First we were assured that Ebola would never come to the US. Comforting if reality doesn't interfere. Seriously, we prepare for bird flu which we expect to travel from Asia. West Africa is closer. Attempts to quarantine an entire country or … [Read more...]
THE DEBATE For Governor’s Councillor Devaney vs. Shapiro
There have been discussions here on BMG on whether we should abolish the Governor's Council. Like it or not, ignoring this important position that local media has dubbed a "Dysfunctional Circus" does not help it improve. This debate … [Read more...]
Electoral College, Galvin and the Tea Party
Yesterday was the meeting of the Massachusetts Electoral College. All 11 of us Electors voted unanimously for Barack Obama and Joe Biden - surprise! It was a wonderful event full of pomp, ceremony, history and lots of speechifying. There … [Read more...]
The War on Women
The Religious Conservatives have tipped their hand. Yes, they convinced many unsuspecting they were not trying to take women back to the Dark Ages by having government infringe on their freedom of reproductive choices. They defied science … [Read more...]
Senator Susan Fargo Will Not Run For Re-Election
Longtime state Senator Susan Fargo, who sponsored legislation to ban smoking in the workplace, announced today that she will not run for re-election. Fargo, who is currently serving her 8th term representing the Third Middlesex district, … [Read more...]
Obama Administration Birth Control Mandate Upsets Catholics
Yes, this is the typical headline that has been published for days. So successfully that Mitt Romney thought he'd jump on the band wagon, last night blasting Obama for infringing on the Church's 1st Amendment rights. Obama is insisting that … [Read more...]
Barney Frank is retiring.
According to NECN: Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts fourth Congressional District has said he will not seek re-election for 2012.Frank, a ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, planned to hold a press … [Read more...]
Is Sen. Kerry poised to cut Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare?
Social Security is a Trust Fund that is funded by workers and their employers and held in trust to pay for our national retirement, disability and life insurance program - is separate from the budget and does not add to the … [Read more...]
Bialecki, a Patrick shill for casinos owns stock in casinos. Surprise!
At what point can we lose our ability to be shocked and surprised by the casino debate, shrouded in back room deals, specials interest giveways and revolving door between Patrick administration and casino/lobbyist industry? The latest is … [Read more...]
Where is Mrs. Jones?
We were inspired to go out sloshing through the slush and rain knocking on doors telling people of Deval Patrick and his messages of "Take a chance on hope". Patrick spoke of, our schools, our highways and how "we all have a responsibility … [Read more...]