including boycotts, smear campaigns, harassment, blaming the blog for potential suicides, death threats, public confrontations, lawsuits, and ridiculous big tech censorship, in order to preserve democracy
- The entire story story behind the Michael Gaffney, Talib Kweli, and Gordon Davis lawsuits
- A guy from Lancaster who attempted to file criminal charges against me in Clinton District Court, and how we beat him too
- How Turtleboy uses public shaming as a way to reform society and behavior, and the positive effect it has had on countless people featured in Turtleboy blogs
- Testimonials from people who credit Turtleboy with turning their lives around
- Why the Department of Justice came to Worcester because of Turtleboy
- Public confrontations I’ve had with Julius Jones, WANDA, and others who have appeared in blogs
- Crazy lady Tara Brooks, who used to come to my house, post pictures of me while I was jogging on her Facebook page, and send my family pictures of my kids in an attempt to censor the blog
- Things my new friend Kevin Lynch was doing to me personally that no one else knows about, and the effect it had on my family
- How I came to hire the people who work for me, including all the bloggers
- My day of hell with Wayne Sobonek, and how he used death threats and Craig’s List against me to try to censor North Shore Turtlebabe
- My personal relationship with Clive McFarlane before he wrote a hit piece on me, “outing” me as the alleged only contributor to Turtleboy Sports
- Why I won’t get a paint job despite the fact that someone keyed “fuck you” onto my hood
- What was going on behind the scenes that allowed Turtleboy to be able to break so many major stories
- My relationships with Greg Hill, Howie Carr, Kirk and Callahan, Michele McPhee, and other established media figures
- The entire background story about my personal and professional relationship and history with Steve Levine, and how South Shore Turtlegirl’s blog on him affected that
- The most controversial blog ever published about a former Shepherd Hill student (not my student though), and why I will never take it down
- Blogs that I have taken down and why I chose to do that
- Turtleboy’s never ending battle with Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and the effect that censorship from Didi Delgado and other social justice warriors has had on our business and bottom line
- What I have been doing behind the scenes with attorneys to try to combat big tech censorship
- Plans for the future, including an ad-free turtle club, public speaking appearances, developing a newsletter, creating a new domain, refining the brand’s image, improving the layout of the website, expanding to new areas, and how I want Bret Killoran to become a bigger part of the brand
The book will be available to purchase as an E-Book and in paperback, hopefully within a week. I wrote it because Turtleboy needs a public face. I will always protect the anonymity of my bloggers, but I want to make it clear to the critics who say we are anonymous because we’re ashamed of what we do, that I could not be prouder of what the blog has done. I want them to know that although I do not create the majority of the content, I still support this 1,000%, and I’m certainly not afraid of their threats, intimidation, lawsuits, or any other attempts to censor free speech.
Thanks for supporting what we do.