Meet Scott Brown

Meet Scott Brown. Scott Brown is a Massachusetts state senator, and he is the “most prominent politician to announce for the suicide mission that will be the GOP nomination to replace Kennedy.” You got to just laugh about those Republican values again: In 1982, when he was a 22-year-old law school student, … Continue reading

John C. Calhoun would be proud of Joe Wilson and the tea party goers

Paul Begala, the CNN pundit and Democratic political guru, wonders “if at long last there is no decency on the far right.” He cited a professionally-printed sign from the recent Washington tea party. “BURY OBAMACARE WITH KENNEDY,” it said. “Oh, I get it,” Begala jabbed on the Huffington Post Internet … Continue reading

Racists? Us?!? We Ain’t No White Supremacists!

Suggest that there’s the slightest whiff of racism going on here, and they go apoplectic, calling anyone who suggests such a base canard “racist” and worse. Nobody’s yet topped Glenn Beck’s Gold Medal for Chutzpah performance — “Obama is a racist!” — but there’s still plenty of time. Continue reading

House Rebukes Wilson for ‘You Lie’

Via the NY Times: Representative Joe Wilson was formally rebuked by the House on Tuesday for his outburst during President Obama’s health care address. The vote came after a Congressional clash over civility that showcased the deep partisan divisions in the House. In a mainly party line vote of 240 … Continue reading

Hundreds Turn Out to Pay Last Respects to Amesbury Soldier Who Died in Iraq

Saturday morning when I was leaving for work I could hear the drums beating for the funeral procession of young Amesbury, MA soldier who died in a truck rollover Sept. 2 while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. Sgt. Jordan Shay, a 2005 Amesbury High School graduate, was a … Continue reading

Remembering 9/11: The Rising

I was getting ready for work this morning when I heard church bells ringing around the corner. It was in rememberance of 9/11. Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising eptitomizes the memories of that horrific day for me: The City Room live-blogged the ceremony “near the pit where the twin towers once … Continue reading

‘Bully’ Brooks lives

The spirit of Preston “Bully” Brooks is alive in Joe Wilson. Wilson is the South Carolina congressman who shouted “You lie!” at  President Barack Obama during his health care speech to a joint session of Congress the other night. Brooks was a South Carolina congressman who knocked out U.S. Sen. Charles Sumner of … Continue reading