I just got back from my most recent occasional sojourn to Red Mass Group, and as always, I came back with some terrific finds. The place really is a gold mine.
First was this, buried deep in a comment thread:
I won’t be a resident of MA for much longer though so my vote most decidedly doesn’t count.
This would be unremarkable, except that the comment was authored by “CVarley,” which is the screen name of Christen Varley, the head of the Greater Boston Tea Party. Varley has become the go-to spokesperson for the Massachusetts tea party crowd; Google searches on her name bring up dozens of mentions in the Globe, and hundreds in the Herald. With Varley out of the picture, to whom will the media turn for tea party commentary?
Second, you will be pleased to know that good old John Howard, long since banned from BMG, continues to hijack comment threads at RMG with his lonely quest to turn every political issue into a referendum on same-sex reproduction. Also, don’t miss this bizarrely self-referential post, which itself generated a couple dozen comments.
And finally, you should check out RMG proprietor Rob Eno’s endorsement of Newt Gingrich for president. As is often the case here at BMG, what’s really interesting is the comments – in that case, a long discussion involving Romney partisans, friends of Newt, and apparently undecided folk who like some of what Newt stands for but don’t think he can win. Great stuff.