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Archive for November, 2007

No, I’m Not Voting for Huckabee

But his Chuck Norris endorsement ad cracks me up, so I’ll put it up on my blog for free.

An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything

I’m pretty far from my physics classes, but I still track the “science news” here and there.  Garrett Lisi has written a paper that, on the face of it, links the “Standard Model” of the universe with gravity.  If the paper turns out to be right, (and the jury is still out), that would fill […]

Finance Committee – Senate Election Reserve Transfers

Finance Committee met tonight to review several reserve fund transfers. The committee has vacancies in precincts 6, 16, and 17. There is one applicant, and a couple possible 1-year fill-ins. Deadline is December 1 for applicants. Also, the Exec Secretary job has been posted. Anyone want a part-time job? There was a short discussion about […]

Patrick Supports Casinos, And Still Finds A Way to Tick Me Off

Regular readers of this blog know that I want to support Governor Deval Patrick, but I’ve frequently doubted whether he could meet the expectations of his supporters. When he came out in support of casinos, I agreed. There is demand for gambling in Massachusetts. It’s not appropriate for the state to prevent its citizens from […]

Looking at 4th Middlesex Fundraising

It’s crunch time in the election to replace Senator Havern. The primary is a week away. Yesterday was the deadline for the pre-primary campaign finance filing. It’s the first chance to see how the candidates are doing in the pocketbook. All of this information is from the Office of Campaign Finance. Unfortunately they don’t permit […]

Are Democrats the Problem, or Just State House Democrats?

We’re nearing the end of Governor Deval Patrick’s first legislative year. The General Court’s long vacation begins on November 21, and most of the decisions have already been made. Let’s check the score. During the election last fall, I doubted that Patrick could corral the legislature. The early returns certainly seemed to confirm my fears. […]

4th Middlesex Environmental Candidate Forum

4th Middlesex Special Senate Election Environmental Candidate Forum Tuesday, November 6 , 7-8 pm Lexington Depot, 3 Depot Square, Lexington Global warming, gas prices, deteriorating parks, toxic pollution – come learn more about the candidates for the 4th Middlesex Senate Seat (Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington, and Woburn) and their environmental positions. All candidates are confirmed […]

4th Middlesex Election

Replacing Senator Havern. Find your voting location. December 11, 2007

Primary for 4th Middlesex Senate

Replacing Senator Havern Find your voting location.