Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Song Comes to Mind

For John, BLUFSometimes one thing leads to another in one's mind, setting up a string of connections.

Today on City Life we had Host George Anthes, Tyngsboro Co-Host Linda Bown and, as guest, Mr Jack Mitchell.  Early in the show Host George Anthes brought up an earlier post on this blog, "The Raucous Internet", dealing with free speech issues.  It was one that Guest Jack Mitchell had commented on, mentioning, inter alia, Ms Deb Forgione.  One of the issues was a "colorful" comment Jack, who was on from 6:00 to 7:30, made about Ms Forgione.  In explaining that he meant to use the words he used, Jack said about his youth "we were rough and rowdy guys", which reminded me of a song:

When we were kids on the corner of the street
We were rough 'n ready guys
But oh, how we could harmonize
Do you think Jack can sing?

The song is "Heart of My Heart".

And, you can catch this morning's show this afternoon from 1600 to 1800 (4:00 to 6:00 PM ROTC Time).

UPDATE:  Why yes, I did update this post, this overcast 13th of January, 2013, putting an apostrophe in "morning's", in the para above.  This came about because some SPAM writing machine tried to post a comment over night.  It failed, but I felt I had to check.  Something about Gucci Japan sales.  If you are interested, EMail me and I will send you a copy.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Ms Deb Forgione called in after Jack left for work to ask to be booked on the show to express her concerns of bullying and bad taste vs free speech.


Jack Mitchell said...

The oddest thing happened after I left City Life, this morning. Deb Forgione called in and questioned whether I was a good parent. That should surprise me, on Monday she wondered if my blogging could trigger a Newtown type of violence.

I guess, regardless of how heinous those remarks are, they are subjective offerings. Her opinion.

But, at one point, she stated emphatically that she never met me. But, of course she had. Though she did her best to snub me, and she made that 'I smell dookie face' that she is famous for, when I spoke, we briefly exchanged words at a meeting in the Mayor's reception room. Taya Dixon & Dave Ouellette were both present. Maybe Nancy Judge, too.

It was during the time Deb was busy undermining the efforts to put together a Charter Review Committee. There was a meeting called by the CM, to talk about public safety. I went to engage all the neighborhood leaders present.

So, in fact, Forgione has met me. I distinctly remember speaking with her. That event stuck in my mind. Because later, Forgione stood up and said Pawtucketville would support a tax increase to pay for more cops.

At that moment, apparently from the look on their faces, half the folks in the room smelled dookie.

Anonymous said...

I think you're flattering yourself a bit. Maybe you just weren't all that memorable Jack.

Jack Mitchell said...

Maybe, I am not. But, she knows who I am. And, she did meet me. So, she is either, addled or a liar.

Btw, for the folks that don't read this blog, it should be known that Cliff does not moderate the comments.

He did not let my inflammatory comment through. But, he did not delete it, either.

Something about those early Amendments.

C R Krieger said...

Is there a certain irony in someone commenting as "Anonymous" suggesting that someone else might not be memorable?

That said, welcome, Anonymous.

Regards  —  Cliff

Anonymous said...

LOL - she is most definitely adled, and does NOT speak for Pawtucketville, though she likes to believe that she does...