This Week in Milford

July 9, 2021

Everybody Wins, Except the Readers

Putting up today’s post is more painful than watching Max Scherzer giving up a salami to a Padres reliever just up from the minors during his 7-run meltdown last night in San Diego. That means it’s pretty painful.

A lot of folks called this one, with both Zane and Abel getting a seat on the Milford Library Board either through board-packing or attrition. I’m not gonna waste a whole lot of brain cells trying to fill in the blanks to make this plot make any kind of sense. I will, however, point out that this is the weakest use of Thorpian persuasion for someone’s benefit we’ve seen in some time. Funny how quickly dude rolled over for Gil, especially after Gil told him in so many words that his grandson sucked at baseball.

Did anyone really think Zane’s run for the Board was anything other than symbolic, an effort to keep Abel from being able to gut the library’s funding and resources? Did anyone seriously think the kid was gonna have time to actually serve on the board, between having to study for classes to having to support his family working two jobs and, oh, yeah, to attempt to play baseball? Maybe Gil truly did, since he knew Zane, having only played his freshman and senior years, was no stud on the ball field and wouldn’t have any scholly offers coming his way. Nope, looks like the Milford Library Board is as high as Zane can reach, since his post-graduation prospects haven’t been mentioned at all.

Good thing Gil stuck his neck out for Zane like that. It’s not quite getting him re-accepted at State U after failing to stand up for him over a little thing with a butter knife, but a man’s gotta know his limits.

7 Comments »

  1. Yeah. Kid must really be hurtin’ to get wet panties about joining the all-powerful ‘Library Board’. If funds are an issue, maybe they could start by not having such a fancy venue for shit like library discussions. And fuck you, grandpa, with your idiotic ‘useful chat with Mr. thorp over there’ comment, like you guys couldn’t find your ass with both hands and a flashlight without Gil’s help. What a dick. If I was the mayor, I would be pissed about this ridiculousness too. And what’s up with Katy? She looks like a 45 year old room mom that could stand to drop about 30 pounds, with that weak chin and ‘easy care’ haircut. Zane will be an alcoholic by the time he’s 24 if he doesn’t broaden his horizons with both his outside activities and taste in women before then.

    Comment by franku2016 — July 9, 2021 @ 2:51 pm

  2. So the motherfucking board chairman with 29 years service (which means he can’t act like he doesn’t know what is and isn’t proper) just up and admits to a public audience that 1. HE DISCUSSED A BOARD MATTER WITH AN OUTSIDE PARTY (GILBERTO) WHO HAD A PERSONAL STAKE IN THE OUTCOME OF THEIR DECISION, WHILE NONE OF THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS WERE PRESENT OR EVEN AWARE OF THIS MEETING TAKING PLACE; AND 2. HE OPENLY ADMITS HE ALLOWED SAID OUTSIDE PARTY TO CAST INFLUENCE OVER A PENDING DECISION OF THE BOARD(!!)

    AND RUBIN HAS THE UNMITIGATED GALL TO PASS THIS OFF AS A “HAPPY ENDING”?!

    Just disband this shit already, it’s a farce.

    Comment by Hitorque — July 9, 2021 @ 3:22 pm

  3. 3. Let’s just end the charade and admit up front already that the city government, police, judges, the state high school athletics association, the director of Milford County Public Schools and the regional print and broadcast media **ALL** take their fucking marching orders from Gilberto and Gilbertina… It’s the only way these storylines can make any sense…

    Comment by Hitorque — July 9, 2021 @ 3:29 pm

  4. So Chubsy Ubsey gets a free pie for life from Bakers Square because Gil got some schmuck a scholly 15years ago who is assistant to the assistant manager. That’s some pull Gil!
    So what’s 29 year board guy gonna do now? Oh yeah, Gil will just put him on the school board. Gil has that power.
    Oh yeah, Zane. Everybody wins. Show up for the awards banquet and take home your participation trophy. YOU TURD!!!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 9, 2021 @ 4:15 pm

  5. I think it was more than “a little chat” that convinced Jovial Cherry Pie Lover to retire. Gil had his hired goon lop off a finger from each hand, with a threat to come back for more if he didn’t resign.

    Comment by MopMan — July 9, 2021 @ 4:29 pm

  6. Gil, you are the MVMZD. Most Valuable Maxi Zoom Dweebi! You jackass!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 10, 2021 @ 1:31 am

  7. P2 reminds me of a Rodney Dangerfield schtick at Milford Comedy Club

    “You kiddin’, I’ve been here longer than Niekro was with the Braves. And I didn’t throw a single knuckler until I went home to sleep with my wife. Hoo boy, now THAT’S an adventure. I’d rather restack all the Pearl Buck reprints. And when she tried to get intimate, I felt like Sidney Carton at the end of A Tale of Two Cities. Maybe Zane could take the torch and take my wife too. At least that’s what me and Coach Thorp agreed upon…”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — July 10, 2021 @ 2:56 pm


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