Author Archives: Patrick

Sometime political guy.

Bank Fees: TD Bank (In)Convenience Checking

A little more than a year ago I was looking for a convenient way to get rid of spare change.  A TD Bank branch near where I live had a machine in the lobby that a person could just dump change into and deposit into an account.  Not expecting to use this account for much more than a place to…

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Debating the Debates

There was an impressive amount of output from the media this past week on Joe Kennedy, the libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate who will be on the ballot with Martha Coakley and Scott Brown. A Globe editorial on December 16th set the stage for a week long back and forth between the Globe and the Herald.  With their finger…

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Brown vs Robinson Debate Reactions.

(Here’s the debate in case you missed it. – promoted by EaBo Clipper) If you watched tonight’s debate between Scott Brown and Jack E. Robinson then tell us your thoughts. Republican candidates for US Senate Scott Brown and Jack E. Robinson square off in their first and only televised forum on the eve of the party primaries. [poll id=” 170…

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Absentee voting abuse scandal?

(Well Looky Looky, looks like Martha Coakley did the exact same thing.     This is much ado about nothing ALL CAMPAIGNS do this. Its politics 101 doesn’t even rise to the level of a sophomore course.
– promoted by EaBo Clipper) The folks at BMG are claiming that Scott Brown’s campaign is playing fast and loose with the absentee…

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Who here saw Glenn Beck’s movie?

Glenn Beck’s Christmas movie bombed.  How badly? In New York, Beck sold 17 tickets. In Boston, another 17. And in Washington, D.C., the hotbed of political activism, his tearful film drew only 30, Raw Story has found. Time to fess up. Who here was one of the 17 people in Boston who saw this movie? [poll id=” 166 “]…

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Typical woman can keep a secret for 47 hours, 15 minutes.

Can’t argue with science.… Researchers found that women are overcome by a burning desire to share gossip as soon as they hear it. They will typically spill the beans to at least one other person in 47 hours and 15 minutes. In other news, the mother of the “balloon boy” spilled the beans on her husband.… Mayumi Heene…

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