What should we do about these guys? Bright’s remarks. “He had been asked a question from the audience about his support for Pelosi,” Woodruff told Sargent. “He said, `Let’s wait until that comes up. He listed a long list of reasons why Pelosi might not run for Speaker of the House.” “The last one was, `heck, she might even get sick and die.’” Censure? Ask him to step down? Stop sending him money? … or look the other way (he’s a Democrat)?
This week… This week, Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Jim Tisch, CEO of Loews Corp. both blamed the President’s policies for creating an environment of “uncertainty” that is crippling America’s economy. The Obama administration is “flummoxed by their experiment in Keynesian economics not working,” Otellini said Monday in a speech in Aspen. Higher taxes and more regulation add an additional $1 billion to building a semiconductor manufacturing plant in the U.S. vs. overseas, the CEO said. As a result, “the next big thing will not be invented here. Jobs will not be created here,” Otellini said, warning of “an inevitable erosion and shift of wealth, much like we’re seeing today in Europe…this is the bitter truth.”
As Congressman for the 9th District, Stephen Lynch has taken some pretty bad votes.
Whether it was to deny health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans, to send our troops to war in Iraq, or to restrict a woman’s right to choose, Stephen Lynch’s bad votes have hurt our community — and voters in the 9th District need to know about them. After all, if you can’t judge a Congressman based on his voting record, what CAN you judge him on?
Today our campaign is launching a new website to get the facts out there about Stephen Lynch’s bad votes, and the harm those votes have caused our district:
Scott Brown is, to hear him tell it, very sparing with his endorsement.
“I don’t give my endorsement lightly,” Brown said at a news conference in Boston last night. “I think long and hard about it.”
Hilarious. Anyway, the Globe helpfully supplies a list of non-MA candidates that Brown has endorsed. What a parade of losers. And by “losers,” I don’t necessarily that they will lose their races – some of them might win. I just mean that they’re losers. Let’s go down the list.
MARK KIRK (IL-SEN). This guy has been caught lying about just about everything. He lied about his military record. He lied about his work experience. But I guess that’s OK with Brown, who no doubt thought “long and hard” about his endorsement decision.
More on the flip…
[Posted on behalf of The Fernald League, Inc.]
(NOTE: Early last month, we posted a diary here about how the Mass. Taxpayers Foundation and the Boston Foundation had issued an executive summary of a report calling for the closure of all remaining state-run Intermediate Care Facilities for people with intellectual disabilities in Massachusetts. We pointed out that the MTF/BF's claimed savings were based solely on the Patrick administration's numbers.
Last week, a month and a half after the executive summary was issued, the MTF and BF posted their full report online. The following is our full rebuttal to their report, which we are mailing to them today.)
In this day when most of the elected play Sydney Lassick roles to their corporate masters, one Congressman is being congressional. Congressman Markey, largely ignored in the main stream media is the hero of the citizen involved media. He’s doing what a Congressman should be doing: Investigating what response the government should be making. He even got a response to the BP/Administration lie that 75% of the oil spilled is gone. Thank you Congressman Markey. Please keep up the good work.
In my last post, I mentioned Charlie Baker’s fascination with a “small businessman” who, according to allegations leveled by the AG’s office and his former partner, scammed not only his employees but his entire company, spending thousands on personal items before filing for bankruptcy. Seems like MA Republicans have funny ideas about what constitutes a good record in business. Which brings us to Brad Marston. Here’s a guy who is very proud of his business career: Brad focused on residential and commercial real estate finance, rising to the position of Senior Vice President with Gruntal and Company based in New York City…. With over 25 years of business and management experience, Brad will bring a common sense, “what works” approach to government. The language is even stronger on the “Platform to Secure America’s Future,” a venture put together by three local candidates in different states, including Marston. A dynamic business leader with a keen financial background, Brad Marston … brings to the table a stellar financial record, having served in leading roles at First Boston and other long standing and reputable financial institutions, serving as Senior Vice President with Gruntal and Company in Manhattan. Oooh! A “stellar” record at “reputable” [...]
This is not a rhetorical question. Jews, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants, and Mormons have a well earned reputation in modern society of providing services and support for the needy. The exploited, the poor, the sick. Regardless of religion. I’m not talking about missionaries converting Indonesian tribes hundreds of years ago.. Rather the missionary work the Mormons do, Catholic Charities, and the many Jewish sponsored agencies that provide social services to the neediest regardless of religion. This has been the foundation of religions in America. For crissake even mobsters like John Gotti reach out to the poor once in awhile. I never see that from the Muslims. Were the mosques sending stuff to Haiti like the churches and synagogues? If they were I did not read about it. Perhaps the main stream media suppresses this. Sure the other organized religions have their problems. But when it comes to the poor and needy they have consistently been on the front lines. Not so the Muslims. I never read about them doing something for others. All I read about is them bitching and moaning about not being treated fairly. I have never heard anything about good Samaritan work they are involved in. There is [...]
He may think our Commander in Chief should be caricatured as Osama bin Laden, but G.O.P. Congressional candidate Bill Hudak’s campaign has decided to try to draw a line under reports (“Hudak asserts that Obama was not born in the United States but in Kenya, according to affidavits that he made available to the Tri-Town Transcript” – WickedLocal) he is also a birther. Dan Kennedy has more background on the matter here. In a web video and statement titled “Is Bill Hudak a Birther?” dated tomorrow (August 27) but posted today on his website, Hudak makes his case. YouTube here. I suppose this goes to show there is hope for change for all of us. Hudak posted this yard sign and another similar one, in front of his Boxford house before the 2008 election. He removed them after police relayed complaints from neighbors. Interestingly, Charlie Baker has supported Hudak by saying inspirational words at one of his campaign events, where he was photographed on stage with the candidate (“We were thrilled to have Charlie stop by, say a few inspirational words, and help unite those in attendance to work hard all the way through election day”, Hudak wrote on his [...]
Republicans like to talk a lot about business. Charlie Baker says he’s a businessman, and he has business guys talk at his rallies about how bad taxes and regulation are and how they’re killing business. Just about every Republican candidate running for office in MA has something in his or her bio about what an awesome business whiz he or she is. But gosh, look a little deeper, and you start to understand the real reason why Republicans don’t like government regulation. Because it makes it harder to cheat. As today’s Globe reports, Joseph DiStasio, a “small businessman” touted by Charlie Baker as someone whose business was killed by the mean ol’ Patrick administration turns out to have been fined by the Attorney General’s office for serious wage law violations and sued by his former partner for “siphon[ing] company funds to purchase luxury items and to cover personal expenses.” According to a claim filed by American Express, DiStasio racked up about $40,000 in personal charges just before he filed for bankruptcy. Here’s the bit about the wage law violations: Last month, Coakley’s Fair Labor Division issued a citation against Able Tree Service, alleging that it cheated its workers out of [...]