MOI? Socialist Scum?

This post is directed to the person who answered a post on The Block Island Blog, and identified him/herself only as Anonymous 6/27/05 4:49 pm.

With regard to the problem of the Old Harbor Dock, if the town could manage to put together three or four consecutive Councils committed to fixing the dock, it would have been done by now. Capital improvement money has been set aside for ten or twelve years in a row, but for some reason or other, plus changing attitudes and vacillating political wills, the Councils, and Town manager always find other ways to spend the money except for where it was designated to go. Institute the Port Authority and then keep the money there, and all reconstruction and improvement would be done! The way things are being done now, we are just shoveling 'you know what' against the tide!

About my feelings concerning the ferry companies. I think I well realize the fact the ferries are our lifeline to the rest of the world, for all of us. I don't believe I said anything about kicking them out. You must be the same person who is always trying to put words in my mouth. But, WE should have a lot more say in just how many people/cars etc. are being dumped here every day. NOT ONE of the ferry companies gives a good rats ass what the effect is to the Island or it's people. Their ONLY concern, as in every operating business is the bottom line.

I feel SO put upon, and put down, that you think my family, all of us, couldn't "MAKE" it out here without owning the LPG business or using the ferry to accommadate our business. We have managed to survive out here, one way or the other, for about three hundred years, without the 'help' of folks like you. What has been your contribution to the Island? Where are you from, and what do you do? You seem to be lacking in the cojones department if you are a guy. If a woman, I wouldn't know how to denigrate you without coming across as a mysoginistic ass. This business started out very small, and over the last thirty years of catering to everyones whims, we have managed to grow it right along side every other aspect of the local and national economy.
Does your business pay the ferry company $360 every time a truck with your goods in it comes to the Island? Four or five trucks a week in the summer time. That doesn't sound TO exorbitant does it? Do you have an insurance bill that tops $18,000 dollars a year JUST for liability? Do you have four trucks that cost about $75,000 ea to buy, and thousands more to insure and maintain each year. Do you spend about a month of 8/10 hour days, filling out paper work and forms in order to comply with all the rules and regulations promulgated by, the EPA, EPCRA, DOT, SARA, DOT-HAZMAT, DOE, OSHA,and about seven or eight more all to do with Homeland Security? As well as all the RI State ones? Well, Do You?

A philosopher/economist once said a long time ago that,"The only thing wrong with Socialism is Socialism, and the only thing wrong with Capitalism is the Capitalist!" So I and my children will continue to try and hold up our end of the equation and it has NOTHING to do with Socialism! I spent twenty years of my life trying, in some small way, to maintain the level of freedom that we enjoy in this country, and I resent to the highest order of magnitude, your claim that I might EVER have harbored any thoughts of Socialism! So spew your gutless invective somewhere else. I mean in another Country. Try up North, they are pretty well screwed-up, up there also! And too you I say, STUFF IT!!! But feel free to post a comeback here in this venue though! Oh Yeah, put your name up to, Oh Cojonesless one. TIFN Everett


blockislandblog said...

Go get 'em Everett!

warbler88 said...

Wow, I must be a socialist scum, too. I thought "making it" out here MEANT having your own business and being able to financially support yourself. I always get these things wrong!

Sam said...

I knew you were retired, Everett, but 300 years? *Laughs*

I sent a message to another web-dude and said "you need to get this guy because he stole your content and graphics, sells porn and call girls, and publicly called you an Ass. His response:

"There are Froot-Loops everywhere, huh Sam."

Take that message to heart, old timer! God rant, by the way. Anyone who would doubt your patriotic or Islander credentials is just an annoying creep.

Anonymous said...

Hey Everett
Instead of preaching from your cyber soap box and constantly criticising those who actually run the town, why not run for office and put your own butt in the hotseat instead. I'm sure the council could use another know it all.

Everett said...

This is for "annoying creep" as named by Sam, Been there done that! check the record before you go shooting off your uneducated mouth. Remember what I said previously about not letting your alligtor mouth overload your humming bird ass? TIFN

Everett said...

Addendum to above comment: I love the way you slammed ALL the council members are a bunch of "know it alls" and BTW you still can't spell!! TIFN

Sam said...

Well I got to thinking the other day - you probably could smell the wood smoke - and I thought to myself, "You know, those folks running the town are just people like you and I. They have faults, foibles, and generally, are totally uneducated about government but try to make a good show of it, anyway. Actually, people don't like voting for super-smart, pointy-geaded teckies that really DO know everything, since that makes them uncomfortable. They're seen as being shifty, flippy-floppy, cunning weasels. Hey, look at that last Presidential Election!"

No reflection on you, Everett, more a reflection on me, but I see this in many of the towns I've lived in. Democracy, it appears, appeals to the lowest common denominator ... and to think that local town meetings are the purest form of democracy in action. That's why I love this country. Throw the bums out as often as possible, it what I say.

blockislandblog said...

I think it is funny that your anonymous heckler is calling you out for voicing your opinions. He's voicing his, but hasn't the courage to attach his name. I know that I choose to remain anonymous, but I don't personally attack people and run away.
This person is taking advantage of the fact that they (think they) know you and that you don't know who they are.

I don't think anyone reading these blogs respects cheap shots from people posting, anonymous or not.

Neckroad said...

Loved the incredibly imaginative "alligator mouth...hummingbird ass" image. Sorry to see that there are those who lurk in anonymity and snipe at you from cyberspace.

Sam said...

Being so close to Mexico, calling somebody out as having no "cojones" is pretty incredible! For those of you with limited Spanglish or Tex-Mex, that means "balls." Pronounced "CO-HONE."

So, Everett, when ya get a rainy day please let us know about some of your campaigns in the Navy. I've been reading about the U-Boats lately, and the military history is to me quite fascinating (over 600 bombs set on the U-Boat off Block Island; only 2 hit).

Or are you lacking the cojones?
Best regards,

Everett said...

Hey Sam, I've been saving my "military lies" or "sea stories", for the cold winter months. If I croke in the mean time, I'll get one of the kids to put them up. BTW, Have you ever read Bunker Mulligans blog? Sad to say he passed away a couple of months ago. He was 'one of you' a Texican and a real good guy. TIFN