Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year Trashing

Can the Boston Globe sink any lower? Yes, they most certainly can.
The latest was a 10 page puff piece disguised as “investigative reporting” when the reality was it was piled higher and deeper with excuses for the Tsarmaev family. Of course the usual victimization of the two bomber brothers took place. All their “poor upbringing.” On and on with assorted psycho babble and, of course, no real input from the victims. You know, the 260 injured. The four dead cannot speak for themselves.
So this entire family has drained resources that should go to our own domestic needy. The various welfare benefit’s the entire clan has received has been well documented - the total for all the years the “political refugees” have enjoyed our system is in seven figures. And this is immigration reform? This is now know in Massachusetts as “The Full Tsarmaev.” The whole ride from Mass Health to EBT cards and, of course, public defenders for other members of the clan who have been nabbed shoplifting.
So now the idea is to spend another boodle of dough providing a defense. Great. That is our “system.” We also enjoy a “Free press” so the Boston Globe can write anything they wish to write. What I and others can do is simply point out that the Globe is full of manure and that the death penalty should be applied as quickly as possible to this “Tussle haired youth.”
Why does it take “Up to ten days to unsubscribe,” yet the other crap is immediate. Sign up and you get buried.
Massachusetts unemployment is now higher than the national average.
Elizabeth Warren (AKA - Princess Liz) is one of the signers on having no credit checks for potential hires. In the next few years I imagine companies will be required to have a federal stooge sit in on all interviews.
The EPA had a high level employee be a virtual no show for years. Told his superiors he was on “Special assignment” from the CIA. They bought it. 900K later he finally got nailed. Bet they ran no credit check.
Will Brennen’s Smoke Shop open up an outlet at Highpoint?
Now 7,500 EBT card photo ID requests have been returned as “undeliverable.” Gee….wonder why? Better get on it, Deval, these are lock votes.
Middleboro is certainly looking up. Our downtown will be wonderful with a pawn shop, “smoke” shop, numerous nail salons, drug “rehab” facility, and Steve’s Sports Den. I guess that means a transformation from a historic district to a hysteric district.
The intersection of route 28 and route 105 is one of the few times I can state “I told you so.” Having three lanes in two directions and two lanes in another two directions is a recipe for congestion and that is what you get. I’m sure the wizards that devised this will also cure the rotary issue.
Our glorious new cop house will be Reedy’s archery until the glorious new cop house part Deux is completed - if it gets voter approval. I find it amazing that the department is understaffed and then they built a 9-12M dollar complex. I guess brick and motor is more important than feet on the pavement.
The new library parking lot is a fine addition. Children’s room at the library has always been exceptional.
A glitch in the Delta Airlines reservation system allowed certain fares to be a fraction of their normal cost. This occasionally happens within reservation systems for airlines and I am a pure skeptic at this point. What a great way to get site traffic and be on the news nationwide.
A gimmick in the Dodd-Frank Act requires companies to disclose CEO compensation ratios, with that ration being based on corporate average. Just another way to fuel the fires of income inequity.
Xmas trees will now be picked up. Maybe Andy’s math was defective are there were, in reality, more that 40 trees.
Chicken wings at Dave’s Diner are the best in the area. A close second is Boston Tavern and Harry’s.
The greater D.C. area is 73% above the median national income average. I guess that is what “The Big Zero” means by income inequity. Government does pay - both above and below the table.
Computer controlled trains are everywhere. In Shanghai their baby buzzes along at about 300MPH. And it is passenger loaded. I fully expect drone technology to eventually result in commercial aviation without pilots.


Suo Mynona said...

Nice post
The intersection of 28 & 105 is congested is because that is what Middleboro picked from three scenarios. As I recall the choices:
1) leave it essentially alone
2) what we currently have (picked)
3) take land via eminent domain from South Main St homes and widen the intersection.

It was known from public presentations on traffic reports that scenario 2 would be at failure volume by 2017, as I recall.

Residents of South Main were against #3 as were various officials and commissions. No one spoke ardently for the widening. I was proponent of widening, but ultimately voted for #2 because there was no residential support for 3

chica said...

Now I have used Wood Street as an attempt to circumvent the backup on Route 28. Too often I have been faced with a backup that extends beyond Hannafords.