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Worcester Magazine released their endorsements today, and in doing so they have officially joined the Telegram and Gazette as a gigantic joke. Used to think these guys were alright, but it turns out they’re just a fraudulent, fake publication that no one would ever pay for, which is why they give them away at Bushel n’ Peck. Here’s who they chose:
City Council: Puddy, Kate Toomey, Moe Bergman, Konnie Lukes, Khrystian King, Juan Gomez
School Committee: John Monfredo, Tracy Novick, Diana Biancheria, Jack Foley, Molly McCullough, Nick D’Andrea
District 1: Tony Economou
District 2: Jennithan Cortes
District 4: Sarai Rivera
Here’s the many ways in which WoMag just made a mockery of itself:
First of all, Walter Bird refers to the choices as “we.” No. There’s no we. It’s Walter Bird’s dear diary. Secondly, here’s some things he says about Jumpin’ Joe Petty:
- We do not believe he is led by a machine
- Do we ignore the growing presence of college students downtown and millions of dollars invested in 60 or so parks because of who was involved?
- The north end of Main Street is a ghost town. It must be changed.
LOL. He’s not led by a machine. Right. Don’t even need to address that because we all know that Jumpin’ Joe jumps when and how high Jim McGovern tells him to.
But clearly Walter Bird has NEVER been downtown if he thinks there are college kids walking around downtown. That’s literally the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard in my entire life. Apparently he’s just making this shit up as he goes along because a couple sentences later he says that the north end of Main Street (downtown) is a ghost town. So apparently all the college kids walking around down there are ghosts. Gotcha.
Just a reminder that this is what downtown Worcester looks like at 2:00 PM on a Tuesday:
Kate Toomey is just there. She always gets reelected because she makes the rounds of Worcester funeral homes like none other.
Moe Bergman we have no issue with. Wish he’d be a little more ballsy and speak out more often for what’s right, but he’s OK.
The fact that they are endorsing Konnie Lukes on the same ticket as Joe Petty and Sarai Rivera proves that Walter Bird pulled these names out of his ass. Lukes is the exact opposite of Petty. It’s literally impossible to agree with both of them.
The reasoning for Khrystian King was priceless: “
- Every year, we hear talk about more diversity on City Council and School Committee. Yet, year after year, we do not see it translate to the polls. We are putting our money where our mouth is this year, not just because of skin color, but let us be brutally honest. When folks talk about diversity, they are talking about candidates who look like and reflect Worcester as a whole.
So let me get this straight. You are not supporting King because he happens to be black. You are supporting him because he “looks like and reflects Worcester as a whole.” Yea, nothing completely fraudulent or hypocritical about that selection. If you wanna vote for Khrystian King, then go for it. Just don’t tell me that you’re not doing it for diversity while in the same breath say that you’re doing it for diversity.
Their endorsement of Juan Gomez is along similar lines:
- We also see a dire need for more connections with communities of color, and as president and CEO of Centro, Gomez can be a leader on the Council in that regard.
Yup. We need a Latino person on the council. Therefore you must vote for Gomez. Did Old Balls write this? You know how you can tell Walter Bird is full of shit? On the School Committee he personally endorsed six white people. So despite saying that “we also see a dire need for more connections with community of color” he still chose not to endorse the only person of color running for School Committee – Hilda Ramirez. FRAUD. Walter Bird is a FRAUD.
He did NOT endorse Tina Zlody, Linda Parham, Bill Coleman, Rob Sargent, Mike Gaffney, or Matt Wally. So Walter wants people of color on the Council, just not women of color, fat people of color, or women with colorful hair. Got it.
Sargent and Gaffney are good shit, so it makes sense that Walter wouldn’t pick them. But how does he not pick Matt Wally? The man is a machine pawn in the making. He’s 100% supported by the establishment, he says all the things the machine wants to hear, and he’s basically running on a ticket with Molly McCullough – a candidate that Walter Bird endorsed. So once again this proves that Walter put ZERO thought into any of this and randomly picked six people.
Personally, Turtleboy has nothing against Tony Economou. But he’s just too tied to Petty and we don’t trust anyone like that. You gotta throw the bathwater out with the baby. Oh yea, and Cindy Nguyen happens to be ANOTHER person of color that Mr. Diversity advocate Walter Bird elected NOT to endorse. Instead he’s going with the entrenched, upper-middle class white guy. What. A. Fraud.
No matter who wins this district we all lose. Candy Carlson and Jenny Cortes both suck. But if Turtleboy had to pick he’d pick Candy, only because Cortes did two really shitty things:
- He was an outspoken advocate against police at North High School and aligned himself with the Circlejerk.
- He sent several emails to Turtleboy Sports sponsors threatening to boycott them. He used to have his biannual campaign fundraiser at a restaurant in District 2. But because they supported Turtleboy Sports he moved it to District 3. He took business directly out of the District he wants to represent and advocate for because he’s so butthurt about a blog. Nice guy.
If you endorse Sarai Rivera, then there’s no way around it – you are an asshole. What else do you need to see about her? She’s a slumlord who doesn’t pay taxes, she harasses police officers doing their job in Main South, she’s verbally abusive to anyone who disagrees with her, she supports calling Mesfin Beshir a “house nigger,” she protected Mosaic, she’s a fake pastor who compares herself to Jesus, and she mocks her immigrant opponent for misspelling words. She is the antichrist. Anyone who isn’t endorsing Jackie Kostas is likely an asshat.
First of all, they didn’t endorse Brian O’Connell. There’s a reason this guy destroys everyone in every election – he’s good at his job. He understands what the citizens of Worcester want more than any other candidate. He stood for cops at North High and he opposed Melinda Boone since the get-go. Teachers like him. Parents like him. Taxpayers and voters like him. But Walter Bird found six candidates he apparently liked more.
John Monfredo is a huge joke. First of all, he’s been accused of some serious shit in the past involving children. But, besides that the only thing he ever does is tell you to read to your kids at night. He was a yes vote for Melinda Boone time and time again, and he opposed cops at North High until the very bitter end when they had no choice.
Tracy Novick. Nuff said. Walter Bird endorse Tracy fucking Novick. A woman who has opposed cops at North High (calling it an armed encampment), said that the job of a vice principal is to be punched in the face once in a while:
Par for the course for principals to get bruised up by kids. This is Tracy Novick’s vision for the WPS.
She endorsed Melinda Boone steadfastly, doesn’t look constituents in the eyes at meetings because she’s writing her blog that no one reads, and sued the city so that drug addicts can beg for money to fuel their addictions. Tracy Novick is a disease and a joke, and apparently so is Walter Bird.
Diana Biancheria we don’t have an issue with. We’re not endorsing her because we don’t really trust her intentions. She’s voted the right way on everything but at the same time she is at every Petty fundraiser that has taken place. Turtleboy can’t trust someone like that.
Jack Foley teaches at Clark, voted against cops at North, and supported Boone. Nuff said.
Molly McCullough we have no problem with…for now. Her relationship with the machine makes us skeptical, but we’d take her any day of the week over some of the other stiffs currently on there.
Nick D’Andrea was obviously a great pick. Can’t tell you how necessary it is to get this guy on the School Committee. A turtle rider, a father of kids in the WPS, a man with a vision. His policies stand in stark contrast to Novick, which again proves that Walter Bird pulled these endorsements out of his ass.
Walter Bird did NOT endorse Donna Colorio, Hilda Ramirez, Brian O’Connell, and Cotey Collins. Donna Colorio would be a great addition to the School Committee. It boggles Turtleboy’s mind that people would even consider voting for Tracy Novick over her. The Ramirez non-endorsement makes zero sense as well, considering that her and Tracy Novick LITERALLY have identical voting records with Joe Petty. You cannot possibly say that you endorse one and not the other without admitting that you are completely full of shit. That’s Walter Bird – completely full of shit.
Vote the Turtleboy Ticket on Tuesday:
Mayor: Michael Gaffney
City Council: Gaffney, Sargent, Lukes
School Committee: Colorio, D’Andrea, O’Connell
D5: Gary Rosen
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