Author Archives: Patrick

Sometime political guy.

The Party of Lincoln?

I happened across this post from Jonah Goldberg at NRO’s The Corner: Today’s conservatives for the most part – Harry Jaffa is surely an outlier- admire Lincoln for the philosophical content of his profound moral convictions but look on Lincoln’s resort to heavy-handed statism as a lamentable but necessary recourse. Today’s liberals feel the same way about the convictions, but…

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Fired Professor Speaks Out

( – promoted by Patrick) The Boston Herald reported yesterday on the firing of an Emmanual College professor who reenacted the Virginia Tech shooting in his classroom: Nicholas Winset said he was terminated and permanently barred from campus following a Wednesday lecture in which he dramatized the massacre to show that deranged gunman Cho Seung-Hui could have been stopped if…

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Tuition Breaks for Illegal Aliens

( – promoted by Patrick) Wasn’t this defeated not too long ago?  Yes, yes it was. But unfortunately it’s coming back: The Board of Higher Education gave its stamp of approval Thursday to a document that looks favorably on legislation to let illegal immigrant students pay in-state tuition at state colleges. The two-page “question-and-answer” document doesn’t take a…

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Latest Suffolk Poll

( – promoted by Patrick) From the Suffolk press release: With the March 4, 2008 Massachusetts Primary election less than a year away, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has opened up a 12% lead over former Governor Mitt Romney (33%-21%) among likely Republicans and Independents who lean Republican, according to a 7NEWS/Suffolk University poll released today.  Republican…

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New rule – Be civil.

The RMG community has made it quite clear that there should be a set of rules for posting.  At this point in time I am forced to agree.  All that I expect is that posts here remain civil.  Political discussion does get heated at times, however please don’t swear or sling personal insults.  If you do then you will be…

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Lest anyone claim censorship

Thor has been deleted as a user.  This is what he asked for, this is what I did.  Deleting a user deletes all their comments and posts.  That’s the way it is.  He isn’t banned and can come back anytime.…

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