Just alerted to this RMG post from a FB friend: A Pledge: This Website will FOIA Deval Patrick's New State Climatologist's Records Every Week Yesterday, Deval Patrick stated that he is appointing at $100,000 a year a state … [Read more...]
What’s a Public Information Officer for?
I was alerted from Ed Brayton about a nasty bit of work going on with the Boston PD. All the details are here. Here's the story: So there's a video out there of some police intimidation against someone videoing them. The site photography … [Read more...]
Charity Concert for Boston
(cross-posted at Left in Lowell) I'd like to invite you all to a special event. Details and links below the fold. … [Read more...]
A quick note about BMG profiles
A couple of years ago I contacted some users here through email by using their contact information that they provided in their profiles. I recently wanted to contact someone again and I've noticed that many (most) people who had contact … [Read more...]
When does ‘I had no active role’ really mean “… making decisions involving the operation or management of the activity, performing services for the activity, and hiring and discharging employees.”?
Answer - when it affects your taxes. But according to his 2010 tax return, when the Internal Revenue Service comes calling in April, Romney has a different answer: The presumptive GOP nominee reaps lucrative tax breaks for "active" … [Read more...]
“Enriching investors by taking leveraged bets isn’t a qualification for a job requiring long-term vision and concern for public welfare.”
Just passing along a noteworthy Bloomberg article. Noteworthy because the author, Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, is Managing Director for Structured Finance at Palamon Capital Partners (a private equity fund). He points out in Bloomberg the … [Read more...]
Mitt miffs another one.
Romney desperately needs to gain some 'empathy traction'. But it's funny to watch as he tries. (hat tip Ed Brayton) A day after being labelled “out of touch” for casually offering a $10,000 bet to a rival candidate, Mr Romney told … [Read more...]
Warren Polling analysis at Hufpo
Mike Mokrzycki has some 'in the weeds' polling and analysis in Huffpo concerning Warren vs. Brown. Offered here without comment. … [Read more...]
Mr. Lynne’s Corner
(Cross posted at Left in Lowell) OK, it seems that the blog [LeftInLowell] has been a little slower as of late. Thankfully, Jack has added his own special blend of herbs and spices to our recipe. But it still feels like it could use … [Read more...]
So when's the get-together we should have and at what establishment dedicated to the imbibing of the fruits of fermentation? After the election, but before the holidays turn up the crazy again, seems a natural temporal LaGrange point. … [Read more...]
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