Author Archives: Peter Porcupine

Health Care Funding Questions

So I’m watching the Fox afternoon news (please note, Ed Factor!) and there is a Dem. congressman from New York talking about the impact of only passing a continuing resolution on the implementation of the new health care law. The congressman said that this was a problem, but that people were happy that their kids could continue coverage, no denial…

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Obama’s ‘Margaret Fuller’ Moment

When philosopher Margaret Fuller announced that she ‘had accepted the Universe’, fellow thinker Thomas Carlyle observed, ‘Egad, she’d better’.  The Democrats have accepted the election results. Obama announced his framework on taxes – all Bush tax cuts extended for two years in return for 13 months unemployment extension.  Death tax also kicked down the road for two years. He explained…

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Obama Calls for Freeze on All Civilian Federal Pay

Just saw a press conference, and Pres. Obama is freeezing all COLA’s and salaries for civilian Federal workers.  He stressed that this did NOT apply to military forces. He stated that he had already frozen pay and eliminated bonus money for all political appointees and senior officials, but he was now extending it to all other Federal workers as well.…

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The Final Talking Point

I was listening to analysts on the radio this morning discussing the Congressional races, and they were praising the ‘clout’ of our very senior delegation along with the strong likelihood that the control of the House would go to the Democrats. Soooo…where’s the clout? As notorious members of the minority party, I would submit that our delegation would exude ANTI-clout,…

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What, Me Worry? (With Poll)

According to the Cape Cod Times – The White House has confirmed that Vice President Joseph Biden is coming to the 10th Congressional District Saturday to campaign on behalf of Democrat William Keating. The rally is being held in Quincy, according to a White House spokesman, but no location has been confirmed for the site. The 10th District appearance is…

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Last Chance Speeches

Yesterday, the four Congressional candiates spoke at the Cape Cod Roundup sponsored by the Lower Cape Republican Council. Due to a technical issues, the first two speeches were lost – Jeff Perry, and Steve Sweeney who introduced Joe Malone (the reference by Ray Kasperowicz to ‘telling his own jokes’ alludes to Sweeney’s introduction).  BUT here are the others, and all…

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