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#255483 - 04/17/13 01:07 PM We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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My favorite political writer, Charles Pierce, has penned another gem...

Link to article

I'm not going to do excerpts. It needs to be read in its entirety.

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#255488 - 04/17/13 03:10 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: Chuck Howard]
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Wow.

I have a very close relative who is, as we speak, inveighing against everything from Obama's hatred of Israel to gun control where Boston is concerned. He is verging on the cusp of going full-on freeper or maybe even out and out nutter-butter.

I doubt I could get him to read this article but I am going to try.
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#255492 - 04/17/13 03:15 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Chuck Howard Offline
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I wonder if your relative knows our former ranter from MA who no longer posts here??? LOL!

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#255505 - 04/17/13 06:54 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: Chuck Howard]
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Originally Posted By: Chuck Howard
My favorite political writer, Charles Pierce, has penned another gem...

Link to article

I'm not going to do excerpts. It needs to be read in its entirety.


Hear, hear! Great piece from Charles Pierce. Thanks. It is unfortunate that writing like this will never be seen or heard by most Americans.

Barney Frank is correct. Government, local, state and federal, has done a hell of job in emergency mitigation and response. Since 911, the US government has made vast improvements in all areas of crisis response, especially under President Obama and Janet Napolitano. It has been tax money well spent. Unfortunately, the MSM seems to prefer blood and screw ups.
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#255507 - 04/17/13 08:10 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: Chuck Howard]
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Reads like just another mouthpiece trying to get political milage out of what happened. To be expected, I guess.
Yours,
Issodhos
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#255508 - 04/17/13 08:14 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: issodhos]
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Eeeeyore!

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#255510 - 04/17/13 08:26 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: issodhos]
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Originally Posted By: issodhos
Reads like just another mouthpiece trying to get political milage out of what happened. To be expected, I guess.
No! No! We can never acknowledge that any collective, especially any government entity, can do anything positive!!!
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#255512 - 04/17/13 08:40 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: issodhos]
Chuck Howard Offline
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Originally Posted By: issodhos
Reads like just another mouthpiece trying to get political milage out of what happened. To be expected, I guess.
Yours,
Issodhos


Shorter Issodhos: I got nothing of substance to say about the message, so I'll make an inane comment about the messenger. To be expected, I guess.

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#255516 - 04/17/13 09:19 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: Chuck Howard]
issodhos Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chuck Howard


Shorter Issodhos: I got nothing of substance to say about the message, so I'll make an inane comment about the messenger. To be expected, I guess.


I give it the short shrift I give Limbaugh's propaganda, Chuck. Same stuff, just cheerleading for the other crowd. coffee
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Issodhos
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#255535 - 04/18/13 01:01 PM Re: We Are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [Re: issodhos]
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