Category Archives: Politics

Political advertising is too much on both sides of the political spectrum

I’ve come to the point that I’m no longer giving money to political campaigns. It’s too much. Both sides have too much money. I live in Central Massachusetts and tend to watch Boton-area television. And we are just saturated with … Continue reading

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What did these people ever do to you that they’re still persecuted 2000 years later?

I don’t listen to rap music. I listened to jazz, and blues, and soul, and funk — all forms of black music that were subject to cultural appropriation — that by the time we got to rap music, it was … Continue reading

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Yes on Question #4

Question #4 — unlike the other three questions — is a referendum, instead of an initiative petition. Referendums and initiative petitions are both governed by Article 48 of the Massachusetts Constitution. Just to remind everyone: Question #4 is a referendum, … Continue reading

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Yes on Question #3

Question 3 is the 2nd question this ballot season that essentially involves a “turf war,” this one in the liquor industry. This particular question involves a dispute between liquor stores and retailers like Cumberland Farms.  For reasons that I will … Continue reading

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Yes on Question #2

The 2nd and 3rd questions on the November 8 Massachusetts ballot are essentially “turf wars” within particular industries: Question 2 deals with dental insurance and Question 3 deals with liquor licenses.  Question 2 would regulate dental insurance rates, by requiring … Continue reading

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Yes on Question #1

As a service to my readers in Massachusetts, I semi-annually provide an analysis of the ballot questions that will be decided in the upcoming November primary. Massachusetts has a complicated process related to initiatives and referendums, which is actually governed … Continue reading

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What do people think Republicans are going to do about Inflation?

I hear that inflation is at the top of  many voters’ minds, and that a large number of them are planning to vote Republican because of inflation. Why? What do they think Republicans are going to do about inflation? Republicans … Continue reading

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Why do Republicans want to be asleep instead of woke?

I’m not quite sure why Republicans are trying so hard to make “woke” into a bad word, something to avoid. Being woke means that you are awake. The opposite of awake is asleep. So Republicans all want to be asleep? … Continue reading

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Karoline Leavitt is as cute as a button, and a complete wacko.

Karoline Leavitt is cute as a button. She really is. The (barely) 25 year old running for New Hampshire’s 1st district Congressional seat against Democrat Chris Pappas is a full-fledged wacko, a Trump acolyte, an election-denier, and barely has any … Continue reading

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Russia is no longer pretending that it’s trying to win the war

It was reported in the news that the Russians have been hitting Kyiv with “Kamikaze” drones made in Iran. Made in Iran? By now, it’s pretty clear that the Russians are no longer trying to conquer Ukraine. At this point … Continue reading

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