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In spandex regime, Boston’s road to ruin

Whatever happened to bicycle lanes? They were enough of a blister for us poor oppressed motorists, but now the Spandex-Americans are demanding “cycle tracks.”   Cycle tracks for psychopaths!   You’re probably wondering, under this new plan for Commonwealth Avenue out around BU, where are they going to get the extra room for “cycle tracks,” which are six-and-a-half feet wide, plus of course a three-foot “buffer?”   But you already know the answer to that, don’t know?   The diagrams are rather confusing, but I don’t see any parking spaces for cars, at least at the in-bound “turn-lanes,” whatever they are.   Which raises the larger question, where the hell […]

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Torch the games with a ballot

There’s only way to drive a final stake through the heart of this misbegotten monster known as Boston 2024 — a referendum question on the 2016 ballot.   Let the voters of Massachusetts decide, once and for all.   In another time, after the disasters and scandals that have befallen Boston 2024, the hacks pushing the Summer Olympics would have already folded their tents and slunk away in shame.   But these connivers have no shame. They used to work for Deval Patrick.  All they care about is another score. These are the payroll patriots who saddled Charlie Baker with a $1 billion deficit, who wrecked the healthcare.gov website (another […]

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2024 slap-down must sting Deval Patrick

About those reports that $7500 ex-Gov. Deval Patrick was salivating to start grabbing $7500 a day – they were just “anecdotes.”   And all this “leakage” about Deval rudely trying to wedge his snout back into the public trough –that was nothing more than a “failure of human understanding,” as he once described the 9/11 Islamist terror attacks.   Amazing. For perhaps the first time in the 58-year-long all-expenses-paid free ride that has been Deval’s life, someone finally told this 65-inch-high fraud that he wasn’t entitled to whatever it was he was making a non-negotiable demand for, in this case $7500 a day for doing what he’s done his entire […]

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Is my older car worth fixing … or not?

New Englanders like to hold on to their cars. 11.2 years, on average. And why not? They have all their stuff in their car. It’s paid off. They dread the thought of having to go haggle with a dealer. All kinds of good reasons. Then one of two things happens: Sometimes they get bad news from their mechanic – their older car is going to need serious work. Soon. More often, the time has come and they’re facing a $2000 to $3000+ estimate for a major repair. Usually for a transmission, an engine, rust & rot or an expensive “Check engine” fix repair related to emissions. It’s a real blow. […]

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