enjoy! Just in case anyone wanted to talk about how racist the tea party is.
First she claimed not to have taken any. Then suzanne bump confronted her with evidence that she had. So she claimed to have returned them. See http://www.wickedlocal.com/arl… for a list of the contributions she claimed to have returned. Then look her up on ocpf’s website (sorry, can’t link to individual reports). Go through her reimbursements. She returned the money to frank mahoney, but not to any of the other people she claimed to have returned it to. She told a bald-faced lie to the voters. Will she do the same in her audits?
Here’s what I said yesterday in a post about the latest polls: Patrick is ahead and should win – he has been ahead in every single independent poll published in this cycle. But turnout is everything. Everything. A couple of points worth of extra energy on the other side could swing the election. Really, nothing else matters now. The issues, the charges and countercharges, that’s mostly done now. This weekend, Monday, and of course Tuesday are all about getting the supporters to vote. We know there are enough to win. We just have to make sure they all show up. OK, so how to do that? It’s so easy – just show up! Here is a handy map which shows you where every single staging location for GOTV activities is located. To see the areas where the pins are crowded together, you can use the + button in the upper left-hand corner of the map to zoom in, and the cursor to drag the view to the exact spot you are interested in. Click on any pin to get the street address as well as, in many cases, contact information for the person in charge of that location. But [...]
We’ve seen a lot from inside Charlie Baker’s World. We felt it would be great to recap some of Charlie’s greatest hits. Enjoy! Bakerololo
I was feeling like I was left out of the Rally to Restore Sanity, but now the President is coming to my very neighborhood! And Common will be there as well! I will be blogging my thoughts in about five hours after its over. I am very excited though, its about time he paid Hyde Park a visit!* *I was born, raised, and still am registered to vote in MA and can’t wait to come back, but I am currently living in Hyde Park and will always have a soft spot for one of the quirkiest places in Chicago
Credit: Drew Angerer, The New York Times A huge success for the reality-based community, and a reminder that the surreality-based wing of the country is a minority. Praise the lord. Jon Stewart in conclusion via NYT liveblog: “Not being able to be able to distinguish between real racists and Tea Partiers, or real bigots and Juan Williams or Rick Sanchez is an insult, not only to those people but to the racists themselves, who have put in the exhausting effort it takes to hate.” “The press is our immune system,” Mr. Stewart says. “If it overreacts to everything, we actually get sicker. And perhaps eczema. And yet, with that being said, I feel good. Strangely, calmly good.” In the news media, Mr. Stewart says, we hear of the fragility of our country, how we’re on the brink of catastrophe, how it’s a shame we can’t work together. “The truth is,” he says, “we do.” Mr. Stewart invokes the metaphor of a traffic merger at the Lincoln Tunnel, “You go, then I’ll go.” “Sure, at some point there will be a selfish jerk who zips up the shoulder and cuts in at the last minute. But that individual is rare and [...]
Dan Payne gets it right, I mean correct, in this piece on WBUR's Electionwire. Somebody should get a prize (Dan? Ben Swasey?) for the title of the piece too. I think I should get credit for using that picture in a comment on this site though. It's a really nicely organized piece too. And funny. So why didn’t the Globe endorse Bump? In the Sen. Scott Brown era, the paper obviously wanted to find one Republican it could support. She wasn’t a birther (Bill Hudak), hadn’t stood idly by while a teenage girl was strip-searched (Jeff Perry) and hadn’t been an executive at AIG, arrested for drunk driving and smoking weed and hadn’t bothered to vote in the last decade (Jon Golnik).
I’m at the office for CD7 in Medford. Canvassers just hit the streets. We’ve got turfs, coffee, signage and Internet access – what else could a political volunteer junkie need? Where are you and what are you doing today?
For all of you that live or work in the 172 Cities and Towns now served by National Grid—get ready. If Cape Wind is constructed, you will be paying well over $4.5 BILLION Dollars over the next 15 years as a surcharge to fund the building of CAPE WIND. The City of Quincy will be hit with $300 Million, Weymouth $170 Million, Worcester $500 Million MORE than you are now paying. This no-bid, sole source contract for National Grid is a politicians dream come true. Contributions for years—just like the ATM of all time, THE BIG DIG. It would be so right for the Governor to re-bid this boondoggle of a contract to ALL green energy firms and get the best possible price for our Citizens. Hydro is less than what we pay now for electricity. On shore wind power too. But Cape Wind will get you a cost of 19.4 Cents per KiloWatt Hour well over the average price of 8.1 cents you currently pay. Don’t be fooled by the politically correct cape wind project. Like I have said all along, If you liked the Big Dig—You’ll love Cape Wind.
After much thought, I’ve decided not to vote for Deval Patrick this year. No, I’m not going to vote for Charlie Baker, nor am I going to vote for a third party candidate. I’m going to leave that line blank on the ballot since I don’t find any of the choices acceptable this year.
Some will protest that I am throwing away my vote, but in fact I’m getting exactly what I want from abstaining. While I generally support the Democratic Party, my first hand experience with the Patrick administration has taken me well beyond the point of hold your nose and vote. Others may have had different experiences, or may see the Patrick Administration as a symbol for some abstract ideals, and will vote accordingly. On Election Day, we’ll add up how we have each weighed our personal experiences and abstract visions and see who wins. Maybe my experience is an anomaly, but it will be counted.
The American tradition calls for an explanation when political bands are dissolved. My letter to the governor is below the fold.