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  • At least one serious Democrat a ‘maybe’ on challenging Hillary in 2016

    09/04/2014 2:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 4, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    As of now, a handful of Democrats have flirted with (or outright embraced) mounting a challenge to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of her expected second run at the White House. Those candidates have, however, largely been relative unknowns or too exotic to be considered a genuine threat to her inevitability. Self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is seriously contemplating a 2016 bid, but few believe that he can mount a legitimate challenge to Clinton. Former Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is also contemplating a run at the White House, but he retired from the Senate after only...
  • Massachusetts Governor Signs Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

    07/30/2014 1:05:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/30/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Despite the fact the nation’s highest court took the state of Massachusetts to task for passing a law curtailing the free speech rights of pro-life advocates, the Bay State is again trying to suppress them.In a unanimous decision last month, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts buffer zone law prohibiting pro-life free speech outside abortion clinics. The decision was a huge victory for pro-life sidewalk counselors who provide women with abortion alternatives.In their ruling, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot “buffer zone” restricting pro-life advocates from speaking with people entering abortion facilities.Saying the...
  • Patrick botches

    07/22/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | july 21 | peter lucas
    If the venerable18th-century English essayist Samuel Johnson was correct when he famously said "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," what would he have made of a man who takes refuge in patriotism and religion? That would be Gov. Deval Patrick, who, with tears in his eyes, quoted scripture to make his case last week that his acceptance to house some 1,000 illegal-immigrant children at two sites in Massachusetts was based on "love of country and lessons of faith."
  • UT/TT Poll: Abbott Leads Davis by 12 Points (Patrick even further ahead!!)

    06/12/2014 8:01:51 PM PDT · by BobL · 16 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | June 12, 2014 | Ross Ramsey
    Republican Greg Abbott leads Democrat Wendy Davis by 12 percentage points in the race for governor, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. - snip - In the the race for lieutenant governor, Republican Dan Patrick has the biggest margin in the pack of statewide races, leading Democrat Leticia Van de Putte 41 percent to 26 percent, with 23 percent undecided and the remainder going to third-party candidates and unnamed candidates.
  • Could Nascar's Danica Patrick become America's first EVER female Formula 1 driver

    06/09/2014 5:43:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2014 | Jennifer Newton
    NASCAR racer Danica Patrick could be set to become America's first female Formula One driver after her boss hinted she would be a 'great candidate' for his F1 team. The 32-year-old is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing and has competed in NASCAR since 2012, finishing inside the top ten twice. Motorsport mogul Gene Haas, for whom Miss Patrick races for in NASCAR is preparing to launch a brand new Formula One team in time for the 2016 season.
  • Van de Putte’s ‘Another Wise Latina’ T-shirts getting rave reviews

    05/29/2014 6:15:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies ^ | July 27, 2009 | Elaine Ayala
    Texas Sen. Leticia Van de Putte has a great sense of humor. She also has great political timing. Just as the confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor were wrapping up, about 180 little packages were in the mail. By the time Sotomayor answered the Senate Judiciary Committee’s last question, Latina leaders throughout the country were opening Van de Putte’s gift with gleeful laughter. Inside was a plain white tee with four words written in blue. They say, “Another Wise Latina Woman.” The cards that arrived with them were addressed: “Dear Wise Latina Woman: “As the first Latina Supreme Court of...
  • Todd Staples Op-ed: Building the Right Republican Platform

    05/27/2014 8:53:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Todd Staples
    As Texas Republicans, we have the opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the nation. Let's not pick sides, let's pick what is right for Texas and right for America, without compromising conservative principles in the process. Washington continues to be paralyzed and unable to find the right fix to secure our southern border and reform a failed immigration system. Maintaining the “status quo” only plays into the hands of President Obama, allowing him to pick and choose which laws he wants to enforce. Saying “secure our border” is certainly the right approach and as conservatives, we know...
  • Nasty Texas GOP race gets nastier

    05/23/2014 4:11:21 AM PDT · by SailormanCGA72 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22May2014 | Melissa Jacobs
    In the early days of the Texas Republic, candidates were known to call each other drunks and hog thieves. Elections haven't gotten much tamer since. A brutal Republican runoff for Texas lieutenant governor is shaping up as one of the nastiest races in the country, let alone the Lone Star State.
  • Patrick mental health issue could hurt Dewhurst

    05/19/2014 6:49:33 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 16, 2014 | Mike Ward and David Saleh Rauf
    AUSTIN - The mental condition of state Sen. Dan Patrick, front-runner in the GOP runoff for lieutenant governor, became the key issue Friday in the already acrimonious race, as medical records leaked by opponents show he was hospitalized twice in the 1980s, once after a suicide attempt, and received treatment for severe depression and anxiety. In a campaign marked by nasty rhetoric bordering on the bizarre, incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is trailing Patrick, began openly feuding with Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a former rival for Texas' No. 2 elective office, over the disclosures: Dew­hurst ordered Patterson to stop...
  • San Antonio's Mayor Castro to be Newest Far-Leftist on Obama's Cabinet

    05/17/2014 2:39:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is about to be tapped by President Barrack Obama to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is the second time Obama will have asked Castro to serve in his administration. The move for Castro comes at a time where a big game of musical chairs is going on in the Obama Cabinet. Castro will be asked to replace HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who is expected to move to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • MA's "Reunification" Plan For Justina Pelletier Just A Political Ploy

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

    05/02/2014 11:59:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    A new television ad in the lieutenant governors race has a charity demanding an apology. The ad from the David Dewhurst campaign show a series of pictures of Dan Patrick with a tie but no shirt looking as if he’s at a wild party, but a written statement from the Be an Angel Fund reveals that Patrick was literally selling the shirt off his back at a fundraiser to help special needs children.
  • 'Security' & 'Protection' Leading to Certain Tyranny

    02/17/2014 12:38:48 PM PST · by publius321 · 1 replies ^ | Scott Ryan
    Why should we worry about tyrants abroad who would like to strip us of our freedoms? Their ultimate goal is not to hijack our planes so they can fly them into buildings or set off bombs in densely populated areas. Would they be attempting to blow us up if we simply declared "we surrender, do with us as you wish"? No, if we did surrender to the jihadists, the end result would only be an expedited version of what this President is already orchestrating right before our eyes on a daily basis - with no opposition. The NSA surveillance is...
  • Richard Petty: Danica Patrick wins 'if everybody else stayed home'

    02/10/2014 2:29:54 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 10, 2014
    He hasn't been behind the wheel since 1992, but there still is only one King of NASCAR, and when Richard Petty speaks, the words carry some weight. On the subject of Danica Patrick's chances of winning in her second full season behind the wheel of a Sprint Cup car, Petty is quite clear.
  • Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014

    09/20/2013 10:33:36 AM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 63 replies
    Vanity | 20 Sep 2013 | Vanity
    I've been promising a Texas Lt. Governor primary thread for a while. This thread is for discussion of the merits of primary candidates for the office of Lt. Governor of the State of Texas.Lt. Governor is the most powerful elected office in the State of Texas.
  • Carr: Gov gets message out with ‘holiday’ greeting (wished Muslims a ‘blessed Eid al-Adha,’)

    10/16/2013 7:29:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 16, 2013 | Howie Carr
    When it comes to Christmas, Gov. Deval Patrick is a “happy holidays” kind of guy.I mean, if the bar exam had had a political correctness section on it, it wouldn’t have taken Deval three tries to pass it. As you know, it’s important never, ever to mention the name of a Christian holiday, because you might offend somebody.
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • Gov. Deval Patrick says he is worried about push in Congress to cut food stamps

    06/22/2013 3:20:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 51 replies
    With new statistics showing a heavy reliance on food stamps in cities such as Holyoke and Springfield, Gov. Deval L. Patrick said he is concerned about a move in Congress to cut the assistance program for low-income families including tens of thousands of people in Massachusetts. "I'm worried about the future of the program," Patrick told The Republican. "I am worried about the fact that so many people need the program. And that has to do with the bottom falling out of the global economy and our climbing out of that, slowly but surely." Patrick, a two-term Democrat, said his...
  • Chicago honors Gov. Patrick today by renaming block

    06/07/2013 1:22:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 7, 2013 | Matt Stout
    When the governor of Illinois recently called Gov. Deval Patrick to say he wanted to honor his Chicago-born Massachusetts counterpart, Patrick was humbled, but doubtful about the proposal. “The governor calls and said, ‘We want to name a street after you.’ I grew up on Wabash Avenue. That street runs the whole length of the city,” Patrick, who grew up on the city’s South Side, said. “ ‘Governor, you’re not naming a street. You might be naming the block.’ ” No, Gov. Pat Quinn assured him. It’s a street.
  • Patrick: I napped while Boston was on lockdown

    06/06/2013 7:21:28 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 06June2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Behold the single strangest interview ever given by a governor with at least a possibility of running for the presidency at some point. Both the Boston Herald and Politico highlight the inebriation Deval Patrick indulged after the Tsarnaev brothers had been neutralized as their leads, but the Governor of Massachusetts could be forgiven for celebrating a bit afterward. But what was he doing while the state’s capital city was on lockdown? Taking a nap — until Barack Obama demanded to know what was going on:
  • Gov: Put fraud in perspective

    05/31/2013 7:07:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 31, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld, Hillary Chabot
    SPRINGFIELD — A testy Gov. Deval Patrick, speaking for the first time about a scathing audit showing $2.4 million in taxpayer money going to dead people, defended his embattled administration last night and questioned whether the abuse was that widespread. “Wait a minute. Be real careful. Be real careful,” Patrick told the Herald Truth Squad when asked if he’s downplaying the amount of fraud. “Nobody in this administration, including me, is minimizing the seriousness of this.” But then Patrick proceeded to minimize the findings.
  • Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray to resign, take post with Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

    05/22/2013 9:22:23 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies ^ | 5/22/13 | Michael Levenson, Frank Phillips and Jim O’Sullivan
    Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray has accepted a private sector post with a Worcester business group and is expected to resign from the administration next month, according to a senior administration official
  • Clinton sought end-run around counter-terrorism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say

    05/05/2013 6:04:51 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies ^ | 5-5-2013 | James Rosen, Chad Pergram
    On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department's own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a "whistle-blower" witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned. That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. Sources tell Fox News Thompson will level the allegation against Clinton during testimony on...
  • OUTRAGE: Officials Won’t Release Welfare Info for Dead Boston Terrorist, Citing His ‘Privacy Rights’

    04/25/2013 8:30:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 41 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Who exactly do you represent? Gov. Deval Patrick dodges questions about how much welfare benefitsthe Chechen terrorists got from his state, citing their "privacy".- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and his state agencies are refusing to release information on what government benefits Boston jihadist Tamerlan Tsarnaev received, following a national furor over reports he and his family received welfare. Their reason? It would violate the dead terrorist's right to privacy!That's right. Led by the stalwart Boston Herald, media entities pressed for info all day. Across the board, state agencies flatly refused to provide information about the taxpayer-funded lifestyle for the 26-year-old...
  • Judge Rules Illegal Alien DUI Killer Incompetent to Stand Trial, Cites 'Unique Cultural Background'

    04/12/2013 6:21:47 AM PDT · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-12-2013 | John Hill
    Monster: Illegal alien DUI killer Nicolas Guaman.- by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter It was one of the most brutal DUI deaths we've seen at the hands of an illegal alien - and we've seen a lot (here, here, here and here, for starters). In 2011, Ecuadorean illegal Nicolas Guaman, drunk at nearly three times the legal limit, ran through a stop sign in Milford, Mass., striking 23-year old Matthew Denice on his motorcycle. Denice was not killed by the impact, but died as Guaman tried to flee the scene, dragging Denice's body nearly 1/4 mile under...

    03/17/2013 5:54:11 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 29 replies
    self ^ | 3/17/2013 | RaceBannon
    It's a FINE DAY for the Wearin' of the ORANGE!
  • Gov. Deval Patrick urges hundreds of supporters to lobby for his tax hike

    03/12/2013 3:48:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Gov. Deval L. Patrick today urged hundreds of people to lobby state lawmakers in support of his plan to raise taxes by $1.9 billion a year to finance education and transportation improvements. "Are we prepared to do for the next generation what our grandparents did for us?" Patrick said in an emotional speech in front of about 600 people at the Statehouse. The Campaign for Our Communities, a coalition in support of the governor's tax plan, held a rally with Patrick as state lawmakers consider the tax plan. ... "When I made this proposal, I said at the outset there...
  • Danica Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole position

    02/17/2013 12:43:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 125 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/17/13
    Danica Patrick backed up her fast practice speeds during NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday, taking the pole position for the race. Patrick was the eighth to go out in the session — and knocked teammate and Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart out of the pole position. Patrick's qualifying lap of 196.434 mph eclipsed the 195.925 mph lap of Stewart.
  • Cowan once donated to governor ... Romney

    01/30/2013 8:35:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 30, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld
    Gov. Deval Patrick's pick for interim U.S. senator, William "Mo" Cowan, has been a loyal donor to Patrick and other Democrats with one exception -- a Republican Democrats love to hate: Mitt Romney. Cowan, then an attorney at Mintz Levin, contributed at least $200 to Romney's 2002 gubernatorial campaign, according to Massachusetts campaign finance records. Cowan did not give money to Romney's Democratic opponent, Shannon O'Brien, records show.
  • Editorial: Gov, this is WAR!

    01/17/2013 9:31:14 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 17, 2013
    Last night Gov. Deval Patrick declared war on the taxpayers of Massachusetts, proposing the largest tax hike in state history — nearly $2 billion. Today it’s time for voters to demand that their elected representatives choose up sides. They can give in to this lame duck governor intent on bringing taxpayers to their knees and economic growth to a standstill, or they can side with their hard-pressed constituents. The worst part is that this is a “crisis” of the governor’s own making. MBTA debt and deferred maintenance on it and state highways would be manageable with some reforms and a...
  • Whispers build of change to special election rules

    11/24/2012 9:17:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 24, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Power-hungry Bay State Democrats — eyeing another potential Senate opening if U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry joins the Obama Cabinet— are quietly discussing reinstating a 2004 law that would let Gov. Deval Patrick appoint a permanent replacement to help keep the seat under party control until at least 2014. “I think that would be preferable. It would certainly save the taxpayers money if they don’t have to pay for another election,” said Phil Johnston, former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. “I think people are campaigned out. I think the governor is very popular and most voters would be happy...
  • Source: Mass. offers tuition break for immigrants

    11/19/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 19, 2012 | BOB SALSBERG
    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick wants to allow some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates to attend Massachusetts state colleges and universities. A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that Patrick will send a letter to the state Board of Higher Education on Monday instructing schools to grant the resident tuition rate to illegal immigrants who obtain a work permit through a new federal program instituted by President Barack Obama.
  • Patrick says dinner with prez is no job interview

    11/10/2012 8:30:50 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 10, 2012 | Matt Stout
    The attorney general’s job or a seat on the Supreme Court wasn’t officially on the menu last night as Gov. Deval Patrick had dinner at the White House with President Obama. Or so Patrick says. “In a different time and place and under different circumstances, I’d like to work in the administration, but that’s not this time,” Patrick said yesterday while at the ground-breaking for the new $244 million rebuild of the Fore River Bridge on the Quincy-Weymouth line.
  • Patrick Fitzgerald Joins Law Firm Of Obama's Former White House Counsel

    10/30/2012 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Advance Indiana ^ | 10/29/12 | Gary R. Welsh
    It's business as usual in Chicago. After protecting President Barack Obama from criminal liability for his corrupt relationship with convicted political fixer Tony Rezko, former Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been rewarded with a partnership in the Chicago office of New York-based law firm giant Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The firm counts among its partners, Greg Craig, Obama's first White House Counsel, who had to help navigate Obama through Fitzgerald's investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attempt to sell Obama's Senate seat, from which he resigned shortly after being elected President but before he was sworn...
  • Are utility companies prepared for another northeaster? They better be, Gov. Deval Patrick warns

    10/25/2012 2:26:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    With a potential monster storm menacing the East Coast for Halloween week, Gov. Deval L. Patrick has given utility companies a Friday deadline to submit plans for dealing with the brewing storm, which some forecasters say could be a devastating sequel to last year's October storm. Early predictions indicate Hurricane Sandy, currently headed toward Florida's coast, might combine with two separate cold fronts – one from the North, the other from the West – to become a super storm capable of producing snow, gale-force winds and flooding. Patrick spoke firmly during a Thursday morning radio appearance on WTKK-FM, issuing a...
  • Deval shoots down absentee slam amid latest FDA warning

    10/16/2012 7:12:06 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies ^ | October 16, 2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Even as Gov. Deval Patrick was brushing off criticism he’s been off stumping for President Obama amid the state drug lab scandal and the deadly meningitis outbreak traced to a state licensed pharmacy, the FDA warned yesterday that other drugs produced by the Framingham compounding company could be tainted with the lethal disease.
  • Brown fights back over Patrick’s ‘birther’ slap

    10/05/2012 12:51:01 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5 October 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown dismissed Gov. Deval Patrick’s claim that he’s a “Bay State birther” because Brown is demanding Elizabeth Warren prove her Native American heritage — saying Patrick has joined the very “Beacon Hill machine,” the governor once blasted. “It’s part of kind of the Beacon Hill machine coming out during the political season,” said Brown as he picked up an endorsement today from former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld in his Boston campaign office. “You know this is a situation of her own making, she hasn’t answered your questions, your questions in particular, so all I ever asked is...
  • DNC: Dems engage tech, public to kick off 'most open and accessible convention in history'

    09/03/2012 5:22:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    Organizers say the 2012 Democratic National Convention here will contrast the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., a week ago by becoming the most open and inclusive political event in the history of the United States. And despite a shortened schedule running Tuesday through Thursday, Southern hospitality kicked off the week with several parades and concerts on Monday as the one-time first day of the convention was blended with CarolinaFest. Democratic National Convention CEO Steve Kerrigan said in a press conference on Monday that through public invitation and digital engagement, more average citizens will be a part of the action in...
  • Patrick snarls at Romney: ‘He’s an opportunist’

    09/03/2012 7:29:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 3, 2012 | Joe Battenfeld
    CHARLOTTE — Gov. Deval Patrick kicked off his high-profile convention tour with a sharp punch at GOP nominee Mitt Romney, calling him a politically expedient flip-flopper without any core beliefs.
  • Mass. House strikes down gov's proposals

    07/11/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 11, 2012 | Shannon Young
    BOSTON—Massachusetts lawmakers are rejecting Gov. Deval Patrick's proposals to scale back their efforts to restrict welfare benefits, close a state psychiatric hospital, and block a requirement for residents to prove they're in the country legally when they register a vehicle.
  • Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick vetoes ban on purchasing tattoos, manicures, porn with EBT

    07/09/2012 1:16:13 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7-9-12 | Caroline May
    Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has vetoed the state legislature’s attempt to ban the use of EBT cards — or food stamps — to purchase items such as tattoos, porn and jewelry. Patrick vetoed the reforms Sunday while signing the state’s $32.5 billion budget. According to the Boston Herald, which first reported the veto, the governor berated the legislature’s stab at banning the purchase of specific items like manicures, tattoos, guns, porn, body piercings, jewelry, and bail by saying the move was “political grandstanding” at a time when such reforms are already on track elsewhere. “I’m not going to do...
  • Rush Limbaugh On Danica Patrick’s Opinion: “What Do You Expect From A Woman Driver?”

    Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh condemned NASCAR driver Danica Patrick during his show Monday, asking, “What do you expect from a woman driver,” according to New York Daily News. “She said, ‘I leave it up to the government to make good decisions for America.’ Limbaugh said in response to Patrick openly supporting the Obama’s administration’s contraception rule requiring faith-based institutions to provide free birth control to their employees, “What do you expect from a woman driver? I don’t know why everybody was so shocked.”
  • Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama

    02/25/2012 2:08:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals. Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress. “There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].” Obama has positioned himself against Congress as...
  • Laughing At The Presumptions Of Elites

    01/28/2012 9:24:08 AM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-28-12 | Skookum
    Tim Thomas, the goalie for the Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins, declined an invitation to the White House and the opportunity to gaze upon the royal Narcissist. Massachusetts is aghast at the nerve of a mere athlete making a political statement; especially when the statement is in direct contradiction of the state's love of Socialism and their great hope for the future of the world. Massachusetts Governor Patrick thought the grievous snub was a direct result of the public's lack of courtesy and grace; although, goalies have never been known to be overly courteous, and their grace consists primarily...
  • Gov. Deval Patrick insists public will support tax on soda, candy

    01/26/2012 3:28:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 26, 2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Taxes on candy and soda and an expansion of the Bay State’s bottle bill are two “widely supported” ways to increase revenue, Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters as he filed a $32.3 billion budget yesterday, just under 3 percent larger than this year’s.
  • Mass. governor against Thomas snub

    01/26/2012 1:29:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2012
    BOSTON -- A Boston Bruins goalie's decision to skip a White House ceremony with President Barack Obama because he believes the federal government is "out of control" points to a growing lack of courtesy in the country, Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday. Patrick, a Democrat, was asked about the controversy Thursday during his monthly "Ask the Governor" program on WTKK-FM. He didn't directly criticize goalie Tim Thomas, but suggested that the snub showed disrespect toward the presidency.
  • DAN PATRICK SHOW: Urban Meyer on Tim Tebow's Success

    12/16/2011 7:33:18 AM PST · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    csnne ^ | 12-2011
    LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW ON THE DAN PATRICK SHOW Meyer questioned his ability coming out of high school and didn't have him ranked as his top quarterback. That changed when he saw him play baseball and saw Tebow as the most competitive human being he's ever met.
  • Deval Patrick acting like contender for 2016

    11/15/2011 7:11:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 15, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    Quick quiz: Who is the Massachusetts governor currently running for president? Sounds too easy, right? It’s Mitt Romney, of course. Wrong. The answer is Deval Patrick.
  • Top Patrick aide charged with OUI, placed on unpaid leave

    10/04/2011 3:50:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    A longtime top aide to Gov. Deval Patrick was busted on drunken driving charges over the weekend and has been put on unpaid leave, the Herald has learned. Ron Bell, the governor’s $97,000-a-year community affairs director, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Brookline after being stopped for alleged erratic driving, police said. Police said Bell, 48, was swerving and nearly hit a median strip on Boylston Street before he was pulled over. He had a “moderate” odor of alcohol, his eyes were “glassy and bloodshot,” and he failed three field sobriety tests, according to a police report. Bell refused...
  • Illegal immigrant in murder case had prior arrest

    09/28/2011 7:37:04 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 09/28/2011 | Maria Sacchetti
    Scituate police arrested an illegal immigrant from Brazil for motor-vehicle violations three months before he allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend to death in a brutal attack this week, reigniting debate over whether Massachusetts should participate in the federal Secure Communities program. Police arrested Marcelo Almeida, a 41-year-old laborer, on June 19 on charges of operating without a license and other charges after the black Nissan Maxima he was driving almost collided head on with a police car, according to documents from Hingham District Court. He was later found guilty of unlicensed driving and responsible for other charges. Almeida paid a...