Author Archives: cranberrycynic

1. Think 2. Speak 3. Repeat (and be original dammit)

PBP Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, a Florida co-chairman of Barack Obama's campaign, said choosing Palin showed poor judgment by McCain. “John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin is clearly a political ploy aimed at capturing the votes of women who formerly supported Senator Hillary Clinton,” Wexler said. “But the fact is Sarah Palin is a far right, pro-life zealot who…

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

Maybe he was just leaving the TV on for the dog? In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former Vice President’s home energy use surged more than 10%, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power…

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So Deval…

Why do we want these things again? Tribe backers' 'racino' at risk Twin River, the Rhode Island race track and slots parlor owned by the same casino investors backing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, is courting bankruptcy. Twin River pays Rhode Island 61 cents on every $1 spent at the slot parlor. That's more than double the percentage that Foxwoods Resort…

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From the Lipstick on a Pig Department

Globe To soothe the bruised egos of educators and children in lackluster schools, Massachusetts officials are now pushing for kinder, gentler euphemisms for failure. Instead of calling these schools “underperforming,” the Board of Education is considering labeling them as “Commonwealth priority,” to avoid poisoning teacher and student morale. Schools in the direst straits, now known as “chronically underperforming,” would get…

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A SHOCKER! Council funded by gambling has no issue with expanded gambling!

Scott Van Voorhis  Problem gamblers went public yesterday with wrenching stories of heartbreak and addiction as a State House showdown looms over a proposal to legalize resort . But the now-recovering addicts offered an unexpected message, saying they are neutral on Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal for three billion-dollar-plus gambling resorts. That’s because the state’s plan to legalize casinos also…

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