Saturday, May 18, 2013
Recently, the Globe asked its readers why they loved Boston. I contributed to its blog.
I not only love Boston I love Massachusetts. The combination of its contributory history creating the Republic and its history in support of progressive causes, Massachusetts has won my heart. From the Transcendentalists Emerson and Thoreau to the nation's Federalist Founders its beginning combined brilliant political thought with a civil libertarian creed. The humanitarian anti slavery movements and anti war free speech with its attendant bluest of blue Democratic political climate makes me so proud to be from Massachusetts. I am an unabashed lover of the state.
Boston is unique and diverse in its neighborhoods. Its history encompasses the reflection of our nation. Nothing is perfect and we had our racial eruptions but through it all Boston and Massachusetts remains the pinnacle of a freedom loving nation. It has the best most prestigious universities and academics in the world with its sidecar of the best that medicine has to offer.
Despite the horrendous Boston Marathon bombing I feel safe in the city and state I love. I would not even think about living anywhere else!
YET STILL OTHER REASONS TO KEEP MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC BLUE. ENCOURAGE EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO VOTE ED MARKEY TO THE US SENATE AND IF YOU CAN WORK FOR THAT AS WELL.
If you did not watch Rachel Maddow last night May 17 you ought to today. She exposed the so called "exclusive" ABC story about Benghazi that tried to tie the Obama/Clinton State Department to emails showing many revisions in so called "talking points" after the attack.
Problem? The White House never sent those emails to ABC but ALL the major news sources took them from ABC and reported them as truth. Those emails ABC received were FALSE constructed by Congressional Republican staff and given to ABC News to ratchet up the issue. Like fish to bate ABC bought it and ran with an "exclusive." They did NOT have the emails because the REAL White House emails were NOT the ones sent to ABC as Republican fabricated ones. It is fantastic reporting by Rachel. " I link "Media Not Unscathed by Media Scandal Frenzy" http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/#51923619 or here. She explains it much better than I could. I urge you to click on it and pass this or it around to all you know.
The one thing we do KNOW about Republicans is THEY LIE and they LIE ALL the time because they know a disinterested and uninformed American electorate will believe what they say. Rachel had the proof of their lies to ABC about Benghazi.
My suspicious thoughts about the IRS so called "scandal": In view of Benghazi my cerebral wheels turn. Douglas Shulman was the head of the IRS before Miller. He was put in by Bush. Since Republicans lie SO much and since they surely did re: Benghazi, how about looking into Republican ties to the IRS "scandal." Why do I think it may not be beneath the immoral unethical Republicans to have begun the Tea Bag search instructing underlings to do it then hanging that search on the administration? Because they have fabricated before. I am not saying Shulman who was put in by Bush did that or that my suspicions are even true but I would like Republicans at the IRS to be investigated. Further and maybe the fuel for all of this is it could help Republicans sink Obamacare which is, after all, administered by the now tainted IRS.
If they can fabricate emails that led to inflating and lying about Benghazi trying to hang it on the administration then SURELY they could have instructed this mess as well. I am not saying they did without proof but I am saying it is rational thought about Republicans so investigate it. Look and hard at Republicans who may have wanted to entrap ultimately the WH which would lead to if not impeachment then a vote ultimately by the Congress if God forbid more Republicans get there in 2014, against Obamacare. I would put NOTHING past the mendacious Republicans. We know what their nefarious proclivities and will stop at nothing to do them.
Make sure the IRS investigation looks at Shulman and other Republicans as to who instructed the beginning of the Tea Bag Party search to get to the bottom of this seemingly bottomless pit!
YET ANOTHER REASON WHY ED MARKEY IS A MUST FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS US SENATE. THOSE OF YOU IN MASS. VOTE MARKEY ON JUNE 25 AND TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO DO SO AS WELL!