As requested by huh. I believe raising a child is between the two people involved in the process. No one else. I am not a fan of PDA’s, by anyone, makes me queasy. I believe our state legislature is overridden by hacks who believe they are above the laws they enact. As President Obama said: Change is good. That is why I am a Republican of 4 months and 3 weeks. The Republican party needs someone to straighten their asses out. Might as well be me. anything else you want to know, just ask. Basically, I’m just a regular person trying to make EVERYONE’s life better.
the fact that this blog is devoted almost entirely to the senate race tells me it is entirely driven by insider apologists for the lack of action on beacon hill, Where is the outrage for the complete lack of action on anything that is pertinent to state politics. I can’t even get a copy of a bill from the doc room because it no longer exists and you enablers of the gutting of the process say nothing.
Fabulous, fabulous news, for so many reasons. Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY) can be counted on as a “yes” in this weekend’s expected vote on the House Democrats’ health care bill, announcing his support in a press release. “This legislation will reform the insurance industry and provide increased access to affordable healthcare without taxing healthcare benefits, cutting Medicare benefits or raising taxes on the middle class, and that is exactly the direction we need to go,” said Owens. “There are still changes I would like to make, including raising the payroll exemption for small businesses, but like I said last week, there is a fundamental need for reform and we must act with a sense of urgency.” I’m guessing Doug Hoffman would’ve been a solid “no,” so that’s a critical pickup in a vote that by all accounts will be very, very close. And this must really burn the ‘baggers. ;-)
Press Pass TV joined forces with Dongoson Productions to create this powerful video, featuring some of Boston’s top talent and an important message for the President.
First, to get this out of the way, I am unattached to any campaign.
I am hearing that Coakley has continued to oppose CORI reform as the AG, and there is this appearance (minute 8:50) on Jim Braude’s show where she not only opposes reform, but also states that those who are acquitted of crimes have records sealed and they can’t be found by potential employers. There are piles of anecdotal evidence that this is not the case, so her claim is surprising, at best.
Yes, I know that CORI is not an issue that Senators vote on. But I would like to think that one of the most important elected officials in our state would not only agree that the CORI system is broken, but would be a powerful advocate for fixing it — particularly someone who is currently our state’s most important law enforcement officer.
Malalai Joya, now 31, was the youngest ever woman elected to the Afghan Parliament in 2005 and is an outspoken critic of the Karzai government and NATO occupation. Press Pass TV caught up with Joya and supporters at an event hosted in Dorchester by Dorchester People for Peace and United for Justice with Peace. With U.S. President Obama considering escalating the war in Afghanistan with over 40,000 more troops, Joyas speaking tour and book release is timely. “Afghan women like me, voting and running for office, have been held up as proof that the United States has brought democracy and womens rights to Afghanistan,” Joya writes. “But it is all a lie.”
Has anyone seen this? http://mikecapuano.com/news/en… Actor Chris Evans, who is Mike Capuano’s nephew will be at the big Open Mike event on Monday, but there will also be another unnamed special guest. This guest “is no stranger to public life or political activism.” That might not be a lot to go on, but could it be Joe Kennedy? Is that why they’re moving this event to the Park Plaza while all the other Open Mike events have been at smaller venues? For example, when Stephen Lynch endorsed, the event was at a neighborhood restaurant in Southie. I’m probably getting way ahead of myself, but if this is what happens, it would certainly be well-timed. The first Monday after the municipal elections is a great time to grab attention and make a big splash like this, and Capuano needs it right now. Again, it isn’t a lot to go on, but it is probably something worth keeping an eye on.
Being from MA can be sort of a let down during big, national progressive battles. Whenever I see the “please contact these legislators” lists, I tend to scan through, just to catch a surprising name from some OTHER state. Well, imagine my shame when such a list appeared on DKos today: Your phone calls are ESPECIALLY important if you are represented by one of these potential holdouts: Harry Mitchell (AZ-05), Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08), Marion Berry (AR-01), Dennis Cardoza (CA-18), Jim Costa (CA-20), Betsy Markey (CO-04), Laura Richardson (CA-37), Allen Boyd (FL-02), Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24), Dan Lipinski (IL-03), Melissa Bean (IL-08), Joe Donnelly (IN-02), Brad Ellsworth (IN-08), Baron Hill (IN-09), Ben Chandler (KY-06), Michael Michaud (ME-02), Stephen Lynch (MA-09), James Oberstar (MN-08), Ike Skelton (MO-04), John Adler (NJ-03), Harry Teague (NM-02), Michael McMahon (NY-13), Scott Murphy (NY-20), Dan Maffei (NY-25), Eric Massa (NY-29), Bob Etheridge (NC-02), Heath Shuler (NC- 11), Steve Driehaus (OH-01), John Boccieri (OH-16), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Jason Altmire (PA-04), Chris Carney (PA-10), Tim Holden (PA-17), Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (SD-AL), Jim Cooper (TN-05), Bart Gordon (TN-06), Chet Edwards (TX-17), Glenn Nye (VA-02), Tom Periello (VA-05), Rick Boucher (VA-09), Brian Baird (WA-03), Jim McDermott (WA-07), and Adam Smith (WA-09). You know [...]
For me, it’s really getting these guys on camera that makes this worth viewing… http://www.thebostonchannel.co…
Daniel Kurtzman: “President Obama said that his economic plan has saved or created one million new jobs. Well, one million and two if you count the new jobs he’s created for governors of Virginia and New Jersey.” -Jay Leno “One year ago today, ladies and gentlemen, Barack Obama was elected president one year ago today. One year later, we’re still in Iraq. We’re still in Afghanistan. But, you know, at least we got rid of Paula Abdul.” -David Letterman Colbert’s “Guy Fawkers,” Teabaggers 2.0, after the flip. “He’s OK now, but during the middle of his show FOX News commentator Glenn Beck was rushed to the hospital for an attack of appendicitis. Yeah, apparently, Beck was crying and screaming incoherently, so his audience assumed everything was normal.” -Conan O’Brien “HBO is running a documentary about the election of Barack Obama. It’s called ‘By the People.’ It’s all about the election of Barack Obama, and after this, they have a documentary about the election of George W. Bush. It’s called ‘By Mistake.’” -David Letterman “The White House has approved a new plan to pay — they’re going to pay members of the Taliban to change sides and support the U.S. And [...]