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Archive for September, 2010

Jim McKenna for Massachusetts Attorney General

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Jim McKenna has make history here in the Commonwealth by obtaining over 27,000 signatures in order to become the Republican candidate for state Attorney General.

Jim McKenna, along with other Republican candidates like Karyn Polito and Mary Z. Connaughton will bring a much needed transparency to the democrat run state  government here in the People’s Commonwealth and a much needed accountability to the citizens of Massachusetts.

Friday B-Movie Pick: Hot Tub Time Machine

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Hot Tub Time Machine

This movie was better than I expected, mostly because of good actors, including John Cusack and Crispin Glover. That and a complete irreverance for just about anything. Craig Robinson pretty much played the same character he did in Zack & Miri do a Porno, but he did it well. I watched the unrated version, so there was a fair amount of gratious nudity, which added to the mindless enjoyment of this B-Movie.

Friday B-Movie Archive

Incumbent democrat AG Martha Coakley is running against the Ghost of Scott Brown

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Todd Domke:

On Primary Day, Jim McKenna pulled off one of the most surprising feats in Massachusetts politics as he received well over the 10,000 write-in votes needed to win the GOP nomination for attorney general. He’s now challenging Martha Coakley, the Democratic incumbent. … McKenna is a serious candidate. A former prosecutor, he says he’ll focus mostly on three issues: public trust in the Attorney General’s Office, illegal immigration and public corruption.

On a personal note, Jim McKenna was the professor of my graduate Business Law and Ethics course. He is very smart, very knowledgeable of the law, and, unlike many “professional politicians”, quite ethical.

Jim McKenna has more than my vote in November, he has my active support.

Stop by and see for yourself.

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

“In the liberal imagination, the money is the government’s by default, and the president and Congress determine through the tax code how much to give back to the people.”

Matthew Continetti

Thoughts on the US Constitution

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Yesterday was Constitution Day, so here are some observations on that document.

First, Patrick Henry:

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

Ayn Rand:

“Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals—that it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government—that it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizens’ protection against the government.”

Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America:

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) asserts that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”

The common theme here is that the goal of the Constitution is limit the power of government, and to put the power in hands of the people.

SciFi Quote of the Day

Friday, September 17th, 2010

“If San Diego Comic Con is your handsome older brother with a Phd wearing a fancy suit and driving a Prius, Dragon*Con is your loud-mouthed sister who’s dressed just a tad inappropriately and most likely coming off a bender in Vegas.”

Jewel Staite

democrat Culture of Corruption marches on…

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

House Member Eleanor Holmes Norton, a democrat, made a fundraising call to a lobbyist, and left voice mail where she flat out hits the lobbyist up for cash.

It’s Primary Day

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

At least here in the People’s Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

All the interesting races are in the Republican primaries. The democrats are typical Massachusetts democrats, part of the party system, and like my Congressman, Rep. McGovern, part of the caucus of the Socialist Party of America. For those lefties that read this blog, I wish I was making that one up.

The big race is the five way one for the right to run against Rep. McGovern, who, like the President and his cabinet, has never held a private sector job in his life.

For that race, I like Marty Lamb. I’ve met him, and his wife Peri. I like his message and his reasons for running.

The other contested race is for Auditor.

I like both candidates, Kamal Jain and Mary Z. Connaughton.  Kamal has the advantage for supporting ballot initiative 3, which would roll the state income tax from 6.5% to 3%.

Kamal (and Marty) get that the problem isn’t that government isn’t taking enough of the tax payer’s money, the problem is that government is spending too much of the tax payer’s money.

Sunday Roundup

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Small Sample of Philly Voter Rolls Reveals Hundreds of Ineligible Names

Just a reminder: No one in Obama’s cabinet has business experience

Liberals desperate to connect Tea Party with domestic terrorism

41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes

Yet another example of democrat corruption

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) awarded three scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and wife’s niece between 2003 and 2005, according to records from the non-profit group.

Obama Added More to National Debt in First 19 Months Than All Presidents from Washington Through Reagan Combined, Says Gov’t Data

Anti-Jewish Hatred From The Folks Who Call The Tea Party Racist

The Racist, Bigoted Right Wing Nets 30 African American Candidates in 2010

September 11, 2001

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

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