My CPAC Roundup

(Good place to ask questions about CPAC – promoted by Patrick) For the second year in a row, I was proud to be part of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans  attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. for the past few days. While the funding for the 2008 elections will come primarily from the older crowd,…

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A century and a half later, McClellan influences another war

(This is a brilliant piece of comparative journalism! – promoted by Peter Porcupine) Transcript of  remarks on “Meet the Press” appearance by Michigan Senator George B. McClellan, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, as conveyed by telegraph from NBC’s Washington bureau … Tim Russert (voiceover intro): our issues this Sunday … staggering carnage on the battlefield … rioting in…

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The GOP Dean?

Do you know who has the most Myspace friends among the Republican candidates for President? Not McCain, nor Guliani…or Romney. It’s a little known Congressman from Texas named Ron Paul, or “Dr. No” as he is called in Congress. Here is a little background on the Doc: Against Globalization – yes.
Eliminate Income Tax – yes.
Supports All Human…

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ACLU trying to revive the Frank amendment

I was troubled to read that the American Civil Liberties Union filed papers, Feb. 23, 2007, at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, to strike down the previously restored ideological exclusion clause in the Immigration Act. The exclusion clause was also struck down by the 1989 Frank amendment, a law that was named after its author Rep. Barney Frank. The…

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A Turning Point for Conservative Thought In Massachusetts

(A challenge from JK – promoted by EaBo Clipper) I love this state.  I was born here, grew up here, went to school here.  I want to continue to live here (well until I retire on a sailboat in the Caribbean).  But the Commonwealth is heading down a path that may sending some of us running for “higher ground.”  And…

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Keeping TV on the DL

Dan Flynn over at his blog Flynn Files had a great post on how he had to toss his TV to gain some normalcy in his life. It’s my hope (and it looks this way) that the internet can replace the 5 second sound-bite shows like Hardball for something with a little more depth.  Dan Flynn, in his next post…

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Community Policing: Deval’s bait and switch…

During the campaign Deval Patrick stressed that in the area of public safety he supported: “Personal safety and the security of one’s property are indispensable elements of an intact community.”  A very noble yet basic goal.  If this isn’t the basic role of government I don’t know what is.  Furthermore Deval Patrick during the campaign stressed “Community Policing” and…

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Who needs citizenship?

(A voice from Newton – promoted by EaBo Clipper) In Newton, this may become less of an issue.  As you can all read in today’s Boston Globe, Newton is thinking of giving all Newton residents voting privileges regardless of citizenship.  Apparently citizenship is just not a big deal. The argument is that they pay taxes (property, income and sales)…

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