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Some of you may recall the spat Mayor Murphy was in. No. The other one. Damn it. The OTHER, other one. This one!
Sorry for the confusion. Anyways, the opponents of a methadone clinic being placed near a potential blossoming of McMansions did not take being hinted at, kindly. Though, to be fair, it was a heavy handed hint, as we Irish don’t do ballet. We clog. Well, I blog, but I digress.
Mr.McMansion, Dave Daly, bought up a piece of Lowell that is currently zoned Industrial. He tried, and failed, to have it rezoned to McMansion, aka Residential. To say Mr. Daly was miffed would be an understatement. The up & coming Brahmin of Lowell do not like to be trifled with by the likes of lowly elected officials.
I covered this before: Dave Daly and an Ambulance Chaser
Mr. Daly is covering it, as well. Mostly on WCAP, it should be noted. Thus, in one episode of the “Can I Be Frank?” show, Dave Daly and Frank McCabe go over the basics of shady political rhetoric.
Hear is a taste:
Generally, I applaud the efforts of WCAP. Especially the efforts of Ted Panos. Who’s political slant is bothersome, but his knack for journalism is not the worst. He excels, I should add, at Lowell’s corporate media’s standard for ‘new media.’ A sincere round of applause for “Radio Replay.”
So, other than the feeble offering late Friday morning, please use the several links I’ve provided to avail yourself of AM radio, while it lasts.
PS. Frank McCabe read this diary, It Is Time To “Get Into It.”, and opted to provide an on air rebuttal. I’ll post that later. But, I can’t say he sucked. I was so impressed, actually, I wrote him a nice note, here on LiL.
Dear Frank McCabe,
I heard the end of your show, today. If I was you, I would have let it go, but maybe the PrideStar ad that played seconds before your closing segment, leaned on you to say something? Who knows, for sure?
I want to say, I think you did a decent job. If I can get the gizmos to work, I will replay stuff from your shows that will better flesh out what this all means.
But, until I can discern my gadget wizardry, I’ll tip my hat to you for your bit, today. You were leveled headed, but pointed. No quarter was given, but you did not over dramatize or flail. That shows discipline and a keenness for the sensibilities of those paying attention. That is something sorely lacking in the hour that precedes you.
Dave Daly is lucky to have you as a loyal friend. Maybe, you can bend the ear of incumbents and challengers, alike, regarding Mr. Daly’s business interests off of Westview Road. Daly is very focused on that enterprise. I’m sure he would appreciate your assistance.
I don’t happen to be bound by a loyalty, such as yours. My loyalty comes with boundaries. Depending on the relationship, those boundaries are very much dependent on our place in this world, the community.
An easy, fictional, example; I would not perjure myself for my brother. I may, instead, take a charge of obstruction of justice, but I would not lie in a court room before a jury of my brother’s peers.
Thus, I can’t comprehend putting a City’s long term planning, via its Zoning, at a disadvantage; so that a chum can make a buck or five. Even if that buck trickles down to many of my other chums that may get a piece of that enterprise. #reagandemocrats
“Follow the money” is the old paradigm. McMansions have planners/designers, tradesman/contractors, appraisers/agents, lenders/underwriters, ect. It’s just the vig is not being collected and stashed under the bar at the local watering hole, anymore.
For now, suffice to say, “Well played, Sir.” Thank you for entertaining the premise of the question.
Free of any of my witty quips, Frank McCabe’s Retort (2:28)
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