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  • Homeless Woman's Stun Gun Spurs 2nd Amendment Case

    11/28/2014 4:27:47 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/28/2014 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Jaime Caetano was beaten so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she ended up in the hospital. So when a friend offered her a stun gun to protect herself, she took it. Caetano, who is homeless, never had to use it but now finds herself at the center of a contentious Second Amendment case headed to the highest court in Massachusetts. The Supreme Judicial Court is being asked to decide whether a state law that prohibits private citizens from possessing stun guns infringes on their right to keep and bear arms. In an unusual twist, the court is also being asked...
  • School Board Changes 'Christmas Break' to 'Holiday Break' Over 1 Complaint

    11/28/2014 8:34:40 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://insider.foxnews.com ^ | november 26, 2014
    A Massachusetts school board has banned the term “Christmas Break” due to one family’s complaint. Back in September, Marshfield Schools approved a name change from “Christmas Break” to “Holiday Break.” Since then, more than 4,000 people have signed a petition, urging the schools to reconsider. This week, the school board voted to keep the name change.
  • Time for attorney general to be for all the people

    11/28/2014 7:40:41 AM PST · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/25/ | Peter Lucas
    Enough already. Drop the gay stuff for a while. You were elected to be attorney general of the state of Massachusetts, not the attorney general of the gay community, despite what The Boston Globe says. Yes, it is news that Massachusetts elected its first openly gay attorney general. But you were not elected because you are gay; you were elected because you came across as a better candidate for the state's top law office than your opponent.
  • No Let-Up: More UNRWA Employees, Including School Principals, Laud Jerusalem Synagogue Slaughter

    11/25/2014 5:37:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-25-14
    The Facebook page of Mamoun Abunaser, an UNRWA school principal in Syria, carries an exhortation to support Palestinian "resistance." Image: Facebook Further examples of officials employed by UNRWA engaging in anti-Semitic activities online continue to surface, with no indication that the international organization’s management intends to clamp down on the incitement. As The Algemeiner reported last week, several UNRWA employees were among the many Palestinians who openly celebrated last Tuesday’s terrorist atrocity at a synagogue in Jerusalem, during which four worshippers and a police officer were brutally murdered. UNRWA is a body devoted solely to Palestinian Arab refugees from the...
  • School Considered Canceling Nutcracker Trip To Protect Kids from Christmas Tree Exposure

    11/24/2014 11:15:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 45 replies
    reason ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    It's a Christmas miracle! An elementary school in a Boston suburb that was going to cancel its annual trip to see The Nutcracker has decided allowing kids to see a Christmas tree on stage will not destroy the non-Christians in the audience. According to whdh.com: The trip to see the famous ballet has been a tradition at the school for years, but apparently some felt the trip was improper because there is a Christmas tree on the stage. The issue came to a head at a [Butler Elementary School] PTA meeting Tuesday night. A source said some people were told...
  • Possible 2016 US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to meet Netanyahu

    11/24/2014 10:20:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    jpost.com ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | HERB KEINON
    While it is two full years before the 2016 US presidential race, the parade of possible candidates to Israel began Monday afternoon with a meeting by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Warren, whose name has been mentioned as a possible challenger to Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination, arrived Saturday in Tel Aviv, and will also visit Ramallah and Amman. This is the first trip abroad for the senator, elected in 2012 and who has so-far concentrated largely on US domestic issues.According to the Boston Globe, Warren has been among only a handful of senators...
  • Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor (BIG 0 supporter)

    11/19/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 19, 2014 | NIGEL JAQUISS
    Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to...
  • Terry Bean's (major Obama fundraiser) Former Boyfriend Arrested

    11/20/2014 10:19:03 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 7 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 20, 2014 | Nigel Jaquiss
    Kiah Lawson, a former boyfriend of prominent Portland real estate developer and political fundraiser Terry Bean was arrested last night in Portland. Lawson, 25, was arrested in connection with the same alleged crimes that prompted Portland police to arrest Bean yesterday: allegations of sodomy in the third degree and sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy in Lane County last year. Lawson and Bean's tempestuous relationship, which included mutual restraining orders and Bean's allegation that the younger man tried to extort money from him led a WW cover story earlier this year. As WW reported, Bean went to the Multnomah County...
  • Abortion Activist Terrance Bean Arrested for Allegedly Raping 15-Year-Old Boy (Friend of Obama)

    11/20/2014 10:26:22 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    A nationally-known pro-abortion activist has been arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old boy. Terrance Patrick Bean is the founder of Human Rights Campaign, a group that pushes other political issues but also takes a steadfastly pro-abortion position.Human Rights Campaign, in addition to advancing abortion, has also lobbied Congress to end all federal funding for abstinence education, and hailed one piece of legislation that cut off funding because it “would end abstinence-only-until-marriage programs once and for all.” Bean is also a prominent supporter of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.The Portland Oregonian newspaper has more on Bean’s indictment, reporting that “Detectives from...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Milford 5th-grader suspended for pointing imaginary gun [Massachusetts]

    11/20/2014 11:38:25 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Milford Daily News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Shaner
    A Milford parent is questioning the two-day suspension of his 10-year-old son from Stacy Middle School. Nickolas Taylor, a fifth-grader, was suspended after pointing an imaginary ray gun - his finger - and mouthing laser sounds in the school’s cafeteria last Friday, said Brian Taylor, Nickolas' father. “I think this is very slanderous toward Nickolas and his character,” said Taylor. “It was non-threatening. He’s just a typical boy with an imagination.” A conduct slip, written by Assistant Principal Noah Collins, lists the offense as a threat. Collins could not be reached for comment despite numerous phone calls and emails seeking...
  • Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em: Westminster Won’t Ban Tobacco

    11/19/2014 6:56:39 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 5 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/19/2014 | Nicole Leonard
    There’s a time and place for everything, but that isn’t the case for a small Massachusetts town that could have become the first municipality in the nation to ban tobacco sales. The Westminster Board of Health withdrew its proposal to ban all tobacco sales on Wednesday after receiving criticism and outrage from the audience at a meeting last week. Board of health members Peter Munro and Ed Simoncini voted against the ban while Chairwoman Andrea Crete voted to keep the proposal for consideration, reported the Boston Globe. “It is obvious the town is against it and therefore I am against...
  • Why does Jonathan Gruber still have a job at MIT?

    11/18/2014 7:28:52 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    It appears that hoodwinking the American people can be fun and profitable. Fox News found, via a review of state and federal websites, that Jonathan Gruber earned $6 million in fees over the last 15 years. But the real question is, why does Gruber still have a job at MIT? He has admitted to fraud, lying, and deciet.
  • Jerry Brown may challenge Hillary for Dem nomination

    11/18/2014 7:26:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Signs are accumulating that California Governor Jerry Brown, fresh off a 20-point re-election victory and with at least $20 million in unspent campaign funds available, may challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.  John Fund writes in NRO: …when his political aides sent out an invitation for a $5,000 fundraiserin Sacramento next Monday, there was inevitable speculation: Jerry Brown may run for president for the fourth time. If he challenges Hillary Clinton, Brown can claim solid credentials as a liberal leader. He has raised taxes on the rich, been an avid backer of climate-change regulation, and...
  • Obama thanks New England for its support with a finger in its eye

    11/19/2014 9:02:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    New England is beyond a doubt the most socialist section of the country. For all their talk about “Boston Strong” and “Hearty New Englanders,” they are the most committed supporters of Democrat liberals. Last Wednesday their loyalty to Barack Obama was rewarded with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) crushing blow to New England’s cod fishing industry. Obama’s henchmen at NOAA placed a, “six-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next year’s catch by up to 75 percent.” Given the extent of the damage this ban will do, observers have...
  • Brookline Parents Outraged By Controversial History Textbook

    11/13/2014 8:28:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | November 13, 2014
    BROOKLINE (CBS) — Some parents of fifth-graders at Brookline Public Schools are outraged over a page in their children’s US social studies textbook that suggests some slave owners living during the 17th-century America were compassionate toward their slaves.
  • Major corporations funding ‘gay’ attacks on children, families & society

    11/16/2014 9:15:16 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 11/17/2014 | n/a
    Most people don’t know that major corporations in America are funding the massive push to introduce homosexuality and transgenderism into the elementary school grades, pass laws across the country to criminalize Christian belief in the workplace, force “gay marriage” through the federal courts, viciously harass pro-family groups, and much more. They're companies you likely buy from. This is what the average parent and citizen is up against. It’s time to say: We’re not taking it any longer. At the center of this effort is the world’s largest and wealthiest LGBT advocacy group, the (Orwellian-named) Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Based in...
  • Police say someone is shooting ears of corn at cars in Carver, MA

    11/16/2014 3:42:40 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 94 replies
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | November 14, 2014
    CARVER – Police say someone shot an ear of corn through a police cruiser’s windshield using a makeshift device. Police say the corn, which had previously been described only as a “projectile,” damaged the cruiser but did not cause any injuries. At least two other cars have been hit by objects fired at them near Purchase and Callow streets in the last week.
  • SCOTT BROWN (R-MA) IS A TRAITOR

    12/24/2010 12:39:41 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 54 replies · 3+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 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...
  • Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

    11/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009. Sometime next week, after waiting patiently for Ted Cruz to order House Republicans to take up, and pass, the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform, the President will take action on immigration reform. The...
  • Hillary Clinton seeks third-party opponent

    11/15/2014 6:33:51 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 14, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Hillary Clinton has a sneaky plan to become the next president — get a conservative third-party candidate in the race to draw votes away from the Republican nominee. Clinton campaign strategists have concluded Hillary will easily be nominated in 2016, but cannot win the general election in a head-to-head matchup, Richard Turley reports on orbmagazine.com. “They are reaching out to Wall Street allies to do ‘black-ops’ funding for a run by Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum or Herman Cain,” a source told Orb. Hillary’s approval rating is stuck at 43 percent, not enough to win a two-person race for president.
  • Obamacare Architect: Ted Kennedy ‘Ripped Off’ Medicaid (Pajama Boy Busted AGAIN !!!)

    11/15/2014 5:50:15 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2014 | Chuck Ross
    --SNIP-- Gruber said during an event at Simmons College in February. ”Ted Kennedy had managed to figure out a way to rip off the federal Medicaid program to the tune of about $500 million a year through a series of strange manipulations. “Here was Mitt Romney’s dirty little secret that we don’t like to talk about in Massachusetts, which is the way we passed our law is the federal government paid for it. “George Bush said why am I sending this Democrat $500 million a year, I’m taking it back,” Gruber explained, adding “Mitt Romney to his credit went to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Read the Secret Emails of the Men Who May Run Hillary Clinton's Campaign

    11/14/2014 2:18:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/14/14 | Rick Klein
    For the past five years, a prominent Democratic operative who is a leading contender to manage a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign has maintained a private email listserv for friends and associates that carries a provocative name: the “Mook Mafia.” The listserv, which one member said reaches more than 150 fellow campaign veterans, has been a means for Robby Mook and a close friend Marlon Marshall to stay connected with many of the operatives who would likely populate a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016. Mook and Marshall have both been mentioned as possible Hillary Clinton campaign managers. Copies of a cache...
  • Terry McAuliffe: 60 Days Until Hillary Decision

    11/14/2014 1:59:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | November 14, 2014 | David Catanese
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Hillary Clinton will know whether she's running for president in 2016 within the next 60 days. That's the timeline the Clinton confidante outlined to U.S. News' Nikki Schwab Thursday night during a conversation at the Knock Out Abuse gala, an anti-domestic violence charity event held at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington.
  • ABC News: Civil war among Democrats over Team Hillary lifeboats already

    11/14/2014 1:33:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Usually presidential campaigns don’t have infighting and meltdowns until at least a few weeks after the campaign officially begins. Hillary Clinton’s throngs of potential consultants and officials couldn’t wait a few weeks to begin jockeying for power in the Great Coronation March (New And Improved Edition). According to ABC News, someone on the inside of a private listserv has leaked e-mails in an attempt to kneecap two other potential campaign leaders: For the past five years, a prominent Democratic operative who is a leading contender to manage a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign has maintained a private email listserv for...
  • Elizabeth Warren gets rock-star reception at liberal donors confab(fauxkahauntus)

    11/14/2014 7:57:52 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/13/2014 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Elizabeth Warren insists she has no interest in running for president in 2016, but the rich liberals to whom she spoke Thursday afternoon seemed unwilling to take ‘no’ for an answer. The Massachusetts senator got a rock stars’ welcome during a closed-door speech to major donors, one of whom interrupted her by yelling “Run, Liz, Run!”
  • Raucous hearing on tobacco sales in Westminster halted

    11/13/2014 12:17:40 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 20 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | Sean P. Murphy
    WESTMINSTER — An unruly public hearing on a proposal to prohibit the sale of tobacco products came to a sudden and rowdy halt Wednesday evening after shouting and clapping opponents of the ban repeatedly refused the chairwoman’s request to come to order. The ban, proposed by the Board of Health in this Central Massachusetts town, would be the first of its kind in the state. It has led to angry reactions from residents who worry that it will hurt the local economy and allow government too much discretion in controlling private conduct. “This is about freedom; it’s my body and...
  • MIT Procedures for Academic Misconduct (how to terminate Jonathan Gruber tenure)

    11/12/2014 11:24:24 AM PST · by SteveH · 45 replies
    MIT ^ | MIT
    10.1 Procedures for Dealing with Academic Misconduct in Research and Scholarship Unethical behavior in research and scholarship strikes at the heart of the scholarly and educational enterprise. A shared understanding of expectations and responsibilities is, therefore, critical — not only to the quality of the research enterprise but also to the collegial life of this community. Academic misconduct can take many forms, including fabrication or falsification of data, theft of ideas or direct plagiarism, and deliberate interference with the integrity of the work of others. Whatever the form, academic misconduct is behavior that may lead to a variety of disciplinary...
  • Harry Reid wants Warren in Senate leadership

    11/12/2014 7:02:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Manu Raju and John Bresnahan
    Senate Democrats want to enlist a progressive firebrand as a member of their leadership: Elizabeth Warren. The incoming Senate minority leader, Harry Reid, is engaged in private talks with the Massachusetts freshman to create a special leadership post for the former Harvard professor, according to several people familiar with the matter. It’s unclear exactly what the new job would entail — but luring the populist liberal into leadership could inject fresh blood into a team reeling from significant midterm election losses. Adding Warren, Democrats say, would bring in a nationally known name who could help sharpen the Democratic message as...
  • Baker (MA Gov-elect): No driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants under Real ID

    11/08/2014 9:57:29 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 7 Nov 2014 | Matt Ingersoll
    Gov.-elect Charlie Baker this morning said he would nix a Patrick administration plan to issue special driver’s licenses to non-citizens to comply with new federal rules. “I don’t support issuing driver’s licenses to people who are undocumented,” he said this morning on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” with Joe Battenfeld and Jaclyn Cashma
  • A Woman Was Hit by a Train Right in Front of Him. Watch Carefully to See How He Takes Advantage

    11/08/2014 9:53:37 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | november 8, 2014 | zach noble
    After a woman was struck and killed by a train in Boston’s Downton Crossing station late Thursday, the man captured by surveillance cameras above apparently took advantage of the situation, sliding his foot over the deceased woman’s phone, the Daily Mail reported. According to police, the woman’s phone flew out of her purse as she was struck. “Ninety-nine percent of all of the other people were concerned about what happened, running to the end of the train to see if they could help,” said Lt. Richard Sullivan told Boston Globe. “This gentleman had a different idea.” As surveillance video shows, the man looks...
  • Democrats Discover Race Baiting

    11/08/2014 5:44:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Actually the Democrats have been race baiting for decades. And it’s not going away. Using fear and race-polarizing agitation to drive minority voters to the polls is going to be the increasingly overt face of the Democratic Party. They can’t win any other way. What’s new is that the mainstream media has suddenly discovered all of this.Through the years, these same news outlets have wasted no time at all in spotting anything that even hints of Republican race baiting. Take the presidential campaign of 1988.Willie Horton was a black murder convict who raped a white woman and stabbed her boyfriend...
  • Baker's gov win -- the one that almost got away

    11/07/2014 4:43:10 AM PST · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell Sun ^ | 11/4 | Peter Lucas
    One week longer and Republican Charlie Baker would have been toast. Now he's the next governor, defeating Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley by a very slim margin. He was lucky. Baker most likely would not have won had Coakley more time to pound away at his Hemingway-like tale about the woes of a shadowy New Bedford fisherman. This was the mysterious fisherman who brought Baker to tears during his telling of the story during the closing of their last televised debate
  • The new GOP Senate is already gearing up to cause climate mayhem (OHNOZ)

    11/06/2014 5:00:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    grist.org ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Ben Adler
    On Tuesday night, Republicans won big: They picked up governorships in blue states like Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois, and they held House seats in competitive districts with embarrassing incumbents like Michael Grimm of New York, who physically threatened a reporter and is under indictment for tax evasion. But their biggest win by far was taking control of the U.S. Senate. As of this writing, Republicans had already secured 52 Senate seats, thanks to knocking off Democratic incumbents or replacing retiring Democrats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Another GOP pick up is probable in...
  • Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren set to campaign for Grimes in Kentucky just before election

    10/28/2014 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    WDRB ^ | 10/28/2014
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Alison Grimes's campaign says Hillary Clinton will return to Kentucky on November first for a last minute push before Election Day. Grimes will also be welcoming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as well. Warren will be at a Grimes rally at Copper and Kings distillery in Butchertown on Tuesday evening. Over the weekend, Grimes will join Clinton at campaign events in Northern Kentucky and Lexington, just a few weeks after Hillary Clinton appeared in Louisville to speak on behalf of Grimes. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will be at an Alison Lundergan Grimes rally at Copper and Kings...
  • Name-calling bruises US-Israel relations

    11/06/2014 5:17:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 01, 2014 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    A senior Obama administration official recently told journalist Jeffrey Goldberg that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “chickenshit.” A second senior official also reportedly called Netanyahu a “coward” on the issue of Iran’s nuclear threat. If these reports are accurate, did the Obama administration — indeed perhaps President Obama himself — authorize the officials to issue these highly provocative statements? The White House has tried to distance itself from the remarks, but it seems unlikely that two senior administration officials would use such explosive words without White House approval. Goldberg says that this is the way American and Israeli...
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • Democrat Maura Healey tops GOP's Miller to become the nation's 1st openly gay attorney general

    11/05/2014 5:00:23 AM PST · by massmike · 15 replies
    myfoxboston.com ^ | 11/05/2014 | n/a
    Democrat Maura Healey has won the race for Massachusetts attorney general, topping Republican John Miller to become the nation's first openly gay candidate elected to the top law enforcement job. The 43-year-old Healey spent seven years in the attorney general's office and was the former chief of the civil rights division. She said she had the experience to do the job and hit the ground running. Miller had argued Healey would continue in the vein of Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley, with too strong a focus on prosecution and not enough on preventing fraud and abuse. Coakley opted to run...
  • GOP governors win blue states Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois. Scott Walker re-elected.

    11/04/2014 11:45:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/5/2014 | Dan Merica
    President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois elected a Republican governor on Tuesday night. Massachusetts will have its first Republican governor since Mitt Romney. Stunning Republican victories came in reliably Democratic states, including those won overwhelmingly by Obama in 2012. Illinois ousted Democrat Pat Quinn in favor of Republican Bruce Rauner, while Maryland voters opted for Republican Larry Hogan over Democrat Anthony Brown. Republican Charlie Baker won a Massachusetts match-up against Martha Coakley, the state attorney general who lost a special Senate election to Scott Brown in 2010. Republicans also continued their dominance of governors' mansions when a number of...
  • MA Gov: too close to call; no Coakley concession yet

    11/04/2014 9:27:05 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    WHDH TV ^ | 11/4/14 | raccoonradio
    Update: MA Dem governor candidate Martha Coakley will not concede tonight; they are hoping to be within one half of one per cent which would trigger an automatic recount. Repub gov candidate Charlie Baker may say a statement soon but probably would not give a victory speech, as it's not polite (or good karma) to declare victory without getting concession from your opponent. Coakley supporters being sent home. 95% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Charlie Baker (R) 969,110 48% Martha Coakley (D) 945,815 47%
  • 10:18 AM 9 AM Update: Boston Turnout Slightly Behind 2010(First turn-out data points)

    11/04/2014 9:24:23 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    WBUR ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | By Steve Koczela, Rich Parr, Paul McMorrow
    The Boston Elections Department has reported that 26,765 people have voted as of 9 a.m., representing 6.98 percent of the registered voters in Boston. This gives us a good indication of how many people will have voted by the end of the day, both in Boston and statewide. There is a fairly stable relationship between the turnout updates and final turnout, both at the city and state levels. This chart shows the projected figures for turnout through the rest of the day in Boston. We will update the chart when the noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. updates arrive from...
  • Sorry Ben Stein, These Presidents Were Way More Racist Than Obama

    11/04/2014 1:24:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 4, 2014 | Shan Wang
    Ben Stein—lawyer, Nixon speechwriter, and erstwhile actor known for his turn as Ferris Bueller’s economics teacher—stopped by Fox News on Sunday with some choice words for the Obama administration. “This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America,” he told Fox News. Most racist? Plenty past presidents could challenge Obama for that title. Here are some strong contenders: you be the judge.
  • No Class! Dem Pol Exploits Death of Popular Mayor to Bolster Sagging Campaign

    11/04/2014 1:41:24 PM PST · by Abakumov · 5 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 4, 2014 | Radix News
    Our roving Radix observer in South Boston writes on the Massachusetts Gubernatorial race: “The news of the day is…Democrat Martha Coakley has attached ‘Thank you Mayor Menino’ signs to all her campaign signs in Boston…it backfired huge as all the people are sickened by her trying to use the mayor when he is literally just in the ground. People are bat [guano] about the Menino sign …he didn’t support her campaign …she is classless using the popularity of a dead mayor who is just in the ground.” Coakley operatives “showed up at midnight to attach the Menino signs …. trying...
  • Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make

    05/16/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 353 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 7 Apr 12 | LD
     Thanks to LD for allowing me to publish this lengthy article that is mirror-posted at The Country Thinker. It will be shocking to some, but I have been accused (politely) of being crazy, insane, and a variety of similar expressions over my political positions. This is my rebuttal to explain in detail why I am not.I don’t normally post on Saturday, but I had a conversation with a political consultant friend of mine on Thursday and what we discussed is just too critical to let slide. (I can’t mention his name because he does paying work for the Big Two;...
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of Obamacare felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunn’s (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a “lightweight.” 3.) Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • The Saudis, 9/11, ISIS, and American Secrecy (Left Wingnut Conspiracy Alert)

    10/08/2014 9:18:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10-8-2014 | David Vognar
    There is a growing movement in the United States against secrecy and a growing distrust that government is operating in the people's interest. Related to both of these movements is a call for President Obama to declassify and release the 28 classified pages from the 9/11 Commission Report that President Bush deemed too vital to United States intelligence operations to be released in the 2004 report. Both Republican Walter Jones, from North Carolina, and Democrat Stephen Lynch, from Massachusetts, say that the documents, which they have read, quite clearly spell out a relationship between President Bush and the Saudi government...
  • Mass. General Election Guide 2014

    10/31/2014 5:39:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 3 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 10/31/2014 | n/a
    This is your election guide and candidate ratings for the November 4, 2014 Massachusetts general election in Massachusetts! We've hope that as a pro-family voter you will find this useful! Candidates with "Definitely Vote For" rating are, to the best of our knowledge, pro-life and pro-traditional marriage, as well as good on general pro-family issues. And consider voting for "Fairly Bad" candidates if the others are "Terrible". PLEASE NOTE that this year the bar for being rated "Definitely Vote For" is lowered considerably for Republicans. To our knowledge, every GOP incumbent and nearly every GOP challenger candidate supported anti-family Charlie...
  • Baker up 3 points over Coakley in new Suffolk-Herald poll

    10/30/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 30, 2014 | Joe Battenfeld
    Republican Charlie Baker has climbed to a 3-point lead over Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor, while a push to repeal casinos in Massachusetts appears to be headed for a lopsided defeat, a new Suffolk University-Boston Herald poll shows. Baker's 46-43 percent lead is well within the poll's margin of error but the GOP nominee holds several key advantages over his Democratic opponent heading into the campaign's final few days, according to the Suffolk-Herald poll of 500 likely voters. Just 6 percent of voters say they are undecided.
  • Massachusetts Public Schools Teaching the Shahada: ‘There Is No God But Allah’

    10/28/2014 6:48:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    pamela geller ^ | 10/28/14 | Pamela Geller
    This is an outrage, but expected and exactly what I warned of in my book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance, in the chapter “The Mosqueing of the Public Schools.” The shahada that the children are forced to recite in Massachusetts public schools is the Muslim profession of faith (“there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah”).
  • Taunton teens suspended over Airsoft Homecoming photo

    10/28/2014 4:52:11 PM PDT · by MeganC · 29 replies
    WHDH Boston ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kelli O'Hara
    TAUNTON, Mass. (WHDH) - Two teens from Taunton are facing 10-day suspensions over some pictures they took before Homecoming. The pictures in question show the two dressed in their Homecoming outfits holding Airsoft guns. “It's not like it happened at school, we had the guns [at home] and that's where the pictures were taken and they said it didn't matter,” Jaime Pereira said. "I guess the school took that as a threat but we didn't mean it in a threatening way." School officials say the pictures, which were captioned “Homecoming 2014,” created a scare. “What it's about is a coupled...