Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rally


41 comments:

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!

johnybfallriver said...

Only in America god bless all the poeple that have dies to give us the freedom to make signs like that. Fall River might just become a major marketplace for something not biomed, but Photoshop!! nice work

W.J. Bloggah said...

This is the greatest thing the Wigb..I mean I have ever seen! I feel bad for that guy holding the sign, though. I think he might wake up tomorrow with a horse's head in his bed. After all, a man in the mayor's position cannot afford to be made to look ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

A+ for originality. LOL! The Blobfather must be fuming!! Good!

Anonymous said...

It was a rainy day but it was great to see everyone there holding signs!! The Bobfather signs were definitely done well!! Hopefully we're still getting our point across now in person instead of The Herald News comments section!

union man said...

I would march in nuclear fallout to get our point across. Vote Correia out !

Anonymous said...

maybe 60 people showed...not a lot of people willing to stand up in public

Anonymous said...

in the rain in the middle of a work day.


the mayors dog and pony show had less people and it was at 6pm.

Anonymous said...

btw, people that can't stand up there can vote.

union man said...

This may or may not inspire you to call the sixth floor. Hopefully with manpower levls as low as they are we'll be able to have a happy outcome also.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR9clmdV3Ak

Anonymous said...

"bobfather" was sporting a nice tan at the forum tonight! Must be enjoying his long weekends! He was as arrogant as ever....despite the number of people wearing anti-bob stickers. He REALLY doesn't see the end is near...very near!

Anonymous said...

Was the mad momma there tonight?She should be enjoying the fruits of her labor

Anonymous said...

The forum tonight was a joke. This mayor is so arrogant and demeaning. And his "supporters" are just as bad with their clapping (give me a break)! You know most of you are putting on a good show out of fear and will not vote for him on voting day. You can't possibly think he is doing a good job. He doesn't have a clue, most of the time, he double talks and I don't think he even knows what he is saying. Vote this guy out!!!

Anonymous said...

who had the stop bob yard sign sticking out of their sunroof at the forum?

Anonymous said...

Somebody AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm becoming a big fan of Jordan Silvia! For those interested Comcast Channel 9 will begin airing the forum videos on Saturday.

And yes, Bob totally had panted clappers and fans in the audience.

Skoorey said...

Here is my take of the makeup of the "crowd" tonight. 3 cops, several politicians (who thankfully did not speak this time), and then there were about 1/3 out of work cops and firemen, 1/3 citizens (only a few of which spoke), and at least 1/3 mayor's staff and family.

The cars in the lot were loaded with Bob bumper stickers.

He really stacked the crowd. We must have scared him bad on Monday!

mrs. robinson said...

Congrats to those who stood for what they believe in! There's much to be said for strength in numbers.

Anonymous said...

50 people at the rally? What a flop!

shamrock said...

The rally got these unions all over the news and newspaper. I'm not sure how that could be considered a "flop."

Dragonflymagick said...

Anon, if you were there, you would know that 50 people is an underestimation first of all, and considering it was raining pretty steady it's actually impressive that there was a turnout that big. Secondly, neither the teachers or the firefighters had to pay their supporters for cheering like the Bobfather at his events. Thirdly, Shamrock is correct, it got the media attention it needed to get people paying attention. When people are watching, things usually go smoother because people know they are being watched. The more watching, even if it's just for curiosity or entertainment rather than in support...the better. Granted the Bobfather thinks he's untouchable, but he is not the only person standing in the way of these contracts.

Anonymous said...

you gotta know he loves that sign,nice work

Anonymous said...

So let's say 100 showed up or 150.
How many people in the teachers union?
Were they working yesterday?
Police officers?
Firefighters?
92,000 people live in Fall River. Were they ALL at work? Unemployment is 15 percent

Anonymous said...

Had I known this was going on in FR I surely would have been there. Is this a secret society, or can you blog time and date of the next Protest?

Anonymous said...

As to posting it next time: I do not know if the unions wanted to give too much advance notice about this event. Bob might have taken off for the day.

As for the turnout, there were many teachers in classes until 2pm and many others who were working other jobs. The firefighters had a group on shift as well. The rain did deter some people.

Sadly, some union people still do not understand that involvement is important on some level, no matter how minor. Therefore, they avoid, and even criticize their own members for "causing trouble". Seems like they bought Bob and hurricane's latest spin about negativity.

One personal observation about the firefighters union (no I'm not a firefighter). these guys have such a strong bond. It seems they would walk thru fire for each other (no pun intended). We should all take a lesson.

Anonymous said...

they confirmed on wsar today that the fire union flew the banner over frca last weekend

Anonymous said...

so what. whats your point? who cares, who hired the plane. only ric oliveria and herrin. if you heard the guy from the journal and george collijezy it was brillient

Anonymous said...

How did wsar "confirm" that statement?

Anonymous said...

point is that is what was said on wsar, how can they say that isn't that considered a rumor ?!?
Is it a fact do they have proof of who flew that banner???

talk about negative journalism.

Tom Paine said...

I had binoculars and I saw who was flying the plane. It was Orville Wright.

Anonymous said...

actually it was amelia earhart.

Wigberto said...

You are all WAY off, it was the Wigberto!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it was that madmama from HN posts

Anonymous said...

The goober holding the sign looks like Cousin Eddie from the Griswalds Vacation movie with Chevy Chase.
http://www.monstersandcritics.de/downloads/downloads/articles/38040/article_images/image5_1194033488.jpg

Anonymous said...

If you got paid overtime for showing up...the teachers would have been there.
If it was a paid detail the cops would have come
If it was their "side job," the firefighters would have been there

Anonymous said...

In the good old Sterile Loser:


"But in Freetown, recycling is nearly none existent."
"None existent?"
Where does The Sterile get these "reporters?"

Anonymous said...

When the mayor was introduced at the free concert Friday night, the crowd booed. It was a first I hear.

Public dissatisfaction is now publicly expressed.

Anonymous said...

tat was paid fpr by the narrows why was he introduced

Anonymous said...

I heard the Mayor was booed at the Durfee Graduation earlier this year.

jack said...

They'll still be booing when he gets sworn in for a second term in January.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a dog in this fight, but that's highly unlikely. Correia will be fortunate to survive the primary. If he receives less than half the primary votes, he's all done. He will probably receive between 35 - 40% of the primary vote. The other 60 - 65% will not support him in the final. He's simply made too many mistakes. It's going to be one and done.