Author Archives: Patrick

Sometime political guy.

Immigration Quick Hits

( – promoted by Patrick) Is Worcester poised to become the next sanctuary city? “Sanctuary cities,” the draft resolution reads, “promote a safe haven for refugees and immigrants from other countries” and “do not initiate or welcome raids that are unrelated to public safety and serious crime.” The Claremont Institute has an interesting take on the nature of sanctuary

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Broadband Hype

Over the past few weeks I’ve had my fill of broadband hype.  Reading about the state and federal initiatives to bring broadband to the poor unwashed masses has left me a bit cold.  Has everyone forgotten that what existed before broadband was not nothing, and that broadband did not itself come from nothing?  There was a technological progression of sorts,…

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Republican Debate on Sunday

( – promoted by Patrick) This Sunday, a live 90-minute debate with the Republican Presidential contenders on a special edition of “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” The candidates: Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Senator Mike Huckabee (R-AK), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA), Rep. Tom Tancredo…

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Hoist The Black Flag! Higher This Time!

The grassroots effort to abolish the Massachusetts income tax is back.  Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed budget watchdog group, said the proposal is “absolutely unreasonable” and would dry up state funding for education and healthcare.
“The voters would rue the day. . . . Essentially, she’s trying to repeal the 20th century,” Widmer said.…

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Mitt’s War

( – promoted by Patrick) The Romney 2008 site was recently updated to include a Join the Surge of Support for our Troops! section.  As I read through it there isn’t anything objectionable, however, there is something missing.  Doesn’t it make sense that actually joining “the Surge” might show more support for “the Surge” than simply joining the “Surge of…

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