Author Archives: imjustmusing

Half a Loaf, is Still Only Half a Loaf

Things need to change here in Massachusetts, especially in the Republican party. In this last election there were 81 House seats and 21 Senate seats which went uncontested in our State Legislature. That is over half. Couldn’t we have maybe gained just a few of those seats had we a candidate? Talking to others I have found the main reason…

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O’Connell and Buhner are taking a stand

It’s good to see there are some republicans up there on Beacon Hill who aren’t afraid to go against the establishment. Yesterday, one of them Shauna O’Connell (R) teamed up with WRKO’s morning talk show host, Jeff Kuhner, and is sponsoring a bill which would impose mandatory minimum sentences on convicted child rapists. The bill called the “Child Sexual Predator…

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Breaking News: Massachusetts Conservative Assembly is Born

Taunton, MA, December 6, 2012:  :  A group of Massachusetts conservatives, fed-up with the lack of success by the Massachusetts Republican State Committee in electing Republicans and finding qualified candidates to run, have launched the Massachusetts Conservative Assembly. Shortly after the November 2012 elections, a small group of established Conservatives attended the State Committee meeting in Plymouth.  Listening to the…

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I Just Don’t Get It

I have to admit it, I just don't get it. As one who has lived over a half century now and who never was involved in politics until maybe three years ago, I just don't get the Republican party here in Massachusetts. I know, we live in one of the bluest of blue states, and it can be very hard…

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Patrick needs to cut more

In today’s Boston Globe article titled “Patrick takes aim at agency salaries” Governor Patrick has decided to take aim at the salaries of some of the top executives in 42 independent state agencies. I applaud this move as being a good first step but Patrick needs to go further. Base salaries for the chiefs at the agencies – not including…

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And then there were four

It started out with three, two republicans and one democrat, then there were two, one republican and one democrat, then there was one, a republican for a very short time, then there were two again, then three and now four, one republican, one democrat and 2 independents. Of course I am talking of the 6th Worcester district representative’s race. On…

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