‘They wanted the eyesore removed ...’:
I’m actually glad they’re not tearing down the ‘rusted’ Green Line tracks
near the Fleet Center for the DNC. It shows off the older, grittier side of the city. There’s a soon-to-be-lost elegance to the elevated, rickety, clanking North Station trains. I’m sure more than a few Dem visitors, coming from vapid cities desperately trying to make themselves look quaintly old, will envy us for having the real thing all across the city, not just at North Station. ... Maura Hennigan on the T’s decision: "This is a good thing. There's so much attention paid to temporary beautification. What about permanent solutions? This is responding to what taxpayers have been saying all along: They don't want their money thrown away on a four-day event." ...
... Why this embarrassment over a lot of cranes, dump trucks and ‘unsightly’ construction sites across the city during the DNC? Don’t the civic boosters realize they might actually give the “impression” that Boston is vibrant, bustling and constantly reinvesting in itself? Hello? ... One good ‘temporary’ move: Keeping the pub gates open until 4 a.m. Hub Blog approves!
‘Opposition researchers licking their chops’: Indeed.
... You know, I used to honestly think John Kerry was a moderate, at least compared to Ted Kennedy and within a Massachusetts context. Silly me. Must have been Kerry’s equivocating, pandering, habitually waffling rhetoric that threw me off. Anyway, this is the second ‘liberal’ ranking piece I’ve read in recent months. The latest is by the National Journal. No GOP attack-machine bias there. The first
was by Norman Lear’s Amercans for Democratic Action. So, again, no GOP attack-machine bias there, either. ... The Journal piece mentions three other No. 1 Liberal rankings for the junior senator. Has anyone analyzed whether they coincided with, you know, past elections? If so, it would make me feel less bad about being snookered by his past equivocating, pandering, habitually waffling ways. ... ‘Maybe a one-two punch?
Lefty liberal punch -- bang! -- and then the flip-flop punch -- pow!’ ...
When was the last time you heard that word used? I can’t remember. But I like it. A new word I’ll start overusing, pronto. Also according to Merriam-Webster: swanky, swanker, swankiest. ... Too bad ‘swanker’ isn’t a noun. ... He’s a swanker!