Category Archives: State

New Hampshire GOP hate merchant (aka legislator) tags bishop as ‘pedophile pimp’

As a practicing Catholic, I excoriate Mr. Bettencourt for his disgraceful attempt to change focus by intentionally exploiting and churning up convenient negative public sentiment regarding a tragic scandal to assassinate the character of an opponent–hardly behavior one can accurately describe as Christ-like Continue reading

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Utah Legislators Choose Official State Gun

State trees, state birds, state flowers, state songs, states celebrate their histories, heritage, values, economies and much moreby designating special things to differentiates them and makes them special. Utah recently became the first to add a handgun to its identity. Redneck crackers. Continue reading

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WI GOPer Lives Outside District with Mistress (Says Wife)

Well, they don’t call him “Randy” for nothing RawStory.com reports that the wife of frisky Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin State Senator Randy Hopper told protesters picketing their home that the senator wasn’t available…because he lives elsewhere (in Madison, in fact) with his mistress. Continue reading

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NH GOP Rep Will Resign After Comments on Mentally Disabled

Sometimes one knows when it’s time to go. Others overstay their welcome and must be shown to door. Martin Harty ((R-NH), a New England politician, is such a man. Continue reading

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America’s Flat Tire: School Funding

Educational funding is a sore spot in thousands of  communities across America.  With no universally accepted model, states  drum up funds that seem to guarantee little other than meeting minimum standards.  Frustrated by scant resources, teachers make do.  With household … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin For President: Here’s Why

A friend sent me this over a week ago and I just sifted through enough of my “in box” to find it.  From Huffington Post, it appeared under the title : “Palin Supporters Struggle To Explain Why They Support Palin,” … Continue reading

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GOP Health Care Plan: “Don’t Get Sick”

Roy Blunt promised a plan but the GOP never generated one. What the GOP delivered is anything but comprehensive. It’s a mongrel made up of sundry components, the best of which could strengthen a plan but in no way can stand by itself as one. Continue reading

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Binge and Purge: The Wedding and “The Wire”

I blame HBO–and David Simon. On Monday, HBO on Demand threw up the second half of Season 4 of “The Wire,” which I’ve seen several times but may be my favorite (a nose ahead of Season 2) .

I’m hypnotized by “The Wire.” When it appears, I gladly suspend other meaningful pleasures including riding my motorcycle and sleep to watch and re watch it. I was up most of the night. Continue reading

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Norm Coleman Gets $1M From National GOP To Fight Franken

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger (rstassen-berger@ pioneerpress.com) yesterday filed a report stating that the National Republican Senatorial Committee poured just shy of $1 Million last month into incumbent Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman’s heretofore ill-fated re-election bid against author, comedian and liberal ex-talk show host, Al Franken. Continue reading

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Franken Still Mired in Coleman BS

From the “It Ain’t Over`Til It’s Over” Department,  after over six months, numerous recounts, court rulings and delay tactics by Republican incumbent Norm Coleman, Minnesota’s Republican governor Tim Pawlenty still stubbornly refuses to certify Mr. Franken as the winner of … Continue reading

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