Monthly Archives: September 2013

Move along, nothing to see here

The history of the Plum Island Airport which I have available on my website here; was predated by the very first “airport” in New England.      The Wright Brothers had just flown their first flight in 1903 and as history often … Continue reading

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Willful Blindness

My detractors are constantly accusing me of being an agitator (guilty), name-caller (guilty) with no substance behind my statements. (not guilty) There is a big difference between a Jerry Springer who is just trying to stir up the crowd for … Continue reading

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Lisa II?

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. –George Bernard Shaw  They were mad because the Mayor was being heavy-handed, determined to do things her way, mixed state and national … Continue reading

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Another Political Lesson: Correctly doing a ballot petition

This lesson believe it or not is NOT directed toward the “average” citizen in Newburyport.     Most people are clueless how this process works and no matter what I say or not say isn’t going to change the situation.    Some people … Continue reading

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Turncoats win big!

Apparently going back on your word is the very thing to do to get elected! Chris Welch was able to fool many in Ward 2 that he was a preservationist…and it worked!   (Turns out he is actually an anti-historic preservationist.) … Continue reading

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Lipstick on a Pig

Do I need to snap my fingers in front of your face to bring you out of your trance? Or, are we going to need a two by four? The Waterfront Issue seems to be on everyone’s minds – it is … Continue reading

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Taking a moment…

That’s right.     Just before we start the real election season, I thought I’d take a moment to do some reflection. First, there is so much going on that I can not relay onto my posts because I’ve received it “off … Continue reading

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