Nov 4, 2014

Why I did not vote for Charlie Baker

It's still early, but indications are that Charlie Baker is in the lead for the Governor of Massachusetts.
I endorsed Scot Lively for Governor, and Shelly Saunders for Lt. Not just recommended but endorsed.

I received an email, a sincere email, asking me why and pointing out that this would be a vote for Coakley.
The email:
Unfortunately, a vote for Dr. Lively is a vote for Martha Coakley. If he had a chance of winning, I would support him wholeheartedly, as we did for Mark Fisher, but we lost.

Regarding the "The Lesser of Two Evils" essay on his website, I am bothered by Scott's position that we need a shock treatment, compliments of Martha, to prime us for the 2016 elections.Here in Massachusetts we have been experiencing non-stop shock for years.
What's different about a Martha Coakley treatment?

What it WILL do is impede the increasing Conservative momentum now under way. Working in a Baker environment, although not ideal, will enable us to expand our base and head into 2016 far stronger than in a Coakley-governed state.

Please take a moment to read the following, especially Don Feder's article. As you probably know, Don is one of the most outspoken Social Conservatives in the Commonwealth.

In any case, we Conservatives should be seeking ways to identify our common interests and coalesce around them.
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My reply, excluding the recipient's name and glossing over the fact that I really need spell check:

Thanks ***** for the feedback, I appreciate it.
Since you sent me a sincerely argued email, I'll respond sincerely, even though I have not changed my mind. Hopefully I won't sound strident. And there will be no all caps words or sentences. ;-)

I agree with Feder that "Within two years we will significantly remake the political landscape including [I'd say especially] the Massachusetts legislature" and I have noted "the array of terrific Conservative candidates on the ballot", unfortunately I think Charlie Baker is impeding and will continue to impede this Conservative momentum, which I beleive will disuade other conservative candidates from joining ranks with the Republicans. How can I say this?
Baker's no different than Coakley on the Social conservative issues. Karen Polito renounced all of her tenously held Pro-Life beliefs and went so far as to lament publicly her previous support of Parental Notification laws concerning minors obtaining abortions

I suppose we could forget her complete capitulation on Traditional Marriage...and just focus on the clearly Civil Rights Issue that is abortion on demand and I will turn the question back on you - Should I compromise my firmly held belief that abortion is a civil rights issue and take the expedient route for a Pair that is essentially completely opposed to all of my Social Conservative beliefs in the hope this will somehow make Massachusetts more livable and possibly a little less taxed. Shouldn't I be concerned that if Baker and Polito get elected that the country club Republicans will never concede or compromise on any Social Conservative issue ever.

I'll vote for Herr, and Hefferan and others. But I've got to make a stand on a vote for Charlie and Karyn. Charlie should have planned some Social conservative contigency. I think his position was stupid in light of the fact that no matter what he does, he'll never win over the Social Progressives and their experiential agenda that repackages the old 60s matra, do it if it feels good. I cannot in good conscience vote for him. There has to be some line we Social Conservatives will not cross, and I think Charlie & Karyn made the case for us this time, they moved the line too far. While I can let Herr slide, and actually endorse some others with equally bad Social Conservative stances as Charlie, I've got make one stand.

To my mind I cannot figure out why the fiscal conservative Republicans cannot simply announce just one abortion restriction, even a symbolic one to give Pro-Lifers something to grasp. I believe the more we talk about abortion, the more the mass in the middle will realize how unrestricted, how profitable, how dark is this abortion industrial complex. Instead the Republican leadership joins ranks with the abortion on demand crowd and expect us to compromise because there were no alternatives. But there are.

Thanks for listening anyway, and I do appreciate this opportunity to explain my non-knee jerk positions while I ponder your I'm sure equally non-knee jerk positions.
Regards,

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs

Nov 3, 2014

Rosary at my house

Nov 6 Thu 7pm - There will be another Rosary at my house, all welcome, let me know if you need directions, depending on election result either of thanksgiving or repentance, also since it’s November for all our deceased Kith and Kin

Don’t forget to vote Pro-Life, Pro-Lively on Nov 4 Tue - read to bottom for motivation...
Governor – Scott Lively, (I)
LT Gov – Shelly Saunders, (I)
Sec. State – Bill Galvin (D) is pretty good
Auditor - Ptricia St. Aubin
Miller for AG and Heffernan for Treasurer are ‘not terrible’
Heard Stephanie Fattman (Probate) is married to pro-life rep Ryan Fattman US Congress
3rd dist Congress Haverill R - ROSEANN WOFFORD, Haverhill
8th Congress Dist - STEPHEN LYNCH, Boston [SD] not terrible
Mass Resistance
values voter

MA Senate 1st Worc – Paul Franco is not great, but much better than Harriet Chandler
MA Senate Worc/Hampden/Hampshire – Mike Valanzola (R) is OK and much better than Anne Gobi
MA Senate Worc/Middlesex – Richard Bastien is Pro-Life and much better then Jennifer Flanagan
MA Senate Worc/Norfolk – both Pro-life but Ryan Fattman is more clear and forthright in his views
MA Senate Cape and Islands Ronald R. Beaty, Jr. (R)
MA Senate 2nd Essex and Middlesex Alex J. Vispoli (R)
MA Senate 1st Hampden and Hampshire Mike Franco (America First)
MA Senate 2nd Hampden and Hampshire DONALD F. HUMASON, SR. (R)
MA Senate 2nd Middlesex Robert L. Cappucci, Jr. (R)
MA Senate 3rd Middlesex Sandi Martinez (R)
MA Senate 1st Hampden & Hampshire – Mike Franco (AFP) is the clear choice
2nd Essex&Middlesex - Lawrence, Andover, Tewksbury R - ALEX VISPOLI, Andover
2nd HampdenHampshire - Holyoke, Westfield, Chicopee, Agawam R - *DONALD HUMASON, JR.
5th Middlesex - Malden, Wakefield, Stoneham R - MONICA MEDEIROS, Melrose
1st Plymouth and Bristol - Bridgewater, Taunton, Middleborough R - DAVID ROSA, Dighton
Plymouth and Barnstable - Plymouth, Sandwich, Pembroke R - VINNY deMACEDO, Plymouth
Plymouth and Norfolk - Weymouth, Norwell, Duxbury, Marshfield R - *ROBERT HEDLUND, JR.,

MA Rep 2nd Middlesex – Dennis Gavin (R), or Arleen Martino (U) second choice
MA Rep 3rd Middlesex – Paddy Dolan (R) is Pro-life
MA Rep 4th Middlesex – Matt Elder (R) is Pro-life and Pro-Family, Kristine E. Coffey-Donahue (I) is Pro-Life but Family not so much and the Democrat hates kids & families but loves taxes
MA Rep 8th Middlesex – Patricia Vanaria (R)
MA Rep 1st Worc KIMBERLY N. FERGUSON (R)
MA Rep 3rd Worc STEPHEN L. DINATALE (D), flip-floper, Ally of Flannagan who brought PP to N.County
MA Rep 4th Worc – Dennis Rosa (D) Not great, but OK for Pro-life
MA Rep 5th Worc – Donnie Berthiaume, Jr. (R)
MA Rep 6th Worc – Peter Durant (R)
MA Rep 7th< Worc Toss up PAUL K. FROST (R) or Terry Burke Dotson (D)
MA Rep 8th Worc – Kevin Kuros (R)
MA Rep 9th Worc – David Muradian (R)
MA Rep 10th Worc – Mark Reil (R)
MA Rep 11th Worc MATTHEW A. BEATON (R)
MA Rep 12th Worc – Bradford Wyatt (R) over sneaky Harold Naughton (D)
MA Rep 13th Worc – Jacqueline Kostas (R) over incumbent Mahoney
MA Rep Worc 17th – Kate Campanale (R)
MA Rep 18th Worc both Mark G. Dowgiewicz (D) and Joseph D. McKenna (R) are OK but see for yourself
6th Bristol - Fall River, Freetown R - DAVID STEINHOF, Fall River
3rd Bristol - Taunton R - *SHAUNNA O'CONNELL, Taunton
12th Essex - Peabody R - *LEAH COLE, Peabody
13th Essex - Danvers, Topsfield R - THOMAS LYONS, Peabody
18th Essex - Andover, Haverhill, N.Andover R - *JAMES LYONS, JR., Andover
1st Hampden - Brimfield, Palmer, Sturbridge R - *TODD SMOLA, Warren
3rd Hampden - Agawam, Southwick R - *NICHOLAS BOLDYGA, Southwick
4th Hampden - Westfield R - DAN ALLIE, Westfield
6th Hampden - W.Springfield, Springfield, Chicopoee R - NATHAN BECH, West Springfield
12th Hampden - Springfield, East Longmeadow D - *ANGELO PUPPOLO, JR., Dr., Springfield
1st Middlesex - Groton, Pepperall, Ayer R - *SHEILA HARRINGTON, Groton
19th Middlesex - Wilmington, Tewksbury D - *JAMES MICELI, Wilmington
21st Middlesex - Burlington, Bedford R - PAUL GIROUARD, JR., Burlington
Girouard is top notch, very good on the issues.
22nd Middlesex - Billerica R - *MARC LOMBARDO, Billerica
36th Middlesex - Dracut, Tyngsborough D - *COLLEEN GARRY, Dracut
5th Plymouth - Hanover, Norwell, Rockland R - DAVID DeCOSTE, Norwell

ehh… – US Senate, you might possibly vote for ‘Baker clone’ Brian Herr(R) over Ed Markey (D) in the hopes that someone in the Republican party will prevent him from voting for the same Progressive clowns on the Supreme Court that the Democrats slobber over.

Question 1 – Eliminate Gas Tax Indexing: Yes vote would eliminate automatic gas tax increases based on CPI inflation, No vote would make no change to the automatic increases, so the gas tax can continue to automatically go up
Question 2 – Expand Beverage Container Deposit Law: Yes vote would add all plastic bottles to Bottle Bill, raise the 5 cent deposit automatically and complicate recycling, No vote would leave it as is
Question 3 – Expand Prohibitions on Gambling, Yes vote would prohibit casinos, OTB and slots
Question 4 – Earned sick time for Employees, Yes vote entitles workers at companies with 10 or more employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick/personal time /year including part timers and tax payer funded employees, No vote is no change to current law
Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr described the situation extremely well in a recent column: "It’s simple: Yes. No. Yes. No."

Yes on Local Question 5/6/7, abortion mill regulations – SHALL THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THIS DISTRICT BE INSTRUCTED TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF LEGISLATION THAT REQUIRES ALL NON-HOSPITAL FACILITIES PERFORMING MORE THAN 10 ABORTIONS A YEAR TO BE LICENSED AS "CLINICS" AND TO BE INSPECTED AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH?

Nov 8 Sat 10 am Mass celebrated Fr. Jonathan Slavinskas, in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant St. Worc

Nov 15 Sat 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel

Nov 22 Sat 9am Prayer vigil on the sidewalk followed by 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel. Fr. Ken Cardinale

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs

HEAVEN AND HELL
While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator..
"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."
"Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator.
"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.
Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.
They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven.."
So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."
The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell..
Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders. "I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"
The devil smiles at him and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning ...
Today, you voted.."
Vote wisely November 2014

Nov 1, 2014

Pro-Lively Vote Nov. 4, 2014


Nov 4 Tue - Election recommendations;

Governor – Scott Lively, (I)
LT Gov – Shelly Saunders, (I)
Voter Guide

ehh… – US Senate, you might possibly vote for ‘Baker clone’ Brian Herr(R) over Ed Markey (D) in the hopes that someone in the Republican party will prevent him from voting for the same Progressive clowns on the Supreme Court that the Democrats slobber over.

MA Senate 1st Worc – Paul Franco is not great, but better than Harriet Chandler
MA Senate Worc/Hampden/Hampshire – Mike Valanzola is pro-life and much better than Anne Gobi
MA Senate Worc/Middlesex – Richard Bastien is Pro-Life and much better then Jennifer Flanagan
MA Senate Worc/Norfolk – both Pro-life but Ryan Fattman is clearer and more forthright in his views
MA Senate Cape and Islands Ronald R. Beaty, Jr. (R)
MA Senate 2nd Essex and Middlesex Alex J. Vispoli (R)
MA Senate 1st Hampden and Hampshire Mike Franco (America First)
MA Senate 2nd Hampden and Hampshire DONALD F. HUMASON, SR. (R)
MA Senate 2nd Middlesex Robert L. Cappucci, Jr. (R)
MA Senate 3rd Middlesex Sandi Martinez (R)

MA Rep 2nd Middlesex – Dennis Gavin (R), or Arleen Martino (U) second choice
MA Rep 3rd Middlesex – Paddy Dolan (R) is Pro-life, Kate Hogan is anti-life and family
MA Rep 4th Middlesex – Matt Elder (R) is Pro-life and Pro-Family, Kristine E. Coffey-Donahue (I) is Pro-Life but Family not so much and the Democrat hates kids & families but loves taxes
MA Rep 8th Middlesex – Patricia Vanaria (R)
MA Rep 1st Worc KIMBERLY N. FERGUSON (R)
MA Rep 3rd Worc STEPHEN L. DINATALE (D), flip-floper, Ally of Flannagan who brought PP to N.County
MA Rep 4th Worc – Dennis Rosa (D) Not great, but OK for Pro-life
MA Rep 5th Worc – Donnie Berthiaume, Jr. (R)
MA Rep 6th Worc – Peter Durant (R)
MA Rep 7th Worc Toss up PAUL K. FROST (R) or Terry Burke Dotson (D)
MA Rep 8th Worc – Kevin Kuros (R)
MA Rep 9th Worc – David Muradian (R)
MA Rep 10th Worc – Mark Reil (R)
MA Rep 11th Worc MATTHEW A. BEATON (R)
MA Rep 12th Worc – Bradford Wyatt (R) over sneaky Harold Naughton (D)
MA Rep 13th Worc – Jacqueline Kostas (R) over incumbent Mahoney
MA Rep Worc 17th – Kate Campanale (R)
MA Rep 18th Worc both Mark G. Dowgiewicz (D) and Joseph D. McKenna (R) are OK but see for yourself

Question 1 – Eliminate Gas Tax Indexing: Yes vote would eliminate automatic gas tax increases based on CPI inflation, No vote would make no change to the automatic increases, so the gas tax can continue to automatically go up
Question 2 – Expand Beverage Container Deposit Law: Yes vote would add all plastic bottles to Bottle Bill, raise the 5 cent deposit automatically and complicate recycling, No vote would leave it as is
Question 3 – Expand Prohibitions on Gambling, Yes vote would prohibit casinos, OTB and slots
Question 4 – Earned sick time for Employees, Yes vote entitles workers at companies with 10 or more employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick/personal time /year including part timers and tax payer funded employees, No vote is no change to current law

Yes on Local Question 5/6, abortion mill regulations – SHALL THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THIS DISTRICT BE INSTRUCTED TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF LEGISLATION THAT REQUIRES ALL NON-HOSPITAL FACILITIES PERFORMING MORE THAN 10 ABORTIONS A YEAR TO BE LICENSED AS "CLINICS" AND TO BE INSPECTED AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH?

Oct 31, 2014

Pro-Life Vote Nov. 4, 2014

I Stand Sunday – Nov. 2nd

Election recommendations; Please vote Pro-Life and Pro-Traditional Family

Governor – Scott Lively, I
LT Gov – Shelly Saunders, I
Voter Guide

MA Senate 1st Worc – Paul Franco is not great, but better than Harriet Chandler
MA Senate Worc/Hampden/Hampshire – Mike Valanzola is pro-life and much better than Anne Gobi
MA Senate Worc/Middlesex – Richard Bastien is Pro-Life and much better then Jennifer Flanagan
MA Senate Worc/Norfolk – both Pro-life but Ryan Fattman is more clear and forthright in his views
MA Rep 2nd Middlesex – Dennis Gavin (R), or Arleen Martino (U) second choice
MA Rep 3rd Middlesex – Paddy Dolan (R) is Pro-life, Kate Hogan is anti-life and family
MA Rep 4th Middlesex – Matt Elder (R) is Pro-life and Pro-Family, Kristine E. Coffey-Donahue (I) is Pro-Life but Family not so much and the Democrat hates kids & families but loves taxes
MA Rep 8th Middlesex – Patricia Vanaria (R)
MA Rep 4th Worc – Dennis Rosa (D)
MA Rep 5th Worc – Donnie Berthiaume (R)
MA Rep 6th Worc – Peter Durant (R)
MA Rep 8th Worc – Kevin Kuros (R)
MA Rep 9th Worc – David Muradian (R)
MA Rep 10th Worc – Mark Reil (R)
MA Rep 12th Worc – Bradford Wyatt (R) over sneaky Harold Naughton (D)
MA Rep 13th Worc – Jacqueline Kostas (R) over incumbent Mahoney
MA Rep Worc 17th – Kate Campanale (R)

Question 1 – Eliminate Gas Tax Indexing: Yes vote would eliminate automatic gas tax increases based on CPI inflation, No vote would make no change to the automatic increases
Question 2 – Expand Beverage Container Deposit Law: Yes vote would add all plastic bottles to Bottle Bill, raise the 5 cent deposit automatically and complicate recycling, No vote would leave it as is
Question 3 – Expand Prohibitions on Gambling, Yes vote would prohibit casinos, OTB and slots
Question 4 – Earned sick time for Employees, Yes vote entitles workers at companies with 10 or more employees to earn up to 40 hours of sick/personal time /year including part timers and tax payer funded employees, No vote is no change to current law

Yes on Question 5/6, abortion mill regulations – SHALL THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THIS DISTRICT BE INSTRUCTED TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF LEGISLATION THAT REQUIRES ALL NON-HOSPITAL FACILITIES PERFORMING MORE THAN 10 ABORTIONS A YEAR TO BE LICENSED AS "CLINICS" AND TO BE INSPECTED AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH?

Nov 4 Tue – Election. “Mr. President, Stay away from my Girlfriend”
Second thoughts on unwavering Black support for the President

Pro-Life - MA Senate
Cape and Islands Ronald R. Beaty, Jr. (R)
Second Essex and Middlesex Alex J. Vispoli (R)
First Hampden and Hampshire Mike Franco (America First)
Second Hampden and Hampshire DONALD F. HUMASON, SR. (R)
Second Middlesex Robert L. Cappucci, Jr. (R)
Third Middlesex Sandi Martinez (R)
Worc/Hampden/Hampshire/Middlesx - Michael J. Valanzola (R)
Worc/Middlesex – Richard Bastien (R)
Worc/Norfolk – both Ryan C. Fattman (R) and RICHARD T. MOORE (D) are Pro-life

Pro-Life - MA House
1st Worcester KIMBERLY N. FERGUSON (R)
3rd Worcester STEPHEN L. DINATALE (D), flip-floper, Ally of Flannagan who brought PP to N.County
4th Worcester DENNIS A. ROSA (D)
5th Worcester Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. (R)
6th Worcester PETER J. DURANT (R)
7th Worcester PAUL K. FROST (R)
8th Worcester KEVIN J. KUROS (R)
11th Worcester MATTHEW A. BEATON (R)
12th Worcester Brad P. Wyatt (R)
18th Worcester both Mark G. Dowgiewicz (D) and Joseph D. McKenna (R)

ehh… – US Senate, you might possibly vote for ‘Baker clone’ Brian Herr(R) over Ed Markey (D) in the hopes that someone in the Republican party will prevent him from voting for the same Progressive clowns on the Supreme Court that the Democrats slobber over.

Nov 8 Sat 10 am Mass celebrated Fr. Jonathan Slavinskas, in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel, 495 Pleasant St. Worc, followed by Sidewalk prayerful protest in front of Planned Parenthood, 470 Pleasant St. Worc

Nov 15 Sat 10am Mass celebrated by Fr. Adam Reid in the Problem Pregnancy Chapel

Regrets, remorse and repentance in search of honest men, and women - Tracy Chapman - Unsung Psalm Lyrics, hat tip to Br. Paul

Nov 22 Sat 9am Prayer vigil on the sidewalk followed by 10am Mass in Problem Pregnancy Chapel. Fr. Ken Cardinale

God Bless America,
Jay G.
Prayer Needs