What I Want From the Massachusetts Republican Party

( – promoted by Cool Cal) I am a former Republican candidate for State Representative and a current locally elected official. Although I lost my bid for state rep, I learned a lot about myself, the district I live in and the party I identify with by running this race. I thought that I would share some thoughts on my…

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For Lease: Big Dig Tunnels, water views, won’t last.

Read the Boston herald story here: http://www.bostonher… Governor Deval Patrick has announced that he is launching an investigation into ways to remedy the rising cost of maintaining Massachusetts roads, bridges and tunnels through privatization.  If the option proves possible it could mean leasing the Massachusetts Turnpike, Tobin Bridge and Big Dig Tunnels to a private company that would use tolls…

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The Quiet Storm

If Fred Thompson receives the GOP Presidential nomination next year, he stands a good chance of winning the Presidency outright–but only if the “silent majority” turns out on November 4, 2008, to support him. The Republicans would be nowhere without the “silent majority”–Americans who view the Democrats as too close to the hard-left. In 1972, the “silent majority” found George…

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Granny shot – WTF

Read the Boston Herald story titled “Granny shot on her porch” here: http://www.bostonher… I am apparantly missing something with this story in today’s Boston Herald.  The story tells of an all too common gang related drive-by shooting in Roxbury.  The headline and first paragraph tell of a 65 year old woman (granny) that was shot while sitting innocently on her…

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Paul Sullivan: R.I.P.

(I meant to frontpage this earlier. Work has been busy this week. Go after the jump to read Paul’s son’s Euology. – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Today’s Lowell Sun (9-10-07) has a nice front page tribute to radio host & columnist Paul Sullivan, who died last night from cancer. He was 50 years old. I’ve known him on & off…

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Turnpike Puts Screws to Us Again

I travel the Pike a lot.  I live in East Boston and I travel the Pike, well at least the Ted Williams Tunnel portion every day to get to work.  I also use the pike to get to other parts of the city. Often getting off at Allston/Brighton to come back in via
Storrow Drive.  Sometimes I make a quick…

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Is there a rude awakening coming?

( – promoted by Patrick) If Bush’s chief strategist from 2004 still has his finger on the pulse of the American people then things may not be looking so great for Republican candidates for president and other offices.  Of course, Matthew Dowd is no longer a Republican, having become an Independent, and he is posting on the Huffington Post, but…

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Random Thoughts

(I just really liked this post, so I promoted it! – promoted by Cool Cal) A lot of good stuff either happened or got posted while I was out. Here are some thoughts on them: The MA-05 Primary & Beyond On the Republican side, Ogonowski did a great job of soundly beating Tierney in the primary & delivering a very…

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