Monthly Archives: January 2013

Two Guys Named Mo

Remarkably, the local dailies pull a crisscross in their editorials today about Gov. Deval Patrick’s appointment of his former chief of staff William “Mo” Cowan to fill the U.S. Senate seat just vacated by John Kerry (D-I Am Secretary of State Now) … Continue reading

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Someone Please Put Alex Rodriguez Out Of Our Misery

From our Couldn’t He Be Al-EX Rodriguez? desk The hardretching staff – a Made Yankee Fan in Boston since 1974 – has long considered Alex Rodriguez a cancer upon the Pinstripes, and that’s never been truer than now. From New … Continue reading

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That’s What You Get Living In Mayberry

Boston residents got a big helping of more of the same following last night’s State of the City address by Mayor-for-Life Thomas M. Menino. Boston Globe report: Optimistic Menino makes return to public stage In a speech by turns sentimental and unabashedly bullish, … Continue reading

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Letter To Hardworking Staff: Don’t Let Brookline Drop Fox News

From the Global Worldwide Headquarters mailbag The American Conservative Union has sent this letter to the hardworking staff, urging us to take action regarding the liberal watchdog group Media Matters‘ jihad against Fox News. Dear Fellow Conservative, If you’re outraged … Continue reading

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Boston Herald: Your Zumba Hooker Headquarters

Margery Eagan has the local dailies’ Maine event in her Boston Herald column today: Potential jurors in Zumba case face probing questions A truth too naked “Do you have a domination fetish?” “Have you dealt with this by hiring a prostitute?” “Was … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For The ‘Ready For Hillary’ Super PAC?

Despite Hillary Clinton’s protestations in her kissathon with Barack Obama on 60 Minutes last Sunday, the 2016 presidential race is very much on, as this Politico Influence item indicates: CLINTON GETS ANOTHER SUPER PAC: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t left her State … Continue reading

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Herald Brings Brazil Nightclub Tragedy Home

The nightclub fire that killed 233 people in Sao Paulo Santa Maria, Brazil, yesterday has, as many have pointed out, haunting similarities to The Station nightclub fire in Rhode Island a decade ago. Both Boston dailies noted the echoes in their print … Continue reading

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NYT – Finally – Catches Up To Campaign Outsider

Sunday New York Times Page One piece: Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel A brand new conservative group calling itself Americans for a Strong Defense and financed by anonymous donors is running advertisements urging Democratic senators in five states to … Continue reading

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Why I’d Like To Read ‘Moby-Dick’ Again

Happily, I’ve read Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick twice in my life – once in college (Xavier University, Class of ’71) and once on a trip to Nantucket four years later, during which I walked contemplatively down a grassy strip of road and … Continue reading

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