Thursday, August 28, 2008

MB and You Know What

This topic has now taken on a life of it's own so why not start a thread on it?

I'm not defending his actions since he did trespass and did it knowingly. Something as an avid trail runner I have done many times. I've been in that area literally hundreds of times and there are many, many trails that have a quasi public use - trail bikers, horses, bike riders, walkers and I have run across countless people over the years I've been in that area with no complaints. As a runner power lines are great since they usually break into trails off the lines and I'll follow them. At, when I was actually on the site, I had an extensive list of trails in the Mboro area and I think Mark was following one of them. I've also collected feathers through the years and have actually given them to science classes or used them in lessons by creating quill pens. Canada Geese were usually the best but turkey feathers are quite common and I use to pick them up.

At least he addressed the issue and did not avoid it like MT and JP did. As far as the total package of his actions I can't comment on that but you folks are free to do so. Mark gave his explanation and both he and we will have to live with it.

You can check out his blog at

Monday, August 25, 2008


I have been following this issue on Toxic and have posted some of the posts, a sample, from that creative and wonderful site (insert sarcasm). I have no idea if it is or is not a PAC? Much of this is in reference to their proposed yard sale. Here are a few of the posts from someone, certainly not me, who appears in the know on this issue. I don't know what their status is. Maybe someone else does?

CFO seems worried about permits for cooking marshmellow. This weeks Gazette says " is a non-profit organization, and the request was submitted by.." CP. What type of 501(c) is CFO? Are they really a PAC?

Here is some non-profit information:

Lobbying Activity of Section 501(c)(3) Private Foundations

Private foundations that spend money on lobbying activity will incur an excise tax on those expenditures; this tax is so significant that it generally acts as a lobbying prohibition.

In addition, a private foundation does not qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly referred to as lobbying). Legislation includes action by Congress, any state legislature, any local council, or similar governing body with respect to acts, bills, resolutions, or similar items (such as legislative confirmation of appointive office), or by the public in referendum, ballot initiative, constitutional amendment, or similar procedure.

A foundation will be regarded as attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges members of the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the foundation advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation.

Is CFO A PAC? Have they registered and filed reports? Here is some PAC information

The term "political action committee" (PAC) refers to two distinct types of political committees registered with the FEC: separate segregated funds (SSFs) and nonconnected committees. Basically, SSFs are political committees established and administered by corporations, labor unions, membership organizations or trade associations. These committees can only solicit contributions from individuals associated with connected or sponsoring organization. By contrast, nonconnected committees--as their name suggests--are not sponsored by or connected to any of the aforementioned entities and are free to solicit contributions from the general public. For additional information, consult our Separate Segregated Funds and Nonconnected Committees fact sheet
After registering with the FEC, PACs must file regular reports disclosing their receipts and disbursements. PACs have the option to file these reports quarterly or monthly, and may change their filing frequency as often as once a year. PACs that choose to file quarterly may be required to file certain pre- and post-election reports, depending on their activity. Please consult our reporting page for more information.

Perhaps MB can write about this in his Gazette article and Middleboro Review and Gladys Kravitz can blog about it.


From Is CFO Legal?

After registering with the FEC, PACs must file regular reports disclosing their receipts and disbursements. PACs have the option to file these reports quarterly or monthly, and may change their filing frequency as often as once a year. PACs that choose to file quarterly may be required to file certain pre- and post-election reports, depending on their activity.


From Lakeville BOS

Please ask what their legal status is at the next meeting for the public record. I would but fear retribution. We have a right to know exactly who wants to use our town property. Are they a non profit PAC? Sounds impossible.


From Not Listed CFO

"Monson Voice On Casinos PAC" is listed as State registered PAC #80813 on the list of Massachusetts "Polical Action Committees"

Where is CFO?


From Donations

MIPAC is a registered Massachusetts political action committee (CPF ID 80587). Under Massachusetts campaign finance laws, to contribute to MIPAC, you must be an individual 18 years of age or older. Contributions to MIPAC are not tax-deductible and are limited to $500 per individual per calendar year. All contributions greater than $50 will be reported to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Best Of Topix (AKA-Toxic)

Topix (AKA-Toxic) has become a source of dismay and envy for the CFO bloggers who, of course, never lower themselves to the level of the Topix miscreant posters. In fact when one views the more virulent CFO blogs - virtually all - you will find it littered with some of the more pronounced Bon Mot's of the Toxic crew. Many post on Topix certainly fit into the Mary Tufts over the top category but many others represent an outlet for a years worth of stored bile that is more on target than off. I have decided to post a few of the more choice ones of today (not mine) that I have found to be interesting.

Feel free to post any additions as the days go by. These are just a sample from a gander at Topix today and I could easily post another twenty.

From a posted called "JP is a Joke."

She has learned NOTHING. She is as posinous and clueless as ever. Her latest statement read like something out of the funny pages:

"Middleboro Selectmen should change their motto to: Never Present The Facts. My Mind is Already Made Up."

Jessie talking about FACTS? CLARK CT 100 ESL TEACHERS

Her motto should be "What can I do today to make sure people will always remember me as the sta-puft marshmellow from Clark CT."


"Never let the 'TRUTH' get in the way of blogging"


"It is better to crticize and complain than to do"

From a poster called "LMAO."

How does it feel, cfo? All those blogs for over a year and now finally a place where they can be answered. Just cruising your blogs one can see the focus on Toxic that you have. How do you enjoy the nastyness on this site? IMO it has a long, long way to go before matching yours. How does it feel knowing your control is limited to faxes, phone calls and emails to Toxic? This is what many have endured with your bloggers for over a year. The personal attacks, especially by MT and JP, that would just go on endlessly. They still continue to this very moment. Your posting boards are closed to one mindset and always will be. But you are welcome here.

I'm sure this will have no impact since none of you read Toxic. LMAO! I'm sure you will have MT continue her "cute" little videos but, naturally, any pictures posted here will be removed. Oh, that's right, you folks don't read Toxic. LMAO!

From a poster called "Blogs."

They can cry all the want. Mary Tufts, Kim Shea and Carl Pierce are all toxic. Carl may single handedly make it so no real quality group can raise money on the lawn of the Lakeville Town Hall. Mary and her actions and lies that have been proven here are now dwindling since her husband must have said, Either Rich Young or Me... You choose. Then there is Jacquie Tolosko, who moved out of town and pretends to be no part of this but cannot stay out of it. Where is Rob Desrosiers? He was up to his eyes in all this stuff? Where is he now? I guess there is not much to say about any of them.

From a poster "More Racism."

I can't believe that Carver Chic, otherwise known as Kim Shae would reprint this outrageous racist statement:

"cdplakeville said...

I continually remain in the fight for the quality of life for my children. My family has lived here longer than the Mashpee were a real "tribe". A polyglot of "praying indians" gathered in one place does not automatically make any one group a "tribe". I'm not in it for power, popularity or political agenda. I'm in it because it is the right thing to do, win or lose."

CDPLakeville, the Federal government disagrees with your racist take on Indian history. What kind of "quality of life" do your children have being raised by a parent who is apparently a proud bigot?

This kind of blatant racism is really shocking. Based on CFO's blogging campaign they seem to be morphing into an organized hate group. Anyone know who CDPLakeville is?

And from "A Dose Of Their Own Meds." Reads like "Val."

Actually, it looks like people are just giving Mary Tufts and Jessie Powell a little sample of their own medicine - seems as if they don't like the taste of it very much. Since they've ignored repeated polite requests to take down all the nasty personal insults and vicious trash they've posted; it looks like people have resorted to the eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth strategy. It's a pity it has to be that way.
Actually, I think the posters on this forum have been too kind. These are public figures - PLEASE - use their full names! They use full names on their blogs. Speaking of blogs, I think more people should follow Raven's example and start their own blogs. I think Mary Tufts really needs to experience what it feels like to have some stranger trashing her on the Internet day after day. Let Mary's husband and kids be embarrassed to see their family name trashed all over the Internet. Let's let Mary see what it's like to explain her kind of crap to children, family members and her husbands co-workers. They think it's okay to go after Limo's business, Bond's career, Marsh's husband's career, etc. etc ? Fine! Maybe people should go after their businesses. Mary is already claiming that people did, when no one has done anything of the kind. The anti's are the ones who've pulled that kind of crap. Maybe people should give them a real taste of their own medicine? Maybe they need to see what it feels like to have complaints filed against their businesses? Maybe they need to have their professional reputations trashed online? Is that what it will take for these evil, mean spirited people to have some compassion and consideration for others? Looks like.
If these bloggers think Topix has been tough on them, I don't think they've seen anything, yet.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's The Messenger!

I have stated many times that you can support the message and not the messenger as in the case of Jessie Powell. Mary Tufts is now in that elite company of the dishonored. Over a week and still no reasoning behind mass mailings or vandalism and this is looking every bit like a repeat of the JP issue that I so eloquently posted on somewhere in this collection. In my experience, first hand, is that when you "mis-speak" or post faulty data you hustle right up front to correct it or say "I screwed up." Totally acceptable. What is not is the bunker mentality that is being displayed and the support it gets from the ever shrinking CFO group. Now, I'm sure if there was any validity to what she posted it would have been front and center on her blog. Ain't there, folks. That, in my book, closes the deal.

Through the years I have been been shocked by behaviors of those I have supported in the political and sports arena. Again, in politics, you can and should support the message even if your messenger has serious character flaws - Hello! John Edwards - is the latest example. Does it mean what he says is without value simply because he had a track record of dishonesty? Of course not and the same would apply to a Craig or Ted Kennedy or the myriad of politicians who seem to be prone to personal attempts at self destruction. Again, support the message.

Seems like this issue will be handled the same way Jessie handled her "problem." Ignore it and rely on the drones of your shrinking support group for reassurance. Jessie at least had the good sense to find an issue that could resurrect some semblance of being a public person. I suspect this will not happen with the latest adventure of foot-in-the-mouth. I won't even get into chickens and mallets that seem to have gotten the Topix crowd going full bore.

CFO just looks like that Jackie Gleason character - "The Poor Soul." Anti casino folks have to stand alone at this point. Failure is their option.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jessie Powell and Marshmallows

Amazing. Again, the lack of research surfaces with Jessie Powell. This is from Topix and it looks like Jessie was, again, wrong on a post. Don't know who wrote it but congrads. Seems that when "The Queen of Cut and Paste" is left to her own devices problems happen.

JP writes ( Right-Spelling mine)"Wampanoags"

"It was publicized after the fact, that the Mashpee "Wamponoags" ( Mis-Spelling hers) held a Sacred Ceremony on land that appears not to belong to them on Precinct St.,

Although the purpose of the Sacred Ceremony is unclear, as it is unclear that permission was obtained to trespass or to ignite an outdoor fire in what is generally a very dry month,
It really is shameful.

I attended Native American ceremonies and "earth blessing" rituals of several different tribes and they are serious and beautiful. What I saw from the pictures is mockery of what should be considered their religion. It would be like taking whiskey to a Catholic baptism or me wearing a pentacle to a Catholic Church. It is unheard of to take marshmallows to something like this. Naive and stupid."

You see JP, People knew there would be one knuckle head out there that would try and say this or that about a permit.

So pulling a "cooking permit" for the event. Well.. You needed to have something to cook to make it Legal.Marshmallows was agreed upon.

Now personally, I felt It was symbolic of the marshmallow brain that would write a negative blog about permits and such for this event.. Being first you win the prize. lol

You win. a story from me. My highest

Over 230 positive people attended this event. I must say it was beautiful like the indian events you describe. To bad no media, Following tradition of this being a sacred event. I was Honored to be invited, What a feeling it was to be part of History in the making.

Sorry you missed out.

Stay at your computer while life passes you by.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mass Mailings

§ 100.27 Mass mailing (2 U.S.C. 431(23)).
Mass mailing means a mailing by United States mail or facsimile of more than 500 pieces of mail matter of an identical or substantially similar nature within any 30-day period. A mass mailing does not include electronic mail or Internet communications. For purposes of this section, substantially similar includes communications that include substantially the same template or language, but vary in non-material respects such as communications customized by the recipient's name, occupation, or geographic location.

Someone posted that on Topix regarding a post Mary Tufts (AKA - Gladys Kravitz) made regarding some of the tactics of the pro casino forces. I cannot dispute much of what Mary posted except to say that there appeared to be a certain level of agitation present on both sides. At the TMFH hell I was greeted with some hoots for clapping after a few anti casino remarks. Being in a tent with X number of union types I was a very distinct minority - even greater than the final 67% to 33% drubbing. But back to the post.

GK claims that one of the aspects of the actions of the pro's was a mass mailing. What? I don't recall any such thing. I've asked around yesterday and today and neither does anyone else. This has resulted in a "call out" on Topix by some of the more ardent pro forces and anti GK forces of some proof - and I certainly would like to see some. Based on GK's previous supported of Jessie Powell on her noted lies I suspect there may not be any. If so, why keep it in the blog? Makes no sense. Then again, neither did that fowl attempt at humor.

From my own experience on multiple posting boards it is best to supply the FACTS or to say it was a simple mistake and remove that portion of the post. I have done that several times myself as it is no big deal. But when you leave false information out there and support false information all that does is reaffirm the obvious.

I have, as you can see if you waste time reading my stuff, post considerable information on baseball. With baseball I have discovered, as with virtually everything else, that opinions can change as the facts change. I never really have seen that applied with most of the anti casino group. Some, like MB, are at least will mention that they have, like me, a price on the issue. Too bad it has taken on a take no prisoners aspect for many of the anti casino crowd as all that will do is isolate them from actually being a viable force.