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  • Dr. V.A. Shiva running for senate against Elizabeth Warren

    02/25/2017 10:37:04 AM PST · by onona · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | Today | V. A. Shiva
    Just saw on twitter that VA Shiva announced his run against Elizabeth Warren for senate in Massachusetts.
  • The 25 Best Beaches In The US, Ranked

    02/24/2017 7:12:36 AM PST · by blam · 108 replies
    BI ^ | 2-24-2017 | Chloe Pantazi
    • TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, naming the 25 best beaches in the US. • Florida's Siesta Key Beach claims the title of America's best beach, followed by coastal stretches across the country in Hawaii, California, Georgia, and more. • TripAdvisor also found the cheapest month to visit each beach destination, and the average rate for a hotel room there. The world is full of gorgeous beaches, so it's easy to forget that the US has some spectacular beaches of its own — especially if you don't live along the coast. TripAdvisor's 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, which...
  • Anti-Trump Rally Canceled In Boston (Only 173 individuals RSVP'd)

    02/17/2017 2:41:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    The group Not My President’s Day announced a rally scheduled for Monday in Boston had to be canceled, according to a statement Thursday. The rally would have been in the Boston Common from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. EST. The group announced it was not granted a permit, but it’s also worth noting that only 173 of the 1,200 individuals invited to the event said they planned on attending. “We were unable to get a permit in time for the rally, so officially, we’re not hosting an event in Boston. However, we do have one planned in NYC!” The official...
  • Logan Airport Workers Fear Deportation (Aliens working in airports?)

    02/15/2017 7:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | February 15, 2017 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – An immigrant worker at Logan Airport says his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen was stolen. In January he received a notice in the mail inviting him to a naturalization ceremony. He brought his mother. “This was like the end of it all. I was really proud. It was at the JFK library,” the employee said. The man spoke to WBZ-TV on the condition of anonymity because of what happened next. “They check this list and realize my name is not on there and they’re like, ‘You’re going to have to leave. Somebody’s going to have to...
  • AG Healey wants doctors to talk guns with patients (MA)

    02/14/2017 11:35:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Healey, along with members of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police, announced their gun resources for patients this week. (Photo: Mass.gov) State Attorney General Martha Healey teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society on Monday to provide voluntary guidance to heath care professionals in the state on guns. Announced at Boston Medical Center, Healey and Mass Med are providing two pamphlets and free training on talking to patients about firearms. “While the vast majority of gun owners are responsible and deeply committed to gun safety, this remains a public...
  • The Height of Hypocrisy – Newton, MA Protecting the Illegal Aliens It Hopes Never Move There

    02/11/2017 12:47:21 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    ImmigrationReform.com ^ | February 10, 2017 | By Matt O'Brien
    The City Council of Newton, Massachusetts is considering a sanctuary city ordinance this month. Newton’s city paper The Heights characterized the move as a protest against the election of President Donald Trump and said, “Through these proclamations, the cities cement their commitment to protecting their undocumented immigrant populations, promising that immigrants in violation of federal immigration laws will not only avoid prosecution in the city, but also have continued access to city amenities regardless of their status.” That may sound very generous, but it’s actually the height of hypocrisy. Newton has virtually no illegal alien population. It is a bedroom...
  • Curt Schilling Slams Liz Warren: Senator ‘Lieawatha’ Represents ‘Everything We Hate About Politics’

    02/08/2017 8:46:40 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Heat street ^ | February 7, 2017 | Andrew Stiles
    Former baseball star Curt Schilling is reportedly planning to run for Senate in Massachusetts against incumbent Elizabeth Warren, and he’s wasting no time attacking his would-be opponent. Warren, a favorite politician among the liberal activists, represents “everything we hate about politics,” the former Red Sox pitcher said during an radio interview on the Larry O’Connor show. Schilling thinks he could be successful against Warren because of the “disconnect” between the politics of average voters in Massachusetts and the senator’s left-wing beliefs. “As I talk about potentially running for Senate and running against ‘Lieawatha,’ I’ve talked about the fact that the...
  • As Elizabeth Warren eyes White House run, Her Senate race could pose hurdle

    02/06/2017 7:51:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/06/2017 | Fred Lucas
    Liberal icon Elizabeth Warren has emerged as the scourge of the Trump administration, grilling the president’s Cabinet nominees at every chance and coming out against Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch within minutes of his nomination. The moves are what one might expect from a presidential aspirant. But Warren, who is placed in the top tier of likely Democratic 2020 candidates in very-early polls, first has to keep her Massachusetts Senate seat. It’s not a sure thing. According to WBUR poll, just 44 percent of state voters think she deserves re-election, while a plurality – 46 percent – believes she doesn’t...
  • Things keep getting worse for Elizabeth Warren

    01/27/2017 7:30:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1/27/17 | Paul Mirengoff
    This week, Sen. Warren, who recently pressed Department of Health and Human Services nominee Tom Price about what she considers possible financial improprieties, is under fire regarding a $1.3 million line of credit from the Bank of America on her Cambridge home. For two years in a row, the sanctimonious Warren failed to list it on the financial disclosure form all senators complete each year.WarrenÂ’s staff claims that she is not required by law to report it. This may well be true. A loophole seems to permit her non-disclosure But WarrenÂ’s reliance on the loophole strikes a discordant note, given...
  • Northbridge Company Eyeing Work For Trump’s Border Wall (Massachusetts)

    01/25/2017 4:10:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WBZ-AM ^ | January 25, 2017 | Beth Germano
    NORTHBRIDGE (CBS) — As President Donald Trump signed an executive order to jump-start construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, some businesses in New England have their sights set on getting in on the project. In a renovated Northbridge mill building are miles of steel and wire that Riverdale Mills believes can fill the promise. The company already has experience. In 2008 it provided the materials for 23 miles of fencing on the southern border in Arizona and says it has the capacity to cover 2,000 more miles. Its wire mesh wall would be 20 feet high and five...
  • Forgotten and forlorn, a Mass. town finds hope in Donald Trump

    01/23/2017 12:29:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2017 | Andrew Ryan
    WINCHENDON — At the elbow of the bar, where afternoon regulars with calloused hands gripped $3 longnecks, the consensus was clear in the Toy Town Pub: America needs President Trump’s business smarts. The country needs Trump’s tell-it-like-it-is bluster because politicians who told us what we wanted to hear got us into this mess. It needs Trump to build that wall along the Mexican border to protect Americans who can’t find jobs. Most of all, America needs Trump to restore prosperity to forgotten places like Toy Town, the nickname Winchendon acquired a century ago — before the toy industry left. That...
  • Mass. women hold marches in protest

    01/15/2017 7:09:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 15, 2017 | Kathleen McKiernan
    Bay State women say they are headed to the nation’s capitol for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday to demand accountability from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. “I decided to go down on Nov. 9,” said Anna Josephson, 32, of Waltham. “I’m worried about his appointments, his hatred and his fearmongering ... I can’t see any sign from him that he thinks women are people, too.”
  • Massachusetts weighs doing away with winter time shift

    01/11/2017 6:02:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 11, 2017
    BOSTON –  Lacking authority to change the laws of physics to allow more sunlight on the darkest days of winter, a special commission is instead considering whether Massachusetts should change the laws of man and observe daylight saving time year-round. If adopted, Massachusetts residents wouldn't have to set their clocks back in November and forward in March, as most of the U.S. does. Benefits of having daylight saving time throughout the year could include energy savings and less seasonal depression, proponents suggest
  • Massachusetts gun shop hit with $35K in fines and fees for selling Glocks

    01/10/2017 10:10:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Chris Eger
    State Attorney General Maura Healey’s office and a Worcester gun dealer have settled a case that involved selling handguns that were not Massachusetts-compliant. The Gun Parlor has agreed to end sales of handguns that do not meet state-mandated safety regulations, specifically load indicators and magazine safety disconnects, and pay $10,000 in fees and costs associated with an investigation into the store while $25,000 in fines will remain outstanding and will be waived if the shop remains in compliance for two years. “In Massachusetts, we rely on gun dealers to help ensure responsible gun ownership and use by following the...
  • 51 Inmates Refuse To Be Locked In Cells At State’s Maximum Security Prison

    01/09/2017 5:44:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | January 9, 2017
    State Police responded to the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility in Shirley after dozens of inmates refused to be locked in their cells Monday evening. The Department of Corrections says 51 inmates in the P-1 Housing Unit at the maximum security prison were involved in the incident. All corrections officers were safely evacuated from the unit and the prison’s Special Operations team regained control of the inmates at approximately 7:00 pm. Souza Baranowski prison cell (WBZ-TV) Souza Baranowski prison cell (WBZ-TV) The situation is still being assessed, but there were no injuries to any officers. A source tells WBZ the unit was...
  • Katherine Clark to skip Trump’s inauguration in protest (Lib tantrum alert)

    01/06/2017 6:10:18 AM PST · by pabianice · 36 replies
    Boston Fishwrap ^ | 1/6/17 | Herndon
    WASHINGTON — In a break from tradition and from the rest of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, Representative Katherine Clark plans to boycott the upcoming inauguration of Republican President-elect Donald Trump as a form of ceremonial protest. Clark, whose district includes many of the northern and western suburbs of Boston, said she believes attending the inauguration would “normalize” Trump’s promotion of “bigoted, misogynist, anti-Semitic, and racist claims.”
  • Massachusetts sheriff offers up inmates to build Trump's border wall

    01/04/2017 8:23:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KKTV-TV ^ | January 4, 2017
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (KKTV) - A Massachusetts sheriff believes he has a way to aide President-elect Donald Trump in building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson has unveiled an initiative he's tabbing Project N.I.C.E., which stands for National Inmates' Community Endeavors. He says inmates from the Bristol County House of Correction could volunteer to help build the border wall or clean up disaster sites. In his bio for Bristol County it states Hodgson continues to remain actively involved with other sheriffs throughout the United States to call for careful and thoughtful immigration reform with an...
  • Elizabeth Warren is readying for a presidential run in 2020, but it might be too late: News analysis

    12/31/2016 10:03:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 30, 2016 | Douglas Perry
    "It appears we're going to have an old folks' home." That's the ever-outspoken Harry Reid, Nevada's retiring senior senator, talking about Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders being the unofficial early front-runners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Warren, at 67, is the youngest of the Big Three, and she's the only one who excites both establishment Democrats and progressive activists. But is the senior senator from Massachusetts game for a presidential run? Some pundits believe she's already positioning herself for it. Warren, the former guiding light of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, recently announced she's joining the Senate's...
  • Anti-Trump sign irks JP woman’s liberal neighbors (Boston)

    12/28/2016 7:08:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 28, 2016 | Dan Atkinson
    A Jamaica Plain woman’s decision to label her house a “Trump-Free Zone” — calling President-elect Donald Trump a “criminal” and “greedy pig” — is even offending some of her own anti-Trump neighbors in the leafy, left-leaning neighborhood. “He wasn’t my candidate but I don’t agree with that type of voicing, saying those things about him,” said Bill Nelson, who lives several houses down from the home sporting the hand-scrawled invective.
  • The fate of dispossessed liberals

    12/17/2016 2:14:22 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Wicked Local Newton MA/Newton Tab ^ | 12/16/16 | Tom Mountain
    Comes now Maura Healey with the revelation that Trump supporters are so consumed with hate for immigrants, Muslims, gays, women in yarmulkes, guys with green hair and girls with nose rings, she's set up an emergency hotline for the above victims to report any Trump ruffians who so much as look askance at any post-Nov. 8 liberal still wallowing in their double lattes and tofu burgers at the defeat of Madam Mao ... I mean, Hillary. The state attorney general is so convinced that the Make America Great Again crowd is on the verge of a blue collar pogrom of...
  • Sons of Liberty dump British tea (12/16/1773)

    12/16/2016 7:40:03 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 21 replies
    On this day [12/16] in 1773, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships moored in Boston Harbor and dump 342 chests of tea into the water. Now known as the “Boston Tea Party,” the midnight raid was a protest of the Tea Act of 1773, a bill enacted by the British parliament to save the faltering British East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the company to sell its tea even more cheaply than that smuggled...
  • Interfaith Gathering At Boston's Largest Mosque Seeks To 'Build Bridges' After Election

    12/12/2016 7:36:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    WBUR ^ | December 12, 2016
    Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined a crowd of more than 2,000 people at Boston's largest mosque on Sunday night for a rousing conversation about diversity and solidarity as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take over the White House.
  • Residents, officials take public stand against hate

    12/09/2016 11:14:38 AM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    thecantoncitizen.com ^ | 12/09/2016 | Jay Turner
    Last Tuesday evening at the Canton Public Library, a group of concerned local citizens, united by their shared values and a deep and abiding terror over a Donald Trump-led White House, gathered to discuss ways that they could support their fellow residents and help ensure that the Canton community remains “safe for diversity.” “We’re a group dedicated to making every family in Canton feel safe,” explained the promotional flyer prepared by the group’s founder, Kathleen “KK” Howley, a former senior reporter for Bloomberg News. “We want to know if our neighbors need help, and we want to stand with them.A...
  • Small but feisty group calls for sanctuary status for Boston, state

    12/05/2016 8:38:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | December 5, 2016
    About 250 demonstrators - split between BPS and college students - marched from the Common to the State House and City Hall today to urge Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh to formally declare sanctuaries for not just undocumented immigrants but other minority groups, including lesbians, gays and transgender people as we move into the Trump era.
  • Farmers push back against animal welfare laws

    12/04/2016 10:55:15 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | December 3rd, 2016 | Jen Fifield Stateline.org
    WASHINGTON — All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch their legs and turn around in their crates and all hens will be able to spread their wings under a law passed in November by voters in the state. Laws like this one, which strictly regulate how farm animals are confined, are becoming more common across the U.S., as large-scale farming replaces family farms and consumers learn more about what happens behind barn doors. Massachusetts is the 12th state to ban the use of some livestock- and poultry-raising cages or crates, such as gestation crates for sows, veal crates...
  • Boston high schoolers plan mass walk-out to protest Trump

    12/03/2016 10:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 3, 3016 | J.D. Capelouto
    “Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States and we have the right to protest and stand together against the inexcusable statements he has made about, and the harmful policies he promises to enact against, immigrants, Muslims, black Americans, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and women,” organizers wrote in a description for a Facebook event.
  • Breaking--Nine Alarm Fire in Cambridge, MA

    12/03/2016 1:06:12 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 168 replies
    patch.com ^ | 12/03/2016 | Mike Caraggi
    There is a massive nine-alarm fire blazing in Cambridge near Berkshire and York Streets. Nine alarms are the most that can be called. Firefighters from communities well outside the area being called in. Cambridge police are asking that the public avoid the area. Multiple buildings are on fire, including a church. At least one building has reportedly collapsed. Fire companies from all corners are on-scene to assist, including from Boston, Newton, Waltham and Wakefield.
  • Oh, to be a fly on the wall during Baker-Trump phone call

    12/02/2016 6:07:55 AM PST · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12-2 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker revealed Monday that he had spoken by phone with President-elect Donald Trump, whom he did not support, after his election. Although the conversation was private, this column has obtained a totally bogus, invented transcript of the conversation. It went like this:
  • Hampshire College Needs an Education What Flag Means

    11/30/2016 8:06:23 PM PST · by Adriana Cohen · 11 replies
    The Boston Herald | November 30, 2016 | Adriana Cohen
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/adriana_cohen/2016/11/cohen_hampshire_college_needs_an_education_on_what_flag_means#.WD7KRvd_oSw.twitter
  • Don't expect Trump to extend Mass. a green line

    11/29/2016 12:41:23 PM PST · by luke1825 · 17 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11-29 | peter lucas
    The way things are going, Donald Trump is going to have to get a restraining order against Elizabeth Warren. The senior senator from Massachusetts, with her extreme and escalating rhetoric against Trump, is acting as though she's unhinged. It is either a restraining order or a call in to Attorney General Maura Healey's new hate crime hotline that was set up following Trump's election to report acts of intimidation or harassmen
  • Democrats making plans to target Mass. gov in next election

    11/27/2016 12:27:13 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 27 NOVEMBER 2016 | WCVB.COM
    Massachusetts Democrats didn't wait for the dust to settle from a tumultuous national election before pivoting toward the state election two years hence, when the party's top priorities will include reclaiming the governor's office from Republican Charlie Baker. The Democratic State Committee quickly tapped veteran political operative Gus Bickford to serve as party chairman, succeeding state Sen. Thomas McGee. Bickford played a key role in organizing opposition to Question 2, a proposal to expand charter schools, which voters soundly defeated despite strong backing from Baker.
  • Massachusetts College Decides To Ban American Flags On Campus

    11/22/2016 5:50:28 AM PST · by pabianice · 51 replies
    Now to another story that we’ve been continuing to update. Hampshire College has decided not to fly any flags on campus, after an American flag was burned at the college. In a statement to 22News, Hampshire College’s president Johnathan Lash announced neither the American flag nor any other flags will be flown on campus. This comes after the school received harsh criticism from veterans and community members over the flag that was burnt. “It is a disrespect. That shouldn’t have happened in the first place.” Following the presidential election, the campus flag was lowered to half-staff, which offended veterans and...
  • Influential Episcopal Seminary No Longer Offering Degrees Amid Report of $7.9 Million Loss

    11/21/2016 12:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced in July that they will stop granting degrees at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Last week, the divinity school sent out an update to supporters and members of its campus community wherein they noted that the net assets of the seminary had declined rapidly over the past couple of years. "At our meeting, we also accepted...
  • Man admits to faking hate crime in Malden (Mass.)

    11/18/2016 4:58:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 18, 2016 | Brian Dowling
    In the latest case of a faked hate crime, a 20-year-old man has admitted he made it up when he told Malden cops he was harassed by two men proclaiming it’s “Trump country now.”
  • Judge orders Democratic AGs leading Exxon climate-change probe to appear for depositions

    11/18/2016 12:00:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson
    A federal judge has advised two Democratic attorneys general leading the charge against ExxonMobil to appear for pretrial testimony on their climate-change investigations. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey are scheduled to undergo depositions by Exxon attorneys on Dec. 13 in Dallas, according to the Thursday order by U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade. Exxon is challenging the prosecutors’ subpoenas demanding thousands of documents and communications related to probes into whether the company committed fraud by misleading the public about its research on global warming. Exxon has argued that the investigations are politically motivated...
  • Fraternity ousts 2 students who waved Trump flag at college (Road Trip Gone Bad)

    11/15/2016 5:02:08 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    AP via Providence Journal ^ | 11/10/2016 | staff
    <p>A fraternity has ousted two Massachusetts college students accused of driving through Hillary Clinton's alma mater and waving a Donald Trump flag hours after she conceded the presidential race.</p>
  • ‘Rebuilding year’ for Dems, Lynch says (Dems need white voters)

    11/12/2016 2:34:43 PM PST · by eekitsagreek · 55 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 12, 2016 | Chris Villani
    U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch says it’s time for the Democratic Party to “get back to its roots” and refocus on speaking about the issues facing white, blue-collar workers now that the Republican Party has seized control of the White House and retained both the House and Senate. “This is a rebuilding year, I think we have to look at the results and where our weaknesses are,” an introspective Lynch told the Herald yesterday, three days after President-elect Donald Trump cruised to a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “We are very, very progressive and sometimes we overlook that...
  • Massachusetts Turnpike: EZ-Pass Replaces Cash, Toll Booths Now a Thing of the Past

    11/12/2016 1:03:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | October 30, 2016 | Ryan Anthony
    The Massachusetts Turnpike is in uncharted water as EZ Pass has replaced cash along the state’s turnpike system and many toll collectors have been laid off. In a world where many systems have gone electronic from payment for movies to parking, it was only a matter of time before the personless, electronic system eventually took over toll roads, as well. Along the Massachusetts Turnpike, it happened this weekend with toll collectors working their last shifts and the state moving quickly to tear down the booths where collections happened for decades. According to the Boston Globe, the new cashless collections system...
  • Massachusetts Bums lie about Question 2 (charter schools)

    11/08/2016 9:34:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    The liberal media continues to lie on behalf of lazy bum teachers in the Massachusetts schools. The schools that have let down our children for decades and have made them into brainwashed zombies, underachieving socialists and have destroyed their desire to make any accomplishment, destroyed their self esteem and have made them into automatrons who believe what the media, pop culture and government says without question The biggest lie fed to the public is that question 2 would take money out of public schools and make them fail more. This is a lie... FACT: The funding of schools in...
  • 'Disappointed' Gov. Charlie Baker leaves presidential ballot blank (Rino-MA)

    11/08/2016 6:59:00 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 91 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/8/16 | Laurel Sweet
    Gov. Charlie Baker, the state's most prominent Republican, did not cast a vote for president of the United States for the first time in his life today. "This is the first time I haven't voted for president and I'm obviously disappointed about that," Baker said outside The First Church in Swampscott, where he was 40th in line to vote - his wife Lauren, 39th - at 7 a.m. in a 35-degree chill. Baker also passed on penning a write-in candidate. "But you know what? I have lots of friends who are voting for Hillary Clinton. I have lots of friends...
  • Bernie Marcus to Sen. Elizabeth Warren: I don't know what you're smoking!

    11/08/2016 7:22:23 AM PST · by Arcy · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2016 | Fox News
    Hugely successful business owner and co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, slams Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her business and economic ignorance that is contributing to the demise of the United States economy.
  • Boston graffiti urges violence on Trump backers

    11/06/2016 7:33:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 6, 2016
    A "Kill Your Local Trump Supporter" graffiti was spray-painted in white letters 20 feet long on School of the Museum of Fine Arts property on St. Alphonsus Street. It's unclear when the graffiti first appeared on the side of a gray building in Mission Hill that houses studio and exhibition space for the school. The message faced the parking lot of an adjacent building, and was visible from a sidewalk. It was painted over late this morning.
  • DNC Donations Scandal May Go Beyond Boston Law Firm ('nother scandal)

    11/03/2016 12:00:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.02.16 | Sue O'halloran
    The Democratic National Committee, already engulfed by the WikiLeaks Donna Brazile scandal, is again on the defense Wednesday as some Democratic Senate candidates in tight races scramble to return thousands of dollars in campaign donations following allegations of a massive straw-donor scandal, which Republicans say may be wider than initial reports. Despite the fanfare, one high profile Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), says she won't return the donations until it is proven that they were given illegally. The Campaign Legal Center, which represents the public interest, confirmed to FOXBusiness.com, it has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over...
  • Massachusetts law firm donated $1.6M to Democrats including Hillary Clinton and received bonuses th

    11/03/2016 8:15:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | daily mail reporter
    Full title....................Massachusetts law firm donated $1.6M to Democrats including Hillary Clinton and received bonuses that precisely matched their political donations in massive 'straw-donor scheme' .................................... Boston Globe's Spotlight team and the Center for Responsive Politics have revealed what could be one of the largest straw-donor schemes revealed Its investigation found that partners at Thornton Law Firm donated nearly $1.6 million to Democrats from 2010 through 2014 During that period, the lawyers received $1.4 million listed as 'bonuses' Those included more than 280 in amounts that precisely matched their donations and were paid within 10 days Spokesman for law firm said...
  • More than 500 students protest Boston Latin dress code

    10/24/2016 7:36:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    WHDH (Boston) ^ | October 24, 2016
    A new dress code at Boston Latin School has sparked outrage by students. More than 500 students have signed an online petition protesting the school’s new dress code, which bans several things such as spaghetti straps and “gang-related clothing or colors.” Students say the policy discriminates against female students and minorities.
  • UMass Amherst Creates 'Flow Chart' to Determine If Your Halloween Costume Is Offensive

    10/20/2016 5:46:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2016 ast | By Ken Shepherd - The Washington Times
    The University of Massachusetts, Amherst has created a handy flow chart for students to help them determine what NOT to wear as a Halloween costume. Devised by UMass Amherst’s official diversity office, the “‘Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter’ (S.C.R.E.A.M.) … poses several costume-related questions, the answers to which take one to various points on a ‘threat meter’ that ranges from green (low) to red (severe),” Campus Reform reported on Tuesday. For example, “If one intends to represent a person on Halloween, the only way to get a ‘green’ threat rating is for the person to be of one’s...
  • Lazy Marxist bum teachers and their attacks on question 2 (charter schools)

    10/18/2016 8:23:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    In Massachusetts, the only other New England state that's the left of Maine and Rhode island, there is a popular ballot measure that needs every patriotic American's support. That is question 2, the measure that would remove the cap on charter schools in the state of Massachusetts and give 32,000 struggling students in failing and dangerous schools (and there are many of them) an opportunity to learn in schools that are efficient, safe and wholesome. But the liberals and the teachers union bums would not have any of it. The only ones who oppose question 2 besides the usual cadre...
  • Charter Schools work in Massachusetts

    10/12/2016 8:14:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ten years since Massachusetts passed an education reform bill known as the Massachusetts Education Reform Act (MERA), Phoenix Academies has tried to bridge the gap for those who drop out of school or those who underperform. According to 2006 statistics, almost 11,000 students dropped out of high school, and by 2015, that number was 5,000 dropouts. Graduation rates in 2015 did not go beyond 72% and in one immigrant-heavy part of Massachusetts known as Chelsea, the graduation rate was 63% in 2015. According to the Pioneer Institute, "between 2008 and 2011…In all but one of those years, 100 percent of...
  • 4 churches sue over 'punishing' transgender bathroom law

    10/11/2016 4:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT
    A new state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms is “punishing” the protected religious speech of churches and pastors, a conservative Christian organization claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it sued on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities “in a manner that doesn’t violate their core religious beliefs.” The lawsuit names Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as defendants. The law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in July and...
  • 1000th blog post & election issues

    10/11/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    Maiinestategop ^ | Brian Balll
    As of 2008 we are now at 1000 posts for Mainestategop, the blog of those of us who are refugees of New England Socialism and the voice of the New Hampshire based New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets. We've come a long way I think and I am just ecstatic. Eight years of fighting liberalism and saving America from liberal failure. I love it. Thank you to all for your continued support.  Now, with that said I want to discuss political issues concerning elections in New England. There's not much to be said, we are voting straight GOP...