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  1. Oh, right (0 Replies)

    Oh, right, of course, because we as a society are only capable of focusing on one thing at a time.

    Won’t somebody please think of the children???

  2. Bib Fortuna? (0 Replies)

    Am I the only one who thought that picture of McConnell kind of made him look like Bib Fortuna?

  3. Old lawyers' adage... (0 Replies)

    …which I’m sure Bill Weld knows: “If the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If the law is on your side, pound the law. If neither are on your side, pound the table.”

  4. Not difficult at all (1 Reply)

    Except that if we turn a blind eye to chemical weapons in Syria, we run the risk of them being used again, and being used elsewhere, for decades to come. Question 8 in this primer gives some pretty good reasons as to why chemical weapons are a good reason to get involved.

    Otherwise, I would be totally against any involvement here… which is not to say that I’m convinced we should do something, just that it’s worth some serious consideration.

  5. And... (0 Replies)

    And you need a tank to deal with them? Really?

  6. Racism isn't always intentional (1 Reply)

    Often it’s completely unintentional.

    In this regard intent doesn’t matter. Results do.

    We have a very low minority turnout in this state, and we’ve had ample means and opportunity to fix that. Who cares if it’s intentional? It’s still the result of racist policies; i.e., policies that disproportionately affect minorities.

  7. Definition of "western" (1 Reply)

    When you or I read “tolls on the western portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike”, we probably think “west of I-91″ or something like that.

    But the plan apparently was “west of I-95“.

  8. As Shel Silverstein once wrote... (0 Replies)

    We’re big rock singers, we’ve got golden fingers
    And we’re loved everywhere we go.
    We sing about beauty and we sing about truth
    At ten thousand dollars a show.
    We take all kinds of pills to give us all kinds of thrills
    But the thrill we’ve never known
    Is the thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture
    On the cover of the Rolling Stone

    (Rolling Stone) Wanna see my picture on the cover
    (Rolling Stone) Wanna buy five copies for my mother
    (Rolling Stone) Wanna see my smilin’ face
    On the cover of the Rolling Stone.

  9. Cheater (0 Replies)

    The article says
    1) They claimed this deduction.
    2) The value of the deduction is premised on the loss of property value.
    3) They were already required to not modify the façade.
    4) Therefore they would not actually lose any property value by making the promise.
    5) Therefore the deduction is improper.

    Now, I suppose you could debate whether the facts laid out here are true or not. But, as stated in the article, this deduction is highly improper and Gomez is a cheater.

  10. Jack Cole (0 Replies)

    It was Jack Cole, it was on WNAC, and he was suspended for a week, not fired.

  11. Transparent bins (0 Replies)

    Or even no bins. My wife was a student in London in the 90s, and there were no public trashcans anywhere. You carried your trash with you and when you got home, you threw it out.

    Another alternative would be to use bins kind of like the solar-powered compactors that you see sometimes… with a small opening so you can’t get a pressure cooker in there, and with a solid construction that could withstand the blast created by any sort of bomb that could fit.

  12. Natick (0 Replies)

    Obama: 62.23% 11600
    Romney: 36.25% 6757
    O: +25.98% (4843)

    W: 53.91% 10042
    B: 46.09% 8586
    W: +7.82% (1456)

    Quite a big difference here…

  13. Natick (0 Replies)

    As of 3PM, at least 2 precincts in Natick (#1 and #3) already had over 50% turnout!

  14. I don't know (0 Replies)

    The various pollwatchers *and* a police officer were all involved in clearing it up. It said that I was voter #226 so I’m pretty confident it didn’t get powered off or lose data.

  15. Ours jammed (1 Reply)

    The scanning machine at my precinct was jammed for a couple of minutes. They were able to get it working though quickly enough.

  16. Natick, pct 4 (0 Replies)

    At 8:20 AM I was number 226. Turnout looked very very good.

  17. Irene & Sandy (0 Replies)

    I thought Irene was a once in a generation storm. Now it’s Sandy that is, and it’s hard to find any mention of Irene, which was an extraordinary storm (just ask anybody in Vermont)… maybe because to mention the two storms in the same sentence would be too much of a tacit admission of reality?

  18. Provided they can keep track of it (0 Replies)

    They did finally find the missing syrup, but the fact that it went missing in the first place doesn’t inspire confidence in Canadian maple syrup…

  19. (0 Replies)

    It’s a silly thing to say? So I should feel free to gather signatures for candidate X, make people think they’ve signed for him, and then pitch them in the trash? I’m pretty sure that sort of thing is election fraud.

  20. 4) The media (0 Replies)

    Let’s not underestimate the media’s interest in having a (roughly) tied race. It is far more interesting, and sells more newspapers and eyeballs on the evening news, to have a competitive race than to have a blow-out. We have so far in this campaign seen the liberal Globe fawn over Scott Brown and we’ve seen the conservative Herald criticize him, when it suited them. When it brought the then-leader down to the level of the other candidate. When it sold more papers.