Author Archives: Purple Mass Group

Patrick’s Appointment Track Record..Not So Good

Today the Globe editorializes in favor of giving Patrick the appointing authority to fill Senator Kennedy’s position and the name Mike Dukakisis is starting to float around as a possible appointee. This taxpayer has no interest in seeing the same man that appointed Jim Aloisi and attempted to appoint Marian Walsh to important jobs in state government. Schedule the election.…

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Hypocrisy, Governor Patrick, and a Bunch of Liars

Per Scaling the Hill.. http://www.scalingthehill.com/… “This is an elected position, not an appointed position, and there’s been a process that’s evolved over a period of time where I believe the people should vote and voice their opinions in situations of significance.” – Former Senate President Robert E. Travaglini, New York Times, 6/25/04 “(The bill) does take away from the governor…

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Healthcare – The Government Will Screw It Up

I admit to not having paid much attention to the healthcare dialog. Perhaps it is because I know that whatever changes are made we are looking at an increase in government involvement. My view is that government does very few things correctly and healthcare is too important to roll the dice hoping that they will get healthcare right. Government screws…

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Marian Walsh to Run the MBTA?

It is being widely reported that State Senator, Marian Walsh, has been chosen to become the new MBTA General Manager. Governor Patrick praised Ms. Walsh for her commitment to the Commonwealth and cited her Master’s Degree from Harvard Divinity School as the major factor in this “outside the box” choice. In a statement released by the Governor, he said, “Ms.…

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Statistics 101..Old Drivers Edition

Today another elderly driver abruptly stopped the car simply because he/she hit something. This time it was a liquor store. Apparently a cashier was lucky to not have been hurt badly or killed. For those of you that took statistics in college or even HS and paid attention you have to conclude that if these types of accidents are occurring…

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