Need Menino To Fix Your Neighborhood? Sheeeeeet.. All You Need Is A Dead Senator And A Visit From Obama…

Don’t get me wrong. I like Menino. I think he’s done a great job on installing bike paths, shipping the homeless and meth addicts to wherever Giuliani sent them (hell/prison?), and having some pretty damn sweet outdoor hip hop festivals.. I do fault him for a few things, for instance he’s done a horrific job on the transportation infastructure outside of downtown.. (The roads in JP and Allston might as well be a scale model of the lunar surface). But, gentrefication is more or less his fucking strong suit.

And yes.. it’s true.. I hate yuppies. I hate liberal pussies in JP with their fucking 10,000 bumper stickers and their dogs. I hate people that pay over $2.00 for a cup of fucking coffee. I hate buying a $5.99 quart of fucking organic lemonade from City Feed because the Tedeschi’s is sold out of the $1.99 Garelick Farms brand.. I hate being woken up every day because the two shithole apartments next to my shithole apartment are being converted into multi-million dollar condos.

But honestly, I would rather have Yuppies around than live in a shithole town/neighborhood. I like landscaped lawns. I like not having my car broken into. I like not having to stare at shitty graffiti and half peeled off “.357 Phinelia” and “Loose Notes” stickers. I like knowing that the homeless in my hood are courteous, down to earth hipsters who are secretly rich.

Anyway.. when gentrification happens, and I hate to admit this.. it means less ugly shit for me to have to deal with and more clean cut faggotry for me to simply ignore. I like not having to deal with the ramifications of criminal behavior or blight. And 99% of graffiti is wack. There I said it. Your little tags, your fucking throw-ups, your “fame”. Go fuck yourself. Unless you’re doing some Scribble Jam quality burner on my front porch you can die slow. Your hobby is more or less useless to my day to day existence. And yes, fuck me for freely admitting this on a “hip hop blog”. Maybe I’m being gentrified myself. Whatever.

So back to my o.g. point. I was driving through Mission Hill today and there is a shit storm happening there right now. If you’ve ever been to Mission Hill.. you know it’s a shithole. A beautiful shithole of shit. Well, Obama is going there on Saturday. Ted Kennedy’s funeral is going to be taking place and the Obamapacolypse is giving the eulogy.

Menino is not fucking around.

Sidewalks getting repaired, landscaping done seemingly overnight. Fresh coats of paint on buildings.. Fuck.. they are even painting the lightpoles and mailboxes.

So this is what it takes in 2009 for a neighborhood revitalization. Gone are the days of a booming housing market. You need Obama to praise a murdering, corrupt, rich, white dead Kennedy and two years worth of revitalization will go down over night.

I wonder how much the city is spending on this charade. Oh wait.. it’s probably just bailout money anyway.

16 Responses to “Need Menino To Fix Your Neighborhood? Sheeeeeet.. All You Need Is A Dead Senator And A Visit From Obama…”

  1. ENIG MUE Says:

    aye aye aye, u mad doggie?

  2. knife Says:

    man keep it grimy

  3. Margaret Says:

    could be a reason the Senator picked that church

  4. Correct1 Says:

    Damn cuz, are you serious? Wow fuck Obama and Fuck Ted Kennedy.

  5. Sleezy Trees Says:

    yeah it’s pretty much all bullshit. dudes hanging banners off of highways praising a dead politician. what has he really even done for anyone?

  6. Sleezy Trees Says:

    ^ and i mean honestly. if he has helped any of you in any way.. please let me know.

  7. Mr. Guy Says:

    If you are between the ages of 18 and 21 and you voted, you can thank Mr. Kennedy.

  8. The Lion Says:

    As far as politicians go, he’s helped us all.

    Health care reform, civil rights, social justice both international and domestic.

    If you voted between the ages of 18 and 21, you have him to thank for that.

    He also spoke out against the Iraq War and fought Bush’s warrantless wire tapping program.

    IMO, we could have had FAR bigger douche bags representing us in the Senate the past 30+ years.

    He’s done nothing for me directly, but if there is one politician that deserves some modicum of our respect in his passing, it’s Teddy.

    Trust me, when Mitt Romney eats it, I’m not gonna be standing on Summer Street to watch his hearse pass by.

  9. mr.murph Says:

    i hope patrick kennedy shits the bed next so they can start cleaning up providence

  10. Sleezy Trees Says:

    word. thanks lion..

  11. angry al Says:

    Ted kennedy didn’t help that girl he left to drown in his car in marthers vinyard. fuck him. if any of us had done that we’d still be in jail

  12. Correct1 Says:

    “fought Bush’s warrantless wire tapping program.”

    He didn’t fight it. He wanted to extend the patriot act

  13. The Lion Says:

    Everyone was for extending the Patriot Act; McCain, Obama, Hillary……not Ron Paul (there ya go Trees).

    Ted voted against extending the wire tapping program within it.

    As for Chappaquiddick (had to look up the spelling); ya, that shit was fucked up and it must suck to have one stupidly tragic event define your entire life in the eyes of some asshole on a hip hop blog.

    But I wasn’t speaking for his character, I was speaking for him as a politician.

    And as politicians go, he was one of the good ones.

  14. Chris Faraone Says:

    Great post! Classic.

  15. angry al Says:

    I’m not just “some asshole on a hip hop blog”. My point was there are thousands of people doing alot of time for just “one tragic event” who don’t get a free pass for covering up such and incedent. I thought my point was self explanitory. I must have over estimated the intellect of some people.
    Ask around I’m out there using my real name saying whats true. Not talking shit while conveniently using an alias on said hip hop blog.
    Hope to see you soon Lion.

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