Another Reason to leave Massachusetts for Pennsylvania: Abnormal vs Normal

During my time in Lancaster PA last week I didn't really have any time to go anywhere or do much of anything as I was constantly doing interviews (the last 11 of them are still uploading as I type this) except for dinner with DaWife in the evenings. On the day we drove back however … Continue reading Another Reason to leave Massachusetts for Pennsylvania: Abnormal vs Normal

Massachusetts Blows the Trump Boom Windfall

You know that boom in hiring, investment, manufacturing taking place all over the nation that has resulted in expansion for business and bonus' for employees everywhere? Well Massachusetts has taken decisive steps to put an end to all that. On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill titled “An Act Relative to … Continue reading Massachusetts Blows the Trump Boom Windfall

Your Signature will help Save Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is in the process of reacquiring the nickname TAX-achusetts.  The Loony Left has come up with a ballot question they have cynically named the “Fair Share Amendment.” This proposed change our state’s Constitution would allow a surtax of 80% on incomes of one million or more. Further language in the amendment … Continue reading Your Signature will help Save Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Online Tax System is Excellent, so naturally they ditched it.

Chief Inspector: Now, I know what you're going to say, but the fact is, you've been making us all look bad. PC Nicholas Angel: I'm sorry, sir? Chief Inspector: Of course we all appreciate your efforts, but you've been rather letting the side down. It's all about being a team player, Nicholas. You can't be … Continue reading The Massachusetts Online Tax System is Excellent, so naturally they ditched it.

A Price too High for me in Massachusetts

Mother Angelica: It don't care what you call it, it's a kickback. Look sweetheart I'm not going to pay Peanut concessionaire: Then you lose the concession Mother Angelica: Look if I'm going to hell it's isn't going to be over a peanut. Mother Angelica Live By any rational measure, Charlie Baker has been a good … Continue reading A Price too High for me in Massachusetts

The party of “the little guy” is the GOP

By John Ruberry I haven't read all of the thousands of John Podesta emails hacked by Wikileaks--has anyone yet?--but what I have read they betray a Democratic Party obsessed with two things: Money and power. Liberal writer Thomas Frank, in his second great (gasp!) Guardian column in less than a week, accurately portrays the modern Democratic Party: … Continue reading The party of “the little guy” is the GOP

Uber Massachusetts and bleeding an empty corpse

There has been a lot of justified shock at the tax the Uber to pay the Taxi's law in Massachusetts: This is … words fail. No, literally. I have just spent 20 minutes staring at my screen, trying to come up with something to say other than the blindingly obvious: This is a shamelessly unjustifiable … Continue reading Uber Massachusetts and bleeding an empty corpse

The portrait’s gotta go: putting a Know-Nothing in his place

A determined little group met at the Massachusetts State House this week with a simple message to legislators: move the portrait of 19th-century Know-Nothing governor Henry Gardner away from its place of honor outside legislative chambers to someplace more appropriate. The basement, maybe. Former ambassador and Boston mayor Ray Flynn led a roster of speakers … Continue reading The portrait’s gotta go: putting a Know-Nothing in his place

Charlie Baker Coming to Fitchburg for Dean Tran Feb 27.

A few days ago when writing about Charlie Baker's attempts to eliminate conservatives from the Massachusetts Republican Committee and noted that his mailer on the GOP state committee didn't mention the special election for State Rep on the same day where the GOP has a chance to pick up a seat with a strong pro-life … Continue reading Charlie Baker Coming to Fitchburg for Dean Tran Feb 27.

Sam DiMasi: A no longer Useful idiot

In my hometown paper there is a story about a crooked former democrat speaker of the house. Sal DiMasi (remember him?) -- a former speaker of the Massachusetts House, who is serving time in a North Carolina federal prison after being convicted of accepting some $65,000 in payoffs to facilitate approval of a state computer … Continue reading Sam DiMasi: A no longer Useful idiot

Meanwhile Back in Massachusetts….

While everyone is busy commenting on Boston's now aborted bid to host the olympics a group of activists from SIM (the student immigration movement) are quietly trying to push a different agenda: For the first time in years, our in-state tuition bill has a shot at being reported favorably out of committee. Thanks to the … Continue reading Meanwhile Back in Massachusetts….

DaTechGuy at Watchdog: State Tech Issues & Student Debt Bomb

When I'm not posting here I"m still writing at Watchdog.org.  Here are two pieces that went up recently: The first is on Student Debt: The cost trend is the same and the number of students with debt continues to rise, particularly since the 2008 election. Bankrate.com suggests the income-to-debt ratio for buying a house should … Continue reading DaTechGuy at Watchdog: State Tech Issues & Student Debt Bomb

The Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act of 2016 or The Full Employment for the Unburned Act

There was a time in history where being literate was so rare that if you could read and write * do math you could practically write your own ticket. Kings and princes would want you, the rich would want you, the church would want you. It was like being a first class coder. The sky … Continue reading The Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act of 2016 or The Full Employment for the Unburned Act

Massachusetts: The Gas Tax & Stealing over your Weight

If you are a conservative in Massachusetts there isn't a lot to cheer about this morning. Yes Charlie Baker has won the corner office which means that Big Government in Massachusetts will be run by an honest man who is a competent manager, that's an improvement. However he had all the coattails of a streaker … Continue reading Massachusetts: The Gas Tax & Stealing over your Weight

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles: Fix this Nation, Ma schools & Islam

The latest in a series of regular posts containing stories that should surprise nobody who is actually paying attention. This entry is concerning a source of frustration for a Massachusetts parent highlighted by the web site Fix This Nation. For years, liberals have done everything in their power to make sure Christianity is kept out of … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles: Fix this Nation, Ma schools & Islam

Governor Patrick’s Cardinal Prop

I must confess even two days later I'm still angry about Governor Patrick's press conference concerning dealing with making facilities available in the state for the influx of children crossing illegally that the administration is dealing with. You might have missed this story with so much news out there lately.  I talked about this yesterday … Continue reading Governor Patrick’s Cardinal Prop

Speaking of Massachusetts Sheriffs and the Border…..

Yesterday at Instapundit Glenn linked to a Boston Herald Story concerning Massachusetts Sheriff's complaining about illegals being flown into the state to be housed. After weeks of denying an increase in flights to the Bay State, federal immigration officials finally admitted this weekend that four planes filled with detainees captured at the southern border have … Continue reading Speaking of Massachusetts Sheriffs and the Border…..

A Campaign built on Sand

With a party that has a 11% registration there's really no room to kick people out of the tent anyone isn't room to be kicking anyone out of the tent Kirsten Hughes MA GOP chair Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built … Continue reading A Campaign built on Sand

War on Woman Huckabee vs Henriquez Edition

On Friday Morning Joe did three segments (in fairness one was a repeat) on Mike Huckabeee remarks concerning how Democrats look at women. I found the segments fascinating,  concentrating on the pluses they played the full remarks in context at the beginning of both segments so regardless of whatever else I thought of what they … Continue reading War on Woman Huckabee vs Henriquez Edition

Voices From RNC Boston Steve Aylward

I talked to local activist Steve Aylward at the RNC Boston who is leading a move to put the new MA gas tax on the ballot. If there was ever a law worth getting rid of it's this one. On the flip side it has been suggested to me that this ballot measure is a … Continue reading Voices From RNC Boston Steve Aylward