As a general rule there are not a lot of reasons for conservatives in Massachusetts to smile come election time but WCVB polls on Question 2, the expansion of charter schools in the state is an exception: On charter schools, 49 percent of likely voters support the question and 39 percent oppose, with 12 percent unsure. … Continue reading Question 2: The Polling and the Stats driving the Charter School Argument
Jean Claude: My salary is X, my expenses are Y. As long as my family is provided for... ...I do not care where the difference comes from. That is my entire involvement. Taken 2008 For NFL fans the name Dexter Manley brings to mind an 11 year career that included two Superbowl championships with the … Continue reading Dexter Manley, Trayvon Martin Charter Schools and Goals
One of the things that has confused me quite a bit in the battle for charter school both in general and here in Massachusetts per question 2 is the math behind the opposition. As a rule the voters who tend so support charter schools the most are the very poor voters whose children are trapped … Continue reading Charter Schools and the The Ghastly Patronage math Fighting them.
♫ You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store ♫ Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford Ebeneezer Scrooge: I have been forced to support the establishments I have mentioned through taxation and … Continue reading Massachusetts Democrats for the Public School Company Store vs Charter Schools
Dash: But Dad always said our powers were nothing to be ashamed of, our powers made us special. Helen: Everyone's special, Dash. Dash: Which is another way of saying no one is. The Incredibles 2004 Last Sunday when I woke up after getting home from Denver I turned on the TV as I got dressed … Continue reading Lies, Damn lies & Commercials or What a difference a few #AmplifyChoice facts make
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
They, of course, do tend to regard death as the prime evil and survival as the greatest good. But that is because we have taught them to do so. Do not let us be infected by our own propaganda. I know it seems strange that your chief aim at the moment should be the very … Continue reading Thoughts near the end of a life
From Friday to Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Medford: there was a 24 hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament For the defeat of Question 2: Locally where there is daily adoration there is normally one or two folks (sometimes as high as 3) praying, when I came into the church I found two lists. … Continue reading Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament vs Question #2
You are Obsolete The Twilight Zone 1961 Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts, C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters #12 Because of the storm which Cancelled the Romney event in NH on Tuesday I was able to attend the weekly game … Continue reading Question 2: “Would you suffocate your mother?”
Today we have a special Bonus commentary where I go through the choices on my ballot and tell you who I will be voting for and why. As you might guess there are not a lot of surprises here but if you want to know the reasoning behind it here is your chance.
Regardless of what some others might think, prayer is one of most powerful forces for change and grace. Let's not hesitate nor be embarrassed to use it. Even if it for but a single hour, that hour of prayer counts.
On Thursday Evening at the Hudson Eagles Lodge a small debate took place concerning Ballot Question #2 moderated by John Weston on WCRN. Before the debate Dr. Paul Spiers who appeared in favor of question two spoke to me briefly: Dr. Spiers was opposed by Dr. Linda Brown who while not associated with the opposition … Continue reading The Question #2 (Doctor Assisted suicide) forum in Hudson