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The pointless Coreen Gaffney! … Or: Where does District 4 City Councilor Candidate Coreen Gaffney stand on THE TOUGH ISSUES, THE REAL CHALLENGES of Worcester’s District 4? … She is NO WHERE!

Text + pics by Rosalie Tirella

MIA! Parading around our D 4 streets (where does Coreen stand on the proposed 25 MPH inner-city speed limit?!)…

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… planting fuckin’ flowers. Oblivious. When we need solutions to OUR INTENSE HEART-BREAKING, DEADLY District 4 Challenges!!:

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Like the homeless, opioid problems … . I took this photo on Millbury Street a few days ago. You see folks struggling like this every day on Millbury Street, the beginning of the gentrified Canal District.

So many homeless men and women in the Canal District …

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… hanging out under the Green Street bridge …

Sleeping on Green Street …

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District 4 cries out for help! Coreen Gaffney plants pansies!!

The Canal District – a district of the well off and very poor/homeless! No middle! Like a mini NYC or Boston!

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… Then there are the homeless, the bereft, in Main South!

Where is Coreen’s caring-for-the-homeless/drug-addicted blue-print?

“Canning” at Endicott Street:

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WHERE IS COREEN GAFFNEY’S JOB-CREATION PLAN for the undereducated?

Where is her plan to employ the thousands in D 4 who would be employed in factories, if we had an abundance of factories, like the good old days?! There is no longer this economic engine for the uneducated/undereducated in D 4! No factories to lift people out of intense poverty!

Where does Coreen Gaffney stand on FIGHTING FOR $15 – the minimum/living wage issue? WORKERS IN D 4 need a living wage!

Where are Coreen’s blue prints for D 4’s forgotten workers? Do not ask her! She is too busy posting happy pappy photos of puppies and kittens and public relations photos from D 4 AGENCIES WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE IN WORCESTER!

Sucking ass is not the solution, Coreen!

We do not need a gardener or calendar event listings person!

Are you brain dead? Heartless? So stupid that you don’t SEE what we here in D 4 see every day? That’s right – you and Mike just moved here two years ago to jumpstart our political nightmare!!

If elected, will you follow the lead of your toxic husband CITY COUNCILOR MIKE GAFFNEY and vote the way he does on the tough issues that impact District 4? Your evil hubby has been ANTI: people of color, refugees, sanctuary cities, street level social service agencies, the homeless, the drug-addicted…HE HAS BEEN PUNITIVE, DESTRUCTIVE…NO ANSWERS. Truth be told, Michael Gaffney has used all of the above as wedge issues to garner votes from the angry, confused, bigoted…

Will you follow his lead? If elected to the city council, will you vote the way your evil husband does?

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Your husband hates Woo being a sanctuary city…

You seem to echo his statements/beliefs when tough issues come to the forefront of city life!

Fuck your flowers!
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They are pretty, but we have REC, urban gardeners, college interns, teens in church groups who do/can do what you’re doing. And they do not expect to be elected to public office!

Your urban flora escapade is a pretty smokescreen … just cheap, feel-good publicity for you and Michael in an election year. We need answers to OUR OPIOID problem, to our malnourishment/health problem, to our jobs problem, to our obesity problem …

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So many folks in D 4 are overweight or underweight – either way: MALnourished. D 4’s poverty rate is the highest in the city! But on your FB page you post pics of you and hubby eating at Woo’s finest restaurants. Michael posts photos of his white Porche…

You two suck.

But you have highjacked my beloved city because a la Donald Trump you VALIDATE the socio-economic, racial prejudices and fears of so many in Worcester. People who are not adjusting to the new diverse, multicultural, urban, global world …

Kids in our city who need understanding…

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… not hatred and ignorance. The kind that pours out of Turtle Boy-Aidan Kearney and your husband Michael Gaffney.

D 4 is MY District…

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Rose’s…
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I love D 4 so much! And I can tell you, Coreen, you DO NOT GET HER, understand her complicated beauty! For one nanosecond!

You do not deserve to represent District 4 because you are clueless …

I hope to see you planting evergreens this Christmas season in D 4 – AFTER YOU’VE LOST THE ELECTION!

But I won’t be waiting for you outside the Main South CDC or Mahoney’s…cuz you’ll be gone.

🎼Extras…and Trump-Gaffney musings😥…

By Rosalie Tirella

The heart-breaking Chris …

… and Kurt …

Wish these guys had stuck around our mean ol’, ravishingly beautiful orb. Artists … they would have HAD to create art.

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Then there are people whose lives are the antithesis of art. Take (please!) prez Donald Trump and, on the local “stage”: Worcester City Councilor Michael Gaffney; his tool, wife Coreen Gaffney (she will vote lockstep on the council with her ever cynical hubbo Mike, if she wins pol office. BEWARE, WOO!!!); and Aidan Kearney-Turtle Boy, the son of former Woo school committee member and religious right stealth candidate Mary Mullaney. Turtle Boy and Mike Gaffney are so like Donald Trump, it’s scary!! They are kings of a cultural, spiritual wasteland! They manipulate their supporters. They have so many head games running that the voters lose track of the lies…

During these politically dysfuntional times, does every American city/town have a Mike Gaffney and Turtle Boy? And their tools, a la Coreen Gaffney? Yeah. Probably.

Sigh…

Still, we must keep hope alive! In the country …

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pics: R.T.

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…and the city.

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City Councilor Mike Gaffney: a bowl of PURE, SICK, TWISTED EVIL with a turd on top! … Or: Can Worcester City Councilor Michael Gaffney sink any lower than he’s already sunk? (YES!!!!) … Or: Gaffney’s jumped the shark, knows he’s taken a drubbing in Woo and his mayoral dreams are dust – so he’s gone bat-shit CRAZY!

By Rosalie Tirella

Mad Man in Chief Donald Trump’s got nothing on Worcester’s Sicko City Councilor Michael Gaffney.  Woo has never seen a politician quite like him – the dirtiest fighter we’re likely to step over (eeek!!!) in a generation, a guy so hungry to win the Woo mayoral seat he’ll use his slippery smarts to spread malicious lies about his political opponents, incite racist reactions … throw our fair city under the bus, splattering bodies left and right – especially if they belong to our most vulnerable communities. Makes no difference to the Gaffer! As long as he wins!

Just when we were thinking: Gaffney’s sanctuary city bull shit resolution – meant to devastate Mayor Joe Petty and catapult him – the Gaffer – into the mayor’s seat in November, forget about sowing crazy, divisive seeds in our community – blew up in his face sending him to ICELAND to vacation and realize the error of his ways … He’s back!!! WITH EVEN CRAZIER SHIT!!! It’s as if the crystal Iceland beauty did nothing for his soul – he may as well have vacationed in a vat of shit. I’ll take it a step higher (or lower): Gaffney’s even more vindictive and mendacious AFTER vacation! Forget about “putting things in perspective,” “counting your blessings,” or just having plain ol’ fun while on vacation. Gaffney in Iceland = a vindictive asshole hatching more nefarious political schemes. Too bad if the public is misled!

So…right outa the box, he is on his FaceBook Page linking Mayor Joe Petty with the anti-fascist protest yesterday in downtown Worcester. The protest got a bit hairy, like protests often become when America starts flexing its democracy muscles … These days that’s happening thanks to the (Russian-induced?!) election of Donald Trump. It’s like OUR COUNTRY IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, and every day there are protests in cities and towns great and small – including Worcester – that reflect an America in crisis. In Worcester, at yesterday’s protest, a reporter was allegedly assaulted by a protester.  A handful of protesters were arrested.

STOP THE PRESSES! says GAFFNEY in two of his posts! I SEE THUGS RUINING WOO AND AMERICA! I SEE VIOLENCE ROCKING WORCESTER! A  vulnerable GIRL reporter was slugged!!! AND IT’S ALL MAYOR JOE PETTY’S FAULT! HE STARTED ALL THIS! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!!!

Is there a well padded booby hatch we can throw Gaffney into?

The slick, deceptive Gaffney put a photo of Petty at a Washington DC rally in his FB page post along with a few of yesterday’s Worcester protest photos – to make it look like Petty was at yesterday’s protest.  And Gaffney worded his post – and his previous one about the protest – in such a way that it looks as if Petty was not only at yesterday’s protest but incited the violence at the march. Caused the violence!

Petty wasn’t at the protest. Most likely he was enjoying the three-day weekend like the rest of us.

Presidents Day Weekend.

Here’s a screen shot of one of Gaffney’s FB posts about yesterday’s protest:

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Gaffney did this during a weekend America honors our greatest Presidents – politicians like FDR, Abe Lincoln, George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt.

Sick.

He’s made Donald Trump, his political role model – not Teddy or Abe.

And it’s this way with all devils like Trump and Gaffney: They sense the good guy/gal qualities in people/voters – and go in for the kill, thinking the people are too stupid and naive to see the truth, that they can be easily lied to and manipulated. They spin their web of lies because they believe their opponents or the people are not gonna “catch on” or fight back because they won’t be able to wrap their heads around all the noise, confusion, convoluted fake facts they’ve created. A win for the Trump’s and Gaffney’s!

Don’t bet on it!

Michael Gaffney, like Donald Trump, will be called out and exposed by the press and a wise hoi polloi EVERY time he does something wicked, illegal … low-down low.

Today, on Presidents Day, when we remember and honor our great presidents, City Councilor Michael Gaffney chooses to slither beneath us, swollen with his own green puss of lies and hatred for American Democracy.

Drain the swamp.

Is it Christmas yet?!

Text and photos by Rosalie Tirella

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Today, Rosalie, after donning her Santa cap to watch the WFD fire trucks snake up her Ward Street and Richland Street …

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… shouted from her 4th floor – yes, FOURTH! floor! – apartment: Another sad footnote to our lives here! … THERE REALLY ARE TWO AMERICAS! My America cannot make enough money to buy the crap houses we rent for exorbitant amounts of $$$ here, in our inner cities. The heroin, the guns! The garbage! Our people are suffering! … These neighborhoods weren’t like this a generation ago – these houses, these streets, were spring-boards to the middle class! I remember!

Rose looked to great minds for answers:
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The minds were mute.

American workers need a living wage! Rose cried. FIGHT FOR $15! she shouted, fists clenched. AMERICANS NEED FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SO WORKERS CAN LEARN NEW SKILLS TO GET GOOD-PAYING JOBS! she said.

But just look at the local politician who is running for Worcester mayor next election cycle, arguably the city’s most up and coming political up-and-comer: caustic, racist, race-baiting, hate-spewing, Turtle-Boy blog-promoting and all around asshole Michael Gaffney. Mike Gaffney! God help my city!

And on a much bigger canvas … The new president of the United States is Donald Trump!  DONALD TRUMP!!! MADNESS! MADNESS!!!! Trump, like Gaffney, is an insult to the working class. A death knell for all Worcesterites/Americans. But Trump and Gaffney get people on their side, get working class folks’ votes because they exploit their fears, their anxieties around a multicultural Worcester/America that is different and beyond their comfort zone. These two politician-creeps work that vein … demonize immigrants, women of color, the disenfranchised. They whip up discord and hatred to garner votes. All an act …

– from Stephen Colbert

Because it is all about power – or better yet, feeling good about themselves, boosting their, believe it or not, LOW SELF ESTEEM!!!!

That’s right.

Donald Trump is lying when he said he had a “great” childhood/youth. He had a shitty one, thanks to Daddy Fred Trump.

From Colbert:

Closer to home, Mike Gaffney also had a shitty childhood – we hear it was God awful deprived. Now this Man-Boy, who deep down loathes himself, wants us Worcesterites TO LOVE HIM BY VOTING FOR HIM, a la Trump. So he can love himself! Finally!!!!

Do not do this, Worcester!

Or America.

First step: IMPEACH TRUMP, or find some Contitutional-loophole to get rid of him!.

Step 2: VOTE ANYONE BUT GAFFNEY FOR MAYOR OF WORCESTER. LIKE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA and lots of Americans did with president-elect (!!!!) Trump, we cannot make the mistake and dismiss Gaffney as a cynical nut job who could never be mayor of the second-largest city in New England.

He could do it…win … and make Worcester a mean, racist place where children hide in corners – just as he did.

Do you want to see Turtle Boy blogger Aidan Kearey, Gaffney’s mouth piece, in Worcester City Hall, in OUR mayor’s office, as Gaffney’s Chief of Staff?!!!😖😖😖🚒🚔♨♨🎃🎃

We’ve got Breitbart in the Oval Office.

It’s no big jump to Turtle Boy in the Worcester Mayor’s Office.

Worcester, do not discount these two devils: Michael Gaffney and Turtle Boy Aidan Kearney could do it.

Attorneys have bullied legal advocates – including this one!

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Fair play – the AMERICAN way pic:R.T.

By Gordon Davis

Many opposing attorneys have bullied legal advocates with the threat of “practicing law without a license.”

The issue has come up in several of the cases I am working on:

In my lawsuit against Turtleboy, his lawyer, Margaret Melican, threatened to have me investigated for practicing law without a license.

Melican’s threat was hollow, as the venues in which I practice do not have a requirement of being a lawyer to represent clients. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) allows non-attorneys to practice through the initial investigation. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and respective Housing Authorities do not require representatives of clients to be lawyers.

As a rule, all courts whether State or Federal, require representatives of clients to be lawyers. Of course, a person can represent himself as pro se. For both of my cases, Davis vs. Turtleboy, and Gaffney vs. Davis, I am a pro se party.

A lawyer’s value is found in his knowledge of court rules and legal concepts.

It is easy to confuse evidence with a charge or count. For example, in State courts denial of Federal FMLA cannot be a charge – but it can be evidence of bias. What lay person is familiar with the Courts’ rules for Interrogatories and their one year cutoff date?

Once, during an Investigative Conference at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) a lawyer for United Parcel Service (UPS) asserted to the Hearing Officer that I should not be allowed to represent my client. The Hearing Officer ignored him. The lawyer made the assertion a second time, and then the Hearing Officer said the Commission allows non-attorneys at this stage of proceedings.

It came up again today when I joined a blockade of a bank auction of a foreclosed house. The main organizer, Lori, told me of how a bank attorney shouted in court that she would face criminal charges for practicing law without a license. She was not sitting at the Defendant’s table, but in gallery.

The bank’s attorney was practicing intimidation and bullying.

For all of the cases in which the Worcester Anti Foreclosure Team (WAFT) supports homeowners, the homeowners are pro se. They represent themselves.

According to Lori, the banks’ attorneys have declared war on WAFT.

Why, I wondered, as the banks’ attorneys get paid either way. She said that with the approximately 34 cases of foreclosures being defended by pro se homeowners, the banks’ attorneys have to work harder and make relatively less money.

The law about licensed lawyers is applicable to disbarred attorneys or to someone who falsely represents themselves as an attorney.

I am not an attorney.

It has been my experience that there is a courtesy that other court officers extend to lawyers that is not extended to pro se parties. Many lawyers call each other “brother” or “sister.” If you are pro se, expect to face disrespect. I recall a case in which I shipped a box of papers to an attorney. The papers in the box were not stamped with a number, and I asked that the box be shipped back to me. My adversary refused and told me to come and get the papers. So I had to go to Boston and get a 40-pound box of papers.

I suppose all is fair in love and law.

The two-faced city councilor – Michael Gaffney

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Worcester City Councilor Michael Gaffney is suing InCity Times for a million bucks! He says he’ll drop his court case if ICT editor/publisher Rosalie (pictured above) NEVER writes about him again (during his stint as city councilor/and running his political campaigns!!) AND if she suspends ICT writer Gordon Davis for one year!!! Hey, Hypocritical Gaffney! What about OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS?!

By Rosalie Tirella

I just edited and posted Edith’s  Donald Trump piece; her sage words made me think of Worcester’s own Donald Trump – dangerous dissembler Worcester City Councilor Michael Gaffney.  The latest Gaffer: How Gaffney used a very prosaic moment in Worcester government – the City Council’s annual review of the City Manager – and turned it into a three ring circus during which he professed to be a guardian of everything that he, in the depths of his mangled little soul, absolutely is NOT! Just like Donald Trump!

The depths of Gaffney’s fucked-up-edness cannot be plumbed in a mere blog post. To do that we would need to enlist the professional expertise of Freud, Jung, Erikson, a host of other developmental psychologists, Shirley MacLaine and quite possibly Jesus Christ.

We haven’t got the time – we must forge ahead! So to sum up: Gaffney came up with an evaluation of Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus that used the C word and other “dirty” words, included a blown up pic of Brenda Jenkins from the Mosaic Complex, was more than 150 pages long … . In short, it was a public document on the verge of a nervous breakdown!

This is OK with us because a. Gaffney’s got the First Amendment on his side and we LOVE the First Amendment, and b. The document, by Gaffney, shows voters just how deeply fucked up City Councilor Michael Gaffney really is! People will read his oompa loompa opus on the city website and say to themselves: How – WHY –  did we elect this nut job? NEVER AGAIN!!!!

But at Tuesday’s city council meeting Gaffney took the First Amendment and made himself her brave and true defender! MY GOD! Is this America?? he bellowed to his cowed colleagues! My God! Read the First Amendment! I have it right here – printed out on this HUGE POSTER! Where are the photographers to capture this made for the camera moment? I want pictures of me defending America all over the papers tomorrow! Lights, cameras, demagoguery!!

And, of course, just like the publicity savvy Donald Trump, Gaffney’s photo WAS all over the papers’ websites yesterday and today. Commenters thought him so brave and strong – swimming against the sniveling Worcester City Council current, the people AGAINST America, the Woo elected officials who would flush the First Amendment down the toilet!

Gaffney wins! Worcester City Council loses! Again!

This is such nonsense!

Is this any way to run a city without a downtown?!!

Why does Gaffney NEVER EVER SHED LIGHT ON THE ISSUES??? ONLY USES THEM TO TRY TO ADVANCE HIS POLITICAL CAREER?

He, like Trump, is a piece of shit.

He, like Trump, has taken racial issues that the city is grappling with  – Black Lives Matter, safety in our public schools – and used them to reinforce racial/ethnic prejudices of lots of Worcester folks. For their votes! Just like Donald Trump is doing nationally, with millions of Americans. Pathetic!!!

The Turtle Boy brigade is a microcosm of the racial hatred out there, and racist Aidan Kearney-Turtle Boy blogger ostensibly writing about the issues is really spreading hatred. Gaffney is a Turtle Boy supporter and vice versa. They use each other to get votes and clicks, respectively. But they’re both so smart, like Trump, that their fans don’t see their pretzel bending of the truth! Their truth is contorted! They, like Trump, are community-destroyers!

What brings it all home: Gaffney is suing InCity Times for a million bucks! He says we’ve said he’s a racist. He’s mad we’re being mean to him – causing him thousands upon thousands of dollars of psychic pain. What bull shit. This from a guy who two days ago, on the City Council floor boomed that: PUBLIC OFFICIALS HAVE TO TAKE IT ALL! PUBLIC OFFICIALS HAVE TO BE THICK SKINNED AND  TAKE THE INSULTS AND CRITICISM HURLED AT THEM BY THE VOTERS! It’s America! It’s the First Amendment!

How creepy is the serpentine Gaffney that behind the scenes, away from the cameras, he tells me that he’ll drop his court case if I, editor/publisher of InCity Times and this website, NEVER write about him again (during his stint as city councilor/and running his political campaigns!!) AND if I suspend ICT contributing writer Gordon Davis for one year!!!

So Gaffney wants to muzzle InCity Times – shut me and Gordy up – and he thinks he can because he’s an aggressive asshole and where would ICT get a lawyer from? (He would never dream of going after Clive M. or other publications with a legal TEAM!)

Well, ICT has got herself a kick ass lawyer!

We’ve got to protect OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS … from Worcester City Councilor Michael Gaffney.

Worcester City Councilor Mike Gaffney – never in fashion!


By Rosalie Tirella

… But wait! YES! OF COURSE the Gaffer is in style in 2016! All the way, baby!

He is super cool! Super bad! Super in control! Just look at the big fake potted plants in his Route 9, mostly empty, law office!

One week ago I was sitting in Gaffney’s sterile law digs and he told me this:

Rosalie, I WON’T SUE YOU FOR $1 MILLION  DOLLARS IF YOU NEVER EVER WRITE ABOUT CITY COUNCILOR MICHAEL GAFFNEY in your paper – or on your website –  again. Ever.

And…IF YOU SUSPEND InCity Times WRITER GORDON DAVIS FOR 1 YEAR

Ha! What was this deluded dunghead snorting?!

I basically told Worcester City Councilor Michael Gaffney to go fuck himself and stormed out of his ugly law office.

Is this pretend-man not the most deluded, arrogant asshole? Especially in light of what was written about him in the daily, by a local columnist who reminded the entire city that Gaffney is racist…is a demagogue who’ll jump on an issue like a nymphomaniac on a whore’s bony butt?

City Councilor MICHAEL GAFFNEY, a scion of the mighty town of Webster …

City Councilor Mike Gaffney, a guy sporting five different shades of bleached blonde hair and riding any Worcester issue that he feels will get him votes and a chance to grandstand – never illuminate an issue, make bright …

Gaffney, a weird, dark guy – a guy who bizarrely speaks about himself in the third person as in “City Councilor Michael Gaffney” this and “Councilor Gaffney” that seems to be in fashion …

Even though he seems a bit “off” …

It’s his time!

A la whack-doodly presidential candidate Donald Trump!

A la hate-spewers Fox News!

A la Ann Coulter!

A la the Tea Party clowns!

A la the Freedom of the Press-haters!

Like those vitriolic losers, Worcester City Councilor Mike Gaffney has made himself the crooked vessel to hold  lots of Worcesterites’ crooked fears. Their fears about: immigrants, people of color, poor people, the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement, a Worcester that is a majority-minority city once you cross Park Ave and head in the direction of my neighborhood, a Worcester where minorities – shut out of city jobs/power-hubs for so long – are looking for a significant piece of the Worcester pie. A Worcester where FINALLY people are coming out to say – sometimes shout – in public how it really feels to be black or brown or poor in America, in Worcester …

Gaffney and his deniers do not want to hear the truth that is  bubbling up here, in Worcester …

So it really should have come as no surprise to anyone that Gaffney would seek to destroy me and InCity Times. We’ve been on the right side – his wrong side – for almost 15 years! We’ve been speaking truth to power since day 1. Gaffney destroyed the Mosaic complex, its director Brenda Jenkins, the building in which it was housed, its TRUE history –  one of the few WOO African American social service agencies… And now he wants to destroy one of the few TRUE WOO alternative newspapers.

Well, Gaffer, Gordon Davis ain’t going away and you’ve already been called a racist by a columnist at the city’s biggest paper. Of course, you won’t sue them for a million bucks cuz you’re a coward and a kiss-ass. But you’ll go after InCity Times.

Give it your best shot,  Donald. I mean Michael!

Gordy parked in yum yums!

Judge Dismisses Defamation Case

By Gordon Davis
 
Judge Brian Davis threw out my defamation case today May 10, 2016. Judge Davis made it clear – in a nice way – that we were not related! I cannot say that lawyer Margaret M. Melican was a nice person. I suppose she, like Aiden Kearney, cannot help their obsession with mocking people. She also posts comments in TurtleBoy Sports in rhyme, besides being its attorney.

When I asked the court to allow my wife to help me with my papers because of my low vision, Ms. Melican mocked us by saying, “I wish I had a wife.”

This ridicule and mockery by her did not escape the attention of the Judge, who rhetorically asked Ms. Melican, “So she could help you with your papers?”

He also said he read my complaint and could not find that Aiden Kearney nor TurtleBoy Sports libeled or defamed me. He based his ruling on the general tenor and context of the defendant’s blog.

The Judge ruled that there was some political content to the blog. In so many words his ruling was: People can say the most outrageous things, and it is not defamation, as long as it has a political context.

Although disappointing, the ruling will give guidance to other publishers and writers in Worcester.  You can call any politician or public figure, such as Worcester City Councilor Michael T. Gaffney, anything as long as you mention some political issue which the politician has taken a position or not. The ruling will help in my case against Gaffney.

I was somewhat comforted that the Judge said no reasonable person could believe anything that the defendants wrote, especially when they called me crazy and mentally unstable. The Judge implied that I was neither. However, there is a danger to the words of a racist blogger like Aiden Kearney and TurtleBoy Sports. The danger is seen in the racist ranting of a city boss against a dark-skinned Hispanic man on April 1, 2016. He was upset that the dark-skinned man was dropping his family off at Worcester City Hall and had blocked his car. Words were exchanged and the city boss allegedly shouted: F##cking a##hole n#gg#r.  
 
Kearney and TurtleBoy Sports has made it OK to be racist in Worcester.

This is seen nationwide, as the Donald Trump effect where the Ku Kluxers openly support Trump.

In Worcester, I call it the Michael T. Gaffney effect.

City Councilor Gaffney has been perceived to be a racist, due to his many actions having disparate impacts on Black people in Worcester.

For now, we will have to fight the racists and their bloggers with words. Those are not the only weapons in our fight for equality and justice. The fight may be fought in the streets, such as we’ve seen in the BlackLives Matter civil rights movement.

The City of Worcester has investigated the incident I have described, above. The City has refused to make public its investigation. There should be demonstrations and other events to force the City of Worcester to release the documents.

Worcester City Councilor King – a class act! Always in style!

While many members of the Worcester City Council – notably city councilors Gary I’ll-demagogue-an-issue-to-death-any-day Rosen and the weird, evil boll weevil Michael Gaffney – engaged in not so subtle race-baiting this Tuesday night as the city council dealt with the Mosaic group conundrum, brandy new Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King spoke truth to stupidity and (unfortunately) power.

Here he is at this week’s Worcester City Council meeting. Yes, Mr. King, these are the short-sighted, small-minded people with whom you’ll be working to run this city.

My condolences.

– Rosalie Tirella