I'm not sure if this is making much of a media impression in Boston, but several towns in Western Mass and Southern Vermont have been totally devastated by the flooding from Hurricane Irene. The towns of Shelburne Falls and Charlemont along … [Read more...]
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Tells the US Chamber to Take a Hike!
You see, in one of my prouder blogging moments, Citizen United's founder, Mr. Floyd Brown, once threatened to sue me. Now if only we could get the Supreme Court to recognize the horrible mistake they made when they said that Mr. Brown's … [Read more...]
Capuano Forgets That Politics is a Team Sport
This is politics 101. Don't piss on the guy who bats clean-up for your team. Mike could vote against the compromise for all I care. However, long after the tax-compromise issue is history, this dumb quote will be used by the GOP, Fox News, … [Read more...]
Barney Frank Retiring? Right Wing Rumor Mill.
Conservative C-list pundit, Laura Ingraham is stirring the rumor pot in classic homophobic fashion saying that @pwire Sources tell me Bawney Fwank won't run for re-election. Wants to work on the board of a bank and make $ before … [Read more...]
Gov. Patrick, Justice Stevens and November
Here is a quick question that I have not seen floated anywhere - Given the notion that Deval Patrick is on the "semi short list" to be nominated to the US Supreme Court when Justice Stevens retires, who is the Democratic Party's back-up … [Read more...]
Brown’s Amateur Hour (Actually 2 months)
Tonight I tried to send my Senator a quick note regarding my opinions on health policy. However I have hit a roadblock. Two months after his election and over a month since his swearing in, Senator Brown's staff has not put an email … [Read more...]
Does the Junior Senator like it when people can’t pay their medical bills?
Of all the legal trades surrounding financial stuff, Debt Collectors can be about as scummy as they come. In our modern consumer driven economy these are the bottom feeders that follow around the predatory lenders, credit card bankruptcies, … [Read more...]
Congressional Pet Peeve
Have you ever wanted to contact a member of congress who does not represent your district or state? Often I do, and at least half the time the Congressperson refuses email from non-constituents. Case in point - Richard Neal, who may very … [Read more...]
Why the Polls are Wrong
It is my belief that everybody who is going to vote for Scott Brown was well motivated by the end of last week, when the latest round of polling began. I find it truly difficult to believe that there has been a huge defection of likely … [Read more...]
Brown and Abortion
It amazes me that right wingers project on to the Scott Brown this idea that he is really not pro-choice. Take this letter to my local paper:This is why I'm voting for Scott Brown for senator. He is not "pro-life," but he is believed to be … [Read more...]