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  • Forum Post: the basement

    Posted 02/27/2014 01:49:46 EST

    in our household, we always said "down cellah" for in the basement.  Where is dad?  my mom would ask:  "down cellah" could be my reply, without thinking for an instant that this was strange.  40 years more »

  • Posted 03/02/2013 12:15:01 EST

    Mitt, please go away and leave us alone.  You lost the election by around 5 million votes.  Electorally, it wasn't even close.  Please just take your big wads of money and go spend it on fancy houses more »

  • Posted 01/16/2012 10:59:43 EST

    At the very least he should get a speeding ticket and possibly lose his license. Of course his version doesn't pass the smell test for any thinking person. more »

  • Posted 08/13/2011 01:51:38 EDT

    There are several problems here: -how can a blue collar public employee retire at the age of 49 on a pension (indexed to inflation) of $65,000/year? -how can the city of Boston expect to balance its b more »

  • Posted 07/06/2011 09:50:49 EDT

    Clemens makes the mistake of thinking his wealth will buy his innocence. In this case, he's wrong. He should have been honest from the start. No one likes a liar, especially a rich liar. He's ruined h more »

  • Posted 07/01/2011 03:58:54 EDT

    This is the first good piece about Bulger I've read in the Globe. Now please stop writing about this guy. I'm sick of all the coverage. keep it in perspective, please. Aren't there other things going more »

  • Posted 05/03/2011 05:07:11 EDT

    we get one day to be happy OBL is dead and then we decide to come clean that he was unarmed. who cares? this was the world's leading terrorist...thank God he's dead and gone. I don't care if he was un more »

  • Posted 04/30/2011 08:33:49 EDT

    Can't white folks learn to speak spanish and can't spanish folks learn to speak english? Federal government agencies have to fill positions with language requirements. Why should a fire department whi more »

  • Posted 04/08/2011 06:47:59 EDT

    articles like this are silly. government workers have a cushy deal, plain and simple. if they don't know it, they should try the private sector. if they are living paycheck to paycheck, it's because t more »

  • Posted 03/28/2011 08:54:49 EDT

    I don't think I'm going to lose any sleep worrying about Harvard's financial "problems". It's not too hard to come up with Harvard's solution--do away with retirement benefits for lower tiered employe more »

  • Posted 03/13/2011 01:09:43 EDT

    There probably are a few very hard working, conscientious cops and they get a bad rap from all the slackers in the department. Cops are, in general, grossly overpaid and underworked, and they know it. more »

  • Posted 01/30/2011 08:24:09 EST

    What is truly unbelievable is that these firefighters see nothing wrong with what they are doing. Plus, once retired they are rehired after all their shenanigans. These guys are a joke. They wouldn't more »

  • Posted 12/27/2010 12:10:55 EST

    are you nuts? You must want to screw up this new relationship. The past is over, done with, ancient history. move on. how you behaved with one woman doesn't mean you'll cheat on this woman. if you thi more »

  • Posted 12/13/2010 08:07:40 EST

    poor babies. They wanted their $80/hour OT pay. Oh well, there's always next weekend, or the weekend after that, or the weekend after that directing traffic. Anything to make over $100,000/year and ca more »

  • Posted 10/20/2010 09:43:50 EDT

    this guy is a real jerk. you could easily have died. he needs to see the bigger picture, if he can't, you need to get out. more »

  • Posted 09/05/2010 07:46:31 EDT

    the iraqis did nothing but complain while we had over 100,000 troops there, they couldn't wait for us to leave. Now we're leaving, and they're still complaining. plus ca change, plus c'est la meme. more »

  • Posted 08/09/2010 09:34:16 EDT

    yeah right. I read about a week ago that US forces recently turned over a prison to the Iraqis and the following week five high profile prisoners were mysteriously released and the prison administrato more »

  • Posted 07/20/2010 06:02:30 EDT

    he only makes $129,500! Give this clown a raise! No wonder Boston and Mass. towns are having budget problems. Plus, he'll get a pension that would choke a horse, with cost-of-living increases. what a more »

  • Posted 05/10/2010 08:13:27 EDT

    pay them like Massachusetts cops and firefighters and you'll have no trouble attracting talent more »

  • Comment on: 'Many of state’

    Posted 03/28/2010 09:49:06 EDT

    maybe we could hire some retired town cops, firefighters or former state public officials collecting exorbitant pensions (indexed to inflation, of course!) to get off their butts and fix them. or mayb more »

  • Posted 02/19/2010 05:24:56 EST

    the basketball coach at U Mass makes almost 1/2 million a year. give me a break. no wonder Mass. is such a financial disaster. I didn't realize U Mass was such an academic powerhouse to warrant all th more »

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