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Comment on: Defense unable to generate sympathy for a terrorist
Posted 05/17/2015 11:38:03 EDT
"Those he killed were his fellow murderers and thugs"? That's Whitey's story, but in fact, he killed plenty of others, too--women, a business executive, a guy who took a ride from someone Whitey had a more »
Posted 05/16/2015 12:11:21 EDT
Was Whitey Bulger any less a "monster" than Tsarnaev? Did he "show remorse," for instance? Did he kill fewer people? Did his crimes involve any mitigating circumstances--at all? Yet Bulger didn't even more »
Comment on: Obama to remove Cuba from list of terrorism sponsors
Posted 04/14/2015 04:02:44 EDT
WE'RE removing Cuba from the list of terrorism sponsors? What a laugh. See:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Posada_Carriles more »
Comment on: Cruz launches presidential bid, becoming first candidate
Posted 03/23/2015 10:49:08 EDT
Cruz's choice of the Falwell-founded Liberty University adds fuel to a suspicion I've had for a while: that the "Tea Party" is little more than a re-branded religious right. more »
Comment on: Homeland Security debate threatens storm relief for N.E.
Posted 02/24/2015 10:48:50 EST
Hope Gov. Baker forestalls this mess by talking reason to his fellow Republicans. more »
Comment on: MBTA riders wait on platforms in bitter cold
Posted 02/03/2015 11:30:26 EST
People have very short memories. The legislature did vote for a gas tax increase, including indexing for inflation, that would have funded improvements to public transportation. Then, just last Novemb more »
Comment on: Bid to expand Mass. bottle law soundly rejected Bid to expand Mass. bottle law rejected
Posted 11/05/2014 04:32:05 EST
Big win for Poland Springs. For the rest of us it means that the trashing our streets and parks will go on apace. more »
Comment on: What are the differences between Baker and Coakley?
Posted 11/03/2014 08:18:30 EST
It's not the different "approaches" to spending that concerns me so much as whom the money is going to be spent on:Coakley: childrenBaker: business owners more »
Comment on: Gas prices are falling; the real cost comes later
Posted 10/19/2014 01:19:38 EDT
The column leaves out an important fact: high gas prices or not, fuel efficiency standards for new cars will be rising dramatically in the coming years, and more than doubled by 2025. http://www.nhtsa more »
Comment on: Bottle bill question will set back recycling, regardless of result - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/12/2014 03:13:21 EDT
"Since we have all of these new deposits, the thinking will run, why do anything more?" I wish the columnist had cited some evidence that people actually WILL think this way. Some states already requi more »
Comment on: In seeking hiring exemptions, Gordon College and other religious institutions insult intelligence of many - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/15/2014 03:27:49 EDT
I agree with Cullen's sentiments, but the multiple uses of "holy roller" makes the column easy to dismiss by those he is critiquing. And what's with sentences like this: "Gordon College and other reli more »
Comment on: Hopes for hydro may blow away offshore wind - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/02/2014 11:52:17 EDT
Wind power (not renewables but wind by itself) already supplies > 25 % of all electricity generated in two US states. more »
Comment on: Cape Wind secures $400 million in financing - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/27/2014 06:59:08 EDT
God bless Cape Wind and protect them from Ms. Parker and the Kochs.
Comment on: Scott Brownâs New Hampshire state of mind - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/21/2014 12:07:29 EDT
Lightning struck him and made his a shooting star?
Excellent column, but the metaphors could use some work.
Comment on: Opponents file new suit to block Cape Wind project - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/22/2014 11:11:21 EST
It's NIMBYism, all right, but I don't know about "liberal." It looks to me as if the Koch brothers are bankrolling these endless lawsuits. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/us/koch-brother-wages-12-ye more »
Comment on: Juliette Kayyem, former Homeland Security official, announces run for Mass. governor - Boston.com
Posted 08/21/2013 01:04:00 EDT
"She said she supported casino gambling in the state, which would be part of the financial landscape for whomever succeeds Patrick." Note to Globe editorial staff: "whoever" is a subject pronoun; "who more »
Comment on: Quincy man charged with kidnapping for allegedly attempting to order woman into his car - Boston.com
Posted 07/24/2013 01:51:53 EDT
Attention Jasper Craven and boston.com editorial staff: "Women" is a plural noun; "woman" is a singular noun.
Comment on: All condemn pending budget cuts, spread blame - Boston.com
Posted 02/24/2013 01:15:35 EST
If it's Obama's idea, you have to wonder why so many Tea Partiers eg, Sen. Rancid Paul) have talked about it so enthusiastically.
Comment on: Senate hopeful Markey defends Spitzer fundraiser - Boston.com
Posted 02/20/2013 01:24:25 EST
A man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes? Whom could the chairwoman be talking about? Could it be a GOP Senator, such as David Vitter of Louisiana?
Kirsten, this is rich.
Comment on: Wind turbine OKâd, but not in day Wind turbine OKâd, but not during day - Your Town - Boston.com
Posted 02/18/2013 05:07:33 EST
Over the last decade, thousands of students have attended Hull High School, a few hundred feet from a 1 Mw turbine. I wonder why they haven't suffered all the dire health effects that the anti-wind cr more »
Comment on: NRA calls for armed police officer in every school - News - Boston.com
Posted 12/21/2012 01:13:42 EST
These babies want to turn the country, even the elementary schools, into even more of an armed camp than it is, all so they can keep their big bad guns. Pathetic....
Comment on: Anti-abortion group sends out mailers for Scott Brown, who favors legalized abortion - Boston.com
Posted 10/25/2012 04:16:29 EDT
Bill, if you're going to write such an inane post, at least define whom you mean by "this." more »
Comment on: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses strong rhetoric against Elizabeth Warren - Boston.com
Posted 10/22/2012 05:12:52 EDT
Bloomberg was a Dem first, then a Republican, then an independent. Anyway, Defend is right: Brown is the color of toast. more »
Posted 10/22/2012 05:12:48 EDT
Comment on: In debates and life, Romney likes the rules - News - Boston.com
Posted 10/22/2012 05:04:08 EDT
That rule about the bathroom breaks seems to have applied to the dog, as well as the kids--with famously bad results. Time management technique? The mark of the successful businessman? Maybe so, but t more »
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