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

Demoralized as Hell: Editorial Reversal Edition

There aren't many people who believe Mitt Romney has a prayer of winning in Massachusetts, however that might depend on how many people read this absolutely devastating endorsement of Mitt by the Sentinel & Enterprise Romney has faced economic challenges at key points in his professional and political careers and has always seemed to grow … Continue reading Demoralized as Hell: Editorial Reversal Edition

Golnik Tsongas Round 3 in Fitchburg the Video

"I don't make that tax pledge to just Grover Norquist, I make that tax pledge to every hard working man and women in this room here today!" Jon Golnik at yesterday's debate Yesterday Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and challenger Jon Golnik met for their third and final debate before the election next month at Fitchburg State … Continue reading Golnik Tsongas Round 3 in Fitchburg the Video

Ma-3 GOP Golnik/Weaver debate DaTechGuy Coverage

Yesterday I went to Fitchburg State University to cover the debate between GOP candidates Tom Weaver and Jon Golnik. When I arrived it was clear which candidate had more organization as a large standout for Jon Golnik in front of the venue. and a fair amount of signs as well: I interviewed one of the … Continue reading Ma-3 GOP Golnik/Weaver debate DaTechGuy Coverage

“Because I don’t wanna get shot” Fitchburg Edition

Sam Gerard: "Newman get rid of the Helicopter!" Newman: "Why?" Sam Gerard: "Because I don't wanna get shot!" Tommy Lee Jones, the Fugitive 1993 Yesterday on my way home from my door to door ad sales attempts I noticed a Channel 7 truck at the now closed BP station on water street. I pulled into … Continue reading “Because I don’t wanna get shot” Fitchburg Edition

The local Paper covered the protest of last week…

...and the coverage is rather fair. It's hard to sustain a daily protest, particularly if you don't see immediate effect but Ted, Christine and co carry on. It's always gratifying to see good local coverage, if only national media did such a good job. If you missed the photos from the protest they are here.

The “two” local papers cover the city counsel meeting…

I put the "two" in quotes because the Telegram is out of Worcester. From their story: Dianne Luby, executive director of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, said the grant her agency has received will allow it to “be part of the public health solution.” Though the teen birth rate in Fitchburg is 17 per 1,000 … Continue reading The “two” local papers cover the city counsel meeting…

The Sentinel & Enterprise covered yesterday’s protest…

..against Planned Parenthood and had a quote from city counselor Rosemary Reynolds that every pol who claims Catholicism should memorize: Reynolds said she was protesting as a resident, and a member of the City Council, against Planned Parenthood coming to Fitchburg. "I'm one person. I don't divide myself," Reynolds said. As Emily Devlin reports there … Continue reading The Sentinel & Enterprise covered yesterday’s protest…

I can’t believe that I had to go to the comments section of Legal Insurrection…

...to find out my hometown paper endorsed Scott Brown. We are endorsing Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate because we believe he is capable of bringing a common-sense approach to Washington, D.C., focused on serving the people of the state who are struggling to get by, rather than the special interests in the Democratic machine … Continue reading I can’t believe that I had to go to the comments section of Legal Insurrection…