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Tradition, and its accompanying nostalgia, is something for which we oftentimes pine. Yet we sometimes still complain about the demands placed on our time and the emotional energy that is required. In the fast moving towns and cities where we live, we may seek to avoid these strains by living private lives apart from the past. Still, tradition tugs at our heartstrings. This is most especially true around the holidays when special meals allow us a means to bridge this gap.
Just don't let them know what's really bad for them.
In this session of the My Fishing Cape Cod Podcast I take look back at the 2013 Cape Cod saltwater fishing season. Specifically we will talk about this year’s bass and tuna bite, how to find stripers along desolate beaches and even answer some of your Facebook questions at the end.
Cape Cod Community College students in need will now have access to food pantry right on campus, an affordable housing project in the works for more than a decade is now complete, plus find out what one local organization is doing to help Barnstable teachers and students.
Under the senate rules for the filibuster, once one is called, no one needs to do anything but get a super majority to end it. There is no need for long speeches or any action. Calling a filibuster allows the minority party to control the work of the senate.
It keeps debate off the floor.
"He’s already got charge of the bank. He’s got the bus line.
He got the department stores. And now he’s after us."
- George Bailey, "It's A Wonderful Life," 1946
At this time of the year, we look forward to fulfilling times spent with family, friends and community. However, is it also a time to reflect on values and things of importance we may have lost?
If the opponents of the Affordable Care Act have reasons to oppose it and want others to agree with them, and if they claim the Act is intrinsically flawed, shouldn’t they stick to facts and pointing out what the actual flaws are, rather than come up with fantasies?
Yesterday, Friday, as I had done last year’s day after Thanksgiving, I headed to Falmouth, stopping along the way to get two boxes O’ Joe at Dunkin Donuts to give to the picketers at Walmart in case it got cold and they needed to warm themselves.
As a long time AFL-CIO member, and a long-time activist with the Oklahoma Central Labor Council, it was my way of extending the hand of labor brotherhood across time and state lines.