The Great Traditions of Massachusetts:Bunker Hill Day

Senator Jack Hart of South Boston, seen here extolling the virtues of the Suffolk County paid holidays (for State employees) of Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day. Senator Hart compares these Holidays to Labor Day and Thanksgiving, amongst others. The very idea that someone would contemplate taking away these holidays filled the Senate chamber with horror. I found myself wiping away tears as I listened to the speech by the Senator, and I am somewhat remorseful that I continue to think that these holidays should be abolished.

Read the Globe story here.

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/16977198001?isVid=1&publisherID=245991542

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17 Responses to The Great Traditions of Massachusetts:Bunker Hill Day

  1. Fred Mertz says:

    Mr. Mayor:

    I can see why you were moved to tears. Senator Hart should hook up with Bill O’Reilly and denounce the War on Evacuation Day, before it’s too late.

    -FM

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  2. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    I have another idea to add to the ‘vote for the other guy’ campaign, and that is to include ‘term limits’ for the entire legislation. What ‘vote for the other guy’ doesn’t get, ‘term limits will.

    This tin eared idiot shows the need for this action.

    Fred: Please explain what Bill O’Reilly has to do with all this?

    Jules

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  3. Fred Mertz says:

    Jules:

    Wasn’t it O’Reilly that tried to popularize the idea that there was a War on Christmas? Do I have the wrong sputtering head? đŸ˜‰

    -FM

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  4. Jules Gordon says:

    Fred,

    Actually he, along with several others, think there is a war on Christianity. Government entities, schools and companies were forbidding or modifying religious symbols and attitudes associated with various holidays.

    How you got to your conclusion escapes me and what it has to do with this subject is beyond me.

    Jules

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  5. Fred Mertz says:

    Jules:

    Perhaps it is my level of humor (or lack thereof). Can’t explain it all.

    I love Bill O’Reilly: he consistently supplies great stuff for all of us on the left of the spectrum to laugh about. Once, he was on the front line, but now, he’s just filling in when it’s a slow Limbaugh or Steele day.

    -FM

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  6. Jules Gordon says:

    Fred,

    O’Reilly is the top rated news show on cable TV. See drudge report for listings. FOX occupies the first 5 or 6 positions.

    You are a regular O’Reilly listener? Good for you.

    Jules

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  7. Fred Mertz says:

    I am wrong about Mr. O’Reilly. No laughing matter at all.

    http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/05/31/tiller/index.html

    -FM

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  8. Jules Gordon says:

    Oh, Fred,

    You get your opinion from the internet. You don’t listen to O’Reilly because you can’t think for yourself. How do you know the opinion pience is correct. I think you don’t care.

    Tiller did not deserve to die. However, he is a man who makes millions by killing late term babies by the thousands. You may find that OK. I don’t.

    I listen to O’Rielly and find that I share his views.

    Tune in and make your own opinion instead of some blog making it for you.

    Jules

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  9. Fred Mertz says:

    Jules:

    Can’t stomach what I hear when I do hear it. I get enough from Olbermann, when I do tune in.

    And, I would rather read than listen, yes. because then, I can link to another article with another perspective. And another. And another. My own little fairness doctrine at work. Try it sometime. You might find yourself outside of a very narrow viewpoint being presented by people who demonstrably lie to you. It’ll be a new experience, sure, and you might not know what do to at first, but give it a little time. It might grow on you. This interweb thing is catching on with all the cool kids.

    -FM

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  10. Jules Gordon says:

    Fred,

    Then I’m right you get your brains from left wing bloggers.

    If you are going to critize go to the source, otherwise you bring nothing to the table.

    Jules

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  11. Fred Mertz says:

    Jules:

    To your table, perhaps.

    -FM

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  12. Fred Mertz says:

    Of course, this is not the first time that Mr. O’Reilly got all the right wing terrorists among us excited.

    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/Jul/28/church-shooting-police-find-manifesto-suspects-car/

    But, I guess if he’s getting the ratings, that makes it OK.

    -FM

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  13. Jules Gordon says:

    Fred,

    You are drifting. You don’t listen to O;Reilly. If you don’t listen or watch how do you know what he says?

    Jules

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  14. Fred Mertz says:

    Jules:

    Would it be something like this? Riveting stuff. It’s all about me, me, me. I can almost see the hamsters on treadmills in his head.

    http://www.americablog.com/2009/06/bill-oreilly-fantasized-on-air-about.html

    Meantime, Operation Rescue connected to Tiller’s murder …

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/maddows-devastating-expose-tillers-assassin-tied-to

    Just how many domestic terrorists in violation of Federal law do you wish to protect?

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/04/14/homeland-security-warns-rise-right-wing-extremism/

    -FM

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  15. Jules Gordon says:

    Fred,

    I don’t watch Maddow. Don’t read her blog.

    A baby born live and is murdered with a sharp instrument that is driven into the head. A classy Democrat Perk.

    I condemn the process. You support murder of babies at the rate of 1.3 million per year.

    Jules

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  16. Fred Mertz says:

    Jules:

    It’s fair. Your sources hold nothing for me, my sources hold nothing for you. And yet, here we sit, looking at the same thing and drawing a different conclusion.

    Rates of late term abortion are far smaller than you quote: otherwise, that doctor is very, very busy. I gathered about 1000/year in the US. Which may arguably be 1000 too many. But without knowing the circumstances, I believe it is not up to you and I (or our government) to say.

    I come at the entire abortion question from a different angle: in my observations of the world, I do not see much in the way of evidence that life is sacred in any way. Around the world, people die of starvation, of war, of genocide, of preventable disease, of poverty, in accidents in far greater numbers.

    The process of creating life is not hard: willing teenagers with a six-pack have all the brains required to figure out the mechanics of it. We’re so clever, we can create it in a laboratory test tube.

    I would say that if your zeal for the sanctity of life extended through all aspects of life, and you wished to prevent poverty, starvation, and war, I would think you a noble man (and I’m not saying you’re not).

    What I do know is that it appears that some in the anti-abortion movement are in violation of Federal law, and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of that law.

    One day, I would love to explore exactly what you see in listening to Rush and Bill O’.

    -FM

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