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Deval Patrick basking in shadow of President Obama

Sep 19, 14 Deval Patrick basking in shadow of President Obama

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Deval Patrick is one lucky hack. In most years, the bust-out governor of Massachusetts would be considered the absolute most incompetent politician in the United States, if not the world, hands down. But he gets a pass, because of his old friend from Harvard Law School, Barack Obama, the guy who only needed one try to pass the bar...

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Whitey’s got nuttin’ on this crew …

Sep 17, 14 Whitey’s got nuttin’ on this crew …

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So who is Johnny Depp going to play in this new movie about the Boston Mob?   He’d need to put on maybe 100 pounds for the role of Charles Lightbody, or 250 to become Mayor Carlo DeMaria. You can see the trailers now – “Charles Lightbody. He owned King Arthur’s Lounge, but he was no knight in shining armor.”   Or “Carlo...

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They’re already overpaid

Sep 14, 14 They’re already overpaid

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The Boston City Council wants a pay raise from their already ridiculously high salaries of $87,500, maybe another $20,000 or so. The math is very simple: there are 13 of these statesmen, representing approximately 640,000 residents of the city. Divide 13 into 640,000 and you come up with just under 50,000 constituents per. I was...

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Anti-war crowd stunningly silent now

Sep 12, 14 Anti-war crowd stunningly silent now

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I could have sworn we were going to war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But the president, a well-known theologian, has informed us that despite what the Muslims of ISIS say, the Islamic State “is not Islamic.” So I guess we’re in a war against SIS – the State of Iraq and Syria. But it still is a war, isn’t it,...

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