Barbara Anderson on Lowell Sun Talk tonite

(I updated Shawn’s post with a podcast link. – promoted by EaBo Clipper)

To those of you up in the Merrimack Valley (and anyone else who may want to join in).

The Lowell Sun runs a weekly telephone chat program.

This week, Thursday night at 7, they will have Barbara Anderson from Citizens for Limited Taxation to discuss her “insight on Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed 2008 state budget” and to make some of her own recommendations.

She is always a great one to listen to.

Its good to see CLT starting to come back, as the people are reaching for someone to lead the way back to sanity.

Check out the Lowell Sun website at http://www.lowellsun… for more info.

UPDATE Podcast can be heard here

For the fun of it, I posted this earlier in the week at a Lowell website where they were discussing the need for a new opening prayer for the Lowell City Council meetings:

The Taxpayers Creed

I believe in all tax-cuts
the small and the mighty,
creating a heaven on earth.

I believe in Barbara and Chip,
only descendents of Jerry.
Concieved by the likes of Dukakis,
born of the anger and frustration of the common people,
suffered under totalitarian state legislatures..

They were crucified, nearly died and buried..

But in the Patrick era they rose again,
(in fulfillment of our petitions)

We will come again in glory,
to free the encumbered and the oppressed
and our economy will have no end.

We believe in the individual spirit,
the worker in the fields,
the office manager,
the business owner,
the day laborer,

the resurrection of the people
and the ability of each to rise to his own heights
through work, risk and heavenly guidance.

amen.

About Shawn A

  • ColorPurple

    I respectfully request that you remove it immediately. If you want a creed so badly, create one and don’t “lift” it from a well-known creed from my Church. 

    I was willing to overlook the fact that you piggybacked the name of your site onto a very successful Democrat site…I thought, well, they’re young.  This is different.  It’s not funny. 

  • ColorPurple
    • ColorPurple

      I am tired of people thinking that it’s open season on Catholicism.  Why you think equating resurrection theology with the founders of CLT is appropriate is beyond me.  You guys screamed when Barney Frank dared repeat an offensive post concerning the VP, called it “beyond the pale” but a Creed that details the essential core of our faith, and our belief in the resurrection is yours for fun and frolic? 

      You’ve got to be kidding me. 

      Somehow – I expected more from “conservatives.”

      I really don’t care if a priest finds your rip-off on the Creed amusing.  They come in all colors and stripes and they put their pants on, one leg at a time – just like you.  They are human, which means they can also be wrong. 

      But my friends, if you are interested in building your party, your natural allies are going to be Ray Flynn Democrats.  How shortsighted you are to risk alienating them for a few cheap laughs, because they will not find this amusing.  This is not the Dane Cook crowd – these are churchgoers. 

    • ColorPurple

      you arrogant little twit.

    • ColorPurple

      When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things

      • Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno

        Why do Catholic’s do that?

        Further proof, I think we’re on the same side here. 

      • ColorPurple

        So because you folks believe that the Lord’s Prayer should be said at City Council meetings….you’ve decided to satirize the Creed, and make a mockery of an ancient recitation of the fundamental elements of our faith? 

        And this is supposed to make us feel better? 

        What Ray Flynn Democrats get (because we’re urban, I guess) is that we know that people come in all colors and stripes, and that if “the people” elect me, I represent all the people, not just the people of my faith.  If you want to  coalition build and strengthen community ties – the people have to trust you and you have to trust the people.  And as much as I love our Church – I do understand that there are Jewish people, Muslims, Hindus and others who would understandably feel uncomfortable in a public building reciting a Christian prayer.  I’m okay with that.  My city stopped that ages ago, probably after the first Jewish guy was elected.

        Furthermore, a reading of Matthew 6, the very same book that gives you the Lord’s prayer has this to say about praying in public:

        5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

        So, I fail to see how ripping off the Creed is mitigated somehow by Lowell officials not saying the Lord’s Prayer in a public building.  If city officials want to say it – they can do so quietly, nothing is prevently them from doing so.  I used to pray quietly all the time when I was an elected official – for strength, for wisdom, for guidance.  So yes, I know how to run for office, I know how to win, and I know how to work with people and not alienate them.  I served five terms in office before I went back to school.

        If you have any regard for people of faith, you will remove that “creed.”  It’s inappropriate and it doesn’t serve you well.  While you may not have intended to offend – you have.  You know what they say the road to hell is paved with…. 

  • Renee

    The tax payer creed is more tacky, then offensive.

    As for the prayer before City Council meetings in Lowell, as a Catholic I thought the prayer was out of place. It’s not that I’m against blessing before a public function. I would of loved to see the differing religious organizations within Lowell do a rotating system. Lowell’s demographic has changed over the past 40 years, and it would be nice to celebrate some true diversity.

    Lowell’s city council is “drafting” a prayer about nothing so it won’t offend anyone. Local Athiests think it’s a hoot. There are religious people and there are people who aren’t religious, then there are people are religious about not being religious.