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How Free is Your State?

March 29, 2013

So, how free is your state?  Here are the latest rankings from an expansive George Mason University study (pdf) based on personal freedoms, as well as both fiscal and regulatory policies in each state. The top five most free states are:  North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. Rounding out the bottom five [...]

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“RomneyCare” in Our Future

January 16, 2011

I came across this article from Investors Business Daily, written by the Pacific Research Institute’s Sally Pipes.  In it, Pipes argues that the Massachusetts health care plan installed under Governor Mitt Romney and now functioning under Mr. “Hopes and Dreams” himself Governor Deval Patrick is a preview for what will eventually happen to Obama Care. [...]

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Massachusetts Attempts to Nullify Electoral College

July 28, 2010

The People’s Republic of Massachusetts is at it again.  This time, they are trying to reverse two century’s of precedent and change the electoral college system.  They, along with several other states, have passed legislation that would award their 12 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.  Massachusetts joins Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland, [...]

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Chris Christie Gets “Confrontational” and Scores Big

May 15, 2010

Every intellectually honest person in America realizes that there is a left-leaning (or sometimes straight-up leftist) bias in our news media when taken as a whole.  Rarely, though, does a high profile Republican take the media to task the way the “confrontational” (or, perhaps, “honest and refreshing”) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did in a [...]

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Massachusetts GOP on the Rise?

April 6, 2010

Could the Massachusetts GOP be on the rise?  With the election of Scott Brown, and a growing dissatisfaction in the Bay State with socialized medicine and the general direction of the state, could it be possible that the Republican Party may see some victories in November, including the Governor’s Mansion, a congressional seat or two, [...]

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Why Covering Pre-existing Conditions Doesn’t Work

April 6, 2010

As a resident of Massachusetts, we’ve seen a preview of what ObamaCare has to offer carried out right here in our own state – it’s one of the reasons that Scott Brown was elected to the Senate, as we know here that government-run medicine is a disaster.  One of the major selling points of ObamaCare [...]

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So Scott Brown Voted for Reid’s Job’s Bill. Get Over it.

February 22, 2010

So Scott Brown voted to start debate on Harry Reid’s $15 billion scaled-back “jobs bill”.  The original “bi-partisan” bill was supposed to be a lot more – $85 billion.  The bill from the House is even larger still – $154 billion.  Now, this so-called jobs bill won’t do anything, and sure, I’m disappointed that my [...]

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In Massachusetts, Health Care is a Mess

February 11, 2010

I’ve written before about my own state’s failing socialized health care system.  The creation of what has become known as RomneyCare has introduced a supply shortage, as everyone who previously did not have health insurance is now demanding health services they didn’t get before, yet there are still the same number of doctors to fulfill [...]

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Beck on the Progressives Post-Brown

January 20, 2010

Yesterday, I was watching Beck when he made an interesting point about moving forward from Scott Brown’s glorious election in Massachusetts yesterday.  Run-of-the-mill Democrats would know how to react to Brown’s victory; they’d run to the middle and try to depict themselves as reasonable moderates who went astray and now got the message.  However, we [...]

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The Political Impact of Brown’s Election

January 20, 2010

Photo courtesy of Michelle Malkin.

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Congratulations, Senator Scott Brown!

January 19, 2010

A month ago, MrsSal and I were having a conversation about the upcoming special election.  This was right around the time that ObamaCare was making its way through the Senate, and Conservatives were feeling fairly dejected.  True, we had the victories in Virginia and New Jersey, but while important, neither was earth-shattering.  Anyways, MrsSal and [...]

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Just Cast My Vote for Scott Brown

January 19, 2010

About an hour ago, I cast my vote for Scott Brown.  Anecdotally, it was no busier than previous elections that I have voted in.  MrsSal and I were in and out of the precinct in five minutes, both of us casting our vote for Brown (and feeling pretty damn excited about it).  Outside of the [...]

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A Reagan Rallying Cry

January 18, 2010

As the whole nation watches the special election in Massachusetts tomorrow, I think it is worth pointing out and reminding everyone what we are fighting for.  As a resident of the state of Massachusetts, I am looking forward to casting my vote for Scott Brown tomorrow.  And while this blog (along with probably every other [...]

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Brown’s Coalition

January 18, 2010

Michelle Malkin has a great article today about Brown’s coalition and what it means in regards to electoral politics.  It seems there are some on the RINO side of the party (David Frum, in this case) who content that Brown is a fellow-RINO, and that he is vindication that RINOs are needed to win elections.  [...]

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Coakley Calls Curt Schilling a Yankee Fan

January 16, 2010

I may live in Massachusetts, but as you all know, I’m a Yankee fan. Still, as much as I can’t stand the Sox, as a fan of baseball in general, one has to admire former Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.  His “bloody sock” incident during the 2004 World Series represented a feat that Red Sox fans [...]

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The Bi**h Factor and its Impact in the Massachusetts Senate Race

January 13, 2010

With the polls showing the race tightening and Scott Brown’s victory within reach, Coakley is getting nervous, and she is acting nervous.  This is very bad for her and good for us, as it brings in another factor common to New England Politics that may have an impact on the election.  I’ve written about it [...]

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Hope and Change from Massachusetts?

January 4, 2010

There is a chance to send shock waves through the Obama administration, and it comes from, of all places, my home state, the People’s Republic of Massachusetts.  State Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) is facing off against Attorney General Martha Coakley (D-MA) to replace Ted Kennedy in the U.S. Senate on January 19, 2010.  While there [...]

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Child Suspended for Drawing a Crucifix

December 15, 2009

From my own home state of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, a child from the town of Taunton, MA was suspended this week because he drew a Crucifix.  A second grader from Taunton drew a Crucifix as part of an assignment to draw something that reminded them of Christmas.  Now, this kid shows more theological [...]

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Massachusetts Jobs Not so “Saved or Created”

November 11, 2009

A Boston Globe story came out today about how all those 12, 374 “saved or created” jobs in Massachusetts were a tad bit exaggerated.  The whole “saved or created” concept is ripe for manipulation since you can’t really accurately pin down a truly “saved” job.  I wasn’t fired this year; does that mean my job [...]

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“I Can See Russia From My House,” Only She Really Said It This Time

October 27, 2009

No, I’m not talking about Sarah Palin.  The infamous quote above was uttered by Tina Fey in a Saturday Night Live skit, and was attributed to Palin by many non-thinking individuals, much in the same way as “Strategery”, another SNL creation, was credited to George W. Bush.  In both cases, the individual never uttered the [...]

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Height of Liberal Hypocrisy in Massachusetts

September 18, 2009

In 2004, when Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) was expected by the political and chattering classes to defeat President George W. Bush in the presidential election, the People’s Republic of Massachusetts decided to change its Senatorial succession laws.  Up to that point, when a vacancy occurred, the Governor of the state would appoint a replacement to [...]

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Calling Out Incompetence is Now Racist in New York

August 22, 2009

I could hardly believe what I was reading:  New York Governor David Paterson is blaming his current political maliase on an unnamed racist cabal of media reporters bent on destroying his career.  He lumped in Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the only other black governor, as another racially-motivated target.  Finally, he came to warn the President about [...]

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Keeping the Kennedy Klan in Power

August 21, 2009

Ted Kennedy is dying.  He couldn’t even attend his sister’s funeral last week.  He knows that he probably doesn’t have long before he cannot discharge his duties as the senior Senator from the Commonwealth (sorry, People’s State) of Massachusetts.  Back in 2004, Massacusetts’ most apt swimmer had little problem with a bill prohibiting the governor from appointing a [...]

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Massachusetts Health Care Poses Warning for America

March 17, 2009

In 2006, Massachusetts enacted a form of universal health care, keeping private insurance, requiring all citizens to be insured, and offering a state-sponsored plan to low and middle-income people.  Now, three years later, the state of Massachusetts Health care presents a warning for the nation. Since being enacted, the Massachusetts Health plan has insured 440,000 [...]

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Haleigh Poutre and the Sanctity of Life

November 20, 2008

Two years ago on these pages, I followed the remarkable story here in Massachusetts of young Haleigh Poutre.  A victim of abuse, she ended up on a feeding tube and breathing machine.  Doctors diagnosed her as being in a persistent vegetative state, and unable to recover.  The state wanted to bring murder charges against her [...]

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Political Expediency Over Principle

November 7, 2008

Thssace Democrats always tend to put political expediency over principle.  One of the rumors for Obama’s cabinet is the possibility of Sen. John Kerry as Secretary of State (ugh).  His leaving his Senate seat for the cabinet would cause a Senate vacancy.  Four years ago in Massachusetts, when Mitt Romney was governor and Kerry was running for [...]

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Massachusetts: Yes on Question 1

November 3, 2008

Turning to my own home state for a moment, I urge all residents of Massachusetts to vote “Yes” on ballot question 1, which will eliminate the state income tax by 2012.  The Teacher’s Union and other pro-liberal groups are out in force to try to scare people that essential government services will be cut if [...]

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America, Here Is Socialized Medicine

September 22, 2008

There are many examples of failures of Socialized Medicine to look at when Americans look to Health Care Cost Solutions. The latest is in Massachussets.

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Death of Competition in Health Care

July 9, 2008

For years, Conservatives have been sounding the alarm on the dangers of socialized medicine, pointing to the problems that socialized medicine has brought to Britain, Canada, and more recently, Austrailia.  Back in 2006, the People’s Republic of Massachusetts (of which I am a resident) took the first step towards socialized medicine by mandating full-care health [...]

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Deval Corruption

October 11, 2007

The Deval Patrick premiership here in the People’s Republic of MA is making press for a corruption scandal.  Michael Graham reports that Patrick’s chief-of-staff Doug Rubin (which is a paid state employee) is also acting as a “paid volunteer” to the Tsongas congressional campaign in the race to replace Marty Meehan’s seat in the U.S. [...]

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