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  • Socialist Party of America Releases The Names of 70 Democrat Members Of Congress Who Are Members ...

    08/16/2011 5:30:01 PM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08-16-2011 | Unknown
    This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. The radical Marxist-progressives (communists) took control of the democrat party some time ago. They’ve only become more emboldened with the election of Barack Obama, who was raised as a communist from birth. With their new found leader, Barack Obama, the Socialist Party of America felt secure enough to announce the names of 70 democrats in Congress that belong to their caucus.
  • Second Amendment Foundation Files For Summary Judgment In Mass Resident Alien Gun Ban Case

    07/10/2011 2:36:32 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 8 July, 2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, WA --( The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging a statute in Massachusetts that denies legal resident aliens the licenses required to possess a handgun in the home for self-defense, or purchase any kind of firearm. The case is known as Fletcher v. Haas. It was filed in April in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Joining SAF in this lawsuit are Commonwealth Second Amendment, a Massachusetts grassroots organization, and two British citizens, Christopher M. Fletcher of Cambridge and Eoin M. Pryal of Northboro. They are represented by attorney...
  • Traffic cases settled, but deportations loom

    07/03/2011 5:16:24 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 3, 2011 | Maria Sacchetti
    One early evening in May, a Boston police officer arrested Lizandra DeMoura for traffic violations and driving without a license. In another city, she might have been booked and released for a court hearing. But in Boston, the 18-year-old was jailed overnight, taken to court, and handed over to federal immigration agents, who hauled her away in chains.Now she is facing deportation to Brazil. “I felt like an animal,’’ DeMoura, who has lived here since she was a child, said in a recent interview in her lawyer’s office in Boston, wearing an electronic monitoring device around her ankle. Her case...
  • Homosexuals and "The Boston Globe" are shocked and angry that....

    06/28/2011 1:20:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | June 28, 2011 | Carl Olson
    ... the Catholic Church continues to teach that homosexual acts are "acts of grave depravity" (CCC, par. 2357) and that homosexual desires are "objectively disordered" (CCC, par 2358):There have been many last straws for Richard Iandoli.He was stung when his church’s hierarchy disparaged adoptions by gay couples, when his church emerged as a political leader against same-sex marriage, and by the way his church refers to homosexuality as “disordered.’’Earlier this month, the insult was more personal: The Boston Archdiocese stepped in and postponed an “All are Welcome’’ Mass to commemorate Gay Pride Month at Iandoli’s church, St. Cecilia on Belvidere...
  • To vote or not to vote on gay ‘marriage’? New York’s GOP Senators may decide Wednesday

    06/22/2011 7:46:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 21, 2011 | PETER J. SMITH
    ALBANY, New York, June 21, 2011 ( – Senate Republicans in New York continue to remain silent about whether they will kill the same-sex “marriage” bill, or pass an amended version with more religious protections before going into summer recess. Since Republicans control the Senate chambers 32 – 30, they can block the legislation from coming to a floor vote, but they are staying tight-lipped about their intentions, leaving both friends and foes of gay “marriage” sitting on pins and needles. The Democrat-dominated Assembly already approved legalizing same-sex “marriage” last Wednesday, in an 80 – 63 vote. Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
  • Mark Levin Show,"The Legacy Lives On!",M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABCAM,June 16, 2011

    06/16/2011 3:11:40 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Mark Levin Show ^ | June 16, 2011 | Mark Levin
    Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Boston Bruins' Historical March To Stanley Cup Champions Anything But Routine

    06/16/2011 8:47:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ryan Durling
    After nearly four decades of waiting, fans of the Boston Bruins can finally celebrate a Stanley Cup champion. But the road to the trophy wasn't easy. VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Head coach Claude Julien, Dennis Seidenberg #44, Tim Thomas #30, Patrice Bergeron #37 and Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4 to 0. Jun 16, 2011 - The 39-year...
  • Bruins Win First Stanley Cup In 39 Years

    06/16/2011 5:15:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | June 16, 2011 | annem040359
    The Bruins blanked Vancouver 4-0 Wednesday night for their first NHL title since 1972. They had lost their last five Stanley Cup finals appearances since then. (June 15)" So says the brief write-up from the AP video presentation. Not only was history made, but also a major American city, Boston now has become the new title town with the Stanley Cup coming home at last. Congrats to the NHL's Boston Bruins for winning at last, after nearly forty years, the Stanley Cup. Boston, now IMHO, the new "title town" sharing with the Boston Red Soxs, Celtics, and the New England...
  • Sarah Palin "Residents Hit Hard in Massachusetts"

    06/02/2011 7:26:50 AM PDT · by onyx · 12 replies · 1+ views
    SARAHPAC.COM ^ | Thursday, June 2, 2011 | SARAH PALIN
    POSITIVELY PALIN! Posted on June 02, 2011 Drove through the rough weather last night in Massachusetts, hoping folks are safe this morning as residents survey the aftermath. Our prayers are with the victims of yesterday's twisters and all those who are faced with what may seem insurmountable rebuilding challenges. The damage we saw was shocking. It was an honor to meet great MA residents as we pulled off I-91, heard their concerns and hopes for their state and country, and shared their appreciation for the East Coast's inspiring history. We handed out copies of the Constitution and asked that...
  • Raw Videos Of Tornado In The Springfield,MA,USA Area:UPDATE

    06/01/2011 6:54:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | June 1, 2011 | annem040359
    “An apparent tornado struck the downtown of one of Massachusetts’ largest cities Wednesday afternoon, scattering debris, toppling trees, and frightening workers and residents. No injuries were immediately reported. (June 1)”
  • Barney Frank's Disastrous Cronyism (and not one word of censure)

    05/31/2011 7:41:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Corruption: How is it that a GOP politico can get drummed out of the Senate for bathroom acts while Rep. Barney Frank merits not even a flicker of censure for economically disastrous cronyism? When will the double standard end? Two years after politically motivated mortgage lending triggered the biggest collapse since the Great Depression, House Finance Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., has been found to have helped one of his lovers, Herbie Moses, land a six-figure job at Fannie Mae, the agency at the center of the meltdown and one he had a responsibility to regulate. Instead of exerting oversight...
  • Sen. Brown will head to Afghanistan for Guard duty

    05/02/2011 9:17:08 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 42 replies ^ | Monday, May 2, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is going to Afghanistan as part of his duties for the National Guard, he said today in an exclusive statement sent to the Herald. Brown, who is a lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, will be doing his required annual training in the war-torn country.

    04/28/2011 8:52:12 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 18 replies
    Conclub ^ | 04-28-11 | The Rat
    FROM THE “NOW WE’VE SEEN EVERYTHING” DEPARTMENT Pigs have flown. Hell has frozen over. Democrats have voted overwhelmingly to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of their collective right to bargain over health care. This is not a misprint, nothing is wrong with your computer, and the Rat’s not lost his mind (yet). Remarkably, the 111-42 vote was led by Democrats, who say the new bill will save millions of dollars for financially strapped cities and towns. Democrats? In Massachusetts? This is the state that will probably build a Teddy Kennedy theme park some day. What the hell...
  • Massachusetts Sued Over Gun Rights of Legal Immigrants

    04/21/2011 4:44:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies · 1+ views ^ | 20 April, 2011 | Bryan Llenas
    The Second Amendment Foundation is leading a civil action lawsuit in federal district court against Massachusetts challenging a law that denies non-U.S. citizens the right to possess a handgun in their own homes. Under the current law in Massachusetts, legal permanent residents -- who carry what is commonly referred to as a "green card" -- are not allowed to hold a firearm identification card or license to carry of any kind. Instead, they must apply for a resident alien permit, which allows a person to possess only a “low capacity” rifle or shotgun. Therein lies the case. The SAF, a...
  • Suit filed over Mass. gun rules (No handguns for legal non-citizens)

    04/20/2011 8:28:04 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 13 replies ^ | Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | Priyanka Dayal
    A Northboro resident and two gun rights groups are suing the Northboro police chief and the head of the state Firearms Records Bureau, claiming Massachusetts state law unconstitutionally bars legal immigrants from owning handguns. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court Friday, alleges Eoin M. Pryal of Northboro submitted an application for a license to carry a handgun, but Northboro police refused to accept the application because Mr. Pryal is not a U.S. citizen. A British immigrant, he is a “permanent resident alien” in the United States, according to the lawsuit. The suit is also filed on behalf of Christopher...
  • SAF Sues Over Massachusetts Gun Ban For Legal Alien Residents

    04/17/2011 6:41:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 15 April,2011 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit challenging a law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that denies legal resident aliens the licenses required to possess a handgun in the home for self-defense, or purchase any kind of firearm. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Joining SAF in this lawsuit are Commonwealth Second Amendment, a Massachusetts grassroots organization, and two British citizens who reside in the commonwealth. They are represented by attorney Joseph M. Hickson III of Springfield. Defendants are Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C....
  • Three Men Charged in 1969 Massachusetts Murder Case

    04/16/2011 11:20:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    LOWELL, Mass.-- Three suspects are in custody after the murder of a Massachusetts teenager more than 40 years ago. Sixty-year-old Walter Shelley, of Tewksbury, Mass., and 57-year-old Michael Ferreira of Salem, N.H., have been charged with the 1969 murder of 15-year-old John McCabe, MyFoxBoston reports. Allan Edward Brown, 59, of Londonderry, N.H., has been charged with manslaughter. McCabe’s elderly parents, Bill and Evelyn, looked on, knowing they never stopped pushing police to arrest their son's killers.
  • Man arrested at Logan with antique guns(MA)

    04/10/2011 5:41:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 7 April, 2011 | Martin Finucane and Travis Andersen
    A 44-year-old man is facing charges after trying to pass through a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport with two antique pistols, State Police said. State Police said they arrested Brent Cameron of New London, N.H., at about 7:43 a.m. yesterday at Terminal E after he was stopped by TSA officers. The pistols were detected by TSA workers using an X-ray machine. No ammunition was found with the guns. Cameron told troopers he had bought the guns, .22-caliber Derringers, at an auction last week and said he did not know they were in the bag, State Police said.
  • MA Man Loses Gun License/Faces Charges After Being ROBBED

    03/31/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies ^ | 3/31/11 | Fleming and Hayes
    Only in the state of Massachusetts could “blaming the victim” be extended to burglaries. Once again, the gun-grabbing fear mongers in charge of our state are looking to set a precedent that will no doubt have national implications. If this case goes to trial and Stanley Sokolowski is convicted, there will now be case law on the books that other judges can cite: The common act of reloading your own ammunition and the possession of the needed (and Constitutionally protected) supplies will be akin to domestic terrorism. The following email was sent to us by our good friend, and former...
  • Whites still fleeing cities in Mass.

    03/24/2011 5:42:19 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 162 replies ^ | March 24, 2011 | Peter Schworm and Matt Carroll
    Whites are abandoning Massachusetts cities at a rapid clip, continuing well-worn paths to the suburbs or out of state, according to new demographic data from the US census. ...The migration of whites out of communities has also left many public school districts in cities made up overwhelmingly of minority students. In Lawrence, just 6 percent of this year’s public school students are white. In Chelsea just 8 percent are, according to state Department of Education figures. ...The trend was strongest in lower-income communities plagued by violent crime and struggling schools. Yet wealthier communities like Beverly, Gloucester, Melrose, and Salem also...
  • Scott Brown Leading in Early Polling

    03/15/2011 8:42:50 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/15/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Republican Scott Brown shocked the political world early last year with his victory over Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley. Brown is still well-regarded in the heavily blue state but his re-election prospects appeared to be in some doubt. Brown is still one of the only major Republican officials in the state. Now it appears that Brown's chances of a full term are increasing. The Democratic Party appears to have no first-line candidates to challenge him, and he carries the power of incumbency. Not only that, but most voters appear to have accepted a Republican Senator from Massachusetts. A poll was...
  • For Michele Bachmann, A Pattern of Getting Facts Wrong [makes Palin look like Count Metternich]

    03/12/2011 9:38:34 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/12/11 9:48 PM EST | By JONATHAN MARTIN & KENDRA MARR
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s suggestion Saturday that the Revolutionary War began in Concord, N.H., rather than Lexington and Concord, Mass., marks the third time in recent months that the potential GOP presidential hopeful has committed a puzzling gaffe about history and current affairs. Making her first trek to New Hampshire as a 2012 prospect, Bachmann told a GOP crowd in Manchester: “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.” The Revolutionary War began, not in New Hampshire’s capital, but in the famous two towns more than 50 miles away in...
  • Obama headlines party fundraiser in Boston (Party of the Little Guy ticket prices: $5,000- $50,000)

    03/09/2011 7:07:52 AM PST · by Qbert · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/8/2011 | Paul Steinhauser & Lisa Jansen
    Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) - President Barack Obama plays the role of fundraiser-in-chief Monday evening, helping the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raise an estimated $1 million. The president headlines a DCCC fundraiser at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Among those joining Obama at the event are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Steve Israel, the DCCC chairman. Tickets for the event range from $5,000 per person for dinner to $50,000 per couple for dinner, a photo line, and a VIP reception. A source with knowledge of the event says around $1 million will raised at the dinner. Republicans...
  • Health care train wreck’s here

    03/08/2011 8:48:00 AM PST · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 03/08/2011 | Michael Graham
    Gov. Deval Patrick is absolutely right: Don’t blame Cleve Killingsworth for your insurance premiums going up so high, so fast. Blame the man who’s truly responsible — Deval Patrick. Killingsworth is the Miami Heat of Massachusetts health care. It’s hard to believe someone that expensive could suck that bad. But as offensive as Killingsworth’s $11 million buyout may be, AFL-CIO president and Blue Cross Blue Shield board member Robert Haynes had it right: “With $13 billion in revenue, it’s like pennies,” he said of the board’s compensation. Complaining about Killingsworth’s incompetence is like complaining about a leaky bathtub on the...
  • Just Released: A Hard-Hitting Book on Mitt Romney's Pro-Homosexual Record while Governor of MA

    03/01/2011 5:45:34 AM PST · by ZGuy · 12 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | 2/28/11 | Amy Contrada
    Massachusetts pro-family activist Amy Contrada has just released her definitive study of Mitt Romney's role in implementing "gay marriage," promoting GLBT "rights," and supporting the sexual-radical agenda in the Massachusetts schools while Governor. The e-book is available at "Mitt Romney's Deception:  His Stealth Promotion of 'Gay Rights' and 'Gay Marriage' in Massachusetts."  Contrada details how Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney supported the homosexual and transgender agenda on same-sex "marriage," sexual-radical indoctrination in the schools, and societal transformation -- while posing as a defender of the Constitution and traditional family values. Pro-family leaders enthusiastically recommend the book: Peter LaBarbera (Americans for Truth...
  • Convicted and illegal, but free Ruling lets killer out while awaiting deportation

    02/27/2011 8:26:28 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 27 Feb 2011 | My Fox Boston
    BOSTON (FOX 25 / - After 16-year-old Ashton Cline-McMurray was brutally murdered, his mother took some comfort in hearing that at least some of her son's killers would never walk American streets again. It's the reason why Sandra Hutchinson agreed with letting the purported gang members, several of them illegal immigrants, plead guilty to lesser charges. She says the prosecutor reassured her that, after their criminal sentences were finished, those in the country illegally would be deported. "They said that they would never set foot, basically on American soil again. In other words, they'd be like in jail until...
  • Swat Team Arrests Glen Street Man Without Incident(MA)

    02/18/2011 5:34:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 15 Februray, 2010 | Daniel DeMaina
    Add a comment (0 comments ) Email | Start Following | Print | Facebook Share on Facebook | View full size new Credit Daniel DeMaina Photos (1) Credit Daniel DeMaina Add your photos & videos Section Sponsored By patch Melrose Police called in a regional swat team to assist in the arrest of a Glen Street man on Saturday afternoon, after police learned that the man had at least two guns inside his home. Melrose Police Lt. Mark DeCroteau said that the NEMLEC (North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council) Special Operations Unit—commonly called a 'swat team'—is specially trained for...
  • Store Clerk Shoots Man In Botched Robbery(MA)

    02/16/2011 4:27:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 15 Februray, 2011 | NA
    BOSTON, Mass. -- Police investigated a shooting Tuesday night that injured a man who they said attempted to rob a store in Mattapan. Boston police said the man, who was in his 40s, entered a store called Essential Body Herbs at 1282 Blue Hill Ave. just after 7 p.m. and attempted to rob the clerk while holding a hammer. The clerk, who has a valid license to carry a gun, shot the man, investigators said. Police said the man was taken to Boston Medical Center. The investigation is ongoing, police said.
  • Two radical Planned Parenthood bills filed in Mass. Legislature

    02/11/2011 11:20:04 AM PST · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 02/11/2011 | n/a
    Planned Parenthood's allies in the Massachusetts Legislature have filed two radical bills this session to cement the Planned Parenthood sexual agenda for kids into state law. It's clear that Planned Parenthood and related sexual and homosexual special interests are serious about forcing their "education" into the public schools. These bills include mandating condom training for kids, abortion counseling, sexual orientation issues, mental health issues, and much more.
  • Boston Mayor's Wal-Mart Jihad ("We don't need employers like that...")

    02/10/2011 4:43:34 AM PST · by suspects · 57 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 10, 2010 | Michael Graham
    Will Mayor Tom Menino save Boston’s poorest families from the scourge of  . . . everyday low prices? Yes, the wolves of Wal-Mart are again at the city’s door. They want to spend millions building a store, hiring construction workers and creating hundreds of permanent jobs. No wonder the mayor hates them. Is “hate” too strong a word? In 2005, Menino told a cheering Labor Day breakfast crowd “Wal-Mart shouldn’t be in downtown Boston!” A year later, after shooting down a Wal-Mart proposal, he claimed there was no place for them here. “Wal-Mart does not suit the clientele we have in the...
  • Many major former Romney supporters not backing him this year?

    01/28/2011 10:06:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 28, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Most them aren’t definite no’s, but even if they’re holding out for the time being merely to see who else jumps in, that’s … not encouraging. Some, like Judd Gregg, may end up endorsing him anyway but might want to see if Daniels (or Huntsman?) declares first. Others, like DeMint, who have embraced the tea party full-fold almost certainly aren’t going to endorse him unless the entire “true conservative” bench decides not to run. Either way … not encouraging. My favorite part? Hot on the heels of a rumor that Mitt might skip Iowa, there’s now a rumor circulating that...
  • Evergreen [Solar]’s flight [to China] riles top officials

    01/18/2011 4:08:06 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | By Hillary Chabot and Jessica Van Sack
    A determined House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo is demanding answers from Gov. Deval Patrick and a top Republican is calling for an independent probe into how the state dropped nearly $60 million in a bad bet on a green energy firm that critics say took the taxpayer money and ran.Evergreen Solar Inc. scored one of the biggest state investments into a private firm in history — only to announce last week it would ax 800 Bay State workers, shutter its state-subsidized factory in Devens and ship operations to China.“I want to sit down and talk to the governor. ... What...
  • Gun fair organizer acquitted in boy's Uzi death(MA)

    01/17/2011 8:18:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 14 January, 2011 | DAVE COLLINS(AP)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- A gun fair organizer was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges Friday in the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the head with an Uzi at a machine gun expo in western Massachusetts. A Hampden Superior Court jury found former Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of furnishing machine guns to minors in the death of Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn. The charges carry up to 50 years in prison. Fleury's firearms training company co-sponsored the annual Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at...

    12/24/2010 12:39:41 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 54 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12-24-2010 | AJ
    Anyone paying attention and doing their own homework knows that the New START Treaty is dangerous and constrains our ability to protect our nation. The treaty gives Russia what they want, ensures America ’s vulnerability, and fails to acknowledge Russia’s alliance with countries like Iran, China, North Korea and Venezuela. Scott Brown’s failure to fully research the national security implications of the treaty as well as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization before voting to ratify the treaty are inexcusable. Now Scott Brown secures his place as one of the 13 Republican Senators who betrayed America by voting Yes on the New...
  • A Glimpse into Obamacare’s Troubling Future

    11/17/2010 9:10:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 11/17/10 | John
    Everyone knows that Obamacare was loosely modeled on the refrom undertaken in Massachusetts. So how’s MA doing? About exactly as you’d expect. This summer the Boston Globe wrote that: The relentlessly rising cost of health insurance is prompting some small Massachusetts companies to drop coverage for their workers and encourage them to sign up for state-subsidized care instead, a trend that, some analysts say, could eventually weigh heavily on the state’s already-stressed budget. Unable to stop the bleeding, Massachusetts has resorted to price controls: In February, the governor filed sweeping legislation that proposes to give the Division of Insurance the...
  • Man was 'scared to death' during Dorchester road rage incident, his attorney says(MA)

    11/11/2010 1:28:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 9 November, 2010 | Milton J. Valencia and John R. Ellement
    A Quincy man lashed out with a folding knife to fend off an attacker he feared was going to kill him during a road rage incident in Dorchester on Monday, an outbreak of violence that snarled the evening rush hour traffic for hours, his attorney said today. Colum J. Flaherty, 62, pleaded not guilty in Dorchester Municipal Court to one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and was released on $500 cash bail. Flaherty, according to his attorney, is disabled due to a chronic heart condition. "He was attacked. He was scared he would be killed,'' Jose...
  • Barney Frank May be in Trouble: Massachusetts Turnout High--

    11/02/2010 3:00:53 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/10 | Timothy Knight
    Republican Charles Baker's campaign to spur Governor Deval Patrick (D) from office might have reason to celebrate before the polls close at eight o'clock (get out there and vote, if you have not already). Incumbent Barney Frank may suffer if the Republican voters also turn out just like earlier this year in the Scott Brown election. Brown received 53% in all of Massachusetts and took the 4th Congressional District. If Sean Bielat can turn out a significant number of voters, he may be the next Congressman from that district.
  • Barney Frank’s Brookline stronghold flirts with Sean Bielat

    11/02/2010 6:05:39 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 2, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    Oh my God, could bluer than blue Brookline — the capital of Moonbat-istan — be breaking for Republican Sean Bielat? For 25 years I’ve lived in Brookline, where Republicans admit they’re Republicans at their own risk. Yet I haven’t seen so many lawn signs for a Republican since a few courageous matrons put a “Weld for Governor” placard on their lawn in 1990 and paid the price: social suicide. They were promptly shunned at Whole Foods. Their poor children sat alone in the cafeteria. It says something huge about Barney Frank’s fall from grace that a few brave Brookline-ites are...

    11/02/2010 4:08:04 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 28 Oct 2008 | Pam Geller (and other sources quoted)
    (SNIP) Today, Representative Barney Frank (D-Mass.) indicated how Obama's plans to gut the military would be translated into budgetary allocations. Frank told the editorial board of The Standard-Times that the Democrats would slash military spending by 25%, forcing American to withdraw from Iraq sooner. Rep. Frank said, "We don't need all these fancy new weapon Rep. Frank also called for massive increases in federal spending for social programs and increased taxes.
  • Wall St. Reform Architect Frank Fights for Survival

    10/28/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT · by americanophile · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | October 28, 2010 | Ros Krasny
    BOSTON (Reuters) – Representative Barney Frank, the outspoken, witty Democrat closely tied to the 2008 U.S. bank bailout, faces a tough re-election battle after 15 terms in office at a time when incumbency itself is a liability. Challenging the Massachusetts liberal is Republican Sean Bielat, an Iraq war veteran, and opinion polls suggest Frank has an uncomfortably narrow lead over a political unknown. In the run-up to Tuesday's congressional elections, Frank has faced a torrent of negative ads and mailings, much of it from groups outside the state who support candidates from the conservative Tea Party movement. Last week, Frank...
  • VIDEO: Democrat Gets Booed for Blaming Bush-- In Massachusetts!

    10/27/2010 12:45:12 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/27/2010 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Perhaps this video goes along with the recent polls to show how much the electorate has truly shifted. Apparently Democrat Jim McGovern of Massachusetts thought that he could simply parrot a well-worn Democratic talking point and blame George W. Bush for the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and just about everything else. Not only this, but he must be willfully forgetting the role of another Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank and Connecticut's Chris Dodd in the fiscal crisis, as well. But McGovern appears to believe that going to this line will help him out.
  • Why Barney Frank is in danger of losing

    10/25/2010 11:50:47 AM PDT · by Fred · 21 replies
    Salon ^ | 102510 | Steve Kornacki
    A new Boston Globe poll puts Barney Frank ahead of his GOP challenger, Sean Bielat, by a 46 to 33 percent margin. That may sound like good news for the incumbent, until you consider that Frank, who was first elected in 1980, has never won a general election by fewer than 20 points -- and that he's notched at least 64 percent of the vote in every race since 1990. It's not hard to see what's going on here. As I wrote back in January, when Scott Brown knocked off Martha Coakley, Massachusetts is a perfect example of how the...
  • Barney Frank’s Ties to Bailed-Out Financier Raising Ethics Questions

    10/19/2010 10:04:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 18, 2010 | Alana Goodman
      House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank (D-MA) is just the latest member of Congress facing scrutiny for taking joy rides on a private jet owned by hedge-fund billionaire and federal bailout recipient S. Donald Sussman.Republicans say that Frank needs to clear up ethical concerns about his flight to the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sussman's $25 million private plane in 2009, and his subsequent vacation at the hedge-fund owner's luxurious Caribbean mansion. Sussman, a major philanthropist to liberal causes, has reportedly raked in $200 million in federal bailout funds for his company Paloma Securities. As head of the...
  • More Great Candidates to Support this November ( Otter; Bielat; Fincher; Hultgreen.

    10/22/2010 3:59:05 PM PDT · by onyx · 11 replies
    SARAH PALIN FACEBOOK ^ | October 21; 2010 | SARAH PALIN
    SCREEN SHOT PHOTO BY McGruff Here are some more great commonsense candidates whose races we need to support as we approach November 2nd. Butch Otter for Governor of Idaho As a proud Vandal grad who was born in Idaho and still has plenty of Idaho family roots, I'm honored to endorse Butch Otter for governor of the Gem State. Whether serving in Congress or the Governor’s office, Butch has been a voice for commonsense conservatism. He’s been a strong advocate for fiscal discipline and energy independence. As Governor of Alaska, it was a pleasure working with Butch as both...
  • EXCLUSIVE Mass. State Senator Wants To Partner With US Muslim Brotherhood Coalition

    10/20/2010 6:58:51 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 10 replies
    The Ikhwanophobia website, affiliated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has reported the contents of a letter written to an official of the American Muslim Taskforce (AMT) by a Massachusetts State Senator seeking to form a coalition with the AMT as well as looking for donations. According to the Ikhwanophobia site, the letter reads as follows: Dear Tahir, I want to thank you and the American Muslim Task Force to inviting me to part of your organization’s Town Hall forum on issues important to the Muslim-American community last night at India Kabob and Grill in Shrewsbury. I’m hoping you can pass...
  • Massachusetts and California Federal Judges on the 2nd Amendment

    10/18/2010 5:05:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    LA Anti-Establishment Examiner ^ | 17 October, 2010 | Charles Nichols
    A Federal Magistrate Judge in Massachusetts just outdid the Brady Center in their ludicrous interpretation of the United States Supreme Court Heller decision which declared that we have an individual, fundamental enumerated Constitutional right to carry a weapon for the purpose of self defense. On October 14th, Judge Marrianne B. Bowler of Massachusetts ruled that the Second Amendment does not preclude laws or actions which are not "...tantamount to an absolute restriction on plaintiff's right to possess firearms in his home." The Brady Bunch and their cohorts had been claiming that the Heller decision only conferred a right to keep...
  • A Look at Barney Frank's Challenger

    10/13/2010 2:10:42 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/10 | Timothy Knight
    Sean Bielat is everything that Congressman Barney Frank isn't: A former member of America's Armed Forces. A small businessman who believes in Capitalism. And a Conservative Republican with principles. But none of that has hurt Sean Bielat. In fact, according to a recent poll that shows Frank leading by only ten points, his Conservatism might actually be helping him in liberal Massachusetts. In what can only be deemed shocking, even the NRCC has committed to helping the frormer U.S. Marine in a district that Frank has represented for three decades. This same district was won by Scott Brown earlier this...
  • Barney Frank Gets Blamed for Banking Crisis During Debate (with Video)

    10/12/2010 10:59:26 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/12/10 | Thomas Ferdousi
    It's something that most conservatives have wanted to see for a long time but thought would never happen. Not only does Barney Frank have a legitimate Republican challenger, but he has the incumbent Massachusetts Congressman with his back to the wall. Sean Bielat appeared to keep Frank on his toes with repeated questioning and accusations, which Frank did not take kindly to. "I'm sorry, Sean... please stop... can I ask what the rules are? Can I ask what the rules are about interruption?" Frank said towards the beginning of the debate as Bielat challenged his assertion that there needed to...
  • ( Sean Bielat ) A GOP unknown is in striking range of Barney Frank

    09/30/2010 11:01:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 30, 2010 | Byron York
    Sean Bielat, the Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 4th District, has had just one conversation with his Democratic opponent, Rep. Barney Frank. It was in August, at a parade in New Bedford. "I went up to introduce myself and said, 'Nice to meet you,'" Bielat recalls. "He said, 'I wish I could say the same, but you've made this personal. You've been attacking me.' Then he turned and walked away." Bielat remembers thinking that was a little odd, since at that very moment Frank's Web site featured plenty of attacks on Bielat. But the brief encounter set the tone...
  • A GOP unknown is in striking range of Barney Frank

    10/01/2010 9:26:36 AM PDT · by Dayvester · 102 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 1, 2010 | Byron York
    Sean Bielat, the Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 4th District, has had just one conversation with his Democratic opponent, Rep. Barney Frank. It was in August, at a parade in New Bedford. "I went up to introduce myself and said, 'Nice to meet you,'" Bielat recalls. "He said, 'I wish I could say the same, but you've made this personal. You've been attacking me.' Then he turned and walked away." Bielat remembers thinking that was a little odd, since at that very moment Frank's Web site featured plenty of attacks on Bielat. But the brief encounter set the tone...