Author Archives: wavemaker

One Bailout Dilemma

( – promoted by Cool Cal) During the past several weeks, we have watched both houses of Congress posture and chest-thump — and at times, legislate — about the provisions of the so-called “bail-out.” There are a lot of things to argue about in the whole Wall Street vs. Main Street meme (a meme that I find grossly obtuse), but…

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A Bill Clinton Howler by Borowitz

Andy Borowitz, America’s equal opportunity satirist, lets this one fly about the planning of Bill Clinton’s scheduled speech to the Dem Convention: August 25, 2008 Bill Clinton’s Denver Speech to be on Five-second Delay

‘Just in Case,’ Convention Planners Say Former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver Wednesday night will be broadcast on a five-second…

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Another Shoe Drops on DiMasi

( – promoted by Cool Cal) So now we discover that Sal DiMasi’s personal accountant and private lender wasn’t just working for the ticket scalpers — he was working for Cognos, the subject of the other scandal nibbling at Sal’s freedom. Also in on the deal was Sal’s long-time law associate, Steve Topazio. Software company Cognos ULC hired House Speaker…

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Chess Match in the House

I have several times in the past commended readers here to sign up to receive Jim Sullivan’s stupendous recap of doings on Beacon Hill, the Weekly Round-up at the State House News Service. In today’s review of last week’s shenanigans, there is a very interesting report regarding the behind-the-scenes skirmishing between Ways & Means Chairman Bob DeLeo and Majority…

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Eldridge One of 15 Reps to Oppose Sales Tax Holiday

(Eldridge is the same Rep. who proposed to raise the state sales tax by 20% in his first term in office. Raising the most Regressive of taxes by 20%. How “Progressive” of him… – promoted by Cool Cal) Steve Levy’s campaign reports in an email blast that Democrat Jamie Eldridge, who is seeking Pam Resor’s Senate seat, was one of…

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Corrupt Big City Unions Allowed to Run Rampant by Big City Democrats

The taxpayers of Boston learn this morning that the Boston Firefighters Union is costing them $25 million in extra payments to firefighters who aren’t working because of their alleged permanent disabilities. One of them, Alberto Arroyo, is undergoing aggressive physical therapy — he’s an award-winning bodybuilder. His lawyer says the bodybuilding “helped him cope, emotionally and physically, with the travails…

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