Gee. Barney Frank seems testy.
It’s almost as if he doesn’t like people actually treating him as some sort of elected official, instead of His Excellency, Baron Massachusetts-Four. (Via @BrianFaughnan) How dare that commoner object to having what he said be corrected by his betters! Didn’t he know who he was talking to? Moe Lane PS: I almost imagine that Article I, Section 9 is beginning to grate upon certain | Read More »
Barney Frank intervenes in keeping district GM plant open.
(Via Protein Wisdom) How fortunate the subjects* of MA-04 are to have as their overlord someone who can make certain that the collective pain of an automotive company bailout ends up collectively pain[ing] everybody else but them: Rep Barney Frank (D-Mass.) won a stay of execution on Thursday for a General Motors plant in his district that the automaker had announced it would close. No | Read More »
IRS puts tax lien on Kerry’s 2004 campaign.
(Via NTCNews‘ sidebar) Good luck with getting that resolved, Senator: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has filed a $819,848 tax lien against Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, but Kerry on Wednesday blamed an IRS clerical error for the claim and said his campaign owes no tax penalties. The Massachusetts Democrat said the IRS mishandled payroll tax forms that he said were correctly | Read More »
Ten steps for fixing Massachusetts.
They’re all good ones, but #4 resonates: No. 4: This one is for the Republican party: Run candidates in every legislative district, even if you have to put up the lame and the halt. That was how Tip O’Neill did it in the 1940s – he’d field Democrats in even the most Republican districts, getting the challenger’s name out and waiting for the GOP incumbent | Read More »
“Do the Right Thing.”
We spoke briefly with candidate Jeff Beatty, who is opposing John Kerry for Senator of Massachusetts. He, unlike Senator Kerry, is a non-career politician; business owner, former Delta Force, FBI Hostage Rescue, CIA counter-terrorism. Pic here. His central issues in this campaign are families (exemplified by high gas prices, which he would combat by a truly comprehensive energy development program, including drilling); jobs (exacberated by | Read More »
We’re just going to nip these rumors in the bud.
Now, we know that there are now, and always have been, a good deal of nasty stories that go through the Internet. In many ways, that’s what the Internet is for, more’s the pity: and usually, the best that you can do about them is to ignore them with dignity and restraint – just like John Edwards did, at least after he emerged from the | Read More »