Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It just keeps getting worse!

I just don't get Ted DeSalvatore.

Lately it seems like with every day that passes I learn some new disturbing thing about him, say to myself "Oh man that's pretty bad..." and then the next day it happens again! He's turning from a well-meaning-but-sort-of-jerky dimwit into a megalomaniacal cartoon supervillain right in front of my eyes!

Today's depressing news comes from this article in the Worcester Telegram.

It opens with this charming pseudo-quote:
City Councilor and mayoral candidate Ted E. DeSalvatore said he’s never backed down from a fight.
Oh joy, that's just what I look for in a mayor! Pigheaded stubbornness has done such great things for this country!

Who's his fight with this time? Those mysterious "local thugs" he's always blaming for ruining the city? The dreaded hungry people trying to eat at Our Father's Table? The dastardly gays and their "perverted teaching"? Or is it something even worse?!
Mr. [John] Westlake became tearful when describing the problems he said began a few weeks ago with an unauthorized entry into his business and placement of [DeSalvatore] campaign signs in his storefront windows. Mr. Westlake said he keeps the windows covered with white paper so that passers-by are not tempted to steal his valuable inventory and computer.

“When I took down those signs, I gained an enemy,” said Mr. Westlake, a disabled Air Force veteran who said he takes medication for post-traumatic stress disorder. “He says he’s for small business, but he violated my rights. He’s willing to step on anyone to become mayor.”
Holy crap, Ted! Picking a fight with a disabled veteran with PTSD? What the fuck is wrong with you? Were you tired of picking on the poor and hungry but couldn't find any orphans to kick around?

It only gets uglier from there, I'm afraid:
Mr. DeSalvatore agreed that their problems began with the signs. He said he thought he had permission to put up the signs, so he got a janitor to let him in when Mr. Westlake was not there. Since the incident, he said, Mr. Westlake has been trying to make his life miserable.

Janitor Charlene Mann said she was “hoodwinked” into letting Mr. DeSalvatore in to Mr. Westlake’s business. She also said she witnessed the tape-recorded interchange on Sunday between the pair.

“It was classic bully power moves,” Ms. Mann said of Mr. DeSalvatore’s behavior. “John tried to negotiate the peace, but (Mr. DeSalvatore) didn’t want that peace.”

Ms. Mann said at one point Mr. Westlake kneeled and begged Mr. DeSalvatore to leave him alone.

On the tape, Mr. DeSalvatore is heard saying, “It’s too late. You pushed my buttons.”
I don't know if any of you reading this are familiar with PTSD (especially if it's combat-related). I know several people who suffer from it, and while it can vary case-by-case, most of the people I know just want peace and to not have to be reminded of the stress in their past. Conflict is what caused the problems in the first place. If you're a guy with PTSD begging for peace, then you've got a really damn good reason for doing it.

On the other hand, if you're just a guy who's being a huge dick because someone "pushed your buttons" it just means you're an asshole.

So, Ted "hookwinked" a janitor into letting him put up some campaign signs in Mr. Westlake's space. Mr. Westlake took them down. They had a confrontation. End of story, right? Everyone eventually shakes hands and laughs at the misunderstanding?

Not quite:
Mr. DeSalvatore said he is working with the landlord, Gerald Martel, to get Mr. Westlake evicted. Then he added that he chose the site to make a point.

“I represent the middle ground. I don’t shy away from street trash,” he said.
No Ted. You are the trash here. You're not the middle ground, and you sure as hell should never again serve in any public office. You're an embarrassment to the city already.

Have a tiny bit of dignity, leave the man alone, and move your campaign HQ elsewhere. Like to another state.

103 comments:

Tricia said...

The more blogs I read on DeSalvatore, the more I believe he belongs in the group ASSHOLE!

kissmyassted said...

For a man who is so homophobic that Telegram picture makes him look very effeminate like he's wearing lipstick and rouge.

What a prick.

Anonymous said...

I agree that this sounds like a clear cut case of bullying-
but even I have to question the "kneeling and begging to be left alone" part. Umm, yeah. Did this sound a little over dramatic to anyone else?

Anonymous said...

anonymous said "Did this sound a little over dramatic to anyone else?"

Not overdramatic when you consider context. The victim has PTSD formerly known as combat fatigue. Don't know the guy but that can make a guy overly passive.

Contrast to your boy Ted who is a dom (witness his openly BDSM relationship with the spouse - he brags to others that he colors her hair, he dresses his "Barbie Doll" etc).

This guy is used to getting his own way simply because he's Ted. The "you've pushed my buttons" quote is familiar to anyone who has ever crossed him.

nodesalvo said...

Took a spin through beautiful downtown Fitchburg recently. Since the developments of this week there has been a marked change.

The DeSalvatore signs are disappearing like hotcakes. The occupied storefronts were conspicuous in the abscence of a formerly well-placed DeSalvatore for Mayor sign.

In fact, other than one or two loyal holdouts, almost the ONLY DeSalvatore signs we noted still up were next to the "for rent" signs in the vacant storefronts.

Somehow that seems appropo.

Jason said...

The story that DeSalvatore is arguing doesn't even make sense. He is upset that they guy is using the doors! What?

Also, if you share space with someone and they agree to put up signs, I would you would hand the guy the signs and say thanks. Not get a janitor let you in when he isn't around.

Anonymous said...

I think this is the beginning of the end for Ted Desalvatore. Imagine sharing a space that is separated by a cloth. He set himself up. I cannot believe he would gain access to a locked business by hoodwinking a janitor by fraud. Very illegal. I smell criminal charges comming. Ted better get a lawyer! Your political career is over before it began. Good bye and good ridden!

Anonymous said...

I agree, he admitted IN THE PAPER he gained access to a closed business when the owner was not in. The difference between a Veteran and a disablied veteran is the Veteran served his country. The disabllied veteran paid the price! Stick a fork in him he is done! Fitchburg watergate break in!

Anonymous said...

I applaud the veteran who paying the price for all of us and did not have his buttons pushed. Must be from years of help from the VA doctors and the meds he is on. Bravo for holding ground and not backing down. God Bless American Disabiled Veterans. The book of Revelations has told us of his arrival. He is here ,in real life in the name of Ted Desalvator ak Anti Christ!

Anonymous said...

Have you talked to the prior tenant about her encounter with this poor old vet? Why dont you give her call, shes got some very interesting stories about John and Mister Charlene Mann, I wouldnt vote for Ted and support Tom, but if I were Lisa I would be pissed off at this site youve set up to help her, it paints her in a very poor light.

Brian said...

"but if I were Lisa I would be pissed off at this site youve set up to help her, it paints her in a very poor light."

oh right, the old anyone against Ted is for Lisa bit...this was tired over at Save Fitchburg and is even more tired here. Face it, one has nothing to do with the other.

Anonymous said...

I was told he is not being evicted, and this in itself is an win for the Vet as Desalvator said he'd keep his doors closed till he's evicted. The Day after the spot on the Vet was published, they told people he was a military washout, and lasted only a few months in the service. That was enough for me to see who's right and who's wrong. I saw John's DD214 after this next wave of character assasinations on him. It's registered in the City Hall! This was done to sway Gerry Martel opinion against John. DID NOT WORK!He spent over 4 years in the service and became disabiled during his second hitch. Air Force Good Conduct metals take 3 years to win. This vet has covered himself and served his country with HONOR. SHAME ON YOU Desalvatore! Another tip, Teddy is getting this slanderous information from the campaign manager girlfreind who claims she John's cousin. I thought blood was thicker than water, not so in this case. All this person wants is to be left alone. NO ONE should have to beg for that. Disablied Vets For John Westlake! You go BOY!

Anonymous said...

John, since the three months he has been there. Has had no other tenents there working with him! In those sections. Till Teddy showed up with his DROP IN AND TAKE CHARGE OF ENVIROMENTS style. Hard to take charge of a shared unit, so Ted had to try to TAKE OVER THE WHOLE THING! Ask Gerry Martel what he thinks! He's the landlord and a Navy Vet. Gerry Martel is an honorable man who stands behind TRUTH not slanderous LIES.

Anonymous said...

John's background has nothing to do with the present situation. HE'S NOT RUNNING FOR MAYOR TEDDY IS! This is a big smoke screen to try and take the focus off the illegal actions of a Mayor canadate and his whole staff! John I hope your reading this, you should get a Lawyer and excerise you legal rights. Disabiled Veterans for John Westlake. God Bless America and God Bless Disablied Veterans from all walks of life!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait till the taped assault becomes public record. Ted cannot change his own words OR CAN HE! Stupid silly little man.

Anonymous said...

Ted, Your Momma should of taught you to share and respect others belongings. Silly rabbit tricks are for kids! You cannot make a wrong right by filling the bowl with lies. Don't you use milk for you cereal? The box is empty no more tricks for U!

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to help this Vet. Ted illegally did a break in and entering! Ted is notorious for this. Ask any of his former supporters and they will tell you he use to just barge right into people's home without knocking or notice. He would make himself at home!

First he wanted to close the senior center, then picked on the homeless and now he's going after the veterans!

Teddy boy, you are a piece of shit.

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The Unicow said...

What the fuck?

Could those of you who post numerous times about the same damn thing at least pick a fake name to use please? Too many anonymouses!

Also, what does Lisa Wong have to do with anything? The paranoia about her is palpable.

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Anonymous said...

What does this blog have to do with anything but a disabiled vet rights being trampled on by a public official. Ths has nothing to do with any canadate. It has everything to do with small business owners rights and political views. Lets stick to the subject line.

Anonymous said...

Tom will give the vet commercial space to operate from! Hows that for support? Have him contact us

Anonymous said...

"You cannot kill the truth". "You cannot kill justice" You cannot kill what we are fighting for" PARTICIPATION OF THE CITIZEN THROUGH THE COMMUNITY BUSINESS! You cannot kill that! Jean Dominique. Haitian Argonomist and radio broadcaster. Killed for what he believed in Rights of the small businesses. God Bless America

Anonymous said...

Some new info, John the Vet is an employee of Martel not on his own

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Brian said...

well Unicow, you see here what happens when Jason @ Save Fitchburg goes on vacation and suspends posting until he gets back. How many conversations can they have with themselves?

MainSt said...

Would someone ask Ted what his record is with petitions on the council?

0-fer!

Ask him what he as actually accomplished for the residents of Ward 4.

Nothing!

Why hasn't anyone mentioned that if he were elected mayor he would be in charge of the school committee. Since he was a math major, in HIGH SCHOOL!?, I'm sure he would have some valuable insight on how to appropiate funds for our schools!

Ah, no!

Have him use his vaulting skills, gained while becoming next Bart Connor in high school, and flip his pitiful ass out of my city.

What a clown!

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Anonymous said...

For the record, John help's with his Spanish Wife's business lucy's online collectibles. Call Gerry Martel and ask him If John Westlake is an employee. Gerry will set the record straight call Gerry at 978-549-0045. Ted, first you go after his political beliefs then his wife's business, then his military career and now this. It's easy to tell this is comming from Desalvatore's team as No one else is fighting this poor Veteran. Just another smoke screen to divert the illegal activities conducted by Teddy and his campaign staff. Not afraid to give phone numbers out when the truth is the truth. Can't wait till it comes out in Court. Let see how Desalvatore muscles a Judge out of this!

Anonymous said...

If you support Disablied Veterans rights and the rights of small businesses. Please contact your State Politicians to protect these rights. We have a real mess in Fitchburg, if a public official is allowed to force political beliefs and trample the rights of a business owner for not supporting him, its will be a sad day for America and a disgrace for all Disabiled Veteran everywhere in America.

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antichrist said...

"Let see how Desalvatore muscles a Judge out of this!"

What judge? DeSalvo has the cops in his pocket. No charges were filed. Looks like the DeSalvo camp is right after all. Fitchburg is for sale.

The only question remaining is who would want it.

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Anonymous said...

John Westlake has worked for the Vancouver Police child's abuse program in Vancouver Canada. He helped lauch the first fund raising campaign, and has outstanding references that can be backed up by police officials all over Canada and North America. After helping to raise almost a million dollars in the first campaign he was offered a full time position with the RCMP Childs Abuse Safty fund,in Vancouver. Look up the number of the Vancouver police association, ask for Constable John Hass or Look up Toby Ward in Vancouver and check for yourself. After Vancouver He opened a Campaign in Toronto Canada, with the Toronto Metro Police association in Scarboro Ontario. He worked for Doug Corrigan and Art Lymer. Numbers which can easily found and verified. He has also raised Funds for Elderly and fraud prevention, Kid's ID programs. Domestic violence and countless other campaigns for the weak and unrepresented. All which can be backed up easily. LEAVE THIS VERTERAN ALONE FOR GOD'S SAKE!

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Anonymous said...

No charges filed in Fitchburg. This Veteran went to The Commonwealth of Mass Office of the Attorny General Criminal Bureau to plead his case. Takes a little time to review the evidence presented. Looks clear cut to me. No fitchburg police officers have power over the Attorny General.

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The Unicow said...

Dear Save Fitchburg refugees,

I'm tired of crazy people.

Comment moderation is now on. I'll approve things when and if I feel like it.

If it has nothing to do with the original post, it's going in the trash. Additionally, I'm going to be deleting a bunch of comments that have already come through for having nothing to do with the original post.

If you want to bicker about other things, feel free to go elsewhere.

Cheers.

The Unicow said...

Oops. I accidentally rejected one comment I meant to accept in a batch of rejections (I'm new at this moderating thing).

The comment was from Steve P. and read:

"Does this mean you wont post anything that doesnt damage desalvo? I cant stand him but this is a little bised wouldnt you agree?"


To answer your question: no, I just won't post things off-topic. Also yes, your scenario would be biased, but I'm not a newspaper and if I chose to I could be as biased as I want.

What I am rejecting is anything that doesn't deal with the post. The subject was an article in the T & G, not a thing in the world to do with ReallyRachel or Lisa Wong (who both were getting attacked in off-topic posts for some reason).

If someone wants to post "Ted DeSalvatore is right, here's my well-reasoned explanation of why..." and go on to make a good comment I'd be happy to accept it. If they want to post something about another candidate who's not involved (either positive or negative) it will be rejected.

Just stay on topic and all's good.

My goal was to cut down on the noisy bullshit going on here and that's already accomplished. Moderation will probably remain until the crazy people can go back to their normal roost at Save Fitchburg.

Sorry for the inconvenience to my normal readers!

Anonymous said...

I don't think that Fitchburg needs a neighborhood bully for mayor. Anybody running for Mayor should be setting a high standard for personal behavior.Trying to bully a disabled veteran is not the way to earn points with the voters.My guess is that a lot of voters will be "Pushing your buttons" Ted.Make a name for yourself on some real issues, not on how tough you think you are

FITCHBURG-SHUFFLE said...

Unicow,

Love your site!

Remember back when Savefitchburg ran a poll to se who would be the next mayor and Ted was out in front by a mile?

Ask any of Ted's neighbors who he "helped" fix their computers. Seems he "used" his "unlimited computer skills" to fix their machines. Too bad he used their URL's and passwords to flood the poll. This guy is slime! Take a trip up Essex St. and see what they think. They have Wong and Tran support up and down the street. Think Ted rubbed them the wrong way?

Not the guy I want for a neighbor. Forget about letting this jerk off become mayor.

Were not the smartest city in the world, but no collective group of people is that shit-fuck stupid to let a dope like Ted become mayor!

Anonymous said...

I hope that you prevail over the politician. I read the newspaper article and this guy comes across very badly while you come across as a reasonable person. I don't think the publicity will do him any good, especially with those who are veterans. He sounds like he is about half way off his rocker.

Doubt if he will keep inflaming things with you if he wants to win. I'd think that his opponents would use this incident against him if he keeps it up.

Billy Williams

FITCHBURG-SHUFFLE said...

I like the liberal use of the word fuck on this blog. Used in the proper context, it can really drive the point across.

Someone needs to drive the point across DeSalvatore's head!

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you. Also I will do anything I can to help, email ebay or John Kerry.
I have and will continue to pray all turns out well for you, I do beleive in Prayer.
tr7heaven
Billy
Keep the Faith!!

Anonymous said...

Hi John. I checked out the article. I am surprised someone running for office would behave that way. I read the article over a couple of times and it seems his biggest complaint is that you would bring the cart through the double doors and his office "once a week"; seems like a minor inconvenience. His bullying his way into your space when you were not there seems the most offensive. If the article is correct, what on earth would be the grounds for eviction? Sounds like your move to GE would give you the opportunity to do your business in peace; away from this type of adversity. Let me know when you move; I would be interested in learning a more efficient way of doing Ebay and want to step it up and I believe my daughter would be interested in learning too. I hope your troubles with DeSalvatore will be over with the move and then you can move on. If the move is also based on your saving money, not just him, that sounds even better. Best regards, Toni

Anonymous said...

You hang in there brother. I am a veteran also, having served two tours in Vietnam and also Desert Shild/Storm (101st Abn Div). I despise skuzzy politicians and it sounds like your man is one of them. I will also write your Senator.

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

Dig it, buddy.

I've got a feeling that candidate for mayor is going to regret the day he picked this fight with you. He is going to look very bad in the public eye. You will, at the very least, have the satisfaction of knowing that he was the bigger loser in all of this. There is no way that he can come away from this ''looking good'' because any way you slice it, he comes out looking like he is abusing his power to ''pick on the little guy.''

I wish you the very best.

Sincerely,
Gregg

Anonymous said...

I sent the following email to Sen. Kerry yesterday: Air Force Vet Needs Immediate Help in Fichburg -- Hi Senator Kerry ... In addition to that Evil-Doer in the Oval Office, there's a small but painful problem in Fichburg with a friend of mine who is an Air Force vet running a business on eBay. Perhaps you can help somehow. These are John's own words: "I'm so sorry to say that I have been to the hospital and am locked into a real mess with a politician who is trying to stop my ebay operations and infringe on my civil rights. The story is in today's paper. (link) Ebay external affairs is sending a lobbyist to Boston to Plead my case to Senator John Kerry. As you can see by my feedbacks near perfect in service to my dear customers. I feel terrible this is happening. I will refund any money if requested. God Bless YOU. John and family." Here's an excerpt from the above mentioned article: "John Westlake, a disabled Air Force veteran-etc." Thank you for any assistance you can offer John

Anonymous said...

I have read the article and believe you are an honorable man being bullied. I too am a disabled veteran Navy and am just trying to get by with the pain. I lost a fight trying to keep two pig confinement operations out of essentially my back yard. I believe you are in the right, and from what I read, you also have a collaborating witness. With this incident, I doubt he will make mayor, he certainly does not make wise decisions......Craig

John westlake said...

My name is John Westlake and I sending these emails I received from my dear customers who have read the artical. I am being a victim of character assasination in this blog all day. Thank you for the deleting the slanderous information which causing such pain in our families life right now.I just thought it was relevant to sent the things straight. I do not want to fight Ted Desalvatore. I do not hate him in anyway. I just don't share his political view points and do not want my Wife's spanish minority business rights to be violated. She did this to create an safe enviroment to help me see past my disabilties. And to have a dream again, NOT to set me back ten years of visits to the Jamaca Plain VA hospital. I do not want to be harrassed and controled in my families work place. I have a right to political views and beliefs. I respect the rights he has and I know he has dreams also. By why try to wreck our families! I respect the rights of the small businesses and for the homeless who have no rights. I have been in a trash dumpster to eat and know what it is like to be hungry. I should not be terrorized by a public official for my views and I should not be attacked by him for views others have. I thank all who have supported me. BUT I JUST WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE! I want to feel safe, Please everyone leave me alone. Please

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry about this, how awful!!! Please dont let this awful man ruin your business. I will be praying for you and your family, that this man will be evicted from the building, that God will put a hedge of protection around you, that your business and family will be blessed. And thank you for serving our country and all that you have sacrificed for us. I will gladly wait for my item when you can get to it.

Jaime Riggs

Anonymous said...

I'll wait John ... I can't stand bullies either. I think John Kerry is a good man and if you can get through his staff members so that Kerry himself hears your story, he'll do what he can to help you. I'll send him an email on your behalf.
Looking forward to receiving the Saumrai armor when it gets here ...

Warm regards,
Chelle

Tom Leger said...

We should raise the salary for Mayor, doing that would help us get beyond the crap we now have as candidates, a simple answer.

JustSayNoToDeSalvo said...

Perhaps one of the reasons DeSalvo's cronies jammed PF is that he got fed back some of his own stuff. Even the site colors are similar:
http://mylottmustgo.blogspot.com/index.html

Bullies don't like it when they get fed back their own knuckle sandwich.

Pertinent to DeSalvo's bullying - his involvement with the police union got Cronin ousted. Any coincidence between that and the uptick in violence? Nice going, DeSalvo. What's next, the stormtroopers?

The Unicow said...

John,

I let through some of the comments. Others I rejected because they seemed to be more eBay-centric and not really on topic.

Obviously I'm glad to see your customers are being understanding, just want to keep the signal/noise ratio down as much as possible here.

Best wishes.

The Unicow said...

Justsaynotodesalvo,

That blog is great! It's a shame it stopped after a single post. I particularly enjoy the incomprehensible last paragraph:

"DeSalvatore is sharp as a tack and you'll love having him as mayor because he doesn't tell silly lies about other he either don't like or is more popular. Mylott is a loser!!"

Genius!

JustSayNoToDeSalvo said...

How perceptive of you, Unicow! Looks like the "my snow is yellower than your snow" complex.

Anonymous said...

DeSalvatore conned the janitor to let him into the Vet's store. That's very deceptive. Then he went in which is illegal entrance.

Conniving, deceiving, lieing and illegal activities are what DeSalvatore is good at.

Anonymous said...

Former Chief Cronin warned of Desalvatore's tactics."This person is a city councilor, not a police officer," Cronin said. "I'm afraid he's going to take the law into his own hands." Well here's a perfect example. He'll do anything to get in office and does not care if he violates the right of anyone to get the job done. FITCHBURG WAKE UP!

Anonymous said...

I think Ted Desalvatore should resign from office. I think Fitchburg should file a recall petition for his resignation! Fitchburg cannot have a Mayor who's willing to cross the line in this manner.

Anonymous said...

After reading the artical,I think that Ted Desalvatore by his past actions may by a victim of PTSD himself, but he has not recieved the proper help or meds. His public temper and flare ups is the most common problem with vets that have PTSD. He has displayed this time and time again, way before the Disabled Veteran he violated. Ted if your reading please try and get some help.

Anonymous said...

If Teddy was pushing the buttons in the White House we would all be dead! Can't believe what I just read! As I read the Blog, this person's business is attracting others who want to step up there home business and take their business to the next level. He should of been your example of what Fitchburg is looking for Ted. Instead you try and ruin this Family's dream and most likely created more PTSD problems for this Veteran when you could of helped him out. You are not mentally fit to hold office and should resign your position. How can this be allowed to happen in America?

Anonymous said...

What kind of image does nonsense like this portray for Fitchburg?. Would an individual like this be tolerated in Leominster or Gardner?. Is this the kind of headlines the residents of Fitchburg want the rest of the state to see?. Ted, you should have limited your bullying to the homeless. They don't fight back very well and you could maintain your image as a tough guy. What are you going to do when you meet a real bad ass and he pushes your buttons?. Obviously the Fitchburg Sentinel is backing you because they are as big of a pussy as you. In about 6 weeks the voters will have their say and I don't think you will fare to well inspite of what you and your flunkies think. The clock is ticking.

fitchburg-shuffle said...

Ted may suffer from
PTSD! From a dramatic fall from the high bar in high school! Such an acrobat.

Please, get Ted some meds!

And a ride out of town! !

Change 4 Ted said...

"Please, get Ted some meds!
And a ride out of town! ! "

He's already started tearing down his house and junking up his own neighborhood. (Wonder if the mortgage company knows he just tore off a whole room.)

The neighbors are afraid of him. He has cameras peering into all the neighbors' homes. People pull their blinds in the daytime to get away from his prying eyes.

He videotaped neighbor RM sunbathing in her backyard and then invited the male neighbors over to view (to their credit none accepted!), and he played a recording of RM apologizing for "pushing your buttons" (sound familiar) when he blew up at her in front of them.

He has told numerous people that he has weapons in his house but can't get a license for them. (?Why?) Are the weapons an imaginary brag or do we have something to dread from this wacko?

This man should be impeached from the city council.

And about the "veteran" bit. He came into the MVA POST-Vietnam, worked in a helicopter unit according to his own account (recently promoted himself to mechanic), and saw no action.

Anyone have any record of this en masse enlistment of a whole company from his high school class? MOST unusual. Let's check it out, DD214ers. You know how.

Anonymous said...

You're put on notice, a civil suit has been started against you and your site, don't you realize all can be traced, enjoy. For info call Atty Richard Cella

The Unicow said...

I had to let that last comment through because it makes me laugh.

I'm supposedly being sued for writing a blog post about an article in the newspaper! Awesome! I'm sure that'll be really successful!

Oh wait, there's that little First Amendment problem...

Brian said...

Unicow,
Don't you know....
in this modern age all notices of lawsuits will be delivered anonymously via Blogger comments. how cutting edge!

The Unicow said...

Cutting edge perhaps, but it makes me long for the good old days of being emailed vague threats. It was so much more personal!

Good thing I renewed my ACLU membership last week, I suppose.

another anonymousie said...

Dick Cella is a great guy as far as Leominster attorneys go.

I guess your alleged injured party wasn't interested in supporting a Fitchburg attorney.

Or could it be that none of them would be bothered with this gnat on a rat's ass.

The Unicow said...

I'm not going to lose sleep over it. Of course if Mr. Cella really is filing a suit against me I'll be awaiting his email to progressivefitchburg@gmail.com.

I'd also ask him to review Section 230 of Title 47 of the United States Code (47 USC § 230), just in case he's not familiar with it. Could save him some wasted effort.

More likely, someone just wants me (or even more likely someone I quoted) to shut up and hopes this scares me. Fitchburg political discourse is in a sad state.

Anonymous said...

Good for you Unicow. It's a hoax. There are thousands of internet site tha bash presidents and candidates alike. Ooooh, they're gonna get sued too!

Sue my ass. Get a grip Teddy supporters.

This guy Cella might not even know his name is being used. Is he even real? lol

The Unicow said...

In fairness, the lawsuit commenter has come clean and doesn't appear to even be a DeSalvatore supporter. Just a run-of-the-mill troll (who had a change of heart/got bored, I guess).

Cella does exist though. He specializes in bankruptcy and maritime law. So you can understand how frightened that had me...

fitchburg-shuffle said...

Unicow,

I read on one of your posts that you spent lots of money at the Boulder. Did you check out their block party yesterday? Could have been better if they promoted it a bit more and we didn't get monsoon rains.

Check it out every other Sunday during the fall.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Unicow, you're in unchartered waters...lol. Get it.

Anonymous said...

"Unicow, you're in unchartered waters...lol. Get it. "

Mr./Ms. Malaprop is obviously not a sailor.

Quick: name ONE person in the entire history of Fitchburg who has generated so much negativity.

1970s Abraham Lincoln said...

Quick: name ONE person in the entire history of Fitchburg who has generated so much negativity.

Emile Goguen.

Anonymous said...

To read about someone serving the public in this manner is shameful to Fitchburg. Ted desalvatore should resign his position and should never be allowed to serve the public anywhere. It's a sad day to be living in Fitchburg when you read something like this.

Anonymous said...

Take a wonderful walk on main street and see the well placed Desalvatore Signs GONE! I wonder if it is because he basically called lucy's online collectible's a LATINO woman owned business an eye sore and the owner's Husband STREET TRASH. Se habla espanol! Also latino's are registering by the dozens daily to voice the political rights and protect the rights of other spanish owned businesses. It's getting better all the time! With Mylott out of the race it is very important to vote this year!

Anonymous said...

Heres a tip for you Teddy:

Anger doesn’t benefit anyone in the workplace – it only damages your reputation, credibility and professionalism.

The sin: “Those prone to angry outbursts rarely get promoted; they are seen as being poor leaders who cannot inspire or motivate others.”
The salvation: “It’s fine to feel passionately about your job or a project at hand and to disagree with others, but learn how to channel those emotions into actions that will work to your benefit in the eyes of others – especially your superiors - rather than against it.”

Hope this helps!

Brian said...

hey unicow-

have you seen this:
http://www.donnellyformayor.com

more fodder.

The Unicow said...

Brian,

Thanks!

Sadly, I have no time for a review today, but I'll have one up either tomorrow or Saturday.

I'm already impressed by this image on his contact form. Email has rarely looked so hip!

Abacquer said...

Wow! That's amazing... that's the sort of asshole we generally put the word "fucking" in front of.

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The Unicow said...

Okay, attention to anyone who feels like posting thousand-word character assassination screeds about John Westlake's supposed wrongdoings.

I don't give a shit.

John Westlake isn't running for public office. Who he is is totally incidental to the article and issue at hand.

Ted DeSalvatore is seeking to be mayor. His behavior is of interest, and I've seen nothing so far that suggests Ted has acted in any way other than what's stated in the article. Attacking Westlake doesn't change that one bit.

So you can write all the long and impossible to read (turn off the caps lock and try using a little whitespace once in awhile, sheesh!) rants about him you want. I'll be glad to delete them for you.

Anonymous said...

I was told criminal charges were filed in Fitchburg court on Ted Desalvatore, His wife and campaign manager last Thursday. I guess this is going to get a court date after all!

Anonymous said...

Out of 100 posts. There is still not ONE comment that supports Teddy's actions and illegal activities by his whole campaign staff on this veteran's business. The assasinations only makes Ted's supporters look as bad. Teddy is running for mayor not John Westlake. Ask Teddy why he can't get a gun permit.

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