Author Archives: John Howard

Globe Hides Big Story of Leah Cole’s Resignation

1. an act of retiring or giving up a position.
2. the acceptance of something undesirable but inevitable. I was surprised at the spotty coverage of Peabody State Rep Leah Cole abruptly resigning her seat last week. The Boston Globe story was barely more than her press release, and omitted any mention of HOW she “unexpectedly” won her seat.…

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It”s the Law! Collect the $30 Fornication fine.

Massachusetts General Laws


CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY, DECENCY AND GOOD ORDER Section 18. Whoever commits fornication shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three months or by a fine of not more than thirty dollars. This is existing law, We should be collecting that $30 on the Massachusetts tax form, right after the fine for not…

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Kim Davis is doing her job!

She is right that same sex couples don’t have a right to procreate and should not be given the benefits and support or obligations of marriage. She is right, and Chief Justice Roberts is right that marriage is the “right to procreate”, and Donald Trump is right that “Congress can pass a law,” and the majority made a false assumption.…

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Importation of Persons by any means

One of the powers given to Congress in the Constitution is not enumerated in Section 8, because Section 8 powers took effect immediately, and this power was limited in Section 9 for for 20 years (and then never expressly granted, proving implied powers exist in the framer’s minds.)* Sorry, Electric Strawberry has schooled me on this one before: Section 8…

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Bruce Jenner and the last days of Gay Marriage

So has anyone noticed that the issue same-sex marriage is in the news again? SCOTUS is going to tell us if the Constitution requires states to perform or recognize same-sex marriage sometime in June. Counties in Alabama are resisting the federal court order to license same-sex couples for marriage. Ted Cruz is pushing for a federal law to allow states…

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Cabinet choices should be questioned about transgender policy

As Charlie Baker builds his administration and sets its priorities and policies, we should be vigilant about the priorities and beliefs of the people being put in charge of education policy and health policy. Specifically, of course, regarding transgender policy in schools, what Scott Lively referred to as teaching perversion and what ElectricStrawberry says is a bogeyman, but which is…

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How did U vote?

Are there stats on how the Unenrolled decided to vote? My guess is that lots of U’s were confident enough in Coakley and/or didn’t care if Grossman or Berwick won, that they thought it was more important to defeat the Tea Party guy, and they voted as Republicans. I’d love to see the numbers run on what ballot U’s pulled…

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But what will she speak for them?

“We are going to speak for people that he maybe doesn’t even know are here in Massachusetts,” such as women struggling to find work and take care of their families, immigrants, and gays and lesbians, Coakley said at the breakfast. “All of those people who often don’t have a voice, I’ve spoken for and I will speak for as governor.”…

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Flash Write in Campaign for Marriage

If you are taking a Republican ballot tomorrow, and are a social conservative, you don’t have to fill in the circle for pro-gay marriage Brian Herr for Senate, or have no one to vote for if you live in Katherine Clark’s Congressional district, or Carl Sciortino’s state Rep district where no one is running to be the Republican candidate. Write…

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