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Last night we wrote about the 20 Massachusetts State Senators who voted against simple legislation that would pay for infrared cameras for firefighters, bulletproof vests for cops, and a youth violence and street crimes unit. The money the state paid would be matched by the federal government. Voting yes was a no-brainer, yet 20 morons still voted “no” on the day before Ron Tarentino is buried. The argument for voting no was that “t
here is flexibility in the grant program that is doesn’t have to be used for vests, and can be used by communities to meet their needs.”In other words, they want more money to dole out to their supporters and donors at the expense of public safety. Shameful.
Shortly after we published the article and tweeted it at the 20 Senators who voted against it, this happened:
— Michael O. Moore (@SenMikeMoore) May 27, 2016
Would you look at that. 37-1. This is what we do at Turtleboy Sports. We shame people into doing the right thing. We let the know that we’re watching. They had no choice. The best was how all their butthurt legion of supporters justified their flip-flopping:
No, they received clarification that the amendment was actually legal, and voted again. https://t.co/kfN4xQeZqu
— Nick Alberino (@nmalberino) May 27, 2016
Oh right, they voted against police safety because they thought it was illegal to vote yes. Yea, that makes TONS of sense. We all believe that.
The only one who still voted no is Dan Wolf, because he doesn’t mind showing the world that she is against public safety. But the other 19 cowards changed their votes because they knew people were watching. They knew how dumb they looked and they wanted to pretend they suddenly cared. Disgusting.
State Senator Jamie Eldridge of Acton, who represents a lot of the Metrowest north area, blamed Turtleboy for politicizing his disgraceful vote:
— Jamie Eldridge (@JamieEldridgeMA) May 27, 2016
Politicizing? This was about doing what’s right. We’ve had enough of you crooked politicians taking money from lobbyists and working in the best interests of your donors rather than first responders and teachers. This is the same guy, along with Sonia Chang-Diaz, who patted Deval Patrick on the back as he signed legislation forcing teachers to pay to be fingerprinted in order to prove they weren’t interstate child molesters. Why does he hate public servants so much? Not nice.
Wanna know what Jamie Eldridge does as a State Senator? This:
I shit you not, he is having a ribbon cutting ceremony in his district……for a water fountain!!!! Notice the bottle at his feet. He’s ready to fill that bad boy up and save the ozone layer!!! This guy would hold a ceremony for you if you opened up a can of pickles on your first try. But supporting the police with our tax dollars? No thank you.
Guess what Jamie Eldridge was voting in favor of yesterday? Banning plastic bags:
A ban on single-use plastic bags from large stores and chains around the state, approved by the Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday, will feed the anger of store owners upset with recent government actions, according to their chief spokesman.
On Wednesday, the Senate added a rider to its budget on a 29-to-9 vote banning single-use plastic bags at many checkouts throughout the state. Under the legislation, checkout bags at certain stores would need to be reusable or made of recycled paper and sold for at least 10 cents apiece.
In other words, Jamie has told himself that he is saving the environment. Now businesses will have yet another expense that will make it harder for them to stay in business, because Jackwagon Jamie Eldridge from the wealthy town of Acton has anointed himself Captain Planet.
Not surprising he doesn’t care about or understand the plight of small business owners. After all this is his resume:
AKA his home in Acton has been financed by taxpayers his entire life.
Anyway, the bill passed because we shamed them into it, but we should give a shoutout to the 17 State Senators who voted the right way the first time:
Locally we’ve got Ryan Fattman, Jennifer Flanagan, Michael Moore, and Anne Gobi. Good stuff. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue, as Jamie Eldridge suggested it was:
— Jamie Eldridge (@JamieEldridgeMA) May 27, 2016
Newsflash – supporting the police doesn’t make you a Republican. It makes you a decent human being. Just as being a Democrat doesn’t mean the highlight of your career has to be transgender bathrooms, plastic bag bans, and water fountain ribbon cuttings. The only Republicans in the Senate are Fattman, Bruce Tarr, Richard Ross, Patrick O’Connor, Dan Humason, and Virato deMacedo. It’s easy for them to vote the right way. Special shoutout to all the democrats who voted yes and weren’t afraid to show the world that being a democrat doesn’t mean you’re automatically a dooshnozzle.
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