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With a little imagination, any voter, not just the ones with the big bucks with which to buy politicians and elections, can find a way to be part of the democratic process.
Elections are not just for those with the money.
Don't let anyone tell you the system has become rigged in favor of the 2% and corporations.
You are people too.
A review of filings with the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission has found that conservative political groups began spending nearly $22 million to pay for involved advertising relationships with such talk show hosts as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh between 2008 and the end of 2012, and since then have increased those payments.
We cover the South Coast a bit, as a Bourne resident (especially a mainland one) has business both on and off-Cape. We actually took the Bourne This Way fast attack cruiser to cross Buzzards Bay (the body of water, not the village) to Mattapoisett, because we want to help some old guy out.
I have one question for all those on the Right that have supported Mr. Bundy.
The main claim that has garnered support is that the Federal Government (who had owned the land because of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo at the end of the Mexican-American War long before Nevada became a state) has no right to take over land and make it public, thereby restricting its use.
New hires make their debut at this week’s School Committee meeting, School Committee members vote on the FY 15 budget, and a new out of district student policy will soon take effect at the Barnstable Community Horace Mann Public Charter School. These stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.
Shrimp and beans? It almost seems like an odd combination. Shrimp and rice we call Shrimp Scampi. Yes. Shrimp Cocktail? No question about it. Shrimp on a cold salad with a light vinaigrette? Or, curried shrimp? No doubt you have enjoyed more than one meal like these. But warm, white beans and shrimp? Do you think? Quite frankly it goes together surprisingly well. Not cold and not hot but almost room temperature or warm is an excellent combination. Indeed!
On a recent Sunday night, Donna and I stood in line in the biting cold and swirling wind on Main Street along with at least a dozen other dedicated (if not a bit crazy) Falmouthites to get a Dairy Queen. That can mean only one thing: it is springtime in Falmouth.
Another sure sign of the coming printemps is our local democracy bee at the Lawrence Memorial Auditorium, our Annual Town Meeting. That can only mean one other thing: Town Meeting Trophies.
Well there is Spring in the air and time for local business updates. These are stores and shops that I have enjoyed over the past year and years. One is going into her second year, three have new locations and one is just a fun place to go into and find new things and the last place has good eats for inexpensive costs.
Fox News has a new Affordable Care Act horror story.
They needed one because, so far, the stories they have presented have, for the most part, proven to be a little faulty when it came to facts and accuracy.
Mark your calendars for Earth Day next Tuesday, April 22, a day to commemorate the earth, celebrate green acts, raise awareness and work towards a more sustainable future. If you read my blog regularly, I imagine you already practice green acts. Earth Day is a good time to commit to adding new green habits.
What else can you do?
Adopt “meatless Mondays”. The meat industry is responsible for nearly one-fifth of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.