Archive for January 22, 2010

…and I’ll have at least two more follow up posts concerning it, but let me tell you something.

It is a great pleasure to have the time to make a nice dinner for the wife, and pick up a few flowers for her.

Stacy and I have a lot in common although I’m perhaps the more restrained version, but there is one thing that is exactly the same about us…

…we both feel we have hit the lottery when it comes to marriage. I’ve had a rough year but a rough year with my wife beside me is better than a smooth year with anyone else (even the Charming Roxeanne). For all his jokes I have no doubt he feels the same about his lady.

When you have the right wife you have everything.

When I posted about Planned Parenthood coming to Fitchburg yesterday I wrote this:

The fight is now going to come here and the question is going to quickly become; what side are you on?

Well it didn’t take long for some on the City Counsel to decide:

“The City of Fitchburg is always complaining that we’re the social mecca of northern Worcester County. Do we really need another social service agency?” Councilor-at-large Thomas Conry asked.

State Rep. Stephen DiNatale signed on to the late-filed petition calling for a resolution, and said he planned to sit down with Planned Parenthood officials and explain to them why Fitchburg is not the right community for them to come to.

“It’s a blatant duplication of services. We have local agencies, with local people doing an outstanding job,” DiNatale said, following the City Council meeting.

“We do not need them on Main Street,” DiNatale said.

The most amazing statement on the subject was uttered by ward 5 Counselor Solomito in opposing the resolution:

“We shouldn’t prohibit anybody from coming here when we don’t know anything about them,”

We don’t? It’s not like they’ve been around for nearly a century, but if Joe wants to know perhaps he can ask Abby Johnson.

Johnson said she became involved with the clinic “to help women and … [do] the right thing.” The idea of increasing abortion numbers to increase revenue was repugnant to her. She said that ideally the facility’s director would provide “so much family planning and so much education that there is not a demand for abortion.”

But this ideal was not shared by the rest of Planned Parenthood, she said, because “abortion is the most lucrative part of Planned Parenthood’s operations.”

“With the family planning corporation really suffering,” Johnson said, “they depend on the abortion corporation to balance their budget, help get them out of the hole and help make income for the company.”

She continued, “They really wanted to increase the number of abortions so that they could increase their income.”

And a little history for the rest of them.

There is going to be a fight and it’s going to be big, as I’ve already said that this will give Catholics in town a place to re-direct their anger from church closings, but it is also going to animate the large evangelical community that has been growing in the area.

Meanwhile on the left I expect to see angry Coakley people using this fight as a place to vent.

A MU-ik Videoh! Well we central mass Rednecks are outraged thar! That rock and roll stuff leads to a wiggling and a gyratin and next thing you know you end teaching kids to go ’round with near nutton on ‘tal!

You know I was always under the impression that our friends on the left were supposed to be more well “liberal” about this kind of stuff. I’m sure they must believe this music video disqualifies her from her position at WCVB.

The media here is pretty liberal but I’m wondering if the people at Chanel 5 are rethinking that. They know Gail, they know she kept quiet as things were said about her husband and daughters, I think this is going to backfire. It certainly isn’t going to endear the Huffpo to people who have watched her locally for many many years.

If knowing him made a difference to voters then knowing her will make a difference to local reporters.

One word: Dishonorable.

Update: The Lonely conservative is wondering why he posted on the subject. Why so I would link back of course! The real question is why Robert Stacy hasn’t posted on the subject yet. If there is one thing I’ve learned about him in the last week it’s he has an eye for a beautiful girl. Meep (who I mistakenly thought was Dan’s wife) at POWIP says this:

I find the whole thing very puzzling, in that these people pride themselves as being very knowledgeable, but cannot figure out what would be actually offensive to Massachusetts voters, even the conservative ones. We might be social conservatives, but we’re not the group who thinks females ought to be covered in black tents. These people keep crowing about eschewing stereotypes, and then invent some cardboard cutout idea of what a conservative is.

Yup that’s pretty much it.

Update 2: Pirate’s cove has a point:

I’m convinced. Scott Brown is not qualified to be a U.S. Senator. Next thing you know, we’ll find out that he had sex. With his wife!

He Just doesn’t fit in.

Update 3: Robert Stacy Links me all over. The fact that some people are making what they are of this say a whole lot more about them then it does about Scott Brown. (And yes this is identical to the other update, I’m cheep when it comes to pixels too.)

I seem to have lost a week…

Posted: January 22, 2010 by datechguy in personal
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of banking, bill paying, job hunting and house maintenance, all those normal things I do when not playing Dukes of Hazard on the road with Stacy McCain on the roads or Jeffrey Hunter in The Last Hurrah with a pad in my hand.

So if I’m slower today answering comments or getting up posts it’s because I have lots of catching up to do around here…

But hey at least unlike Air America my normal life is still there. It’s been on life support for a while but with Tuesday’s election I think the liberal family decided to turn the machines off.