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  • Springfield (MA) police: Suspect in ear-biting attack on CYO basketball coach surrenders

    03/12/2012 3:44:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 4 replies
    A Springfield man surrendered to authorities on Monday for his alleged role in an attack on a Catholic Youth Organization basketball coach who lost part of his ear in the assault, according to Springfield police. Timothy L. Forbes, 34, of 62 Catherine St. in the city's McKnight neighborhood, surrendered late Monday morning at the Hampden County Hall of Justice, where he was held without bail after denying multiple charges at his arraignment on Monday afternoon. A judge scheduled a so-called dangerousness hearing for Friday to determine if Forbes poses a public threat if released on bail. If such a determination...
  • Michelle Obama in Boston: US stands at a ‘fundamental crossroads’

    03/10/2012 8:37:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andrew Ryan and Martin Finucane
    Michelle Obama told a group of Democratic supporters at a fund-raiser in Boston tonight that “we stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country,” praising her husband’s record during his first three years in office and urging them to get involved in his reelection campaign. “Barack had the backs of American workers. He put his faith in the American people,” she said of President Obama’s auto industry bailout. She also touted his record on job creation, his Supreme Court picks, and the federal health care reform law he championed. “Last year we made history together by finally passing health care...
  • Ex-teacher’s aide in abuse rap: Pay me!

    03/10/2012 7:38:34 PM PST · by massmike · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/10/2012 | John Zaremba
    A fired teacher’s aide charged with exposing himself to an autistic student is trying to cash in on taxpayer-funded unemployment benefits, the Herald has learned. LaShawn Hill, 33, filed for jobless pay in mid-January, school officials confirmed yesterday — news that left parents of his former students dumbfounded. “It’s really disgusting that he would have the nerve. I know he has a wife and children, and I feel really bad for them. Terrible for them,” said Rebecca MacDonald, whose son was among Hill’s students at the Harbor Pilot School in Dorchester. “But for him to have the nerve to apply...
  • "Conservative Elites" Covering Up Romney's Betrayals on Marriage, Life, Children and Constitution.

    03/10/2012 8:49:54 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies ^ | January 2, 2008 | John Haskins
    (WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS January 2, 2008) A growing list of conservative leaders are circulating a strong public warning about "the conservative establishment's aggressive cover-up of the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-gay adoption policies" of Mitt Romney while governor of Massachusetts. The letter accuses Romney's stable of prominent "conservative" leaders, lawyers and pundits of gross malpractice, ruthless ambition and dishonesty toward voters. It calls on principled conservatives to firmly condemn the rent-a-conservative feeding frenzy on Mitt Romney's money and the cover-up of his actions as governor -- most of which he did while pretending he was forced to either by judges or non-existent...
  • Reagan Was A Sure ZOT Too

    03/07/2012 9:20:15 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Noman Says ^ | 3/6/12 | Noman
    William McGurn is his usual magnificent self today. [quote] Not since Herbert Hoover has a party out of power had such an opportunity to run against everything that troubles the American family—prices, interest rates, unemployment, taxes, or the fear for the future of their old age or the future of their children—than is now presented to the Republican Party. The Republicans, however, haven't figured this out. This is their basic problem. They have no strategy for defeating an Obama administration that is highly vulnerable on both domestic and foreign policy. [end quote] Those words were written by Scotty Reston in...
  • Sen. John Kerry Letter Supporting Code Pink’s Hamas-Aid Gaza Freedom March

    02/04/2010 10:50:43 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 26 replies · 1,089+ views
    Big Government ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Massachusetts senior U.S. Senator John Kerry provided a letter on Senate stationery that supported constituents who participated in last December’s anti-Israel, pro-Hamas Gaza Freedom March, led by President Barack Obama ally Code Pink. Democrat Representative Andre Carson of Indiana’s 7th District also provided a letter of support for participants in the so-called Gaza Freedom March. Kerry is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nominee. In the letter, Kerry wrote that his staff met with the Massachusetts delegation before they left, and his staff would be briefed about the trip upon their return....
  • Massachusetts: Democratic jitters in Senate race (Dems worry about Elizabeth Warren's chances)

    03/07/2012 10:16:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 03/07/2012 | Frank Phillips
    After a huge rush of optimism that Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy would end Scott Brown’s hold on his US Senate seat, Democratic insiders and activists are awakening to a new political reality, driven by a series of recent polls and Brown’s success these past few months in crafting an independent bipartisan image. The campaign’s reshaped landscape, which appears to have shifted in Brown’s favor, has created a quiet buzz among some in the party that Warren, despite her incredible burst onto the Massachusetts electoral map last fall, has hit some strong headwinds and will need to recapture the excitement that lit...
  • Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay? And if so, Should You Not Eat There?

    03/04/2012 11:17:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 110 replies
    Reason ^ | 2 March 2012 | Nick Gillespie
    Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit points to a story at Tax Prof Blog about Northeastern University's decision to bar the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from that fine institution's campus. Why the exclusion? On the basis of some of its charitable giving, Chick-fil-A is considered to be anti-gay by the gay rights group Equality Matters. Among the groups that raise ire are outfits such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Focus on the Family, The Family Resource Council, and Exodus International. Certainly some of these groups talk often about pushing back on what they consider "the homosexual agenda" that has continued to...
  • Romney appears poised to win state primary ("Santorum too conservative")

    03/02/2012 8:49:54 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Salem (MA) News | 3/2/12 | Alan Burke
    The nation and the world will be waiting for the results of the Super Tuesday primaries. But not so much the Massachusetts primary. "I didn't even know we were having one," joked Senate Majority Leader Fred Berry, D-Peabody. Piles of delegates will be allotted to the various contenders for president as 10 states hold primaries on Tuesday, including Massachusetts, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. The contests could determine who will be the Republican nominee in November. In states like Georgia and Ohio, the competition is expected to be fierce between the Republican candidates, former...
  • Massachusetts: Illegal Immigrant Haven

    02/29/2012 7:15:51 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Immigration Reform Examiner ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    Boston, MA - On Tuesday, Mary Maloney, whose son was killed last August by an illegal alien charged with driving under the influence, tearfully addressed the state legislature’s Senate Judiciary Committee in support of legislation which would make it tougher for illegal aliens to remain in Massachusetts. Maloney said: “My son paid the ultimate price with his life because Massachusetts is a safe haven for illegal immigrants. The real question I ask is…Why would illegal immigrants not come to Massachusetts when we are so willing to provide them with jobs and free services they could not get in their native...
  • Gingrich crushing the field in Georgia

    02/25/2012 8:04:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in his home state of Georgia, according to a Landmark-Rosetta Stone poll released late Friday. Gingrich took 38 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 25 percent, Mitt Romney at 19 percent, and Ron Paul at four percent, the poll found. Gingrich held a nine-point lead in the same poll taken earlier this month. The poll could be an outlier – Gingrich leads by only two points in Georgia according to the latest Insider Advantage survey and leads by five points according to Rasmussen. Both of those polls...
  • Lawmakers unite at anti-war town hall [Look who RINO Walter Jones is hanging out with now]

    02/25/2012 3:33:09 PM PST · by MitchellC · 10 replies
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | February 21, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH -- In an odd political bedfellows moment, three North Carolina congressmen - two progressive Democrats and one religious-right Republican - joined forces Monday to urge the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. At an anti-war town hall meeting in the Legislative Building, Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones and Democratic U.S. Reps.David Price and Brad Miller sought to keep the pressure on the administration to end the American combat operations by the middle of 2013. "Our concern is that too many times, administrations will say that the date for coming home is a year from now, 18 months...
  • Politicians notice Fakegate

    02/24/2012 3:07:03 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | bishop-hill
    Rep Edward Markey of Massachusetts has written to Heartland asking for them to document the inaccuracies in the Fakegate documents and asking for originals. In a letter to Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast, Markey asked the group for an explanation of any inaccuracies in the leaked documents as well as accurate versions of those documents. “These documents appear to indicate that the Heartland Institute is receiving large donations from corporations for the direct purpose of discrediting the mainstream science of climate change and has planned to engage in a campaign to undermine the teaching of well-established science at our public...
  • On the Cusp of a Natural Gas Bonanza, Massachusetts Bets on Wind Power

    02/24/2012 6:10:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2012 | Peter Wilson
    You'd have to be a dim bulb -- perhaps one of those 13-watt compact fluorescents -- to believe that forcing utilities to purchase expensive offshore wind power will lead to economic prosperity. Yet this is precisely the reaction of the Boston press to a recent deal brokered by Gov. Deval Patrick. Gov. Patrick has been in a bind. With the Green Communities Act of 2008, the state legislature enacted a clean energy mandate requiring that 20% of Massachusetts' power come from renewable sources by 2025, joining 36 other states with "Renewable Portfolio Standards." Renewable energy, however, is expensive and especially...
  • Barney Frank: No comment on rumor Lindsey Graham is gay

    02/17/2012 9:19:41 AM PST · by jakerobins · 59 replies
    Washington, D.C. — Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank on Thursday refused to comment on the rumor that South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is gay. During an appearance on C-SPAN's American Journal, a caller named Frank from Largo, Florida told Frank that he was concerned that closeted lawmakers could be blackmailed during critical budget talks.
  • Sen. Scott Brown Exposes NOAA’s Illicit $300k Party Boat (Video-misappropriated fishing fines)

    02/20/2012 2:11:33 PM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-20-12 | Jim Hoft
    COMPLETE TITLE: Senator Scott Brown Exposes NOAA’s Illicit $300,000 Party Boat (Video) ### Last week, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) filed a Freedom of Information Act request for an Inspector General report on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) illicit purchase and use of a $300,000 luxury fishing boat. The request was granted, and Senator Brown spoke from the Senate floor to reveal the numerous abuses detailed in the previously unknown findings of the Inspector General. The following are the Senator Brown‘s remarks as prepared for delivery on the Senate floor: Here’s the transcript: I rise today to inform...
  • Milford police have arrested a 23-year-old man following a stabbing early Saturday.

    02/19/2012 6:51:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    Milford Patch ^ | February 18, 2012 | Sean O'Donnell
    Milford police have arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with the stabbing of another man at 23 Water St. David Segundo Dutan-Guaman, 23, is charged with armed assault in a dwelling, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and two outstanding warrants that were unrelated to the crime. Dutan-Guaman is being held at Milford Police headquarters on $5,000 cash bail. According to police, officers responded at 2:19 a.m. to a reported disturbance at 23 Water St. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 21-year-old man had been stabbed. He was found a short distance away on Oliver Street after police followed...
  • New Hampshire bill to place warning signs near Massachusetts borders rejected by lawmakers

    02/19/2012 7:56:16 AM PST · by matt04 · 30 replies
    In New Hampshire, the state motto "Live Free or Die" is more of a way of life than just a slogan. But despite the push of some in the Granite State to place "warning" signs on roads that lead to a border with Massachusetts, the bill was voted down in the New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 285-18 vote. The signs, which would have said "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet," were proposed in an effort to warn residents that they were about to enter the Bay State, which has different laws regarding seatbelts, helmets, guns, knives, fireworks,...
  • Top GOP Senator Says ‘If Romney Loses Michigan, We Need a New Candidate’ (Anonymous Coward)

    02/18/2012 7:19:05 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 65 replies
    ABC The Note ^ | Jonathan Karl
    A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race. “If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity. The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not. “We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win...
  • Poll: Romney Slips in Michigan. (Milt 31%, Newt 26%)

    01/30/2012 1:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2012 | Janet Adamy
    Mitt Romney, once seen as a sure bet to win the Michigan Republican presidential primary, now appears locked in a surprisingly tight race with challenger Newt Gingrich. Michigan is home turf for the former Massachusetts governor. His late father, George Romney, was a popular governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the younger Romney grew up in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills. But with the state’s primary approaching on Feb. 28, Mr. Romney’s lead remains small, given his home-court advantage. A poll released last week by the Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV found that 31% of likely voters supported Mr....