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Angry Trump lady with a YouTube channel came to West Roxbury vigil, screamed at mothers of young children

When news breaks, she screams at it.

Many of the people who attended Monday's George Floyd vigil at the Holy Name rotary were local parents and their children.

And then there was Dianna Ploss, a Trumpist Muslim-hating provocateur from Gloucester who helped run virulent homophobe Scott Lively's failed 2018 campaign against Charlie Baker but who now takes to YouTube to post videos in which she rants about things like the absolute tyranny of the Swampscott DPW painting social-distancing markers on downtown sidewalks.

On Monday afternoon, she navigated her way to West Roxbury and roamed the rotary with a phone mounted on a tripod, trying to interview some people, but screaming at others.

Cora Carey of Roslindale, who brought her sons to the vigil, reports:

Oh she was BONKERS. She got right up in my face in front of my kids and screamed at me that I was a disgusting person for bringing my children to this. I calmly told her she was entitled to her opinion and turned my back. She kept screaming. It did start an interesting conversation with my kids on the bus ride home, though...my ten year old asked, "why didn't any of the cops standing right there protect us from her or ask her to stop?" I replied, "because she was not threatening us physically, she was not armed, and she was not using hate speech, and she was exercising her right to speak freely, which we should not take for granted." That made a big impression.

She adds:

What I found particularly ugly was there was a man there who was replying to her calmly and quietly...sort of trying to defuse the situation....she kept getting up in his face and then the second he didn't budge and confronted her she yelled, "oh you think just because you're a BIG MAN you can come and intimidate me like this? Because I'm a woman?" Such an ugly mutation of feminism; this was a kind, thoughtful citizen who happened to be male-presenting and 6' tall. She's a tool.

She called me "disgusting" at least five times and told my kids "your mother is a disgusting person." She also said BLM is a "terrorist organization." It took all the self restraint I had to not tell her I found her 80's blue eyeshadow "disgusting" but I didn't think that would make me a very good role model for my kids.

Another local mother, who requested anonymity, had a similar story:

She came up to us screaming like a lunatic "You're disgusting, bringing your children to this!!" She seemed truly unhinged.

There's yet another report from a parent in the Chronicles of West Roxbury II Facebook group.

As we waited to cross the street she started aggressively harassing my family. She started yelling "You are horrible parents", "You should be ashamed of yourselves" "You don't belong here" and "Your children deserve better than you" among other sentences I don't feel I can write here. My youngest started crying. ...

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You've got to make some money on this act like the rest of the MAGA movement profiteers. Sell some shit lady. How did Limbaugh get to 30 mil a year or Howie Carcinaoma his Florida manse? Get with the program KKKaren.

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of the grift.

She's one of the Certifiables, an offshoot of the Americanus Deplorablus (AD).

While possessing many of the same traits of the more common AD, the Certifiable will also be aggressively unashamed in their self-righteousness and almost always be obsessed with the illuminati, Area 51, or the Loch Ness Monster.

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Like the Proud Boys, their latest funding mechanism is to be Professional Victims of the Deep State - Just like the Westboro Baptist Church/Phelps Clan.

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And what side is destroying every US city.

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Republicans.

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Power to the People! @BlackKat

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see here and thanks for playing.

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Stars N Bars was the side that lost but I'm not sure MAGA understands.

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QB Trump and the MAGAs vs. the Antifas

no room for nuance or moderation between the two. makes total sense.

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Trump vs. the rest of us. There were no "antifas" (you do realize there is not one nationwide "antifa" organization, right?) in West Roxbury on Monday.

The time for both-sidesism may be past. There are Republicans with whom Democrats and others can talk (waves at the governor). Trump is not one of them, nor are his ardent supporters. Sometimes, yes, you have to pick a side.

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It votes third party or it gets the hose again.

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It votes third party or it gets the hose again.

Until there is a viable third party, voting third party, like not voting, is voting for the candidate that the majority of the other voters vote for.

You want real choice, don't wait for the national elections and say, "waah, both sides suck." Run for fucking dogcatcher. Or school committee. Or get involved with the campaign of someone else who runs for low-level office. Only by building the bench do you wind up with a great team.

Phyllis Schlafly et al understood this and started playing the long game 45 years ago; the results speak for themselves.

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Still waiting for you to announce your third-party candidacy for one of these jobs

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But the person I was responding to probably doesn't know that. That was my point....there are no sides.

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dorm-room anarchists who couldn't organize themselves out of a paper bag, plus a tiny handful of slightly more aggressive types whose main weapons are milkshake missiles and verbal abuse, plus a few actual Nazi-punchers. By contrast, right-wing extremists are extremely well-organized, do combat training with assault weapons in the woods, and truly hope to start a race war.

Also, Trump wants you to believe that our current unrest is caused by antifa, so you've got at least a 95% chance, statistically speaking, that that's a bald-faced lie. I'm waiting for Barr to start waving around a blank sheet of paper that he claims "contains the names of 57 card-carrying anarchists." Which checks out with what I know about anarchists: they apparently looove home laminating kits.

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Most of these cities that are in crisis right now have been run by democrats for decades

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The uneducated, obese, poor states are all Red states. The most successful states are all Blue states. No one vacations in Kansas or Alabama because they are shit holes.

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I for one am tired of all these freeloading red states, sitting around on their asses drinking Mountain Dew and eating beef jerky when they should be pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps. Why are Republican-led states so lazy and shiftless?

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but that doesn't make my statement any less true.

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it does make it considerably less relevant.

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You think folks don't visit the Gulf of Mexico? Ever hear the term "redneck Riviera?"

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Panama City Beach, etc.

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I heard Greenbow has a nice park bench at the bus stop.

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BZZZZZTTT!

But thanks for playing. Your special parting gift is a Bonus Read!

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The crisis in the cities you reference, is a crisis in race relations that manifests itself in the entire country (indeed, in much of the western world, but I can't speak to other countries' politics and cultural troubles). The fact that the large cities have the large problems, is a reflection of the size of the population. There are smaller protests going on in many other places that you do not hear about. The whole country is in crisis, not just the cities (and their protest marches and rallies) which are covered by the major news outlets. So it doesn't matter who is "running" a city. What matters is the long, ugly, sad history of race relations in this country, and the present attempts to bring light and attention to that long trouble.

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No party has a monopoly on systemic racism. It is all over the country, no matter who is in charge. I would love to give Republicans the benefit of the doubt and have them elected in every major city across the country, but unfortunately it would be basically the same, with just less public services and less tax revenue. More chic-filet's maybe.

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She repeatedly used the words disgusting. The president's favorite word is nasty.

These words reflect attitudes that are responsible for more deaths than coronavirus. We are in a very dangerous time.

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She’s pals with Muslim hating school invader Stilletto Dee and her Facebook page will give you hours of laughs. True Trump believers that have no time for liberals that want comprehensive sex education and Halal meals in our schools! They actually have a hashtag that says #voteoutswine!

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is delicious.

I recommend she give it a try before writing it off.

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Vote out swine? They want pork removed from our schools? How very halal of them.

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They want pork back on the menu at all schools!

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I want the Eucharist and cheese sandwiches that I recall so fondly from school!

I believe in sacred nutrition.

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I want the Eucharist and cheese sandwiches that I recall so fondly from school!

I believe in sacred nutrition.

I want the goddamned Welsh Rarebit. Steaming hot gobs of yellow cheese poured over toasted squares of white bread. Gringos answer to nachos, man! Talk about sacred! Disappeared after elementary school.

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Which is why A TacoTruck on Every Corner! sounded like pure heaven to me!

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bloated, hateful, vocabulary-challenged toad of a President. Her Facebook page is a family-sized bucket o' frothing, foaming, conspiracy-fried cuckoo.

Putin's investment in destroying America from within has really paid off handsomely.

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She seems gross. And very uncouth.

Also my compliments to Cora Carey for a thoughtful approach to teaching her children. And the rest of us.

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I just threw out my blue eyeshadow. The things you learn reading Uhub.

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This is what I thought of.

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This is what I first thought of. But then I realized she reminds me more of this. It's a wonder she made it out of the city alive. She is just like a character ripped right out of a John Waters script, but Ms. Ploss's shit is so bogus even Divine wouldn't eat it.

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It took all the self restraint I had to not tell her I found her 80's blue eyeshadow "disgusting"

I would SO like to see her reaction to that.

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I know Cora (the woman who said this) and I can absolutely see her saying that to someone, without batting an eye (as it were).

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She is something else entirely.

Back in the olden times I remember being in a restaurant in Chelsea after she was kicked out of a Winthrop joint for some weird rally then they got kicked out of a hotel bar and ended up at the local place I was in. When she walked in I was curious... maga hat, huge shoulder pads with a silver blazer, a skirt and white sneakers . Her whole demeanor was just so weird.

Then while chatting with friends I saw something on Twitter about the group and their troubles and how they decided to escape to a Chelsea hotel bar and we joked about going over to counter protest. Then I saw her picture and almost spit my beer out. We left right after because we didn't want to be there for the trouble that seemed to spiral around them.

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TURBOKAREN on the loose!

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The yin to your yang.

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I don't believe Dianna ever called William Gross the "homeboy commissioner".

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Being a bigot who screams at people protesting police violence is the same as making snarky comments on a blog, look at me, I am very intelligent

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I don't hate gay people and don't try to get black people killed.

That's your idea of a good time - maybe you should ask her for a date?

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Birds of a feather and all that flock.

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when none of them were staying at the hotel, this bag of hate- and stupid-gas opined, "It's basically Communism."

She uses that word as an imprecation a *lot*, basically for "anything I don't like or understand." If she keeps that up, she runs the risk of making MA Trumpies look dumb and ridiculous, which is -- oops, too late.

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I have no words, but I cannot remain silent. This is a deplorable human being. Shameful and unconscionable.

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Your North Shore neighbors have known that for quite some time now. I'll add you to our annual Ploss is a POS BBQ celebration

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Just check out this hideously reactive, cognitively impaired person's "work".

Lead in pollution from cars did a number on multiple generations by reducing ability to think critically, control themselves, and age without accelerated dementia.

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What an absolute ass.

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Ms Carey found a fantastic way to turn this hatred into an incredible teachable moment for her children....well done!

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Hmmm. Magoo thinks this lady should take a long walk off a short pier. Or make like a tree and get outta here. Or take a hike up Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. Or go take a ride in Elon Musk’s Tesla that is in outer-space right now. Or visit a cannibal tribe with some parsley in your mouth. Magoo.

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Dianna Ploss should stay in.

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Gloucester resident here. I’m stunned almost everyday to see as many Trump signs and bumper stickers and flags around town. Glosta is pretty libertarian, possibly related to feelings about governmental restrictions on fishing. But this woman’s craziness is just craziness- having to do with her own self- not Gloucester.

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But you can't eat 'em faster than they breed, right? How does the fishing industry ensure that it doesn't literally kill the job?

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One to read: The Secret Life of Lobsters. Those lobstermen are working to ensure they don't kill the job.

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Remember the great fluoride debate at the polls? So weird... That's an entry drug on the path to anti-vax for sure.

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I biked past a gas station on Cape Ann where there was a giant TrumperTruck fueling up. Another giant truck pulls up full of traps, dude jumps out, calls the guy by name and says "WHAT! Are you fucking CRAZY! That idiot is gonna kill everything we worked for!".

Sounds like there are some differences of opinion on the subject.

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As a 61sevener I can honestly say that this woman be cra cra. “staunch” supporter of trump she says she is. Anyone that is so black and white (no race thingy intended here just talking about the disparity of the two colors on the color spectrum) is just cra cra. There are nuances in everything.

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She's highly agitated by a protest happening in Nashua tonight.

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Link y’all and not Zelda’s boy toy. I need to hear this!

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Usually her show is streamed there - she's on a Nashua AM station M-W-F 1-5p.

She also does the occasional live shot - she was running the protest at Charlie (or Char-LIE as she endlessly calls him) Baker's home the past few weeks.

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in the French manner ("shar-lee-AY") is hilariously derisive, implying he probably puts mayo on his fries, wears a flimsy scarf and little black beret in private, and has a cinq à sept girl on the side.

Such devastating, incisive wit! Well done, m'lady -- well done! Le mot juste! [Two-cheek kiss.] Champagne all around!

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until right now.
Has anyone here met a normal Trump supporter in real life? There are some vile ones, but we aren't all like this lady- just like you on the left aren't all wild Antifa looters and rioters. We all support black lives and are against police brutality, I think we can agree on that. We don't have to be at eachothers' throats 24/7

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All Trump supporters support black lives? LOL. Your favorite orange trust fund brat has been a known racist for 40+ years.

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maybe we don't agree on much but we can agree that this Dianna Ploss sucks

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We all support black lives and are against police brutality, I think we can agree on that

Trump literally called for police to not be too nice when dealing with people in custody. You might want to start paying attention to what the guy you support is actually saying and doing.

(and that's to say nothing of his long-established racist bonafides)

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that Trump says dopey things all the time. But do I believe he is a racist- no

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He does fundamentally stupid things on the daily.

His racism goes very deep and is very obvious, too: He funded efforts to "prove" that Obama was born in Kenya. He took out a full page ad in the NYT demanding the execution of five young black men who were later exonerated because they were innocent and had been railroaded.

Even his father was arrested for rioting with the KKK.

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He can say whatever terrible (or illegal!) thing, and that's just him saying "dopey things all the time" (until it's something you agree with I guess - presumably you support some things he says).

And he can do whatever terrible (or illegal, or racist) thing - like, say, having police and National Guard use force to relocate protestors for a photo op, and people like you just ignore it.

So ultimately we have to conclude - either you do support his actions and statements, or you're willing to ignore them because you're getting something else out of it, or you don't realize what's going on. It's either evil, opportunistic, or stupid - pick your poison.

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are not wrong, fungwah

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The first news story about Trump, ever, was about him breaking the law by refusing to rent apartments to black people. That was in 1971.

Later, he told the casinos he owned not to hire black people. There's a lot out there, if you bother to look for it.

Trump has a long history of racist speech and action. His Bible-waving may be an act, but the racism is real.

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Trump says dopey things all the time. But do I believe he is a racist- no

Ah, the old "He doesn't mean what you think he means" even though he literally said it.

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Has anyone here met a normal Trump supporter in real life?

Our local trumpista is all "You can protect yourself from the corona virus with 'personal responsibility'. Open everything up and send the kids back to school!" I won't even engage on that topic.

She also freaked out at the block party when I invited the black kids across the street to come down and have burgers. And she shies away from the asian families on the block -- weird, since one of them is a local cop.

Trumpista gets called out because she tries to blast her radio with right-wing-shit all the time, and everyone is like, "Turn it down, wear headphones, or close your window." Her next-door neighbors told her to stop or they'd call the cops on her.

I had to tell her to leave my calendula alone (she kept dead-heading them, and knocked on my door to accept thanks, which was not forthcoming).

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childhood classmates, kids I played high-school football and hockey with in our tiny nowhere Masshole town. Their common thread seems to be decades of right-wing propaganda-media conditioning to profoundly distrust advanced education, professional experience and expertise, scientists (all traitorous ideologues chasing that sweet, sweet grant money), and serious mainstream reporting as part of a vast worldwide conspiracy to lie incessantly to each and every one of us.

When Nixon said, right before taking his last helicopter ride away from the White House (paraphrasing), "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling cub reporters", his press secretary Roger Ailes went out and founded Fox News. The strategy worked, alas.

It should surprise no one that these people cannot argue a political position rationally, in good faith, using basic facts and evidence, instead parroting hare-brained conspiracy theories, when anyone who ever once picked up Occam's Razor would quickly arrive at explanations that didn't involve vast numbers of people acting in perfect, covert coordination without their gigantic nefarious secret ever leaking. You know, like the FBI being honeycombed with commies masquerading as straight-laced, overwhelmingly rock-ribbed Republican law-and-order public servants. (As a colleague dryly observed, "Trumpies obviously have never worked in project management.")

I still engage them, trying to keep the door of friendship open despite the fact that we clearly live in alternate realities, me with my suspiciously urban address and Volvo and latte and duplicitous grasp of the scientific method and opposition to Trump that is clearly motivated solely by hatred. My other friends just shake their heads at me. Maybe they're right: I'm just foolishly wasting my time.

But one of these anti-elites has found late-life romance with a mutual childhood friend, one of the sweetest, most liberal flower children I've ever known. Might some of her essential goodness and empathy rub off on him? I don't want to believe that every die-hard Trumpie is irredeemable. We're all going to have to live alongside them when this historic shit-storm of incompetence, bigotry, schoolyard-bully cruelty, corruption and toxic narcissism is over.

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Mr. I Use Ten Words About Food Regular People Don’t Know in Every Review played football? I don’t even picture you as a big dude for being a gourmand.

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on the same trite twenty words to impart the notion that I love some dish. (For one example, I think my most recent review is pretty free of ten-dollar words: https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2020/03/03/umami-omakase-restaur... ) Were I more gifted, I'd craft metaphors that vividly conjure the thrilling sensations of a skillfully-rendered aji de gallina or Sichuan boiled fish. Knowing my limitations, I settle for communicating joy when it happens, hoping readers trust me enough based on past recommendations to believe they'll share my enthusiasms.

And only in a tiny nowhere Masshole town could I have been a high-school football starter. I was an undersized (6', 140 lbs) tight end, a decent run blocker who could reliably handle short passes but usually booted my QB's perfectly-targeted long tosses. But I had speed (competing in the States as a low hurdler and the 200-yarder in sprint medley), was a good outside defender on punt and kick returns.

My most storied play was leveling a punt returner with a full-gallop flying hit. I could see the fear in his eyes as I steamed into him at the instant he caught the ball, momentum lifting him up and back five yards in my brutal embrace, slamming him into the ground with a thundering whomp. "This is the greatest moment of my life!", I thought. Then the flag fluttered to the ground six inches from my face. I'd missed his fair-catch signal, got benched for the last quarter by my furious coach: a harsh swerve from thrill of victory to agony of defeat.

Coach's deadpan comment in Monday-morning film review: "Here's the Rhodes Scholar (my nickname as the squad's lone high-SAT nerd) making a beautiful form tackle. Who can spot the mistake?" That got a giant deserved roar from my teammates. It remains the high/low point of my career as an amateur athlete: at once my most skillful and idiotic play. (My buds all agreed: it *did* look awesome on film, never mind that it was a huge fuck-up, an unintentionally cruel smash on a defenseless receiver. Teenagers!) The other guy wasn't hurt, thank goodness.

Epilogue: I was neither recruited for nor tried out for my college team, which despite D-1 status would likely get thumped if it ever had to play Everett High.

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she is awful. the problem with highlighting her and her vitriol is that folks that were not already aware of her and her 'radio' show is that now more of her ilk know about her and her "radio" show......

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For how she discussed this with her children:

It did start an interesting conversation with my kids on the bus ride home, though...my ten year old asked, "why didn't any of the cops standing right there protect us from her or ask her to stop?" I replied, "because she was not threatening us physically, she was not armed, and she was not using hate speech, and she was exercising her right to speak freely, which we should not take for granted." That made a big impression.

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I checked out some of her Yotube videos to see what the fuss is about. Her voice is so grating she is unlistenable, whatever her message may be. And every other word is "um", a very bad speaking trait. She needs to join Toastmasters or similar group to learn public speaking. Marty Walsh falls into the "um" trap a lot too.

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There is a nasty, selfish, mean-spirited, utterly bigoted Republican population of Massachusetts, and clearly from the comments here most of you are unaware or indifferent to it. You shouldn't be. I'm old enough to remember people on Uhub saying "Wow, where'd that come from?" when Scott Lively won 36% of the Republican gubernatorial primary vote in 2018. Apparently none of the people saying "wow" then have learned a thing.

Self-proclaimed "reasonable" Republicans need to stop complaining about people's poor opinion of you. You need to clean up your yard, not carp at people who hold their noses at the stench.

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I’ve been occupying my idle time with drives around the state. Once I pass 495, out come the Trump signs. Hell, I even saw a Carson ‘16 sticker on a sign in Lancaster.

I’m happy that, save for a year in Cambridge, I’ve lived my whole life in BVT and in Brighton.

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