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  • Forum Post: 2013 State of the Commonwealth speech

    Posted 01/17/2013 10:52:08 EST

    He is proposing lowering regressive taxes (sales taxes) and increasing income taxes (so that those with higher income pay more -- a progressive tax). Agree that the income tax is inherently more progr more »

  • Forum Post: Joe Biden Thread

    Posted 09/11/2008 04:30:20 EDT

    Biden is probably about as well known as Palin to most Americans, Biden is just more well known to the press... sure he ran for president in 1988 and 2000, but nobody really noticed either time. The o more »

  • Forum Post: Did you like Sarah Palin's convention speech?

    Posted 09/04/2008 09:23:20 EDT

    I felt sorry for Obama when he had to respond by saying that his campaign organization was his executive experience. more »

  • Forum Post: McCain's Roll of the Dice

    Posted 09/03/2008 01:19:43 EDT

    Oh and that state trooper that y'all are coming to the defense of is a guy that apparently tasered his own step son, which is Sarah Palin's young nephew and he also allegedly beat his wife. And Sarah more »

  • Forum Post: McCain's Roll of the Dice

    Posted 09/03/2008 01:06:42 EDT

    Nobody seems to notice that during all of this Summer, that Barrack Obama is the one war mongering now. Proposing a troop surge in Afghanistan. Saying we will go into nuclear armed Pakistan to get bin more »

  • Forum Post: Massachusetts tops in health insurance coverage

    Posted 08/26/2008 01:09:32 EDT

    It is so frustrating and bad I don't know where to begin. - 6 month wait to see a doctor. 4 months if you actually have a problem. Otherwise it is a visit to the emergency room, or wait 5 hours for a more »

  • Forum Post: Too tough on teen drivers

    Posted 08/15/2008 08:31:23 EDT

    These are young adults not children we are talking about. Breaking traffic laws is a function of time not just intent. There is no way a driver in Massachusetts can go through more than a week without more »

  • Forum Post: Dramatic, Inspiring Architecture - Go To CHICAGO!

    Posted 08/13/2008 01:18:59 EDT

    The race? And who is this "we" you keep talking about? When Boston gets all paranoid about its architecture, then "we" get a race to the bottom with buildings like Boston City Hall and the new ICA bui more »

  • Forum Post: Are suburbs bad for the environment?

    Posted 06/29/2008 11:01:42 EDT

    [Quote]I agree. However, you don't seem to realize that 40B is designed tocreate exactly this: A variety of living options for people ofdifferent socioeconomic standing.[/Quote] Designed to, yes.  Suc more »

  • Forum Post: Are suburbs bad for the environment?

    Posted 06/29/2008 09:57:41 EDT

    [Quote]The elitists in this debate are those who support snob zoning laws.[/Quote] The so called "anti-snob" Capter 40B has been mostly applied to working class suburbs and not rich towns.  And it has more »

  • Forum Post: Are suburbs bad for the environment?

    Posted 06/29/2008 09:48:07 EDT

    [Quote] The major obstacle will be to stop the federal government from putting so much tax money into roads that will become vacant once oil becomes too scarce and expensive.  The troubling aspect is more »

  • Forum Post: Are suburbs bad for the environment?

    Posted 06/29/2008 08:12:44 EDT

    A look at the suburban slum rioting in France shows the clear downside of the elite urban core model that our current crop of urban planners are inclined to following.   A good settlement pattern will more »

  • Forum Post: Is memorial park for Greenway a good idea?

    Posted 06/27/2008 10:38:46 EDT

    [Quote]The greenway is a disaster.  Rather being a gem we have a big lawn.  Now it's going to be a dumping ground for anyone and everyone with a cause.   And how nice the MTA is deciding what is best more »

  • Forum Post: Are tolls on I-93 a good idea?

    Posted 05/19/2008 04:19:55 EDT

    Adding to an already elitist society is not what I want.� We don't need congestion pricing and lexus lanes just to clear the roads for rich people.� How about a straight odometer tax?� Odometers are a more »

  • Forum Post: Shooting at an intruder

    Posted 05/15/2008 05:43:27 EDT

    Isn't the act of robbing someone inherently threatening?� Once someone crosses that sort of line, breaks in to my place, tries to steal from me and then gets into their vehicle which is itself a dange more »

  • Forum Post: Shooting at an intruder

    Posted 05/15/2008 05:29:12 EDT

    I think it is pretty clear that he shouldn't have fired at the fleeing thief, even if he didn't mean to shoot him.� But if I were on a jury I would not convict him of anything.� He showed reasonable r more »

  • Forum Post: obama/clinton: inevitable

    Posted 05/08/2008 03:21:38 EDT

    "Friends"?� You have to be kidding.� Maybe friends has a different meaning in Washington speak than the one I am accustomed to?� Clinton is a poison pill with pretty much the highest possible negative more »

  • Forum Post: Obama is Outraged! By Wright Comments

    Posted 04/30/2008 11:29:28 EDT

    Obama's associates are controversial, and Hillary Clinton's associates are fraudsters and criminals...� sounds like a dream ticket to me.

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  • Forum Post: Democratic debate

    Posted 04/17/2008 06:10:44 EDT

    It has been written elsewhere, but John McCain won the debate last night.� I tuned in for 5 minutes and I was truly dissappointed that Hillary Clinton would once again defend her lie about running for more »

  • Forum Post: Booster seats not just for babies

    Posted 04/14/2008 12:40:03 EDT

    "Who ARE you people??� Are you for real??! This is a chance to keep yourkid safer in a car longer, why wouldn't you be OK with this?� This is aNO BRAINER!" It makes sense to keep your kids in a booste more »

  • Forum Post: Where can the state make budget cuts?

    Posted 04/07/2008 01:12:55 EDT

    Just as it is a sin to take someone's life.� Sometimes it is a necessary evil.� If you put someone in jail or otherwise take their life and freedom away you should have a better reason than you don't more »

  • Forum Post: Where can the state make budget cuts?

    Posted 04/07/2008 01:05:00 EDT

    If we can't come up with arguments that would convince most kids not to do drugs, then you have to believe that the drug dealers are right.� But I don't believe they are right, because there are clear more »

  • Forum Post: Where can the state make budget cuts?

    Posted 04/07/2008 12:47:46 EDT

    I don't do drugs.� Mind altering drugs can be very dangerous and addictive and can in a small number of people lead to other crimes.� And from a moral standpoint I think it is wrong to harm your own b more »

  • Forum Post: Where can the state make budget cuts?

    Posted 04/04/2008 05:50:36 EDT

    Thanks for the link. That is about half a billion dollars to keep people in prisons alone, not to mention the prosecution and policing costs.� If no one has been harmed either physically or financiall more »

  • Forum Post: Where can the state make budget cuts?

    Posted 04/04/2008 04:03:46 EDT

    How about stop arresting/prosecuting drug crimes and clear out some prison space for real criminals?� That will clear a big chunk of the workload off the courts and police.

    more »

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