Monday, June 11, 2012

Elizabeth Warren in Southbridge


Elizabeth Warren visited Southbridge on May 12. She met an assembly of local residents at Fins and Tales Restaurant.

This video was originally released yesterday on Steve’s Politics Blog.

23 comments:

  1. Ken, I am sorry I earlier judged Ms. Warren based on the fact that she is a smarmy liberal. Normally my problem with liberals is that they are so devoid of joy and spirit by the overwhelming effort to maintain their liberalness that they are hard to like, sort of like a black hole of happiness. And you can call me shallow if you want, but I ain't votin' for nobody whom I don't believe would be fun at a party. (Think Bill Clinton, or even Ronald Reagan).

    However, having skimmed through this video I must say the lady appears to have some spunk. Good energy there. I'll bet she's a closet conservative, she just seems to be enjoying herself too much to be a lefty.

    I give her props, too, for co-opting Scott Brown's folksy demeanor by focusing on her working class upbringing. She doesn't have a truck, but she is after all a democrat.

    Anyway, keep up the good work, Ken. Without a doubt this site is the most current pulse measurer in Southbridge.

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    1. Hey, ask anybody, I'm a fun guy - and you know how liberal I am!

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    2. Peeps' post is a perfect example of fallacious right-wing "debate". There is zero substance in your post. It's devoid of intelligence and resorts to insults that only make people angry. You know, for calling liberals joyless, you sound pretty miserable.

      By the way, I'll vote for Warren for what she stands for: education, protection and good health for average people. Of course the specifics are debatable, but I'm much more interested in Warren's future voting record than touting the current voting record of Scott Brown.

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    3. Hey iq,

      There is too substance in my post! If my post were a box of cereal it would be Post Raisin Bran, there's so much substance to it!

      You're post is what I mean by joyless! Cripes, I'm trying to pay your girl a compliment and you go all ape crazy about "perfect example of fallacious right wing debate (what does that mean, anyway?). It's not like I said she should show a little more leg or anything (although compared to her picture on this website it would no doubt be a vast improvement).

      I said she has spunk, and now you think I'm a right winger. I thought you lefties were supposed to be more tolerant!

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    4. OK you're right. I take back my angriness. And I apologize. But fallacious means fake, imaginary, etc. I won't type the other words that sound like fallacious. But either way, none of the above have anything to do with Warren's leg. But agreed. She's not the most photogenic type. But I don't vote based on looks. Otherwise I would have voted for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for the Office of Beautiful Leaders of America.

      If lefties are supposed to be tolerant, are you inferring that righties are intolerant?

      Thank you for thinking Warren has spunk. She does. And I'm much more aligned with her thinking than Scott Brown's.

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    5. Righties are not intolerant - they are super sneaky and plan diabolic deeds behind closed doors, but they are not intolerant. Look at Dick Cheney whose daughter came out, and how he totally veered from the neocon line and assured everyone who would listen that he loved her no matter what. Nobody was more of a cloak and dagger conservative than Dick Cheney, but right there when it came to his own kid he proved he was really tolerant.

      Also, I don't think it is impossible that Brad Pitt one day runs for president. It's not like movie stars can't do it, even divorced ones. Imagine, he gets sick of acting and runs for mayor of some Northern California liberal town, and does good. Then Congressman. Then Governor of California. Then POTUS! No doubt a democrat, but darn charming nonetheless. I would be sorely tempted to switch teams and vote for him if he ever made it that far. And how fetching his wife as our country's First Lady. I do believe she would star at it, both here and abroad.

      Also, what is 'iq?' How do you say it? Is it pronounced 'I.Q.,' or is it 'ick,' as in 'icky?' Is it short for something, like 'initial query' or 'inviolate quota?'

      Also, since I am being shallow, of all the photos posted to the right of my screen, the one of Amelia came out the best, what with the cherry flowers in the background, and what looks like Town Hall. Dennis looks okay, but he has bags under his eyes. Shaun is too far away. Steve has Fred Flintstone hair. Poor Liz looks like she is begging, but in the video she looks much better. Not sure what Mr. Spock is up to there.

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    6. That's Mitt Romney as Spock.

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    7. If Romney could be half as hip as Spock he would win the election.

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    8. Peeps:
      This is for you:

      https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxZPrM51Wd8ETmQ4d2pkSkdrN00/edit?pli=1

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  2. Instead of holding the party at fins and tales,Southbridge should have pitched a TP for Pocahauntas she would have been right at home and all the democrats could have smoked the peace pipe and sang cumbuya that sounds like fun!

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    1. How appropriate that General Custer would be beating a dead horse.

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    2. Now if a candidate ever did that, I would vote for them for life.

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    3. E.W. !!!!!!
      So proud to Live
      So proud to LIE!!!!!

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    4. I do have a small point of contention with Ms. Warren's initial introduction when she said "Scott Brown voted to double student loan interest rates". From a politi-speech point of view, Ms. Warren is correct in her accusation, but in all fairness, Scott Brown voted against the bill that prohibits increase on student loan interest, not voting for a bill that doubles interest. While I highly dislike Scott Brown's vote, the fact is slightly twisted, albeit true. Just saying.

      As for grammar, if I'm not quoting a whole sentence, like my last paragraph, would I put the end-quote inside or outside the period? I was never a good writer. Maybe I should change my name from "iq" to "logic and bad grammar"

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    5. Why don’t you drop the second grade nonsense? Polling shows that Massachusetts’ voters don’t care about this non-issue.
      Why don’t you address the smokescreen of Brown running an ad touting that he was the deciding vote to pass Wall Street reform while voting for every effort to gut the specific provisions of the legislation?
      Now that’s willful deception.

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    6. Sorry, Ken. I felt the need to learn how to use quotes. I know it's second grade grammar but I got a "C". Google is a good idea. I might learn something haha.

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    7. I'm frequently confused by the same question and most of the time I just say the heck with it.

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    8. Why don’t you ask Butch. He memorized that grammar book just like Roberts Rules and many others.

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  3. Yes. Scott Browns will say he's the cornerstone vote of financial regulation just to appease the liberals who don't do research and think it's fine to have this Republican-with-an-agenda in the Senate. Here's a link to his most recent voting record for "key legislation", assuming "key" means "attention getting".

    http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/18919/

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    1. Thanks IQ. You illustrate the point precisely.
      Brown supporters are inherently endorsing the "I voted for it before I voted against it" philosophy most of them so roundly decried at one time,

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  4. By the way, the "browse-ability" of votesmart is nice, but I can't speak to the accuracy of their synopses of legislation. The claim non-partisan, but then again so does Fakes News.

    They do link to THOMAS at the Library of Congress if you want to read the actual bill text. But I find it confusing because I'm not a lawyer.

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  5. And just for this forum, I'd like to draw attention to votesmart's record of the Senate vote to allow pharmaceutical manufacturers to delay generic manufacturers from producing generic drugs. I don't like pharmaceuticals to begin with, but why force the elderly to pay thousands for non-generic drugs just so big pharma can make billions in profit? If big pharma were actually hurt by generic production and became unable to conduct R&D, then they can just ask their investors for more money, which is where the profit goes anyway.

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  6. You might be right ken, Custer would be beating a dead horse and it would be an OLD NAG called Betty that he would be beating.

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