New England Cable News and several other media outlets are reporting that Jim Ogonowski has officially abandoned his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. “Clearly, we had some issues this week regarding signatures. Mistakes were made along the way. But, any good military officer knows that when you are in command, the responsibilities are yours alone. The buck stops with me and I take that responsibility,” he said in an e-mail to supporters.
Bloggers wanted for the Bloggers Roundtable at the workshop in Lowell. Whether or not you are a delegate, if you are an experienced blogger, please come to the Bloggers session and take part in the Round Table. Doug Rubin, Chief of Staff for Governor Deval Patrick, will be one of the presenters. BMG’s Charley sent in an MP3. If you are attending the convention have just been reading blogs and want to get involved, please come by. We will be in the Lowell High School Cafeteria, right across from the Tsongas Arena. For more information contact me at 508-404-8531. I’m heading to Lowell in a few minutes and will not have access to e-mail.
I’m new to this, so bare with me. I am looking for a good resource for finding campaign and public policy jobs in the state, however everything seems to be directed outside of Massachusetts. I have a Master’s Degree and nearly ten years of volunteer campaign experience, have been active in the party and have been looking for a while with no such luck of finding a new job. I am not looking to be a Director of Anything. I just want something that at the end of the week, I can say to myself, “I did something worthwild this week.” If there are any serious suggestions of resources, please let me know what you can suggest. Thanks.
Lincoln-Sudbury superintendent John Ritchie took the occasion of a high school commencement address to jump ugly on bloggers, particularly those who post and comment on wickedlocal.com community blogs. The irony of course is that this video was posted on the Newton outlet of the Gatehouse Media’s wickedlocal.com blog network by Chrissie Long, a reporter for Gatehouse’s Newton TAB. A few questions for Dr. Ritchie: Is forming opinions without a factual basis no longer disfavored? Isn’t it the role of a commencement speaker to encourage graduates to engage and improve the world, not to avoid it? Did you really mean to object to the message? Are you sure that no blogs engage in productive discussion?
Listening to Michael Graham today in the car and heard a totally grotesque “comedy” clip. It was supposed to be a union dock worker who was threatening to kill Obama’s grandmother if he didnt pick Hillary. It featured the voice of a scared old woman in Hawaii. I dont think these things should be let to slide–No matter who you support for president I pulled over and called them WTKK phone is Telephone – 617.822.9600. You press 1 and tell the switchboard operator what you are calling about. This is an email address firstname.lastname@example.org I dont know if anyone has a clip of this.
We don’t let Oliver Wendy Murphy shake him, his wife, and his kids down.
Let’s talk victim’s rights. The only people who will suffer here are his wife and kids and other family members.
Oliver Wendy’s game is all about lottery tickets. She is no better than Al Sharpton.
Other than the woman in Arlington “victimized” a few months ago, I do not know which others Oliver Wendy represents but she has picked up at least one more who came forward this week.
These woman who were ‘victimized” are entitled to damages. Real damages. Compensatory damages. No more. No less. Also they are not entitled punitive damages.
So if they saw a shrink they get the $$$ it cost for the shrink; if the missed work because they were reasonably upset, then they get $$$ for missed work; if they suffered emotional distress and pain and suffering then they get $$$ for that. The jury is the ultimate judge of value for pain and suffering. It must be real. When there is a broken leg it is obvious. However, when it is just emotional distress and no bodily injury there must be solid evidence of real emotional distress. hence the shrink. It takes allot.
But through discovery Marzilli’s attorney will find out how much fun it has been for SOME of these victims by being the center of attention. But more importantly, what are the damages that can be shown by each “victim”?
I say very little. One woman gets a ride home from him late in the evening and invites him in. He made a play. He was denied. He left. Yes we know he tried to do the same thing the doctor does when he says “turn your head and cough”. Only to a woman who didn’t see it coming.
What’s it worth? What will the jury say it is worth after Marzilli’s lawyer exposes them. $1.00? $10,000. (I doubt it)
But. here is the rub.
To get that far. To get to a jury means two things for the Marzilli family.
1. tens of thousands of dollars in additional legal fees.
and most importantly…..
The wife and I watched that video on the news this morning of a man getting run over by a car in the city and nobody bothers to help. I debated giving up on this community upon getting negative responses on my “troll” post by hey, I asked for an answer and the Lord Provideth. I am going to mount the Apolcalyptic horse on this issue.
Who am I? Well I am a 52 year old suburban used to be middle class American. I was a Boy Scout, private pilot, engineer and father of three. I have watched this country consistently degrade into nothing and see zero prospects of any recovery. I like to mind my own business and do my own thing and leave other people alone. I like working with a diverse international group of talented engineers but we are beginning to discuss how the “left’s” version of diversity sucks and is in fact social engineering for political gains.
Do I really object to gay people getting married, no. Do I really object to them getting the same health care, no. Do I want everybody in the same bathroom, NO.
Disclosure: From August 2007 through February 2008 I was a consultant on the Ed O’Reilly campaign.
Because Massachusetts consistently ranks last-but-one in the nation for contested elections, I decided to support Senator John Kerry’s challenger. But over the last few weeks I’ve experienced a profound reality check, and it has to do with the presidential election. Hard as it is to believe here in Massachusetts, the next President of the United States could be John McCain.
What does this have to do with John Kerry? Well, I think that our rough’n'tumble, iconoclastic approach to politics in Massachusetts (a healthy thing, generally) tends to cloud an important fact: Our junior senator is a significant electoral asset to the Democratic party nationwide.