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|Memorializing the lives of the 173 children killed with guns since the Newtown shooting
Kudos to NBC Nightly News for ending the newscast Friday evening with a memorial for all of the children in this country under age 12 who were killed by gunshots since the Sandy Hook school shooting ...
|MA-05: When it comes to Women is MA True Blue or Puritan Purple?
Massachusetts has a reputation as progressive “Blue” but when you peek behind the cobalt façade it's more of a Puritan Purple when it comes to women. Yesterday MA actually took a step ...
|Ron Paul, Boston is our @#$&ing CITY!
We wake up every day now knowing that even though terrorist won't keep us away from our beloved city of Boston, terrorist have caused us pain and left our collective commonwealth wounded. We ...
|ELECTION UPDATE: MA-Sen WOMEN vote for ED MARKEY today!
RESULTS UPDATE: TOWN BY TOWN REPORTING: http://www.boston.com/news/special/politics/2013/senate-primary/mass-us-senate-dem-primary-results-2013.html OVERALL ELECTION RESULTS HERE: http://www....
|MA-Sen: Come meet Ed Markey on Cape Cod Friday!
As Massachusetts slowly moves back towards a new normal and we look at the calendar, campaigning is resuming in the very important Massachusetts US Senate race. The primary election is Tuesday ...
|Boston Bombing: 'Successful Recovery' a grateful city's deep sigh of relief
Watertown residents are relieved to be free to roam the streets. Alive and in custody. What awesome video of residents applauding the first responders and the ambulance carrying "#2" as it slowly ...
|Boston Bombing: Newlyweds face new challenges together; each lost a leg
a photo shared by friends of the couple's fundraising website In sickness and in health ... Patrick and Jessica Downes said "I do" making that commitment last August. The Cambridge couple's ...
|Boston Bombing: Man who lost both legs looked bomber in the eyes
Help Jeff Bauman - friends and family set up this page: donate here This photo of Jeff Bauman Jr has become another of the iconic images representing the horrific injuries suffered when two bombs ...
|LIVE BLOG: Boston bombing suspects: One killed one at large- explosives concerns - city paralyzed
FOLLOWING LOCAL POLICE SCANNERS AND LOCAL NEWS - The entire City of Boston is in "shelter at home" mode - stay in your house - UPDATED - from 3am to 9:30 SUSPECT IDENTIFIED - SCROLL DOWN ...
|Boston bombing: concerns among some in the Muslim community
visit http://www.onefundboston.org/ to help make Boston Strong Massachusetts continues to wait for word on the investigation into the two bomb explosions that killed, injured and maimed spectators ...
|Boston bombing: Along with the loss of their son, family suffers serious injuries
In this now iconic photo, Martin Richard shares his message in response to the killing of Trevon Martin: Last night Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC's show, The Last Word, included an interview with ...
|UPDATED- possible arrest in Boston bombing
backpack possibly used in bombing pressure ...
|WHDH photos of a package and explosion at Boston Marathon
As of last night, there were three dead, 176 injured. Of the 176, 71 remain hospitalized, 24 in critical condition and of the critical at least two are confirmed to be children, one the sister of ...
|Third victim of Boston Marathon Bombing was Chinese National
UPDATE: When I pulled the quote below from the Boston Globe last night, I removed the graduate student's name. Her father has since given permission to give her name to the public. Her name was Ms. ...
|Two brothers each lose a leg in Boston Marathon bombing
Ma, I’m hurt real bad. JP and Paul Norden Liz Norden described the phone call from her son, Paul; he was calling from an ambulance racing to Beth Isreal Hospital. Paul was at the Marathon's ...
|Boston Marathon bombing victims names and faces
*UPDATE: Yesterday during a news conference Boston Commissioner Edward Davis mentioned that one of the victims was a BU student. At the most recent press conference, it was announced that the third ...
|Boston's innocence lost and several Sandy Hook families were there
Yesterday, in almost the exact place where the Boston Marathon was honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings, families and friends of the Newtown victims were face-to-face with yet another ...
|Boston, you're my home
"Because I love that dirty water Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)" - Dirty Water by The Standells It's a state holiday today, Patriot's Day ... The marathon "starts" begin at 9am, the Red ...
|What's the opposite of bringing a knife to a gunfight? Ask a bonehead.
"Isn't that just like a w&*? Brings a knife to a gun fight." - Sean Connery as Jim Malone in The Untouchables. There have been so many boneheads in the news this week; supreme court justices ...
|MA-Sen: In back-to-back debates for both partys' primaries, Markey appeared to be the only Democrat
In 2010 Senator Centerfold Scott Brown was the MA GOP's attempt to redesign the image of a MA Republican candidate. They hoped this make-over would gain traction in a statewide race for an open US ...
|DOMA, assault weapons and abortions, 'When I was your age ...'
OK all you kiddos out there under 30: If you had told me "when I was your age" we would see the friggin' supreme court on the edge of a decision that would or could possibly change the ...
|MA-Sen: Despite Markey's objection, billionaire environmentalist will launch anti-Lynch campaign
Update - Senate votes to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline (see below the squiggle) MA should be proud of their Senators' votes: Massachusetts: Cowan (D-MA), Nay Warren (D-MA), Nay How would we feel ...
|MASen - MBTC President re: Tom Styer's letter to Lynch, and what's with the ice cream truck thing?
Does a council of union leaders believe that they represent the working class? Or, do they represent the working men? Despite Lynch's commercials (below the squiggle) the answer is no. Media ...
|Please, NO! Enough! More snow expected today (so that proves there's no global-warming, right?)
The no-such-thing-as-global-warming people are shouting from the rooftops. See all that snow? Let’s get back to the business of smokestacks and oil and forget all this scientific mumbo-jumbo ...
|Help Ed Markey in MA - don't wait for a call, be proactive
Reading comments on DK diaries, it seems there are some here who want to help with the Markey Campaign but are waiting to be asked or have signed up somehow, somewhere but haven't heard from anyone.
|Catholic Bishops oppose the VAWA's protection of LGBT's. Now we are all going to hell!
Despite the fact that Catholics make up only about 17% of the world's religion, live shots of reporters at Vatican continue to lead our national news as the news directors decide the election of the ...
|Ed Markey, 'I am running because ...'
Saturday's Cape Cod campaign kickoff for Ed Markey brought important endorsements and positive energy from Cape Codders ready to work on his campaign. A member of our local Democratic Town ...
|Ed Markey's MA Senate Campaign: Why Cape Codders are so important
The Barnstable Senior Center in Hyannis was packed Saturday when Ed Markey made his Cape Cod debut as a candidate for John Kerry’s US Senate seat. He was welcomed with standing ovations and ...
|Ed Markey to kick off grassroots campaign on Cape Cod tomorrow
Cape Codders will have an opportunity to meet Ed Markey tomorrow. Many of the cogs that powered the local grassroots machine working for Elizabeth Warren are already in place for Markey. This ...
|Will the sequester close the Cape Cod National Seashore and other national parks?
Dune erosion Marconi Beach 7/2012 According to the Cape Cod ...
|Blizzardis Interuptus on Cape Cod (again) - watching the birds cope
I have a stack of drafts here ... about political issues - MA Senate - Guns, women's issues, but weather keeps interfering. Another windy stormy weekend. Lost power for a short time again so I ...
|Cape Codders: On finding Nemo in the snow with no power
Snow covers the sand on Craigville Beach As we like to say, Cape-Codders are a hearty bunch. But this past weekend we were tested. Last winter was non-existent by New England standards; we had only ...
|AL hostage drama ends - child is safe, gunman killed.
The week-long nightmare for a child, his family and a community is over. The child, Ethan, is at a hospital and is reportedly not injured but being examined by doctors. Jim Lee Dykes, who kidnapped ...
|Killer/kidnapper in AL: Did conservative talk radio fuel his anger?
Been gone for a month, working on projects including one regarding gun control. Conclusion so far? There are too many people shooting other people in this country.
|Happy New Year! Bring on Lucky 13, MA Dems are ready to do it again
Be it barncoats and centerfolds or a nice suit and tie: Brown? Hedland? Baker? Massachusetts Democrats are ready to roll - bring it on! We've done it before, we will do it again in 2013. Happy ...
|A Dolly for Sue and a Senator for you
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Massachusetts, where thousands of people dedicated time and energy to give the country a priceless gift to open this January. Elizabeth Warren visited ...
|Can't pass a background check? No problem, you can still buy a gun online
Yesterday I published a diary about buying guns via an online gun marketplace website and how easy it seemed to be to join the site, sign up and buy guns without a background check or sell guns ...
|I bought an AK47 online last night ... almost (updated)
And, was surprised that the process appeared to be frighteningly easy. I registered with an online gun dealer website , did a little shopping, picked out an AK47, went through the entire process ...
|FINALLY! NRA Statement ... that's it? that's all?
[Updated 4:26 p.m. ET] HLN The National Rifle Assocation of America has released a statement regarding the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. The statement reads: The National Rifle Association of ...
|Investment firm pulling money from Bushmaster the manufacturer of AR15 used in CT killings
Is it the beginning of a trend? Several news sources are reporting that Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm with a major interest in Bushmaster - the manufacturer of the Bushmaster ...
|Richard Engel kidnapped and freed in Syria; reporting from a country at war and blackouts at home
Yesterday, I posted a diary based on news reports on international news websites that Richard Engel and his staff had disappeared and were assumed kidnapped. Other journalists had been kidnapped, ...
|Norquist and the NRA? Yep, he's on their board of directors
It makes sense. Grover Norquist is on the board of directors of the NRA. It's the perfect illustration of what's wrong with this country. There was a time when the politician who won elections ...
|Why is the NRA hiding? Where are their leaders and representatives?
There is no white flag, but the bravado of the NRA displayed regularly in their tweets has been silenced since Friday in what appears to be an almost cowardice retreat. (See embedded copies of NRA ...
|Who are we protecting? 'Gun Rights' Another country heard from
Had enough of "witnessing history?" Historic weather, historic profits, historic elections ... historic murder of children. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a ...
|Susan Rice falls on sword, gives the GOP one for the win column - UPDATE: video||51percent||12/13/2012||26||10||-||-|
|Rock 'n Roll in NY, but wait - where were the women?
Last night's Sandy Relief concert was a historic gathering of some of the biggest names in music, an opportunity to hear music performed by iconic rock stars and one rap star. It was perfect DVR ...
|The Cape Cod Times fires veteran reporter for ‘making up’ sources
The Cape Cod Times (CCTimes) is the only regional daily covering the area from the Cape Cod Canal to the tip of Provincetown. The current print circulation, according to advertising information, has ...
|Family photos found in the rubble of Baghdad
"In 2003 I found a thumb drive of family photos in the rubble of Baghdad, Iraq. I've never had the heart to throw it out. Thought I'd share." - posted by a user on a sharing site I found this on a ...
|NFL player commits suicide in front of coaches. Oh, and he killed his girlfriend.
(If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please see the information at the bottom - below the squiggle) UPDATES at bottom of ...
|Boehner assigns a woman to chair a committee... *sigh*
Boehner did it! He found a woman to chair a committee! With all the other news of the day, it falls to the bottom of the list of priorities for many of us. But if women are ever going to make ...
|Does Boehner's Picture Perfect Proof of Ignorance provide hope for women?
THEY JUST DON'T GET IT Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress has released his list of committee chairMEN for the 113th congress: Agriculture ��
|Jon Stewart's take on unions, Walmart rallies, the Bangladesh factory fire and Hostess Twinkies
It was frustrating to watch the way the "mainstream news media" fell all over themselves to report on Walmart employees' Black Friday rallies from the Corporate-generated Walmart press releases. ...
|BLACK SATURDAY- Small Business Saturday- Why you should do your holiday shopping on your own Main St
While Walmart puts out press releases with statements saying the rallies and protests didn't effect their business on Black Friday, images of protests are all over social media, (
|Walmart Black Friday protest support include a group of local church leaders
Watching the Today show this morning I was disappointed in the lack of coverage of the Walmart Black Friday protests. Our local NBC station repeatedly ran a story with the same images and short ...
|TAKE ACTION: Support Walmart workers at Black Friday Rallies - SHOP on Small Business Saturday
Black Friday is the day retailers spend millions to get you into their stores. This year, consider spending a few hours standing outside the doors one of the world's largest and greediest retailers ...
|TAKE ACTION: Forget the Turkey! It's NOT Thanksgiving, it's BLACK THURSDAY!
Baaahhhh HUMBUG! If you haven't already heard, many Walmart employees have been told they must work on Thanksgiving. These workers, many supporting families, are non-union workers without the ...
|Dear *Kelly Ayotte, (*insert any member of congress) 2016 isn't that far away; SUPPORT Susan Rice
It is up to us to support the people we elected this year. We need stay involved. Social media allows us to share information with people all over the country and this election demonstrated that by ...
|Abortion: The death of Savita - what can happen when a woman's right to choose is denied
I read about it first on twitter -late Tuesday night- the tweet referred to a personal blog in Ireland whose author posted a press release from an Irish pro-choice group. A short while later, ...
|TAKE ACTION: Albuquerque City Council might repeal minimum wage increase ...
Laura Clawson's important diary reveals to an audience larger than the Albuquerque City Council would like, that they might and can repeal a voter initiative to increase minimum wage This seems to ...
|You Might be Rush Limbaugh ...
I can guess who started this game - and now it's the # 1 trend on Twitter. If you use twitter, JOIN IN and share it!! (or leave a comment here) #...
|Did you see VETERANS for PEACE in your Veterans Day parade Sunday?
I did. They've been part of our local parades and ceremonies honoring veterans and celebrating our country for years. They carry their banners and flags and march in cadence with all of the other ...
Informed Electorate: 332 Old White Guys: 206 Team IE is taking some time off for turkey and cranberry sauce, while their coaches and managers are already meeting to plan strategies for the next game.
|Don't ask, we'll tell! Petraeus: Truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth so help me Rumor-mill
updated: below It didn't take long. A salacious scandal - a high-ranking official admired by both Democrats and Republicans - and a rumor that somehow, someone in Elizabeth Warren's camp must be ...
|THE TRUTH: Romney lied. He LOST. Teddy Kennedy is still smiling.
For many of us in Massachusetts, Senator Edward (Teddy) Kennedy’s memory was woven into this election. His presence was felt in the race to fill the seat he left vacant when he finally succumbed ...
|Elizabeth Warren elected. History is made for women. Teddy Kennedy is smiling today.
A large group of tired, hard-working campaigners sat around the television at the Mid-Cape Democratic Town Committee campaign headquarters with the obligatory election-night pizza and watched the ...
|MICHELLE BACHMANN'S race too close to call. This is icing on the red white and blue election cake.
It is too good to be true. In the middle of the night the numbers are still too close to call in the race between challenger Jim Graves and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. The crazy Tea Party lady ...
|Elizabeth Warren visits hundreds of supporters on Cape Cod - Senator Centerfold's image is fading
So this is it. It is election day! Sunday evening Elizabeth Warren came to energize the troops here on Cape Cod. She was followed by the press, including two television stations. Every two ...
|SENATOR CENTERFOLD: Did Scott Brown get equal pay when he posed nude?
Senator Scott Brown aka Senator Centerfold is great at posing for the camera. His wife spent years reporting for WCVB channel five in Boston and was always camera ready, and his daughters, who he ...
|GOTV on CAPE COD welcomes Elizabeth Warren, Sunday
The GOTV campaign is well under way in MA! Here on Cape Cod, Democrats are ramped up and working hard to get out the vote. There are still shifts to help make phone calls and canvass and more ...
|IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Sandy, symbolism, and an opportunity to begin to begin again
I know others have posted and discussed this - but I have to add my $.02 about the symbolism coming from our leaders in the face of tragedy. I had written a piece full of research about Romney’s ...
|NYC Marathon will not be held Sunday; Bloomberg makes another smart choice
He endorsed President Obama and now, despite the money to be made, Mayor Bloomberg et al have decided not to hold the NYC marathon this Sunday. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they used the generators, ...
|THE TRUTH: Romney Lied. He did not "work with" MA Democrats - he tried eliminate them all!
The history Mitt Romney likes to cite in his political resume – his time as Governor here in MA- is more like revisionist history. When we truly needed a governor he was more interested in a ...
|The Truth: Romney lies. I was there. Part 1 - Mitt arrives in MA on a white horse
In a quick short series, I want to share my observations about Presidential Candidate Romney (please stop calling him governor, he really didn't do much governing when he was here) as a resident of ...
|We interrupt this election to bring you a massive hurricane! ..and BAD memories of 'Governor' Romney
(This was written just before we lost all Internet connection yesterday 10/29 - we've had intermittent power outages this morning as downed live wires are repaired.) The eastern seaboard is being ...
|MESSAGE TO WOMEN: No Exaggeration - Republicans Win? We LOSE.
Candidates like Scott Brown (R-MA) who try to convince voters they are more like Independents than Republicans are just wolves in sheep's clothing. A Republican is a Republican and this peek at ...
|A Glossy Pro-Life Postcard for Scott Brown in my Mail: His Agenda is Bad for Women
If women are going to keep moving forward in this country, Massachusetts needs to elect Elizabeth Warren. She "gets it." Despite the fact that he is running a campaign calling himself an "...
|Scott Brown is NOT an Independent: Equal Pay? No Way!
Elizabeth Warren understands that Equal Pay for women is not just a women's issue, it is a family issue. Senator Centerfold is a GOP party favorite and is banking on the "Independent Voice" moniker ...
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