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(100515 Manchester, NH) Democratic candidate for President Hillary Clinton speaks at a town hall event in Manchester, NH. (Monday,October 5, 2015). Staff Photo by Nancy Lane

Will the real Hill please stand up?

Which Hillary Clinton is going to show up for the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night in Las Vegas?   Mark Twain once said that if you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait five minutes. Same thing with Hillary’s position on the issues – just wait five minutes, or maybe five focus groups.   She – and the viewing public – caught a break this week when CNN cut the length of the debate from three hours to two. On some issues, Hillary may now have time to espouse only three or four contradictory positions.   Remember, Hillary is a trimmer’s trimmer. This is a woman endorsed […]

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Wimpy Bennett

1920- 1967
Boston Herald file photo

Hollywood assassin must write a smarter script

They’re not making hit men like they used to – just ask Joe Burke.   Actually, I’m being kind to Joe Burke. He’s a “man,” all right, but not a hit man. He’s a con man, judging from the alleged conversations the FBI recorded with him, as he and the undercover FBI agent planned the contract murder of a business partner of the G-man.   This is a twist on the usual “hitman” story. Usually it’s some cop, often a Mass. State Police detective, lounging in the back of a dimly-lit bar, chatting up some henpecked husband who wants to get out from under his monthly alimony and child-support payments. […]

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House Majority Leader  Kevin McCarthy of Calif. speaks during a new conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after dropping out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner, who is stepping down and retiring from Congress at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Better off without leaders like these

Paul Ryan? Are you kidding me? Paul Ryan-o is more like it, Ryan-o as in RINO.   Republican in Name Only.   All these fools were running around Capitol Hill yesterday like Chicken Littles, elbowing one another out of the way to get to their Fox liveshots. The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Rep. Peter King, RINO-NY, actually said yesterday, “People are crying.”   Get a grip, pal. There are worse things than having nobody at the top. Having Barack Obama at the top comes immediately to mind.   Last week, John Boehner got a bad ice cube and decided to spend more time with his bartender, So […]

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(Boston, MA, 03/30/15) Patrick Kennedy,  Rhode Island House of Representatives and the son of Ted Kennedy speaks during the dedication ceremony of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate on  Monday,  March  30, 2015.   Staff Photo by Matt Stone

Patchy Kennedy memories

I understand that Patches Kennedy’s book is a memoir, so he can basically write whatever he wants. But seriously, if the former Rhode Island congressman was as loaded as he claims he was for as long as he obviously was, how much can the reader really trust any of his recollections?   It must suck to be Patches Kennedy. Even his own mommy dearest has thrown him under the ’67 Oldsmobile Delmont, in the Kennedy family’s personal fanzine, telling the Globe that she knew nothing about her son’s new book, hasn’t read it, etc. etc.   They were soooo close, father and son. Like on Easter Sunday 1991, when they […]

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(Somerville, MA, 01/05/15) U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano speaks while attending the announcement of a federal funding agreement for the Green Line Extension Project in Somerville on Monday, January 05, 2015. Staff photo by Christopher Evans

Dems line up to kiss thugs’ pinky rings … big surprise!

Why won’t the Massachusetts Democratic Party denounce Teamsters Local 25 and its racist, homophobic war against women?   Professional courtesy.   You were expecting maybe Rep. Mike Capuano to take a stand against violent gangsterism?   This is the guy who once exhorted a pinky-ring rally of business agents, assorted legbreakers and enforcers, “Get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”   Now he says that “anybody who paints (with) that kind of broad brush is making a humongous mistake.”   Hey, Capuano, did you make a mistake back in Powderhouse Park in 1993 when you were the mayor of Somerville and you threatened to beat […]

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