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Richard Whitney left a comment on Massachusetts
"Ever wondered how the initiative to eliminate the income tax got defeated in 2008? A big part of it was the unions - they want us to keep paying so they can keep receiving. And, a big player in that fight now works in the Massachusetts Teachers…"
Aug 25, 2010
Richard Whitney replied to Richard Whitney's discussion William Lantigua and the Lawrence Fire Department in Massachusetts
"Yeah, but at least Curley and Honey Fitz had style and wit. These guys today, they're not even putting in the effort. If I have to put up with corruption, it better at least be entertaining. Otherwise (the choice we are left with now), vote the bums…"
Aug 15, 2010
Richard Whitney posted a discussion in Massachusetts
I wrote a blog post about this and it can be found herePersonally, I can't believe this guy is still in office, especially after the whole trying to double-dip as a state rep and a mayor fiasco but he's been in the middle of so many fiascos, well,…
Aug 14, 2010
Richard Whitney left a comment on Massachusetts
"Where’s the Fire?

The answer to that age-old question, perhaps not given but at least implied by Lawrence’s Mayor William Lantigua, is that the fire may have its essential beginnings in the fire station. At least, one of the few that he’s left…"
Aug 14, 2010
Richard Whitney posted a blog post
Brian McGrory, Boston Globe columnist, gets it absolutely right todaywhile writing about Matt Amorello’s continuing fall from grace. Thecolumn is a little too maudlin and finger-pointy for my tastes but themain theme is dead on target: Massachusetts…
Aug 11, 2010
Richard Whitney left a comment on Massachusetts
"“But what still hightens [sic] our Apprehensions is that those unexpected proceedings may be preparatory to new Taxations upon us: For if our Trade may be taxed, why not our lands? Why not the produce of our Lands and every Thing we possess or make…"
Jul 19, 2010
Richard Whitney posted a blog post
Recently, my partner at Clean Sweep asked me what I thought about thisidea: Could the whole Obamacare debacle be nothing more than trying tosolve the health care crisis exacerbated by illegal aliens filling upthe emergency rooms? I told him I…
Jul 13, 2010
Richard Whitney commented on Richard Whitney's blog post The Buck Stops . . . Somewhere
"My point exactly."
May 24, 2010
Richard Whitney posted a blog post
Harry Truman was a colorful president, to say the least. He wasdefinitely the sort of person that tales and legends grow from but thisone, at least, has photographic evidence: a sign boldly stating “Thebuck stops here” on one side (“I’m from…
May 24, 2010
Richard Whitney commented on Richard Whitney's blog post Trying something new - Voting for good people
"I really, honestly think that, especially down on the local levels, party becomes less important than the idea, "Is this guy representing me, my values, my beliefs?" If we use that idea as our starting point, we have to go out and look for the right…"
May 23, 2010
Richard Whitney posted a blog post
The end result is that an elected official is expected to follow theparty line, regardless of use for the constituency, or else “bad” thingswill happen. I don’t know about you, but I like to look at candidateswho roughly follow my way of thinking…
May 22, 2010
Richard Whitney posted a blog post
Our esteemed State Senate President, Therese Murray had a bright ideaabout a month ago. She thought it’d be a swell idea to get some localhospitals to kick in some money that could then go to businessesstruggling to keep up with the constantly…
May 19, 2010
Richard Whitney posted a blog post
Eleven out of the thirteen members of the council thought that pledgingblind for re-election was a better idea than carefully and judiciouslyexamining the mayor’s proposed budget. Think about that for a moment.Those eleven members sided with a…
May 11, 2010
Richard Whitney left a comment on Massachusetts
"Thoughts on Unions, firefighters, and the Boston Democratic political machine . . ."
May 11, 2010
Richard Whitney replied to Mark Gauthier's discussion Illegal Immigrants in Massachusetts
"Let's just remember that we had a shot at doing something about it and the ball got dropped today. Even more importantly, let's remember who doesn't want reform:

Clean Sweep Beacon Hill"
Apr 29, 2010
Richard Whitney left a comment on Massachusetts
"Thoughts on immigration legislation . . ."
Apr 27, 2010
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