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  • MA's "Reunification" Plan For Justina Pelletier Just A Political Ploy

    05/07/2014 4:35:50 AM PDT · by suspects · 14 replies
    “Why can’t Justina just come home?” Of course that’s the question Lou and Linda Pelletier are asking about the daughter taken from them more than a year ago. As a parent, isn’t it the question you’d ask? That’s not the question the Patrick administration wants people asking in the Justina Pelletier case. They want you asking why Justina’s parents won’t just accept Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz’s family reunification plan. The Patrick administration doesn’t want you asking parenting or medical questions. They’re handling Justina like a political issue. How do I know? Because I saw Justina’s “reunion” plan...
  • Justina Pelletier Case Reaches Its "Watergate" Moment

    04/24/2014 4:15:37 AM PDT · by suspects · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 24, 2014 | Michael Graham
    We’ve now reached the “Watergate” stage of the Justina Pelletier debacle: What does Gov. Deval Patrick know and when did he know it? Justina is the former Tufts Medical Center mitochondrial patient seized by Boston Children’s Hospital and the state Department of Children and Families, who turned her into a somatoform subject. After reports in these pages Friday that she was being denied the opportunity to attend Easter Mass with her devoutly Catholic family, Patrick rushed out a letter to state Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) about accommodations DCF was making. “I see in your letter that you continue to misunderstand...
  • In Massachusetts, Justina Pelletier "Treated Worse Than A Terrorist"

    04/18/2014 5:44:42 AM PDT · by suspects · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 18, 2014 | Michael Graham
    There is a young person held captive in Massachusetts today who is not allowed to participate in religious ceremonies, or visit family without government agents watching. No, it’s not accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s 15-year-old mitochondrial disease patient and nonterrorist Justina Pelletier. U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole Jr. ruled Wednesday that the now-20-year-old charged with four deaths and injuring more than 260 people should be able to see his sisters without an FBI agent present. The feds can appeal, but he says their case would have to be “pretty convincing.” “Can you believe it?” That was Jennifer...
  • "Free Justina!" Why Did Massachusetts Take This Sick Girl From Her Parents In The First Place?

    03/27/2014 3:30:19 AM PDT · by suspects · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Graham | Michael
    At the center of the seemingly incomprehensible case of Justina Pelletier lies one very simple, and unanswered, question: What did her mom and dad do to lose custody of their daughter in the first place? Gallons of ink have been poured on this story since last November, when a Connecticut TV station first reported the story of a sick teenager ripped from her family over a medical dispute between two hospitals. But having read every report on the case, including Judge Joseph Johnston’s ruling Tuesday, I can’t find a single claim — substantiated or otherwise — of bad behavior by...
  • Graham: Common Core unifies foes

    03/12/2014 3:36:28 AM PDT · by suspects · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 12, 2014 | Michael Graham
    Who says the Obama administration can’t bring people together? Polls may show that America is more politically divided than ever (Obama’s approval rating among Republicans hit a record-low 5 percent last week). But today in Worcester the lion will lie down with the lamb as Tea Party activists and teacher’s union members team up to “welcome” Obama’s secretary of education, Arne Duncan, with twin protests. That’s how much they both hate “Common Core.” Common Core is the latest federal education reform fad. Like “No Child Left Behind” before it, Common Core uses federal money to bribe local schools into using...
  • "I Don't Want A GOP 'Tony Soprano' Tough Guy" Said No GOP Primary Voter Ever.

    01/10/2014 4:14:01 AM PST · by suspects · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 10m 2014 | Michael Graham
    They sure don’t make political scandals like they used to. In 1903, the sitting lieutenant governor of South Carolina shot and killed the editor of the state’s largest newspaper in broad daylight, in front of the State House. Jim Tillman believed the paper’s attacks cost him his bid for governor. He was acquitted in a trial controlled by his uncle — former governor and then U.S. Sen. “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman. He literally got away with murder. Now that was a scandal. Yesterday Gov. Chris Christie held a 107-minute presser responding to a story about the politically motivated closure of several...
  • A Liberal Like Biden Botches Foreign Policy...And You're SURPRISED?

    01/09/2014 3:21:39 AM PST · by suspects · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 9, 2014 | Michael Graham
    “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Vice President Joe Biden Hey Bob, tell me a liberal who hasn’t. Step back from the ongoing scandal of Benghazi or the shameless politics of Hillary Clinton’s “I opposed the surge because you were in the primary, Barack” politics. Look instead at the Democratic Party’s record on foreign policy over the past 40 years. It’s not bad — it’s abysmal. Take Gates’ challenge: Name a foreign policy position that Democrats like John...
  • Will 2014 Be The GOP's Year In Massachusetts?

    11/04/2013 4:02:17 AM PST · by suspects · 30 replies
    Go Local Worcester ^ | November 4, 2013 | Michael Graham
    t's a perfect political storm: President Obama's popularity is down, voters are angry over his unpopular health care law, and Republicans are energized and excited about voting. Just the conditions a minority party like the Massachusetts GOP needs to pick up a governorship and send a couple of Republicans to Congress. Only one problem. I'm not writing about 2014. I'm writing about 2010. And while the Republican tide swept over nearly the entire country, it stopped dead at the border of Massachusetts. Voters re-elected Gov. Patrick and sent every member of Congress back to DC. The Republican candidate for state...
  • "Tolerant" MA Liberals Will Throw Low-Income Minority Smokers Out Of Public Housing

    09/27/2013 4:12:43 AM PDT · by suspects · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 27, 2013 | Michael Graham
    This week, low-income minority residents of Cambridge public housing learned a cold, hard truth about their “homes.” These apartments aren’t their homes at all. They belong to the government. And because the liberals who run Cambridge government don’t like smoking, the citizen-residents of Cambridge’s housing projects must learn to not like it, too. Smoking has been banned. The new policy takes effect next August. Massachusetts software businesses just learned a similar lesson. For years, these businesses overwhelmingly gave their political contributions to Democrats. Those same liberal pols turned around and hit these Obama-supporting, Prius-driving computer geek friends with the “tech...
  • Obamacare: "Does The Damn Thing WORK?"

    09/25/2013 3:20:36 AM PDT · by suspects · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2013 | Michael Graham
    I realize the only question the mainstream media want answered about Obamacare is, “When do John McCain and Ted Cruz rip off their shirts and knife-fight on the floor of the Senate?” But at the risk of being utterly irrelevant and hopelessly out of step, I have another far-less-relevant question about Obamacare: Does the damn thing work? Not to be the party pooper — I like a knock-down, drag-out political fight as much as the next guy — but we are talking about people’s health insurance here. And health insurance affects other small side issues of life such as, “Do...
  • Obama Never Misses An Opportunity To Miss An Opportunity To Unify US

    09/18/2013 6:46:36 AM PDT · by suspects · 16 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 18, 2014 | Michael Graham
    For American presidents, moments of great tragedy are often also moments of great opportunity. Ronald Reagan and the Challenger explosion, George W. Bush and 9/11 — these are powerful events that presidents can use to unify and inspire the American people. And then there’s Barack Obama. While his fellow Washington, D.C., residents were still “sheltering in place” on Monday morning, as police sought a potential second and third shooter from the Navy Yard shooting, President Obama took the podium to give a speech attacking “extremist” Republicans for not supporting Obamacare. People were bleeding and dying literally within walking distance, but...
  • Two Luckiest People In The World? Bashar Assad And Jimmy Carter

    09/04/2013 3:55:26 AM PDT · by suspects · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 4, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Who are the two happiest people in the world this week? Bashar Assad and Jimmy Carter. One week ago, Assad was a war criminal awaiting certain retaliation from the most powerful military force the world has ever known; and Jimmy Carter still owned the title “Worst President Ever.” Not anymore. Whatever keeps a brutal dictator like Assad up at night (fear of another dinner invitation from the Kerrys, perhaps?), it’s certainly not Barack Obama. America’s commander in chief has made it abundantly clear that he won’t support any military action vigorous enough to cause a Damascus traffic jam. The Los...
  • Do Liberals Hate Young, Black American Men?

    06/14/2013 4:23:14 AM PDT · by suspects · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 14, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Do liberals hate Boston’s young black men? If you knew nothing about politics but everything about economics and jobs, that’s what you’d think. Under the leadership of Mayor Tom Menino, Gov. Deval Patrick and President Obama (the Mount Rushmore of Massachusetts-style liberalism), unemployment for black teenagers is around 40 percent — about 600 percent higher than overall joblessness. And what are Beacon Hill Democrats pushing? An increase in the minimum wage to $11 an hour — aka “The ‘Hire Fewer Entry-Level Minority Employees’ Act of 2013.” The Boston Globe-Democrat claimed economists are “divided” on the impact of raising the minimum...
  • MA Liberal Pushes Gun Ban, Citizens Show Up To Shoot It Down

    02/22/2013 6:30:43 AM PST · by suspects · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 22, 2013 | Michael Graham
    The people have spoken, the ... conservatives? The original, less-family-friendly quotation came from California Democrat Dick Tuck after he lost a U.S. Senate primary in 1966. This particular sentiment reflects the divide between the ever-more-left-leaning Democratic Party and the average person — even here in Massachusetts. Wednesday night the Westford Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to withdraw an article from the Town Meeting warrant calling for the town to ban the possession of virtually all modern firearms. An overflow crowd of more than 400 people showed up to let liberal Selectman Robert Jefferies know that he doesn’t speak for them....
  • No love for illegals’ Valentine

    02/15/2013 7:08:14 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 15, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Protest ‘flowers’ but misses the point Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like getting badgered by an illegal immigrant in downtown Boston. While forgetful husbands were rushing in a panic to the nearest Hallmark shop yesterday to dig through the near-empty shelves (remember trying to pass off the Passover card as a Valentine last year?) amnesty advocates were stopping commuters to make the case for opening America’s borders. A group calling itself the “New England Coalition for Keeping Families Together” was handing out flowers at Government Center as part of the “Where’s My Valentine” campaign, according to the Associated Press. “The...
  • Economy Shrinking, Debt Soaring, And Obama's Talking..."God, Guns and Gays?"

    02/01/2013 4:10:45 AM PST · by suspects · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 1, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Our weak economy is stumbling yet again. America’s GDP actually shrank during the last three months of 2012, after three years of Obama’s “recovery.” Jobless claims jumped last week “unexpectedly.” And a new report says our national debt will soon be 200 percent of our entire national output — or twice as high as that of Greece. Since the inauguration, what have President Obama and the White House been talking about? Jobs, the economy and debt? Nope. It’s been gun control, same-sex marriage, women in combat and illegal immigration. I’m so old I remember when campaigning on divisive wedge issues...
  • The ONLY Question About Immigration Reform That Matters...

    01/30/2013 2:21:25 AM PST · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Graham
    There is one question, and only one question, that you should ask President Obama or U.S. Sen. John McCain about their amnesty — sorry, their “pathway to citizenship” — immigration reform proposals: If every illegal immigrant were granted instant citizenship this Monday, what would happen to the illegal immigrant who slips across the border on Tuesday? We all know the answer already: Nothing. Everything you’re hearing in both Obama and Senate proposals about “heightened border security” and “unmanned drones” is three-card-Monte stuff. Obama, who helped kill an immigration reform deal in 2007 authored by U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, isn’t interested...
  • Women In Combat: "Fairness" Vs. Biological Fact

    01/25/2013 4:49:30 AM PST · by suspects · 44 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 25, 2013 | Michael Graham
    President Obama, in dogged pursuit of his liberal Nirvana, is free to lift the ban on women serving in combat positions. He is, alas, unable to repeal the laws of nature, physics or gravity. Ask a combat veteran you know how he would have felt knowing that, after being wounded in combat, the only person around to pick him up and carry him to safety was a 5-foot-3, 120-pound woman. Ask any active duty serviceman how he’d feel knowing that, as he lay on the ground bleeding, the only thing between him and a cave-hardened Tali-ban killer was a 20-year-old...
  • Liberals have no shame at all

    01/18/2013 6:00:11 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Welcome to the world of “reality TV politics” — or maybe the right word is unreality. Call it “Liberals Unleashed — 2013!” As hungry for your cash as a “Walking Dead” zombie, as math-challenged as Honey Boo Boo’s mom in a dollar store, and as self-serving as the worst “Bridezilla.” After six years of exploding state spending and steady tax hikes, is Gov. Deval Patrick even a little embarrassed about pushing a $2.8 billion-per-year income and business tax increase? Not a bit. President Obama, having jacked up the debt by almost 60 percent in just four years announces it’s time...
  • Taking pot shots at free speech ...

    01/14/2013 5:07:23 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 14, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Anyone know what Vice President Joe Biden’s gamer handle is? Maybe “StandUpChuck” or “Amtrak1” or “NoChanceIn2016?” How about Attorney General Eric Holder (“Fast-
andFuriousUnleashed”)? Or Health and Human Services chief Kathleen Sebelius (“WhatsAGamerHandle?”). I ask because these folks led Friday’s session of the White House task force that grilled members of the video game industry. Three people who couldn’t tell “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” from “Assassin’s Creed II.” To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I could, either. (Is “Halo” the one with Master Chief, or is it “Gears of War”?) But I’m not the one accusing an entire multibillion-dollar,...
  • White House Misfires On Gun Control

    01/09/2013 6:32:35 AM PST · by suspects · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 9, 2013 | Michael Graham
    The position of pro-Second Amendment Americans is that gun ownership is part of the fundamental human right to self-defense, explicitly stated in the Constitution by the Founding Fathers due to an overarching political philosophy regarding the balance of power between the individual and the state. The position of the anti-gun activists in the Obama administration is “guns are icky.” The media consider them the intellectuals in this debate. And so Fox News reports “White House In Gun Control Sprint.” President Obama wants to fast-track a stack of new gun laws before the lingering pain and horror of the Newtown, Conn.,...
  • Why A Scott Brown Race To Fill Kerry's Seat Will HURT--not help--MA GOP

    12/26/2012 6:33:35 AM PST · by suspects · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 26, 2012 | Michael Graham
    With President Obama inflicting the painfully pompous U.S. Sen. John Kerry upon our unsuspecting allies, are Massachusetts Republicans ready for another Scott Brown for Senate race? Let’s check the polls: Some 54 percent of Massachusetts voters have a favorable view of Brown, and he’s leading in head-to-head match-ups with his likely opponent. So Scott’s a shoo-in! Oh, wait — those are the polls from the end of October. Right before Brown got crushed by Liz Warren 53 percent to 46 percent. And that’s the GOP dilemma: What do you do when you have the most popular, most likeable, most moderate...
  • Will This Be "The Year Without A Santa Claus?" (Make Christmas Happen!)

    12/21/2012 5:13:13 AM PST · by suspects · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 21, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Maybe Bill O’Reilly is right about the whole “War On Christmas” thing. I can’t recall a December when Christmas felt so embattled, so under fire — not from the PC police or fights over “Hanukkah Shrubs.” I mean the joyous spirit of Christmas itself. Are you seeing any joy this year? Or does it feel like fate itself has declared that Christmas shall not come this year? The horror of the Newtown, Conn., massacre would shake us at any time of any year. But coming so close to Christmas, it has cast a pall over the entire season. One minute...
  • Leftie Liz on Obama’s Path to Prez?

    12/18/2012 9:24:43 AM PST · by suspects · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 18, 2012 | Michael Graham
    You know the story: A relatively unknown politician from the far Left of the Democratic Party gives an attention-getting speech at the Democratic National Convention. Soon after, that speaker is a U.S. senator and — before even finishing one term — is the party’s nominee for president. Barack Obama? No, I’m talking about Liz Warren. She hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet, and already speculation has begun that Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren could be the Democrats’ pick for POTUS in 2016. “Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is already a liberal heartthrob,” political columnist Doyle McManus wrote in the Los...
  • Obama's "Lady Parts" Ploy Is Just Loony

    10/26/2012 4:37:06 AM PDT · by suspects · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 26, 2012 | Michael Graham
    “Vote like your lady parts depend on it” — said a slogan posted for a time on Barack Obama’s campaign website. Do women really vote with their “lady parts?” A new study reported on — and then pulled from — CNN’s website claims that “during the fertile time of the month, when levels of the hormone estrogen are high, single women appeared more likely to vote for Obama and committed women appeared more likely to vote for Romney, by a margin of at least 20 percent.” One of the researchers, Kristina Durante of the University of Texas, San Antonio, theorizes...
  • Tax-and-‘Patriotism’ prez

    10/24/2012 5:43:54 AM PDT · by suspects · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 24, 2012 | Michael Graham
    “Economic Patriots [team stats]” — arise! You’ve got nothing to lose but your money! The Obama campaign is printing up millions of copies of his “new” 20-page plan entitled “Economic Patriotism.” It’s been a theme of the president’s campaign since Joe Biden said in 2008 that paying higher taxes is “patriotic.” Now Barack Obama has adopted it as his closing argument in a close presidential race. “We should ask the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more, a modest amount,” Obama said recently. “There are a lot of well-to-do Americans, patriotic Americans, who understand this and are willing to do...
  • Obama Campaigns On The Pathetic, Petty (Binders and Big Bird Don't Win Elections)

    10/20/2012 6:29:52 AM PDT · by suspects · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 19, 2012 | Michael Graham
    The great American newspaperman H. L. Mencken said nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. I believe the Obama campaign is about to prove him wrong. I am not going defend the intellect of a nation where the top entertainers are Honey Boo Boo and the “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” But when it comes to picking a president, folks who care enough to vote can tell the difference between the presidential and the petty. And right now, Team Obama is waging the least presidential, most petty campaign in the modern era. As Americans struggle to...
  • The Weekly Standard Podcast: Bill Kristol Takes On Joe Biden's "Malarkey"

    10/12/2012 9:24:54 AM PDT · by suspects · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 12, 2012 | Bill Kristol
    Podcast: Kristol Reacts to the Vice Presidential Debate
  • Prez Can't hide debt behind Big bird

    10/10/2012 5:15:18 AM PDT · by suspects · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 10, 2012 | Michael Graham
    The International Monetary Fund reports that a second recession is looming for the global economy. The House Government Oversight Committee finds that the U.S. ambassador killed by al-Qaeda on Sept. 11 was repeatedly denied his requests for additional security. The workforce participation rate — the percent of able-bodied Americans in the workforce —is at a new low, while the number of folks on food stamps is at an all-time high. And the sitting president of the United States is running campaign ads about . . . Big Bird. Well, he was running the ads, until the Sesame Workshop announced that, like the AARP,...
  • Obama Should Treat "Math" Like A Four-Letter Word

    10/05/2012 5:08:40 AM PDT · by suspects · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 5, 2012 | Michael Graham
    “Governor... it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. It’s — it’s math. It’s arithmetic.” — President Obama, during Wednesday’s debate For Barack Obama “math” should be a four-letter word. It’s gasp-inducing to watch the same politician who insisted Obamacare (cost: $2 trillion over the next 10 years and rising) “won’t add a single dime to the deficit — not one dime” — lecturing anyone on his math skills. Of all the politicians in the modern era, the one who...
  • Mitt's Missed Point: Caring About You Doesn't Mean Eternally Caring FOR You

    09/19/2012 5:12:50 AM PDT · by suspects · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 19, 2012 | Michael Graham
    You may recall that during the GOP primaries I ran a web site called Having watched the stumbling, inept, ham-fisted campaigning of Mitt Romney the past few days, perhaps now you understand why. The comment Mitt made about not caring about the 47 percent of Americans who pay no federal income taxes and/or who are on the dole was one of the worst, most self-destructive comments I’ve ever heard from a politician. If — as I hope — Romney goes on to defeat President Barack Obama, it may be credited to what George Washington described as the “hand of...
  • Obama off script (again)

    09/14/2012 5:18:56 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Graham
    When a president of the United States has to give an interview declaring explicitly that he supports the First Amendment — you know he screwed up somewhere. There was President Barack Obama on Air Force One yesterday, telling CBS’ Steve Kroft, “We believe in the First Amendment.” According to a transcript provided by the White House, Obama added, “We are always going to uphold the rights of individuals to speak their mind.” This must have come as shocking news to the redneck reverend down in Florida who had just gotten a phone call from Obama’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs...
  • "Is That All There Is?" Dems Tell America: Abandon All Hope

    09/07/2012 5:52:45 AM PDT · by suspects · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2012 | Michael Graham
    To quote the late, great Peggy Lee: “Is that all there is?” The Democrats’ message to wavering, undecided voters was summarized by Bill Clinton Wednesday night: “No president — not me, not any of my predecessors — no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years.” This is as good as it gets: A crappy recovery, 8 percent unemployment as far as the eye can see, constant talk of tax hikes and chronic class envy, and another trillion dollars of debt thrown on the backs of our children each year. That’s it? The...
  • Paul Ryan And The Democrats "War on Facts" (Obama Can't Handle The Truth!)

    08/31/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by suspects · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 31, 2012 | Michael Graham
    “Dems need to hammer Ryan fast and prove clearly that he is a liar because he is a very skilled pol.” — Howard Fineman, Journalist (?) The Huffington Post To paraphrase Mark Twain, there are three kinds of liars: Liars, damned liars . . . and screaming, foamy-mouthed MSNBC hosts watching Paul Ryan speak. We have now moved into what academics might call the “post-factual” portion of the Obama campaign. For example: Tuesday night Ann Romney gives a warm, charmingly earnest speech. Obama flak Robert Gibbs calls it an “angry” night “full of insults.” What “insults?” He doesn’t say. He just says “Republicans...
  • Meet "Barack The Plumber" (Royal Flush On Hold)

    08/29/2012 5:34:16 AM PDT · by suspects · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 29, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Dear Better Business Bureau: I’m writing about a plumber I hired in 2008 to fix my pipes. The name of his business is Barack H. Obama & Co. Despite many assurances on Mr. Obama’s part, and despite spending far beyond what I wanted on the project, my toilets are still full of . . . well, they’re not fixed. And now I’m told there’s some question as to whether I can fire him. I want to say, right up front, that Mr. Obama inherited a real mess in my house. The plumbing was in worse shape than it had been since, gosh, the...
  • Liz Warren taking low road

    08/22/2012 4:39:34 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 22, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Does Liz Warren really believe that Scott Brown is pro-rape? Or wants to somehow “redefine rape” in a way that would hurt women or benefit racists? Of course not. But is Liz Warren willing to smear Scott Brown by suggesting he’d do all this — and more — as part of a “war on women?” She already has. The first Massachusetts Senate candidate to denounce Missouri moron Todd Akin was Scott Brown. Liz Warren’s denunciations, along with pretty much the entire Western world’s, soon followed. Of course Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Scott Brown denounced Akin’s idiocy. There is no...
  • MA Gov Mass Mails Welfare Recipients On Eve Of Liz Warren Election? "Coincidence!"

    08/10/2012 4:36:51 AM PDT · by suspects · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michael Graham
    In America, the wide-eyed and innocent believe in unicorns and the Tooth Fairy. In Massachusetts, they believe in “coincidence.” For 10 years a Lowell woman had been getting her welfare benefits at the local office without, she claims, being asked to register to vote. She never bothered to do anything about it until now. What a “coincidence.” So a group headed, “coincidentally,” by Elizabeth Warren’s daughter Amelia files a lawsuit on this woman’s behalf. Now, Demos has filed other such lawsuits in other states and in other years. But the one they filed against Massachusetts just happens to be while...
  • MA Gov Mass Mails Welfare Recipients On Eve Of Liz Warren Election? "Coincidence!"

    08/10/2012 4:36:42 AM PDT · by suspects · 1 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michael Graham
    In America, the wide-eyed and innocent believe in unicorns and the Tooth Fairy. In Massachusetts, they believe in “coincidence.” For 10 years a Lowell woman had been getting her welfare benefits at the local office without, she claims, being asked to register to vote. She never bothered to do anything about it until now. What a “coincidence.” So a group headed, “coincidentally,” by Elizabeth Warren’s daughter Amelia files a lawsuit on this woman’s behalf. Now, Demos has filed other such lawsuits in other states and in other years. But the one they filed against Massachusetts just happens to be while...
  • Boston Mayor Says "No" To Chick-Fil-A, But Gave Tax Dollars To Mosque Teaching "Death To Gays"

    07/27/2012 9:00:16 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 27, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death? Actually, he has done that  . . . and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony. It’s the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque, and when it comes to anti-gay sentiment, one of its early supporters makes Chick-fil-A look like the Provincetown Men’s Chorus. During the (understandable) controversy over the city selling land for...
  • Boston Mayor Promotes Tolerance & Diversity By Banning Chick-Fil-A Over Political Opinions

    07/25/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT · by suspects · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 25, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Dear Mayor Menino, I have a friend who’d like to open a business in the city of Boston. He knows it’s more expensive than most other American cities. He also knows that the permitting process here is more onerous and that his tax burden will be higher here, too. But he still insists that he wants to come here, spend money, pay taxes and put Bostonians to work. Only one problem: He has stated — publicly, repeatedly and for the record — that he thinks the designated hitter rule in the American League is stupid. It’s also his opinion that...
  • If You're A Slacker Loser In Your Mom's Basement, Good For You--But You Didn't Do It Alone!

    07/18/2012 6:00:22 AM PDT · by suspects · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 18, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Unlike most of my fellow conservatives, I actually enjoyed President Obama’s recent speech at a fundraiser about how you’re not responsible for your life’s outcome (“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”) Why, I liked it so much I went back and listened to it in the original Cherokee (Elizabeth Warren: “Nobody in this country got rich on his own — nobody!”). My only objection is that the focus of their comments was too narrow. The president says, “if you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.” He’s right,...
  • Fast Becoming Furious Over White House That Can't Even Remember Brian Terry's Name

    06/22/2012 5:25:13 AM PDT · by suspects · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 22, 2012 | Michael Graham
    he two most important words in the current Obama administration scandal aren’t “Fast” or “Furious.” They are “Brian Terry.” In December 2010, Brian Terry — a former Marine and police officer turned Border Patrol agent — was working in Arizona, 11 miles from the Mexican border. He was killed in a gunfight with Mexican drug runners, and two of the AK-47s found at the scene were linked to a then-unknown program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms called “Operation Fast and Furious.” The name is perfect, because the president wants you furious — and fast. He wants you...
  • Is Cambridge, MA Suffering From "Pepsi Envy?" (Soda ban spreads)

    06/20/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT · by suspects · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 20, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Call it a case of “Pepsi Envy.” The far-left kookocracy that rules Cambridge (motto: “Too small for a Republic, too large for a permanent ‘Occupy’ encampment”) saw the unrelenting mockery of New York City’s proposed “big-soda” ban and said, “Hey, that could be us!” And so they leapt at the opportunity to play national punch line yet again, pushing their own version of Nanny Bloomberg’s Big Gulp ban. If the story of Massachusetts were made into a movie, Cambridge would be played by Pauly Shore. And even he’d be embarrassed by it. Embarrassed because even in this attempt at self-humiliation,...
  • Liberals Recruit More People Onto Food Stamps, Even As Unemployment Rate Falls

    06/08/2012 5:04:09 AM PDT · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 8, 2012 | Michael Graham
    It’s a Massachusetts Rorschach test. In 2009, the state unemployment rate peaked at 8.7 percent. It’s now down to 6.3 percent — a 28 percent drop. Meanwhile the number of Bay Staters on food stamps has jumped from 720,000 to more than 850,000, a 15 percent increase. Here’s the test question: Is that a good thing, or bad? Look, the economy still stinks, but it doesn’t stink as bad as it did in 2008-2009. And yet, from 2007 to 2011, spending on food stamps went up an astonishing 135 percent. And it’s still going up. How does this make sense?...
  • WI Liberal Violence, Threats Inspired By Obama Rhetoric (United We Do NOT Stand)

    06/06/2012 9:53:15 AM PDT · by suspects · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 6, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Hey everybody, President Obama set another record! In addition to adding more debt in the shortest time than any president ever; an unemployment rate above 8 percent for 40 months (first time since the Great Depression); and the highest percentage of Americans on food stamps Obama now has Americans more politically polarized than at any time since we started keeping records! And people say Barack Obama doesn’t have a record of accomplishment . . . Here’s how Pew Research reports it: “As Americans head to the polls this November, their values and basic beliefs are more polarized along partisan lines than at any...
  • Obama's EEOC Goes After Coffee Chain For Hiring Too Many Attractive Women

    05/25/2012 5:52:53 AM PDT · by suspects · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Some advice to the folks at Marylou’s coffee chain, now under investigation by the EEOC, on how to fight back: Start laughing. Back during the Clinton years the EEOC went after Hooters for its alleged hiring bias (we all remember how hard Bill Clinton was on women... uh, let me re-phrase that). Hooters refused to hire men to wear the infamous “orange short-shorts and white tank-top” ensemble. The EEOC spent four years pressuring them to hire male waiters, which would have ruined the Hooters concept. Hooters tried reasoning and logic. As one would expect when dealing with bureaucrats, they failed...
  • Obama's EEOC Goes After Coffee Chain For Hiring Too Many Attractive Women

    05/25/2012 5:52:26 AM PDT · by suspects · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Some advice to the folks at Marylou’s coffee chain, now under investigation by the EEOC, on how to fight back: Start laughing. Back during the Clinton years the EEOC went after Hooters for its alleged hiring bias (we all remember how hard Bill Clinton was on women . . . uh, let me re-phrase that). Hooters refused to hire men to wear the infamous “orange short-shorts and white tank-top” ensemble. The EEOC spent four years pressuring them to hire male waiters, which would have ruined the Hooters concept. Hooters tried reasoning and logic. As one would expect when dealing with bureaucrats, they...
  • Post-cynicism prez

    05/16/2012 6:27:25 AM PDT · by suspects · 1 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 16, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Welcome to the post-cynicism presidency. In the good old days — pre-2008 — we voters knew politicians were motivated by self-interest. But we felt entitled to at least the pretense that their political positions were bold advocacy on behalf of the public good. So you elect Deval “I won’t raise gas taxes or tolls” Patrick the politician, and you get a “The budget was worse than I thought” governor. But President Barack Obama, who promised to be a transformative political figure, has pushed past that old paradigm completely. How can a candidate be “cynical” when he admits his shameless self-interest...
  • Massachusetts To Give Obama's OUI Illegal Immigrant Uncle His Drivers License Today

    05/11/2012 4:24:14 AM PDT · by suspects · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Sometime today, Onyango “Uncle Omar” Obama — who was ordered deported from the United States back during the first Bush’s presidency — will be given a driver’s license by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. All he has to do is show up. When this criminal alien walks into the RMV waiting room, he’ll be walking past American citizens — many of them fighting a tooth-and-claw battle with the bureaucracy to get back the license to which they are legally entitled. Every day, Registrar Rachel Kaprielian’s legion of government hacks screw over legal citizens with legitimate complaints — all because...
  • Liberal MA Town Votes To End Scourge Of... Bottled Water

    04/27/2012 5:18:36 AM PDT · by suspects · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 27, 2012 | Michael Graham
    When Concord’s Town Meeting voted to ban the sale of bottled water Wednesday night, one of the ban’s supporters told her fellow Condordians, “We’re not gonna solve all the problems of the world, but this is our one chance to make a really huge statement to the world.” And she’s right, they made a huge statement: “Hello, World! If you’re looking for the dumbest voters in the United States of America, you found us!” The town of Concord — not state, county or even city — is waging war on the evil of convenient, easily-portable water by outlawing something many...